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Tuesday, November 4

Fat White Family

The Echo

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

8:30pm

Fat White Family are the greatest young rock band in the UK and this probably extends to the rest of the world as well. On December 10th 2013 they rattled the walls of the legendary 100 Club, thus aligning themselves with the numerous legends who have trod the very same stage. The band summoned up the feral electric skronk blues of The Magic Band and The Birthday Party, the proto-punk pummelling of The Monks and The Modern Lovers and the twisted folk of Charles Manson and The Country Teasers. And as singer Lias Saoudi, clad in nothing but a pair of back to front, skin tight rubber trousers, was carried at head height off stage by a crowd of howling devotees, it was clear that something special had just happened.

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Wednesday, November 5

see the stars (at the planetarium)

12:45pm

With its spectacular Zeiss star projector, laser digital projection system, state-of-the-art aluminum dome, comfy seats, sound system, and theatrical lighting, the  Samuel Oschin Planetarium Theater is the finest planetarium in the world.  It’s also right in our backyard.  And every day Wednesday-Friday, you can take advantage of the less crowded weekdays to take kiddos to a show.  There are 4 rotating shows, and kiddos under 5 are only allowed in the first show daily (weekdays, that’s at 12:45 pm).

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Bleachers

The Wiltern

Los Angeles, CA 90010

7:00pm

Indie pop outfit Bleachers is the latest project from Jack Antonoff, the talented singer and songwriter best known for his work with the band Fun. With Bleachers, Antonoff builds on the anthemic pop sound that elevated Fun to superstar status by expanding his palette to include more electronic textures and cutting-edge production techniques. Fun is known for performances that live up to their name, and Antonoff's live show with Bleachers is no different. Ticket buyers will see fan favorites like "I Wanna Get Better" and "Like a River Runs" get the full live treatment as Bleachers hits the road in 2014 for a string of highly anticipated festival appearances.

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Marilynne Robinson In conversation with Michael Silverblatt, host of KCRW's "Bookworm"

ALOUD @ Central Library

630 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles CA, CA 90071

7:15pm

One of our greatest American writers returns to the small Iowa town of Gilead—the setting of her earlier Pulitzer Prize-winning novel—in the unforgettable story of a girlhood lived on the fringes of society in fear, awe, and wonder. Hear Robinson read and reflect on this masterpiece of prose, where the small town of Gilead becomes as quintessential to the rich fabric of American life as Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha County.

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Poetry: Robin Robertson

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, CA 90024, CA 0

7:30pm

Scottish writer Robin Robertson has published five collections of poetry—most recently Hill of Doors— and has received a number of accolades, including the Petrarch Prize, the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Cholmondeley Award, and all three Forward Prizes. His selection of poems, Sailing the Forest, has just been released.

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