Oct 122017
 

Har Mar Superstar- How Did I Get Through The Day?

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/12-10/15/17)-

Thursday

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile are performing a live set free at Amoeba Records (buy their record for a guaranteed spot)

MOCA Grand Avenue is hosting the world premiere of James Benning’s film Readers with Benning in person and a reading by Rachel Kushner (free)

Downtown Art Walk returns with galleries open late (maps available at 634 S.Spring Street)

Angelo De Augustine is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Avi Buffalo and Madison Cunningham

Sound of Ceres, Vinyl Williams, HOTT MT and Pavo Pavo are playing at The Satellite

Julia Lucille, Moses Nesh, Melaena Cadiz and Jess Williams are performing at Junior High

Friday

Har Mar Superstar is opening for The Afghan Whigs at The Fonda Theatre

ArtNight Pasadena returns with free admission to the museums, gallery openings, music, and performances, all around the area- with free shuttle buses to get to the different destinations

There are still tickets available to see Father John Misty at The Greek Theatre with Weyes Blood opening

The TransNation Film Festival begins today and runs all weekend

The free film at Santa Monica Pier this week is Hidden Figures

Saturday

The 12th Annual Pasadena ArtWalk has art activities, a juried art show and sale, performances, restaurant promotions and more (free)

Flying Lotus (in 3D) and Thundercat are performing outside at Hollywood Forever

The Getty is hosting Off The 405 x Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA with a performance by Helado Negro, a DJ set and performance by Maria Chavez, and an installation by Krysten Cunningham

Galantis are playing at  The Greek Theatre with The Him and Pat Lok opening

Rainer Maria are playing at The Echo with Olivia Neutron-John opening

Sunday

It’s the second day of the Santa Fe Art Colony’s annual open house- a great chance to check out the artists’ work and the space itself (free)

As part of Red Bull Music Academy’s programming- artist Ryoji Ikeda will present a composition in collaboration with 100 automobile owners that will constitute the world’s largest synth orchestra (free but RSVP)

Annie Hart is playing at The Hotel Cafe with Madeline Kenney and Sophia Knapp

Sun Kil Moon is playing at The Regent Theater

 

 

Oct 052017
 

Gorillaz- Ascension feat. Vince Staples

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/5-10/8/17)-

Thursday

There are still a few tickets left to see Gorillaz play at The Forum with special guest Vince Staples

Artist and writer Myriam Gurba will be discussing specific works from the exhibition Radical Women at the Hammer Museum

The War on Drugs are playing at the Greek Theatre with Phoebe Bridgers opening

Anna Maria Maiolino’s performance piece Solitário ou Paciência (Solitaire or Patience) will be recreated at MOCA Grand Avenue by Rebeca Hernandez to go along with the exhibition Anna Maria Maiolino (free, and free entrance to the exhibition)

Pinegrove are playing with Florist and Lomelda at the Echoplex

Sinkane is opening for Turkuaz at the Teragram Ballroom

Friday

Santa Monica Pier is hosting a free movie night- this week the film is The Princess Bride

Saint Etienne are playing at the Fonda Theatre

As part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival, Alice Bag will be speaking at the Ahmanson Auditorium at MOCA Grand ($10)

Saturday

The Container Yard downtown is hosting Fresh Coat Mural Festival, a free party with music by Peanut Butter Wolf and RJD2, and a chance to check out some new murals

Red Bull Music Academy Festival is hosting- St. Vincent: Fear the Future, a brand new show, at Paramount Pictures Studio

CalJam 17 Fest is taking place in San Bernadino with bands that include Foo Fighters, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, White Reaper and more ($99+)

Justus Proffit and BOYO are opening for Ratboys at the Bootleg Theater

Mashrou’ Leila are playing at The Regent Theater

Sunday

Grand Park is hosting the The Big Draw LA’s Make Your Mark in the Park- a chance to learn how to draw with lessons led by Ryman Arts students (free)

