Shonen Knife The J-Pop metal trio Shonen knife will play their pastel-colored instruments with admirable ferocity at Spaceland with Neverever and Fantastica Bastidas. The band has been an alt-music staple for nearly 30 years, having been introduced to Western audiences by the likes of Nirvana and Sonic Youth. Spaceland, 1717 Silver Lake Blvd., L.A. 8:30 p.m. $14. (323) 661-4380; http://www.clubspaceland.com.
Daughtry The Idol alum, one of the few to maintain a vibrant career post-show, talks about his transition into a legitimate rock songwriting force in the intimate show and conversation with producer Howard Benson. Grammy Museum, Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street, L.A. 7:30 p.m. $25. http://www.grammymuseum.org.
Are Celebrity Chefs Good For Food? From Julia Child to Anthony Bourdain, celebrity chefs have always boasted larger-than-life personalities. "LA Weekly" food critic Jonathan Gold and a panel of famed foodies discuss the possible effects — positive and negative — of this cultural phenomenon. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Brentwood. 7:30 p.m. Reservations filled. Free. (310) 440-4500. http://www.skirball.org.
In Focus: Still Life It's easy to overlook how something as simple as still-life art can be a means of aesthetic and technical experimentation. This single-gallery exhibition, opening today, draws on the Getty's photography collection and examines how artists have explored and reinvented the genre. Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, L.A. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Free. (310) 440-7300. http://www.getty.edu.