9 Cool Things to Do in L.A. This Weekend

From punk art and Sufi music to a brewery art walk and TV tunes
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ART: Raymond Pettibon
In the 1980s, Pettibon’s illustrations graced Black Flag albums and DIY flyers, catching the attention of the art world, which placed him on a post-punk pedestal. His recent politically themed prints are the focus of this show. More information (April 23-26; Regen Projects)

TALK: Our Oceans Twenty Years From Now
Photographer Kip Evans has an impeccable pedigree as an underwater explorer who for 30 years has led expeditions off of Alaska, Panama, and Cuba. Tonight he discusses his specialty: capturing deep-water environments on the brink of destruction. More information (April 23; The Annenberg Space for Photography)

MUSIC: Faith No More
The eclectic, hard-edged band headed by peripatetic vocalist Mike Patton was a pillar of 1980s alternative music. This year the group will release its first album since the Clinton administration, offering songs that are as frenetic as they are soulful. More information (April 23-24; The Wiltern)

ART: World Arts Day
Partake of the sights, sounds, and flavors of the Near East without having to leave Los Angeles County. Admission is free at a gathering that emphasizes the cuisine, crafts, and music of India, the last performed by the Sufi band Hind Tarana. More information (April 25; Luckman Fine Arts Complex)

CONFABS: Brewery Artwalk
Artists open their studios to the public for a biannual gander into the sprawling creative center. Among the highlights: retro printmaker Dave Lefner, surrealist Emily Halpern, and Ted Meyer, who creates colorful pieces from imprints of people’s scars. More information (April 25-26; Brewery Arts Complex)

CONFABS: Artisanal L.A.
At the former L.A. Mart, hordes of the culinarily crafty converge during this regular meeting of local artisans hawking their homemade goods. Foodies can join in the fun at chef demos and urban farm workshops. More information (April 25-26; The REEF)

CONFABS: Harry Potter Roller Skating Night
For the Potterheads extravaganza, participants are encouraged to don their cardigans and circle specs to perform their wizardry on wheels. More information (April 25; Moonlight Rollerway)

OUTDOORS: Run for Hope 5K Festival
Remember and honor your loved ones who have passed with other Angeleno’s at OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center‘s 6th annual Run for Hope. This year’s 5K will be hosted by Melissa Rivers. The In-Memory Walk (an adults only, intimate walk that allows participants the opportunity to share memories of their loved ones) will kick off the event at 7:30 a.m. The 5K, which is open to all ages, starts at 9 a.m. and the festival will run through noon. More information (April 26; West Los Angeles Civic Center & Bandshell)

MUSIC: Polaris
As house band for the iconic show The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Polaris is sure to draw a big crowd of millennials looking for a night of nostalgia. Polaris didn’t start playing live before a show in Hollywood last year. Catch them alongside Upset, the side project of Best Coast drummer Ali Koehler. More information (April 25; Echoplex)

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