12/1: Save Local Crooner’s Sign

Music, karaoke and a call to action

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Save the Sign: Local crooner Rick Lyon’s signature sign was stolen from his piano at his weekly gig at Imperial House and a unique karaoke fundraiser is being held to raise money to buy a new one. The Ruby Room will host “Welcome to the Jungle: A Rick Lyon Sign Benefit” at 9 p.m. to raise money to buy Lyon an exact replica of the sign that he had for more than 30 years.

Homelessness Forum: A panel will discuss homelessness in a forum entitled “Homelessness: A Call to Action.” The forum will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the sixth floor of 655 Broadway, Downtown. The agenda includes the issues of temporary and permanent shelters and the lack of parolee housing. Beer, wine and appetizers will be served.

Innovative Music: Electronic musician Hans Fjellestad will be performing in the third part of Sushi’s Fresh Sound Series at 8 p.m. in the East Village. G.E. Stinson, who is a longtime innovator in Los Angeles’ experimental music scene, will accompany him. Tickets are $15.

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