Steve Earle, who brings his folk rock-country mix to Southern California's two House of Blues locations, will soon add another term to his singer-songwriter-producer-
activist-teacher hyphenate: author. His first collection of fiction, "Doghouse Roses," will be published in June.
* Steve Earle, the House of Blues Anaheim, 1530 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, 9 p.m. $25. (714) 778-2583. Also Friday at the House of Blues, 8430 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 9 p.m. $25. (323) 848-5100.
8 pm: Dance
With the classic gospel suite "Revelations" on view at every performance, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in three programs featuring a number of works new to local audiences. These include company artistic director Judith Jamison's "Double Exposure," lifelong Ailey colleague Carmen de Lavallade's "Sweet Bitter Love," former Ailey dancer Dwight Rhoden's "Chocolate Sessions," fusion specialist Ronald K. Brown's "Grace" and Bay Area ballet choreographer Alonzo King's first work for the company, "Following the Subtle Current Upstream." Ailey's own "Blues Suite," "Pas de Duke" and "Phases" are also scheduled.
* Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown L.A. Thursday, 8 p.m. Also Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. $15 to $75. (213) 972-0711.
8 pm: Movies
The weekly series "Flappers of the Silent Screen" continues at the Silent Movie Theatre with Louise Brooks starring in her final silent film, "Prix de Beaute." Brooks plays a repressed housewife in the 1930 film, whose life is transformed when she wins a beauty contest. Rounding out the "Flappers" series will be Joan Crawford in "Our Dancing Daughters" on March 22 and Colleen Moore in "Orchids & Ermine" on March 29.
* Flappers of the Silent Screen, "Prix de Beaute," Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Hollywood, 8 p.m. $6 to $9. (323) 655-2520.
A panel will discuss the making of an Eames fiberglass chair from initial concept to final product in "Eames Fiberglass Chairs: Something of How They Get the Way They Are" at 6:30 p.m. at the Eames Office Gallery & Store, 2665 Main St., Santa Monica. Reservations suggested. (310) 396-5991.