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Wednesday, April 22

Corey Lee in conversation with Roy Choi

New Roads School, Moss Auditorium

3131 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, 90404


(4/22) Corey Lee in conversation with Roy Choi discussing the cultural influences, inspirations, and motivations behind his East‐meets‐West approach to his San Francisco restaurant, Benu. Since striking out on his own from Thomas Keller’s acclaimed French Laundry in 2010, Corey Lee has crafted a unique, James Beard Award‐winning cuisine that seamlessly blends his South Korean heritage with his upbringing in the United States. Benu has gone on to receive three Michelin stars, four stars from The San Francisco Chronicle, and the AAA Five Diamond Award. 

Classically trained chef Roy Choi is a culinary street revolutionary. He brings together the high and the low – deliciously, passionately, and socially. While his pedigree includes Le Bernardin and the Beverly Hilton, his fame rose with one amazing taco that tastes like L.A. – and nearly single-handedly created the gourmet food truck movement with his partners on the wings of Twitter.

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Art and Merchandising

Ken Edwards Center

1527 4th St, Santa Monica, 90401

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Program Description:
Clothing, posters, pillows, candles, keychains, stickers, dolls - the list of merchandise items is long, varied, and represents a major revenue stream for artists and rights holders. Copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, and rights of publicity – these and more are implicated in the wild world of merchandise. What do artists need to know before allowing their work to be used on merchandise? What are the different kinds of agreements that artists can make with merchandisers? Are there ways for artists to enforce their rights if they discover unauthorized use of their work? Join CLA and attorneys Scott Burroughs and Stephen Doniger for a presentation covering the intellectual property and contract issues involved in using visual art on merchandise.

Stephen M. Doniger, Esq. - In his 20 years of practice Mr. Doniger has successfully litigated cases in the federal and state courts of California, New York, Nevada, and South Carolina, and has overseen litigation in foreign jurisdictions including Canada and the United Kingdom through local counsel. He has built a successful practice around business disputes in general and intellectual property in particular for clients in the marketing, fashion, entertainment, real estate and hospitality industries. While his practice includes corporate governance, contract negotiations and disputes, and large tort and injury cases, his core passion is for protecting artist against theft of their creative expression. Mr. Doniger graduated from Brandeis University in 1992 and in 1995 he obtained his law degree from the University of Southern California.

Scott Alan Burroughs, Esq. - Mr. Burroughs is passionate about protecting the rights of artists and content creators, and writes and speaks often on the subject. He has handled over a thousand art and business law disputes in his decade of practice – more than virtually any other attorney in the United States. His matters involve fashion, art, photography, scripted and reality programming, accessories, literature, documentary and feature films, websites, advertising, novelty goods, jewelry, hospitality, and home décor. He earned his Bachelor of Arts at the University of California, San Diego and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Southern California.

Affordable parking is available in the lot underneath the venue and in other nearby city lots.

These programs are made possible, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and The City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional support provided by the California Arts Council

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The 45-Minute Telethon

M.i. Westside Comedy Theater

1323-A 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, 90401

8:00pm to 8:45pm

A telethon to benefit Chroroideremia.
There will be comedy by Ami Safarti, Rendel Leatherman, Joey Greer, Shaun Boylan, John Davenport, Debra Flachner, Bob Miret, and more!
Music by Jon Fisher!
Standup by Tim Jennings!

Come support a good cause by having a great night!

Hosted by Mike Betette

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Thursday, April 23

Kehillat Ma'arav's Yom Ha'Atzmaut Celebration: "Above and Beyond"

Kehillat Ma’arav Synagogue

1715 21st Street, Santa Monica, 90404


Thursday, April 23rd, 7:00pm

$10 suggested donation, all are welcome

Kehillat Ma’arav Men’s Club and Yad Sarah Present “Above and Beyond,” a documentary film produced by Nancy Spielberg, featuring a performance by the KM Choir.

Would you risk everything to help a brother in need? In 1948, a group of Jewish American pilots answered a call for help. They smuggled planes out of the US, trained behind the Iron Curtain, and flew for Israel in its War of Independence. Above and Beyond is the story of these American volunteers in the Israeli Air Force. Come join us on ISRAEL INDEPENDENCE DAY! We will enjoy the film and welcome Adele Goldberg, Executive Director of Friends of Yad Sarah USA. Yad Sarah, Israel’s largest volunteer staffed organization, provides a vital array of compassionate health and home care support services for people of all ages.

SPECIAL BONUS! The KM Choir will sing to our delight before the movie. Please RSVP to the KM Office at 310-829-0566. $10 suggested donation, all are welcome.

Kehillat Ma’arav Synagogue
1715 21st St
Santa Monica, CA

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Friday, April 24

Saturday, April 25