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Events happening Friday

January 28, 2011

FAMILY

Beakman's World The Emmy Award-winning kids' science show comes to life, this time to explore the inner workings of the human brain. Starring Paul Zaloom, the performance is chock-full of wacky humor, large-scale demonstrations and plenty of audience participation. Beckman Auditorium. 332 S. Michigan Ave, Pasadena. 7 p.m. $15 for adults, $10 for kids. (626) 395-4652. http://www.caltech.edu.

POP MUSIC

Black Dub Musician, songwriter and producer Daniel Lanois has produced albums for the likes of Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Willie Nelson. This, his newest project, also features New Orleans virtuoso Brian Blade on drums and Trixie Whitley, daughter of the famous bluesman Chris Whitley, on vocals. The band's unique method of live improvisation has made its shows a sought-after experience. El Rey, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. $25. (323) 936-6400. http://www.theelrey.com.

EVENTS

Grand National Roadster Show Automotive enthusiasts flock to the indoor hot-rod showcase featuring more than 500 show vehicles, live music, celebrity appearances, pinstriping demonstrations and historic vehicles from TV and film. Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. noon-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. $20. Children ages 6-12 $10. Children five and younger free. (877) 763-7469. http://www.rodshows.com.

Wrestle Reunion At most reunions, the attendees would prefer to keep the headlocks and body-slams to a minimum. That's decidedly not the case at this muscle-bound extravaganza featuring wrestling matches, vendors, autograph sessions, photo and video opportunities, and a live podcast taping. Scheduled guests include "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Jake "The Snake" Roberts and Bret "Hitman" Hart. Hilton Los Angeles Airport, 5711 W. Century Blvd., L.A. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-8:15 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. $15-$129. (310) 410-4000. http://www.wrestlereunion.com.

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