Artist Mary Corse will be in conversation with art critic and historian Suzanne Hudson at LACMA’s Art Catalogues (free)

Future Primitive is having a 20th Anniversary Party with Cut Chemist, DJ Shortkut and J Rocc, at the Echoplex

Ciclavia returns- this time stopping car traffic in Chinatown, DTLA, Boyle Heights and Echo Park, plan accordingly

 

 

Sep 282017
 

Julia Holter- Sea Calls Me Home

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/28-10/1/17)-

Thursday

Arts Brookfield’s UnSilent Cinema returns to FIGat7th plaza with a free screening of The Goddess and musician Juana Molina performing an original score written specifically for the event. Composer and filmmaker Noveller will also perform a live set before the film.

Shilpa Ray is having a record release party at The Satellite with Honus Honus and Mask Off opening

The MOCA Store at MOCA Grand Avenue is having an art book sale with titles at $1, $5 and $10- tonight is the preview (it ends Sunday)

Middle Kids are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with King Shelter opening

Author and USC professor Karen Tongson will be leading a walk-through of Hammer Museum’s exhibit Radical Women

Widowspeak is at Zebulon with GospelbeacH and Clearance opening

Pearl Charles is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Cones and Raderson

Friday

Arts Brookfield’s UnSilent Cinema returns to FIGat7th plaza with a free screening of The Passion of Joan of Arc with a performance by musician Julia Holter. Composer and filmmaker Noveller will also perform a live set before the film.

The Shins are playing with Foxygen and Day Wave at The Greek Theatre

The xx are playing at The Forum with Perfume Genius

The Institute of Contemporary Art is hosting Experiment I– an evening of dancers, writers, speakers, comics, and skaters, curated by Michelle Tea. (free but register)

There’s a new Arts Festival in Van Nuys with bands, an art book fair, a craft beer garden, free bike repair, and of course, art (free)

The Happy Hollows are playing at The Satellite with Post Life, The Pretty Flowers and Traps PS

Saturday

From 4-6pm at The Lodge gallery, artists Lita Albuquerque and Fawn Rogers will be giving a talk

Watts Towers Arts Center has two free festivals this weekend and today is the 36th Annual Day of the Drum Festival with music, art, and free guided tours

The two day Music Tastes Good Festival begins today in Long Beach’s Marina Green Park with bands that include Ween, Tune-Yards, Of Montreal, Big Freedia, Alvvays, Digable Planets, Jay Som, Protomartyr, Vagabon and more. Tickets range in price depending if you want to include the “taste tent”.

Haunted Summer are having a record release party at The Hi Hat with Bodies of Water, Livingmore, Avi Buffalo performing and projections by Mad Alchemy Analog Liquid Light Show

Adam Ant is playing at The Greek Theatre with L7 opening

Peaches is performing at The Roxy with Zero DeZire opening

Sunday

It’s the second day of Clay LA at the Craft & Folk Art Museum, an annual fundraiser and sale where you can also try your hand at creating your own work with an air-dry clay activity

At Watts Towers Arts Center today is the 41st Annual Simon Rodia Jazz Festival with music, art, and free guided tours

The two day Music Tastes Good Festival continues. Tickets range in price depending if you want to include the “taste tent”

Nosaj Thing and Jacques Greene are performing at the Echoplex

The free Rock “N’ Roll Flea Market returns to The Regent Theater

Also at The Regent– Robyn Hitchcock and Yo La Tengo will perform the album Black Snake Diamond Role

Sep 212017
 

Amber Mark- Lose My Cool

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/21-9/24/17)-

Thursday

Amber Mark and Kacy Hill are the opening acts for the Glass Animals show at The Shrine

For Hauser & Wirth’s free outdoor double feature film screening this week, artist Paul McCarthy has chosen The Pawnbroker and Mudhoney

