Dec 062018
 

Suuns- Watch You, Watch Me

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/6- 12/9/18)-

Thursday

Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley (White Fence) will be performing together as Drinks at Pico Union Project with BEEF -Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint) and Bryan Hollon (Boom Bip/Neon Neon)

MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson will lead a walkthrough of Zoe Leonard’s exhibition at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (free admission on Thursdays)

CAFAM is hosting CraftNight with artist Boyd Hale who will teach participants about poster making using recycled street posters, signage and paint- $10 include materials, drinks and snacks

Kevin Krauter is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Field Trip and Stone Irr opening)

Kevin Morby is playing an early (6pm) free show at Gold-Diggers

Har Mar Superstar and Sabrina Ellis will be performing the songs of Dirty Dancing at the Regent Theater

 

Friday

Neko Case is performing at the Orpheum Theatre

Warm Drag and Shark Toys are opening for The CIA at Resident

The Aero Theatre is hosting a free double feature of the Tamara Jenkins’ films Slums of Beverly Hills and The Savages

She & Him are performing at The Wiltern with special guest Alice Wetterlund (also Thursday

Skating Polly and Potty Mouth are playing at the Moroccan Lounge

 

Saturday

SUUNS are playing at Lodge Room with Graham Van Pelt opening

Photographers Mona Kuhn and Deanna Templeton will be discussing their work at Arcana Books and signing their books

Hip hop artist Shad will be performing at the Moroccan Lounge

Photographer Paul Mpagi Sepuya will be discussing work he chose from LACMA’s Photography and Prints & Drawings collections (free with RSVP)

Self Help Graphics & Art is having a Holiday Marketplace which, along with work to buy, will have workshops, food, and music

Peter Bjorn and John are playing at Teragram Ballroom with Talos and Taken By Trees

 

Saturday and Sunday

Long Beach Museum of Art is hosting EMERGE:Art Fair, a free event that features the work of 7 emerging to mid-career artists based in Southern California (free)

Renegade Craft Fair returns to Los Angeles State Historic Park and is a good place to buy gifts for the holidays

 

Sunday

Stevie Wonder’s House Full of Toys Benefit Concert is at the Staples Center with special guests Anderson .Paak, Leon Bridges, Chanté Moore, Ella Mai and more

Spike Lee will be discussing his films Do The Right Thing and Crooklyn at the Egyptian Theatre’s double feature (Lee will also be discussing his work at other film screenings happening there this weekend)

Aero Theatre is showing The Big Lebowski for its 20th Anniversary

Pylon Reenactment Society are playing at the Echoplex with The Tissues opening

Landladyland Live, Adam Schatz’s live talk show, is happening at the Bootleg Theater with guests Daedelus, William Tyler, Booker Stardrum,  and Cosmic Perspectives with Mary Liz

Morricone Youth are opening for Pinback at the Regent Theater

Nov 292018
 

Molly Nilsson- Days of Dust

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/29-12/2/18)-

Thursday

Tennis System are opening for El Ten Eleven at the Teragram Ballroom

LACMA is hosting a free screening of the 1949 film Caught, featuring a character based on Howard Hughes. The event includes a post screening conversation with Karina Longworth and Edgar Wright, and a book signing of Seduction: Sex, Lies and Stardom in Howard Hughes’s Hollywood

Union Station is having its Annual Tree Lighting and Cocoa Concert (free and indoors due to the rain)

California hip-hop collective BROCKHAMPTON are performing at the Shrine Expo Hall

SWIMM and Mating Ritual are playing at the Bootleg Theater

 

Friday

Molly Nilsson is playing at Zebulon with Patience and Paige Emery opening

Starting today and running until Sunday at The Theatre at Ace Hotel is HYPERSPECTIVE, a “free immersive film festival experience” in a 360 degree dome theater that include short and long-format immersive films

Spendtime Palace are playing with Pinky Pinky and The Brazen Youth at the Bootleg Theater

Doe Paoro and Springtime Carnivore are playing at the Lodge Room

Death Valley Girls are playing at The Echo with Salt Lick, Secret Stare and Adult Parts opening

 

Saturday

For Day With(out) Art 2018, Hammer Museum will be screening the hour long video program Alternate Endings, Activist Risings which highlights the impact of art in AIDS activism through short videos commissioned from community organizations and collectives

Justus Proffit and Jay Som will be performing songs from their recent collaboration at the Moroccan Lounge with Fime and Nikolas Escudero opening

Grand Central Market is hosting it’s Fifth Annual Holiday Marketplace (also on Sunday)

Union Station is also having a holiday marketplace which includes a performance by The Bob Baker Marionette Theater

Milagres are playing at The Echo

Tomberlin is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Christian Lee Hutson opening

 

Sunday

Hauser & Wirth is hosting a Holiday Market showcasing LA based makers, nonprofits, and performers (also on Saturday)

The East Los Angeles Christmas Parade is taking place, starting at noon on Whittier Blvd

