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Get Out: Detox/Retox, Jazz on the Lawn, Chamber Music, Madonna's B-Day

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Detox/Retox at the Avalon with Casa Noble
Chill out and refuel with Casa Noble tequila beverages--is there a better way to wind down your Sunday? Head over to the Avalon Beverly Hills between 2-8 p.m. for a pool party--it's a new weekly event that will run Sunday afternoon/evening starting today through Labor Day weekend and showcase a different tequila cocktail ($8) every week. This week it's the Noble Smash (Casa Noble Crystal Tequila, pineapple juice and cranberry juice). Bonus: complimentary valet parking for Detox/Retox guests.

Jazz on the Lawn
The City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division hosts another evening of Jazz on the Lawn at City Hall tonight from 5-7pm featuring the Grupo Falso Baiano. The group plays the blended sounds of choro music--lots of percussion and soul. Admission is free, and you can park free after 4 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

Chamber Orchestra
This afternoon at 4 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre the Culver City Chamber Orchestra is presenting “A Look into the Future” in a program featuring Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait,” with narration by Alan Chapman, KUSC radio host and popular music lecturer. The All-American program includes Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man” and “Appalachian Spring,” as well as John Williams’ theme from “Schindler’s List” and the March from “1941." Admission is $15; reservations are highly recommended. Call (310) 397-2490 for reservations and information.

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Celebrate Madonna with Swagger
Silver Lake's Swagger is a Sunday destination that offers food, drinks, music and entertainment for a gay/mixed crowd. Tonight they celebrate the Material Girl on her 51st Birthday, and they say that means "it's basically a rule for any gay event to ... holiday, celebrate!" There will be Madonna tunes in the DJ's rotation, and at 6:30 a comedy performance by Luna & Ginsburg (as Madonna and Lourdes). It all happens at Barbarella Bar, 4-11 p.m. (21 and over only, no cover).