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Wednesday, April 16

Thursday, April 17

LiveTalks LA: Bob Saget

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403

6:30pm

Bob Saget is a Grammy-nominated stand-up comedian, actor, director, writer, producer, and television host who has been performing for more than thirty years. In his memoir, Saget, the decidedly irreverent stand-up comedian and beloved TV star, delivers uproarious, uncensored, and heartfelt stories from a life in entertainment and beyond.

Millions of viewers know and love Bob Saget from his role as the sweetly neurotic father on the smash hit Full House, and as the charming wisecracking host of America’s Funniest Home Videos. And then there are the legions of fans who can’t get enough of his scatological, out-of-his-mind stand-up routines, comedy specials, and outrageously profane performances in such shows as HBO’s Entourage and the hit documentary The Aristocrats. In his bold and wildly entertaining publishing debut, Bob continues to embrace his dark side and gives readers the book they have long been waiting for—hilarious and often dirty yet warm and disarmingly sincere.

Bob talks about the connection between humor and pain, offering insights into his own life, including the deaths of his beloved sisters. He pays homage to the people who shaped and inspired him: his mom, Dolly; his father, Ben (the comedy influence who instilled his love of “sick silliness”); and the teacher who told him, “You need to make people laugh,” as well as legendary comedians such as Richard Pryor, David Letterman, Billy Crystal, and Robin Williams.

Bob believes there’s a time and a place for filth and immature humor—and for gentle family comedy. Dirty Daddy is packed with both, from his never-before-heard stories of what really went on behind the scenes of two of the most successful family shows of all times, with costars like John Stamos, Mary-Kate Olsen, and Ashley Olsen, to his liberating experience in The Aristocrats, his Comedy Central roast, and his role of playing an extreme version of himself on Entourage. Bob opens up about his career, his reputation for sick humor, his pride and love for Full House, and how he’s come to terms with the fame of being DT—”Danny Tanner.” Throughout, he shares tales of close friends and colleagues like Rodney Dangerfield and Don Rickles, and recalls his experiences with show business legends, including Johnny Carson and George Carlin.

The book is a blend of silliness, vulgarity, wit, and heart, Dirty Daddy reveals Bob Saget as never before—a man who loves being funny and making people laugh above all else.

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Friday, April 18

Sunday, April 20

Thursday, April 24

Man In A Case

The Broad Stage

Santa Monica, CA 90401

7:30pm

Adapted from two Anton Chekhov short stories, Man In A Case is a pair of haunting love stories - one of an officious, anti-social man and his involvement with an extroverted woman. The second, a tale of moral ambiguity in which the protagonist forgoes his love for a married woman. Though seemingly different, both are tales of fear trumping the pursuit of life's most promising possibilities. Drawing from material as varied as surveillance footage, folk dance, instructional hunting videos, and interviews with the cast, Man In A Case creates a bridge between our time and that of these 19th-century, anti-love stories. Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, the team behind the internationally acclaimed Big Dance Theater, bring their signature style - fusing theater, dance, music and video - to this newly distinctive work featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov.

 

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Friday, April 25

Saturday, April 26

In The Loop | Intermediate Lettering Workshop

General Assembly

1520 2nd Street, Santa Monica, 90401

12:00pm to 8:00pm

In The Loop will demonstrate the practical handling of both brand mark scripts and freehand script development. Your brand mark will flow from existing script faces with restraint for a retail application. For freehand script, your pencil will run off like an ink gun on skin as you begin focusing on pitch and angles and finish with gorgeous tails and swashes. And somewhere in the middle, the addiction to loops will take over.

About This Workshop
Typography Skill Level: Beginning/Intermediate
Adobe Illustrator Proficiency: Intermediate
Students will learn about the aspects of readability, angle, stroke variation and translating letterforms and working with digital vectors and bézier curves.
Registration fee includes refreshments and materials.

Requirements
Have taken at least Type 1 (or have 3+ years working experience or formal design education)
Possess intermediate software skills
21 years or older
Please contact us for eligibility if you are unsure.

Preparation
Bring a fully-charged laptop
Have a version of Adobe Illustrator software installed (A free trial of the Creative Suite can be found on Adobe’s Web Site.)

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The Music of Veracruz- World Music for Kids

The Broad Stage

Santa Monica, CA 90401

1:00pm

Kids can rarely sit still and this joyous Fandango will have them dancing in the aisles of the Edye to the vibrant rhythms of Son Jarocho music from Veracruz. Master musician, singer and craftsman, Cesar Castro is joined by instrumentalists Xochi Flores, Juan Perez and Chuy Sandoval to share their culture, love and knowledge of this blend of indigenous Mexican, African and Arabic sounds that has become the signature of Latin music today. It’s a rousing, participatory performance!

Join us after the show for milk, cookies and a meet and greet with the artists.

Refreshments sponsored by the California Milk Processor Board, creators of got milk?, and Souplantation.

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