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June 04, 1999|JAMES E. FOWLER

Borders Books & Music, 6510 Canoga Ave., Canoga Park, offers a full entertainment menu this weekend: Guitarist Valarien performs at 7:30 tonight; Janine Regal and Company play at 7 p.m. Saturday; and Comedy Troop and Cafe au Laff perform at 7 p.m. Sunday. (818) 887-1999.

Country singer-songwriter Steve Owen, on tour promoting his new CD, "Quality Used Parts," performs at 9 p.m. Saturday at Exile Books & Music, 14925 Magnolia Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Jennifer Hardway opens the show at 8. Tonight at 8, the band Painted Id and singer-songwriter Judy Krueger take the stage. $5 cover both nights. (818) 986-6409.

Northridge Branch Library, 9051 Darby Ave., will have a used book sale from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. (818) 886-3640.

Kathleen Frasca and Dead Ringer perform songs from their CD "Atomic Cocktail," at 8 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble, 8800 Tampa Ave., Northridge. Multi-instrumentalist Tim Timmermans performs at 3 p.m. Sunday. Also, author Bruce Jacobs will discuss his book, "Race Manners: Navigating the Minefield Between Black and White Americans," at 7:30 p.m. Monday. (818) 773-0821.

Nine authors who have won the Bram Stoker Award, including Ramsey Campbell, Richard Laymon and Yvonne Navarro, will sign their books at 2 p.m. Sunday at Dark Delicacies, 3725 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. (818) 556-6660.

David Foster Wallace, author of "Infinite Jest" and "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again," visits the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. His short stories and essays have appeared in the New Yorker, the Paris Review and Harper's. $6-$8. (323) 655-8587.

The Hard Hat Company takes a grown-up look at everyone's favorite children's author when it presents "Seuss on the Loose" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Barnes & Noble, 16461 Ventura Blvd., Encino. Author Jane Druker will talk about her book, "Families of Value: Gay & Lesbian Parents and Their Children Speak Out," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. (818) 380-1636.

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