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Credit: The Empire Strips Back

Chewbacca Comes to L.A. for "The Empire Strips Back"

Ahead of The Empire Strips Back's out-of-this-world burlesque parody featuring classic Star Wars characters getting sexy on stage at the Wiltern on Wed., April 3, the franchise's most famous wookie took in the sights and scenes of L.A. this week, and L.A. Weekly has your first look. Check out Chewy's Hollywood adventure, which includes selfies at the Paul Smith store on Melrose, burgers at In-n-Out, and much more! And don't miss the gyrating Jedi's and dancing droids from a galaxy from far, far away, in this unforgettable (and unauthorized) theatrical version of everyone's favorite sci-fi classic. See www.empirestripsback.com for more including how to buy ESB's book of "Wookie Erotica."...
Electric Six; Credit: Mark Wright

12 Best Music Shows in L.A. This Week

Los Angeles is a hotbed of live music, and L.A. Weekly is here to help navigate this embarrassment of riches. From Compton's own Vince Staples to O.G. punks the Dickies to Russian surf rockers Messer Chups, here are the 12 best music shows in L.A. this week!...
Anthony Gomes; Credit: Stephen Jensen

11 Best Music Shows in L.A. This Week

Los Angeles is a hotbed of live music, and L.A. Weekly is here to help navigate this embarrassment of riches. From a rocking punk reunion at Alex's Bar, to rebel rapper P.O.S., to Ja Rule & Ashanti for Valentine's day, here are the 11 best music shows in L.A. this week!...
Jérôme Bel's Gala makes everyone a dancer.; Credit: Josefina Tommasi

13 Best Things to Do in L.A. This Week

From a convention devoted to cookies, to art exhibits celebrating animals, David Hockney and Alison Saar, to a reading by Janet Fitch and more, here are the 13 best things to do in Los Angeles this week!...
Seun Kuti; Credit: Alexis Maryon

12 Best Music Shows in L.A. This Week

Los Angeles is a hotbed of live music, and L.A. Weekly is here to help navigate this embarrassment of riches. From Afrobeat expert Seun Kuti to the mystical sounds of Ólafur Arnalds, a Suckerpunch reunion to the everlasting Le Butcherettes, here are the 12 best music shows in L.A. this week!...
Thomas Jackson

12 Best Things to Do in L.A. This Week

m a glow in the dark party to a event dedicated to the best new restaurants in L.A., art redefining one of Southern California's most infamous stereotypes and a rather religious fashion show, here are the 12 best things to do in L.A. this week!...
Lera Lynn; Credit: Alysse Gafkjen

11 Best Music Shows in L.A. This Week

Los Angeles is a hotbed of live music, and L.A. Weekly is here to help navigate this embarrassment of riches. From an '80s throwback weekend to the L.A. return of house legend Todd Terry, Whitey Morgan & the 78's and The Wooster Group, here are the 11 best music shows in L.A. this week!...
Credit: Courtesy L.A. Art Show and Dorian Wood

12 Best Things to Do in L.A. This Week

From the best and worst of found VHS tapes to the height of haute French fashion, the opening of the L.A. Art Show, a celebration for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the Women's March, here are the 12 best things to do in Los Angeles this week!...