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MONDAY

• Kraftwerk perform tonight at The Greek Theatre. Doors open at 8 PM; tickets are $35 and $46.

• The House of Blues presents Common tonight at 8 PM. Tickets are $35.

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• Author Sean Wilsey will discuss and sign his biography, Oh the Glory of It All, tonight at Vroman's Bookstore. The signing and discussion begins at 7 PM.

TUESDAY

• Kasabian performs tonight at the Henry Fonda Theater. Doors open at 7:30 PM and tickets are $15.

• Dolour, The Catch, Division Day and Ahmaste are at the Knitting Factory tonight at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $8.

WEDNESDAY

• Tonight at the Henry Fonda Theater, Sleater-Kinney will be performing with Mary Timony. Doors open at 8 PM; tickets are $18.

• Celebrate the grand opening of the Knitting Factory Front Room at 9:30 PM, featuring Monarch (Kill Me Tomorrow with DJ Pubes), DJ Statutory (of KXLU) and DJ Blake Miller (of Moving Units). Tickets are $5. [18+]

• Enjoy a night of comedy with Eugene Mirman, Paul F. Thompkins, Ron Lynch, Brendon Small, Langhorne Slim and musical guest My Barbarian tonight at Spaceland.

• LA's own John Doe performs tonight at The Fold at King King with Hangmen and Les Shelleys (Tom Brosseau and Angie Correa), beginning at 9 PM. Tickets are $12.

• Outfest Wednesdays at the Egyptian Theatre presents Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? at 7:30 PM.

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• Adrienne Miller, literary editor for Esquire, presents and signs her debut novel The Coast of Akron at 7:30 PM tonight at Skylight Books.

• At Vroman's Bookstore, David Sedaris will discuss and sign Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim at 7 PM. We suggest arriving early, as tickets will be required for admission and the line-up begins at 4 PM.

THURSDAY

• Tonight at the Henry Fonda Theater, Sleater-Kinney will be performing with Mary Timony. Doors open at 8 PM; tickets are $18.

• Ash and the Rolling Blackouts perform a late show tonight at 10 PM at the Knitting Factory. Tickets are $12.

• The Side Hillman Quartet perform with Thee Missouri and The Good Listeners at Tangier. Doors open at 9 PM; tickets are $10.

• Celebrate the Project Blowed 10th Anniversary Tour tonight at the El Rey. The performances—featuring Aceyalone, Abstract Rude, Bus Driver, DJ Drez, Cve, Medusa, Hip Hop Klan, Customer Service and Jah Orah—begins at 8 PM. Tickets are $22.50.

• The Egyptian Theatre sponsors the premiere of Hayao Miyazaki's new film, Howl's Moving Castle, tonight at 7 PM. The screening will be held at the El Capitan Theatre at 7 PM; the film features vocal performances by Emily Mortimer, Christian Bale, Jean Simmons, Loren Bacall and Billy Crystal. Tickets are available by calling 1-800-DISNEY-6.

MOCA Grand Avenue hosts the panel discussion "Placing, Naming, Shaping" featuring Neli Denari, Jeffrey Inaba and Miwon Kwon on the overlapping concerns of contemporary art, architecture and design. Admission is free.

FRIDAY

The Echo features dancehall queen Rosie Flores with Mike Stinson and Speed Buggy at 8:30 PM. Tickets are $10. [18+]

• Tonight at Spaceland, enjoy a record release party for The Willowz, with special guests Scarling, My Sexual Dad and Shoot Out the Lights. Doors open at 9 PM. 

• Flamenco maestro Ottmar Liebert performs tonight at The Canyon Club at 9 PM. Tickets are $39.50.

• Pinback performs tonight at Avalon. Doors open at 8 PM.

• At CineSpace, enjoy happy hour from 6-7:30 PM, followed by Dinner & A Movie with Team America at 8 PM.

Beyond Baroque features poets Ariel Robello and Luis Rodriguez, author of Always Running: La Vida Loca and Gang Days in LA, at 7:30 PM.

• "The Envisioning of Passion: Vincent van Gogh and German Expressionism," is the featured lecture at the Norton Simon tonight at 7 PM. Dr. Andrés Mario Zervigón, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of La Verne, discusses the use of expressionist technique to represent the invisible.

SATURDAY

• At CineSpace, enjoy happy hour from 6-7:30 PM, followed by Dinner & A Movie with Team America at 8 PM.

SUNDAY

• At 2 PM, LACMA features the lecture "Mystery, Melancholy, and Nostalgia: André Kertész's Changing Vision of Paris" by Sarah Greenough, curator and department head of photography at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. No tickets are required.