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Monday, April 27

Faith & Flower Wine Dinner - “Backyard BBQ” + Herman Story of Desparada

Faith & Flower

705 W. 9th Street, Los Angeles, CA


Each month, Faith & Flower will feature a different winemaker who will be collaborating closely with Hung and Hooper to create an exclusive pairing menu, available for one night only.  The pairings will feature new releases as well as rare and hard to find varietals, matched with innovative and seasonal off-menu dishes from Michael Hung.  The organic and intimately collaborative process between Hung, Hooper and the winemaker also means that many of the pairings will be decided by all three experts in the days leading up to the dinner, thus ensuring the optimal experience for the guest.

The dinners will be held in Faith & Flower’s private dining room, giving attendees intimate one-on-one access with the guest vintners..”

Dishes will include: Cheddar and Scallion Biscuits; Whole Mesquite-Grilled Branzino; Braised Short Rib, Strawberry Shortcake with black pepper gastrique

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The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them

Los Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium

630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA


Joseph Stiglitz in conversation with Jim Newton

Stiglitz, winner of the 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize for Economics, has time and time again offered a singular voice of reason to diagnose America’s greatest economic challenges. In his provocative new book, the bestselling author makes an urgent case for Americans to solve inequality now. Veteran journalist Jim Newton engages Stiglitz in conversation, probing for answers to the greatest threat to American prosperity—the yawning gap between the rich and the poor. Reservations recommended. Please visit website for reservation/standby policies.

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Roadkill Monday

The Comedy Store-Hollywood

8433 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069


Featuring veteran comics and national headliners fresh off the road and on to our stage. Comics have been seen on Conan, Letterman, Fallon, Kimmel, Comedy Central, Showtime, HBO, Logo, NBC, CBS, E! and more much much more...

The Main Room, is the stage to be at the Comedy Store, and is the perfect place to see your favorite comic perform live! Be ready for a high energy and explosive show.

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Free Screening, Iris


5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036


(4/27) Includes a conversation with documentary subject Iris Apfel
She is vibrant and eye catching, clacking from all the amber bracelets dangling from her wrists. "I like individuality," says the inimitable Iris Apfel, summing up her approach, "so much is lost these days." And that is how the late Albert Maysles launches into his last film, Iris. “I don’t have any rules, because I’d always be breaking them.” The documentary starts with his subject building her appearance piece by piece, then takes us along with her as she prowls shops, haggling and dealing to collect her treasures. “She’s the perfect intersection of fashion and interior design,” we’re told. The film follows this creative mind and icon, showing us how she works. “The cake looks like the eternal flame,” she cracks, and that phrase describes her indomitability. She was told she had style at a young age, and she devoted herself to that pursuit—the absorbing Iris is a tribute to her eternal flame. Apfel will be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening. 

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Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the United States: Iran – good deal or bad deal?

Sofitel Beverly Hills

8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, 90048

7:30pm to 9:30pm

Gérard Araud, the Ambassador of France to the United States and an expert on the Middle East and security issues, will talk to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council over dinner/lunch on April 27th about Iran, security and the search for peace in the Middle East. Ambassador Araud was France’s ambassador to the United Nations from 2009 to 2014, and previously served as Ambassador to Israel. He has been closely involved in his country’s strong policy on Iran and the nuclear talks. He will discuss the prospects for the nuclear deal that was agreed upon in Switzerland on April 2nd, and its likely effects on the Middle East as a whole.

Araud will also talk about the growing threat in France and in the rest of Europe from Islamic fundamentalism, in the wake of the shocking attacks by Muslim gunmen on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish market in Paris, leaving 17 dead. He will also talk about the prospects for agreement at the UN climate change conference which will be held in Paris this December.

Araud was the French negotiator on the Iranian nuclear issue from 2003 to 2006. In New York at the UN Security Council he contributed to the adoption of resolutions on Libya, Ivory Coast, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali and the Central African Republic, and participated in debates on the Syrian and Ukrainian crises. Araud graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, the École nationale d'administration, the École polytechnique and the École nationale de la statistique et de l'administration économique, and he joined the diplomatic corps in 1982.

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Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra


366 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90095


Kevin Griffin made his professional debut in 1995 as the singer and songwriter for New Orleans based band Better Than Ezra. Their debut record, Deluxe, went double-platinum fueled in part by the success of the #1 Modern Rock track “Good.” The band's follow up record, Friction Baby, went Gold and contained two Top 10 Modern Rock tracks followed by another Top 10 Hit in 2001 with the single “Extra Ordinary.” In 2005, Better Than Ezra had a Top 10 Hot AC hit with "Juicy" which was not only licensed by several commercials and brands but also featured in the promotional advertisements for the popular ABC television series Desperate Housewives. Better Than Ezra’s most recent song, “Breathless,” was covered by Taylor Swift at the Hope for Haiti

telethon and during her world wide tour. 

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