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Los Angeles Times‘ 22nd Annual Festival of Books The nation’s largest literary festival is headed to the University of Southern California. The event will feature more than 500 authors, celebrities, musicians, artists and chefs. On Friday, April 21, the 37th annual Book Prizes will honor reading and educational activist Ruebén Martinez with the Innovator’s Award, novelist Thomas McGuane with the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement, and 11 outstanding literary works published during the last year. Authors and celebrities scheduled to appear at the festival...

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A Night of (at Least) 18 Laughs This Largo for-charity show has a lineup with performers including Sarah Silverman, Will Forte, Dave Ross, and Maria Bamford. The show is  hosted by Dana Gould. $100+; Sunday, 6:30 pm; 366 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90048 Roaring Twenties Street Jam Griffith Park hosts a speakeasy party where you can learn to dance the Charleston, Argentine tango, and early swing during their workshops. The Jazz Age celebration also has vintage vendors, a best dressed...

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Ciclavia-Culver City Meets Venice This massive bike-riding event closes down major streets to car traffic and becomes a huge, bike-riding, walking, skate boarding, running party all on the Westside.While you are enjoying your car free streets, swing by The Mar Vista, where Co-owner and Executive Chef D. Brandon Walker is serving up new signature brunch dishes like Egg Hot Pot with Applewood smoked bacon, Cured Salmon Loaded Potato, and Goat Cheese Chilaquiles (vegan alternatives available), while enjoying live music performed throughout the day. Free; Sunday, 9 am-4 pm; Culver City,...

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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Cinespia and FX are coming together for a free screening of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, the movie at the center of Ryan Murphy’s new series about Bette Davis and Joan Crawford’s legendary rivalry, FEUD: Bette and Joan starring Susan Sarandon as Davis and Jessica Lange as Crawford. Real-life rivals Bette and Joan star in their only film together about two aging sisters who live together in a decaying Hollywood mansion. Jane was a...

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Cupid’s Undie Run Hundreds of Angelenos will brave the cold in just their underwear to raise awareness and fund the research of neurofibromatosis (NF).  The world’s largest organized undie run, Cupid’s Undie Run, is a valentines themed, 1 mile fun run+ a massive party.  All money raised benefits the Children’s Tumor Foundation. $35; Saturday, 11 am; The Victorian, 2640 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405 Sex & The City Zoo The L.A. Zoo’s adults-only Valentine’s celebration features Fool for Love, a provocative...