The Stomp: Music & Arts Festival 2005 with Golden Ratio, Children of The Sun, Naked Rhythm, Jabudah, W, The After Midnight Project, Vintage, Cori, Aviatic, Nafro, The Lugnuts, DJ 04, Belly Ingrid at The Frank Lloyd Wright Ranch, 9/24, 11am – 9pm. 24680 Piuma Rd., Malibu. Carpooling suggested. More info at www.superstomp.com
Alchemy of Dreams – Levantine Festival 2 with Suzanne Teng & Mystic Journey featuring Gilbert Levy, Prince Diabete, Lexi Pearl’s MoMentum Dancers, Fritz Heede, Barry Newton, Andrew Werderitsch, Malik Sow, Armen Chakmakian, Ray Yslas, , Naser Musa-Adam del Monte, Naser Muda, more at The World Festival of Sacred Music (John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 9/24, 8pm. 2580 E. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 461-3673.
Run Hit Wonder: The Donnas, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, The Aquabats, Chingy, Fountains of Wayne, Nina Sky, Z-Trip, more at The LA Memorial Coliseum, 9/24, 6pm.
CocoRosie, Antony & the Johnsons at the Vista Theater, 9/22. 4473 Sunset Dr., Los Feliz. (323) 660-6639. (Andrew Lentz)
Elevator, Rob Nunez, Hector Valdez, Wendy Ramirez, Eric Cutten, more at The Kids Are Alright, 9/24, 2201 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park.
Yabas/Queens with Luiz Badaro, Linda Yudin, Dona Cici, Iya Ile Fun of The Temple Opo Aganju, Viver Brasil, Candomble, Carnaval, more at The World Festival of Sacred Music (John Anson Ford Theater), 9/23, 8:30pm.
Bedtime for Toys, RunRunRun at Spaceland, 9/26
An Evening of Kirtan at The World Festival of Sacred Music (Self-Realization Fellowship Temple), Hollywood, 9/23, 7pm – 10pm. FREE. Monks lead chanting and Indian bhajans, with tabla, tampura, cymbals, bells, more. (323) 661-8006. 4860 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood.
Tracing Light with Simon Shaheen, Ali Jihad Racy at The World Festival of Sacred Music (Getty Center), 9/24, 8pm. 1200 Getty Center Drive., LA. (310) 440-7300.
The Madrid Theatre Festival of Sacred Music with Adaawe Women’s Percussion Ensemble, The Carpetbag Brigade Physical Theatre Company, Paul Livingstone & The Arohi Ensemble, Rangoli Indian Dance Troupe, the On Ensemble Taiko Drummers, Capoeira Angola, On Ensemble, more at The Madrid Theater, 12pm – 10:20pm. 21622 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. More info: madridtheatre.org
The Nevenka East European Folk Ensemble, The Philippine Chamber Singers at St. James Presbyterian Church, 9/25, 4pm. FREE. 19414 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana.
Harvey Mason Trio at The Vic, 9/22
The Legacy: LA Chamber Orchestra, led by Jeffrey Kahane at UCLA’s Royce Hall, 9/25, 7pm. (213) 622-7001
Otmaro Ruiz, John Belzaguy, Jimmy Branly, Ben Wendel at Late Night Jazz (The Vic), 9/22, 12am – 2am.
Mystical Persian Music & Soulful African American Spirituals with Gwen Wyatt Chorale & Lian Ensemble at The World Festival of Sacred Music (Westminster Presbyterian Church), 9/24, 4pm. 2230 W. Jefferson Blvd., LA. FREE. More info: (323) 292-9227.
A Joyful Noise: Cantori Domino – Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms at The John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 9/25, 7:30pm.
Alchemy Handbell Ensemble, led by Boude Moore at The World Festival of Sacred Music (Barnsdall Art Gallery Theatre), 9/24, 7pm. 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. More info: (323)644.6275. FREE.
The Psalms of Ra: Ancient Egyptian and Hebrew Texts Set to Contemporary Sacred Music by Jim Berenholtz at The Alchemy Building, 5209 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 769-5069
Flor de Serena’s Ladino Music in the Americas Journeys from Spain to the New World with Flor de Serena, led by Artistic Directors Vanessa Paloma and Jordan Charnofsky at The World Festival of Sacred Music (San Fernando Mission), 9/22, 12pm. 15151 San Fernando Mission Boulevard, Mission Hills. (818) 361- 0186. FREE.
The Experience of Oneness with the Jeffrey Barnes Bahá’í Choir, Tjiangeua and Friends, Indigo Triangle at The World Festival of Sacred Music (Bahá’í Faith of Los Angeles), 9/ 22, 8pm. 5755 Rodeo Road, Los Angeles, CA 90016 (323) 933–8291 or www.bahai.org.
Moon of The Scarlet Plums, Crazy Horse with Theatre of Yugen, American Indian Dance Theatre at The World Festival of Sacred Music (James Armstrong Theatre at The Torrance Cultural Arts Center), 9/23, 8pm. 2200 Civic Center Drive, Torrance.
