Pencil This In: Haiti Benefit Reading at the Geffen, New Artist in Residence at the Annenberg Beach House
The need in Haiti continues, so tonight an all-star cast has joined together for a special benefit reading of 110 Stories at The Geffen Playhouse. New York playwright Sarah Tuft, has weaved more than 30 personal, first-person stories. Narrator Nic Harcourt will be joined by Katharine McPhee, Ed Asner, Michael Welch, Sharon Lawrence, Michael Beach, Diane Venora, Maria Conchita Alonso, Ernie Hudson, Gail O Grady, Nick Turturro, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Sophie Sinise and others. 8 pm. Tickets are $57-$83. Proceeds benefit Haiti relief efforts.
Joel Kotkin discusses and signs The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050 tonight at 7 pm at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena. Kotkin posits that by the year 2050, the US population will reach 400 million people, transforming how we all live, work and prosper.
Lauren Weedman hosts the monthly Westside edition of The Moth storytelling competition at the Air Conditioned Supper Club tonight. Prospective yarn-weavers are asked to prepare 5-minute true stories on the theme “traditions.” Remember the rules: No standup, no notes. Doors at 7 pm. Stories at 7 pm. Tickets $7