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Thursday, October 23

White Truffle Dinner Series at SAAM

SAAM at The Bazaar

465 South La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

7:30am to 11:30pm

SLS Culinary Director José Andrés celebrates the opulence of white truffle season with the third annual White Truffle Dinner Series at SAAM. The multi-course dinner unearths the flavors of the truffle through the playful imagination and inventive gastronomic vision of Andrés’ culinary team at SAAM. The truffles are foraged by the expert Truffle Brothers Michael and Marco Pietroiacovom in the wooded hills of Abruzzo, Italy.

Guests can explore the tasting menu, available for a limited time only, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 6pm from Oct. 23 until Nov. 22, for $350 per guest. Optional wine pairings will be available for $100 and $350.  Reservations are required and can be made by calling 310.246.5555.


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EXTRA at Universal Studios Hollywood:Bethany Mota and Derek Hough 2:30PM (Globe)

Universal CityWalk

100 Universal City Plaza, Los Angeles, CA


EXTRA kicks off its new slate of events with Mario Lopez and new co-hosts Charissa Thompson & Tracey Edmonds at Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A., bringing the latest breaking news from the worlds of entertainment, pop culture, politics and lifestyle to millions of viewers daily. 

EXTRA films in front of a live audience. Mario, Charissa and Tracey will broadcast from a variety of locations throughout Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk.

Bethany Mota and Derek Hough 2:30PM (Globe)

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Dr. Daniel J. Siegel discusses and signs Mindsight

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101


Drawing on both Western neuroscience and Eastern meditation practices, Siegel presents his current scientific research in an accessible, user-friendly 12 chapters. His research relates to 'mindsight,' or the ability of the human mind to step outside itself and observe its own thought processes as they occur. At his Los Angeles research facility, he has helped everyone from back pain sufferers to those with obsessive compulsive disorder, and although he cautions that this is not an easy path, it has been highly effective.




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Livetalks LA: Chef Yotam Ottolenghi

All Saints Church-Beverly Hills

504 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA


Yotam Ottolenghi owns an eponymous group of four restaurants, plus the high-end restaurant, Nopi, in London. His previous cookbooks—Plenty, Jerusalem, and Ottolenghi—have all been on the New York Times bestseller list. He writes for The Guardian, and appears on BBC. He lives in London.

Plenty More is the much anticipated follow-up to Ottolenghi’s bestselling and award-winning cookbook Plenty, featuring 120 vegetarian dishes organized by cooking method. Plenty influenced the way people cook and eat vegetables. Its focus on flavorful, vegetable-centric dishes that emphasize spices and fresh ingredients caused a produce-cooking craze in the UK, the US, and the world over. Plenty More continues in the spirit of Plenty, with dazzling dishes, prepared raw, grilled, baked, simmered, cracked, or braised. It features recipes for main dishes, sides, salads, and sweets including Membrillo and Stilton Quiche, Buttermilk-Crusted Okra, Candy Beets with Lentils, Roasted Rhubarb with Sweet Labneh, and Quince Poached in Pomegranate Juice.

- See more at: http://livetalksla.org/blog/2014/06/17/october-23-chef-yotam-ottolenghi/...

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CUT’s Autumn Harvest Feast 2014


9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA

6:30pm to 9:00pm

On October 23rd from 6:30-9pm, Master Chef Wolfgang Puck is celebrating the arrival of autumn harvest with a special one-night-only event at CUT Beverly Hills. A five-course dinner menu created by chefs Puck and CUT’s head chef Ari Rosenson will be offered for $145 per person and will include delicacies such as grandeur oysters, caviar, truffles, lobster, grilled whole primal steaks and more. Additionally, magnum wine pairings will be available for $80 per person.

There will also be a silent auction to benefit the Napa Valley Earthquake Relief Fund.

For more information or to make reservations, please call 310.276.8500.

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Friday, October 24

Ted Hope presents and signs Hope for Film: From the Frontlines of the Independent Cinema Revolutions

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069


An inspiring, tell-all look at the indie film business from one of the industry's most passionate producers, Hope for Film captures the rebellious punk spirit of the indie film boom in 1990s New York City, its collapse two decades later and its current moment of technology-fueled regeneration. Ted Hope, whose films have garnered 12 Oscar nominations, draws from his own personal experiences working on the early films of Ang Lee, Eddie Burns, Hal Hartley, Michel Gondry, Nicole Holofcener, Todd Solondz and other indie mavericks, relating those decisions that brought him success as well as the occasional failure.

Whether navigating negotiations with Harvey Weinstein over final cuts or clashing with high-powered CAA agents over their clients, Hope offers behind-the-scenes stories from the wild and often heated world of low-budget cinema--where art and commerce collide. As mediator between these two opposing interests, Hope offers his unique perspective on how to make movies while keeping your integrity intact and how to create a sustainable business enterprise out of that art while staying true to yourself. Against a backdrop of seismic changes in the indie-film industry, from corporate co-option to the rise of social media, "Hope for Film" provides not only an entertaining and intimate ride through the ups and downs of the business of art-house movies over the last 25 years, but also hope for its future.

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