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Thursday, August 13

The Finger Pistol Comedy Show

The Mint

6010 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

7:45pm

A monthly stand up comedy show featuring some of the best comics in the country! This month we have headliner ALI WONG. Ali Wong is a writer for Fresh Off the Boat, can be seen on Inside Amy Schumer and Black Box, and has been featured on Dave Attell's Comedy Underground and John Oliver's Stand Up NY. In addition, we will have Stephanie Simbari (Oxygen's Funny Girls), Feng Chao, Simon Gibson, Hormoz Rashidi (The Comedy Store), Tom Carvey, Dex Carvey, Ian Salmon (BET), and Monarey Martinez! Come by for some laughs!

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Eyedentity

Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park

2230 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, 90057

8:00pm

With their new album hot off the mastering board, Krishna Booker and D. Booker along with producer Rashid Duke begin a fresh chapter in the Eyedentity story. They have infused a shot of new blood into the band, brandishing a powerful new sound for their fourth CD release. The group prides themselves in staying true to their forefathers yet explores the modern genres of Hip Hop, Dance Club, R&B, Funk, World Beat, even Rock and Pop, pioneering a unique style of high energy, eclectic and groove-driven music.

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Friday, August 14

Bobby Bradford and Tête-á-Tête

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

6:00pm

Trumpet master Bobby Bradford brings his new band to LACMA. Throughout Bradford’s historic career, he has toured with Ornette Coleman and John Carter, followed by work with Eric Dolphy, Charlie Haden, Vinny Golia, and David Murray. Last year, Bradford became the second recipient of the Festival of New Trumpet Music's Award of Recognition.

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Saturday, August 15

Kátia Moraes with Samba Society

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

3:00pm

The unique Brazilian singer-songwriter-lyricist-painter Kátia Moraes began her career in Rio de Janeiro in the 80s with her energetic band, O Espirito da Coisa. Since then, she has performed and/or recorded with top Brazilian acts such as Sergio Mendes, Airto Moreira, Oscar Castro-Neves, Rita Lee, Elba Ramalho, Sandy and Junior, Banda Cheiro de Amor, and also with George Duke, Latin Grammy nominee Alex Acuña, and Justo Almario's Tolú, Grammy nominee "Latin Project," and German saxophonist Praful.

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Encore Saxophone Quartet at the Old Mill

The Old Mill

1120 Old Mill Road, San Marino, 91108

8:00pm

The Encore Saxophone Quartet is one of Los Angeles' premier ensembles and they will be performing on the Old Mill's historic Pomegranate Patio surrounded by the Mill's beautiful pomegranate trees and lush gardens. Summer concerts at the Old Mill are intimate evenings of chamber music surrounded by the history of early California. In addition to enjoying the fine music, concertgoers are invited to view the original adobe building, learn about its history, and view the latest California Art Club exhibition: "California Cruising: Desert Ease and Coastal Breeze" in the Mill's gallery. Concert goers are urged to have dinner before they arrive,and enjoy a beverage at the no-host refreshment bar before the concert or during intermission. Chairs are provided and the musicians are only steps from the audience. the garden gates open at 7:00pm and music begins at 8:00pm.
The Encore Saxophone Quartet is among Los Angeles’ premier ensembles. Encore Saxophone’s Musicians include Douglas Masek, Soprano Saxophone, Ken Foerch, Alto Saxophone, David Brennan, Tenor Saxophone and Damon Zick, Baritone Saxophone. The tremendous range and versatility of the musicians will be illustrated all evening. Highlights of the program include classical pieces such as J. S. Bach’s “Little” Fugue in G minor, and Caryl Florio’s Quartette (Allegro de Concert); and a selection of more contemporary composers such as Astor Piazzolla, Pedro Iturralde and Nigel Wood. The second half will include selections from composers Harold Arlen, Richard Rodgers, and John Carisi with a medley of George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” to conclude the concert. Tickets are $15 a seat with advance reservations, $20 at the door. To make reservations, please contact The Old Mill at (626) 449-5458. Or buy on line at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1568658.

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