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Calendar of Events in Los Angeles

Saturday, July 26
GRMLN, Gothic Tropic, Sad Girl
Sat., July 26, 8 p.m.
A year after NorCal native Yoodoo Park, known as GRMLN, released his debut LP, Empire, he has joined a label (Carpark Records), garnered solid reviews and announced the arrival in September of his new LP, Soon Away. GRMLN's ocean breeze–tinged power pop finds itself nestled somewhere between Wavves and Velvet Read more about this event
Renegade Craft Fair
Sat., July 26, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., July 27, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
The Chicago-based Renegade Craft Fair is a bit like the best of Etsy come to life. Though the site has no official affiliation with the fair, both personify the rapid growth and popularity of the DIY aesthetic, and you'll find many Etsy vendors selling stuff at the in-the-flesh craft fair. Read more about this event
Jon Hopkins, Teebs
Sat., July 26, 8:30 p.m.
A composer of film scores, remixer and longtime collaborator with Brian Eno and Coldplay, East London's Jon Hopkins makes electronic music for — strange twist! — human beings. Hopkins has just released Immunity (Domino), which, a bit unlike his past, largely downtempo/ambient stuff, places the emphasis squarely on the dance, Read more about this event
National Dance Day
Sat., July 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Grab your dancing shoes and head downtown to join choreographers from So You Think You Can Dance for this year's National Dance Day. Founded by SYTYCD's Nigel Lythgoe and Dizzy Feet Foundation, its free events will have feet flying in several U.S. cities. In L.A., the Music Center is a Read more about this event
Machinations at the Library
Sat., July 26, 8 p.m.
A serious contender to be the coolest thing ever to happen at the library, the Saturday-night, after-hours ruckus "Machinations at the Library" sees a crew of interdisciplinary artists creating a mess and making some noise throughout the building — interacting with its collections as they see fit. Under the progressive Read more about this event
La Santa Cecilia
Sat., July 26, 7:30 p.m.
It's beyond foolish to try to force La Santa Cecilia into some convenient pigeonhole. The local sextet deftly draws upon such traditional Latin music styles as cumbia, bossa nova and tango, but they're just as likely to mix in klezmer, jazz, folk and even new wave. Earlier this year, they Read more about this event
Sunday, July 27
Don the Beachcomber and the Origins of the American Tiki Bar
Sun., July 27, 4 p.m.
Prepare for some full-on tiki immersion therapy. Don the Beachcomber and the Origins of the American Tiki Bar is an examination of the career of the legendary adventurer/entrepreneur/boozehound, presented by tiki savant/author/all-around authority Sven Kirsten, the cat responsible for Taschen must-haves Book of Tiki and the new Tiki Pop, America Read more about this event
Cotton Jones, New God
Sun., July 27, 7 p.m.
It's been almost four years since Cotton Jones released their last full-length album, Tall Hours in the Glowstream, but the Maryland combo is back on the road again and setting up intimate shows in seemingly every available living room in the country. The Silverlake Lounge isn't much bigger than most Read more about this event
Super Duper Yard Sale
Sun., July 27, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
A rambling Lincoln Heights mansion, HM157 opens its doors for all sorts of events. The launchpad for new projects from underground music luminaries and cult sensations, including Prince Poppycock, it also hosts classes and fundraisers for community organizations. The place really is a local gem. The residents and friends of Read more about this event
Monday, July 28
California Dreamin': The Sounds of Laurel Canyon, 1965-1977
Through Nov. 30
Pop and folk stars in the late 1960s and early '70s may have played on the Sunset Strip but they jammed and lived in Laurel Canyon. Entire albums have been dedicated to L.A.'s musical Shangri-La, namely Joni Mitchell's Ladies of the Canyon. Harvey Kubernik's 2009 book, Canyon of Dreams: The Read more about this event
LA Font, Run Things, Washing Machines, Cy Dune
Mon., July 28, 9 p.m.
Some bands wear their influences on their sleeves, but L.A.'s Washing Machines helpfully put them in their song titles: "Sonic Fuck" ain't so far from Sonic Youth, and "Vaseline" ain't so far from one of The Vaselines' sarcasto-pop tracks. (Alt. title: "Urinal Vaseline," just to rep for local noiseniks The Read more about this event
Moth GrandSLAM
Mon., July 28, 7 p.m.
