Dec 142018
 

Conner Youngblood- The Birds of Finland

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/14-12/16/18)-

Friday

Conner Youngblood is performing at the Moroccan Lounge

John Grant is playing at The Lodge Room with Two Medicine opening

Holidaze, a benefit for the community of Paradise California, is taking place at Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth with a list of comedians performing including Bob Odenkirk and The Lucas Brothers, as well as a “musical experience” by LYNAS, and surprise guests

Union Station is having a free cocoa concert with a performance by reggae band The Lions, DJ sets by Connie Price, a cocoa bar, a holiday craft zone, free cotton candy, and more

Tijuana Panthers are playing at The Roxy with Gothic Tropic and The Cozzmos opening

The Shacks are opening for Middle Kids at the Echoplex

 

Saturday

Arcana Books is hosting an event to celebrate Todd Hido’s new book Bright Black World, with a book signing and refreshments from 4-6pm

Z Berg & Friends are having a Holiday Show at Pico Union Project

Bergamot Station is having their annual Winter Open House, a free day of art, artist talks, food, and entertainment that includes The Other Reindeer Carolers and a performance by Kybele Dance Company

Helena Deland is playing at The Echo with Buzzy Lee

Artist Thomas Demand will be in conversation with LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan at Art Catalogues at LACMA. Demand will also be signing copies of his new book. (free)

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic are playing at Catch One with special guest Peanut Butter Wolf

 

Sunday

In the morning Hauser & Wirth is hosting a 90 minute soundbath meditation amidst the mobiles of their Calder exhibition ($15)

To celebrate the opening of The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka at LACMA, there will be a free lamp lighting ceremony followed by performances by the Sri Lanka Foundation of Performing Arts and Thath Jith Dance Company

Zebulon is having a Holiday Bazaar all day (free also on Saturday) and afterwords Pavo Pavo, Cornelia Murr and Greg Uhlmann will be playing a free show

Childish Gambino will be performing at The Forum with special guest Rae Sremmurd

Dec 062018
 

Suuns- Watch You, Watch Me

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/6- 12/9/18)-

Thursday

Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley (White Fence) will be performing together as Drinks at Pico Union Project with BEEF -Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint) and Bryan Hollon (Boom Bip/Neon Neon)

MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson will lead a walkthrough of Zoe Leonard’s exhibition at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (free admission on Thursdays)

CAFAM is hosting CraftNight with artist Boyd Hale who will teach participants about poster making using recycled street posters, signage and paint- $10 include materials, drinks and snacks

Kevin Krauter is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Field Trip and Stone Irr opening)

Kevin Morby is playing an early (6pm) free show at Gold-Diggers

Har Mar Superstar and Sabrina Ellis will be performing the songs of Dirty Dancing at the Regent Theater

 

Friday

Neko Case is performing at the Orpheum Theatre

Warm Drag and Shark Toys are opening for The CIA at Resident

The Aero Theatre is hosting a free double feature of the Tamara Jenkins’ films Slums of Beverly Hills and The Savages

She & Him are performing at The Wiltern with special guest Alice Wetterlund (also Thursday

Skating Polly and Potty Mouth are playing at the Moroccan Lounge

 

Saturday

SUUNS are playing at Lodge Room with Graham Van Pelt opening

Photographers Mona Kuhn and Deanna Templeton will be discussing their work at Arcana Books and signing their books

Hip hop artist Shad will be performing at the Moroccan Lounge

Photographer Paul Mpagi Sepuya will be discussing work he chose from LACMA’s Photography and Prints & Drawings collections (free with RSVP)

Self Help Graphics & Art is having a Holiday Marketplace which, along with work to buy, will have workshops, food, and music

Peter Bjorn and John are playing at Teragram Ballroom with Talos and Taken By Trees

 

Saturday and Sunday

Long Beach Museum of Art is hosting EMERGE:Art Fair, a free event that features the work of 7 emerging to mid-career artists based in Southern California (free)

Renegade Craft Fair returns to Los Angeles State Historic Park and is a good place to buy gifts for the holidays

 

Sunday

Stevie Wonder’s House Full of Toys Benefit Concert is at the Staples Center with special guests Anderson .Paak, Leon Bridges, Chanté Moore, Ella Mai and more

Spike Lee will be discussing his films Do The Right Thing and Crooklyn at the Egyptian Theatre’s double feature (Lee will also be discussing his work at other film screenings happening there this weekend)

