There are some fabulous music events tonight. It’s your last chance to pop by the Hammer Museum to enjoy KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez who will spin sets in the museum’s outdoor courtyard. Also featured tonight is East LA’s Chicano Batman. The quartet’s globetrotting sound includes soul, 70’s Brazilian Bossa Nova, spacey psychedelia and surf rock cumbia.

KCRW DJs wMadeinLA Logoill select sets inspired by the idea of the “Made in L.A.”, an exhibit featuring emerging and under-recognized LA artists. Doors open at 7PM and admission to Made in L.A. 2012 is free! The museum will be open late.

What: Made in LA, at the Hammer Museum with KCRW
Where: The Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. (NE corner of Westwood and Wilshire)
When: 7:00 pm live music starts at 9:00 pm

 Also if you are into classical music, Christina and Michelle Naughton, (piano) performs tonight at Burton Chase Park. See their website for more info

Thurs-WedAug9th LouisSternGallery ElizabethPatterson CanalStreetNewOrleansOr head to West Hollywood….Louis Stern Fine Arts presents Rainscapes Recent Drawings by Elizabeth Patterson.

Patterson renders landscapes so close to ‘the real thing’ as to be unreal. Often mistaken for photographs, her current work, as in her previous exhibitions, reflects a keen eye for composition and color.

See image Elizabeth Patterson, Canal Street, New Orleans.

On view: August 9th – September 15th

What: Opening reception, Rainscapes
Where: Louis Stern Fine Arts, 9002 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-276-0147


OnThurs-8.9-Twilight Concert Seriese more music evnt that looks great takes place on the Santa Monica Pier…..The PARADE Collective will be a showcase of original music and arrangements written and performed by musicians and singers from Cirque du Soleil.

The term “PARADE” is a French acronym for Programme d’aide aux réalisations artistiques des employés, which literally translated means, a program to aid in the artistic realizations of the employees.

Thurs-8.9-SMPier PARADE COLLECTIVECirque du Soleil’s Cultural Action Department presents this evening in support of its mandate to encourage and support its employees.

What: Twilight Concert Series
Where: Santa Monica Pier, at corner of Ocean Ave. and Colorado Ave
When: Thursdays, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm