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Tuesday, March 10

The War in Ukraine: Propaganda and Reality

ALOUD @ Central Library

630 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles CA, CA 90071


Timothy Snyder and Masha Gessen in conversation with Justinian Jampol

A year ago, Russia invaded Ukraine, destroying a peaceful order in Europe and placing its own regime at risk. We in the West have experienced this historical turning point through a haze of propaganda. According to Snyder, the Kremlin was perhaps wrong about the political weakness of Ukraine, but likely right about some intellectual weaknesses of Americans and Europeans. When will the war end? This rare pairing of two essential thinkers on Eastern European politics offers a revelatory look at why what happens in Ukraine is of significant international importance.

Reservations recommended. Please see website for reservation policy.

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Wednesday, March 11

"Wine After Work" Class

Patina Restaurant

141 SOUTH GRAND AVE., Los Angeles, CA

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Award-winning Sommelier Silvestre Fernandes will guide guests through essential tips, etiquette, and international drinking customs for impressing clients and colleagues when dining out for business. Fernandes has worked with Patina since 2000, and over the course of over a decade, has curated its extensive and award-winning international wine list.
These intimate classes for ten people offer an opportunity for one-on-one instruction. Classes are $50 per person (excluding tax) and feature five wine pours and selections from Patina’s lauded artisanal cheese cart. Guests who stay for dinner immediately following the class will also enjoy one complimentary glass of any of the five wines they previously tasted.
During each beginner-intermediate level session, Fernandes will educate students on:
• Basic tips for demystifying wines from celebrated French regions – the March 11 class will focus on Burgundy from Meursault
• Go-to food pairing tricks
• Top questions to ask a sommelier when selecting a wine and how to choose impressive wines to suit any expense account
• How to properly sip and swirl a wine when presented with that first tableside taste, and when to send a bad wine back

$50 per person (excludes tax)

Reservations for each series can be made by calling the restaurant at 213.972.3331.



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Thursday, March 12

Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk

Downtown Los Angeles Historic Core

Sixth St. and Spring St., Los Angeles, CA

12:00pm to 9:00pm

(MARCH 12) This self-guided tour, which started in 2004 and has flourished as much of Downtown has cleaned up, encompasses more than 40 galleries and museums spread throughout the area's many sub-districts, including Bunker Hill, Little Tokyo and Gallery Row on Main and Spring Streets in the Historic Core. About 10,000 visitors regularly take the tour.

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2015 Professional Marketing Mixer

Ritz Carlton at LA Live

900 West Olympic Boulevard Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90015

7:00pm to 10:00pm

Join Ranksharks on Thursday March 12th at The Ritz-Carlton at LA Live from 7-10pm. Enjoy an evening of complimentary light bites and drinks while networking with local business professionals, entrepreneurs from a range of industries, and a few of LA's foremost marketing experts to discuss new marketing and advertising strategies in 2015.

Admission Includes:

1. Access to 200 Professionals

2. Complimentary appetizers

3. Light Cocktails

Admission: $30 / $20 with promo code

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