Photographer Luther Gerlach will be at The Getty to demonstrate how to make wet plate collodion negatives, ambrotypes and tintypes (free)

Celebrate Hanukkah at Skirball Cultural Center with musical performances, workshops and storytelling

Zebulon is hosting a free screening of Elia Kazan’s film Splendor in the Grass, with an introduction to the film by Natasha Gregson Wagner (actress Natalie Wood’s daughter) and film scholar Jim Hosney

Artist Ed Templeton will be signing his new book at Arcana

CicLAvia is back and shutting down streets to traffic in Chinatown, Boyle Heights and DTLA

Nov 162018
 

Lens Mozer- Cut My Heart In Two

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/15-11/18/18)-

Thursday

Damien Echols, who was famously part of the West Memphis Three, will be discussing his book with Natalie Maines (of the Dixie Chicks) at the Regent Theater ($32 includes signed book)

There’s a California Fire Relief Benefit happening at the Echoplex with DJ sets by Twin Shadow, Local Natives, and Baio ($10 with all proceeds going to California Fire Relief organizations)

Hauser & Wirth is having a free screening of Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf. The landscape designer is known for designing public works for the High Line in NYC and the Lurie Garden in Chicago’s Millenium Park

Poet Mary Ruefle will be reading from her work at Hammer Museum

The Helio Sequence are playing at the Lodge Room with Strawberry Mountain opening

The Broad’s feminist Latinx performance series En Cuatro Patas continues tonight with performances byNao Bustamante, Gina Osterioh, and Dorian Wood

 

Friday

Lens Mozer is opening for Papercuts with L.A. Takedown at the Bootleg Theater

ICA LA is hosting their happy hour Art Buzz with a tour of This Has No Name by B. Wurtz, led by curator Jamillah James and Director of Learning and Engagement Asuka Hisa, plus drinks and light refreshments

Cones and Asian She are opening for The Dig at the Moroccan Lounge

David Sedaris will be performing at Royce Hall

 

Saturday

Disprove the myth that nobody walks in LA with the Great Los Angeles Walk which starts downtown at Pershing Square and this year will take Sixth Street for part of the route, eventually ending at the ocean in Santa Monica

Joywave and Sir Sly are playing at the Fonda Theatre

Gabba Gallery’s signature affordable art show Wish List returns and the reception is tonight- no RSVP necessary

Odd Ark is hosting a party for art magazine Carla with a performance by SheKhan, DJs, drinks, and you can check out work by Lauren Satlowski

Creature Feature Festival is happening at The Hi Hat with Young Creatures, Sugar Candy Mountain, The Blank Tapes and more

The Living Strange, Velour Afternoon, Dancing Tongues and Canto will be playing at The Factory

 

Saturday and Sunday

Start your holiday shopping at the Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair which returns to Old Pasadena for two days from 10am-4pm

 

Sunday

lucky dragons will perform a durational piece of music in conjunction with Calder:Nonspace at Hauser & Wirth (free but register)

Artists Patrick Martinez and Anna Sew Hoy will be discussing their work and Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (free) and while there check out the Barnsdall Art & Craft Fair will also be taking place in the park

Photographer Luther Gerlach will demonstrate how to make wet plate collodion negatives, ambrotypes and tintypes at the Getty Center and you can see the photography exhibition Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossing (free)

Artist Sherin Guirguis and curator Holly Jerger will be giving a tour and discussing the exhibition Of Thorns and Love at the Craft & Folk Art Museum (free but RSVP)

Blockhead, Yppah and Arms and Sleepers are performing at the Teragram Ballroom

Tomemitsu is opening for Steady Holiday at the Bootleg Theater

 

Nov 082018
 

Young Fathers- In My View

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/8-11/11/18)-

Thursday

Tokyo Police Club are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Fleece opening

There are still standing room tickets to see Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin perform the live score to Dario Argento’s Suspiria while the film screens at Catch One

Director Alex Winter will be at the Aero Theater to discuss his film The Panama Papers following a screening of the film

Yuval Sharon, founder and director of LA’s The Industry, Broad collection artist Neo Rauch and painter Rosa Loy will join curator Ed Schad to discuss their production of Richard Wagner’s “Lohengrin” at the 2018 Bayreuth Festival for The Broad’s Un-Private Collection series of talks ($15)

Artist Monika Baer will be discussing her work at Hammer Museum

Of Montreal are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Reptaliens opening

Dirty Projectors are playing with Pavo Pavo at Zebulon

 

Friday

Young Fathers are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Algiers

Art At The Rendon is transforming The Rendon Hotel for STORIES, an immersive, operatic work, with a layering of film projection and live performances. Guests will move throughout the building as they experience different scenes. All proceeds will benefit Inner-City Arts and Cornerstone Theater Company ($25- also running on Saturday and Sunday)

The Aero Theatre is having a Sergio Leone double feature with A Fistful of Dollars and the sequel For a Few Dollars More

