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Turn Up the Bay City Rollers
Okay, LAists. You were promised more entertainment for the weekend and you've got it. Check below for the highlights of Saturday and Sunday.
The Wilshire Ebell Theatre hosts incomparable pop sensations The Magnetic Fields Saturday at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $23.00.
In the main space at the Knitting Factory you can catch The Wrens with The Jim Yoshii Pile Up and Timonium. The show starts at 8:00 PM and tickets are $13.00.
At Spaceland, catch Patterson Hood (of the Drive-By Truckers) with Cary Hudson (of Blue Mountain) and Gravenhurst. Doors open at 8:00 PM and tickets are $10.00.
If you're up for some psychobilly, head for Bobby's Montebello Inn to see Calavera and the Koffin Kats. Doors are at 8:30 PM with a $10.00 cover. 18+
The Brand Library and Art Center in Glendale—which, LAist might add, is haunted by the ghost of Leland Brand—is having it's 2004 Art & Music Sale from 10:00 AM–3:00 PM this Saturday. The sale will include art, music, fiction and non-fiction books; magazines; records, CDs, sheet music and musical scores; prints; original artwork; and arts and crafts.
The one-man show Bitter Bierce, or The Friction We Call Grief, about the life and times of 19th century agitator Ambrose Bierce starring John Billingsley, continues on Saturday and Sunday. The show starts at 8:00 PM Saturday and 7:00 PM on Sunday. The Zephyr is located at 7456 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood; for more information call (323) 860-9860.
Hip hop hits the Troubadour Sunday night with Raekwon, Amani Walker, The Morgue and others. Doors open at 7:30 PM; tickets are $25.00 and can only be purchased at the door.
Get your art fix Sunday afternoon when Liz Larner gives an art talk at MOCA at California Plaza. Commencing at 3:00 PM, Larner will be discussing the current exhibit, A Minimal Future?, the first large-scale historical exhibition in the U.S. to examine the foundations of minimal art.
If more traditional art is more to your taste, Lawrence Weschler—writer for the New Yorker—will be giving a lecture in the Getty's Harold M. Williams Auditorium titled "Serenity and Terror in Vermeer, and After." A discussion with John Walsh, the Getty Museum's director emeritus, will follow the talk. The lecture begins at 4:00 PM. Admission is free but reservations are required.
Two classic crime films, Charade and To Catch a Thief, will be showing at the New Beverly Cinema. Charade plays at 3:15 and 7:30 PM; To Catch a Thief starts at 5:25 and 9:40 PM.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.