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PEN USA hosts literary panels tonight.

Silver Lake Wine is hosting winemaker Maynard Keenan of Tool (yes, you read that right!), who’ll be pouring his Caduceus wines at the shop. Call for reservations: 323.662.9024.

7 pm // Silver Lake Wine // 2395 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles // $20.

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The Pan African Film Festival started yesterday and runs until Feb. 18. Not only does the festival screen films, but it also holds workshops, comedy a spoken-word fest and a fashion show during its run. Tonight’s film is Who are the Scooby Bros?, a documentary about a group of men growing up in South Central Los Angeles who transformed their lives through roller skating. There will be a Q&A and appearances by Kool Modee, "Kid” from "Everybody Hates Chris" and The Scooby Brothers.

6 pm // AMC Magic Johnson Crenshaw 15 // 4020 Marlton Ave., Los Angeles // $6.75-$9.75.

PEN USA, a national literary organization, is hosting a Toolbox event at CSUN tonight. There are two panels: "Craft" features Jamey Hecht, moderator, Eloise Klein Healy, Douglas Kearney and Terry Wolverton; and "Literary Magazines and Independent Presses" features Kate Gale, moderator, Leilani Hall and Veronique de Turenne.

6:30 pm (panel 1) and 7:45 pm (panel 2) // Jerome Richfield Hall 319 @ Cal State Northridge // 18111 Northridge St., Northridge // Free.

Bob Dylan's American Journey 1956-1966 is a new exhibit organized by the Experience Music Project and opens at the Skirball today. It features Bob Dylan artifacts like song lyrics and handwritten notes. But the coolest part is a satellite exhibit that features "playing along with Dylan on keyboards, electric and acoustic guitars, drums and organs, as well as experiment with a mixing board on an authentic Dylan recording."

Until 5 pm today // Getty Gallery @ the Skirball // 2701 North Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles // $10.

In the new play Some Girl(s), a writer tries to make peace with his exes before getting married. But it can't be that simple - especially when it comes from the pen of Neil LaBute. Runs until March 9.

7:30 pm // Audrey Skirball Kenis Theatre @ the Geffen Playhouse // 10886 Le Conte Ave., Los Angeles // Only the $74 tickets left for tonight's performance.

PEN USA is also holding another event in Beverly Hills tonight. The New Short Fiction Series™, Los Angeles' only live literary "magazine," presents Sex and Death by Stephanie Waxman starring spoken word artist Sally Shore, with guest cast Lorraine Michaels (Final Justice), Shaun Shimoda (Stew Rice) and Ron Warwick (28 Days).

8 pm // Beverly Hills Public Library Auditorium // 444 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills // $10.

Photo by MShades via flickr.

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