The MFA students from University of California Riverside will share their work alongside former student Eric Shonkwiler, who will read from his debut novel Above All Men, about a war veteran in a decaying America as he hunts for a local child’s killer. Also this month Jay Martel will read from Channel Blue (Sat., March 8th, 5 p.m.) and readings by Richard Blanco on For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey (Fri., March 21st, 7:30 p.m.) and poetry from Melissa Broder in Scarecrone. (Thu., March 27th, 7:30 p.m.).
Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz.
Information: (323) 660-1175; www.skylightbooks.com
For more than 85 years, the Los Angeles Breakfast Club has gathered folks from all walks of life to enjoy a meal and one another’s company. Check the website for up-to-date info on this month’s guest speakers. Breakfast $7 per person. Los Angeles Breakfast Club, 3201 Riverside Drive, Los Feliz. Information (213) 662-1191; www.labreakfastclub.com
Computer class for adults to learn the basics. (Wed., March 5th, 3 p.m.) Los Feliz Library, 1874 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz. Information: (323) 913-4710; www.lapl.org
Life Story Writing, a workshop for adults to write fiction or memoirs. (Sat., March 1, 2 p.m.) Every Saturday. Silver Lake Library, 2411 Glendale Blvd., Silver Lake. Information:(323) 913-7451; www.lapl.org
Weekly story telling and reading for kids. (Mon., March 3, 3 p.m.) Every Monday. Edendale Library, 2011 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. Information: (213) 207-3000; www.lapl.org
Adults can learn Final Cut 7 with all equipment and materials provided. Class limited to six students. (Sat., March 15, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.) $60/$50 members. Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N. Alvarado St., Echo Park. Information: (213) 484-8846; www.echoparkfilmcenter.org
Pick from one of four shows at the Samuel Oschin Planetarium: “Centered in the Universe,” “Water is Life,” “Light of the Valkyries,” and “Time’s Up.” Please check website for show times. $7 adults and children 13 years and older; $5 seniors and students with I.D., $3 children 5-12 years. Griffith Observatory, 2800 E. Observatory Road, Griffith Park. Info: (213) 473-0800; www.griffithobservatory.org
ARTS AND CULTURE
The Western Art show Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale is on exhibit until Sunday, March 16. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Another exhibit that opens March 15 is Floral Journey: Native North American Beadwork and runs until April 26, 2015. Also at The Autry is Cowboy Lunch: Women of the West (Wed., March 19, 12:30 p.m.) that is free but cost of lunch isn’t included. $10 for adults, $6 for students and seniors, $4 for children 3-12, and free for children under 3. The Autry, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park. Information: (323) 667-2000; www.theautry.org
Swing by for My Name Is Asher Lev, written by Aaron Posner until April 19. Thur.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. Tickets: $20-$34. Fountain Theatre, 5060 Fountain Ave., East Hollywood. Information:(323) 663-1525; www.fountaintheatre.com
Laluzapalooza 2014 opens March 7 and runs until March 30. Opening reception: Fri., March 7, 8 p.m. La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd., Los Feliz. Information: (323) 666-7667; www.laluzdejesus.com
Executive Producer Jamie Nichols presents CELEBRATE DANCE 2014 with eight dance companies. (Sat. March 8, 8 p.m.) $18-$38, all children seated with an adult, $12. Discounts for students, seniors and DRC Members. Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Information: http://www.alextheatre.org
Texas band This Will Destroy You with Silent Land Time Machine. Ages 18 and over. $12-$14 tickets. The Echo, Fri., March 14th, 8:30 p.m., 1822 W. Sunset Blvd., Echo Park, www.theecho.com
Russian indie rock band Pompeya plays its pop music along with Joycut, Kauf, Channel One and Justin Cornwall. Ages 21 and over. $8-$10 tickets. Los Globos, Thur., March 20th, 9 p.m., 3040 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake, www.clublosglobos.com
Prism Pipe, Expermental Art and Film. Perhspace, Mon., March 17th, 8 p.m., 325 Glendale Blvd., Echo Park, www.pehrspace.org
Go for a funky time featuring The Pimps of Joytime perform, a Brooklyn-based band. $15-$17 tickets. Satellite, Fri., March 7th, 9 p.m., doors at 8:30 p.m. 1717 Silver Lake Blvd., Silver Lake. Information: www.thesatellitela.com
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