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Thursday, October 2
Aziz Ansari
Thu., Oct. 2, 8 p.m. and Fri., Oct. 3, 7 p.m.
Comedian Aziz Ansari seems perpetually caught between that moment of surprise at doing a thing and the subsequent moment of meaning to do that thing all along. It's hard to believe that it's only been since 2007 that he burst on the scene with Human Giant alongside Rob Huebel, Paul Read more about this event
Rosanne Cash
Thu., Oct. 2, 8 p.m.
Rosanne Cash is coming to town, touring on her first album of original material in more than six years, and she brings a formidable load of heritage and artistry. The new record, The River & the Thread, characterized by minor keys, Southern Gothic grooves and deftly wrought lyrics, is an Read more about this event
Ryan Mosley: Band of None
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 18
Everyone in Ryan Mosley's whimsically colored paintings has heavy hair growing from heads, faces or both. The figures look like circus performers or troubadours who just woke up after sleeping at least as long as Rip Van Winkle. They're memorable in the way certain cartoon characters are. Once you've seen Read more about this event
Brother Ali, Bambu, Mally
Thu., Oct. 2, 8 p.m.
Brother Ali's grooves may float like a butterfly, but his incisively caustic words sting like a full hive of bees. "No, I'm not a prophet, nor am I proselytizing," the Minneapolis rapper explains on his recent EP, Left in the Deck. "My assignment: to take my little light and shine Read more about this event
Friday, October 3
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride
Fri., Oct. 3, 7 p.m.
Now in its sixth year, Los Angeles Haunted Hayride turns the Old Zoo area of Griffith Park into a scare fest you're unlikely to forget. The hayride itself is a 25-minute jaunt through devilish scenes; the attraction will include encounters with massive hydras, a larger-than-death Grim Reaper and even Cerberus, Read more about this event
DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist
Fri., Oct. 3, 8 p.m.
DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist come together again, this time for the daunting task of retelling the history of hip-hop. The medium: six turntables and 650 pieces of vinyl spanning four decades, pulled from the 40,000-plus collection of the godfather of the genre, Afrika Bambaataa. Audiences should not expect an Read more about this event
Stop and Smell Your Dinner
Fri., Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Our sense of smell is incredibly powerful — it triggers memories, captures emotions and is key to our experience of food. Smell is what brings tastes beyond the standard — sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami — and into the realm of complexity. That's why the Institute for Art and Read more about this event
Fri., Oct. 3, 9 p.m.
The indie-rock space-time continuum collapsed for good between those early All Tomorrow's Parties — when select bands began playing their classic albums start to finish — and this year's Chicago Riot Fest, where seemingly every band played their classic album start to finish. But there's something to be said nonetheless Read more about this event
Saturday, October 4
Elton John
Sat., Oct. 4, 8 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 5, 8 p.m.
For the past handful of years, Elton John has barely taken his red piano to Los Angeles as a headliner. While he's played with others, notably Leon Russell, and done several charity shows, the iconic pianist has kept a relatively low profile in Southern California. But this Follow the Yellow Read more about this event
Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture
Sat., Oct. 4, 12-8 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
In 2002, Los Angeles' Historic Filipinotown became the United States' first official "historic Filipinotown," a well-deserved designation: L.A. is home to the largest population of Filipino-Americans in the country. The southwest enclave of Echo Park, bounded by Hoover, Glendale, Beverly and Temple, has historic origins dating back to the 1940s, Read more about this event
Dntel, Teebs, Brogan Bentley, Benedek
Sat., Oct. 4, 9 p.m.
You know his wired-in mixes from his time as a member of electro-pop people The Postal Service, but that's just a tiny splatter on Jimmy Tamborello's wide-open palette. From the misty depths of his Silver Lake home studio, the curious sound-freak/conceptualizer is, even as we speak, making influential contributions to Read more about this event
Living Colour
Sat., Oct. 4, 8 p.m.
In an era when virtually no music by African-Americans is ever heard on lily-white classic-rock radio, Living Colour's ongoing presence emphasizes that blacks not only invented rock & roll, they continue to make vitally powerful rock music, even if much of it occurs out of the mainstream spotlight. The New Read more about this event
My Self Is an Other
Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Nov. 22
Claressinka Anderson and Sonny Ruscha Granade co-curate the newest exhibition and integrated pop-up shop at the Underground Museum, a rather new, utterly experimental, independent exhibition space in what could be thought of as the far east end of Culver City's gallery district. (It's technically Arlington Heights.) "My Self Is an Read more about this event
Sunday, October 5
The Drums
Sun., Oct. 5, 8 p.m.
