Sep 132018
 

Vagabon- Cold Apartment

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/13-9/16/18)-

Thursday

Slothrust are playing a free acoustic set at Amoeba Records before their show at Lodge Room on Friday

Downtown LA’s Artwalk returns for its monthly event

Gold Star are playing at Highland Park Ebell with Shannon Lay and Harrison Whitford opening

The Wiltern is having a movie night with a screening of Pulp Fiction

Azealia Banks is playing at The Fonda Theatre

Friday

Rostam are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Bedouine opening

Slothrust are playing at Lodge Room with Summer Cannibals opening

Poet Olivia Gatwood will be performing at the Bootleg Theater with poet Edwin Bodney and singer Joaquina Mertz

The Aero Theatre is hosting a Hitchcock double feature- Notorious and Suspicion

Juana Molina is performing at The Teragram Ballroom

Hooveriii are having a record release party at The Echo with Frankie & The Witch Fingers and Patrick Nolan & Perfection also performing

Saturday

Vagabon will be performing at The Getty for their free music series Off The 405

Allah-Las are headlining the free Open Arts & Music Festival in downtown Glendale. Other musical performers include The Altons, Georgia Anne Muldrow, and Thumpasaurus, plus there will also be art demonstrations, an arts market, art installations and more

In conjunction with the opening of LACE’s exhibition The Mojave Project, there will be a conversation with Mojave Project director Kim Stringfellow and writer, activist and NPCA California Desert program manager Chris Clarke from 2:30-4pm before the reception for 4-7pm (free)

The Hitchcock double feature series continues at the Aero Theatre tonight with Rear Window and Rope

GØGGS are playing at The Teragram Ballroom with Shark Toys and C57BL/6 opening

Oddnesse and Livingmore are opening for Gold Casio at The Hi Hat

Sunday

Artist Larry Bell will be in conversation with Hammer Museum curator Aram Moshayedi at Hauser & Wirth in conjunction with his current exhibition at the gallery Complete Cubes

Alvvays are opening for The War on Drugs at The Hollywood Bowl

Prism Tats are performing at The Hi Hat with Bryan John Appleby, and Tomten opening

Patti Smith, Karen O, Flea, Lucinda Williams, and Talib Kweli are just some of the performers gathering at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel for a concert for Pathway to Paris, “a non profit organization dedicated to turning the Paris agreement into reality”

White Boy Scream are performing a free show at Zebulon with Hit Bargain, Nephila, and William Hutson + Ted Byrnes also performing

Saint Etienne are playing at The Fonda Theatre

The Bootleg Theater is hosting a night of punk rock bands- Youth Brigade, Lower Class Brats, JFA and Mystery Actions

 

May 182018
 

Tricky feat. Martina Topley-Bird- When We Die

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/17-5/20/18)-

Thursday

MOCA Music, a free (with RSVP) night of musical performances at The Geffen Contemporary location, will feature THE MARIAS, Jarina De Marco, Sister Mantos, and a DJ set by Chulita Vinyl club

Ariel Pink is playing at The Wiltern with DIIV opening

The Broad and X-TRA are hosting a discussion of artist Joseph Beuys with NY writer Lynne Tillman and LA visual artist Kerry Tribe ($15)

Dead Horses are opening for Horse Feathers at the Bootleg Theater

Artists Taisha Paggett and Ashley Hunt will be discussing their individual work and ongoing collaboration at Art+Practice

Aïsha Devi is performing at the Echoplex with GILA and bod opening

Friday

Tricky is performing at The Fonda Theatre with Young Magic opening

LACMA is hosting a free screening of American Animals with a conversation with writer/director Bart Layton and actor Blake Jenner to follow

Vita and the Woolf are opening for The Lighthouse and the Whaler at Moroccan Lounge

Generacion Suicida are playing at The Hi Hat with The Wraith and Tenement Rats

Peter Hook & The Light are playing at The Wiltern

Saturday

Off the 405, The Getty’s free music night, is back with Allah-Las

Annenberg Space for Photography is having an after hours night (6-9pm), a chance to check out the exhibit Not an Ostrich: And Other Images from America’s Library, as well as enjoy some food and music (free but register)

Artist Matthew Day Jackson will be in conversation with LAXART Executive Director Hamza Walker at Hauser & Wirth

Arcana Books is hosting a book signing and a discussion of the work of artist Sister Corita Kent

Reptaliens are playing at The Hi Hat with HOTT MT and Samira Winter opening

Mute Swan are playing with Young Lovers, Blue Velvet Drapes, Take Pictures, and Birds of Bad Weather at Lot 1 Cafe

Sunday

Spend part of your day enjoying the outdoors and checking out some artwork at the Beverly Hills Art Show (free, also on Saturday)

