L.A. socialites should prepare themselves for both laughter and tears at upcoming events around the Southland. Comedian Kathy Griffin will be feted at the Human Rights Campaign Gala and she will have a few choice words to share, no doubt. Senator Barbara Boxer is also scheduled to speak. There's the tears portion of the evening. Speaking of politics, the Los Angeles City Historical Society focuses on the our city's history of corruption during this year's Marie Northrop Lecture Series. James Ingram will discuss the administration of George E. Cryer, L.A.'s mayor during the twenties. Still seeking a mood enhancer? Drew Carey MC's "The Right to Laugh" fundraiser for the Alliance for Children's Rights on Monday, March 15th.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
- League of Women Voters of Los Angeles honor AT&T, Carla Christofferson, Kathy Goodman, Andy Lipkis, Joy Picus at its 90th Anniversary "Celebrating Leadership" Awards Dinner at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
- Left Coast Crime opens its "Booked in L.A." mystery book convention with an event honoring Jan Burke, Lee Child, Janet Rudolph at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza.
- Leonard Mlodinow discusses his book The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives with science writer K.C. Cole at ALOUD at the Central Library at 7 PM.
- At 11:30 AM, Eric Garcetti is scheduled to attend the Los Angeles Conservation Corps' 2010 Luncheon Celebration on the grounds of the Los Angeles State Historic Park on Spring Street. This year the event honors Edison International and Ralphs Grocery Company.
- A fundraiser in Brentwood for the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act "AETA" Defense Fund starts at 6 PM.
Friday, March 12, 2010
- The Los Angeles County chapter of the Susan G. Komen For the Cure kicks off its Race for the Cure festivities with a VIP Cocktail Reception at Dodger Stadium.
- Los Angeles Academy of Arts & Enterprise (LAAAE) launches a Chilean Earthquake Relief Efforts Benefit Concert over at the Los Angeles Theatre Center, Downton. 8:00 pm.
- The 2010 Los Angeles Gala for the Human Rights Campaign, honoring Portia de Rossi and Kathy Griffin, starts at 5:30 PM in the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Sen. Barbara Boxer is scheduled to speak.
- The Los Angeles City Historical Society focuses on our city's history of corruption during this year's Marie Northrop Lecture Series: first up is historian James Ingram's presentation on the shenanigans of Mayor George E. Cryer's administration from 1921 to 1929. Taper Auditorium at the Richard Riordan Central Library. 2:00 PM.
- Andrew Coe addresses the Culinary Historian Society of Southern California with a lecture on the "History of Chinese Food in America" in the Taper Auditorium at the Richard Riordan Central Library. Fun starts at 10:30 AM.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
- BizParentz Foundation presents its CARE Awards Child Actor Recognition luncheon at Universal City.
- Palabra Literary magazine presents a reading featuring authors Stephen D. Guiterrez and Daniel A. Olivas at The REDCAT Lounge, REDCAT, Downtown at 2 PM.
- Red Hen Press presents Poetry at the Ruskin, featuring Ching-In Chen and Elizabeth Bradfield, at the Ruskin Art Club. 2 PM
Monday, March 15, 2010
- Drew Carey MC's "The Right to Laugh" fundraiser for the Alliance for Children's Rights at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. 7:00 PM.
- Dennis Cooper, Mark Gluth, and James Greer read their works during the "Little House on the Bowery Series West Coast Tour" stop at Book Soup, West Hollywood, at 7 PM.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
- Robert Berger, architectural photographer and co-author of The Last Remaining Seats: Movie Palaces in Tinseltown and Hillsman Wright, co-founder and executive director of the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation will discuss their new book Opulence and Entertainment - Los Angeles Historic Theaters at the Santa Monica Museum of Art at 7 PM.