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Friday, March 27

Barney Frank Author Event at South Pasadena Library on Friday, March 27 at Noon

South Pasadena Public Library Community Room

1115 El Centro Street, SOUTH PASADENA, CA 91030

5:00am to 7:00am

22 year Congressman Barney Frank will be discussing and signing his new memoir Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage in the Library Community Room on Friday, March 27 a...

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Vroman’s Bookstore presents Barney Frank discussing and signing Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Mar

South Pasadena Public Library Community Room

1115 El Centro Street, SOUTH PASADENA, CA 91030

12:00pm to 3:00pm

Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage is one man’s account of the country’s transformation and the tale of a truly momentous career. Many Americans recall Frank’s lacerating wit, whether it was directed at the Clinton impeachment (“What did the president touch, and when did he touch it?”) or the pro-life movement (some people believe “life begins at conception and ends at birth”). But his private and public lives are less well-known. For more than four decades, he was at the center of the struggle for personal freedom and economic fairness. From the battle over AIDS funding in the 1980s to the debates over “big government” during the Clinton years to the 2008 financial crisis, Barney Frank played a key role.
In this feisty and often moving memoir, Frank candidly discusses the satisfactions, fears, and grudges that come with elected office. He recalls the emotional toll of living in the closet and how his public crusade against homophobia conflicted with his private accommodation of it. He discusses his painful quarrels with allies; his friendships with public figures, from Tip O’Neill to Sonny Bono; and how he found love with his husband, Jim Ready, becoming the first sitting member of Congress to enter a same-sex marriage.
Event location: South Pasadena Library’s community room located at 1115 El Centro St.
This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $30.00 + tax and include one ticket and one copy of Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage.
Tickets cannot be shipped.
We are now accepting paid reservations. You may purchase your tickets online at vromansbookstore.com or by calling the Will Call department at 626-449-5320.
Tickets and books will be available for pick-up from the store location beginning the date of the book's release, Tuesday, March 17.
Reserved tickets and books may also be picked up at the
Will Call table at the venue the afternoon of the event.
Tickets and books may be available for purchase at the venue, while supplies last.

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Metro Presents: Triple Chicken Foot

Union Station

800 North Alameda St,, Los Angeles, CA 90046

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Two 45-minute sets at 4:00pm & 5:00pm

Triple Chicken Foot plays old time fiddle and banjo tunes and songs, with Ben Guzman on fiddle, Mike Heinle on banjo and Kelly Marie Martin on guitar. For over 8 years they have performed at the Autry National Center, LACMA, and at numerous clubs around Southern California. They have also performed at local festivals including Goleta Fiddlers Convention, Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Contest and the New Los Angeles Folk Festival. They regularly host old time square dances and jams in Los Angeles.

Metro Presents showcases free arts and cultural programs at historic Union Station. Produced by Metro Art, the diverse, all ages programming is designed to creatively activate the landmark station, engage the Los Angeles community and attract new riders.

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Cochon Chef’s Course at BS Taqueria

BS Taqueria

514 W. 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA

7:00pm to 10:00pm

Ray Garcia, last year’s Cochon 555 "2014 King of Porc,”  will be hosting two dinners before the main Cochon 555 event this year. 

On Friday 3/27, he’ll be hosting the Cochon Chef’s Course at BS Taqueria with David Varley (RN74), Vartan Abgaryan (Cliff’s Edge), Carlos Salgado (Taco Maria), and Roxana Jullapat.  Tix are here: http://events.cochon555.com/chefs_course_la 

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Amy Schumer

Orpheum Theatre

New York, CA 10003


As the funniest, freshest face on television, Amy Schumer is on the rise in the world of comedy with her blend of honesty, and unapologetic sense of humor.
Schumer is the creator, star, writer and executive producer of Inside Amy Schumer, the popular Comedy Central television series which premiered in April 2013 to the network’s highest season premiere ratings of the year. Schumer’s provocative and hilariously wicked mind is on full display as she explores topics revolving around sex, relationships, and the general clusterf**k that is life through a series of scripted vignettes, stand-up comedy, and man-on-the-street interviews. The show will return for a second season on April 1st.

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Saturday, March 28

Heart of the City 5K

California Hospital Medical Center

1401 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 91740

8:00am to 11:00am

Kick off spring in downtown Los Angeles with the California Hospital Medical Center (CHMC) Heart of the City 5K Run/Walk!

This pet-friendly 5k features a warm-up led by the Laker Girls, a dog costume contest, live music from AMP 97.1, kid-friendly activities and refreshments.

The Heart of the City 5K is designed to raise funds for, and awareness of the CHMC. The USA Track & Field-approved race is a pledge-based event, allowing participants to raise additional support from their friends and colleagues.

Participants will receive scrub-like race t-shirts and proceeds from the race will benefit the hospital’s foundation.

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The Makeup Show LA

California Market Center (The CMC) - Penthouse Floor

110 East Ninth Street, Los Angeles, CA

9:00am to 5:00pm

Now in our 7th year in Los Angeles!

The Makeup Show is a must attend beauty event for all beauty professionals, beauty students, and freelancers! We bring together top brands, inspirational artists and educational features for 2 days of community and career building and networking!

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