Jesse Eisenberg did a stellar job portraying the nerdy Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg in Social Network, perhaps because he, too, is shy and awkward. Also like Zuckerberg, Eisenberg is very charitable. Tonight, he’ll give a reading along with actress Lili Taylor at Now Showing, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers’s fundraiser for creative scholarships. The night of lit, music, and art also includes a silent auction and the sounds of Rasputina, Max Vernon, and DJ Gilles Wasserman. We’re going simply to see if Eisenberg will showcase some more of that charming pizzazz we saw on Saturday Night Live.

Wed., March 9, 8:30 p.m., 2011