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Tuesday, August 2

Tribute to Andrzej Zulawski,: Possession


611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA


Capturing the energy generated when two people whose lives are so intensely fused and woven are forcibly split, Possession is an emotional nuclear explosion. If all we were given were its operatic and shamanistic performances by leads Isabelle Adjani and Sam Neill, it’s impossible-to-describe music by Andrzej Korzynski, and its masterful, hyper-kinetical ballet of camera choreography — all delivered with the force of a long-suppressed traumatic memory — then Possession would already be the best film about divorce ever filmed. But when the angels and demons of our inner nature are literally incarnated in phantasmagorical form — the kind requiring the talents of Oscar-winning creature FX master Carlo Rambaldi (who, instead of making a cutey-pie “E.T.”, concocts a tentacled Lovecraftian octo-sex-demon) — you have the kind of explosively cathartic and entertaining experience that leads to movie-lover nirvanic bliss. Welcome to Possession, your new favorite movie.

Dir. Andrzej Zulawski, 1981, 35mm, 123 min.

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Wednesday, August 3

Thursday, August 4

Leigh Stein discusses and signs Land of Enchantment

Book Soup LA

8818 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, 60069


Set against the stark and surreal landscape of New Mexico, Land of Enchantment is a coming-of-age memoir about young love, obsession, and loss, and how a person can imprint a place in your mind forever.  
When Leigh Stein received a call from an unknown number in July 2011, she let it go to voice mail, assuming it would be her ex-boyfriend Jason. Instead, the call was from his brother: Jason had been killed in a motorcycle accident. He was twenty-three years old. She had seen him alive just a few weeks earlier.   Leigh first met Jason at an audition for a tragic play. He was nineteen and troubled and intensely magnetic, a dead ringer for James Dean. Leigh was twenty-two and living at home with her parents, trying to figure out what to do with her young adult life. Within months, they had fallen in love and moved to New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment, a place neither of them had ever been. But what was supposed to be a romantic adventure quickly turned sinister, as Jason s behavior went from playful and spontaneous to controlling and erratic, eventually escalating to violence. Now New Mexico was marked by isolation and the anxiety of how to leave a man she both loved and feared. Even once Leigh moved on to New York, throwing herself into her work, Jason and their time together haunted her.
Land of Enchantment lyrically explores the heartbreaking complexity of why the person hurting you the most can be impossible to leave.. With searing honesty and cutting humor, Leigh wrestles with what made her fall in love with someone so destructive and how to grieve a man who wasn’t always good to her.

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Friday, August 5

Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament

L.A. Live

800 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015


Returning after its inaugural year, with be the highly anticipated second annual ESPNLA 710AM All-Star Celebrity Game in partnership with Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament, leading off the weekend on Friday, August 5. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund at The V Foundation. ESPNLA on-air personalities, Marcellus Wiley, John Ireland, Ben Lyons, Dr. Robert Klapper, Travis Rodgers, Brian Kamenetzky, Andy Kamenetzky, and Jeff Katz will battle against some of today’s favorite film and television celebrities on the court, celebrity names will be announced at a later date. The game will feature a special half-time performance and there will be exclusive prizes and photo opportunities for fans in attendance. Tickets to the ESPNLA 710AM All-Star Celebrity Game are available for purchase at Nike3on3.com. Prices for tickets range from $25 to $250 and limited VIP Packages are also available. Teams that register for the Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament will receive a discount code for $5 off your ticket to the ESPNLA 710AM All-Star Celebrity Game.

Registration for players of all ages and skill levels is now open and entry forms for players can be found at nike3on3.com. Athletes are encouraged to sign up beginning today as brackets will fill up quickly for what is expected to be the largest tournament registration to date. Three-on-three tournament games will take place on approximately 100 outdoor basketball courts with over twenty interactive vendors and basketball-themed activities taking place throughout the event’s footprint.

The tournament features six main divisions of play: Adult Elite, Adult, Teen, Youth, Special Olympics and Wheelchair. The player’s next grade for the Teen division must be 9th-12th and player’s next grade for the Youth division must be 3rd-8th. Adult, Teen and Youth divisions feature two competition levels: recreational and competitive. The Nike Elite Division will consist of three categories of players: Women, Men's 6 Foot and under and Men’s Over 6 Foot. Brackets will be formed based upon these criteria and those delineated above.

Complete team registration for the Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament starts at $180 for the Youth division (ages 8-12), $180 for the Teen division (ages 13-19), $200 for Adult division (ages 20 and over) and $240 for the Adult Elite division (ages 18 and over). Entry fees for all divisions will increase $10 respectively after July 2. All ages and skill levels are invited to play. Each team must have a minimum of three players and a maximum of four players to participate. Registration for Special Olympics and Wheelchair divisions is open to all ages and is free of charge; teams can register by visiting Nike3on3.com.

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Long Beach Crawfish Festival

Rainbow Lagoon Park

E. Shoreline Dr, Long Beach, 90802


Savor the Flavor of New Orleans as it comes to Southern California!

Serving seasoned Cajun Crawfish dinners, prepared to mouth-watering perfection in the world’s largest crawfish pots. These pint-sized crustaceans are one of the tastiest parts of summer. Crawfish meals include succulent red baby potatoes, buttery corn on the cob and creamy and a delectable remoulade dipping sauce.

Dance to rousing Cajun and Zydeco bands and join the Second Line Dancing Parade featuring the Orleans Second Line Club. Live entertainment mixes the best Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orleans-style jazz and blues music and includes Zydeco dance lessons regularly throughout the day.

International food court featuring New Orleans inspired cuisine, Café du Monde-style chicory coffee and beignets, beer & wine gardens, special themed cocktails, live sports tent, children’s stage featuring the comedy and magic of Terrell & Takako, Storytelling, Magicians, Inflatable Impressions, Bounces, an exclusive VIP Seating area and FREE E-Souvenir Photo and a Masquerade Ball on FAT FRIDAY. It’s time to dress up, get out the beads, feathers and lace, and head to the largest Mardi-Gras Experience west of the Mississippi!

Friday and Saturday - Karaoke Lounge
You can sing with a live band. There is something for every musical taste and talent...

You are cordially invited to an evening of great music and outstanding drinks as you dance the night away at the Mardi Gras Par-Tay of the Year!!!
Live Music • DJ • Free Souvenir E-Photo • Costume Contest • Specialty Drinks • and More...

FAT FRIDAY, August 5th — 5 PM - 10 PM (featuring a Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball)
Saturday, August 6th — 12 NOON - 10 PM
Sunday, August 7th — 12 NOON - 10 PM

Main Stage, Live — 
FAT FRIDAY, August 5th
The Mudbug Brass Band
David Sousa and The Zydeco Mudbugs

SATURDAY, August 6th
T-Lou & His Super Hot Zydeco Band - Farewell Performance…A leading light of the Zydeco scene will bid farewell to their fans with SPECIAL MEET & GREET with fans!
Dwight “Black Cat” Carrier & The Zydeco Ro Doggs
Theo & The Zydeco Patrol
Bonne Musique Zydeco
The Mudbug Brass Band

SUNDAY, August 7th
Step Rideau & The Zydeco Outlaws
CZ and the Bon Vivants
Bayou Brothers
The Mudbug Brass Band

A.J. Gibbs — Mr. 1 Man Show (Zydeco Dancing Lessons)
Orleans Second Line Club - COME JOIN THE CONGO LINE!

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