Aug 172018
 

Oddnesse- I Used To

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/17-8/19/18)-

*special note – This weekend is Echo Park Rising and there are A LOT of bands playing (full list here). In the listings below I have selected a few good options if you want to check out some good, free, music- but there are still plenty of great bands playing that had to be left out just to keep this post a reasonable length! *

Friday

Friday Flights, The Getty’s free art and music series, continues with Ian Svenonius’ Escape-ism, a fashion show by label NO SESSO, a music project by Tyler Matthew Oyer, a performance by psych-folk band Gun Outfit, a pop up book shop, and more

Smokescreens are playing a free show with Susan at Highland Park Bowl

Hauser and Wirth is having a one-night-only screening of Paul McCarthy’s cisuM fo dnuoS ehT / The Sound of Music, in which the 1965 film is projected upside down and in reverse (free but register)

Tonight’s choices for Echo Park RisingJustus Proffit at Spacedust at 5pm or at Stories Books & Cafe at 8:10pm, Linafornia at The Echo at 5:20pm, Slut Island at the Echoplex at 5:40pm, Billy Changer at Spacedust at 6pm, The Molochs at the Echoplex at 7:30pm, James Supercave at the Laveta Stage at 9:20pm, Wild Wing at Stories Books & Cafe at 9:50pm, Current Joys at the Echoplex at 10pm

Metro Art is screening I Am Love at Union Station as the final installment of their food film series (free)

Mystic Braves are having a record release show at the Teragram Ballroom with The Creation Factory and The Pesos

Saturday

Today and tonight’s choices for Echo Park RisingAvi Buffalo at Little Joy Cocktails at 4:10pm, Cold Showers at The Echo at 5:50pm, The Paranoyds at the Echoplex at 6:20pm, Livingmore at Trencher at 7pm, Lukas Frank at Taix Champagne Room at 7pm, Flatworms at The Echo at 7:30pm, Triptides at Nico & Bullitt at 8pm, Oddnesse at Taix Champagne Room at 9pm,  Potty Mouth at Lot 1 Cafe at 10pm, The Entire Universe at Cosmic Vinyl at 11pm, Alley Cats at Lot 1 Cafe at 11:59pm

Blum & Poe are having an art auction and benefit for the California Coalition for Women Prisoners

Praz-Delavallade is hosting a launch party for Carla Issue 13 and a closing party for As You Like It – C’est Comme Vous Voulez, their current exhbition, with cocktails, hotdogs and music by Andrew Norman Wilson (free)

The Egyptian Theatre has a double feature of Blue Velvet and River’s Edge

Saturday and Sunday

All My Friends Music Festival is taking place at ROW DTLA with a huge list of performers including Gucci Mane, Jhene Aiko, RL Grime, and Little Boots on Saturday and M.I.A. , Jamie xx, Armand Van Helden, Yo Gotti, Anna Lunoe, and Cut Chemist on Sunday ($100 per day/ $157 for both days)

Sunday

Today and tonight’s choices for Echo Park RisingNONA at Sticky Rice at 3:20pm, Goon at The Echo at 4:30pm, The Tissues at the Echoplex at 5:50pm, Hit Bargain at The Echo at 6:10pm, LA Drones at the Echoplex at 7:30pm, Sister Mantos at The Echo at 7:50pm, Orchin at Little Joy Cocktails at 9:10pm, Gospel Beach at The Echo at 9:30pm, Lo Hum at The Semi-Tropic at 10pm

Lucy Sparrow’s Sparrow Mart– her handmade, all felt supermarket with everything available for purchase- continues at The Standard, Downtown L.A.

Catch Independent Shakespeare Co.’s production of Titus for free in Griffith Park

May 032018
 

Anna McClellan- Nail-biting Song

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/3- 5/6/18)

Thursday

Head to Amoeba Records in Hollywood for a free live set from Young Fathers before they open for LCD Soundsystem and Yeah Yeah Yeahs at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend

The Aero Theatre is showing a double feature of Idiocracy and All The President’s Men, with Idiocracy writer/director Mike Judge and screenwriter Etan Cohen discussing the films with screenwriter Ken Pisani between the screenings

It’s the first of The Broad’s two Thursday evenings offering free admission to Jasper Johns: Something Resembling Truth

Johanna Samuels is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Harrison Whitford

