Jul 272017

Portugal. The Man- Feel It Still

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/27-7/30/17)-


MOCA Grand Avenue has a free screening of Eve Fowler’s film- with it which it as it if it is to be

LACMA has a free screening of Step, a documentary about a high school girls step dance team in Baltimore, and includes a conversation with the director Amanda Lipitz and the subjects of the film

For the last of Hammer Museum’s RebelRebel free music programs, Amber Mark and Maria Del Pilar are performing

Thee Commons are playing a free concert at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

This week’s free concert at the Santa Monica Pier is Miami Horror with Cleopold opening


Summer Nights in the Garden, the Natural History Museum’s free evening event, returns with music, a tomato talk and tasting, botanical tours, knot tying, a live animal meet and greet and nature inspired activities

For Pershing Square’s free outdoor movie night this week they are showing World War Z

The Wiltern has the Lucent Dossier Experience which combines music, dancing, aerial acts, and more

Steve Gunn is playing at The Echo with Heron Oblivion and Mary Lattimore opening (or check him out tomorrow for free at the Getty)

Grand Performances this week has the U.S. premiere of the multi-media performance La Linea, a story about everyday life on the Mexico-U.S. Border, with live music, visual projections, and Norteño choreography

The World Record, The Henry Clay People, The Parson Red Heads and Le Switch are playing at The Satellite


Curator, critic and art historian Hans Ulrich Obrist will be discussing the work of Marisa Merz with Hammer chief curator Connie Butler at the Hammer Museum (free)

The Big Moon are opening for Marika Hackman at the Bootleg Theater

Steve Gunn is performing for the Getty Museum’s free concert series Saturdays off the 405

A Tribe Called Red are playing at the El Rey Theatre

Baio is playing a free concert at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park with starRo opening

For the second Summer Happenings at The Broad-Strange Forest takes its name from the work of Takashi Murakami and will concentrate on artists who work with traditional Japanese and Western influences. These include musician Tokiko Ihara, who plays the Sho, a meditative traditional woodwind instrument, female drum and guitar duo Afrirampo, and solo artist Oorutaichi, who combines electronic music, folk and pop with his own invented language. Those Japan-based groups are joined by ex-DNA member Ikue Mori and Miho Hatori of Cibo Matto; Devendra Banhart, whose last album Ape in Pink Marble was deeply inspired by Japanese culture; and former Ponytail member Dustin Wong in collaboration with Takako Minekawa. ($25 advance/$30 at the door- includes access to the museum)

Waxahatchee are playing at The Regent Theater with Cayetana and Snail Mail opening


Portugal. The Man are playing at the Hollywood Palladium with Hanni El Khatib and Fatlip

LACMA has a free screening (at 1 pm) of the HBO documentary BRILLO BOX (3¢ OFF), the story of director Lisanne Skyler’s parents purchase of one of Andy Warhol’s Brillo Boxes in 1969 for $1,000 and its increase in value in the art market (long after they had traded it) to over 3 million dollars. There will be a discussion with Skyler and curator Stephanie Barron to follow.  The doc will debut on HBO on August 7.

For the last day of Fowler Museum’s African-Print Fashion Now! exhibition, there are a series of events including an exhibition tour, art talk, hands on art making, African fashion Pop-Up Shops, and a live concert (free)

There’s a Johnny Ramone tribute at Hollywood Forever cemetery that includes a screening of one of Johnny’s favorite films, Buffalo ’66, and an introduction by director Vincent Gallo. In addition, Billy Idol and Steve Jones will perform acoustic songs, there will be an exhibit of Ramones memorabilia, a pop up gallery, a Chris Cornell tribute, and more. ($20 in advance /$25 day of)

Tobin Sprout (of Guided by Voices) is performing songs from his new solo album at the Bootleg Theater with Elf Power opening

Jul 202017

Lo Moon- Loveless

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/20-7/24/17)-


Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner & James McAlister are performing their album PLANETARIUM at Hollywood Forever

The band Kinky is playing a soundtrack they created for Weird Science at this installment of Bring the Noise, LACMA’s music and film program

Pasadena Museum of California Art is free, open late tonight, and includes a conversation between curator John David O’Brien and artist Rebecca Ripple about the current group exhibition Interstitial

Hammer Museum’s music program RebelRebel continues this week with Elohim and Suzi Analogue (free)

Mr. Elevator are opening for classic rock band Eric Burdon and The Animals at the Santa Monica Pier (free)

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is hosting a free music night tonight with Zola Jesus, Lawrence Rothman, Smerz and DJ Michael Stock (make sure to RSVP)

Vundabar are opening for Rozwell Kid at The Hi Hat


MNDSGN is playing a free show at Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

L.A. Live’s Dark Nights returns with live music and entertainment, live painting, a market, $5 drink and food specials, and more (free)

The theme for this week’s Dance Downtown in Grand Park is Bollywood (free)

Santoros are having a Vinyl Release Party at The Echo with So Many Wizards and Wyatt Blair opening

It’s FYF Fest time and tickets are available at this writing for the Friday and Sunday shows- tonight’s lineup includes Missy Elliot, Bjork, Thee Oh Sees, Slowdive, Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals, Flying Lotus, Beach Fossils, Angel Olsen and more

Odd Nights returns to the Autry Museum with live music, a market and  late hours for select galleries ($5)


Lo Moon is opening for Mondo Cozmo and Paul Oakenfold at KCRW’s Sound in Focus event in the park outside Annenberg Space for Photography (free but you must RSVP)

