Oct 122018
 

The Dodos- SW3

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/11- 10/14/18)

Thursday

The Broad’s feminist Latinx performances series, En Cuatro Patas, continues with three performances by Deborah Castillo, Oscar David Alvarez and Nadio Granados taking place throughout the museum ($25)

A Place to Bury Strangers are playing at the Echoplex with Beak>

The Buttertones are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Twin Temple and Prettiest Eyes opening

Sons of Kemet are playing at The Echo with Yontan Gat and Eastern Medicine Singers

The Aero Theatre has an Orson Welles double feature- F for Fake and Citizen Kane

Friday

ArtNight Pasadena is a great way to check out the museums and creative spaces in Pasadena as well as see live performances- all free with free shuttles provided to take you around

Mothers are playing at Resident with Lala Lala opening

At ICA LA they are having a free event to celebrate the launch of the online literary magazine SUBLEVEL Issue Two: The Speculative with an evening of poetry by Will Alexander, and a screening of work by artist Nicole Miller followed by a conversation between Miller and writer Tisa Bryant.

A limited number of tickets will be available at the door at LACMA for a screening of The Sisters Brothers with a post screening conversation with John C. Reilly

Screaming Females are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Kitten Forever and Scorpio Scorpio opening

Buke And Gase are opening for Shellac at the Teragram Ballroom

 

Friday through Sunday

Desert Daze has a long list of great bands playing all weekend including- Tame Impala, Ty Segall & White Fence, Deathgrips, A Place to Bury Strangers, Kevin Morby, Preoccupations, Bedouine, Sons of Kemet, L.A. Witch, Wand, Julia Holter and more- but you have to leave LA- it’s at Moreno Beach at Lake Perris

 

Saturday

The Dodos are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Prism Tats opening

LACMA is hosting a free screening of La Grande Sortie, directed by artist Alex Prager. After the screening there will be a free talk and book signing with the artist and LACMA CEO and Wallis Annneberg Director Michael Govan

Photographer Paul Sepuya will be speaking with Hamza Walker about the relationship between artist and subject, representation, nudity and intimacy at The Getty Museum (free with ticket)

Bill Laurance is playing an early (5:30pm) show at the Echoplex

 

Saturday and Sunday

The Brewery Art Walk is back for its free two day event- a chance to see what artists in the massive complex are working on as well as enjoying some food and drinks

David Lynch is curating a two day event called Festival of Disruption at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel. There will be talks and screenings, including one with Lynch, performances by RZA, Mercury Rev, and Vic Mensa, a soundbath called Liminal with Jonsi of Sigur Ros, Alex Somers, and Paul Corley, art exhibits and more

 

Sunday

Christopher Rountree and members of the LA Phil will perform Ben Patterson’s Instruction No.2 (Please Wash Your Face) of 1964, Rebekah Heller of the International Contemporary Ensemble will lead a participatory workshop designed around the music of Pauline Oliveros in the Central Garden, and Fluxus scholar Natilee Harren will give an illustrated talk drawing from the Getty’s extensive archives of Fluxus ephemera all as part of LA Phil Fluxus Festival: Fluxus Learning Event at The Getty (free but ticket required)

La Santa Cecilia is performing at the Walt Disney Concert Hall

The Orson Welles double feature programming continues at the Aero Theatre with Chimes at Midnight and The Immortal Story

Oct 042018
 

Depreston- Courtney Barnett

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/4-10/7/18)-

Thursday

Looking for information on the upcoming Midterm Elections? Hammer Museum is hosting a Midterms Primer with Christina Bellantoni, journalist and director of the Annenberg Media Center; Shaniqua McClendon, political director for Crooked Media, home to the popular podcast Pod Save America; and Rick Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine, discussing the issues and candidates that define the political landscape. It will be moderated by Jessica Yellin, journalist and former chief White House correspondent for CNN.

Interpol are playing with The Kills and Sunflower Bean at the Hollywood Bowl

Mint Field and Deep Fields are opening for Ulrika Spacek at The Echo

Friday

Courtney Barnett is playing at The Greek Theatre with Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks and Waxahatchee opening

Photo Independent opens at The Reef and runs until Sunday

It’s the last weekend to visit the Pasadena Museum of California Art before it closes forever, and today is the last day to visit for free

The Adult Swim Festival begins at ROW DTLA with a preview night that has performances by Open Mike Eagle, Metro Boomin, and T-Pain

Joey Purp is performing at The Roxy with Kami

Kim and The Created and Nani are opening for Shonen Knife at the Bootleg Theater

Saturday

Eagle Rock Music Festival is a free community event with a long list of musical performers that includes Cut Chemist, Billy Changer, and Vintage Trouble, as well as work by several local visual artists

