• Samuelsson, the youngest chef ever to receive two three-star ratings from The New York Times -- is owner of Red Rooster restaurant in Harlem and former Executive Chef and co-owner of New York's Restaurant Aquavit, AQ Cafe at Scandinavia House, and Riingo. He starred on Discovery Home Channel's "Inner Chef," is winner of "Top Chef Masters" and is a five-time James Beard Award recipient.
    October 28 — Chef Marcus Samuelsson October 28 — Chef Marcus Samuelsson

    An Evening with Chef Marcus Samuelsson


    Marcus Off Duty:
    The Recipes I Cook at Home


    Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 8pm
    Beverly Hills, CA

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  • Jane Smiley is the author of numerous novels, including "A Thousand Acres," which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, as well as four works of nonfiction. In 2001 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She received the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature in 2006.


    An Evening with Jane Smiley


    discussing the writing life and her novel, 
    Some Luck


    Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 8pm
    Santa Monica, CA

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  • Bill Nye is a scientist, engineer, comedian, and inventor. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University where he studied under Carl Sagan, and worked on the 747 as an engineer at Boeing before creating and hosting his much-loved Emmy award-winning PBS/Discovery Channel show Bill Nye the Science Guy.


    An Evening with Bill Nye


    Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation


    Monday, November  7:30pm
    Aero Theatre, Santa Monica


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  • Martin Short interviewed by Steve Martin! He tells the tale of how a showbiz-obsessed kid from Canada transformed himself into one of Hollywood’s favorite funny men.

    November 9 — Martin Short in conversation with Steve Martin November 9 — Martin Short in conversation with Steve Martin

    Martin Short
    in conversation with Steve Martin


    I Must Say: My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend


    Sunday, November 9, 7:30pm

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