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Thursday, May 1

Live Talks LA: Dave Barry

Bergamot Station Arts Center

2525 Michigan Ave., Unit F2, Santa Monica, CA 90404


Dave Barry is the author of more than thirty books, including such national bestsellers as the nonfiction I’ll Mature When I’m Dead, Dave Barry’s Money Secrets, Dave Barry Turns 50, and Dave Barry’s Guide to Guys, as well as the novels Insane City, Tricky Business, Big Trouble, Lunatics (with Alan Zweibel), and his Peter Pan prequels (with Ridley Pearson).  Two of his books have been made into movies (Big Trouble and Dave Barry’s Guide to Guys), and a play based on his first Peter Pan book, Peter and the Starcatcher, is currently on a national tour after winning five Tony Awards on Broadway. For a while, his life was even a television series, Dave’s World.  He plays guitar in the all-author rock band, The Rock Bottom Remainders. For many years he wrote a nationally syndicated humor column, which won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary.

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Vroman’s presents Sandra Tsing Loh discussing and signing Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101


This is not your grandmother’s menopause story. In The Madwoman in the Volvo Loh speaks hilariously and candidly about her life as a mother, daughter, and artist. She recounts her journey through a tumultuous time of life, trying to maintain appearances during an epic hormonal change. The relatable, everyday perils displayed throughout this book include: the pressures of keeping her daughters off Facebook while managing the legal and marital hijinks of her eighty-nine-year-old dad and a despairing withdrawal to a tiny cabin where she combined wine and Ambien, paralyzing her arm into a claw. 

 Event location: All Saints Church, 132 N Euclid Ave, Pasadena. This is a ticketed event. Admission is $27.00 + tax (includes one copy of Madwoman in the Volvo and two tickets.) Because this event is being held right at the book’s release, paid reservations will be taken ahead of time and books + tickets will be handed at the venue the night of the event. 

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Friday, May 2


Pono Burger

829 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA

11:00am to 9:00pm

Pono Burger is celebrating its first year in Santa Monica with an anniversary weekend special offer and enter to win, as well as the launch of the spring menu created by Chef Makani.  The new menu features three signature burgers made with organic, grass-feed beef, as well as an organic strawberry milkshake. 

The Paniolo ~ Organic beef patty, smoked cheddar, Niman ranch bacon,

housemade Kona coffee bourbon BBQ sauce, housemade buttermilk beer battered onion rings

The Palani ~ Organic beef patty, Herbs de Provence, grilled organic sliced tomato,

Cypress Grove purple haze chevre, Niman ranch bacon, organic sunny-side up egg

& organic arugula drizzled with extra virgin olive oil

The Kahiki ~ Organic beef patty, organic roasted red bell pepper & Ras el Hanout grilled eggplant,

housemade tzatziki sauce, organic cucumber strings with citrus mint drizzle

The anniversary special offer is Chef Makani’s way of saying mahalo to the Pono Burger Community.  Guests will enjoy complimentary organic, hand-cut fries or squeezed-to-order lemonade with the purchase of any burger.  In addition, guests are invited to enter to win all weekend long with prizes including dinner for four at Pono Burger, a farmers market forage with Chef Makani, and more.


Anniversary Celebration - Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4, 2014

Spring Menu - Now through June 2014

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Aimee Bender presents and signs The Color Master

Book Soup LA

8818 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, 60069


A traumatic event unfolds when a girl with hair the color of golden wheat appears in an apple orchard; a woman plays out a fantasy with her husband and finds she cannot go back to her old sex life; an ugly woman marries an ogre and struggles to decide if she should stay with him after he mistakenly eats their children; and two sisters travel deep into Malaysia, where one learns the art of mending tigers who have been ripped to shreds.   In each of The Color Master's fifteen remarkable stories, Aimee Bender holds a funhouse mirror up to reality, proving, once again, that she is one of the most intelligent and imaginative writers of our time. (Anchor Books)

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Upper Las Virgenes Canyon: A Guide to the Night Sky

Upper Las Virgenes Open Space Preserve

North of US-101 and West of Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills, CA 91307

8:00pm to 10:00pm

The night skies are beautiful, but do you know what to look for? Join us on this walk and learn about what makes up our galaxy that is not so far, far, away. 1⁄2-mile hike to the viewing platform. Meet at the Victory Blvd. entrance trailhead. 2 hours.

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Saturday, May 3

Beautify LA

9:30am to 5:30pm

Kuyam, a local online scheduling platform, will host the first ever Beautify LA event from May 3 to 10. For one week only, locals can book their favorite beauty or fitness appointments at participating salons and studios throughout Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Brentwood, Century City, West LA and Pacific Palisades.

Participating local salons and yoga studios will offer select services at a discounted price on the specified dates. Users can sign up at beautify-la.com and book appointments starting April 29 in just a few clicks.

"We're a huge supporter of the local community and are very excited to be connecting users with these salons and studios in their backyard," said founder Kourosh Gohar. "For one week, users can try a variety of services ranging from massages to manicures to blowouts and much more."

Participating salons include: SPA at Sunset Marquis, Ocean Spa & Fitness in Loews Santa Monica, Marco Pelusi Hair Salon and many more.

The official media partner for Beautify LA is Angeleno Magazine.

How To Sign Up for Beautify LA: 

1. Visit beautify-la.com and enter your email.

2. Wait for an email with your Beautify LA invitation to book your appointments.

3. Choose your favorite service and book your beauty appointment in a few easy clicks!

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