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Calendar of Events in Los Angeles

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
Friday, September 5
Rock Out for Jail Guitar Doors
Fri., Sept. 5, 8:30 p.m.
"Jail Guitar Doors" is the title of a 1977 song by The Clash, which championed fellow rockers Keith Richards and Wayne Kramer, who at the time were facing serious prison sentences on drug charges. In 2009, decades after he'd finally cleaned up and gotten his musical career going again, former Read more about this event
BlakTina 2
Sept. 4-6, 7:30 p.m.
With funding from an Indiegogo campaign, Licia Perea, her Latina Dance Theater Project and the ever-adventurous Bootleg Theater return with a new edition of BlakTina 2. The obliquely named showcase spotlights midcareer and emerging Latino and African-American choreographers based in L.A. Dancemakers Cyrian Reed, Dorcas Román, Marina Marina Magalhães/Allison Gray Read more about this event
Elvis Costello, Ben Folds
Fri., Sept. 5, 8 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 6, 8 p.m.
Compare and contrast, shall we, two singer-songwriters of somewhat different stripes: The ever-clever Irish/Englishman known as Elvis Costello (real name Declan MacManus) is nothing if not open-eared about his musical endeavors, from his 1977 debut, in which his snarling-crooning vocals and witty-witty wordplay first reared their pointy heads, onward to Read more about this event
The Coaster Show
Fri., Sept. 5, 8-11 p.m. and Sept. 5-28
Though L.A. Beer Week doesn't officially kick off until Sept. 20, you might as well get the party started a few weeks early with an art show you can drink to. Held at La Luz de Jesus Gallery, "The Coaster Show" has invited more than 300 artists to transform 4-inch Read more about this event
Saturday, September 6
KDAY's Fresh Fest 2014
Sat., Sept. 6, 6:30 p.m.
KDAY's annual Fresh Fest returns with a rather unexpected lineup. The show features performances by Mobb Deep, Mack 10, Trick Daddy, Above the Law, Jayo Felony and 2nd II None. Perhaps the most interesting choice is Mase, the former Bad Boy affiliate who rose to international music acclaim alongside Diddy Read more about this event
The Mike Miller All-Stars
Sat., Sept. 6, 9:30 & 11:30 p.m.
Guitarist Mike Miller has been busy much of the past year, splitting his time touring worldwide with Boz Scaggs as well as Frank Zappa band offshoots The Grandmothers of Invention and Banned From Utopia. Miller continues to draw praise from better-known contemporaries, who often can be seen at his occasional Read more about this event
Prohibition Ball
Sat., Sept. 6, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
Flash back to the Roaring Twenties, when America was in the midst of the Prohibition: Booze was banned, stealthy speakeasies adorned Washington Boulevard, and the Culver Hotel was making its grand debut — and smuggling illicit alcohol through its underground tunnels. The grand old hotel marks its 90th anniversary with Read more about this event
She Keeps Bees, Shilpa Ray, Rachel Goodrich & the Grrrls
Sat., Sept. 6, 9 p.m.
She Keeps Bees takes listeners to the next level of enchantment through a series of low-key, solemnly mellow songs, which unfold with slowly increasing power on their new album, Eight Houses. Singer-guitarist Jessica Larrabee intones lonely interludes such as "Feather Lighter" with a sad, soulful deliberation that recalls Cat Power. Read more about this event
Sat., Sept. 6, 5-11 p.m.
Long Beach's Summer and Music (SAM) has been putting on free live shows all season, and tonight it's ending things with fan favorite BuskerFest. A tribute to the age-old tradition of street performances, BuskerFest is a music festival where the bands compete for your "money" (wooden nickels). The act with Read more about this event
Sunday, September 7
Shiny Toy Guns, No, Wasi
Sun., Sept. 7, 8:30 p.m.
Since the release of their breakthrough debut in 2006, Los Angeles' own Shiny Toy Guns were one of the first bands to successfully blend indie rock with synth pop. On a brief, six-show tour, the outfit is returning to the club circuit for the first time in years. Not having Read more about this event
Captured Aural Phantasy Theater
Sun., Sept. 7, 8:30 p.m.
L.A. theater troupe Captured Aural Phantasy wipes the dust off vintage comic books for live readings done in the style of old-school radio dramas. Over the years, it has taken audiences on superhero adventures and journeyed into the infamous comic book Senate hearings of 1954. When the group's fall season Read more about this event
Final Projects: Group 38: Maria von Hausswolff & Björn Kämmerer
Thu., Sept. 4, Fri., Sept. 5, Sat., Sept. 6 and Sun., Sept. 7
Twice each year, the MAK Center hosts young artists from outside the United States, giving them an apartment they can stay in for three months while working on a project based on Los Angeles. The spring-summer residency just ended and Copenhagen-based Maria von Hausswolff is showing the four-minute film noir Read more about this event
Monday, September 8
Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars Experimental, Volume I
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays
Linda Komaroff, head of LACMA's Art of the Middle East department, recently acquired Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj's My Rock Stars Experimental, Volume I for the museum. It includes footage of nine musicians known by the artist, some more famous than others, playing against patterned fabric and wearing fantastic, comfortable-looking costumes Read more about this event
Peter Seth
Mon., Sept. 8, 7 p.m.
Peter Seth is an award-winning director, producer and television writer, but his debut novel, What It Was Like, just may launch him as a name worthy of precious bookshelf space. The story is set in 1968, when an innocent enough love affair blossoms between two summer camp counselors. Hardly a Read more about this event
Hewan, Taylor Greenwood, Ruby Amanfu
Mon., Sept. 8, 7 p.m.
Taylor Greenwood is the latest musician touted by the seemingly ubiquitous Dave Grohl, who strums guitar on her gentle acoustic ballad "Sing You to Sleep." The local singer-songwriter has a fittingly lulling voice, and although she's not doing anything radically new, Greenwood has an engaging presence and considerable commercial potential. Read more about this event