Things to Do This Week

Here is a sampling of the week’s events and how to tune in (all times are Eastern). Note that events are subject to change after publication.


See the novelist Marlon James discuss his novel “Black Leopard, Red Wolf,” a work of science fiction, with Tananarive Due, a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, and an expert in Black horror and Afrofuturism, as part of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books — now in its 25th year. Mr. James is also the author of 2014’s “A Brief History of Seven Killings,” which won the Man Booker prize.

When 9 p.m.
Where events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks


Embrace autumnal flavors with Milk Street Cooking School’s free “The New Stew” class. Videos guide your cooking journey as you learn how to make eight stews.

When Anytime
Where milk-street-cooking-school.teachable.com

Ponder the relationship between fashion, politics and power with Robin Givhan, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and critic at large for The Washington Post. The free conversation, part of the Fashion Culture Talk series at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, touches on election themes like wearing P.P.E. and Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s famous collars. Valerie Steele, the director and