FRI 15: Carl Theodor Dreyer‘s 1928 B&W “The Passion of Joan of Arc” screens, Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center. Free, reservations required, 7:30 p.m.
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Westside Ballet and the Canterbury and Coventry Choirs of Pasadena’s All Saints Episcopal Church join hands for ” ‘Twas the Week Before Christmas,” Walt Disney Concert Hall. $39-$135, 8 p.m. Through Sunday.
The Farm, a series of six 10-minute plays written and directed by locals and performed in unusual settings, hits the loft spaces at Bedlam on 6th Street. $5, 9 p.m. Info at 213-625-1766.
SAT 16 :
“The Meshuga Nutcracker!” tells tales of Chanukah derring-do; performed by the Keshet Chaim dance ensemble, University of Judaism. $35-$50, 7:30 p.m. Through Sunday.
Stevie Wonder’s 11th Annual House Full of Toys Benefit Concert rocks the Gibson Amphitheater. $35-$250, 7:30 p.m.
Woody Allen and his New Orleans Jazz Band play Royce Hall. $60-$125, 8 p.m.
“Tourgasm,” sans Dane Cook: Gary Gulman, Robert Kelly and Jay Davis go for laughs, Wiltern. $36.50, 8 p.m.
Jay Leno hams it up at the Comedy and Magic Club. $30, plus two-drink minimum, 7 p.m.
Nicholas Ray‘s “Bigger than Life” and “Wind across the Everglades” double feature, Egyptian Theater. $9, 7:30 p.m.
Make list, check twice, curse traffic, go out anyway.
Charlton Heston takes the screen in “Ben-Hur,” LACMA. Free, 1 p.m.
Helmer Robert De Niro and scribe Eric Roth on hand when “The Good Shepherd” unspools for the Variety Screening Series, ArcLight Cinema. Free, reservations required, 7:30 p.m.
The Chanticleer performs traditional carols, sacred Medieval music and Renaissance works in “A Chanticleer Christmas,” Walt Disney Concert Hall. $23-$135, 8 p.m.
Spike Lee signs his DVD, “When the Levees Broke,” Borders in Westwood. Free, 7:30 p.m.
Seneca Hawk headlines the Troubadour. $8, 9:30 p.m.
Disney on Ice skates into Staples Center. $15-$60, 7:30 p.m. Through Dec. 25.
“It’s a Wonderful Life” returns to the silver screen, Aero Theater. $10, 7:30 p.m.