World Magic Awards, October 11, 5pm, donation,
Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave.
This is the Academy Awards of the magic world and it’s being taped for broadcast on MyNetwork TV. Neil Patrick Harris hosts and the lineup of guests includes Ed Alonzo, Kirby Van Burch, Lance Burton, Greg Gleason, Mark Kalin & Jinger, The Amazing Jonathan, Hans Klok, Jason Latimer, Jeff McBride, Darren Romeo, Dan Sperry, Sos and Victoria, and Florian Zimmer. Cocktail attire is requested; rabbits in the top hats are optional.
Bradford Marsalis with The Philarmonia Brasileira,
October 10, 8pm, $38-$74, Royce Hall, UCLA, WW
Three-time Grammy-winning saxophonist Marsalis teams with Brazil’s Philarmonia Brasileira to perform the work of Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos. The musical meeting of Villa-Lobos’s early classical style with Marsalis’s jazz background should be fascinating.