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Wednesday, March 4

Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

ALOUD @ The Central Library

630 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles, 90071

7:15pm

(3/4) Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

Eric Foner in conversation with Randall Kennedy

Wednesday, March 4, 7:15 PM

The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and consultant on the Academy Award-winning film 12 Years a Slave discusses his latest book, which unearths extraordinary findings from Columbia University’s archives to shed new light on the Underground Railroad. Join Foner in conversation with Harvard Law Professor Randall Kennedy for an illuminating look at the fraught history of American slavery and the courageous acts of individuals who defied the law in the fight for freedom decades before the Civil War.

Reservations recommended. Please see website for reservation policy.

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HAMMER SCREENINGS: Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

7:30pm

A self-described trans-dyke, reluctant-polyamorist, sadomasochist, and recovering Scientologist, Kate Bornstein has been instrumental in raising transgender visibility with her bestselling books, lectures, and performances. She is a role model for a generation of people that is learning how to redefine its gender and sexuality, and survive in a world that frequently greets ambiguity with hostility. Kate Bornstein joins director Sam Feder to discuss this meditative and playful documentary portrait. (2014, Dir. S. Feder, 72 min.) BRIAN WEIL, 197995: BEING IN THE WORLD The Hammer, in collaboration with the Santa Monica Museum of Art and its presentation of Brian Weil,

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City of Quartz at 25

Choi Auditorium, Occidental College

1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, 90041

7:30pm to 9:30pm

Arguably the most important book written about Los Angeles in the last four decades -- and easily the most controversial -- City of Quartz is about to turn 25. How well does Mike Davis’s polemical, darkly dystopian vision of Los Angeles, which helped teach a generation of architects and writers how to think about the city, hold up? As the perfect distillation of Second L.A. pessimism and the bleakly effective counterpoint to Reyner Banham’s sunny 1971 book Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies, what lessons does it hold for the Third L.A.? With Los Angeles Times book critic David Ulin, deputy mayor of Los Angeles Rick Cole and others.

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Comedy for a Cure at The Laugh Factory

Laugh Factory

8001 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90046

8:00pm to 10:00pm

Comedy for a Cure at The Laugh Factory

Wednesday, March 4th at 8PM

Calling Action! To Fight Pediatric Cancer

Join us for a fun night of comedy at the famous Laugh Factory in #Hollywood! Cancer is the #1 disease-related cause of death of children in the U.S., with your help we can change that.

Seating is limited -- Purchase tickets in advance www.laughfactory.com/clubs/hollywood/date/2015-03-04

An amazing line-up of Hollywood's funniest comedians to include:

Pete Holmes- The Pete Holmes Show, Conan, Fallon
Neal Brennan Comedy- Co- creator of Chappelle's Show
Iliza Shlesinger -Last Comic Standing Season 6 winner, Comedy Special-- Freezing Hot is now on Netflix
Steve Agee- The Sarah Silverman Project on Comedy Central

STAY TUNED for more comedians to be announced.

-Win some awesome prizes in our raffle!
-Ages 18+
-Valet parking available for $7.

One lucky raffle winner will win tickets to Variety's Power of Comedy show! The honored comedian at the 2014 show was Aziz Ansari, with past honorees including Amy Poehler and Jimmy Kimmel. Other performers this past year includes Jerrod Carmichael, Tig Notaro, Nick Kroll, Rory Scovel, Moshe Kasher and Joe Mande. This prize is PRICELESS!

All ticket proceeds will benefit the non-profit organization, Lights. Camera. Cure.

Lights. Camera. Cure. raises money and awareness for pediatric cancer patient support and research. To learn more please visit… www.lightscameracure.com.

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"As You Like It" by William Shakespeare

Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts

6760 Painter Ave, Whittier, CA 90601

8:00pm

Adapted and directed by Gil Gonzalez, Associate Professor of Theatre & Communication Arts Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy is believed to have been written in 1599 or early 1600 and first published in the First Folio, 1623. Unable to act on their feelings and forced into exile in the Forest of Arden, lovers Rosalind and Orlando become entangled in a beguiling game of love, lust and mistaken identity. As You Like It subverts the traditional rules of romance. Gender roles, nature and politics are confused in a play that reflects on how bewildering yet utterly pleasurable life can be. (Royal Shakespeare Company).

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