Rick Ross The rapper has a delightfully titled full-length, "God Forgives, I Don't," to showcase his clipped, gruff delivery atop brutally gothic and synthetic beats. His rise to rap's upper echelon was unlikely, but his strong charisma and idiosyncratic flow look likely to remain a genre staple. Nokia Theatre, 777 Chick Hearn Court, L.A. 8 p.m. $65-$150. nokiatheatre.com.
M83 The French electro-rock project has relocated to L.A. and become the toast of the blogosphere with its latest album, "Hurry Up, We're Dreaming." "Sprawling" barely begins to describe its scope, where noirish synthesizers and crushing drums coalesce into an urbane, moving and triumphant album. Club Nokia, 777 Chick Hearn Court, L.A. 8 p.m. $21.50-$26.50. clubnokia.com.
Wayne Federman International Film Festival For the inaugural festival, the eponymous actor and funnyman has enlisted fellow comedians to select, introduce and discuss movies that have inspired them. Participants and their picks include Margaret Cho, "Darling"; Paul F. Tompkins, "Topsy-Turvy"; and Kevin Pollak, "The In-Laws." The Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. 7:30 and 11 p.m. Friday, 7:30 and 10: 30 p.m. Saturday. $10-$12 per screening. (323) 655-2510. http://www.cinefamily.org.