Oct 192017

Mitski- Townie

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/19-10/22/17)-


Art historian Elena Shtromberg will be discussing the work of artist Anna Maria Maiolino at MOCA Grand Avenue (free)

Screaming Females are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Street Eaters and Hit Bargain

LACMA is hosting a free screening of 11/8/16, a documentary made up of 16 stories from 16 different filmmakers all taking place in America

Warbly Jets are having an album release party at Moroccan Lounge with The Entire Universe opening

Nick Hakim is playing at the Echoplex with Sam Evian and Jimmy Whispers opening

Sego are at The Echo with Goldensuns and Oddnesse opening


The Lemon Twigs are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Cut Worms and Fatal Jamz (also Saturday)

The Pancakes and Booze Art Show returns to Los Angeles with art from over 100 artists, performances, and of course pancakes and booze (also Saturday)

Front Porch Cinema’s free movie at Santa Monica Pier this week is the live action Beauty and the Beast

Angel Olsen is opening for Arcade Fire at The Forum

Cloak & Dagger Festival runs tonight and tomorrow til 2am at the Globe Theatre and The Palace Theatre. Tonight the lineup includes The Jesus and Mary Chain, TR/ST, Mykki Blanco, HEALTH and more


The Brewery Artwalk is back for its Autumn edition- a great chance to check out the artists in the large complex and get some food and drink while there (also running on Sunday)

Hauser and Wirth is having a public opening for Mike Kelley: Kandors 1999-2011, with food, drink and music by Moon Uterus

Curls (with Christopher Owens of Girls) are playing with Sure Sure at Moroccan Lounge

Allah-Las are playing at The Regent Theatre with Entrance and Mapache opening

Pop-Up Magazine at The Theatre at Ace Hotel brings a magazine to life with “film, photography, film, radio, and original music all mixed together and performed live onstage”- for this iteration presenters include LeVar Burton and TV writer Cord Jefferson

Moses Sumney is playing at the El Rey Theatre with Sudan Archives

Crystal Castles are playing at The Wiltern


Mitski is playing with Palehound opening at the Fonda Theatre

The Beverly Hills Art Show is back for its two day outdoor show with over 245 artists (also Saturday)

The A.G. Geiger Art Book Fair is taking place in Chinatown and is focused on art books, zines and music created by people on the West Coast (free)

Santa Monica Art Studios is having its annual open studios event (opening night is Saturday 6-9pm)

Eyelids are playing with Two Sheds and The Broken Hearts at The Echo


Oct 152015

The War on Drugs- Red Eyes

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/15-10/18/15)-


The Flux Screening Series returns to the Hammer with short films, music videos, filmmaker presentations and a DJ after party- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/10/flux-screening-series-fall-2015/

Yacht is performing a free set at Amoeba Records and signing their new record- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-3501/

Kickstarter Film Festival is on the east side in Los Feliz (free with RSVP)- http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2190143

Alt-J is at the Hollywood Bowl with Best Coast and San Fermin- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/lease-event-alt-j/2015-10-15


The War on Drugs are playing The Greek Theatre with Christopher Owens (of Girls) opening – http://www.greektheatrela.com/events/event_details.php?id=3128

LACMA is showing the film Metropolis with live musical accompaniment ($10)- http://www.lacma.org/event/metropolis?mc_cid=9b827f4062&mc_eid=0c1b8e358a

Odd Nights, the Autry’s free monthly market/music/food/drink event is on- http://theoddmarket.com/autry/

Lianne La Havas is performing at the Fonda Theatre- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/279979

Fartbarf are playing El Cid at midnight- http://www.elcidla.com/event/968287-fartbarf-wartime-recitals-los-angeles/

Friday and Saturday

Florence and the Machine are at the Hollywood Bowl- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/lease-event-florence-and-machine/2015-10-16


A benefit for 826LA at Echo Park Travel Mart– Life Into Art Into Art: Memoirs Adapted for Television and Film With Susan Orlean, Jerry Stahl, Stephen Elliott, and Evan Wright- has the authors discussing the adaptations of their memoirs ($15)- http://www.timetravelmart.com/products/life-into-art-into-art-memoirs-adapted-for-television-and-film-event-ticket

LA Times arts writer Suzanne Muchnic talks with KCRW art critic and journalist Hunter Drohojowska-Philp about her new book LACMA So Far (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/lacma-so-far

Saturday and Sunday

The Beverly Hills Art Show is a nice way to spend the day walking around Beverly Gardens Park (free)- http://www.beverlyhills.org/exploring/beverlyhillsartshow/artshowinformation/

37 artists are participating in Santa Monica Art Studios open studios event (free)- http://www.santamonicaartstudios.com/

The Festival for All Skid Row Artists is a two-day festival of performing and visual art and music from Skid Row residents (free from 1-5)- http://lapovertydept.org/wordpress/6th-annual-festival-for-all-skid-row-artists/


LA Commons is having Found LA which offers several free neighborhood walks all around Los Angeles. Many are sold out but there tickets for a few left like a photo walk in DTLA and historic Hollywood area tour- http://www.eventbrite.com/o/la-commons-1484982620

