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Calendar of Events in Los Angeles

Tuesday, July 22
Man or Astro-man?, Sallie Ford, Wray
Tue., July 22, 8 p.m.
Man or Astro-man? supposedly come from Alabama, but the quartet's soaring instrumentals sound as if they emerge from somewhere in deep space. There are strong riptides of Earthly surf music pulling new tracks such as "Electric Arc" and "Antimatter Man" far out to sea, but the tempos are pushed along Read more about this event
Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Sept. 20
Emmy season is the perfect time to focus our attention on the beautiful costumes that make our favorite shows come to life. After all, what would Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones or Mad Men be without the costume designers who make those far-off worlds believable? Once a year, the FIDM Read more about this event
Cheryl Pope: Chain Reaction; Kenichi Yokono: The New Suburbs
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Aug. 9
Kenichi Yokono's precious, intricate woodcuts, on view now at Mark Moore, have an old-fashioned look but depict dropout culture: a squat village, an abandoned picnic, a skull, a worn-out bike, punk jackets. The juxtaposition between careful craft and throw-away subjects works. 5790 Washington Blvd., Culver City; through Aug. 9. (310) Read more about this event
Wednesday, July 23
Animal Charm
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Aug. 9
In their current show, "Animal Charm," a two-decade collaboration between artists Richard Bott and Jim Fetterley, built carpet-covered mounds, turned off the lights, then projected pulsing videos onto the carpet. The best work, Tappeto Mortale, is installed in the front room. It's like rolling, carpeted, psychedelic colored hills are protruding Read more about this event
Utopia, A Double Feature
Wed., July 23, 7-10:30 p.m.
Bergamot Station is a fantastic place full of free art shows and free parking and lovely people, but it doesn't exactly top the list of utopian social experiments and spiritual collectives in Southern California history. No, there are many more candidates for those top spots — among them, the 1970s-era Read more about this event
Nightmare & the Cat, Max & the Moon
Wed., July 23, 8 p.m.
Brothers Django and Sam Stewart, the centerpieces for L.A. quintet Nightmare and the Cat, are more inspired by each other than by their notable pedigree. The 20-something-year-old sons of Eurythmics' Dave Stewart and Bananarama's Siobhan Fahey have been making their mark on the late-night talk show circuit, as well as Read more about this event
Thursday, July 24
White Fence, Dream Boys, The Abigails
Thu., July 24, 8:30 p.m.
Maybe you thought Live in San Francisco was the White Fence album you'd been waiting for, and maybe that was because you were one of the many awestruck people who end up flattened against the back wall when Fence mainman Tim Presley and pals seize the stage. But now Presley Read more about this event
New Original Works Festival 2014
Thu., July 24, 8:30 p.m., Fri., July 25, 8:30 p.m., Sat., July 26, 8:30 p.m., Thu., July 31, 8:30 p.m., Fri., Aug. 1, 8:30 p.m., Sat., Aug. 2, 8:30 p.m., Thu., Aug. 7, 8:30 p.m., Fri., Aug. 8, 8:30 p.m. and Sat., Aug. 9, 8:30 p.m.
The 11th annual "hybrid vision" New Original Works Festival at REDCAT debuts eight new pieces, a varied batch of multidisciplinary works by mostly early-career artists intent on shaking up creative traditions. For the first weekend of three, the festival kicks off with a bill featuring choreographer-dancer Wilfried Souly in Saana/The Read more about this event
Nina Diaz, Rudy De Anda
Thu., July 24, 9 p.m.
As leader of San Antonio trio Girl in a Coma, Nina Diaz possesses one of the more stirringly powerful voices in punk rock. Of course, GIAC are more than a punk band, as Diaz's singing frequently crosses over from thunderous, hard-rock workouts to melodically beguiling pop ballads, but she's taking Read more about this event
Friday, July 25
Lola's Outdoor Retro Cinema: Psycho
Fri., July 25, 8:30 p.m.
Movies at Hollywood Forever are great — if you're into crowd scenes. Those who like a bit less hubbub with their outdoor cinema would be wise to check out Long Beach's funky little Sunnyside Cemetery, which looks like a film set but is actually the real deal (and it's more Read more about this event
Dierks Bentley
Fri., July 25, 7:30 p.m.
For the better part of the past decade, Dierks Bentley has helped usher in a new era of country music. His catalog has spawned seven No. 1 hits on Billboard's Hot Country Songs charts and cemented his status as one of mainstream country's superstars. Every year since 2006, the 38-year-old Read more about this event
The Ron Carter Trio
Thu., July 24, 8:30 & 10:30 p.m., Fri., July 25, 8:30 & 10:30 p.m. and Sat., July 26, 8:30 & 10:30 p.m.
Life is precious and ephemeral, and moments of greatness, which can be so fleeting in the overall scheme of things, should be savored while they're still here. The recent passing of local bass legend Charlie Haden makes us appreciate even more the ongoing presence of double bassist Ron Carter, who's Read more about this event
Municipal Waste, The Shrine, To the Point
Fri., July 25, 8 p.m.
Virginia punk-thrashers Municipal Waste are the modern-day spiritual kin to such '80s crossover greats as D.R.I. and Suicidal Tendencies. Albums such as 2012's The Fatal Feast showcase a ferocious beast whose primary lyrical obsessions include beer, pizza, partying and horror movies. While the subject matter may not be that serious, Read more about this event
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