Mar 022018
 

Superet- Pay It Later

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/2-3/4/18)-

Friday

For the second of the Natural History Museum’s First Fridays– Superet are opening for Mondo Cozmo as well as a performance by Shannon Lay. The programming will also include a special tour and a lecture on the upcoming possibilities of the 2028 LA Olympics.

Burger-A-Go-Go is a two night event at 1720 with bands The Coathangers, Death Valley Girls, The Flytraps and Feels performing tonight

Griffith Observatory their free first Friday program All Space Considered, where the curatorial staff discuss astronomy and space science

Ex-Cult are playing at the Lodge Room with Lars Finberg, and The Side Eyes

Cut Chemist is playing a show at the Teragram Ballroom

Saturday

It’s the last weekend to see the Cuba Is, photography exhibition at Annenberg Space for Photography and tonight there is a closing celebration with live music, free Cuban coffee and treats, and extended hours (6-8pm)

Burger-A-Gogo continues its two night event at 1720 with bands Dengue Fever, Winter, Summer Twins and Patsy’s Rats performing tonight

The 2018 LA IPA Fest at Mohawk Bend is a great way to sample beers from over 60 breweries (also Sunday)

Dai Burger and Uniiqu3 are playing at Union Nightclub

Saturday and Sunday

Air + Style Two Day Festival taking place at EXPO Par at LA Coliseum is not cheap ($149 for both days, $79 for one), but there are a lot of good bands playing including Cut Copy, Mura Masa, Twin Peaks, Ex-Cult on Saturday, and Sunday’s lineup includes Phoenix, Gucci Mane, Washed Out, Cloud Nothings, and Phantogram

Sunday

For MOCA’s Artists on Artists series, photographer Paul Mpagi Sepuya will be guiding a tour and discussing the recently opened exhibition Real Worlds: Brassaï, Arbus, Goldin

Beta Main is hosting the free workshop Mindfulness and Self-Care Tools for Healthy and Joyful Living, facilitated by Victor Narro, Project Director of the UCLA Labor Center, and Laureen Lazarovici, writer and managing editor for the Kaiser Permanente Labor Management Partnership

Tall Juan is playing at The Echo with Gabriella Cohen and The Pantones opening

CLARA-NOVA is playing at The Moroccan Lounge with The Mynabirds and Rainstorm Brother opening

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

 

 

Dec 082016
 

Morgan Delt- Some Sunsick Day

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/8-12/11/16)-

Thursday

Morgan Delt is playing with Alex Cameron at The Echo

Annenberg Space for Photography is hosting a slide show night of work that complements their current exhibition on identity (free but ticketed RSVP)

Downtown LA’s Art Walk is tonight and you can also check out Odd Nights Pop Up Market at One Santa Fe in the Arts District

The Rattling Wall & Pen Center USA are hosting a reading at The Last Bookstore of post election writing from the new anthology Only Light Can Do That

La Luz are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Feels and The Cairo Gang

Muuy Biien, Green Gerry, and Sons of The Bitch are playing at The Satellite

FLOR are playing with Lostboycrow at the Bootleg Theater

Friday

There are still tickets left for Stevie Wonder’s benefit concert, House Full of Toys, at the Microsoft Theater with special guests Lionel Richie, John Legend and Tori Kelly

You can get in the Christmas spirit at Union Station’s Holiday Sing-a-Long Cocoa Concert with music by The Music Companie and complimentary hot chocolate (free)

Conor Oberst is playing two shows at The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian but only tonight’s show isn’t sold out yet

The Handsome Family are playing at the Bootleg Theater

Sego are playing at The Hi Hat with Prism Tats, Strange Joy, and Dear Kora

Saturday

Bergamot Station is having a Holiday Open House with artist talks, book signings, shopping and more

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre is having a site specific dance performance called Snowed Under in Culver City with projections, live music and snow

Hauser Wirth & Schimmel is hosting a conversation and book signing with photographer Janet Sternburg (free with RSVP)

Echo Park Shop Hop has several area businesses offering discounts and deals throughout the day (free cookies at Blue Bottle Coffee!)

