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Music Highlights:



Francisco Aguabella & Afro Cuban Ensemble, plus The Latin Jazz Ensemble, Anganza, DJ Anthony Valadez at Temple Bar, 3/3


The Western Beat’s Kris Kristofferson Tribute with Mike Stinson, Steve Werner, Fur Dixon, more at Highland Grounds, 742 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood.  (323) 466-1507


ReBirth Brass Band, Tea Leaf Green at The Knitting Factory, 3/3


Musicians From Marlboro at UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall, 3/5, 8pm.Sage Francis at The Henry Fonda Theater, 3/3


Savina Yanntou at UCLA’s Shoenberg Hall, 3/6, 7pm.


Go Betty Go, Bedtime For Boys, Los Abandoned, The Randies, No Way Jose at 14 Below, 3/4


Pillow of Wrongness at The Gig, 3/3


Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad at Tangier, 3/3


Jonny Lang at The Troubadour, 3/3


Mike Stinson, I See Hawks In LA, Black Tongued Bells at The Echo, 3/7


LA Guns, more at The Whisky, 3/5


Kiss or Kill Club: The King Cheetah, Black Fag (all gay tribute to Black Flag), Bobot Adrenaline, The Knives, Deadbeat Sinatra at The Echo, 3/8


The Weirdos, Dr. Know, The Stitches, The Orphans, Reputation Sisters at The Troubadour, 3/5


Inara George, Marjorie Fair, Joe Kennedy at The Troubadour, 3/9


Spaceland 10 Year Anniversary: Lutefisk, Sissybar, more surprises at Spaceland, 3/5


Grant Lee Phillip at Largo, 3/5


The Running Kind at The Talking Stick, 3/6, 4pm.


Pat Metheny Group at The Universal Amphitheatre, 3/4





China Philharmonic Orchestra with Lang Lang at UCLA’s Royce Hall, 3/3, 8pm.


Dave Douglas & Nomad at The Jazz Bakery, 3/3 – 3/5


The Ernie Watts Quartet at The Vic, 3/3, 8pm.


Crossroads Jazz Band at Rusty’s Surf Ranch, 3/9


Brian Friedland Sextet at The Vic, 3/3, 12am.


Ted Nash & Odeon at The Jazz Bakery, 3/8 – 3/10


Spoken Word / Performance


826LA Opening with Joshuah Bearman Aimee Bender Bernard Cooper Salvador Plascencia Rachel Resnick Jervey Tervalon David L. Ulin Deborah Vankin, more at Beyond Baroque, 3/5, 4pm.  Following the reading, all attendees are invited to attend the 826LA Open House, from 5:30 to 7:30, at the SPARC Building next door.  Hear about their programs, as well as learn how you can get involved. 826LA is “a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 8 to 18 with creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around the belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. With this in mind, we provide free drop-in tutoring, after-school workshops, in-schools tutoring, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications.”  SPARC Building, 685 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291. (310) 305-8418.


Kesa Kivel: Moon Magic – Growing Up & Loving It at The YWCA Santa Monica/Westside Girls In Action Program, 3/2, 3:15pm.  Explores such topics as “What’s good about being a girl? How does the moon affect your life as a girl and woman? What are some of the emotional and physical changes that occur as you grow? How do magazine ads and commercials influence you? Are YOU normal? Girls aged 11 to 13 can explore the answers to these and other questions . . .”  2019 14th St., Santa Monica.  FREE.  Registration required. (310) 452-3881.


The Week Ahead


Thursday, March 3


Jason Faulkner at Spaceland


Quinto Sol at The Joint


Section Quartet at Largo


The Heavenly States, The Black Watch, Summer at Shatter Creek, Madrepore at The Echo


Famous Men, Rolling Blackouts, Darker My Love at The Smell


Tom Freund at Cinema Bar


Hee Haw Hell at Bigfoot Lodge


Friday, March 4


Venice at McCabe’s


Xiu Xiu, The Dead Science, This Song is A Mess at The Echo


Peace Frog at The Malibu Inn


OK, GO, Tsar at Spaceland


4th Avenue Jones, KRS-One, Screening of “The Emcee,” DJ Rashida at Temple Bar


Shoppy, Four Minutes Til Midnight, Danny Flanigan, Tyrone Wells, Chione, DRV, Kingdom of Snakes at The Troubadour


