■ Author: Monique Truong
Monique Truong presents her new novel, "Bitter in the Mouth," about a young woman's search for identity and family, today (Sept. 27) at 7 p.m. at Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. For more information, visit www.keplers.com.
■ Film: 'Anna Karenina'
Vivian Leigh stars as the title character in the 1948 film version of "Anna Karenina," showing tonight (Sept. 27) at 7:30 p.m. at the Stanford Theatre, 221 University Ave., Palo Alto. Admission is $7 and includes a showing of 1934's "We Live Again" at 5:55 and 10 p.m. For more information, visit www.stanfordtheatre.org.