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Pencil This In: Food and Art Program at LACMA, Red Hen Press Readings, Hula and Ukulele J.A.M. Session and a FOX Party

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So where exactly did the weekend go? Let's pretend it's not over and get out to these events: a hula and ukulele J.A.M. session, a LACMA program that combines fine art with fine food; literary readings at the Beach House; School Night at Bardot and a Paley Fest party. Read on for all the details.

Ray's & Stark Bar, in conjunction with Maite Gomez-Rejón of ArtBites and LACMA, presents an evening of culinary art and fine art tonight (with an additional program tomorrow) at 6:30 pm. The CUR-ATE: Cooking American program “explores the influence of Native American, African, and European traditions on American art and food.” There’s a tour, followed by a dinner at Ray's and Stark Bar, featuring classic comfort foods. Sommelier Paul Sanguinetti will select pairings, available at an additional cost. Tickets: $100 nonmembers, $90 members. Reservations required.

The Annenberg Beach House presents Red Hen Press Readings, featuring authors Jessy Randall, Charles Harper Webb and Kelly Barth, moderated by Eloise Klein Healy. 6:30-8 pm. The authors write about “love, loss and childhood, but also delve into falling sperm counts, balancing checkbooks and Ed Sullivan”—topics which all may belie deeper meaning. Free, but reservations needed.

The PaleyFest Fall TV Preview Parties continue tonight with the celebration and screenings of the new FOX TV lineup. A reception begins at 5 pm, with the panel at 6 pm with several cast members and creators from The Mindy Project, Ben and Kate and The Mob Doctor. Screenings will follow. The panel will be livestreamed if you can’t get tickets or can’t make it to Beverly Hills by 5 pm. Free. Reservations required.

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It’s a School Night welcomes live music and DJ sets from both up-and-coming and seasoned artists every Monday night at Bardot in Hollywood. On tap tonight are live performances by Ben Taylor, Yael Meyer, Quiet Hounds and Beat Club. Special DJ set by Mr. Numberonederful. Free with RSVP for those 21+; $10 for 18+ with RSVP. Doors at 8 pm.

The Ford Amphitheatre hosts a free J.A.M. Session tonight—an evening of Hawaiian music and dance at 7 pm. The Kilohana Performing Arts Company leads participants in learning to dance hula or playing few Hawaiian folk tunes. Bring your own guitar or ukulele (instruments will not be provided for this J.A.M.) All ages. RSVPs recommended.

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