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Friday, May 1

Saturday, May 2

Monday, May 4

Marian Lindberg presents and signs The End of the Rainy Season: Discovering My Family's Hidden Past in Brazil

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd, Austin, CA 90069


Marian Lindberg grew up being told that Walter Lindberg, the man who raised her father, was a brave explorer who had been murdered in the Amazon. She took her father's claims at face value, basking in her exotic roots, until she started to notice things. The unverified legend became a riddle she couldn't solve.  As Lindberg moved from journalism to law, fell in love, and sought a family of her own, her father repeatedly interfered. He had a closed vision of his family, and she--unlike the silent Walter--was breaking out.  Yet her father's story of the past haunted Lindberg. Long after her father's death, Lindberg set off for the Amazon, determined to find out the truth about Walter. Aided by generous Brazilians who adopted her search as if it were their own, she discovered as much about herself and her family as about Walter, whose true role in Brazil's history turned out to be unexpected and deeply troubling. 

Sharply observant, wrought with honesty, and sweeping in its ambitions, The End of the Rainy Season is a powerful examination of identity and human relationships with nature, and between one another. (Soft Skull Press)

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Tuesday, May 5

Cinco de Mayo at Gracias Madre

Gracias Madre

8905 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA

11:00am to 10:00pm

All-Day $5 Appetizer Specials (Courtesy of Chef Chandra Gilbert)
•Guacamole & tortilla chips - mashed avocado, cilantro, onion, chile, lime, housemade tortilla chips
•Empanada a la carta - roasted root vegetables, pineapple habanero salsa, cumin lentils, cashew crema
•Flauta a la carta - rolled taco with sweet potatoes, caramelized onions, pico de gallo, guacamole, cashew nacho cheese
•Tamal a la carta - sautéed squash, poblano peppers, onions

Cocktail Specials (Courtesy of Beverage Director Jason Eisner)
Snow Cone Machine [Available on the patio from 5 pm - 11 pm]
•Tequila Mule Snow Cone - tequila blanco, housemade ginger beer, lime ($10)

All-Day Cocktail Specials
•Popstar - mezcal, green chartreuse, watermelon, jalapeño, clarified lime juice, sea salt, housemade pop rocks ($15)
•Michelada de la madre - Cabotella Mexican ale, habanero bitters, housemade worcestershire, lemon jalapeño basil ice ($10)

Tuesday, May 5th
11 am - 11 pm - Appetizer, Popstar and Michelada specials available
5 pm - 11 pm - Snow cone machine in action on the patio
6 pm - 9 pm - Live Mariachi Band

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