In a necromantic gesture worthy of its subjects' interest in sci-fi and fantasy, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre will be summoning authors from the dead, including J.R.R. Tolkien and H.G. Wells, to discuss their lives and works. Proceeds will benefit 826LA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 in their creative and expository writing skills. UCB Theatre, 5919 Franklin Ave. $5. 6:30 p.m. Fri. (323) 908-8702.