The first Festival of Francophonie, celebrating all things French, takes place Saturday at the Hotel Sofitel in Los Angeles, 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. (310) 652-0306.
John LeCarre discusses the stories behind his Cold War novels and signs books Friday. The Writers Guild Theatre, Beverly Hills. (310) 335-0917.
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, Budweiser's Clydesdale horses drop off green beer at Tequila Jack's, Long Beach, today at 4 p.m. (562) 628-0454.