FRI 5/18: Choreographer Nacho Duato imports his Spanish dance company, Compania Nacional de Danza 2, for their North American debut, Ahmanson Theater. $35 – $85, 7:30 p.m. Through Sunday.
Harry Connick, Jr. woos the Greek Theater. $35- $100, 8 p.m.
SAT 5/19: Venice Art Walk & Auctions tours visitors through working artist’s studios and homes of private collectors and auctions off more than 400 pieces of original work to benefit the Venice Family Clinic, Westminster School on Abbot Kinney. $50, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Through Sunday.
Jeffrey Kahane conducts when the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra gives Gernot Wolfgang’s “Desert Wind” its world premiere, Alex Theater. $17 – $76, 8 p.m.
SUN 5/20: “Ball of Fire” and “Meet John Doe” unspool in tribute to their star Barbara Stanwyck, Billy Wilder Theater. $10, 7 p.m.
MON 5/21: Author Nathan Englander discusses his historical novel on Argentina’s Dirty War, “The Ministry of Special Cases,” with Tom Teicholz for Aloud at Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium. Free, reservations required, 7 p.m.
TUES 5/22: Bruce Dern presents and signs “Things I’ve Said, But Probably Shouldn’t Have: An Unrepentant Memoir,” Book Soup. Free, 7 p.m.
The Philadelphia Orchestra visits Walt Disney Concert Hall. $39 – $135, 8 p.m.
WED 5/23: MOCA Chairman of the Board Cliff Einstein moderates when Sotheby’s Veep Blake Koh, art consultant Cardiff Dugan Loy and gallery owner Marc Selwyn give advice on art collecting over wine and hors d’oeuvers, Sotheby’s Beverly Hills. $100, 6:30 p.m.
“Angels with Dirty Faces,” screens for AFI’s “100 Years…100 Stars,” ArcLight Cinemas. $11, 8 p.m.
THURS 5/24: Diana Meehan, founder of the Archer School for Girls, signs her tome “Learning Like a Girl: Educating Our Daughters in Schools of Their Own,” Dutton’s Brentwood Books. Free, 7 p.m.
Indie-gypsy-rock group DeVotchka and special guest Saul Williams explore the underground musical movement Russian Chanson, Walt Disney Concert Hall. $30 – $38, 8 p.m.
“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” opens with the cast that originated the roles, Wadsworth Theater. $28 – $83, 8 p.m. Through June 17.