Calendar April 12-18
SAT | APR 12
As if! For all you ’90s cult-classic types who also have an affection for the 1950s drive-in, this evening will offer you perfect harmony, so fill up the tank and clean the windshield: Amy Heckerling’s tale of the teen is back on the big screen. Take a romp through the Beverly Hills trials and tribulations of Cher (Alicia Silverstone) and her deeply vapid (and vapidly deep) peers. You’ll laugh, you’ll cringe, and you’ll get to spend some non-traffic time in your car! Sat. 8 p.m. $11. Electric Dusk Drive-In, 1000 San Julian St., Los Angeles. (818) 653-8591. ” target=”_blank”>events.latimes.com.
SUN | APR 13
“THE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISON”
Memories, death, ghosts and long-kept secrets riddle this Falcon Theatre production, originally produced by Lookingglass in Chicago. Playwright Abbie Phillips first carved the foundation for “The Last Act of Lilka Kadison” with her friend Johanna Cooper in the form of a radio series, “One People, Many Stories,” which featured Jewish personal stories from around the world. Though Cooper didn’t live to see its theatrical realization, Phillips was determined; she collaborated with four other writers to bring you the play on stage today. Don’t miss the final week of this powerful tale about finding grace in the face of loss and understanding your true self, no matter how vulnerable. Sun. 4 p.m. Through April 19. $34.50-$42. Falcon Theatre, 4252 Riverside Drive, Burbank. (818) 955-8101. WED | APR 16
You may know him best as Starchild from the ’70s band KISS, but after reading his new memoir “Face the Music,” Stanley will prove to be much more than a face-painted, metal-jacketed rock star. Deaf in his right ear since childhood, Stanley used his early obstacles as motivation, rather than hindrance. With never-before-seen photos and never-before-shared stories, Stanley has written a candid, reflective and funny chronicle of a rock star life in a rock ’n’ roll world. Wed. 7 p.m. Free. Barnes & Noble at The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. (323) 525-0270. ” target=”_blank”>foxpomona.com
THU | APR 17
“THE ECSTASY OF SURRENDER”
In her new book, “The Ecstasy of Surrender: 12 Surprising Ways Letting Go Can Empower Your Life,” Dr. Judith Orloff reveals the secret to an empowered richness for all areas of your life: work, relationships, sexuality, aging, health and healing. That about covers it, right? In our super-plugged-in world, Orloff offers a surprisingly easy solution to clearing up a clouded sense of self. An American board-certified psychiatrist, Orloff integrates energy medicine and “energy psychiatry” into her practice — bridging the clinical with the spiritual and paranormal. With a few books already under her belt (“Emotional Freedom” was a New York Times best-seller), you’re in good hands with this doctor. Thu. 7 p.m. Free. Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. (626) 449-5320. FRI | APR 18
“THE GALAPAGOS AFFAIR: SATAN CAME TO EDEN”
When a Berlin doctor and his mistress defy conventional society by starting a new life on an uninhabited Floreana Island, the international press sensationalizes their “Adam and Eve” adventure, and others flock to join. Filmmakers Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller tell the stranger-than-fiction true story of a 1930s murder mystery as stunning as the island on which it takes place. An official selection for the Berlin International Film Festival, the documentary uses voice talent from Cate Blanchett, Josh Radnor, Diane Kruger and more. Fri. Various times. Royal, 11523 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles; Playhouse 7, 673 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena; Town Center 5, 17200 Ventura Blvd, Encino. (310) 478-3836. ” target=”_blank”>laemmle.com.