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TUESDAY

• Nickel Creek performs a live in-store tonight at 8 PM at Amoeba Music, celebrating their new CD, Why Should the Fire Die?.

• The Sugar Water Festival takes place at the Greek Theatre at 7 PM, featuring Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Queen Latifah and Floetry. Tickets range from $51-$126.

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• At Tangier, Richard Swift, Great Northern, Cold War Kids and The Places will be performing tonight at 8 PM. Cover is $7.

Book Soup hosts Steven Blush, George Petros, Stanton LaVey and Tamara Conniff, who will present and sign .45 Dangerous Minds: The Most Intense Interviews from SECONDS, featuring the likes of Charles Manson, Allen Ginsberg, GG Alln, Henry Rollins and John Waters. Admission to the signing includes a half-priced voucher for the after-party at the Knitting Factory.

WEDNESDAY

• Pelican, Big Business, Red Sparowes and Everlovely Lightningheart perform at the Knitting Factory tonight at 8 PM. Tickets are $12.

• The Sugar Water Festival takes place at the Greek Theatre at 7 PM, featuring Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Queen Latifah and Floetry. Tickets range from $51-$126.

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THURSDAY

• The Aero Theatre features a discussion with director Tobe Hooper following a screening of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre at 7:30 PM.

• The Hammer Museum features a performance by bluesman Bobby Warren tonight at 7 PM.

• Dubistry performs at Zen Sushi tonight as part of their weekly residency, along with Drastics and Kid Django. DJ Rude 'D' hits the stage at 8 PM to start things off. Zen Sushi is at 2609 Hyperion in Silverlake.

FRIDAY

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• Donita Sparks of L7 is at Spaceland tonight with The Sharp Ease and The Ettes. Doors open at 9 PM.

• Tony Bennett performs "The Art of Song" at the Hollywood Bowl tonight at 8:30 PM. Remaining tickets are limited, so get them while you can!

Cinespace features Dinner & a Movie with The Lost Boys tonight at 8 PM. Happy hour starts at 6-7:30 PM, followed by club at 10 PM.

• The Egyptian Theatre has a special 20th Anniversary screening of The Re-Animator tonight at 7:00 PM. A discussion with director Stuart Gordon will take place after the film.

LACMA features a free screening of Mad Hot Ballroom at 8:30 PM. Show up early to get a spot and bring your picnic baskets and blankets to enjoy the film under the stars.

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• The Norton Simon Museum presents "Divine Rhythms," a program of traditional Indian dance by Malathi Iyengar's Rangoli Dance Company, at 7 PM. Free with museum admission.

SATURDAY

• LA's own Anubian Lights performs a free in-store at Amoeba Music at 2 PM.

• The Ponys, The Occasion and Miss Alex White perform at The Echo tonight at 9 PM. Admission is $10. [18+]

• Tony Bennett performs "The Art of Song" at the Hollywood Bowl tonight at 8:30 PM. Remaining tickets are limited, so get them while you can!

Jaws is being screened tonight at 7:30 PM at the Aero Theatre.

• Tonight between 6 and 9 PM is the opening reception for the new show at Pharmaka Gallery, featuring art from painters in Venice (California), coupled with art from painters and glassmakers in Venice (Italy). For more information, call Pharmaka at (213) 689-7799.

SUNDAY

• Bobby Birdman, The Kallikak Family, Manta and My Little Red Toe are on stage tonight at 9:30 PM at the Knitting Factory. Tickets are $5.

• The Get in the Van Tour hits The Roxy tonight at 8 PM, featuring Simon Dawes, Mt Egypt and Nicky P. Tickets are $8 advance, $10 at the door.