An Evening With Director Adam Rifkin and Bill Paxton. Double feature of The Dark Backward and Detroit Rock City with Rifkin and Paxton in person. The Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 7:30 p.m. $10. (323) 466-3456. www.americancinematheque.com.
Show Up! Art, Community Engagement, and Social Change. Panel discussion focusing on the goals of community engagement and social change through art. REDCAT, 631 W. Second St., L.A. 7:30. Free. (213) 237-2800. www.redcat.org.
Just Call Me Mike: A Journey to Actor and Activist. M*A*S*H actor Mike Farrell presents and signs his book. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110. www.booksoup.com.
AFI Directors: Son of Rambow. Screening of the feature about two boys making a home movie inspired by Rambo, followed by Q&A with writer-director Garth Jennings. ArcLight Cinemas, 6360 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. 8 p.m. $12. (323) 464-4226. www.arclightcinemas.com.
Navigating the Film Festival World. Seminar with festival consultant Thomas Ethan Harris presents filmmakers with practical information on gaining exposure for their films. The Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 7:30 p.m. $20. (323) 466-3456. www.egyptiantheatre.com.
An Evening With Budd Schulberg. An opportunity to hear from the screenwriter of On the Waterfront and A Face in the Crowd. Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills. 7 p.m. $20. www.wgfoundation.org.
From Red to Black: Making Your Money Back. SAGIndie hosts a panel of experts on how to finance and distribute indie films. Screen Actors Guild, Cagney Board Room. 5757 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 6–9 p.m. Free. To RSVP, call (323) 549-6588. www.sagindie.org
5 Plays by Bruce King. All-day readings of King's selected works. The New LATC, 514 S. Spring St., Rehearsal Room 4A, L.A. 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Free. (213) 489-0994. www.thenewlatc.com.
Art in Recovery. Gallery showing and a production of The Spot by the San Francisco Recovery Theatre Touring Company. The ArtShare-LA, 801 E. Fourth Place, L.A. 5–10 p.m. Through April 26. $20 donation. www.sfrecoverytheatre.org.
My Years in Hollywood. New musical about mythological movie goddess Gilda Lily. Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica. 8:30 p.m. Through April 26. $15–$20. (310) 315-1459. www.highwaysperformance.org.
The Mission (Accomplished). Heiner Müller's The Mission adapted for the stage. City Garage, 1340-1/2 Fourth St., Santa Monica. 8 p.m. Through June 1. $20. (310) 319-9939. www.citygarage.org.
A Conversation with María Elena Durazo. Executive secretary-treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, gives her thoughts on representing the city's workers. LATC Theatre, Theatre #2, 514 S. Spring St., L.A. 8 p.m. $10. (213) 489-0994. www.thenewlatc.com.
Gone in 60 Seconds. Writer-performer Sandra Tsing Loh's show in which everyone has 60 seconds to perform. 24th Street Theatre, 1117 W. 24th St., L.A. 1 p.m. $5. (213) 745-6516. www.24thstreet.org.
Networking and Business of Acting Seminar. With marketing expert Leslie Berger. Location given upon registration. Noon. $135. (323) 839-5597. email@example.com. www.wif.org.
The Bartered Bride. Folk opera that tells the tale of two sweethearts, a meddling marriage broker, and an unsuitable suitor. The Woman's Club of South Pasadena, 1424 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena. 7:30 p.m. Through May 4. $15–$22. www.celestialoperacompany.org.
Tobias Wolff. Author reads from his latest work, Our Story Begins, with other performers affiliated with WordTheatre. M Bar, 1253 Vine St., Hollywood. 8 p.m. $20 plus $10 food purchase. www.wordtheatre.com.
War Spelled Backwards: A Trilogy. Stages in a soldier's life are dramatized from multicultural perspectives. Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice. 7 p.m. Through April 27. Free. (310) 823-0710. www.electriclodge.org.
Amadeus. Special performance of Peter Shaffer's play to benefit the Peninsula Committee for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The Neighborhood Playhouse, 415 Paseo del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates. 2 p.m. $35. (800) 595-4849. www.neighborhoodplayhouse.net.
13th Annual Record-a-Thon. Volunteer to read educational and consumer books in Santa Barbara for Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, the nation's leading educational library serving people who cannot read effectively. Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, 5638 Hollister Ave., Suite 210, Goleta. Through May 3. Free. Call to schedule a time: (805) 681-0531. www.rfbd.org/SB.
Rudy Moreno's Latino Comedy Showcase. A night of Latin standup. The Ice House, 24 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena. 8:30 p.m. $12.50. (626) 577-1894. www.icehousecomedy.com.
Sideline and Parallel Careers. Learn about possible sideline careers to supplement your acting. The Actors Fund, 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400, L.A. 4 p.m. Free. (323) 933-9244, ext. 50. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.actorsfund.org.