A Selective Guide to the Arts in Los Angeles

Aaron Neville will perform at CAP UCLA. / Photo courtesy of CAP UCLA

UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) presents Aaron Neville Duo

Grammy Award-winning American R&B and soul singer Aaron Neville is arguably one the most distinctive vocal stylists on the planet. Performing with keyboard player Michael Goods, this intimate evening showcases “the other side of Aaron” with songs from throughout his career, including those that inspired him as a child and helped influence his more than five-decade musical journey. Known as a solo artist and for his work with the Neville Brothers, his latest album “Apache” spotlights his mixed Choctaw and African-American roots. Touching on the mystic gumbo of “Yellow Moon” and sheer sweetness of “Everybody Plays the Fool,” patrons will be privileged to experience a third path never quite heard from Neville before. Don’t miss this iconic evening of hits, stories and soul from one of the best in the business.

Saturday, Nov. 2, at 8 p.m.

Royce Hall, UCLA, 10745 Dickson Court, LA 90095

Tickets starting at $28


UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) Presents Andrew Sean Greer In Conversation with Sloane Crosley

Andrew Sean Greer is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of six works of fiction, including the bestsellers “The Confessions of Max Tivoli” and “Less.” Sloane Crosley is the author of The New York Times bestselling essay collections “I Was Told There’d Be Cake,” “How Did You Get This Number” and “Look Alive Out There.” Both are gifted storytellers, keen observers of human nature and masterful with their use of humor. Reading them makes you feel like you’ve known them forever. But there the similarities end. Greer’s wit is subtle, poignant and gentle. Crosley’s is loud, brash and thigh-slappingly funny. She has been described by David Sedaris as “perfectly, relentlessly funny.” He has been described by Michael Chabon as “feeling and funny.” A sort of a literary yin and yang, their conversation is sure to be both entertaining and enlightening.

Sunday, Nov. 3, at 5 p.m.

Royce Hall, UCLA, 10745 Dickson Court, LA 90095

Tickets starting at $28