Arts & Entertainment

Book calendar events for the week of August 28, 2011

CookingSoleil Moon Frye

Compiled by Grace Krilanovich

SUNDAY

Donald Bakeer: The author of "Crips: The Story of the L.A. Street Gang from 1971-1985" will discuss and sign his new memoir, "I, Too, Can Create Light." Jinga Jinga, 33471/2 W. 43rd Place, L.A. 3 p.m. Free. (213) 392-4530.

James Jean: The illustrator will discuss and sign his new book, "Rebus," with Giant Robot founder Eric Nakamura. Art Catalogues Bookstore at LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 4 p.m. Free. (323) 857-6000.

UCLA Extension Writers' Faire: The annual event returns with a selection of 24 free mini-classes and panel discussions, exhibitor booths and the chance to register for most fall courses at a 10% discount. Young Hall Courtyard at UCLA, 405 Hilgard Ave., Westwood. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. (310) 825-9415.

TUESDAY

Dee Wallace: The actress will discuss and sign her new memoir, "Bright Light: Spiritual Lessons from a Life in Acting." Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

WEDNESDAY

Soleil Moon Frye: The actress will present and sign her new book, "Happy Chaos: From Punky to Parenting and My Perfectly Imperfect Adventures in Between." Barnes & Noble at the Grove, 189 The Grove Drive, L.A. 7 p.m. Free. (323) 525-0270.

Guy Magar: The film director will present and sign his new memoir, "Kiss Me Quick Before I Shoot." Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

THURSDAY

Jesse Ball: Host Michael Silverblatt will interview the author of "The Village on Horseback" and "The Curfew." Bookworm, 89.9 KCRW-FM, 2:30 p.m. http://www.kcrw.com.

Lavender Los Angeles Panel Discussion: Authors Melissa Lopez, Andy Sacher and Thomas De Simone will discuss and sign the new book, "Lavender Los Angeles," about the history of LA's LGBT communities. Ronald Tutor Campus Center at USC, 3800 S. Figueroa St., L.A. Noon. Free. (213) 740-7619.

Libros Schmibros: Boyle Heights Comes to Westwood: A poetry reading held in conjunction with the bookstore's residency at the Hammer; Abel Salas and Kristy Lovich will read. Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles. 5:30 p.m. (310) 443-7000.

Nita Tucker: The author of "It Happened in Florence" will read and sign her new memoir. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

FRIDAY

Dan Fante: The author, son of novelist John Fante, will read and sign his new book, "Fante: A Family's Legacy of Writing, Drinking and Surviving." Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

SATURDAY

Libros Schmibros: Crosstown Progressive L.A. History Trivia Quiz: The Boyle Heights bookstore will host a trivia competition as part of its residency at the Hammer to mark the publication of proprietor David Kipen's new book, "Los Angeles in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City of Angels." Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles. 4 p.m. (310) 443-7000.

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