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|A scene from Sound City
THURSDAY, JAN. 31
Dave Grohl's Sound City Players @ The Palladium (Hollywood)
In honor of Grohl's directorial debut Sound City, a documentary about the legendary Van Nuys' recording studio, releasing at the Sundance Cinemas tomorrow, he'll be joined by Krist Novoselic, Corey Talor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick), Rick Springfield, John Fogerty and Stevie Nicks on stage at the Palladium. The film's soundtrack, Real to Reel, features a track with Grohl, Novoselic, Pat Smear and Paul McCartney and will be available in March.
Culinary Cocktail Seminar with Matthew Biancaniello @ K&L Wines (Hollywood)
The cocktail chef, formerly of the Roosevelt's Library Bar, conducts a seminar based on four wine-based drinks concocted in his signature style of using seasonal, unique ingredients. Some of those ingredients include mochi, peppercorn-infused honey and candy cap mushrooms. There are two sessions of the seminar today (at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.). In addition, the mix master transforms some of his popular libations into ice cream (e.g. stinging nettle infused St. Germain sorbet topped with pummelo-infused St. Germain air) for a pop-up at Scoops Westside from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Feb. 2.
FRIDAY, FEB. 1
In Theaters This Week
Bullet to the Head stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Momoa, Christian Slater and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje; Fisher Stevens directs Al Pacino, Alan Arkin and Christopher Walken as three old pals in Stand Up Guys; Aww at the young zombie love in Warm Bodies. Also in theaters: The Gatekeepers; Girls Against Boys; The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia; Sound City
|The Gaslamp Killer (Theo Jemison)
SATURDAY, FEB. 2
First Fridays @ Natural History Museum Los Angeles County (South Los Angeles)
A discussion, entitled "Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex," with author Mary Roach is featured at this month's event. Join her as she follows the history of studying human sexual physiology throughout the years. Adventure Time (Daedelus and Frosty), the Gaslamp Killer and other DJs, like soda pop and Inka One, are all going to be on hand for musical entertainment throughout the evening.
Young Unknowns @ The Echo (Echo Park)
After Meredith Meyer moved to Brooklyn from Los Angeles, she met drummer Matt Arbeiter, bassist Bryan Percivall and guitarist Mike MacAllister and became the frontwoman for this cool new project that released a debut EP, You Are a Young Unknown, in the fall of last year. It will be exciting to see how their lush production and emotionally driven lyrics translate to the Echo stage.
MONDAY, FEB. 4
Robert De Niro @ The Aero (Santa Monica)
The acting legend is honored at An Actor's Playbook: An In-Person Tribute to Robert De Niro. First is a screening of Silver Linings Playbook, which garnered him a supporting actor Oscar nomination, followed by a discussion with the actor, moderated by film critic Pete Hammond.
|Lewis Watson (John Shinner)
Lewis Watson @ Bardot (Hollywood)
The Londoner makes his L.A. debut at Bardot's weekly cure for the Monday blues, School Night. Lewis Watson may only be in his early 20s, but he's already had two EPs (It's Got Four Sad Songs On It BTW and Another Four Sad Songs) reach No. 1 and No. 2 on the UK iTunes Singer Songwriter chart and has collaborated with the likes of Kaiser Chiefs' Richard Wilkinson, Arctic Monkeys' Mike Crossey and Florence + The Machine's Kid Harpoon.
TUESDAY, FEB. 5
Sara Lundberg @ Book Soup (West Hollywood)
Only eating sustainable, humanely-raised meats and organic produce can put quite a strain on the weekly shopping budget, so any hints on saving money on things like toilet paper and laundry detergent are always welcome. Lundberg, the author of the super-saver site BudgetSavvyDiva.com, released the helpful pocket guide, Budget Savvy Diva's Guide to Slashing Your Grocery Bill by 50% or More: Secret Tricks & Clever Tips for Eating Great and Saving Money, earlier this week, and it's full of great penny-pinching strategies. She discusses and signs the book tonight.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6
Lucy Michelle @ Hotel Café (Hollywood)
The sweetly charming yet vocally powerful frontwoman of Lucy Michelle & the Velvet Lapelles makes her solo debut with Attack of the Heart – recorded with John Munson (Semisonic, the New Standards) and Chan Polling (the Suburbs, the New Standards) in the spring. She spotlights songs from the new effort, as well as tunes from her material with the Velvet Lapelles, during her residency nights at Hotel Café, tonight and Feb. 20. She also performs Feb. 27 at Largo with the New Standards, Dan Wilson and John C. Reilly.