1. According to celeb gossipmongers, Paris Hilton is heading to Rwanda with the children’s charity Playing for Good, in yet another move expressly designed to change her bad-girl image. Of course, a film crew will be accompanying the “Simple Life” star, and she said she would like to see the experience turned into a movie. In honor of Hilton’s post-prison transformation, Artsweek is officially resisting the urge to make a sex tape joke here.

2. Appalachia’s Crooked Road is the straightforward source of some of the country’s best bluegrass traditions. On Oct. 21, Campbell Hall will host a tribute to this terrain with “Music From the Crooked Road,” featuring over a dozen of Virginia’s most popular musicians. The show starts at 7 p.m.

3. John Grisham’s Playing for Pizza is number one on the New York Times Fiction Bestseller List this week. The story is a departure for the courtroom and crime drama connoisseur, following an NFL quarterback who relocates to the second-rate Italian National Football League. It’s part fable, part food guide, part travelogue and all Grisham.

4. Classic California photographer Oliver Gagliani is best known for his refined black and white photographs of the state. Check out Gagliani’s poetic pictures at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s current exhibit “Oliver Gagliani: Scores of Abstraction,” which runs until Jan. 13, 2008.

5. On this day in 1989, chick-flick extraordinaire “Pretty Woman” officially wrapped shooting. Lay like broccoli with your girls tonight, and re-live all the fairy tale fabulousness for yourself.

6. Kansas City rap king Tech N9ne is an underground sensation on the verge of blowing up in a big way. Check him out while you still can when he hits up the Hub at 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 20.