Jul 192018
 

Car Seat Headrest- Nervous Young Humans

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/19-7/22/18)-

Thursday

Kauf is performing with Sam Evian as part of Hammer Museum’s free Summer Concerts series

LACMA is showing the 1988 film Fresh Horses with a pre-screening conversation with Kate Hagen, Writer and Director of Community at The Black List, and Maggie Mackay, Board Chair/Executive Director of Vidiots moderated by film critic April Wolfe

Holy Wave are playing at the Echoplex with Versing, Smokescreens, and Gold Cage

Friday

Car Seat Headrest are playing at The Wiltern

Friday Flights returns to the Getty Center with performances by Geneva Jacuzzi, Dynasty Handbag, Corey Fogel, Elliot Reed; Gas Gallery’s truck will be parked on Getty’s plaza with an exhibition inside; artists Barbara T. Smith and Andrea Bowers will discussing artists’ books (free but advanced ticket required); and there will be an Artists’ Book Fest

Colleen Green is playing a free show at the Highland Park Bowl with support from Star

Flat Worms are playing with The Lavender Flu, Lamps, and Grave Zone at Zebulon

Odd Nights, a monthly event at The Autry, has the museum galleries open late, a full bar, live music, a market and more ($5)

U.S. Girls are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Prettiest Eyes opening

Charlotte Gainsbourg is playing at the Fonda Theatre

Saturday

Bergamot Station is having a Summer Celebration from 2-5pm with a beer garden, live music, an art book sale at Rose Gallery, artist talks, and more

Cold Showers are playing at Bar Sinister with L.A. Drones and Sin Asps

Annenberg Space for Photography is having an after hours event with extended gallery hours and live music

Vinyl Williams is having a record release party at Lodge Room with Triptides and Deep Fields opening

Resident’s free summer concert series continues with Dommengang

Sunday

Independent Shakespeare Co. continues its performances in Griffith Park of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with a special pre-show performance by Invertigo Dance Theatre

P.H.F, C Roy, Milk, and Emily Edrosa are playing at The Factory

Jess Williamson is playing at Zebulon with Kacey Johansing and Anna St. Louis opening

Fine Points are playing at The Hi Hat with JUNK and The Primals opening

Dec 152017
 

Hoops- On Top

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend 12/14-12/17/17)-

Thursday

Grizzly Bear are playing at The Wiltern

LACMA is hosting An Evening with… Willem Dafoe, which includes a screening of Light Sleeper and a conversation with the actor

Julien Baker is playing at the Palace Theatre with Half Waif and Adam Torres

Downtown Art Walk returns, this time with a Krampus Run and parade along with various galleries open late (free)

Veronica Bianqui and Kera & The Lesbians are opening for Moon Honey at the Teragram Ballroom

Night Drive and Bogan Via are playing at Resident

Friday

Saber Battle L.A. returns, this time to Grand Park- $10 in advance gets you a 6 color light saber to use for the event

Froth are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Sasami opening

Skating Polly are playing at The Echo with Starcrawler and Pinky Pinky opening

Saturday

Hoops are playing with Jimmy Whispers and Ruby Haunt at the Moroccan Lounge

Bergamot Station is hosting a Holiday Open House and is a good chance to check out the galleries

Gabba Gallery is having a closing party for their affordable art show Wishlist 5

Power 106 is hosting Cali Christmas at The Forum with performances by Chance the Rapper, Travis Scott, Joey Bada$$, Majid Jordan, and Gashi

The artists of Iris Company are having an interactive performance/art show called BOUQUET at Basic Flowers

Sunday

Cinespia is hosting a screening of Home Alone with a pajama party at The Los Angeles Theatre

The California African American Museum is hosting the first of their Conversations for Artists by Artists series with Samira Yamin and Umar “Frohawk” Rashid with a reception to follow (free but RSVP)

The 13th Annual Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival will be screening films free throughout the day at LACMA

A Very Cassie Ramone X-Mas is happening at Bob Baker Marionette Theatre with Colleen Green, Three O’Clock Rock and, of course, puppets

Jul 202017
 

Lo Moon- Loveless

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/20-7/24/17)-

Thursday

Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner & James McAlister are performing their album PLANETARIUM at Hollywood Forever

The band Kinky is playing a soundtrack they created for Weird Science at this installment of Bring the Noise, LACMA’s music and film program

Pasadena Museum of California Art is free, open late tonight, and includes a conversation between curator John David O’Brien and artist Rebecca Ripple about the current group exhibition Interstitial

Hammer Museum’s music program RebelRebel continues this week with Elohim and Suzi Analogue (free)

Mr. Elevator are opening for classic rock band Eric Burdon and The Animals at the Santa Monica Pier (free)

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is hosting a free music night tonight with Zola Jesus, Lawrence Rothman, Smerz and DJ Michael Stock (make sure to RSVP)

