FRI 4/7: Bobby Moresco, Diana Ossana and Josh Olson deliver keynote addresses at the weekend-long Scriptwriters Showcase conference, Sheraton Universal Studios. $149, 8 a.m. Through Sun.
Norman Lear presents Nancy Reagan with the “True Grit” award at the John Wayne Cancer Institute‘s Odyssey Ball, Beverly Hilton Hotel. $400, 6 p.m.
Malibu Intl. Film Festival opens with “Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christain Hosoi,” followed by party at the Victorian in Santa Monica, Aero Theater. $50, 7 p.m.
SAT 4/8: Dave Matthews Band, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Aug. 25, $39.50-$59.50, on sale at 10 a.m. Snow Patrol with Augustana, the Wiltern, June 20, $25.50., on sale at noon
Cinematographers Rob McLachlan, Daniel Pearl and others discuss tehnology and their craft, moderated by Bob Fisher, the Clarity Theater, Beverly Hills. $15, noon-1:30 p.m.
GLAAD Media Awards honors Charlize Theron, Melissa Etheridge and fair, accurate images of LGBT culture, Kodak Theater. $150, 5 p.m.
Ray Romano, Kathy Griffin, Garry Shandling and others laugh it up to benefit Children Affected by AIDS Foundation, Doris Roberts hosts, Wilshire Theater. $25-$125, 8 p.m.
Sam Winch and the Lullabadeer band onstage, with Dermot Mulroney on cello, Hotel Café. $10, 9 p.m.
SUN 4/9: Robert Thurman, professor and former Buddhist monk, discusses all things Tibetan, Hammer Museum. Free, 6 p.m.
“The Naked Street” and “Don’t Bother to Knock” unspool as an Anne Bancroft double feature, Egyptian Theater. $9, $6 members, 7 p.m.
MON 4/10: “The Lost City” screens with director Andy Garcia, Wadsworth Theater. $17, 7 p.m.
Colin Powell begins a two-night appearance as part of the Music Center Speaker Series, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. $50-$100, 8 p.m.
TUES 4/11: “All My Sons” by Arthur Miller, starring Len Cariou, Neil Patrick Harris and Laurie Metcalf, begins previews, Geffen Playhouse. $35-$110, 7:30 p.m.
“Fun With Dick and Jane” and “An Unfinished Life” on DVD, Josh Ritter’s “The Animal Years” on CD
WED 4/12: Chef Suzanne Tracht hosts a four-course, Rabbi-officiated Passover dinner of family favorites, including chopped liver and pot roast, Jar. $90, $45 for kids under 12, 6 p.m.
THURS 4/13: “Gun Crazy,” Joseph H. Lewis’ 1949 thriller, screens at American Cinematheque’s Festival of Film Noir, Aero Theatre. $9, 7:30 p.m.
Phillip Lopate, editor of “American Movie Critics: From the Silents Until Now” discusses film criticism as art with Richard Schickel, Kenneth Turan and Manohla Dargis, Redcat. $8, 8:30 p.m.