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Friday, February 18
Vanessa Paradis at The Orpheum Theatre
The French singer and actress brings her brand of pop to The Orpheum.
Where: Orpheum Theatre, 842 S. Broadway
Nearby Metro Rail: Red/Purple/Blue Line 7th Street Metro Center Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Broadway/8th (2/302, 4, 10/48, 30, 35/335, 38, 40, 42, 45, 66, 30, 730, 740, 745) Broadway/9th (10/48, 38, 66)
Marnie Stern at The Echo
More than just a flashy guitar hero, Marie Stern writes interesting, multidimensional art-prog-punk songs that are distinguished by dense arrangements and crazed vocals.
Where: The Echo, 1822 Sunset Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Glendale/Park (92), Sunset/Park (2/302, 4), Sunset/Alvarado (704, 2/302, 4, 200, 603)
Pasadena Dance Festival 2011
Watch nine professional dance troupes from a range of styles.
When: 8pm Friday, 4pm Saturday
Price: $37 Friday, $12 Saturday
Where: Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 300 East Green Street
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Memorial Park Station
Nearby Bus Stops: Colorado/Marengo (180/181, 256, 686/687, 10 Pasadena ARTS, 187 Foothill Transit)
Says You! taping at Skirball Cultural Center
Live tapings! Be there when public radio’s popular game show Says You! returns to the Skirball for its annual reunion with audience and special guests.
Where: Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Sepulveda/Skirball Center (233, 761)
Shark Lagoon Nights at The Aquarium of the Pacific
The public is invited to get up close with the ocean’s ultimate predators at the Aquarium of the Pacific for FREE during Shark Lagoon Nights.
Where: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way
Nearby Rail: Blue Line Long Beach Transit Mall Station
More weekend events, after the jump.
Saturday, February 19
Day of Remembrance at Japanese American National Museum
This annual program marks President Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942, which authorized the unconstitutional forced removal of 120,000 Japanese Americans from the West Coast and Hawai’i during World War II.
Where: Japanese American National Museum, 369 East First Street
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Judge John Aiso/1st (30, 40, 42)
Arianna Huffington at Valley Performing Arts Center
Huffington discusses the latest online and social media trends—including how media companies are turning content promiscuity into profits—and reveals her vision of a hybrid future where traditional media and new media become one.
Where: Valley Performing Arts Center, 18111 Nordhoff St.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Nordhoff/Lindley (166/364, 167, 239)
18th Annual Scottish Festival & Games
Celebrate the Scottish heritage of the Queen Mary. This unique ship exemplifies the fine craftsmanship of Scotland and is proud to be the most famous ship built on the River Clyde.
When: 9am-6pm Saturday and Sunday
Where: Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy.
Nearby Metro Rail: Blue Line Long Beach Transit Mall Station
Sunday, February 20
Matt Mira & Thomas Lennon present ONESTAR at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
Dramatic readings of the YELP reviews of the Koreatown 24 Hour Fitness by L.A.’s best comics.
Where: Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, 5919 Franklin Ave.
Nearby Metro Rail: Red Line Hollywood/Western Station, Red Line Hollywood/Vine Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Hollywood/Bronson (180/181, 217)
KPCC 89.3 FM’s FilmWeek Oscar Preview at The Egyptian Theatre
FilmWeek on AirTalk records its annual Oscar Preview in front of a live audience.
Where: Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Nearby Metro Rail: Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Hollywood/Las Palmas (212/312, 222, 217), Hollywood/Highland (212/312, 222, 217, 780, 156/656)
An Evening with Ted Leo at Eagle Rock Center for Arts
A Solo Performance by Ted Leo, Q & A with Keith Morris & Ted Leo, Stand Up Comedy by Paul F Tompkins, Sklar Bros, Jen Kirkman, Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani.
Where: Eagle Rock Center for Arts, 2225 Colorado Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Colorado/Eagle Rock (68/84, 83, 81, 780, 180/181)