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Calendar of Events in Los Angeles

Friday, August 29
Ty Segall, Wand, Endless Bummer
Fri., Aug. 29, 8 p.m.
On the title track of his seventh album, Manipulator, Ty Segall takes the punk fuzz guitars and garage-rock keyboards of his early days and braids them together into a newly psychedelic swarm of sounds, his ethereal voice riding coolly above it all. By the very next track, "Tall Man Skinny Read more about this event
Mix Match Dance Festival
Through Aug. 30, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 31, 2 p.m.
With more than 60 performances on offer in hip-hop, ballet, tap, modern, tribal, contemporary, jazz, belly and pole dancing, the Mix Match Dance Festival returns with its annual terpsichorean tasting menu of local dance troupes. Billed as L.A.'s largest dance festival, the Hart Pulse Dance Company–hosted event has some repetition Read more about this event
Tom Bailey, Howard Jones, Midge Ure
Fri., Aug. 29, 7 p.m.
This paradoxically named tour points out the contradiction of once-forward-thinking new wave bands touring now on the oldies circuit. In the early '80s, groups such as Thompson Twins and Ultravox generally ditched the guitar-heavy approach of '70s classic-rock bands in favor of adventurous synths riding over postpunk and disco rhythms, Read more about this event
Saturday, August 30
Made in America Festival
Sat., Aug. 30, 12 p.m.
After spending two successive Labor Day weekends in Philadelphia, the Jay Z–curated, Budweiser-sponsored Made in America makes an ambitious leap westward. Despite all the apprehension by locals and what has been at times tepid support from city officials, the festival's first incarnation features some of the biggest names in pop Read more about this event
The Great Summer Pokémon Festival
Sat., Aug. 30, 1-9 p.m.
Remember Pokémon? Released in 1996 for Game Boy, the Nintendo game featured lovable "pocket monsters," which you could catch, train, battle and trade. It spawned a TV series, movies, books and countless plush toys, and Pokémon is still going strong, even if some fans bemoan the expansion to 719 monsters Read more about this event
My Lunch With Kobayashi
Sat., Aug. 30, 11:45 a.m.
Most of us would be full and ready for a nap after downing two or three hot dogs. The men and women in Barry Rothbart and Jeff Cerulli's 2014 documentary, Hungry, are never full. In fact, they've turned overeating into a competitive sport, or even a job, and it has Read more about this event
The Mormons, The Black Widows, Bloody Brains, Badtown Boys
Sat., Aug. 30, 8 p.m.
This Eagle Rock quartet's missionary garb is a symbol of its dedication to "rock out," not preach gospel. So no, they're not part of the LDS church but they're just as pesky. Since 1998, until its recent closure, they were the unofficial house band at Mr. T's Bowl. They're also Read more about this event
John Knuth: Base Alchemy
Sat., Aug. 30, 12-4 p.m.
John Knuth is a painter, and like many artists throughout history, he employs a robust staff of studio assistants — only his number in the hundreds of thousands, and this army of apprentices consists entirely of houseflies. Knuth raises them from larvae, feeds them sugar and nontoxic acrylic pigment, and Read more about this event
Sunday, August 31
Motoyuki Daifu: My Family is a Pubis, so I cover it in Pretty Panties
Through Aug. 31
The photographs Motoyuki Daifu took of his family in the tiny Tokyo apartment they all share comprise the debut show at Little Big Man Gallery downtown. The photos are fantastically colorful and casual, like candid shots taken by someone who's a bit more composition-conscious than famously gritty Nan Goldin, far Read more about this event
The Big Picture: Hitchcock!
Sun., Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m.
Remember that scene in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho when weird ol' Norman Bates starts slicing away at Marion Crane in the shower, and the violins go shriek! shriek! shriek! and your heart just about bleedin' stops? Didn't that just utterly freak you out? That's but one example of how the great Read more about this event
Suffocate, Arsonists Get All the Girls, Reformers
Sun., Aug. 31, 6 p.m.
This Santa Cruz quintet certainly looks all deathcore — unison crab-squats, illegible logo T-shirts, confrontational frontman — and, in earlier incarnations, they checked many of that oversaturated genre's sonic boxes. But a decade and many, many members later, AGAtG has become something altogether more oblique, restless and just plain intriguing. Read more about this event
The Alexander Noice Sextet
Sun., Aug. 31, 9 p.m.
This guitar phenom just released his debut album, Boiling High Idol, an uncategorizable mash-up of punk, electronica, Balkan folk melodies and unending, repeated melodic fragments that will leave you delighted and stimulated, if it doesn't drive you to madness first. You'd think it's the work of a lunatic, or maybe Read more about this event
Off, The Garden, Jacuzzi Boys, Cherry Glazerr, R. Stevie Moore, Gary Wilson, The Abigails, White Fang, Lovely Bad Things, The Blank Tapes, Colleen Green, Adult Books, Beach Party, Girlpool, Wax Children, The Buttertones, French Vanilla, Palm Reader
Sun., Aug. 31, 3 p.m.
