Spring showers may bring flowers but they also bring illness such as the cold that befell your faithful correspondent last week. Hence, there was no Angeleno Social Diary because we've always been taught that the best guest is one who stays home when ill, especially in this age of pandemics.
Since this holiday weekend is devoted to things more spiritual than social, party planners seem to have taken the weekend off and there are fewer fetes on offer. But there's always something going on in this fast paced town devoted to irreligious hedonism. Check it out.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
- Arthur Phillips reads Prague: A Novel at Skylight Books at 7:30 PM
- Writers Bloc presents a conversation between Jeff Garlin with Bob Saget at Temple Emanuel, 300 North Clark Drive, Beverly Hills at 7:30 PM.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
- iSkip's Sunset Strip Skip Down starts at 6 PM at Crescent Heights and Sunset, sez the LA Weekly. The ghostly inhabitants of the long departed Garden of Allah hotel, which once occupied the site of the route, will look on happily.
- New Beverly screens an Alan Rudolph double bill with "Remember My Name" and "Choose Me." The latter film may be one of the best films about living in Los Angeles ever made. There, I said it.
- Bernie Shine discusses his vintage novelties during a fundraiser at the Shine Gallery in the Farmers Market at 3rd and Fairfax. Shop from 7 PM to 9 PM and 30% of sales proceeds benefit the Modern committee of the LA Conservancy.
Friday, April 2, 2010
- Steven Morrison speaks about his book, An Extra Year: Grief and Loss in the New Age, at the Mystic Journey Bookstore in Venice.
- 12th Annual Film Noir Festival starts at the American Cinematheque.
- Esotouric presents its "Crawling Down Cahuenga: Tom Waits' Los Angeles" tour from noon to 4 PM. Departs from the King Edward Saloon in downtown Los Angeles. Be there or be square.
- "The Raza's Edge: The Chicano Presence in L.A. Art History" lecture at LACMA. 1 PM>
- Lynne Joiner speaks about her book, Honorable Survivor: Mao's China, McCarthy's America and the Persecution of John S. Service, at UCLA at noon.
- Shagadelic a-Go-Go 1960s Dance Party at Skandia Lodge in Pasadena. Fun starts at 6:30 PM.
Monday, April 5, 2010
- Don Lattin presents a book signing for The Harvard Psychedelic Club at Book Soup. 7:00 PM
- Gene Wilder reads his latest book, The Woman Who Wouldn't, at Barnes & Noble in the Grove, 189 Grove Drive, Los Angeles, 7:00 PM.
- City of Hope hosts its Hoops for Hope fundraiser event at ESPN Zone, Los Angeles, starting at 4:00 PM.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
- Christopher Rice reads The Moonlit Earth at Book Soup at 7:00 PM
- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital holds its black tie gala "Estrellas Por La Vida" with a "Latino Hollywood" theme at Club Nokia.
- Cesar E. Chavez Foundation presents its 10th Annual Si Se Puede "Yes We Can" Awards Dinner, honoring Jenny Lechtenberg, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza at 6:30 PM.
- KCRW and Jason Bentley host a Benefit Concert by Corinne Bailey Rae at Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles. Doors open at 8:00 PM. ** Event is sold out but you can still donate money to help KCRW along. Corinne Bailey Rae plays Coachella on Saturday, April 17th.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
- Robin D. Stone attends a book signing for her book coauthored with Gerald M. Boyd, My Times in Black and White: Race and Power at the New York Times, at the USC Annenberg School of Communications. Noon.
- Eco-aware trust funders will be out in droves tonight for a cocktail party at Rolling Greens, celebrating the book launch of the latest book authored by Getty scion, Anna Getty's Easy Green Organic, cookbook. Is she the next Nigella Lawson?