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Tuesday, September 23

Ballroom and Latin Dance like the Stars

Dance Arts Academy

731 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA, Los Angeles, CA 90036

8:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us for a fun Ballroom and Latin Dance Course. On September 23rd and 30th will introduce the most important basics of the most popular Ballroom and Latin dances. We will introduce basic techniques of footwork, lead and follow and basic timing. You do not need a partner to join our class.
Please wear comfortable clothing so you can move freely and shoes with preferably a leather sole. For ladies heels are fine, but first of all you have to be comfortable to learn. Please make sure you can not easily slip out of your shoe.
This class is a basic class but it is open to all levels. If you are interested in Ballroom dancing we would love to meet you.

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Vroman's Bookstore Presents An Evening with David Mitchell in celebration of his latest title, The Bone Clocks

Freud Playhouse at UCLA

245 Charles E. Young Drvie East, Los Angeles, 90095

8:00pm to 10:00pm

Time: Doors at 7p. Program begins at 8p

*This is a ticketed event* Tickets are $35.00 + tax and includes one ticket and one copy of The Bone Clocks.

- Vroman’s is now accepting paid reservations. You may purchase your tickets through the link below or by calling our Will Call department at 626-449-5320. Tickets and books will be available for pick-up from our main store location (695 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91101) beginning the date of the book's release, Tuesday, September 2. Reserved tickets and books may also be picked up at the Will Call tables at the venue the evening of the event.

- Tickets and books may be available for purchase at the venue before the event begins, while supplies last.


About Bone Clocks:

Following a scalding row with her mother, fifteen-year-old Holly Sykes slams the door on her old life. But Holly is no typical teenage runaway: A sensitive child once contacted by voices she knew only as “the radio people,” Holly is a lightning rod for psychic phenomena. Now, as she wanders deeper into the English countryside, visions and coincidences reorder her reality until they assume the aura of a nightmare brought to life.

For Holly has caught the attention of a cabal of dangerous mystics—and their enemies. But her lost weekend is merely the prelude to a shocking disappearance that leaves her family irrevocably scarred. This unsolved mystery will echo through every decade of Holly’s life, affecting all the people Holly loves—even the ones who are not yet born.

Rich with character and realms of possibility, The Bone Clocks is a kaleidoscopic novel that begs to be taken apart and put back together. (Random House)
David Mitchell will be in conversation with an interviewer TBA. There will be Q & A followed by a book signing.

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Wednesday, September 24

Latin Dance Class

Dance Arts Academy

731 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA, Los Angeles, CA 90036

11:00am to 12:00pm

Join us for a fabulous Latin Dance Class. We will teach popular Latin Ballroom Dances like Chacha, Rumba, Swing and Mambo.
Learn the basic steps and work on your footwork and hip actions. You do not need to bring a partner. This class is a basic level class but open to all levels.
If you love Latin Dancing we would love to meet you!
Please wear comfortable clothes to move in and shoes with preferably a leather sole. For ladies heels are welcome but make sure you are comfortable. Please no open back shoes that you can slip out of easily.

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Lunchtime Art Talk: Diane Arbus

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024


Lunchtime Art Talks take place every Wednesday at 12:30pm. The Hammer's curatorial department leads free and insightful 15-minute discussions about works of art currently on view or from museum collections. This talk will be led by David Rodes, Director Emeritus, Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts.

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'Meet the Makers' Chef's Demo & Tasting Event at Westfield Century City


Westfield Mall - 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90067

6:00pm to 8:00pm

L.A. diners are invited to attend Westfield Century City's first-ever ‘Meet the Makers’ dining event, which will be hosted by Obikà Mozzarella Bar on Wednesday, September 24th. The evening will kick-off with a complimentary chef’s demo on the restaurant’s pizza-making process and a tutorial on making mozzarella from scratch, followed by a light tasting of these items.

The evening will conclude with a presentation of a special $30 prix fixe menu, featuring several antipasto dishes, four main course options (including risotto with asparagus and quadrello di bufala cheese, chicken roll stuffed with mozzarella di bufala, artichokes, and marjoram, and two pizza selections) and a ricotta dessert, with an option to add a glass of Falanghina or Sangiovese wine for $10.

Please RSVP via email to reserve a spot.

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Thursday, September 25

Mindful Awareness

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024


Mindful Awareness is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Mindfulness has scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being.

The free weekly drop-in sessions take place in the comfortable seats of the Billy Wilder Theater and are open to all who are interested in learning how to live more presently in life. No special clothing is required, and participants are welcome to stay for 5 minutes or enjoy the entire 30-minute session.



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