8 Things to Do This Weekend in L.A.

From a Macaulay Culkin-fronted band that plays pie-themed covers of Velvet Underground songs to a downtown shopping bonanza
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MUSIC: Flying Lotus
Musician and mixmaster Flying Lotus composes dissonant, chaotic sonicscapes. The experimentation continues on his new album, You’re DeadMore information (November 14, The Wiltern)

SPORTS: Rivals in the Ring
Let’s get ready to rumble. Watch old rivals USC and UCLA jib and jab against each other as they headline the collegiate boxing invitational. Dress in whatever suits your fancy with the black tie-optional dress code. More information (November 14; Los Angeles Athletic Club)

ART: Lita Albuquerque
Lita Albuquerque is famous for her work in the Light and Space and Land Art movements. Her work will show pictures, film, objects, and archival materials from the Land Art piece, which was the first large-scale work made in Antarctica. Check the Web site for times. More information (November 15-December 20; Michael Kohn Gallery)

MUSIC: Har Mar Superstar and the Pizza Underground
Imagine a dude who looks like porn star Ron Jeremy and sings like Justin Timberlake, and you’ve got Har Mar Superstar, the antipop crooner whose passionate concerts often involve gold hot pants. Also on the bill: the Pizza Underground, the Macaulay Culkin-fronted band that plays pie-themed covers of Velvet Underground songs. More information (November 15; El Rey Theatre)

SHOP: Shopwalk DTLA
It’s not even Thanksgiving but it’s not too early to get your holiday shopping done. A bevy of locally owned businesses and restaurants in downtown unite for a day of in-store sales and dining deals. Participating stores include Buttons & Bows, Haus of Love, Latres Lingerie, Pale Violet, Sixhundred, Tanner Goods, and many others. Plus, you can add the #shoplocal tag to your selfies. More information (November 16; downtown)

DANCE: Into the Fray
L.A. Contemporary Dance Company performs a work that showcases the ensemble’s hybrid style, integrating jazz, ballet, and contemporary moves. Created by cofounder Kate Hutter and four members of her troupe, the piece is set to a live-music backdrop by Eric Mason. More information (November 14-15; Los Angeles Theatre Center)

MUSIC: Daniel Lanois
The producer extraordinaire has worked with everyone from Emmylou Harris and Bob Dylan to Willie Nelson and U2 but he also has his own sounds to showcase. His latest album, Flesh And Machine, melds the organic and the electronic without taking away from either. More information (November 16; El Rey Theatre)

MOVIES: Unbreakable and Black Snake Moan
Were you fan of the theater’s recent revamp or were you dismayed by owner Quentin Tarantino’s new vision? Come see and you can decide for yourself with this Samuel L. Jackson double-bill. Unbreakable stars Jackson as an art gallery owner who’s searching for a superhero. Black Snake Moan features Jackson as a Mississippi man who holds a woman captive to try to cure her of her nymphomania. More information (November 16-17; The New Beverly)

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