Happening Tuesday: Phil Ochs on film, Joan Rivers and more


Taiko drumming Three family events in one — learn about the Japanese drumming tradition, listen to a performance and then create a Japanese landscape scroll to commemorate the occasion. Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena. Free. 4-8 p.m. (626) 449-9144.

Joan Rivers As a stand-up comedian, a talk-show host, a dreaded member of the fashion police and even a winner on “The Celebrity Apprentice,” Joan Rivers has had a long and varied (if occasionally polarizing) career in the limelight. Rivers will discuss her life, her work and the challenges she has faced in her humorously titled talk “My Life in Show Business: 135 Years and Counting.” Valley Performing Arts Center, CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. 8 p.m. $15-$55. (818) 677-8800.

The Great Peace March Mark the 25th anniversary of the historic 81/2 –month, cross-country march from L.A. to Washington D.C., which aimed to celebrate peace and raise awareness of the danger of nuclear proliferation. Guest speakers include L.A. City Councilman Bill Rosendahl, Deputy Mayor Larry Frank, entrepreneur Fred Segal, peace march participant and activist Jerry Rubin and others. L.A. City Hall, 200 N. Spring St., Downtown. Noon. Free. (213) 473-7000.



“Phil Ochs: There for but a Fortune” Ochs was one of the ‘60s’ leading protest singers, an art that’s increasingly uncommon for today’s pop singers to practice. In this film, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Sean Penn, Christopher Hitchens and others talk about his influence on music and the burgeoning political consciousness of a generation. Grammy Museum, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., A245, L.A. 7 p.m. $8.