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• The El Rey hosts Brit sensations Razorlight with The Like and Tender Trio at 7 PM. Tickets are $15.50.
• Tonight at The Echo, The Section Quartet will be finishing up their residency, accompanied by the vocals of Greg Dulli, Sam Philips and Grant Lee Philips, performing originals and covers, as well as performances by The Ditty Bops and Astra Heights. Doors open at 8 PM and admission is $7. [18+]
• At the Troubadour, KCRW presents French Kicks with Dios Malos and Foreign Born. Doors open at 8 PM, and tickets are $12.
• Lou Barlow will be performing a 7 PM set at Amoeba Music to celebrate the release of his new solo album, Emoh.
• Conceptual artist Jennifer Bolande will be giving a lecture tonight at the Hammer Museum, discussing her works in performance, installation, film, photography, sculpture, video, digital constructions, and animation.
• Between 7:30–9 PM, LACMA hosts "Court Songs and Folk Songs," an evening of music presented by The Society of Traditional Korean Musicology. The event is free, but tickets are required and can be picked up from LACMA’s box office.
• Celebrate the opening of artLA’s Contemporary Art Fair from 6–9 PM at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Featuring all manner of contemporary art, the event also features the Mobile Art Park, an intra-exhibition of luxury mobile homes. For more information, call (213) 633-5381.
Donald Trump was a fading TV presence when the WGA strike put a dent in network schedules.
Pickets are being held outside at movie and TV studios across the city
For some critics, this feels less like a momentous departure and more like a footnote.
Disneyland's famous "Fantasmic!" show came to a sudden end when its 45-foot animatronic dragon — Maleficent — burst into flames.
Leads Ali Wong and Steven Yeun issue a joint statement along with show creator Lee Sung Jin.
Every two years, Desert X presents site-specific outdoor installations throughout the Coachella Valley. Two Los Angeles artists have new work on display.