OPENINGS

Jazz

Chris Potter (Jazz Bakery, 3233 Helms Ave., Culver City, [310] 271-9039). Potter is one of jazz's most gifted and adventurous young saxophonists. Through Sunday. 8 and 9:30 p.m.

Kenny Burrell (Catalina Bar & Grill, 1640 N. Cahuenga Blvd., L.A., [323] 466-2210). The veteran guitarist has performed with a slew of outstanding jazz artists, from Billie Holiday and John Coltrane to Stanley Turrentine and Jimmy Smith. Through Saturday, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7:15 and 9:15 p.m.

Pop/Rock

Aaron Carter (Universal Amphitheatre, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, [818] 622-4440). The young pop party host is joined by the A*Teens and his sister Leslie. 7:15 p.m. Also Thursday.

Robert Earl Keen (Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, [949] 496-8927). The Texas singer-songwriter paves the way for his upcoming album, "Gravitational Forces." Kevin Banford, Brent Payne. 8 p.m. Also Thursday at the Roxy, 9009 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, (310) 278-9457, 8 p.m.

Theater

"Between Iraq and a Hard Place" (Hudson Guild Theatre, 6543 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, [323] 930-9304). New comedy written and performed by Jill Turnbow, about her true adventures as an entertainer for American troops in the Persian Gulf. 8 p.m. Regular schedule: Tuesdays-Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Dark July 3-4. Ends Aug. 15.

"An Evening With Price, Nash & Blieden" (HBO+Warner Bros. Television Workspace at Melrose Theatre, 733 N. Seward St., Hollywood, [323] 993-6099). Matt Price, Jason Nash and Mike Blieden in their comedy about three roommates. 8 p.m.

"The Oystercatchers" (Moving Arts at Los Angeles Theatre Center, Theatre 5C, 514 S. Spring St., downtown L.A., [213] 622-8906). Reading of a play by James D. Dobner. Post-show discussion. 8 p.m.

"Unleashed" (Second City Los Angeles, 8156 Melrose Ave., L.A., [323] 651-2583, Ext. 176). Second City alumni Tamara Bick and David Razowsky present a comedy cabaret of sketches, monologues, short films and more. Lineup changes weekly. 7:30 p.m. Regular schedule: Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Runs indefinitely.

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