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Friday, October 24

Saturday, October 25

Los Angeles Derby Dolls: Sirens vs. Fight Crew

Doll Factory

1910 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026

6:30pm

Founded in 2003, the L.A. Derby Dolls (http://derbydolls.com/la) are Southern California’s premiere women’s banked-track, quad-skating, roller derby league. Within the league, four fierce teams battle for dominance: Fight Crew, Sirens, Tough Cookies and Varsity Brawlers.

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Sunday, October 26

Car Classic 2014

Art Center College of Design

870 South Raymond, Pasadena, 91105

9:00am to 4:00pm

Car Classic serves as a reminder that behind every beautifully designed car is an innovative and talented designer—one most likely educated at Art Center College of Design. For more than 10 years, Art Center’s Car Classic event has examined automotive culture and vehicle architecture through the lens of design. More than just another high-profile car show, this popular public event celebrates the very best in automotive design, showcasing the College’s strong ties to industry and honoring many of our noteworthy alumni.

Join us this year for "Street to Screen" as Art Center Car Classic explores the impact transportation and entertainment design has on Hollywood and the entertainment industry—on camera, on the road and behind the scenes. Transportation designers, car collectors, filmmakers and auto and lifestyle enthusiasts will converge at Art Center’s annual event to hear from and meet the people who design the vehicles that we love to see cruising Sunset Boulevard, coasting along scenic byways or roaring to life on the big screen.

It's a daylong celebration, providing attendees an up-close-and-personal look at a carefully curated selection of innovative vehicles, rare automobiles and stunning concept cars.

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Fall Pie and Pastry

Grist & Toll

990 South Arroyo Parkway #1 , Pasadena, CA

11:00am to 4:00pm

Grist & Toll will be hosting a Fall Pie Class on 10/26. Learn how to incorporate whole grain flour into different types of pie dough. Pie dough can be tricky so Nan Kohler can share a few insider tips and tricks. Play with seasonal fresh fruit and learn how to make pies with simple market driven ingredients. In this hands on class, you will learn the intricacies of making 3 different types of pie dough with whole grain flour:

• Our favorite all butter flaky pie dough

• A 100% Spelt rough puff pastry

• A simple, versatile press-in dough made of Cornmeal and Sonora

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Scott B. Bomar presents and signs Southbound: An Illustrated History of Southern Rock

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069

4:00pm

Many of the architects of rock and roll in the 1950s, including Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Little Richard, were Southerners who were rooted in the distinctive regional traditions of country, blues, and R&B. As the impact of the British Invasion and the psychedelic era faded at the end of the following decade, such performers as Bob Dylan and the Band returned to the simplicity of American roots music, paving the way for Southern groups to reclaim their region's rock-and-roll heritage. From the rise and fall of the mighty Capricorn Records to the music’s role in helping Jimmy Carter win the White House and to its continuing legacy and influence, this is the story of Southern rock. 

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Lucques' Bookfest

Lucques

8474 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA

5:00pm to 10:00pm

LUCQUES, the flagship restaurant owned by Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne, presents three special dinners inspired  by the new fall cookbooks by Jean-Pierre and Denise Moullé, long-time Chef of Chez Panisse; Gabrielle Hamilton of Prune; and Charles Phan of The Slanted Door.

Suzanne Goin and Chef de Cuisine Javier Espinoza will design a prix fixe menu sourced from recipes from each book as interpreted by Lucques’ culinary sensibility. Pricing for all dinners is $55 per guest. Books are sold separately.

On each scheduled dinner, the Guests Chefs will be present to meet guests and sign books. The book will be available for purchase at Lucques during the evening. Menus to be announced.

WHEN:

Jean-Pierre and Denise Mouleé

Sunday, October 26 from 5:00 p.m.

Gabrielle Hamilton

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 from 5:00 p.m.

Charles Phan

Sunday, November 16, 2014 from 5:00 p.m.

COST:

$55 per guest; wine pairings optional; signed cookbook sold separately

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LQ Foodings @ Vertical: October 2014

Vertical Wine Bistro

70 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA

5:00pm to 10:00pm

We are VERY excited to announce LQ “Foodings” is returning with a pop-up series in October. The RSVP is now open for Sunday, October 26 and Monday, October 27 - reserve your table now as seats will fly!

Don’t miss this amazing culinary experience from the LQ team! Chef Laurent is ushering in fall with delicious ingredients such as Coromondel oyster, fresh hamachi, wood pigeon and even frog legs! Enjoy these fresh & locally-sourced foods over six courses, all for $50. Our illustrious pastry chef Anthony will present his take on a classic pear clafoutis for dessert.

Our favorite sommeliers at Domaine LA have curated a 5-glass wine pairing for the evening - enjoy wines from Germany, France, Italy and Spain for just $28. As the ultimate finish to your meal, we will be offering more than 40 selections of artisanal, hand-crafted cheese on the famed LQ cheese cart. Go wild and try them all!

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Monday, October 27

T. Jefferson Parker presents and signs Full Measure

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069

7:00pm

"Patrick Norris has seen the worst that Afghanistan has to offer-excruciating heat, bitter cold, and death waiting behind every rock as comrades are blown to pieces by bombs and snipers. He returns home exhilarated by his new freedom and eager to realize his dream of a sport fishing business. But he is shocked to learn that the avocado ranch his family has owned for generations in the foothills of San Diego has been destroyed by a massive wildfire and the parents he loves are facing ruin.  Ted Norris worships his brother and yearns for his approval. Gentle by nature, but tormented by strange fixations with a dark undercurrent, Ted is drawn into a circle of violent, criminal misfits. His urgent quest to prove himself threatens to put those he loves in peril.  Patrick puts his own plans on hold to save the family's home and falls in love with Iris, a beautiful and unusual woman, when disaster strikes. When Ted's plan for redemption goes terribly wrong, he tries to disappear. Desperate to find his brother and salvage what remains of his family, Patrick must make an agonizing choice.  Three-time Edgar Award-winner T. Jefferson Parker is known for his many bestselling crime novels, from Laguna Heat to The Famous and the Dead. Full Measure marks a departure; it is a literary novel that explores many subjects, among them the bonds of loyalty between brothers.

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