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FRIDAY

• The inimitable Chris Whitley performs tonight at the Knitting Factory with Rob Shapiro from Populuxe. Doors open at 8 PM; tickets are $12.

• Ray Wylie Hubbard and I See Hawks in LA are at McCabe's Guitar Shop tonight at 8 PM. Tickets are $15.

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• Guitarist extraordinaire Mark Knopfler and special guest William Topley perform at the Greek Theatre tonight at 7:30 PM. Tickets range from $30-79.50.

The Scene hosts The Rolling Blackouts, The Red Onions and the Alleged Gunman. Cover is $8.

• Shiny Toy Guns, Gram Rabbit, Abandoned Pools and Boy Girl play the Galaxy Theatre tonight at 8 PM. Tickets are $10.

• The musicians, dancers and acrobats of Elvis Schoenberg's Orchestre Surreal take over the Ford tonight at 8:30 PM. Tickets are $18-22.50.

• The Hammer Museum hosts another series of Sundance Summer Shorts at 8 PM, featuring Fast Film, Ryan, The Meaning of Life, Solo un Cargador, The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal and The Raftman's Razor.

Click here to see our list of events for the weekend.