In a benefit for nonprofit arts groups Urban Artworks, Sanctuary Art Center and Art Corps, the Ace Hotel chain celebrates its 20th anniversary with an unusual lineup of disparate forces coming together. The celebration features Ryuichi Sakamoto, a founding member of the influential Japanese electronic-music group Yellow Magic Orchestra, who has scored numerous films (The Last Emperor, The Sheltering Sky). Film fans might recall his memorable role starring alongside David Bowie in the 1983 film Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence. The bill also encompasses the provocative singer serpentwithfeet and the entrancing vocal passages of Zola Jesus.

The Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 S. Broadway, downtown; Fri., Oct. 18, 8 p.m.; $20-$150. (213) 235-9614,


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