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Sunday, September 6

Sunday Concerts at Polliwog Park

Polliwog Park

1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, 90266

5:00pm

Tribute bands, rock and roll, salsa, country and dixie are just some of the sounds to hit the stage this summer in Manhattan Beach.  It’s perfect for when you’re not quite ready to head home after a gorgeous Sunday at the beach – head to the park to unwind with a picnic to dance and relax to a free concert.  Be sure to check the website to see who is playing each Sunday night!

The Manhattan Beach Concerts in the Park series is an annual, summer-long event held each year at Polliwog Park. The performances are free to the public. There are no dogs, barbecues, or wheeled vehicles at any time in the concert area.

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Violinist Endre Balogh and Guitarist Brian Head

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

6:00pm

With an impressive list of international concert triumphs to his credit, violinist Endre Balogh has performed as soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra, and the Frankfurt and Basel symphonies. In the United States he has appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the orchestras of Washington D.C., Seattle, Denver, Dallas, and Honolulu. He is an accomplished chamber performer, having played with such luminaries as Vladimir Horowitz and Leonard Pennario, as well as in the acclaimed series of 1993 chamber concerts, “André Watts and Friends.” He toured throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe as a founding member of the Pacific Trio for nearly 30 years. For decades, he performed with his friend and colleague, James Smith – guitarist extraordinaire and chairman of the classical guitar department at the USC Thornton School.

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Nobresil

Levitt Pavilion Pasadena at Memorial Park

85 E. Holly St., Pasadena, CA

7:00pm

Driven by soulful, Bossa based rhythms, colorful and exotic instrumentation, and the sensual voice and beautiful phrasing of multi-lingual lead vocalist Mari Nobre, Nobresil offers and unique, multi-cultural world jazz and Brazilian music vibe. The group works magic with a mix of classic Brazilian tunes, infectious new compositions and fresh twists such as on The Gershwins’ “Fascinating Rhythm” and the Oscar-winning ballad “Up Where We Belong.” Nobresil is part pop, part jazz, and part World music.

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Amy LaVere

The Mint

6010 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

9:00pm

Just nine months after the release of her critically acclaimed 2014 album Runaway’s Diary, Amy LaVere gave fans a sweet surprise – Hallelujah I’m A Dreamer, recorded with husband and noted guitarist Will Sexton, came out April 7 via Archer Records. No Depression calls Hallelujah "An intimate record where you feel you are in the room with them. ... All the while Sexton's guitar entices and teases, ultimately LaVere's vocalizing tempts you into that last seduction." 

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Monday, September 7

Labor Day Music Festival @ Exposition Park

Exposition Park

Los Angeles, 90037

11:00am

(SEPT 7) Get ready to party with us this Labor Day weekend! Grammy-nominated jazz singer and percussionist Sheila E. will join Jamaican reggae act The Wailers, former American Idol Band Director, Rickey Minor, and the James Andrews New Orleans All Star Band to celebrate Labor Day weekend with “Nightshift 2015” on Monday, September 7 in Exposition Park. Concert performances will benefit Working Californians’ nonprofit, which fosters social innovation and invests in improving low-income communities in Southern California. Also joining the festival will be an internationally acclaimed music legend to be announced in August.

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Summer Concerts in the Park

Conejo Community Park

1775 Hendrix Ave., Thousand Oaks, CA

5:00pm

Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics, then sit back and relax to the sounds of summer! The first concert of the year kicks off Memorial Day Weekend, then there are several concerts throughout the summer.  From Boogie Woogie, to an Orchestra to cover bands, everyone will have fun. Don’t forget jackets as no matter how hot the day is the night gets cold!

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Wednesday, September 9

An evening of music with Tim Heidecke

LARGO at the CORONET

366 N. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

8:00pm

Heidecker & Wood are comedian/writer/actor Tim Heidecker ("Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!," "Tim and Eric Billion Dollar Movie," "The Comedy," "Bridesmaids") and his longtime musical collaborator composer/multi-instrumentalist Davin Wood ("Awesome Show," "Billion Dollar Movie").

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Neal Brennan "3 Mics"

LARGO at the CORONET

366 N. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

8:30pm

On last year's "Comedy Meltdown" show on Comedy Central, the comics were instructed to try something onstage they'd never done before. Neal Brennan was tired of the monotony of traditional stand-up and had always wanted to try different tones onstage. That night, this show was born. Three microphones are spaced out on the stage and Brennan alternates between them; one for traditional stand-up, one for one-liners, and one for short confessional monologues. The show is a work in progress and will be until the last possible second it can be.

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