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Pencil This In: Santa Monica Food Truck Lot, "A Burning Hot Summer" Screening, and Mike Andrews at the Bootleg

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Summer is in full swing in L.A. Feast at Santa Monica's all-day food truck lot, view a screening of the French film "A Burning Hot Summer" at the Aero Theatre, or check out Mike Andrews and Daedelus at the Bootleg Theater. Space 15 Twenty will host a pocket-sewing class, and Langhorne Slim & the Law will play the Troubadour. Read on for details and more things to do.

FOOD*
The "Hump Day Lot," a food truck lot located on the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and 14th St., opens today. A previous attempt at this event drew 1,200 people and was shut down for zoning issues. Now, the location is the first private lot to be approved by the city of Santa Monica to host food trucks. Up to 6 trucks will be in the lot for lunch (10am-3pm) and dinner (4-9pm) each Wednesday. Today's lunch trucks include Border Grill and Roll'n Lobster. Me So Hungry, Gringos Tacos, Ragin Cajun, The Fry Girl Inc., and Random Treats will fill the lot in time for dinner. The lot will provide on-site parking for cars and bikes, and the neighboring Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club will offer attendees inside seating with music with the purchase of a beverage from 12-9pm. 1401 Santa Monica Blvd.

FILM
The Aero Theatre hosts a screening of Philippe Garrel's "A Burning Hot Summer," a French film scored by the Velvet Underground's John Cale. The film follows a couple struggling with a strained marriage, which is put under even more pressure as the two "lovers" go on a vacation with another couple. 7:30pm. $11. ($9 for students and seniors, $7 for Cinematheque members).

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MUSIC
Mike Andrews will play at the Bootleg Bar (2220 Beverly Blvd.) tonight to celebrate the recent release of "Spilling a Rainbow," his latest album from his solo project. Electronic musician Daedelus will also play. 21+. Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9pm. Tickets are $13.53 including fees.

Michael Andrews - Bubbles In Space from Josh Hassin on Vimeo.

BOOKS
Neal Stephenson, author of Reamde, Anathem, and Snow Crash, will discuss and sign his new book Some Remarks: Essays and Other Writing at Skylight Books. The event is free to the public, but you'll have to purchase a copy of the book to get a signed copy. If you buy the book over the phone or online, you must request a signing line ticket. 7:30pm. Free to attend, $25.99 for book/signing.CRAFTS
Space 15 Twenty's PUR Vintage holds its second sewing class in its Unincorporated Sewing Workshops weekly series. This week, they will teach you the basics of sewing pockets: learn how to add a patch pocket, a patch pocket with flap, and a patch pocket with flap and pleat. All materials will be provided. 6-8pm. $10. RSVP here.

MUSIC
Langhorne Slim & the Law make a stop at the Troubadour tonight to play their folk melodies. The band will be joined by special guest and singer-songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield. Doors open 8pm. Tickets are $15 plus service fees.

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DRINK
Tonight from 8-10 pm, Far Bar in Little Tokyo and Boozenews.com present The Manhattan Project. Think of it as a kind of workshop for the king of classic cocktails. Adam Acuff of Far Bar makes four different varieties of the Manhattan using various whiskeys and bitters and guide tasters through the rotation. And don't worry, the workshop includes food pairings to help soak up the alcohol. Tickets: $50.

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