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What's going on in L.A. this week? Gary Sinise discusses his film career as part of the American Film Renaissance, Sundance Film Fest begins in Park City, Utah, Quentin Tarantino, Lucy Liu and others are at the Asian Excellence Awards, more

FRI 1/13: Bustamante’s antique show hosts 90 dealers peddling 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century art nouveau and deco finds, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. $7, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Through Sun.

“The Birth of the American Cartoon,” a film about the silent era’s influential cartoons, screens at LACMA. $9, $6 members, 7:30 p.m.

SAT 1/14: David Gilmour, Kodak Theater, $64-$154, April 19, on sale at noon

The Nomadic Museum, constructed out of 152 steel containers, houses “Ashes and Snow,” a collection of 100 photographs depicting humans and animals by Gregory Colbert, Santa Monica Pier. $15, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Through May 14

Viggo Mortensen photographs and Georg Gudni paintings on display, with both artists signing art books and limited-edition multiples, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica. Free, 1-4 p.m.

Gary Sinise discusses his film career as part of the American Film Renaissance, Mann’s Chinese 6 Theater. $10, 2:30 p.m.

Penfolds Icon Black Tie Gala honors Hugh Jackman and Olivia Newton-John as part of Australia Week, Hollywood Palladium. $300 for single seats, $1,200 for a table of four, 6:30 p.m.

SUN 1/15: Ed Ruscha, Ed Moses, Barry McGee and other artists’ work auctioned to benefit rebuilding efforts in New Orleans, with cocktail party, Blum and Poe. Free, 2-6:30 p.m.

David Foster Wallace reads from his upcoming short story collection, “Consider the Lobster,” Hammer Museum. Free, 6 p.m.

MON 1/16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

TUES 1/17: Lynn Redgrave and Terence Rigby in “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Ahmansohn Theater. $35-$65, 8 p.m. Through March 5

Daniel Lanois continues his monthlong residency at Spaceland. $10, 9 p.m.

“Lord of War,” “Two for the Money” and “Junebug” on DVD

WED 1/18: Business journalist Stuart Varney discusses the highs and lows of the new global economy as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series, Pasadena Civic Auditorium. $198 for four speakers, 8 p.m.

THURS 1/19: Sundance Film Fest begins in Park City, Utah. $10 for individual tickets, $2,500 for second-week festival pass, 9 a.m. Through Jan. 29

Quentin Tarantino, Lucy Liu and others at the Asian Excellence Awards, hosted by Kelly Hu and Bobby Lee, Wiltern Theater. $55-$125, 7 p.m.

“Coachella” premieres with performances by Radiohead, Bjork, Oasis and others, Orpheum Theater. $10, 8 p.m.

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