What to check out this week? 'Skeleton Key' is in theaters, Jeremy Irons plays King Arthur in 'Camelot,' celebrate bean curd at the L.A. Tofu Festival, Jerry Seinfeld performs.
FRI 8/12: Tony Bennett swings lightly, Hollywood Bowl. $14-$37, 8:30 p.m. Through Sat.Alt-country darling Shelby Lynne with Bob Schneider, Avalon. $25, 8 p.m.
In theaters: “The Skeleton Key,” with Kate Hudson and Gena Rowlands; John Singleton’s “Four Brothers”; and “Pretty Persuasion,” with ingenue Evan Rachel WoodSAT 8/13: Chip and Pepper Denim inaugural sample sale, Sunset Stage, Hollywood. Free, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
On sale, 10 a.m.: Dropkick Murphys, House of Blues, Sunset Strip, $20, Oct. 12-13
Celebrate bean curd at the L.A. Tofu Festival, Little Tokyo. $8, noon-10 p.m. Through Sunday
On sale, 1:00 p.m.: Dolly Parton, Gibson Amphitheater, $35-59, Sept. 30
The Mediterranean music of the Gipsy Kings, Greek Theater. $69.50-$115.50, 8 p.m.SUN 8/14: On sale, 1 p.m.: Loggins & Messina, Gibson Amphitheater, $45-$65, Oct. 5
Lydia Millet reads from her catalog and her latest, “Oh Pure and Radiant Heart,” UCLA Hammer Museum. Free, 6 p.m.
Jeremy Irons plays King Arthur in “Camelot,” Hollywood Bowl. $14-$37, 7:30 p.m.MON 8/15: “Giant,” followed by Jane Withers and Earl Holliman Q&A, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. $5, $3 members, 7 p.m.
A reading of a new play by Josh Ravetch, “Invention,” with Stefanie Powers and KTLA anchor Emmett Miller at the Egyptian Arena Theatre. Free, 8 p.m.
On sale: Jerry Seinfeld and Paul Simon perform to raise funds for Autism Speaks, Kodak Theater. Tom Brokaw MCs. $100 and up, Sept. 24.TUES 8/16: Ryan Adams sings from his latest album, “Cold Roses,” Wiltern Theater. $36, 8 p.m. WED 8/17: Peggy Lipton signs “Breathing Out,” Book Soup. $24.95 for the book, 7 p.m.
New art, film, music and fashion and Riveria-style poker at Monte Carlo Carnivale, Henry Ford Theater. $25 with open bar; 7 p.m.-midnight.THURS 8/18: Rufus Wainwright, Ben Folds, Ben Lee together onstage, Wiltern. $38.50, 7:30 p.m. Through Fri.
DocuWeek’s opening-night party presented by IDA, ArcLight Hollywood. $25, 7-10 p.m.