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Pencil This In: Farm-to-Table Tastings in South Pas, LA Times Photo Gallery at Art Walk and Book Events Around Town

Photos from LA Times photojournalists at tonight's Art Walk. (Photo: Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times ©2000)
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The Toyota Farm to Table Tour visits the South Pasadena Farmers Market today from 4-8 pm. Nine chefs will be paired with market farmers to highlight the best of local produce and products. The chefs—including Susan Feniger of Street, Tim Guiltinan of The Raymond Restaurant, Erica Lins of Mike & Anne’s Restaurant and Bar, Kyu Yi of Gus’s Barbecue will prepare foods for visitors to sample.PHOTO*
As part of MOPLA (Month of Photography Los Angeles), the Los Angeles Times Photo department is holding its first Framework Pop-Up Gallery @ Downtown Art Walk tonight from 6-10pm on the SW corner of 2nd & Spring (across from The Times). It's a curated collection of recent work from the newspaper's photojournalists. Sounds by Darren Revell of “Big Sonic Heaven” and craft beer selection provided by Cole’s. Admission is free, but it's 21+.

Three great book events happening tonight: The Instituto Italiano di Cultura hosts a reading/Q&A/signing with Paolo Giordano tonight at 6:30 pm. He’ll present his first novel, The Solitude of Prime Numbers, which focuses on the loneliness of being human through the lives of misfits Alice and Mattia.

The Cleveland Confidential Book Tour returns to LA tonight for readings at the Grammy Museum with David Thomas (Pere Ubu), Cheetah Chrome (Rocket From The Tombs, Dead Boys, Batusis), Mike Hudson (The Pagans) and Bob Pfeifer President of Hollywood Records). Moderated by Frank Mauceri at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $10 and two for one for members.

ALOUD at the Mark Taper Auditorium-Central Library welcomes Joyce Carol Oates for a sold-out conversation at 7 pm in conversation with Michael Silverblatt of Bookworm on KCRW. (Standby only).

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Time to trick out your rides with streamers and bells: It’s Bike Night at the Hammer—when the museum celebrates bicyclists and their riders. The museum admission is free; there’s screenings of the 1986 BMX cult classic Rad, free vegan snacks, a cash bar, bicycle portraits, music, cycle-centric activities, and free and secure bike parking. Cyclists should enter the museum via Lindbrook Drive, and will then be able to sashay down a “bicycle runway” with their bikes.

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