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Sunday, July 3


The Echo

1822 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026


Part Time Punks devotes an entire evening to the 40+ years of David Bowie's brilliant back catalogue... From psychedelic folk to glitter and glam, from funk to soul and the thin white duke. From Ziggy to Iggy to Eno to Fripp to Bolan to Lennon to Jagger and Lou and Andy and Freddy (Mercury) and even Nicholas Roeg and David Lynch...all the best of Bowie's collaborations will get a spin, too, not to mention his glam contemporaries and post-punk disciples...

AND since Monday is a holiday, which means no work, no school and ALL play...you can ALL come out & dance 'til 2am (and still hit all the BBQs the next day!)

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The Rock 'N' Roll Flea Market

Regent Theater

448 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, 90013


The first Sunday of every month. $2 cover, Free if you eat at Prufrock. The RnR Flea will bring together a collection of impressive hand picked vendors including vintage collections and antiquities dealers, vintage clothing, jewelry makers, music memorabilia, vinyl, local food vendors, food trucks, craftsmen and used musical instruments dealers.

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A Baseball Four-Bagger

Pasadena Central Library

285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91101


The Baseball Reliquary presents four separate mini-exhibitions spotlighting baseball history, culture, and art. The display in the North Entrance is based on Michael Fallon’s book, "Dodgerland: Decadent Los Angeles and the 1977-78 Dodgers," utilizing photographs and documents to illustrate key elements of the author’s original research. In the Business Wing are displays of artworks by Greg Jezewski and baseball card collages by Pat Riot. In the Humanities Wing is "A Game of Color: Selections from the Michael Brown Negro Leagues Collection," featuring signed baseballs, photographs, statues, figurines, and ephemera, courtesy of the Institute for Baseball Studies at Whittier College.

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Wednesday, July 6

Grammy & BET awards: sounds of Africa


800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015


The exhibit celebrates the unique diversity that lives in African music, and spotlight winners and nominees of both the GRAMMY Awards® and the BET Awards.

"At BET International, we look forward each year to recognizing and applauding the work of the best musical artists from the continent of Africa as a part of the annual BET Awards, and this year, we’re thrilled to collaborate with the GRAMMY Museum to take inter-continental music celebration to new heights with the Sounds of Africa exhibit. We are beyond excited about this tribute to legendary, traditional and contemporary African music artists, and could not have asked for a better partner."

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Thursday, July 7

Chinaka Hodge performs from Dated Emcees

Eso Won Books

4327 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, 90008


Dated Emcees received great praise from Dave Eggers, who said, "This is an absolute powerhouse of a book, and a new pinnacle for Chinaka Hodge. . . . She deserves a wide audience, an attentive audience, an audience that wants to be astounded. Oaklands Daveed Diggs, Tony-Award winner and star of Hamilton adds, "Chinaka Hodge is hands down, unequivocally, my favorite writer of words . . . These are poems to read every day. To make mantras from. They are the best poems you’ve ever read." Chinaka Hodge’s poems, editorials, interviews and prose have been featured in Newsweek, San Francisco Magazine, Believer Magazine, PBS, NPR, CNN, C-Span, and in two seasons of HBOs Def Poetry. She worked at Youth Speaks for over a decade and is as a founding member of a collaborative hip hop ensemble, The Getback (with Daveed Diggs).

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Allison Winn Scotch discusses and signs "In Twenty Years"

DIESEL, A Bookstore

225 26th St., Santa Monica, 90402


DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Allison Winn Scotch to the store to discuss her new novel, In Twenty Years, on Thursday, July 7th at 6:30pm. Twenty years ago, six Penn students shared a house, naively certain that their friendships would endure until the death of their ringleader and dear friend Bea splintered the group for good. Now, mostly estranged from one another, the remaining five reluctantly gather at that same house on the eve of what would have been Bea’s fortieth birthday. Along with the return of the friends come old grudges, unrequited feelings, and buried secrets. Catherine, the CEO of a domestic empire, and Owen, a stay-at-home dad, were picture-perfect college sweethearts but now teeter on the brink of disaster. Lindy, a well-known musician, is pushing middle age in an industry that’s all about youth and slowly self-destructing as she grapples with her own identity. Behind his smile, handsome plastic surgeon Colin harbors the heartbreaking truth about his own history with Bea, and Annie carefully curates her life on Instagram and Facebook, keeping up appearances so she doesn’t have to face the truth about her own empty reality. Reunited in the place where so many dreams began and bolstered by the hope of healing, each of them is forced to confront the past. Allison Winn Scotch is the New York Times bestselling author of six novels, including Time of My Life and The Theory of Opposites. She lives in Los Angeles with her family and their dogs (www.allisonwinn.com).

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Friday, July 8

Saturday, July 9