Here are some events that I thought y'all would want to know about this month. Unless calamity strikes, I'll be there, too. (As a civilian, not signing books.)
LOS CAMPEONES DE LA LUCHA LIBRE (The Champions of Mexican Wrestling)
DATE: Thursday, Feb 5, 2009
TIME: 7:30 P.M.
WHERE: The Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
FYI: Los Campeones at MySpace
Masked mayhem ensues when a team of wrestling heroes is caught in the middle of a struggle between a gang of barbarians right out of Mad Max and a legion of monsters inspired by the golden age of Mexican horror films. A Spanish-language version of this film just ran in theaters throughout Mexico, but we're proud to present the first ever public screening of an English-language print on 35mm.
PEN ON FIRE: A SPEAKING SERIES WITH T. JEFFERSON PARKER
DATE: Tuesday, Feb 10, 2009
TIME: 7 P.M.
WHERE: UCI Student Center
FYI: Pen On Fire
Barbara DeMarco Barrett will host a launch party for T. Jefferson Parker's new book, The Renegades. She'll discuss Jeff¹s new book, he'll read, take questions, and sign books. There will also be refreshments. This launch party also heralds "Pen on Fire: A Speaking Series," which intends to bring literary events to Orange County on a monthly basis.
DATE: Thursday, Feb 19, 2009
TIME: 7:30 P.M.
WHERE: USC Bovard Auditorium
FYI: USC Arts
Experience an intimate evening of conversation and music with Julieta Venegas.
Julieta Venegas is a Mexican singer, instrumentalist and songwriter who performs an eclectic blend of Spanish-language rock and pop. She started playing music at the age of eight, when her parents first had her take piano lessons. Music grew to be her passion, eventually leading her to become a vocal artist and songwriter. Before embarking on her solo career, Venegas collaborated with bands in Tijuana and Mexico City. Her first album, Aqui, emerged in 1998 as a collaboration with Gustavo Santaolalla.