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Thursday, October 9

Free Screening: The Case Against 8


5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036


2014, 112 min, color, DCP 

Includes a conversation with directors Ben Cotner and Ryan White, editor Kate Amend and subjects Rob Reiner, Paul Katami, and Jeff Zarrillo

The legal and public conflagration over California’s Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in the state, is following in a particularly stimulating and close manner in the documentary The Case Against 8, which played in competition in this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Directors Ben Cotner and Ryan White, who also produced the film, use uncanny tactics to give viewers a fascinating and distinctive stake in the conflict—an effort to overturn the conventional attitudes toward marriage by examining its very cultural definition—by showing the work put in by a controversial supporter of same-sex unions: attorney Theodore Olsen, best known for his controversial (and successful) defense of George W. Bush in the Supreme Court over the 2000 presidential election. The Case Against 8 won Sundance’s Directing Documentary Prize and also captured the Audience Award at the SXSW Film Festival this year. 


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Mark Etheredge & Band Live at Room 5 Los Angeles

Room 5

143 N. La Brea Ave.,, Los Angeles,, 90036

8:00pm to 8:45pm

Join Mark and friends for a set of original grooving, heartfelt and jazzy adult contemporary music. Songs from Mark's album Change Coming will be featured along with some brand new material. Features Mark Etheredge-keys/vocals, Matt Hornbeck-guitar, Brian Ward-bass, and Greg Sadler-drums.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Room 5 is an intimate venue with limited seating--Advance tickets are highly recommended.

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Friday, October 10

Erskine-Pasqua-Oles Trio


5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036


The Erskine-Pasqua-Oles Trio features three Los Angeles–based musicians. Drummer Peter Erskine began his career with the Stan Kenton and Maynard Ferguson Big Bands, before his historic work with such bands as Weather Report, Steps Ahead, Steely Dan, and Diana Krall. Pianist Alan Pasqua's notable collaborations include his tours and recordings with the New Tony Williams Lifetime with Allan Holdsworth, Bob Dylan, Santana, and Aretha Franklin. Bassist Darek Oles was a student of legendary bassist Charlie Haden and has gone on to work with some of the greatest masters in jazz, including Brad Mehldau, Billy Higgins, Pat Metheny, Joe Lovano, Eddie Henderson, and John Abercrombie.

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Sunday, October 12

Brentwood Art Festival

Downtown Brentwood

San Vicente Blvd. and Bundy Dr., Los Angeles, CA

10:00am to 6:00pm

Held in the Spring and Fall each year in the eastbound lanes of the beautifully tree lined San Vicente Blvd. beginning at Bundy Avenue as a Sunday only event. The site offers maximum drive-by visibility and lots of parking for those attending the event. The Brentwood area is one of the most affluent communities in Southern California. The show will feature Fine Art and Craft displays, an International Food Court, live entertainment and select family and children’s activities. The show is held from 10am to 6pm on Sunday only. There is free parking for vendors. The Brentwood  Art Festival is co-sponsored by the West LA Chamber of Commerce.

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