MOCA Assistant Curator Lanka Tattersall is leading a walkthrough of MOCA Grand Ave’s exhibition Real Worlds: Brassaï, Arbus, Goldin (MOCA admission is free Thursday evenings)

Dante Elephante are playing at The Hi Hat with Veronica Bianqui, The Altons and Lily Waters

Friday

Anna McClellan is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Media Jeweler and Staffers opening

First Fridays returns to the Natural History Museum with performances by Earth Girl Helen Brown and Homeshake, DJs, and a panel discussion on the evolution of Los Angeles as a city

LCD Soundsystem vs Yeah Yeah Yeahs is happening at the Hollywood Bowl (also Saturday)

No Joy are opening for Baths at the El Rey Theatre

Perera Elsewhere is playing at The Hi Hat with Huxley Anne opening

Saturday

ACID-FREE, a three day art book market that includes video screenings, music, talks, readings, and more, is taking place at Blum & Poe today and Sunday with an opening night on Friday (free)

The Gloomies and Jimmy Whispers are opening for Cullen Omori at The Echo

Pianos Become The Teeth, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, and Queen of Jeans are playing at the Bootleg Theater

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Oscuro de Mayo, a free event at Resident with a DJ set by Dave Parley of Prayers and live performances by August Eve and Sister Mantos

Pink Mexico are playing at The Hi Hat with Honus Honus and Cold Beaches opening

Sunday

In conjunction with the exhibition In the Fields of Empty Days: The Intersection of Past and Present in Iranian Art, LACMA is hosting a free panel discussion “regarding how women operate and negotiate their way in Iran as artists, from the perspective of the film and music industries as well as the fine arts.” The panelists are Newsha Tavakolian (Tehran-based artist and documentary photographer, whose work is represented in the exhibition), Dr. Nacim Pak-Shiraz (film historian, University of Edinburgh), and Dr. Nahid Siamdoust (Post-doctoral Associate, Yale University, and author of Soundtrack of the Revolution: The Politics of Music in Iran) and the discussion will be moderated by LACMA curator Linda Komaroff.

Stories Of: Jealousy Edition is taking place at The Regent Theater with storytellers that include Shirley Manson, Aparna Nancherla and Madame Gandhi, DJ sets, live music, and proceeds going to Peace Over Violence

The Rock N Roll Flea Market returns for its monthly free event at The Regent Theater

Apr 262018
 

The Entire Universe- Just Don’t

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/26-4/29/18)-

Thursday

Celebrate Giorgio Moroder’s birthday with a DJ set from the man himself as well as performances by Roy Ayers, YACHT and more at the Globe Theatre

Tonight both MOCA locations offer free admission and it’s a good opportunity to see the excellent exhibition Real Worlds: Brassaï, Arbus Goldin

Yamashiro’s Night Market is back- take a shuttle from Mosaic Church (Hollywood and La Brea) and enjoy a drink and a beautiful view of Hollywood

Goon are playing at The Hi Hat with The Lentils, Girl Friday, and Folies opening

Friday

The Entire Universe are playing a free show at Zebulon with Moon Honey and FACIAL opening

ELOHIM are playing at The Fonda Theatre

James Supercave is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Pompeya, and Lukas Frank opening

Penguin Prison is playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Little Monarch and Dylan Gardner opening

Friday through Sunday

Grand Park is hosting Our L.A. Voices: Spring Arts Festival, a free 3-day performing and visual arts showcase, including dance, music and theatre performances, a public marketplace for local artists, youth concerts and more

Saturday

Blum & Poe is hosting a free public conversation on artist Robert Colescott with panelists Erin Christovale, Bridget R. Cooks, and Joe Lewis

LACMA is hosting Readings by Rocío Carlos, Sesshu Foster, Carribean Fragoza, and Stephanie Guerrero, with the writers reading their works in response to the exhibition A Universal History of Infamy: Those of This America (this free program will take place off-site at Charles White Elementary School)

ARRAY @The Broad is screening The Watermelon Woman and Jewel’s Catch One with a conversation moderated by Dear White People creator Justin Simien with the filmmakers, Cheryl Dunye and C.Fitz, immediately following The Watermelon Woman screening ($30 tickets include admission to The Broad)

The Smokers Club Fest takes place over two days at the Queen Mary in Long Beach and today’s lineup includes- Wiz Khalifa, Schoolboy Q, 2 Chainz, Snow Tha Product, Blocboy JB, and more

