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May 26, 2000|JAMES E. FOWLER

Dark Delicacies, 4213 W. Burbank Blvd. in Burbank, holds a signing Saturday at 2 p.m. honoring films based on the stories of H.P. Lovecraft. On hand will be John Strysik and Andrew Migliore, the editors of "The Lurker in the Lobby: The Films of H.P. Lovecraft," plus filmmakers C. Courtney Joyner, Aaron Vanek and Bryan Moore. Actor Jeffrey Combs will sign copies of his CD of Lovecraft's "The Reanimator." (818) 556-6660.

Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., presents an evening with award-winning author Robert Stone at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Stone's books include "Hall of Mirrors," the 1975 National Book Award-winning "Dog Soldiers," "Children of Light" and "Damascus Gate." $6-$8. (323) 655-8587.

A poetry open mike is scheduled tonight at 7:30 at Barnes & Noble, 731 N. San Fernando Road, Burbank. (818) 558-1383.

Bill Bloomer and Brad Warren, two singer-songwriters from the Northwest, perform tonight at Exile Books & Music, 14925 Magnolia Blvd. in Sherman Oaks. Show time is at 8. $5 cover. Matthew Niblock will host the "Night of 1000 Stars" Saturday featuring Lisa Turner, Steve Komen, Phil Ward and many others. 8 p.m. show time; $8 cover. The Sunday Open Mike is for performers with original material only. Songwriters may perform two songs, and spoken-word artists get eight minutes on stage. Sign-ups at 6:30 p.m. No cover. (818) 986-6409.

Poet-playwright Michael Chase will be featured at the monthly poetry reading Saturday evening at Barnes & Noble, 16461 Ventura Blvd., Encino. Open readings start at 7:30. Chase will read at 8. The host will be Ron Dvorkin. (818) 380-1636.

Author William Turner Levy will discuss his friend Eleanor Roosevelt and sign his book, "The Extraordinary Mrs. R: A Friend Remembers Mrs. Roosevelt," Sunday at 3 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 4735 Commons Way, Calabasas. Open readings are slated Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. (818) 222-0542.

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