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Happening Wednesday: M83, Clive Barker and more

Clive Barker at Book Soup; discussion on the Arctic at the Aquarium of the Pacific; M83 at the Music Box; Anthony Hamilton at Club Nokia.

November 09, 2011

BOOKS

Clive Barker The horror virtuoso behind menacing film fare such as "Hellraiser" signs his new book, "Abarat: Absolute Midnight," the latest installment in his dark fantasy series where the world is in permanent darkness. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. http://www.Booksoup.com.

The New Face of the Arctic Henry N. Pollack, a professor of geophysics at the University of Michigan, will discuss the rapid changes taking place in the Arctic, including thawing permafrost, diminishing sea ice and disrupted ecosystems, as well as their potential consequences. Afterward, Pollack will sign copies of his book "A World Without Ice." Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach. 7 p.m. $5. (562) 590-3100. http://www.aquariumofpacific.org.

MUSIC

M83 The epic electronica act helmed by French musician Anthony Gonzalez is named after a spiral galaxy, Messier 83, and it's an appropriate allusion. The erstwhile shoegazer's sixth long-player, "Hurry Up, We're Dreaming," was released at the end of October. The Music Box, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 9 p.m. $25. (323) 464-0808. themusicbox.la.

Anthony Hamilton The six-time Grammy-nominated singer whose soulful melodies can be heard on his new studio album, "The Point of It All," will croon his way into the hearts of lovers in L.A. with his richly emotional songs. Club Nokia, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. $35-$60. (213) 765-7000; http://www.clubnokia.com.

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