Jul 272017
 

Portugal. The Man- Feel It Still

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/27-7/30/17)-

Thursday

MOCA Grand Avenue has a free screening of Eve Fowler’s film- with it which it as it if it is to be

LACMA has a free screening of Step, a documentary about a high school girls step dance team in Baltimore, and includes a conversation with the director Amanda Lipitz and the subjects of the film

For the last of Hammer Museum’s RebelRebel free music programs, Amber Mark and Maria Del Pilar are performing

Thee Commons are playing a free concert at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

This week’s free concert at the Santa Monica Pier is Miami Horror with Cleopold opening

Friday

Summer Nights in the Garden, the Natural History Museum’s free evening event, returns with music, a tomato talk and tasting, botanical tours, knot tying, a live animal meet and greet and nature inspired activities

For Pershing Square’s free outdoor movie night this week they are showing World War Z

The Wiltern has the Lucent Dossier Experience which combines music, dancing, aerial acts, and more

Steve Gunn is playing at The Echo with Heron Oblivion and Mary Lattimore opening (or check him out tomorrow for free at the Getty)

Grand Performances this week has the U.S. premiere of the multi-media performance La Linea, a story about everyday life on the Mexico-U.S. Border, with live music, visual projections, and Norteño choreography

The World Record, The Henry Clay People, The Parson Red Heads and Le Switch are playing at The Satellite

Saturday

Curator, critic and art historian Hans Ulrich Obrist will be discussing the work of Marisa Merz with Hammer chief curator Connie Butler at the Hammer Museum (free)

The Big Moon are opening for Marika Hackman at the Bootleg Theater

Steve Gunn is performing for the Getty Museum’s free concert series Saturdays off the 405

A Tribe Called Red are playing at the El Rey Theatre

Baio is playing a free concert at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park with starRo opening

For the second Summer Happenings at The Broad-Strange Forest takes its name from the work of Takashi Murakami and will concentrate on artists who work with traditional Japanese and Western influences. These include musician Tokiko Ihara, who plays the Sho, a meditative traditional woodwind instrument, female drum and guitar duo Afrirampo, and solo artist Oorutaichi, who combines electronic music, folk and pop with his own invented language. Those Japan-based groups are joined by ex-DNA member Ikue Mori and Miho Hatori of Cibo Matto; Devendra Banhart, whose last album Ape in Pink Marble was deeply inspired by Japanese culture; and former Ponytail member Dustin Wong in collaboration with Takako Minekawa. ($25 advance/$30 at the door- includes access to the museum)

Waxahatchee are playing at The Regent Theater with Cayetana and Snail Mail opening

Sunday

Portugal. The Man are playing at the Hollywood Palladium with Hanni El Khatib and Fatlip

LACMA has a free screening (at 1 pm) of the HBO documentary BRILLO BOX (3¢ OFF), the story of director Lisanne Skyler’s parents purchase of one of Andy Warhol’s Brillo Boxes in 1969 for $1,000 and its increase in value in the art market (long after they had traded it) to over 3 million dollars. There will be a discussion with Skyler and curator Stephanie Barron to follow.  The doc will debut on HBO on August 7.

For the last day of Fowler Museum’s African-Print Fashion Now! exhibition, there are a series of events including an exhibition tour, art talk, hands on art making, African fashion Pop-Up Shops, and a live concert (free)

There’s a Johnny Ramone tribute at Hollywood Forever cemetery that includes a screening of one of Johnny’s favorite films, Buffalo ’66, and an introduction by director Vincent Gallo. In addition, Billy Idol and Steve Jones will perform acoustic songs, there will be an exhibit of Ramones memorabilia, a pop up gallery, a Chris Cornell tribute, and more. ($20 in advance /$25 day of)

Tobin Sprout (of Guided by Voices) is performing songs from his new solo album at the Bootleg Theater with Elf Power opening

Dec 042014
 

J. Cole- She Knows ft. Amber Coffman, Cults

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/4-12/12/7)-

Thursday

MOCA Grand Ave is screening Alternate Endings, new short videos by Rhys Ernst, Glen Fogel, Lyle Ashton Harris, Derek Jackson, Tom Kalin, My Barbarian, and Julie Tolentino, commissioned by Visual AIDS to honor the 25th anniversary of Day With(out) Art (free with RSVP)- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/screening-discussion-alternate-endings/

M.Ward ( the him of She & Him) is playing at Amoeba Records (free)- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-3170/

Angel Olsen is at the El Rey with Kevin Morby- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/254266

Thursday- Sunday

Dance, visual art and the music of Stephin Merritt combine for Performance at the Redcat theater – http://www.redcat.org/event/rashaun-mitchell-stephin-merritt-ali-naschke-messing-performance

Friday

J.Cole and T.I. headline Power 106’s Cali Christmas along with several other performers at the Forum- http://www.fabulousforum.com/event/cali-christmas.html

