Oct 122017
 

Har Mar Superstar- How Did I Get Through The Day?

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/12-10/15/17)-

Thursday

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile are performing a live set free at Amoeba Records (buy their record for a guaranteed spot)

MOCA Grand Avenue is hosting the world premiere of James Benning’s film Readers with Benning in person and a reading by Rachel Kushner (free)

Downtown Art Walk returns with galleries open late (maps available at 634 S.Spring Street)

Angelo De Augustine is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Avi Buffalo and Madison Cunningham

Sound of Ceres, Vinyl Williams, HOTT MT and Pavo Pavo are playing at The Satellite

Julia Lucille, Moses Nesh, Melaena Cadiz and Jess Williams are performing at Junior High

Friday

Har Mar Superstar is opening for The Afghan Whigs at The Fonda Theatre

ArtNight Pasadena returns with free admission to the museums, gallery openings, music, and performances, all around the area- with free shuttle buses to get to the different destinations

There are still tickets available to see Father John Misty at The Greek Theatre with Weyes Blood opening

The TransNation Film Festival begins today and runs all weekend

The free film at Santa Monica Pier this week is Hidden Figures

Saturday

The 12th Annual Pasadena ArtWalk has art activities, a juried art show and sale, performances, restaurant promotions and more (free)

Flying Lotus (in 3D) and Thundercat are performing outside at Hollywood Forever

The Getty is hosting Off The 405 x Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA with a performance by Helado Negro, a DJ set and performance by Maria Chavez, and an installation by Krysten Cunningham

Galantis are playing at  The Greek Theatre with The Him and Pat Lok opening

Rainer Maria are playing at The Echo with Olivia Neutron-John opening

Sunday

It’s the second day of the Santa Fe Art Colony’s annual open house- a great chance to check out the artists’ work and the space itself (free)

As part of Red Bull Music Academy’s programming- artist Ryoji Ikeda will present a composition in collaboration with 100 automobile owners that will constitute the world’s largest synth orchestra (free but RSVP)

Annie Hart is playing at The Hotel Cafe with Madeline Kenney and Sophia Knapp

Sun Kil Moon is playing at The Regent Theater

 

 

Mar 092017
 

Los Angeles Police Department- Grown

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/9-3/12/17)-

Thursday

Los Angeles Police Department are opening for LVL UP and Palm at The Echo

Hauser & Wirth is screening Jason Rhoades, The Artist Speaks, which gives more perspective on the artist’s installations at the gallery (free)

Japandroids are playing at The Fonda Theatre

For LACMA’s Bring the Noise series, tonight they are pairing a live performance by the band YACHT scoring the film Alien

Downtown Art Walk’s theme this month is Herstory, and includes a one night only exhibition of women artists for Women’s History Month

Death by Unga Bunga are playing with The Fontaines at The Satellite

Warbly Jets are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Twin Temple, Gutxi Bibang, and Starcrawler

Friday

Art Night Pasadena returns for its biannual event with free museums, music, and performances and free shuttles to take you to the different locations. You can also combine it with Old Pasadena’s Happy Hour Week (running until 3/17)

Terry Malts is playing at The Hi Hat with Acid Tongue, Wyatt Blair and Gabbi Green

The Egyptian Theatre is showing a Terrence Malick double feature, with two of his best- Badlands and Days of Heaven

Lady Lamb is playing with Dustin Lovelis at the Bootleg Theater

Chastity Belt are playing with Summer Cannibals, Lisa Prank and Mint Field at Resident

The Molochs are playing with Feels, Franky Flowers, and Surfbort at The Echo

Pure Bathing Culture are playing at the Echoplex with Big Search, Ablebody, and American Nights

Saturday

Trisha Brown Dance Company will be performing In Plain Site starting at Chris Burden’s Urban Light sculpture at LACMA (free)

The Creation Factory and Gateway Drugs are opening for The Warlocks at The Hi Hat

Grand Park is hosting Downtown Bookfest, with performances (including one by Cut Chemist), readings and activities

Alex Lahey is playing at The Echo with Emerson Star, and Liv Slingerland

Cinefamily is screening John Carpenter’s They Live (also Sunday)

