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

 

 

Jan 252018
 

Sugar Candy Mountain- Eye on You

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/25-1/28/18)-

Thursday

designLAb is having an art opening at the Pacific Design Center with numerous galleries showing work

The Wombats are playing at the Fonda Theatre with Future Feats and Nation of Language opening

Co-curator of A Universal History of Infamy, Pilar Tompkins Rivas, is giving a walkthrough of the exhibit at LACMA

The Love Language are playing at Harvard & Stone

Artist and Seeld Library co-founder Thomas Hutton is giving a free guided tour along the periphery of MOCA Grand Avenue

Sean Gadd is playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Blackpaw and Pavo Pavo opening

Friday

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) is hosting a Welcome Party for the 2018 PEN Emerging Voices fellows with short readings by the authors

Anna Meredith is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Silentshout opening

The Mynabirds are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Doe Paoro and Hayley Coupon opening

The High Curbs, The Ombres, Ariel View and The Chonks are all playing at The Smell

Sun Seeker are opening for Jessica Lea Mayfield at The Echo

Saturday

Night on Broadway is a great annual free arts and music event starting at 3pm with many of the theaters opening their doors for performances and art installations as well as outdoor stages on Broadway and musical performances  that include- The B-52s, War, La Santa Cecilia,  Madame Gandhi, Buyepongo, Combo Chimbita + tons more things to see and do

As part of Night on Broadway’s free programming- the Orpheum Theatre has a great list of bands playing including Sugar Candy Mountain, Morgan Delt, Frankie and the Witch Fingers and The Entire Universe

Lyle Ashton Harris will be signing his book as well as having a discussion with Walead Beshty, Charles Gaines and Naima J. Keith at Arcana Books

Hammer Museum is having an opening celebration for its Winter Exhibitions (free but register)

Facial and dimber are opening for Piebald for The Hi Hat’s 2nd Anniversary

Lawrence Rothman is playing at the Lodge Room

Sunday

It’s SoCal Museums Free-For-All Day and a good chance to check out participating museums that include the Grammy Museum, MOCA, LACMA, and Descanso Gardens

Artist Skip Arnold will be giving a free talk at the Institute of Contemporary Art in conjunction with his exhibition Truffle Hunt

Curatorial Associate Rebecca Matalon is leading a walkthrough of Welcome to the Dollhouse, the current exhibition at MOCA Pacific Design Center

There are still tickets to Ty Segall’s show at the Teragram Ballroom with Lamps opening

Boy Harsher are playing with High-Functioning Flesh and DIN at the Echoplex

Here Lies Man are opening for Combo Chimbita at Resident

All Weekend

Art Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fair returns to Barkar Hangar and while you are there check out Santa Monica Art Studio’s open studios event More Art Here across the street

stARTup Art Fair returns to Los Angeles- this time the independent artists will take over rooms at The Kinney Hotel in Venice Beach

Jan 182018
 

Joyce Manor- Last You Heard Of Me

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/18-1/21/18)-

Thursday

Tennis System and Souvenirs are opening for Teenage Wrist at The Hi Hat

Artist Gala Porras-Kim will be discussing her work from A Universal History of Infamy with curator Megan O’Neil, at LACMA (free but ticket required)

Also at LACMA is a screening of John Carpenter’s classic They Live

Guards and Veronica Bianqui are opening for The Soft White Sixties at The Echo

At REDCAT, LA-based performers Rubén Martínez and Raquel Gutiérrez will be performing VARIEDADES, “an interdisciplinary performance that brings together music, spoken word, theater, comedy and the visual arts, loosely based on the Mexican vaudeville shows of early 20th century”

Friday

Surfer Blood are playing at The Hi Hat with Terry Malts opening

Sociologist and writer Greg Snyder will be discussing his book SKATEBOARDING LA at The Last Bookstore with some of the professional skateboarders profiled in the book joining him (free)

De Lux are playing with The Juan Maclean at The Regent Theater

Suno Deko is performing at the Bootleg Theater with special sets/collaborations with Zach Tetreault, Cyrus Gengras, Alex Somers, and Julianna Barwick

iHeartRadio ALTer Ego 2018 is happening at The Forum with Beck, The National, Spoon, and more

