FRI 2/23: Chris Schauble hosts the Multicultural Motion Picture Assn’s 14th annual Student Filmmakers Pre-Oscar Scholarship Luncheon, Peninsula Beverly Hills. $150-$300, noon.
Bernardo Bertolucci’s “The Conformist” double features with Elio Petri’s “Investigation of a Citizen above Suspicion,” New Beverly Cinema. $7, 7:30 p.m. Through Saturday.
SAT 2/24: Perla Batalla leads Jackson Browne, Michael McDonald, Howard Tate and Bill Gable in “The Gospel According to Leonard Cohen,” Royce Hall. $28-$52, 8 p.m.
Pianist Leon Fleisher and violinist Jaime Laredo join forces in the “Schubert Project,” Schoenberg Hall, UCLA. $28- $50, 8 p.m.
SUN 2/25: The 79th Academy Awards, Kodak Theater. 5 p.m.
MON 2/26: Scripter David Wolstencroft is on hand when “Hotel Rwanda” companion-piece “Beyond the Gates” screens for “Reel Talk with Stephen Farber,” Wadsworth Theater. $20, 7 p.m.
Isabella Rossellini discusses her mother with “Ingrid: Ingrid Bergman, a Personal Biography” author Charlotte Chandler and Robert Rosen, dean of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, James Bridges Theater, Melnitz Hall, UCLA. Free, reservations required, 7:30 p.m.
Will Forte and Laraine Newman lecture on the state of comedy, the importance of improve as training and their own careers, Groundling Theater. $50, 8 p.m.
TUES 2/27: “Nixon and Mao: The Week that Changed the World” author Margaret MacMillan talks with Seth Faison, Mark Taper Auditorium. Free, reservations required, 7 p.m.
Mezzo-Soprano Kelly O’Conner joins members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for an evening of Brahms, Walt Disney Concert Hall. $21- $45, 8 p.m.
WED 2/28: Holly Robinson Peete chats with Mara Brock Akil, Stephanie Allain, Debbie Allen, Debra Martin Chase and Angela Robinson for Women in Film’s 2007 Power Breakfast “Minority Report,” Four Seasons Hotel. $50 – $60, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
“Some Assembly Required: Contemporary Prefabricated Houses” exhibits, Museum of Contemporary Art, Pacific Design Center. Free, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Through May 20.
John DeMain directs Milena Kitic, Chad Shelton and Opera Pacific in “Carmen,” Segerstrom Hall, Costa Mesa. $27-$200, 7:30 p.m. Through March 10.
THURS 3/1: Ugandan musician Samite mixes traditional Ugandan sounds with contemporary pieces and creates a message of peace and cross-cultural understanding for “A Long Walk to Freedom” concert series, Skirball Cultural Center. $25, 8 p.m.