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• Show up when doors open at 8 PM to see Broken Social Scene with Feist at the Henry Fonda Theater. Tickets are $23.

• Andy Bell (of Erasure) will be putting together a DJ set, along with Cooler Kids present boygirL and DJ Scarlett Casanova tonight at the Knitting Factory. Tickets are $15 and the show starts at 8 PM.

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• The New Beverly Cinema has a double feature of Bottle Rocket at 7:30 PM, followed by Rushmore at 9:25.

• Author Kevin Starr will discuss and sign California: A History at Vroman's Bookstore tonight at 7 PM.


• The Most Serene Republic, Richard Swift and Bedroom Walls are on stage at Silverlake Lounge at 9 PM. Cover is $8.

• Playwright/director Robert Wilson and actor Alan Cumming are in conversation tonight at the Hammer Museum at 7 PM.

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• Paul Ruscha will be signing books for his exhibit "Full Moon" tonight during the Second Thursday Downtown Art Walk from 6–9 PM at Pharmaka Gallery.

• Also during the Art Walk, El Nopal Press hosts an opening reception for "The Russian Prints," recent works by Peter Liashkov, also from 6–9 PM. El Nopal Press is located at 109 West 5th Street, between Main and Spring. For more info, call (213) 239-0417.

• At the Henry Fonda Theater, catch My Morning Jacket with Saul Williams tonight at 9 PM. Tickets are $20.50.

• Seamus Blackley, creator of Microsoft's Xbox, along with Heather Chaplin and Aaron Ruby, will present and sign Smartbomb at Book Soup tonight at 7 PM.

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• Gary Baseman will sign Illustration Now! at the Taschen Store from 6–8 PM.

Vroman's Bookstore presents the X-List Panel Discussion (and signing) tonight at Pasadena Central Library. Featuring film critics Kenneth Turan, Kevin Thomas, John Anderson, Peter Rainer, David Ansen, Richard Schickel, Ella Taylor and Joe Morgenstern, who will be discussing the most sexually exciting films at 7 PM.


826LA hosts a conversation—sponsored by Believer Magazine—between Mike Davis (author of City of Quartz and The Ecology of Fear) and Joshuah Bearman, with special guest activist and photographer Monique Verdin. The conversation starts at 7 PM. RSVP here or call (310) 305-8418.

• Stars will play an acoustic set from their album Set Yourself on Fire at Amoeba Music at 6 PM. Admission is free.

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El Cid features Cerberus Shoal, Mike Andrews and Falling Leaves (Inara George and Greg Kurstin), starting tonight at 10 PM.

• Death Cab for Cutie, Stars and DJ Thomas Morr are on tonight at The Wiltern at 8 PM. Tickets are $25.

• See Michael Winterbottom's racy new film, 9 Songs at the New Beverly Cinema, featuring music by The Dandy Warhols, Elbow, Franz Ferdinand and others, tonight at 7:45 PM.

• 7 PM at Book Soup means Douglas Menuez presents and signs Heaven, Earth, Tequila, his new book of photos documenting the tequila-making process in Mexico. (Yes, tequila will be served.)


• The Knitting Factory features why? (of Anticon), Aqueduct and LIttle One at 7 PM. Tickets are $10 advance, $12 day of.

• Zachariah, I See Hawks in LA, Borne, Sylvie Lewis and Marina V play tonight at the Hotel Cafe starting at 8 PM.

• Death Cab for Cutie, Stars and DJ Thomas Morr are on tonight at The Wiltern at 8 PM. Tickets are $25.

• Rhett Miller returns to Largo for a solo set tonight at 8 PM.

• Today is the fifth anniversary of the Mystery Bookstore's move from WeHo to Westwood, and they're throwing a party. Show up between 10 AM and 8 PM for food, drinks, door prizes, wandering magician Bill Wu, music by Ted Falcon and Fabiano Nascimento, and visits by authors like Marissa Batt, Tony Broadbent, Jerrilyn Farmer, Thomas H. Griffith, Leslie Klinger, Harley Jane Kozak, Kelly Lange, Laura Levine, Paul Levine, Robert Levinson, Tom Nolan, Gary Phillips, Thomas Perry, Thom Racina, Kirk Russell, Walter Satterthwait, Barbara Seranella, John Shannon, Eric Stone, Jim Tenuto, Louise Ure, John Morgan Wilson, Don Winslow, and Ed Wright.

• See Michael Winterbottom's racy new film, 9 Songs at the New Beverly Cinema, featuring music by The Dandy Warhols, Elbow, Franz Ferdinand and others, today at 4:15 and 7:45 PM.


• Mr Eerie/The Microphones, Little Wings, Lavender Diamond and Bobby Birdman play tonight at the Troubadour. Doors open at 8 PM; tickets are $10 advance.

• Styrofoam, Dntel (DJ set) and special guest Alias (of Anticon) are at the Knitting Factory at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $10.

• Brendan Benson, Something for Rockets and Great Northern take on Spaceland tonight at 9 PM.

• Dressy Bessy, Cold War Kids and Calling All Monsters play at 5 PM at The Echo. Cover is $8.


• Urge Overkill returns to the Viper Room, playing with Last Vegas, The Chelsea Smiles and Shaky Mallard. Doors open at 7 PM; tickets are $20. [21+]

REDCAT features "Pours Down Like Silver: Films by Phil Solomon" at 8 PM, with screenings of "The Lateness of the Hour," "Walking Distance," and "Seasons," Solomon's last collaboration with Stan Brakhage. Tickets are $8.