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Pencil This In: Zócalo Celebrates Gourmet Magazine, the Monthly MOTH and NewFilmmakers LA Screening

Goodbye, Gourmet
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The Moth LA holds its monthly Eastside edition tonight at El Cid. With the theme “neighborhood,” storytellers are asked to prepare a five-minute story. Reading from notes is not allowed. Hosted by Brian Finklestein, doors open at 6 pm and stories begin at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $7 at the door. ART TALK
LACMA holds the panel discussion Conversations on Experimental Film in a Museum Context tonight at 7 pm. This is the first of a three-part series that examines issues and questions posed by the exhibition of time-based works and projected media in art institutions. Panelists include: Stuart Comer, Curator of Film, Tate Modern; art historian Gloria Sutton; Rita Gonzalez, Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art; and Alex Klein, Ralph M. Parsons Curatorial Fellow, Wallis Annenberg Photography Department who will also discuss artists exhibiting in multiple or unconventional venues, and the translation of works between the avant-garde cinema house and the art gallery. The event is free; tickets are required, available one hour before the program. It's being held at LACMA's Brown Auditorium.

Zócalo celebrates the now-defunct Gourmet magazine and invites former editors Ruth Reichl and Laurie Ochoa and former Gourmet writer Jonathan Gold to look back at the history of Gourmet, the culture it sparked, and the future of the Gourmet brand and American food writing. The event will be moderated by Evan Kleiman, host of KCRW’s Good Food. Tonight at 7:30 pm at the Skirball Center. The event is free, but reservations are recommended. Bonus: there’s a beer and wine reception after the panel.