Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage Biographer Hazel Rowley, who previously chronicled the lives of French existentialists and Australian Marxists, will discuss her recent portrait of one of America's most fascinating first couples, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. The Library Foundation of Los Angeles presents Rowley in conversation with KUSC-FM program director Gail Eichenthal as part of its popular ALOUD program. Mark Taper Auditorium, 630 W. 5th St., L.A. 7 p.m. Free with reservation. http://www.lfla.org.
Roger Waters: The Wall Live The Pink Floyd cofounder commemorates the 30th anniversary of the band's archetypal concept album with a lavish live presentation of the sprawling rock opera in its entirety. The 26 songs, including the No. 1 pop single "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)," chronicle a dysfunctional rock star's journey toward self-imposed isolation. Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., L.A. 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Sunday. 8 p.m. $55-$250. (800) 745-3000. http://www.staplescenter.com.
The Books The idiosyncratic electro-acoustic duo uses found sounds and minimalist arrangements to create a surprisingly funny yet haunted collage world on "The Way Out." With the Black Heart Procession. The Music Box, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. 8 p.m. $29.35. themusicbox.la/.
Griffith in California Director D.W. Griffith not only directed some of the most formative early features in cinema but he also singlehandedly established L.A. as the capital of the industry. This screening will show six of his early films that capture a Los Angeles still nascent in its trip to the head of American entertainment culture. Bonus — they'll be screened on a hand-cranked projector. Linwood Dunn Theater, 1313 Vine St., Hollywood. 7:30 p.m. http://www.Oscars.org.