Fullerton's low-down/hi-cred label and record store throws a moist 'n' meaty all-day barbecue/musical feast featuring choice-cut teen-beat combos to suit every taste. Garage-rock stylizers Jacuzzi Boys will be there, and L.A. dreamy punk-rock trio Cherry Glazerr, too; also Portland's punk ragnarok White Fang, lo-fi indie legend R. Stevie Moore (who Read more about this event
Monday, September 1
Everything Is Festival: The 5th Dimension
Just as organizations such as A/V Geeks and the Prelinger Archives have been busy digitizing Super-8 and 16mm home movies, instructional films, and other forms of celluloid ephemera, Everything Is Terrible (EIT) is dedicated to finding the most god-awful casualties of VHS and virtually every kind of media thereafter. Everything Read more about this event
Gateway 2014
Fri., Aug. 29, Sat., Aug. 30, Sun., Aug. 31 and Mon., Sept. 1
Game lovers will be gathering at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport over Labor Day weekend for Gateway 2014. Part of the Strategicon family of holiday weekend gaming events, this four-day convention features tournaments, demos and more, for board game lovers and card sharks alike. A full roster of events is Read more about this event
Long Beach Funk Fest
Mon., Sept. 1, 9 p.m.
Each summer, the Long Beach Funk Fest lands in the heart of the city and unloads several decades of funk founders and fundamentalists — recently including Shuggie Otis, Charles Watt, Bernie Worrell, Dennis Coffey, Steve Arrington, Fred Wesley and more. But for its fifth anniversary this year, the festival has Read more about this event
Tuesday, September 2
Route 66: The Road and the Romance
Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 4
The open road and its seemingly infinite, flat expanses are irresistible to lead-footed dreamers — for about five hours. Nearly 2,500 miles long, Route 66 was the main cross-country route between Chicago and Los Angeles and boasted hundreds of opportunities to answer the neon sirens' call, or maybe just move Read more about this event
Bear in Heaven, Young Magic, Miles Cooper Seaton
Tue., Sept. 2, 8:30 p.m.
Over the course of four albums, Brooklyn's Bear in Heaven have carved out a unique sound, which straddles the line between epic and intimate. Ornate but never fussy, progressive but seldom pretentious, their head-rush, synth-driven songs take the best bits of shoegaze and dream-pop and crank the volume up to Read more about this event
Lan Cao
Tue., Sept. 2, 7:30 p.m.
The Lotus and the Storm, Lan Cao's high-profile follow-up to her best-selling debut, Monkey Bridge, revisits her preoccupation with how U.S. involvement in the war in Vietnam continues to reverberate through both countries, via a family saga. Reportedly the first Vietnam War novel written by a Vietnamese-American, Monkey Bridge illustrated Read more about this event
Wednesday, September 3
Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray
Wed., Sept. 3, 8:30 p.m., Thu., Sept. 4, 8:30 p.m. and Fri., Sept. 5, 8:30 p.m.
The Queen of Burlesque winds down her final round of U.S. tour dates with her trademark sexy, sassy show in the heart of Hollywood. At a young age, when she was still Heather Renée Sweet, Dita Von Teese fell in love with vintage glamour, a passion that has fueled her Read more about this event
Stiff Little Fingers
Wed., Sept. 3, 9 p.m.
When Stiff Little Fingers emerged from Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1977, their militantly raucous sound echoed the violent contradictions of their religiously and politically divided hometown. Early songs such as "Suspect Device" and "Alternative Ulster" decried the waste and ruin of "the Troubles," and lead singer Jake Burns' hoarse-throated roar Read more about this event
Tony Greene: Room of Advances
Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 7
Artist Tony Greene made all his work between his 1987 CalArts graduation and his 1990 death from AIDS-related complications. In his paintings, he walks this fine line between control and excess: carefully calculated rectangles surrounding yellowed images of body parts, which have been accented with cream- and rust-colored lettering that's Read more about this event
Thursday, September 4
OK Go, Allah-Las
Thu., Sept. 4, 7 p.m.
No one will ever forget the "Here It Goes Again" treadmill dancing phenomenon, which took the music video world by storm and put OK Go on the map in 2006. These days the Chicago-bred, L.A.-based four-piece is still high on creating innovative single-take videos, but their power-pop is undeniably infectious Read more about this event
The Persians
Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through Sept. 27
No place in L.A. transports you from the proverbial traffic jam to the ancient Delphic world like the Getty Villa's Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater, a lovely outdoor venue inspired by the Greeks and Romans. New York-based theater group SITI Company is returning for the villa's annual outdoor theater production. Read more about this event
City & Colour
Thu., Sept. 4, 7:30 p.m.
Canadian singer Dallas Green croons sleepy songs under the name City & Colour, blending easy-listening arrangements and soft washes of strings with laid-back vocals. "I don't know what drugs to take to successfully alter the state that my mind has been in of late," he croons mournfully on "Of Space Read more about this event
Don't Tell My Mother!
Thu., Sept. 4, 8 p.m.
The popular local storytelling show Don't Tell My Mother! has become so successful that it's moving to a bigger, more centrally located venue, where the performers break ground tonight with an all-new back-to-school show. Given the theme, it's only appropriate that actress-director Joanna Kerns, aka Maggie Seaver on Growing Pains, Read more about this event