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Friday, October 10

The Audio Engineering Society Comes to Los Angeles for 137th International AES Convention

los angeels convention center

2202 South Figueroa St #354, Los Angeles, 90007

10:00am to 6:00am

The 137th AES Convention is gearing up to take place October 9-12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, located in the revitalized L.A. Live district. Returning to Los Angeles after nearly 12 years, the AES Convention will bring together the world’s largest gathering of audio professionals. Attendees will be offered opportunities to hear from top audio industry figures while also sharing in the latest research and technology information through informative papers, tutorials, workshops and special events. For information on how you can get your FREE Exhibits-Plus badge (pre-registration required) and detailed information on the AES137 Convention, as well as further Registration, Hotel, and Technical Program information, visit the AES137 webpage at http://www.aes.org/events/137/.

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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America®


214 S Main St., Historic Downtown Los Angeles, 90012

6:30pm to 2:00pm

From September 12 through October 25, 2014, the program will stop in ten cities over five weekends, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C. Each city will enjoy a special evening that starts off with a walk-around tasting reception from a line-up of local chefs, followed by a one-night-only, collaborative four-course dinner crafted by a Taste America All-Star and a local celebrity chef.

A weekend-long tour, Los Angeles’ Taste America itinerary will kick off on Friday, October 10 at Vibiana with A Night of Culinary Stars, an exclusive dining event benefiting the James Beard Foundation. The evening will begin with a reception filled with bites and libations from local chefs, including Walter Manzke, République, Los Angeles and Host Chef Neal Fraser, Redbird, Los Angeles. After which, guests will be seated for an unforgettable dinner. The one-of-a-kind four-course meal will be prepared by Taste America All-Star Aarón Sánchez*, Alegre, NYC and Local Star Nancy Silverton* with Matt Molina* and Dahlia Narvaez of Mozza Restaurant Group, Los Angeles.

On Saturday, October 11 a series of free, in-store consumer events will take place at Sur La Table® located at Farmers Market, 6333 West Third Street, #10. Activities of the day will include cooking demos by All-Star Aarón Sánchez, book signings, tastings from local producers and artisans; and more. For the full schedule and to RSVP for cooking demos, please visit jbftasteamerica.org/events and select your city.

Oct. 10-11         Los Angeles: All-Star Aarón Sánchez

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Banh Mi Day Specials & Demos at Grand Central Market

Grand Central Market

317 Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Historic DTLA food hall Grand Central Market welcomes Viet World Kitchen's Andrea Nguyen, acclaimed author of The Banh Mi Handbook, on Friday, October 10 from 6:30 - 8 pm for a food tasting and recipe showcase featuring variations on the Vietnamese sandwich banh mi.

Using ingredients from Market vendors, including carnitas from Villa Moreliana, Nguyen will demonstrate and offer tastings of different banh mi sandwiches, using recipes pulled from her cookbook. In addition, several vendors will also create and present banh mi variations, which will be served the entire day at the Market as specials:

Horse Thief BBQ - smoked pork belly banh mi

Belcampo Meat Co. - duck banh mi

Eggslut - Asian omelet banh mi

DTLA Cheese - chicken liver on toast banh mi

Valerie at GCM - smoked salmon banh mi

G&B Coffee will also be serving Vietnamese iced tea.

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Lost & Found at the Movies: A Strange Thing Happened on the Way to Ithaca

Los Angeles Central Library's Mark Taper Auditorium

630 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles, 90071


Lost & Found at the Movies is the Library Foundation's new series celebrating the art of cinema and the vitality of film culture. Eclectic in theme and varying in form, this onstage magazine explores how we lose ourselves and find ourselves at the movies.

The Odyssey has inspired filmmakers around the world from George Melies in the earliest days of cinema to the Coen brothers. From Homer in Hollywood to the “sword and sandals” era, what is it about the “Epic” that so entices the cinematic imagination? What did we learn from the ancient Greeks about storytelling? What did we learn about Homer from Hollywood (and is any of it right)? And just how does all that swordplay happen? Celebrate the Library Foundation’s month-long “Odyssey” project with this examination of the epic tale on film.

Guests TBA

Library Foundation Members-Only reception to follow.

Because this program is free of charge, it is our policy to overbook. In the case of a FULL program your free reservation may not guarantee admission. We recommend arriving early. Space permitting, unclaimed reservations are released to standby patrons at 7:30 PM.

Standby numbers are distributed in person only one hour before the program, on a first-come, first-served, basis. There is no advance wait list for full programs. Standby patrons will be admitted subject to availability.

Contact Libby McCarthy at [email protected] or 213.228.7503 with questions. If you have made reservations but can no longer attend, please let us know so that we can accommodate other guests who wish to participate.

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swan lake swims to downtown from down under

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012


“Swan Lake,” one of the most beloved and recognized ballets of all time, comes to Los Angeles this October with a new production from The Australian Ballet. Set to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s immortal score, and performed by live orchestra, Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake captures the passion, romance and magic of the classic ballet in a way that’s both refreshingly original and reverently classical.


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LA Bluegrass Situation - 2 Day Ticket

The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Los Angeles, 90015


The Bluegrass Situation will take place over two days at Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown LA. The fourth-ever, expanded affair has grown from its founding grounds at the legendary Largo at the Coronet Theatre in West Hollywood to the newly-opened, delicately restored movie palace originally built by Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin in 1927.

“The roots music scene in Los Angeles has been exploding for some time, so in 2010, Largo founder Mark Flanagan and I decided it was time for a serious Bluegrass Situation. We rounded up a few of our favorite artists and had a fabulous weekend at Largo. LA seemed to like it. A lot. So after a few more great years at Largo, we're thrilled to expand the LA Bluegrass Situation into the stunning Theatre at Ace Hotel downtown. At this rate, I predict bluegrass music will eclipse the movie industry in Los Angeles in about six months, give or take.”

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