A sample of readings and signings around town tonight:
Adriana Trigiani appears at an author event for her latest work, Viola in Reel Life. Barnes & Noble, The Grove at Farmers Market, L.A.; 7 p.m.
David Henry Sterry and R.J. Martin Jr., editors of Hos, Hookers, Call Girls, and Rent Boys: Professionals Writing On Life, Love, Money, and Sex, sign copies of their anthology at 7 p.m. At 9:30 p.m., African American film icon Melvin Van Peebles signs copies of Confessions of an Ex-Dufus Itchyfooted Mutha, a graphic-novel version of his latest film. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. (310)
Stage and TV actress (The Jamie Foxx Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm) Ellia English discusses and signs copies of her book I Am That I Am, A Journey Through Add-O-Less-Sense. Eso Won Books, 4331 Degnan Blvd.; 7 p.m.