• 826LA hosts a conversation—sponsored by Believer Magazine—between Mike Davis (author of City of Quartz and The Ecology of Fear) and Joshuah Bearman, with special guest activist and photographer Monique Verdin. The conversation starts at 7 PM. RSVP here or call (310) 305-8418.
• Stars will play an acoustic set from their album Set Yourself on Fire at Amoeba Music at 6 PM. Admission is free.
• El Cid features Cerberus Shoal, Mike Andrews and Falling Leaves (Inara George and Greg Kurstin), starting tonight at 10 PM.
• Death Cab for Cutie, Stars and DJ Thomas Morr are on tonight at The Wiltern at 8 PM. Tickets are $25.
• See Michael Winterbottom's racy new film, 9 Songs at the New Beverly Cinema, featuring music by The Dandy Warhols, Elbow, Franz Ferdinand and others, tonight at 7:45 PM.
• 7 PM at Book Soup means Douglas Menuez presents and signs Heaven, Earth, Tequila, his new book of photos documenting the tequila-making process in Mexico. (Yes, tequila will be served.)
Click here to see our list of events for the weekend.