Hammer Museum is staying open late to celebrate the opening of two of their exhibitions- Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965-2016 and Stones to Stains: The Drawings of Victor Hugo with live music, a cash bar and food trucks to entertain you after checking out the art

The Pharcyde is hosting a festival at The Novo with performers that include Bas, Dead Prez and more

The Adult Swim Festival continues with performances by artists that include- Wavves, Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Zola Jesus, and Mastodon as well as standup comedy from Hannibal Buress and others

Saint Sister are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Motor Sales opening

Sunday

Experimental filmmaker Ken Jacobs will be at LACMA to discuss his work and will also show several clips from his 3D work that does not require glasses. This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition 3D: Double Vision (free but ticket required)

WAR STORIES: Tales of 70’s & 80’s Punk Mayhem Told By The Perpetrators Themselves, at The Roxy is a night of storytelling by performers that include Flea, Abby Travis, Keith Morris, Mike Watt and more

Bootleg Theater is hosting a free Launch Party for Feckless Cunt: A Feminist Anthology with readings by contributors and young LA poets

Hammer Museum is hosting a free (but register) all day symposium discussing the work of artist Adrian Piper, coinciding with the exhibition Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965–2016

It’s the final night of The Adult Swim Festival with artists that include Dan Deacon, Run the Jewels, Big Freedia, and Neko Case, as well a Rick and Morty Musical Ricksperience and performances by standup comedians

All weekend

If you are downtown for Photo Independent, make sure to check out the last weekend of  WDCH Dreams, the public art installation at the Walt Disney Concert Hall by media artist Refik Anadol. Performances run every half hour starting at 7:30pm and ending at 11:30pm.

Sep 272018
 

Z Berg- I Fall For The Same Face Every Time

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/27-9/30/18)-

Thursday

Hammer Museum celebrates the restaging of David Antin’s Sky Poems (taking place on Saturday over LACMA and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego)  with a convening of a group of poets, artists, and scholars, including Blaise Antin, Eleanor Antin, Julien Bismuth, Steve Kado, Aram Moshayedi, Marjorie Perloff, Jerome Rothenberg, and Hamza Walker, to discuss Antin and his legacy.

LACMA has a free screening of The Old Man & The Gun, and a post-screening conversation with writer David Lowery moderated by Gregory Ellwood.

Ukranian quartet DakhaBrakha are performing at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Wye Oak is opening for Ben Howard at the Shrine Auditorium

For MOCA Music at MOCA Grand Avenue, Danke and Yialmelic Frequencies will be performing (free)

HOLYCHILD are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Jen Awad opening

 

Friday

Ai WeiWei will be speaking about his work at LACMA with LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan (free but standby line only- get there early)

Beck is playing at the Hollywood Bowl with St. Vincent DJ’ing

The Van Nuys Arts Festival returns for its second year with art installations, live music, art making workshops and more (free)

The Presets are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Blood Red Shoes opening

The Beths are playing at The Roxy Theatre with Ariel View opening

Gateway Drugs are opening for The Pink Slips at The Hi Hat

 

Friday through Sunday

Ohana Festival is taking place all weekend at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point with bands that include Norah Jones, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Plague Vendor, Beck, Johnny Marr, and more

 

Saturday

DUBLAB is celebrating its 19th Anniversary with an all evening (until 2am) fundraising party at Zebulon featuring live music by performers that include The Pantones, Linafornia, Prophet, and Ann Magnuson, DJs, video artists, and more

Artist Nina Chanel Abney will be in discussing her solo exhibition at The California African American Museum with curators Jamillah James and Naima Keith (free but register)

Pop-Up Magazine’s live magazine night returns to The Theatre at Ace Hotel with “photography, film, radio, and original music mixed together and performed live onstage by a cast of talented people”

The Broad’s final Summer Happenings event, A Journey That Wasn’t, Part 2,  “will explore how artists manipulate time through memory, appropriation and repetition” with performances by Kim Gordon and YoshimiO, The Banjee Ball creating a “vogue opera” with performances by the LA ballroom dance community, and more

The Range of Light Wilderness are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Luke Temple of Here We Go Magic opening

The New Division and Nite are playing at Union nightclub

 

Saturday and Sunday

Music Tastes Good returns to Marina Green Park in Long Beach with lots of great bands including New Order, Joey Bada$$, Santigold, Lil B, Big Thief, Cherry Glazerr, Janelle Monáe, Ezra Furman, De Lux, and more

 

Sunday

Z Berg is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Benmont Tench, Ethan Gruska, Natalie Bergman, Bobcat Goldthwait, Joseph Keefe, Paige Anderson and special guests

CicLAvia is partnering with the LA Philharmonic for its centennial celebration and closing off  streets between the Walt Disney Concert Hall and Hollywood with six hubs that will have live music, dance performances, art and more along the route. Also make sure to check out WDCH Dreams, media artist Refik Anadol’s projections on the concert hall (starting Friday and running until 10/6)

