|FRIDAY, SEPT. 12
| HOLY HIP-HOP! OPENING
8069 Beverly Blvd.
Alex Melamid unveils his life-size portraits of hip-hop icons including Snoop Dog, Common, Lil John and Russell Simmons. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Exhibit runs Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. through Nov. 1.
DRAMATURGY PRESENTS - DECELIS
1110 Seward Street, LA 90038 (323) 466-7781
Hear the cool fusion of rock, folk, psychedelic and the incredibly unique vocal stylings of lead signer Vanesa Monarch, as this acoustic trio release their indie EP. 18 and over, FREE BEER for over 21. 10:30pm. $5.
|SATURDAY, SEPT. 13
|LEGOLAND STAR WARS DAYS
1 Legoland Dr., Carlsbad
Dress up as your favorite Star Wars character and join the 510th Legion of storm troopers as they roam the park in full garb! Participate in a daily costume contest, scavenger hunt and product viewings. Also Sunday.
LOS ANGELES BBQ FESTIVAL
Santa Monica Beach
Eat the best BBQ from Texas, Kansas City and Missouri while enjoying live entertainment right on the beach! Desserts will be provided by Essential Chocolate Collection and Leyna's Kitchen and a beer garden sponsored by Firestone and Sierra Nevada. Noon-6 p.m. Also Sunday. $10.
|SUNDAY, SEPT. 14
6523 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood
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More than 100 male & female dancers will (almost) bare all in this one-night-only burlesque show to benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles and The Actors Fund. A dance party will follow. 7 p.m. – midnight. Tix start at $40.
ART UNITES OPENING RECEPTION
NoHo Gallery LA
Members of the Art Directors Guild (the union representing artists in the entertainment industry) will exhibit their personal artwork from every medium. 4:30-10:30 p.m. FREE. Exhibit runs through Oct. 5.
TURNING TOWARD THE SUN
5214 W Sunset Blvd., Hollywood
Artists for Healing, Golden State Music & Popdose.com present this evening of music & entertainment featuring local acts Moving Picture Show, Just Off Turner & Brandon Schott to benefit Make-a-Wish. 7:30 p.m. $10.
RED CARPET FUN RUN
5555 Melrose, Hollywood
People Magazine & Maybelline are sponsoring this 3 mile run/1.5 mile walk through the New York street set on the Paramount Lot to benefit the Children’s Defense Fund. Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child will perform. 8 a.m. $30.
|TUESDAY, SEPT. 16
| "POOR PAUL" - COMEDY SHOW PREMIERE
YouTube, MySpace & KoldCast.TV (in Hi Def)
YouTube.com/PoorPaulPoorPaul • MySpace.com/PoorPaulPoorPaul
Log-in for the premiere of this hilarious and politically incorrect weekly comedy. Poor Paul follows the lives of three eccentric college roommates. Justin (Kevin G. Schmidt, Cheaper by the Dozen 1 & 2) is annoyingly smart. Clyde (Nicholas Braun, Sky High) is a neat freak who gets all the chicks. And Paul (Zack Bennett, Down the PCH) is a funny but kind of unlucky dreamer who creates outrageous fantasies in order to escape life. FREE. 10 a.m.
|THURSDAY, SEPT. 19
| SONGS & SOUNDS FOR A CURE
Café-Club Fais Do-Do
5257 Adams Blvd.
Enjoy an evening of music, food and fun with all proceeds benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 6 p.m.-midnight. $30.