Rochester's favorite independent theater has cause to celebrate this week. On Tuesday, October 23, The Little Theatre (240 East Ave.) will honor three individuals who have helped the Little in its journey to become the cultural center it is today with its "A Celebration of the Little Theatre" event. Actress, author, and activist Mimi Kennedy will receive the Film Vanguard Award; 1975 Gallery owner Erich S. Lehman will receive the Good Neighbor Award; and social entrepreneur Ron von Perlstein will receive the Friend of the Little Award. Doors open for the evening at 5 p.m., and the award ceremony commences at 6 p.m. with a Roaring 20's Party to follow until 9 p.m. Enjoy a wine bar, hors d'oeuvres, live music, a short-film showcase, and a silent auction. While black-tie attire is optional, flapper or period costumes are highly encouraged. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased online at thelittle.org, or by calling 258-0252 through October 19.