Remember Sports- Pull Through
Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/18-1/20/19)-
Remember Sports are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Lomelda and Sam Buck
The Verle Annis Gallery at USC is hosting a 5 day pop-up screening of the Ed Ruscha films Premium and Miracle and today is the last day
The Aero Theatre is having a Jean-Luc Godard double feature of Contempt and Le Petit Soldat
Shit Giver and Automatic are opening for Marbled Eye at The Echo
The Odd Market returns to The Autry in Griffith Park with extended museum hours, pop-up shops, a full bar, DJs, and more ($5)
Artist Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler will be at LACMA to discuss their film installation Flora and accompanying work Bust with curators Stephanie Barron and Philipp Kaiser before it opens on 1/20 at the museum. Flora is a film about unknown American artist Flora Mayo, who had an affair with artist Alberto Giacometti, and the artists’ search for her story.
Joyce Manor are playing at the Hollywood Palladium with AJJ, Jeff Rosenstock, and awakebutstillinbed
The Districts are playing their second night at the Moroccan Lounge with Deeper
The Getty has a free course on French fashion from the time of Marie Antoinette with costume designer Maxwell Barr, which includes the dressing of a live model. Later in the evening check out a free show by Grammy nominated musicians Los Pleneros de la 21 (free but ticket required- also playing Sunday)
The Women’s March returns around the country and to downtown Los Angeles from Pershing Square to City Hall
Author and screenwriter Jonathan Ames will be at Zebulon with director/photographer Richard Sandler to host a free screening of Sandler’s films The Gods of Times Square and Radioactive City.
The monthly Pasadena Camera Show & Sale is taking place at the Elks Lodge from 10-3pm ($3 entry)
The Aero Theatre is showing Jean-Luc Godard’s film One Plus One, which combines reflections on politics and social issues of the 1960s with a view of the Rolling Stones creative process during the recording of Sympathy for the Devil
Monday (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
LACMA is free all day courtesy of Target
Yasiin Bey- Niggas in Poorest
On Sunday, 1/13/18, Yasiin Bey (the artist formerly known as Mos Def) will be performing over all Kanye West beats at The Regent Theater.
Warbly Jets- Getting Closer (Than I Ever Have)
Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/10-1/13/18)-
Warbly Jets are playing at The Echo with Collapsing Scenery and BLACKPAW opening
Historian and psychoanalyst Daniel Pick will be at the Wende Museum presenting a free lecture on “brainwashing” fears and theories that began during the Cold War and their continued relevance in our current times
Amen Dunes is playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Spelling opening
Hayley Fohr of Circuit Des Yeux will be performing “Wordless Music” at the Bootleg Theater with Sun Araw opening
Aero Theatre is showing Filmworker, a documentary about Leon Vitali and his work with director Stanley Kubrick, as a double feature with Full Metal Jacket which Vitali also worked on. There will be a discussion between films with Leon Vitali and actor Matthew Modine.
Zebulon is hosting a free screening of Louis Malle’s film Black Moon
Ramonda Hammer, Iress, Melted Bodies, Speed of Light, and The Holy Cuts are playing a free show at American Barber Shop in Echo Park
BOYO and Liam Benzvi are opening for The Undercover Dream Lovers at the Moroccan Lounge with Hazel English DJ’ing
Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) will be “performing over all Kanye West beats” at The Regent Theater
Mondo Cult Film Variety Showcase #4 is happening at the Egyptian Theatre with sixteen short films that don’t conform to the rules of mainstream cinema
O Future (formerly OOFJ) and Tolliver are opening for SILENTSHOUT at the Moroccan Lounge
The Memories are playing with Super Lunch, Adult Beverage and Shuggie Shooter at the Bootleg Theater
For more of Rustam QBic’s work check out his Instagram
If you are in Palm Springs for New Year’s Eve, take some time and visit Robolights. This is the last year it will be at its current location on an estate in the Movie Colony area.
Robolights is an ongoing work created by artist Kenny Irwin Jr., at his childhood home. The sprawling installation incorporates Christmas holiday themes, robots, aliens and, of course, numerous lights. The various creations are made from found, recycled, and donated objects.
There are some Disneyland influences, seen in a castle similar to the It’s A Small World Castle, and a boat with creatures singing holiday songs (you see it while crossing a bridge over the water), reminiscent of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. There are also merry-go-rounds, animatronics, video games, and music which give the place the feeling of an amusement park.
Also worth mentioning are the Islamic details seen around the installation, adding to the uniqueness of the space. The artist converted to Islam as an adult.
Robolights is a maze of larger than life creatures as well as little details that become more and more noticeable on each pass through. It’s eccentric, fun, chaotic, a little bit dark at times (so many skulls and skeletons) and well worth spending some time exploring.
Keep in mind if you go that there is no neighborhood parking around Robolights- only for residents. Parking is located a short walk away at Ruth Hardy Park. Robolights will close on January 2nd, 2019.
This photo was taken in Vancouver, Canada, while visiting The Polygon Gallery, located in Lower Lonsdale. The colored lights seen on the right side of this image are a section of Kevin Schmidt’s Reckless, created for the gallery. The blinking lights wrap around the entire building and are timed to a soundtrack composed by Schmidt.