What to check out this week? Rodeo Drive Resale, Central Coast Wine & Food Celebration, "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" with director Tobe Hooper.
FRI 8/5: Vintage drag racing at the Goodguys eighth Pomona Nitro, Pomona Fairplex Raceway. $25 a day; $65 for the weekend, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.Tea party and Brazil’s Omanatura jewelry show, Jin Patisserie, Venice. $23, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Opening night for “The Godfadda Workout,” a one-man parody of “The Godfather” in 12 acts. Century City Playhouse. $25-$30, 8 p.m. In theaters: “The Dukes of Hazzard,” festival favorite “My Date With Drew” and Wong Kar Wai’s “2046″ SAT 8/6: Up to 50% off designer duds at the Rodeo Drive Resale, Sherman Oaks. Free, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Opening reception for New Works on Paper, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica. Free, 4-6 p.m. See Malcolm McDowell in person after “A Clockwork Orange,” Aero Theater. $9, 7:30 p.m. SUN 8/7: Annual used-cookbook sale, sponsored by Culinary Historians of Southern California, Hollywood Farmers’ Market. Free, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Central Coast Wine & Food Celebration, Wally’s wine store parking lot. $95, noon-4 p.m. MON 8/8: Spa bar serves drinks, minifacials and massages, Crescent Hotel with Jurlique Spa. Treatments free, drinks aren’t, 6-9 p.m. Jack Johnson croons, Kahuna-style, Greek Theater. $40.50, 7 p.m. TUES 8/9: Writers talk about decency, diversity and the power of the pen at Writers of the Storm: Fake News and Public Decency in the Age of Terror, Odyssey Theater. $30-$45, 6:30 p.m. Released on DVD: “The Muppet Show: Season One” and “John Cleese — Wine for the Confused.” WED 8/10: Erykah Badu, Queen Latifah, Jill Scott share the stage at the Sugar Water Festival, Greek Theater. $51-$126, 7 p.m. THURS 8/11: Tour Gallery Row in a guided Downtown Art Walk, De Soto Gallery. $25, 11:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. Forty years later, see the Watts Riots on TV, UCLA Film & Television Archive. Free, 7:30 p.m. “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” circa 1974 with director Tobe Hooper, Aero Theater. $9, $6 members, 7:30 p.m.
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