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The Royals’ vacation in the City of Angels may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a taste of England – with a California twist. Shake up your Tuesday afternoon routine at the Boxwood Café with their new “Afternoon Tea on Ice.” Relax and enjoy summer iced teas, finger sandwiches (smoked salmon and cucumber, curried chicken with golden raisins, black brioche, asparagus and cured ham), tea pastries, petit cakes and tarts. Hot tea also available for the traditionalists. Price is $28 per person. Available 2:30-4:30 p.m. daily.

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Leave your soul on The Sunset Strip this Wednesday, July 20 when Book Soup hosts Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman-turned-author Corey Taylor. In his new philosophical memoir Seven Deadly Sins: Settling the Argument Between Born Bad and Damaged Good, Taylor examines his life of fame, wealth and excess and questions society’s traditionally held views of morality. Book signing begins at 7 p.m.

Thursday, July 21 reggae chart-topper Ky-Mani Marley will bring his international tour to The Roxy Theatre. Progeny of reggae royalty, Marley has made a dynamic career for himself as a musician, actor and human rights advocate. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Sweaty sex-machine Har Mar Superstar brings his cavalcade of sleaze back to the Viper Room on Friday, July 22. And if that wasn’t enough to send the blood rushing to your tighty-whities, beloved musician, actor and fashionista Joe Hursley (The Ringers) returns to the limelight for a CD release party with his new band Indians. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance/$15 day of show. Don’t miss this dangerously dirty duo.

PICK OF THE WEEK: It’s 1993, and while most people are burning out their cassette tape single of “Informer” by Snow, you’re watching MTV’s “120 Minutes” hoping to catch that new video by The Posies. Well, fans rejoice because that beloved band from your formative years is back and bringing their smart alt-pop sensibilities to the Viper Room on Saturday, July 23.  Playing their definitive album Frosting on the Beater in its entirety, you don’t miss this rare opportunity to relive a time when the phrase “alternative rock” still held some meaning. Other notables on the bill include: KAV, The Red Paintings and VJ Jamie Scrap. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 advance/$25 day of show.

It’s that time of the month again. That’s right, Scion’s Metal Matinee is back to give you and your Aunt Flow a swift kick in the crotch. Returning to their home at The Roxy Theatre, this Sunday’s lineup is set to include: Cancer Bats, The Accused and Cruel Hand. Doors open at 4 p.m. This event is RSVP only and subject to capacity.

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