Apr 192018
 

Acid Tongue- Get Free

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/19-4/22/18)-

Thursday

Acid Tongue are opening for Moonwalks at Resident

LACMA has a free screening of United Shades of America: The Border which includes a conversation with W. Kamau Bell

MOCA Music returns to The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA with performances by Berhana, Rayana Jay and Linafornia plus Modern Funk Fest DJs, food trucks, and drinks. You can also check out the Adrián Villar Rojas exhibition at the museum (free with RSVP)

Sarah Blasko is playing at the Bootleg Theater

Friday

Art Buzz, ICA LA’s Happy Hour, returns with a tour of Harald Szeemann’s exhibition followed by drinks and snacks (free but register)

It’s the first night for performances of Stardust, A Dance Tribute to David Bowie by Complexions Contemporary Ballet at The Music Center (runs through Sunday)

Tomo Jacobson + Sun Araw, The Orchardist, and Embassador Dulgoon are playing at Coaxial Arts Foundation

Guantanamo Baywatch are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with French Vanilla, Dumb Fucks, and The High Curbs opening

Saturday

Bring a mat or blanket to VSF gallery for Healing Sound Bath, an immersive 45-minute set on gong by Sat Purkh of Rama Institute amid Kathryn Garcia’s outdoor installation (free)

CAP UCLA is hosting Eighth Blackbird featuring Will Oldham (Bonnie “Prince” Billy) at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Peach Kelli Pop are celebrating their new EP, Which Witch, with a free in-store performance at Permanent Records and later in the evening Permanent Records is hosting a free Record Store After Party at The Hi Hat with Hooveriii, RFRC (Rearranged Face & Red Channel), and Golden Grease

The Aero Theatre is showing a Godard double feature of Breathless and Band of Outsiders

Frankie Rose, Cold Beat, and Business of Dreams are playing at Zebulon

The Nude Party are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Liily, and The Pantones opening

Saturday and Sunday

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is at the USC Campus and has a TON of free and ticketed programming

Renegade Craft Fair returns to Los Angeles State Historic Park (free)

Sunday

Take advantage of free Metro rides for Earth Day

LACMA is showing the documentary A Day on the Grand Canal with the Emperor of China or Surface is Illusion but So Is Depth, a film by directors Phillip Haas and David Hockney (free)

Center for the Arts Eagle Rock is hosting their 14th Annual Art Auction from 1-5pm (free)

Guest curator Jackie Clay will be at ICA LA to discuss the exhibition sisters and brothers, and her research into black visual culture and queer video as part of an open house day of events that also includes Rafa Esparza in conversation with Jamillah James

The Thai New Year Songkran Festival is happening in Thai Town

Levitation Room are playing at Resident with The Mad Walls, Grave Flowers, and Supermercat opening

Apr 122018
 

Prism Tats- Mamba

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/12-4/15/18)-

Thursday

Yamashiro’s Night Market is back- take a shuttle from Mosaic Church (Hollywood and La Brea) and enjoy a drink and a beautiful view of the city

Sir Sly is opening for Marian Hill at the Fonda Theatre

Downtown LA Art Walk returns- this time with a celebration of World Art Day

Before he plays Coachella, Perfume Genius will be performing at The Mayan with Big Thief opening

Y La Bamba and KERA are playing at The Moroccan Lounge

Friday

Prism Tats is playing at The Moroccan Lounge with Wild Powwers opening

Jacob Jonas The Company and Dance Camera West are hosting the 17th Annual Dance + Camera Festival that includes To the Sea: Dance Concerts on the Pier– a series of free dance programs at Santa Monica Pier- Friday, Saturday and Sunday (free but RSVP)

Surface Magazine is hosting Design Dialogues No. 45 with Muji Art Director and Japan House Chief Creative Director Kenya Hara in conversation with Surface Editor-in-Chief Spencer Bailey at Vantage Room at Hollywood & Highland (free with RSVP)

