Friday 10/13: Def Leppard and Journey rock the Hollywood Bowl. $30-$175, 7:30 p.m.
Tenor Rolando Villazon opens the Philharmonic Society’s Great Voices Series, Renee & Henry Segerstrom Hall, Costa Mesa. $25-$200, 8 p.m.
Saturday 10/14: Matthew Modine, Paula Abdul and Natasha Henstridge strut; Minnie Driver and Cheryl Hines judge. It’s all for Johnnie Walker Dressed to Kilt, which kicks off Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios. $100-$10,000, 7:30 p.m. Dressedtokilt.com
Jim Belushi, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Eric McCormack and Eva LaRue get their cabaret on to benefit Project Angel Food, Howard Fine Theater. $75-$100, 7:30 p.m. Projectangelfood.com
Get giddy with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Henry Fonda Theater. $20.50, 9 p.m.
Sunday 10/15: Expect celeb chef demonstrations by Suzanne Tracht, Kerry Simon, Nancy Silverton and Michael Cimarusti, samples from La Cachette, Norman’s, French 75 and Uncle Darrow’s and Grey Goose martinis, all to benefit Los Angeles Mission, Kitchen Academy. $25, 2-6 p.m. Lamag.com/worldcuisine
Section Quartet performs Radiohead’s “OK Computer,” Spaceland. $10, 9 p.m.
Monday 10/16: The Fulfillment Fund’s STARS gala fetes Tom Rothman; Tim McGraw performs and Wayne Brady emcees, Beverly Hilton. $500-$100,000, 6:30 p.m. Fulfillment.org
Mt. Everest mountaineer Peter Hillary speaks, Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Part of the Distinguished Speaker Series;
$210 for a series of four, $357 for all seven, 8 p.m. Speakersla.com
Tuesday 10/17: Musician Joseph Arthur is a critics’ darling; see why at the El Rey. $15, 8 p.m.
Wednesday 10/18: “About a Boy” soundtracker Badly Drawn Boy plays the Troubadour. $18, 8 p.m.
Thursday 10/19: Lakers vs. Clippers in preseason action, Staples Center. $10-$2,200, 7 p.m.
Fred Willard and Laraine Newman bring the he-said/she-said memoirs of ex-spouses Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson to life at “In Their Own Words,” Skirball Cultural Center. $15, 8 p.m.
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