Artist Doug Aitken is in conversation with novelist Steve Erickson at the Family Bookstore for Aitken’s new book of sculptures- https://www.facebook.com/events/1740684352825811/

Ciclavia is back and in downtown LA- http://www.ciclavia.org/

Oct 162014

The Bots- 5:17

Things to do in and around Los Angeles this weekend (10/16-10/19)-


The Bots are playing a free show at Amoeba Hollywood-http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-3126/

Of Montreal are performing at the Mayan theater- http://www.clubmayan.com/events_calendar/event/60

Jim Hodges’ collaborative film Untitled, being shown at the Hammer, is a montage of clips from news organizations, and pop entertainment footage which looks at queer activism and the AIDS epidemic. There will be other showings at the Hammer but this is the only one in the evening- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2014/10/untitled/

Paradise Magazine is having a free event (with free wine) and performances at Akbar- https://www.facebook.com/events/498446293592301/

Massive attack are at the Greek Theater- https://www.greektheatrela.com/events/event_details.php?id=2896

Thursday- Saturday

Culture Collide Festival is at various venues and includes bands from around the world including Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah; Cloud Nothings; Fractures; Quantic; and Monokino; among numerous others- http://www.culturecollide.com/festivals/losangeles/lineup/


The New Pornographers are playing along with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at the Wiltern- http://www.livenation.com/events/372262-oct-17-2014-the-new-pornographers

Friday and Saturday

All you can eat free pancakes at Pancakes & Booze Art Show, there will also be, as the name suggests- booze and art, as well as live painting, music and a free photo booth, not bad for $5- https://www.facebook.com/events/673049362743408


Nas is performing Illmatic (for its 20th anniversary) at The Orpheum theater- http://www.livenation.com/events/387857-oct-18-2014-hennessy-v-s-presents-nas-time-is-illmatic-tour

We’re getting closer to Halloween and Barnsdall Art Park is showing Carriehttp://www.barnsdall.org/events/outdoor-movie-nights/

The Moon Block Party is an all day music festival in Pomona- acts include Spoon, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Black Lips and more- http://moonblockparty.org/

Saturday and Sunday

The Beverly Hills Art Show- http://www.beverlyhills.org/exploring/beverlyhillsartshow/?NFR=1

Saturday night and Sunday afternoon Santa Monica Art Studios is having its 10th annual Open Studios event- https://www.google.com/calendar/event?eid=bXNzYjFjZm1lZ2p1dGsyMTM0aDlrM2hoZGsgc2FudGFtb25pY2FhcnRzdHVkaW9zQG0&ctz=


Nicole Miller: Believing is Seeing, the artist’s video project is showing at LACMA – http://www.lacma.org/event/nicole-miller-believing-seeing-5

May 152014

Maximo Park- Brain Cells

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/15-5/18)-


Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club), Chelsea Cain and Willy Vlautin host a night at the Echo with readings, music and gifts- Vlautin’s book is included in the ticket price and there are extra presents for people in pajamas – http://www.theecho.com/event/538659-chuck-palahniuk-chelsea-los-angeles/

Artopia LA Weekly Event at Grand Central Market- http://www.laweekly.com/publicspectacle/2014/03/25/la-weeklys-artopia-party-comes-to-dtla-may-15

New Young Pony Club at the Bootleg- http://foldsilverlake.com/event.cfm?id=141701


Maximo Park with Eternal Summers at the Troubadour- http://www.troubadour.com/event/498827-maximo-park-los-angeles/

Triple feature at the Egyptian Theatre- Dystopia Gone Wild: Thirty Years after 1984- Nineteen Eighty-Four/Logan’s Run/ Spacedisco Onehttp://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/nineteen-eighty-four-logans-run-spacedisco-one

Kishi Bashi at the Fonda- http://www.axs.com/events/249088/kishi-bashi-tickets?skin=thefonda

Friday and Saturday

Thirteen Torches for a Burn– two nights featuring bands from Copenhagen at the Church on York- Friday’s headliner is Iceage- http://www.ticketfly.com/event/499655-church-on-york-posh-los-angeles/


A Landing Site for Madeline Gins– Poets, artists and architects read from the late artist’s writings at LACMA (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/landing-site-madeline-gins

Continuing that night at LACMA is International Museum Night- the galleries stay open for activities and viewing- ticket includes two glasses of wine (20$ members/30 $non)- http://www.lacma.org/event/international-museum-night-0

Saturday and Sunday

Annual Santa Fe Art Colony Open Studios- https://www.facebook.com/events/610848825662707/?ref=22

Beverly Hills Art Show- http://www.beverlyhills.org/exploring/beverlyhillsartshow/artshowinformation/


Ann Magnuson hosts a one hour “mini-carnival in the spirit of Mike Kelley” (free) at MOCA- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/2014/05/05/ann-magnusons-one-hour-bacchanal/

Damien Jurado at the Bootleg- http://foldsilverlake.com/event.cfm?id=142489

Lykke Li at the Roxy- http://www.theroxy.com/event/571211-stubhubs-next-stage-lykke-li-west-hollywood/

Tyvek at the Smell- http://www.songkick.com/concerts/20516513-gangrene-gang-at-smell?utm_source=1471&utm_medium=partner

Oct 172013

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros- That’s What’s Up

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend-

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