Aero Theatre is showing The Big Lebowski for its 20th Anniversary

Pylon Reenactment Society are playing at the Echoplex with The Tissues opening

Landladyland Live, Adam Schatz’s live talk show, is happening at the Bootleg Theater with guests Daedelus, William Tyler, Booker Stardrum,  and Cosmic Perspectives with Mary Liz

Morricone Youth are opening for Pinback at the Regent Theater

Jul 262018
 

Bee Bee Sea- D.I. Why Why Why

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/26-7/29/18)-

Thursday

As part of Hammer Museum and KCRW’s Summer Concert series, tonight Cut Chemist will be performing with Buyepongo

LACMA is screening Edward Yang’s film Yi Yi ($7)

Thurmon Green is performing free at MOCA Grand Avenue to continue the series of Listening Sessions presented as part of Lauren Halsey: we still here, there

Send Medicine are having a record release concert at Moroccan Lounge with Tashaki Miyaki and Ramonda Hammer also playing

Avid Dancer are opening for Rainstorm Brother at the Bootleg Theater

Friday

Sleepless, The Music Center’s late night event (11:30pm-3am), returns with pop up dance performances, a virtual reality experience, a molecular gastronomy lab, DJ sets, art installations, musical performances and more ($20 advance/ $30 at the door)

Roger Guenveur Smith’s Frederick Douglass Now is a free solo movement and performance taking place as part of Grand Performances and featuring Lulu Washington and percussionist Marcus Miller

Billy Changer, Healing Gems, Pancho & The Wizards and The Gnars are playing at The Smell

VOWWS are playing at Resident with Second Still, Creux Lies and Shitgiver

Saturday

Bee Bee Sea are playing Dirty Water Records night at Zebulon with The Darts, The Atom Age And Mean Motor Scooter

Artist John Houck will be at the Hammer Museum to discuss the work of Christina Quarles, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, and Nancy Lupo that is included in the exhibition Made in L.A. 2018, of which he is also a part

Arcana Books is having a book signing and conversation with artist Simone Shubuck (and there will be cake!)

The Broad’s Summer Happenings series continues with an evening inspired by Joseph Beuys and the Fluxus movement, with performances by Matmos, EYE, Pharmakon, FlucT, Total Freedom, and Nelson Patton with Lonnie Holley ($30)

For the last of Resident’s free summer concert series, FEELS will be performing

Ain’t I A Womxn?A Genders Promenade is Freewaves’ free event taking place in LA State Historic Park featuring 20 independent artists and 10 art collectives that aims to explore intersectional identities with performance art, spoken word, sonic art, media projections and zines

Chastity are opening for Mourn at the Bootleg Theater

Sunday

X-Tra is having a Summer Issue Launch and Sketchy Garden Party at Hauser & Wirth (drawing and pens will be provided along with refreshments-all free)

Airiel, Tennis System, and Topographies are playing at the Echoplex

At ICA LA for the opening of Maryam Jafri’s exhibition I Drank the Kool-Aid but I Didn’t Inhale, ICA Curator Jamillah James and Maryam Jafri will discuss “her process using research and interdisciplinary approaches to make work of conceptual inquiry on such perennial subjects as consumer culture, representation, economics, and politics” (free but RSVP)

Street and graffiti artist Eric ” KING CRE8″ Walker is giving a free workshop in drawing fonts and elements used in graffiti and street art at The California African American Museum in conjunction with the exhibition Charting the Terrain (free but register)

The Hidden Depths and The Hurricanes are opening for Santoros at the Bootleg Theater

Jun 072018
 

Alexis Taylor- Beautiful Thing

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/7- 6/10/18)-

Thursday

Artist Andrea Fraser will be at the Hammer Museum discussing her book 2016 in Museums, Money, and Politics, about the intersection of electoral politics in the form of donations and private-nonprofit art institutions

Prism Tats are opening for Maps & Atlases at Lodge Room

Chris Cohen is playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Hand Habits and Shannon Lay opening

MOCA Grand Avenue’s store is having a book launch and signing for curator and author Charlotte Cotton’s Public, Private, Secret: On Photography and the Configuration of Self, MOCA Grand Avenue is hosting a free lecture with artist Dianna Molzan, and it’s free to check out the exhibitions at the museum

