FRI 3/17: Cedric the Entertainer, the Wiltern Theater, May 14-15, $37.50-$47.50, on sale at 10 a.m.
Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes and others at the Wizard World convention of comics, gaming, toys and anime, Los Angeles Convention Center. $25 for one day, $45 for the weekend, $150 for VIP, 1 p.m. Through Sun.
Gen Art kicks off L.A. Fashion Week with “The New Garde,” an installation of clothes from three emerging L.A. designers, Park Plaza Hotel. $35-$70, 8 p.m.
SAT 3/18: Melissa Etheridge, Greek Theater, July 1, $39.50-$104.50 on sale at 10 a.m.
“Grand Canyon” as part of a weekend-long Lawrence Kasdan tribute, followed by a Q&A moderated by F.X. Feeney, Writers Guild Theater. $25-$40, 10 a.m. Through Sun.
“The Stones” explores the lines between prank and crime and begins previews at the Kirk Douglas Theater. $20-$40, 5 p.m.
“Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit” and other media honored for their attention to animal issues at the Humane Society’s Genesis Awards, Beverly Hilton Hotel. $300, 5 p.m.
The Orb, the UK’s electronic maestros, play in an all-night sound party to launch the Minimalist Jukebox series at Walt Disney Concert Hall. $20-$50, 11:59 p.m.-6 a.m.
SUN 3/19: DJ AM spins at the “Create Joy, Live Life” haircut fundraiser to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Locks of Love, Luxelab, Santa Monica. Haircuts, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., party at 7 p.m., $50 for haircut, $65-$150 for party.
Charles Phoenix plays tour guide in Downtown L.A., with snacks and souvenirs, Union Station. $65, noon
Belle & Sebastian close out their two-night stint at the Wiltern Theater. $30, 8 p.m.
MON 3/20: “Marathon Man” and “Black Sunday” double feature, New Beverly Cinema. $7, 7:30 p.m.
TUES 3/21: Dana Gluckstein photographs exhibited in “The Journey Portraits,” Alitash Kebede Gallery. Free, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Goerge Stevens Jr. signs “Conversations with the Great Moviemakers of Hollywood’s Golden Age: At the American Film Institute,” Book Soup. Free, 7 p.m.
“Capote,” “The Squid and the Whale” and “Derailed” on DVD
Ben Harper’s “Both Sides of the Gun” and My Chemical Romance’s “Life on the Murder Scene” on CD
WED 3/22: The Sounds share the stage with Morningwood, Henry Fonda Theater. $13, 8 p.m.
THURS 3/23: Sculptor Eric Wesley’s new large-scale installation includes a rotating floor and a wrecked Vespa, MOCA Pacific Design Center. Free, 11 a.m.
Stephen Cooper and Carolyn See read from their bio of John Fante, “Full of Life,” Dutton’s Beverly Hills Books. Free, 7 p.m.
Second City Alumni Players bring longform improv to the stage, Westside Eclectic. $8, 8:30 p.m.