Sunday, June 18, 2017

For the next two weeks in and around Los Angeles...

Sunday, June 18
SummerTom: The 26th Annual Tom's Bar FUNraiser and Daddy's Day Parking Lot Party benefiting the Tom of Finland Foundation (feat. haircuts and grooming by Barber Pete, and the Antebellum Gallery Art Lounge)
Faultline, 4216 Melrose Ave., East Hollywood; 2 p.m.; $10 / $8 Tom of Finland Foundation members. (323) 660-0889.
Angels Flight & literary west Salon with Annabelle Gurwitch and Heather Havrilesky ("Fatherless or father-free on Father’s Day? Join Angels Flight • literary west for a fun and fabulous salon with Gurwitch (author of Wherever You Go, There They Are: Stories About My Family You Might Relate To; $26, Blue Rider) and Havrilesky (author of How to Be a Person in the World: Ask Polly's Guide Through the Paradoxes of Modern Life; $15, Anchor). Both will read and discuss their work, followed by readings by Susan Hayden, Jian Huang and Strawberry Saroyan.")
The Last Bookstore, 453 S. Spring St., downtown Los Angeles; 4 p.m.; free. (213) 488-0599.
Publication party for the posthumous Dan Hicks: I Scare Myself ($23, Jawbone) moderated by Kristine McKenna (and featuring Jim Kweskin, Maria Muldaur, Van Dyke Parks, and Hot Licks guitarist Paul Robinson)
Arcana Books on the Arts, 8675 Washington Blvd., Culver City; 4 p.m.; free. (310) 458-1499.
What Do You Mean, "In Concert"?
Aditya Prakash Ensemble ("Breaks down walls between the cultures of jazz and Indian classical music, to discover music that is free from genre. Through improvisation as well as compositions that uniquely blend Indian ragas and complex rhythms, with jazz’s rich harmonic structure, the group seeks to illuminate the transcendental nature of music. Bring a picnic, hat and sunscreen to soak in their unique musical sounds.")
Fowler Museum Art Council Amphitheater, UCLA, 308 Charles E. Young Dr. N., Westwood; 3 p.m.; free. (310) 825-4361.
Punk is Dad (presumably for Father's Day) feat. J.F.A., Meow Twins, Professor and the Madman, Redd Kross, The Side Eyes, White Night
The Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Blvd., Echo Park; 4 p.m., a/a; $11.50-13.50. (213) 413-8200.
Taikoproject ("The first American taiko group to win the prestigious Tokyo International Taiko Contest (2005), Taikoproject has performed and recorded with some of the world’s best-known artists including Stevie Wonder, Usher, Justin Bieber and Alicia Keys. This two-hour concert will also feature sister groups Kitsune Taiko and Bombu Taiko and guest performers from L.A.-based Cirque Berzerk.")
Warner Grand Theater, 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro; 7 p.m., a/a. (310) 548-2493.
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Monday, June 19
Juneteenth - An Emancipation Celebration! ("June 19, 1865 was the day the last slaves were freed. Juneteenth is the annual celebration of that special day. Come see sketches based on what we think happened the moment they tasted sweet freedom. There will be singing. There will be dancing. There may even be sizzurp. Host: Harriet Tubman. Writers: Jesse Esparza, Gerald Grissette, Melia Mills, Ify Nwadiwe, Carl Tart.")
UCB Sunset, 5419 Sunset Blvd., East Hollywood; 7 p.m.; $6. (323) 908-8702.
Monterey Pop 50th anniversary screening with D.A. Pennebaker in person ("The electric, magnetic, vital portrait of one of the most incredible musical lineups ever assembled - and the gold standard for all rock festival films! Produced by impresario Lou Adler and The Mamas And The Papas' John Phillips, 1967's Monterey International Pop Music Festival was the first of its kind, and featured career-making crossover moments for Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Otis Redding - alongside equally shattering performances from The Who, Canned Heat, The Animals and a blissful Ravi Shankar. With beautiful people, beautiful sounds and kaleidoscopic sights, "Monterey Pop" is an indispensable historical treasure - and a smashing good time." Dir. D.A. Pennebaker, 1968, DCP, 79 min.)
Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Beverly Grove; 7:30 p.m.; $14 / members free. (323) 655-2510.
