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Thursday, October 23

The Power of Pink: An Acoustic Evening with P!nk & Friends

House of Blues Sunset Strip

West Hollywood, CA 90069

7:30pm

Pink's The Truth About Love Tour, a 60-plus city, worldwide trek, is further proof that the Pennsylvania-born superstar isn't content just to play a concert -- she'll deliver an event. Fans with tickets to the tour will be treated to aerial acrobatics, plenty of dancers, lots of wild costumes, and, yes, some fine pop songs belted out by one of the strongest voices in the biz. The singer's 2012 album, The Truth About Love, debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart, received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album, and yielded the fourth No. 1 single of her career, "Just Give Me a Reason."

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Tackling Climate Change Nationally and Globally

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, CA 90024, CA 0

7:30pm

Despite the overwhelming scientific consensus that global warming is a danger to the planet, little progress has been made to reduce CO2 emissions. Climatologists Brenda Ekwurzel and Michael Mann join us to examine the issue. Ekwurzel works with the Union of Concerned Scientists leading education aimed at increasing support for strong climate legislation. Mann shared the Nobel Prize with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and is the author of The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches From The Front Lines and Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming. 

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Zocalo Public Square: Has the Media’s Obsession With Scandal Ruined American Politics?

Downtown Independent Theater

251 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

7:30pm

(OCT 23) Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson all had affairs before, during, or after their presidencies. Their extramarital relationships were common knowledge among the journalists who covered them–but they were never exposed by the press. Over the past 25 years, however, sex scandals have become kryptonite to elected officials and catnip for the media. How did politicians’ private lives become public, and how did politics become fodder for the tabloids? In 1987, Gary Hart was the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for president when rumors broke of his infidelity, along with a photo of a 29-year-old model perched on his lap. Did Hart’s political disgrace–which coincided with the rise of the 24-hour news cycle–mark a more profound shift in American politics? And are we worse off for our contemporary emphasis on the character of our politicians? Yahoo! News national political columnist Matt Bai, author of All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid, visits Zócalo to discuss the American media’s obsession with sex, and how it’s changed our democracy.

Books will be available through Skylight Books.

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The Melvins

Troubadour

West Hollywood, CA 90069

8:00pm

The Melvins are an American heavy metal band that formed in 1983. The Melvins' music is influenced by Black Flag's mix of punk and metal on their album My War, and other slow punk acts like Swans, Flipper and Wipers, but also by some hard rock and metal bands such as Kiss and Alice Cooper; however, their idiosyncratic approach, bizarre sense of humor, and experimentation make neat categorization difficult. Buzzo has also stated that his guitar playing is more influenced by Black Flag than Black Sabbath, with whom they are often compared.

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Jessie Ware

Tower Theatre

Los Angeles, 90014

9:00pm

English songstress Jessie Ware has been captivating fans around the world since breaking onto the pop scene with her ethereal love song "Wildest Moments". Ware possesses a polished style and silky-smooth vocals, and she effortlessly glides across the stage with grace at her enchanting performances. Her powerful lyrics and awe-inspiring sound transcend traditional pop, and her alluring music will be on full display as she treats concertgoers to songs from her debut album Devotion.

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Friday, October 24

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