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Sunday, October 5

Oktoberfest at Lucques

Lucques

8474 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA

5:00pm

LUCQUES, the flagship restaurant of Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne, presents the return of Oktoberfest on Sunday, October 5, 2014 with a celebration of first-of-the-fall season dishes showcasing winter squash, roasted apples and wild mushrooms with a variety of grilled and pan-roasted house-made sausages and Lucques’ sauerkraut. Festive Oktoberfest attire for staff and guests is encouraged.

German bottled brews and seasonal draft beers will be featured from the bar and Caroline Styne will present a superb list of wines from Austria, Germany and other beer selections to complement the menu.

All guests will receive a welcome tulip glass of house made Mint Schnapps made by Head Bar-man Christiaan Rollich. 

Oktoberfest Menu 2014

warm potato salad with whole grain mustard, cornichons and caraway

grilled and pan-roasted house-made sausages with roasted apples and sauerkraut

smoked ham hocks braised in beer and slathered in onions

herbed spaetzle with wild mushrooms, winter squash, scharfe maxx and chestnuts

horseradish and mustard, larder baking company’s dark rye bread and pretzels 

pear and walnut crumble tart with raisins, creme fraiche and vanilla ice cream

COST:

$55 per person in the dining room for set menu

Menu only; beverages, gratuities and taxes additional

WHEN:

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Reservations from 5:00 p.m.

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Monday, October 6

Joshilyn Jackson discusses and signs Someone Else's Love Story

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

7:00pm

“I fell in love with William Ashe at gunpoint, in a Circle K.”  Shandi Pierce has a lot going on in her busy life. She's a single mom who is raising her brilliant son, Nathan, and finishing college. She's also tasked with trying to mediate the constant fighting between her divorced parents. So when Shandi finds herself in the middle of a convenience store robbery, she already has enough to deal with. But then William Ashe steps in, shielding Shandi and her child from the armed robber, and she falls in love.  William Ashe has his own issues; as he was confronted at gun point, he believed it to be his destiny. William is a talented geneticist who believes in science and numbers, but to him, destiny is about choice. Now, William and Shandi will navigate their destinies, making important choices that will change the course of their lives.

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Stephin Merritt presents and signs 101 Two-Letter Words

Book Soup LA

8818 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, 60069

7:00pm

Rolling Stone has called singer-songwriter Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields the Cole Porter of his generation; O, The Oprah Magazine has hailed cartoonist Roz Chast as the wryest pen since Dorothy Parker s. Together they have crafted a wonderfully witty book that is sure to prove useful to Scrabble players and Words With Friends addicts and to delight anyone in thrall to the weirder corners of the English language.   With the mordant wit and clever wordplay of Edward Gorey or Shel Silverstein, Stephin Merritt has written an original four-line rhyming poem for each of the 101 two-letter words included in The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary. Here are poems about familiar words (such as at, go, hi, no, and up) as well as obscure ones (such as aa, ka, oe, qi, xu).  101 Two-Letter Words is perfect for any language lover or Scrabble player (it may even improve your score!)."

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Tuesday, October 7

Nayomi Munaweera discusses and signs Island of a Thousand Mirrors

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

7:00pm

“Before violence tore apart the tapestry of Sri Lanka and turned its pristine beaches red, there were two families. Yasodhara tells the story of her own Sinhala family, rich in love, with everything they could ask for. As a child in idyllic Colombo, Yasodhara's and her siblings' lives are shaped by social hierarchies, their parents' ambitions, teenage love and, subtly, the differences between Tamil and Sinhala people; but the peace is shattered by the tragedies of war. Yasodhara's family escapes to Los Angeles. But Yasodhara's life has already become intertwined with a young Tamil girl's.  Saraswathie is living in the active war zone of Sri Lanka, and hopes to become a teacher. But her dreams for the future are abruptly stamped out when she is arrested by a group of Sinhala soldiers and pulled into the very heart of the conflict that she has tried so hard to avoid - a conflict that, eventually, will connect her and Yasodhara in unexpected ways.  Nayomi Munaweera's Island of a Thousand Mirrors is an emotionally resonant saga of cultural heritage, heartbreaking conflict and deep family bonds. Narrated in two unforgettably authentic voices and spanning the entirety of the decades-long civil war, it offers an unparalleled portrait of a beautiful land during its most difficult moment by a spellbinding new literary talent who promises tremendous things to come.” 

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Aloud @ Central Library: Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

Los Angeles Central Library's Mark Taper Auditorium

630 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles, 90071

7:15pm

John Lahr, in conversation with Armistead Maupin. In his thrilling new biography, Lahr—longtime New Yorker theater critic--gives intimate access to the life and mind of Williams- shedding new light on his warring family, his lobotomized sister, his sexuality, and his misreported death. In the sensational saga of Williams’ rise and fall, Lahr captures his tempestuous public persona and backstage life where Marlon Brando, Elia Kazan and others had scintillating walk-on parts. Maupin joins Lahr for a fascinating conversation about one of the most brilliant playwrights of his century, whose plays reshaped the American theater and the nation’s sense of itself.

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Wednesday, October 8

Thursday, October 9

Sarah Anne Johnson discusses and signs The Lightkeeper's Wife

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

7:00pm

Hannah Snow and her husband, John, manage the lighthouse at Dangerfield, making sure that ships clear the treacherous Dangerfield coastline. One day, when John is out buying supplies, Hannah witnesses the Cynthia Rose crash into the craggy rocks, and she rushes out into the cold water. She is only able to save one sailor, Billy.  Hannah soon learns that John will not be returning to her at the lighthouse and she falls into a deep depression, overcome with grief. Billy helps her maintain the lighthouse and continue to guard ships from the dangerous coast, but Hannah soon realizes that Billy is not who she thinks he is.

 

 

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