What's there to do this week in L.A.? Jennifer Garner hosts the I Have a Dream Foundation's gospel brunch, Santa Barbara Intl. Film Fest opens, "The Cherry Orchard" with Annette Bening and Alfred Molina, previews, more
FRI 1/27: artLA shows off mixed media, video and digital art from more than 70 galleries, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. $15, noon-7 p.m. Through Sun.
Los Angeles Fine Print Fair opening reception has prints from Manet, Durer, Ruscha and others for sale, LACMA. $30, 6-9 p.m. Through Sun.
“East of Eden” launches a weekend of Elia Kazan films at the Aero Theater. $9, $6 members, 7:30 p.m.
SAT 1/28: Van Morrison, Wiltern Theater, $85-$150, March 4; and Beth Orton, Avalon, March 34, $25, on sale at 10 a.m.
Getty Villa redux opens with Greek, Roman and Etruscan art and artifacts. Free, but tickets required, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Balenciaga, Fendi, Dior handbags and sunglasses, 30%-70% off retail, at the Cheap Chic sample sale, 6399 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 408. Free, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Scenes from “Bang! A Love Story” by Anthony Mora performed on stage, Wordspace, Los Feliz. $5 suggested donation, 8 p.m.
Luckman Jazz Orchestra plays seminal jazz pieces from Gillespie to Sun Ra, Luckman Fine Arts Complex. $30-$45, 8 p.m.
SUN 1/29: Jennifer Garner hosts the I Have a Dream Foundation‘s gospel brunch; Samuel L. Jackson honored, House of Blues, Sunset Strip. $250 for individual tickets, $3,500-$25,000 for a table, VIP reception at noon, brunch at 1 p.m.
MON 1/30: “The Last Five Years,” written and starring Jason Robert Brown, onstage for one night only, UCLA Freud Playhouse. $55, 8 p.m.
TUES 1/31: Celebrate black truffle season with a four- to seven-course tasting, Patina. $95-$140, 5:30-10 p.m. Through Feb. 2
Art Spiegelman converses with Paper magazine art critic John Carlin, Hammer Museum. Free, 7 p.m.
“Boston Marriage,” written and directed by David Mamet and starring Rebecca Pidgeon, Alicia Silverstone and Mary Steenburgen, previews, Geffen Playhouse. $35-$110, 7:30 p.m.
“The Good Body,” Eve Ensler’s latest one-woman show, opens, Wadsworth Theater. $67-$127, 7:30 p.m.
Cake, Tegan & Sara, and Gogol Bordello share the stage, Wiltern Theater. $35, 8 p.m.
“The Good Life” by Jay McInerney published
WED 2/1: “Arms and the Man,” starring Anne Heche, recorded as part of L.A. Theater Works, Skirball Cultural Center. $39 and $45, 8 p.m.
THURS 2/2: “An Image Bank for Everyday Revolutionary Life” exhibits the photos of Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros, Redcat. Free, Noon-6 p.m.
Jenny Lewis, front woman for Rilo Kiley, goes solo at the Vista Theatre, Los Feliz. $20, 7:30 p.m.
Santa Barbara Intl. Film Fest opens with Robert Towne’s “Ask the Dust” and gala, Arlington Theater, Santa Barbara. $72.50, film at 8, gala at 10 p.m.
“The Cherry Orchard” with Annette Bening and Alfred Molina, previews, Mark Taper Forum. $30, 8 p.m.