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Friday, September 30

Linda Thompson discusses and signs A Little Thing Called Life: On Loving Elvis Presley, Bruce Jenner, and Songs in Between

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd, 8818 Sunset Blvd, CA 0


For the last forty years, award-winning songwriter Linda Thompson has quietly led one of the most remarkable lives in show business. The longtime live-in love of Elvis Presley, Linda first emerged into the limelight during the 1970s when the former beauty pageant queen caught the eye of the King. Their chance late-night encounter at a movie theater was the stuff of legend, and it marked the beginning of a whirlwind that would stretch across decades, leading to a marriage with Bruce Jenner, motherhood, and more drama than she ever could have imagined.  Now for the first time, Linda opens up about it all, telling the full story of her life, loves, and everything in between. From her humble beginnings in Memphis to her nearly five year relationship with Elvis, she offers an intimate window into their life together, describing how their Southern roots fueled and sustained Graceland’s greatest romance. Going inside their wild stories and tender moments, she paints a portrait of life with the King, as raucous as it is refreshing. But despite the joy they shared, life with Elvis also had darkness, and her account also presents an unsparing look at Elvis s twin demons drug abuse and infidelity forces he battled throughout their time together that would eventually end their relationship just eight months before his untimely death. 

It was in the difficult aftermath of Elvis’s death that Linda found what she believed was her true home: the arms of Olympic gold medal-winner Bruce Jenner. Detailing her marriage to Bruce, Linda reveals the apparently perfect life that they built with their two young sons Brandon and Brody before Bruce changed everything with a secret he d been carrying his entire life, a secret that Linda herself kept for nearly thirty years, a secret that Bruce s transition to Caitlyn Jenner has finally laid bare for the world. Providing a candid look inside one of the most challenging moments of her life, Linda uncovers the struggles she went through as a woman and a mother, coming to terms with the reality of Bruce’s identity and resolving to embrace him completely no matter what, even as it meant they could no longer be together, and yet, despite her marriage unraveling, her search for love was not over, eventually leading her to the legendary music producer and musician David Foster, a relationship that lasted for 19 tumultuous years, resulting in a bond that spurred her songwriting career to new heights but also tested her like never before. Filled with compelling and poignant stories and 16 pages of photographs, A Little Thing Called Life lovingly recounts Linda’s incredible journey through the years, bringing unparalleled insight into three legendary figures. 

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Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403


Director Nicholas Ray’s mythic saga of teen disobedience and alienation in 1950s America made James Dean and co-star Natalie Wood instant cultural icons. Ray’s use of color and the CinemaScope screen remains groundbreaking, rivaling Hitchcock for striking frame compositions and bold symbolism. Co-starring Sal Mineo, Jim Backus and Dennis Hopper, and featuring the Griffith Park Observatory. "The film still breathes like a hurt, brooding animal. It's an indelible vision of a pretty 1950s America with a searing crack in it … a movie so audacious it can only be poetry, a kind of cinematic free verse." - Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle

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Saturday, October 1


Fleet Feet Sports

982 South Westlake Blvdd, Thousand Oaks, 91362


This fall, Women's Health will once again host its signature RUN 10 FEED 10 event with a mission in Los Angeles. The concept is simple: Run a 10K and you will instantly provide 10 meals for those who are hungry in your local and surrounding communities. This year we hope to reach our goal: 5 years, 5 million meals.
The day will include:
• An unforgettable experience running at 10K for those in need.
• Tons of freebies, fun and giveaways.

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Crestwood Hills' Architecture Tour

Crestwood Hills

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Join us for a tour of this unique Brentwood enclave as the modern past meets the present. Founded by musicians as a social living experiment in the 1940s, it is one of the only successful post WWII utopian communities to have existed. The mid-century modern homes were designed by A. Quincy Jones. This is a tour you won't want to miss!

