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Happening Wednesday: Lykke Li, Ann Beattie and more

March 09, 2011

POP MUSIC

Lykke Li Swedish alt-pop princess Lykke Li found a muse in the neighborhood of Echo Park, where she recently spent several months writing and recording her second album, "Wounded Rhymes" — a dark set of tuneful gems. The indie it-girl plays the El Rey with Johnossi supporting. El Rey Theatre. 5515 Wilshire Blvd. 8 p.m. $30. http://www.theelrey.com/

EVENTS

65th Annual Fred Hall Show Old sea dogs and young guppies alike will find something at this outsize five-day boat and fishing show, which features a wide range of seminars, displays and family entertainments, including a trout pond, BB gun ranges, a dive pool, wakeboard demonstrations and fly fishing lessons. Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. Today-March 13. $15 (children younger than 16 free with paid adult). (805) 389-3339. http://www.fredhall.com

ART

Wolfgang Tillmans The Wallis Annenberg Photography Department presents this lecture by the artist Wolfgang Tillmans, whose work includes casual snapshots, abstracted photographs and multimedia collages, often grouped into unique installation-like presentations. The event is a collaboration between LACMA, USC and Otis College. LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 6:30 p.m. Free (tickets are required and will be available at 5:30). (323) 857-6000. http://www.lacma.org.

BOOKS

New American Writing: Ann Beattie & Margaret Wappler Moderated by creative writing professor Benjamin Weissman, this lively evening of literary discussion features the O. Henry and PEN/Malamud award-winning author of the new collection "Ann Beattie: The New York Stories," and Los Angeles Times arts and culture staff writer Wappler, whose forthcoming novel explores environmentalism, the suburban landscape and alien spaceships. Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 443-7000. http://hammer.ucla.edu.

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