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Tuesday, July 29

It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens

ALOUD @ Central Library

Mark Taper Auditorium 630 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles CA, CA 90071


Danah Boyd in conversation with Henry Jenkins, Professor of Communication, Journalism, and Cinematic Arts, USC

Has the Internet ruined everything or is it our savior? boyd, a principal researcher at Microsoft Research, skewers misunderstandings and anxieties about the online lives of teens often voiced by teachers and parents in her eye-opening new book. Integrating a decade’s worth of interviews with teens, boyd injects nuances and complexity into the discussion of how they are trying to carve out a space of their own, as their lives are increasingly mediated through services like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Anyone interested in the impact of emerging technologies on society, culture, and commerce in the years to come will want to catch this conversation.

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Wednesday, July 30

A Chinaman's Chance: One Family's Journey and the Chinese American Dream

ALOUD @ Central Library

Mark Taper Auditorium 630 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles CA, CA 90071


Eric Liu in conversation with Gregory Rodriguez, Executive Director, Zócalo Public Square

Weaving history, journalism, and memoir, the author of The Accidental Asian and founder of Citizen University explores the parallel rise of China and the Chinese American—how Chinese immigrants have exceled despite racism and xenophobia, and how they reconcile competing beliefs about what constitutes success, virtue, and belonging in a time of deep flux. From Confucius to the Constitution, Liu discusses his new collection of personal essays that provide insight into the evolving Chinese American dream.

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Great Guitars: Pete Anderson


800 W. Olympic Blvd, 800 W. Olympic Blvd, 0


Long considered one of the world’s best-of-the-best Tele-twangers, musical pioneer Pete Anderson has never settled for maintaining the status quo. In his recently released album Birds Above Guitarland, the Detroit native presents a line-up of all-original music—a rich roots music gumbo of blues, funk, swing, country twang with a hint of surf music and a dash of jazz. To many, Anderson is known as the musical partner to Dwight Yoakam, whose records he’s produced, arranged, and played on from 1986 to 2003, sparking the sales of over 25 million. Anderson is also known as a spearhead of the roots-rock genre and early champion of the Americana movement, where he played a vital role in debuting artists such as Lucinda Williams, Jim Lauderdale, Michelle Shocked and Rosie Flores. As a distinguished bandleader, Anderson has played over 3,000 live shows in over 15 countries around the world in addition to appearing on “Saturday Night Live,” “David Letterman,” and “The Tonight Show.” His love for the blues was ingrained at a young age after he attended the first ever Ann Arbor Blues Festival in 1968, which featured artists such as B.B King, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, T-Bone Walker and Lightnin’ Hopkins. In 2006, following years of commercial success, Anderson was approached by Guitar Center to help judge and organize their “King of Blues” guitar competition, the largest in history. In addition to creating all of the backing tracks that he contestants used in competition, Anderson served as a judge and bandleader at the finale featuring B.B. King one year and The Black Crowes the next. Anderson’s renowned talent and innovative spirit has ensured his continued presence as an architect of the American roots music scene. Please join us as we welcome Anderson to the Clive Davis Theater for an unique interview, moderated by Vice President of The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares, Scott Goldman, and special performance.

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Thursday, July 31

Ice Cream Festival at Rosa Mexicano

Rosa Mexicano L.A. LIVE

800 WEST OLYMPIC BLVD, Los Angeles, CA


On July 31st – August 24th, Rosa Mexicano will keep things cool with their annual Ice Cream Festival, featuring Flavors of Mexico a la Mode, desserts inspired by classic savory dishes such as guacamole, tamales and empanadas; paired with handmade ice creams infused with Mexican flavors ranging from sweet corn-caramel to chili-spiced chocolate.

From the return of their beloved Postre de Guacamole—a sweet, frozen take on their signature Guacamole en Molcajete—to the new Buñuelos Rellenos—a creative take on Mexican fried ice cream—Rosa Mexicano will unveil a dedicated menu of Mexican classics gone sweet, served with authentically flavored ice creams.


Postre de Guacamole Avocado ice cream served in a frozen molcajete with raspberries, white chocolate shavings, coconut crunch and mint. Served with piloncillo-chocolate sauce and cinnamon sugar buñuelos. 

Empanadas de Manzana

Warm apple empanadas with spiced Mexican chocolate sauce. Topped with vanilla-chocolate mole swirl ice cream.

Tamal de Chocolate 

Warm molten chocolate tamale and cajeta sauce. Topped with sweet corn-caramel ice cream.

Buñuelos Rellenos

Deep fried sweet corn-caramel and Mexican chocolate ice cream coated in cinnamon buñuelo crust. Served with churros and dipping sauce

Crepas de Cajeta

Crepes folded and served with a rich caramel sauce. Topped with sea-salted cajeta ice cream.

Abuelita Sundae

Mexican chocolate ice cream, warm Mexican chocolate sauce, caramelized bananas, strawberries, and cinnamon whipped cream.

HELADOSAuthentically flavored ice creams- (choice of one or three scoops)

Aguacate  Avocado

Vainilla con Mole  Vanilla with Chocolate Mole Swirl

Abuelita  Cinnamon-Chile Spiced Chocolate

Maiz Dulce y Cajeta  Sweet Corn and Caramel

Cajeta y Sal Marina  Sea-Salted Cajeta

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KYCC's 13th Annual Benefit Concert Feat. Run River North, Brian Culbertson, David Benoit, and more

Walt Disney Concert Hall

111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

12:00pm to 2:30pm

On Thursday, July 31 at 7:00 p.m., Korean American indie rock band Run River North and contemporary jazz/R&B musician Brian Culbertson will join the Koreatown Youth and Community Center and Bright Wor...

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