The band Winter is having a record release show at The Echo with Vinyl Williams and Sabrina is Not in This Chat opening

Saturday

LACMA has a free screening of the documentary film Hockney in conjunction with the exhibit currently on view David Hockney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still Life

For CalArts and Hauser & Wirth’s first performance collaboration, 30 student dancers will present HUMAN- multiple solo performances going on simultaneously within the public spaces of the gallery (free but RSVP)

Downtown Burbank Arts Festival returns with over 200 artists, art activities, live music, book signings, and more (also Sunday)

Justus Proffit is playing at The Factory downtown with Kaz Mirblouk, Sheer, and Good Ruin opening

As part of Noir City: Hollywood- The 20th Annual Los Angeles Festival of Film Noir at the Egyptian Theatre– tonight there is a screening of L.A. Confidential which includes a discussion with author James Ellroy

Sunday

Zebulon is hosting a free screening of Luis Buñuel’s film The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, followed by a dance party hosted by the band The Entire Universe

Alamo Drafthouse is hosting a Wayne’s World Movie Party at The Regent Theater with a screening, live music, a Q&A with director Penelope Spheeris, and more

Congressman Ted Lieu and former U.S. Attorney and Deputy Assistant Attorney General Harry Litman will be discussing Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 elections at the Hammer Museum (free)

The Memories, James V and Dillon PC are playing at The Moroccan Lounge with Colleen Green DJ’ing

Apr 052018
 

Wallows- Pleaser

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/5-4/8/18)-

Thursday

Wallows are playing a free show at Amoeba Hollywood today at 5pm and signing their debut EP afterwards

The Broad is offering free admission to their Jasper Johns exhibition on the first Thursday of the month- (today and 5/3) from 4-7pm and afterwards you can head across the street for MOCA’s free night

Artist Jennifer Gutierrez Morgan is leading a milagro making workshop for CAFAM’s CraftNight– $10 includes supplies, drinks and snacks

Cherry Glazerr are opening for The Breeders and Elijah Wood will be playing a DJ set at The Fonda Theatre

Vera Sola is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Hush Arbors opening

Friday

Nightmare Air are playing with Draemings at the Bootleg Theater

Natural History Museum’s First Fridays event includes a tour of the History Department, a discussion of oil and its role in the history of LA, DJs, and music by Chelsea Jade and Jamila Woods

The Independent Art Book Fair starts today and runs until Sunday at 939 Studios DTLA

The Breeders are playing at The Theatre at Ace Hotel with Post Pink opening

Friday and Saturday

The Music Center is transforming into a “Disco wonderland clad in gold and mirrors” for its event- Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours. The event begins at 11:30pm and runs until 3 am- with large scale projections, roller skaters (Friday), DJs, pop-up dance happenings, screenings, art installations, live music, a makeup station, and more (plus cocktails and small bites)

Saturday

Artist Walead Beshty will be in conversation with executive director of LAXART, Hamza Walker at Regen Projects

Feels are playing a free show for Hipsville’s 1 Year Anniversary at The Offbeat-A Bar on York, with Cat Scan opening

Melted are having a record release party at The Hi Hat with Awakebutstillinbed, Decent Criminal, and Pancho and the Wizards also performing

Ex Stains and Hit Bargain are opening for DJ Jonathan Toubin’s NY Night Train party at Zebulon

Electric Six are playing at the Bootleg Theater with The Manx and Northern Faces opening

Alice Bag Band is having a record release party at The Echo with Fatty Cakes and the Puff Pastries opening

Saturday and Sunday

The Brewery Art Walk returns with its twice annual event- a great opportunity to check out the complex and the artist’s studios

Sunday

Barnsdall Art Center, loacted in beautiful Barnsdall Park, is having a free Art and Craft Fair

SadGirl are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Peach Kelli Pop, Healing Gems and Bruiser Queen opening

Loma are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Jess Williamson opening

 

