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Friday, September 30

Linda Thompson discusses and signs A Little Thing Called Life: On Loving Elvis Presley, Bruce Jenner, and Songs in Between

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd, 8818 Sunset Blvd, CA 0


For the last forty years, award-winning songwriter Linda Thompson has quietly led one of the most remarkable lives in show business. The longtime live-in love of Elvis Presley, Linda first emerged into the limelight during the 1970s when the former beauty pageant queen caught the eye of the King. Their chance late-night encounter at a movie theater was the stuff of legend, and it marked the beginning of a whirlwind that would stretch across decades, leading to a marriage with Bruce Jenner, motherhood, and more drama than she ever could have imagined.  Now for the first time, Linda opens up about it all, telling the full story of her life, loves, and everything in between. From her humble beginnings in Memphis to her nearly five year relationship with Elvis, she offers an intimate window into their life together, describing how their Southern roots fueled and sustained Graceland’s greatest romance. Going inside their wild stories and tender moments, she paints a portrait of life with the King, as raucous as it is refreshing. But despite the joy they shared, life with Elvis also had darkness, and her account also presents an unsparing look at Elvis s twin demons drug abuse and infidelity forces he battled throughout their time together that would eventually end their relationship just eight months before his untimely death. 

It was in the difficult aftermath of Elvis’s death that Linda found what she believed was her true home: the arms of Olympic gold medal-winner Bruce Jenner. Detailing her marriage to Bruce, Linda reveals the apparently perfect life that they built with their two young sons Brandon and Brody before Bruce changed everything with a secret he d been carrying his entire life, a secret that Linda herself kept for nearly thirty years, a secret that Bruce s transition to Caitlyn Jenner has finally laid bare for the world. Providing a candid look inside one of the most challenging moments of her life, Linda uncovers the struggles she went through as a woman and a mother, coming to terms with the reality of Bruce’s identity and resolving to embrace him completely no matter what, even as it meant they could no longer be together, and yet, despite her marriage unraveling, her search for love was not over, eventually leading her to the legendary music producer and musician David Foster, a relationship that lasted for 19 tumultuous years, resulting in a bond that spurred her songwriting career to new heights but also tested her like never before. Filled with compelling and poignant stories and 16 pages of photographs, A Little Thing Called Life lovingly recounts Linda’s incredible journey through the years, bringing unparalleled insight into three legendary figures. 

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Smile Now, Cry Later

Music Center

135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 0


Pioneering black-and-gray tattoo artist Freddy Negrete was twelve years old and confined in the holding cell of a Los Angeles juvenile facility when an older teenager entered covered in tattoos. Freddy was in awe, not just of the art, but of what it symbolized, and he wanted what this kid had: the potent sense of empowerment and belonging that came from joining a gang. The encounter drove Freddy to join the notorious gang La Sangra, and it didn't take long before he was a regular guest at LA County's juvenile detention facilities. By the age of twenty-one, Freddy had spent almost his whole life as a ward of the state in one form or the other.   Enthralled by the black-and-gray tattoo style that in the 1970s was confined to the rebel culture of Chicano gangsters and criminals, Freddy started inking himself with hand-poked tattoos. Everyone wanted a piece of Freddy's black-and-gray style--gangbangers but also Hollywood starlets and film producers.   In a riveting narrative that takes the reader from Freddy's days as a cholo gang member to evangelical preacher to Hollywood body art guru to addiction counselor, Smile Now, Cry Later is, ultimately, a testament to that spark within us all, that catalyst which gives us the strength to survive, transform, and transcend all that can destroy us."

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Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403


Director Nicholas Ray’s mythic saga of teen disobedience and alienation in 1950s America made James Dean and co-star Natalie Wood instant cultural icons. Ray’s use of color and the CinemaScope screen remains groundbreaking, rivaling Hitchcock for striking frame compositions and bold symbolism. Co-starring Sal Mineo, Jim Backus and Dennis Hopper, and featuring the Griffith Park Observatory. "The film still breathes like a hurt, brooding animal. It's an indelible vision of a pretty 1950s America with a searing crack in it … a movie so audacious it can only be poetry, a kind of cinematic free verse." - Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle

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Saturday, October 1


Fleet Feet Sports

982 South Westlake Blvdd, Thousand Oaks, 91362


This fall, Women's Health will once again host its signature RUN 10 FEED 10 event with a mission in Los Angeles. The concept is simple: Run a 10K and you will instantly provide 10 meals for those who are hungry in your local and surrounding communities. This year we hope to reach our goal: 5 years, 5 million meals.
The day will include:
• An unforgettable experience running at 10K for those in need.
• Tons of freebies, fun and giveaways.

