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Pencil This In: Beer & Grilled Cheese in Redondo Beach, New Yorker Critic on Critics at REDCAT and Rant & Rave at Rogue Machine

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Chefs given the night off at Hudson House because the Grilled Cheese Truck is rolling in. | Photo by Julie Wolfson via LAist's flickr pool.

Chefs given the night off at Hudson House because the Grilled Cheese Truck is rolling in. | Photo by Julie Wolfson via LAist's flickr pool.
The Redondo Beach gastropub Hudson House has given chefs Brooke Williamson and Nick Roberts the night off and has invited The Grilled Cheese Truck to serve up melted, gooey goodness for its customers. The bar will be open to help pair the sandwiches with the right beer, wine or cocktail. 5-11 pm tonight.

The New Yorker theater critic Hilton Als speaks at REDCAT tonight about “Fact, Fiction and the Role of the Critic Today.” The event’s co-presented with the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism tonight at 8:30 pm. Tickets: $10, students $5.

RANT/RAVERogue Machine’s Rant & Rave series gives local writers a topic and a time limit, and what they talk about is up to them. Tonight’s topic is “Technology,” and the writers get going at 8 pm. In the lineup tonight: Daniel Bottitta, Kate Connor, Emmy Lou Diaz, Coleman Sensei, Devon Gummersall, Rob Manuel, Jenny Martin and J. Keith van Straaten. Tickets are $15, but get $5 off if you bring one of your past-due bill from the last two months.

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LACMA hosts drinks, appetizers and a discussion tonight at 5 pm with Henry Adams, author of Tom and Jack: The Intertwined Lives of Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock (2009). Adams talks with LACMA American art curator Austen Bailly about the artistic and personal relationships between two of the most legendary painters of the twentieth century. The discussion begins promptly at 5:30 with book signing to immediately follow. Art Catalogues Store, Ahmanson Building. The event is free and open to the public.

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