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Simply Good Weekend

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First, the parties you might be too late to go to: Giant Step Records hosts a listening party for Simply Good Music, Volume 2 at Star Shoes tonight. They still have RSVP info up so you could still get on that list. In other listening party news, Faith Evans's new album will be previewed tomorrow night at The Lounge. The Lounge is at 9077 Santa Monica Blvd (it's near the Troubadour). If you can't make it out for that one, we hear there's another listening party on Monday at Joseph's but we've been finding that spot even more skeevy than usual of late. All listening parties are promising free giveaways of some sort.

Now the parties you can go to: Tonight, Highland Grounds hosts the Night of Fools, a kind of singer/songwriter variety show. Kyle Gass of Tenacious D, John Hawkes from HBO's Deadwood and this guy will all be performing. There also will be sketch comedy. The show starts at 8 PM so get there on time or early. There's a $5 cover with a one drink minimum.

Tomorrow night you can welcome Giant Robot's newest location, GR Silverlake and Junc Gallery. Brendan Monroe is the first featured artist at the gallery. Doors open at 7 and it is free.