Angeleno Datebook-June 2

It's a week for delicious pairings. On Saturday, you can feast on eye-candy at the West Adams Heritage Art in Historic Places architecture tour or pig out at this year's Taste of a Nation food fair in Culver City on Sunday. On Tuesday, things heat up in Beverly Hills with the Backdraft Ball to raise funds for the Beverly Hills Firemen's Association. If you need to cool down, head over to the Autry Museum for a lecture on how Hoover Dam made America. Or you could just sit back and let laughter wash over you if you are lucky enough to score a ticket to John Waters's gig at ALOUD as he discusses role models with Carrie Fisher.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

  • Youth Policy Institute hosts its Gala Dinner and Auction at SLS at Beverly Hills. 6:30 PM

  • Judy Shepard, author of The Meaning of Matthew: My Son's Murder in Laramie, and a World Transformed, appears at Borders Glendale,100 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91204. 7:00 PM

Thursday, June 3, 2010

  • Los Angeles Opera launches its production of "Siegfried" at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, The Music Center. 6:00 PM

  • Frances & Ian Noble discuss & sign their book about the homeless women living in Santa Monica, Blanket of Stars, at Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood. 6:00 PM

  • Mike Pearson, author of One Step Beyond: A Teenage Odyssey in 1980s Los Angeles, appears at Village Books,1049 Swarthmore Ave., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. 7:30 PM

Friday, June 4, 2010

  • Produced By 2010 Conference Opening Day (continues through June 6.). Speakers include James L. Brooks, Mark Cuban, Brian Grazer, Marshall Herskovitz, Chris Paine, Ridley Scott, Richard D. Zanuck, Laura Ziskin. 20th Century Fox Studios

  • Actor Peter Weller will speak about his films at AERO Theater screenings of NAKED LUNCH & THE NEW AGE. Starting at 7:30 PM. Santa Monica

  • Trisha R. Thomas, author of Un-Nappily in Love, reads at Book Soup. 7:00 PM

Saturday, June 5, 2010

  • West Adams Heritage Association presents "Art in Historic Places," the group's annual spring Historic Homes & Architecture Tour. 10 AM to 4 PM (Last ticket sold at 1 PM)

  • Jennifer Holliday performs at the 57th Annual Boomtown Gala hosted by SHARE for Children and honoring Jamie Lee Curtis. Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

  • Sophie Uliano, author of Do It Gorgeously: How to Make Less Toxic, Less Expensive, and More Beautiful Products, will be available to talk toxics with you at Borders Glendale, 100 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91204. 3:00 PM

  • Seth MacFarlane, Ryan Murphy and Brett Ratner will be honored at Chrysalis's Ninth Annual Butterfly Ball. 6:00 PM. The cast of Glee will provide live entertainment

  • Actress Pam Grier introduces a double feature of her films, FOXY BROWN & JACKIE BROWN, at American Cinematheque at 7:30 PM

  • Eric Poole, author of Where's My Wand?: One Boy's Magical Triumph over Alienation and Shag Carpeting, apparates at Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA, 91101. 7:00 PM

Sunday, June 6, 2010

  • American Cinematheque and the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles co-present Walter Nelson's "Travel in the Age of Deco Lecture" at 4 PM. Followed by a screening of "Flying Down to Rio" at 5:00 PM

  • LA's BEST After School Enrichment Program hosts its 15th Annual Family Brunch at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles. 11:00 AM

  • Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles honors Sivan Bunchinsky, Disney/ABC, Timothy Downes, Jagatjoti Khalsa, Pathway at UCLA Extension, and Lauren Potter at its SunDown Annual Benefit and Awards Luncheon. Skirball Cultural Center. 11:30 AM

  • This year's Taste of the Nation, Los Angeles starts at 1:00 PM in Culver City.

  • Five Acres hosts its Seventh Annual Swingin' On A Star Gala at Vibiana. Los Angeles. 6:00 PM.

  • El Segundo Author's Fair, featuring Susan Zeidler, Manny Pacheco, gabrielle burton, Dorothy Howell, etc, starts at 12:30 PM . 111 W. Mariposa Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245

Monday, June 7, 2010

  • Arthur C. Brooks, author of The Battle: How the Fight between Free Enterprise and Big Government Will Shape America's Future, holds forth at Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. 7:30 PM

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

  • Michael Hiltzik discusses How the Hoover Dam Made America at the Autry Museum's Wells Fargo Theater in Griffith Park at 7:30 PM

  • Beverly Hills Firemen's Assocation hosts its Backdraft Ball at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. 6:00 PM

  • Creating Cinematic Worlds: A Conversation with Alex McDowell, Lisa Jackson and Boris Hars-Tschachotin takes place in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium at The Getty Center. 7:00 PM

  • Sharon Oreck, author of Video Slut: How I Shoved Madonna Off an Olympic High Dive, Got Prince into a Pair of Tiny Purple Woolen Underpants, Ran Away from Michael Jackson's Dad, ... So I Could Bring Rock Videos to the Masses, compels you to listen to her read at Booksoup at 7:00 PM

  • Author John Waters holds forth with Carrie Fisher for ALOUD at the Aratani Japan America Theatre, 244 S. San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 at 8:00 PM

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