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Sunday, November 9

BalletBoyz®

Ahmanson Theatre

135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

2:00pm

BalletBoyz®
Ahmanson Theatre
November 7-9th 2014

Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center is thrilled to bring the innovative contemporary work of BalletBoyz® to the Ahmanson Theatre this November. Formed in 2001, BalletBoyz® (previously George Piper Dances) is the brainchild of former Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt. Described by The Guardian as “a paradox of muscular impact and weightless flight,” the all-male company’s evocative style sets new standards for dance as the company graces the stage with ferocity, strength and determination, as well as tremendous elegance and poise.

BalletBoyz® have established themselves as one of the most cheekily original and innovative forces in modern dance today, revolutionizing traditional programming formats, commissioning new work, collaborating with a wide range of cutting-edge talents. They have built a huge following through their groundbreaking TV productions for some of the UK’s leading broadcasters including BBC, Channel 4 and Sky. In the US, they have appeared as guest judges on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance and hosted their own spinoff series A Chance to Dance on Ovation.

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HOUSE ON THE HILL, MARY ELLEN PLEASANT STORY

Los Angeles Downtown Public Library

630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, 90071

2:00pm

A staged reading of the play, written by Sharon L. Graine, featuring Sharon L. Graine as Mary Ellen Pleasant; Kevin Dulude as Thomas Bell; Geraldine Fuentes as Theresa Bell; Chester A. Graine III as William; and singer, Sylvia Boyd.

Mary Ellen Pleasant, (Born 1814-1817) was a 19th Century female entrepreneur who used her fortune to further the abolitionist movement. She worked on the Underground Railroad across many states and helped bring it to California during the Gold Rush era. She was a friend and financial supporter of abolitionist John Brown and well known in abolitionist circles. She was the first African American female millionaire. What was her relationship with Thomas and Teresa Bell? How did she amass such remarkable real estate, wealth and power before her death? Mary Ellen Pleasant died January 4th, 1904 in San Francisco. For 25 years, this shrew-eyed black woman was thought to have tyrannized the somber Bell Mansion on Bush & Octavia St. What is the secret of the HOUSE ON THE HILL?

SHE (Mary Ellen Pleasant) was an African American freed slave.
HE (Thomas Bell) was a Scottish Immigrant.
SHE was called The Mother Of Civil Rights in the State Of California
HE was called 'Mammy Pleasants Partner"

Don't miss this FREE Performance!!

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EastSide Food Festival

Mack Sennett Studios

1215 Bates Ave, Los Angeles,, 90029

4:00pm

Mack Sennett Studios, Castle Gourmet Dining, and Food is the New Rock  bring you iHeartSilverlake's EastSide Food Festival

Celebrating the foodie culture that Los Angeles has become known for, iHeartSilverlake's EastSide Food Festival is a gathering of the brightest culinary minds from LA's gastronomic scene. This inaugural EastSide Food Festival focuses on sustainability, supporting the locally owned and operated businesses within the community that make LA thrive. The EastSide Food Festival will give attendees the rare chance to meet the purveyors and experience cuisine from over 30 hand-selected vendors including restaurants, celebrity chefs, food trucks, and more - all local to the EastSide communities of LA.  

iHeartSilverlake is a project brought to you by Mack Sennett Studios and features a series of events curated for the love of all that is local. In the past, iHeartSilverlake has included niche Los Angeles based fashion and craft fairs. With the EastSide Food Festival, Mack Sennett Studios joins forces with Castle Gourmet Dining to bring you this celebration of all things food!

In addition to the culinary aspect, the iHeartSilverlake's EastSide Food Festival will include music from popular DJs, food demos, discussion panels with artists and musicians, local celebrity chef demonstrations, a photobooth and other photo opportunities, and giveaways to attendees.

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IHEARTSILVERLAKE

Mack Sennett Studios

1215 Bates Ave, Los Angeles,, 90029

4:00pm

iHeartSilverlake is a series of events brought to you by Mack Sennett Studios in support and for the love of the community in which they are based. Through past events, they have brought together hand selected talented local designers and artists located in the heart of LA’s EastSide Communities, showcasing the brands that make LA the inspiring creative place that it is. Celebrating the foodie culture that Los Angeles’s EastSide has become known for, the inaugural iHeartSilverlake EastSide Food Festival is a gathering of the brightest culinary minds of LA’s gastronomic scene – giving attendees the rare chance to meet the purveyors and experience cuisine 30 hand selected vendors including  local restaurants, celebrity chefs, food trucks, and catering companies, and more central to LA’s EastSide communities.

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Patina Celebrates White Truffle Season

Patina Restaurant

141 SOUTH GRAND AVE., Los Angeles, CA

5:00pm to 11:00pm

Downtown Los Angeles’ celebrated fine dining destination, Patina, invites guests to indulge in a six-course white truffle tasting menu for $310 per person starting today through the end of the season. Dishes enriched by the coveted Italian ingredient from Alba include Cauliflower Panna Cotta with shaved white truffle, sea urchin, crispy pain de mie, and arugula; White Truffle Risotto with sweetbread and chicken oyster, served with frisée salad and truffle vinaigrette; and Veal Loin with shaved white truffle, potato gnocchi, Parmigiano-Reggiano crisp, and Shiitake mushroom.

The full tasting menu is available online, and reservations can be made by calling 213.972.3331.

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