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THROUGH SEPT. 7 DRAW TO A CLOSE See creations by notable local artists, such as the untitled Tony Greene work below, in the final days of the Hammer Museum’s Made in L.A. 2014. p. 91 SEPT. 12-14 D’OH! Homer goes Hollywood for The Simpsons Take the Bowl, with fireworks, a live score and special guests including “Weird Al” Yankovic. p. 86

SEPT. 20 DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY Multitalented musician Bobby McFerrin opens The Broad Stage’s 2014-2015 season this month. The sunny singer and 10-time Grammy winner arrives at the Santa Monica cultural hot spot in support of his latest album, last year’s Spirityouall. Forget your troubles as you take in the infectious sounds of McFerrin’s unique blend of jazz, rock and blues-inspired spirituals. p. 86

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GREAT EVENTS NOT TO BE MISSED

1 WALKING WITH DINOSAURS > SEPT. 11-14 Travel back in time at Staples Center as you watch impressively imposing and realistic animatronics, such as the stegosaurus at left. p. 88

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2 PORT OF LOS ANGELES LOBSTER FESTIVAL > SEPT. 12-14 Fans of Maine lobster won’t want to miss this chance to fill up on the exquisite crustacean amid live music and a pirate camp. p. 86 3 NAUTICA MALIBU TRIATHLON PRESENTED BY EQUINOX > SEPT. 13-14 Swim, bike and run to support pediatric cancer research at the 28th annual, celebrity-filled fundraiser at Zuma Beach. p. 86

4 SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL > SEPT. 20-21 Jane’s Addiction and Empire of the Sun headline this two-day street fest on the iconic West Hollywood strip. p. 86 5 DODGERS VS. GIANTS > SEPT. 22-24 Head to Chavez Ravine on Sept. 23 to catch the rivals’ 1,000th West Coast showdown. p. 88 6 LOS ANGELES COUNTY FAIR > THROUGH SEPT. 28 L.A. goes a little bit country at its annual county fair. Catch top acts including Neon Trees (Sept. 4) during the fair’s concert series. p. 86 7 ABBOT KINNEY FESTIVAL > SEPT. 28 Enjoy live music while you explore the food, fashion and art of the famed Venice boulevard at this family-friendly event, now in its 30th year. p. 86

OPENING SEPT. 16 KISS AND TELL Wayne Brady takes on Cole Porter’s songs in this reimagining of Kiss Me, Kate at the Pasadena Playhouse. p. 86 SEPT. 20 TAR AND FEATHER Take in live music and art among Ice Age fossils at Tarfest at LaBrea Tar Pits Park. p. 86 SEPT. 30 OPEN SEASON The Walt Disney Concert Hall’s 11th season kicks off with the Opening Night Concert & Gala: A John Williams Celebration. p. 88

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: INGRID HERTFELDER; TONY GREENE, UNTITLED (1989), IMAGE COURTESY DAVID FRANZ

Music legend Bobby McFerrin

SEPTEMBER 13, 20, 27 NEW VOICES MOCA returns to its performance arts roots with the multidisciplinary Step and Repeat at The Geffen Contemporary. p. 91

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