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TUESDAY

• The Decemberists and Sons and Daughters perform tonight at the Henry Fonda Theater. Doors open at 8 PM; tickets are $18.

The Echo is having a toga party and show to benefit the MusiCares Hurricane Relief Fund, featuring The Atomic Missiles, Kill Radio, Porterville, BANG sugar BANG and Letter Openers. $3 gets you in, $5 gets you in plus a bumper sticker and pin, $10 gets you in plus a free Kiss or Kill comp or T-shirt. Everything kicks off at 9 PM. [18+]

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• Peter Walker plus Kip Boardman and Tony Gilkyson perform tonight at Tangier. Show up at 9 PM with $7 for the cover.

• Son Volt and Earlimart are on tonight at The El Rey at 7 PM. Tickets are $20.

Screening in the City presents a free showing of Chinatown tonight at The Mountain, in Chinatown's Central Plaza.

• At 7:30 PM, enjoy a special LACMA screening of Proof, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, Hope Davis and jake Gyllenhaal.

WEDNESDAY

• The Decemberists and Sons and Daughters perform tonight at the Henry Fonda Theater. Doors open at 8 PM; tickets are $18.

Spaceland hosts a Katrina benefit featuring Dirty Kings, Numchuck, The Ringers, The Absentee and Demo Team. Doors open at 9 PM.

• The UCLA Live season kicks off with live theater, featuring plays by Charlie Kaufman and Francis Fregoli, plus music by Carter Burwell and featuring Hope Davis, Peter Dinklage, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan, Meryl Streep and David Thewlis. The plays begin at 8 PM; tickets are $38-60 ($17 for UCLA students).

• The New Beverly Cinema is showing Jim Jarmusch's absolutely brilliant Dead Man at 7:30 PM.

THURSDAY

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• Bernhauser, Anchors for Architects, Seven Times On The Sea, Sticky Children and El Ten Eleven are playing tonight at the Knitting Factory. The show starts at 8 PM. Tickets are $5.

• The UCLA Live season kicks off with live theater, featuring plays by Charlie Kaufman and Francis Fregoli, plus music by Carter Burwell and featuring Hope Davis, Peter Dinklage, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan, Meryl Streep and David Thewlis. The plays begin at 8 PM; tickets are $38-60 ($17 for UCLA students).

• Author John Powers and LA Weekly columnist Marc Cooper will discuss Powers' book, Sore Winners: American Idols, Patriotic Shoppers and Other Strange Species in George Bush's America, at the Silent Movie Theater tonight at 6:30 PM. To RSVP, email sstreet@laweekly.com.

The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio will screen tonight at 8 PM at the ArcLight, to be followed by a Q&A with Jane Anderson.

• The New Beverly Cinema is showing Jim Jarmusch's absolutely brilliant Dead Man at 7:30 PM.

• Tickets are sold out, but fans without them can still hold out for standby admission to a special screening of Antonioni's The Passenger tonight at 8 PM, featuring a special appearance by the director himself.

FRIDAY

Avalon features Chevelle and Taproot tonight at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $22.

• Modfather Paul Weller performs tonight at The Wiltern at 8 PM. Tickets are $30-37.50.

• The Decemberists and Sons and Daughters are at The Glasshouse tonight at 8 PM. Tickets are $15.

• The UCLA Live season kicks off with live theater, featuring plays by Charlie Kaufman and Francis Fregoli, plus music by Carter Burwell and featuring Hope Davis, Peter Dinklage, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan, Meryl Streep and David Thewlis. The plays begin at 8 PM; tickets are $38-60 ($17 for UCLA students).

SATURDAY

• Michael Penn and Jesse Sykes perform tonight at the Troubadour. Tickets are $20 advance, doors open at 8 PM.

• "Full Moon" —an exhibit of Paul Rushcha's private art collection— opens tonight at Pharmaka Gallery. The artist will be on hand for the reception and book signing from 6-9 PM. Recommended parking is at Main & 4th, near Pete's Cafe; it costs $3 after 4 PM.

• It's a Polanski retrospective at the Aero Theatre this week, featuring a special new print of Rosemary's Baby tonight at 7:30 PM.

• Meanwhile, the Egyptian Theatre features a sneak preview of Polanski's newest, Oliver Twist, starring Ben Kingsley, at 6 PM.

• Show up early for another special event featuring Micahelangelo Antonioni, this time screening 1961's La Notte, at LACMA tonight at 7:30 PM.

• Bring a blanket and someone to keep you warm during the Museum of the American West's free screening of Leone's magnificent Once Upon A Time in the West tonight at 8 PM.

SUNDAY

• Her Space Holiday and The Rakes appear tonight at the Troubadour. Tickets are $10 advance, $12 day of; doors open at 8 PM.

• The B-52s are at the Canyon Club for the unbelievably low price of $68.50. The show starts at 9 PM.

McCabe's Guitar Shop hosts The Waco Brothers Bloodshot Revue, featuring Sally Timms, Jon Langford and Dollar Store tonight at 7 PM. Tickets are $15.

• Kris Kristofferson and Steve Earle perform tonight at Royce Hall at 7 PM. Tickets are $35-55, or $20 for UCLA students.

MONDAY

• The Aero Theatre hosts a special screening of The Big Easy at 7:30 PM. Donations will be collected at the door to be donated to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.