4 fun music events in Los Angeles this week

If you love live music, there's no time like the present when it comes to getting out and about in Los Angeles. From a celebratory concert to an '80s party, here are the local shows worth checking out this week.

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Concert: Celebrating A.J. Racy's 40 Years at UCLA





Enjoy a concert in celebration of UCLA Distinguished Professor of Ethnomusicology, performer and composer A.J. Racy's teaching legacy on Friday night.

Performances will include the UCLA Near East Ensemble, special guest artist Parisa, violinist Nabil Azzam, an Arab takht ensemble and a special appearance by Racy himself.

When: Friday, April 12, 8-10 p.m.

Where: Schoenberg Hall, 445 Charles E Young Drive East

Price: Free

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Makaya McCraven at Lodge Room Highland Park





Grab a ticket to the April edition of the Jazz is Dead series on Saturday night with headliner Makaya McCraven. The beat scientist's most recent album, "Universal Beings," was released in October 2018. It features jazz artists from New York, Los Angeles, London and Chicago.

When: Saturday, April 13, 8 p.m.

Where: Lodge Room Highland Park, 104 N. Ave. 56th

Price: $20

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Klezmer Xylophone: An Unconventional Love Story





Enjoy the unlikely musical pairing of Klezmer and xylophone on Sunday thanks to percussionist Lorry Black and his band. The free event is put on by the Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music, The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and the Department of Ethnomusicology.

When: Sunday, April 14, 4-5:30 p.m.

Where: Jan Popper Theater, 445 Charles E Young Drive East

Price: Free


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"That Big '80s Party"





Flashback to the '80s on Sunday night. Dance it out to Beastie Boys, Bon Jovi, U2, Depeche Mode, Madonna and more courtesy of DJ Dave Paul.

When: Saturday, April 13, 9 p.m.

Where: Resident, 428 S. Hewitt St.

Price: Free - $7

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