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Happening Wednesday

March 23, 2011
  • Duran Duran's Simon LeBon, left, and Roger Taylor perform at the 2011 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas. They bring their new wave hits to the beautiful Mayan Theater on Wednesday.
Duran Duran's Simon LeBon, left, and Roger Taylor perform at the 2011… (Jack Plunkett/AP Photo )

MUSIC

Acid Mothers Temple The Japanese metal band brings its trippy brand of psych-influenced heavy rock to the Satellite. Flowing beards are an added bonus. Blues-punk outfit Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers will open. The Satellite. 1717 Silver Lake Blvd. 8:30 p.m. $12. http://www.thesatellitela.com.

Duran Duran The English new wave band that led the "Second British Invasion" of the U.S. in the 1980s is back with its 13th studio album, "All You Need Is Now." Celebrate the record's official release at this concert, which will be streamed live online. Mayan Theatre, 1038 S. Hill St., Downtown. 7 p.m. $25 plus service fees. (213) 746-4674. http://www.clubmayan.com.

EVENTS

Stars of Napa Valley Learn About Wine's tasting event features more than 40 celebrated wineries. Attendees will pick up wine-tasting tips and anecdotes as wineries including Beaucanon, Frank Family, Grassi, Jericho Canyon, Round Pond and Silverado pour more than 100 different wines. The Peninsula Beverly Hills, 9882 Little Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills. 7 to 9:30 p.m. $79 in advance, $125 at the door. (310) 451-7600. http://www.learnaboutwine.com

BOOKS

Paul Muldoon Marking the 25th anniversary of USC's annual Frank N. Magill Poetry Series, which celebrates contemporary poetry, the Irish writer will read and discuss his work. Muldoon is the author of such collections as "The Annals of Chile" and "Maggot." A book signing will follow. Doheny Memorial Library, USC, 3550 Trousdale Parkway, L.A. 4:30 p.m. Free. (213) 740-3726. http://www.usc.edu.

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