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SUMMER NIGHTS AT MOCA
The Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Orchestra, Russell Gunn & Ethnomusicology, the artful vocal flights of Dwight Trible, and Hadda Brooks and Linda Hopkins in a tribute to Nellie Lutcher are among the highlights at this stellar series of free concerts, where the art-viewing is also free. (There's brews 'n' barbecue, too.)
MOCA at the Geffen Contemporary, 152 N. Central Ave., downtown; every Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m., June 6 to August 29; (213) 626-6222.
LONG BEACH BAYOU FESTIVAL
Party hearty at this celebration of traditional and contemporary Louisiana French culchah, featuring three hours of Cajun and three hours of zydeco music each day, including Zydeco Joe & Laissez Bon Temps Rouler Band, Paul Daigle & Savoir Faire, the Magnolia Sisters featuring Ann Savoy and the Louisiana Old Timers, mon cher; there'll be a lotta tasty gumbo, jambalaya 'n' 'cue, and the whole shebang benefits Comprehensive Child Development, a nonprofit organization that provides care, education and nutrition for more than 500 children.
Queen Mary Events Park, Long Beach; Saturday-Sunday, June 22-23; (562) 427-8834, www.LongBeach Festival.com
Ozzy Osbourne, System of a Down, Rob Zombie, POD, Drowning Pool, Adema, Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society, Down, Hatebreed, Apex Theory and about a jillion other purveyors of that heathen hair-tossin', fist-pumpin', lip-studs-'n'-big-ol'-shorts-wearin', HEAVY, hellish sound (it's a way of life) grace the stages at Devore. The faithful will flock, and the bravely curious, if they tough it out, will witness spectacular variations on the mutating metal form. It's, like, a party, man, a really big, gnarly party.
LOCALS ONLY IN PASADENA
If all the carpetbagger brouhaha over this summer's Warhol Retrospective at MOCA leaves you craving more local color, look no further than Pasadena (where Andy, in 1970, had his first North American museum retrospective -- there's no escape! Ha ha ha ha!). Armory Center curator Jay Belloli's ambitious inaugural show at the revamped Old Town location features site-specific commissioned works by L.A. faves Lynn Aldrich, Michael McMillen, Tamara Fites, Steve Roden and others. The militantly provincial Pasadena Museum of California Art, funded by collectors Robert and Arlene Oltman, opens this summer with "On-Ramps." The exhibit promises to be everything LACMA's Made in California was not: at once concise and comprehensive, and organized along four distinct curatorial foci -- provided by Thomas Solomon, Michael Duncan, Nancy Moure and L.A. Weekly's own Peter Frank.
"New Works New Spaces," the Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave.; through June 23; (626) 792-5101.
"On-Ramps," Pasadena Museum of California Art, 490 E. Union St.; June 1September 1; (626) 568-3665.