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)

 

Apr 092015
 

 

Cherry Glazerr- White’s Not My Color This Evening

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/9-4/12)-

Thursday

MOMA curator Stuart Comer will be discussing the work and career of William Pope L.  at MOCA (free with RSVP)- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/curators-lecture-series-stuart-comer-on-william-pope-l/

The Hammer Museum is screening Barbara Kopple’s new documentary film, Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation, which focuses on the writers, columnists, editors and interns of The Nation magazine.  The film will be followed by Q&A with Kopple, writer Amy Wilentz, and Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel. Norman Lear will begin the evening with opening remarks (free)- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/04/hot-type-150-years-of-the-nation/

Downtown ArtWalk’s theme this month is Books, Comics and Zines- https://www.facebook.com/events/451174848381669/  also make sure to check out the sculptures made of cans for Canstruction, also part of the art walk- http://canstructionla.com/

Friday

Cherry Glazerr are playing with White Fence at the Natural History Museum’s First Fridays- http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/first-fridays/april-2015

The Aero Theater is showing the first part of the Agnés Varda documentary Agnés Varda: From Here to There” Part1 followed by her film Jane B. for Agnés V.  (about Jane Birkin) with a discussion with Varda in between the films- http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/%E2%80%9Cagnes-varda-from-here-to-there%E2%80%9D-part-1-jane-b-for-agn%C3%A8s-v

French band Yelle is playing the Roxy with Hibou- http://www.theroxy.com/event/769753-yelle-west-hollywood/

Saturday

Otis College of Art and Design is hosting its 4th Annual Kite Festival in Santa Monica where you can make and fly your own kite (free kite and admission)- http://www.otis.edu/calendar/4th-annual-kite-festival

Eastside Handmade is having their popup market in Highland Park- http://www.eastsidehandmade.com/

Afterwards stay for NELA Art Gallery Night, a good opportunity to check out Highland Park and Eagle Rock galleries including Gold Haus Gallery which is having an opening for Ryan McIntosh’s show- https://www.facebook.com/NELAart?ref=ts

Sunday

The First Annual Long Beach Zine Fest is at the Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA) and admission to the fest and museum are both free- http://lbzinefest.com/about/

All Weekend

Cinema at the Edge (CATE) is having it’s independent film festival in Santa Monica – http://www.cinemaattheedge.com/#

Aug 212014
 

Tijuana Panthers- Nobo

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/21-8/24)-

Thursday

Fucked Up, Tijuana Panthers and Rat Fist are playing at the El Rey Theatre- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/250713

The Zombies are at Santa Monica Pier (free)- http://tcs.dola.com/event/2014/08/21/the-zombies

White Lung are playing a free show at Space 15Twenty (behind Urban Outfitters on Cahuenga) – http://www.space15twenty.com/whitelung.bandcamp.com

Thursday- Sunday

The Tall Ships Festival at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro is here along with the ships will be the world’s largest rubber duck making its west coast debut- http://www.tallshipsfestivalla.com/

Friday- Sunday (and Wednesday)

Cinefamily presents Los Angeles Plays Itself– a three hour supercut of famous and non famous films that all take place in Los Angeles- http://www.cinefamily.org/films/los-angeles-plays-itself/

Friday

Downtown Dark Nights at LA Live includes $5 food and drink menus all night long (and $5 parking), DJs, live music, performances and several street artists will be live painting as well- http://www.lalive.com/events/la-live/detail/dark-nights-at-la-live

Author Vanessa Veselka will be speaking about women’s travel in cinema and literature as well as her own traveling experiences before a screening of Agnés Varda’s film Vagabond– the last of Clockshop’s My Atlas series- http://clockshop.org/myatlas.html

Joanna Gruesome and Dunes are playing at The Smell- http://www.thesmell.org/

The Belle Brigade is playing Figat7th’s Downtown Festival (free)- http://artsbrookfield.com/event/the-belle-brigade/

Saturday

John Adams’ I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky– a Los Angeles earthquake romance opera-musical produced by Long Beach Opera at the Ford Theatre- http://fordtheatres.com/en/events/details/id/778

Saturday and Sunday

FYF Fest has a huge lineup including Future Islands, Interpol, Slowdive, Ty Segall, The Strokes, Real Estate, and more. It’s sold out but it may be worth hunting down tickets- http://fyffest.com/

Sunday

Like scavenger hunts? And street art? Well, Streetsmarts L.A. has put together a huge hunt with some great prizes donated by local artists- more details here- https://www.facebook.com/streetsmartsla

California assemblage artist George Herms will be signing his new book and presenting a work in progress at LACMA – http://www.lacma.org/event/george-herms

Dec 072013
 

I first discovered Agnés Varda through the documentary, The Beaches of Agnés.  She’s an incredible person, who at 85 (80 in the film), is still making films. This unique presentation of her life is both compelling and inspiring.

Check out some of her work at LACMA’s Agnés Varda in Californialand.

Dec 072013
 

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Image from Agnés Varda in Californialand at LACMA

Tonight (12/7) at 7:30pm, LIONS LOVE (…AND LIES) is playing at LACMA along with Black Panthers. Info from LACMA’s website for this event:

Agnès Varda’s first-ever American feature film was shot while she was living in Los Angeles with husband Jacques Demy (his own U.S. debut, Model Shop, was released the same year). LIONS LOVE (…AND LIES) finds Warhol superstar Viva joined by Hair cocreators James Rado and Gerome Ragni as the trio, in various states of undress, play host to visiting cinéma vérité luminary Shirley Clarke (The Cool World, Portrait of Jason) in a Hollywood bungalow. Sunsoaked Southern California counterculture, New York bohemia, and Left Bank abandon all intermingle in this film about a film. LIONS LOVE (…AND LIES) graced the debut cover of Warhol’s Interview magazine and is Varda’s anarchic paean to the age of aquarius and Tinseltown transience with guest spots by everyone from Eddie Constantine to Peter Bogdanovich. This is an encore screening of the brand-new, LACMA-supported restoration of this film—in partnership with the Annenberg Foundation and The Film Foundation—which is also the inspiration for the filmmaker’s LACMA exhibit Agnès Varda in Californialand.

Also screening, Black Panthers (1969, 30 minutes, color, DCP)—another film newly restored by LACMA, the Annenberg Foundation and The Film Foundation—and Varda’s American debut: a powerful document of the eponymous Oakland movement’s efforts to free activist Huey Newton.

Some interesting facts about Viva- aside from being one of the stars of this film and Warhol’s movies, she also had small parts in Paris, Texas; Midnight Cowboy; and Play It Again, Sam. Both her daughters, Alexandra Auder and Gaby Hoffman, are actresses as well. She currently lives and paints in Palm Springs.

Definitely two films worth checking out. If you miss this screening, clips from the LIONS LOVE(…AND LIES) are playing in the exhibition as well.

Dec 052013
 

The Bangles- Hazy Shade of Winter (Simon and Garfunkel Cover)

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend-

Thursday (12/5)

Two interesting talks tonight-

Also on Thursday-

Friday (12/6)-

Saturday (12/7)-

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Nov 012013
 

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(photo above of Dia de Los Muertos @ Hollywood Forever- 2012)

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend-

Also, the following museums are free all weekend with a Bank America card: LACMA, Hammer, Skirball Cultural Center, Discovery Science Center, and Autry National Center.