Bambu  is performing with DJ Phatrick at the Bootleg Theater

Sunday

Trisha Brown Dance Company will be performing In Plain Site again, and this time the location is Hauser & Wirth

With LA experiencing a housing shortage, it’s a good time to brush up on tenant rights and LACE is hosting the Los Angeles Tenants Union Workshop for Artists- Know Your Rights & Gentrification 101

The Egyptian Theatre is showing Terrence Malick’s epic film Tree of Life

Soviet Soviet are playing with The Wraith and DETH CRUX for Part Time Punks night at the Echoplex

 

Mar 102016
 

Black Moth Super Rainbow- Windshield Smasher

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/10-3/13/16)-

Thursday

Hammer Museum is having a workshop titled Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking, which “introduces synergetics, a comprehensive energetic geometry system developed by (Buckminster) Fuller, through demonstrations and hands-on model building” (free with material provided)

DTLA Art Walk is back for its monthly event andcheck out SKYLINE 2016’s opening art and architecture event (running nightly until the 19th)

Lucius is playing a live set at Amoeba Records Hollywood to celebrate their new album Good Grief

Filmforum at MOCA Grand Ave is having an evening of video work by Carrie Mae Weems including her feature length Coming Up For Air, preceded by Afro-Chic ($12)

Eleanor Friedberger is playing at The Satellite

At REDCAT, Toronto piano virtuoso Eve Egoyan is performing “Earwitness”  a multimedia performance concert experience in which she plays compositions specially commissioned for piano and visuals ($20)

Friday

ArtNight Pasadena is back with its night of free museums, art shows, performances, music and more with free shuttles to all destinations

Music for Train Stations continues at Union Station- this week with a DJ set by Richard Cartier and a live performance by Electric Sound Bath, “a duo creating music as a meditation with traditional Nepalese singing bowl, acoustic bells, found sounds and modular synth”

PaleyFest begins tonight at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood with the cast of Empire and continues through 3/20 with a variety of current popular televisions shows and their actors and creators

Great Horror Movie Night is showing Poltergeist in the Griffith Park Old Zoo

Saturday

NELA (Northeast Los Angeles) Second Saturday Gallery Night is a great way to check out the area

The 10th Annual Santa Monica Airport Artwalk has live music and performances as well as open studios (free)

Theater artist Taylor Mac is having his performance event 24-Decade History of Popular Music at UCLA’s Royce Hall

Terry Malts is part of a lineup at the Echo that includes Lightning Bolt, Wax Idols and more for Force Field’s 10 Year Anniversary

Saturday and Sunday

Black Moth Super Rainbow are just one of the many, many, many bands playing the last two shows of the Burger x Observatory 5 Year Anniversary Show in Santa Ana. Slowdive, Black Lips, and Thee Oh Sees headline Saturday and Crystal Castles and The Orwells headline Sunday ($40/day or $70 both days)

Sunday

LACMA is celebrating Nowruz, the Iranian New Year and spring with a day of performances and a parade

Pure Bathing Culture are playing at the Echo with Pillar Point

 

Mar 122015
 

Thee Oh Sees- Minotaur

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/12-3/15)-

Thursday

MUSICAL EXPOSITION featuring Thee Oh Sees and Caldwell/Tester at Human Resources LA in Chinatown- http://humanresourcesla.com/event-details/2015/3/8/31215-musical-exposition-thee-oh-sees-and-caldwelltester.html

DTLA Art Walk- http://www.downtownartwalk.org/

Television great Norman Lear, creator of All in the Family and Sanford and Son will speak with Phil Rosenthal, creator of Everybody Loves Raymond at the Wallis Annneberg Center for the Performing Arts- http://writersblocpresents.com/main/normanlear/

Artist Cauleen Smith will screen and discuss The Way Out Is the Way Two: Fourteen Short Films About Chicago and Sun Ra at MOCA Grand http://www.lafilmforum.org/schedule/winter-2015/cauleen-smith-the-way-out-is-the-way-two/

