An Evening with Isabel Allende

Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center at Vista Del Mar 3200 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, United States

discussing her book, "Perla The Mighty Dog"Join us for an in-person and virtual* Live Talks Los Angeles event:Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 8pm*Virtual event airs on June 5 at 6pm PT/9pm ETAn Evening with Isabel Allende*discussing her book, Perla The Mighty Dog*interviewer to be announcedTICKETS:$35 General Admission ticket + book$55 Two General Admission tickets + ONE bookFace masks recommendedThe virtual version of this event airs onJune 6, at 6pm PT/9PM ET and is available on video-on-demand for five days.Tickets for the virtual event can be purchased here (includes the book)ASL interpreter provided upon request.F ree parking at the venue.In the first children's book written by critically acclaimed, New York Times-bestselling superstar Isabel Allende, Perla, the mighty dog, teaches her human brother, Nico Rico, how to use his superpowers to stand up to a bully.Chilean novelist, feminist and philanthropist Isabel Allende was born in Peru and lives in California. Since the publication of The House of the Spirits, in 1982, she’s written more than 25 books that have been translated into more than 43 languages. More than 8 million people have watched her TED Talk on living a more passionate life.Having sold 77 million books,Allende is one of the most widely read Read More ...

An Evening with Stephen Breyer, Former Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court (Virtual)

READING THE CONSTITUTION, WHY I CHOOSE PRAGMATISM, NOT TEXTUALISM is a provocative, brilliant analysis by recently retired Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer that deconstructs the textualist philosophy of the current Supreme Court’s supermajority and makes the case for a better way to interpret the Constitution. Stephen Breyer is a former associate justice of the Supreme Court who served there for twenty-eight years until retiring in 2022. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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An Evening with Bill Maher

Robert Frost Auditorium 4401 Elenda Street, Culver City, CA, United States

discussing his book, "What This Comedian Said Will Shock You."Join us for an in-person and virtual* Live Talks Los Angeles event:Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 8pm*Virtual event airs on June 11 at 6pm PT/9pm ETAn Evening with Bill Maherdiscussing his book, What This Comedian Said Will Shock YouTICKETS:$55 General Admission ticket + signed copy of Bill Maher's book$80 Two General Admisison tickets + one signed copy of the bookAdditional books available for purchase at eventFace masks recommendedThe virtual version of this event airs on June 11, at 6pm PT/9PM ET and is available on video-on-demand for five days.Tickets for the virtual event can be purchased here (includes the book)ASL interpreter provided upon request.F ree parking at the venueThe host of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher has written his funniest and most opinionated book ever—a brilliantly astute and acerbically funny vivisection of American life, politics, and culture.Bill Maher has hosted Real Time on HBO for the last twenty-one years. Before that Maher created and hosted Politically Incorrect on ABC. He lives in Los Angeles, California.“Whether you agree or disagree with him—and I do both—Bill Maher had proven himself to be an illuminating force in a world that values heat over light. Read More ...

An Evening with Isabel Allende (virtual)

Chilean novelist, feminist and philanthropist talks about her first children’s book. The critically acclaimed, New York Times-bestselling superstar author tells the tale of how Perla, the mighty dog, teaches her human brother, Nico Rico, how to use his superpowers to stand up to a bully. PERLA, THE MIGHTY DOG! will be simultaneously published in Spanish and features illustrations by award-winning illustrator Sandy Rodriguez.

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Tom Steyer with Jane Fonda

Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center at Vista Del Mar 3200 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, United States

discussing his book, "Cheaper, Faster, Better: How We’ll Win the Climate War"Join us for an in-person and virtual* Live Talks Los Angeles event:Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 8pm*Virtual event airs on June 10 at 6pm PT/9pm ETTom Steyer with Jane Fondadiscussing his book, Cheaper, Faster, Better: How We’ll Win the Climate WarTICKETS:$45 General Admission ticket + book with signed book$20 General Admission ticketAdditional books available for purchase at eventFace masks recommendedThe virtual version of this event airs on June 10, at 6pm PT/9PM ET and is available on video-on-demand for five days.Tickets for the virtual event can be purchased here (includes the book)ASL interpreter provided upon request.F ree parking at the venue.Climate investor and activist Tom Steyer shows us how we can win the war on climate.Tom Steyer is the coexecutive chair of Galvanize Climate Solutions, a multistrategy climate investment firm designed to unlock the generational opportunity of the energy transition. He founded America’s largest youth-voter engagement organization and cofounded a community development bank focused on justice and sustainability. He previously cofounded Farallon Capital, a pioneering hedge fund that he departed in 2012 in order to devote his time, money, and energy to climate issues.“In Cheaper, Faster, Better, Tom Steyer’s persuasive Read More ...

Eric Weiner with Rainn Wilson

Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center at Vista Del Mar 3200 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, United States

"Geography of Bliss" & "Ben & Me: In Search of a Founder's Formula for a Long and Useful Life"Join us for an in-person Live Talks Los Angeles event:Thursday, June 13, 2024, 8pm(virtual event airs.on June 1 8 at 6pm PT/9pm ET)Eric Weiner in conversation with Rainn WIlsondiscussing his books:Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World& Ben & Me: In Search of a Founder’s Formula for a Long and Useful Life$20 General Admission ticket Signed copies of Geography of Bliss and Ben & Me (Eric Weiner); and Soul Boom (Rain Wilson) will be available for purchase at the event.Free parking at the venueVirtual event airs.on June 1 8 at 6pm PT/9pm ET, and is avilable on video-on-demand for five days after it first airs.Virtual event tickets can be purchased here.ASL interpreter arrangements made upon request (48 hrs advance notice)Facemasks recommended Now a new series on Peacock with Rainn Wilson, The Geography of Bliss is part travel memoir, part humor, and part twisted self-help guide that takes the viewer across the globe to investigate not what happiness is, but WHERE it is.Eric Weiner is author of the New York Times bestsellers The Geography of Bliss (now Read More ...