Riot Grill Fest is at The Regent Theater with Le Butcherettes, Girlpool, Deap Vally, Chastity Belt and The Menstruators

New Beverly Cinema is showing A Christmas Story at midnight

Hodgy is performing at The Echo with $teven Cannon

The Lovely Bad Things are playing at The Hi Hat

Sunday

Artist Seth Bogart and curator Bradford Nordeen are leading an informal walkthrough of THINGS: a queer legacy of graphic art and play, an offsite exhibition in West Hollywood’s Plummer Park (free)

LACE in Hollywood is hosting Art and Activism!– an afternoon of making political banners and signs (free)

The Regent Theater and Alamo Drafthouse are celebrating the holidays with a screening of Gremlins and to mark the reissue of the soundtrack which will be available on vinyl

Renegade Craft Fair returns to Grand Park and is a great place to get gifts made by independent makers (free and also on Saturday)

Otherwild LA is hosting a Holiday Bazaar and Benefit (free)

Snake! Snake! Snakes! are playing at The Hi Hat with Bogan Via

 

Jun 022016
 

Joywave- Somebody New

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/2-6/5/16)-

Thursday

Joywave are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Teenage Wrist

For MOCA’s free program Fugitive Thought, professional actors will read from texts commissioned for the exhibition- storefront: Public Fiction: The Poet and The Critic- within the galleries in a performance directed by artist Stanya Kahn (free)

Family bookstore is having a talk, signing and screening for artist Takeshi Murata’s new book

At the Drive-In are playing with Le Butcherettes at the Hollywood Palladium

Gold Panda is playing at The Echoplex

Friday

The Natural History Museum’s First Friday event returns with live music from Health and YACHT

Sage Projects is hosting an Evening Closing Party and Outdoor Projections Series– featuring work by Charlotte Patterson

Hammer Museum is having a launch party for The Hammer Student Association (made up of UCLA undergrad students) arts journal- GRAPHITE Issue VII (free and attendees will receive a free copy)

The new super group Prophets of Rage (Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Chuck D, B-Real, and DJ Lord) are playing at the Hollywood Palladium with tickets on sale at 10 am on 6/2 at the box office

Venice Beach is having their Pride Celebration with a block party and sign lighting

Power 106 is hosting Powerhouse 2016 at the Honda Center with performances by Chance the Rapper, YG, Big Sean, Fat Joe and Remy Ma and Yo Gotti

Digitalism are performing at the El Rey Theatre

Saturday

Curator Emily Liebert is in conversation with artist Eleanor Antin for her solo exhibition at Diane Rosenstein Fine Art (free with RSVP)

Explore feminism in science fiction after the screening of British cult film Devil Girl from Mars (1954) at Clockshop in Frogtown

The Museum of Broken Relationships officially opens in the old Frederick’s of Hollywood space on Hollywood Blvd.

Broncho are playing at the Teragram Ballroom

Trashcan Sinatras are playing at the Troubadour

Sunday

Check out the first day of artist Amanda Parer’s outdoor installation Intrude, consisting of giant lit up white rabbits at three downtown Los Angeles locations, presented by Arts Brookfield

La Luz are playing at the Bootleg Theater

Annenberg Space for Photography with Logo Documentary Films is screening Out of Iraq, a film about an Iraqi soldier and a U.S. translator who fall in love and are forced to flee the country. A discussion and Q&A with the directors, producers and subjects of the film will follow ($10)

Robyn Hitchcock is playing at Largo

All weekend

It’s the 11th Annual Lummis Day, a festival that takes place around Northeast LA, which features an opening night film presentation at Occidental College, performances at Sycamore Grove Park, a fish themed parade and more

