Eric Garcia The writer will be reading from and signing his latest, “Repo Men,” which was turned into a movie this spring. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. Free. 7 p.m. (310) 659-3110. www.booksoup.com.
Anchee Min The author of “Pearl of China” marks the book’s release with a luncheon hosted by Diesel, a Bookstore and an Aloud reading in the evening. Chez Mimi, 246 26th St., Santa Monica. $70 (includes lunch and a signed copy of the book). Noon. (310) 576-9960. www.dieselbookstore.com. Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles. Free (reservations recommended). 7 p.m. (213) 228-7025. www.aloudla.org.
Erri De Luca The author didn’t become a writer until he was almost 40. But he hit the ground running, penning more than 50 works and garnering acclaim. The Instituto Italiano di Cultura presents a reading in Italian with English translation and a reception afterward. 1023 Hilgard Ave., Westwood. 6:30 p.m. RSVP at (310) 443-3250, Ext. 114.
Getty Center College Night The festival includes art exhibits, food and drink, plus performances by Marc B, DJ OldBoy and Kinetic Theory Circus. The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, L.A. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free; reservations recommended but not required. www.getty.edu.