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• Headphones (featuring Dave Bazan of Pedro the Lion) perform tonight at the Troubadour with the Crystal Skulls and Army Navy. Doors open at 8 PM; tickets are $10 advance, $12 at the door.
• The Go-Go's are bringing back the '80s tonight at The Vault 350. Doors open at 7 PM and tickets are a rock-bottom $54.
• Film Threat hosts a special Star Wars Rarities screening (with Slave Leia Bikini Contest) at CineSpace tonight at 7 PM.
• LACMA will have a 1 PM screening of The Magnificent Ambersons, directed by Orson Welles.
• Arrive at The Huntington at 7:30 PM for a reading by poet Robert Mezey, including his own works and his translations of Jorge Luis Borges. Admission is free.
• The Troubadour has Monade (ex-Stereolab) with The Zincs and Azalia Snail at 8 PM. Tickets are $12 advance, $14 at the door.
• At the Egyptian Theatre, catch either of two screenings of Inflated: The Blow Up Doll Films of Steve Hall and Cathee Wilkins, at 7 and 9 PM. The screening features the films Deep Africa, Scout's Honor, Tonight's the Night, I Touch Myself, Lick My Pussy Dog!, and Hambone. [17+]
• 50 Foot Wave performs tonight at the Knitting Factory with The Slow Signal Fade and Asher. Tickets are $8 and doors open at 8 PM.
• Spaceland features Out Hud, Tussle and Anavan tonight after 9 PM.
• The Section Quartet will be at The Echo tonight with special guests Fire Bug. Tickets are $8. [18+]
• If you missed them the first time, The Pixies are back for two shows tonight—7 and 10:30 PM— atThe Wiltern. Tickets are $45.
• Robert C. Ritchie, director of research at the WM Keck Foundation, will give "The Last Pirate Talk," on the nature of 17th-century buccaneering, at The Huntington. Admission is free and the lecture begins at 7:30 PM.
• Of Montreal, Tilly & the Wall and Grand Buffet will be performing tonight at the Vanguard Theatre (not the Ex Plex!). Tickets are $10 and the show starts at 8 PM.
• The Fold at El Cid has The Dilettantes (featuring Joel from The Brian Jonestown Massacre) with Electromagnetic and Random Aok. Tickets are $7.
• The second and final night of The Pixies at The Wiltern features shows at 7:30 and 10 PM. Tickets are $45.
• At the New Beverly Cinema, tonight is a Godard double feature, with Masculine Feminine at 7:30 PM and Band of Outsiders at 9:30 PM. For more information, call (323) 938-4038.
• Skylight Books is "Remembering Robert Creeley" tonight at 7:30 PM, when the poet's friends and colleagues gather to remember his works. Featuring Lewis MacAdams, Eileen Myles, John Daley, Rae Armantrout, Peter Coyote, Marjorie Perloff, Mark Salerno, Louise Steinman and Michael C. Ford.
• Another free Hammer Bash! tonight at 7 PM, celebrating the closing weekend of "THING," and featuring music from dublab soundsystem DJs E.Moss, Derelict, Morpho and Ale.
• The Natural History Museum has the roundtable discussion "The Beat Goes On," featuring Terrence McNally, Riverside Mayor Ron Loveridge, Dr. Fernando Guerra (Director of the Center for the Study of Los Angeles) and author DJ Waldie, leading up to a special tour of the new exhibit "COLLAPSE?," inspired by the Jared Diamond book. It all starts at 7 PM; tickets are $15.
• The KXLU Fundrazor returns at the Knitting Factory, with performances by Shoot Out the Lights, My Barbarian, Jon Geake, Watch Me Burn, The Peppermints, Halloween Swim Team, Her Space Holiday, My Little Red Toe, Wires On Fire, Pigeon John, Year Future, The Mean Reds, Ariel Pink and Child Pornography. The show starts at 7:30 PM; tickets are $15.
• Tonight at Spaceland, treat yourself to Uptown Lights (featuring Greg Dulli). Doors open at 9 PM.
• Local-ish boys The Mars Volta perform tonight at The Greek Theatre. Tickets are $29 and doors open at 6:30 PM.
• At the New Beverly Cinema, tonight is a Godard double feature, with Masculine Feminine at 5:35 and 9:30 PM and Band of Outsiders at 7:35 and 11:30 PM. For more information, call (323) 938-4038.
• The LA Art Fest Outdoor Festival takes over Traction Avenue and the huge Sci-Arc parking lot near Third, downtown. The weekend features art installations, live music, performance art, and hundreds of art booth space and food vendors
• The Knitting Factory hosts Sir Richard Bishop (of Sun City Girls), Joe Baiza and Congress Of beginning at 8 PM. Tickets are $10.
• The LA Art Fest Outdoor Festival takes over Traction Avenue and the huge Sci-Arc parking lot near Third, downtown. The weekend features art installations, live music, performance art, and hundreds of art booth space and food vendors.