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Jan 242019
 

Wild Moccasins- No Muse

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/24-1/27/18)-

Thursday

FIDLAR are playing a free show at Amoeba Hollywood before their sold out shows this weekend. They will also be signing copies of their album Almost Free

The LA Art Show opens to the general public today and runs until Sunday

The Egyptian Theatre is showing a double feature of Suspiria and Carrie which includes a discussion with actress Barbara Magnolfi

At Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) in Hollywood, experimental vocalists Carmina Escobar, soprano sound artist Micaela Tobin, and special guest from Mexico City, visual sound artist Juan José Rivas will perform in the main gallery

MOCA at both locations is free this evening from 5-8pm and The Geffen location is free all weekend as well

 

Friday

Wild Moccasins are playing a free show (but RSVP) with Dega at Resident

The Aero Theatre is showing Wim Wenders’ film Wings of Desire

The Egyptian Theatre is showing another Dario Argento/Brian De Palma double feature this time it’s Blowout and Inferno

The Wiltern is screening Pink Floyd’s The Wall for the film’s 40th Anniversary

Dean Wareham and Cheval Sombre are performing together at Zebulon

The Parrots are playing with Mozes and The Firstborn at the Bootleg Theater

 

Saturday

Blum & Poe are hosting a book launch party for Friedrich Kunath’s I Don’t Worry Anymore with a special performance by Destroyer in conjunction with his excellent exhibition at the gallery which closes this weekend.

The James Hunter Six are playing an early show at The Echo

James Supercave are playing at the Troubadour with Winter and Lo Hum opening

Colleen Green is playing a free show at Highland Park Bowl with Susan and Space Kelly (formerly Dreamboat)

George Clanton is playing at Lodge Room with Surfing and Satin Sheets

 

Sunday

There’s an all day free Laverne & Shirley Marathon to celebrate the life of Penny Marshall taking place at Garry Marshall Theatre in Burbank with a special appearance by Cindy Williams

Hosted by Open Mike Eagle and Baron Vaughn, The New Negroes at The Virgil is a night of comedy and music occurring every 4th Sunday of the month

Pasadena Comic Con is happening at the Pasadena Convention Center

Potty Mouth are playing with Whitmer Thomas and more for Luke Schwartz and Friends: A Night of Storytelling and Live Music at the  Bootleg Theater

Jan 182019
 

Remember Sports- Pull Through

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/18-1/20/19)-

Friday

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)

 

Saturday

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

 

Sunday

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

Jan 112019
 

Warbly Jets- Getting Closer (Than I Ever Have)

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/10-1/13/18)-

Friday

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

 

Saturday

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

 

Sunday

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

Dec 312018
 

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.