The Watts Towers Jazz Festival is a free day of music and art and a chance to see the famous sculptures

Curators Cynthia Burlingham and Allegra Pesenti will be at the Hammer Museum to discuss the background of the exhibition Stones to Stains: The Drawings of Victor Hugo

Sep 212018
 

Yuno- No Going Back

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/20-9/23/18)-

Thursday

Hammer Museum is hosting Flux, a free fall program of film screenings, with special guest filmmakers including Emmanuel Adjei, Autumn de Wilde, Kilo Kish and Kim Gehrig, with a courtyard after-party to follow

The National are playing at The Hollywood Palladium with Phoebe Bridgers opening (also Friday)

Nothing are playing with Culture Abuse at The Regent Theater

Warm Drag are having a record release party at The Echo with Secret Stare and David Scott Stone also performing

MOCA Music at The Geffen Contemporary location features Late Night Laggers with Jesse Baez, The.Wav, Nick & Navi and special guests Dave Nada and Tittsworth for this week’s free event (but RSVP)

Healing Gems are playing with Sister Mantos, Oscura Luna and Te Adoro at the Bootleg Theater

 

Friday

Venice Afterburn is a free daytime art and music festival event running daily until 10pm through Sunday, that brings the Burning Man experience to Venice

Flamingosis is performing with DJ UNiiQU3 at the El Rey Theatre

The Midnight are playing at The Fonda Theatre with ayokay opening

Gabriel Garzón-Montano is opening for Kali Uchis at The Shrine Expo Hall or see him play a late show (11:59pm) at the Moroccan Lounge

The Charlatans UK are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with The Winachi Tribe

 

Saturday

Yuno is opening for Superorganism at The Fonda Theatre

The Broad and X-Tra are hosting an afternoon presentation and workshop on successful financial strategies for artists by LA artist Edgar Arceneaux based on his project New Financial Architectures for Creative Communities ($15 suggested)

Frogtown is having its annual art walk with 37 venues, 50 artists, 3 stages with music, a half mile interactive light installation, and more

Entrance, Shannon Lay, Draemings, Imaad Wasif, and more will be celebrating the words and music of Leonard Cohen at The Echo

Cinespia is showing Yellow Submarine at Hollywood Forever Cemetery with fireworks to follow

 

Sunday

Grizzly Bear, TV on The Radio, and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith are playing at The Hollywood Bowl

There is a The The documentary screening at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever which will include a Q&A with Matt Johnson

Party Nails and Polartropica will be playing at The Echo with Uruguay and Maiah Manser opening

Chanti Darling and Harriet Brown are playing at the Bootleg Theater with TWINKIDS opening

 

 

Sep 132018
 

Vagabon- Cold Apartment

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/13-9/16/18)-

Thursday

Slothrust are playing a free acoustic set at Amoeba Records before their show at Lodge Room on Friday

Downtown LA’s Artwalk returns for its monthly event

Gold Star are playing at Highland Park Ebell with Shannon Lay and Harrison Whitford opening

The Wiltern is having a movie night with a screening of Pulp Fiction

Azealia Banks is playing at The Fonda Theatre

Friday

Rostam are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Bedouine opening

Slothrust are playing at Lodge Room with Summer Cannibals opening

Poet Olivia Gatwood will be performing at the Bootleg Theater with poet Edwin Bodney and singer Joaquina Mertz

The Aero Theatre is hosting a Hitchcock double feature- Notorious and Suspicion

Juana Molina is performing at The Teragram Ballroom

Hooveriii are having a record release party at The Echo with Frankie & The Witch Fingers and Patrick Nolan & Perfection also performing

Saturday

Vagabon will be performing at The Getty for their free music series Off The 405

Allah-Las are headlining the free Open Arts & Music Festival in downtown Glendale. Other musical performers include The Altons, Georgia Anne Muldrow, and Thumpasaurus, plus there will also be art demonstrations, an arts market, art installations and more

In conjunction with the opening of LACE’s exhibition The Mojave Project, there will be a conversation with Mojave Project director Kim Stringfellow and writer, activist and NPCA California Desert program manager Chris Clarke from 2:30-4pm before the reception for 4-7pm (free)

The Hitchcock double feature series continues at the Aero Theatre tonight with Rear Window and Rope

GØGGS are playing at The Teragram Ballroom with Shark Toys and C57BL/6 opening

Oddnesse and Livingmore are opening for Gold Casio at The Hi Hat

Sunday

Artist Larry Bell will be in conversation with Hammer Museum curator Aram Moshayedi at Hauser & Wirth in conjunction with his current exhibition at the gallery Complete Cubes

Alvvays are opening for The War on Drugs at The Hollywood Bowl

Prism Tats are performing at The Hi Hat with Bryan John Appleby, and Tomten opening

