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OpenTable's trying to help the economy by promoting its "Appetite Stimulus Plan. / Photo by TomorrowGirl via LAist's flickr pool.

TEEVEE: In CBS’s Criminal Minds, FBI "behavioral analysts"—aka "profilers"—track down criminals by anticipating their next moves in this procedural drama, now in its fourth season. Tonight’s event at the Paley Center will screen a new episode and the audience will get the pick the brains of the show’s cast and crew. Scheduled in person are: Ed Bernero (Executive Producer), Paget Brewster ("Emily Prentiss"), AJ Cook ("Jennifer 'J.J.' Jareau"), Thomas Gibson ("Aaron Hotchner"), Mark Gordon (Executive Producer), Matthew Gray Gubler ("Dr. Spencer Reid"), Joe Mantegna (“David Rossi"), Shemar Moore ("Derek Morgan"), Deb Spera (Executive Producer) and Kirsten Vangsness ("Penelope Garcia"). The event begins at 7 pm and tickets are $25.

FOOD: Today marks the start of OpenTable.com’s “Appetite Stimulus Plan.” Until Friday, more than 175 LA and OC restaurants will offer special three-course meals for lunch ($24) and dinner ($35). Like many businesses out there, restaurants are suffering. So if you want to feel better about stimulating the U.S. econmy by way of stomach, consider eating out this week. Plus, OpenTable.com members receive double reward points.