Once a year for Museums of the Arroyo Day, six museums offer free admission- The Gamble House, Heritage Square, LA Police Museum, Lummis Home, Pasadena Museum of History, and The Autry

Dum Dum Zine’s L.A. Zine Week Kick Off Party is happening at The Hi Hat with performances by Sheer, dimber, Cheekface, Taleen Kali, Magic Wands, live readings, literary prizes and more

Color TV are playing at Junior High with River Gods and The City Hall

Oct 192017
 

Mitski- Townie

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/19-10/22/17)-

Thursday

Art historian Elena Shtromberg will be discussing the work of artist Anna Maria Maiolino at MOCA Grand Avenue (free)

Screaming Females are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Street Eaters and Hit Bargain

LACMA is hosting a free screening of 11/8/16, a documentary made up of 16 stories from 16 different filmmakers all taking place in America

Warbly Jets are having an album release party at Moroccan Lounge with The Entire Universe opening

Nick Hakim is playing at the Echoplex with Sam Evian and Jimmy Whispers opening

Sego are at The Echo with Goldensuns and Oddnesse opening

Friday

The Lemon Twigs are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Cut Worms and Fatal Jamz (also Saturday)

The Pancakes and Booze Art Show returns to Los Angeles with art from over 100 artists, performances, and of course pancakes and booze (also Saturday)

Front Porch Cinema’s free movie at Santa Monica Pier this week is the live action Beauty and the Beast

Angel Olsen is opening for Arcade Fire at The Forum

Cloak & Dagger Festival runs tonight and tomorrow til 2am at the Globe Theatre and The Palace Theatre. Tonight the lineup includes The Jesus and Mary Chain, TR/ST, Mykki Blanco, HEALTH and more

Saturday

The Brewery Artwalk is back for its Autumn edition- a great chance to check out the artists in the large complex and get some food and drink while there (also running on Sunday)

Hauser and Wirth is having a public opening for Mike Kelley: Kandors 1999-2011, with food, drink and music by Moon Uterus

Curls (with Christopher Owens of Girls) are playing with Sure Sure at Moroccan Lounge

Allah-Las are playing at The Regent Theatre with Entrance and Mapache opening

Pop-Up Magazine at The Theatre at Ace Hotel brings a magazine to life with “film, photography, film, radio, and original music all mixed together and performed live onstage”- for this iteration presenters include LeVar Burton and TV writer Cord Jefferson

Moses Sumney is playing at the El Rey Theatre with Sudan Archives

Crystal Castles are playing at The Wiltern

Sunday

Mitski is playing with Palehound opening at the Fonda Theatre

The Beverly Hills Art Show is back for its two day outdoor show with over 245 artists (also Saturday)

The A.G. Geiger Art Book Fair is taking place in Chinatown and is focused on art books, zines and music created by people on the West Coast (free)

Santa Monica Art Studios is having its annual open studios event (opening night is Saturday 6-9pm)

Eyelids are playing with Two Sheds and The Broken Hearts at The Echo

 

Oct 062016
 

Tourist- To Have You Back

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/6-10/9/16)-

Thursday

Deap Vally are playing a free set at Amoeba Hollywood and signing their new album Femejism

Monument, the performance series which pairs Los Angeles–based musicians and sound artists with pieces within the current installation of MOCA Grand Ave’s permanent collection, returns with Greg Kowalsky and Damon Eliza Palermo(free)

Eric Erlandson of Hole has created Pretty Looking Back: An orchestral interpretation celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hole’s first album, “Pretty On the Inside” taking place at the Regent Theater

The Fall Market and designLAb’s gallery event are both on at the Pacific Design Center

For this week’s CraftNight at CAFAM, artist Mimi Haddon will be teaching participants to make fiber sculptures, wall hangings, or wearable art ($10 includes materials, drinks, and snacks)

Miike Snow is playing at The Shrine Auditorium with Zella Day

Tycho are playing at the Fonda Theatre (also Friday)

Friday

Tourist is playing at the El Rey Theatre

Skirball Cultural Center is hosting Into the Night, an after hours event to accompany their current exhibit Pop for the People, which will include poster printing with artists from Self Help Graphics & Art, performances by Seth Bogart and Chela, as well as food and drink

Grouplove are playing at the Hollywood Palladium

For their Cinema Under the Stars event, the Getty Villa is showing Monty Python’s The Life of Brian ($5 +$10 for parking)

Resident is hosting Feminist Friday featuring the band mini bear (free with rsvp)

Mystic Braves are headlining a night of bands at the Troubadour

Saturday

Culver City Arts District’s Art Walk runs from 2-6pm with music performances, workshops, art activities and more

The Getty Villa is showing Richard Lester’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum for the second night of their Cinema Under the Stars event ($5 +$10 for parking)

