Jazz alfresco: As part of the "Sunday in the City" program in Beverly Hills, the Bobby Rodriguez Salsa Orchestra and pianist Pete Jolly and his Trio kick off the Playboy Jazz Festival's series of free concerts on May 7 at Civic Center Plaza. Information: (310) 449-4070.
Rock reflections: "Live at the Fillmore East" pays tribute to the legendary New York rock and roll venue of the '60s and '70s with firsthand accounts and footage of performances. The multimedia program also features actor Ron Silver, who currently stars in the play "Bill Graham Presents" about the founder of the Fillmore. May 2 at the Skirball Cultural Center. Information: (323) 655-8587.
Spam, spam, spam: What's Eric Idle got to do with Cinco de Mayo? Not much. But he is performing "Eric Idle Sings Exploits Monty Python: A Rather Stupid Evening of Skits and Songs" May 5 at the Universal Amphitheatre. Information: (213) 365-6300.
Art crawl: Take a walking tour of L.A.'s largest artists colony as more than 100 artists painters, sculptors, photographers, performers, designers open their studio doors to the public at the Brewery Artwalk May 6. Information: (213) 694-2911.
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