Patti Smith, Karen O, Flea, Lucinda Williams, and Talib Kweli are just some of the performers gathering at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel for a concert for Pathway to Paris, “a non profit organization dedicated to turning the Paris agreement into reality”

White Boy Scream are performing a free show at Zebulon with Hit Bargain, Nephila, and William Hutson + Ted Byrnes also performing

Saint Etienne are playing at The Fonda Theatre

The Bootleg Theater is hosting a night of punk rock bands- Youth Brigade, Lower Class Brats, JFA and Mystery Actions

 

Sep 072018
 

Cut Copy- Standing In The Middle Of The Field

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

Thursday

Milo Greene are playing a free show at Amoeba Hollywood

Artist Todd Gray will be discussing his work at Meliksetian Briggs gallery

The High Curbs are playing at The Hi Hat with Ah God, On Drugs, and Cigarette Bums

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is having a free outdoor film screening with work from Mera Karachi Mobile Cinema and The Echo Park Film Center

Rico Nasty is performing at the Echoplex with special guest Maliibu Miitch

The Memories are playing with Wild Wing and Rumblepak at The Echo

Twin Seas and TWINKIDS are opening for Balún at the Bootleg Theater

Friday

Cut Copy are playing at The Wiltern

Dance DTLA continues in Grand Park, this week with music from the 90s

The Molochs are having a record release show at the Lodge Room with Smokescreens opening

The Egyptian Theatre is showing Jean-Luc Godard’s film Sympathy for the Devil with a discussion with cinematographer Tony Richmond following the screening

The Entire Universe and Crush (Cole & Zumi from The Black Lips) are opening for Easy at The Echo

Saturday

At Zebulon from 2-4pm there will be a performance by Modular Soundbath with visuals by Vinyl Williams plus tarot readers and reiki ($5 suggested)

Grand Park and Outfest are hosting Proud Picnic and Movie Night– featuring the full length film When The Beat Drops as well as several short films

Bergamot Station in Santa Monica is hosting a night of Fall openings at its galleries which will be open until 8pm

The Babe Rainbow are playing at Zebulon with Mapache opening

Slaughter Beach, Dog are playing at the Moroccan Lounge

Fitness are playing a free show at The Hi Hat with Beginners

Sunday

LVL UP are playing at The Echo with Pllush and Follies opening

The Egyptian Theatre is showing Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon with an introduction by actor Leon Vitali

Long Beach Comic Con continues today (also Saturday)

Aug 312018
 

Lauren Halsey- The Crenshaw District Hieroglyph Project (Prototype Architecture) 2018

Lauren Halsey- The Crenshaw District Hieroglyph Project (Prototype Architecture) 2018

Currently at the Hammer Museum is Made in L.A. 2018, the museum’s fourth biennial exhibition of artists working in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. The diverse group of artists included range in age from 29 to 97.  With so many excellent works in the exhibition, it was very hard to choose which of them to highlight. The following are just a few selections from the exhibition that stood out.

Lauren Halsey’s sculptures (pictured above), won the Mohn Award, a jury award which honors artistic excellence. You can also see another one of her sculptures at MOCA, until September 3.

Selection of works by Luchita Hurtado

The paintings above are from the oldest artist showing in the exhibition, Luchita Hurtado. At 97, she is just starting to get recognition for a lifetime of work.

The youngest artist in the show is Diedrick Brackens (shown below) who uses weaving and textile making to tell stories that reflect on cultural and personal narratives from his childhood in Mexla,Texas.

Diedrick Brackens

The most entertaining of the works in the exhibition is OURCHETYPES, created by Jade Gordon and Megan Whitmarsh. Taking up an entire room, it consists of videos, sculptures, and a publication all dealing with issues of self discovery, adulthood, womanhood, happiness, and success all from a tongue in cheek, retro New Age perspective.

Jade Gordon & Megan Whitmarsh, OURCHETYPES

There are also other video installations that are well worth spending time with.  Gelare Khoshgozaran’s Medina Wasi: Connecting Town, was shot mainly in Mecca and Thermal in the Coachella Valley, along with footage from US military bases in the desert that have created towns meant to simulate Middle Eastern towns for troops to have simulated battles in. She combines this with interviews with US veterans who discuss their memories of the landscape when they were in the Middle East. Neha Choksi’s multichannel video installation Everything sunbright, examines our relationship to the sun and includes images from nature, a dance performance, and children making drawings of the sun all tying together themes of birth, life, and death.

This weekend Hammer Museum has programming to accompany the exhibition. On Saturday, taisha paggett will present a series of solo and duet dance performances and on Sunday, composer/performer Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs is assembling a group of mothers to explore the tropes and meanings of motherhood and Von Doog is offering empathic musical readings in the gallery prior to the performance.

This exhibition closes on Sunday 9/2.