David Mamet Book Signing, February 19, 7pm
One of the more talented and successful directors, screenwriters and playwrights working today, David Mamet is responsible for such vehicles as The Spanish Prisoner, Glengarry Glen Ross (for which he received the 1984 Pulitzer Prize), The Untouchables and The Verdict. With a keen sense for realistic and often profane dialogue, Mamet consistently leaves his unique stamp upon all he authors. Come out and support him as he signs copies of his new book, The Wicked Son.
Dutton’s Brentwood Bookstore, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., 310.476.6262,
Juliana Gondek, February 22, 8pm
On what should be a very entertaining evening, soprano Juliana Gondek will be performing selections from Canteloube’s “Songs of the Auvergne,” Christoph Bull’s “The Song of Songs” and Roger Bourland’s “Four Marian Songs.” Additionally, she will be doing excerpts from Paul Chihara’s “Oedipus Rag.” On hand to support Ms. Gondek will be a bevy of talented musicians certain to complement her smooth and impressive vocal stylings.
UCLA Department of Music, Schoenberg Hall, 310.825.2101, music.ucla.org, $15/$7 students w/ID and seniors