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TUESDAY

• The legendary Donovan brings his 40th Anniversary tour to the Wilshire Ebell Theatere tonight at 8 PM. Tickets range from $38-43.

• Super Furry Animals and Caribou are at Avalon tonight at 9 PM; tickets are $20.

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• At Tangier, check out Mia Doi Todd, Inara George and Holcombe Waller starting at 8:45 PM. Cover is $10.

• The Disney Concert Hall features the program "Mostly Mozart," featuring members of the LA Phil and pianist Leif Ove Andsnes doing works by Shostakovich and Mozart. The concert begins at 8 PM and tickets are $16-43.

WEDNESDAY

• The first lady of goth, Anne Rice, will be at Vroman's Bookstore to sign copies of her new book, Christ the Lord Out of Egypt tonight at 6 PM. Be sure to check the rules before bringing any old titles for signing.

FRIDAY

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• The Earlies, The Idaho Falls, Great Northern and No North bring on the pop tonight at The Echo. Doors open at 8:30 PM and tickets are $10. [18+]

• Very Be Careful and El Manifesto play Dante's birthday party at Little Pedro's. The party gets going at 9 PM. Tickets are $7.

UCLA Live features a performance by the one and only De La Soul at 8 PM. Tickets are $22-38 ($15 for UCLA students).

• "Up Against the Sprawl," a presentation by Dr Jennifer Wolch of the USC Center for Sustainable Cities, takes place tonight at Not a Cornfield from 7:30 – 10:30 PM. The talk will take place in the yurt at the site's north entrance.

• Jared Diamond, John Merson, Peter Gleick and Peter Sellars will be on hand for a discussion at the Natural History Museum, plus performances by The Rebirth, Rocky Dawuni, Kinnara Taiko and DJs Carlos Niño and Hoseh, starting at 7 PM. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 members and students.

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SATURDAY

• The Wrens and Jim Yoshii Pile Up are at the Troubadour. Doors open at 8 PM; tickets are $13 advance, $15 day of.

• It's Deadwood Night at the Knitting Factory, with sets by Sacred Cowboys and King Straggler. The show starts at 8 PM; tickets are $10.

• LA Weekly presents The Class of '05 at Spaceland, with performances by Ariel Pink, Tsar, The Adored, The Prix and DJ Lina Lecaro. Tickets are $10 and doors open at 9 PM.

• The legendary Phil Shane is performing for free at Alex's Bar.

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• The Viking Invasion hits Raid Projects with an opening reception featuring works by Heimir Björgulfsson, Ida Ekdlad, Peter Hallberg, Onkel Konkel, Lars Larsson, Jonas Liveröd, Iwo Myrin, Oskar Nilsson, Anders Nordby, Jonas Ohlsson, Fredrik Söderberg, Pär Strömberg and Helgi Thorsson, and a special performance by En Halvkokt I Folie. The reception runs from 7 – 10 PM; the exhibit closes December 31.

• The FAB Market is back, featuring SCI-Arc's new Inflatable Gallery Pavilion, a special fashion runway event and a panel discussion between Councilwoman Jan Perry and artist Richard Godfrey, moderated by developer Tom Gilmore on the relationship between art, business and charity. The Market runs from 11 AM – 5 PM at 330 Santa Fe Avenue. Admission is free.

• From 11 AM – 5 PM, do some early Christmas shopping at the Tropicalismo Winter Arts Gift Fair at Tropico de Nopal Gallery in Echo Park.

SUNDAY

• Calvin Johnson (of K Records), Tender Forever and the Lavender Diamond play tonight at The Smell. Admission is $5; doors open at 9 PM.

The Huntington Library hosts a holiday card-making workshop from noon – 4 PM. $55 gets you the workshop and all materials.

• From 11 AM – 5 PM, do some early Christmas shopping at the Tropicalismo Winter Arts Gift Fair at Tropico de Nopal Gallery in Echo Park.

MONDAY

• The Aero Theatre has a special sneak preview of Memoirs of a Geisha at 7:30 PM, followed by a discussion with star Ziyi Zhang.