METRO STATION PLAYS A *FREE* SHOW: It's at the Knitting Factory. It's sure to be packed. So how to snag that free ticket? Ring 310-341-4437 (note that texting rates apply -- but still, free ticket!). There's a limit on the guests that can get in (even with their mobile ticket in hand), so definitely check out the site for info and arrive super early. Wednesday, January 21, 8PM doors. The Knitting Factory, 7021 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood.
"THE MAN WITH THE MOVIE CAMERA": A mind-boggling, eye-popping film extravaganza from 1929 that fully pushes the limits of visuals and what the camera can do? Save our seat. That Thavius Beck, who has worked with Nine Inch Nails, is providing live musical accompaniment to the kaleidoscope of flickering picture-y wonderment? Oh yeah. Wednesday, January 21, 8PM. Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles. 323-655-2510
A PAIR OF CONCERTS WITH PIZAZZ: Sultry chanteuse Sylvia Brooks sings the classics from the Great American Songbook at the Catalina Jazz Club on Wednesday, January 21 while Broadway in Concert finds rhythm at the Canyon Club (Steve Gideon is this week's performer). Also Wednesday, January 21.