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The Details Weekly Cultural Agenda: Cosmic Cinema, Beyoncé, and a Trip to the Rivera



Monday

Adele's estimable voice gave out the last time she hit L.A., but she's back to make it up to you with shows at the Greek Theatre tonight and the Hollywood Palladium on Wednesday.

"Cosmic Cinema: Underground West Coast Psychedelia 1965-1976," a collection of short spaced-out films presented at New York City's Churner and Churner gallery, should be a trip.

With a new album set to drop any day now, Active Child brings his "chill wave" music and twisting, soaring vocals to the Echo in Los Angeles.

Tuesday

Don't even try to pretend you wouldn't like to see Ms. Sasha Fierce (a.k.a. Beyoncé) live in all her glory at New York City's Roseland Ballroom. You'll get more chances Thursday and Friday.

These summer days, the streets are sweaty and grimy. Why not take a short trip to the French Rivera with Deborah Kerr and the luminous Jean Seberg in Otto Preminger's 1958 classic Bonjour Tristesse at New York City's Museum of Modern Art.

Wednesday

Soft, beautiful, and engaging, the Wave Pictures come to Manhattan's Mercury Lounge tonight.

Bring your dancing shoes. Javelin take their electro-garage-party music to the Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club in Los Angeles with Pictureplane and Hollagramz.

Thursday

The City of Angels has been a home for cutting-edge artists for generations, and the film The Cool School: How Los Angeles Learned to Love Modern Art, presented at L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art, explains why.

Enjoy the lo-fi moodiness of Canada's Dirty Beaches at L.A.'s Mondrian Hotel.

The Handsome Furs, playing New York City's Bowery Ballroom tonight, somehow manage the neat trick of making sorrow chic and stylish.

Brooklyn's House of Vans hosts a night of high-energy rock with Tokyo Police Club, Against Me!, Japanther, and Team Robespierre.

For over a decade now, Palomar have been combining soothing vocal harmonies with propulsive base and drums. See them at Brooklyn's Shea Stadium.

Friday

Kreayshawn is the white, cranky, cantankerous young female rapper of the moment. Catch her on the way up at Chicago's Bottom Lounge.

After a summer of superhero films both good and execrable, maybe you deserve Griff the Invisble, a charming indie tale of a masked crime fighter who is somewhat less than super.

The exceptional John Sayles directs Amigo, a period piece about the now-forgotten U.S. occupation of the Philippines at the turn of the 20th century.

Saturday

The Rapture are back and still bridging the distance between sixties psyche-rock and modern, anxious pop. See them at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.

The Warm Up Series at Queens' PS1 Museum has become a local fixture, and this edition, with the Juan Maclean, Solange, Pictureplane, and others, should be one to remember.

Sunday

Get your old-school hip-hop kicks with Rakim, EPMD, and Funkmaster Flex at New York City's Central Park SummerStage.


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