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Arts and Entertainment

Oh No, Not Monday

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MONDAY

• At Largo, show up around 8 PM to witness the Greg Proops Chat Show with Dave Eggers.

• Ludovic Lefebvre, chef at Bastide on Melrose, signs his new book Crave: The Feast of the Five Senses at 7:00 PM at Vroman's in Pasadena.

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TUESDAY

• Caribou (formerly known as Manitoba) performs tonight at Spaceland with Junior Boy, Brad Lainer and Christopher Willits and the Russian Futurists.

The El Rey hosts The Dears, Marjorie Fair and The Shout Out Louds tonight at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $15.50.

RES Magazine hosts it's monthly screening tonight, featuring new videos for the Basement Jaxx, Quasimoto, Aesop Rock and Amon Tobin, plus the West Coast premiere of Chris Cunningham's new short film, Rubber Johnny. The screening begins at 8 PM; tickets at $10.

• The Grindhouse Film Festival returns to the New Beverly Cinema tonight, featuring screenings of Maniac Cop 2 and Vigilante, with special guest appearances by director Bill Lustig and Robert Forster. The night kicks off at 7:30 PM and tickets are $7.

WEDNESDAY

The Scene hosts the 2nd Annual Vaudeville Burlesque & Variety Show, "The Hollywood Hootch," starring Mr. Charlie, Jessika Von Fuhr, The Martini Kings, Violet Valentine, Downtown Val Fernando of the Derby Dolls and singer comedienne Veronica Cyphree, with DJ Skot from 400 Blows. Cover is $8.

• The New Beverly Cinema has a Fritz Lang double feature, screening Metropolis at 7:30 PM, followed by M at 9:50.

THURSDAY

• Smog performs tonight at Amoeba Music, doing songs off the new album A River Ain't Too Much to Love, at 7 PM.

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The Echo hosts Boombip and Fog tonight at 8:30 PM. Tickets are $10 advance, $12 at the door. [18+]

• Year Future, 400 Blows and Wires On Fire are on tonight at The Glasshouse, starting at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $8.

• At The Scene, catch locals The Distortions, Summer Darling, Shapes of Racecars and Hellen Stellar. Cover is $5.

• ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead is at the Wiltern LG tonight with The (International) Noise Conspiracy and We Are Wolves. Doors open at 7 PM and tickets are $20.

FRIDAY

• Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy performs solo at the Henry Fonda Theater at 9 PM. Doors open at 8 PM.

• The King of California, Dave Alvin, performs tonight at McCabe's Guitar Shop with Mike Stinson. The show starts at 8 PM and tickets are $20.

Spaceland features the reunited original 1985 lineup of the LA punk band The Leaving Trains, performing with Falling James and Dirty Little Secret. Doors open at 9 PM.

• High on Fire is at The Echo tonight with 400 Blows. Tickets are $10 advance, $12 at the door, and doors open at 9 PM. [18+]

• The Egyptian Theatre hosts a Billy Wilder double feature tonight, showing Sunset Boulevard at 7:30 PM, immediately followed by Double Indemnity.

• At LACMA, Matt Dukes Jordan will "preside over a collection of contemporary artists," all of whom are featured in his new book Weirdo Deluxe: The Wild World of Pop Surrealism and Lowbrow Art. The event begins at 7 PM.

SATURDAY

• Stereo Total is at the Knitting Factory tonight with The Gossip and Da Hawney Troof. Show starts at 8 PM; tickets are $12.

• Dave Alvin performs his second night at McCabe's, accompanied by the Ditty Bops. The show begins at 7:30 PM and tickets are $20.

• High on Fire continue their whirlwind tour of LA, playing with Graves at Sea and It's Casual tonight at Alex's Bar. Tickets are $10 and doors open at 8 PM.

The Glasshouse hosts American Nightmare, featuring: Asmodeus (Holland), Dragstrip Demons (playing their final show), Barnyard Ballers and special guest Demon City Wreckers, plus the Strarlight Wranglers, The Rezurex, Knock'em Stiff, Formaldehydes, The Neo Phonics and Zombillyz. The festival kicks off at 4 PM and tickets are $16 advance, $20 at the door.

• The LA Conservancy is leading walking tours of Highland Park, featuring a visit to the Crafstman homes of Sycamore Terrace. To make reservations, call (213) 623-2489; tours take place at 1, 1:15, 1:30 and 1:45 PM.

SUNDAY

• The Chapin Sisters are at The Echo tonight, along with Dame Satan, Garret Pierce and Moris Tepper. Doors open at 6:30 PM and tickets are $5. [18+]

• The New Beverly Cinema has a Katsuhiro Ôtomo double feature today: his new film, Steamboy, at 2:45 PM and 7:30 PM, followed the the seminal Akira at 5:10 PM and 9:55 PM.

• Literary critic and writer Michel Houellebecq will be conversing with writer Sam Lipsyte at the Hammer Museum at 5 PM.