An influential California sculptor steeped in the spirit of Beat poetry, George Herms will fuse his found object-oriented art with the free-wheeling sound of the Bobby Bradford Mo'tet and other jazz heavyweights for "The Artist's Life." A category-defying autobiographical piece billed as a "free-jazz opera," the evening's mix of percussive exploration on Herms' unique sculptures along with a live, improvised jazz score should further illuminate the artist's vivid body of work. REDCAT at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 631 W. 2nd St., Los Angeles. 8:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., $20 ($25 for Sat.). (213) 237-2800.