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MONDAY

• Author Elijah Wald presents and signs The Mayor of MacDougal Street: A Memoir at Book Soup, written about and with NYC folk legend Dave Van Ronk, at 7 PM.

TUESDAY

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• Billy Corgan is performing solo tonight at the Henry Fonda Theater. Doors open at 8 PM; tickets are $33.

• The Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles presents a tribute to Tin Tan at the Ford Amphitheater, featuring a screening of Calabacitas Tiernas at 8 PM. Tickets are $8.

WEDNESDAY

• Billy Corgan is performing solo tonight at the Henry Fonda Theater. Doors open at 8 PM; tickets are $33.

• Coheed and Cambria perform an acoustic set with Irving tonight at Spaceland. Doors open at 9 PM.

The Scene hosts Los Angeles Exotica Burlesque, featuring Miss Chica Boom, The Indra, Miss Cecellia (fluffgirl) and Count Smokula. Cover is $10.

• AFI at ArcLight presents the unique Western classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid at 8 PM.

• The HAMMER Museum hosts the forum "Women and Islam" at 7 PM, featuring Egyptian commentator and journalist Mona Eltahawy.

THURSDAY

• At the Troubadour hosts Dwarves, Mondo Generator, The Willowz and DJ Brian Vasquez. Doors open at 8 PM; tickets are $12 advance.

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• Popsters Kinski perform a free in-store at Amoeba Music at 6 PM, followed by a set at The Echo featuring Polar Goldie Cats and Open City at 8:30 PM. Tickets are $8. [18+]

• The Like, Soft and The Chapin Sisters perform tonight at the Viper Room.

• "Also I Like to Rock" at the HAMMER Museum tonight at 7 PM, featuring Monsters Are Waiting, Space Mtn and Vagenius.

CineSpace features Anchorman for Dinner & a Movie this weekend. Happy Hour runs from 6 - 7:30 PM, followed by dinner at 8 PM.

Book Soup has author Dominick Priore, who will present and sign Smile: The Story of Brian Wilson's Lost Masterpiece, with Van Dyke Parks, Danny Hutton, Tony Asher and Paul Williams at 7 PM.

FRIDAY

• X and The Plimsouls perform at 7 PM at the Pacific Amphitheater as part of the Orange County Fair. Tickets are $19.99.

• A blast from the past hits the Canyon Club when Vanilla Ice takes the stage at 9 PM. Tickets are $19.50.

• Les Sans Culottes headline at El Cid, with Dengue Fever and Porterville. Tickets are $10; the show starts at 9:30 PM.

Beyond Baroque features readings from ARSON Magazine at 7:30 PM, featuring readings by Lawrence Welsh, James Heller Levinson, Will Alexander and Anthony Seidman.

SATURDAY

• X perform at the Canyon Club tonight at 9 PM. Tickets are $29.50.

• Singer-songwriter Freedy Jonhston performs at McCabe's Guitar Shop tonight at 8 PM. Tickets are $17.50.

• Weird War, Beehive and the Barracudas and The Swayback perform at Spaceland tonight. Doors open at 9 PM.

El Cid features Les Sans Culottes, The Lovemakers and Pink Grenade beginning at 9:30 PM. Tickets are $10 advance.

• Sufjan Stevens, Liz Janes and Bunky perform at the El Rey tonight at 8 PM. Tickets are $17.50.

• The Grand Olympic Auditorium features the Lucha Libre "LA Rumble" presented by FCW tonight at 8 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM and tickets range from $5-$30.

• Tonight is the opening reception for the Bedwetter Issue Ten Gallery Show, which features the work of Abel Gutierrez, Ami Tallman, Brian Kennon, Christopher Russell, Darin Klein, Edwin Maguire, Jason Mahanes, Jeff Kopp, Julian Hoeber, Julie Lequin, Matt Bernstein-Sycamore and Maximillian Toth.
The reception runs from 7-10 PM at Paxico Gallery, 1103 South La Brea.

SUNDAY

• Some Girls, Cattle Decapitation, Spacehorse and Horse the Band are at the Troubadour tonight. Doors open at 7 PM; tickets are $10 advance.