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Chris Nichols discusses and signs “The Leisure Architecture of Wayne McAllister,” Vroman’s Bookstore. Free, 7 p.m.


Singer, producer and songwriter Ledisi performs for BAM’s Rhythm & Blues Festival, MetroTech . Free, 12 p.m.

Rob Stapleton amuses in a four-night Carolines stand. $26.75, 10 p.m.

FRI 6/29


Alison Krauss and Union Station play the Greek Theater. $35 – $75, 7:30 p.m.

Cole Porter’s “Can-Can” dances into Pasadena Playhouse. $47 – $57, 8 p.m. Through Aug. 5.


Claude Chabrol’s “Les Bonnes Femmes” kicks off 30 Years of Kino International celebrating the art-house distrib’s 30th year with company titles “Time Regained,” “Dersu Uzala” and ” The Homecoming,” Walter Reade Theater. $11, 2 p.m. Through July 12.

Original boy band New Edition returns, Beacon Theater. $70 – $115, 8 p.m.

SAT 6/30


Luc Arten’s provocative paintings “Red Series” and Mark Acetelli’s “Stripped” multi-media constructs receive their opening reception, Lawrence Asher Gallery. Free, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Van Arno’s oils “Sweet Home Valhalla” debuts, Corey Helford Gallery. Free, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Through July 28.

Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit” opens, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum. $20 – $25, 8 p.m. Through September 29.

Jim Jarrett’s one-man show “Meisner” kicks off the Hayworth Theater‘s series Flying Solo for the Summer. $20, 8 p.m. Through Aug. 26.

Chinatown Correspondent — premiere of a theater company and production about a Chinese American man who starts his own newspaper and discovers much more than he planned while reporting on a murder case. Luna Playhouse.$20. Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. — through July 8.


Kyle MacLachlan, Matthew Modine and Joan Rivers gather in Sag Harbor for Midsummer Night Drinks to support God’s Love We Deliver, an org dedicated to preparing and delivering meals to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses, private home. $300- $1,000, 6 p.m.

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones and the Del McCoury Band play Carnegie Hall concert. $30 – $75, 8 p.m.

American Ballet Theater’s “Swan Lake” dances its season finale, Metropolitan Opera Housem. $27 – $168, 8 p.m.

SUN 7/1


Saxophonist Phillip Feather joins Victor Vener and the California Philharmonic in scores from composer John Williams including “Harry Potter,” “Star Wars,” and “Catch Me if You Can,” Walt Disney Concert Hall. $40 – $95, 2 p.m.

Shanley Wang Quartet plays the Jazz Bakery. $25, 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.


Acoustic guitarists Rodrigo y Gabriela, Brooklyn band VietNam and DJs JDH and Dave P perform, Central Park SummerStage. Free, 3 p.m.

MON 7/2


Jewel and Naked Rhythm perform and Mariel Hemingway hosts when Sir Richard Branson’s “Rock the Kasbah” honors his mother, Eve Branson, and benefits his Virgin Unite’s Moroccan humanitarian efforts, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. $250, 5:30 p.m.


Peter Bogdanovich’s “Paper Moon” unspools for HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival, Bryant Park. Free, 5 p.m.

“Joshua” director/co-screenwriter George Ratliff talks after a preview screening, Lincoln Center. $16, 8 p.m.

TUES 7/3


Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Betty Grable star in the black and white classic “The Gay Divorcee,” LACMA. $2, 1 p.m.


The Highline Ballroom hosts Moby (DJ set), DJ King Britt and live performances by Kudo, Sunshine Jones and the Beatards. $20 – $25, 8 p.m.

Nik Bartsch’s Ronin performs, Joe’s Pub. $18, 7:30 p.m.

WED 7/4


Edwin Outwater leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in celebrating Independence Day and silver screen cowboys Gene Autry and John Wayne with fireworks and special guests Riders in the Sky, Hollywood Bowl. $17 – $111, 7:30 p.m.


Macy’s celebrates the nation’s birthday during their annual 4th of July Fireworks, South Street Seaport. Free, 9 p.m.

Indie-rock band the New Pornographers honor Independence Day with a free Battery Park concert. 3:30 p.m.

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