Calendar: June 20-26


SAT | JUNE 20

ELECTRIC DUSK DRIVE-IN SERIES

Jewish directors every which way! This super-cool venue’s summer film schedule continues with some of our favorite visionary filmmakers. From “The Big Lebowski” (Coen Brothers) to “E.T.” and “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark” (Steven Spielberg) to “The Princess Bride” (Rob Reiner), there’s a genre for everyone! With a view of the city behind the screen, it’s a truly unique — and seasonal — way to watch these classics. And it beats sitting in traffic and staring at the car in front of you. 8:30 p.m. $7.50-$55. Through Aug. 15. Electric Dusk Drive-In, 1000 San Julian St., Los Angeles. ” target=”_blank”>pasadenasymphony-pops.org.

SUN | JUNE 21

“ALMOST PERFECT”

It’s the 29th anniversary production of Jerry Mayer’s hit comedy, in which boy meets girl, marries her, meets another girl, becomes interested in her, and hilarity ensues. You might know Mayer from his TV work with “The Facts of Life” and “The Bob Newhart Show,” and now you can get you can get to know him for this guilt-ridden, delightful play. Directed by Chris DeCarlo and featuring Wayne Roberts, Barbara Keegan, Dan Gilvezan and more. 3:30 p.m. $29.50. Performances extended through Sept. 27. Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth St., Santa Monica. (310) 394-9779, Ext. 1. TUE | JUNE 23

JUDD APATOW

He’s made his mark on comedy as executive producer on TV’s “Freaks and Geeks” and “Girls,” and by producing films such as “Knocked Up” and “Superbad,” so it only makes sense that Judd Apatow would also write an awesome book. “Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy” is a collection of intimate, hilarious conversations with the biggest names in comedy from the past 30 years — including Mel Brooks, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Roseanne Barr, Harold Ramis, Louis C.K., Chris Rock and Lena Dunham. And he’s here to talk about it. 7 p.m. Free. Barnes and Noble at The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. (323) 525-0270. WED | JUNE 24

AN EVENING WITH BRAD MELTZER

The best-selling author’s books include “The Inner Circle,” “ The Book of Fate,” “History Decoded” and the children’s books “I Am Amelia Earhart,” “I Am Albert Einstein” and more. He’s here to discuss and autograph his latest book, “The “President’s Shadow (The Culper Ring Series),” a political thriller that involves the White House and the fate of a nation. In conversation with Brian K. Vaughan. 8 p.m. $20-$43. Anne and Jerry Moss Theatre at New Roads, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. ” target=”_blank”>ncjwla.org.

FRI | JUN 26

“BATKID BEGINS”: THE WISH HEARD AROUND THE WORLD

If you’ve had access to the Internet in the past two years, you, too, were probably touched by the YouTube sensation and real-life phenomenon of the 5-year-old boy whose fight against leukemia led him to transform San Francisco into Gotham City for a day in 2013. Dana Nachman’s documentary shows how his wish came true, with more than a billion people on social media worldwide cheering him on. Nachman, who has three Emmy Awards and several movies under her belt, explores why this story resonated so deeply. Opens Friday. Various times. Check local listings.

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