Saturday

The Women’s March is taking place in downtown LA- moving from Pershing Square to City Hall

Joyce Manor are playing two shows at Union Station– tickets are still available for the earlier one (3pm) with Surf Curse and Peach Kelli Pop

For the final weekend of Mike Kelley: Kandors 1999-2011 at Hauser & Wirth, Extended Organ, Lonely Street and Telecaves will be performing (free)

There are still tickets available for the later show at The Broad of En Cuatro Patas: The Formaldehyde Trip, a work by Mexico City artist Naomi Rincón Gallardo, that includes songs and videos dedicated to murdered Mixtec activist Alberta “Bety” Cariño, performed live with props (part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA)

Wolf Parade are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Charly Bliss opening (also Friday)

Sondre Lerche is performing at Largo

Sunday

Worn-Tin is playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Small Forward and runnner opening

Hammer Museum is showing the experimental short films of Narcisa Hirsch as part of Los Angeles Filmforum’s Ism Ism Ism: Experimental Cinema in Latin America, part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA (free)

Death of Lovers (members of Nothing) are playing at the Echoplex with Choir Boy opening

 

Jan 122018
 

Shannon Lay- Asa

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/11-1/14/18)-

Thursday

Shannon Lay is opening for Ablebody and So Many Wizards at The Hi Hat

MOCA Grand Avenue and LA Film Forum are hosting the film screening- Estrellas de Ayer: Latin Camp–  “a new constellation of Latina/o American fascination with Hollywood starlets: José Rodríguez Soltero’s classic Lupe (1966); the celebration of decadentism in the Colombian film Pasión y Muerte de Margarita Gautier (1964), by Enrique Grau & Luís Ernesto Arocha; and other films that pay homage to Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, and Lupe Vélez, replete with campy nods to the star system” ($15)

The LA Art Show opened yesterday and continues today until Sunday

The LA Launch Party for Oral History Project’s Women of Rock is tonight at Zebulon with live performances and discussion panels with artists that include Phranc, Neon Music, Alice Bag, Patty Schemel and more

Poet Srikanth Reddy will be giving a free reading and book signing at Hammer Museum

Luna are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Big Mother Gig opening

Friday

Artist Carolina Caycedo will be speaking as part of a participatory book launch/event at LACMA that begins in the exhibition A Universal History of Infamy, and includes performances by Marina Magalhães, Isis Avalos, and Samad Raheem Guerra (free)

Sextile are playing at The Hi Hat with Flat Worms and Warm Drag opening

The Egyptian Theatre is showing a double feature of The Florida Project and Shadow of the Vampire with a discussion in between the films with Willem Dafoe

Emily Wells is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Haunted Summer opening

Red Aunts are playing with The Lamps and Des Roar at The Echo

Saturday

Sadly, gallery and event space Machine Project is closing its doors- for their final event they are having a print sale from 2-6pm, followed by a closing party with beer and surprise performances

The Bookstore at MAF is hosting a reading with writers Alissa Bennett and John Marr- Bennett will share two of her essays about dead celebrities and Marr will read from his work chronicling tragic accidents (both will be signing their respective zines after)

Neon Indian and Holy Ghost! are playing DJ sets with Gigamesh at Exchange LA

American Culture are playing with Plague Survivor at Zebulon

Sunday

The California African American Museum is hosting an all day symposium to mark the closing of the exhibition We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85- with opening remarks by Alison Saar honoring her mother Betye Saar and Samella Lewis, Faith Ringgold in conversation with her daughter Michele Wallace, a workshop, a performance, a closing reception and more (free but register)

White Magic are opening for Linda Perhacs at Zebulon

Big Boi is playing at The Regent Theater with The Cool Kids opening

No Win are opening for Teenage Faces at The Hi Hat

Justus Proffit and The She’s are opening for Potty Mouth at the Bootleg Theater

All Weekend

The Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA  has numerous performances happening throughout the weekend at  REDCAT (many of them free)

dineL.A. is back for its winter edition and runs until 1/26

Dec 152017
 

Hoops- On Top

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend 12/14-12/17/17)-

Thursday

Grizzly Bear are playing at The Wiltern

LACMA is hosting An Evening with… Willem Dafoe, which includes a screening of Light Sleeper and a conversation with the actor

