Hours of listening to public radio can give people all the ammunition they need to be an engaging dinner party guest, but few people have time for that (unless they take the 405 to work). Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam provide the Cliffs Notes version with their weekly KPCC radio show, Dinner Party Download. Good jokes, strong cocktails and celebrity interviews dominate their hourlong show and the Dinner Party Download Holiday Frolic features all that plus a little mingling. Actress Molly Ringwald will answer etiquette questions, comedian B.J. Novak will promote his latest book, and the bar opens an hour before the show. Curiously, dinner will not be served.

Sat., Dec. 13, 7 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 12/13/14)