Sep 172015

Le Butcherettes- Demon Stuck in Your Eye

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/17-9/9/20)-


Le Butcherettes are playing a free acoustic set at Amoeba Hollywood to promote their new album A Raw Youth which includes contributions from John Frusciante and Iggy Pop-

designLAb is having its public reception for sixteen art and design exhibitions at the Pacific Design Center-

Jerry Stahl will be at The Last Bookstore to read from Permanent Midnight, his now 20 year old memoir about drug addiction along with writers Joe Clifford and Ryan Leone who will also read from their books about addiction-


The students from Ghetto Film School Los Angeles will be screening 10 short narrative films (non-dialogue, six minutes each) at LACMA followed by a Q&A with the students (free)-

Cinefamily is paying tribute to the late Roddy Piper with a double feature of They Live and Hell Comes to Frogtown

Dapper Day encourages guests to don their vintage finest at Disneyland, there is also a free Dapper Day Expo at the Disney Hotel-

Nosaj Thing, Tourist, Jacques Greene, George Maple, Durante are all playing at the Wiltern for The Sound You Need

Ibeyi are performing at the Mayan Theater-


#YESALLWOMEN  is an art auction and fundraiser for the East Los Angeles Women’s Center ($20 ticket includes two drinks)-

Start getting in the Halloween mood with Cinespia’s showing of Carrie at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery-

LA Cider Fest is at Raleigh Studios with general admission including 2.5 hrs of cider and beer tasting for $65 or sign up for Goldstar and get the VIP for the same price (or $35 for general admission)-

The Music Center is hosting late night party Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours to celebrate DUBLAB’s 16th Anniversary with DJ’s, dancing, silk screening, video and lighting installations, live music and more with artists Devendra Banhart, Peaking Lights and many others scheduled to participate (free but standby only) –

Groundhog Day is the outdoor movie this week at Barnsdall Park ($15 or for $25 include the wine tasting)-

Mac McCaughan (of Superchunk) is playing songs from his solo record at the Getty for Saturdays off the 405 (free but parking is $10 after 5 $15 before)-

Saturday and Sunday

Mad Decent Block Party is back and performers include Cut Copy, Major Lazer, Vic Mensa and Diplo-


Bob Colacello, Vanity Fair writer and former editor of Interview magazine is talking with photographer Catherine Opie about his book, Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up, and her book, 700 Nimes Road, at LACMA Art Catalogues (free)-

At Luz de Jesus Gallery author Alix Sloan will be discussing and signing her book Launching Your Art Career: A Practical Guide for Artists along with a panel of artists who contributed to the book-

Angel City Brewery is having Oktoberfest in September with a full day of festivities-

Danish band Mew are performing a free show at Fingerprints Records in Long Beach-

Sep 102015

The Drums- There Is Nothing Left

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/10-9/13/15)-


MOCA is screening Stan VanDerBeek: Newsreel of Dreams at their Grand Avenue location ($12)-

For the last free concert of the summer at Santa Monica Pier, the tUnE-yArDs are performing along with Avid Dancer-

The Hammer is having a forum titled 9/11, The Saudi Connection with Senator Bob Graham and Robert Baer. Baer was the CIA veteran played by George Clooney in Syriana

Downtown’s Artwalk is back for its monthly event-

The Church are playing at the Roxy-


The Drums are playing a free show (with RSVP) along with Nathaniel Rateliff @ The Night Sweats in Laguna Beach-

The More Than A Cone Art Festival, a benefit for animal advocacy groups, is taking place at the Autry and includes a runway show, live music, live painting and an art show. $35 includes beer/wine-

Friday through Sunday

It’s the Hollywood Bowl’s Fireworks Finale with the B-52s and the Psychedelic Furs playing with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra-

LACE in Hollywood is having its second Resonant Forms festival of performance art and electronic music- $20/night or $30 for the weekend-


Tokyo Police Club are playing at the Regent Theater-

Outdoor movies begin in Barnsdall Park with Shaun of the Dead. $15 for the movie or spend $25 and include the wine tasting-

Pasadena’s City Hall outdoor movie this week is The Princess Bride

Before the movie you could check out the Armory’s 2015 Monster Drawing Rally benefit where artwork is first created live by over 100 artists and then can be purchased for $75. Or you can just watch for $10 and there will be beer-

Peach Kelli Pop are playing as part of the Razorcake Residency lineup at Pehrspace ($5)-

Gap Dream are headlining a show at The Smell ($5)-


Architect Frank Gehry will be speaking with architecture critic Paul Goldberger about his career (free but standby only, line starts at 1pm)-

It’s the second and last day of Long Beach Comic Con-

Sep 032015

FIDLAR- West Coast

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/3-9/6)-


FIDLAR is playing a set at Amoeba Records to celebrate their new record Too and signing copies afterwards-

HEALTH are playing a free show at Los Globos sponsored by Fader and Coors Light-RSVP here-

It’s Craft Night at CAFAM-this time it’s Felt Objects inspired by the L.A. River with Billy Kheel ($8)

Think Tank Gallery is having Summer Send Off and BBQ and Brew with live music, food and art, as well as a panel discussion on throwing events in Los Angeles (free)-

Cinefamily is showing the work of the Quay Brothers (curated by Christopher Nolan) all weekend but tonight is the only night Nolan will be in attendance-


There are still tickets left to the Barnsdall Park Wine Tasting- four selections for $30-

The LA County Fair opens today in Pomona with Patti Labelle and Chaka Khan performing-

Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile’s solo project Ducktails is playing at The Echo-

Tijuana Panthers are playing at the Regent-

Mystic Braves are playing at the Teregram Ballroom-


The Observatory in Santa Ana is hosting Burger Records Burger-a-go-g-2- with a big list of bands including Cults, Bleached, Cherry Glazerr-

The outdoor movie at the Autry this week is Fight Club with live music beforehand-

The Damned are at the Fonda Theatre-


Fiesta Hermosa, calls itself the “Largest Arts & Crafts Fair in Southern California,” and is going on all weekend in downtown Hermosa Beach-


The Hollywood Bowl is showing E.T. while the Los Angeles Philharmonic performs John Williams’ score (also on Friday and Saturday)-

Diet Cig are playing at the Bootleg with Kera and the Lesbians-

All weekend (Friday through Labor Day)- Chungking Road in Chinatown is having a weekend of events including art openings, BBQ, live music, art talks, and more (free)-

Apr 192015





Today (4/19) is the last day to see both Robert Williams’ exhibition Slang Aesthetics! and 20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz, a group exhibition by guest curators Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace Gallery and Gary Pressman of Copro Gallery at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG), in Barnsdall Park.

Robert Williams has had a long career, from working on famous 60′s comic book Zap Comix to later helping to create Juxtapoz Magazine in 1994 to provide exposure for underground artists.  His paintings are highly skilled and detailed and each one has a story explaining the meanings behind the work.

The Juxtapoz exhibition has a diverse range of artists including Mark Ryden, Margaret Keane, Triston Eaton, Brett Armory, Andrew Schoulz and too many others to list here. Also drawing crowds are two of Kazuhiro Tsuji’s eerily lifelike sculptures of Dali (pictured above) and Andy Warhol.

Feb 122015

Mrs. Magician- The Dead 80’s

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/12-2/15)-


John Craig Freeman is previewing and discussing his project EEG AR: Things We Have Lost at LACMA. Viewing devices will be provided to check out the virtual objects he’s created-  If you miss this, you could also visit on Saturday and participate in this work by conjuring images with your brainwaves (equipment provided)-

Downtown Artwalk is tonight and this time there is an art show celebrating the life of producer J Dilla-

Create:Fixate 13 Year Anniversary Celebration- I Art You event in Venice is an art show and benefit- there will also be cocktails, music and other entertainment (20$)-


Mrs.Magician are opening for Swami John Reis and The Blind Shake at the Satellite-

Hollyhock House in Barnsdall Park will re-open (after major renovations) from 4pm to 11am on Saturday for free self-guided tours. The house has made appearances in Blade Runner, Karate Kid, and The House on Haunted Hill

LACMA is playing a double bill of The Goonies and Pee-wee’s Big Adventure

Cherry Glazerr is hosting “A Very Musty Pre-Valentine’s Day Affair” at the Echo with LA Witch, The Frights, Buttertones, and Tête- advanced tickets are sold out but there may be some at the door day of-

The Dodos are playing the Roxy-


NELA’s Second Saturday gallery night is a great chance to spend some time in Highland Park-

Don Bachardy is speaking about his work at Craig Krull Gallery-

Silverlake Flea is on at Micheltorena St. Elementary School and there will be free ice cream-

LACE + Artillery are having a Valentine’s Day Party with cocktails and performances.  It’s also the last day to check out the current group show-

The Growlers are at the Hollywood Palladium-


LA Zine Fest is in Glendale this year with 200 exhibitors and free-

The Festival of (In)appropriation is at the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian and features a program of “cutting-edge experimental found footage shorts”, including Nothing by LJ Frezza which is 6 minutes of footage where nothing happens from the TV series Seinfeld-

Sep 112014

Major Lazer- Aerosol Can feat. Pharrell Williams (and artist Mike Giant)

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/11-9/14)-


Waiting for Jack: A Beat Poetry Experience at the Autry- poets, actors and musicians will read the poems of the Beat generation-

Photographer Henry Horenstein will discuss his work including the book Honky Tonk at Annenberg Space for Photography (free with registration)-

Downtown Art Walk-

Thursday through Sunday

Gob Squad: Super Night Shot at REDCAT – the British-German collective heads out into the street an hour before the performance to interact with strangers before presenting the work to the audience where it is screened and scored live-

Friday through Sunday

Fireworks Finale: The Simpsons Take the Bowl– Orchestra+ Simpsons clips+ Fireworks-


Kickstarter Film Fest 2014- featuring work by LA based creators including- film clips, art installations, projects, and a musical performance by John Vanderslice (free) –


Eat.Drink.Art. a benefit for The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park- $30 includes 3 drink tickets, live painting, an art auction, live music and DJs and more-

Frogtown Artwalk- a great way to check out this lovely arts community in the Elysian Valley- open studios, bands and performances are all part of the event-

Make it a double Eastside arts evening and check out NELA Second Saturday Gallery Night in and around Highland Park-

Diplo is headlining the Mad Decent Block Party at LA Center Studios-

Kan Wakan is performing for Getty Museum’s Saturdays Off the 405


Painter John Currin talks with James Cuno, as part of The Un-Private Collection series (sold out but there will be a standby line)-

Sep 272013


This weekend in Los Angeles there are so many things to do. Options include:

Have fun!

Sep 222013


You’re A Very Bad Man! by A.S. Ashley

Tomorrow (9/22/13) is the last day to see the 2013 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery ( located at Barnsdall Park.  It includes 74 works of art by 46 artists selected from more than 900 submissions by 368 artists.