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Saturday, August 23

All-American Soap Box Derby At The Queen Mary

Queen Mary

1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, CA 90802

10:00am

(THROUGH AUG. 24) The Queen's Cup - Soap Box Derby Races Comes to Long Beach. The first All-American Soap Box Derby (AASBD) and CA Family Soap Box Derby Association (CFSBDA) sanctioned rally race in Long Beach makes its formal racing debut, Aug 23-24 at the Queen Mary. Racers can compete in three divisions, attracting first time builders, veteran racers and youngsters from area clubs/associations. All entrants are welcome- Free for first time racers to compete. Family activities and spectating FREE. Visit website for rules and information - http://www.Queenmary.com/derby. Complete Derby, rule information can be found on the All-American Soap Box Derby website at www.aasbd.com.

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Taste of Brews - Long Beach

Lighthouse Park

200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA

12:00pm to 5:00pm

Taste of Brews is heading back to Lighthouse Park on Sat., Aug. 23rd, 2014 for the 4th annual Long Beach Summer craft beer festival featuring dozens of seasonal, craft and micro-brews. Detailed information is available at www.tasteofbrews.com.  

*Tickets are non-refundable*

Event Hours:

12pm - 5pm*

Beer tasting hours:

Early entry/4-Hour session: 12-4pm

3-Hour session: 1-4pm

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Love Songs of the Revolution

Los Angeles Central Library's Mark Taper Auditorium

630 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles, 90071

2:00pm

Los Angeles author Bronwyn Mauldin reads from her latest novel, Love Songs of the Revolution – a literary thriller based in the last days of Soviet Lithuania. In Mauldin’s novel, Martynas Kudirka, an official painter for the Lithuanian Communist Party, enjoys a pleasant, unremarkable life with a beautiful wife and all the privileges that come with being a party member. Yet in the summer 1989, his ordinary world suddenly turns upside down. Political revolt is breaking out across Eastern Europe, and Martynas comes home to find his wife dead on the kitchen floor with a knife in her back. Realizing the police will not investigate, he sets out to find his wife’s
killer. Instead, he stumbles upon her secret life. Copies of Ms Mauldin's book will be available for purchase.

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The PopUp Dinner L.A. 2014

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5:00pm to 10:00pm

The PopUp Dinner brings both this image and idea to life. A flash dinner picnic at a location only revealed moments before the start time, The PopUp Dinner combines excitement with elegance. Tables and chairs are provided, while guests are invited to bring a picnic for your friends and something to share for new friends. In accordance with the simplicity of the event, white attire is encouraged, a vibrant contrast to the evening and a symbol for the effortlessness of enjoying an evening out. It is the hope of the Hand Made Team that every PopUp Dinner will be one of spontaneity, splendor, and surprise. The PopUp Dinner is only a place, a time, and a group of people coming together; the memories you make are your own.

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Sushi Roku Pasadena presents pop-up beer garden

The Courtyard at One Colorado

24 E Union Street, Pasadena, CA

6:00pm to 10:30pm

Now a four-year summer tradition, Innovative Dining Group’s Sushi Roku Pasadena will join One Colorado Courtyard’s “Saturday Nights in August” concert series with an exceptional pop-up beer garden experience. On Saturday, August 23, 2014, Sushi Roku will “pop up” in Downtown Pasadena to accompany complimentary live music, offering concertgoers an assortment of moonlit cocktails, signature sushi, and savory bites.

The courtyard beer garden will showcase a selection of summery cocktails, such as the Mandarin Honey Margarita ($12) with Los Arongo Tequila, mandarin oranges, honey, and lime juice; and beer specials, including Kirin, Sapporo, and Asahi brews. In addition to a $40, three-course prix fixe “Red Sun Feast,” several Sushi Roku favorites will be available à la carte, such as Filet-Wrapped Asparagus ($15); Yellowtail Sashimi with diced chiles ($17); Spicy Tuna Hanabi ($13); and Baked Cod ($19). Various Robatayaki skewers, including Premium Wagyu Japanese Beef ($64); Shrimp with Tarragon Miso ($8); and Bacon-Wrapped Cherry Tomatoes ($6) will also be available.

Sushi Roku’s beer garden will complement the  Echo Park-based indie pop musicians Banta on August 23, 2014.

Red Sun Feast ($40)

Edamame for the table

Trio of Appetizers

Salmon Carpaccio with Black Truffles; Yellowtail Sashimi with Diced Chiles; and Spicy Tuna Hanabi on Crispy Rice

Entrées (choice of):

Ume (six-piece signature sushi)

Grilled Filet Mignon with Ginger Teriyaki

Grilled Salmon with Homemade BBQ Sauce

Dessert

Chocolate Volcano

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There's Something About Mary

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

7:00pm

Romance and raunch have never lived so naturally side by side as in this brilliant ’90s comedy from the Farrelly Brothers. Ted (Ben Stiller) gets a chance to meet up with his dream girl from high school, but he’ll have to beat the competition. Uproarious, tense scenes are tempered with romance: ultimately these guys only want to be loved by Mary, no matter what they have to do! There’s just something about her… Starring a stunning Cameron Diaz, Stiller at the top of his game and Matt Dillon in his most hilarious role, There’s Something About Mary set the tone for the next decade of comedy and remains the funniest film of the era.

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