The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books hosts its annual event. The festival in one of the largest in the country.

This year attendees will have to opportunity to watch panels featuring writing along with cooking demos, traviling workshops, live music and poetry. Guest speakers include Buzz Aldrin, Stan Lee, Rainn Wilson, Padma Lakshmi, Marcia Clark, Taye Diggs, Henry Winkler, Duff Goldman, Tom Hayden, Joyce Carol Oates and Jonathan Gold. 

The event also presents the L.A. Times Ideas Exchange Series featuring Carrie Brownstein and Arianna Huffington and the L.A. Times‘ Lorraine Ali and Robin Abcarian.

What: LA Times Festival of Books
Where: 3551 Trousdale Parkway
, LA  90089
When: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Phone: 213-740-2167


In Santa Monica…

It’s you FINAL chance to catch this incredible performance…The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents Irish actress Lisa Dwan, performing her internationally acclaimed “Beckett Trilogy” Not I / Footfalls / Rockaby for five performances only, April 7 through 10.

DwanBroadStage-LisaDwan-mouthonly has become world famous in the recent past performing the works of Samuel Beckett. Her trilogy of one-woman Beckett plays has sold out all over the world from London’s West End to Hong Kong, Paris, Belfast, Cambridge, and New York, where she was described by Ben Brantley in The New York Times as “an instrument of Beckett, in that way saints and martyrs are said to be instruments of God.”

See our Upcoming Events Page for additional info.

Tickets range from $60 to $80, are available online at and by calling 310-434-3200. Free onsite parking 

What: Lisa Dwan “Beckett Trilogy” Not I / Footfalls / Rockaby
Where: The Eli & Edythe Broad Stage, 1310 11th St. Santa Monica CA 90401
When:  2:00pm – April 10, 2016


In Palos Verdes…The Artists’ Studio Gallery at the Promenade on the Peninsula (550 Deep Valley Drive #159, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274) presents an opening from 2-5pm.



Rosamund Felsen Gallery hosts an art Talk with Karen Carson and Molly Barnes in conjunction with its current exhibition “Zip Line.”

See image: KarenSun-April10-CB1-Karen-Carson-Zipperseries Carson, “Zip Line,” installation view, 2016

Karen Carson’s series (the Zipper series) features twenty-five of these works were originally produced between 1972 and 1975, a selection of which are included in Carson’s 2016 exhibition. Additionally, the artist has updated the series with three new versions. These new works will revisit the format of the originals but are newly energized with bursts of pink and orange, with new configurations that reflect a full career’s experience of pictorial invention.

Parking: 1. Lot immediately South of gallery entrance. 2. 2nd lot 200 feet South of gallery entrance. 3. Street parking on 11th St & 15th St, west of Santa Fe Ave.


On view through April 16, 2016

What: Opening Reception
Where: Rosamund Felsen Gallery, 1923 S Santa Fe Av #100, LA CA 90021
When: 3-4pm  – April 10, 2016
Phone: 310-828-1075


In Beverly Hills…

In itsRevisionist-JesseEisenberg first production following a hit Off-Broadway run, Jesse Eisenberg’s The Revisionist will receive its West Coast debut at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in a new production directed by Robin Larsen.

Leading the cast is Tony Award-winning star of August: Osage County Deanna Dunagan, Seamus Mulcahy and Ilia Volok. Opening Night took place on Friday, April 1.

Overdue in delivering revisions of his new novel and distracted by city life, David plops himself in a cramped apartment in Szczecin, Poland, the home of a distant cousin named Maria. She is a complicated and indomitable figure — a Holocaust survivor who maintains a kind of shrine in her home to her far-off American relatives, many of whom she has met only once or twice. It’s a clash of cultures and generations as their divergent agendas, combined with cultural and culinary differences, lead to a spiky, combative relationship that ultimately questions their ideas of family.

For more info, visit our Upcoming Events Page.

Additional info about the actors, the production and the Wallis, can be found on:

Tickets: Single tickets: $50 (prices subject to change)

What: The Revisionist
Where: Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Lovelace Studio Theater, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA, 90210
When: Sun 2pm & 7pm – April 10, 2016
Phone: 310.746.4000


In Westchester…OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Bronya and Andy Galef Center for Fine Arts (9045 Lincoln Blvd., LA 90045) features a lecture from 5-6pm.


Enjoy….see ya next week – Thursday at noon!