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Thursday, October 30

“Open House Fright Night” Edgar Allen Poe dramatic reading.

Barnes & Noble, Calabasas, CA

4735 Commons Way,, Calabasas, 0


Celebrating Halloween in a Mind-Chilling New Way

Barnes & Noble, Calabasas, CA –
Spotlight The Arts Foundation presents dramatic readings of Edgar Allen Poe’s works at a ticket-free event Thursday October 30th, 2014 at 7 pm – 9 pm

The night before Halloween, author, actor, poet, director, and playwright Peter Hayes Brothers will captivate you with performances by talented thespians of the most macabre literary imaginings penned by Poe. Director Peter Brothers will enthrall audiences with works like “The City in the Sea,” “To One in Paradise,” “For Annie,” and excerpts from literary masterpieces like “The Fall of the House of Usher,” and “The Sphinx.”

Fitting the season, Brothers will turn his bookshop audience into accomplices for eerie tales of intrigue, betrayal and supernatural specters. Bring your friends to witness the resurrection of shadowed gothic literature; for only as long as the pendulum swings.

This special complimentary one-night only event takes place:
Thursday, October 30th - Come and go between 7pm – 9pm, If you dare!!
Barnes & Noble Booksellers (818) 222-0542
The Commons at Calabasas
4735 Commons Way, Calabasas, CA 91302

“Fright Night” is most suitable for teens and adults.

Support The Arts: From Sunday October 26th to Sunday November 2nd, make a purchase at Barnes & Nobles and simply mention this Book Fair Event Code 11 46 28 92. A percentage of your purchases online or at the store will help support Spotlight The Arts, a 501(c) non-profit organization, in our efforts to produce and promote artistic events in the community. For information about Spotlight The Arts Foundation go to www.spotlightthearts.org

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Michelle Phan presents and signs Make Up: Your Life Guide to Beauty, Style, and Success--Online and Off

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069


Michelle Phan has believed in makeup since the first time she was allowed to try eyeliner. When she looked in the mirror and saw a transformed version of herself looking back, she fell in love with the sense of confidence that makeup could give her. Ever since she posted her first makeup tutorial on YouTube, she has dedicated herself to inspire millions by using makeup as a tool for transformation and self expression.   Now, Michelle has compiled all of her best wisdom into Make Up: Your Life Guide to Beauty, Style, and Success--Online and Off. From creating a gorgeous smoky eye to understanding contouring to developing an online persona, Michelle has advice to help you transform every facet of your life. Make Up is packed with Michelle's trademark beauty and style tutorials, stories and pictures from her own life, and advice on the topics she is asked about most, including etiquette, career, entrepreneurship, and creativity. From the everyday (how to get glowing skin) to the big picture (how to turn your passion into a profession), Make Up is a practical and empowering resource to help anyone put their best face forward. 

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Nick Jonas


West Hollywood, CA 90069


Who Jonas is now is a multi-talented artist stepping out on his own and re-

inventing himself after achieving worldwide fame with The Jonas Brothers. The 

Grammy-nominated group sold 20 million albums and toured the globe several 

times over before calling it quits in October 2013. Its youngest member has lived 

a lot of life in those years and his experiences are reflected on the album. “One 

of the interesting things about this next step was embracing another thing I love 

about singing, which is storytelling,” Jonas says. “On every song, I have a 

responsibility to tell the story and connect it to the listener.” 

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Thu, Oct 30, 7:15 PM [ALOUD] The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books

ALOUD @ Central Library

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


What is the role of fiction in 21st century America? Blending memoir and polemic with close readings of her favorite American novels—Azar Nafisi, author of bestselling Reading Lolita in Tehran, invites us to join her as citizens of “The Republic of Imagination,” a country where the villains are conformity and orthodoxy and the only passport is a free mind and a willingness to dream.

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UCLA Department of Art Lectures: James Benning

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, CA 90024, CA 0


In the past 25 years, the acclaimed experimental filmmaker James Benning has completed 14 feature-length films, including 13 Lakes (2004), RR (2007), and Casting a Glance (2007), which have been shown in venues around the world. He has received grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The Austrian Film Museum presented a retrospective of Benning’s films in 2007, and his installations have been staged at the Walker Art Center, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Argos Centre for Art and Media in Brussels. 

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Mozart & Beethoven


151 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, 90012


Beethoven's work was the sun around which Western music revolved for a century, and the "Eroica" Symphony was the game-changer, the work that blasted the very idea of the symphony into new dimensions of power, scale, and meaning.

Come for: Our Conductor Laureate leads Beethoven's epoch-changing symphony, which could be called The Rite of Spring for the Classical period.

And more: Recent MacArthur "genius" award recipient and widely-read blogger Jeremy Denk applies his poetic virtuosity to Mozart’s D-minor masterpiece.

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