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Monday, July 28

Monday Night Residency with Corners

The Echo

1822 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026


"Garage rock in the purest form that makes you want to go out and cause a little trouble. ‘Sometimes’ had me wanting to throw on my leather jacket and step out into the dark night, ready for any adventure that may be lurking in the alleys. This is the stuff your mother warned you about. Embrace it."

- DINGUS (The International DIY Music Blog)

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Tuesday, July 29

Saint Martha Restaurant Hosts a "Feast of Saint Martha"

Saint Martha

740 S. Western Ave. #116 , Los Angeles, CA

5:00pm to 11:00pm

On Tuesday, July 29 from 5-11 p.m., Saint Martha is offering a limited-time-only four-course, prix-fixe dinner ($65) from Executive Chef Nick Erven, alongside an optional wine pairing ($27) from Sommelier and General Manager Mary Thompson. Inspired by the Feast of Saint Martha, which is commemorated annually on July 29, the restaurant is donating a portion of proceeds from each prix-fixe dinner sold to the KYCC. The KYCC, established in 1975, is the leading multiservice non-profit organization in Koreatown. Its mission is to support children and families within the community in the areas of education, health, housing, and finances.

Featured dishes from Chef Erven will include Littleneck Clams with Morcilla sausage, sunchoke, and egg; Pecan Wood-Smoked Brisket with hoisin, tiny lettuce, and root vegetables; Brassicas with toasted brewer’s yeast, mushroom, and egg; and Rieger Farms Peaches with Almond Genoise and wildflower honey ice cream, to highlight a few. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the restaurant directly at 213.387.2300 or by visiting SeatMe.com.

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It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens

ALOUD @ Central Library

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


{JULY 29) 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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