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THURSDAY

• The Fiery Furnaces and Great Northern play tonight at the Troubadour. Tickets are $20; doors open at 8 PM.

• For those who didn't get tickets to their sold out show at the Troub, Supergrass will be performing at a free in-store at Amoeba Music tonight at 7 PM.

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• The New Pornographers are at the Henry Fonda Theater tonight. Doors open at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $16.

• David Rakoff (writer and regular contributor to "This American Life") presents and signs his new book of essays, Don't Get Too Comfortable at Book Soup tonight at 7 PM. (LAist recommends picking this up if you want a good laugh.)

• Hugh Hefner will be appearing at the Taschen Store in Beverly Hills for a book signing between 6 and 8 PM tonight.

• Tonight is the reception for the exhibit "Details of Distinction: Defining Architectural Details of Frank Lloyd Wright and His Progeny," featuring photographs of buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright, John Lautner, Rudolph Schindler and Richard Neutra. The event runs from 7 – 9 PM at Hollyhock House in Hollywood. For more information, call (323) 644-6269.

MOCA Grand Avenue hosts Basquiat co-curator Fred Hoffman, discussing the life and works of the artist at 6:30 PM. Admission is free.

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RESFest LA opens tonight, featuring a keynote address by Mark Romanek. Saturday features Just For Kicks, a documentary on sneakers, plus the Icon Chef Designer Challenge, pitting designers from LA, New York, Chicago and San Francisco against each other in a timed challenge. Saturday also features a Beck Retrospective, Infamy—Doug Pray's documentary on graffiti, and a sneak peek at Richard Linklater's new film, A Scanner Darkly. On Sunday, the festival closes with Ginga: The Soul of Brasilian Football and Four Seasons of Traktor: A Retrospective.