FRI 11/3: Griffith Observatory reopens to public, stars twinkle. $8 for required shuttle and timed entry reservation.
Stephen King in conversation with Los Angeles Times Book Review editor David Ulin for Writers Bloc, Fine Arts Theater. $20, 7:30 p.m.
Louie Anderson and friends joke around, to benefit the OPCC‘s Sojourn Services for Battered Women and their Children, Skirball Cultural Center. $50, 7 p.m.
SAT 11/4: “Barney Live! The Let’s Go Tour” at the Kodak Theater. Do it for the kids. $19.75 – $51.25. Through Sun.
SUN 11/5: The Who close out a two-night stand at the Hollywood Bowl. $56.50-$507.50, 7 p.m.
Modest Mouse plays Avalon Hollywood. $30, 8 p.m.
MON 11/6: Jane Jenkins and Janet Hirshenson, casting agents behind the blonde Bond, present and sign “A Star is Found: Our Adventures Casting Some of Hollywood’s Biggest Movies,” Book Soup. Free, 7 p.m.
Starlight Mints play fresh sounds at the Troubadour, $12, 10:15 p.m.
TUES 11/7: Aerosmith and Motley Crue rock the Hollywood Bowl. $45-$275, 7:30 p.m.
“Flags of Our Fathers” at the Variety Screening Series, followed by co-writer Paul Haggis in conversation with Variety editor-in-chief Peter Bart following the showing, Aero Theater. Free, reservations required, 7:30 p.m.
WED 11/8: Gare St. Lazare Players Ireland, a.k.a. Samuel Beckett specialists to the world, present three works from the Irish bard as part of UCLA Live’s Samuel Beckett Centenary Celebration, Freud Playhouse. $28-$40, 8 p.m.
“Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train” gets its West Coast premiere at L.A. Theater Works, Skirball Cultural Center. $20-$46, 8 p.m. Through Nov. 12.
THURS 11/9: Angelica Huston hosts a fundraiser for the Los Angeles Ballet with a celebrity art auction that features works by Steve Martin, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom, Dennis Hopper, Joni Mitchell and others, Bergamot Station. $125, 6:30 p.m.
“War and Faith in Sudan” author Gabriel Meyer discusses sources of hope amidst of violence with Rabbi Lee Bycel for ALOUD at Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium. Free, but reservations required, 7 p.m.
George Clooney, Billy Crystal, Quincy Jones, Paul Newman, Jack Nicholson and Bruce Willis salute Tony Bennett on the occasion of his 80th birthday, with performances by Marc Anthony, Kelly Clarkson and Rascal Flatts, Kodak Theater. $52-$252, 7:30 p.m.