Get a life: Events in L.A. and N.Y.

MON 6/25


Bridget Kinsella presents and signs “Visiting Life: Women Doing Time on the Outside,” Book Soup. Free, 7 p.m.

Steven Spielberg’s “The Color Purple” unspools for the Academy’s “Great to be Nominated” series, Samuel Goldwyn Theater. $5, 7:30 p.m.


Christian Nyby’s “The Thing from Another World” screens for HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival, Bryant Park. Free, 5 p.m.

Chicago rock band Wilco with Minnesota band Low plays Hammerstein Ballroom. $37 -$40, 8 p.m.

TUES 6/26


Twenty-eight modern and contemporary outdoor sculptures donated from the collection of Fran and Ray Stark join the Getty Center‘s permanent collection. Henry Moore’s “Seated Woman,” Mark di Suvero’s “Gandydancer’s Dream” and pieces from Robert Adams, Saul Baizerman, Joan Miro, Isamu Noguchi and Jack Zajac display throughout the site to create a dramatic outdoor art experience. Free, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Variety’s Peter Bart moderates panelists Sydney Pollack, Nancy Meyers and Lawrence Bender in “Power Networking: How the Biz does Business” hosted by American Express at the LA Film Festival, Hammer Museum Gallery 6. Free for Open from Amex cardholders, 7:30 p.m.


Chinese music ensemble Melody of Dragon performs, Naumburg Bandshell, Central Park. Free, 7:30 p.m.

WED 6/27


Joan Crawford captivates in “Mildred Pierce” unspooling for AFI’s “100 Years…100 Stars,” ArcLight Cinema. $11, 8 p.m.


Radio personality Wendy Williams cracks up Comix. $20, 8:30 p.m.

The Automatic Update features art inspired by the dot-com era technology created by hackers, programmers and tinkerer-revisionists from North America, Europe, and Asia, the Museum of Modern Art‘s Yoshiko and Akio Morita Media Gallery. $20, 10:30 a.m. — 5:30 p.m. Through Sept. 10.

THURS 6/28


L.A.-based artist Florian Maier-Aichen’s photographic portrayal of the natural, industrial and cultural landscape displays, MOCA Pacific Design Center. Free, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Larry King emcees when Shelley Berman, Jay Leno, Bill Maher, Paula Poundstone, Drew Carey, David Steinberg and Jonathan Winters take the stage to celebrate Mort Sahl’s 80th birthday and raise funds for the Heartland Comedy Foundation, Wadsworth Theater. $100 – $200, 8 p.m.


Michael Moore discusses his latest doc “Sicko,” Florence Gould Hall, Museum of the Moving Image. $20, 7 p.m.

A discussion with Black Panther co-founder Bobby Seale kicks off the Afro-Punk Festival focusing on the Panthers, BAM. $15, 7 p.m.

Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern’s “The Devil Came on Horseback” and Katy Chevigny’s “Election Day” close the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, Walter Reade Theater. $11, 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. respectively.

FRI 6/22


Vanessa A. Williams and Leslie Sykes host March of Dimes’ ninth annual “Healthy Babies, Healthy Futures — A Salute to African-American Families” benefit, Beverly Hills Hotel. $300, 6 p.m.

Shen Wei Dance Arts bring their “Connect Transfer” to Walt Disney Concert Hall. $25-$95, 7:30 p.m. Through Sunday.

Keely Smith joins Jerry Sharell and Gary LeMel in concert for “2 Men, 1 Woman & a Big Band” benefiting the Society of Singers, El Rey Theater. $150 – $250, 8 p.m.

Placido Domingo, John Mauceri, Jason Alexander, Jack Black and Kristin Chenoweth take the stage for Opening Night at the Bowl, Hollywood Bowl. $15 – $147, 8:30 p.m.


Dean Ronalds’ “Netherbeast Incorporated” makes its Gotham debut as part of the Tribeca Drive-In at Rockefeller Center, Rockefeller Plaza Channel Gardens. Free, 6 p.m. seating opens, 9 p.m. film begins.

Comedian Dave Attell hosts a night of laughs with comics John Mulaney, Ted Alexandro, Joe DeRosa, Amy Schumer and Kurt Metzger, Central Park SummerStage. Free, 7:30 p.m.

SAT 6/23


Valarie Pettiford and pianist Sarkis Baltaian join the Pasadena Pops Orchestra in “Fly Me to the Moon” featuring Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata,” Van Morrison’s “Moondance” and Mancini’s “Moon River,” Descanso Gardens. $20 – $85, 7:30 p.m.


Patti LaBelle joins the Lou Donaldson Quartet for a Carnegie Hall concert. $35 -$90, 8 p.m.

Directors E. J. Yong and Lee Sang-Geun discuss Cinemania in Korea during a panel discussion following the New York Asian Film Festival’s Korean Short Films program, IFC Center. $11, 6:30 p.m.

SUN 6/24


Martin Scorsese’s “New York, New York” screens in tribute to its art director, Boris Leven, Aero Theater. $10, 7:30 p.m.


Rock guitarist Ted Nugent plays Nokia Theater Times Square, $28.50 – $30, 8 p.m.

Singer-songwriter Jeremy Schonfeld makes his Joe’s Pub debut with the help of Broadway’s Cady Huffman, Donnie Kehr and Nikki Snelson. $25, 7 p.m.

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