Roger Corman screens The Big Sleep. Howard Hawks' film noir classic starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, preceded by a discussion led by Corman. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., L.A. 7:30 p.m. $10. (866) 468-3399. www.skirball.org.
Joan Ryan. Broadway musical theatre star performs. Four-course meal. Vitello's, 4349 Tujunga Ave., Studio City. 7 p.m. $65. (818) 769-0905. www.vitellosrestaurant.com.
Giant Monsters. American Cinematheque presents classic and rare films from the Japanese kaiju ("giant monster") genre, including The Great Yokai War and Godzilla, King of the Monsters!. Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 7:30 p.m. Through Jul. 5. $9. (323) 466-3456. www.egyptiantheatre.com.
Alameda Writer's Group. Story consultant–author Christopher Vogler and writer-producer Craig Mazin are guest speakers. Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale. 9:45 a.m.-noon. www.alamedawritersgroup.org.
Los Angeles Film Festival. Audience awards and jury prizes are announced on the final night of the festival. Westwood Village, Westwood. Various times. $10 per screening. (866) 345-63378 (sic). www.lafilm fest.com.
English Tea Party. American Cinematheque presents Go-Go Mania! and Goal! World Cup 1966 to celebrate England's mid-1960s supremacy in pop music and soccer. The Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 4 p.m. $40. (323) 466-3456. www.egyptiantheatre.com.
Light Up the Night. Dinner package includes reserved event parking, seating, gourmet barbecue dinner, drinks, live entertainment, and fireworks. Moonlight Amphitheatre, 1200 Vale Terrace, Vista. 5:45 p.m. $60. (760) 726-1340. www.moonlightstage.com.
Comedian John Fox. With pliable expressions and an R-rated brand of comedy, Fox milks each punch line for maximum laughs. The Ice House, 24 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena. 8:30 p.m. $14.50. (626) 577-1894. www.icehousecomedy.com.
First Date in Hollywood. Comedy of one-acts about love and other blood sports. Company of Angels, 2106 Hyperion Ave., L.A. 8 p.m. $15. (323) 883-1717. www.companyof angels.org.
The Jerk. Stars Steve Martin; discussion with director Carl Reiner follows. The Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 7:30 p.m. $9. (323) 466-3456. www.americancinematheque.com.
58th Annual Primetime Emmy nominations announced. Brad Garrett and Julia Louis-Dreyfus join the CEO of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to make announcement. Awards ceremony is Aug. 27. Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre, North Hollywood. 5:39 a.m. (818) 754-2800. www.emmys.tv.
2006 Outfest. The 24th annual gay and lesbian film festival in L.A. begins with a screening of Maria Maggenti's Puccini for Beginners and a gala party at the Orpheum Theatre ($50-150). Screenings are at various locations and times. Through July 17. $5-12 per screening. (213) 480-7088. www.outfest.org.
Money and the Performing Artist. Six-week workshop about how artists' perceptions about money are molded by cultural, family, and entertainment industry attitudes. The Actors' Fund, 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 400, L.A. Mon., 5:30-7 p.m., Jul. 10. Interview required; free to those accepted. (323) 933-9244. www.actorsfund.org.
Uninsured: Health Coverage Options Forum. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce addresses issues confronting the nearly 3 million Californians without health insurance. Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Wed., 8:30-10:30 a.m., Jul. 19. Free. (323) 469-8311. www.hollywoodchamber.net.
Voiceover Actors Reveal Success Secrets. Voiceover actors from Rugrats, The Simpsons, and Law & Order join author and voice coach Joan Baker to discuss the facts and fiction about becoming a successful voiceover talent. The Learning Annex. Register for venue. 7-9 p.m. $54.99. (310) 478-6677. www.learningannex.com.