Ready for another perfect SoCal weekend? Instead of spending it with your girlfriend Netflix, venture out into the light of day and show your face at one of these cool Los Angeles musical events.

Zappa Plays Zappa
The Canyon, Agoura Hills

9:00 PM, Friday, February 7, 2013

In honor of the album’s fortieth anniversary, Dweezil Zappa and talented company perform Frank Zappa and the Mothers’ Roxy & Elsewhere — the complete album, in sequence — at The Canyon in Agoura Hills Friday night. Who better to reimagine the works of the man than Dweezil and his troupe of hand-picked musicians?


The Copa Boys and Long Beach Symphony Orchestra POPS! Present:
The Music of the Rat Pack

Long Beach Performing Arts Center Arena, Long Beach, CA
8:00 PM, Saturday, February 8

Feeling classy? I bet you are. Put down the Mad Dog 20/20, put on your church clothes, and head down to beautiful Long Beach to see the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra POPS! perform the timeless tunes of everyone’s favorite alcoholics. (Just kidding. Alcoholism wasn’t even a thing then.) Come on — you can take one night off from drinking under the bridge to hear the classics.


An Evening with Chicago
The Terrace Theatre, Long Beach, CA
8:00 PM, Sunday, February 9, 2013


If I know you, you’ll be waking up in your car Sunday morning in Long Beach in the aftermath of the Rat Pack show. No need to drive home yet — head to the Terrace Theatre to see classic rock/pop legends Chicago bring down the house. Did you like them with Robin Thicke on the Grammys? Then you’ll love the full-on experience.