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Calendar of Events in Los Angeles

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
Saturday, August 2
The Psycho Sisters
Sat., Aug. 2, 8 p.m.
Susan Cowsill and Vicki Peterson virtually grew up in public with their first bands, The Cowsills and The Bangles, respectively. But when they put their heads together as The Psycho Sisters, they reveal much more rocking and countrified range than they usually get to demonstrate in their better-known pop groups. Read more about this event
Jay Z, Beyonce
Sat., Aug. 2, 8 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 3, 8 p.m.
As the reigning first couple of hip-hop and a symbol of coolness and swagger, the Carters bring their rolling extravaganza into Los Angeles as a carefully if not perfectly polished machine. The tour comes a little more than a year after Jay Z played the same stadium with Justin Timberlake, Read more about this event
International Surf Festival
Sat., Aug. 2, 6:45 a.m. and Sun., Aug. 3, 7:30 a.m.
In its 53 years of existence, has the International Surf Festival ever been held in a "state of emergency"? We're not sure, but after a swimmer was attacked by a great white shark on Fourth of July weekend (those sharks have such a Hollywood sense of timing), the city of Read more about this event
Burger a-Go-Go
Sat., Aug. 2, 4 p.m.
Burger Records, the prolific, Fullerton-based label and store, continues to release so many CDs, LPs and even cassettes (!) that this daylong festival can barely contain the numerous garage, punk, indie and power-pop bands on its roster. The bill is headlined by Best Coast, with their summer-centric, effusively sunny pop Read more about this event
Hard Summer Music Festival 2014
Sat., Aug. 2, 12 p.m.
HARD Summer moves out of downtown L.A. to Whittier Narrows Recreational Area for its seventh go-around. With 100 acres of space, the two-day event is more than triple the size of its previous location at Los Angeles State Historic Park. Even so, the 100-artist happening is sold out. Bringing the Read more about this event
Sketch Fighter
Sat., Aug. 2, 8 p.m.
It's a comic book battle that even the Avengers couldn't handle. Tonight, four comic book artists and their stand-up comedian sidekicks will duke it out for sketchpad supremacy inside Manhattan Beach shop/hangout the Comic Bug. Presented by Comics and Comics, a group of comedians who perform geek-friendly stand-up at conventions Read more about this event
Sunday, August 3
Cambodian Music Festival
Sun., Aug. 3, 3 p.m.
Cambodian culture continues to flourish despite the genocidal campaign by the Khmer Rouge government against its own people in the 1970s. That dark era overshadowed a long, rich tradition of music and dance in the Southeast Asian country, and this afternoon's festival reveals some of the vibrant variety of styles Read more about this event
homeLA:studio // The Brewery
Sun., Aug. 3, 6 p.m., Sun., Aug. 10, 6 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 17, 6 p.m.
One of the most exciting elements of today's contemporary-dance and movement-based art scene is the way independent artists produce site-specific works in nontraditional spaces (airports, laundromats, cafés, subway cars, even empty jails), often for small audiences. The good people of homeLA take this trend to an intimate level, producing dance Read more about this event
Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival 2014
Thursdays-Sundays, 7 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31
While not quite dazzling, director Melissa Chalsma's staging of Shakespeare's comedy Twelfth Night, about a tangled love triangle, is funny, festive and true to the Bard's spirit. The plot turns around Viola (Kalean Ung), a feisty young woman impersonating a man; her employer, Count Orsino (Ryan Vincent Anderson), whom she Read more about this event
Monday, August 4
Fringe
Mondays, 10 p.m.
After five years of hosting stand-up show "Keep It Clean" at Public House, comedian JC Coccoli decided it was time to revamp the Monday late-night concept by booking comedians not just from L.A. but also from around the country and overseas. "Being around L.A. for so long, I see the Read more about this event
Baker to Baker
Mon., Aug. 4, 6:30 p.m.
Breaking bread among good company is a centuries-old tradition, so it's only fitting that the grain enthusiasts at Common Grains Collective are hosting a "Baker to Baker" discussion at Vibiana — originally the L.A. Archdiocese's first Roman Catholic cathedral. The event will feature the celebrated San Francisco–based indie-boy bread peddler Read more about this event
The Interrupters, Left Alone, Oceanside Sound System, HB Surround Sound
Mon., Aug. 4, 7 p.m.
