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What's there to do this week in L.A.? Death Cab for Cutie and Ben Harper play KCRW's "A Sounds Eclectic Evening," Michael Chiklis, Jeff Goldblum and others honor writer Stephen J. Cannell, followed by Q&A, more

FRI 3/24: CA Boom 3 design show hosts exhibits, panels and contemporary home tours, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. $20 for exhibits, $75 for tours, 11 a.m. Through Sun.

Jewish Identity Project opens with photos, video and multimedia by 13 artists, Skirball Cultural Center. $8, noon. Through Sept. 3

SAT 3/25: R. Kelly, Gibson Amphitheatre, May 6, $40-$65; Bill Maher, Kodak Theater, May 11, $40-$60; both on sale, 1 p.m.

“WriteGirl” contributors read from their work, Dutton’s Beverly Hills Books. Free, 3 p.m.

Designer Karim Rashid’s exhibition of prototypes and classic furnishings opens, Denizen Design Gallery. Free, 4-8 p.m.

Gwyneth Leech exhibits “Stations of the Cross,” Equator Books. Free, 7 p.m., $10 after 9 p.m.

Limon Dance Company performs founder Jose Limon’s “Missa Brevis” and Lar Lubovitch’s “Recordare,” Ahmanson Theater. $20-$75, 7:30 p.m.

Death Cab for Cutie and Ben Harper play KCRW’s “A Sounds Eclectic Evening,” Gibson Amphitheatre. $40-$300, 7:45 p.m.

“The Great New Wonderful” starring Edie Falco and Maggie Gyllenhaal premieres at the Silverlake Film Festival, ArcLight Hollywood. $11, $9 members, 7:30 p.m. Party follows at Lace at 10 p.m.

SUN 3/26: “UPA: Magoo, McBoing & Modern Art” celebrates the studio of Mr. Magoo with films, shorts and a panel led by animation historian Jerry Beck, Egyptian Theater. $9, 6 p.m.

Tongue and Cheek, an extravaganza of fiction, essay, poetry, spoken word and music, Hotel Café. $5, 6:30-8 p.m.

Donovan Leitch and Bijou Phillips perform “Hedwig and the Angy Inch,” the Roxy. $30-$35, 8 p.m. Shows continue through April 19.

MON 3/27: “Pay it Forward” author Catherine Ryan Hyde joins other young adult novelists in a panel discussion about their inspirations and influences, Vroman’s Bookstore. Free, 7 p.m.

TUES 3/28: “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “King Kong” and six-disc collection of “Planet of the Apes” on DVD

John Dillinger’s criminal career and rise to fame discussed by L.A. Times fellow Elliot Gorn, Friends Hall, Huntington Library. Free, 7:30 p.m.

“Dame Edna: Back With a Vengeance!” begins previews, Ahmanson Theater. $30-$75, 8 p.m. Through April 9.

WED 3/29: Erica Jong converses with Jerry Stahl, author of “Permanent Midnight,” presented by Writers Bloc, Skirball Cultural Center. $20, 7:30 p.m.

THURS 3/30: Michael Chiklis, Jeff Goldblum and others honor writer Stephen J. Cannell, followed by Q&A, Writers Guild Theater. $20, 7:30 p.m.

“iWitness” by playwright Joshua Sobol begins previews at the Mark Taper Forum. $30-$36, 8 p.m.