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WED 7/18


The Fray rock the Greek Theater. $40.50, 7:30 p.m. Through Thursday.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey bring elephants, tigers, acrobats and daredevil Bello to Staples Center. $12 – $90, 7:30 p.m. Through Sunday.

Rachel Bailit stars in “Sugar Happens,” the Sherry Coben penned tale of trying to make it in the industry, Whitefire Theater. $20, 8 p.m.


“Lost Vanguard: Soviet Modernist Architecture, 1922–­32” examines Soviet avant-garde architecture in the post-revolutionary period, the Museum of Modern Art. $20, 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p. m. Through Oct. 29.

Ani DiFranco croons for Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. $69 – $105, 7:30 p.m.

THURS 7/19


Producer Saul Zaentz, executive producer Paul Zaentz and thesp Randy Quaid are on hand when “Goya’s Ghosts” unspools for AFI’s directors series, ArcLight Cinema. $11, 8 p.m.


Gilbert Gottfried amuses Carolines. $22.25, 8 p.m.

FRI 7/13


John Hough’s “Escape to Witch Mountain” and Gary Nelson’s “Freaky Friday” double feature, Aero Theater. $10, 7:30 p.m.


Dispatch: Zimbabwe plays Madison Square Garden. $39.50, 8 p.m. Through Monday.

Lynn Redgrave introduces Tony Richardson’s “Tom Jones,” which screens for Leading the Charge: Woodfall Film Productions and the Revolution in ’60s British Cinema, Walter Reade Theater. $11, 6:30 p.m. Through July 26.

Eddie Griffin cracks jokes during a two-night Comix stand. $42.50, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

SAT 7/14


The Concern Foundation throws it’s 33rd annual Block Party with treats from 50 area eateries including Pink’s, El Cholo, Water Grill, Chaya Brasserie and La Provence along with wine tasting, four stages filled with live entertainment, silent and live auctions and casino-style gaming, Paramount Studios backlot. $350, 6 p.m.

“Nexus: A Group Exhibition” features work from 11 different artists divided into three groups exploring nature, home and post-Sept. 11 reality, Sam Lee Gallery. Free, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Through Aug. 25.


“Gypsy,” starring Patti LuPone and directed by Arthur Laurents, kicks off Encores! Summer Stars series, New York City Center. $25 – $110, 8 p.m. Through July 29.

Director Patrick Tam talks after a premiere screening of his latest pic “After This Our Exile,” Walter Reade Theater. $11, 8:15 p.m.

SUN 7/15


The 14th annual Keep L.A. Running 5K run/walk, 10K run and coastal bike cruise hits Dockweiler Beach, Playa Del Rey. $20 – $30, 7:30 p.m.

Los Angeles Jewish Symphony performs “A Feast for the Senses: East Meets West” featuring the world premieres of Ariel Blumenthal’s “Cuatro Malachines” and Yuval Ron’s “Debkah Rafiakh,” Ford Amphitheatre. $25 – $36, 7:30 p.m.


“The People vs. Mona” opens, Abingdon Theater Arts Complex. $20, 2:30 p.m.

MON 7/16


Katherine Sender’s sitcom based documentary “Further Off the Straight and Narrow” screens for Outfest 07, Barnsdall Gallery Theater. $12, 7 p.m. Festival runs through July 23.


Sidney Poitier starrer “To Sir, With Love” unspools for HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival, Bryant Park. Free, 5 p.m.

The Ottawa International Animation Festival brings “The Best of Ottawa,” a special program of animated works from the fest, to BAM. $11, 6:50 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.

“Amadeus” helmer Milos Forman, cast Tom Hulce and Christine Ebersole and production designer Patrizia von Brandenstein talk after a screening for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’s Monday Nights with Oscar series, Lighthouse International. $5, 7 p.m.

TUES 7/17


Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier host “Crazy 4 Cult,” an exhibit featuring more than 50 artists each putting their own spin on classic cult films, Gallery 1988. Free, 7 p.m. Through Aug. 10.

Susan Ronald discusses and signs “The Pirate Queen: Queen Elizabeth I, Her Pirate Adventurers, and the Dawn of Empire,” Vroman’s Bookstore. Free, 7 p.m.


Cellist Erik Friedlander plays music from his latest album “Block Ice and Propane,” Joe’s Pub. $12, 7:30 p.m.

Michael Eric Dyson discusses and signs his latest tome “Know What I Mean?,” Borders Manhattan – Columbus Circle. Free, 7 p.m.

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