Thursday, November 29, 2012

Events for Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2012


Noah Lit of Noah and the MegaFauna



Noah and the MegaFauna @ The Echoplex (Echo Park)
Frontman Noah Lit blends elements of rock, jazz and gypsy jazz for a completely unique sound. The band's live performances feature nine musicians on varied instruments, from upright bass and clarinet to bandoneon and trumpet, and never fail to provide a thoroughly clamorous time. Look for the group in Judd Apatow's This Is 40, hitting theaters Dec. 21.


Quesadilla Nights Begin @ Tinga (Mid-City West)

Campanile's grilled cheese nights have come to a close, so Tinga has decided step up to the plate and quench cheese-lovers appetites with the kick-off of Thursday Quesadilla Nights. Besides their regular offerings, they'll have special fillings, like pastrami, chayote and cheese in the Pastrami-dilla.


"Raiding the Rock Vault" @ The Mayan (Downtown)
This new production follows the history of rock 'n' roll from 1950 through 1990, narrated by Richard Malmos. Classic songs from the Who, the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, KISS, the Rolling Stones and many more are performed by an all-star band that includes Andrew Freeman, Tracii Guns, Howard Leese, Robin McAuley, John Payne, Michael T. Ross, Jay Schellen, Paul Shortino and Joe Lynn Turner.



In Theaters This Week
Brad Pitt and James Gandolfini in Killing Them Softly; Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren return in Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning. Also in theaters: The Central Park Five; The Collection; Hecho En Mexico; Silent Night


Straight No Chaser @ Pantages Theatre (Hollywood)
The all-male a cappella group is like a real-life version of the Warblers from "Glee," taking modern songs, like Coldplay's "Fix You" and Red Hot Chili Peppers "Under the Bridge," and giving them their own special twist. Considering the time of year, a performance of "The 12 Days of Christmas" could be expected, as well as new tracks from their forthcoming album due in 2013.

Trixie Whitley (Guy Kokken)



Trixie Whitley @ The Satellite (Silver Lake)
You may recognize her name from Daniel Lanois' Black Dub project, and after this show you won't be able to forget her amazing voice. After witnessing songs like "Breathe You in My Dreams," you'll be clamoring for more. Don't fret, her debut album, Fourth Corner, is set for a Jan. 29 release.


World AIDS Day
There are several events happening throughout SoCal, including an awareness festival in Long Beach and a free lecture and performance at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. Sheryl Lee Ralph presents the 22nd annual Divas Simply Singing concert at Club Nokia with artists such as Faith Evans and Kristinia DeBarge. AIDS Project Los Angeles is also hosting a food drive, with drop-off locations all over the county.



Slash @ The Wiltern (Koreatown)
The legendary guitarist and his bandmates, Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, wrap up their world tour in support of Apocalyptic Love with a headlining show at the Wiltern. Whether you know Slash from his days with GN'R or Velvet Revolver, there is a track you'll love from the new album, and nothing compares to seeing him shred live.



Repeal Day Specials

The 1933 Group is offering a special cocktail at each of their properties – Bigfoot Lodge, Bigfoot West, Oldfield's Liquor Room, La Cuevita, Sassafras, Thirsty Crow – for only 50 cents in commemoration of the repeal of Prohibition.


Tim & Eric's Chrimbus Screening @ The Cinefamily (Mid-City West)

Celebrate Chrimbus Day with Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim and their special guests for a screening of the "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!"'s TV special. The duo selects other episodes to screen before the Chrimbus Special and participates in a post-show Q&A, and the night also features performances by the Awesome Show family. Proceeds go to Hurricane Sandy victims.

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