By Hillel Aron
By Joseph Tsidulko
By Patrick Range McDonald
By David Futch
By Hillel Aron
By Dennis Romero
By Jill Stewart
By Dennis Romero
And doesn’t get a cent!
It’s the 32nd year
Doo Dah, Doo Dah!
Snotty Scotty & the Hankies
Have never missed — so give a cheer!
Help: What rhymes with Claude Rains & the 20-Man Memorial Invisible Man Marching Drill Team?
Old Town Pasadena, Raymond Ave. & Colorado Blvd.; Sun., Jan. 18, 11:30 a.m.; free, bring lawn chairs. (626) 205-4029. —L.M.
The Jung and the Talented
Ever since hot and sexy press photos of musicians became the order of the day, silly pictures of classical artists have proliferated. The younger ones are usually provocatively clad in sultry poses, caressing their instruments, while the aging ones make awkward attempts to cavort in staid tuxes and gowns. But this photo of The Jung Trio emerging from the sea in their evening gowns like three bedraggled naiads is, like, huh? Oh, well, who needs a point to the image when you’re one of the most talented ensembles in the world? The Canadian-born musical sisters — pianist Jennie, violinist Ellen and cellist Julie -— have been winning awards ever since they picked up their instruments and decided to go trio. 2002 was a particularly good year for the three gorgeous ladies, who marched off with the Grand Prize at the Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition and the Bronze Medal at the legendary Fischoff Competition. Degreed to the max from the U. of Toronto, New England Conservatory of Music, Yale and Juilliard, the Jung sisters bring their inimitable combination of brains, passion and virtuosity to the table when they perform piano trios by Haydn and Brahms at both Trinity Lutheran Church in Manhattan Beach on Jan. 17 and Greystone Mansion on Jan. 18. Greystone Mansion, 905 Loma Vista Dr., Beverly Hills; Sun., Jan. 18, 2 p.m. $20, $15 students, seniors & children 10 & older. (310) 285-6850. —MBC
MONDAY, JANUARY 19
“Harry Shearer” is a funny name, but not as funny as “Bald Barber”
Today, Monday, January 19, is the last day in office for that guy in Washington we are all really sick of. Bush spoofer and possible comic genius Harry Shearer pays appropriate tribute with his Grammy-nominated album Songs of the Bushmen, which features such titles as “935 Lies” and “The Head of Alberto Gonzalez.” Join this good-riddance fest, dubbed Bye Bye Bushmen Concert With Shear and the High-Value Detainers mocking and rocking and maybe even shocking. Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A.; Mon., Jan. 19, 9 p.m.; $25. (310) 855-0350. —L.M.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 20
Read It and Weep
While many of us will spend Inauguration Day dancing in the streets, passing out homemade treats to strangers and wiping away tears of joy, we can also opt for this pretty cool related event. Stories L.A., a new indie bookstore I will never make the effort to visit and therefore I don’t give a year before it closes, hosts Inauguration Subversion Event. Reading will be writer Jason Flores-Williams, who once said of himself, “I would hope I would be considered a literary heir to Friedrich Nietzsche.” Talk about audacity of hope. Also sharing their prose will be Artillery magazine editor Tulsa Kinney and artist Gordy Grundy. Stories L.A., 1716 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park; Tues., Jan. 20, 7 p.m.; free. (213) 413-3733. —L.M.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21
Battle of the Literary Sexes
Author and L.A. Times columnist Meghan Daum heads the panel discussion Writing Like a Girl: Do All Novels by Women Get Packaged as “Chick Lit?,” featuring fella authors (and N.Y. Times best-sellers) Elisabeth Robinson and Laura Zigman. Robinson was a producer on Braveheart, while Zigman’s 2001 book Animal Husbandry was the inspiration for the movie Someone Like You. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Brentwood; Wed., Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m.; free, resv. suggested. (310) 440-4500. —Siran Babayan
THURSDAY, JANUARY 22
Good Golly, Miss Dolly
Never meet your idols. How do I know this? Let’s just say it has something to do with an encounter with Patti Smith and leave it at that. Amy Turner worships Dolly Parton. She’s written DP: Dolly Parton, Domestic Partners & Other Female Mysteries, which she describes as “a pilgrimage with her best friend to the church of all that is ladylike and business-savvy — Dollywood — to examine what it means to be in a relationship, and why that connection, for her and other ambitious chicks, tends to be with a female despite being heterosexual.” Bang Comedy Studio, 457 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A.; Thurs., Jan. 22 & 29, 8 p.m.; $12.; (323) 653-6886. —L.M.
The United States of Addicts
Benoit Denizet-Lewis tackles the subject of addiction in American Anonymous, by chronicling the lives of eight people over three years, including drug addicts, alcoholics, overeaters, compulsive gamblers and sex addicts. And let’s face it, Tales of self-abuse can be pretty damn entertaining. Denizet-Lewis signs his book; ask him to make it out to “David Duchovny.” Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd.;
Thurs., Jan. 22, 7 p.m.; free, book is $26.
(310) 659-3110. —L.M.