Pencil This In: Sarah Silverman Signing, Megan Mullally Makes Music, and a Celebration of Miles Davis
By Jessica McQueen
Happy Wednesday! If you need something to help pull you through to the second half of the week, L.A. has plenty to offer. The cast of "The Sarah Silverman Program" will sign copies of the complete DVD set at Amoeba Hollywood, Megan Mullally will perform with her new band at the Largo, new American writers will read from their works at the Hammer, and the Hollywood Bowl will host a tribute to Miles Davis. Read on for details and more Wednesday events.
SARAH SILVERMAN DVD SIGNING*
Siblings Sarah and Laura Silverman, Steve Agee, Brian Posehn, and Jay Johnston will sign copies of "The Sarah Silverman Program: The Complete Series" at Amoeba Hollywood tonight. You can buy the DVD set for in-store pick up here to guarantee admission to the event. 6pm. Free with purchase of DVD set.
Megan Mullally will perform with her new band, Nancy and Beth, for "An Evening Of Songs for Men and Women" at the Largo at the Coronet. Mullally will be joined by her husband and "Parks and Recreation" and "Childrens Hospital" co-star Nick Offerman and violinist and singer Petra Haden. 8:30pm. (Seats will be assigned at 6pm, and doors will open for drinks at 7:15pm.) $31.75.
Authors Wayne Koestenbaum and Jim Krusoe will read from their respective selected works tonight as part of the Hammer's New American Writing reading series. Koestenbaum has written "Jackie Under My Skin: Interpreting an Icon," "The Queen's Throat," "Andy Warhol," and "Humiliation." Krusoe is the author of "Iceland," "Girl Factory," "Toward You," "Erased," and "Parsifal." 7:30pm. Free.
A CELEBRATION OF MILES DAVIS
Marcus Miller, Miles Electric Band, Kind of Blue: Jimmy Cobb's "So What" Band, and Herbie Hancock pay tribute to the late jazz musician Miles Davis tonight at the Hollywood Bowl. The bands will perform a complete rendition of Davis' albums "Kind of Blue" and "Tutu" as well as cover his works from the '70s. A dedication ceremony for the new U.S. Postal Service Miles Davis postage stamp will precede the concert at the Hollywood Bowl Museum Terrace. 8pm. (Postal Service ceremony at 7pm.) Tickets: $98.50.
The Aero Theatre will screen a 35mm archival print of "3 Women," starring Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Janice Rule, and Robert Fortier. The 1977 film tells the story of the developing relationship between 3 women. 7:30pm. $11 ($9 for students and seniors, $7 for Cinematheque members).
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