Tips For Today: Lana Del Rey and Zebra Katz in L.A.+ Emeli Sande in NYC + Teengirl Fantasy in Chicago + Coldplay and World Street Food Festival in London

New York

At 24, UK singer/songwriter Emeli Sande has already drawn comparisons to Lauryn Hill, Nina Simone and Joni Mitchell and won a BRIT Award for Critics Choice.  She'll be playing the Bowery Ballroom on the heels of her debut album Our Version of Events. [via Flavorpill]

Future at Irving Plaza: Atlanta-based pop rapper heads to Irving Plaza alongside Pusha T. [via nymag]

Showroom Seven Sample Sale: Update your summer wardrobe with major designer steals including heavily discounted Issa dresses, Erickson Beamon swarovski crystal necklaces and Liebeskind Berlin totes. [via Time Out New York]

Micachu & the Shapes play Glasslands with Zambri. [via Oh My Rockness]

Los Angeles

Lana Del Rey and Zebra Katz at the El Rey: 'Controversial' crooner Lana Del Rey performs at the legendary venue that shares part of her name with up-and-coming alt-rapper Zebra Katz.  For those who want to understand what the music blogosphere -- hell the blogosopher period. -- has been talking about these past few months, this show is not to be missed.

Los Angeles Improv Comedy Festival at iO West: The improv school/comedy club that launched the careers of Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Mike Myers and Chris Farley, among others, features a week of improv shows and comedy classes.  You can expect to see shows by lots of iO alums -- such as Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet or The Simpsons' Dan Castellaneta -- as well as talented performers who could be the next big comedy star. [via L.A. Weekly]

Chicago

Dreamy pop/R&B/dance group Teengirl Fantasy plays the Empty Bottle alongside buzzy Chicago-based production duo Supreme Cuts and When Clouds Attack. [via Empty Bottle]

SMUSH at Stage 773: An open mic featuring sketch comedy, improv and stand-up. [via Time Out Chicago]

Rehab at Debonair Social Club: If you're itching to let loose this Monday night, head over to the always-fun weekly dance party hosted by Derek Berry and Dicky C of Team Bayside High.  [via Time Out Chicago]

London

This is your last chance to see Coldplay at Emirates Stadium, playing songs off of their most recent album -- Mylo Xyloto. [via Time Out London]

World Street Food Festival: Celebrate long weekend (courtesy of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee) with a visit to Southbank Centre Square where a global street food fest is taking place.  Much of the food is cooked on premises -- meaning it'll be fresh and made-to-order -- and expect vendors such as Bhangra Burger, The Polish Deli London and the Mussel Men, among others. [via Time Out London]







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