The Fertile Crescent and Beyond: Middle Eastern, Afro-Cuban and Chilean sacred sounds with internationally acclaimed Mamak Khadem and special guests at The Malibu Pueblo, 9/27, 6:30pm. (Address provided upon reservation – call (310)456-8300).
Sidi Goma: Sacred Joy: the African-Indian Sufis of Gujarat at The Skirball Cultural Center, 9/28, 2701 North Sepulveda Blvd. 8pm. (310) 440-4500.
Readings / Performance
On The Sea Keeps: Joan E. Bauer, Mark K. Neville, Kathleen Tyler, Luisa Rossina Villani, Rafael Alvarado at Dutton’s Brentwood, 9/23, 7pm. Poetry collection “dedicated to the tsunami victims and survivors, with funds raised through this collection being earmarked both for tsunami rebuilding and Hurricane Katrina disaster relief.” Comprised of work from more than 80 poets; ranging from “distinguished, award-winning writers, to emerging poets,” including Joseph Bruchac and “one very talented seventh-grader, Hal Sirowitz.”
The First Americans with Geri Keams (Streak-of-Black Forest Clan of the Navajo), The Git-Hoan Dancers at The World Festival of Sacred Music (W. M. Keck Foundation Children’s Amphitheatre), Walt Disney Concert Hall, 9/24, 11am, 12:30pm & 2pm. “In the Northwestern singing and dancing traditions of the Tsimshian people Git-Hoan Dancers use magnificent hand carved masks, headdresses, and skin and wood drums to enact epic stories like: The Shaman and the Land Otter Women; and Killerwhale-Chief Of The Sea. Keams is a renowned storyteller and Wisdom Keeper who offers spellbinding ancient chants and Creation myths of Southwestern tribes.” FREE. More info: (213) 972-4396. Outdoor event.
“A Zen Dancing Ritual Concert – The Rhythm of Ecstasy” with Craig Kohland, Micheline Berry, Shaman’s Dream World Groove Ensemble & Friends, Jamie Papish, more at The World Festival of Sacred Music (Bergamot Station), 9/24, 8pm. 2525 Michigan Ave., Bldg 1, Bergamot Station Arts Center, Santa Monica. (310) 281-7738.
Indivisible Productions’ L.A. Independent Artist of the Month Showcase at the Talking Stick, 9/24, 6pm – 10pm. FREE.
Marian Hall: Malibu, California’s Most Famous Seaside Community at Diesel, A Bookstore, 9/24, 3pm. FREE. Book signing and launch. More info: (310) 456-9961,
Norman Jewison (Lunch Reading )at Diesel, A Bookstore, 9/28, 12pm. FREE. Lunch ticket with book purchase. Limited seating.
The Found Footage Festival at M-Bar, 9/22 – 9/24. Shows include “FBI Warning,” “Bad Tracking,” and more. 1253 N. Vine St., Hollywood. (323)993-3305.
Tanya Petrovna:The Native Foods Restaurant Cookbook at Diesel, A Bookstore, 9/25.
What to Wear? at Redcat, 9/22 – 10/2. 631 W. 2nd St., Downtown LA.
Senior Improv Workshop at Comedy Underground, 9/27, 12pm. FREE.
The Week Ahead
Thursday, September 22
Celso Fonseca, Barbez, Univac, The Coral Sea at Tangier
The Section Quartet, Helen Stellar, Adelade, Arco at The Echo
Danny Moynahan at The Talking Stick
Hee Haw Hell at Bigfoot Lodge
Friday, September 23
Stack of Women, Willoughby, Slim Higgins & Mr. Juvenile Hall at El Cid
Tom Vek, The Noisettes at The Echo
Red Sparrowes, Upsilon Acrux, Zombi at Spaceland
Papillon at Tangier
Funkhouse: DJ Devoux, DJ Mista C, more at The Conga Room
Vinnie Caggiano at The Talking Stick
Saturday, September 24
Mono, Belinni, Sleeping People at The Echo
400 Blows, Nate Denver’s Neck at Spaceland
Neil Hartman, Brad Wilson, Jeff Feliton at The Talking Stick
Shawn Amos at Amoeba, 2pm. FREE.
Sunday, September 25
Jackpot (Sacramento), Dead Rock West, The Cat Hair Ensemble, The Kris Special at Tangier
Monday, September 26
One of The Loudest Tragedies Ever Heard, The Tiger Bombs, El Ten Eleven at The Silverlake Lounge, FREE
Toys That Kill at The Echo
Tuesday, September 27
Stitch n’ Bitch at The Talking Stick
Amps For Christ, Kraig Grady, Lily Marlene, Foot Foot, Devon Williams at The Silverlake Lounge
Chris & Thomas, Casey Black, Ladytown at Tangier
Kiss or Kill: Nu Tra, Craving The Seamstress at The Echo
Thee Shams, The Thieves at Spaceland
Wednesday, September 28
Frausdots, Red Lights, Pure Dream Ladder, more at The Silverlake Lounge
London Calling at Bigfoot Lodge