Storytelling has experienced something of a renaissance in the past decade or so. Whether on This American Life, through StoryCorps or in any given issue of Grit, people love to hear other people wax poetic, rhapsodic or orgasmic about their lives. Tonight's Moth GrandSLAM — not to be confused with Read more about this event
Tuesday, July 29
Boston, Cheap Trick
Tue., July 29, 8 p.m.
More than three-quarters of Boston's 31 million album sales are for their 1976 eponymous debut and its '78 follow-up, Don't Look Back. So gargantuan were these creations that the band, built around founding guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Tom Scholz, remains an arena-filling radio staple, despite releasing only four full-lengths since. Boston's secret is Read more about this event
The Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Large Ensemble
Tue., July 29, 9 p.m.
Violaist Miguel Atwood-Ferguson has developed a reputation for being one of L.A.'s most adventurous young composers, finding himself involved in film and television projects on larger and larger scales. His own music is just as challenging, as he often creates large ensembles that perform chamber, jazz and Latin hybrid works. Read more about this event
This Show Will Require Dinosaurs
Tue., July 29, 7 p.m.
If you've ever sat at a Starbucks — or on the sofa — and struggled with writer's block, comedian and screenwriter C.W. Neill feels your pain. Coffee shops are the refuge of the half-assed, who go there to do work only to get sidetracked updating this and tweeting that. Except Read more about this event
Wednesday, July 30
Aerosmith, Slash
Wed., July 30, 7:30 p.m.
When Aerosmith released "Seasons of Wither" in 1974, the power ballad was distinguished by its elegantly chilling arpeggios and singer Steven Tyler's bittersweet evocation of a Massachusetts winter and the end of a love affair. But Aerosmith's own season of wither has been going on for decades now. The Boston Read more about this event
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
Eric Liu
If there is one thing Bob Beckel and the folks over at Fox News have helped everyone to learn in the last few weeks, it's that the phrase "Chinaman" shouldn't be tossed around too freely. Aside from millionaire Jeffrey Lebowski, in fact, it's hard to believe anybody would use that Read more about this event
Thursday, July 31
DJ Marques Wyatt, DJ Doc Martin
Thu., July 31, 6:30 p.m.
For the last five years, KCRW has been making Los Angeles' cool summer evenings even cooler with its Summer Nights series in various outdoor spaces throughout the city. As part of that series, City of Angels native son Marques Wyatt shepherds summer 2014's final Made in L.A. evening at the Read more about this event
John Altoon
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 14
In stories that still circulate about dark-haired, distinctive-looking John Altoon, who died too young in 1969, he tells students that they should go give Hiroshima a call, because things in real life are bigger and darker than learning to draw. Or, when French wunderkind Yves Klein visits L.A. and says Read more about this event
Omar Souleyman
Thu., July 31, 7 p.m.
When Syrian techno star Omar Souleyman began playing his hyper shaabi street sound at weddings in his home region of Jazeera, locals were jazzed — and word soon spread to the West, where he became a YouTube sensation. A frantic flash of traditional dance-party tunes, electro beats and slang-filled poeticisms Read more about this event
Friday, August 1
Arcade Fire
Fri., Aug. 1, 7 p.m. and Sat., Aug. 2, 7 p.m.
These days when you think Arcade Fire, it's all mirrors and Reflektors. But Arcade Fire wasn't always confetti and dancing. Thirteen years after forming, the Canadian art rockers are pioneers of 21st-century indie music, traversing themes of organized religion, coming of age, hope, nostalgia and death. Their sound is known Read more about this event
Bellydance Evolution: Alice in Wonderland
Fri., Aug. 1, 8:30 p.m.
The setup certainly sounds like someone went down a certain rabbit hole or nibbled the wrong mushroom: Combine belly dance with street dance to retell the story of Alice in Wonderland. Yet mixing Middle Eastern dance with contemporary dance forms is exactly what the 20-member Bellydance Evolution and choreographer Jillina Read more about this event
Echo & the Bunnymen
Fri., Aug. 1, 8 p.m.
Though dancey and dirty-rockin' with equal aplomb, exquisitely melodic and highly seductive onstage, Echo the Bunnymen never quite enjoyed the success of fellow '80s new-wave counterparts Duran Duran or Depeche Mode. Still, their fan base is nearly as passionate. Influential to everyone from Radiohead to Coldplay to Courtney Love, leader Read more about this event