Happening Tuesday


Ring Festival: An Evening With Maestro James Conlon Part of the citywide series of special performances and events centered on L.A. Opera’s presentation of Richard Wagner’s “Ring” cycle, the music director of L.A. Opera and Grammy-winning conductor will discuss his involvement in the production. Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood. 7 p.m. Free. Tickets are required and are available at the Billy Wilder Theater box office one hour prior to start time. (310) 443-7000.


Oliver Jeffers The Belfast-bred writer-illustrator will read and sign his latest children’s picture book, “The Heart and the Bottle,” following on the heels of his debut, “How to Catch a Star,” and the Nestlé Children’s Book Prize winner “Lost and Found.” Every Picture Tells a Story, 1311-C Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 3 p.m. Free. (310) 451-2700.


Public Image Ltd. John " Johnny Rotten” Lydon will be forever associated with the Sex Pistols, but he spent the majority of his career elsewhere, doing solo stints and clocking plenty of time with the genre-bending post-punk group Public Image Ltd. PiL, which recently reunited after a 17-year hiatus, kicks off its new North American tour with this concert. Club Nokia, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A. 9 p.m. $39-$45. (213) 765-7000.


Bill Frisell There seems to be a perception in modern jazz that free playing must be harsh and grating or at least difficult to absorb on first listen. “Hemispheres,” a jazz guitar summit between 50-year veteran Jim Hall and Americana-dusted experimentalist Bill Frisell dispels that notion. On the 15-minute spacescape “Migration,” Frisell’s effects-pedal orchestra forms a hypnotic backdrop. Here Frisell plays with his trio. Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A.. 7:30 and 10 p.m. $25-$40. (310) 855-0350.