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Friday, August 8

Saturday, August 9

LA DERBY DOLLS' BABY DOLL BRAWL: BAD HATTERS VS CHESHIRE CATS

6:30pm to 10:30pm

Purchase your tickets now to see the LA Derby Dolls up an coming skaters in the Baby Doll Brawl featuring Bad Hatters vs Cheshire Cats - 08/09/2014 at the LA Derby Dolls - Doll Factory located in LA's Historic Filipino Town. This bout will include a mini bout at halftime between our Jr Derby Dolls including their Fresh Meat and SubPool skaters!

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Sunday, August 10

Terranea Resort Hosts Inaugural Wine Festival

Terranea Resort

100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275

10:00am

In celebration of its five-year anniversary, Terranea Resort, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, is introducing a new event, a Celebration of Food and Wine. The inaugural event will take place August 10 and feature special seminars and wine tastings led by experts, along with a wine luncheon, special wine retail offerings, evening reception and dinner, and accommodation packages.

The Celebration of Food and Wine at Terranea Resort, in Rancho Palos Verdes, will offer four seminars, as well as an “Old World vs. New World” themed lunch and cooking demonstration from the chefs of Terranea. The festival culminates with the ‘Taste of Terranea’ reception, featuring bites from each of Terranea’s restaurants, complemented by wine booths represented by select wine purveyors.

The two morning seminars include Bubbles of the World, hosted by Master of Wine Candidate Stuart Prato, from 10 – 11:15 a.m., and A History of South Africa, hosted by award-winning Boela Gerber of Groot Constantia, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. The lunch, hosted by French Wine Specialist Paul Swigger, will begin at 1 p.m., and will be prepared by Terranea’s Executive Chef Bernard Ibarra and feature a cooking demonstration highlighting the theme of “Old World vs. New World” in both the food and wine presented.

The two afternoon seminar sessions will cover Italian Wines, hosted by Premier Italian Wine Importer and Italian Master Sommelier John Cressman, from 3 – 4:15 p.m., and Bordeaux vs. Burgundy, hosted by Jason Berry, representing Mark Haisma, Burgundy Négociant, beginning at 4:30 p.m. The evening reception and dinner will start at 5:30 p.m. and feature the chefs of Terranea, along with a special selection of wines for guests to taste and explore.

Festival tickets are offered at $125 including all four seminars and lunch, $125 for the evening reception and dinner, or $225 for the full day of food and wine experiences that includes seminars, lunch, reception and dinner. A special introductory offer of buy one ticket, get the second ticket 50% off is available for the first 70 guests to purchase.  

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End of Summer Reading Program Party

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

4:00pm

Calling all Reading Time Lords, Doctors, and Companions! The Vroman's Time Lord Council invites you to a special event celebrating the completion of your V.R.O.M.I.S. summer reading mission. We'll provide the entertainment and the grand prize drawing; you bring your sense of adventure!

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Monday, August 11

Euny Hong presents and signs The Birth of Korean Cool: How One Nation Is Conquering the World Through Pop Culture (Signed Edition)

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069

7:00pm

By now, everyone in the world knows the song "Gangnam Style" and Psy, an instantly recognizable star. But the song's international popularity is no passing fad. "Gangnam Style" is only one tool in South Korea's extraordinarily elaborate and effective strategy to become a major world superpower by first becoming the world's number one pop culture exporter.   As a child, Euny Hong moved from America to the Gangnam neighbourhood in Seoul. She was a witness to the most accelerated part of South Korea's economic development, during which time it leapfrogged from third-world military dictatorship to first-world liberal democracy on the cutting edge of global technology.   Euny Hong recounts how South Korea vaulted itself into the twenty-first century, becoming a global leader in business, technology, education, and pop culture. Featuring lively, in-depth reporting and numerous interviews with Koreans working in all areas of government and society, The Birth of Korean Cool reveals how a really uncool country became cool, and how a nation that once banned miniskirts, long hair on men, and rock 'n' roll could come to mass produce boy bands, soap operas, and the world's most important smart phone. (Picador USA)

 

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