|FRIDAY, AUGUST 8
NIKE SPORTSWEAR PRESENTS BOREDOMS’ 88BOADRUM
La Brea Tar Pits
This 88 minute concert will feature the notorious Japanese noise band along with 88 other drummers. Original Nike t-shirts will be hand-screened exclusively at this event. 8:08 p.m. FREE.
SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER
1111-B West Olive
Tennessee Williams’ classic play performed by a mostly Asian-American cast. Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m. Sun. at 2 p.m. Through Aug. 24. $16. $14 for students.
|SATURDAY, AUGUST 9
CHERRY BOMB SIGNING
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Entertainment journalist/author Carrie Borzillo-Vrenn, with help from her famous friends, gives you this guide to “Becoming a Better Flirt, a Tougher Chick, and a Hotter Girlfriend, and to Living Life Like a Rock Star.” 3 – 7 p.m.
BREAKING THE CYPHER
El Portal Theatre
5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood
This urban dance spectacular thrills with ground-breaking choreography, live hip hop music, original graffiti art backdrops and original dance films. 8 p.m. Sunday at 7 p.m. $20-30. $15 for students.
473 Gin Ling Way, Chinatown
The second Saturday of each month is an ultra-hip night of music, dancing and the sexy Ultraluxx Dancers with indie, electro and beat-heavy '80s tunes. 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. NO COVER
|SUNDAY, AUGUST 10
BBQ ADVENTURE & JAZZ FESTIVAL
Eat some age-old BBQ recipes, take a guided tour and finish off the day with a concert featuring jazz and drum ensembles. BBQ Adventure: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $20. Jazz Festival: Noon – 7 p.m.
THE GRAND OLE ECHO
1822 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park
If you need some Southern hospitality, visit The Echo on Sundays for the hottest country music and delicious BBQ. 5-9 p.m
|MONDAY, AUGUST 11
AN EVENING WITH NANCY PELOSI
American Jewish University
There will be a discussion and a Q&A with the Speaker of the House about her new book, Know Your Power: A Message to America’s Daughters. 7:30 p.m. $30 includes a copy of the book.
BLOGGING FOR BLOOD CANCER
If you’re going to be online this week, you might as well help a good cause – and you could win some prizes too! Runs through Aug. 18
|TUESDAY, AUGUST 12
TUESDAY NIGHT THUNDER
The Sierra Stage
1444 N. Sierra Bonita, West Hollywood
$2 beers and free comedy from Upright Citizen Brigade students and performers. What else are you going to do Tuesday night? 8 p.m. FREE.
|WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13
|DOWNTOWN FILM FESTIVAL
Downtown Arts District
This first annual film fest, the first one in downtown, will feature over 200 feature and short films. Runs through Sunday.
|THURSDAY, AUGUST 14
L.A. Theatre Complex, Downtown
25 comedians at 6 locations. Every second Thursday of the month. 8:30-10 p.m. FREE.