ALOUD @ Central Library
The Great Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
In conversation with journalist and author Héctor Tobar
This National Book Award-winning account illuminates the erosion of the social compact --the collapse of farms, factories, public schools--that had kept the United States stable and middle class since the late 1970s. In The Great Unwinding, Packer probes the seething undercurrents of American life, offering an intimate look into the lives that have been transformed by the dissolution of our economic glue. From unchecked banks to the rise of Walton's Walmart, this retelling of American history through Packer's voice offers “…a sad but delicious jazz-tempo requiem for the post-World War II American social contract.” (David M. Kennedy)
FREE/Reservations recommended. For more information and FREE reservations please call (213) 228-7025 or visit www.lfla.org/aloud.
ALOUD is presented by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles.
630 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles, 90071
This National Book Award-winning account illuminates the erosion of the social compact --the collapse of farms, factories, public schools--that had kept the United States stable and middle class since the late 1970s. In The Unwinding, Packer probes the seething undercurrents of American life, offering an intimate look into the lives that have been transformed by the dissolution of our economic glue. From unchecked banks to the rise of Walton's Walmart, this retelling of American history through Packer's voice offers “…a sad but delicious jazz-tempo requiem for the post-World War II American social contract.” (David M. Kennedy)
1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA, CA 90401
7:30pm to 9:30pm
John McCain, the senior US Senator from Arizona, will talk to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council on March 20th about his views of America’s role in the world, based on his extensive international experience and frequent foreign travel. McCain, who is on the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Committee on Foreign Relations, has consistently argued for a strong US foreign policy. He has been outspoken in calling for greater US involvement in Libya and Syria, in his support for opposition forces in Ukraine, and his backing for the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan. At home he has repeatedly campaigned for immigration reform.
The Republican Party candidate for the Presidency in 2008, McCain entered politics in 1982 as a Congressman from Arizona, and has been in the Senate since 1987. He was a navy pilot during the Vietnam War, and after his plane was shot down in 1967 he was held as a prisoner of war in Hanoi until 1973. He subsequently played a major role in helping to restore diplomatic relations between the US and Vietnam.
McCain keeps up a robust travel schedule – in 2011 he flew to Libya to meet anti-Gaddafi rebels while the civil war was ongoing, and last year he traveled inside Syria to meet anti-government fighters, whom he thinks the US should be providing with heavy weapons in their fight with President Assad. In December 2013 he visited anti-regime protesters in Ukraine’s capital, Kiev to support their campaign for stronger ties with Europe, not Russia. We are confident that the Senator will not be shy in sharing his opinions about international issues--or domestic politics--with the Los Angeles World Affairs Council.
Please visit http://www.lawac.org/Default.aspx?tabid=103&eventid=30190 to reserve tickets online or call the Los Angeles World Affairs Council at (424) 258-6160.
1000 W. Foothill Blvd., Glendora, 91741
1:00pm to 3:30pm
This season marks the 11th round of this annual battle between Citrus Blue Note Orchestra and APUs Jazz Ensemble. In the tradition of the Big Band battles from the 30s and 40s, the two bands join forc...
800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015
6:00pm to 2:30pm
Prepare your taste buds for a new food event coming to L.A. LIVE March 21-23!
The All-Star Chef Classic will showcase 25 highly-acclaimed chefs from across the country and around the world; including Iñaki Aizpitarte, Roy Choi, Michael Cimarusti, Josiah Citrin, Dominique Crenn, Vinny Dotolo, Wylie Dufresne, Graham Elliot, Gabrielle Hamilton, Jennifer Jasinski, Gavin Kaysen, Ludo Lefebvre, David LeFevre, Donald Link, Waylynn Lucas, Marc Meneau, David Myers, Nancy Oakes, Alain Passard, Naomi Pomeroy, Paul Qui, Alex Seidel, Jon Shook, Nancy Silverton, and Ricardo Zarate.
There is an actual stadium being built for this event that will intimately seat 250 guests, who will get to watch and interact with the chefs. Just like at a sporting event, the VIP tickets are for those "on the ice" with an intimate group getting this once‐in-a-lifetime opportunity to sit court-side -- or in this case kitchen-side -- to watch these masters cooking and be as close to the action without quite being in the heat of the kitchen.
The stars of the kitchen, who have shone bright over the years, and the rising stars they have influenced and mentored will cook together at four unique gastronomic celebrations: The French Masters Dinner hosted by Ludo Lefebvre, All-Star Lunch, Grill & Chill presented by dineLA and Savor the Season presented by Melissa's Produce.
Get your appetite ready for this extraordinary three-day celebration that’s good enough to eat!