Oct 292015
 

 Vulkano- Choir of Wolves

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/29-11/1/15)-

One quick note before the list- check out my Halloween and Día de Los Muertos post for what there is to do around town for those holidays

Thursday

The Night Gallery downtown is screening Zara Hayes film about painter Derek Boshier “What Do Artists Do All Day?” followed by a Q&A with her, Boshier, and Christoper Finch

Mexican artist Astrid Hadad’s cabaret performances begin at REDCAT (through Sunday 11/1)

Israeli photographer Adi Nes is speaking at Shoshana Wayne Gallery in Bergamot station

Dr. Piotr Naskrecki, nature photographer and entomologist, is speaking at the Annenberg Space for Photography (free)

Friday

Swedish band Vulkano are opening for British band Cheatahs at The Echo

Machine Project is teaming up with CAFAM for a night of pumpkin carving and “some exciting and ghastly chemistry experiments“, $20 includes the pumpkin

Ska orchestra Western Standard Time are playing a free show at One Santa Fe downtown

A Club Called Rhonda is having a pre-Halloween event called Death Becomes Her at the Globe Theater downtown with a lot of indie-electro DJ fun ($35 pre-sale/$50 at the door)

Lot 1 Cafe is hosting “A Nightmare Before Halloween”, a free show with Dante Elephante headlining

Friday through Sunday

Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo is back at the LA Convention Center. Stan Lee, Carrie Fisher, Elvira, William Shatner and more will be in attendance

Saturday (not too many non-Halloween events- for Halloween go here)

Hard Day of the Dead EDM festival begins- Deadmau5 is headlining Saturday with Hot Chip, Future, Flying Lotus, Nero and more; on Sunday Skrillex headlines with A$AP Ferg, Glass Animals and Groove Armada among the many other performers

Jello Biafra & the Guantanamo School of Medicine are playing along with Fartbarf and others at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach (also Friday)

Melvins are headlining a show at The Echo

Sunday

Johnson Hartig, founder of the clothes label Libertine, is in conversation with famous clothes designer Bob Mackie at LACMA for Hartig’s book Libertine: The Creative Beauty, Humor, and Inspiration Behind the Cult Label  (free)

Artist Molly Barnes is speaking at Rosamund Felsen Gallery downtown

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Flea Market is back at the Regent Theater ($2- or free if you eat next door at Prufrock Pizzeria)

Kristen Hersh is in conversation with LA Weekly’s Andy Hermann at Book Soup for her book Don’t Suck Don’t Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt and playing later at The Echo

Aug 272015
 

Fool’s Gold- The Dive

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/27-8/30/15)-

Thursday

Fool’s Gold is playing at the Echoplex as part of Red Bull Sound Select- $3 with RSVP, $12 w/o- http://www.theecho.com/event/934937-red-bull-sound-select-fools-los-angeles/

At the Central Library downtown, filmmaker Laura Gabbert and food critic Jonathan Gold will be guest speakers for Lost & Found at the Movies: Film to Table, a discussion of the way food is used in the movies (free but standby only)- http://lfla.org/event/lost-found-at-the-movies-film-to-table/

The Women’s Center for Creative Work and the Craftswoman House will be showing Vega Darling’s documentary Lost Grrrls: Riot Grrrl In Los Angeles-  https://www.facebook.com/events/879052158830663/

Friday

YACHT/5 Every Day (the app they created) are hosting Friday Flights at The Getty with a list of collaborators that includes Yung Jake and a video premiere and installation by the band ($10 to park after 5pm, $15 before, with free admission to the museum)- http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/performances/friday_flights.html#5

Del the Funky Homosapien is at the Echoplex with DJ Qbert and street artist Mear One live painting- http://www.theecho.com/event/919391-del-funky-homosapien-los-angeles/

