Friday, April 11th

What’s cuter than a 4 p.m. birthday party for a guy who’s turning 75? Not much! Philip Roth—the most disciplined man in show business, as judging by his unabated avalanche of novels—is feted at Columbia University, where he’ll be toasted by the Library of America, the National Book Foundation and a packed house of panting guys and dolls of all literary ages.

[Philip Roth 75th Birthday Tribute, Miller Theater, Columbia University, 2960 Broadway, 4 p.m.]