Vundabar are opening for Rozwell Kid at The Hi Hat

Friday

MNDSGN is playing a free show at Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

L.A. Live’s Dark Nights returns with live music and entertainment, live painting, a market, $5 drink and food specials, and more (free)

The theme for this week’s Dance Downtown in Grand Park is Bollywood (free)

Santoros are having a Vinyl Release Party at The Echo with So Many Wizards and Wyatt Blair opening

It’s FYF Fest time and tickets are available at this writing for the Friday and Sunday shows- tonight’s lineup includes Missy Elliot, Bjork, Thee Oh Sees, Slowdive, Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals, Flying Lotus, Beach Fossils, Angel Olsen and more

Odd Nights returns to the Autry Museum with live music, a market and  late hours for select galleries ($5)

Saturday

Lo Moon is opening for Mondo Cozmo and Paul Oakenfold at KCRW’s Sound in Focus event in the park outside Annenberg Space for Photography (free but you must RSVP)

Bergamot Station is hosting Summer Celebration, an all day event that includes performances, artist talks, workshops, live music and more (free)

Beta Main is hosting a panel discussion with photographers Valerie J. Bower, Arlene Mejorado, and Desilu Muñoz moderated by Star Montana

The Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills is having a free Night Sky Festival with kids activities, Native American night sky stories, a science presentation and telescope viewings

Moaning, Soccer Mommy and Shannon Lay are opening for Stef Chura at the Bootleg Theater

Sunday

If you loved Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Theatre at the Ace Hotel is offering two chances to see creator Joel Hodgson and host Jonah Heston, along with Crow, Tom Servo, Gypsy and more, as they offer their running commentary on fan fave Eegah for the first show and a yet to be announced film for the second show

Check out the last day of FYF Fest with a lineup that includes Nine Inch Nails, Iggy Pop, Run the Jewels, Ty Segall, Temples, Solange, Blonde Redhead, Moses Sumney, and more

The Los Angeles Philharmonic will be performing a tribute to the musical work of Stephen Sondheim at the Hollywood Bowl for Sondheim on Sondheim, with special guests that include Vanessa Williams and Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Jan 262017
 

Dustin Lovelis- Off The Rails

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/26-1/29/17)-

Thursday

LA band The Regrettes are playing a free show at Amoeba Records in Hollywood

Bergamot Station is hosting The Night of Ideas, ” a 7-hour marathon of debates, live performances, readings, art installations, screenings and music”  that  explore the idea of utopias (free with registration)

As part of The Broad’s program The Un-Private Collection, musician and art collector, Flea, will be speaking with artist Thomas Houseago (who has work in The Broad’s current exhibition Creature) at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

There are still tickets available to see photographer Candace Feit discuss her work with the transgender community in India at the Annenberg Space for Photography (free with registration)

Seratones are playing with Communist Daughter and Ever So Android at The Echo

Friday

Blum & Poe is hosting Poetry & Piano, an evening with music from Donal Fox and readings by Will Alexander, Tisa Bryant and Robin Coste Lewis in conjunction with Sam Durant’s exhibition at the gallery ($10 suggested donation with all proceeds going to Planned Parenthood)

Cayetana are opening for Mikey Erg and Lemuria at The Echo

Bootleg Theater is hosting Girlschool 2017, a 100% women-led music festival with bands that include Deap Vally, The Bird and the Bee, The Regrettes, Winter, and more playing, DJ’ing, and speaking over three nights ($16 per night or $45 for 3 days)

Peach Kelli Pop, SadGirl, and The Paranoyds are playing a benefit at Music Tastes Good in Long Beach

No Age are playing at Non Plus Ultra with Drug Apts

Saturday

My favorite of the LA art fairs, stARTup Art Fair returns to the Highland Gardens Hotel (opening on Friday and closing Sunday). The programming is worth looking into and last year each of the independent artists took over one of the unique hotel rooms and turned it into a temporary gallery  (discounts on Goldstar and Groupon)

Night on Broadway returns to celebrate the history of the famous downtown LA street, with music and performances both on the street and in the historic theaters, all free

Art Los Angeles Contemporary continues at The Barker Hangar (also Friday and Sunday- discounts on Goldstar)

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls are playing at The Wiltern

Sunday

Dustin Lovelis is opening for Prism Tats at The Hi Hat

The big Museum Free-For-All is on with museums that include LACMA, the Craft & Folk Art Museum, Descanso Gardens, MOCA, and more

REDCAT is screening the documentary The Murder of Fred Hampton: The Struggle Continues by Howard Alk and Michael Gray, with a panel discussion to follow with artist Sam Durant, activist and educator Ericka Huggins and UCLA scholar Robin Kelley

If you missed No Age on Friday you can see them in Long Beach at The Federal Underground

’80s band Gene Loves Jezebel are playing at The Echo with Fatal Jamz

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

 

