The Columbia Jewish Congregation's film series begins a new season with "Promises," a 2000 Israeli movie with English subtitles. Upcoming films include "Yana's Friends," a 1999 Israeli film, Feb. 22; "Havana Nagila: The Jews of Cuba," a 1995 U.S. film, March 15; and "Kippur," a 2000 film shot in France and England, April 26. Refreshments and after-film discussion are included. 8 p.m. Saturday. Meeting House, Room 200, Oakland Mills Village Center, Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. $8. 410-381-4809.


Dexter Scott King was 7 when his father was assassinated in 1968. In his new book, "Growing Up King: An Intimate Memoir," the son relates the difficulties of growing up in his father's shadow and how his father's legacy influenced his views on race and life. The author, who heads the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, will give a talk and sign copies of his book at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Central Library, 400 Cathedral St., Baltimore. Free. 410-396-5283.


The Baltimore Sun's Smart Talk Women's Lecture Series (formerly Unique Lives and Experiences) begins with comic actress Lily Tomlin, winner of Tony, Emmy and Grammy awards. She'll address topics of modern life, love, childhood, the media, pop culture, the past and the future. Other speakers in the series include Coretta Scott King, Ann Richards, Marlee Matlin and Janet Reno. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. Subscriptions, $149-$279; single tickets, $34-$59. 410-783-8000 or

Guest Lily Tomlin makes friends with "Tiny," a rare cotton-top tamarin from Colombia, during a 1999 appearance on "Good Morning America." You can get a look at the 2003 version of the comic actress Tuesday as part of the Smart Talk Women's Lecture Series.