|FRIDAY, JULY 25
STEVE GOODMAN: FACING THE MUSIC
1627 Westwood Blvd.
Journalist Clay Eals will be reading from his award-winning biography about the legendary singer-songwriter. 7 p.m. FREE.
Upright Citizens Brigade Theater
5919 Franklin, Hollywood
Improv based totally on music from audience members’ iPods. 8 p.m. $8.
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Tired of guys having all the fun? Hollywood Men is the only upscale, fully-choreographed show for ladies in L.A. $20. Every Friday and Saturday. Check website for details.
twenty two shoes
8304 W. 3rd St.
Bring in gently worn shoes for charity and get 50% off a new pair. Runs through July 31.
|SATURDAY, JULY 26
GLAMOUR ME CHIC
740 S. Broadway, Downtown
This fashion show, featuring over 100 designers, is the largest collection of vintage clothing in L.A. – lingerie to business wear and everything in between. 5 p.m. $20
|SUNDAY, JULY 27
GO COUNTRY 105 SUMMER UNDER THE STARS CONCERT
2700 N. Vermont, Los Feliz
Featuring Dwight Yoakam with special guests Chris Cagle, Emerson Drive, and Lee Brice. 6:30 p.m. Tix start at $40.
3110 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica
See what knowledge you have retained in some brain cells while killing others. They also have extensive TV sports packages, video games, pool, ping pong, darts, foosball and board games. Sundays at 8 p.m.
DODGEBALL OPEN GYM
Hollywood Recreation Center
1122 Cole Ave., Hollywood
Gather your friends and relive your glory days on the elementary school playground. Every Sunday from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. $5 per person.
|MONDAY, JULY 28
FREE IMPROV WORKSHOP
Barubians’ The Next Stage
1523 N. La Brea, Hollywood
Why pay to see if you have what it takes? Every Monday through Sept. 8. 8 p.m.
4519 Santa Monica Blvd., East Hollywood
A weekly gathering every Monday night of reggae, dancehall, lovers' rock, soca and Caribbean flavors. The sounds are provided by some of the best local reggae selectas in Los Angeles. 9 p.m. $5 for women; $10 for men.
|TUESDAY, JULY 29
THE SHYS RECORD RELEASE PARTY
9081 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood
KROQ presents the release party for this up-and-coming L.A. band’s latest album. 7:30 p.m. $10 presale; $12 at door.
|WEDNESDAY, JULY 30
UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY ADVENTURE
1250 Harvard Rd., Burbank
This month’s photography-networking dinner lecture will feature oceanic images from renowned marine life photographer Andrew Sallmon. $59. 6:30-10 p.m.
BEERFEST IN THE GARDEN
Kyoto Grand Hotel & Gardens
120 S. Los Angeles St., Little Tokyo
If you can’t host your own backyard BBQ due to the lack of a backyard, Kyoto offers ribs, beer pitchers, key lime pie and more on their garden terrace. Starts at 5 p.m. Tues. – Fri.
|THURSDAY, JULY 31
X GAMES 14
The Super Bowl of X Sports featuring the best and brightest in men’s AND women’s Motocross, Skateboard, BMX and Rally Car. Runs through Sunday. Check website for details.