Friday

ArtNight Pasadena is a great biannual event where many of the museums and galleries are free, with shuttles connecting the institutions. This year you can tie it in with the last days of Old Pasadena Happy Hour Week if you like your culture to include a little booze- http://artnightpasadena.org/

As part of Atlas in LA 356 Mission will be screening several of his short films and he will be in conversation with Laurie Weeks for a book release- http://356mission.tumblr.com/post/112370420715/charles-atlas-early-collaborations-book-release

Chicas Rockeras of Southeast LA is having a fundraiser for their Girls Rock Camp with Upset (Patty Schemel and Ali Koehler) and other rock bands- https://www.facebook.com/events/1387554484892419

Dream Boys are playing with Shy Boys at La Cita- http://www.lacitabar.com/event/ptp-presents-shy-boys-and-dream-boys/

Friday and Saturday

LACMA is having a two day symposium- Photography and Philosophy-with various speakers- http://www.lacma.org/event/photography-symposium

Saturday

NELAart’s Second Saturday art walk takes place at galleries around Highland Park and Eagle Rock- http://www.nelaart.org/

Two of Charles Atlas’ most famous dance narrative films Ex-Romance and Hail the New Puritan will be screened at Human Resources gallery- http://humanresourcesla.com/event-details/2015/3/10/31415-charles-atlas-dance-dance-dance.html

Santa Monica Airport Art Walk- http://www.smgov.net/Portals/Culture/Events/Santa_Monica_Airport_Artwalk.aspx

North London band Wolf Mother are playing a sold out show at the Bootleg theater but tickets maybe available at the door- http://foldsilverlake.com/event.cfm?id=191278&cart

Sunday

Harry Dean Stanton will be performing after a screening of cult film Repo Man at the Regent Theater- http://www.theecho.com/event/798391-double-feature-screening-los-angeles/

A Place to Bury Strangers are playing at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/721655-place-bury-strangers-los-angeles/

Also part of Atlas in LA, the Egyptian Theater will be screening two of his films – http://www.lafilmforum.org/schedule/winter-2015/dark-sides-of-intimacy-with-charles-atlas/

Russell Ferguson and Thomas Demand join Michael Fried for a conversation about painting, photography and film, focused on Fried’s new book Another Light: Jacques Louis David to Thomas Demand at LACMA (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/fried-ferguson-demand

The LA Marathon is on so don’t make plans before noon in most parts of the city- http://www.lamarathon.com/race-weekend/street-closures

Mar 132014
 

No Age- Eraser

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/13-3/16)

Thursday-

Paleyfest 2014 begins (until 3/28) – Casts and creators of various hit TV shows speak at panels before a live audience- http://media.paleycenter.org/paleyfest-2014-lineup/

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

Friday-

ArtNight Pasadena- http://www.artnightpasadena.org/

No Age at the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock- http://cfaer.org/ai1ec_event/no-age/?instance_id=1203

Dave Stewart (of Eurythmics fame) is playing along with VaVoom- a rock and roll circus- at the El Rey- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/245809

TeamSupreme Night with guest DJs including DJ Shadow at the Echoplex- http://www.theecho.com/event/509001-ts-x-dj-shadow-los-angeles/

Saturday-

Sculptures made by designers and architects out of soon to be donated cans of food make up Canstruction LA (show opens at Artwalk) located in the Farmers and Merchants Building downtown (also open Sunday)- http://www.canstructionla.com/

For several days in March, the Aero Theater is showing Phillip Seymour Hoffman movies. Tonight its a double feature- Boogie Nights and Happinesshttp://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/boogie-nights-happiness

Sew-Down- The Closing Event for LA Fashion Week at 333 Live- clothing and jewelery sale, DJ event, fashion and art show- http://www.sew-down.com/

Sunday-

Frida Mania: Woman’s Day Festival  at the Museum of Latin American Art (free) in support of the just opened show: Frida Kahlo, Her Photoshttp://www.molaa.org/Programs-and-Events/Events-Calendar/Target-Free-Sundays@MOLAA_965.aspx

Kris Bowers at Amoeba Music (free)- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-2872/