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MONDAY

• The Troubadour has The Good Life, The Velvet Teen, Bella Lea and Consafos tonight. Doors open at 7:30 PM; tickets are $12 advance.

• At the ArcLight, author Daniel Handler, director Brad Silberling and Executive Producer Julia Pistor will be on hand for a Q&A after the screening of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, beginning at 7:30 PM.

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• Local favorite Steve Almond will be signing his new book, The Evil B.B. Chow, at Skylight Books at 7:30 PM.

• The Skirball hosts "Thinking After Einstein," an evening of conversation with Brian Eno and Danny Hillis. The event begins at 8 PM; tickets are $20 for students, $25 for members and $30 general admission.

TUESDAY

• Aqueduct, ArmyNavy and Ahmaste will be performing at the Knitting Factory at 8 PM. Tickets are $8.

• The Silverlake Lounge hosts a free evening with Depression Party, Telecast and Maritime Academy starting at 9 PM.

• At Spaceland, Damon and Naomi (with Kuri Hara of Ghost) will be performing with Timonium and The Moon Upstairs. Doors open at 9 PM.

• The Vacation begin a three-day stint of record release gigs at the Silverlake Lounge. Tonight features performances by The Binges, The High Speed Scene and Drugstore Cowgirls. Cover is $5.

• Lewis Black will be signing Nothing Sacred at BookSoup at 7 PM.

Dutton's Brentwood hosts Amy Ephron for a signing of One Sunday Morning at 7 PM.

• Author Naomi Hirahara will discuss and sign Gasa Gasa Girl at 7 PM at Vroman's in Pasadena.

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• Tonight is also the monthly RES Magazine showcase, featuring the work of filmmaker Brian Beletic; new videos from Gorillaz, The Arcade Fire and the Chemical Brothers; and drinks, gifts and DJs Todd Roberts & Kiino Villand following at Geisha House. The show starts at 8 PM at the Egyptian Theatre.

WEDNESDAY

• The Troubadour presents Fielding, Yes Dear, Addison, Redwalls and Aribella Harrison at 7 PM. Tickets are $8 advance.

• The Vacation perform their second night of record release gigs at the Silverlake Lounge. Tonight features performances by The Thieves, The Chelsea Smiles and Sabrosa Purr. Cover is $5.

• Old 97s frontman Rhett Miller performs tonight at Largo at 8 PM.

• The Hammer Museum has a screening of Get Rid of Yourself, an original film by the Bernadette Corporation, at 7 PM.

THURSDAY

• Viva Voce, Ill Lit and Summer at Shatter Creek perform tonight at Spaceland. Doors open at 9 PM.

• The Vacation perform their third and final night at the Silverlake Lounge, featuring performances by The Gunshy, All Hours and Frisky Jones. Cover is $5.

• Author Kazuo Ishiguro will discuss and sign Never Let Me Go at Vroman's at 7 PM.

LACMA has the 6:30 PM Masters of Architecture Lecture: Richard Meier. Tickets are $12 general admission; $10 AIA and LACMA members; $5 senior 62+ and students with ID; free to students from USC and CalPoly Pomona.

MOCA Grand Avenue features an Art Talk by Jeremy Strick, MOCA director and co-curator of Visual Music. The lecture begins at 6:30 PM, admission is free.

FRIDAY

• Scott H. Biram, The Glassell Park 3 and Skeeter Truck will be performing at The Scene Bar. Cover is $6.

• KCRW presents Ulrich Schnauss, George Sarah & String Trio at the Knitting Factory. Tickets are $10 advance, $12 at the door. Show starts at 8 PM.

• Also at the Knitting Factory, The Lucksmiths and Math & Physics Club onstage at 7 PM. Tickets are $10.

• Magnolia Electric Co., The Court and Spark and Milton Mapes perform tonight at The Echo. Show starts at 8:30 PM and tickets are $10. [18+]

• At The Fold at King King, Alan Astor, Seksu Roba and Captain Ahab perform at 9 PM.

The Fold at El Cid has Radio Vago, Bedroom Walls and Boyskout for $5.

SATURDAY

• Willie Nelson & Friends (including Shelby Lynne and Susan Tedeschi) are giving a special birthday performance tonight at The Greek Theatre. The show starts at 7 PM; tickets range from $34.50-$60.

• Guitarist Steve Vai performs at The Wiltern with special guest Eric Sardinas at 8 PM. Tickets are $25 and $32.50.

• Gogogo Airheart, The Willowz, Tsk Tsk and sO sO sO... perform tonight at The Smell. Doors open at 9 PM and tickets are $5.

• The Museum of the American West hosts a panel in the series "Fighting Back? Violence in the American West," titled "Gangster to Gangsta: The Romantic Outlaw Yesterday and Today" about the romanticization of violence in the American West. The panel takes place from 2 – 3:30 PM. Admission is $10.

• At the Huntington, this Saturday is the first of a two-session workshop on Ikebana from 9 AM – 12 PM. Registration is $75 for non-members, $65 for members.