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Thursday, April 24

E.G. Vallianatos discusses and signs Poison Spring

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101


For twenty-five years E.G. Vallianatos saw the EPA from the inside, with rising dismay over how pressure from politicians and threats from huge corporations were turning it from the public's watchdog into a "polluter's protection agency." Based on his own experience, the testimony of colleagues, and hundreds of documents collected  from inside the EPA, Poison Spring reveals how the agency has continually reinforced the chemical-industrial complex.  Vallianatos gives us a bleak insight to the organization that was set up to protect our environment, but has recently been failing in its mission.

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Aloud @ Central Library: The Voices of Women in American Poetry

Los Angeles Central Library's Mark Taper Auditorium

630 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles, 90071


The Poetry of America’s 2014 national series The Voice of Women in American Poetry celebrates an enormous literary heritage. Distinguished contemporary poets—both male and female—will gather in five cities around the country to pay tribute to the immense achievement of a wide range of poets, from Phyllis Wheatley and Anne Bradstreet to Adrienne Rich and Lucille Clifton.  In Los Angeles, join poets Marilyn Chin on Ai, Toi Derricotte on Anne Sexton and Percival Everett on Gertrude Stein.

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Petrossian West Hollywood

321 North Robertson Boulevard , West Hollywood, CA


Petrossian West Hollywood is excited to welcome David Ravandi of 123 Organic Tequila for a Tequila Tasting Dinner! 

Join us on April 24th at 7:30pm for an indulgent five course tasting menu created by Executive Chef Giselle Wellman. 

Each course is exclusively paired with one of David's sustainably produced Tequila's made with 100% Blue Agave. 


Transmontanus Caviar

Potato Ice Cream, Buckweat Crisp

123 Organic Tequila "1"


Dungeness Crab Corn Soup

Fennel, Cherry Tomato, Serrano Chili, Avocado, Lime

123 Organic Tequila "2"

Rested for 6 months in oak 

Jicama Smoked Trout Taco

Tequila "1" infused Petrossian Trout Roe, Cucumber, Ginger, Grapefruit


123 Organic Tequila "1", Fresh Grapefruit Juice, Lime, Agave, Soda Water

Carnitas a la Bourguignon

Bacon, Cilantro, Beer, Tequila, Spring Onion, Polenta

123 Organic Tequila "3"

Aged For 18 Months in Oak

Paleta D'Ananas

Piña con chile

123 Organic Tequila "123"

Your choice of any 123 Organic Tequila 

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Friday, April 25

Elaine Lui presents and signs Listen to the Squawking Chicken: When Mother Knows Best, What's a Daughter to Do? a Memoir (Sort Of)

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069


As the 800,000+ U.S. fans of Elaine Lui's site know, her mother, aka The Squawking Chicken, is a huge factor in Elaine's life. She pulls no punches, especially with her only child. "Where's my money?" she asks every time she sees Elaine. "You'll never be Miss Hong Kong," she informed her daughter when she was a girl. Listen to the Squawking Chicken lays bare the playbook of unusual advice, warnings, and unwavering love that has guided Elaine throughout her life. Using the nine principles that her mother used to raise her, Elaine tells us the story of the Squawking Chicken's life--in which she walked an unusual path to parent with tough love, humor, and, through it all, a mother's unyielding devotion to her daughter. This is a love letter to mothers everywhere. (Amy Einhorn Books)

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