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Pencil This In: John Waters & Carrie Fisher @ ALOUD, Palate's Tuesday Wine Tasting and Video Slut Reading

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Palate Food and Wine holds its Tuesday wine tasting tonight. | Photo: djjewelz via LAist's flickr pool.


Palate Food and Wine holds its Tuesday wine tasting tonight. | Photo: djjewelz via LAist's flickr pool.
WINE
Palate in Glendale launches its first Tuesday Night Wine Tastings on the patio. This week focuses on French summer favorites: Allimant-Laugner Crémant d'Alsace Rosé NV -  Alsace; Chateau de Rouët Côtes de Provence Rose Estérelle 2009 - Provence; Haut-Marin Cotes de Gascogne Blanc 2009 - Southwest France; and Domaine de Labarthe Gaillac Rouge 2006 - Southwest France. The wines will be available for purchase at a 10 percent discount tomorrow night only. The tasting will be held from 6:30-9 pm and tickets are $10. RVSP by calling 818-662-9463 or e-mail: merchant@palatefoodwine.com. 6:30-9 pm.

BOOKS
Music video producer Sharon Oreck has just published a memoir Video Slut, which is an “an irreverent look behind the scenes of the music industry during its 80's heyday.” She will be reading at Book Soup tonight at 7 pm. Oreck probably has plenty of juicy stories since she produced more than 600 video shoots with names like Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, Sting, Mick Jagger and others.

CAUSE
MoveOn is hosting a series of emergency Oil Spill Vigils today across the country. There’s one scheduled in LA tonight at 6 pm at Cienega Blvd. & Rodeo Road. At the Vigils, MoveOn will: Demand real solutions from Washington, including a plan to end our addiction to oil by transitioning to clean energy; show the people of the Gulf region that we're behind them in this terrible time; and help raise money to meet immediate needs.

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CINEMATIC TALK
The Getty Research Institute presents the panel discussion Creating Cinematic Worlds with production designers Alex McDowell, Lisa Jackson and Boris Hars-Tschachotin. Production designers shape the aesthetics of film, and this conversation will explore the process where ideas on paper make it to the big screen. This event is part of the Getty Research Institute’s Art on Screen research project. It’s free and open to the public, but tickets are required through www.getty.edu or by phone at 310-440-7300. 7 pm.

ART
Gallery1988 hosts an opening reception tonight at 7 pm for Dan May’s new exhibit Into the Wild. May will be in attendance, and the exhibit runs through July 2.

TALK*
ALOUD at the Central Library welcomes author, photographer and filmmaker John Waters (Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, Cry-Baby, etc.) for the program: An Evening with John Waters: On Neurotic Happiness. He’ll be in conversation with actress and author Carrie Fisher on his career and his latest book Role Models tonight at 8 pm at The Aratani/Japan America Theatre. Tickets: $25 or $17.50 Library Associates.

STORYTELLING

The MOTH (mid-city edition) takes over Busby’s East tonight at 7:30 pm with the topic: fathers. Storytellers are asked to prep a five-minute story--no notes allowed--on the subject. Doors open at 7 pm, and tickets are $7. Parking is available around back.

*Pencil pick of the day

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