The iconoclastic Rolling Stone contributing editor Matt Taibbi, who famously likened Goldman Sachs to "a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity," will discuss and sign his new book, "Griftopia," a provocative exploration of the financial meltdown and its fallout. He will be joined by Nomi Prins, a former Wall Street executive turned muckraker. Musician Michael Penn will also perform. Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Fri. $30 ($50 including book). (310) 621-4659. http://www.americanspeakeasy.com.