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Thursday, September 3

Friday, September 4

Leah Lax discusses and signs Uncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd, Austin, CA 90069

7:00pm

In Uncovered, Leah Lax tells her story beginning as a young teen who left her liberal, secular home for life as a Hasidic Jew, and ending as a forty-something woman who has to abandon the only world she s known for thirty years in order to achieve personal freedom. In understated, crystalline prose, Lax details her experiences with arranged marriage, cult-like faith, and motherhood during her years with the Hasidim, and explores how her creative, sexual, and spiritual longings simmer beneath the surface throughout her time there. The first book to tell the story of a gay woman who spent thirty adult years in the Hasidic fold, Uncovered is the moving story of Lax s long journey toward finding a home where she truly belongs

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Saturday, September 5

Avi Ross/ No Vacancy Art Opening

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd, Austin, CA 90069

3:00pm

Avi Ross is a Los Angeles based photographer and videographer inspired by the beauty and the history of California. In his words: “No Vacancy” is a documentary series that attempts to capture the no-tell motel, a link to the seedy underbelly of the city, to a time when LA was a little more dangerous, and maybe a little more interesting. The purpose of this project is a visual documentation of some of these structures, to capture their character before they are torn down in the name of sanitization.

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