LA Live’s Dark Nights event returns with  $5 food and drink specials, live art installations and performances, music, a market, fire dancers and more (free)- http://www.lalive.com/events/microsoft-square/detail/dark-nights-at-la-live-150828

Cold Showers are playing with Dunes at The Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/912221-cold-showers-los-angeles/

Saturday

Annenberg Space for Photography is hosting a panel on lifestyle and commercial photography with Gray Malin, Natalie James, Lauren Randolph and Stephanie Todaro and moderated by Ilana Saul (11am-1pm -$10)- http://annenbergphotospace.org/events/its-not-just-pretty-pictures-lifestyle-commercial-photography-panel/2015-08-29

Not to be confused with Fool’s Gold the band (listed above), Fool’s Gold Records is having its Day Off concert with headliners A-Trak, Action Bronson and Travi$ Scott at the Shrine- http://foolsgoldrecs.com/dayoff/

On the more quiet end of the performance spectrum,Temporary Space LA is having “An Early evening of Ambient” with performances by Daniel Lanois + Rocco Deluca, Musician’s Friend [Brian Foote + M. Geddes Gengras] and Ken Camden, as well as an open bar (free but RSVP)- http://temporaryspacela.com/events-2/

Nearby LACMA is having their late night party- Muse ‘til Midnight feat. Adrian Younge and Venice Dawn with DJ’s in the galleries and a party in the plaza ($45 for nonmembers/$35 with membership)- http://www.lacma.org/event/muse-til-midnight-3

Sunday

Thomas Dang, an artist in the Craft and Folk Art Museum’s excellent exhibition of art made by veterans, will be there all day with his pottery wheel giving demonstrations and talking about his ceramic work- http://www.cafam.org/programs/

Cinefamily is showing Robert Altman’s 1977 film 3 Women, his exploration of female identity starring Sissy Spacek and Shelley Duvall-http://www.cinefamily.org/films/women-of-cinefamily/#women-of-cinefamily-presents-3-women-hosted-by-alia-penner

It’s the last weekend to see Much Ado About Nothing as part of Griffith Park’s Shakepeare Festival (free)- http://www.iscla.org/

Jul 162015
 

Real Estate- Crime

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/16-7/19-15)-

Thursday

Real Estate are playing at the Santa Monica Pier with Hippo Campus (free)- http://tcs.santamonicapier.org/events/2015/7/16/real-estate-with-hippocampus

Fuzz are at the Troubadour with The Birth Defects- http://www.troubadour.com/event/877855-fuzz-los-angeles/

The Hammer Museum’s Summer of Soul continues with Sam Sparro, The Rebirth, and KCRW DJs (free)- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/07/summer-of-soul-sam-sparro-the-rebirth-kcrw-djs-aaron-byrd-and-chris-douridas/

Cold Showers are opening for Light Asylum at The Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/879779-light-asylum-echo-los-angeles/

Friday

At Skirball Cultural Center this week for the outdoor concert Into the Night, musical acts Tamaryn and Mystic Braves will perform while Joshua Light Show presents a “liquid light show” to accompany the music ($20)- http://www.skirball.org/programs/music/into-the-night-2015#

Superhumanoids are playing with Tropics at Figat7th’s free downtown event- http://artsbrookfield.com/event/figat7th-downtown-festival-3/

L7 are at the Fonda Theatre (tickets available for balcony only, or see them Thursday when tickets are available for the floor only)- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/278719

This week at Grand Performances is The Last Jimmy: A Hip Hop Musical with Dice Raw which “explores mass incarceration, the criminal justice system, and the prison-industrial complex through the eyes of young black males” (free)- http://www.grandperformances.org/hip-hop-musical

Friday through Sunday

MOCA’s Step and Repeat returns to their Geffen location for three days of numerous performances that include music, performance art, comedy, poetry and dance- $12 for one night or $30 for all three- check the link for the list of all the artists- https://mocamembers.myshopify.com/collections/step-and-repeat-2015

