Monday, October 8, 2007

Things to Do this Week

the second week of October beginning tonight, the 8th

Monday: Holly Golightly at The Echo, Me First & the Gimme Gimmes Plus Black Fag (Black Flag Tribute) at the Knitting Factory, Justice at The Henry Fonda, "Night Shapes" at the Goethe Institut Los Angeles-"The pope comes to town for the evening and stirs things up in Berlin in the edgy comedy " or "A double feature. First, Dreams to Remember: The Legacy of Otis Redding (2007, David Peck, Phillip Galloway), featuring 16 full-length Otis performances, including his last-ever performance two days before his death. Plus, Stax Revue 1967, recently unburied from Norwegian TV vaults, this look at the long-lost European TV Stax Revue 1967 is the only known full-length film covering “the tour that sparked the soul revolution” — starring Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Arthur Conley and Booker T. & the MGs. Discussion between films with Zelma Redding and Stax session musician Wayne Jackson of the Mar-Keys." at the Egyptian Theatre with Two screens: the Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre and the Spielberg Theatre.

Tuesday- Michael Gerson, former Bush Speechwriter speaks at The Cathedral of Our Lady of The Angels on "Why We Need Heroic Conservatism" as part of Zocalo cultural forum series @ 7, Bat For Lashes(!)(!)(!) at the Troubadour, Ruins, Jesus Makes the Shotgun Sound at The Smell, or Wildboy '74 "Caged kid turns self-help guru, in Eva Anderson's play" at the Bootleg Theatre (also performing on Wednesday)

Wednesday-A Michelango Antonioni double feature at the New Beverly Cinema, Zabriskie Point and Il Grido, Mt. Eerie and The Microphones at the Troubadour, Andras Schiff at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Jose Gonzalez(!)(!) at the El Rey, Band of Horses at Amoeba @ 7, Beirut at the Avalon, Make/Shift contributors at Skylight Books or Revolving Door "an exploration of the complex issues faced by a Melbourne, Australia street sex worker" and The Trials of Darryl Hunt "a portrait of a wrongly convicted man who spends 20 years in prison for a rape and murder he didn’t commit" at A.M.P.A.S. Linwood Dunn Theater.

Thursday- Annie Lennox at the Wilshire Theatre Beverly Hills, What to Do Someone You Love is Depressed at Dutton's Brentwood @ 7, The Tragically Hip at the House of Blues, The Avengers and Pansy Division at Spaceland, Nellie McKay(!)(!)(!) at the Largo, Canned Peaches in Syrup at the Pasadena Playhouse (friday and saturday night as well), at Vroman's Book store James Swain "presents and signs Midnight Rambler, a novel about a serial killer who tortures women and plays the Rolling Stones' 'Midnight Rambler' while doing so" @ 7, Robbie Jensen: Live With a Vengeance! at the Secret Rose Theater or Something Wicked 2007 "Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, hosts a dance party/costume contest/auction benefiting AIDS Healthcare Foundation" at the Out of The Closet Thrift Store @ 7:30.

Friday- Baggage Claim at Gardner Stages (saturday also), A Black Trilogy 2007 "Spencer Scott's Call Out My Name, Bill Harris' He Who Endures, and N.R. Davidson Jr.'s El Hajj Malik" at the Stella Adler Theatre, "An Evening with Meshell Ndegeocello " at the Echoplex @ 7, The Black Lips at the Troubadour, Carnivale of the Unassuming at Casa 0101, Chekov Mania: A Russian Vaudeville at The Attic Theatre and Film Center, The Empire Builders at Pepperdine's Lindhurst Theater, The Fastest Clock in the Universe at the Celebration Theatre, Wreck of the Unfathomable at Theatre of NOTE, Out of Thin Air: Tales of a 21st Century Wizard at Actors Forum Theatre, The Love Talker at Hub Theater, Little Secrets at The Space, The Mystery of Edwin Drood at Sacred Fools Theater, Old Actor Fights!! at Elephant Theater, Murky Lake at Atwater Playhouse or Point Break Live! (!)(!)(!) at Charlie O's Lounge (on Saturday as well)

Saturday- A Child's Guide to Common Household Monsters "Are there monsters hiding under your bed? Maybe. Author James Otis Hatch will debunk the myth that monsters are scary" at Barnes & Noble 3rd Street @ 10 a.m., Laser Spectacular featuring the Music of Pink Floyd at The Canyon (28912 Roadside Dr., Agoura Hills), Girlyman (!) at McCabe's, Cut & Paste Digital Design Tournament "Watch top designers in head-to-head challenges." at the Henry Fonda, Shaolin Warriors at Cal State Long Beach's Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Take-A-Hike "Shannon Tweed, Sophie Tweed-Simmons, CCH Pounder and other celebs turn out for this benefit for breast cancer research. Registration at 7:30 a.m.; race at 9 a.m." at Paramount Ranch, West Indian Girl at Spaceland, Without Risk of Excessive Loss at the Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, or Waiting For Godot at A Noise Within.

Sunday- Lineage Dance: Skin at the Boston Court Theatre, Q-Tip at the Key Club, Beethoven & Brahms at the Walt Disney Concert Hall @ 7, "Honor" Thy Mother and Father at the Santa Monica Playhouse, Art "Yasmina Reza's examination of art and friendship, translated by Christopher Hampton" at the Laguna Playhouse, Best in Drag Show at the Orpheum "A beauty pageant judged by celebs, including Kathy Griffin. Benefits Aid for AIDS" or Charles Phoenix's Disneyland Tour of Downtown L.A. "Guided tour of "the other Magic Kingdom," with stops at Adventureland (Olvera Street), Fantasyland (Bob Baker Marionette Theater), the Haunted Mansions (Victorian homes on Carroll Street) and more."Meet at Union Station at Noon.

and i'm already exhausted...

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