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Saturday's Scoop: V-E Day, Co-Parenting and Vegan Beer & Food Festival

Victory in Europe Day observance in Plummer Park, LGBT co-parenting workshop at West Hollywood Library and LA Vegan Beer & Food Festival at the Roxy Theatre.

Greetings and welcome to City Scoop. Today is Saturday, May 12, the 133rd day of 2012. Here’s what’s going on in West Hollywood today.

The 67th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day will be observed in at 11 a.m. Sponsored by the Russian Advisory Board, the West Hollywood City Council as well as other area officials will be on hand to commemorate the day when Nazi forces surrendered to Allied forces thereby ending World War II in Europe. The ceremony will honor Russian-speaking residents who are veterans of the Soviet military of WWII.

LGBT Co-parenting

“Co-Parenting for Prospective Moms and Dads,'' the second in a three-part workshop on building families, gets underway at the . Jennifer Cheng of the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center will lead the discussion exploring ways of finding the right co-parent(s), legal agreements and financial arrangements for child-rearing. The free discussion starts at 3 p.m.

Vegan Beer and Food

The 2012 LA Vegan Beer & Food Festival will be held from noon-5 p.m. at the Roxy Theatre. It’s a chance to sample the offering of area vendors, restaurants and brewers who make their products without any meat or dairy. Bands performing include Torrey Summer, 28 North, Kevin Martin, The Country and The Mowgli's. $50 for general admission, $25 for non-drinking. Proceeds from the event will benefit the California Wildlife Center.

Modern Pornography

For sixteen years, Robert Rosen worked behind the X-rated scenes of such porn magazines as High Society, Stag, and D-Cup. In his new book, Beaver Street: A History of Modern Pornography, Rosen blows the lid off the lucrative and politically hounded adult industry, providing a dark but engaging account of its tumultuous decades. Rosen discusses and signs copies of his book at 4 p.m. at .

Bands Performing in Town

  • Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers with Johnny Hickman (of Cracker) and Icebreaker at the Key Club. Show starts at 7 p.m.
  • Josh Madden with DJ Bobby Alt, Fire In The Hamptons, Shane Eli, Sugar Panda, Uniquely Divided and Karimel Days at the Viper Room. Doors open at 7 p.m.
  • Brendan Benson with Young Hines and The Howling Brothers at the Troubadour. Doors open at 8 p.m.
  • Girls Night Out with Improvised Explosive Device, Ariana & The Rose, Sarah Slaton, The Lbians and Shahidah Omar at the Whiskey a Go Go. Show starts at 8 p.m.
  • Iggy Azalea at the Roxy Theater. Show starts at 8 p.m.
  • Sucker for Pumps with Kevin Martin and Freedom Frys at the Roxy Theater. Show starts at 9 p.m.

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Jim Corcoran May 12, 2012 at 04:19 PM
There is a tidal wave of consciousness sweeping across the land. Here are two uplifting videos to help everyone understand why the number of vegans has doubled in less than 3 years and why so many are making this life affirming choice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKr4HZ7ukSE and http://www.veganvideo.org
GoodGriefCharlieBrown May 12, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Jim Corcoran, thank you for this very important message. The videos are extremely effective as well as provocative. I can't see how anyone who sees them could help but but be educated in numerous ways.

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