Sep 272018
 

Z Berg- I Fall For The Same Face Every Time

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/27-9/30/18)-

Thursday

Hammer Museum celebrates the restaging of David Antin’s Sky Poems (taking place on Saturday over LACMA and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego)  with a convening of a group of poets, artists, and scholars, including Blaise Antin, Eleanor Antin, Julien Bismuth, Steve Kado, Aram Moshayedi, Marjorie Perloff, Jerome Rothenberg, and Hamza Walker, to discuss Antin and his legacy.

LACMA has a free screening of The Old Man & The Gun, and a post-screening conversation with writer David Lowery moderated by Gregory Ellwood.

Ukranian quartet DakhaBrakha are performing at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Wye Oak is opening for Ben Howard at the Shrine Auditorium

For MOCA Music at MOCA Grand Avenue, Danke and Yialmelic Frequencies will be performing (free)

HOLYCHILD are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Jen Awad opening

 

Friday

Ai WeiWei will be speaking about his work at LACMA with LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan (free but standby line only- get there early)

Beck is playing at the Hollywood Bowl with St. Vincent DJ’ing

The Van Nuys Arts Festival returns for its second year with art installations, live music, art making workshops and more (free)

The Presets are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Blood Red Shoes opening

The Beths are playing at The Roxy Theatre with Ariel View opening

Gateway Drugs are opening for The Pink Slips at The Hi Hat

 

Friday through Sunday

Ohana Festival is taking place all weekend at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point with bands that include Norah Jones, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Plague Vendor, Beck, Johnny Marr, and more

 

Saturday

DUBLAB is celebrating its 19th Anniversary with an all evening (until 2am) fundraising party at Zebulon featuring live music by performers that include The Pantones, Linafornia, Prophet, and Ann Magnuson, DJs, video artists, and more

Artist Nina Chanel Abney will be in discussing her solo exhibition at The California African American Museum with curators Jamillah James and Naima Keith (free but register)

Pop-Up Magazine’s live magazine night returns to The Theatre at Ace Hotel with “photography, film, radio, and original music mixed together and performed live onstage by a cast of talented people”

The Broad’s final Summer Happenings event, A Journey That Wasn’t, Part 2,  “will explore how artists manipulate time through memory, appropriation and repetition” with performances by Kim Gordon and YoshimiO, The Banjee Ball creating a “vogue opera” with performances by the LA ballroom dance community, and more

The Range of Light Wilderness are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Luke Temple of Here We Go Magic opening

The New Division and Nite are playing at Union nightclub

 

Saturday and Sunday

Music Tastes Good returns to Marina Green Park in Long Beach with lots of great bands including New Order, Joey Bada$$, Santigold, Lil B, Big Thief, Cherry Glazerr, Janelle Monáe, Ezra Furman, De Lux, and more

 

Sunday

Z Berg is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Benmont Tench, Ethan Gruska, Natalie Bergman, Bobcat Goldthwait, Joseph Keefe, Paige Anderson and special guests

CicLAvia is partnering with the LA Philharmonic for its centennial celebration and closing off  streets between the Walt Disney Concert Hall and Hollywood with six hubs that will have live music, dance performances, art and more along the route. Also make sure to check out WDCH Dreams, media artist Refik Anadol’s projections on the concert hall (starting Friday and running until 10/6)

The Watts Towers Jazz Festival is a free day of music and art and a chance to see the famous sculptures

Curators Cynthia Burlingham and Allegra Pesenti will be at the Hammer Museum to discuss the background of the exhibition Stones to Stains: The Drawings of Victor Hugo

Jan 182018
 

Joyce Manor- Last You Heard Of Me

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/18-1/21/18)-

Thursday

Tennis System and Souvenirs are opening for Teenage Wrist at The Hi Hat

Artist Gala Porras-Kim will be discussing her work from A Universal History of Infamy with curator Megan O’Neil, at LACMA (free but ticket required)

Also at LACMA is a screening of John Carpenter’s classic They Live

Guards and Veronica Bianqui are opening for The Soft White Sixties at The Echo

At REDCAT, LA-based performers Rubén Martínez and Raquel Gutiérrez will be performing VARIEDADES, “an interdisciplinary performance that brings together music, spoken word, theater, comedy and the visual arts, loosely based on the Mexican vaudeville shows of early 20th century”

Friday

Surfer Blood are playing at The Hi Hat with Terry Malts opening

Sociologist and writer Greg Snyder will be discussing his book SKATEBOARDING LA at The Last Bookstore with some of the professional skateboarders profiled in the book joining him (free)

De Lux are playing with The Juan Maclean at The Regent Theater

Suno Deko is performing at the Bootleg Theater with special sets/collaborations with Zach Tetreault, Cyrus Gengras, Alex Somers, and Julianna Barwick

iHeartRadio ALTer Ego 2018 is happening at The Forum with Beck, The National, Spoon, and more

Saturday

The Women’s March is taking place in downtown LA- moving from Pershing Square to City Hall

Joyce Manor are playing two shows at Union Station– tickets are still available for the earlier one (3pm) with Surf Curse and Peach Kelli Pop

For the final weekend of Mike Kelley: Kandors 1999-2011 at Hauser & Wirth, Extended Organ, Lonely Street and Telecaves will be performing (free)

There are still tickets available for the later show at The Broad of En Cuatro Patas: The Formaldehyde Trip, a work by Mexico City artist Naomi Rincón Gallardo, that includes songs and videos dedicated to murdered Mixtec activist Alberta “Bety” Cariño, performed live with props (part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA)