DOY!: A Stupid Show ("Watch Los Angeles' funniest comedians - Lizzy Cooperman (Not Safe with Nikki Glaser), David Deery (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Nate Fernald (The Late Late Show), John Milhiser (SNL, Ghostbusters) - perform the stupidest ideas they've ever had. Hosted by Adam Newman and Jason Saenz. (Fart).")
UCB Franklin, 5919 Franklin Ave., Hollywood Hills; 11 p.m.; $6. (323) 908-8702.
What Do You Mean, "In Concert"?
Moon Honey, HOTT MT, Twin Temple, DJ Kevin Bronson
The Echo, 1822 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park; 8:30 p.m., 21+; free. (213) 413-8200.
Deathlist (Portland, Oregon), Mo Dotti, Sunbathe (Portland, Oregon)
The Smell, 247 S. Main St., downtown Los Angeles; 9 p.m., a/a; $5. (213) 625-4325.
Send Medicine June residency feat. Natalie Carol (Valley Queen), Cuesta Loeb, DJ Cecilia Della Peruti (Gothic Tropic), The Stevenson Ranch Davidians, Wam Dingis
The Satellite, 1717 Silver Lake Blvd., Silver Lake; 9 p.m., 21+, free. (323) 661-4380.
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Tuesday, June 20
The Poundstone Institute ("Poundstone digs into research studies so odd that they just beg for someone to stand up and say "Wait, what?" From studies on the musical tastes of dogs to the preponderance of "Netflix cheating" among couples to the fluid-dynamics of spilling coffee, Poundstone, along with her head of research (and fellow "Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!" alum) Adam Felber, leads a laugh-filled and lively inquiry every week and makes the audience part of the show.")
NerdMelt, 7522 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood; 6:45 p.m.; $11.50 / KPCC members free. (323) 851-7223.
Ivy Anderson & Devon Angus present Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute ($20, Heyday) ("In 1913 the San Francisco Bulletin published a serialized, ghostwritten memoir of a prostitute who went by the moniker Alice Smith. "A Voice from the Underworld" detailed Alice's humble Midwestern upbringing and her struggle to find aboveboard work, and candidly related the harrowing events she endured after entering "the life." Now republished for the first time since 1913.")
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; 7 p.m.; free. (310) 659-3110.
Former Obama White House Deputy Chief of Staff Alyssa Mastromonaco gabs about Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House ($27, Twelve) ("Mastromonaco worked for Obama long before he began his campaign for president. As director of campaign operations, she made Hope and Change happen through blood, sweat, tears, and lots of briefing binders. But for every historic occasion - meeting the Queen of England or eating chicken tenders at Houlihan’s as Obama was elected - there were many less than perfect moments when it was up to her to save the day.")
The Last Bookstore, 453 S. Spring St., downtown Los Angeles; 7:30 p.m.; free. (213) 488-0599.
What Do You Mean, "In Concert"?
KXLU, Minty Boi and Biker Gang Bookings present Hot Flash Heat Wave (record release action), Inner Wave, Worn-Tin
The Smell, 247 S. Main St., downtown Los Angeles; 8 p.m., a/a; $10. (213) 625-4325.
Roger Waters
Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., downtown Los Angeles; 8 p.m., a/a, $55-250. (213) 742-7100Also Wednesday.
Rainbow Jail presents DJ Jimi Hey, DJ Dante Fontana (Everything is Terrible! video cabal), Geneva Jacuzzi (live action)
Upstairs at The Ace Hotel, 929 Broadway, downtown Los Angeles; 8:30 p.m., a/a; $10. (213) 623-3233.
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Wednesday, June 21
Hammer Forum: Who Is Leading the Resistance? ("With Republicans in control of the White House and Congress, Democrats look ahead to 2018 and 2020 to take back power. From the streets to the internet, from town halls to the National Mall, progressive movements are taking fascinating new directions. Larry Cohen, chair of Bernie Sanders‘s Our Revolution, joins Democracy in Color founder Steve Phillips, activist Erin Schrode, and a leader of the Indivisible movement to discuss alternative visions and creative strategies fueling opposition movements. Moderated by Ian Masters.")
Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood; 7:30 p.m.; free. (310) 443-7000.
Naomi Klein offers up her book No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need ($17, Haymarket) in conversation with journalist Brit Marling ("Acclaimed activist and author Klein's unique perspective argues that Trump is not an aberration but a logical extension of the worst, most dangerous trends of the past half-century. It is not enough, she tells us, to merely resist, to say no. Our historical moment demands more: a credible and inspiring "Yes!," a roadmap to reclaiming the populist ground from those who would divide us - one that sets a bold course for winning the fair and caring world we want and need.")
