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Arts and Crafts class at the Craft and Folk Art Museum tonight. / Photo by CarbonNYC via flickr.

GET CRAFTY
Make your Valentine’s Day gift tonight instead of picking through the lame leftover cards in the Ralph’s card aisle tomorrow. The Craft and Folk Art Museum hosts “A Creative Valentine” and provides materials for you to let your inner artist loose. Couples are encouraged to attend to get a jump start on the Valentine’s Day festivities.

7 pm // Craft and Folk Art Museum // 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles // $20 for museum members and $30 for nonmembers.

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TALK
The ALOUD at the Central Library series continues with author Dagoberto Gilb talking about his latest book The Flowers: A Novel with poet and essayist Marisela Norte. To reserve a seat, please RSVP here. The book’s plot revolves around a 16-year-old Mexican-American boy who sweeps the floors at The Flowers apartments and deals with the drama in the building tenants’ lives.

7 pm // ALOUD @ The Central Library // 630 Fifth St., Los Angeles // Free.

FILM*
Paging all Audrey Hepburn fans…the New Beverly is screening a double feature of Sabrina (1954) and Roman Holiday (1953). Most will agree that the Billy Wilder version of Sabrina is far superior to the Harrison Ford-Julia Ormond remake; and in the latter film, there’s no denying the chemistry between Hepburn and Gregory Peck as runaway pseudo-lovers in Italy.

7:30 (Sabrina) and 9:45 pm (Roman Holiday) // New Beverly Cinema // 7165 W Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles // $7.

ART TALK
In a lecture “Why the Arts Matter,” Dana Gioia, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, visits Zócalo to discuss the impoverishment of American popular culture.

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7:30 pm // Barnsdall Gallery Theatre // 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles // Free.

MORE TALK
Princeton professor Edward Eigen comes to SCI-Arc to discuss how accidents shape architecture and vice versa in his lecture “A Crash Course in History.”

7 pm // W.M. Keck Lecture Hall @ SCI-Arc // 960 E. Third St., Los Angeles // Free.

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