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Happening Monday

November 14, 2011

MUSIC

Fun The indie-pop trio will perform "We Are Young," its Queen-kissed breakout single featuring cyborg soul singer Janelle Monáe, as well as other songs from its album, "Some Nights." Troubadour, 9081 Santa Monica Blvd. 7 p.m. $15. troubadour.com.

Vanaprasta The L.A. rock group seems to have pulled ahead in the November residency sweepstakes, with its volatile strain of guitar thrash owing more to psychedelia and noise traditions than the neighborhood's typical indie fare — and the kids are coming in droves. The Satellite, 1717 Silver Lake Blvd., L.A. 9 p.m. Free. thesatellitela.com.

MOVIES

Ernie Gehr: New Digital Works The experimental filmmaker and teacher presents four recent films, including "Abracadabra," a celebration of the spirit of early cinema, and "Crystal Palace," a newly revised version of a 2002 piece. A collection of Gehr's early films screens Tuesday. REDCAT, 631 W. 2nd St., L.A. 8:30 p.m. $10. (213) 237-2800. http://www.redcat.org.

EVENTS

The Great Depression Happy Hour Put today's financial woes on the back burner and yuk it up with sketches, stand-up and videos that transport you back to a different time: the longest depression of the 20th century. Hosts Troy Conrad and Tess Barker. Improv Comedy Lab, 8158 Melrose Ave., Melrose Heights. 9:30 p.m. $10. (323) 651-2583. http://www.improv.com

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