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Crestwood Hills' Architecture Tour

Crestwood Hills

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Join us for a tour of this unique Brentwood enclave as the modern past meets the present. Founded by musicians as a social living experiment in the 1940s, it is one of the only successful post WWII utopian communities to have existed. The mid-century modern homes were designed by A. Quincy Jones. This is a tour you won't want to miss!

Contact and RSVP: Kaylie Alexander
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 310-664-7921

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Children's Book World

10580 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064


From the bestselling creative team of Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell comes a timely picture book about immigration. Raising important identity issues like “Where did we come from?” and “Who are we?,” This Is Me is as delightful as it is important. In This Is Me, a teacher tells her class about her great-grandmother’s dislocating journey from home to a new country with nothing but a small suitcase to bring along. And she asks: What would you pack? What are the things you love best? What says “This is me”?  ages 4 – 8

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Grand Central Market Hosts 2nd Annual DTLA Oyster Festival

Grand Central Market

317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

11:00am to 8:00pm

Following the success of last year's inaugural shuck-a-thon at Grand Central Market in Downtown Los Angeles, The Oyster Gourmet will again convene oyster farmers from around the country for the second annual DTLA Oyster Festival.

The two-day event on October 1st and 2nd  is all about the bivalve. Come meet the farmers, taste their half-shells, and learn about the distinctive "merroir," or taste of place, that distinguishes oysters grown in different waters. This year's six participating farms include: 

* Hama Hama from Washington State: the oldest oyster farm on the West Coast, active since 1922.

* Sol Azul Seafarms, based in Baja California within the El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

* Grassy Bar Oysters from Morro Bay, Central California.

* Morro Bay Oyster Company, also from Morro Bay, offering its acclaimed "Pacific Gold" oysters.

* Rock Harbor Oysters, a small family farm from Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

* Glacier Point Oysters from Alaska Shellfish Farms, at GCM for the first time.

The farmers will be shucking both days from 11:00 a.m to 8 p.m. Oyster Gourmet will offer a selection of French wines by the glass and by the bottle. 

Oyster Gourmet owner Christophe Happillon, a certified Maitre Écailler or "oyster master," will once again offer two sessions of his wildly popular Oyster Shucking 101 workshop, a sellout at last year's festival. The hands-on instruction on how to shuck and serve oysters is free but requires reservations at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oyster-shucking-101-tickets-27758973838

New this year are two additional ticketed classes. "A Guided Oyster Tasting" Saturday at 6:00 p.m. will lead students through the flavor profiles and tasting notes of six oyster varieties. "Terroir Meets Merroir," Sunday at 6:00 p.m., will focus on wine-and-oyster pairings, as Happillon discusses how oceanic "merroir" interacts with the terroir of various wine regions. Each tasting costs $20 and space is limited. Tickets are available at http://www.eventbrite.com/o/grand-central-market-11334792000

For kids, there will also be a free "shell-art" booth from Little June Bugs, where they can make their own oyster-shell pendants or customize a favorite picture frame with jewel-like mini seashells and other decorations. 

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DTLA Oyster Festival at Grand Central Market

Grand Central Market

317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013


Celebrate your favorite briny bivalves at The DTLA Oyster Festival on October 1st and 2nd from 11am-8pm. This special culinary event will bring together oyster farmers from across the country for a celebration of all-things-oyster at Grand Central Market.

The two-day affair will be an opportunity for Market visitors to taste their way through oyster varieties hailing from various parts of the country, or merroir. Visitors will have the chance to buy oysters directly from these participating farms:
-Hama Hama from Washington State: the oldest oyster farm on the West Coast (active
since 1922)
-Sol Azul Seafarms based in Baja California: in operation within the El Vizcaino
Biosphere Reserve (a UNESCO World Heritage Site)
-Grassy Bar Oysters from Morro Bay, Central California (active since 2009)
-Morro Bay Oyster Company "Pacific Gold” oysters from young, media-savvy startup
oyster farmer Neal Maloney
-Rock Harbor Oysters from a small family farm in Cape Cod, Massachusetts
-Glacier Point Oysters from Alaska Shellfish Farms

Grand Central Market vendors will also be featuring oyster specials throughout the weekend.

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