Happening Wednesday: Dalek in OC, Stevie Nicks and more


Artemis Rocks Fans of Artemis Fowl can see the character come to life in a new play. Author Eoin Colfer stars in a theater performance based on his fantasy book series about the young criminal genius. Colfer will sign copies of his latest book, “Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex.” The book comes free with each ticket purchased to the play. Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, 7 p.m. $17.99.


Anna Strasberg The wife of the late Lee Strasberg, the acting teacher widely regarded as the father of Method acting, will discuss and sign “The Lee Strasberg Notes.” The book, compiled and edited by Lola Cohen, draws on unpublished transcripts of Strasberg’s classes and illuminates his innovative ideas and his legacy in theater. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. (310) 659-3110.


Dalek: Chaos on the Edge of Reason Artist James Marshall, better-known simply as Dalek, celebrates his new solo art exhibit, a single 37-foot continuous wall mural. The enormous painting, which represents 73 different colors and took 1,176 hours to complete, will be offered for sale by the foot and cut out and framed on demand during the opening. Hurley’s Space Gallery, 1945 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa. Opening reception 7 to 10 p.m. Exhibit runs through Aug. 27. Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.


Stevie Nicks The great scratchy, smoky voice of ‘70s rock, who unwittingly inspires hundreds of sartorial decisions in Silver Lake every day, will perform at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Expect lots of fans swaying along to the hits — from the silken gypsy scarf of Fleetwood Mac classic “Rhiannon” to Nicks’ 1983 “don’t mess with me” jam, “Stand Back.” Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas, Santa Barbara. 7 p.m. (805) 962-7411. $47.50-$127.50.