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Pencil This In: MOCA's Engagement Party Combines Drawing and Dance, Rules of Engagement Cast at the Paley Center and Tweet Deal for Corkbar

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Karron Graves (Isabella) and Geoff Elliott (Angelo) at A Noise's Within's production of Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare. | Photo: Craig Schwartz


Karron Graves (Isabella) and Geoff Elliott (Angelo) at A Noise's Within's production of Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare. | Photo: Craig Schwartz
THEATER
There’s one month left in the run of William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure at A Noise Within in Glendale. In this timeless classic, the Duke of Vienna transfers his power to Angelo, a man of God, in order to clean up a society that’s turned into a den of inequity. But Angelo’s got his eyes on a Isabel, a novice nun who’s seeking pardon for her condemned brother. Some things never change, eh? Individual tickets: $44. Tonight at 8 pm.  

MOCA’S ENGAGEMENT PARTY
MOCA’s Engagement Party welcomes back dancer, choreographer and its resident artist, Ryan Heffington, for the participatory art experience Get Your Lead Out from 7-10 pm at MOCA Grand Ave. Museum-goers will be asked to interpret staged dance tableaux throughout the museum’s outdoor spaces through the act of drawing, translating the three-dimensional art of dance to a two-dimensional drawing. The event is free.

TV TALK
Tonight the Paley Center welcomes the cast of Rules of Engagement (CBS) tonight at 7:30 pm. Scheduled to appear in person are cast members Patrick Warburton, Megyn Price, Oliver Hudson, Bianca Kajlich, David Spade, Adhir Kalyan and special guest Joan Collins. 7 pm. Tickets: $15, but $10 for Paley Center members.

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FOOD
Downtown’s Corkbar specializes in a California-centric wine list and seasonal farmers’ market-inspired cuisine. Tonight, it debuts a “Seasonal Set” with acoustic musical duo Skinny Cowboy to the winebar. But here’s the deal: Corkbar will offer guests who re-tweet news of Skinny Cowboy’s appearance (from any original @Corkbar tweet about the event) and also “check in” that evening via Foursquare, Facebook, Yelp or Gowalla, will get a complimentary glass of select wine and access to a specially priced, three-course “Seasonal Sets” prix-fixe menu ($25). Begins at 8 pm. Prices vary.

BOOKS
Family Bookstore holds a book launch and artist presentation for Michael Schmelling’sAtlanta tonight at 7 pm. The book chronicles Atlanta’s underground hip-hop scenes (Gucci Mane, Shawty Lo, The-Dream) between 20007-09. In his black and white photos, Schmelling captures the “teen party scene - alcohol-free parties catering to the underage crowd, typically thrown by promoters in skating rinks and parks after dark.” Schmelling will present a slide show and short video.

*Pencil pick of the day

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