8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA
Luis Negron's debut collection reveals the intimate world of a small community in Puerto Rico joined together by its transgressive sexuality. The writing straddles the shifting line between pure, unadorned storytelling and satire, exploring the sometimes hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking nature of survival in a decidedly cruel world. (Seven Stories Press)
"Hilarious and heart-wrenching, provocative and pitch-perfect, each story is a tiny, transgressive explosion. I feel inadequate to the task of expressing just how wonderful this book is...read it slowly, and listen close; here is a master storyteller at his finest."--Justin Torres, author of "We the Animals"
Mr. Negron will be joined by the book's translator Suzanne Jill Levine
The Los Angeles Times has a very special evening planned for its members. Restaurant critic Jonathan Gold has handpicked more than 20 restaurants to please your palate as you sample your way through some of L.A.’s signature dishes. This intimate event is sure to sell out fast - don’t miss this unique opportunity.
Tuesday, May 21st at The Atrium at LA Times
*You must be a LA Times member to purchase tickets. Tickets go on sale May 8th, 10am.
8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA
What do cooking and figure skating have in common? They are both creative, take lots of practice, and have so many layers, as self-taught cook Brian Boitano has learned. He began exploring different foods and teaching himself to cook during his Olympic career when he toured the globe for competitions, trying new foods. Now he takes every opportunity possible to sample new foods, try out new combinations in the kitchen, and test them on friends and family. And that self-taught cooking has since led to his popular show on the Cooking Channel and this companion cookbook. Every recipe can be made by cooks of any skill level, so "get your cook on" with Brian's fabulous culinary creations and impress your guests! (Lyons Press)
611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA
The most explosive and zeitgeisty televised force of nature since the birth of MTV, Morton Downey Jr. forever altered the American broadcast landscape in a blast of cigarette smoke, fistfights, in-your-face populist ranting, nasty epithets and good, old-fashioned showmanship. Billed as “3-D television” and “rock and roll without the music”, The Morton Downey, Jr. Show was the most addictive talk show of its kind to ever hit the airwaves, with its maniacally whirlwind host oozing attitude while his rabid, droogish studio audience throbbed in the background. Predating today’s omnipresent tsunami of trash TV, this late-’80s phlegmatic wonder tore up the tube, fashioning the “discussion” of crazy current events (phone sex, heavy metal, the Rev. Al Sharpton) into a giddy, unforgettable gladiator pit. Tonight, we toast the host-with-the-most with a tightly-wound mix of MDJ Show high-/lowlights, and the Los Angeles premiere of Évocateur: The Morton Downey, Jr. Movie — the brand-new feature documentary dissecting the mind and motivation of television’s most notorious agitator. Évocateur co-director Jeremy Newberger in person for Q&A after the film!
695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101
Every super hero gets his powers from somewhere. The young hero of this book, Rocco, thinks his abilities come from his shock of red hair, and the longer it gets, the stronger he becomes. He even has a posse of super friends with wild hair of their own. Our hero is unstoppable--until the day he's dragged to the super evil villain's lair and robbed of his powers. How will he face his friends? Will he ever regain his super hero-ness? A girl who has been watching all along offers the gang a chance to save the day and get their groove back.
8225 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
5:30pm to 10:00pm
Due to the popularity of Taco Night last November, Chef Suzanne Tracht and bartendress Margo Tyler bring back the taco party to the Jar Bar for one night only with anew menu of tacos and seasonal market Peligroso Tequila margaritas. Jar offers 4 hand-built tacos, made in the Suzanne Tracht fashion, for an evening of bites, shots and good company. Special Guest Mika La Silva of Peligroso Tequila will be on hand to discuss tequila.
Taco Night, Thursday May 22, 2013
Red Chili Tacos
Guajillo Pepper Sauce
Grilled Market Fish
Roasted Corn Salsa, Mango and Habanero
Tamarind, Maui Gold Pineapple and Pickled Onion
Featured Margaritas by Bartender Margo Tyler
Cucumber with Sweet Chili Rim
Special Guest Mika La Silva of Peligroso Tequila
46 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA
Celebrities Donate Autographed Shoes & More for Hillsides Los Angeles Children’s Charity WHO: Celebrity items from Elton John, Carson Daly, and members of the rock band “No Doubt” kick off the Fifth Annual Foster Soles in Los Angeles. Dr. Drew Pinsky and his wife Susan Pinksy will serve as honorary chairs at the Foster Soles Celebrity Kick-off Event. WHAT: Hillsides Foster Soles is an online auction of celebrity autographed shoes, handbags, or other personal items along with headshots. The Los Angeles kickoff event to launch the auction will be hosted by Dr. Drew and Susan Pinsky.
Held during Foster Care Awareness Month in May, Foster Soles raises awareness of national foster care issues and the plight of children and youth in the system.
Other celebrities who to date are participating or who have participated include Jennifer Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, Adam Sandler, Ellen DeGeneres, Faith Hill, James Franco, Zac Efron, Reese Witherspoon, Halle Berry, Tim McGraw, Ellen Pompeo, John Stamos, Denzel Washington, Seth Green, Mario Lopez, Sugar Ray Leonard, Adrian Grenier, Nancy Grace, Wendy Williams, Gabriel Iglesias, Jane Kaczmarek, Billy Bob Thornton, Tim Allen, Jimmy Kimmel, Joan and Melissa Rivers, Larry King, Anderson Cooper, Piers Morgan, Dave Koz, Charles Barkley, Robert Horry, Billy Zane, Mike Epps, Marlee Matlin, cast from Burn Notice, Chelsea Handler, Markie Post, Mark Harmon, Pam Dawber, Kate Linder, Edie Falco, Rona Barrett, Kim Coates, Kaitlin Olson, Devon Werkheiser, Samantha Harris, and cast from The Bold & The Beautiful . Media crews will be available to interview celebrities in attendance and shoot displays. ### About Hillsides: Hillsides is a premier provider dedicated to improving the well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and their families.
366 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90095
Join Jeff Garlin in Conversation with comedian Marc Maron. Past 'Conversations' evenings included guests Larry David, John Waters, Conan O'Brien, Michael Moore, Henry Rollins, Jeff Tweedy, and Lena Dunham, & Sarah Silverman among others.