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Pencil This In: What? Books Press Authors at Vroman's, Open Mic at Sacred Fools, Zócalo on Hypocrites and Art Discussion at Annenberg Beach House

'A Giant Claw' by Gronk
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Vroman’s presents What? Books Press! tonight at 7 pm. What? Books Press is a new independent, small press in LA. Meet their new authors who'll preview works including a book of drawings by Gronk, poetry by Ramon Garcia and Gail Wronsky and Karen Kevorkian. Chuck Rosenthal reads from his funny historical novel set in Texas.OPEN MIC
Sacred Fools Theater presents Ten Tops! An Eclectic Open Mic Night at 8 pm. Hosted by Carla Jo Bailey, 10 performers get seven minutes each to do whatever they want—music, drama, comedy, dance, poetry, etc. Expect the unexpected. Signups at 7:30 and performances begin at 8 pm. Admission: $10, free for performers. Tonight’s optional theme: "Shot In The Heart - Love Stories, Good & Bad."

Zócalo Public Square lecture series welcomes Penn professor Robert Kurzban for the program Are We All Hypocrites? at The Actors’ Gang tonight at 7:30 pm. Polticos, celebs and athletes are hypocrites—but aren’t we all? Is hypocrisy part of human nature? Kurzban, author of Why Everyone (Else) Is a Hypocrite: Evolution and the Modular Mind, argues that the mind’s design is to blame for human inconsistency. Free, but reservations recommended.