House Music:

Experimental musician Glenn Branca, who has been cited as a major influence for artists ranging from rock band Sonic Youth to photographer James Welling, brings his sounds to the Schindler House in West Hollywood Sept. 28 and 29. The performance, organized by the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, is part of a series in which musicians compose and perform works specifically for the acoustically pleasing house. Branca, along with a few collaborators, performs on a variety of harmonic guitars, including a recent double neck design. Information: (323) 651-1510.

Sounds of Koto:

The Japanese ensemble Tokyo Chigakukai performs traditional chamber music in the Japanese Garden at the Huntington Botanical Gardens on Sept. 9. The six-member group performs works for koto a stringed instrument similar to a zither and shamisen a three-stringed plucked lute. Besides early Japanese chamber music, Tokyo Chigakukai performs Japanese children's songs and folk tunes. Information: (626) 405-2100 or

Broad Art:

Eli Broad may be known best in Los Angeles for his business dealings, but the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's upcoming exhibition will reveal him to be quite the art collector. "Jasper Johns to Jeff Koons: Four Decades of Art from the Broad Collections" is a major exhibition of contemporary works from the private and foundation collections of the Broad family. Opening Oct. 7, the exhibition features 100 works by 24 artists, including Johns, Koons, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Cindy Sherman. Information: (323) 857-4702 or

SNL Shorts:

Some of the offbeat short films made for Saturday Night Live will be screened as part of an exhibition at the Museum of Television & Radio Sept. 7 through Oct. 21. "From Albert Brooks to the TV Funhouse: Selected Short Films from Saturday Night Live" features some gems from the comedy show's past, including shorts by Robert Altman, Christopher Guest, Walter Williams and Tom Schiller. Information: (310) 786-1000 or

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