Julien Baker is playing at the Palace Theatre with Half Waif and Adam Torres

Downtown Art Walk returns, this time with a Krampus Run and parade along with various galleries open late (free)

Veronica Bianqui and Kera & The Lesbians are opening for Moon Honey at the Teragram Ballroom

Night Drive and Bogan Via are playing at Resident

Friday

Saber Battle L.A. returns, this time to Grand Park- $10 in advance gets you a 6 color light saber to use for the event

Froth are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Sasami opening

Skating Polly are playing at The Echo with Starcrawler and Pinky Pinky opening

Saturday

Hoops are playing with Jimmy Whispers and Ruby Haunt at the Moroccan Lounge

Bergamot Station is hosting a Holiday Open House and is a good chance to check out the galleries

Gabba Gallery is having a closing party for their affordable art show Wishlist 5

Power 106 is hosting Cali Christmas at The Forum with performances by Chance the Rapper, Travis Scott, Joey Bada$$, Majid Jordan, and Gashi

The artists of Iris Company are having an interactive performance/art show called BOUQUET at Basic Flowers

Sunday

Cinespia is hosting a screening of Home Alone with a pajama party at The Los Angeles Theatre

The California African American Museum is hosting the first of their Conversations for Artists by Artists series with Samira Yamin and Umar “Frohawk” Rashid with a reception to follow (free but RSVP)

The 13th Annual Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival will be screening films free throughout the day at LACMA

A Very Cassie Ramone X-Mas is happening at Bob Baker Marionette Theatre with Colleen Green, Three O’Clock Rock and, of course, puppets

Dec 072017
 

Alex Lahey- Every Day’s The Weekend

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend 12/7-12/10/17)-

Thursday

MOCA Grand Avenue is screening ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS, a series of short films created for Day With(out) Art, followed by a performance by Kia LaBeija and a discussion featuring Reina Gossett and Kia LaBeija in conversation with Day With(out) Art curators Erin Christovale and Vivian Crockett. (free)

Midnight Sister is playing at The Moroccan Lounge with Cones and Duk opening

Exhibition artist Felipe Dulzaides and John Loomis, author of Revolution of Forms: Cuba’s Forgotten Art Schools, will be in conversation at LAMAG about the remarkable history and architecture of Havana’s Esculeas Nacionales de Arte (National Art Schools) (free)

Syd (from The Internet) is playing at The Novo with special guests Buddy, Malia and DJ Young 1

Friday

Alex Lahey is playing at The Echo with Dude York and Liv Slingerland opening

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker by Miami City Ballet is at The Music Center until Sunday (12/10)

LACMA is hosting an evening with Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail which includes a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s film The Shining

Jane’s Addiction are playing a benefit show for Rhonda’s Kiss at the Hollywood Palladium

Saturday

Self Help Graphics is having a Holiday Marketplace which will also include a series of workshops and printmaking demos, music and food

LACE is hosting an L.A. Makers Pop-Up Market

Renegade Craft Fair is at Los Angeles State Historic Park (also Sunday)

Tijuana Panthers are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Enjoy and Bane’s World opening

SALES are playing at The Regent Theater with Yeek and Chaos Chaos opening

Line & Circle are playing at Basic Flowers with Tino Drima and Umm opening

Bedouine are playing at Lodge Room Highland Park with Springtime Carnivore opening

Sunday

Skirball Cultural Center is hosting a Hanukkah Festival exploring the holiday through the traditions of Los Angeles’s Latin American community- with music, dance, workshops and storytelling (keep in mind this event depends on the fire crisis hopefully being contained by this time)

Stevie Wonder’s Annual House Full of Toys Benefit Concert includes performances by special guests Andra Day, Dave Matthews, Pharrell, Savion Glover and Tony Bennett and takes place at the Staples Center

For the second night of KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas, performers include Franz Ferdinand, The Killers, Phoenix, Weezer, Morrissey and more

Everything Is Terrible! is having a 10th Birthday Party at The Regent Theater with screenings from their found footage video collection, live puppets and costumes, and more

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