Angeleno Datebook- February 17, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

  • Tamara Knutsen, PhD Candidate, Computation and Neural Systems Department at Caltech, discusses "How Sex, the Red Queen and Parasites Control the World" at this month's Mindshare LA at LA Center Studios, 1037 West 6th Street, Downtown. Additional presentations include lectures on sensual foods and a brief history of masturbation. Doors open at 7 PM.
  • Booksigning by 1936 Olympic athlete and WWII crash survivor and POW Louis Zamperini, the subject of a book by Laura Hillenbrand, at El Cholo, 1121 S. Western Ave. from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.
  • Move LA honors U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer and Representative Jane Harman at its 2nd annual We Love LA! Celebration at the Center at Cathedral Plaza, 555 West Temple St., Los Angeles. 6 PM
  • Future LAUSD superintendent John Deasy does the RAND Corporation Distinguished Speaker Series at Rand offices, 1776 Main St, in Santa Monica. 6 PM
Friday, February 18, 2011
  • Photographer Al Satterwhite signs his book Titans at Calumet Photo Hollywood during a Color Calibration seminar with Datacolor's Josh Fischer at 11 AM. Calumet Photo Hollywood, 1135 N Highland Ave.
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic hosts its Affiliates Invitational Rehearsal and Luncheon (Luncheon takes place in fifth floor dining salon at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion) at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Noonish

Saturday, February 19, 2011

  • Deborah Painter presents her new book, FORRY-the Life of Forrest J. Ackerman, at Larry Edmunds Bookshop at 5:00 PM. Forry friend Joe Moe will also be on hand as well as other surprises and guests.
  • Richard Foss shares his lecture "Drinking with Shakespeare and Jane Austen" with the Culinary Historians of Southern California at the Palisades Library, 861 Alma Real Drive, Pacific Palisades. 2 PM
  • LAO Editor Kevin Roderick lectures on "Architects and Architecture of Los Angeles: From 1781 to 1900" in the Mark Taper Auditorium of Central Library at 2 PM.
  • Cinema Audio Society honors Jeffrey S. Wexler and director Taylor Hackford at its 47th Award in the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles. Los Angeles. 5 PM
  • Laurie Wheeler, Amy Scattergood, James Greer and John Albert will join others to read their contributions to Slake No. 2 at Stories Books and Cafe in Echo Park at 7:30 PM. Reservations suggested.
  • Youth Justice Coalition presents its "A Tribute to Social Justice" benefit at the Chucos Justice Center, 1137 East Redondo Boulevard in Inglewood. 6:00 PM
Sunday, February 20, 2011
  • Los Angeles Italia 2011 Festival Opening Day (continues through February 26) honors the late Dino De Laurentiis at Mann Chinese 6 in Hollywood.
  • Motion Picture Sound Editors honor Walter Murch and Brian Grazer at its 58th Golden Reel Awards in the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites. Downtown. 5:30 PMMonday,February 21, 2011
    • Cartoon Network presents the Hall of Game Awards at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.
    • Phyllis Diller and the Actors Fund host the Carol Channing's 90th Birthday Tribute at the Pantages Theatre 7:30 PM
    • Tuesday, February 22, 2011
    • History of Eagle Rock - Illustrated Lecture and Book Signing with Eric Warren at the Pasadena Museum of History in Pasadena. 7:30 PM
    • CANCELLED Octavia Butler Tribute, commemorating the 5th anniversary of the author's death, at the Tribal Cafe, 1651 West Temple, Los Angeles, 7-9 PM
    • Costume Designers Guild hosts its 13th Annual Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
    • Donna Karan and the Urban Zen Foundation host the "Nomad: Two Worlds" Exhibition Opening Gala at Pier 59 Studios West in Santa Monica at 7:00 PM
    Wednesday, February 23, 2011
    • Andrei Codrescu presents The Poetry Lesson in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium at the The Getty Center at 7 PM. Reservations required.
    • Zocalo presents Susan Jacoby's lecture "Is Old Age Over?" at MOCA Grand Avenue, Downtown. 7:30PM
    • Children Uniting Nations presents its Children's Dream Awards Gala & Dinner at Club Nokia. 5:30 PM
    • Global Green USA hosts its Eighth Annual Pre-Oscar Party at Avalon Hollywood. 8:30 PM
    • Magic Johnson speaks at the Family Office Investment symposium in the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Event runs through Thursday.
    Thursday, February 24, 2011
    • Stefanie Powers visits Larry Edmunds book store to sign her new book, One From the Hart 7 PM

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