The Venice Art Crawl returns with galleries open late and free performances

Friday

Hammer Museum is having a free music night- ¡Pa’rriba! (Get Up!)- with performances by Lido Pimienta, Sister Mantos, and Chulita Vinyl Club

TokiMonsta is playing at The Wiltern

Steady Holiday and Jimmy Whispers are opening for Dent May at the Bootleg Theater

Psychic TV are playing at the Echoplex with LA Drones

This Will Destroy You are playing at Pico Union Project

Saturday

Outfest Fusion is hosting Proud Movie Night in Grand Park with a showcase of short films, DJ sets, and a Q&A with filmmakers before the films

There will be a reading of Jean-Paul Sartre’s Nausea in the North Gallery of Hauser & Wirth, chosen by artist Paul McCarthy to follow his exhibition (free but register)

The Hi Hat and Play Like A Girl are having a free panel discussion- Pitch Perfect: Navigating The World of Press and Publicity– with a group of women journalists and publicists from the music industry

Kasabian are playing at The Wiltern with Slaves opening

So Many Wizards, Melted and Pinky Pinky are playing a benefit downtown for Non Plus Ultra

Sunday

MOCA Grand Ave is hosting roundtable discussion “addressing the omission of women from the dominant art historical narrative, both on a local and global scale”. Hammer Chief Curator Connie Butler and Los Angeles–based artists Barbara T. Smith and Lita Albuquerque will discuss their work to remedy this as curators, art historians, and artists, with MOCA Chief Curator Helen Molesworth moderating.

In conjunction with the programming for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, artist Nuno Ramos will be discussing his work, currently on view at Hauser & Wirth, with curator Graham Steele (free but register)

Abbot Kinney Festival returns for its annual event with vendors, rides, live music and more (free)

Generacion Suicida are playing at The Echo with Fantasy Lane and Die Group

Frankie Rose is playing at the Echoplex with Suburban Living and Business of Dreams

Sep 142017
 

Rostam- Gwan

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/14-9/17/17)-

Thursday

Rostam from Vampire Weekend has a new album out and to celebrate he will be performing a free set at Amoeba Records in Hollywood

Tonight’s Downtown Art Walk will focus on LA Street Artists in the Art Walk Lounge

To mark the opening of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, MOCA Grand Ave will re-present Anna Maria Maiolino’s performance piece Entrevidas in conjunction with the exhibition Anna Maria Maiolino. Maiolino will perform the work. (free)

Daryl Hall & John Oates are playing with Tears for Fears at the Staples Center (also Friday)

Friday

James Supercave is playing at the Teragram Ballroom with The Seshen

Enjoy a kid free night at the LA Zoo’s Roaring Nights, which also has bands, DJs, “special animal encounters” and more (check Goldstar for discount tix)

Frankie and the Witch Fingers are having a record release party at The Echo with POW! and The Mad Walls opening

The Church are playing at the Fonda Theatre with The Helio Sequence opening

Golden Animals, decker., The Astronots, and Joy Downer are playing at The Hi Hat

Together Pangea are playing with Tall Juan, Side Eyes and Daddy Issues at the El Rey Theatre

Saturday

The free 2nd Annual Open Arts and Music Festival is in Downtown Glendale with bands that include Run River North, DUCKWRTH, and Buyepongo plus art installations and an art market

Black Kids are playing with Seratones and LondonBridge at the Echoplex

Hammer Museum is having a free party to celebrate the opening of Radical Women, with galleries open late, performances,live music by Jungle Fire, DJ sets by Chulita Vinyl Club, and a cash bar (RSVP here)

Street Food Cinema’s outdoor movie in Poinsettia Rec Park is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

L7: Pretend That We’re Dead, the documentary about the band, is screening at the Regent Theater with a meet and greet with the band to follow

Tristen is playing an early show at Resident with Jenny O. opening

Sunday

For Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA’s Launch Weekend, several museums and art institutions are free in and around LA, Santa Barbara, the Inland Cities and San Diego

