What’s there to do in L.A. this week?

Lee Phillip Bell receives a lifetime achievement nod at the 34th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, Keith Urban plays Staples Center, Madeleine Albright discusses media's impact on foreign policy, Charlie Chaplin's "Modern Times" screens, more

FRI 15

Lee Phillip Bell receives a lifetime achievement nod at the 34th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, Kodak Theater. $62 – $127, 6 p.m.

Gregg Coffin’s musical comedy “Five Course Love” opens, International City Theater. $50 – $60, 8 p.m.

SAT 16

Bill Cosby serves as master of ceremonies when Buddy Guy, Chris Botti, Issac Delgado, Angelique Kidjo and the James Carter Organ Trio perform at the 29th annual Playboy Jazz Festival, Hollywood Bowl. $17.50 – $130, 2:30 p.m. Through Sunday.

Keith Urban plays Staples Center. $47.50 – $79.50, 8 p.m.

SUN 17

The Goo Goo Dolls with special guests Lifehouse and Colbie Caillat rock the Greek Theater. $45, 7:30 p.m. Additional Tuesday show added.


S. Epatha Merkerson stars in William Inge’s classic “Come Back, Little Sheba,” Kirk Douglas Theater. $20 – $50, 8 p.m.

MON 18

Madeleine Albright discusses media’s impact on foreign policy, Museum of Television & Radio. $15 – $25, 7 p.m.

Wendie Malick directs Lou Diamond Phillips, Amy Smart, Michael Urie and Dan Lauria in the Bruno Kirby Reading Series debut of the Phillips penned “Burning Desire,” Hayworth Theater.

TUES 19

Variety’s chief film critic Todd McCarthy signs his latest tome “Fast Women: The Legendary Ladies of Racing,” Book Soup. Free, 7 p.m.

“Dancing with Rose: Finding Life in the Land of Alzheimer’s” author Lauren Kessler talks with Debra Cherry, Alzheimer’s Association executive veep, for Aloud at Central Library. Free, reservations required, 7 p.m.

WED 20

Charlie Chaplin’s “Modern Times” screens for AFI’s “100 Years…100 Stars,” ArcLight Cinema. $11, 8 p.m.

THURS 21

Norah Jones brings her Handsome Band to the Greek Theater. $34.75 – $60, 7:30 p.m.

Nancy Meyers talks to the Writers Guild Foundation for their Spring Storytellers series, Writers Guild Theater. $20, 7:30 p.m.

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