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Calendar of Events in Los Angeles

Thursday, September 18
Neutral Milk Hotel, The Breeders, Daniel Johnston
Thu., Sept. 18, 8 p.m.
Some of the most weirdly endearing moments on this loaded bill occur early, so make sure to arrive in time for Daniel Johnston. The schizophrenic Austin bard has come a long way since he sold his handmade music cassettes at McDonald's in the mid-1980s. He's such a Texas tradition now Read more about this event
Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton
Thu., Sept. 18, 8:30 & 10:30 p.m.
There are many nights when Lisa Fischer finds herself onstage in a sold-out arena or stadium, ruthlessly stealing the spotlight as she sings circles around the leader of what is reportedly the world's greatest rock & roll band. But such is the life of a skilled backup vocalist — one Read more about this event
Gems From the Archive
Thu., Sept. 18, 8 p.m.
From the radioactive disinformation of Duck and Cover to the gruesome California Highway Patrol–sponsored Grand Guignol of Red Asphalt, the industrial film has always been one of American cinema's most bizarre and endearing genres. With "Gems From the Archive," celluloid swami Russell Harnden III fires up the clattering 16mm projector Read more about this event
Friday, September 19
Luminario Ballet  
Sept. 19-20, 8 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 21, 3 & 7 p.m.
The name, Luminario Ballet, is a bit deceiving. The dancers wear pointe shoes and perform contemporary ballet, but the moniker does little to reveal the most distinctive feature of this troupe — the accomplished, sometimes dazzling aerial work the ensemble incorporates into performances. The aerial work will be on view Read more about this event
AxS Festival
Fri., Sept. 19
The sixth AxS Festival (pronounced "axis"), themed Curiosity, represents the spot where art and science meet in contemporary culture. It's inspired by Pasadena's rich history of innovation in design and engineering, and its equally rich history of supporting modern and contemporary art. In fact, while much of the program is Read more about this event
Katy Perry
Fri., Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Katy Perry has long been a fascinating paradox. "I'm capable of anything and everything," she simultaneously brags and warns on "Dark Horse," from her fourth and latest album, Prism. Such seemingly limitless pop potential also has been the Santa Barbara singer's curse. The onetime Katy Hudson was already a charismatic Read more about this event
Ides of Gemini, Ancestors, Glaare, The Oracle
Fri., Sept. 19, 9 p.m.
This Los Angeles power trio conjures up heavily psychedelic drone rock on its second album, Old World New Wave. The centerpiece of this arrangement is bassist/vocalist Sera Timms, also of similarly psychedelic locals Black Math Horseman. Timms has a hearty bellow, which does not change much in register. Within the Read more about this event
Saturday, September 20
The 2014 Sunset Strip Music Festival
Sat., Sept. 20, 2 p.m.
Over the last seven years, the Sunset Strip Music Festival has gone from veteran, hard-rock Strip bands to indie-oriented, international acts whose reputations weren't established 30 years ago. The intention of the festival remains the same: the preservation and promotion of the legendary, raunchy reputation of the Strip. Festivalgoers will Read more about this event
Tournament of Nerds!: Tournament of Champions!
Sat., Sept. 20, 11:59 p.m.
At the monthly Tournament of Nerds!, the pop culture–obsessed test their oratory skills in front of the Upright Citizens Brigade audience, with celebrity guest judges contributing to the discourse. Hosted by Justin Donaldson and Hal Rudnick, competitors debate the merits of film and TV characters, historical figures, maybe even the Read more about this event
Bobby McFerrin
Santa Monica College's Broad Stage kicks off its 2014-15 jazz series with the human instrument extraordinaire, Bobby McFerrin. Since achieving unexpected worldwide fame with his 1988 tune "Don't Worry, Be Happy," McFerrin has gone on to perform and record with major artists including Chick Corea, Yo-Yo Ma and Living Colour Read more about this event
Miranda Lee Richards, Paula Frazer, Bart Davenport, The Aerosols, The Shes, Sylvie Spencer, DJ Neil Martinson, DJ Don Bolles
Sat., Sept. 20, 9 p.m.
Miranda Lee Richards is that rarity among singer-songwriters, able to coo beautifully lulling ballads without drifting off into easy-listening bathos. She once sang the most endearingly spectral version of "Dandelion" this side of The Rolling Stones, and her gentle, original songs on 2001's The Hereafter and 2009's Light of X Read more about this event
Bedrocktoberfest 2014
Sat., Sept. 20, 3 p.m.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner takes over Echo Park's "massive music mecca" Bedrock.LA as he curates the second annual Bedrocktoberfest. The complete lineup had yet to be revealed at press time but the few acts that have been announced are reason enough to check it out: Deap Vally and Read more about this event
Chill Out
Sat., Sept. 20, 6 p.m.