Allah-Las are playing with TOPS at the Regent Theater

GTA are performing at The Shrine Auditorium

Kula Shaker are playing at The Roxy

Saturday and Sunday

Santa Monica Art Studios is having its 12th Year Anniversary Open Studios

Sunday

Hauser Wirth & Schimmel is hosting a panel discussion with Rita Ackermann, Kim Gordon, Richard Jackson, and Paul McCarthy. Ackermann will moderate a lively discussion focused on painting as performance, the importance of failure in art, the role of the accident in artwork, and the artist as exhibitionist. (free but mandatory RSVP)

Terry Malts is playing at the Hi Hat with Devon Williams

There’s a free mole festival, La Feria de los Moles, taking place on Olvera Street

Robyn Hitchcock is playing at Largo

Weirdo Night! is back at El Cid for more experimental comedic performance and video hosted by Dynasty Handbag

 

 

 

 

Jun 162016
 

Mashrou’ Leila- Maghawir (acoustic for NPR’s Tiny Desk)

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/16-6/19/16)-

Thursday

After 5 has singer songwriter Sara Lov performing as part of gallery Hauser Wirth & Schimmel‘s weekly series. Photographer Robert Cumming will be signing his book The Difficulties of Nonsense at the bookstore there as well.

The Pharcyde are playing a $5 show at The Novo

Hammer Museum is hosting a Bloomsday celebration with dramatic readings of James Joyce’s Ulysses, live songs, live music, and Guiness on tap in the courtyard (free)

Sepalcure is playing at the Echoplex

Mavis Staples is opening for Bob Dylan at The Shrine Auditorium

Thursday-Sunday (until 7/31)

Materials & Applications is hosting TURF: A Mini-Golf Project in which  a corner lot in Echo Park is transformed into a functional mini-golf course with obstacles created by architects, designers and artists who won its 2015 competition “to design a single architectural obstacle that investigates a contemporary Los Angeles condition”

Friday

Mashrou’ Leila are playing a free show as part of Grand Performances at the California Plaza

The Music Center’s late night event Sleepless returns with a special hip-hop edition- DJ’s , dance crews, roller skating, live graffiti painting ($30 tickets go on sale Friday 6/17 at 10 am)

Toots and The Maytals are playing at The Fonda

Jaill are playing at The Blindspot Project with Warbly Jets

The Odd Market is back at The Autry with live music, food and crafts (free)

Saturday

Moses Sumney is performing a free show at the Getty Center for Saturdays Off the 405

Cults, Wavves, Allah-Las and more are playing Sunstock Solar Festival at The Autry with all profits used to install solar power for Kids Cancer Connection ($20)

The first of Chinatown’s Summer Nights has performances, DJs, vendors, a beer garden, and a list of bands performing that includes The Lonely Wild (free)

Sunday

Mrs. Magician are playing with Junk, and GRMLN at the Hi Hat

The Pasadena Chalk Festival is back to transform Paseo Colorado (also on Saturday)

Hibou, So Many Wizards, and Nic Hessler are playing at The Echo

Dec 112014
 

The Dodos- Confidence

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/11-12/14)-

Thursday

Michael Auder, who was once involved with Andy Warhol’s Factory and lived in the Chelsea Hotel, will be presenting and discussing his films at Farenheit gallery- http://fahrenheit.flaxfoundation.org/thursday-december-11-730-pm-michel-auder-screening-and-artist-talk/

Author Joshua Wolf Shenk continues his Cheap Talk series at Clockshop this week with author Sarah Tomlinson in which they will discuss working in Los Angeles. It’s aptly titled “Collaborations with a Difficult City”($5)- https://www.facebook.com/events/1507744229506398/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Allah-Las are playing at the El Rey with Dream Boys- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/254005

Downtown Artwalk- http://www.downtownartwalk.org/december_art_walk

Friday

Grant recipient Rachel Sussman is speaking at LACMA in a talk titled “The Poetics of Space” (free but standby)- http://www.lacma.org/event/poetics-space

A former member of LCD Soundsystem makes up half of the band Museum of Love and New Build has two members of Hot Chip- both of them are playing the Regent Theater- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/720313-museum-love-lcd-soundsystem-los-angeles/

Saturday

Luis de Jesus gallery is hosting an informal talk with artist Nicholas Grenier- https://www.facebook.com/events/590105951123467/?ref=22

Echo Park is having a holiday parade- http://www.echoparkcommunityparade.com/

NELA (Northeast LA) is having its gallery night- http://nelaart.org/

Barnsdall Art Center is having a free holiday art sale (or $8 with a drink and tamale)- http://www.barnsdallonline.com/2014holidaysale/

Santa Monica’s Annual Pub Crawl benefits Westside Food Bank and participants are asked to come dressed in “Santa/Holiday attire”- http://www.santamonicapubcrawl.com/

American Football are playing with The Dodos at the Fonda Theatre- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/252170

