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Sunday, February 7

Monday, February 8

P.F. Chang’s Chinese New Year Mobile Wishing Tree Tour

Boys & Girls Clubs–of Santa Monica

1238 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, 90401

10:00am to 6:00pm

P.F. Chang’s celebrates Chinese New Year with the first-of-its-kind mobile wishing tree and will grant wishes at Los Angeles-area Boys & Girls Clubs, local restaurants and throughout the city.

The mobile wishing tree will be parked at different venues throughout the week and guests can interact with the tree by hanging their wish for the new year while also getting a complimentary dim sum gift card from P.F. Chang’s (while supplies last). Those who share their wishes on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #PFChangsWish will trigger a $1 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of America (up to $100,000). P.F. Chang’s will also randomly select and grant customer wishes during the stops.

Full schedule and list of locations:
Monday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
P.F. Chang’s – Santa Monica 326 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90401

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
P.F. Chang’s – Burbank 201 E. Magnolia Blvd. Suite 281, Burbank, CA 91502

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
P.F. Chang’s – Woodland Hills 21821 Oxnard St. Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Thursday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
The famous Hollywood Walk of Fame at Hollywood & Highland

Friday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Westwood/UCLA at 1031 Broxton Ave.

Saturday, Feb. 13, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
China Town Chinese New Year Parade 1137 Alameda

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Morning Star (Red Rising Trilogy #3)

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069


Red Rising thrilled readers and announced the presence of a talented new author. Golden Son changed the game and took the story of Darrow to the next level. Now comes the exhilarating conclusion to the Red Rising Trilogy: Morning Star.
Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society’s mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within.   Finally, the time has come.
But devotion to honor and hunger for vengeance run deep on both sides. Darrow and his comrades-in-arms face powerful enemies without scruple or mercy. Among them are some Darrow once considered friends. To win, Darrow will need to inspire those shackled in darkness to break their chains, unmake the world their cruel masters have built, and claim a destiny too long denied and too glorious to surrender. (

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Classical Guitar Concert with Thao Nguyen & Howard Le

Crowell Public Library

1890 Huntington Drive, CA, CA 91108


For everyone who loves music and guitar, Crowell Public Library presents a free concert on Monday February 8th at 7:00 p.m. featuring a program of lilting classical and contemporary music, as well as some new works. Howard Le and Thao Nguyen will demonstrate how one can express different feelings and effects from just a simple wooden box. Various guitar techniques will be presented and explained. They will also play some culturally-themed pieces for the Lunar New Year celebration. This concert is also Thao Nguyens debut concert in the United States, although she is very well known in her native Viet Nam. She has her M.F.A and has been among the top guitarists and guitar teachers at the Saigon Music Conservatory for more than twenty years. Howard Le is a classical guitarist and composer who has been devoted to music for more than 30 years. He believes life creates music, and music enhances life. He has been a member of the New York City Classical Guitar Society, the Amateur Classical Music Association, and the September Concert Foundation of New York City. He has performed annually at the Vermont International Festival since 2012. He has performed at Carnegie Hall New York with ACMA in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and at various events with the September Concert Foundation. He wrote the memorable score for the short movie NomWah in 2012.

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Outsider Cinema Night!


611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA



Beyond mainstream, indie, and the underground, there lies “outsider cinema”, the backyard domain of some of the world’s most creative, crafty, and truly cracked filmmakers ever to have cranked a camera (or to have hit the “record” button on a camcorder). The handiwork of hobbyists for whom making movies is a release from the drudgery of a day job — or the escape valve for unquenched obsessions — these hidden-in-plain-sight masterminds work entirely without, and beyond the limits of conventional actors, storylines or even formal training. Whether it’s the expansive one-man casts of Los Angeles’ Laz Rojas (playing every male and female role), the vintage clockwork contraptions of San Diego’s Sid Laverents, the impassioned too-much-information asides of suburban Illinois’ David “The Rock” Nelson or the dizzying down-home charm of Arkansas’s Phil Chambliss, the results are always a unique and entertaining concoction of tall tales, nightmare visions, exhibitionistic fantasies and undefinable revelations. Join us in an epic presentation guaranteed to change the very idea of what a lone visionary is capable of in the field of art… and in spite of it.
- See more at: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/special-events-february-2016/#outsider-c...

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Screening of "A War" with Director Q&A

Laemmle Royal Theater

11523 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, 90025


This screening is free for LAWAC members.

To open our 2016 series of the five Oscar-nominated foreign language films, we will show the Danish entry, A War, which deals with the war in Afghanistan where Danes were part of the US-led coalition forces. Claus Pedersen, a Danish army commander, does his best to lead his men with integrity and maintain their morale after one of their young comrades is killed by a landmine. During an unexpected siege, Claus makes a split-second decision that will have a life-changing effect on him, his company and his family back home in Denmark.

The director, Tobias Lindholm, also made the Danish prison drama R, and in 2012 he wrote and directed A Hijacking, which received both national and international acclaim, winning a Critics' Award (Bodil) for Best Danish Film as well as five Danish Academy Awards (Robert). He is known also for co-writing the Oscar nominated film The Hunt (2012). As Lindholm did with R and A Hijacking, he employs those who have been closest to the conflict. In A War he uses Danish soldiers and Taliban warriors, relatives and refugees, as he strives towards realism.

This is the eleventh Academy Award nomination for Denmark.

Q&A with Director Tobias Lindholm will follow the screening.

A War was screened at AFI Fest 2015 and the 2016 Palm Springs International Film Festival. Magnolia Pictures will release the film in New York and Los Angeles on February 12, 2016, with a national rollout to follow.

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