Ry Cooder
Book calendar events for the week of July 31, 2011

Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY Ben Loory and Grace Krilanovich: The authors of "Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day" and "The Orange Eats Creeps" will read and sign their respective books. Mystery & Imagination Bookshop, 238 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. 3 p.m. Free. (818) 545-0121. Michael C. McMillen and Ry Cooder: A book signing and conversation with artist McMillen, whose new book, "Michael McMillen: Train of Thought," was recently published in conjunction with his current retrospective exhibition at LACMA, and musician Cooder. They will recall "tall tales and whoppers" from life in old Santa Monica. Art...