Nell Carter will host a benefit performance of D.M.W. Greer's acclaimed drama "Burning Blue" for AIDS service organization L.A. Shanti on Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Court Theatre in Hollywood.
The event includes a pre-play reception at the Shark Bar Restaurant, 826 N. La Cienega Blvd. from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Benefit tickets are $50. The nonprofit L.A. Shanti provides free counseling and education to people affected by HIV, AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses. For information, call (213) 962-8197, Ext. 332.