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Pencil This In: Mindshare's Enlightened Debauchery, Young Literati at the Silver Lake Library

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The Young Literati membership group of the LA Public Library hosts a reading, cocktail and a bookswap with Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn at the new Silver Lake Branch Library at 7 pm. The duo gives a hilarious account of marriage in their new book, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up. After their performance, members and guests can grab a cocktail and pick up a few new reads at a bookswap, in partnership with Goodreads, the networking site for book lovers. The event is free for Young Literari members and $20 for nonmembers.

Wall Works: Pocket Icon is a collaborative youth education project conceived by artist/sculptor Anna Sew-Hoy. For Wall Works: Pocket Icon K-12 students wrote down their wishes and created pocket-sized talismans out of polymer clay. The clay pocket icons and written wishes will be on view at Bergamot Station Art Center's G-Building hallway. The opening reception is tonight begins 6 pm.

Mindshare, an evening of networking, learning and debauchery, happens tonight at Club 740 at 7 pm. Speakers and topics include David Orban / Founder, Chief Evangelist, WideTag, Inc. & Advisor, Singularity University on The Internet of Things and Emily Tyrant / Pervert Extraordinaire, Den of Iniquity on Acclimating Men to Pain. On the turntables for this month’s Mindshare is Joanna Gikas of IO Echo and installations by Syyn Labs (who did the OkGo video). $30.

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The Chicago-based sketch trio Hey You Millionaires hits the main stage at iO West tonight at 7 pm. Comprised of a nationally produced playwright, a humor author and a high school English teacher, the group specializes in dark comedy and cerebral black humor. Tickets are $5.

Tonight Royal/T in Culver City welcomes classical-new music fusion accordionist Guy Klucevsek, who creates his own compositions and commissions works from others including John Zorn, Fred Frith, Lois V. Vierk, Alvin Lucier. There will be a special tapas menu with items such as crispy Tuna Tartare; Chicken Karaage (Japanese-style Fried Chicken) with Molé; Kurobuta Pork Belly; Tri-Color Fries; Shiitake Quesadilla; and Wagyu Beef Sliders (from $4-8). These tapas can be paired with selections from Japanese microbrews. Doors open at 7:30 pm and the music begins at 8 pm.

Tonight there’s a benefit art happening and auction at Mi Alma Designs in Silver Lake (4016 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles) with proceeds going to the nonprofit organization Free Arts for Abused Children. Three Arts--The Performance Piece blends narration, painting and music with author Carolyn Cohagan reading from her new fantasy novel The Lost Children on stage as painter Crystal Romero paints the action in real time on a large canvas that will be projected on a 12 foot-high screen. Musician Aaron Robinson will play an original soundtrack on acoustic guitar. The free event runs from 7-9:30 pm.

L.A. Theatre Works presents RFK: The Journey to Justice, a play that documents Kennedy's personal and political journey during the civil rights movement. The production wraps up a two-month, 10-city national tour with five performances at the Skirball Cultural Center through March 21. The docudrama will be recorded for airing on public radio. Tonight, the show begins at 8 pm. Tickets $36-$48.

*Pencil pick of the day

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