Eric Weiner in conversation with Rainn Wilson (Virtual)

Eric Weiner and Rainn Wilson will discuss Weiner's THE GEOGRAPHY OF BLISS, which is now a new docuseries on Peacock hosted by Wilson. It is based on the NY Times bestselling book, which is part travel memoir, part humor and part twisted self-help guide, and takes the traveler around the globe searching for the secrets to the happiest societies on earth. In addition, they will discuss Weiner's BEN & ME: IN SEARCH OF A FOUNDER'S FORMULA FOR A LONG AND USEFUL LIFE. Not a conventional biography, the author follows Franklin from Philadelphia to Paris, and Boston to London, in an attempt to uncover Ben's life lessons, including a psychological phenomenon known as The Ben Franklin Effect, the printing press and of course, electricity. Weiner argues we'd all be better off if we acted and thought a bit more like Ben when it comes to curiosity, diligence and self-improvement.

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An Evening with Walter Mosley

Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center at Vista Del Mar 3200 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Walter Mosley discussing the writing life and his novel, "Farewell, Amethystine."Join us for an in-person Live Talks Los Angeles event, Thursday, May 15, 2024, 8pm*Virtual event airs on June 25 (details below)An Evening with Walter Mosleydiscussing the writing life and his new novel, "Farewell, Amethystine."$20 General Admission ticket$48 General Admission ticket + book with signed bookVirtual event airs on June 25 at 6pm PT/9pm ET and is available to view for five days from when it airs.Tickets to the virtual event include a signed book and can be purchased in this link.Free parking at the venueASL interpreter arrangements made upon request (48 hrs advance notice)From “master of the genre” (Washington Post) Walter Mosley, Detective Easy Rawlins’ latest client sends him down a warren of memory and nostalgia—blinding him to reason and risk.Walter Mosley is one of America’s most celebrated modern-day crime fiction writers. In 2020, he received the 2020 National Book Award’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He has been named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America. His work has been translated into 25 languages. As an executive producer, he adapted his novel The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey for AppleTV+ and serves as a Read More ...

An Evening with Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley, one of America's most celebrated modern day crime fiction writers, returns to Live Talks Los Angeles to talk about Detective Easy Rawlins' latest client in FAREWELL, AMETHYSTINE. Set in January 1970, Amethystine Stoller disrupts Rawlins' world when she enlists his help to find her ex-husband. As Easy takes his first step in the investigation, he trips and falls into the memory of things past—loss, love, a world war, and a hunger that has eaten at him since he was a Black boy on his own on the streets of Fifth Ward, Houston, Texas.

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Independence Day Celebration

Independence Day Celebration Host: International Printing Museum Address: 315 W Torrance Blvd, Carson CA 90745 Date: Saturday, June 29, 2024 Time: 10 AM to 4 PM Website: www.printmuseum.org Phone: 310-515-7166 General Admission is $15. Students, & Seniors are $12. Children 3 & under are free. Purchase tickets at www.printmuseum.org/events Space is limited in the theater. Purchase tickets online for best selection. Showtimes at 11am & 1pm Event Description Celebrate the birth of America at the Printing Museum! In the Heritage Theater at 11am and 1pm, a trio of Founding Fellows — Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson & Betsy Ross — will share fascinating stories about their role in the creation of our great nation. Franklin will also entertain guests with a Glass Armonica, the musical instrument he invented. Throughout the day, guests can print their own copy of the Declaration of Independence and other founding documents. There will also be interactive tours, printing demos, and hands-on activities to delight audiences young and old!

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Books in the Woods

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We are thrilled to invite you to an extraordinary celebration of literature and creativity at the upcoming Books in the Woods Book Fair! Set against the picturesque backdrop of Pine Mountain Club, CA, this event promises a day filled with the magic of books, insightful conversations, and enchanting music. **Date:** July 27, 2024 **Time:** 10:00am to 4:00pm **Location:** Pine Mountain Club, CA Dive into a world of imagination and discovery with a stellar lineup of New York Times Best Selling Authors, engaging guest speakers, and talented local California musicians. Whether you're a lifelong bibliophile or looking for your next favorite read, this fair is the perfect getaway into the heart of storytelling. Highlights Include: - **Exclusive Book Signings:** Meet your favorite authors and get your books signed. - **Inspiring Talks:** Attend talks to get insights into the creative process of writing and the latest trends in literature. - **Live Music:** Enjoy performances by local California musicians set amidst the serene beauty of Pine Mountain Club. - **Children's and Teen Section:** A special area dedicated to encouraging literacy among youth, with interactive activities and captivating stories to inspire our younger guests. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with fellow book lovers, Read More ...

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Loscon 50 “Celebrating 50 Loscons”

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LOSCON is Los Angeles’ longest running Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention, held Thanksgiving weekend by the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (LASFS). Like all organized SF fandom conventions, Loscon is run by volunteers. Amateurs and professionals join as panelists (and a number of rooms host competing panels). There’s open discussion plus snacks in the con suite, a dealers room, an art show, nighttime parties in hotel rooms, dances, singing, gaming, and other activities.

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