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Sunday, August 17

Stuart Sandler, Charles Phoenix, and Derek Yaniger present and sign Kiddie Cocktails

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

5:00pm

Calling all junior mixologists! Check out the coolest-ever collection of fabulous drink recipes in every flavor and style under the sun – sharp and tangy, smooth and sweet, fizzy but never flat, crisp and fruity, or rich and creamy – all minus the hooch! Surprise your friends with a Kosmic Kooler, get the party started with a Dream Punch, or cruise to Hawaii with a Little Pink Pearl. You’ll also find tips on setting up your own kiddie cocktail bar – with advice on choosing everything you’ll need to make your cocktails look as amazing as they taste! The entire book is lavishly illustrated by the internationally renowned artist Derek Yaniger.

Join our book release party and enjoy  a short slideshow presentation, and a kiddie cocktails tasting!

 

 

 

 

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Monday, August 18

Richard Bausch discusses & signs Before, During, After

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

7:00pm

From the recipient of the PEN/Malamud Award, the Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Rea Award for the Short Story: a gorgeously rendered, passionate account of a relationship threatened by secrets, set against the backdrop of national tragedy.

When Natasha, a talented young artist working as a congressional aide, meets Michael Faulk, an Episcopalian priest struggling with his faith, the stars seem to align. Although he is nearly two decades older, they discover in each other the happy yearning and exhilaration of lovers, and within months they are engaged. Shortly before their wedding, while Natasha is vacationing in Jamaica and Faulk is in New York attending the wedding of a family friend, the terrorist attacks of September 11 shatter the tranquillity of the nation’s summer. Alone in a state of abject terror, cut off from America and convinced that Faulk is dead, Natasha makes an error in judgment that leads to a private trauma of her own on the Caribbean shore. A few days later, she and Faulk are reunited, but the horror of that day and Natasha’s inability to speak of it inexorably divide their relationship into “before” and “after.” They move to Memphis and begin their new life together, but their marriage quickly descends into repression, anxiety, and suspicion. (Knopf)

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday, August 19

Temescal Gateway Park: Chautauqua in Temescal: Birth of a Legacy

Temescal Gateway Park

15601 W. Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

7:30pm

Where does the tradition of our Chautauqua Series come from? Discover the history of Pacific Palisades, Temescal Canyon, and why the Chautauqua movement is so closely tied to them. Presented by Randy Young, Pacific Palisades Historical Society. Meet at Woodland Hall. 1.5hrs

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Thursday, August 21

Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival 2014

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12:00pm to 11:45pm

For the fourth straight year, the Los Angeles Food & Wine festival, presented by FOOD & WINE magazine, returns to Downtown Los Angeles, one of the country’s premier cultural destinations.  The culinary world’s most recognized names and faces will come together for an epicurean kaleidoscope of festivities that will take over the heart of Los Angeles for a three-night, four-day extravaganza.

Thoughtfully curated, each moment of the festival will bring a one-of-a-kind opportunity for guests to have access to award-winning celebrity chefs paired with music performances from nationally recognizable artists. Guests will savor acclaimed cuisine from over 100 celebrity and world-class chefs, and over 200 wines curated from prestigious wineries.

Locals and visitors alike will experience the cultural diversity of Los Angeles’s culinary scene within this inclusive setting. Additionally, Los Angeles Food & Wine will also feature events taking place throughout greater Los Angeles during the four-day celebration—from Beverly Hills to Santa Monica—as participants have the opportunity to partake in themed lunches and marquee chef collaborations. Tickets will be available for pre-sale to Chase Sapphire card members starting on June 16th through June 18th and to the general public on June 19, 2014. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.lafw.com including full- and half-day packages, as well as specialty ticketed events throughout the city. 

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Friday, August 22

Saturday, August 23

All-American Soap Box Derby At The Queen Mary

Queen Mary

1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, CA 90802

10:00am

(THROUGH AUG. 24) The Queen's Cup - Soap Box Derby Races Comes to Long Beach. The first All-American Soap Box Derby (AASBD) and CA Family Soap Box Derby Association (CFSBDA) sanctioned rally race in Long Beach makes its formal racing debut, Aug 23-24 at the Queen Mary. Racers can compete in three divisions, attracting first time builders, veteran racers and youngsters from area clubs/associations. All entrants are welcome- Free for first time racers to compete. Family activities and spectating FREE. Visit website for rules and information - http://www.Queenmary.com/derby. Complete Derby, rule information can be found on the All-American Soap Box Derby website at www.aasbd.com.

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