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New York 

Screen shot 2012-07-16 at 11.38.22 AM.pngBethany Cosentino and Best Coast brings their surf-pop the East Coast tonight when they perform with Nashville trio Those Darlins at Terminal 5. [Flavorpill]

Anthony Heilbut, the legendary gospel music record producer, will be reading from his new collection of essays, The Fan Who Knew Too Much, at Leo Baeck Institute. Topics range from identity in gospel music and the birth of the soap opera. [NY Mag]

Tonight is your special night if your addiction is Jeopardy or Wheel of Fortune. The Big Quiz Thing, a huge, traveling fully-produced multimedia live show, will be testing the knowledge of New Yorkers at Littlefield in Brooklyn. The game features five rounds of questions with a ton of prizes, including a $300 jackpot. [Brooklyn Based]

Los Angeles

Screen shot 2012-07-16 at 12.06.03 PM.pngOn the heels of his amazing performance on Jimmy Fallon and an overflow of glowing reviews for his album Channel Orange, Frank Ocean is riding high. See why the world is in love with the R&B singer-songwriter's smooth and deep lyrics at his show tonight at The Wiltern. [LA Weekly]

Chuck Palahniuk, the author known for his often perverse and off-beat style of writing, will be discussing his latest release, Invisible Monsters Remix, in which his popular 1999 novel is pumped up with new material and and design elements, at the Skirball Cultural Center tonight. [Flavorpill]

Chicago

Screen shot 2012-07-16 at 12.41.53 PM.pngSummer and movies seem to go hand in hand so join the Whole Foods at Lincoln Park for a bike-in rooftop screening of the classic Wes Anderson movie, Rushmore. If you stop by the 1550 Bar early you can experience a pre-reception with New Belgium Beer specials. [Chicago Reader]

A Place to Bury Strangers have a new album, Worship, and they will be pumping out the new tracks tonight at The Empty Bottle. [Flavorpill]

London

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Madonna and her antics just can't be stopped (remember when she purposely nip-slipped only a few shows ago?) See what the famous icon will do next to shock fans at her concert tonight at Hyde Park. [Time Out]

If you have the day off we suggest checking out the InTRANSIT Festival. Now in its sixth year, the festival transforms the streets of Kensington and Chelsea into a cultural immersion including artist-led walks, promenade performances and commissions. Go for the large-scale three dimensional street paintings by Edgar Mueller. [Flavorpill]




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