Paula Poundstone. Comedian delivers her latest act. Irvine Improv, 71 Fortune Dr., #841, Irvine. 8:30 p.m. Through July 8. $22. (949) 854-5455. www.improv.com.
Down Around Brown Town. Celebrate the music of James Brown with the James Brown Band and a musical that combines dance, song, text, and a whole lot of soul. Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, 4718 W. Washington Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Through July 7. $30–$40. (323) 240-0058. www.nhpac.com.
Holding Trevor. Premiere of film about youth culture, addictions, HIV, friendship, and self-discovery. Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica. 8:30 p.m. $15–$20. (310) 315-1459. www.highwaysperformance.org.
How to Successfully Market and Network Yourself in Hollywood. Actor Leslie Berger offers lessons on how to market and brand yourself, land an agent, and more. Location and time will be given to registrants. $95. To register, email Leslie Berger at firstname.lastname@example.org. (323) 839-5597. www.wif.org.
The Decemberists. Pop-folk group performs lush melodies with the L.A. Philharmonic. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. 7:30 p.m. $20–$105. (323) 850-2000. www.hollywoodbowl.com.
Tinker and Tater's Comedy Revue. Described as "high-energy, multimedia hilarity," featuring performers such as Kathy Vogel, Eric "Tinker" Stuyvesant, and Scott "Tater" Wachtel. Eclectic Company Theatre, 5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd., North Hollywood. 8 p.m. $10. (818) 508-3003. www.eclecticcompany theatre.org.
Slanted Comedy. Showcase featuring Asian standups. The Ice House, 24 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena. 7 p.m. $15. (626) 577-1894. www.icehousecomedy.com.
Eve and the Fire Horse. Screening and Q&A with Vivian Wu. Fine Arts Theatre, 8556 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. 7:30 p.m. Free. RSVP to email@example.com. www.studioscreening.com.
What's the Story? New solo performance works in progress. Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 Second St., Santa Monica. 8 p.m. $10. (310) 450-1312. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.powerhousetheatre.com.
Actors' Work Program Orientation. An introduction to Actors' Work Program services, including group and individual career counseling, job training and placement, education, and financial assistance. The Actors' Fund, 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400, L.A. 1–2:30 p.m. Free. RSVP to Lauren Trotter, (323) 933-9244, ext. 50, or email email@example.com. www.actorsfund.org.
A Room With a View. Part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' "Great to Be Nominated" screening series. Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. 7:30 p.m. $5. (310) 247-3600. www.oscars.org.
Introduction to Documentary Filmmaking. Filmmaker Pamela Beere Briggs (Women of Mystery) teaches how to get started shooting documentaries. Film Independent, 9911 W. Pico Blvd. 11th Floor, L.A. 7 p.m. Tuesdays through July 31. $180–$250. (310) 432-1222. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.filmindependent.org.
Dead Can Dance Double Feature. Two films, Sanctuary: Lisa Gerrard and Dead Can Dance: Toward the Within, featuring Dead Can Dance co-singer Gerrard. The Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 7:30 p.m. $10. (323) 466-3456. www.egyptiantheatre.com.
Biloxi Blues. Neil Simon's semiautobiographical Tony Award– winning play, starring Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) and Justine Bateman (Family Ties, Men in Trees). Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Through July 15. $20–$46. (323) 827-0889. www.skirball.com.
Queen Latifah. The acclaimed movie star and musician delivers jazz standards, blues, pop, and R&B tunes. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. $6–$43. (323) 850-2000. www.hollywood bowl.com.
A Midsummer Night's Dream. Shakespeare Festival/LA opens with the comedy imagined as a jazz dream featuring a live trio performing classic jazz standards. Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple Ave., L.A. 8 p.m. Through July 22. $20–$22. www.shakespeare festivalla.org.
Disney Live-Action Classics. Screening series kicks off with Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier and features restored prints of Treasure Island, Swiss Family Robinson, and many more. The Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. Various times. Through July 15. $10. (323) 466-3456. www.american cinematheque.com.
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town. AFI screens the classic film Frank Capra film. ArcLight Cinemas, 6360 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. 8 p.m. $11. (323) 464-4226. www.arclightcinemas.com.