9 Great Ways to Spend Your Weekend in L.A.

Femme fatales, dreamy Scottish pop, Earth Day, and Japanese psychedelia
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MUSIC: Acid Mothers Temple
Legendary Japanese experimental psychedelic rock band Acid Mothers Temple will be performing in town on Friday. Founded in 1995, the band has gone through multiple iterations and operates more as a collective than a band. Expect an aural trip to outer space. More information (April 17, The Echo)

MOVIES: 17th Annual Film Noir Festival
Celebrate hard-boiled detectives, brassy dames, and murderous mayhem at the film series that explores the sinister side of human nature. Screenings include Dark Passage, a Humphrey Bogart flick presented by his son, Stephen. More information (April 16-18, Egyptian Theatre)

TALK: Divining Los Angeles: Adaptation by Design
The Arid Lands Institute has dreamed up art, architecture, and design projects that look to a water-starved future. Founding co-directors Hadley and Peter Arnold use landscape photography and other digital tools to help visualize a response to climate change. More information (April 16, The Annenberg Space for Photography)

MUSIC: Belle & Sebastian
The Glaswegian indie icons play tunes from their recently released Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance. The album explores Italo-disco, at times infusing stalwart chamber pop with club-ready beats. More information (April 16, Fox Theater, Pomona)

SPORTS: Amgen Tour of California
Downtown becomes a veritable velodrome as the final leg of the statewide bike race culminates with droves of cyclists embarking from L.A. Live and finishing at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. More information (April 17, Various locations)

OUTDOORS: Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup
Give Mother Earth a makeover by grooming a trail, planting a tree, or cleaning a beach with other volunteers who come together to keep the region healthy. More information (April 18, Various locations)

MUSIC: Coachella Music Festival
Consider the Indio tradition an olive branch between millennials and baby boomers when vintage rockers AC/DC and Steely Dan top this year’s bill with rapper Drake. Hot acts include hip-hop’s Run the Jewels, ’90s shoegazers Ride, and indie popster St. Vincent. More information (April 17-19, Empire Polo Club)

DANCE: Martha Graham Dance Company
In 1944, Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring was performed with a dance piece by ballet superstar Graham. Her troupe presents a contemporary version of the modernist classic, accompanied by a new work from Sonya Tayeh (So You Think You Can Dance). More information (April 18, Valley Performing Arts Center)

MUSIC: Mozart Jupiter
In classical music circles, Mozart is the original dude. The composer lived as hard as he worked, and he closed out a prolific career with a symphony so cosmic, it was given the name “Jupiter.” With conductor Joshua Weilerstein leading the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the evening opens with Joseph Hallman’s imagined landscapes and a Saint-Saëns cello concerto. A repeat performance takes place the following night at Royce Hall. More information (April 18, The Alex Theatre)

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