Mar 292018
 

Alice Boman- End of Time

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/29-4/1/18)-

Thursday

Mereba will be performing a free show at Zebulon along with Rocco DeLuca, and a screening of three films from 27Transmissions

As part of MOCA’s Artists on Artists Series, Awol Erizku will be discussing the exhibition Adrián Villar Rojas: The Theatre of Disappearance at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (free)

Mary Ocher is performing at The Hi Hat with Rachel Mason opening

Diarrhea Planet are opening for The Darkness at The Fonda Theatre

Friday

Mourners are playing with Tennis System and Fast Friends at Moroccan Lounge

Terminal A, Girl Tears, VNLVX, and ENEMY are playing at The Smell

Corey Helford Gallery is hosting an artist talk with Adrian Cox and Heavy Metal magazine

Mint Field are playing at Resident with Draag

The Technicolors are playing at The Hi Hat with Harrison Whitford and YESES opening

Saturday

The Mistake Room is screening Tuan Andrew Nguyen’s The Island with an artist panel to follow

Titus Andronicus are playing at the Bootleg Theater

Jarina de Marco, Amindi K. Fro$t and Hunnah are playing a benefit for CARECEN LA at The Hi Hat

Flora & Fauna are hosting Disco Dining Club-a free daytime party to celebrate Spring at the Ace Hotel Downtown with DJs, tarot readings, and “immersive, interactive pagan Spring characters”

Holy Shit, The Pesos, and Raderson are playing a free show at Zebulon

Sunday

Alice Boman is performing at Moroccan Lounge with Russian Red and Runner

Pasadena City College Flea Market is having its once a month free event

The Aero Theatre is showing Ben-Hur

The Rock N Roll Flea Market returns to The Regent Theater

Mar 082018
 

Protomartyr- Don’t Go To Anacita

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/8-3/11/18)-

Thursday

Son Lux are playing at The Regent Theater with Gordi and Wills opening

Photographer Matthew Rolston will be discussing his exhibition Art People: The Pageant Portraits at Ralph Pucci in Hollywood, with arts writer and editor Katya Tylevich. RSVP here

Darlingside are playing at The Echo with Henry Jamison opening

Grammy award winning musical director of the LA Opera, James Conlon will be discussing his recent collaboration with the Joffrey Ballet, and making the mythology of Orpheus and Eurydice modern at the Hammer Museum

Holly Miranda is playing a free show at Zebulon

LACMA is having a free screening of Lean on Pete starring Steve Buscemi with a conversation with writer/director Andrew Haigh to follow

No Age are playing an all ages show at Highland Park Ebell

Palm are playing at the Echoplex with The Spirit of the Beehive and Jerkagram opening

Friday

ArtNight Pasadena returns with a night of free museums, performances, music, and more- with free shuttles to take you around

Moaning are having a record release party at The Echo with Froth and Numb.er opening

Union Station is hosting Josh Nelson & The Discovery Project’s multi-disciplinary artistic collaboration and presentation- combining video, performance art, light and art installations with his original music (free)

ICA LA’s  event Art Buzz, is a happy hour tour of the exhibition Skip Arnold: Truffle Hunt followed by “libations and tastings” (free but RSVP)

Orb, Flat Worms, and Hooveriii are playing at Zebulon

Ghostface Killah will be performing at the Echoplex’s 2ooos era Hip Hop Party-Echo Flex

Current Joys are playing with Celebrity Crush at Lodge Room

Saturday

Protomartyr are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Shame and GLAARE opening

ICA LA is partnering with Crayon Collection to host a free all ages workshop with artist Pearl C. Hsiung focused on crayon creations

No Win and Luke Rathbone are opening for Criminal Hygiene at the Bootleg Theater

The Aero Theatre is playing a double feature of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

The Wedding Present are playing at The Echo with Terry De Castro opening

Saturday and Sunday

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the East LA Walkouts, Fowler Museum along with the Chicano Studies Research Center will have two days of free programming- on Saturday there will be a speaker’s program with Walkout participants and scholars and on Sunday there will be screenings of the 1995 documentary Taking Back the School, and the 2005 HBO film Walkout! with a Q +A to follow

Sunday

Artist Luchita Hurtado will be in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG)– free but RSVP (1pm with light refreshments at 2pm)

MOCA Community Day at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA will include activities, performances and two panels with artists and activists- one discussing Art as Transformation and the other Envisioning a Different Framework– both focusing on LA’s homelessness crisis. Free but bring white tube socks to donate.

