Friday 10/6: The Jules Verne Adventure Film Festival launches with a nod to Jane Goodall, George Lucas and Harrison Ford, Shrine Auditorium. $10-$100 at Adventure-Festival.com, 8 p.m.
Sunday 10/8: Malibu Family Wines hosts the Annual Harvest & Crush Event benefiting City Hearts with a barefoot grape crush and a children’s moon bounce, malibufamilywines.com, $25-$10,000, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
“The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth of 9/11 to Katrina” author Frank Rich talks with Los Angeles Magazine’s Kit Rachlis, Central Library. Free, reservations required, Aloudla.org, 3 p.m.
Tuesday 10/10: Dan Glickman, Christine Lahti and Green Day are feted by the People for the American Way. George Lopez hosts, Beverly Hilton. $300-$100,000 at 310-559-9334 x 162, 6:30 p.m.
Forest Whitaker and AFI present Zhang Yimou’s “Raise the Red Lantern” with Q & A preceding, Skirball Cultural Center. $6-$10 at Ticketweb.com, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday 10/11: Merle Haggard plays UCLA’s Royce Hall with guest Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. $17-$65, 8 p.m.
Thursday 10/12: Molly Ringwald stars as the New York’s unluckiest romantic in the musical “Sweet Charity,” Pantages Theater. $25-$70, 8 p.m. Through Oct. 22.
The Moth presents Jonathan Ames, Margaret Cho, Cindy Chupack and others telling stories from their lives. Andy Borowitz hosts, UCLA’s Royce Hall. $25-$35, 8 p.m.
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