KRIS? ADAM? ADAM? KRIS? Even if you haven't followed this season of "American Idol" you probably know the finalists, their strengths, what Simon's had to say. Fans are Twittering, critics are guessing, you're wringing the remote in anticipation. So...Adam? Kris? The finale is at Nokia Theatre, and on FOX.
PIANO BALLADRY ON FIRE: Ben Folds. The heavy-set glasses. The cute-boy shirts. The whimsical, in-the-face love songs. Yes to all that. And yes to the rock-pop pianist tickling away at Hollywood Palladium. Although can what he does be called "tickling"? We'd call it coaxing some rollin' rock out of the keys. 7:30PM
COSMOS UP-CLOSE: Maybe we've been thinking about nature -- all those quakie aftershocks -- but we feel like communing with the night sky. A big telescope and some knowledgeable UCLA types can probably help us there. Plus, a planetarium is involved, which is nifty. Plus, it's free. UCLA, 7PM.