Thursday, April 27: Melodramatic actor turned melodramatic rocker Jared Leto takes his pet project 30 Seconds to Mars to the lovely land of Ventura tonight at 7. Opening acts include fellow troubled youngsters Aiden and Emanuel. Tickets are $15 at the door and the Ventura Theatre is located at 26 S. Chestnut St.

Friday, April 28: Come along for the ride as Amanda Peet, Matt Damon and George Clooney all get wrapped up in the politically corrupt world of the all-powerful oil industry. Tonight, Magic Lantern Films presents “Syriana” in I.V. Theater. Admission is $4 for students and screenings start at 7 and 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 29: If the promise of a sweat-soaked Madonna gyrating in a makeshift tent hasn’t already sent you running to your nearest Ticketmaster outlet, we just don’t know what will. That said, there are still tickets available for the most highly anticipated desert dance party of the year. Boasting heavyweights like Massive Attack, Daft Punk and Tool, this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival kicks off today at 11 a.m.

Sunday, April 30: Revolutionary sitar player Ravi Shankar and his musical prot