Saturday

Artists/Street Artists Haunted Euth and T.S. Clair’s joint exhibition “Heroine” is at Stone Malone Gallery and opens tonight- http://www.stonemalonegallery.com/new-events-1/

Photographer Marcus Haney is screening his film “No Cameras Allowed” at Annenberg Space for Photography and afterwards will be discussing his current career and how he broke into the business through concert photography ($10)- http://annenbergphotospace.org/events/no-cameras-allowed-screening-and-lecture-marcus-haney/2015-07-18

Downtown Long Beach’s Summer and Music Festival continues with a free screening of The Wizard of Oz, a performance by the band MOVE, and for $5 you can get wireless headphones to participate in Silent Disco- all in the promenade parking lot- http://lbpost.com/life/2000006555-this-saturday-s-bicycle-drive-in-and-wizard-of-oz-to-spice-up-dlba-s-summer-and-music-festival

Willie Nelson is playing at the Greek Theatre- http://www.greektheatrela.com/events/event_details.php?id=3038

The Autry’s outdoor movie this week is Three Amigoshttp://eatseehear.com/schedule/three-amigos/

Sunday

The 18th Street Arts Center is having their “Champagne Social” with guided studio tours and of course, champagne (free)- http://18thstreet.org/events/2015july19

The second day of the Viva Pomona! festival at the Glass House has headliners Iceage, and Christopher Owens (formerly of the band Girls)- http://www.theglasshouse.us/event/871657-viva-pomona-pomona/

Jesse Thorn of Maximumfun is giving his talk Make Your Thing that “focuses on how he turned his college radio show into an independent media
powerhouse” at Annnenberg Space for Photography ($10)- http://annenbergphotospace.org/events/maximumfuns-jesse-thorn-make-your-thing/2015-07-19

Apr 242014
 

Liars- Mess on a Mission

Things to do in and around Los Angeles this weekend (4/24-4/27)-

Thursday

Photographer Stephen Shore will be at Hennessey and Ingalls for a book signing and slide show of new images (FREE)- http://www.hennesseyingalls.com/Events4.aspx

Friday

The National at the Santa Barbara Bowl- http://sbbowl.com/concerts/detail/the_national

Computer Magic at the Lyric Theater- http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=4103164

Friday through Sunday

Paris Photo Los Angeles at Paramount Pictures Studios- http://www.parisphoto.com/losangeles

Saturday

Desert Daze Festival- a smaller music festival with camping in the desert near the Salton Sea- lineup includes Liars, The Raveonettes, Blonde Redhead, DIIV and more- http://desertdaze.org/

Orson Welles Touch of Evil at the Million Dollar Theatre with Grand Market staying open late for dinner- http://touchofevil.bpt.me/

Black Sabbath at the Hollywood Bowl- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/lease-event-black-sabbath/2014-04-26

Saturday and Sunday

Brewery Art Walk- http://breweryartwalk.com/

Photo Independent at Raleigh Studios (across from Paramount)- http://photoindependent.com/

California Poppy Festival- http://www.poppyfestival.com/index.php

5th Anniversary of Annenberg Community Beach House- loads of free events- http://beachhouse.smgov.net/activities/public-events.aspx

It is also the last weekend (til 4/28) of COLCOA (City of Lights, City of Angels)- a French film festival (some free screenings as well)- http://www.colcoa.org/program-2014/day-by-day-schedule

AND

It is the last weekend for the National Geographic show- The Power of Photography at Annenberg Space for Photography- http://www.annenbergspaceforphotography.org/

Oct 242013
 

Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth- They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y)

Things to do in and around Los Angeles this weekend-

Sep 082013
 

Helmut-Newton-19

This is the last weekend for the Helmut Newton show at Annenberg Space for Photography (http://www.annenbergspaceforphotography.org/). If you go, make sure to watch the movie playing in the back room which is considerably more interesting than the one playing in the center of the gallery.