Wolf Parade are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Charly Bliss opening (also Friday)

Sondre Lerche is performing at Largo

Sunday

Worn-Tin is playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Small Forward and runnner opening

Hammer Museum is showing the experimental short films of Narcisa Hirsch as part of Los Angeles Filmforum’s Ism Ism Ism: Experimental Cinema in Latin America, part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA (free)

Death of Lovers (members of Nothing) are playing at the Echoplex with Choir Boy opening

 

Nov 022017
 

Daniel Johnston- Some Things Last A Long Time

There’s a sweet sadness to the music of Daniel Johnston. He has been around for a while and there is an excellent documentary about him, The Devil and Daniel Johnston, from 2005, that chronicles his life and career, as well as his struggles with manic depression and schizophrenia. His songs have been covered often by artists including Beck (covering the song below for an album of Johnston covers by various artists) Beach House, Yo La Tengo and many more. Johnston also has two songs included on the soundtrack for the movie Kids.

Daniel Johnston is playing tonight (11/02/17) at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.

 

Sep 182014
 

Beck- Heart is a Drum

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/18-9/21)-

Thursday

Neutral Milk Hotel, The Breeders, Daniel Johnston play the Hollywood Bowl- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/neutral-milk-hotel/2014-09-18

DesignLAb at the Pacific Design Center is having an opening reception for 10 new exhibits featuring artists and designers- http://www.pacificdesigncenter.com/event/designlab-public-reception-3/

Cloud Cult are playing two sets at the Troubadour (one acoustic, one electric)- http://www.troubadour.com/event/606371-cloud-cult-los-angeles/

Friday

Author Junot Diaz will be reading from This is How You Lose Her at Skylight books- http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/junot-diaz-reads-how-you-lose-her

The 2nd Annual Afterglow Summer Video Series ends tonight at Pieter Performance Space with work from four LA-based video artists including
Harry Dodge and Aimee Goguen- http://www.pieterpasd.com/events/afterglow-summer-video-series/

Jungle with Beaty Heart at the Fonda- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/252153

Saturday

It’s Tarfest at the LaBrea Tar Pits Park- live bands include Hunter Hunted and The Moth & the Flame; there will be live painting by Craig ‘Craola’ Simkins, Nicola Verlato, and devNgosha; as well as food, drink and activities (FREE)- http://www.tarfest.com/

Artist Oliver Payne’s CHILL OUT performance at 356 Mission begins at 7pm; make sure you can follow the rules- http://356mission.tumblr.com/post/96731098470/oliver-paynes-chill-out-performance-saturday

Total Slacker are playing with Paws at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/630923-total-slacker-los-angeles/

Saturday and Sunday

Beck is at the Orpheum- http://www.goldenvoice.com/shows/details/?id=252997

Parachute Market biannual design fair is at JF Chen showroom- http://www.parachutemarket.com/pages/events-and-tickets-ii

Sunset Strip Music Festival with Janes Addiction, Empire of the Sun, Cold War Kids, Big Freedia, Killer Mike and tons more play the two day festival- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kroq-presents-the-2014-sunset-strip-music-festival-sat-920-sun-921-tickets-11780841815

Sunday

Daniel Joseph Martinez is speaking at LACMA and signing his book- http://www.lacma.org/event/daniel-joseph-martinez

It’s the last day to see the video installation, Drumroll, that won Steve McQueen (director of 12 Years a Slave) the Turner Prize, at MOCA Pacific Design Center- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/2014/06/04/9148/

LA Feline Film Festival featuring the Internet Cat Video festival is in Exposition Park- http://lafelinefilmfestival.com/

Zammuto are playing at the Satellite- http://www.thesatellitela.com/event/611425-zammuto-luke-wyland-vinyl-los-angeles/

Apr 102014
 

Beck- Where It’s At

Things to do in and around Los Angeles this weekend (4/10-4/13)-

Thursday

Beck at the Arlington Theater in Ventura- http://thearlingtontheatre.com/schedule/eventdetail/117/-/beck

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

Screening at MOCA Grand Ave of Hamlet A.D.D.http://sites.moca.org/thecurve/6191-2/

Chromeo at the Fonda Theatre- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/248587

Thursday through Sunday

Turner Classic Movie Festival- http://filmfestival.tcm.com/

Friday

Pet Shop Boys at Ventura Theater- http://www.venturatheater.net/event/472987-pet-shop-boys-electric-ventura/

Friday through Sunday

Paul Taylor Dance Company at The Music Center- http://www.musiccenter.org/about/Our-Programs/Glorya-Kaufman-Dance/201314-Subscriptions/Paul-Taylor-Dance-Company/

Saturday

NELA Second Saturday Gallery Night (Highland Park and Eagle Rock)- http://nelaart.org/

The Social Self: Selfies, Self-Documentation, and Self Portraiture symposium at LACMA- http://www.lacma.org/event/symposium-selfies

Clueless at the Electric Dusk Drive In (downtown)- http://www.electricduskdrivein.com/#!coming-up-next/cir7

Saturday and Sunday

LA Times Festival of Books- http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/

Sunday

Otis College of Art and Design Graduate Open Studios- http://www.otis.edu/calendar/graduate-open-studios

CalArts MFA open studios- http://calarts.edu/event/2014-04-13/calarts-open-studios

Nov 212013
 

Bent Shapes- Panel of Experts

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend-