In honor of Truman Capote, the socialite extraordinaire—who also wrote a few seminal works of literature—author and filmmaker Peter Hedges (who recently published The Heights) has curated “An Evening at Mr. Capote’s,” a party in the swank 19th-century Brooklyn Heights mansion on Willow Street where he lived and worked. The evening features readings from Capote’s fiction and music from the Breakfast at Tiffany’s score. Then, on Wednesday night, check out 50th Anniversary Celebration of To Kill a Mockingbird, the book famously written by Capote’s gal pal Harper Lee, at Symphony Space. Special guests such as Stephen Colbert (a Scout Finch fan? Who knew!?) and novelist Jayne Anne Phillips will read and discuss the classic novel. ‘An Evening at Mr. Capote’s’ tonight at 8, location with RSVP, 718-243-1414,, $125 (sold out); To Kill a Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Wednesday at 8, Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, 212-864-5400,, $24

Mon., April 26, 8 p.m.; Wed., April 28, 8 p.m., 2010