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

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Goodbye, Gourmet

Goodbye, Gourmet
The Moth LAholds 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.

The LACE Gallery presents Mark Tribe: Sweet Child Solos tonight from 7-11 pm. It’s an evening of new solo guitar performances/installation by Mark Tribe. Tonight’s live show will be followed by an installation featuring video of the performances that run through Jan. 31.

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Tonight at 7:30 pm, Writers Bloc presents Peter Biskind, author of Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America. “Biskind's biography of the charismatic playboy, actor, writer, director and activist is a great reminder of what a fascinating, complex and important figure Warren Beatty has been for almost 50 years.” Tickets to the event are $20. At the ICM Theater in the MGM Building.

NewFilmmakers LA premieres 15 short films for Los Angeles tonight beginning at 5:30 pm at Sunset Gower Studios. An after party follows each screening with music by DJ SHY, DJ DON P and full bar throughout the evening with foods from Fresh & Easy. Admission is only $5. (But here’s a tip: mention LAist and get 2-for-1 tickets.) 

> Ringo Starr is at the Grammy Museum tonight for a discussion on his career and music and play a few songs backed up by Ben Harper and the Relentless 7, but the event is way sold out.

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