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Weekend Events ~ August 16-19th, 2007 ~ Los Angeles


The Sunset Junction street fair is this weekend, with tons of great bands playing Saturday and Sunday and these whole shows coming in at about $12-$15. It says Millie Jackson and The O'Jays are "Love Train/Used to be My Girl" O'Jays? Holy shit Los Angeles!! There are a lot of other great live music acts going down this weekend as well, from revolutionary legends P-Funk and Public Enemy to free shows by Patti Smith and El Vez. We're going to be at dancehall reggae legend Sister Nancy's show at the Echo on Friday for sure. Please say hi. Let's go hard this weekend, then by Sunday we can all pass out over a jazz picnic in Santa Monica City Hall. I like pickles, make mine with pickles please.

Thursday August 16th

An Evening with Patti Smith @ Santa Monica Pier~ 7:30 ~ Free

Public Enemy @ House of Blues ~ 8430 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069 ~ 8PM ~ $25

Detroit Cobras @ The Troubador ~ 9081 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, CA

The Yowling & Other Sounds from Highland Park @ The Whitefire Theater ~ 13500 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 ~ Lisa Marie Sandoval blends dance, drama and poetic storytelling to tell her story of moving into the barrio and marrying one of "them." For more info go to ~$20/$15 students

Alfred Hitchcock Festival @ Aero Theatre ~ 1328 Montana Ave. Santa Monica, CA Through the following weekend, some of the master of tension best including Rear Window, Psycho, Vertigo, and Rope. ~ $7-$10 ~ 7:30 PM

Friday August 17th

The Buzzcocks @ Spaceland ~ 9PM ~ $20

The Company of Angels' Week 40 of Susan Lori Parks' 365 days/365 plays Cabaret style @ The Alexandria Hotel ~ 519 S. Spring Street Downtown LA.  ~  Join the cast after the show at Charley O's Bar inside the hotel. Thursday-Saturday, August 18 @8pm. ~ FREE, but make reservations at 323-883-7717.

Puppet Up Uncensored @ The Avalon ~ Jim Henson Company puppeteers get dirty and crazy with a 'motley' crew of puppets ~ 7PM doors ~ $30-$35

Fold Magazine Release Party @ BetaLevel ~ Chinatown ~ In the alley behind Full House restaurant ~ This issue focuses on creating literature from appropriated, borrowed, remixed or stolen text ~ 7:30PM ~ Free

Saturday August 18th

Funk Fest @ Greek Theatre ~ 2700 N. Vermont Los Angeles, CA 90027 ~ Featuring George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars, Zapp, lakeside, Force MGs ~ 8PM ~ $25-75

El Vez @ California Plaza ~ 350 S. Grand Ave. ~ 8:00PM ~ Free

Gathering of the Ghouls Party @ Egyptian Theater~ Hollywood~ Halloween in summer jam with science fiction burlesque, The White Coffin Terror & The Long Halloween live, horror make-up demo, Vampire vodka, and food sponsored by Famima ~ 7PM ~ $15

Sunday August 19th

Jazz on the Lawn @ Santa Monica City Hall ~ Starring singer and trumpet player Nate Birkey ~ 5:0oPM ~ Free

Shakespeare in the Cemetary @ Hollywood Forever ~ 6000 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, CA ~ A Midsummer's Night Dream: A Comedie" ~ 7PM ~ $20


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