The Details Weekly Cultural Agenda: Lollapalooza, Ryan Reynolds, and the Koran Contests

The Details-approved concerts, movies, and events coming at you in the next seven days.

Ten-year-olds memorize all 600 pages of the Koran for a competition that puts your grade-school spelling bee to shame. Check out the documentary Koran by Heart at 9 p.m. on HBO.


Sufjan Stevens, who's brought the banjo back into vogue, performs at Brooklyn's Prospect Park Bandshell at 6 p.m. Death Cab for Cutie and Frightened Rabbit hit Brooklyn's Williamsburg Waterfront at 5:30 p.m.


Seductive Swede Lykke Li offers her wounded rhymes to the crowd at the Greek Theatre in L.A. with Best Coast at 7:30 p.m.

Cold War Kids headline a jam session at Chicago's Metro at 6 p.m. with Gold Motel, Carbon Tigers, Katz Company, and Rachel McClusky.


Crystal Castles throw down their electro beats with the Naked and Famous at Chicago's House of Blues at 8 p.m.


Lollapalooza! Need we say more? Girl Talk, Ratatat, Crystal Castles, OK Go, Bright Eyes, Coldplay, Reptar, Foster the People, and so many more come to Chicago's Grant Park for Day 1, starting at 1 p.m.

Former Details cover hunk Ryan Reynolds is back on the silver screen with The Change-Up opening in theaters nationwide.


Day 2 of Lollapalooza boasts Lykke Li, Beirut, Pretty Lights, Cee Lo Green, Friendly Fires, and others taking over Chicago's Grant Park at 1 p.m.

HARD Summer Music Festival's lineup just blew our minds with Digitalism, Ratatat, Holy Ghost!, Boys Noize, and Shit Robot raging in L.A.'s State Historic Park at 6 p.m.

Katy Perry might kiss a girl and give us the details about last Friday night as she performs at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre at 7 p.m.


Wrap up your Lollapalooza experience with Cold War Kids, Best Coast, Arctic Monkeys, Kid Cudi, Modeselektor, and more at 1 p.m. in Chicago's Grant Park.

—By Douglas Bair

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