Contact and RSVP: Kaylie Alexander
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 310-664-7921

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Children's Book World

10580 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064


From the bestselling creative team of Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell comes a timely picture book about immigration. Raising important identity issues like “Where did we come from?” and “Who are we?,” This Is Me is as delightful as it is important. In This Is Me, a teacher tells her class about her great-grandmother’s dislocating journey from home to a new country with nothing but a small suitcase to bring along. And she asks: What would you pack? What are the things you love best? What says “This is me”?  ages 4 – 8

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Pasadena Convention Center

300 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101


Chocolate lovers, en garde! The Original and Premier Artisan Chocolate event in Southern California returns with the 10th Annual LA CHOCOLATE SALON.
Featuring a delicious selection chosen and curated by the Organizers, LA CHOCOLATE SALON participants include Amano Artisan Chocolates, Valenza Chocolatier, Zenbunni, Mignon Chocolate, Copper Cauldron Candy Co., David Bacco Chocolatier, Truffles n Toffee, CACOCO, Kindred Cooks, Dove Chocolate Discoveries, Food Market Gypsy, Alquimia Organic Tequila, PRP Wine International, Gourmet Blends, Farm Fresh to You, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary, New Orleans Bill, Meshaz Natural Perfumes, Aether Arts Perfume, DSH Perfumes, and more.

Salon highlights include chocolate tasting, chef & author talks, wine tasting and ongoing interviews by TasteTV's Chocolate Television program. (Salon Entry includes all chocolate & confection tastings, etc.).

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DTLA Oyster Festival at Grand Central Market

Grand Central Market

317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013


Celebrate your favorite briny bivalves at The DTLA Oyster Festival on October 1st and 2nd from 11am-8pm. This special culinary event will bring together oyster farmers from across the country for a celebration of all-things-oyster at Grand Central Market.

The two-day affair will be an opportunity for Market visitors to taste their way through oyster varieties hailing from various parts of the country, or merroir. Visitors will have the chance to buy oysters directly from these participating farms:
-Hama Hama from Washington State: the oldest oyster farm on the West Coast (active
since 1922)
-Sol Azul Seafarms based in Baja California: in operation within the El Vizcaino
Biosphere Reserve (a UNESCO World Heritage Site)
-Grassy Bar Oysters from Morro Bay, Central California (active since 2009)
-Morro Bay Oyster Company "Pacific Gold” oysters from young, media-savvy startup
oyster farmer Neal Maloney
-Rock Harbor Oysters from a small family farm in Cape Cod, Massachusetts
-Glacier Point Oysters from Alaska Shellfish Farms

Grand Central Market vendors will also be featuring oyster specials throughout the weekend.

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Traditional Native American Birdsinging atCalArts’ Wild Beast Concert

The Wild Beast

24700, McBean Pkwy, Valencia, 91355


The Wild Beast Concert Series at CalArts Fall 2016

Wally Antone with Walter Holmes, Jr., and Derek Duro Bring Traditional Native American Birdsinging to CalArts’ Wild Beast Concert Series

We Are Birds: An Evening of Birdsinging from Native Southern California will launch the 2016-17 season of the Wild Beast Concert Series at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in Tataviam territory north of Los Angeles.

Increasingly recognized as one of the most sublime legacies in world music, the Birdsinging tradition of Cahuilla and other Southern California Native cultures is the subject of this revelatory program. CalArts is honored to welcome Elders Wally Antone and Walter Holmes Jr., the foremost practitioners of a repertoire that includes nearly 400 songs. The Elders are followed by Derek Duro and the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians, who represent the younger generation fueling the resurgence of Native art forms across Southern California. The program opens with an outdoor presentation of the documentary We Are Birds: A California Indian Story by its director, Albert Chacon.

Free outdoor music concert at CalArts
Open lawn seating in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Courtyard/Wild Beast Music Pavilion
Choice setting for families and picnics

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Gary Clark Jr.

Greek Theatre

2700 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027


One of the country's biggest new stars in rock, jazz, country and soul, this phenomenally talented musician heads out on tour this spring, showing exactly why the likes of Alicia Keys, the Rolling Stones and Foo Fighters are singing his praises as well as having him support their live shows. His fourth album The Story of Sonny Boy Slim hit the top spot on the Billboard Top Blues Albums chart, and he will be heading out country-wide in support of his new work.

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