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Happening Wednesday

August 31, 2011

STAGE

Jurassic Park: The Musical Having been a bestselling book and a blockbuster film franchise, it was perhaps inevitable that "Jurassic Park" would eventually tread the boards — though not necessarily as a comedy musical. This UCB show features such songs as "Clever Girl" and "Their Vision Is Based on Movement" and promises "live dinosaurs" onstage. Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, 5919 Franklin Ave., L.A. 8 p.m. $5. (323) 908-8702. http://www.ucbtheatre.com.

MUSIC

Sade Following the platinum-selling success of last year's "Soldier of Love" —- her first new album in a decade — the sultry-voiced British singer will perform recent hits, such as the Grammy-nominated "Babyfather," plus classics from her just-released greatest-hits compilation, "The Ultimate Collection." Neo-soul heavy hitter John Legend opens. Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim. 8 p.m. $45.50-$175.50. (714) 704-2400. http://www.hondacenter.com.

John Doe Singer-songwriter John Doe will appear at the Grammy Museum the day after the release of his new solo album, "Keeper," his first record in four years. Doe will talk about the making of the record, which also features vocals by Patty Griffin, Jill Sobule and Cindy Wasserman, as well as his time with the legendary L.A. punk band X and his various other creative endeavors. The talk will be moderated by friend and musician Joe Henry, and Doe will perform afterward. Grammy Museum, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. $20. (213) 765-6803; http://www.grammymuseum.org.

George Benson The jazz stalwart, with eight Grammy awards to his name, will play from his catalog spanning six decades, a balancing act between his gifts for keen improv and his pop desires. The opening act, a collaboration between George Duke, Marcus Miller and David Sanborn, also has a collective wealth of smooth jazz experience. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave. 8 p.m. $1-$131. (323) 850-2000.

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