12/27/2010 03:17 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Los Angeles Events: The Godfather, Cirque Shanghai, and Orchestre Surreal

To counteract the effects of a Little Fockers family viewing, attend the double bill screening of The Godfather and The Godfather II at the New Beverly Cinema. If you still have out-of-town relatives or restless kids to entertain this week, buy tickets to the Cirque Shanghai performance to see professionals try things with ladders, chairs, and bikes that should never be tried at home. And for dinner and a show, head over to Santa Monica's Typhoon restaurant for live performances by the Orchestre Surréal, a melange of big band, hip hop, and classical music.