HighlightsRock/PopTom Russell at McCabe’s, 2/25Astrid Hadad, El Vez at UCLA’s Royce Hall, 2/25, 8 p.m. The “Queen of surrealist cabaret” joins the “Mexican Elvis!” Lynda Kay, Danny B. Harvey, Merle Jagger at The Brickhouse, Venice, 2/28, 8p.m.Peru Negro at UCLA’s Royce Hall, 2/24Venice at McCabe’s, 2/24Deeper Soul Project Live featuring Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, Fareed Haque, Josh Deep, Malcolm Jamal Warner’s Miles Long, with Kahil El’Zazbar, Ernest Dawkings and Corey Wilkes at Temple Bar, 2/2422nd Annual Brazilian Carnaval: Sotaque Baiano (with former members of Ile Aiey, Olodum & Timbalada), Lucas Babin, Méstre Boneco, Capoeira Brasil, Fantasy Cirque Arts, more at The Hollywood Palladium, 2/25, 9 p.m.writersource.net Fund Raiser for The Catherine Fund with Filthy Divine, Tip The Band, Laura Parks, more at Temple Bar, 2/26The Farmers (Beat Farmers post Country Dick), Kingsizemaybe at The Mint, 2/25Skeleton Key, Tarantula A.D., Graves Brothers, more at 14 Below, 2/23Brazilian Pre-Carnaval Night: Katia Moraes, Red Jerios, Mitchell Long, more at Temple Bar, 2/23Hurricane Katrina Blue Benefit with James Harman Band, The Jimmy Dewrance Band, Cold Blood, more at The Roxy, 2/28Miss Mickey Champion at Harvelle’s, 2/23Leo Nocentelli (The Meters), Gumbo Brothers at 14 Below, 2/2550 Cent Haircut at The Cinema Bar, Culver City, 2/23The Paul Chesne Band at O’Brien’s Pub, 2/25. FREE.Project Ethos: Art, Music Fashion, with Nafro at The El Rey, 2/26The Boneshakers with Sweet Pea Atkinson at Harvelle’s, 2/25Zac Harmon at Harvelle’s, 2/24Eric McFadden Trio at 14 Below, 2/28Jazz/ClassicalChris Potter’s Underground at The Jazz Bakery, 2/23 – 2/26Annie Selleck with the Gerald Clayton Trio at The Vic, 2/23Samohi Choral Program presents A Masterworks Concert: Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein at Barnum Hall, Santa Monica High School, 2/24, 7 p.m. This concert will highlight “Samohi’s most advanced choral groups, Chorale, Madrigals and Chamber.”The Brian Green Quartet at The Vic Late Night, 2/23, 12 a.m. to 2 a.m.Farmer Jason Matinee Kids’ Show at McCabe’s, 2/26, 11 a.m.Mister Mojo at The Industry Café, 2/23. FREE.Bruce Lofgren at The Jazz Bakery, 2/27The Music Guild presents: The Vanbrugh String Quartet (Ireland) with Andrew Shulman at Sinai Temple, 3/1. Main Sanctuary, 10400 Wilshire Blvd., W.L.A.Readings / PerformanceTown Hall Meeting with Doug Dutton, David Bleeden, Felice Miller, Michael Meyer, more at The Kaufman Brentwood Branch Library, 2/25, 2 p.m. A panel including composer Doug Dutton, businessman David Bleeden, psychologist Felice Miller, historian Michael Meyer and a scientist will “explore the nature of creativity, the relationship between IQ and creativity, the importance of recognition and support, and the influence of culture, government, the media, immigration and censorship on creativity.” FREE. More info: (310) 472-0163. 11820 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood. LA Poverty Dept. presents “Fried Poetry,” directed by Ron Allen at Beyond Baroque, 2/24, 7:30 p.m.Talent Show and Concert featuring The Century Of at The Church in Ocean Park, 2/25. Dinner: 7p.m., Talent Show, 7:30p.m., The Century Of Concert, 9p.m. The CiOP Youth Group presents “Comedy, music, dance or spoken word . . . All proceeds will go to the CIOP Youth Group’s 2007 summer service project in Honduras.” 