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Saturday, September 4
A Tribute to Dolly Parton
Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum
1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga map
Time: 3:00 pm
Cost: Tix start @ $25

Inara George finds inspiration everywhere, including in the songs of Dolly Parton. She'll summon the muse and share the stage with a line up you won't find anywhere else, including The Living Sisters, Becky Stark, Eleni Mandell, Phillip Littell, Alex Lilly, Harper Simon, John Gold, Juliana Raye, Justine Kragen, James Combs, Erica Canales, Sara Melson, Charlie Wadhams, Mike Viola, Dan Bern, Wendy Wang, Mike Andrews and other special guests performing unique interpretations of the Grammy Award-winning country/folk recording artist and songwriter's tunes.
Animal Acres Sunday Tours
Farm Sanctuary’s Animal Acres
5200 Escondido Canyon Rd, Acton map
Time: 11:00 am-2:00 pm
Cost: $5 or $25 yearly membership

Meet our farmed animal friends and hear about their rescue stories during our special "meet & greet" tours. Cuddle with a cow, give a pig a belly rub, talk to turkey - and learn why it's so important to rescue and protect ALL animals. Animal Acres is open to the public every Sunday and offers one-hour guided tours at 11am and 1pm. Tour fees are $5 per person with children under 3 being free. No appointment is necessary for Sunday tours. The sanctuary gift shop is open on Sundays before and after scheduled tours to purchase gifts, memberships and educational materials.
Buff Monster: Beyond The Pink
Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Blvd, Culver City map
Time: 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
Cost: Free

For his fourth solo exhibition at CHG, Buff Monster creates a new series of acrylic-on-panel works that radiate with his signature pink neons, Superflat style, and disarmingly subversive characters. The artist’s futuristic playgrounds bounce with creative expression as multi-hued argyle pyramids intermix with melting facades and floating faces.
Cherry Poppin' Daddies
The Mint
6010 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles map
Time: 8:30 pm
Cost: $15 advance, $20 day of

Eclecticism has been the mission of the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies from the beginning. The band came together in the gray light of the late 80’s pre-grunge dawn, when singer/principle songwriter Steve Perry – then chemistry major at the University of Oregon – proposed an experiment to fellow musician friends: what if a punk rock rhythm section joined forces with jazz-schooled horn players and a keyboardist?
The Western Conference Hip Hop Industry Mixer
Club Nokia
800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles map
Time: 2:00 pm
Cost: Tix start @ $20

The worlds largest hip hop industry mixer convention brings together one of the largest collaborations of America's vocal artists, musicians, dance crews, DJ's, MC's, rappers & beat boxers in the R&B, Hip Hop, Urban/Gospel, Funk and Soul Krumping genres all tied in to the worlds best fashion show delivery.

Sunday, September 5
Viva Los Dodgers Day
Dodger Stadium
1000 Elysian Park Ave, Los Angeles map
Time: 11:00 am
Cost: Tix start @ $12

A free concert starting at 11 AM in Lot 6 by Center Field before the Dodgers take on the Giants at 5:05 PM.

Monday, September 6
The Cinefamily (Silent Movie Theatre)
611 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles map
Time: 6:00 pm
Cost: $10

They choose fifteen movies you've likely never seen before (with most, if not all of the films unavailable on DVD) and show you the first five minutes of each. The audience votes on which film out of the fifteen everyone watches in its entirety. Don't forget to bring something to cook on their grill.

Tuesday, September 7
Another Fine Mess: A History of American Film Comedy
Book Signing
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood map
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: Free

Charlie Chaplin. Buster Keaton. The Marx Brothers. Billy Wilder. Woody Allen. The Coen brothers. Where would the American film be without them? Yet the cinematic genre these artists represent--comedy--has perennially received short shrift from critics, film buffs and the Academy Awards. Saul Austerlitz’s Another Fine Mess is an attempt to right that wrong.

Wednesday, September 8
Music: Indie
Echo Curio
1519 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles map
Time: 9:00 pm
Cost: $5 donation

Giant Robot, Annie Hall Records, and Cubtrina present Michael Nhat's record release show for Swimming To Cambodia. Michael Nhat is joined by local favorites Halloween Swim Team, Pizza!, and Tik Tik. DJ Amy Wolkins (Garden Hour on KSPC) will spin records between bands and vegan goodies will be served. Special guests to be announced; ...A heart-on-your-sleeve and thinking-out-loud punk poet like BARR...relying on bare-bones, transient yet repetitive instrumentation for a teetering foundation beneath an equally shambolic and interesting rap...(Viva Radio)

Fancifull Fine Foods and Baskets
5617 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles map
Time: 7:00 pm-9:30 pm
Cost: $15

