Legendary jazz club Blue Whale goes beyond its regular live programming tonight 9/30 8pm-12am as DJ collective theLIFT celebrates the advancing strides of jazz music through special performances and serious grooves.

MOCA gets meta as it kicks off What is Contemporary?, a new event series that discusses the contemporaneity in art. First up is art critic Hal Foster this Thursday 10/1 7pm at MOCA Grand Ave.

After many celebrity-filled days on Grand Ave, the real star this weekend is Ludwig Van Beethoven, whose works are celebrated at Disney Concert Hall beginning Friday 10/2. Plus, hop on board VAN Beethoven - a roving virtual reality orchestra experience.

Dyads, a collection of love and loss-inspired installations by Adam Davis, finishes up at Actual Size LA this Saturday 10/3.

Lead your brain down a rabbit hole at MAMA Gallery's mind-warping new show Cerebral Vortex, open Tuesday through Saturday 12-5pm.

Q WHO, an installation by Angeline Rivas, on view as part of Cerebral Vortex at MAMA Gallery.
(photo courtesy of MAMA Gallery)