Nov 302017
 

Happy birthday to Shirley Chisholm!

She was the first black woman elected to the United States Congress, the first black major party candidate to run for President of the United States, and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination.

This portrait is from the First Street Community Garden in NYC.

Nov 302017
 

The High Curbs- Empty Bottles

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/30-12/3/17)-

Thursday

Writer Raquel Gutiérrez will be giving a walk through and discussing certain works from Hammer Museum’s exhibition Radical Women. Later in the evening there is a film screening of various experimental films created by Latin American women artists (both events free)

FYOHNA is opening for Wildling at Resident

CAFAM is hosting CraftNight at Angel City Brewery where you can have a pint while enjoying an air-dry clay workshop ($10)

Summer Moon and Mereki are opening for Dhani Harrison at the El Rey Theatre

Prism Tats is opening for Dommengang at The Hi Hat

Downtown Boys are playing with Generacion Suicida and Ex-Stains at the Echoplex

iam8bit gallery is having its 3rd Annual Handmade Holiday Show

Friday

Metro Art is showing Ava DuVernay’s documentary This is the Life at Union Station (free)

Slothrust are playing at The Echo with And The Kids and SLUGS

Hundred Waters are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Julianna Barwick and Banoffee

Blitzen Trapper are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Lilly Hiatt

Saturday

DocuSlate, a day dedicated to documentary films presented by NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFLMA) is $10 per program or for $25 you can see all the programs and enjoy an open bar

Hauser & Wirth is having a Holiday Market (also Sunday)

Union Station is also having a Holiday Market with live entertainment, a beer garden and Santa

The Dandy Warhols are playing with POW! at the Teragram Ballroom

HUNNY’s Winter Talent Show at the Echoplex includes bands Potty Mouth and King Shelter

Sunday

The High Curbs are opening for Hockey Dad at the Bootleg Theater with Jurassic Shark

Artist Alec Soth will be in conversation with photographic historian Kate Albers at Arcana with a book signing to follow

LAXART will be screening States of Crisis at the City of West Hollywood Library- a video program that includes videos by artists from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Honduras and Peru reflecting on political, economic and ecological crises. This program is in conjunction with the exhibition Pacific Standard Time LA/LA: Video Art in Latin America at LAXART. (free)

John Waters performs A John Waters Christmas, his one man show, at The Comedy Store

Nov 162017
 

Nilüfer Yanya- Baby Luv

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/16-11/19/17)-

Thursday

British singer Nilüfer Yanya is playing The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever with Monogem opening

Array @The Broad is screening the film Daughters of The Dust at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel with a conversation to follow with directors Julie Dash and Ava DuVernay

Writer and artist Marisela Norte will be giving a walk-through of Hammer Museum’s Radical Women exhibition (free)

Tennis are playing at the Fonda Theatre with Wild Ones

Hauser & Wirth are screening German artist Andy Hope 1930’s Vertical Horizon (free but register)

There are still tickets available for Metronomy’s early (6pm) show at The Regent Theater

Beach Slang are playing at the Echoplex with Dave Hause and The Mermaid and See Through Dresses opening

Friday

The Underachievers are playing a $10 show with Warm Brew and Injury Reserve at The Novo

Surf Rock Is Dead and Sarah Chernoff are opening for Shout Out Louds at the El Rey Theatre

LA Zoo Lights, the annual holiday celebration at the zoo in Griffith Park, begins tonight and runs through 1/7

Curls are playing with Hibou and Suncruiser at the Moroccan Lounge

There are still a few tickets left for a midnight screening of Pulp Fiction at Tarantino’s New Beverly Cinema

Egrets on Ergot, Bastidas!, and Sister Mantos are playing a Solidarity with Mariachis’ Rent Strike Benefit Show at The Smell

Saturday

REDCAT is hosting an all day Symposium on Mike Kelley’s Kandors, currently on view at Hauser & Wirth (free but ticketed)

The Great Los Angeles Walk returns for its annual cross city trek, this time taking Beverly Boulevard (free)

Jackalope Art and Craft Fair returns to its outdoor Pasadena location (also Sunday)

Vulture Festival LA is bringing numerous celebrities to the Hollywood Roosevelt for ticketed events including Issa Rae, Jill Soloway in conversation with Lena Waithe and more

Gary Numan is playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Me Not You opening

Daedelus, Mono/Poly and Free The Robots are playing a show at Union Nightclub

Sunday

Pasadena’s wacky annual Doo Dah Parade returns with after parties to follow (free)

Window dresser, cultural critic, author, and creative ambassador-at-large for Barneys New York, Simon Doonan, will be discussing Mundo Meza in conjunction with MOCA’s exhibition Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A., at the West Hollywood Council Chambers

Baio and Teen Daze are playing an early show at Zebulon

Ibeyi are performing with TheMind at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel

Tony Molina, Faith Healer, Toner, and Cecil Frena are playing at The Smell

Nov 092017
 

De Lux- Oh Man The Future

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/9-11/12/17)-

Thursday

Artist Artemisa Clark will be giving a walk-through and discussing artworks from Hammer Museum’s Radical Women exhibition (free)

