Angeleno Datebook - May 26

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


  • BEST Friends organized a fundraiser for the Los Angeles Public Library's Business and Economics, and Science, Technology and Patents Departments, including lunch and discussion by Irene Tresun, former LA County civil servant and L.A. history buff, at noon at the Los Angeles Public Library.

  • Constitutional Rights Foundation holds its 48th Annual Spring Dinner Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. 6:00 PM.

  • Colleen Atwood and Nick Verreos host the "Alice in Wonderland" Design Exhibition Opening Gala at downtown L.A. campus of Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. 6:00 PM.

  • Joan Jett and the Blackhearts performs at the "A Sunny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's" fundraiser for Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research tonight in Beverly Hills. 6:30 PM.

Thursday, May 27, 2010


  • Tattoo artist, author and researcher Tricia Allen kicks off Santa Monica College's 11th Annual Asian /Pacific Islander Celebration with a lecture on her latest book The Polynesian Tattoo Today at 7 PM. Business Building Room 111, Humanities and Social Sciences Lecture Hall 165 on SMC's Main Campus, 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica.

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic hosts its Spring Celebration and Luncheon.

  • Anna Getty honored at The Children's Nature Institute 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner at the Skirball Cultural Center. 6:00 PM.



Friday, May 28, 2010


  • Kirk Franklin discusses and signs The Blueprint: A Plan for Overcoming Life's Obstacles at Eso Won Books. 7 PM.

  • Fran Yariv and Barbara Pokras present and sign Feeding Mrs. Moskowitz and The Caregiver at Book Soup at 7 PM.

Saturday, May 29, 2010


  • Bilingual Foundation of The Arts presents "Ole 2010: A Mexican Centennial Celebration" in San Marino.
  • Sunday, May 30, 2010

  • Charles Fleming, author of Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles, signs books at Skylight Books. 5:00 PM


Monday, May 31, 2010
Tiz Memorial Day so attend a parade or picnic or something.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


  • Jerry Beck screens top films from his latest book, 100 Greatest Looney Tunes!, at The Cinefamily -- 611 N. Fairfax Avenue. 8 PM.

  • Stacy Kaiser, author of How to Be a Grown Up: The Ten Secret Skills Everyone Needs to Know, shares her wisdom at Book Soup. 7 PM.

  • Hollywood Black Film Festival opens in Beverly Hills (continues thru June 6th)

  • Wall Street Journal hosts its D: All Things Digital conference, featuring the likes of James Cameron, John Donahoe, Carly Fiorina, Paul Jacobs, Jeffrey Katzenberg. 12:00 PM (continues through June 3). Terranea Resort. Rancho Palos Verdes.

  • Women In Film presents its 2010 Crystal + Lucy Awards to Lisa Cholodenko, Courteney Cox, Universal's Donna Langley, Cynthia Pusheck, Zoe Saldana at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. 6:00 PM.

  • Margaret Jacob & Lynn Hunt, authors of The Book That Changed Europe, break it down for you at Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena. 7:00 PM

  • Natalie Cole honored by the Society of Singers at its19th ELLA Awards ceremony at the.Beverly Hilton Hotel. 6:30 PM.

  • Aimee Bender at Skylight Books 7:30 PM


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