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Happening Friday

April 15, 2011

EVENTS

Los Angeles Antiques Show Spanning centuries and crisscrossing the globe with its wares, the 16th annual Los Angeles Antiques Show offers French and Continental furniture alongside 20th century design objects and African tribal artwork. Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. $20. (708) 366-2710. http://www.losangelesantiqueshow.com.

Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach The rubber meets the road at the 37th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, which takes over 2 miles of seaside streets. The main event, Sunday's IndyCar Series race, is expected to feature such drivers as Dario Franchitti, Helio Castroneves, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Danica Patrick. Supporting races include a pro/celebrity competition, a drifting challenge and an American Le Mans Series race. Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. 7 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Fri., 7 a.m.-8:15 p.m. Sat., 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sun. General admission, $26-$54, three-day pass, $70. (562) 981-2600. http://www.gplb.com.

POP MUSIC

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival Arcade Fire, Kanye West and Kings of Leon make this a rare installment of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival's annual desert bacchanalia devoted solely to current chart toppers and tastemakers on the main stage. Each had groundbreaking years that earned this victory lap bolstered by a strong undercard of vets (the Strokes, Black Keys) and youngsters — but no major reunions. Empire Polo Club, 81-800 Avenue 51, Indio. 11 a.m. Fri.--Sun. Sold out. http://www.coachella.com.

Janet Jackson Jackson will reprise her many chart-topping hits at this retrospective tour, where she'll try to reassert her place among today's young crop of party-nihilist divas with silky vocals and new attention to upbeat club fare. Gibson Amphitheatre, Universal CityWalk. 8:15 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $60-$280. http://www.livenation.com.

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