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It never ceases to amaze LAist that no matter how much goes on in this city, more things pop up every day. We hope that you're all taking advantage of the opportunities presented by living in such a vast and interesting city, such as those featured below.

Tonight at Book Soup on Sunset, Susanna Clarke will present and sign her much-talked-about debut novel, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. "Ten years in the writing, her debut work is an intricate and addictive tale of magic, a mad king and Napoleonic War, set in England, 1806. Imagine Jane Austen, The Alchemist and Crimson Petal and the White bound into one of the most compellingly original, beautifully crafted novels to date." The event begins at 7:00 PM.

For those who missed them last night on Leno, The Thrills will be giving a free 7:00 PM in-store performance tonight at Amoeba Music in support of their new album, Let's Bottle Bohemia.

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Nearby at the Henry Fonda Theater, tonight is a Rock Against Bush concert featuring Anti-Flag, Midtown, The Nightwatchmen (ex-Rage Against the Machine), Strike Anywhere, The Epoxies, The AKAs and Mike Park.

Just next door to Amoeba, AFI at ArcLight presents an 8:00 PM showing of the 1938 Katherine Hepburn/Cary Grant comedy Bringing Up Baby.

At the New Beverly Cinema, the latter part of the week features corporate shenanigans and the Iraq war, with screenings of The Corporation at 7:30 PM and Control Room at 10:10 PM.