What to do this week in L.A.? Jared Leto's 30 Seconds to Mars plays Avalon, Cheap Chic sample sale has handbags and accessories by Prada, Fendi, Tods and others at 30%-70% below retail, Disney on Ice finds Nemo, more

FRI 12/16: Jared Leto’s 30 Seconds to Mars play from their latest, “A Beautiful Lie,” Avalon. $15, 8 p.m.

Charles Phoenix travels back in time with his Retro Holiday Slide Show, Egyptian Theater. $25, 8 p.m.

CalArts Dance Ensemble performs mod dance numbers, Redcat. $24, 8:30 p.m.

SAT 12/17: Chef Jean Fran├žois Meteigner teaches how to cook Christmas eats at his La Cachette, $100 includes lunch, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Coldplay with Fiona Apple, the Forum, Inglewood, $40-$80.50, Feb. 4. On sale, 10 a.m.

The Pretenders, House of Blues Sunset Strip, $50, March 21-22. On sale, 10 a.m.

Cheap Chic sample sale has handbags and accessories by Prada, Fendi, Tods and others at 30%-70% below retail, 6399 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 408. Free, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Through Sun.

Brian Setzer Orchestra swings in the season with their Christmas extravaganza, Gibson Amphitheater. $37.50-$70, 8:15 p.m.

The Dan Band belts out diva classics, Avalon. $25, 8:30 p.m.

SUN 12/18: Anti-Mall gives you a shot at guiltless shopping with items produced by Mexico’s co-ops and food grown at the South Central Farm, 41st Street and Alameda, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Spirit of Christmas has singing, dancing and kicking chorus girls, Kodak Theater. $25-$50, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Sen. Barbara Boxer and former White House counsel John Dean discuss Supreme Court nominations, Temple Emanuel. $20, 4 p.m.

MON 12/19: Queens of the Stone Age rock out to their latest, “Lullabyes to Paralyze,” Wiltern Theater. $28.50, 9 p.m.

TUES 12/20: “Brothers Grimm,” “Must Love Dogs” and an unrated version of “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” on DVD

Ryan Adams’ “29,” “Unpredictable” by Jamie Foxx and “Duets” by the Notorious B.I.G. on CD

WED 12/21: Disney on Ice finds Nemo, Staples Center. $12-$60, 7:30 p.m. Through Dec. 25

The Manhattan Transfer jazz up Christmas music, Walt Disney Concert Hall. $26-$66, 8 p.m.

THURS 12/22: “The Lady Eve” and “The Palm Beach Story” screens as a Preston Sturges double feature, Egyptian Theater. $9, 7:30 p.m.

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