Artistic Spontaneity: Gary Baseman’s House Party
Bash a piñata as the famed LA artist paints to live rock at the wild opening party of his career-spanning exhibition.
Another house party: Seth Rogen leads an A-list lineup of comedians at his annual fundraising variety show.
Tonight 7p. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Bel Air (310-440-4500). $20 door.
Celestial Beats: Crystal Castles
Get whipped into a catatonic dance floor frenzy by the hypnotic, punk-inspired 8-bit synths of the white-hot indie duo (pictured).
Post-electronica: We’re down with openers Doldrums, producer Airick Woodhead’s eccentric digi-funk project.
Fri 8p. Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood (800-653-8000). $40 here.
Nearby: Hungry Cat; Amoeba Records; The Well
Cult Classic: Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure
Dress like the bow-tied bicyclist for free PBR and watch the hunt for his souped-up Schwinn on an outdoor screen.
Mobster movie: Or catch Scorsese’s unrivaled gangster epic Goodfellas at a pop-up drive-in just a few miles away.
Sat 5p. The Service Station, 3160 Riverside Dr., Los Feliz (323-660-5240). $10 here.
Nearby: Blair's; Michelangelo; Barbrix
Booze Bender: Atwater Village Beer, Wine & Food Festival
Tie one on at this all-afternoon blowout with 13 California microbreweries, food trucks, and tunes from Black Eyed Peas DJs.
Sober chauffeur: Bring a friend to cart your overserved a$$ home — designated driver tickets are half-price.
Sun 1p. Link N Hops, 3111 N. Glendale Blvd., Atwater Village (323-426-9049). $30 here.
Nearby: The Park; Little Joy; Bigfoot Lodge