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Pencil This In: Videos at LAXART, Walter Mosley at Eso Won Books, Truck Fest at the Americana

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Street feast at the Americana at Brand. | Photo by Alberto Cueto via LAist's flickr pool.
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PERFORMANCE
Project 35, a program of single-channel videos coordinated by the Independent Curators International (ICI), makes a screening stop at LAXART on La Cienega tonight at 7 pm. For the screening, 35 international curators were invited to each choose one work from an artist that they think is important for audiences around the world to experience today. With videos by: Guy Ben-Ner, Robert Cauble, Kota Ezawa / Dan Halter / Tuan Andrew Nguyen & Phu Nam Thuc Ha / Edwin Sanchez, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Yukihiro Taguchi, Zhou Xiaohu. Tonight’s event is the first of four chapters over the course of the year. Free.

BOOKS

Author Walter Mosley reads from and signs the second installment of his Leonid McGill mystery series Known to Evil at Eso Won Books tonight at 7 pm. His previous book in the series,The Long Fall has won an NAACP Image Award for Fiction and the 2010 Hammett Prize. For those who can’t make tonight’s reading, he’ll be at Vroman’s tomorrow night.

CAMPFIRE
The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy is hosting a series of old-fashioned family campfires at four different parks this week. There will be nature tales, campfire songs, games and...marshmallows. Bring a blanket or chair. Tonight, the festivities begin at 7 pm at King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas. Parking $7.

STREET FOOD*
Tonight from 6-9 pm, there’s a Street Feast at the Americana at Brand in Glendale. Some of LA’s most popular food trucks will be open for business along Caruso Avenue, including The Buttermilk Truck, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Frysmith, Mandoline Grill, Dim Sum Truck, Komodo, Willoughby Road, Dosa Truck and Coolhaus. The restaurants from The Americana will also join in the festivities, including a wine bar from Trattoria Amici; happy hour specials at Katsuya's cocktail lounge; a booth from Frida Mexican Cuisine featuring its signature tacos and tantalizing barbeque from the Jewel City Diner.

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