Giant Robot 10 Years at GR2 (2062 Sawtelle Boulevard, Los Angeles, 310 445-9276) Group exhibition by artists and photographers who have inspired Giant Robot, an avant-asian magazine that is surprised to find it’s beem 10 years already. Reception 5 – 10 PM. Free
Dog Days of Summer (through 9/17) at UCR/California Museum of Photography (3824 Main Street, Riverside CA 92501) Driving: 60 east. Exit on Market St. Go right about 1 mile. At University, turn left. Museum is on right side. Group show of canine images with work from over 20 artists including Diane Arbus, Tony Mendoza, Elliott Erwitt, and William Wegman. Film screenings and images. Noon to 5 PM $1.
The Detroit Cobras at The Troubadour (9081 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, 310 276-6168) Old-fashioned scuzz-punk assault on Motown classics and garage nuggets by ex-stripper Rachel Nagy and two guitarists.
8 PM. $15.
The Breakfast Club / Pretty in Pink at Beverly Cinema (7165 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, 323 938-4038) The teen classics from John Hughes. Breakfast at 3:40 and 7:30 PM; Pretty at 5:35 and 9:25 PM. Double feature $6.
DJ Mark Farina at Deep at Sixteen Fifty (1650 Schrader Boulevard, Hollywood, 323 960-2088) Popular house deejay churns up a mix of disco, R&B, gospel, and hip-hop. 9 PM. $20.