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Tuesday, August 5

Wednesday, August 6

Rufi Thorpe discusses & signs The Girls from Corona del Mar

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

7:00pm

“An astonishing debut about friendships made in youth, The Girls from Corona del Mar is a fiercely beautiful novel about how these bonds, challenged by loss, illness, parenthood, and distance, either break or endure.  Mia and Lorrie Ann are lifelong friends: hard-hearted Mia and untouchably beautiful, kind Lorrie Ann. While Mia struggles with a mother who drinks, a pregnancy at fifteen, and younger brothers she loves but can't quite be good to, Lorrie Ann is luminous, surrounded by her close-knit family, immune to the mistakes that mar her best friend's life. Then a sudden loss catapults Lorrie Ann into tragedy: things fall apart, and then fall further—and there is nothing Mia can do to help. And as good, brave, fair Lorrie Ann stops being so good, Mia begins to question just who this woman is, and what that question means about them both.   A staggeringly honest, deeply felt novel of family, motherhood, loyalty, and the myth of the perfect friendship, The Girls from Corona del Mar asks just how well we know those we love, what we owe our children, and who we are without our friends.”  (Knopf)

 

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Thursday, August 7

LUCKYRICE Los Angeles Feast Returns

Create

6021 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

8:00pm

Hosted by Sang Yoon (Father's Office, Lukshon, Top Chef Masters), the third annual LUCKYRICE Feast is moving to Hollywood and taking over Create Nightclub for an evening of innovative and traditional Asian-styled dishes paired with cocktails from LA's brightest star chefs and mixologists. Ticket proceeds benefit CAAM, Center for Asian American Media. This annual smorgasbord of Asian culinary treats features our picks from LA's hot Asian culinary culture - Eat, Drink and Get LUCKY.

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Friday, August 8

Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament

L.A. LIVE

800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015

5:00pm

Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament presented by NBC4 Southern California is back August 8-10 on the streets of downtown LA at L.A. LIVE! California’s largest 3 on 3 basketball tournament is home to every kind of “baller” there is: short, tall, college standout, recreational league champion, intramural player, gym rat, AAU or YMCA participant. Even if you haven't touched a ball in years, we still want you to play.

The three day event will feature fun activities for players AND spectators alike, including:
-Nike Slam Dunk Contest
-Over 20 interactive vendors
-Training & Recovery EXPO
-Music & dance performances
-Basketball-themed activities & giveaways

Registration deadline is July 25. For more info and to sign up your team, visit www.Nike3on3.com

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