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May 05, 2000|JAMES E. FOWLER

The Indiegrrl Showcase, featuring six Los Angeles female songwriters, comes tonight to Exile Books and Music, 14925 Magnolia Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Lisa Johnson, Mare Lennon, Robin Pearl, Amilia k. Spicer, Sue Willet and Kelly Zirbes with her band Kelly's Lot are scheduled to perform.

Indiegrrl, founded in 1998 by Seattle musician Holly Figueroa, is an Internet forum for independent women music artists. Indiegrrl has more than 500 members nationwide, mostly female solo performers and bands with at least one female member. Tickets are $5 for the 8 p.m. show.

Singer-songwriters Merlin Snyder and Kevin Benjamin perform at 8 p.m. Saturday. $5 cover. (818) 986-6409.

The New Short Fiction Series, billed as "L.A.'s only live literary magazine," presents "Common Criminals: L.A. Crime Stories" by Larry Fondation at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Lankershim Arts Center, 5108 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Featured will be spoken word artist Sally Shore plus guest performers Layne Beamer, Wheaton James, Will Kayne, Benito Martinez and Leon Morenzie. $10. (323) 662-7900.

Horror authors Richard Laymon ("The Stake," "One Rainy Night" and "The Traveling Vampire Show") and J.F. Gonzalez ("Clickers") plus a mystery guest will sign their books at 2 p.m. Saturday at Dark Delicacies, 4213 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank. (818) 556-6660.

Author Charlene Costanzos will sign and discuss her book "The Twelve Gifts of Birth" at 7 p.m. Monday at Once Upon a Time, 2284 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. (818) 248-9668.

Greg Bear will sign his book, "Rogue Planet," at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Dangerous Visions, 13563 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. (818) 986-6963.

Borders Books and Music will present author Gary Zukav discussing his new book, "Soul Stories," at 7 p.m. Sunday at Temple Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. (818) 728-6593.

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