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What to do this week in L.A.? SXSW Festival kicks off with screenings and opening party, Eva Marie Saint tribute starts, Angela Lansbury reads Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt's novella "Pink," Suzanne Tracht teaches how to cook seasonal fare, more

FRI 3/10: National Association of Independent Latino producers begins a weekend of speakers and discussion, Hyatt Regency Long Beach. $150-$700, 8 a.m.

SXSW Festival kicks off with screenings and opening party, Austin, Tex. $300-$575, 6 p.m. Through March 19

“Hammer Bash!” with cash bar and DJ marks the last weekend of “Masters of American Comics,” Hammer Museum. Free, 7 p.m. Through March 12.

Eva Marie Saint tribute starts tonight with Wim Wenders’ “Don’t Come Knocking;” Q&A with the actress follows, Aero Theater. $9, 7:30 p.m.

Angela Lansbury reads Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt’s novella “Oscar and the Lady in Pink,” Geffen Playhouse. $100, 7:30 p.m. Through March 12.

SAT 3/11: Erasure, Ford Amphitheater, May 10, $60. On sale at 11 a.m.

Suzanne Tracht teaches how to cook seasonal fare; tasting and wine pairing included, Jar. $75, 11 a.m.

Salivador Dali’s short animation “Destino” screens as part of “Otis: Nine Decades of Los Angeles Art,” Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Free, 2 p.m

Brain Fischler, Maxim’s comic of the month, onstage, Laugh Factory. $17-$27, 8 p.m.

SUN 3/12: Henry Winkler reads as part of the Wonder of Reading‘s Explore-A-Story, Arclight Hollywood. $75, 11 a.m.

Ron Haviv presents his photos of the children of Darfur, with panel discussion, UCLA Hillel. Free, 4 p.m. Through April 23.

MON 3/13: Jem Cohen presents “Chain,” a film both fiction and documentary, Redcat. $8, 8 p.m.

TUES 3/14: Ruth Francisco discusses and signs “The Secret Memoirs of Jackie Kennedy Onassis,” Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena. Free, 7 p.m.

Nicolas de Torrente, executive director of Doctors Without Borders, speaks at the Fred Kauli Theater, Thousand Oaks. $205-$235, 8 p.m.

Prince’s remixed hits, “Ultimate,” and Willie Nelson’s “You Don’t Know Me: Songs of Cindy Walker,” on CD

“Good Night, and Good Luck,” “Chicken Little,” and “Ice Age” on DVD

WED 3/15: Tommy Tiernan, Irish standup, performs “Loose,” Macgowan Hall Little Theater, UCLA. $20-$25, 7 p.m. Through April 2.

Arctic Monkeys jump around the Henry Fonda Theater. $15. 9 p.m.

THURS 3/16: Marc Chagall’s rare works on paper opens, Galerie Michael. Free, 6:30 p.m. Through April 16.

“Hiding in Walls” and “The Mask of the Red Death” kicks off the Other Venice Film Festival, Q&A with director Roger Corman to follow, Electric Lodge Theater, $20, 8 p.m. Through March 19.