Oliver Payne wants you to chill out. At least that's the goal of the London-born, L.A.-based artist's outdoor performance Chill Out, in which participants are invited to listen to the namesake ambient record released in 1990 by British acid house band The KLF. But there's a catch: Attendees must show Read more about this event
Sunday, September 21
The L.A. Feline Film Festival
Sun., Sept. 21, 1-10 p.m.
Cat lovers are a notoriously antisocial bunch, known mostly for staying indoors (with their cats) and watching YouTube videos. The L.A. Feline Film Festival hopes to change this with an all-day outdoor festival featuring cat videos, celebrity cat appearances and, of course, cats available for adoption. The Internet Cat Video Read more about this event
Odd Market at Casa Vertigo
Sun., Sept. 21, 12-7 p.m.
Imagine Etsy in person: artsy tees, bullet necklaces, pungent artisanal spices, handmade harmonicas, furniture crafted from exotic woods. The offerings at the city's newest alternative shopping experience, Odd Market at Casa Vertigo, are as unique as anything you can find online and kick any shopping mall's ass. No fewer than Read more about this event
Meshell Ndegeocello
Sun., Sept. 21, 9 p.m.
Meshell Ndegeocello has so many ways of getting through to you. She's an utterly sublime bassist who can seamlessly cover the waterfront of jazz, funk and soul before floating off into pure psychedelia. She's an enchanting vocalist who can soothe with her tone while startling you with her frank yet Read more about this event
Monday, September 22
Drake, Lil Wayne
Mon., Sept. 22, 7 p.m.
Sponsored by game maker Capcom, the 13-city Drake vs. Lil Wayne Tour finally enters its West Coast phase. The "Street Fighter"–inspired tour features multiple Grammy winners Drake and Lil Wayne battling one another with individual hits, then joining forces to perform their chart-topping collaborations. Through the Drave vs. Lil Wayne Read more about this event
Water Is Serious Business
Mon., Sept. 22, 11:30 a.m.
These days in California, we'd be up shit creek if only there was water in it. And falling squarely in the "no shit" category of contemporary issues is the title of a speech by Jeffrey Kightlinger, general manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California: Water Is Serious Business. Read more about this event
Angel City Jazz Festival
Mon., Sept. 22
This now-venerable event offers L.A. jazzheads a rare-ish chance to savor and learn from the cream of the progressive-jazz crop. Scheduled stalwart guardians of jazz's future include NEA Jazz Masters Anthony Braxton and Toshiko Akiyoshi, pianist Craig Taborn, trumpeter-composers Wadada Leo Smith and Bobby Bradford, multi-brass/reeds boss Vinny Golia, sax Read more about this event
Tuesday, September 23
David Bowie is
Tue., Sept. 23
The Victoria & Albert Museum's acclaimed, career-spanning exhibit "David Bowie Is," seen in London last year, is making its only U.S. stop at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago this month. While Angelenos might feel a little jilted (the closest we came to a museum retrospective on the singer Read more about this event
Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through March 22
The abstractions in "Variations," a pleasant show currently on the third floor of LACMA's Broad Contemporary building, are mostly from the past few years. Their savvy is what stands out when you see them all together. This is work by artists who have seen a lot of other art and Read more about this event
Lykke Li
Tue., Sept. 23, 7 p.m.
"I am longing for your poison," Lykke Li begs on "Gunshot," from her latest album, I Never Learn. "Lay me down in your ocean, carry me and my burden." The track goes off like a shotgun blast of echo and reverb, her lovelorn singing rising against a tide of faraway Read more about this event
Wednesday, September 24
… but can she play?
Wed., Sept. 24, 7 p.m.
Don't wait for the weekend to indulge in a night of groundbreaking music and theater. The producers of the upcoming documentary " … but can she play?" have teamed up with the Pasadena Playhouse for a courtyard jazz fest featuring all-female jazz band The Brina Simon Trio, followed by a Read more about this event
The Meme Machine
Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 27
Most of the art in "The Meme Machine," the first show Agency is hosting in its new East Hollywood location, has a cobbled-together look, as if it was made from stuff found in the basement or out on the street. Even Luis Gispert's video, Block Watching, fits that bill. In Read more about this event
The Raveonettes
Wed., Sept. 24, 9 p.m.
This summer The Raveonettes went surf — well, more surf than usual — with an out-of-nowhere album called Pe'ahi (after a Hawaiian surf spot nicknamed "Jaws") that's soaked in white-noise wave sounds and bubbling with knowing references to Davie Allan and The Beach Boys. The "classic" Raveonettes are still in Read more about this event