King Tuff is playing at the Teragram Ballroom

Wooden Shjips are playing at the Bootleg Theater

Friday

Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip is playing at the Troubadour with Annie Hart opening

LACE is hosting MexiCali Biennial Launch/CALAFIA, a two day performance centered series that will continue at various venues across California and Mexico throughout 2018-2019

Downtown Dark Nights at LA Live returns with $5 food and drink deals at the restaurants, local artisans and vendors, performances, live painting, music and more

BRONCHO are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Howlin’ Rain

Chaos Chaos are playing at The Echo with Tangerine and Slut Island opening

Saturday

Photographer Shaniqwa Jarvis will be signing her book at Arcana Books

Mix poetry and cocktails at LAXART’s I Heart Poetry and Day Drinking, with poets Amy Gerstler and Ariana Reines

Jeremy Enigk is playing at the Troubadour with Chris Staples opening

LACMA is having a Dapper Day event with docent tours of David Hockney: 82 Portraits, a free film screening of MONDO Hollywood (but make a reservation), music and dancing, and a Dapper Day marketplace

A Place to Bury Strangers are playing at The Regent Theater with SEXTILE and Prettiest Eyes

The Records and The Automatics are playing with Color TV and Smokescreens at The Redwood Bar

Saturday and Sunday

LA Pride returns to WeHo for their annual event- on Saturday Kehlani will be headlining the musical performances, and the parade is on Sunday with Tove Lo headlining the musical performances that evening

Sunday

Head to Union Station to check out the last day (it starts Thursday) of artist Alexa Meade’s interactive art installation and add your own contribution to the work

Business of Dreams, D.A. Stern, and nunofyrbeeswax are playing at The Redwood Bar

The Goon Sax are playing with Patience, French Vanilla and Lunch Lady at the Echoplex

Thursday-Sunday

LA Design Festival is hosting talks, installations, and events around Los Angeles, most of them free, some requiring RSVP

 

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

Apr 022015
 

Kitten- Cut It Out

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/2-4/5)-

Thursday

Artist talk: Charles Gaines and Sam Durant at the Hammer Museum- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/04/artist-talk-sam-durant-charles-gaines/

The G2 Gallery is kicking off Earth Month by having an off site exhibition of photos taken at various national parks. The reception takes place at Pico House downtown with wine and hors d’oeuvres (free with RSVP) – http://www.calendar.theg2gallery.com/site-artist-reception-2/#prettyPhoto

Guster is playing with Kishi Bashi at the Wiltern- http://www.wiltern.com/events/eventdetail/?viewNav=/eventdetail&eventId=09004D90F44A5513&oid=0

Mikky Ekko is performing at Sonos Studio for free with RSVP but get there early as there will be a big crowd and the studio is not that big- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sonos-studio-pandora-an-evening-with-mikky-ekko-tickets-16165500447

Thursday through Saturday

Cinefamily is showing the films of Hal Hartley with the director himself in attendance- http://www.cinefamily.org/films/the-films-of-hal-hartley/

Friday

Kitten is playing at the Troubadour (also on Saturday)- http://www.troubadour.com/event/779781-kitten-los-angeles/

New York performer and nightlife personality Linda Simpson is presenting The Drag Explosion, a collection of her snapshots of the 80′s and 90′s drag community, for which she will provide live narration to accompany her photos and will also host a post-performance Q&A. It’s free and happening at the West Hollywood Council Chambers- http://one.usc.edu/linda-simpson/

TV on the Radio is at the Hollywood Palladium- http://www.thehollywoodpalladium.com/events/tv-on-the-radio/#.VRzbqWaDRFU

Saturday

Artists Ed Templeton and Thomas Campbell will be signing their books at Arcana Books in Culver City- http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=e1aefb300c0b30799e5ae413b&id=154c0231a5&e=b170ad139d

Los Angeles Beer Fest is at LA Center Studios downtown- $40 for a three hour session of beer tasting (food not included)- http://www.drinkeatplay.com/labeerfest/

Sunday

The Bunny Museum in Pasadena is open from 2-7pm (usually it’s only by appointment) and you can celebrate Easter by feeding some of their live bunnies while looking at the collection of over 30,000 bunny items- http://www.thebunnymuseum.com/

Also worth noting:

April is here and so is MOPLA, the month long photography event in Los Angeles- http://www.monthofphotography.com/#about-2