Tonight in L.A.: Chinese New Year’s Festival, Beach Boys tribute, Glenn Frey tribute, Ja Rule, the Knocks, Hoodie Allen, Logic, Built to Spill, Dweezil Zappa, Mrs. Magician, Cassandra Violet

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Saturday’s Los Angeles concerts:

► Celebrate the Year of the Monkey at the Chinese New Year Festival — besides the 117th annual Golden Dragon Parade (1 p.m.), the live music stage has performances by Valley Queen, Kid Bloom, Veronica Bianqui, James Allen Spirit, the Slightlys, Molly Moore & Brandyn Burnette, Jubilo Drive and Nightair. It happens at Chinatown Central Plaza from noon to 8 p.m., and it’s free and all-ages.
Tribute to the Beach Boys (1967-1977) goes off at the Alex Theatre, with the Wild Honey Orchestra and guests Al Jardine, Micky Dolenz, Debbi Peterson, Steve Wynn, Susan Cowsill, The Muffs, Cindy Lee Berryhill, Syd Straw, Anna Waronker & Rachel Haden, Thomas Walsh, John Wicks, Roger Joseph Manning Jr. and many more.
►At the Troubadour, it’s Americana’s Pre-Grammy Salute and Tribute to Glenn Frey.
Ja Rule and Ashanti team up for a show at Club Nokia.
► And the Knocks, whose debut album “55” arrives March 4, visit the El Rey Theatre, supported by Cardinox and Sofi Tukker.

Also:

Hoodie Allen, SuperDuperKyle and Blackbear at the Fonda Theatre
Logic at the Hollywood Palladium
Gerardo Ortiz Y Calibre 50 at the Forum
Ahmad Saeedi at the Saban Theatre
Honey Soundsystem, Zutzut, Dawn, the Haxan Cloak, Jock Club and Cooper Saver at Resident
MC Chris and Nathan Anderson at the Bootleg Theater
Built to Spill, the Hand and Iceberg Ferg at the Echo
Dweezil Zappa at the Regent Theater
Cassandra Violet (record release), James the Human, Bellorage and Zoe Rose Palladino at the Lost Room
Ken Boothe, the Amalgamated, the Steady 45’s, Live Ska All Stars and Jackie Mendez at Los Globos
Current Joys, Popheart, Sugarcube and Ferbus at the Smell
El Twanguero and Jeff West & the Witwoods at El Cid
Sex Stains, Hit Bargain, French Vanilla and Remorseless at Pehrspace
Robert Glasper Experiment at the Mint
Mickey Avalon and Dirt Nasty at the Roxy Theatre
Mobb Deep and K-Mex at the Viper Room
Twistin Tornados at Saint Rocke
Mrs. Magician and Dead Heavens at the Hi Hat
Darius, Yuksek and Jean Tonique at Sound Nightclub
Cedric Gervais at Create Nightclub
Erick Morillo and Patrick M at Avalon Hollywood
Tycho (DJ set) and Autograf at Exchange LA
Moonlight Trio and the Rocketz at La Cita
I Us & We, Crystal Sister and Porcelain Pale at the Lost Knight
Happy Lives, Spirit in the Room, New Evil and Ramonda Hammer at the Redwood
Rikk Agnew Band, the Livingstons and Heathen Apostles at Cafe NELA
All Your Sisters, Roses and Terminal A at Complex (early show)
Volto! and Aeonic Impulse at Complex (late show)
Noble Creatures and Ben Rose at Mrs. Fish
Crime Mob & Sauce Twinz, Tyler Grosso, Dem Ham Boyz and $u$pect at Union
Pearl Charles, Regrettes and Emily Gold at the BlindSpot Project
Tribute to David Bowie, with The Futures League, Hank & Her Ponies, Fellow Bohemian, the Bluffs, the Gromble, James, Ditt & Trout, I Hate You Just Kidding and the Breakfast Club, at the Wayfarer
Rebelution, Iration, Tribal Seeds, Pepper, Stick Figure, Fortunate Youth, KRS-One, Seedless and Shwayze at the Observatory
Barrington Levy and Yellowman at the Observatory (Late Show)
Ramon Ayala at the House of Blues Anaheim
Ottmar Liebert at the Coach House
Max Amini at Royce Hall UCLA
Madness Music at Molly Malone’s
Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum, Norman Brown, Michael Lington and Kenny Lattimore at the Terrace Theatre
David Longoria and Dilee at Genghis Cohen
Tierra Cali at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium