Angeleno Datebook- September 8, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

  • Zócalo at the Hammer: Randall Kennedy ponders "Is Obama Erasing the Color Line?" at Hammer Museum at 7 PM.
  • Taschen Beverly Hills hosts a tasting and book party for Jim Heimann's Menu Design in America from 7-9 PM. Reservations required. Call 310 274 4300.
  • MAK Center Exhibition Opening Reception for "Final Projects" 7:00 PM
  • Fashion Night Out events all over town

Friday, September 9, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

  • Libros Schmibros at the Hammer will host a conversation with essayist D.J. Waldie (Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir), poet Marisela Norte (Peeping Tom Tom Girl) and journalist/screenwriter Richard Rayner (Los Angeles Without a Map and A Bright and Guilty Place) about the advantages and disadvantages of getting around L.A. without wheels. Moderated by Shana Nys Dambrot. 5:30 PM
  • Homestead Museum in City of Industry hosts two-day "Ticket to the Twenties" festival. 3:00 to 7:00 PM both days.
  • Jennifer Garner hosts the 2011 iteration of the Pink Party, benefiting the Women's Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai, at Drai's Hollywood at the W Hollywood Hotel.
  • Prostate Cancer Research Institute hosts its annual gala at the Westin LAX Hotel, featuring a live performance by Jonathan Roberts and Anna Trebunskaya from the ABC hit series "Dancing with the Stars". 5:30 PM
  • Rahna Reiko Rizzuto reads her memoir Hiroshima in the Morning at the Japanese American National Museum. The program starts at 2 pm. 369 East First Street, Los Angeles
  • Virginia Robinson Gardens honors Joan Selwyn at its Friends Patron Gala Dinner in Beverly Hills.
  • Charles Perry discusses "Dinner in the Exploding City: Los Angeles Restaurants 1830-1930" with the Culinary Historians of Southern California at the Los Angeles Public Library. 10:30 AM
  • A Tribute to ancient African civilizations scholar, Queen Nzinga Ratibisha Heru, at Eso Won Bookstore. 7 PM

Sunday, September 11, 2011
  • "The Global Stage: The Theatre Movement in a Post 9/11 World" A panel discussion with international & American artists, scholars, & celebrities. Part of the California International Theatre Festival. Noon. LA Theater Center #2, 514 S Spring St, Downtown LA. h/t Rina Rubenstein's Culture Alert newsletter.
  • Patriot Day at Pasadena Museum of History. Pasadena Museum of History, 470 W Walnut St, Pasadena 4 PM h/t Rina Rubenstein's Culture Alert newsletter.
  • Remembrance of 9/11/01 Concert at the Kirk O'The Valley. Venue's Community Chorale & Orchestra will perform Fauré's Requiem at 4 PM. Kirk O'The Valley, 19620 Vanowen, Reseda
  • Adam Johnson, Steve Erickson, & David Ulin read their works at the 10th anniversary of 9/11commemoration organized by PEN and Granta magazine at Vroman's Bookstore. 4 PM.Vroman's, 695 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena
  • Opening reception for Mike Street's "Dream Dust," a collection of artwork inspired by his archives. 4 PM. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice.
Monday, September 12, 2011
  • Joe Roth and Tom Sherak co-chairs the Multiple Sclerosis Society's 37th Annual Dinner of Champions at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
  • Musician Moby signs his book at Book Soup. 7 PM
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
  • Leonard Nimoy shares his "Secret Selves" in a Q&A with Zach Quinto (Heroes, Star Trek) at Hammer Museum. 7 PM.
  • Former Soviet dissident & prisoner Natan Sharansky speaks at the Reagan Library, Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. RSVP Required. 310/506-7686. h/t Rina Rubenstein.
  • Carey Appel gives a benefit concert to support the AIDS Service Center at the Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena.
  • Judy Muller & Laurie Ezzell Brown discuss Muller's new book, "Emus Loose in Egnar: Big Stories from Small Towns -- The Vitality of Rural Weekly Newspapers in America." Annenberg School 207, USC. Noon. RSVP Required. h/t Rina Rubenstein.
  • Author Stacy Schiff discusses her book on Egyptian queen, Cleopatra, with KPCC's Madeleine Brand at the Skirball Cultural Center. 8 PM. RSVP.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
  • Wally Moon signs Moon Shots: Reflections on a Baseball Life at Chevalier's Books, Larchmont Village. 6 PM
  • Dan Meis, designer of LA's Staples Center, speaks on "Dynamic Architecture: Designing buildings that move." at USC's Gin D. Wong Conference Center. 6 PM
  • An evening with Natasha Vargas-Cooper, author of Mad Men Unbuttoned, at the Torrance Library, Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd, Torrance. 7 PM. h/t Rina Rubenstein
Thursday, September 15, 2011
  • Native Americans at Sooky Goldman Nature Circle 7 PM. Sooky Goldman Nature Center, near Coldwater & Mulholland (call for directions) 310/858-3090 . h/t Rina Rubenstein
  • Author Alexandra Fuller speaks at LA Aloud 7 PM RSVP. Taper Auditorium, LA Public Library, 5th & Flower, Downtown LA
  • JPL's Richard Cook speaks on "From A to Z: Getting Curiosity to the Launch Pad," a close look at NASA's Mars Exploration Program. Von Kármán Aud, JPL, 4800 Oak Grove Dr, Pasadena. 7 PM

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