L.A. actors John Fleck, Travis Michael Holder, Wendy Johnson and others join the cast of MESA Production Company's restaging of its Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival production, "Small Craft Warnings." In this Williams' play, ragtag members of society's rejects reveal their darkest fears.
Evidence Room, 2220 Beverly Blvd., L.A. Opens today. Runs Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 and 7 p.m.; ends Sept. 7. $20. (213) 381-7118.
Secrets of Pyramid
Who were the builders of the Great Pyramid? Has the whole of the
Valley of the Golden
Mummies been uncovered? Has the mummy of Queen Nefertiti truly been found? These and other questions will be addressed in a speech, "Secrets of the Great Pyramid -- Recent Discoveries," given by Zahi Hawass, secretary-general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities. The Orange County Public Library and the Orange County Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt sponsor the event and the book signing that will follow.
"Secrets of the Great Pyramid -- Recent Discoveries," Laguna Hills Community Center, 25555 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills. Wednesday, 8 p.m. $5. (714) 566-3064.
63rd Nisei Week
The 63rd annual Nisei Week Japanese Festival opens Saturday in Little Tokyo. Nisei Week, L.A.'s oldest ethnic festival dating to 1934
(Nisei Week was not held from 1942-1949), runs through Aug. 17 and features a queen coronation, grand parade, taiko drumming, a tofu festival and a car show. For the full schedule, see www.niseiweek.org .
Nisei Week Japanese Festival, Little Tokyo, 327 1/2 E. 1st St., L.A. Free. (213) 687-7193.