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Tuesday, November 4

Lee Wilson discusses and signs Rebel on Pointe: A Memoir of Ballet and Broadway

Book Soup LA

8818 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, 60069

4:00pm

Short, plump, pigeon-toed, and never good enough for mom, Lee Wilson dared to dream she could grow up to be a star. In this uplifting memoir, Wilson describes how she grand jeted from the stifling suburbia of the 1950s, a world of rigid gender roles, to the only domain where women and men were equally paid and equally respected--in grand, historic dance theaters and under the bright lights of the Broadway stage. At the age of sixteen, Wilson made her classical ballet debut in Monte Carlo. Eight months later, she thrilled to the sound of her first bravos--and she never looked back. After touring Europe and dancing with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet in New York, she set her sights on Broadway, where she danced in many Broadway shows, including Hello Dolly! and the record-breaking performance of A Chorus Line. Rebel on Pointe immerses the reader in a remarkable and visionary world. It lifts the veil of myth surrounding legendary dance icons like George Balanchine to reveal the real men and women who have made American dance and dancers an international phenomenon. Wilson expertly depicts how her profession--at times considered so rigid and exacting-- was a leading force in the liberation of women from the prison of post-war society. The hard-won gains and the maddening setbacks of the gender revolution are seen here through the eyes of a young dancer searching for freedom one pas at a time.

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Sopra at Sotto-Piemonte

Sotto

9575 WEST PICO BLVD, Los Angeles, CA

5:00pm

A celebration of Piemontese cuisine, created by Chef Steve Samson

This dinner is the second in a series of events celebrating Italian cuisine beyond Southern Italy. Chef Steve will break with Sotto tradition to share his appreciation for the rich traditions of classice Piemonte cuisine. 

$55 per person | $40 wine pairing | *white truffle $50 per person, per dish

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Wednesday, November 5

racy and Dana Pollan present and sign The Pollan Family Table: The Best Recipes and Kitchen Wisdom for Delicious, Healthy Family Meals

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

7:00pm

For generations, the Pollans have used fresh, local ingredients to cook healthy, irresistible meals. This attractive and practical cookbook gives readers the tools they need to implement the Pollan food philosophy in their everyday lives and to make great, nourishing, delectable meals. Standouts like Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Chips and Key Lime Pie with Walnut Oatmeal Crust are easy to make yet sophisticated enough to impress family and friends. The Pollan Family Table also includes the Pollans’ top cooking tips and techniques, time-tested shortcuts, advice for kitchen beginners, and market and pantry lists that make shopping for and preparing dinner stress-free.  This cookbook is a must-have for any aspiring chef or home cook.

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Tracy and Dana Pollan present and sign The Pollan Family Table: The Best Recipes and Kitchen Wisdom for Delicious, Healthy Family Meals

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

7:00pm

For generations, the Pollans have used fresh, local ingredients to cook healthy, irresistible meals. This attractive and practical cookbook gives readers the tools they need to implement the Pollan food philosophy in their everyday lives and to make great, nourishing, delectable meals. Standouts like Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Chips and Key Lime Pie with Walnut Oatmeal Crust are easy to make yet sophisticated enough to impress family and friends. The Pollan Family Table also includes the Pollans’ top cooking tips and techniques, time-tested shortcuts, advice for kitchen beginners, and market and pantry lists that make shopping for and preparing dinner stress-free.  This cookbook is a must-have for any aspiring chef or home cook.

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Thursday, November 6

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