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|Director Clarissa de los Reyes|
THURSDAY, JAN. 10
Focus on Female Directors @ The Egyptian (Hollywood)
The eighth annual program shines light on Oscar winners, documentarians, animators and other industry heavyweights and rising stars. Shorts to be screened include Ondi Timoner's "How Reddit Was Born," Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby's "When the Day Breaks" with Martha Wainwright and Clarissa de los Reyes' "Johnny Loves Dolores."
50-Cent Drinks @ The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
To celebrate their 50th anniversary, the chain café, which started in Los Angeles, is offering three different specialty drinks, their Heritage Favorites – Chai Tea Latte, English Toffee Latte and English Toffee Iced Blended – for just 50 cents. They're also selling a special Anniversary Blend coffee and tea in honor of the occasion.
FRIDAY, JAN. 11
In Theaters This Week
Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling and Sean Penn in Gangster Squad; A Haunted House with Marlon Wayans; Dustin Hoffman directs Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly and Michael Gambon in Quartet; Struck By Lightning with a screenplay by and starring Chris Colfer ("Glee").
MUSICYeah Yeah Yeahs @ Glass House (Pomona)
It's no secret how much I love Karen O, so news of a brand-new YYY's album being released in the spring has me incredibly excited. Nothing compares to seeing this band live, and experiencing them in a venue as intimate as the Glass House is a rare treat. They just released more tickets for this show, so grab them while you can!
|Keane (Alex Lake)|
SATURDAY, JAN. 12
MUSICKeane, Youngblood Hawke @ Pantages Theatre (Hollywood)
Tom Chaplin has such a remarkable voice, so seeing Keane perform live can be an unforgettable experience. The band swings through the States, with Los Angeles' Youngblood Hawke, in support of their latest effort, Strangeland.
FILMJulie Delpy @ The Aero (Santa Monica)
The actress-turned-writer/director will be on hand for a discussion between a double feature of her latest efforts, 2007's 2 Days in Paris and last year's 2 Days in New York. In Paris, she stars as Marion, opposite Adam Goldberg's Jack, while on vacation in the City of Lights. Chris Rock is Marion's new beau, Mingus, in New York, where the couple endures a visit from her family.
SUNDAY, JAN. 13
FOODPasadena Cheeseburger Week
Did you know the cheeseburger was born in Pasadena in the mid-1920s? From Jan. 13 and 18, Crown City celebrates the 'accidental' creation of the American favorite by Lionel Sternberger at his dad's restaurant, Rite Spot. You can vote for which Pasadena restaurant serves the best cheeseburger in the Cheeseburger Challenge. Participating establishments include, the Counter, the Original TOPS, Pie 'n Burger and Umami.
TUESDAY, JAN. 15
Cesar Millan @ Barnes & Noble (The Grove)
I don't know a single dog lover who hasn't watched at least one episode of the "Dog Whisperer." Millan has such an inspirational story and has authored several books, including the just-released Short Guide to a Happy Dog: 98 Essential Tips and Techniques, which he'll be signing tonight.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16
BOOKSTony Fletcher @ Book Soup (West Hollywood)
The music journalist and biographer of Keith Moon and R.E.M. discusses and signs copies of his latest book, A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of the Smiths. Released last month, the book tells the story of the tumultuous English band.