Bergamot Station is hosting Summer Celebration, an all day event that includes performances, artist talks, workshops, live music and more (free)

Beta Main is hosting a panel discussion with photographers Valerie J. Bower, Arlene Mejorado, and Desilu Muñoz moderated by Star Montana

The Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills is having a free Night Sky Festival with kids activities, Native American night sky stories, a science presentation and telescope viewings

Moaning, Soccer Mommy and Shannon Lay are opening for Stef Chura at the Bootleg Theater


If you loved Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Theatre at the Ace Hotel is offering two chances to see creator Joel Hodgson and host Jonah Heston, along with Crow, Tom Servo, Gypsy and more, as they offer their running commentary on fan fave Eegah for the first show and a yet to be announced film for the second show

Check out the last day of FYF Fest with a lineup that includes Nine Inch Nails, Iggy Pop, Run the Jewels, Ty Segall, Temples, Solange, Blonde Redhead, Moses Sumney, and more

The Los Angeles Philharmonic will be performing a tribute to the musical work of Stephen Sondheim at the Hollywood Bowl for Sondheim on Sondheim, with special guests that include Vanessa Williams and Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Jul 132017

My Goodness- Islands

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/13-7/16)-


My Goodness are playing at Resident with Al Lover

LSD & The Search for God are headlining the Mad Alchemy Liquid Lighting Tour at the Bootleg Theater with a list of bands that includes The Stevenson Ranch Davidians, Jesus Sons and Dream Phases

Hammer Museum’s music night Rebel Rebel continues this week with Niia and SPELLES (free)

LACMA is screening an episode of Preacher that includes a conversation with writers/executive producers Sam Catlin, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg (free)

MOCA Grand Avenue and the Los Angeles Filmforum are showing Alexandra Cuesta’s film Territorio, an experimental film about the people of Ecuador, with Cuesta present for the screening ($15)

Sextile, Flat Worms, Crush, and Glaare are playing at Zebulon


Getty Museum’s Friday Flights program includes artist Molly Surno presenting We of Me, a performance featuring Brian Chase of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs; LA artist collective Institute for New Feeling presenting a site specific project, and there will be music by Sun Araw

Lonely Hearts Ball at the Teragram Ballroom has Pity Party, The Red Pears, Jurassic Shark, and The Beach Bums playing

Natural History Museum’s Summer Nights in the Garden returns with cocktails, music, science and nature activities, and more (free)

For tonight’s part of Nonplussed Fest at Zebulon, Pink Mountaintops will be playing with Joe Cardamone and Annie Hardy opening

DJ Nights returns to Grand Park, this time curated by Monalisa (free)


The Agenda Festival is happening in Long Beach with pop up shops, art installations, panel discussions and performances by Tyler the Creator, Ludacris and more

KP Projects is having an opening reception for their exhibition of Vivian Maier photographs (RSVP essential)

Dead Heavens are playing at Resident with ÆGES

The outdoor movie in Griffith Park near the Autry Museum this week is The Sandlot

Nonplussed Fest at Zebulon continues with HOTT MT and Vinyl Williams

Palm are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Palberta and Shit Giver


Artist Sam Durant will be in conversation with Timothy Phillips of Beyond Conflict at Art Catalogues at LACMA, with a book signing to follow (free)

The Lotus Festival returns to Echo Park Lake with Bangladesh as the host country this year and activities that include a dragon boat race, music, performances and more (free, also on Saturday)

The Rock N Roll Flea Market returns to The Regent Theater (free)

Independent Shakespeare Co.’s version of Measure for Measure is on at Griffith Park (free, Wed.-Sunday 7/23)

Jul 062017

The Regrettes- Seashore

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/6-7/9/17)-


The Regrettes are playing a free show with The Tracks at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

Art historian Anna Chave will be discussing artist Carl Andre’s work at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (free)

Beach Fossils are playing at the El Rey Theatre with She-Devils and Ablebody

Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival begins tonight and runs until 7/16

Hammer Museum is having a free concert night with musical performances by Grace Mitchell and WARGIRL

Froth, Adult Books, Moaning, and Urgent Care are playing at The Echo


For the opening of her show at HVW8 Gallery, artist and musician Kilo Kish will be performing (free but RSVP)

The Los Angeles Philharmonic will be performing along with a screening of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban at the Hollywood Bowl (also Saturday)

Grand Performances ‘s performance this Friday is The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse at California Plaza

Fartbarf and Honus Honus are playing with The Manx and Facial at The Echo


Reggie Watts is performing for The Getty Museum’s free concert series Saturdays Off the 405, with a DJ set by YACHT

For Play Like A Girl’s female led band night at The Echo– Madame Gandhi, Veronica Bianqui, Le Ra, and Fawns of Love are performing

Street Food Cinema is showing Grease in Griffith Park with live music before the film

HOTT MT, Goon, Draag, Alyeska, and Wolf Woodcock are all playing for the Goon curated Unscene Fest at the Hi Hat (free)

Part Time, Haunted Horses, L.A. Drones!, and Deth Crux are playing at El Cid


Renegade Craft Fair returns to LA and this time will take place at Los Angeles Historic Park (also Saturday)

Bob Baker Marionettes are giving a free performance at the Levitt Pavillion in MacArthur Park

Blondie are playing with Garbage and Sky Ferreira at the Hollywood Bowl

Independent Shakespeare Co. continues its performances of Measure for Measure in Griffith Park (also Wed-Saturday)