What’s there to do in L.A. this week?

Soderbergh's on hand for the 'German' screening, the Fray play the WIltern, Patrick Stewart narrates 'Arden,' Lion King is at the Pantages, more

FRI 10: Director Roger Michell, scribe Hanif Kureishi and thesp Jodie Whittaker discuss “Venus” after a Variety Screening Series unspooling, Academy of TV Arts and Sciences. Free, reservations required, 7:30 p.m.

The Wrens headline the Troubadour. $13-$15, 10:15 p.m.

SAT 11: Bob Baker Marionettes pull the strings for the opening of “Bob Baker’s Nutcracker!” with more than 100 different puppets, Bob Baker Marionette Theater. $12, 2:30 p.m.

Mombasa Party and the Royal Drummers of Burundi bring down Royce Hall. $25-$38, 8 p.m.

Edie Sedgwick speaks through her “Ciao! Manhattan” scribes and helmers John Palmer and David Weisman with audio tapes and rare footage, Hammer Museum. Free, 7 p.m.

Johnny Winter plays the Canyon Club. $25, 9 p.m.

SUN 12: Pushcart Prize winner Tobias Wolff, Chris Gorham, John Heard, Camryn Manheim and Johnny Simmons read Wolff’s work over brunch for WordTheatre, Aphrodisiac. $35, 11 a.m.

Steven Soderbergh‘s on hand when “The Good German” screens with “Casablanca,” Aero Theater. $7- $10, 6:30 p.m.

Los Angeles Master Chorale performs Rachmaninoff’s rarely heard cappella “All-Night Vigil,” Walt Disney Concert Hall. $19 – $129, 7 p.m.

MON 13: Philip Gourevitch, Paris Review editor, speaks with “Syriana” writer/director Stephen Gaghan for ALOUD at Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium. Free, reservations required, 7 p.m.

TUES 14: Patrick Stewart narrates Strauss’ “Enoch Arden” with Emanuel Ax on piano. $21 – $45, 7 p.m.

Norman Lear and Phil Rosenthal talk about getting laughs, Museum of Television and Radio. $15, $25; 7 p.m.

WED 15: Women In Film Foundation screens Israeli-Palestinian docu “Encounter Point,” followed by a symposium with director Ronit Avni and Los Angeles’ Jewish and Muslim leaders, Laemmle Music Hall. Free, reservations required, 7:30 p.m.

The Fray with the Damnwells rock the Wiltern. $27.50, 8 p.m.

THURS 16: Disney musical “The Lion King” roars into the Pantages Theater. $10 – $127.50, 8 p.m. Through Jan. 7.

James Blunt and Starsailor play the House of Blues Sunset Strip. $40, 8 p.m.

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