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MONDAY

• At 7:30 PM, the Knitting Factory hosts a Dax Benefit Show, featuring Subtle (Doseone and Jel of Themselves and cLOUDDEAD), Busdriver, Daedelus, Damon Aaron and One AM Radio. Tickets are $10 advance, $12 at the door.

The Hotel Cafe, see Tommy Fields, Tony Lucca and Tim Jones beginning at 8 PM.

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TUESDAY

Sea Level Records presents Sinking! at the Bigfoot Lodge with DJs sealeveltodd, Crooner and DJ Rebel Yell (aka Going Away James). Things kick off at 9 PM; admission is free, so long as you are over 21.

• At the Knitting Factory, show up around 8 PM to see Damien Jurado, Two Gallants and Sail On, Sailor! for $10.

WEDNESDAY

• Brendan Benson and Giant Drag perform tonight at the Troubadour. Doors open at 8 PM, tickets are $15.

• Cake, Gomez, Robbers on High Street and Voynse are on stage tonight at UCLA's Royce Hall, beginning at 7 PM.

• Enjoy an evening of Todd Solondz at the New Beverly Cinema, with Happiness at 7:30 PM, followed by Welcome to the Dollhouse at 10:10 PM.

THURSDAY

• The Chapin Sisters and The Idaho Falls are at Spaceland tonight. Doors open at 9 PM.

• At the Viper Room, catch Palo Alto, Stealing Venus, Utiog, The Royal and Intercooler. Doors are at 7:30 PM.

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• Better Than Ezra are at The Roxy tonight with Ingram Hill. Doors open at 8 PM and tickets are $20.

• For the rest of the week, catch special screenings of a 70mm print of the classic Lawrence of Arabia at 7:30 PM at The Aero.

• At the Egyptian Theatre, scholar Kevin Barry will be giving the lecture "James Joyce's 'The Dead' and Cinema" at 7:30 PM.

• Enjoy an evening of Todd Solondz at the New Beverly Cinema, with Happiness at 7:30 PM, followed by Welcome to the Dollhouse at 10:10 PM.

FRIDAY

• Thievery Corporation will be appearing tonight at The Wiltern at 9 PM. Tickets are $35.

• Bang Sugar Bang, Midway, The King Cheetah, The Letter Openers, Silver Needle, Underwater City People, The Randies, The OAOT's, The Knives, Billion Stars, The Waking Hours, Rainman Suite, Bobot Adrenaline and Chromosome Tea are performing at a Kiss or Kill record release tonight at the Knitting Factory. The show starts at 7 PM; tickets are $5.

• Radar Bros are performing at special post Cinco de Mayo/return-from-tour show at The Echo with special guests Future Pigeon and ArmyNavy. Doors open at 8:30 PM and tickets are $5. [18+]

• Tonight at The Fold at El Cid, $7 buys entrance to a fundraiser for titanradio.org, featuring Gris Gris, edIT, This Song Is A Mess But So Am I and Dirty Little Secret. Everything gets started at 9:30 PM.

• The Allman Brothers Band and Martin Sexton are performing tonight at The Greek Theatre at 7 PM. Tickets are $34-$60.

• Very Be Careful, El Manifesto & DJ Edwin Portillo are all performing tonight Little Pedro's. Doors open at 9 PM; tickets are $7.

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SATURDAY

• Die Hunns, Three Bad Jacks, Ladykillers, The Orphans and Primadonna are at the Troubadour tonight. Doors open at 7 PM. Tickets are $10 advance, $12 at the door.

• First lady of country Loretta Lynn is at the Galaxy Theatre tonight at 8 PM. Tickets are $75.

• Sassy no-wavers Glass Candy and the Shattered Theatre will be at The Smell, along with Upsilon Acrus, Sexy Prison and Parker Posie's Parkinsons. Doors open at 9 PM and tickets are $5.

• Team Sleep (featuring Chino Moreno of the Deftones) will be on stage at The Roxy tonight at 9 PM. Tickets are $15.

• Tonight at Little Pedro's, see Razzmatazz at 9 PM, followed by an after party for the Buffmonster exhibit Lick It Up at 12 AM. Tickets are $8. [18+] The Buffmonster opening reception begins at 7 PM at Transport Gallery.

• At LACMA, see Ernst Jünger’s Occupation Diaries 1941-44 as part of the series "Documentaries about Occupied France," followed by Les Enfants du Paradis, part of the series "French Cinema and the Occupation," at 7:30 PM.

• For the rest of the week, catch special screenings of a 70mm print of the classic Lawrence of Arabia at 2 PM and 6:30 PM at The Aero.

• Do something good for your yard today at The Huntington: a class in worm composting runs from 1 – 4 PM. Registration is $45 for members, $55 for non-members. To register, call (626) 405-2146.

SUNDAY

• At Spaceland, see Springtime Suites, a collaborative night of music with members of The Messes, Winter Flowers, Frausdots, Becky Stark and others. Admission is free.

Skylight Books hosts a CodePink booksigning of How to Stop the Next War Now at 4:00 PM.

MOCA Grand Avenue has an Art Talk at 3 PM, featuring Charlotte Eyerman, assistant curator of paintings at the Getty, discussing the connections between Munch's Starry Night and Rothko's No. 61 (Rust and Blue) and Into the Unknown: Abstraction. Admission is free.

• Catch special screenings of a 70mm print of the classic Lawrence of Arabia at 4 PM at The Aero.