Wilshire Ebell Theater, 4401 W. 8th St., Mid-Wilshire; 7:30 p.m.; $26.87 general + pre-signed copy of No Is Not Enough / $11.34 general. (323) 939-1128.
Los Angeles Conservancy presents a screening of Wings (1927) preceded a special panel conversation with Andrea Kalas, VP Archives, Paramount Pictures; and William Wellman, Jr., actor/writer/producer; moderated by film historian and critic Leonard Maltin ("Set in 1917, the two men enlist as combat pilots as the U.S. joins the war in Europe. They begin training as enemies, become best friends, and are deployed to France together after training. Meanwhile, girl-next-door Mary (Clara Bow, Hollywood’s original "It Girl") goes to war as an ambulance driver and reunites with Jack, the object of her affection.")
The Theater at Ace Hotel, 929 Broadway, downtown Los Angeles; 8 p.m.; $18. (213) 623-3233.
What Do You Mean, "In Concert"?
Make Music Day feat. The World Wind Ensemble, Masanga Marimba, Mia Doi Todd, Rhythm Child, Heidi Swedberg and Daniel Ward ("Dance, sing, make art, and jam along at the Skirball’s celebration of Make Music Day, a FREE festival of music held every June 21 in more than 700 cities in 120 countries around the world. All ages and levels of musical experience welcome!")
Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Brentwood; 12 p.m.; a/a, free. (310) 440-4500.
King Crimson
Greek Theater, 2700 N. Vermont Ave., Griffith Park; 6 p.m., ages 5 and over; $50-150. (844) 524-7335.
Nick Waterhouse, SadGirl
Teragram Ballroom, 1234 W. 7th St., Westlake; 8 p.m., a/a; $20. (213) 689-9100.
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Thursday, June 22
Brian Merchant sallies forth with The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone ($28; Little, Brown and Company) ("June 29, 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the device that changed our world: the iPhone. Merchant is an editor at Motherboard, Vice’s science and technology outlet, and the founder and editor of Terraform, its online fiction outlet. Odds are that as you read this, an iPhone is within reach. But before Steve Jobs introduced us to "the one device," as he called it, a cellular telephone was merely what you used to make calls on the go. How did the iPhone transform our world and turn Apple into the most valuable company ever?")
Ann and Jerry Moss Theater, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica; 8 p.m.; $42 reserved seat + copy of book / $30 reserved / $20 general. (310) 855-0005.
Christine Pelisek offers up The Grim Sleeper: The Lost Women of South Central ($26, Counterpoint) ("Learn more about the hunt to find the most ruthless serial killer in Los Angeles’ history. Christine will be interviewed by Associated Press reporter Sandy Cohen.")
The Last Bookstore, 453 S. Spring St., downtown Los Angeles; 7:30 p.m.; free. (213) 488-0599.
Michelle Tea gabs about Modern Tarot: Connecting with Your Higher Self through the Wisdom of the Cards ($23, HarperElixir) ("Tea brings a fresh approach to the tarot guide infused with her unique insight, dark humor, and pop sensibility. Fiercely insightful descriptions of each of the 78 cards in the tarot system (each illustrated in the charmingly offbeat style of cartoonist Amanda Verwey) and specially-designed card-based rituals that can be used with any deck help take readers on a path toward radical growth and self-improvement.")
Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz; 7:30 p.m.; free. (323) 660-1175.
What Do You Mean, "In Concert"?
Flaccid Mojo (Bjorn and Aaron/Black Dice), Martin Rev (of Suicide)
Zebulon, 2478 Fletcher Dr., Elysian Valley; 8 p.m., 21+; $25-30. (323) 662-0966.
!!! (chk chk chk), Honus Honus, Sego
The Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Blvd., Echo Park; 8:30 p.m., 18+; $22 door / $15.50 advance. (213) 413-8200.
Bed Weather and [redacted] present Pseudo, Sad Park, Sarchasm (Berkeley)
The Smell, 247 S. Main St., downtown Los Angeles; 9 p.m., a/a; $5. (213) 625-4325.
