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

Oct 252018
 

Tess Parks- Life After Youth

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/25-10/28/18)-

Thursday

Kitten are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Blame Candy and New Dialogue opening

Artist Rodney McMillian will be discussing some of the works in Hammer Museum’s Adrian Piper exhibition for their Artist Dialogues series

ESG are playing at The Regent Theater with Alice Bag and L.A. Qoolside opening

MOCA Curatorial Assistant Rebecca Lowery is leading a walkthrough of One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art at their Grand Avenue location (free)

Shana Nys Dambrot will be speaking with artist Robbie Conal at gallery Track 16 (free but RSVP)

Celebrate Halloween in Little Tokyo tonight with a free outdoor screening of Godzilla (1954)

Cypress Hill are playing at the El Rey Theatre

Ex-Cult are playing with Die Group and Enemy opening at the Moroccan Lounge

 

Friday

Tess Parks is playing at Zebulon with Cosmonauts and Entrance

It’s week two of the free Friday performances celebrating the Triforium downtown. This week YACHT will play a DJ set and there will be performances by Julianna Barwick, the LA Opera, and Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs

The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art, is at a new location- the Barkar Hangar in Santa Monica- and runs through Sunday ($15)

Fashion designer Jason Wu will be speaking at LACMA with senior curator of costume and textiles Sharon Takeda ($10)

Exploded View and Exek are playing at The Echo

 

Saturday

The Día de Los Muertos celebration returns to takeover Hollywood Forever Cemetery with live music, dance performances, altar pieces, face painting, food, a marketplace and more ($25)

Grand Park is hosting Noche de Ofrenda (Night of Altars/ Offerings) with Self Help Graphics and Art & Lore Media and Art, a night honoring the deceased. The event begins with the unveiling of the park’s Día de Los Muertos altars, and continues with music and dance performances, and more (free)

Seu Jorge is performing The Life Aquatic- A Tribute to David Bowie at The Luckman Fine Arts Complex

Black Moth Super Rainbow are playing at Lodge Room with The Stargazer Lilies and Air Credits

The Red Pears are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Jurassic Shark, Spendtime Palace and a DJ set by Sister Mantos

KCRW is hosting Masquerade, a Halloween party at the Historic Los Angeles Theatre, with DJ sets by Santigold, DaM-FunK, and Brothers Griiin, performances by Cherry Glazerr, White Denim, Wajatta, Shannon Shaw and Lucent Dossier Experience, a costume contest and more

Superet are playing with Midnight Sister and special guests for a free Halloween Party at Bootleg Theater

 

Sunday

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is playing at The Hollywood Bowl with Danny Elfman (Jack) and Catherine O’Hara (Sally) performing live along with a live orchestra. Tonight is the only show not sold out (yet)

Aero Theatre is showing Boris Karloff’s Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein

Y La Bamba is performing at Lodge Room with Kera opening

Celebrate Día de Los Muertos on Olvera Street with altars and a nightly procession at 7pm (running 10/25- 11/2)

The Luxembourg Signal are opening for The Ocean Blue at the Echoplex

Busdriver is performing at Zebulon with Deantoni Parks and Matthewdavid

Oct 192018
 

Kilo Kish- Void

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/18-10/21/18)-

Thursday

Writer Jonathan Lethem will be discussing the new exhibit One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art at MOCA Grand Avenue with curator Helen Molesworth (free)

The Getty Center is having a free screening of Faye Dunaway film Eyes of Laura Mars, as well as a program of fashion forward shorts (free but you need a ticket)

JPEGMAFIA are playing at The Echo with Buzzy Lee opening

LACMA has a free screening of the film Galveston starring Ben Foster and Elle Fanning

The Growlers are playing at the Hollywood Palladium with Kirin J Callinan opening

Tune-Yards are playing at The Mayan with U.S. Girls opening

 

Friday

Art Buzz, ICA LA’s happy hour, returns with a tour of their Adrian Piper exhibit by curator Jamillah James and Director of Learning and Engagement Asuka Hisa (free)

Celebrating the illumination of the Triforium downtown, there will be three Friday events- this week has performances by Reggie Watts, the Bob Baker Marionettes, Jherek Bischoff + Quartet, Dublab DJs, and onsite scent activations by the Institute for Art and Olfaction (free but RSVP)

Visual artist Edgar Arceneaux will present his first live work, Until, Until, Until, about Ben Vereen’s partially censored performance for  Ronald Reagan’s inaugural celebration in 1981, at the Bootleg Theater (also on Saturday)

Drake is having a crazy week in the news with his continuing beef with Pusha T- and tonight or Saturday night you can see him perform with the Migos  at The Forum

At LACE in Hollywood, C3LA will be performing a live score to the 1928 silent film The Fall of the House of Usher, using only a capella voices

The Joy Formidable are playing at the Lodge Room with Tancred opening

 

Saturday

Demon Dayz Festival taking place at Pico Rivera Sports Arena & Grounds, is a great day of music that includes performances by Kilo Kish, Gorillaz, Erykah Badu, The Internet, Little Simz and more

The Regent Theater is hosting the LA premiere of The Man from Mo’Wax, a documentary on the creator of the Mo’ Wax record label James Lavelle. Lavelle famously formed Unkle with DJ Shadow, which had the very popular collaborative album Psyence Fiction. James Lavelle will also be playing a DJ set, ticketed separately, for the event.

LAND is hosting Wild Art Party at Blue Roof Studios with live performances by Maceo Paisley, Paul Pescador, Julie Weitz, and Physical Plastic (free)

Cayucas are headlining a free day/night of music for the free block party Sunstock Solar Festival in Hollywood

Draemings are playing at the Lodge Room with Crook and Honey Child opening

 

Saturday and Sunday

The Beverly Hills Art Show returns and is a nice way to spend the day outside enjoying art work from over 200 artists

 

Sunday

The 3rd Annual A.G.Geiger Art Book Fair returns to Chungking Plaza an focuses primarily on West Coast based artists, presses,
and independent publishers

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are playing at The Forum with Cigarettes After Sex opening

Bootleg Theater is hosting a tribute to the life and music of Elliott Smith with a long list of performers that includes The Wild Reeds, Johanna Samuels, Aaron Embry, Harrison Whitford and more

Habibi are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Secret Stare and Jazzy Romero opening