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Pencil This In: Taste of Downtown Long Beach, "Fahrenheit 451" Screening, and the Paella Project

Author Ray Bradbury's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Photo by Non Paratus via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr.
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There's plenty to do in L.A. tonight. Sample food and desserts in Downtown Long Beach, laugh at the Little Modern Theater's animation and stand-up comedy show, check out the band Tashaki Miyaki at the Echo, or catch a film tribute to Ray Bradbury. Read on for details and more fun events.

Foodies should head over to Pine Avenue in Long Beach tonight for 2012's final Taste of Downtown Long Beach. A total of 21 participating restaurants and businesses will offer sample sizes of their meals, drinks, and sweet confections for a few tickets, which can be purchased on the event's website. You can scoop up a sample of L'Opera's dark chocolate and fruit "Sacchetto," try Octopus' Japanese Buffalo Wings, and taste Kavika's Grill & Bar's Chicken Potstickers for three tickets each. Click here for the complete list of participating eateries. Moonsville Collective and the Long Beach Caravan Trio will provide live music, and there will be a craft beer garden sponsored by Beachwood BBQ. Intersection of Pine Avenue and Broadway. 6pm-9pm. 12 tickets for $10. Event runs through Thursday, August 23.

PUR Vintage of Space 15 Twenty presents the next installment of their Unincorporated Craft Workshops. Learn how to make a light bulb terrarium to decorate your abode. All materials will be provided upon payment of the $15 fee. 5pm. RSVP here.

The Aero Theatre will pay tribute to the late author Ray Bradbury with a double feature of films that bring his novels to life. The night will feature Jack Clayton's film version of "Something Wicked This Way Comes" and Francois Truffaut's adaptation "Fahrenheit 451." 7:30pm. $11. ($9 for students and seniors, $7 for Cinematheque members)

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Brandie Posey hosts Picture This!, a stand-up comedy show in which animators draw images to project around the on-stage comedians in real time, at the Little Modern Theater. Comedians include Nick Turner, Nick Flanagan, Will Weldon, Marianne Sierk, DC Pierson, and Baron Vaughn, while Mike Hollingsworth and Griffith Kimmins will animate the night. For a donation, you will also be provided with drinks and soda. Doors open at 10pm, show starts at 10:30pm. Free. RSVP here.

Chef Adriana Morera will host a pop-up event at 55 Degree Wine tonight as part of the Paella Project. Morera will prepare tapas, tres leches flan, and paella, which will all be served throughout the night. Tapas will be served for $5, beginning at 6pm, while paella will be served for $10-$13 from 6:30-9pm.

Tashaki Miyaki play the Echo tonight with openers Residual Echoes, Pink Films, and Night Control. 18+. 8:30pm. Tickets are only $5 at the door.

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