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Friday, August 15

Suzanne Lazear discusses and signs Fragile Destiny

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101


In a desperate effort to keep the Otherworld from falling into darkness, Noli and her true love, V, plot the daring theft of a jewel needed to complete a mystical and dangerously powerful staff.  But their enemy, the Dark King Ciarán, is not so easily defeated. Through his devious machinations, he has set a plan in motion for a final showdown that will decide who rules the Otherworld once and for all.



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Saturday, August 16

Sunday, August 17

Stuart Sandler, Charles Phoenix, and Derek Yaniger present and sign Kiddie Cocktails

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101


Calling all junior mixologists! Check out the coolest-ever collection of fabulous drink recipes in every flavor and style under the sun – sharp and tangy, smooth and sweet, fizzy but never flat, crisp and fruity, or rich and creamy – all minus the hooch! Surprise your friends with a Kosmic Kooler, get the party started with a Dream Punch, or cruise to Hawaii with a Little Pink Pearl. You’ll also find tips on setting up your own kiddie cocktail bar – with advice on choosing everything you’ll need to make your cocktails look as amazing as they taste! The entire book is lavishly illustrated by the internationally renowned artist Derek Yaniger.

Join our book release party and enjoy  a short slideshow presentation, and a kiddie cocktails tasting!





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Monday, August 18

Richard Bausch discusses & signs Before, During, After

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101


From the recipient of the PEN/Malamud Award, the Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Rea Award for the Short Story: a gorgeously rendered, passionate account of a relationship threatened by secrets, set against the backdrop of national tragedy.

When Natasha, a talented young artist working as a congressional aide, meets Michael Faulk, an Episcopalian priest struggling with his faith, the stars seem to align. Although he is nearly two decades older, they discover in each other the happy yearning and exhilaration of lovers, and within months they are engaged. Shortly before their wedding, while Natasha is vacationing in Jamaica and Faulk is in New York attending the wedding of a family friend, the terrorist attacks of September 11 shatter the tranquillity of the nation’s summer. Alone in a state of abject terror, cut off from America and convinced that Faulk is dead, Natasha makes an error in judgment that leads to a private trauma of her own on the Caribbean shore. A few days later, she and Faulk are reunited, but the horror of that day and Natasha’s inability to speak of it inexorably divide their relationship into “before” and “after.” They move to Memphis and begin their new life together, but their marriage quickly descends into repression, anxiety, and suspicion. (Knopf)





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Thursday, August 21

Saturday, August 23

Sushi Roku Pasadena presents pop-up beer garden

The Courtyard at One Colorado

24 E Union Street, Pasadena, CA

6:00pm to 10:30pm

Now a four-year summer tradition, Innovative Dining Group’s Sushi Roku Pasadena will join One Colorado Courtyard’s “Saturday Nights in August” concert series with an exceptional pop-up beer garden experience. On Saturday, August 23, 2014, Sushi Roku will “pop up” in Downtown Pasadena to accompany complimentary live music, offering concertgoers an assortment of moonlit cocktails, signature sushi, and savory bites.

The courtyard beer garden will showcase a selection of summery cocktails, such as the Mandarin Honey Margarita ($12) with Los Arongo Tequila, mandarin oranges, honey, and lime juice; and beer specials, including Kirin, Sapporo, and Asahi brews. In addition to a $40, three-course prix fixe “Red Sun Feast,” several Sushi Roku favorites will be available à la carte, such as Filet-Wrapped Asparagus ($15); Yellowtail Sashimi with diced chiles ($17); Spicy Tuna Hanabi ($13); and Baked Cod ($19). Various Robatayaki skewers, including Premium Wagyu Japanese Beef ($64); Shrimp with Tarragon Miso ($8); and Bacon-Wrapped Cherry Tomatoes ($6) will also be available.

Sushi Roku’s beer garden will complement the  Echo Park-based indie pop musicians Banta on August 23, 2014.

Red Sun Feast ($40)

Edamame for the table

Trio of Appetizers

Salmon Carpaccio with Black Truffles; Yellowtail Sashimi with Diced Chiles; and Spicy Tuna Hanabi on Crispy Rice

Entrées (choice of):

Ume (six-piece signature sushi)

Grilled Filet Mignon with Ginger Teriyaki

Grilled Salmon with Homemade BBQ Sauce


Chocolate Volcano

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