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Friday, August 22

My Atlas with Vanessa Veselka & Vagabond

elysian courtyard

2806 Clearwater St., Los Angeles, 90039

7:00pm to 10:00pm

My Atlas, a summer event series that pairs films with live travelogues, explores women travelers' varied experiences. Each film screening, which focuses on atypical representations of the female traveler in narrative cinema, will be preceded by a speaker who will recount a specific travel story and/or discuss travel as a mode of self-understanding. This upcoming week will feature writer Vanessa Vaselka's discussion on the relationship between her own travel experience as a teenage runaway, hitchhiker, train-hopperand representations of women’s travel in cinema and literature. This will be followed by an outdoor screening of Agnes Varda's Vagabond.

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FIGat7th Downtown Festival


https://www.facebook.com/FIGAT7TH, Los Angeles, CA 90017

7:00pm to 10:00pm

Event Name: FIGat7th Downtown Festival

Description: Free outdoors concert series. Open to the public. All ages.

Date: July 18 – August 22, 2014 (Every Friday)

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: FIGat7th Plaza

Address:735 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Web: http://artsbrookfield.com/event/figfest

Phone: 213 955 7150

Founded by siblings Barbara and Ethan Gruska, The Belle Brigade’s music is artfully arranged, with enticing melodies and pop harmonies, fueled by the interplay of driving rhythms between Barbara’s drums and Ethan’s guitars. Both are gifted songwriters – finding inspiration in the works of Peter Gabriel, John Lennon, The Beach Boys, Sly Stone, Harry Nilsson and countless others. The Belle Brigade has appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and “Conan” and their compelling live performances have led to tours with such artists as the Nocturnals and K.D. Lang.

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Grand Central Market

317 Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

7:00pm to 10:00pm


Enjoy The Market's Diverse Culinary Offerings and New Late Hours In the Company of KCRW's "Good Food" Host Evan Kleiman

Grand Central Market brings KCRW to the table on Friday, August 22 from 7-10 pm for "Good Food's Night Out at Grand Central Market," a sensory evening of fine food and fresh beats. 

KCRW "Good Food" host Evan Kleiman will be on hand to greet guests as they explore the Market, while DJ Marion Hodges will be spinning from 8-10 pm. Select Market vendors will expand their regular menus with special items for the occasion:.

Wexler's Deli - to be announced

Olio GCM Wood Fired Pizzeria - White Clam Pie (smoke roasted chiles, shucked clams, linguiça and grated pecorino finished with fresh chopped cilantro and lime)

Horse Thief BBQ - smoked pork belly, with apple fennel slaw and Tabasco mayo

Sticky Rice - Thai basil pork sticky rice burger

Valerie at GCM - the Coffee-esta Sundae and the Almondette Sundae, both recreations of classic desserts from fabled Blum's Bakery

DTLA Cheese - to be announced

Guests will also be able to play ping-pong, cornhole toss and a variety of board and card games.

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Metro Presents Môfo

Union Station

800 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

7:45pm to 10:00pm

Doors open 7:45pm
45 minute sets begin at 8:15pm & 9:15pm
Dance lessons begin at 8:00pm & 9:00pm

Location: Fred Harvey Room

Môfo will perform FORRÓ (fo-HAW): Accordion-driven, hip-swiveling dance music from the northeast of Brazil. Môfo is LA's only group playing in the traditional "pé de serra" style of forró, which features the accordion, guitar, zabumba, triangle, agogô (coco), and voice. Forró encompasses various styles of music and dance including côco, baião, xaxado, and xote originating in the northeast of Brazil but having achieved widespread popularity throughout the country and abroad.
Dance instruction by Fabio Santana De Souza & Andrea Lopasso
DJ Reyes Rodríguez spinning in between sets.

Admission is free. Space is limited and attendees will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.


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Saturday, August 23

Love Songs of the Revolution

Los Angeles Central Library's Mark Taper Auditorium

630 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles, 90071


Los Angeles author Bronwyn Mauldin reads from her latest novel, Love Songs of the Revolution – a literary thriller based in the last days of Soviet Lithuania. In Mauldin’s novel, Martynas Kudirka, an official painter for the Lithuanian Communist Party, enjoys a pleasant, unremarkable life with a beautiful wife and all the privileges that come with being a party member. Yet in the summer 1989, his ordinary world suddenly turns upside down. Political revolt is breaking out across Eastern Europe, and Martynas comes home to find his wife dead on the kitchen floor with a knife in her back. Realizing the police will not investigate, he sets out to find his wife’s
killer. Instead, he stumbles upon her secret life. Copies of Ms Mauldin's book will be available for purchase.

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NewFilmmakersLA August 23rd screening!


1150 S. Olive St, Los Angeles, 90015

5:45pm to 11:30pm

NOTE: Complimentary event parking at 1133 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015.

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles invites you to join us for the Saturday, August 23rd 2014 film screening series and after-party event at the AT&T Center in Downtown LA with a filmmaker lounge throughout the evening.

You will have the opportunity to meet the directors of each film, the actors and other crew + participate in a live audience Q&A. There are pre-receptions and after-parties for each program. Admissions to the programs are only $5 online or $7 at the door or $15 for an all-night access pass which includes the screening ticket and access to the filmmaker lounge. Visit the NewFilmmakers LA Official Website at www.NewFilmmakersLA.com for more information and to purchase your ticket now!

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