Celebrate Repeal Day (the end of Prohibition) by getting sauced on cheap booze! Los Angeles Magazine put together a great list of bars with drink specials and parties- http://www.lamag.com/liquidlablog/repeal-day/

John Waters gets into the holiday spirit and performing his one man show- A John Waters Christmas for one night at the Comedy Store- http://hollywood.thecomedystore.com/event.cfm?id=310227&cart

Saturday

Photo critic Philip Gefter will discuss the work of Larry Sultan at LACMA (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/philip-gefter-sultan

Chrissie Hynde is at the Pantages singing songs from her new album Stockholm as well as songs from the Pretenders era- http://hollywoodpantages.com/showinfo.php?id=43

Venice Christmas Boat Parade could get you in a festive mood- http://www.venicechristmasboatparade.com/

Silverlake Flea Market is in the Micheltorena school playground free and free parking- https://www.facebook.com/events/772139309514695/

Artisanal LA is having a holiday market in Old Pasadena – http://artisanalla.com/events/

Saturday and Sunday

Unique LA is having their holiday market at the California Market center- $10 (for entrance on both days) includes snacks, drinks and “DIY craft projects”- http://www.uniqueusa.com/markets-la

Sunday

MOCA Grand Ave is screening Andy Warhol’s 8 hour film Empire which is footage of the Empire State Building. RSVP for the reception to follow at 7:30. Mention Empire at the box office to receive complimentary admission- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/screening-andy-warhols-empire/

The Ace Hotel Theatre is hosting one of Cinefamily’s fundraising events Truth & Soul, Inc: Day Three Downey: Clown Prince of the Underground (hosted by Louis CK, feat. Robert Downey Sr.’s Putney Swope)- http://www.acehotel.com/calendar/losangeles/putney-swope

LA Conservancy is showing Home Alone in the afternoon at the Orpheum Theatre with holiday music beforehand- https://www.laconservancy.org/holiday

The Rock ‘N’ Roll Flea Market has vintage clothing as well as music related items- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/689041-rock-n-roll-flea-market-los-angeles/

Love it or hate it CicLAvia is back- this time through South LA- http://www.ciclavia.org/events/873/south-la/985/about

Oct 232014
 

TV On The Radio- Happy Idiot

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/23-10/26)-

Thursday

TV On The Radio are at The Mayan- http://goldenvoice.com/shows/details/?id=254955

The Pumpkin Pie group show opens at Daniel Rolnik gallery in Santa Monica- artwork starts at $20- https://www.facebook.com/events/288464961362411

Allo Darlin’ are playing at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/655831-allo-darlin-los-angeles/

Producer and musician Daniel Lanois will be at the Grammy Museum for a performance and discussion of his work- http://www.grammymuseum.org/events/detail/the-drop-daniel-lanois

Friday

Bradford Cox (Deerhunter), Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500, Luna) Tom Verlaine (Television), Martin Rev (Suicide) and Eleanor Friedberger (The Fiery Furnaces) will perform live original scores to 15 never seen before Andy Warhol films for- Exposed – Songs for Unseen Warhol Films at UCLA’s Royce Hall- http://cap.ucla.edu/calendar/details/warholexposed

Night of the Living Zoo at the LA Zoo has dramatic Edgar Allen Poe readings, live music, drinks, a costume contest, and of course, the animals – http://www.lazoo.org/nightofthelivingzoo/

Friday and Saturday

Broken Bells are at the Orpheum Theatre- http://goldenvoice.com/shows/details/?id=252154

Saturday

At Jerry Beck’s Halloween Spooktacular at Cinefamily he is screening “a selection of strange, creepy Halloween-related cartoons using vintage prints in 16mm and 35mm that range from ghoulishly red Eastmancolor to gorgeously garish Technicolor”- http://www.cinefamily.org/films/spectrefest-2014/#spectrefest-jerry-becks-halloween-spooktacular

If you are willing to head a little out of Los Angeles, Beach Goth at The Observatory in Santa Ana has a pretty awesome lineup which includes- The Drums, DIIV, Bleached, Tijuana Panthers, Atlas Sound and more- 3 stages $40 and also, Pauly Shore is hosting- http://www.observatoryoc.com/events/beach-goth-3

Festival Supreme, at the Shrine, hosted by Tenacious D, is a comedy and music festival that definitely leans more towards the comedy- lineup includes Workaholics, The State, Cheech and Chong, Peaches, Fred Armisen and tons more as well as a “Circus of Death” with a carousel, haunted forest and a bounce house church among other attractions- http://festivalsupreme.com/

LACMA has a double Johnny Depp/Tim Burton feature – Sleepy Hollow and Edward Scissorhandshttp://www.lacma.org/event/sleepy-hollow-0

Saturday and Sunday

Brewery Art Walk is back this weekend- have some drinks and snacks and wander around the huge complex checking out open art studios- http://breweryartwalk.com/

Sunday

Daryl Hall & John Oates at the Greek- https://www.greektheatrela.com/events/event_details.php?id=2919

