Egyptian-American feminist writer Mona Eltahawy makes a much-needed case for Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution this Thursday 10/8 7:15pm as part of LA Public Library's ALOUD series.

Mingle amongst artists, Francophiles, and tables made of t-shirts by sculptural sensations Casa Canova at Please Do Not Enter, right by Pershing Square, this Saturday 10/10 5-9pm.

Popul Vuh: Heart of Heaven is a performance of the Mayan creation myth story with an L.A. twist, dancing and puppeteering its way to Grand Park on Saturday 10/10 and Sunday 10/11 3:30pm.

In honor of artist/writer Gary Indiana's solo show at 356 Mission (opens Thursday 10/8), writers from independent publisher Semiotext(e) will offer discussions and readings on Sunday 10/11 4-7pm for Unveiled: A Symposium on Gary Indiana.
One of LA's most iconic musicians of today, singer/bassist/songwriter Thundercat brings jazz-meets-hip hop/R&B grooves to The Regent on Sunday 10/11 8pm. (Read our snap review of the show in Get Down Town Issue 1)

Watch performances of the ancient creation story of Popol Vuh at Grand Park this weekend.
(photo via Gilroy Dispatch)