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Sunday, February 14

Valentine's Day

Farm Sanctuary

5200 Escondido Canyon Road, Acton, 93510

1:30pm to 5:00pm

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful way to honor the loving relationships in our lives, and to treat ourselves and the people we care about to the traditions and experiences that are close to our hearts. Back by popular demand, Farm Sanctuary’s Valentine’s Day event is an opportunity to begin or continue relationships with our animal residents and to witness the loving ways in which they interact with one another. This event will feature experiences and activities to make our guests feel loved, including sanctuary time with the animals, special take-home valentines, and Valentine treats. This year we have added an animal love story presentation to be given by one of our knowledgeable staff members. At Farm Sanctuary, we see how love transforms the animals and their human friends, and we invite you to experience what the holiday—and life at sanctuary—are all about.

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Stations of the Cross, Calvary Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery

4201 Whittier Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90023

2:00pm

Stations of the Cross, Calvary Cemetery, 4201 Whittier Boulevard, East Los Angeles. Beginning Sunday, February 14th, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m, and continuing each Sunday of Lent. Palm Sunday, March 20th, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. It will include a special Reenactment of the Passion of the Lord, presented by several parishes in and around East Los Angeles, with San Gabriel Regional Bishop David G. O’Connell presiding. For more info, please call Calvary Cemetery at 323-261-3106, or visit http://catholiccemeteriesla.org/event/stations-of-the-cross-2/.

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The Russian National Ballet "Sleeping Beauty"

Downey Civic Theatre

8435 Firestone Blvd, Downey, 90241

8:00pm to 10:30pm

The Russian National Ballet is once again bringing the joy, beauty, and magic of “The Sleeping Beauty” to The Downey Civic Theatre for one performance only, Feb. 14th, Valentines Day.
Last year’s almost sell sold out, exemplary performance by the well-known ballet troupe, was so successful, Theatre management is bringing them back for an encore.
“The Sleeping Beauty” is often considered one of the finest achievements of the classical ballet. It’s 1890 debut, in St. Petersburg, Russia was a spectacular illustration of the Russian Imperial style at its zenith. Today it remains the cornerstone of The Russian National Ballet Theatre’s repertory.
The current staging is directed by Elena Radchenko. With its large cast, fairytale settings, lavish sets, and glorious Tchaikovsky score, “The Sleeping Beauty” remains the very essence of classical balletic grandeur, with all the elements of an enduring fairy tale: romance, poetry, fate, goodness versus evil, and of course, love!
Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 8:00 PM
Doors open at 7:00 PM.
Child ticket pricing is available through the box office.

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Monday, February 15

Northern Trust Open

Riviera Country Club

1250 Capri Dr, 1250 Capri Dr, CA s

7:30am to 3:30pm

Northern Trust Open, LA’s only PGA Tour event, is back! The tournament, which runs from Feb 15th-21st, is hosted at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, drawing more than 60,000 fans over the week. This year will see some of the game’s top golfers compete for the championship, including Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson and Jordan Spieth. And while the NTO is known for offering attendees unforgettable golfing moments, the Open has also become an event where local Angelenos can be sure to find great food, entertainment and family-friendly fun.

The NTO is also a major draw for celebrities such as Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Costner, Luke Wilson, Chris O’Donnell and many others, and has become a must-attend event on the Los Angeles cultural calendar. The 2016 tournament will take the Northern Trust Open’s mantra of #MoreThanGolf further than ever before, offering an array of events and experiences that guarantee that newcomers, hard-core golf fans and everyone in between can find something to get excited about. Tickets are on sale now!

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Tuesday, February 16

The Legacies of Henry Morgenthau and Lewis Einstein

Abril Bookstore

415 E Broadway #102, Glendale, 91205

7:30pm

In this presentation, Ara Sarafian will discuss the importance of two American officials and their views of the Armenian Genocide. He will show how they demonstrated the importance of the American Embassy in Constantinople in documenting the Armenian Genocide of 1915. And he will discuss how Turkish state intellectuals have laid a false trail to obscure the importance of such American records.

Einstein was the first to publish his memoir, which appeared in 1917. His work consisted of his diary, which included information on the persecution of Armenians. As Einstein stated later in life, he deliberately published this work in order to shed light on the destruction of Armenians. Though he was a career diplomat, he did so on his own initiative, without the consent of the State Department. Einstein was also of the opinion that the United States should have broken off diplomatic relations with Ottoman Turkey - and threaten war - on account of the Armenian issue.

Morgenthau's memoir, though based on his diaries as well as recollections, was written in a more popular style for the journal, World's Work, in 1918. It appeared with maps and photographs and was syndicated in dozens of newspapers. It then appeared as a book. Einstein's work was largely overshadowed by Morgenthau's account and all but forgotten, including in recent secondary literature on the Armenian Genocide.

Two recent publications from the Gomidas Institute shed important light on the United States and the Armenian Genocide. They are Ambassador Morgenthau's Story, the wartime memoir of Henry Morgenthau, and Lewis Einstein's Inside Constantinople: A Diplomatist's Diary During the Dardanelles Expedition, April-September, 1915. Both men were at the American embassy in Constantinople in 1915 and bore witness to the Armenian Genocide. Both were also outspoken on the Armenian issue in their own ways.

ARA SARAFIAN is an archival historian specializing on late Ottoman and modern Armenian history. He is the director of the Gomidas Intitute in (London). His recent work has addressed the Armenian issue by building bridges with civil society and professional groups in Turkey with a focus on Bitlis, Mutki and Diyarbakir.

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Wednesday, February 17

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