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Friday, June 23
Show & Tell with Martin Rev of Suicide ("Show & Tell invites artists, filmmakers, musicians, and other cultural heroes to divulge their deepest, darkest media obsessions by opening their closets, digging through their attics and plundering their garages to curate an evening of…whatever they want to share! This edition brings Rev, one half of the legendary proto-punk band and synth duo Suicide - one of the most seminal bands of the '80s - whose influence is felt more than ever today. Come join us for this evening of rare clips, conversation, photos, fliers, and maybe even a classic drum machine.")
Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Beverly Grove; 7:30 p.m.; $20. (323) 655-2510.
Jonathan "The Most Interesting Man in the World" Goldsmith offers up his new memoir Stay Interesting: I Don't Always Tell Stories About My Life, but When I Do They're True and Amazing ($27, Dutton) ("For years he was a struggling actor, competing for roles with Dustin Hoffman, getting shot by John Wayne, drinking with Tennessee Williams, and sailing the high seas with Fernando Lamas. Frustrated with his career, a fascinating opportunity came his way - a chance to star in a new campaign for Dos Equis beer.")
The Last Bookstore, 453 S. Spring St., downtown Los Angeles; 8 p.m.; free. (213) 488-0599.
Your Motion Says: An Arthur Russell Tribute ("An annual festival that pays homage to the late composer Arthur Russell. Organized by Practical Records, it creates a platform for Los Angeles artists to reinterpret Russell's work in dance and music performances." Friday dances: Izella Berman, Alexsa Durrans, Peter Hernandez & Emily Lucid, Andrew Lush. Saturday songs: R.R. Barbadas, Cuddle Formation, Gap Girls, Geneva Skeen, Julius Smack & Michael Vidal. Also June 24.)
PAM Residencies, 5810½ N. Figueroa St., Highland Park; 8 p.m.; $5-10 donation.
What Do You Mean, "In Concert"?
Clayton Cameron Sextet ("Cameron has a dynamic career that has already crossed many barriers in the world of music, continuing to push the envelope of contemporary drumming and brushes to its very limits. He's worked with legends including Frank Sinatra, Billie Joel, Sting, James Taylor, KD Lang, Elvis Costello, and Ricky Martin.")
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, BP Grand Entrance, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Mid-Wilshire; 6 p.m., a/a; free. (323) 857-6000.
The Revolution plays the songs of Prince
Wiltern Theater, 3790 Wilshire Blvd., Koreatown; 7 p.m., a/a; $29-146. (213) 388-1400.
Partch ("The Grammy Award-winning group brings the magic of Harry Partch’s score for the 1958 arthouse film WINDSONG to Los Angeles for the first time. Also: "Twelve Intrusions" (yes, 12, not 11!), "Dark Brother," "Sonata Dementia," and, to mark the centennial of Partch’s dear friend Lou Harrison, a performance of Harrison's lyrical "Suite for Violoncello & Harp"." Also Saturday.)
REDCAT, 631 W. 2nd St., downtown Los Angeles; 8:30 p.m., a/a; $25 general / $20 members / $12 students. (213) 237-2800.
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Saturday, June 24
William Matson, Floyd Clown, and Doug War Eagle discuss and sign Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior's Life & Legacy ($30, Gibbs Smith) ("The Edward Clown family, nearest living relatives to the Lakota war leader, clarifies the inaccuracies and shares their story about the past - what it means to them to be Lakota, the family genealogy, the life of Crazy Horse and his motivations, his death, and why they kept quiet with their knowledge for so long before finally deciding to tell the truth as they know it.")
Vroman’s, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena; 4 p.m.; free. (626) 449-5320.
Audrey Shulman presents a complimentary cake tasting of recipes from her memoir Sitting in Bars with Cake: Lessons & Recipes from One Year of Trying to Bake My Way to a Boyfriend ($25, Harry N. Abrams)
The Last Bookstore, 453 S. Spring St., downtown Los Angeles; 4 p.m.; free. (213) 488-0599.
Opening of the "Very Appropriate" group exhibition ("Of artists who appropriate established art and imagery as a base for interpretations and manipulations. Featuring works by:Mike Bidlo, Elaine Sturtevant, Richard Pettibone, Richard Prince, Ronnie Cutrone, Lutz Bacher, Liza Lou, Gary Palmer, Mary Bakal, John Geary, Jorg Dubin, Alexis Smith, John Waters, John Colao, Nick Agid, Guy Overfelt, Ara Bevacqua, Martabel Wasserman, others." Through August 26.)
