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TUESDAY

• MIA appears tonight with Spank Rock at the Henry Fonda Theater. Doors open at 9 PM; tickets are $20.

• Four Tet, Koushik, Jamie Lidell and DJ Peanut Butter Wolf are on stage tonight at The Echo at 8:30 PM. Cover is $12. [18+]

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• At the Silverlake Lounge, 9 PM brings on The Terrors, Lipstick Pickups and Gris Gris. Cover is $7.

• Laura Cantrell and John Doe perform tonight at the El Rey at 7 PM. Tickets are $18.50.

LACMA will be screening Hitchcock's North by Northwest today at 1 PM.

WEDNESDAY

• Mellowdrone, Vagenius and Gunn Metal Grey tonight at the Troubadour at 8 PM. Tickets are $10 advance, $12 day of.

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• Legendary reggae guitarist Chinna Smith performs tonight with Joseph Israel and MCs Jah Faith, Chicho Don and Bejamin at The Echo. The show starts at 9 PM, followed by Dub Club. Admission is $5. [21+]

• At REDCAT, Austrian avant-garde fillmmaker Peter Kubelka will be appearing for a screening and discussion titled "Peter Kubelka: Meteaphoric Films (Featuring Poetry and Truth)." The show starts at 8 PM; tickets are $8.

THURSDAY

• Gillian Welch appears tonight at Avalon at 8 PM. Tickets are $23.

Edgefest begins today at the Los Angeles Theatre Center downtown, featuring over 30 productions and 200 performances between today and October 23rd. Be sure to show up for the walk-about performance of "Macbeth" haunting the streets of downtown.

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• Tonight is the debut of High Times Comedy Night at 10 PM at the Hollywood Improv, featuring Sarah Silverman, Doug Benson and Gary Gulman. Tickets are $15—$4.20 of each ticket will go to NORML.

• The ArcLight hosts a special midnight screening of Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit in the Cinerama dome.

LACMA in association with the Consulate General de France presents "An Evening in Honor of Jacques Derrida" at 7:30 PM. The film Derrida will be screened, followed by a discussion with filmmakers Amy Ziering Kofman and Kirby Dick and moderated by Claudine Mulard. Admission is free.

FRIDAY

El Cid features Two Gallants, Holy Ghost Revival and Wires on Fire tonight at 10 PM. Tickets are $8. [18+]

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• Franz Ferdinand are at the Greek Theatre tonight with TV on the Radio and Cut Copy. The show starts at 7:30 PM; tickets are $29.50=35.

• Scottish popsters Idlewild are on stage at the El Rey with Inara George tonight at 8 PM. Tickets are $18.50.

SATURDAY

• Ludicra, Keen of the Crow, Aldebaren, Grey and Intronaut are at the Knitting Factory tonight at 8 PM. Tickets are $10.

• Franz Ferdinand are at the Greek Theatre tonight with TV on the Radio and Cut Copy. The show starts at 7:30 PM; tickets are $29.50=35.

• Black Dice and The Red Krayola are performing tonight at the El Rey. The show starts at 8 PM; tickets are $18.50.

The Scene features sets by DJ Chris Hathwell (Moving Units), DJ JP (The Locust) and DJ Jimmy Tamborello (The Postal Service), plus a special surprise performance.

• The Race/LA race and scavenger hunt around the city takes place today, beginning at 9:30 AM. Registration is $60 per person, $120 per couple. To register or for more information, check the website.

826LA presents a night with conversation and performance by Rick Moody, John Doe and Josh Kun at 8 PM. Tickets are $20 (all the proceeds go to supporting 826LA programs). RSVP via email or by phone at (310) 305-8418.

• At MOCA, cherrydelosreyes co-owner Philip Martin will be conducting the course "Introduction to Collecting Contemporary Art" beginning at 10 AM, and including walkthroughs of The Blake Byrne Collection and local galleries and artists' studios. Tickets are $130 for MOCA members, $150 for non-members. For more information, call (213) 621-1745.
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SUNDAY

• The Selecter, DJ Dicky Barrett, Chris Murray Combo and The Hi-Lites are at the Knitting Factory tonight at 7:30 PM, Tickets are $17 advance, $20 day of.

• The Jumbo Shrimp Circus Academy is conducting a Circus Arts Family Workshop today at the Burbank Moose Lodge between 1 – 4 PM. Learn to juggle, build pyramids and walk the tightrope for only $15 per adult and $10 per child (ages 6 and up—must be accompanied by an adult). For more information, call (818) 567-4193.

• Kamau Daaood, the legendary spoken word artist, will be presenting The Language of Saxophones tonight at 5 PM at Skylight Books.

• Rick Moody, author of Garden State, Purple America and The Ice Storm will be speaking at the Hammer Museum tonight at 6 PM.

MONDAY

• Opeth, Pelican and Fireball Ministry perform tonight at the House of Blues Sunset. Doors open at 7 PM; tickets are $18-20.