Bootleg Theater is hosting Lancaster– jazz music by Eric Revis, Jeff Parker, Joshua White and Guillermo Brown

Hibou are playing the Echoplex with Death Bells, Floating Room, and Alien Boy

Haunted Summer are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Alyeska and Gold Casio opening

Mar 022018
 

Superet- Pay It Later

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/2-3/4/18)-

Friday

For the second of the Natural History Museum’s First Fridays– Superet are opening for Mondo Cozmo as well as a performance by Shannon Lay. The programming will also include a special tour and a lecture on the upcoming possibilities of the 2028 LA Olympics.

Burger-A-Go-Go is a two night event at 1720 with bands The Coathangers, Death Valley Girls, The Flytraps and Feels performing tonight

Griffith Observatory their free first Friday program All Space Considered, where the curatorial staff discuss astronomy and space science

Ex-Cult are playing at the Lodge Room with Lars Finberg, and The Side Eyes

Cut Chemist is playing a show at the Teragram Ballroom

Saturday

It’s the last weekend to see the Cuba Is, photography exhibition at Annenberg Space for Photography and tonight there is a closing celebration with live music, free Cuban coffee and treats, and extended hours (6-8pm)

Burger-A-Gogo continues its two night event at 1720 with bands Dengue Fever, Winter, Summer Twins and Patsy’s Rats performing tonight

The 2018 LA IPA Fest at Mohawk Bend is a great way to sample beers from over 60 breweries (also Sunday)

Dai Burger and Uniiqu3 are playing at Union Nightclub

Saturday and Sunday

Air + Style Two Day Festival taking place at EXPO Par at LA Coliseum is not cheap ($149 for both days, $79 for one), but there are a lot of good bands playing including Cut Copy, Mura Masa, Twin Peaks, Ex-Cult on Saturday, and Sunday’s lineup includes Phoenix, Gucci Mane, Washed Out, Cloud Nothings, and Phantogram

Sunday

For MOCA’s Artists on Artists series, photographer Paul Mpagi Sepuya will be guiding a tour and discussing the recently opened exhibition Real Worlds: Brassaï, Arbus, Goldin

Beta Main is hosting the free workshop Mindfulness and Self-Care Tools for Healthy and Joyful Living, facilitated by Victor Narro, Project Director of the UCLA Labor Center, and Laureen Lazarovici, writer and managing editor for the Kaiser Permanente Labor Management Partnership

Tall Juan is playing at The Echo with Gabriella Cohen and The Pantones opening

CLARA-NOVA is playing at The Moroccan Lounge with The Mynabirds and Rainstorm Brother opening

Feb 232018
 

Mister Heavenly- Makin’ Excuses

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/23-2/26/18)-

Friday

If you are free earlier in the day The College Art Association is hosting Distinguished Artist Interviews from 3:30-5:30, with Catherine Opie interviewed by Helen Molesworth; The Promise Piece, Ten Years Later– A message from Yoko Ono; and Judy Baca interviewed by Anna Indych-López (free)

The Regent Theatre in Westwood has two screenings of The Room with Tommy Wiseau in person

ICA LA (Institute of Contemporary Art) is hosting Art Buzz: Harald Szeemann– a happy hour tour of the exhibit led by The Good Works Executive Director Elsa Longhauser and Director of Learning and Engagement Asuka Hisa (free but RSVP)