Saturday, March 5


The Hot Rods, The Fabulous Rudies, Maintain at Rusty’s Surf Ranch


The Fixx at The Malibu Inn


Chris Pierce, Derek McKeith, Rebekah Jordan, DJ Anthony Valadez at Temple Bar


Dread Zeppelin, Alarm, Silver Needle, Gia’s Fix, The Alibi, Stupid Rich at 14 Below


Quinto Sol at The Echo


Sunday, March 6


Dave Matthews Tribute Band at The House of Blues


Brazilian Girls at The Knitting Factory


The Start at Roxy


Viva Malpache, No Way Jose, Upground at The Echo


Mark Morris, The Casinos, Mellow Drunk at Spaceland


Jet Motor Crash, Fine White China, Slack at The Troubadour


The Sunshine Sisters at McCabe’s


Rachel Kann, Co-Lab Oration at Temple Bar


Dave Matthews Tribute Band at The House of Blues

Cubensis at 14 Below


Fine White China, Slack, Jet Motor Crash, Resident Hero at The Troubadour


Monday, March 7


Brandston, Number One Fan, Sherwood at The Troubadour


Flor De Serena, Scott Huckabay at Temple Bar


Brandtson, Number One Fan, Sherwood, The Umbrellas, The Afters at The Troubadour


Tuesday, March 8


Bruce Lee Band at The Knitting Factory


Best Interest, Self Against City, Distance From Afar, Forget McCarren at The Troubadour


Cass McCombs at Spaceland


Girls Night Out at Bigfoot Lodge


Brazilian Girls, Juju Namjai, Sara B. at Temple Bar


Band Sold Separately, One False Move, Soapbox Roulette, The Ashes at 14 Below


Best Interest, Self Against City, Distance From Afar, Forget McCarren, Automora at Troubadour


Wednesday, March 9


London Calling at Bigfoot Lodge

Fly Poet Showcase at The Conga Room


JB & The Rebellion, Orgone, Mooney Starr, DJ Prada at Temple Bar


Tribute to Brian Wilson & The Beach Boys at The House of Blues


Rhythmic Foundation, The Salty Scrogs, Randy Bath & The Cathouse, Larry Bagby at 14 Below

Dub Club at The Echo


Westside Coffeehouses and Other Spaces


Anastasia’s Asylum – 1028 Wilshire, Santa Monica.  (310)394-7113


Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center – FREE Workshops & Readings.  Events this week: Sat, 3/5, 7:30pm: Beyond Film: A Lecture in Film – On Poetry and Cinema, with P. Adams Sitney.  “The world’s foremost writer and scholar on American experimental film . .  will speak about poetry and cinema.” Sitney’s contributions include Visionary Film: The American Avant-Garde, The Film Culture Reader, Modernist Montage, and The Avant-Garde Film: A Reader of Theory and Criticism.  Hosted by Genevieve Yue. Sun, 3/6, 5pm: Open reading with Hilda Weiss, Ryan Tranquilla.  Sarah Maclay hosts.  FREE. Ongoing: Monday Night Fiction, 8pm, with Jason Mahanes.  Tuesday Night Creative Non-Fiction, 8pm, led by Todd Jackson.  2nd & 4th Tuesdays: Emerging Writers Workshop, 8pm, led by Tuan Nguyen.  Wed Night Poetry, 8pm, led by Venice Beat Philomene Long – “The West Coast’s longest running, free workshop and a legendary gathering of poets.”  1st & 3rd Thursdays Poetry Workshop, 8pm, Led by Leilani Squire.  Thursday Alt.Screenplay, 8pm.  Moderated by Peter Coogan.  Saturday Afternoon Poetry, 1pm, with Bob Foster.  681 Venice Blvd., Venice. (310)822-3006, www.beyondbaroque.org


Duttons Books Brentwood & Beverly Hills – Critically acclaimed readings and events.  Thu, 3/3, 7pm (Beverly Hills): Richard Beban signs What the Heart Weighs.  Fri, 3/4, 7pm (Beverly Hills): Daniel Silva signs Prince of Fire.  Sat, 3/5, 2pm: Buff Given signs Simon’s Story. 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, (310) 476-6263 or www.duttonsbrentwood.com.  Duttons Beverly Hills – 447 N. Canon Drive.


Village Books – Thu, 3/3, 7:30pm: Denise Roig signs Any Day Now.  Sat, 3/5, 3pm (Children’s Event): Nick Stewart signs Boy Who Loved A Volcano. Sun, 3/6, 4pm: David Kates signs Completing the Circle.  1049 Swarthmore Ave., Pacific Palisades, (310) 454-4063.  www.pp90272.com/books

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