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What's there to do in L.A. this week? Brandi Carlile performs at the El Rey, Santa Monica throws a party, Bill Maher laughs it up at the Kodak Theater, Jeff Garlin talks shop with Patton Oswalt at the Hammer Museum, E.T. phones home at ArcLight, more

FRI 5/12: Ken Brecher, executive director of the Sundance Institute, pays tribute to materialism at the opening reception of “Little Room of Epiphanies,” Santa Monica Museum of Art. Free, 6-9 p.m.

Brandi Carlile sings beyond her years, El Rey. $14, 8 p.m.

SAT 5/13: The Go-Gos, the Greek Theater, July 14, $25-$55 on sale at 10 a.m.

Santa Monica Festival celebrates culture, music and the environment with Quetzal and others, Clover Park. Free, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Artist’s reception for Ed Moses’ woven tapestries and related paintings, Bobbie Greenfield Gallery. Free, 5-7 p.m.

Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette and Veronica Cartwright make cameos in the stage production of “The Birds: A Tail of Ornithic Proportions” to benefit the Roar Foundation, Howard Fine Theater. $25, 8 p.m.

Bill Maher spends real time onstage at the Kodak Theater. $40-$60, 8 p.m.

SUN 5/14: Lyle Lovett with the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Greek Theater, July 12, $34.50-$69.50; Anita Baker with David Sanborn, Hollywood Bowl, June 9, $30-$175 on sale at 10 a.m

Judd Nelson performs “She Forgot” by Rick Moody as part of WordTheatre’s Mother’s Day readings and dinner, M Bar. $40, 6 p.m.

MON 5/15: Fourth annual Wine Aficionado Dinner, to benefit the Bogart Pediatric Cancer Research Program, Disney Concert Hall. $1,000, 6:30 p.m.

Celebrity divorce attorney Stacy Phillips discusses and signs “Divorce: It’s All About Control,” Vroman’s Bookstore. Free, 7 p.m.

TUES 5/16: “Curb Your Enthusiasm” sidekick Jeff Garlin converses with comedian Patton Oswalt, Hammer Museum. Free, 7 p.m.

WED 5/17: Cari Beauchamp signs “Confessions of a Hollywood Secretary,” Book Soup. Free, 7 p.m.

“E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” screens, ArcLight Cinemas. $11, 8 p.m.

THURS 5/18: “Me Too,” by former “West Wing” scribbler Mark Goffman, begins previews, Stella Adler Theater. $23, 8 p.m.

Music from “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Sweet Smell of Success” and other films played by the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra, Royce Hall. $35-$55, 8 p.m.

John Landis screens “The Wizard of Oz” with Q&A to follow, Skirball Cultural Center. $10, $8 members, 7:30 p.m.

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