Greetings and welcome to City Scoop. Today is Tuesday, August 21, the 234th day of 2012. Here’s what’s going on in West Hollywood today.
For five seasons from 1986 to 1990, female wrestling was a staple on TV in the form of Glorious Ladies of Wrestling. Taped at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, the show was an overnight sensation thanks to the combination of beautiful women, colorful characters and outlandish plots. A new documentary examines that phenomenon interviewing the 12 women cast about their experiences and how the show affected their lives. G.L.O.W.: The Story of The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling screens at 8 and 11 p.m. at the Silent Movie Theatre, 611 Fairfax Ave. Four of the stars will be on hand to discuss the film following the 8 p.m. show, along with the documentary’s director and writer.
The celebrates authors with an evening featuring three notable voices in contemporary fiction. Thaisa Frank (Heidegger's Glasses, Sleeping in Velvet), Meredith Maran (A Theory of Small Earthquakes, My Lie: A True Story of False Memory) and Matthew Specktor (That Summertime Sound) are the authors participating in this author talk which starts at 7 p.m. in the library’s Community Room. Admission is free.
Boys in this country are twice as likely to drop out of high school as girls. Boys are disciplined, suspended and expelled from school at a rate quadruple that of girls. Boys are also four times more likely to be medicated than girls. Author Lisa Bloom examines all these facts and many more in an alarming but fascinating new book, Swagger: 10 Urgent Rules for Raising Boys in an Era of Failing Schools, Mass Joblessness, and Thug Culture. Bloom discusses and signs copies of her book starting at 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
The Russian Advisory Board will meet at 7 p.m. in . Items on the agenda include a report from Rent Stabilization and Housing Manager Elizabeth Savage and a follow-up report about National Night Out.
Bands Playing in Town
- Casey Abrams at the Key Club. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m.
- Father Tiger with Bullet & Snowfox, The Trews, the Other Side of Morning and Vinyl Pinups at the Viper Room. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
- Ours with Free Dominguez of Kidneythieves, Aura and Updownup at the Roxy Theatre. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
- Bazaar with Lola Siren and Eion at the Whisky a Go Go. Doors open at 8 p.m.