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A Narrative History of the Lightbulb is Catherine Wagner's show, inspired by the Baltimore Museum of Industry's collection of lightbulbs. Wagner chronicle's the evolution of the household object through color Lambda prints. An opening reception is scheduled for tonight.

6-8 p.m. // Gallery Luisotti (Bergamot Station Art Center) // 2525 Michigan Ave, Bldg A2 // Free

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In Glendale at the Alex is a collection of notable local dance troupes in an evening called Celebrate Dance. Slated to take the stage are Bakhausdance, Baker & Tarpage Dance Project, Contra-Tiempo, Viktor Kabaniaev & Dancers, Method Contemporary Dance, Lux Aeterna Dance Company, Motion Tribe, and Bodytraffic.

8:00 p.m. // The Alex Theatre // 216 North Brand Blvd, Glendale // (818) 243-2611 // $17-$35

Jigu! Thunder Drums of China assembles 28 percussionists and musicians from Shanxi province who create a powerful musical landscape through with centuries-old traditions, high-tech special effects, and some serious drumming.

8:00 p.m. // Armstrong Theatre: Torrance Cultural Arts Center // 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance // (310) 787-7171 // $35

Enjoy an evening of music, dance, and roaring twenties style celebration at Wig Out!'s Get Your Flapper On. Dance the night away to all 1920s music. Performers include: Jeanatalia, Aaron & Atom, Kitty Diggins, Ten West, Ian MacKinnon & Angelita of Discount Cruise to Hell, Creekbird, Penny Starr, Jr., Michael Lucid of Pretty Thingsss and more.

10:00 p.m. // The Stone Bar! // 5221 Hollywood Blvd. // $8 with wig or top hat; $10 without

Gather 'round for a Street Fair centered around Menudo, a traditional Mexican aromatic soup made of beef tripe, hominy and chili, which is stewed for hours with garlic and other spices. There will be rides, community and health info, and plenty of soup to taste.

Noon to 10:00 p.m. // Wilshire Blvd. & Alvarado St. // Free