Happening Tuesday: The Civil Wars and more


Jon-Jon Goulian The author of the new memoir “The Man in the Gray Flannel Skirt” will sign and discuss his book, which recounts his experiences as a neurotic young man grappling with body-image issues, nagging family members, sexual anxieties and a general desire to not grow up. His idiosyncratic coping mechanism, which gives the book its title, is donning women’s clothing. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.


The Civil Wars When John Paul White and Joy Williams perform one of the gentle, yearning songs they’ve recorded as the Civil Wars, they lean in toward each other, as if to get the weave of their harmonies just right. Williams might lift a hand to push back a strand of White’s shoulder-length hair. Their musical connection is seriously joyful; it carries them out of themselves and into a space that glows. “Barton Hollow,” the duo’s debut album on its own Sensibility Music label, has topped the iTunes charts and it debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard Top 200. Largo, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. $20.



Come In! 2: Surf. Skate. Bike. Not even the Architecture and Design Museum director’s office is safe from creative alteration at this whimsical art installation project. L.A.'s up-and-coming art and design talent — including the ArtDump, AXIS, Electroland and many others — take over the museum’s galleries, offices, storage closets and bathrooms, transforming them using L.A.-centric themes of surfing, skating and biking. Architecture and Design Museum, 6032 Wilshire Blvd. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Exhibit runs through July 24. (323) 932-9393.

!Women Art Revolution This documentary details the rise and influence of modern feminism in art, as told through interviews and rare footage that depict both the political movement’s impact on visual culture, and that culture’s effect on society. Director Lynn Hershman-Leeson and artists Kathe Kollwitz and Judy Baca will discuss the film after the screening. Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 7 p.m. Free.