What does knowing each other from your (self-proclaimed) loser boyhood to gracing the cover of Rolling Stone do to your relationship? In the case of The Drums' Jonathan Pierce and Jacob Graham, it leaves you holed up in a dark cabin, crafting a comeback masterpiece devoid of self-consciousness and striving Read more about this event
Lily Simonson: On Ice
Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 26
Lily Simonson does serious research for her paintings. She studies specimens or goes on expeditions (she's on her way back to Antarctica this fall). But her paintings, like the ones in her "On Ice" exhibition at CB1, don't necessarily read as scientific. They read as intuitive, painterly explorations of what Read more about this event
Sun., Oct. 5, 7 p.m.
Eighty years to the day of its 1934 premiere, this celebratory screening of Cecil B. DeMille's infamous epic Cleopatra provides a dizzying mixture of stunningly overwrought faux-period art direction and Hollywood's spicy pre–Hays Code cheesecake culture. Claudette Colbert's Cleo — a sizzling, high diva/brat performance, drastically enhanced by eye-popping, décolletage-celebrating Read more about this event
Monday, October 6
Oct. 6-7, 7:30 p.m.
Ella Yelich-O'Connor, aka Lorde, is that rare pop diva with a fully functioning brain. Unlike many of her peers, she seems uninterested in the trappings of fame, and her commercial-minded electro-pop tunes are flecked with unexpectedly defiant lyrics. "Everything's cool when we're all in line for the throne," the New Read more about this event
Stephin Merritt
Mon., Oct. 6, 7 p.m.
For those who have worried that the sub-mental and the hyperliterate can never be reconciled, your deliverance this week comes as Stephin Merritt discusses and signs 101 Two-Letter Words/. The book is the Magnetic Fields' singer's new collaboration with New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast — basically, it's her hip granny Read more about this event
Belle & Sebastian
Oct. 6-7, 8 p.m.
Stuart Murdoch is well-versed in the ways of gentleness. As leader of Belle and Sebastian, he's been crooning sweetly laid-back pop laced with literate, witty lyrics since the indie-pop band formed in Glasgow in 1996. Even a song like "Calculating Bimbo," from the group's most recent album, 2010's Belle and Read more about this event
Tuesday, October 7
Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters
Tue., Oct. 7, 7 p.m.
Robert Plant refuses to stand still. While most of his contemporaries continue to trot out their old hits on the nostalgia circuit, the former Led Zeppelin frontman lives up to the title of his 2005 album, Mighty Rearranger, reinventing his sound every few years with a rotating cast of collaborators Read more about this event
The L.A. Phil New Music Group, So Percussion
Tue., Oct. 7, 8 p.m.
The charming rogues at So Percussion are among a rarefied bunch of virtuoso drum ensembles, which specialize in that curious new world of classical and avant-garde, writing for anything that produces a sound when you hit it. While the quartet's young, Brooklyn-based members are gaining a reputation as innovative composers Read more about this event
Katherine Bernhardt: Doritos and Diet Coke
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 18
The objects Katherine Bernhardt depicts in her quite large paintings at China Art Objects are so flat that they start to look more like letters, or symbols in a secret code. Probably, given the quirkiness of the flattened-out cigarettes and messiness of the Coke cans, they're code for joke telling. Read more about this event
Wednesday, October 8
Nicholas Kristof
Wed., Oct. 8, 6:30 p.m.
Tired of being bummed-out by the homeless guys at the end of your favorite off-ramp? Captivated by phrases such as "moral hazard" and "return on investment" as you enter into deeper middle age? Two-time Pulitzer-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has the answers as he presents A Path Appears: Read more about this event
Steve Hurd: Paintings 1992 Through 2014
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 11
Steve Hurd's photorealistic, up-close paintings of open mouths of cats are the hardest part of his Rosamund Felsen exhibition to get out of your head. The cats are aggressive and whiny in the way only cats can be, and Hurd made them look pixelated and used pastel-ish, Instagram-worthy colors. So Read more about this event
Sondre Lerche, Teen, The Last Hurrah & Maesa
Wed., Oct. 8, 8 p.m.
Norway's perennially optimistic Sondre Lerche is not an artist wont to weigh listeners down with gloom, even when the occasion calls for it. Bringing a freshly odd-angled sound to most anything he touches, the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter has shown that he's seemingly incapable of missing points of interest in a wide Read more about this event