Tijuana Panthers, Slothrust, Mourn, and Dude York are playing at the Regent Theater

Café Tacvba, La Santa Cecilia, and Mon Laferte are playing at the Hollywood Bowl

Oddisee & Good Compny are playing at The Echo with SALES and LVL UP

 

Sep 072017
 

Freedom Fry- Shaky Ground

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/7-9/10/17)-

Thursday

The Regrettes and The Paranoyds are playing a free show at the Dr. Martins Store in  Studio City- RSVP here

Musician and writer Tim Kasher is screening his debut feature film at the Bootleg Theater with a concert and Q & A to follow

LACMA has a free screening of an episode of One Mississippi and includes a conversation with Tig Notaro, executive producer Kate Robin, and some of the cast

For the third installment of Paul McCarthy’s free outdoor film series at Hauser & Wirth, the films are Heidi and Waterworld

Chance The Rapper’s brother Taylor Bennett is also a rapper and he’s performing at the Echoplex tonight with Melo Makes Music

New Mystics are playing at The Echo with HOTT MT, The Red Pears and Yeses opening

Irish punk band Stiff Little Fingers are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Death By Unga Bunga opening

Fruit Bats are playing a solo set with Jed Maheu opening at Resident

Friday

The Ohana Music Fest starts today at Doheny State Beach with Social Distortion, Pixies, TV On The Radio, The Orwells and more- it’s not cheap though- each night is $100+ (continues Saturday with Eddie Vedder headlining  and Sunday with Jack Johnson headlining)

To celebrate the life of Jeanne Moreau, the Aero Theatre is showing a double feature- La Notte and Diary of a Chambermaid (Saturday they are showing Jules and Jim and Bay of Angels)

The Wiltern is showing Easy Rider with a live band providing the soundtrack

Corbin & Shlohmo are playing at The Novo

Kolars are playing at The Echo with Livingmore and Moded opening

 

Saturday

Sunstock Solar Arts & Music Festival returns for its second year with bands Freedom Fry, Robert DeLong, Ra Ra Riot, Fuzzy Crystals, and more

ICA LA (Institute of Contemporary Art) is having it’s Grand Opening Weekend with exhibition tours, talks, performances, workshops and more (free, also on Sunday)

It’s the second day of the Day N Night Fest in Anaheim and tonight Chance The Rapper, SZA, Vic Mensa, Earl Sweatshirt, Lil Uzi Vert, and Playboi Carti are just some of the many performers (Travis Scott headlines Friday)

Pamela M. Lee, Osgood Hooker Professorship in Fine Arts, Stanford University, will be at LACMA to discuss the art scenes in New York and Los Angeles at the time Virginia Dwan operated her galleries in the two cities. The free lecture is in conjunction with LACMAs current exhibition Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959–1971

For the opening of their exhibition at Gavlak Gallery, Los Super Elegantes will be performing a medley of their greatest performances

Lemaitre are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Blackbird Blackbird and STANAJ opening

Sunday

As part of the second day of events for ICA LA’s Grand Opening Weekend, leading scholars of Latin American art and culture Josh Kun, Rubén Gallo, and James Oles will join conservator Harriet Stratis to discuss the life and work of Martín Ramírez (free, register here)

It’s the last night to see The Muppets Take The Bowl and catch the fireworks at The Hollywood Bowl

It’s the last day (and night) of the Day N Night Fest– Kendrick Lamar is performing with a huge list of performers that includes YG, 21 Savage and Princess Nokia

Grand Park is hosting the Beat Swap Meet- a chance to score some vinyl and check out some b-boy and b-girl moves (free)

Aug 242017
 

The Mynabirds- Velveteen

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/24-8/27/17)-

Thursday

Tobacco are playing at the Teragram Ballroom

Tonight for the second part of Paul McCarthy’s free film series at Hauser & Wirth to accompany his current exhibition, the gallery is screening Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Whity in the courtyard

