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Thursday, May 1

Los Angeles Zouk Congress Festival

Queen Mary

1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, CA 90802

6:31pm to 6:32pm

The 2nd Annual Los Angeles Zouk Congress Festival will take place May 1-5 2014, on the Queen Mary in Long Beach. The Los Angeles Zouk Congress Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, celebrates Zouk-Lambada, a Brazilian dance based on/or evolved from the lambada dance style, and is typically danced to zouk, a Caribbean style of music. There will be classes and workshops taught by the best teachers in the world, performances, competitions, awards, dinners and special events and soirées.

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Bob Goff: Love & Culture

Biola University

13800 Biola Ave., La Mirada, 90639

7:00pm to 9:00pm

New York Times Bestselling Author of "Love Does," Bob Goff, will be closing out the 2013-2014 series, "God, Where Are You in Culture?" The event is open to the public and FREE. Featuring musical guest: The West Angeles Cathedral Singers. Bob Goff: Love & Culture is sponsored by Biola University's Associated Students. Parking is free and is located in the parking structure next to the gym. Doors open at 6:40pm.

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HAMMER FORUM: From Wall Street to Main Street: A Case for Community Banking

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024


With a growing number of municipalities declaring bankruptcy, we will look into why the United States, unlike other developed nations, has no public infrastructure banks and so few state and community banks. Dennis Kelleher is the president and CEO of the Wall Street watchdog group Better Markets, Inc., a nonprofit that promotes the public interest in global financial markets. Wallace Turbeville is a senior fellow at Demos and was previously an investment banker at Goldman Sachs who has testified on financial reform issues before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the U.S. Senate and the House Financial Services Committee.


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Friday, May 2

The Help Group's Advance LA Resilience Conference 2014

American Jewish University

15600 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90077

8:00am to 5:10pm

The Help Group’s Third Annual Advance LA Conference, RESILIENCE, will bring together experts from diverse fields to join us in exploring strategies for enhancing resilience as we support young people with unique challenges in their preparation for a successful transition to college, the workforce, and beyond.

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True Romance Fest

Safari Inn

1911 West Olive Avenue, Burbank, 91506

5:00pm to 11:00pm

(LOS ANGELES) February 12, 2014 – The first-ever True Romance Fest, a thrilling two-day, outdoor screening and party at the world-famous Safari Inn of Burbank, Calif., where the movie was filmed, will take place on Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3. Twenty years after the unforgettable film True Romance, starring Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Brad Pitt, Dennis Hopper and James Gandolfin, hit theaters, the film’s very own Bronson Pinchot will host this exclusive overnight gathering for die- hard fans. This unique premier event will celebrate the classic film, written by the critically acclaimed Quentin Tarantino and directed by Tony Scott, with a karaoke pool party and outdoor screening, Breakfast with Bronson, a Q&A with the cast and crew, original movie props and much more.

The weekend will begin on Friday, where VIP attendees can enjoy a day at the pool followed by a kick- off party with Paul ‘Marty’ Bates and a night of karaoke, True Romance style! Saturday morning will feature a meet & greet and breakfast with actor Bronson Pinchot, and culminate with an outdoor sunset screening of the cult classic. Guests can enjoy the “You’re So Cool” themed photo booth, as well as a display of original movie props, including Clarence and Alabama’s wedding rings, and more than 500 stills from the film, many of which have never been seen by the public. A Q&A with cast and crew will follow the screening. Additional special guests are to be announced.

Hotel VIP packages are available, and individual screening-only tickets will be on sale at a later date. All VIP Gold hotel packages include full access to the Safari Inn and its amenities. Room package A includes a standard room with two double beds for $499; Package B is a standard room king bed for $499; Package C includes a mini suite with a King bed, a full kitchen, and an additional pull out sofa for $650; Package D includes a junior suite with King bed and full kitchen for $599. Room packages are based on double occupancy and include two tickets to all VIP events. Each person must have a VIP Gold laminate to attend the VIP Gold activities, and additional VIP tickets are available for hotel guests only. To purchase tickets visit www.trueromancefest.com.

Who says Romance is dead? For more information, please visit: www.trueromancefest.com.
Media Contacts: [email protected] / 415.857.2007

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