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What's there to do this week in L.A.? Gen Art kicks off L.A. Fashion Week with "The New Garde," the Orb play at the Disney Concert Hall, Ben Harper's "Both Sides of the Gun" is out on CD, Second City Alumni Players bring longform improv to the stage, more

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.