235 Hill Street, Santa MonicaZola, Bridget Gray, Chris Pierce, more at Flypoet (Conga Room), 3/1Joan Del Monte, Robert Weibazahl at The Lloyd Taber Marina Del Rey Library, 2/23, 6:30 p.m. 4533 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey. (310) 821-3415.Crossings: Borders & Memory in The Americas at The Redcat, 2/24 – 2/26. Bill Winokur at Diesel, A Bookstore, 2/26, 3 p.m. Hammer Conversations: Chris Ware & Tim Samuelson at The Hammer, 2/25, 7p.m. FREE.Chabad of Brentwood presents a Purim Story & Craft Hour for Children at The Santa Monica Library, 2/28, 4 p.m.The Envelope Please: Pre-Academy Awards Celebration with Steve Pond at The Santa Monica Public Library, 2/26, 2 p.m – 3:30 p.m. 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. More info: (310) 458-8600 or www.smpl.orgMasters of American Comics: Spirituality and Comics with B.J. Oropeza, Craig Thompson at The Hammer, 2/1, 7p.m.The Week AheadThursday, February 23Kathleen Edwards, Luke Doucet at The Silverlake LoungeDengue Fever, Bodies of Water, Impossible Shapes, DJ Saul Good at TangierMice Parade, Tom Brosseau, Heavenly States at The EchoFriday, February 24Sin City Salvation Friday with Tony Gilkyson, Rich McCulley, Neighborhood Bullys, Tony Lucca, more at The MintGilby Clark (Guns & Roses) at The Malibu InnBen Vaughn’s Desert Classic at The Cinema Bar, Culver CityFleshpot, Pants Pants Pants, Madman Moon at El CidSimon Dawes, Sam Winch at TangierESG, Future Pigeon at The EchoBurning Brides, Prodigal Sunn, The Giraffes at SpacelandSaturday, February 25Joi & Friends, DJ Anthony Valadez at Temple BarEarl Brothers at Boulevard Music, Culver CityRancho Deluxe, Bucksworth at The Cinema Bar, Culver CityHornz & Halos at The Malibu InnMardi Gras: Lisa Haley & The Zydecats at Watts Towers Art Park. 1727 E. 107th St., L.A.Six Shooter Showcase: Sarah Stanley & They Look Like Brothers, Dime Box Band, Marcus Weise, more at Taix LoungeArthurball: Joanna Newsome, Om, Brightblack Morning Light, Unknown Instructors, Growing, Pearls & Brass, Colleen, Entrance, Mi & L’au, Winter Flowers, Starter Set Dancers, Society of Rockets at The EchoSunday, February 26LA Independent Artists of The Month February Showcase at The Talking Stick, Santa MonicaJake La Botz at Liquid Kitty, W.L.A.Eleni Mandell, The Charlie Wadhams Three, Ryan Bingham at TangierArthurball: The 5:15ers, Born Heller, Tarantula A.D., Om, Lavender Diamond, Afrobeatdown, Plastic Crimewave Sound, Citay, Indian Jewelry, Town and Country at The EchoMonday, February 27Tony Gilkyson at The Cinema Bar, Culver CityPedestrian, Blue Behind Stars, Pieta Brown at Temple BarFuture Pigeon, Team Scrub, Rebel Fever, Blackbird at The Silverlake Lounge. FREE.Listing Ship, Kraig Grady, Bodies of Water at The EchoThe China Room, The Absentee, The Cosmic Giggle at TangierTuesday, February 28Big Fatty/Fat Tuesdays: Sambada & Delta Nove, Vida Vierra & Swing Brazil at Temple BarFly Better Broken, Tangram, Boatel at The Silverlake LoungeBenji Hughes, John Gold, Jonathan Wilson at TangierThe Elected, The Chapin Sisters at The EchoWednesday, March 1Deep Eddy at Harvelle’s
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