Bestselling romance authors Jessica Barksdale Inclan and Syrie James join renowned dating experts Julie Spira and Sascha Rothchild in an exciting exploration of the secrets, fantasies, and realities of romance today. Whether you are a hopeless romantic, a hopeful romantic, or romantic-turned-cynic, you will learn about your chances to meet your perfect match online, in another world, in a second marriage, over 30, over 40, and find out why every woman needs a vampire. To sweeten the selection of stimulating reads and discussion, the knowledgeable staff at Fancifull Gift Baskets will guide your taste buds into an exploration of fine wines, scrumptious chocolates and other gourmet treats to romance your soul. Books will available for purchase at the event through Book Soup.
The Films of Stanley Kubrick
Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles map
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: $11

From early landmark films such as Paths of Glory, Lolita and Dr. Strangelove to the futuristic head-trip 2001: A Space Odyssey and the futuristic nightmare A Clockwork Orange, to the late masterpieces The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut director Stanley Kubrick (1928 - 1999) created an unmistakable vision of a world both primitive and alarmingly advanced, plagued by war and constantly in search of some transcendent vision of harmony.

UCLA Women's Volleyball vs. Pepperdine
Pauley Pavilion
301 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles map
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: Check website for prices

The Lady Bruins are out to prove they’re better than their #7 preseason Pac-10 ranking in this intra-city match against the Lady Waves who return 11 letter winners.

Thursday, September 9
Laemmle's Royal Theatre
11523 Santa Monica, Los Angeles map
Time: 10:00 pm
Cost: $10

They dub a different classic film on the second Thursday of each month, followed by a half-hour episode of the cult hit TV series “Mad Movies with the L.A. Connection” with a live appearance from creator/host Kent Skov. The concept is simple. The actors sit in the front row armed with microphones and a live sound musician. LAC then eliminates the original soundtrack and the actors dub in a brand new hilarious comedy soundtrack live.
Raga Unveiled
Pacific Asia Museum
46 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena map
Time: 6:00 pm-10:00 pm
Cost: $50

Enjoy the west coast premiere of Raga Unveiled: India’s Voice, featuring director Gita Desai, live musical performances, and some of the region’s best Indian food! Screened under the stars at 8pm. The legendary musicians, Vedic scholars, musicologists, spectacular cinematography and rare archival footage of Raga Unveiled beautifully describe the philosophy and structure of the ancient Vedic tradition that is the basis not only of Raga but of life. Reservations required. RSVP to 626-449-2742 ext. 28.

Friday, January 28
Todd Carey
Tommy's Place USC
3607 Trousdale Pkwy TCC 427, Los Angeles map
Time: 10:30 pm
Cost: Free

No less an authority than MTV says "you won't be disappointed" in this up-and-coming singer-songwriter.

Saturday, April 6
Amoeba's Monthly Charity Auction
Amoeba Music
6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles map
Time: 4:00 pm
Cost: Free

Comedian Dave Ross is the guest auctioneer and he’ll be auctioning off a crazy array of items – from movie and music collectibles to concert tickets and gift certificates. As always, Amoeba will match your individual donations up to $1,000. 100% of the proceeds benefit the Silverlake Conservatory of Music.

Saturday, September 7
Bootie LA - Michael Jackson Mashup Night
1154 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles map
Time: 9:00 pm-2:00 am
Cost: Check website for prices

The first monthly mashup party in Los Angeles, spinning only the finest bootlegs and bastard pop. Every first and third Saturday of the month. Free Bootie mashup CDs to the first 100 people. Performing the Midnight Mashup Show, as well as providing the go-go eye candy on stage, will be resident dance crew R.A.I.D. (Random Acts of Irreverent Dance). And of course, club photographers SceneSnaps will also be in the house with their Photo Booth, ready to capture all the action!

Saturday, May 24
Fiesta Hermosa
Hermosa Beach Pier
1286 The Strand, Hermosa Beach map
Time: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Cost: Free

The “largest arts & crafts fair in SoCal” features 2 stages of live entertainment, 270 vendor booths, a beer & wine garden and the food court which offers 18 different kinds of ethnic food choices.

Thursday, September 11
Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular
Staples Center
1111 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles map
Time: Check website for times
Cost: Check website for prices

Seventeen roaring, snarling “live” dinosaurs mesmerize the audience – and are as awe-inspiring as when they first walked on earth. The dinosaurs are life-size, making the show so immense, it could only fit in arenas. It’s a $20 million arena spectacle of unprecedented size and quality, which captivates young and old alike.

Saturday, October 11
Ray LaMontagne
Greek Theatre
2700 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles map
Time: Check website for times
Cost: Check website for prices

Ray’s 2010 album, "God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise," won the Grammy for Best Folk Album and he was nominated in the coveted Song of The Year category for, “Beg Steal or Borrow.”

Thursday, November 5
Dir En Grey
Mayan Theater
1038 S Hill St, Los Angeles map
Time: Check website for times
Cost: Check website for prices

Billboard commenting on the group's international fanbase, that the band "has transcended the language barrier in the United States through its music" and "gained its audience without singing in English."

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