We used to love TBS’ “Dinner and a Movie,” and we’re huge fans of “Wa$ted” (the reality show that forces wasteful morons to come to terms with how much trash they produce), so we were super excited to see that the host of both these shows, Annabelle Gurwitch, is coming to the St. Paul JCC tonight as part of their Twin Cities Jewish Book Series. Beyond TV, Gurwitch—who used Woody Allen firing her from a play as an impetus for her documentary Fired!—has made quite a career as an author (her memoir I See You Made an Effort: Compliments, Indignities and Survival Stories From the Edge of 50, is a NYT bestseller), stage actress and writer, so it should be a good one. 7:30 PM. $12. —Dana Raidt

St. Paul JCC, 1375 St Paul Ave., STPL; stpauljcc.org