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Tuesday, October 7

Belle and Sebastian

The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Los Angeles, 90015


Belle and Sebastian are a Glaswegian indie band, known for their wistful, intellectual lyrics and melodic style and often compared to musicians such as Nick Drake and bands such as The Smiths. Many believe that they are the definitive sound of modern indie folk in Scotland. They formed in 1996, taking their name from the French children's book, Belle et Sébastien. Their sound is considered to be unusual and distinctive, and it has inspired a loyal following, although the band has never sought widespread commercial success and has in fact often shunned excess media coverage.

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Green Umbrella: Percussion Marvels

Walt Disney Concert Hall

111 S Grand Ave, 111 S Grand Ave, CA 0


Bang on a Can co-founders Gordon and Lang produced absolutely remarkable, seminal works for percussion, heard here as performed by the acclaimed ensemble Sō Percussion, with members of the LA Phil.

Come for: Timber, a percussion piece played entirely on six 2x4 pieces of wood. Listen to six players bring a unique instrument to life with sounds you've never heard before.

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Wednesday, October 8

Maezie’s Pumpkin Patch

Crowell Public Library

1890 Huntington Drive, CA, CA 91108

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Each autumn, Pasadena resident and avid gardener Maezie Powell would donate her prize-winning pumpkins to the Children’s Garden at the Huntington Library. In August of 2012, vandals destroyed Maezie’s pumpkin patch. The story made the newspapers and the TV news. The crime was never solved, but it brought out Maezie’s neighbors who offered their help and support. Neighbors who had never met their neighbors helped put the garden back in shape. Maezie also received pumpkin seeds, cards and letters from all over the country. When Maezie showed her friend, Lynn, the collection of letters and cards, Lynn was so moved she went home and wrote a story about it that night. Lynn then asked Maezie's grandaughter, Kyle, to illustrate it. And, so the creation of a heartwarming children's book began. Come to Crowell Public Library on Wednesday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m. to Meet the Authors in the Barth Community Room.

Lynn Martin Snowden has devoted her life to children and their creative endeavors. Teaching students of all ages for over 36 years, her career has spanned both coasts of the United States in a variety of disciplines. Currently, she is an educator in southern California. Maezie’s Pumpkin Patch is her first children’s book. Kyle Sydney Powell grew up surrounded by a family of artists and can always be found with a pencil or camera in her hand. She received her MFA in New York and has been a graphic artist, and an art instructor for both children and adults. She lives just blocks from the great pumpkin patch.

Maezie Powell, a remarkably youthful ninety-five year-old, gives her pumpkin seeds to all who are interested in creating a garden of their own. Crowell Library and their Friends are hoping to see Ms. Powell in person at this very special evening!

Other local authors participating in this series: Susan Rosvall (Silence is Broken) in November, Nicole Mones (Night in Shanghai) in January, Chris Lynch (One Eyed Jack) in February and Mona Simpson (Casebook: a Novel) in March. With Friends like these, the authors keep coming at Crowell Public Library!

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All the Wrong Men

Ebell Club

131 E. Avenue 57, Los Angeles, 90042

7:30pm to 9:00pm

After five years of dates with more than six dozen of the “wrong men,” what’s a woman to do? For Laura Huntt Foti, the answer was clear: Tally up her experiences and take stock of her dating disasters.

Packed with actual profile quotes, verbatim messages from prospective dates and memories from five years of “one and done” coffee dates, All the Wrong Men is an honest and hilarious look at dating after 50. The show doesn’t just catalog “the shame, revulsion and sexual disappointment of the past five years.” Foti takes a clear-eyed look at what went wrong (and occasionally right) as she strove to get over a long-term marriage and find her way as a single for the first time since the 1980s.

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"Molière malgré moi" Francis Perrin, October 8, TRK

Theatre Raymond Kabbaz

10361 W Pico Bld, Los Angeles, CA 90064

7:30pm to 9:30pm

After interpreting a large number of Molière’s characters ; Scapin, Alceste, Philinte…, Francis Perrin brings to life an unexpected Molière: early entrepreneur, leader of men, boundless imaginative writer, insatiable lover of women. It is in his daily life and among his most famous works in which Francis Perrin reminds us that Molière, with his words and with his pain, will remain forever one of the world’s best authors.

In French with English projected subtitles.

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