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Pencil This In: Art Opening at Family Bookstore, Cocktail Night at Breadbar and Rob Reiner in Person at the Egyptian

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Celebrate International Beer Day. | Photo by djjewelz via LAist's flickr pool.

Celebrate International Beer Day. | Photo by djjewelz via LAist's flickr pool.
Cocktail specials are on the menu of Breadbar’s August Hatchi Mix event, tonight in Century City. Cedilla: A Suite of Cocktails features the creations of Max Seaman and Jeff Knudsen—the Maitre D’ and Mixologist team at Comme Ça. —at BREADBAR Century City from 6 p.m. to close. Speciality drinks will be available for $8 each and includes items like Hot Pepper Smash: Rye, Lemon, Honey, Serrano Chile, Mint, and Crushed Ice and Penicillin: Scotch, Lemon, Honey, Ginger, and Spritz of Laphroaig 10-year Single Malt. Breadbar’s “Pizza Mixo” menu will be featured in addition to the restaurant’s full bistro menu.

Family Bookstore holds and opening reception for its Summer Drawing Show, featuring the art work of Ben Jones, Geoff Mcfetridge, Meryl Smith, Richard McGuire and Denise Kupferschmidt. The artists in the show use the drawn line in their own highly personal way, “each with an aesthetic instantly recognizable as their own.” The exhibit will be up in the store's Back Room Gallery through Sept. 7. 7-10 pm tonight.

It's time for a Sunset Concert at the Skirball tonight at 8 pm, featuring the Cajun roots music of Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys. It's free and no reservations are needed. But seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking: $5 per car carrying three or more people, otherwise $10 per car (cash only).

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Director Rob Reiner will be appearing in person at the Egyptian tonight for discussion in between a screening of two of his films: Stand by Me and The Princess Bride. Stand by Me, released in 1986?! has a cast that includes Will Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman and Jerry O'Connell as four friends on a summer adventure. The following year, he released The Princess Bride that remains a rom-com favorite to this day. 7:30 pm. Tickets: $11.

There’s a day for everything, and today has been designated International Beer Day, a “holiday” created by a group of guys in San Francisco. So tonight, put down the Bud Light and go and try something with an international flair. We've got some suggestions for places where you can go and celebrate today.

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