FRI 2/2: David Copperfield mystifies the Kodak Theater. $40-$75, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Through Saturday.
Martin Haselbock leads the Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra in Bach cantatas, Zipper Concert Hall. $20-$45, 8 p.m. Also Sunday.
Gladys Knight headlines with the Temptations Review, Gibson Amphitheater. $45-$90, 8:15 p.m.
SAT 2/3: 59th Annual Directors Guild of America kudos, Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.
Golden State Pops Orchestra gets animated with the “God of War,” “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” “Halo” and “Superman Returns” video game soundtracks, Warner Grand Theater. $20, 8 p.m.
SUN 2/4: “Taxi Driver” and “Joe” double feature in tribute to Peter Boyle, Aero Theater. $10, 7:30 p.m.
Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts face off in Super Bowl XLI, Dolphin Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida. Airs on CBS, 3 p.m. PST.
MON 2/5: Zubin Mehta conducts the Israel Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall. $39-$135, 8 p.m. Through Tuesday.
TUES 2/6: Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin burst into the Ahmanson Theater in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.” $20-$65, $7:30 p.m. Through March 18.
Norman Mailer discusses his Adolf Hitler tome “The Castle in the Forest” with David Ulin for Writers Bloc Presents, Writer’s Guild Theater. $20, 7:30 p.m.
WED 2/7: “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” returns to the silver screen for AFI’s “100 Years, 100 Stars” series, ArcLight Cinemas. $11, 8 p.m.
“No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The American Homefront During World War II” author and Pulitzer Prize winner Doris Kearns Goodwin speaks for the Distinguished Speaker Series, Pasadena Civic Auditorium. $128-$210 for series of four, 8 p.m.
“The Busy World is Hushed” explores contradictions in faith and families in its West Coast premiere through L.A. Theater Works, Skirball Cultural Center. $39-$46, 8 p.m. Through Feb. 11.
THURS 2/8: “Khrushchev’s Cold War: The Inside Story of an American Adversary” author Tim Naftali talks with NPR Foreign Correspondent Mike Schuster for Aloud at Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium. Free, reservations required, 7 p.m.
Sarah Manguso reads prose from her “Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape” collection, Hammer Museum. Free, 7 p.m.
Trumpeter Jens Lindemann plays Rossini and Hayden with the New West Symphony, Wadsworth Theater. $26 – $76, 8 p.m.
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