"4 Da Luv of Pidgin," a reading by bradajo, Lee Cataluna, Lisa Linn Kanae and Cedric Yamanaka, 7 p.m. tomorrow, Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant St., downtown; admission $15, Bamboo Ridge Press members free. 626-1481.
"Writing for film and television: How to make a scene in Hollywood," class taught by Andrew Price, former MTV producer and writer for "Star Trek: Voyager," 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and next Sunday, University of Hawai'i-Manoa, Krauss 016; $200 fee. 956-5666.
Joan Namkoong, author of "Family Traditions in Hawai'i," 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Native Books & Beautiful Things, Ward Warehouse; Namkoong talks about customs that mark The Year of the Horse. 845-8949.
Terry Shintani signs his latest book, "The Good Carbohydrate Revolution," 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Bestsellers, Bishop Square. 528-2378.