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Over the Weekend: Star Wars Burlesque, X Japan, Sonic Youth and He-Man

It was one of those weekends where there was almost too much to do. Sometime in between darting back and forth across Los Angeles, we had the chance to take in the scene, whether we were at an X Japan video shoot, He-Man art show, Sonic Youth concert or Star Wars Burlesque.

Behind-the-Scenes of X Japan's Video Shoot for "Jade"
Over the Weekend: Star Wars Burlesque, X Japan, Sonic Youth and He-Man
Shannon Cottrell

This week, X Japan took over chunks of downtown and Hollywood to film four music videos, a process that culminated Saturday evening when fans joined the Japanese metal band for a shoot at Hollywood & Highland. This week, X Japan took over chunks of downtown and Hollywood to film four music videos, a process that will culminate Saturday evening when thousands of fans will join the Japanese metal band for a shoot at Hollywood & Highland. For more, see Shannon Cottrell's photo gallery and Liz Ohanesian's article "Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Peek of X Japan's Video Shoot for 'Jade.'"

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Hit Gallery 1988
Over the Weekend: Star Wars Burlesque, X Japan, Sonic Youth and He-Man
Ivan Fernandez

From costumed art lovers to families to noted toy fan Seth Green, everyone turned up at Gallery 1988 for the opening of "Under The Influence: He-Man and The Masters of the Universe." Check out Ivan Fernandez's blog post for the recap and tons of photos.

Sonic Youth at The Wiltern
Over the Weekend: Star Wars Burlesque, X Japan, Sonic Youth and He-Man
Timothy Norris

Sonic Youth returned to Los Angeles on Saturday to play at The Wiltern. Check out Timothy Norris' photo gallery for pics of the legendary band as they filled the venue with beautiful noise.

Star Wars Burlesque
Over the Weekend: Star Wars Burlesque, X Japan, Sonic Youth and He-Man
Shannon Cottrell

Saturday night, downtown club Bordello temporarily transformed itself into Mos Eisley Cantina for a night of Tatooine-styled shenanigans helmed by Devil's Playground. Star Wars Burlesque reimagined a host of beloved characters from the film series -- from the sexy to the androgynous to the grotesque -- as scantily clad female performers, with locals On Blast assuming the role of cantina band. Read more in Liz Ohanesian's post "Star Wars Burlesque: Tatooine-Styled Shenanigans at the Bordello" and check out Shannon Cottrell's photo gallery.


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