1991: The Year Punk Broke Filmmaker Dave Markey's documentary of tagging along with Sonic Youth on a summer festival tour of Europe is a snapshot of classic indie rock, with appearances from Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr., the Ramones, Courtney Love and more. Markey will participate in a Q&A after the screening. Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. 6:30 p.m. $12. (323) 655-2510. http://www.cinefamily.org.
Dolly Parton With a fresh record out and a world tour that includes her Hollywood Bowl headlining debut, the 65-year-old country veteran runs counter to the idea of surrender. She's country's ultimate can-do gal, a reputation that deepens with bright-eyed new original tunes about painting rainbows in the sky and finding satisfaction in Champagne and chocolate milk alike. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., L.A. 8:30 p.m. $11-$158. http://www.hollywoodbowl.com.
Fela-bration! The toast to the late Nigerian music legend Fela Kuti is the closing event of the exhibition "Central Nigeria Unmasked: Arts of the Benue River Valley." The event features live music, dancing, DJ sets and mask-making. Fowler Museum, Sunset Boulevard at Westwood Plaza, UCLA. 1-4 p.m. Free. (310) 825-4361. Fowler.ucla.edu.
Miranda July The triple-threat artist, filmmaker and author brings her "Eleven Heavy Things" interactive sculpture exhibition to Los Angeles. Presented by MOCA at the Pacific Design Center, the cast fiberglass, steel-lined "Things" are pedestals, slabs and elaborate stone headdresses to either stand on, around or under, and were first installed at the 2009 Venice Biennale and later at Union Square Park in New York City. Look for them in the Pacific Design Center Plaza. MOCA Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. Through Oct. 23. Free. (310) 657-0800. http://www.moca.org.