Write Fest. Attic Theatre & Film Center's one-act marathon featuring three world premieres. Attic Theatre, 5429 W. Washington Blvd., L.A. Through Jul. 26. (323) 525-0600. www.attictheatre.org.
Sons & Souls of California. Play about civil rights leader Cesar E. Chavez. The Found Theatre, 599 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach. 8 p.m. $10. (562) 433-3363. www.foundtheatre.org.
Absence of Angels. Two retired sisters in Oklahoma find their lives disrupted when their celebrity niece arrives. Write Act Repertory Theatre, 6128 Yucca Ave., Hollywood. 8 p.m. Through Jul. 8. $10. (323) 469-3113. www.writeactrep.org.
Love Letters. Asian-American actors James Shigeta and Nancy Kwan perform A.R. Gurney's play. Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. 2 p.m. $25-75. (415) 567-5505. www.cityboxoffice.com.
24 Hour Rush. An evening of short plays written, directed, and performed in 24 hours. Proceeds go to save the Elephant Asylum Theater. Elephant Asylum Theater, 6322 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. $24. (917) 543-9784. www.elephantstageworks.com.
Screenwriter Doug Atchison. Writer and director of Akeelah and the Bee hosts a panel and answers questions about his career. Universal Studios, Bldg. 3269, Rehearsal Hall B. Noon. $10. RSVP by Jul. 6 to (323) 848-9477. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.scriptwritersnetwork.org.
Free Acting Lecture. Provided by acting coach Tim Phillips. In the Act, 10820 Washington Blvd., Culver City. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. RSVP required. (310) 772-8262. email@example.com. www.timphillipsstudio.com.
Maxt Out. Annual urban street dance showcase from independent dance groups from across the state. Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena. 6-8 p.m. $16.25. (626) 379-4567. www.thepasadenacivic.com.
Kristin Chenoweth. Tony Award–winning actor-singer performs. The Greek Theatre, 2700 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 8 p.m. $25-125. www.greektheatrela.com.
Critters. Actors read stories by Isak Dinesen, Gerald Durrell, and others. Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. Free. (510) 848-7800. www.berkeleycityclub.com.
Money and the Performing Artist. Actors' Fund six-week workshop about how artists' perceptions about money are molded by cultural, family, and entertainment-industry attitudes. Interested attendees must be interviewed. The Actors' Fund of America, 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 400, L.A. 5:30-7 p.m. Free to those accepted. (323) 933-9244. www.actorsfund.org.
Voiceover Actors Reveal Success Secrets. Voiceover actors from Rugrats, The Simpsons, and Law & Order join author and voice coach Joan Baker to discuss the facts and fiction about becoming a successful voiceover talent. Learning Annex. Register for venue. 7-9:30 p.m. $54.99. (310) 478-6677. www.learningannex.com.
The 7 Steps to Stardom: How To Become a Working Actor in Movies, TV, and Commercials. Wink Martindale and Christina Ferra-Gilmore sign their book about how to network, find an agent, and make a living while looking for acting jobs. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. www.booksoup.com.
Film Independent membership orientation. Covers FIND's benefits, resources, and reservation policies for those interested in the organization. Film Independent Conference Room, 9911 W. Pico Blvd. Ste. 1495, L.A. 6:30 p.m. Free. www.filmindependent.org.
Getting and Keeping Health Insurance. Actors' Fund provides information to the uninsured on finding free and income-based health care. The Actors' Fund of America, 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 400, L.A. 1-3 p.m. Free; open to union members only. (323) 933-9244. www.actorsfund.org.
Bunbury: A Serious Play for Trivial People. L.A. Theatre Works closes its season with Tom Jacobson's play that turns classic literature on its head. Starring Peter Paige and John Vickery. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Through Jul. 16. $25-45. (310) 827-0889. www.latw.org.
Equinox. Screening of the film followed by a discussion with visual effects wizard Dennis Muren and producer Jack H. Harris in person. The Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 8 p.m. $9. (323) 466-3456. www.egyptiantheatre.com.
Run For Your Life. Explores the human condition through nontraditional dance vocabulary that fuses beautiful and grotesque imagery. Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica. Through Jul. 15. (310) 315-1459. www.highwaysperformance.org.
Kevin Thomas' Favorite Films. Thomas introduces a screening of 1945's Children of Paradise (Les Enfants du Paradis) and hosts a discussion afterward. The Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 7:30 p.m. $9. (323) 466-3456. www.americancinematheque.com.
Writers on Writing Series. Writers Guild Foundation presents screening of The Street followed by Q&A with creator and writer Jimmy McGovern. Writers Guild of America, 7000 W. Third St., L.A. (323) 782-4692. 6:30 p.m. Free with RSVP. www.wgfoundation.org.