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Wednesday, February 4

Aesop's Fables

Alondra Public Library

11949 Alondra Boulevard, Norwalk, 90650


This breezy two-character musical by Cy Young features timeless tales of The Tortoise and the Hare, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, and The Fox and the Crow, framed by the story of how Aesop learned his true calling. This fun performance will inspire students and teach them the timeless morals of Aesop. Literature will come to life and students will have fun as they are entertained by a professionally-written musical that tells three classic fables in a way that will entertain kids and adults as well! Book, Music and Lyrics by Cy Young; Directed by Paul Kreppel; Setting by Sal Perera and Matt Tognacci; Cast: Danielle Vernengo and Jaime Hobert

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Thursday, February 5

Circle K NHRA Winternationals

Auto Club Raceway at Pomona

2780 Fairplex Dr., Pomona, CA

8:00am to 6:00pm

(FEB. 5-8) The 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season kicks off in it's traditional home, at the Circle K NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. For the 55th year this Southern California tradition allows Drag Racing's best drivers the opportunity for a fast start to the long season.

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Friday, February 6

Patron Tequila and Chocolate Tasting


12469 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066

5:00pm to 9:00pm

Looking for chocolate as deep as your love for your someone special?

This event is just in time to get you stocked up (and tipsy) with delicious dark chocolate for your Valentine. ChocoVivo stone grinds their whole bean chocolate with pure cane sugar and that's it. The only other ingredients allowed are local, organic fruits and nuts from the farmer's market hand picked by Oompa Loompa's.

Claim your spot to experience the new Patron Incendio paired with ChocoVivo chocolate. Your ticket price includes one 5-piece pairing of tequila and chocolate. Additional ChocoVivo items are available for purchase in store the night of the event.

A portion of your ticket will benefit National Museum of Animals & Society. The National Museum of Animals & Society is the first museum of its kind-anywher-dedicated to enriching the human-animal bond by exploring animal protection, animal studies, and humane education.


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LA Review of Books Luminary Dinner with NoViolet Bulawayo

Pacific Palisades

Pacific Palisades, Pacific Palisades, 90272

7:00pm to 9:00pm

NoViolet Bulawayo is the author of We Need New Names (May 2013), which has been recognized with the LA Times Book Prize, Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, the Pen/Hemingway Award, the Etisalat Prize for Literature, the Barnes and Noble Discover Award (second place), and the National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" Fiction Selection. We Need New Names was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Guardian First Book Award, and selected to the New York Times Notable Books of 2013 list, the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers list, and others. NoViolet's story "Hitting Budapest" won the 2011 Caine Prize for African Writing.

NoViolet earned her MFA at Cornell University where she was a recipient of the Truman Capote Fellowship. She was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, where she now teaches as a Jones Lecturer in Fiction. NoViolet grew up in Zimbabwe.

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Saturday, February 7