Basia Bulat is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Hayley Gene Penner opening

American Pets are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with LEAN and Tim Atlas

Saturday

Mister Heavenly are playing at the Lodge Room with Healing Gems and Velour Afternoon

It’s the Fourth Annual Bob Baker Day– a free all day carnival celebration that includes marionette performances, musical entertainment, a marching band puppet procession led by DJ Lance Rock of Yo Gabba Gabba, games, workshops, and more

Fowler Museum is hosting an all day event- Symposium: Blackness and the Art of Empowerment in Bahia Brazil, with speakers, artist presentations, a book signing and more

MOCA is hosting the all day event- Feminism and the State: Art, Politics, and Resistance– with a keynote address by artist Martha Rosler, two talks and a roundtable discussion

Skinny Lister are playing an early show at The Echo with Will Varley opening

San Fermin are playing at the Echoplex

Sunday

Hammer Museum is hosting a free screening of Chocolate Babies, Stephen Winter’s political satire, with a Q and A to follow with Tisa Bryant and Ernest Hardy to follow

Artist Mike Kaplan (who created the A Clockwork Orange movie poster) and LA Times film critic Kenneth Turan will be discussing The Art of the Movie Poster at LACMA Art Catalogues (free)

The Lodge is hosting an artist talk and film screening with Chad Attie in conjunction with his current exhibition The Last Island

As part of FLAX (France Los Angeles Exchange) Zebulon is hosting a free event that includes a screening of Animal Glisse by Bertrand Dezoteux, and a performance by Katie Gately

Henry Wolfe and Lucy Arnell are opening for Zoe Sky Jordan at the Bootleg Theater

 

 

 

Feb 152018
 

Doug Tuttle- A Place For You

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/15-2/18/18)-

Thursday

Getty Museum is hosting Sexuality, Sanctity, and Censorship: A Conversation with Artist Ron Athey (free but ticket required)

Gabriella Cohen is playing a free show at Zebulon with Full Flower Moon Band

As part of FLAX (France Los Angeles Exchange)’s event programming, The Dialectic of the Stars – Wrong Ped Xing, LACE  is hosting a program in 3 sections- a screening of  Teherangeles by Arash Nassiri, a performance by Geneva Skeen, and a motorcycle concert by Fouad Bouchoucha

The Hammer Museum is having a free screening of short videos by artists included in their exhibition Stories of Almost Everyone

Gavlyn is headlining a night of bands at the Echoplex that includes Girl Pusher, Wasi and Blimes Brixton

Curls are playing with Fatal Jamz and Gabriel Delicious at the Moroccan Lounge

Feels are playing at The Echo with Los Bolos and MANE

LACMA has a free screening of The Party and a conversation with writer/director/actor Sally Potter

Friday

Jazz percussionist Antonio Sanchez will recreate his Grammy winning score for the Oscar winning film Birdman while it plays on screen at UCLA’s Royce Hall

Los Angeles Poverty Department is screening I Am Not Your Negro, the documentary about author James Baldwin, at the Skid Row History Museum and Archive (free and free popcorn and coffee)

Shame are playing at The Echo with Egrets on Ergot and Goon opening

Diet Cig are playing with Great Grandpa and The Spook School at the Lodge Room

Orchin, Justus Proffit, Matter Room, and The Chonks are playing a show at The Smell

Saturday

Doug Tuttle is opening for Morgan Delt at The Hi Hat

Head to Chinatown to celebrate the Lunar New Year and see the 119th Golden Dragon Parade

Long Beach’s Shoreline Village and Rainbow Harbor is having a free Mardi Gras celebration with live music, art and a parade

Royal Blood are opening for Queens of the Stone Age at The Forum

Dan Auerbach & The Easy Eye Sound Revue ft. Robert Finley are playing at The Wiltern

Sunday

For the closing week of Lezley Saar’s exhibition at CAAM, artist Maurice Harris, founding creator of floral design company Bloom & Plume, will activate the exhibition with a performance featuring spoken word as well as readings of passages from books that inspired Saar’s surrealist works, including Madwoman in the Attic and Monad

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are playing at The Echo with Steady Holiday opening

The Egyptian Theatre is showing a double feature of Mystery Date and Secret Admirer

 

Feb 092018
 

Spendtime Palace- Sonora

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/8-2/11/18)-

Thursday

Roger Guenveur Smith is will be presenting his solo performance Frederick Douglass Now at CAAM (get there early- they are expecting a large turnout!)

