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Happening Wednesday: Red Hot Chili Peppers and more

Animal rescue, comedy contest.

August 24, 2011

MUSIC

Taylor Swift The singer-songwriter brings her "Speak Now" tour to the Staples Center for four nights of fairy tales, fireworks and plenty of other fanfare. Raising money for the victims of tornadoes in the South, her visual feast of a tour is named for her third album of self-penned fantasia, like the hit songs "Sparks Fly" and "Back to December." Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St. 7 p.m. $25-$79.50. http://www.ticketmaster.com

Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist John Frusciante has come and gone twice, but the iconic funk punk band's mission to bring the party to the people remains unchanged. With a new album, "I'm With You," just days away from release, the revamped Peppers are treating their hometown to a rare small-venue show that benefits Flea's nonprofit Silverlake Conservatory of Music. Club Nokia, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Downtown. 9 p.m. Sold out. (213) 765-7000. http://www.clubnokia.com

EVENTS

Patterns for Paws Four-legged friends will strut the runway as celebrity guests look on at this second annual doggy fashion show and silent auction benefiting the Amanda Foundation, a nonprofit animal-rescue organization. The theme of this year's event is "Pup-A-Razzi." Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. $50. (310) 278-2935. http://www.amandafoundation.org

Funniest Females Watch women get funny during the eighth annual contest at Flapper's Comedy Club. The contest was originally conceived to nurture women in comedy, but it has since grown into a popular affair, attracting top-notch comedians from all over the world, all eager to tell the best jokes for the win. Flapper's Comedy Club, 102 E. Magnolia, Burbank. 7:30 p.m. $10. (818) 845-9721. http://www.comedycasting.com

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