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Thursday, February 26

Airplane! screening with Mayor Eric Garcetti

Million Dollar Theatre

307 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

7:00pm

We all know our jazz pianist, Rhodes scholar mayor is multi-talented. But Angelenos may not be so aware of his goofy side. When Zócalo and KCRW asked Mayor Eric Garcetti to screen his favorite movie, we thought he’d pick some egg-heady documentary, or maybe one of those old black-and-white films with subtitles that we’re all supposed to see. It turns out, however, that our mayor selected Airplane!, the 1980 classic Leslie Nielsen comedy about an ill-fated journey from Los Angeles to Chicago featuring food poisoning gags, an inflatable doll, and Lakers great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar playing the role of a pilot. After the screening, Mayor Garcetti sits down with KCRW’s Madeleine Brand to talk about why he chose Airplane!, what the movie means to him, and his definition of funny.

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Red Noses

McClintock Theatre

1010 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles, 90089

7:00pm

By Peter Barnes. Directed by Stephanie Shroyer.
In 14th century France at the height of the Great Plague, a priest assembles a ragtag band of performers to spread joy in the midst of the devastation. The dark comedy is a delightful blend of fast-paced humor and bawdy banter.

Performance Dates and Times
2/26/2015 at 7 p.m.
2/27/2015 at 7 p.m.
2/28/2015 at 2:30 p.m.
2/28/2015 at 8 p.m.
3/1/2015 at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets purchased in person at the USC Ticket Office: students, $5; faculty and staff, $8; general public, $10. Tickets purchased by phone or online are $12.

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Meet the Authors Series: Christopher J. Lynch: One Eyed Jack

Crowell Public Library

1890 Huntington Drive, CA, CA 91108

7:00pm

The Friends of Crowell Public Library’s Meet the Authors series continues with Christopher J. Lynch, a lover of crime fiction, whose debut novel, One Eyed Jack (Your Secrets Are Safe With Me), is a hard-boiled thriller about a professional blackmailer named “John Sharp,” a man who knows how to keep a secret – for a price. But when a routine case of infidelity takes an unexpected detour, he soon finds himself caught in a tangled web of double-blackmail, commodities manipulation, and trying to rescue the woman that had once been his target. Some reviews from Goodreads.com: “This book is entertaining right from the first sentence. You will be drawn in by the humor, the creative writing approach, and of course the subject matter.” Elizabeth Silver 5 of 5 stars
“This tangled web is a quick read and an engaging novel. I believe it has good writing and a great balance with fascinating incidents and suspense… readers will like the impressive debut novel that Christopher J. Lynch has crafted in an uncertainty of what may or may not happen in this page-turner.” Jeannie Walker 5 of 5 stars

Los Angeles native Christopher J. Lynch has written for numerous local and national publications and short stories. He recently co-wrote and published an authorized biography of the iconic child actor Ken Osmond, (Eddie Haskell from the TV series Leave it to Beaver) Eddie: The Life and Times of America's Preeminent Bad Boy. Chris is an avid cyclist and a mountain climber with successful summits of Mount Whitney, Mount Shasta, Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, and has recently completed a trek to Mount Everest Base Camp. He counts as one of his greatest accomplishments the successful training and leading of nine blind hikers to the summit of 10,000 foot Mount Baldy, the highest point in Los Angeles County and the third highest peak in Southern California. A documentary film is being made of this adventure. He's a member of Sisters in Crime Los Angeles chapter, as well as Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

This event is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served. With wonderful Friends like these, the authors keep coming at Crowell Public Library!

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BROWN BUFFALO a Workshop Production

Company of Angels at The Hayward

206 West 6th Street, Los Angeles, 90014

8:00pm

Brown Buffalo is an unapologetic historical adaptation based on the life and times of Oscar “Zeta” Acosta, a controversial figure in Chicana/o letters, who mysteriously disappeared in 1974. Acosta, the self-proclaimed Brown Buffalo, leaves the Inframundo (Aztec Underworld) on a quest to find himself. His search propels him to interact with the people closest to him while alive; his ex-wife, son and chief antagonist, Hunter S. Thompson who immortalized Acosta as the “Samoan Attorney” in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

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