What’s there to do in L.A. this week?

Rosanne Cash plays Walt Disney Concert Hall, "Hullabaloo" rocks to benefit the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, National Book Award winner Joan Didion lectures the Music Center Speaker Series, more.

FRI 5/4: Turkey’s “Two Girls” receives its U.S .premiere during the Southeast European Film Festival, Goethe Institute. $12, 6:30 p.m. Through Sunday.

South Carolina’s Catfish Row comes to life when George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” breezes into the Los Angeles Opera, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. $35- $220, 7:30 p.m. Through May 20.

SAT 5/5: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Eddie Vedder, Charlie Haden and Ditty Bops rock out for “Hullabaloo” to benefit the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, the Music Box at Henry Fonda Theater. $250, $500, 6 p.m.

Fiesta of the Spanish Horse prances into the Los Angles Equestrian Center with musicians, dancers and ponies galore to raise money for cancer research. $15 – $50, 6 p.m.

Rosanne Cash brings her “Black Cadillac” to Walt Disney Concert Hall. $33 – $93, 8 p.m.

SUN 5/6: Scribe/helmer Linda Di Franco discusses her short film “The Obscure Brother,” a controversial Jesus film, after its unspooling in the Damah Film Festival, a fest devoted to spiritually-minded works, DeMille Theater, Culver Studios. $65 – $250, 4 p.m.

MON 5/7: National Book Award winner Joan Didion lectures the Music Center Speaker Series, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. $50 – $150, 8 p.m.

Daniele Huillet’s “Class Relations: Amerika” screens, Redcat Theater. $8, 8 p.m.

TUES 5/8: Los Angeles Philharmonic musicians explore the impact of politics on artistic expression through the works of Prokofiev, Ustvolskaya and Shostakovich during “Chamber Music: Shadow of Stalin,” Walt Disney Concert Hall. $21 – $45, 8 p.m.

WED 5/9: Kirker Butler, Steve Callaghan, Duppy Demetrius and D.C. Fontana are on hand for MTR’s “Video Games: The Writers Speak,” Museum of Television & Radio. $15- $25, 7 p.m.

Puzzle master and New York Times’ crossword editor Will Shortz talks about his favorite crosswords and puzzlemakers, their history and trade secrets with audience-participation word games, Royce Hall. $20 – $35, 8 p.m.

THURS 5/10: Liza Mundy and Peggy Orenstein discuss “Everything Conceivable: From the Stork to the Petri Dish” for Aloud at Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium. Free, reservations required, 7 p.m.

Leigh Silverman directs the world premiere of David Henry Hwang’s “Yellow Face,” Mark Taper Forum. $20 – $55, 8 p.m. Through July 1.

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