Doc U: What to Do When Your Doc Is Done After committing invaluable time, talent and treasure to your documentary, it's only natural to want to get the best possible return on your investment. A live panel featuring industry professionals from the International Documentary Assn. lays out an array of options as a documentary filmmaker, including festivals, domestic and international sales, distribution and wide release. The Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax, L.A. 7:30 p.m. $20. http://www.cinefamily.org.
Jay-Z Live From the NYPL Few artists can deliver thickets of language with such assurance as rapper Jay-Z, so to hear him finally take on his life and career in a book-length memoir, "Decoded," is cause for, well, some big pimpin' on all of our behalfs. Book Soup will simulcast his conversation with Princeton professor Cornel West as they reflect on the book, the rap game and his turn as business mogul. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 4 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110; http://www.booksoup.com.
Cherry Vanilla Take a drug-fueled ride to the 1960s as Cherry Vanilla — musician, groupie, PR lady — talks about her time in the limelight during rock 'n' roll's heyday. Her memoir, "Lick Me: How I Became Cherry Vanilla," dishes on all her lurid and fascinating secrets and leaves no stone unturned when it comes to a life fully lived. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110; http://www.booksoup.com.
"Bukowski: Born Into This" In conjunction with the exhibition "Charles Bukowski: Poet on the Edge," the Huntington screens the documentary exploring the life and career of the hard-living poet and novelist. The film, which was an official selection at the 2003 Sundance and Tribeca film festivals, will be introduced by director John Dullaghan, who will also take questions afterward. Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. 7:30 p.m. Free. (626) 405-2100. huntington.org.