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Skylight Books presents JOHN WATERS in conversation about LIARMOUTH

Aratani Theatre 244 SAN PEDRO ST, Los Angeles, CA

JOHN WATERS in conversation about his novel LIARMOUTH, presented by Skylight Books and ALOUD at the Aratani Theatre at 7:00 PM!Ticket price includes a copy of Liarmouth and access to the in-person event at the Aratani Theatre, located at 244 SAN PEDRO ST. LOS ANGELES, CA 90012.ALOUD is the Library Foundation of Los Angeles' series of bold, powerful programs and has been a key player in fostering the literary and cultural community of Los Angeles. ALOUD programs are Member-supported. Join the Library Foundation of Los Angeles for first access and discounts on ticketed events here.In conversation with TBD!Liarmouth (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)A hilariously filthy tale of sex, crime, and family dysfunction from the brilliantly twisted mind of John Waters, the legendary filmmaker and bestselling author of Mr. Know-It-All.Marsha Sprinkle: Suitcase thief. Scammer. Master of disguise. Dogs and children hate her. Her own family wants her dead. She’s smart, she’s desperate, she’s disturbed, and she’s on the run with a big chip on her shoulder. They call her "Liarmouth"—until one insane man makes her tell the truth.John Waters's first novel, Liarmouth, is a perfectly perverted “feel-bad romance,” and the reader will thrill to hop aboard this delirious road trip of riotous Read More ...

J. Kenji López-Alt with Molly Baz (in-person event)

Aratani Theatre 244 SAN PEDRO ST, Los Angeles, CA

J. Kenji López-Alt with Molly Baz (plus cooking demonstration) discussing his new cookbook, "The Wok: Recipes and Technique."Join us for an in-person* Live Talks Los Angeles event:Thursday, March 10, 2022, 8pm*Limited capacity event J. Kenji López-Alt with Molly Bazin conversation and cooking demonstration for his new cookbook, "The Wok: Recipes and Techniques"TICKETS:$65 GA seating, includes a signed copy of the book$25 GA seatingAdditional signed books available for purchase at eventTix also include opportunity to watch the virtual event on Mar. 13 at 4pm PDTMasks required for entry, limited capacity eventFull vaccination proof required for entryThe virtual version of this event airs on March 14 , at 6pm PDT/9PM EDT. ASL interpreter provided upon request.*** PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A LIMITED CAPACITY EVENT AND MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY INTO THE VENUE. PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION REQUIRED.One of Time's 10 Most Anticipated Cookbooks of 2022.The obsessive mastermind behind one of the decade’s best-selling cookbooks returns with the definitive English-language guide to the science and technique of cooking in a wok.J. Kenji López-Alt is a chef, parent, and New York Times best-selling author of The Food Lab and Every Night Is Pizza Night. He is a wildly popular New York Times food columnist; the chief culinary advisor for Serious Eats; and the host of Kenji’s Cooking Read More ...

Bob Odenkirk with Jack Black

Aratani Theatre 244 SAN PEDRO ST, Los Angeles, CA

Bob Odenkirk discusses his memoir, "Comedy, Comedy, Comedy, Drama."*** All tickets include a signed copy of the book.Join us for an in-person* Live Talks Los Angeles event:Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 8pm*Limited capacity event An Evening with Bob Odenkirkdiscussing his memoir, "Comedy, Comedy, Comedy, Drama."*interviewer to be announcedTICKETS:$50 includes a signed copy of the bookAdditional books available for purchase at eventTix also include opportunity to watch the virtual event on Mar. 13 at 4pm PDTMasks required for entry, limited capacity eventFull vaccination proof required for entryThe virtual version of this event airs on March 13 , at 4pm PDT/9PM EDT. Tickets for the virtual event can be purchased here (includes the book)ASL interpreter provided upon request.*** PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A LIMITED CAPACITY EVENT AND MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY INTO THE VENUE. PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION REQUIRED.In this “essential” (Entertainment Weekly), “hilarious” (AV Club) memoir, the star of Mr. Show, Breaking Bad, and Better Call Saul opens up about the highs and lows of showbiz, his cult status as a comedy writer, and what it’s like to reinvent himself as an action film ass-kicker at fifty.Bob Odenkirk is an actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer. Odenkirk got his start in improv comedy in the motley Chicago comedy scene of the Read More ...

An Evening with Gabrielle Union

Aratani Theatre 244 SAN PEDRO ST, Los Angeles, CA

An Evening with Gabrielle Union discussing her collection of stories, "You Got Anything Stronger?"Join us for an in-person* Live Talks Los Angeles event:Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 8:00pm *Limited capacity event . An Evening with Gabrielle Union**discussing her book,  You Got Anything Stronger?: Stories**interviewer to be announced The virtual version of this event airs on September 30 , at 6pm PDT/9PM EDTTICKETS:$50 includes a copy of the book with signed book platealso includes opportunity to watch the virtual event on September 30 at 6pm PDT/9pm EDTMasks required for entry.Remember when we hit it off so well that we decided We’re Going to Need More Wine? Well, this time you and I are going to turn to our friend the bartender and ask, You Got Anything Stronger? I promise to continue to make you laugh, but with this round, the stakes get higher as the conversation goes deeper. -- Gabrielle UnionGabrielle Union is an actress, executive producer, activist, best-selling author and most recently, a Time100 cover honoree. Union formed her production shingle “I’ll Have Another” in 2018 with the goal of telling stories that center marginalized communities with their specific point of views in an authentic manner. In August of 2020, she relaunched her haircare brand “Flawless by Gabrielle Union” Read More ...

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