Happening Wednesday: Pandemonium , 'Cake Boss' and more


Buddy Valastro Fondant-savvy Jersey boy Buddy Valastro takes the show on the road to promote a new book of stories and recipes "from mia famiglia." The master pastry chef and star of TLC's "Cake Boss" will share onstage a handful of all-new stories from his time working in — and now running — Carlo's Bakery in Hoboken, N.J. Orpheum Theatre, 842 S. Broadway, L.A. 8 p.m. $44-54. http://www.buddyontour.com.

Matt Groening The creator of the longest-running comedy in TV history, "The Simpsons" (recently renewed for a 23rd season), will sign copies of his new book, "Simpsons World: The Ultimate Episode Guide." The 1,200-page tome pores over the show's first two decades. Barnes & Noble, 189 Grove Drive, L.A. 7 p.m. Free. (323) 525-0270. http://www.barnesandnoble.com.


Blonde Redhead The cult favorites and perennial indie stalwarts have tackled everything from discordant experimentation to quirky indie pop to sweaty, dance-floor workouts during their 17-year music career. Catch them as they tour with material from their latest and more ambient-leaning release, "Penny Sparkle," which debuted in September. The Music Box, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 9 p.m. $25. (323) 464-0808. themusicbox.la.


Pandemonium From the makers of the percussive juggernaut "Stomp" comes "Pandemonium," a brand new, cast-of-50 production that re-creates every section of a symphony out of found objects, such as traffic cones, bottles, toys and much more. Shows run Wednesday and Thursday. Royce Hall, 340 Royce Drive, L.A. 8 p.m. Wednesday, 7 and 10 p.m. Thurs. $20-$60. http://www.uclalive.org/. (310) 825-2101.

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