• Les Savy Fav with The Hold Steady, Thunderbirds Are Now and Swearing At Motorists are at Avalon tonight at 8 PM. Tickets are $17.
• The one and only Cheap Trick are at the House of Blues Sunset. Doors open at 8 PM; tickets are $33.50. [18+]
• LACMA features a 7:30 PM lecture, Eames Interiors: "Functioning Decoration," by Pat Kirkham of the Bard Graduate Center in New York. Admission is $15.
• The Grindhouse Film Festival is back at the New Beverly tonight at 7:30 PM, featuring Dolemite (star Rudy Ray Moore tentatively scheduled to appear), followed by Brotherhood of Death at 9:30 PM. Tickets are $7.
• Tonight is the final preview of "Colored Contradictions" at Company of Angels, featuring works written by George C. Wolfe, Zora Neale Hurston, Nikki Giovanni and others. The show starts at 8 PM and tickets are $15.