As ska devolves further from its Jamaican roots in the late 1950s, the genre these days often replaces soul and imagination with jock-rock conformity, transforming ska's madly insidious rhythms and uplifting messages into mere background music for frat parties. Of course, the Two-Tone revival in Britain in the early '80s Read more about this event
Tuesday, August 5
Glendalia
Tue., Aug. 5, 8 p.m.
It's not exactly Portlandia, but when it comes to the latest in chortlesome comedy on the fringes, Glendalia is your place to be. Co-presenters Virginia Jones and Dax Jordan have been working hard since April to evolve this monthly stand-up salon with a raucous roster of punchateers. This week's comics Read more about this event
Dayramir Gonzalez, Habana Entrance
Tue., Aug. 5, 9 p.m.
The three most popular exports out of Cuba are cigars, baseball players and musicians. Cuban versions of those things have this in common: They are rare, of the finest quality, and can take a while to make it to the United States. Pianist Dayramir Gonzalez has been a star in Read more about this event
Joe Goode: Flat Screen Nature
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Aug. 29
If you know painter Joe Goode, who road-tripped to L.A. from Oklahoma in 1959 to make his go as an artist, you probably know his drawings of torn paper or paintings of blue skies. They're pretty nonchalant and usually modestly sized, so it's surprising to see how big and majestic Read more about this event
Wednesday, August 6
The Writer's Room
First Wednesday of every month, 8 p.m. Continues through Nov. 6
Love books but hate literary events? That's the tagline for Reza Aslan's monthly conversation series, "The Writer's Room." The third installment happens this week — and it's an accurate hook. For starters, the event happens in a posh, glittery nightclub. There's a house band and a full bar (even Read more about this event
Israel Vibration, Roots Radics, Blaze Mob
Wed., Aug. 6, 9 p.m.
Thanks to our astonishing local reggae resource Dub Club, this visit by Israel Vibration and Roots Radics is yet another world-class musical showdown. Long-running vocal trio Israel Vibration met in a Kingston medical rehabilitation facility and rose, starting way back in 1970, from a punishing life as polio-stricken ghetto youth Read more about this event
Christopher Owens
Wed., Aug. 6, 8 p.m.
Now that his breakout band Girls is over and behind him, frontman Christopher Owens is finding and refining an ambitious new personal sound. On upcoming solo album A New Testament — a title bristling with meaning, given Owens' history growing up in a traveling Christian commune — he has U-turned Read more about this event
Thursday, August 7
Haim
Thu., Aug. 7, 7 p.m. and Fri., Aug. 8, 7 p.m.
If nothing else, Haim at least inspire some pretty choice critical gasbaggery: Spin calls their debut album, Days Are Gone, "ruthlessly proficient," while Rolling Stone has determined it to be a "kind of microtriumph." L.A. Weekly rates its own ruthlessly proficient critical skills three thumbs way up when we loudly Read more about this event
Boyce & Hart: The Guys Who Wrote 'Em
Thu., Aug. 7, 7:30 p.m.
We owe much of the remarkably fecund musical period of the mid to late 1960s to composers such as John Barry, Burt Bacharach, Herb Alpert, Neil Diamond and Jimmy Webb. The hyper-groovy bubblegum visionaries Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart rank right alongside the best of them. With Rachel Lichtman's new Read more about this event
The Motherfucker With the Hat
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 7 p.m. Continues through Aug. 10
Just when you thought the savagely scabrous sex farce had gone the way of manual typewriters and telephone booths, along comes The Motherfucker With the Hat, Stephen Adly Guirgis' gleefully blasphemous, high-velocity 2011 rumination on man's inhumanity to — and blithe sexual betrayal of — man. The play premiered on Read more about this event
Air Sex World Championships
Thu., Aug. 7, 9 p.m.
If you're familiar with air guitar but like diddling around with another kind of imaginary instrument, Air Guitar World Championships' slutty sister, the Air Sex World Championships, is back to crown the new top dog of dry humping. Hosted by comedian Chris Trew, and preceded by a comedy show called Read more about this event