Robert Berman Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave., Ste. #C-2, Santa Monica; 5 p.m.; free. (310) 315-1937.
What Do You Mean, "In Concert"?
Off the 405: La Luz ("Proving that depth and fun don't need to be mutually exclusive, La Luz combines bright, snappy surf music, retro girl-group harmonies, and indie rock into one smart package. Led by frontwoman Shana Cleveland, La Luz's fuzzy and lo-fi doo-wop might initially transport you to cheerful vision of a sun-drenched beach in a bygone era, but there is an undeniable undercurrent of deep intensity and knowing lurking in these evocative songs.")
Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., Brentwood; 6 p.m., a/a; free (but advance ticket required and parking is $15 / $10 after 3 p.m.). (310) 440-7300.
Deathbomb Arc showcase feat. Baseck, Girl Pusher, GRYPT, Hareld, KA5SH, SCUMBOYS/WRONGBOY, Signor Benedick The Moor
The Smell, 247 S. Main St., downtown Los Angeles; 7 p.m., a/a; $10. (213) 625-4325.
Geneva Jacuzzi, Jenny Hval, Kembra Pfahler, Tiny Vipers ("The first program in Summer Happenings is Warhol Icon, inspired by Nico, the German singer-songwriter, model and actress who became famous as one of Warhol’s superstars in the 1960s. The program covers the breadth of her work from the Velvet Underground, through later synth collaborations, to her neo-folk approaches. Musical performances evoke Nico’s experimental approaches toward music, while forging new frontiers within each artist’s respective practices. Vaginal Davis weaves her performance with a rare screening of Philippe Garrel’s collaborative film starring Nico and Pierre Clementi, The Inner Scar, the histrionics of which are echoed in Nao Bustamante’s video installation, positioned in the lobby of The Broad. Taken as a whole, Warhol Icon surveys a lasting musical legacy still resoundingly felt today.")
The Broad, 221 S. Grand Ave., downtown Los Angeles; 8:30 p.m., a/a; $30 door / $25 advance. (213) 232-6200.
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Sunday, June 25
Conference: What Can the World Teach California About Arts Engagement? ("Which strategies for connecting people to the arts are working best in this stressed and rapidly changing social and cultural environment? Asia Society vice president for global arts and cultural programming Boon Hui Tan; Centre de Cultura Contemporánia de Barcelona exhibitions chief Rosa Ferré; and Steven Tepper, dean of Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts discuss their strategies for attracting new participants, and to explore what the California arts community might learn from the rest of the world about engagement. Featuring a performance by The Industry, an L.A.-based independent, artist-driven company creating experimental productions that expand the definition of opera.")
Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza, Bunker Hill Ballroom, 251 S. Olive St., downtown Los Angeles; 9 a.m.; free. (213) 617-3300.
Eltanin: The Largest Meteorite of Which Intact Fragments are Preserved ("The largest recovered meteorite was discovered at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean about 1500 km west of the southern tip of South America. It has been documented by sediment cores collected during a series of German oceanographic cruises. About 2.5 million years ago, a one-kilometer-diameter asteroid impacted the ocean and deposited more than one kilogram of meteorites per square meter over thousands of square kilometers. About 90% of this was melted by the shock of the impact, but 10% is undamaged meteorite fragments.")
UCLA Meteorite Gallery, Geology Building, Room 3656, 595 Charles E. Young Dr. E., Westwood; 2:30 p.m.; free. (310) 825-2015.
Cari Lynn and Saul Sarabia, Antoinette Carter, Tiffany Johnson present Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women ($26, The New Press) ("A resident of South L.A., a black community under siege in the War on Drugs, it was but a matter of time before Susan Burton was arrested. Once clean, shededicated her life to supporting women facing similar struggles. Her organization A New Way of Life operates five safe homes in Los Angeles that supply a lifeline to hundreds of formerly incarcerated women and their children - setting them on the track to education and employment rather than returns to prison.")
Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz; 4 p.m.; free. (323) 660-1175.
What Do You Mean, "In Concert"?
Air, Lo Moon
Greek Theater, 2700 N. Vermont Ave., Griffith Park; 6 p.m., age 5 and over; $45-55. (844) 524-7335.
Seu Jorge's less threatening "The Life Aquatic: A Tribute To David Bowie" with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Hollywood Bowl, 2301 Highland Ave., Hollywood Hills; 7 p.m., a/a, $18-120. (323) 850-2000.