LACMA has a free screening of Anna Deveare Smith’s film of her performance piece, Notes from the Field, with a discussion with Smith to follow (free)

Art historian Thomas Crow will be discussing religion in contemporary art at Hammer Museum

Fu Manchu are playing a free live set at Amoeba Hollywood before their show at The Troubadour on Friday

Friday

Dead Prez are playing at The Roxy with Lyrics Born opening

YACHT are playing at the Lodge Room with French Vanilla opening

Writer Laurie Penny will be discussing science fiction, sexual liberation, intersectional feminism and more at The Last Bookstore (free)

The Big Pink, Collapsing Scenery and Palm Springsteen are playing a free show at Zebulon

Saturday

Artist Catherine Opie will be in conversation with architect Michael Maltzan, and deputy director and curator of LAXART Catherine Taft at Regen Projects

Picture This, at The Virgil, is a live comedy show where the stand-ups are drawn live by animators and cartoonists with unpredictable results (free)

For Rock Lottery, taking place this time at The Echo, 25 different musicians meet at 10 am and are divided into groups of five to create and rehearse songs that are then played at a show that night. This event’s musicians include Mikal Cronin, Mike Watt, Patty Schemel, and Kelcey Ayer.

Simian Mobile Disco and Matthew Dear are playing DJ sets for the LAMP 5 year Anniversary party at 1720

Sunday

Spendtime Palace are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Santoros, The Bash Dogs, and Bear Call opening

Broken Hearts Circus at Angel City Brewery will combine drinks and food with games, a stilt walker, circus performers, live music and more (free)

Froth are one of the bands playing at Part Time Punk’s My Bloody Valentine Nite at The Echoplex

 

Feb 022018
 

Jay Som- The Bus Song

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/2-2/4/18)-

Friday

Beastie Boys Mike D and Ad-Rock will be at the Egyptian Theatre for the double screening of Fight for Your Right Revisited and AWESOME; I FUCKIN’ SHOT THAT

Habibi are playing at The Factory downtown

UC Santa Barbara professor Jan Nederveen Pieterse is giving a lecture on contemporary art and globalization at the West Hollywood Public Library as part of Cal Arts WHAP! Lecture Series

Girlschool 2018 runs all weekend at the Bootleg Theater with panels, workshops and bands that tonight include Kristin Kontrol, Drum & Lace, Marian Mereba and more

Saturday

Forest Lawn is hosting a free performance for Black History Month of WITNESS: The John Edgar Wideman Experience (also you can hear him discuss the work at CAAM on Sunday)

The Annenberg Space for Photography is hosting a film screening of Run Across Cuba– a film which follows Cuban born professor and marathoner Alexis Garcia as he runs more than 1000 miles, from the eastern most tip to the western most tip of Cuba. A  Q & A  with Garcia and his wife will follow. ($12)

Mind Monogram are giving a free live performance at Pop Obscure Records

Sunday

Jay Som, Moon Honey, Soccer Mommy and more are playing at tonight’s Girlschool 2018 event at the Bootleg Theater

Writer John Edgar Wideman will be in conversation with former LA Times book editor David Ulin at CAAM

The Good Works Executive Director Elsa Longhauser will be at ICA LA to give a tour on the opening day of Harald Szeemann’s legendary exhibition Grandfather: A Pioneer Like Us

The Rock N Roll Flea Market returns to the Regent Theater