Jul 282016
 

TOKiMONSTA (feat Anderson .Paak & KRNE)

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/28-7/31-16)-

Thursday

TOKiMONSTA, Gavin Turek, and Ambré are performing at this week’s Disappear Here, the free music night at Hammer Museum

For the closing of the exhibition Shapeshifters at Shulamit Nazarian Gallery in Venice,  XINA XURNER (Shapeshifters artist Young Joon Kwak’s musical performance collaboration with Marvin Astorga) will present a new performance that combines voice, music, movement, and interaction with Kwak’s sculptures and features artist and composer Elisa Harkins and Travis R-D of performance collective Project Rage Queen. The performance will be followed by a conversation between Kwak and artist Jennifer Moon.

Sinkane is performing a free concert at Skirball Cultural Center

LACMA has a free screening of Ira Sachs’ new film Little Men and a conversation with Sachs and stars of the film Greg Kinnear and Theo Taplitz

Protoje are headlining the free concert at the Santa Monica Pier

Friday

For the Getty’s Friday Flights this week, there will be music by M. Geddes Gengras and wild Up’s Lewis Pesacov, installations by Jim Drain and Jennifer Juniper Stratford, a performance by Ry Rocklen and Nick Lowe’s The Bushes, and a film program presented by Veggie Cloud (free)

Magic Wands are playing with Drinking Flowers, Terminal A, and Fatal Jamz at the Viper Room

LACMA is having a book signing (free) with Guillermo del Toro at 5pm and afterwards he will be introducing his film The Devil’s Backbone (tickets for the film here)

Black Milk is performing with live band Nat Turner at The Echoplex

Gary Wilson & The Blind Dates and Jimmy Whispers will be playing one of the last shows at the original location of Pehrspace

Saturday

Bergamot Station is having a full day of artist talks and exhibition openings for Summer Saturday

The Broad is having the second of their late night events- Nonobject(ive): Summer Happenings, this time with Sky Ferreira DJ’ing, a reading by Richard Hell in collaboration with the music of The Haxan Cloak, music by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Mas Ysa, dance and visual art collaborations by Ryan Heffington and Brontez Purnell within the galleries, and experimental music by Anenon

Reverend Horton Heat is playing a free show in Pershing Square

You can see Trainspotting outside The Autry before the sequel comes out in January of next year

Ice Cube is headlining the first night of HARD Summer Music Festival, which includes performers Flosstradamus, Anderson .Paak, and Dizzee Rascal among others

Sunday

MOCA is having a free screening of Ed Ruscha’s only two films Miracle and Premium and Filipe Lima will introduce his film Ed Ruscha: Buildings and Words, a new short-length documentary about Ruscha’s extraordinary body of work

Major Lazer is headlining the second night of Hard Summer Music Festival with  Dillon Francis, Porter Robinson, DJ Khaled and many more also performing

Griffith Park Free Shakepeare Festival continues with The Tempest (begins Saturday 7/30)

Mar 172016
 

September Girls- Love No One

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/17-3/20/16)-

Thursday

Black Radical Imagination is a touring program of “experimental short films emphasizing new stories from within the African diaspora” showing tonight at MOCA Grand Avenue (free)

Artist Roy Dowell is giving an exhibition walk-through of Hammer Museum’s exhibition Leap Before You Look, and later painter and associate professor and director of graduate studies of painting and printmaking at Yale University, Anoka Faruqee will be giving a lecture on Josef Albers

Tam O’Shanter is having an all day celebration for St. Patrick’s Day

Friday

LACE in Hollywood is having a Feminist Friday Mixer– a “Consciousness-Raising-meets-Happy-Hour” event (free)

PaleyFest continues with the cast of Difficult People and Patton Oswalt moderating

Slow Hollows are playing with Jerry Paper at the Teragram Ballroom

Friday through Sunday

Grrls on Film at Loyola Marymount University is a series of free panels and screenings including  a showing of The Decline of Western Civilization with a discussion afterwords with director Penelope Spheeris on Saturday, and Lost Grrls: Riot Grrl in Los Angeles on Sunday. Also on Sunday is Grrls on Stage with musical sets by Peach Kelli Pop and Kim and the Created, spoken word performances and a fanzine making table

String Theory is performing Remembering Water, a combination of dance, projections and music that incorporates giant harps, at Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica

Friday and Saturday

Crispin Glover is at the Egyptian Theatre presenting “Crispin Hellion Glover’s Big Slide Show, Part 2,” an hour-long presentation of images from Mr. Glover’s illustrated books accompanied by his dramatic narration” before a showing of his second feature It is Fine! Everything is Fine. On Saturday it’s the “Big Slide Show, Part 1” before a screening of his debut film What is It?. He will also be signing his latest book following both performances.