If you are at the Hollywood Farmer’s Market on Ivar, make sure to stop by Pumpkin Fest at Space 15 Twenty- DIY mini pumpkins, flea market and a DJ- http://www.space15twenty.com/

Oct 022014
 

Slow Club- Beginners

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/2-10/5)-

Thursday

Mark Mothersbaugh is speaking at MOCA Grand Avenue with Adam Lerner, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. He will be discussing his art and music before DEVO through his present day work, which includes being a composer for film and television (he most recently did the original score for The LEGO Movie). He will also be signing his new book Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia. Admission is free to this event and to the museum where Andy Warhol’s Shadows is currently on display- http://edu.moca.org/calendar/2014-10-02

LACMA is screening Aberdeen, the newest film from Hong Kong director Ho-cheung Pang (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/aberdeen

Friday

Bombay Bicycle Club are playing The Wiltern with Milo Greene- http://www.thewiltern.net/events/bombay-bicycle-club-milo-greene/

Blitzen Trapper are at The Troubadour- http://www.troubadour.com/event/648763-blitzen-trapper-los-angeles/

LA Live is doing Dark Nights again- $5 food and drink specials at several restaurants, $5 parking and free entertainment (musicians and artists) from 5-9pm- http://www.lalive.com/events/la-live/detail/dark-nights-at-la-live-1

Baauer, Boyz Noise and Spank Rock are at Club Nokia- http://www.clubnokia.com/events/detail/252893

DJ Shadow with Cut Chemist at the Hollywood Palladium- http://www.thehollywoodpalladium.com/events/dj-shadow-the-renegades-of-rhythm-tour/#.VCzZIedfnU4

Saturday

It’s the last of MOCA’s Step and Repeat nights- this one features Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Neil Hamburger, Heather Lawless, and more- http://mocastepandrepeat.tumblr.com/

Slow Club are at The Echo with Roses- http://www.theecho.com/event/605789-slow-club-los-angeles/

Barnsdall Art Park is having outdoor movie nights on the lawn of the Hollyhock House.  This week it’s Rock ‘n’ Roll High School starring The Ramones. It’s $10 for the movie, $25 if you want to add 3 drinks (beer and wine)- http://www.barnsdall.org/event/barnsdall-movie-nights-2014-10-04/

Glass Animals are playing a free show at Origami Vinyl at 1pm before their sold out show at the Troubadour- http://origamimusic.blogspot.com/

Stromae at The Fonda- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/250601

Sunday

The Drums are at the Mayan Theater for their new album Encyclopedia- http://www.ticketmaster.com/The-Drums-tickets/artist/1364866?tm_link=edp_Artist_Name

Dr. Christine Mullen Kreamer, curator of African Cosmos: Stellar Arts, is giving a lecture on “the historical legacy of African cultural astronomy and its intersection with both traditional and contemporary African arts”- http://www.lacma.org/event/talk-african-cosmos

Ciclavia is back this Sunday creating car free streets from Echo Park to Downtown to East LA- http://www.ciclavia.org/events/687/heart-of-la/924/about

May 012014
 

Danny Brown- Grown Up

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/1-5/4)-

Thursday

The All American Rejects & Youngblood Hawke charity event for Tick Born Disease Alliance at the El Rey- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/249877

The Horrors and Toy at First Unitarian Church- http://www.theecho.com/event/527623-britweek-music-sessions-los-angeles/

Thursday-Saturday

CalArts Film/Video Showcases at REDCAT (FREE)- http://www.redcat.org/event/calarts-filmvideo-showcases

Friday

First Fridays at the Natural History Museum w/HOLYCHILD- http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/first-fridays/may-2014

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

Friday and Saturday

Pancakes and Booze Art Show- https://www.facebook.com/events/213799398792482

Saturday

Danny Brown at The El Rey- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/248465

A Discussion with Joshua Decter and LA book launch at LA><Art- http://laxart.org/events/view/a-discussion-with-joshua-decter-and-la-book-launch/#images

Symposium on the work of Mike Kelley at Janm Tateuchi Democracy Forum-RSVP closed but may allow walk-ins- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/2014/04/24/mike-kelley-in-los-angeles/

A Seance with Andy Warhol at the Underground Museum- http://theunderground-museum.com/news

Angel City Brewery 2nd Annual Heritage Fest- art, music and beer (FREE)- http://angelcitybrewery.com/events/angel-citys-2nd-annual-heritage-fest/

White Fang at The Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/451663-white-fang-los-angeles/

Sunday

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo a day early:

At Grand Central Market- http://www.grandcentralmarket.com/blog/279/cinco-de-mayo-grand-central-market-style

Tortilla Republic’s Block Party- http://tortillarepublic.com/west-hollywood-california/tortilla-republic-2nd-annual-viva-la-fiesta-cincocuatro-de-mayo-block-party/

It is also Britweek and there are various events going on around Los Angeles- for more info- http://www.britweek.org/events/?date=2014-05-04&city=Los%20Angeles