Paul Theroux The author of "The Mosquito Coast" celebrates 50 years of globe-trotting by collecting the best writing on travel from the books that shaped him. "The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments From Lives on the Road" includes writings from Vladimir Nabokov, J.R.R. Tolkien, Samuel Johnson, Eudora Welty, Evelyn Waugh, Mark Twain, Anton Chekhov, John McPhee, Graham Greene and Ernest Hemingway. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd. 7 p.m. (310) 659-3110. http://www.booksoup.com.
Francisco Goldman The author of the new autobiographical novel "Say Her Name," which explores love and grief and was written after his wife's death in a bodysurfing accident, will read from and discuss his work. He will be joined by the writer Rachel Kushner. Central Library, 630 W. Fifth St., L.A. 7 p.m. Free (reservations suggested). (213) 228-7025. http://www.aloudla.org.
A Revolutionary Project: Cuba From Walker Evans to Now The Getty's new exhibit examines three periods in Cuba's history as witnessed by photographers: Evans' depictions in the 1930s, Cubans documenting the 1959 revolution and foreign shutterbugs exploring the island nation since the end of Soviet support. Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Brentwood. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Exhibit open daily, except Mondays, through Oct. 2. Admission free, parking $15. (310) 440-7300. http://www.getty.edu.
Lauryn Hill Since her 1998 solo debut, "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill," the erstwhile rasta-hop goddess has been confounding her former Fugees bandmates, having babies with her on-again-off-again beau Rohan Marley, making perplexing statements and asking that we all address her as Ms. Hill. This year, she can add another bullet point, a clearly positive one, to her difficult resume: a Coachella comeback set that satiated her fans. Fox Theater, 301 South Garey Ave., Pomona. 8 p.m. $47.50-$60. http://www.foxpomona.com.