Angeleno Datebook- October 14, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

  • Congresswoman Karen Bass discusses Obama's Job Package at the Urban Issues Breakfast Forum of Greater Los Angeles in the North Campus,Crystal Ballroom of the West Angeles Church of God In Christ, 3045 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. 7:30 AM
  • William Shatner signs his release of his new space-themed concept album, "Seeking Major Tom." at Amoeba Music in Hollywood. 7 PM
  • American Cinematheque honors Robert Downey, Jr. at its 25th Annual Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Starts at 6:30 PM
  • ArtNight starts in Pasadena at 6 PM

Saturday, October 15, 2011

  • Gary Phillips, Penny Mickelbury, John A. Imani, and Larry Fondation read stories from Send My Love and a Molotov Cocktail! Stories of Crime, Love, and Rebellion at the Southern California Library. 2-4 PM
  • 6th Annual Taste of Soul Family Festival runs from 10 AM to 6 PM, where Intersections South LA and USC radio will be recording residents' oral histories.
  • Pacific Asia Museum hosts its Festival of the Autumn Moon Gala at the California Club.
  • Tango Club in the Hacienda at the La Senora Institute in Pacific Palisades. 7 PM. Reservations required.
  • Hugh Jackman and Catherine Zeta-Jones host "A Fine Romance" gala to benefit Motion Picture & Television Fund. Sony Pictures Studios.
  • Saint John's Health Center honors Pierce Brosnan at its Irene Dunne Guild Caritas Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. 6 PM
  • Members party for "Mapping Another L.A.: The Chicano Art Movement" opening at the Fowler Museum at UCLA. 6:30 PM start.
  • Home Movie Day at the Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N Alvarado, LA. 8 PM
Sunday, October 16, 2011
  • MAK Center hosts its Fall Fundraiser 2011 at the Lovell Beach House in Newport Beach.
  • The Elizabeth Taylor HIV/AIDS Foundation hosts the "Worldwide Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor" at Warner Bros. Studios.
  • AxS Festival of Art & Science at Pasadena Museum of Calif Art, 490 E Union St, Pasadena
  • NBA legend Jerry West reads his book, West by West: My Charmed, Tormented Life at the Barnes & Noble, The Grove at Farmers Market, LA. 2 PM. See him again on Tuesday at LA Talks Live
  • Yangzom Brauen will sign her book Across Many Mountains from 12-2 PM at Chevalier Books on Larchmont.
Monday, October 17, 2011
  • ELLE magazine honors Jennifer Aniston,Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Freida Pinto,Stacey Snider and Barbra Streisand at its 18th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. 6:30 PM
  • Blue Ribbon of the Music Center / ASCAP-American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers host "Love Sweet Love" A Musical Tribute to Hal David In Celebration of His 90th Birthday" at the Mark Taper Forum. 7:00 PM
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
  • Nile Rodgers discusses and signs Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny in conversation with director, Brett Ratner at Book Soup. 7 PM
  • Community Advocates Inc. award KPCC's Larry Mantle, Warren Olney and Patt Morrison with the first Bill Stout Memorial Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism at the Central Library at 7:30 PM
  • Susan Ashbrook lecture on her book, Will Work for Shoes: The Business Behind Red Carpet Product Placement at FIDM Museum Shop starts at 12:30 PM
  • "How Does Architecture Imitate Life?" Zócalo Public Square presents architect Brad Cloepfil in conversation with filmmaker Gus Van Sant at UCLA Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire, Westwood. 7 PM
  • Gregory Orfalea lectures on "[Junipero] Serra's Women: A Bilocating Nun, a Witch & a Sorceress," at Lundring Center, Cal Lutheran University, 60 W Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks. 7:30 PM. h/t Rina Rubinstein's The Culture Alert newsletter
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
  • Valley Community Clinic honors Corbn Bernsen and Scott Aney at its 40th Anniversary Gala at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City.
  • Aloud presents neurosurgeon Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, discussing his memoir Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon in the Taper Auditorium, LA Public Library, 5th & Flower, Downtown LA. 7 PM
Thursday, October 20, 2011
  • Free screening of "Of Scrap & Steel," at the Union Rescue Mission, Downtown at 7 PM
  • South Asian Bar Association of Southern California hosts its Starry Night Reception and Award Ceremony on the Target Terrace at LA Live. 6:30
  • CoachArt hosts the Champions Ball at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
  • Cocktail party at the new Charles David store in the Beverly Center to celebrate the shoemaker's partnership with Breast Cancer Charties of America, donating a % of the evenings sale to the charity.

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