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Bacon, Twin Peaks & Big Freedia: 10 Great Ways to Spend Your Weekend

It may be raining outside but not in our hearts – or at these events.

It may be raining outside but not in our hearts – or at these events.

LISTEN: Wayne Shorter Quartet with Esperanza Spalding
We can't help but expect Grammy-winning bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding to bring the house down when she joins the Los Angeles Philharmonic and jazz master Wayne Shorter on stage. (Walt Disney Concert Hall; Saturday, February 09) More information

WATCH: Twin Peaks Retrospective
Spend an afternoon basking in the cult TV glory of five episodes before a Q&A with a few of its stars and folks behind the scenes — Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, and Robert Engles among them. (Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre, USC School of Cinematic Arts; Sunday, February 10) More information

LISTEN: Ellie Goulding
The sophisticated U.K. popster seamlessly weaves electro club bangers with indie folk. If she has a flaw, it’s that she once shared a barber with her former paramour, dubstep star Skrillex. (The Wiltern, Saturday, February 09) More information

EAT: Los Angeles Bacon Festival
Swoon over swine this Saturday at the Petersen Automotive Museum where you'll be able to sample savoery and sweet pork dishes from L.A. restaurants including Umamicatessen's Pigg, Mess Hall, and Bean & Thyme. (Petersen Auto Museum, Saturday, February 09) More information

LISTEN: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
It’s Mardi Gras month, and there's no shortage of ways to celebrate here in Los Angeles. Start Friday with the 25-year-old member of the New Orleans’ musical Andrews family, Troy, who got his nickname at age 6 because his trombone was taller than he was. His band’s shows mix old-school jazz, funk, and soul with modern rap and hip-hop for an entertaining ride. (The El Rey, Friday, February 08) More information

DANCE: Big Freedia
The Queen Diva of Bounce music brings a taste of New Orleans nightlife to L.A. Be fully prepared to shake your "Azz Everywhere." (The Echoplex, Saturday, February 09) More information

RIDE: Professional Bull Riders
They stomp. They bray. They kick. They’re bull-riding fans. Observe them in the wild as they cheer irritable male cows and the dudes who wrangle them. It’s a battle way tougher than the one waged on that bucking thing at Saddle Ranch. (Honda Center, Friday, February 08, 2013 - Sunday, February 10) More information

LISTEN: Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass
This American Life host Ira Glass discusses what makes a compelling story and shares his secrets for mining the humor and pathos from stories of everyday life. (Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Saturday, February 09) More information

EXPERIENCE: Sex and the City Zoo 4: Sexy Beast
Ring in Valentine's Day with some down-and-dirty animal passion. This adult fundraiser features a four-course meal, a talk by Night Court actress and long-time docent Joleen Lutz, and "walk-abouts" that let guests interrogate keepers about the bedroom habits of our furry and feathered friends. (Los Angeles Zoo, Saturday, February 09) More information

LISTEN: Church Sessions with Petra Haden Choir
KCRW sponsors a showcase of Petra Haden's a cappella renditions of movie soundtrack classics. Expect stirring performances straight out of Rebel Without A Cause, Taxi Driver, and Superman. (First Unitarian Church, Saturday, February 09) More information

 

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