Writers Ernest Hardy and Tisa Bryant will be discussing film, television, music, social media, and news in relation to “black representations of depression and distress, remedies and healing, and the resilience of joy in black life and culture” at the Hammer Museum.  (free)

LPX (of MS MR) is playing with Monogem and Tulpa & Blankts at The Echo

Friday

The Mynabirds are playing with Winter and Umm at the Bootleg Theater

Friday Flights returns to the Getty with a performances by -Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle and Tyler Matthew Oyer with live music accompaniment by The Kevin Robinson Ensemble (KREation); visual and sound artist Scott Benzel; and a performance by psych-rock band Psychic Ills (free)

Artbook at Hauser & Wirth is hosting Out of the Hat, a reading series “where various artists, writers, dancers, poets, and theoreticians will share—and be called—to the stage through an old adage of chance: the pulling of names out of a hat”. This weeks lineup is- Evan Burrows, Michael Kennedy Costa, Simone Forti, Michael Ned Holte and Matias Viegener.

Susan is opening for Guantanamo Baywatch at The Echo

For Bored To Death’s ‘Zine Release Party at hm157, Magic Wands, POW!, Future Shoxxx, and Deaf Dance will be performing

Saturday

homeLA returns with its house specific dance performances- this time there are three, taking place at a home in Larchmont

For August’s Summer Happenings at The Broad, bands A Place to Bury Strangers and Xiu Xiu will be playing; performance artist Linda Mary Montano will offer “healings and blessings”; Keijaun Thomas will perform his work, Distance is not Separation; and the third floor galleries will feature “a Xenolalia room – the Christian missionary spirit gift or ability to speak in an unlearned language – with poets Raquel Gutiérrez, Elliot Reed and Lisa Teasley, and musicians Gabie Strong, Pauline Gloss and David Harrow”. ($25 advance / $30 at the door)

For the last of the DJ Nights in Grand Park– The Gaslamp Killer will be joined by DJs Computer Jay and C Minus for a night of rock songs

Saturdays Off the 405, the Getty’s free music night, returns with Savoy Motel

LA Weekly’s Artopia event is taking place at Union Station ($30+)

Art, music and comedy converge for Supertight at the Bootleg Theater with performances by Maria Bamford, Rodrigo Amarante and more

Brian Ferry will be performing with an orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl

Potty Mouth, Colleen Green, Ramonda Hammer, and Pouty are playing at the Teragram Ballroom

Quitapenas are playing a free show at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

Sunday

No Age is headlining a night of bands including Sun Araw at The Smell

The Independent Shakespeare Company is performing The Two Gentlemen of Verona free in Griffith Park (also Friday and Saturday)

Sammus, Fat Tony, and Amindi K. Fro$t are playing at Junior High

The Tissues, Burning Palms, ExSage and more are playing Clairvoid Fest at the Bootleg Theater

The Prids are playing at the Echoplex with Fotoform, Glaare, and Charm

Aug 172017
 

Veronica Bianqui- If Love’s A Gun, I’m Better Off Dead

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/17-8/8/20/17)-

Thursday

For the last of the free Twilight Concerts at Santa Monica Pier, Warpaint is playing with Wild Belle opening

NAVEL.LA (co-organized with Ghosting TV and WOAH) is hosting the premiere screening of ECLIPSECORE, 27 artists respond to the 2017 North American Eclipse, which will also include live music and a DJ set, and a discussion with researchers from NASA JPL (free but RSVP) and donate

It’s the first night of Echo Park Rising, a free multi-venue, all ages music festival. Too many bands to list them all but for each night I’ll put a few band listings- tonight’s highlights include- The Blank Tapes and Sextile at Taix; Creation Factory and Dungen at The Echo; and The Red Pears and Goon at The Echo Patio (schedule here)