Vundabar, Peach Kelli Pop and Illuminati Hotties are playing at the Troubadour

The Goon Sax are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Post Life and Prissy Whip

Film School are playing at Zebulon with Former Faces

Thutmose is performing at the Moroccan Lounge with Tre Capital and Malcolm Anthony opening

 

Saturday

18th Street Arts Center is having a 30th Anniversary Celebration with a free performance art event and a public birthday party. The event also includes open studios and exhibitions. (free but RSVP for ticket)

Tacocat are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Black Belt Eagle Scout and Susan opening

Keystone Art Space in Lincoln Heights is having it’s open studios event from 6-10pm, with over 50 artists participating

Artist Mimi Lauter will discuss etchings by James Ensor and a 15th century Missale Romanum and how they relate to her own art practice at LACMA (free but reservation required)

Petit Biscuit is playing at The Fonda Theatre with Melvv and Super Duper

Cloak & Dagger 2018 is happening at the Los Angeles Theatre with a long list of bands performing (starting at 3pm) including She Wants Revenge, The Faint, TR/ST, Drab Majesty, HEALTH and more

 

Saturday and Sunday

Otis College of Art and Design is hosting 100% Festival with creative workshops, speakers, a makers market, installations, music and more (free)

Inglewood Open Studios is a great way to check out the works of the local artist community (also on Sunday)

 

Sunday

Zebulon is hosting a free screening of Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory with an introduction by Jim Hosney, former “distinguished scholar in residence” and lecturer at AFI. Later in the evening there will be a free show with bands Everyone is Dirty, Prism Bitch and Adult Beverage.

Petit Biscuit continues his Presence Tour at The Fonda Theatre with Vindata and Hazey Eyes

 

*It’s Veteran’s Day, one of the days of the year that the National Park Service waives their entrance fees if you feel like taking a trip out of town *

Nov 012018
 

Frankie Cosmos- Apathy

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/1-11/4/18)-

Thursday

Hammer Museum is screening the film Dark Money with a Q&A with director Kimberly Reed and political director for Crooked Media Shaniqua McClendon to follow. (free)

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is hosting Vote For Your Lives Rally, an event in collaboration with For Freedoms, Summit, and March For Our Lives, to share ideas and inspire voter turnout leading up to the midterm elections. The event includes an electronic bus by Jenny Holzer & March For Our Lives and features Aja Monet, Alex Ebert, Beau Sia, Jammal Lemy, Kristina Wong, Madame Gandhi, Muna Malik, and Philip Agnew, and others.

Swing Left is hosting a free (RSVP for a ticket) night of music, comedy and activism at the Palace Theater to promote The Last Weekend, an effort to get people out to vote. Featured performers include The Bird and The Bee with Dave Grohl, Moby, Karen O and Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Nap Eyes are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Will Fox and runnner opening

 

Friday

The Velaslavasay Panorama will be opening its doors as part of 24th Street Theatre’s free annual Día de los Muertos Festival and will host performances and art demonstrations and more for the event

It’s the last of the performance nights celebrating the Triforium. Performers tonight include Thao Nguyen (of Thao & The Get Down Stay Down), Taiko Projects, world champion whistler Molly Lewis, Restless Nites DJs, and “onsite scent activations” by the Institute for Art and Olfaction

Crooked Colours are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Evan Giia and Wolves

Cloud Nothings are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Shells and Divinity Band opening

 

Saturday

Grand Ave Arts All Access is a free day of arts and programs including a scavenger hunt at The Broad, free tours of the Central Library and the theaters at The Music Center, musical performances by the Colburn School and the LA Chamber Orchestra, free all day admission at MOCA and more. Also make sure to head to Grand Park to check out the altars that were created for Día de los Muertos.

FIDLAR are playing at the Hollywood Palladium with special guests Dilly Dally and The Side Eyes

Tropicalia Fest is a big two day festival taking place at Queen Mary Park in Long Beach. Morrissey and Cardi B are headlining a huge list of bands that include Mazzy Star, Mon Laferte, Natalie Lafourcade, Ronnie Spector, Leo Dan, Allah-Las, Surf Curse, Vundabar, and many, many more

Hard Day of the Dead festival is at Los Angeles Historic Park with performers that include Justice, Die Antwoord and Cashmere Cat

Great Lake Swimmers are playing at The Echo with Native Harrow opening

The Menzingers are playing at The Regent Theater with Tiny Moving Parts and Daddy Issues opening

 

Sunday

Frankie Cosmos is playing at The Regent Theater with Kero Kero Bonito and Tanukichan

LACMA is hosting Veterans in the Arts and Humanities Day- Celebration and Film Screening– a free event with screenings of the short films created in the Veterans Make Movies program

The Fowler Museum is having an Arts of Africa Festival- a day of African inspired food, music, storytelling and more

La Luz are playing at The Echo with Shy Boys opening

Death From Above are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with CRX opening

Kruder & Dorfmeister are playing a DJ set at The Fonda Theatre with visuals by Lichterloh