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Wednesday, May 27

Brew Haha! A Comedy Night!

Cross Campus

820 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401

6:15pm to 10:30pm

Comedy. Beer. Destroying cancer. All at once?! You bet.

Come out to Cross Campus Pasadena for superb comedy + local breweries beer tasting - proceeds fund the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by way of Team AmandaStrong (http://www.teamamandastrong.com/), a group raising funds that will directly benefit blood cancer research. You can't go wrong!

// Lineup //
We're SUPER excited to present the lineup for the evening:
Bobbie Oliver
Mike McClenahan
Mark Leonard
Chris Oliver
LeeAnn Tooker

// Time //
SILENT AUCTION: During the event!

// Tickets //
Pre-sale: $25 (+$2.37 e/brite fee)
- Includes two drinks

At the door: $30
- Includes two drinks

VIP: $50 (+$3.74 e/brite fee)
- Front row couch seating (4 people per couch)
- All you care to drink service
- Service to your seat
- Buy a whole couch for $175~!

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Doc U: 2 for 2 - Stories from 'The Wrecking Crew' & 'Tig'

Landmark Theater

10850 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, 90046


Join us for 2 for 2, the riveting new Doc U series, in which we go behind the scenes to explore the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of two documentary filmmakers who have managed to overcome the odds and ultimately prevail with their films. In our premiere event, moderated by Sacha Gervasi (Anvil! The Story of Anvil), we turn the spotlight on Denny Tedesco, producer/director of The Wrecking Crew and Ashley York, producer/director (along with Kristina Goolsby) of Tig.
Though The Wrecking Crew saw success with its festival run in 2008, the astronomical cost of licensing the music kept the film from receiving any kind of distribution deal. Seven years and a $300,000 Kickstarter campaign later, find out how director/producer Denny Tedesco, producer Suzie Greene Tedesco, and producer/editor Claire Scanlon were able to play by the rules and pay off the rights enabling the film to receive a successful distribution run.
As an independent documentary filmmaker, you are present, camera in hand, for many of your film subject's most private moments. But, how do you best negotiate those moments so that you can do service both to the film you are making and to the person whose life is unfolding onscreen? And, to further complicate things, what if your film subject is a rising celebrity, overnight media sensation, and longtime friend of your co-director? Filmmaker Ashley York, who co-directed Tig with Kristina Goolsby, writer Jennifer Arnold, and producer Michael Clark talk about the unique challenges of collaborating with an up-and-coming star, while making a film that is truthful, honest, fair... and funny.
2 for 2 presents two moderated 45-minute case studies back-to-back focused on two new documentaries through interviews with the filmmaker and key crew, clips, and time for audience Q&A.
Afterward, share your own success stories at our wine and beer reception at the Landmark’s Wine Bar.

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Ashlee Vance, in conversation with Joel Stein

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd, Austin, CA 90069


WEHO Reads presents Ashlee Vance, in conversation with Joel Stein, discussing and signing Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future. Elon Musk is the most daring entrepreneur of our time.  There are few industrialists in history who could match Elon Musk's relentless drive and ingenious vision. A modern alloy of Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs, Musk is the man behind PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX, and SolarCity, each of which has sent shock waves throughout American business and industry. More than any other executive today, Musk has dedicated his energies and his own vast fortune to inventing a future that is as rich and far-reaching as a science fiction fantasy.  In this lively, investigative account, veteran technology journalist Ashlee Vance offers an unprecedented look into the remarkable life and times of Silicon Valley's most audacious businessman. Written with exclusive access to Musk, his family, and his friends, the book traces his journey from his difficult upbringing in South Africa to his ascent to the pinnacle of the global business world. Vance spent more than fifty hours in conversation with Musk and interviewed close to three hundred people to tell the tumultuous stories of Musk's world-changing companies and to paint a portrait of a complex man who has renewed American industry and sparked new levels of innovation--all while making plenty of enemies along the way. (Ecco Press)

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6th Annual the RIGHT to LAUGH

The Avalon Hollywood

1735 Vine Street, Los Angeles, 90028

7:00pm to 10:00pm

The 6th Annual the RIGHT to LAUGH comedy event will be held Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at the Avalon Hollywood to benefit the Alliance for Children’s Rights. We are excited to announce Bob Odenkirk, Paul Scheer, Kumail Nanjiani, Steve Trevino, Rory Scovel and other special, surprise guests will be performing.

The RIGHT to LAUGH is hosted by a committee of individuals who believe in the Alliance’s work. The evening will start off with red carpet arrivals, followed by a cocktail reception and heavy hors d’ oeuvrs. The growing list of hilarious comedic acts will take the stage at 8 p.m. Don’t miss this night of fun and surprises.

A special thank you to our co-chairs, event committee and sponsors listed below. Tables are selling fast—don’t miss out! Tickets are also available for $250/each.

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All Woman

Gallery Go

947 N. La CIenega Blvd., West Hollywood, 90069

7:00pm to 5:00pm

West Hollywood's Gallery GO has established itself as the hip art center for the young collector with it’s “the-place-to-be” popular receptions for exciting hot contemporary artists.
They will next welcome Danish songstress & artist Maja Kuhl Jeberg in her debut U.S. exhibition, 'All Woman'.

A painter and vocalist, Maja’s music and art co-mingle to bring life and passion into her art to produce a body of work that depicts the many enchantments, disappointments, challenges, dispairs a woman might encounter on her journey.

“I’m inspired by how women move, talk, live…adapt…how they handle so many things so easily yet still fulfill the role of Lover…mom…bitch” proclaims Maja.
“ I set up my canvas, put my head phones on and get lost in the music on my playlist that takes me through so many passages, memories and feelings from rage to love to dreaming… I live fullest with music through art and art through music”.

Maja was born in Denmark and graduated from the Royal Academy of Rhythmic Music in Copenhagen. She is Married to music composer /producer, Jonas JeBerg (Jason Derulo, Jordin Sparks and many others).

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Love From Afar: A Multimedia Concert

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024


(MAY 27) Soprano Terri Richter and the UCLA Philharmonia ensemble, conducted by Geoffrey Pope, present a multimedia concert of live music by two contemporary composers, Osvaldo Golijov and Kaija Saariaho.  The evening will showcase Saariaho’s Lonh and Golijov’s Ayre, a folk song cycle for soprano, electronics, and chamber ensemble.  Featured guest artists include Gee Rabe on hyper-accordion, Buzz Gravelle on ronroco, and Mike D’Errico on laptop.  Video graphic design by Yuki Izumihara.

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