Pencil This In: Patti Smith at Book Soup, Celebrating Soul Train, Free Theater Readings
It’s Hawaii Night at The Grammy Museum. Beginning at 7:30 pm tonight, celebrate Hawaii’s cultural heritage through its music. Current Grammy nominees in the Best Hawaiian Music Album category Tia Carrere—we’ll always remember her from Wayne’s World--Daniel Ho, Amy Hainaiali’i, George Kahumoku Jr. and Jeff Petersen perform on the GRAMMY Sound Stage. It’s free to the public, and doors open at 7 pm. If you mention attendance at Trader Vic’s, you’ll receive 20% off dinner items (not booze, merchandise, tip or tax).
The Paley Center tonight screens the documentary Soul Train: The Hippest Trip in America tonight at 7 pm. In person is Mr. Soooooooooouuul Train himself, Don Cornelius, along with singer Jody Watley. The event celebrates the 40th anniversary of the TV show, which provided a “unique window into the latest trends in music, dance, and fashion.” The documentary features performances and great moments from the show, as well as memories from cast and crew. Tickets: $15, $10 for members
Iconic rocker, poet, artist Patti Smith presents and signs her first book of prose--Just Kids—tonight at Book Soup at 7 pm. The book provides insight into her relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the “epochal days of New York City and the Chelsea Hotel in the late sixties and seventies.”