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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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Riot LA The annual alternative comedy fest is back with a lineup that includes legendary Mel Brooks (Young Frankenstein, Spaceballs) hosting a screening of his classic Blazing Saddles, as well as younger comics like Ali Wong and Felipe Esparza doing stand-up sets. $49.50+; Tuesday through January 22; schedule here. Saint Marc Pub‘s Weekly Promotions This café, bakery & cheese affinage will be hosting a different promotion each day of the week! Every Saturday and Sunday Saint Marc will have the executive chef’s “Imbibe...

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LA Auto Show Whether it’s new car shopping, learning about the latest technology or exploring an assortment of customized rides, there is something for everyone at this year’s show. The 2016’s edition of the industry-leading auto show is here and it always showcases cars you can only see here, plus the most generally drool-worthy cars anywhere. $5+; Through November 27; LA Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90015 Snow Los Angeles Los Angeles turns into a winter wonderland at the new...

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Jackalope Jackalope Arts is bringing of their Indie Artisan Market back! Jackalope is a unique, curated shopping experience featuring top trendsetting makers and designers of local goods. This year’s market will feature a unique, curated shopping experience with 200+ trendsetting makers and designers of local goods. This event will also include local food and DIY art-focused workshops. The featured workshops will give you a chance to dive into the world of being a maker. Various workshops will be available for pre-registration and on a walk up basis. Free; Saturday & Sunday,...

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Taste WBK Hosts The Moveable Feast When it comes to freshly-plucked herbs, fruits and vegetables Long Beach restaurants and their chefs rely on Farm Lot 59, the city’s non-profit urban farm. Taste WBK, owned by Erin O’Hagan and Laurie Semon, proprietors of Olives Gourmet Grocer, will host a Moveable Feast and “Farm Raiser,” where all proceeds will benefit Farm Lot 59. The Moveable Feast will begin at The Wine Country in Signal Hill where you will meet and indulge in bubbles and...