Happening Wednesday: Rodrigo y Gabriela, Neville Brothers and more
“A Fool There Was” Before there was Megan Fox or Angelina Jolie or Marilyn Monroe, there was the original film vamp, Theda Bara. The silent film actress embodied carnal desire — but few of her films survive today. Cinefamily, as part of its Silent Sirens series, will screen “A Fool There Was,” a 1915 film from Frank Powell that finds Bara merely casting her sights on various men, leading them down a woeful path of spiritual degradation. Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 655-2510. 8 p.m. $10.
Rodrigo y Gabriela This fleet-fingered guitar duo hails from Mexico City and found widespread success after relocating to Dublin. Their heavy-metal roots and flamenco influences are equally apparent in their frenetic guitar strumming, picking and tapping. Xavier Rudd and Izintaba will also perform, and the Christopher Hawley Rollers will play the Plaza Stage before the show. Greek Theatre, 2700 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 7:30 p.m. $29.50-$45. (323) 665-5857. www.greektheatrela.com.
Neville Brothers New Orleans’ Grammy-winning first family of R&B — which has been wowing fans for more than 30 years — leads an all-star night of soulful jazz and blues. Additional entertainment imported from the Big Easy includes Preservation Hall Jazz Band, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Trey McIntyre Project. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 North Highland Ave., Hollywood. 8 p.m. $8-$129. (323) 850-2000. www.hollywoodbowl.com.
Rocknoceros is made up of three musicians — Coach Cotton, who sings with a headset microphone so as to facilitate better dance moves; Williebob, who handles strings and the kazoo, and Boogie Woogie Bennie, who plays an enticingly whack-able combination of piano and drums. The trio plays a show as part of Levitt Pavilion’s Children’s Night series. Levitt Pavilion Pasadena, 30 N. Raymond Ave., Suite 100, Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 683-3230.