KCRW’s 5 Things to Do This Week

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EAT: Sycamore Kitchen

Sycamore Kitchen is the new breakfast and lunch spot from the couple behind Hatfields. Jonathan Gold recommends the BLT-A, the Mediterranean chicken salad and, yes, the potato chips.


VISIT: Track 16

Don’t miss WE GOT POWER!: We Survived the Pit, celebrating the release of the book “WE GOT POWER! Hardcore Punk Scenes From 1980s Southern California.”  It’s on view now at Track 16 in Santa Monica’s Bergamot Station, and this is the last exhibit here before the building is demolished.


HEAR: Fiona Apple at the Greek Theater

Fiona Apple is touring behind her first album in seven years. She may not be prolific, but her work is extraordinary. Catch her at the Greek Theatre when KCRW presents her this Friday.


WATCH: Beauty is Embarrassing

Neil Berkeley’s film about Wayne White, the artist and designer behind Pee Wee’s Playhouse, “says a lot about the nature of creativity and what happens when real artists try to make it in Hollywood,” notes Matt Holzman.


LISTEN: Azure Ray

Azure Ray brings together the talents of Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink. Known for their haunting harmonies, they explore new sounds on their EP, which is out now. Anne Litt describes the song ‘Red Balloon’ as “dreamy and sparse with a slight electronic edge.”