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While we're happy that the Clippers are doing much better than expected this year and haven't already given up on the season (and if they can just string a few more wins together might even compete for the 8th playoff spot in the West), we're heading to the Staples Center tonight to get our last chance to see Shaquille O'Neal play in Los Angeles this season. Your Los Angeles Clippers host the Miami Heat tonight at 7:30 PM.

Then, if you're cool, you'll make it over to the west side to catch London's own Spacek as they perform their airy neo-soul goodness. Opening for them (at midnight) is up and coming LA soul artist, GB. This is at the Temple Bar and tickets are only $10.

On Saturday, The Def Poetry Jam Tour makes its way to the Kodak Theatre. We're not sure if Beau Sia, Poetry Slam Champion Extraordinaire, is on this leg of the tour but we are sure that, regardless, everyone on the lineup will be entertaining. It's info-tainment! Tickets range from $24 - 45 and there are two sets: 4 and 9pm.

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If you like your art more painted than spoken, The Fröden Gallery opens its 4 Man Show at 7pm. P-Jay Fidler, Ryan Wallace and Glen Baldrige join one of our favorite local artists, Max Miceli, in an exhibit of some of their most recent works.

Now after all that brain food if you're ready to shake your rump-a, it's time to head to the Conga Room for Backspin. It's El-Dopa's birthday and the multiculti and sexy will be getting down to special guest DJs Language and J-Logic. Backspin is free with an RSVP and doors open at 9pm (although they usually don't put the needles on the records til around 10 and the dance floor isn't hot til about 11).