Blanck Mass are playing at Resident with Egyptrixx opening

Red Nation Film Festival continues with independent films showcasing the Native American and Indigenous perspective (running until 11/19)

Pete Tong is at the Hollywood Bowl presenting Ibiza Classics with the Heritage Orchestra with a special appearance by Moby

Hovvdy are playing with Jurassic Shark and Young Jesus at the Bootleg Theater

Friday

LA based artists Candice Lin and Miljohn Ruperto will be discussing Lin’s article and Ruperto’s work in the new issue of X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly, at Ghebaly Gallery

De Lux are opening for Cut Copy at The Shrine Auditorium

Hamilton Leithauser is playing at the Fonda Theatre with Courtney Marie Andrews opening

Saturday

Artist Zoe Leonard will be discussing her work with curator Hamza Walker at Hauser & Wirth (free but register)

DUBLAB is hosting a free record fair at Zebulon

Shigeto is playing at the Echoplex with Ela Minus opening

Tropicalia Fest is happening at Queen Mary Park with a TON of bands playing including- Los Tigres del Norte, Chicano Batman, Kali Uchis, King Krule, Jhené Aiko, Surf Curse, Thee Commons, Slow Hollows, Red Pears and more

The Dead Ships are playing at The Moroccan Lounge with SPELLES and Velvet opening

Hennessey + Ingalls are having their annual art book sale- a good chance to start getting some holiday gifts (running till 11/12)

Sunday

Artist Sterling Ruby is doing a walk through of the exhibition Mike Kelley: Kandors 1999-2011 at Hauser & Wirth

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is celebrating recently opened site-specific exhibition, Adrián Villar Rojas: The Theater of Disappearance, with free admission all day, DJs and more

It’s the second and last day of DesignerCon at the Pasadena Convention Center

Artist Alex Israel will be in conversation with critic and curator Jack Bankowsky at LACMA Art Catalogues with a book signing and reception to follow (free)

Fazerdaze is playing at The Echo with Common Holly opening

The Grove’s Annual Tree Lighting celebration returns with performances and fireworks

Rebirth Brass Band are playing at the Teragram Ballroom

 

Nov 022017
 

Daniel Johnston- Some Things Last A Long Time

There’s a sweet sadness to the music of Daniel Johnston. He has been around for a while and there is an excellent documentary about him, The Devil and Daniel Johnston, from 2005, that chronicles his life and career, as well as his struggles with manic depression and schizophrenia. His songs have been covered often by artists including Beck (covering the song below for an album of Johnston covers by various artists) Beach House, Yo La Tengo and many more. Johnston also has two songs included on the soundtrack for the movie Kids.

Daniel Johnston is playing tonight (11/02/17) at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.

 

Nov 022017
 

Hott MT- Tranceforming

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/2-11/5/17)-

Thursday

MOCA Grand Avenue is having a free (but RSVP) music night with DJDS, DJ Frosty, Wyldeflower and Deejay.fm

At The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, architect Liam Young will be discussing artist Adrián Villar Rojas and his current MOCA exhibition (free)

Daniel Johnston is playing at the Orpheum Theatre

Artist Nao Bustamante will be discussing certain works on a walk-through Hammer Museum’s Radical Women exhibit. There will also be music for Latinas Out Loud:Ayer Es Hoy with Sotomayor, Sin Color and Chulita Vinyl Club performing (free)

Ukrainian band DakhaBrakha are playing at The Echo with JJUUJJUU

Friday

Metro Art is screening Agnés Varda’s film Mur Murs at Union Station as part of its series of documentaries about Los Angeles (free)

A Giant Dog are playing with Wild Wing and Chief White Lightning at the Bootleg Theater

The Drums are playing at the Fonda Theatre with Methyl Ethel (also Thursday, and Saturday with Slow Hollows)

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Ian Sweet opening

Yaeji is having an EP release party at El Cid

Saturday

Grand Ave Arts All Access has free admission and events planned all day at many of the cultural institutions located on Grand Ave including MOCA and the LA Opera at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Grand Park still has its altars for Día de los Muertos up until Sunday

Wand are playing at the Hi Hat with Lars Finberg and Olga opening

Self Help Graphics are having a Día De Los Muertos Celebration

“Weird Al “Yankovic, John Stamos, Elle King and more will be singing iconic songs from the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory film as it plays on the Hollywood Bowl movie screen

Dopium.LA is a one night event in Chinatown where artists will create “original pieces to bring the plaza (aka the “Canvas”) to life through mixed media, from sculptures, paintings and photographs to video and light projections” plus music, food and drink (free but register)

Ministry are playing at the Hollywood Palladium with Death Grips opening

Saturday and Sunday

ComplexCon’s two day event has performers that include N.E.R.D., A-Trak, A$AP Ferg, M.I.A., Young Thug, Gucci Mane, D.J.Khaled; as well as panels, an art exhibition, shopping and more

Sunday

Hott MT are opening for Reptaliens and Fawns of Love at the Echoplex

Artist Ellen Gallagher will be in conversation with LACMA curator Christine Y. Kim at Hauser & Wirth, where Gallagher’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles is currently on view (free but register)

Yelle is playing at Resident with Lewis OfMan opening

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