TOM NOONAN: What would indie movies be without actor-director Tom Noonan? Well. Noonan-less, yes, but also much dimmer and less delightful. The man seems to own some sort of rights to the word "offbeat," and that's okay by us. His "What Happened Was..." is screening at Silent Movie Theatre tonight, and he'll explain all that happened with "What Happened Was..." 7:30 p.m.
PINOT NIGHT AT HOTEL ANGELENO: The big wine-flavored wingding is at Barker Hangar tomorrow, but makers of all things pinot are gathering at the Sunset Boulevard stay-over tonight to meet fans and talk grapes/techniques/barrels and such. If that's your thing, that is a nice thing to have. 6-9 p.m.
VELASLAVASAY PANORAMA TALK: Professor Zed Adams will be visiting the magical and mythical panorama to discuss colors and terminology and history and ideas and hues. Invigorating stuff for a Friday night, especially in a slightly surreal setting. How do you see blue? $10, 8 p.m.