Andorkappen, George Jensen, William Strangeland offer up weird and threatening noises
The Smell, 247 S. Main St., downtown Los Angeles; 9 p.m., a/a; $5. (213) 625-4325.
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Monday, June 26
A Little Advice: Love and Life Advice from Kids ("If you're having trouble in the romance department, you may need a little advice! These experts are cute, funny and still in elementary school. Noelle Lara hosts a kids say the darndest things meets improv where the pint-size cast will not only give love advice, but perform with - and even critique - a UCB house improv team.")
UCB Sunset, 5419 Sunset Blvd., East Hollywood; 7 p.m.; $6. (323) 908-8702.
Mel Goodman presents Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insider's Account of the Politics of Intelligence ($20, City Lights) ("In 1990, after 24 years of service, Goodman resigned when he could no longer tolerate the corruption he witnessed at the highest levels of the Agency. In 1991 he went public, blowing the whistle on top-level officials and leading the opposition against the appointment of Robert Gates as CIA director. In the widely-covered Senate hearings, Goodman charged that Gates and others had subverted "the process and the ethics of intelligence" by deliberately misinforming the White House about major world events and covert operations.")
Vroman’s, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena; 7 p.m.; free. (626) 449-5320.
Roxane Gay unveils Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body ($26, Harper) (In conversation with journalist Ann Friedman. "Gay’s new memoir navigates the female body and what it means to be overweight in a time when the bigger you are, the less you are seen.")
Aratani Theater, Japanese American Cultural Center, 244 S. San Pedro St., Little Tokyo; 7:30 p.m.; $55 premier / $47 members / $38 general. (213) 628-2725.
What Do You Mean, "In Concert"?
Pianist Frederic Chiu performs Hymns and Dervishes, music by Gurdjieff/De Hartmann, presented in Chiu's signature altered tunings ("With over 20 CDs on the market, his repertoire includes the complete work of Prokofiev as well as popular classics of Chopin, Liszt, and others, and lesser-known masterpieces of Mendelssohn and Rossini, with a special place for the piano transcription.")
Bing Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Mid-Wilshire; 6 p.m., a/a; free. (323) 857-6000.
Adam Lambert, Queen
Hollywood Bowl, 2301 Highland Ave., Hollywood Hills; 8 p.m., a/a, $44-491. (323) 850-2000. Also Tuesday.
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Tuesday, June 27
Opening of the "Happy Birthday, Mr. Hockney" exhibition ("To celebrate David Hockney's 80th birthday and his long and continuing artistic career, here is a selection of highly creative self-portraits made in different media over the past 65 years, including one of his most renowned photo works, Pearblossom Hwy., 11–18th April 1986, #2"." Through November 26.)
Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., Brentwood; 10 a.m.; free (but parking is $15 / $10 after 3 p.m.). (310) 440-7300.
Screening of United in Anger: A History of ACT UP ("Documentary follows a small group that came together across race, class, and gender lines to change the world and save each other's lives. Archival footage and insightful interviews provide an on-the-ground perspective of ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) and its incredibly effective actions, which forced the US government and mainstream media to face the AIDS crisis." 2012, dir. Jim Hubbard, 93 min.)
Billy Wilder Theatre, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood; 7:30 p.m.; free. (310) 443-7000.
Double-bill of Star Wars ripoffs Message from Space ("Under threat from an evil empire, the planet Jillucia sends an emissary to assemble a disparate gang of protectors to save their doomed world. Battle Royale director Kinji Fukasaku helms a dazzlingly delirious, wildly energetic samurai space opera with a stellar international cast featuring Vic Morrow and Sonny Chiba." Dir. Kinji Fukasaku, 1978, Japan, 35mm, 105 min.) and Starcrash ("Stella Star (cult film icon Caroline Munro) squeezes into a space bikini and joins her alien pal (Marjoe Gortner) to save the universe in a series of increasingly daring adventures, dazzling chases and edge-of-your-seat cliffhangers. Co-starring Christopher Plummer, David Hasselhoff, and Joe Spinell." Dir. Luigi Cozzi, 1978, U.S., 35mm, 92 min.)
New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd., Fairfax; 7:30 p.m.; $8. (323) 938-4038.
What Do You Mean, "In Concert"?
