Notable Los Angeles: 10/21–10/27

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Monday 10/21: Shohreh Aghdashloo presents and signs The Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

Tuesday 10/22: A release party for Two Dollar Radio‘s Frequencies #3, featuring readings by contributing authors Grace Krilanovich, Trinie Dalton, Sara Finnerty, Anne-Marie Kinney, and Aaron Shulman. 7 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.

Wednesday 10/23: It’s L.A. Lit Crawl! This is one big mamma-jamma, venues include The Federal Bar, Bow and Truss, Skinny’s Lounge, Pitfire Pizza, Republic of Pie, Bob’s Espresso Bar, and other hip NoHo venues, with a closing fundraiser party at The Hesby. Audiences will wine and dine their way through the NoHo Arts District walking route, with two rounds of readings held in each participating venue between from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The evening’s final celebration fundraiser will take place at The Hesby, NoHo Arts District’s newest lifestyle residential complex, from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Get the full run-down of events here.

The Rumpus teams up with Dirty Laundry Lit to present “Show Me How” with readings from Jillian Lauren, Susan Orlean, Kima Jones, Simone Kang, Johnny Alfi, Natashia Deón, and our managing editor Zoë Ruiz. Hosted by Jeff Eyres. 7:30 p.m. at The Federal Bar.

Thursday 10/24: Found Magazine‘s “Unfinished Business 20/13” tour comes to L.A to celebrate the release of Found Magazine #9 and My Heart is an Idiot, a book of essays by Davy. With Brett Loudermilk and Carson Mell. 8 p.m. at a private residence in Los Angeles. Tickets are $10 at the door; all guests receive a copy of My Heart is an Idiot or This American Life CDs. Proceeds benefit 826-LA. Bring a swimsuit and towel.

Friday 10/25: Vladimir Alexandrov reads from The Black Russian. 7:30 p.m. at Skylight Books.

Saturday 10/26: When’s the last time you volunteered with 826LA?

Sunday 10/27: Bob Forrest reads from and signs his new memoir, Running with Monsters. 5 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.


Xach Fromson is a native Angeleno and the co-host/co-founder of Shades & Shadows, a sci-fi/fantasy/horror/etc. reading series here in LA. He studied creative writing at California State University Northridge, where he worked on The Northridge Review. He received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of California Riverside Palm Desert Low Residency program, and is finishing his first novel. He appeared at Dirty Laundry Lit's "Love Sucks" event in February 2013, and has stories published in "Halloween Tales" and "Winter Horror Days" from Omnium Gatherum press. And once, he slew a dragon. Follow him on Twitter @_mythogenesis_. Want your event listed here? Send an email with the information to [email protected]. More from this author →