Gordi is playing at Resident

Mt. Joy are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Avid Dancer and Dr. Doctor opening

Friday

Echo Park Rising suggestions for tonight- Veronica Bianqui, Fartbarf, and Hundred Waters are on the Liberty Stage; Cones, NVDES, and Meatbodies are playing at the Echoplex; Sugar Candy Mountain, BOYO, and Billy Changer are among the performers at Spacedust; Levitation Room and Creation Factory are playing late shows at Stories Books & Cafe; and Freedom Fry and HOLYCHILD are playing at The Lost Lot Venue (schedule here)

Terry Malts is playing with Business of Dreams, Real Numbers, and Wellness at The Hi Hat

FIGat7th Downtown Festival returns for another week with a free performance by Sinkane

The Music Center’s Dance DTLA programming has a different theme each week- this time it’s Argentine Tango

Saturday

Echo Park Rising suggestions for tonight- Jurassic Shark, Henry Clay People, Laetitia Sadier, and Surf Curse are playing at the Echoplex; The Paranoyds, Alice Bag, and The Buttertones are playing the Liberty Stage; The Los Angeles Police Department are playing at Taix; and Tennis System are playing at The Lost Lot Venue (schedule here)

LACMA’s Muse til Midnight party returns with DJ’s and late night access to the galleries ($25 members / $35 non)

X will be playing a free show with Meat Puppets at Pershing Square

Some Like It Hot is the outdoor movie at Hollywood Forever this week

Cinefamily is showing Liquid Sky (off site at the Vista) at midnight with cinematographer Yuri Neyman, and production/costume designer Marina Levikova in person

For Grand Performances this week, Daedelus will recreate EDM/IDM songs with an accompanying band and vocalists (free)

Prism Tats are opening for Pickwick at the Bootleg Theater

Sunday

Echo Park Rising suggestions for tonight- Veronica Bianqui and Summer Twins are playing at Spacedust; Moaning are playing at the Echoplex; Dante Elephante and The Tissues are playing at Lot 1 Cafe; and Avi Buffalo and Brightener are playing at Taix; (schedule here)

Independent Shakespeare Co. is performing The Two Gentlemen of Verona free in Griffith Park (also Wed-Saturday)

The Rock N Roll Flea Market returns to The Regent Theater

 

Aug 102017
 

alt-J- Dead Crush

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/10-8/13/17)-

Thursday

alt-J are playing at The Shrine Auditorium with Bishop Briggs and SOHN opening

East London rapper Jay Prince is performing at The Roxy

Downtown LA Artwalk returns, this time with a two-part photography series by artist Carol Cirillo Stanley highlighted

Grand Performances has 9066::13769 (Executive Orders that Exclude)– “an evening of films and live art addressing controversial executive orders, from those resulting in the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII to current threats aimed at Muslim Americans.”(free)

Mon Laferte is performing at the free Twilight Concert Series at Santa Monica Pier this week, with Buscabulla opening

Friday

FIGat7th’s free Downtown Festival returns with Hanni El Khatib performing

Tracy Bryant is playing at The Echo with Matt Lamkin and the Confirmations, Vanilla, and Smokescreens opening

As part of Sundance Next Fest at The Theatre at Ace Hotel comedian Kate Berlant will be hosting a screening of the film Lemon followed by a performance by Lizzo

Hans Zimmer will be performing his first concert series in the US at The Shrine Auditorium which will include many of his movie scores

Summer Nights in the Garden, Natural History Museums’ free evening event returns with lectures, activities, cocktails, and DJs

Vaud & the Villains are an 18 piece orchestra/cabaret show and they are performing for free at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

Saturday

BoldPas: An Art Takeover is a free one day event in Old Pasadena with temporary art installations, live painting, pop-up canvases and more

There are three screenings at The Theatre at Ace Hotel for Sundance Next Fest today- Gente-Fied with a conversation to follow with America Ferrera at noon; Gook, which includes a conversation with Ava Duvernay; and Bitch which will be followed by a performance by band Sleigh Bells