Saturday and Sunday

Harry Shearer & Judith Owen Present… Christmas Without Tears(Aka Does This Tree Make Me Look Fat?) at Largo is holiday fun, songs and special guests with proceeds going to various charities- http://www.largo-la.com/event/693403-harry-shearer-judith-owen-los-angeles/

Get your local Xmas gifts at Renegade Craft Fair in Grand Park (free)- http://www.renegadecraft.com/losangeles-december-market-details

Also try the Echo Park Craft Fair- http://www.echoparkcraftfair.com/

Sunday

The Dodos are at Alex’s Bar (in Long Beach)- http://www.alexsbar.com/event/185924

Yusuf / Cat Stevens is playing at the Nokia Theatre- http://www.nokiatheatrelalive.com/events/detail/yusuf-cat-stevens

Sep 042014
 

Allah-Las- Buffalo Nickel

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/4-9/7)-

Thursday

John Baldessari and Meg Cranston are speaking at USC (free)- http://roski.usc.edu/calendar/event/910899/graduate-lecture-series-john-baldessari—-meg-cranston?calendar_id=172

OK Go is playing with the Allah-Las at the Santa Monica Pier for the last show of the season (free)- http://smpier.dola.com/event/2014/09/04/okgo

Parisian agency Louis Creative Workshop is having its US Launch party at the W Hotel in Hollywood. The celebration will include live painting by street artists, an art exhibition and the first 50 guests will receive a signed print (free with RSVP) – https://www.facebook.com/events/1526436434237753

It’s the last farmers market of the year at Yamashiro Hollywood- http://www.lacityfarm.com/last-week-for-2014-yamashiro-farmers-market/

Friday

Allah-Las are also playing a free set at Amoeba Records Hollywood- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-3076/

Abbott Kinney First Fridays- http://www.abbotkinney1stfridays.com/

The Rentals are at the Fonda with We Are Scientists- http://www.axs.com/events/252778/the-rentals-tickets?skin=thefonda

Saturday

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre has a one night performance of Dancing at Dunbar, taking place at the historic Dunbar hotel- https://heididuckler.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0Si0000005HjN9EAK

Saturday and Sunday

LACMA is having a two day symposium on the topic of Expressionism, coinciding with their current show- http://www.lacma.org/event/symposium-locating-expressionism

Sunday

It’s the 40th anniversary of John Waters’ Female Trouble and it is showing at the Aero Theatre. Fred Armisen and Harper Simon will be there to discuss it- http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/female-trouble-0

MOCA Grand Avenue presents Sunday Studio: Moving Images that Break the Mold– where people of all ages can try making experimental films with technical assistance from MOCA educators before projecting them in mini-screening tents- http://edu.moca.org/calendar/2014-09-07

Aug 142014
 

Holy Ghost!- Dumb Disco Ideas

Things to do in (and around) Los Angeles this weekend (8/14-8/17)-

Thursday

Downtown LA Artwalk- http://www.downtownartwalk.org/

Foxygen at the Fonda- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/250350

La Santa Cecilia plays the Santa Monica Pier (free)- http://smpier.dola.com/event/2014/08/14/la-santa-cecilia

Friday through Sunday

Echo Park Rising- free music festival throughout the different venues of Echo Park- bands include- Allah-Las, Cherry Glazerr, Myron & E, yOya, The Fresh and Onlys and more- http://epr.la/

Nick Duran: every time you are near dance performance at the Hammer (each day from 2-3pm)- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2014/08/nick-duran-every-time-you-are-near/

Friday

The Antlers are playing a free show (plus open bar and event poster) at Mack Sennett Studios- RSVP here- https://boxoffice-embed.stubhub.com/event/3862795

Superchunk is playing at the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock- http://cfaer.org/ai1ec_event/superchunk/?instance_id=15631

Saturday

Pacific Festival: The Dunes music festival at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort benefiting the Surfrider Foundation- bands include: Holy Ghost!, Cherry Glazerr, De Lux, Miami Horror; afterwards you could also attend A Club Called Rhonda featuring the music of Giorgio Moroder- http://pacificfestival.electrostub.com/event.cfm?id=120850

Los Angeles photographer Gary Leonard is speaking at the Central Library- http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/la-focus-gary-leonard-conversation-la-observeds-kevin-roderick

Midnight showing of Legend followed by Labyrinth at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Neverending Story @9 is sold out)- http://cinespia.org/event/fantasy-night-neverending-story/

Purple Rain is playing at the Autry- http://eatseehear.com/schedule/purple-rain/#.U-x0vEhfnU5

Sunday

Angel City Brewery host Avocado Fest- bands, food, mural tour, avocado ale- http://angelcitybrewery.com/events/avocado-fest/

It’s the last day of Nisei Week Japanese Festival and Sunday is the closing ceremony- http://www.niseiweek.org/