Robert Osborne, on-air personality for Turner Classic Movies and a columnist for the Hollywood Reporter, hosts "A Centennial Tribute to Gary Cooper," a gala featuring film clips from the actor's career and personal appearances by his friends and peers, including actors Frances Dee, Joan Leslie, Karl Malden and Robert Stack, film critic Richard Schickel and Cooper's daughter, Maria Cooper Janis. The tribute leads into the UCLA Film and Television Archive's retrospective "Gary Cooper: Man of the West," which begins Saturday with a double bill of "Morocco" and "Beau Geste" and continues through May 24.
* "A Centennial Tribute to Gary Cooper," Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 8 p.m. $3 to $5. (310) 247-3600; "Gary Cooper: Man of the West," James Bridges Theater in Melnitz Hall, near the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Hilgard Avenue, Westwood. Saturday, "Morocco" and "Beau Geste," 7:30 p.m. Series continues through May 24. $5 to $7. (310) 206-FILM or http://www.cinema.ucla.edu.
9 pm: Pop Music
In his previous group, the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, and in his current outlet Spearhead, singer-writer Michael Franti has been a provocative voice of the black experience, and a distinctive blender of old school and cutting edge. Franti & Spearhead play the House of Blues to preview their first album in three years. "Stay Human," a work exploring issues surrounding the death penalty and due in stores May 15.