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What's there to do in L.A. this week? Dennis Hopper photos, paintings and film clips are on display at the Ace Gallery, Method Fest opens with a screening of "Dreamland," Director's cut of "Donnie Darko" screens, Aveda holds its beauty and hair show, more

FRI 3/31: Dennis Hopper photos, paintings and film clips on display, Ace Gallery, Wilshire Boulevard. Free, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Through July 1

George Clooney’s “Batman” costume, concept art for “Star Wars” and other TV and movie memorabilia on the auction block, Profiles in History, Beverly Hills. Free, noon-6 p.m.

Juanes benefit concert, Gibson Amphitheater, May 24, $40-$200, on sale at 1 p.m.

Method Fest opens with a screening of “Dreamland,” starring Gina Gershon, followed by gala, Louis B. Mayer Theater, Woodland Hills. $55, $75-$195 for festival passes, 6:30 p.m. Through April 7

Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles performs music of South America in “Carnaval!,” Alex Theater, Glendale. $19.50-$42.50, 8 p.m.

SAT 4/1: Kayne West, Mary J. Blige and others play in Wango Tango 2006, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, May 6, $45-$203.50, on sale at 10 a.m.

Malibu Wine Classic hosts more than 70 wineries and 20 local eateries, Sunset Restaurant, Malibu. $75 in advance, $100 at the door, 1-4 p.m. or 6-9 p.m.

Director’s cut of “Donnie Darko” screens, Aero Theater. $9, 7:30 p.m.

SUN 4/2: Aveda beauty and hair show, Hollywood Palladium. $175, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Mary Chapin Carpenter and poet laureate Billy Collins share the stage at UCLA’s Royce Hall. $25-$48, 7 p.m.

MON 4/3: Satirist Mort Sahl in conversation with “Curb Your Enthusiam” producer Bob Weide, presented by Writer’s Bloc, Writers Guild Theater. $20, 7:30 p.m.

TUES 4/4: Graphic designer Jim Heimann discusses the macabre side of L.A.’s past, Santa Monica Museum of Art. Free, 7 p.m.

City of Lights, City of Angels French film festival kicks off with “Not Here To Be Loved,” followed by Q&A with director Stephane Brizane, Directors Guild of America. $6-$9, 7:30 p.m. Through April 9

Flaming Lips’ “At War with the Mystics” and Pink’s “I’m Not Dead” on CD

“Brokeback Mountain” and “The Chronicles of Narnia” on DVD

WED 4/5: Beverly Hills Film Festival opens with the premiere of “Verso La Luna Con Fellini” doc, followed by a party at Camden House, Writers Guild Theater. $15, 6:15 p.m. Through April 9

“Friends with Money” screens, followed by a discussion between Nicole Holofcener, Catherine Keener and Sarah Vowell, Sony Studios. $100 (proceeds benefit 826LA), 7:30 p.m.

Former President Bill Clinton on stage as part of the Music Center Speaker Series, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. $50-$200, 8 p.m.

THURS 4/6: Ray Romano, Bob Saget and others perform at the “Cool Comedy-Hot Cuisine” fundraiser to benefit the Scleroderma Research Foundation, with five-course dinner by Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken, Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel. $500, 6 p.m.