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'Tis a busy night in our fair metropolis as Los Angeles bids adieu to summer amid the random rainstorms and brilliant sunlight of early September. In celebration of a summer well spent (and hopefully, a fall to be well spent), LAist hopes our fair readers venture out tonight and enjoy the finest the city has to offer.

At the Avalon Hollywood, see garage rock duo The Black Keys on tour in support of their new album, Rubber Factory, at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $15.00.

In the Knitting Factory Main Room, see the former Butthole Surfers frontman perform with Gibby Haynes and His Problem with The Wives and The Lot Six, also at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $15.00.

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In the Knitting Factory Alterknit Lounge, see Aaron Espinoza of Earlimart, performing with Tim Scanlin of Actionslacks and Jack Burnside of The Few at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $7.00.

More events after the jump!

At the Egyptian Theatre, those of a more mature or adventurous mindset can enjoy films from the For Adults Only series, now playing. Tonight's features are a new 35MM print of the Marlon Brando/Bernardo Bertolucci film Last Tango in Paris, at 7:00 PM; the Russ Meyer 1970 cheesecake classic Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (which features music from The Strawberry Alarm Clock) at 9:45 PM, followed by the Ralph Bakshi film Fritz the Cat, Bakshi's take on R. Crumb's underground comic—the first animated feature to receive an X rating.

At LACMA, see two films in the continuing series "Monty: The Films of Montgomery Clift": the 1948 western Red River, also starring John Wayne, followed by the Italian thriller Terminal Station, co-written by Truman Capote. The double feature kicks off at 7:30 PM.

To celebrate the closing of the exhibition "Made in Mexico," UCLA's Hammer Museum is throwing a Hammer Bash! tonight from 7:00 PM until midnight. Admission to the musuem is free, and the event includes lives DJs, giveaways and cash bars.

In other art events, local artist Brian Poor, vetran of robotics and mechanical animation, will be showing some of his latest works at 673 N. Berendo Street in Hollywood between 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM. The show will also be open Saturday at the same time.

At the 6150 Building, enjoy an evening of multiple openings: Jeff McMahon's paintings at Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Abraham Cruzvillegas's conceptual sculptures at Roberts & Tilton, a major Martin Kippenberger installation at 1301PE, and the parking lot closing party for Susan Silton's SOLD billboard installation atop the complex. The event runs from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM and admission is free (though you might want to arrive early to get a parking space). The 6150 Building is located at 6150 Wilshire Boulevard.

Nearby at the Kontainer Gallery, also from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, is the opening reception for Hillary Bleeker's new show, Let it Ride.

At Bergamot Station in the Richard Heller Gallery, tonight is the opening reception for Ernesto Caivano's new show, Mating Grounds, from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

If video art is more your speed, check out tonight's opening at The Project, Jason Salavon's new exhibit, everyday coma. The reception runs from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.