Events happening Friday


Arctic Monkeys Wizened veterans at an average age of 25, the spunky U.K. rockers will cause some listeners to do a spit take with the title of their new album, “Suck It and See.” But the music is not quite so crass — instead, it’s airtight, tense-coil post-punk with a bit of sun-cracked desert air to it, along with trademark barbed verbosity in the lyrics. Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. $29.50.


Vampire-Con Film Festival The fest returns for the third year, offering up four ways to appreciate the undead on the big screen. Friday’s double feature, “Revenge of the 80s,” presents “Fright Night” (1985) plus “Vampire’s Kiss” (1988), while Saturday trots out the Blacula franchise — “Blacula” (1972) and “Scream, Blacula, Scream!” (1973) — for “Saturday Night Vampire Fever.” Don’t forget to dress in your vampire finest for the costume contest. New Beverly Cinema, 7165 W. Beverly Blvd., L.A. 8 and 10:20 p.m. Friday; 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. $7 each day. (323) 938-4038.,



Cairo Caravan 2011 With flowing veils and plenty of spangles, thousands of belly dancers meet at the Queen Mary for three days of dancing, shopping, drumming and workshops. Free seminars and films are offered throughout the weekend, plus there’s an “Under the Sea” Masquerade Ball. Queen Mary, 1126 Queen’s Highway, Long Beach. Friday through Sunday. Check website for prices. (562) 435-3511.


trembler.SHIFTER REDCAT presents the world premiere of Los Angeles-based choreographer Meg Wolfe’s new work, which pairs her signature full-out dancing with sound artist Aaron Drake’s destabilizing sonic environment. Wolfe and four other dancers will investigate the structural shifts that rule our physical selves. REDCAT, 631 W. 2nd St., L.A. 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. $20 and $25.