Saturday

Bergamot Station is having a Spring Fling Event with live music, tango and origami lessons, and plenty of art to check out in the galleries

Chairlift are playing at the El Rey Theatre

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery is having a spoken word event for their current exhibition SKIN with artists Derrick Maddox, Linda Ravenswood and special guests Yosimar Reyes and Maceo Paisely ($5)

Tubing in the LA River may sound crazy- but it’s happening-L.A.ZY River is having a tubing event but you have to email them for the full details. You can also cheer from the sidelines or go to the opening event or after party. (free but bring your own tube)

Blanck Mass is at the Resident in the Arts District

Sunday

September Girls are playing at the Echo

MOCA’s Artists on Artists series continues, this time at the West Hollywood Council Chambers with Miranda July speaking about Catherine Opie and her current exhibition Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Road  (free)

As part of Bach in the Subways, there is a Bach Marathon at Union Station with performances throughout the station as well as a dance performance and one that includes the Bob Baker Marionettes (free)

Dec 102015
 

Death Cab for Cutie- The Ghosts of Beverly Drive

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/10-12/13/15)-

Thursday

Death Cab for Cutie are at the Orpheum Theatre

Downtown Art Walk is back- this time in addition to the art, you can check out a holiday concert on the world’s largest harp (at 6 and 8pm at City National Tower)

At LACMA, Art + Technology Lab grant recipient Nana Oforiatta-Ayim is launching phase one of her project, Cultural Encyclopaedia, a large-scale documentation and archive effort dedicated to mapping cultural production on the African continent. The second part of the program will feature a short film documenting Oforiatta-Ayim’s use of the kiosk as a model for the traveling museum as well as a collector of culture and history. (free but ticket required)

Friday

There is a free party hosted by the Triforium Project for the 40th anniversary of Joseph Young’s sculpture. There will be music, speakers, cake, and a chance to learn about the project which hopes to restore the sculpture to its former musical and light glory.

Fig at 7th is having a holiday market today and Saturday (free)

LACMA is showing Fritz Lang’s film M in conjunction with the exhibition New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic, 1919–1933 ($10)

KROQ Locals Only is hosting bands Lights and The Mowgli’s at the Wiltern

Saturday

The Million Dollar Theatre is showing Die Hard and Gaslamp Killer is Dj’ing a pre-party with holiday cocktails

Bergamot Station is having a Holiday Open House with music, free portrait painting, food and drinks to enjoy while checking out the galleries

There are still tickets available for the Carol Bus which will make stops around downtown LA while you sing Christmas Carols guided by two professional singers from the LA Master Chorale. $55 gets you on the bus, cookies, hot chocolate, a song book and a stop at a bar for hot toddies/mulled wine

The Juan Maclean are one of the musical guests for A Club Called Rhonda at Los Globos

HEALTH are playing the Teregram Ballroom

Saturday and Sunday

The 11th annual Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival is at LACMA with tons of free films and shorts showing on both days in two of their theaters

The Holiday Renegade Craft Fair is in Grand Park (free)

Additional tickets have been released for KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas– bands include Silversun Pickups, Foals, Cage the Elephant, The 1975, Weezer, and many more

Sunday

Peach Kelli Pop are playing at The Smell with Post Life, MELTED, and The Grinning Ghosts

May 032014
 

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Irit Batsry- Altered Sites

Currently at Shoshana Wayne gallery is Irit Batsry’s fourth solo exhibition. From the press release:

Altered Sites is a partial survey of Batsry’s photographic work from the last two decades illuminating key themes for the artist: the fragmentation of space, the construction of virtual space, and the dissolution of borders between photography, painting, sculpture, and the moving image.

Three different series of photographs are presented in the show. Neither There Nor Here is a series of photos taken from video material shot in Southern India. The Through the Looking Glass series, taken in Northwest Brazil, includes fun house mirror images of the sky and buildings, like the one seen above. Also shot in Brazil, the images from the third series, Caution, incorporate sculptures she built with security caution tape that she places within a coastal landscape.

This show closes 5/3.

Mar 042014
 

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Nude Female with Dark Mask II (2010) and Chalkboard in Flames (2013) by José Alberto Marchi

Currently part of a group show at Latin American Masters, artist José Alberto Marchi’s work stands out. Influenced by photography, in particular the work of Thomas Eakins, many of Marchi’s paintings like the nude shown above, are presented as both a positive and negative image. In others, the images seem to be materializing from the canvas the way a photo would from developing chemicals.

In addition to these works are some from his most recent show at the gallery, Sacrificio. The series was inspired by the final scene of Andrei Tarkovsky’s film The Sacrifice, in which the protagonist burns his house down to save the world. The late 19th and early 20th century people from his previous paintings, are now in new situations forcing them to react to a fire, the only color within the canvas. It is up to the viewer to interpret what the sacrifice, in this context, may be.