Moby, Neon Indian, SOPHIE, Weyes Blood and more do the Climate Day L.A. thing
The Theater at Ace Hotel, 929 Broadway, downtown Los Angeles; 7 p.m., a/a; $35. (213) 623-3233.
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Wednesday, June 28
Walter Hopps: The Dream Colony ("A vivid, personal, and irreverent account of the innovative, iconoclastic curator Hopps (1932–2005), begun a few years before his death. Arts writer Anne Doran, who recorded Hopps' account, and Deborah Treisman, fiction editor of The New Yorker, who edited the autobiography, speak with Getty president James Cuno and offer an enlightening chronicle of Hopps's life and some of the greatest artistic minds of the 20th century.")
Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., Brentwood; 7 p.m.; free (but advance ticket is required and parking is $15 / $10 after 3 p.m.). (310) 440-7300.
Notorious tattoo master Jonathan Shaw unveils Scab Vendor - Confessions of a Tattoo Artist ($22, Turner) accompanied musically by Jim Jarmusch and Carter Logan’s SQURL ("Shaw will sign each book with an original drawing after reading hair-raising excerpts. If truth is indeed stranger than fiction, then - as Shaw’s friend and literary mentor Charles Bukowski once told him - much of this book would have to be lived before it could be written.")
The Last Bookstore, 453 S. Spring St., downtown Los Angeles; 7:30 p.m.; free. (213) 488-0599.
Apres le Deluge: The Buddy Cole Monologues ("Lounge lizard Buddy Cole from Kids in the Hall makes a return to the limelight in an evening of humorous monologues from the period the show went off the air in 1995 to the present day. Written by and Starring Scott Thompson. Directed by Robin Collins.")
UCB Franklin, 5919 Franklin Ave., Hollywood Hills; 8 p.m.; $8. (323) 908-8702.
What Do You Mean, "In Concert"?
Cali Soul, JF Soundsystem, Jungle Fire
Zebulon, 2478 Fletcher Dr., Elysian Valley; 8 p.m., a/a; $8-10. (323) 662-0966.
Cotton Ships, Super Lunch
The Smell, 247 S. Main St., downtown Los Angeles; 9 p.m., a/a; $5. (213) 625-4325.
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Thursday, June 29
Arundhati Roy gives forth on The Ministry of Utmost Happiness ($29, Knopf) (In conversation with author Héctor Tobar. "Twenty years after her Booker Prize-winning novel "The God of Small Things," internationally-celebrated author Arundhati Roy returns to fiction with a dazzling new novel that journeys across the Indian subcontinent, braiding together a cast of characters who have been once broken by the world they live in and then rescued by acts of love and hope.")
Aratani Theater, Japanese American Cultural Center, 244 S. San Pedro St., Little Tokyo; 7:30 p.m.; $55 premier / $47 members / $38 general. (213) 628-2725.
Room to Read: Comedy for a Cause ("Stand-up from Omid Singh, Paul "PK" Kim, Fielding Edlow, Asif Ali, and Ahmed Bharoocha. Hosted by Ben Blanchard. This event will raise much needed funds for our Literacy and Girl's Education Scholarship programs in 10 developing nations: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam, Zambia.")
Hollywood Improv, 8162 Melrose Ave., Beverly Grove; 8 p.m.; $30-1000. (323) 651-2583.
LAID ("A solo show written and performed by Natalie Palamides in which a woman who lays an egg every day is faced with a tumultuous decision: will she raise her egg or will she eat it? Join her on her melodramatic/comedic journey of motherhood/breakfast, and find out exactly what it takes to be a mother/well-fed.")
UCB Franklin, 5919 Franklin Ave., Hollywood Hills; 9:30 p.m.; $8. (323) 908-8702.
What Do You Mean, "In Concert"?
The Department of Descriptive Service, Feels, Quintron & Miss Pussycat
The Highland Park Ebell Club, 131 S. Ave. 57, Highland Park; 8 p.m., a/a; $15 doors / $12 advance. (323) 836-1318.
Spain ("Over the past 24 years, Spain has released six albums and toured the world. Their long-standing residency at the Love Song Bar has attracted an eclectic roster of musical guests including Bill Frisell, violinist/vocalist Petra Haden (Josh’s sister), violinist Lili Haydn, Sun Ra drummer Craig Hayes, and Best Coast guitarist Bobb Bruno. Their forthcoming "Live At The Love Song" double LP will be released in the summer of 2017 on Glitterhouse Records.")
The Love Song Bar, 446 S. Main St., downtown Los Angeles; 8 p.m., 21+; free. (323) 284-5728.
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Friday, June 30
Constitution Happy Hour ("Guided, topical conversations about the US Constitution and its role in our democracy - with drinks! Reflect, inquire, and build your knowledge of American government during AMMO Café’s happy hour. Constitution Café is a project of the artist Linda Pollack, who believes that "The U.S. Constitution is a living document, part of our quotidian life, influencing us in both large and small ways daily".")
Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood; 6 p.m.; free. (310) 443-7000.
John Jeremiah Sullivan on the Search for the First Blues Song ("Join the editors of America’s premier literary magazine The Paris Review for an evening of discussion, music, and cocktails as National Magazine Award-winning essayist and Paris Review's Southern editor of , John Jeremiah Sullivan tells the story of his search for the first blues song, a story that takes us deep into the surprising forgotten prehistory of pop music. Moderated by Paris Review editor Lorin Stein.")
Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice; 7 p.m.; $40 general / $38 with a year-long subscription to the Paris Review; $10 general / $8 members. (310) 822-3006.
Fat Hitler's Party House 2: Hitlers in Hawaii ("Hitler used evil Nazi magic to create hundreds of clones of himself. Now all those clones go to college together at Hitler University to learn how to become the next Führer. But there's one Hitler Clone who don't give a shit about all that: Fat Hitler! And this summer he's gearing up for the best spring break ever! The Fat Hitler Crew didn't get invited to compete in the International Frat Olympics in Hawaii, but they're storming the beach anyways to win gold medals in the events that really matter; drinking, partying and getting laid! Let's just hope crusty old Dean Hitler doesn't try to break up the fun. Starring Dick Beck as Fat Hitler! Just to be clear, this is a college party-themed bit show where everyone is also Hitler and this year it takes place in Hawaii.")
UCB Franklin, 5919 Franklin Ave., Hollywood Hills; 11:59 p.m.; $6. (323) 908-8702.
What Do You Mean, "In Concert"?
Vieux Farka Touré
Levitt Pavilion, MacArthur Park, 2230 W. 6th St., Westlake; 7:30 p.m., a/a; free. (626) 683-3230.
Black Cat (Los Angeles), Blessed Sacrifist (depressive electronics from Milwaukee), Chantepleure (Seattle), Eyes of the Naga (Milwaukee), Wreckage / Ritual Chair (Los Angeles)
Coaxial, 1815 S. Main St., downtown Los Angeles; 8 p.m., a/a; $5-7. (213) 536-8020.
How To Dress Well, Junior Boys
Globe Theater, 740 S. Broadway, downtown Los Angeles; 10 p.m., 21+; $19.50. (213) 489-1667.
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Saturday, July 1
Anime Expo 2017 ("The largest anime and manga convention in North America." Through July 4.)
Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., downtown Los Angeles; 8 a.m.; $20-90. (800) 448-7775.
Saturday Morning Cartoons: Super Heroes ("From heroes to mutants - who battle villains both sympathetic and sociopathic - to Underdogs and dark-winged ducks, Batmen and Wonder Women - cartoon superheroes taught us about right and wrong, bravery and cowardice, and how to rock tights and still look good. We are very proud to give them their time in the bat-signal spotlight.Complimentary all-you-can-eat cereal bar. Pajamas encouraged.")
Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Beverly Grove; 11 a.m.; $10 / free for members and kids under 14. (323) 655-2510.
ERIC JENNIFER'S GOOD JOB AMERICA PARTY! ("The Good Boy of Comedy, Eric Jennifer (America's Got Talent, The Midnight Show) celebrates the 4th of JULY with comedy, songs, and a lot of weird awkward bullshit!!! There will be prizes! Special guests! Food! Jokes! Hilarity! And so much more!")
UCB Franklin, 5919 Franklin Ave., Hollywood Hills; 11:59 p.m.; $6. (323) 908-8702.
What Do You Mean, "In Concert"?
Exodus, Ghost, Iron Maiden, Kamelot
San Manuel Amphitheater, 2575 Glen Helen Pkwy., San Bernardino; 3:30 p.m., a/a, $99.50-225. (909) 880-6500.
Celebrity Crush, Momma, Pinky Pinky, Rose Dorn
The Smell, 247 S. Main St., downtown Los Angeles; 9 p.m., a/a; $5. (213) 625-4325.
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