Actor Danny Huston. The Constant Gardener actor and son of director John Huston discusses his career and his recent film work during a Q&A session. Rocket Video, 726 N. La Brea Ave., Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (323) 965-1100. www.rocketvideo.com.
AFI Awards Screening Series: Babel. Q&A with director Alejandro González Iñárritu and SAG-Award nominated actors Adriana Barraza and Rinko Kikuchi follows screening. ArcLight Cinemas, 6360 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. 8 p.m. (323) 464-4226. www.arclightcinemas.com.
Token Cracker. Performing artist ZOOT premieres his new one-man stage show about a white man raised in a minority community. The Found Theatre, 599 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach. 8 p.m. Through Jan. 13. $15. (562) 433-3363. www.foundtheatre.org.
Golden Globe Foreign-Language Film Nominee Showcase & Seminar. Screenings of Apocalypto, Volver, Pan's Labyrinth, Letters From Iwo Jima, and The Lives of Others, followed by a seminar with nominees on the last day of the festival. The Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 7:30 p.m. Through Jan. 14. $10. (323) 466-3456. www.americancinematheque.com.
"War Is Hell" double feature. Screening of war films China Gate and Play Dirty. The Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 7:30 p.m. $10. (323) 466-3456. www.egyptiantheatre.com.
Women In Film Malibu breakfast. Entertainment attorney Jeffrey Glover is the guest speaker. Chart House Restaurant, 18412 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu. 8-10 a.m. $15. www.wif.org.
In-Person tribute to Helen Mirren. Features screenings of The Queen, Cal, Age of Consent, and Some Mother's Son. Mirren will appear in person Jan. 13 for a discussion after The Queen. The Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 7:30 p.m. Through Jan. 13. $10. (323) 466-3456. www.egyptiantheatre.com.
Screenwriter Bill Marsilii. The Déjà Vu scribe speaks about his career and gives tips to attendees. Glendale Central Library Auditorium, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale. 2:30 p.m. $10. www.scriptwritersnetwork.org.
Newsweek's Annual Oscar Roundtable. Newsweek writers David Ansen and Sean Smith interview best actor and actress contenders for this year's Oscar. The Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 7:30 p.m. $25. (323) 466-3456. www.egyptiantheatre.com.
365 Days/365 Plays. Seven plays written by Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, including There's Nothing Here, The Palace @ 4 a.m., and Things Are Tough All Over. The Theatre@Boston Court, 70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena. 2 & 5 p.m. Through Jan. 14. Free. (626) 683-6883, ext. 206. www.365inla.com.
Robert Forster in person. Actor discusses his life and film legends he has encountered, such as John Huston and Marlon Brando. North Hollywood Library, 5211 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood. 2 p.m. Free. (818) 766-7185.
Memorial tribute to Robert Altman. Screening of M*A*S*H, Altman's breakout film. The Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 7:30 p.m. $10. (323) 466-3456. www.americancinematheque.com.
Cornucopia. Monthly storytelling show for adults. Actors Workout Studio, 4735 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 3:30 p.m. $5. www.actorsworkout.com.
Carol Channing: The First 80 Years Are the Hardest. Cal State Fullerton's Performing Arts Center, Meng Concert Hall, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton. 4 p.m. $55. (714) 278-3371. www.arts.fullerton.edu.
MLK Movie Marathon. Three documentaries about Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Found Theatre, 599 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach. Mon. 6 p.m. Jan. 15. Free, reservations suggested. (562) 433-3363. www.foundtheatre.org.
What's the Story?. New solo performance works in progress from local writers and performers. Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 Second St., Santa Monica. 8 p.m. $10. (310) 450-1312. email@example.com.
The Art of Living Well. Joan Collins presents and signs her book. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 6:30 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110. www.booksoup.com.
Marissa Chibas: Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary. One-woman show featuring the daughter of Raul Chibas, the Cuban revolutionary who, with Fidel Castro, co-wrote the manifesto for the Cuban revolution. REDCAT, 631 W. Second St., L.A. Various times. Through Jan. 27. $10-24. (213) 237-2800. www.redcat.org.
Creating Exceptional Characters. Four-time Emmy-nominated showrunner-writer Barbara Hall (Joan of Arcadia, Judging Amy) leads a seminar on writing and producing for TV. The Learning Annex, Santa Monica. 7-9:30 p.m. $54.99. (310) 478-6677. www.learningannex.com.
The Watts Tower Project and Taking Flight. Separate solo works from Roger Guenveur Smith and Adriana Sevan. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Through Jan. 21. $20-46. (310) 827-0889. www.latw.org.