The B-52s are playing a free show in Pershing Square

Meat Wave are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Dasher, Rad Payoff and Clown Sounds opening

There will be a free performance of Tino Sehgal’s (Untitled) by dancer Frank Willens at LACMA’s Resnick Pavilion (tickets required, also taking place on Sunday)

Nite Jewel are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Geneva Jacuzzi and Harriet Brown opening

Sunday

For MOCA Grand Avenue’s  Artists on Artists series painter Analia Saban will be discussing the work of Anna Maria Maiolino

The Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach is hosting an all day free event – A Day in Oaxaca– with live performances, art demonstrations, Oaxacan food and craft vendors and more

Today there are also three screenings at The Theatre at Ace Hotel for Sundance Next Fest-Dina, with a conversation with Larry Wilmore; Golden Exits with a conversation with Peter Bogdanovich; and L.A. Times followed by a performance by Electric Guest

Luke Sweeney is performing at the Bootleg Theater with Part Time

Aug 032017
 

Hand Habits- Book on How to Change

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/3-8/6/17)-

Thursday

Filmmaker Ericka Beckman will be in conversation with visual artist Matt Mullican for The Broad’s The Un-Private Collection conversation series ($12)

The Molochs are opening for Juan Wauters at Resident

Chastity Belt are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Never Young and Lala Lala opening

The free concert this week at the Santa Monica Pier is Valerie June with Irma Thomas opening

Artists Star Montana and Shizu Saldamando will be in conversation at The Main Museum (free but RSVP)

Loyal Lobos are headlining a show at the Bootleg Theater that includes Aldre’ Williams, Sam Valdez, and The Moderns

Friday

Alex Napping, Hand Habits, and Justus Proffit are playing at the Bootleg Theater

Artbook at Hauser & Wirth is hosting a reading series called Out of the Hat “where various artists writers, dancers, poets, and theoreticians will share—and be called—to the stage through an old adage of chance: the pulling of names out of a hat”. This Friday the participants will be Tosh Berman, an. cinquemani, Leslie Dick and Marsie Scharlat.

For Grand Performances’ free Friday program this week, there is a dance performance- No Side Now- Dance That Abandons Boundaries- curated by Los Angeles Performance Practice

Cosmonauts are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Adult Books and Winter

Fatal Jamz are playing at The Echo with Franky Flowers, BOYO and Sugarcube

Boogaloo Assassins are performing a free show at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

Saturday

Maiden LA is facilitating an open studios program with Studio C Gallery and other galleries in the Santa Fe Art Colony complex from 12-5pm

Dorian Wood will be performing Entre Les Étoiles (Among the Stars) in a free performance with Hawaiian singer Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole opening at California Plaza as part of Grand Performances’ programming

Toad the Wet Sprocket are playing a free show in Pershing Square with 10,000 Maniacs

Chinatown Summer Nights returns for its free monthly summer event with bands, culinary demonstrations, DJs, art demonstrations, performances, a market, and more

Sunday

At LACMA, curator Howard Fox, who organized the current exhibition Playing with Fire: Paintings by Carlos Almaraz, will be in conversation with Elsa Flores, the artist’s widow, who is also a noted activist and photographer. The talk will also include a sneak peek at the upcoming documentary film about the artist, Carlos in Wonderland, which will be aired by KCET in early 2018. (free but ticket required)

The 3rd Annual Long Beach Zine Fest is taking place at the Museum of Latin American Art (free)

Belle and Sebastian are playing at the Hollywood Bowl with Spoon and Kristin Kontrol

Tennis System are opening for Swirlies at the Echoplex

Rapper Sasha Go Hard is performing at Zebulon

New Orleans’ New Breed Brass Band is playing a free show at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

The Rock N Roll Flea Market returns to the Regent Theater for its monthly free event