June 17, 2013 |
Actor Jeff Garlin's parking mishap sounds like an episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm. " The costar of HBO's comedy about the foibles of upper-class Angelenos was arrested in Studio City on Saturday after getting into a fight with another motorist about a parking space. Somehow the incident ended with Garlin allegedly smashing his antagonist's car windows. How very "Curb. " Except on that show, the one getting into the scrape would be star Larry David, while Garlin, playing David's affable but somewhat distant manager, would later listen sympathetically to Larry's plight without offering any real help.
July 26, 2012
BOOKS Comedian Jeff Garlin's reading group will convene at Book Soup to discuss Don Winslow's novel "Savages. " A suspenseful thriller "Savages" chronicles the dangerous struggle between young kingpins and the ever-powerful Mexican drug cartel. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 6 p.m. Sat. Free. (310) 659-3110; http://www.booksoup.com.
January 5, 2012
BOOKS The author, comedian and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" regular Jeff Garlin takes the stage with the tattooed punk rock legend, KCRW radio host and spoken word performer Henry Rollins to discuss Rollins' new book, "Occupants. " The visceral, full-color photo book and essay collection documents scenes from around the world during the performer's last few years of travel. Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood. 8 p.m. Thu. $30. (310) 855-0350. http://www.largo-la.com.
June 9, 2011
BOOKS Whatever idea you have about reading groups — that they're a bunch of fusty librarian-types sitting around, talking about the interior lives of Jane Austen characters — you can probably throw away when it comes to Jeff Garlin. The rotund funny man from "Curb Your Enthusiasm" leads his own group at Book Soup, which will meet Friday to discuss Tim O'Brien's "Tomcat in Love," a tale of an irascible fellow who can't decide between winning back his ex-wife and seducing every new woman he meets.
May 4, 2011
EVENTS Conejo Valley Days Saddle up and mosey on down for this five-day community celebration, now in its 55th year. The festival features carnival rides, live entertainment, refreshments, games, a western-themed Main Street with a variety of vendors. Conejo Creek South, 1300 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. 5-10 p.m. Wed.-Thu., 5 p.m.-midnight Fri., noon-midnight Sat., noon-6 p.m. Sun. Adult $8, children $5. (805) 495-6471. conejovalleydays.org Feisal Abdul Rauf As the imam of Masjid al-Farah mosque in Manhattan and the chairman of the Cordoba Initiative, Feisal Abdul Rauf works to improve relations between Islamic and Western communities.
April 23, 2010 |
There will be award-winning novelists and bestselling mystery writers, leading historians and experts on nearly everything under the sun. But it wouldn't be a book festival in Los Angeles without, of course, entertainers. Stars of stage and screen have been a part of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books since its inception, doing readings, interviews and book signings, often playing to packed crowds. This year is no exception, with appearances scheduled by such celebrities as Alicia Silverstone, Marlan Wayans, Bernadette Peters, Carl Reiner and Henry Winkler.