Das Mörtal is performing at Union Nightclub

Sunday

Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair returns with its free event to Pasadena (also Saturday)

The Secret Society of The Sisterhood join together at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever to tell stories- performers tonight include Aparna Nancherla, Kirsten Vangsness, and Suzi Gardner (of L7)- proceeds from this event will go to Women Against Gun Violence

The Smokers Club Fest takes place over two days at the Queen Mary in Long Beach and today’s lineup includes- Kid Cudi, Mac Miller, Isaiah Rashad, Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers, Juicy J, Earl Sweatshirt, Dave East and more

Wild Pink and Night Shop are opening for Dana Buoy at Resident

 

Feb 112016
 

James Supercave- Better Strange

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/11-2/14/16)-

Thursday

James Supercave are playing at Resident in DTLA

The Downtown Art Walk has a music theme and includes a mini tribute to producer J Dilla. While at the art walk there will be shuttles to LERATA’s SKYLINE 2016 Preview Event which features an interactive architecture installation as well as a DJ, free cupcakes and hot chocolate. Also nearby is Oddwalk 2.0, a one night only show from Oddville. A Creative Space that includes over 100 local artists

It’s also the opening night of a four night event at the new Project Space on 7th Street. Tonight is the opening of  Aaron Rose’s La Rosa Social Club, an art bar/installation with a group of artists contributing work  (free but RSVP required)

The Hammer Museum is screening The Haunted Sword, a film of a live kabuki performance. Afterwards there will be free food and free limited-edition Kabuki-inspired Uniqlo t-shirts and tote bags.

Frank Gehry is in conversation with Michael Govan at LACMA (free but standby)

Naughty by Nature are at the Regent Theater with A-F-R-O

Friday

EVERBOOKS: Artists and Writers Read from Their Favorite Books includes artists Eleanor Antin, Lisa Anne Auerbach, John Baldessari, Miranda July and more reading short passages from books they think are inspiring at The Million Dollar Theatre. Free- RSVP with promo code ForYourArt or Goodreads

Meat Wave are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Young Jesus and Slothrust (solo) opening

The Egyptian Theatre is showing Blade Runner

Howler are playing at El Cid

Super Furry Animals are playing at the Roxy (also on Thursday)

Friday through Sunday

LA Art Book Fair returns to The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA with exhibits, talks and live music as well as loads of cool printed items to buy (free entry)

While downtown check out Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market presented by LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) where over 150 artists will have tables set up to sell their work ($5 donation for Friday preview, free Saturday and Sunday)

Saturday

Celebrate The Year of the Monkey in Chinatown– The Golden Dragon Parade runs from 1-3pm and there is also a festival all day with performances, workshops and more

Blum and Poe gallery in Culver City is premiering A Portrait of Henry Taylor, a film by August Blum which will be accompanied by live music sets by Detachable Men and The Florida Mistakes

John Waters new one-man show This Filthy World: Dirtier and Filthier, is at The Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State

For his show Hydration at Steve Turner gallery in Hollywood, Yung Jake is having his opening from 10pm-2am with DJs Softest Hard, Sonny Digital and Lil Yachty

Mrs.Magician are playing with Dead Heavens at The Hi Hat in Highland Park

Sunday

The LA Marathon is this Sunday so get out and cheer the runners or take a good look at the map and plan accordingly, it will be challenging to get around

The Metro is having a special free art tour of the works and architecture in their train stations for Valentine’s Day. The Independent Shakespeare Company
will be accompanying the tour and performing love scenes from select Shakespearean plays. First-come, first-served leaving from Union Station and ending at Hollywood/Western.

The Egyptian Theatre is showing Harold and Maude

Apr 122014
 

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Yoshitomo Nara’s solo exhibiton at Blum & Poe (closing 4/12) is filled with new works by the artist on a large scale including a room of bronze sculptures and some of his large paintings in others (an example of both pictured above). On the second floor of the gallery is a retrospective look at the artist’s drawings throughout his thirty year career. Whimsical and at times melancholy, the wide eyed figures fascinate.

Also in Culver City and closing 4/12-

Angles Gallery in collaboration with Hinge Modern presents THE ARTIST’S HANDS CONTINUUM by Rena Small. Small has been photographing her friend’s hands since 1984, and each black and white photograph represents the person in a unique way. Several of the hands included belong to familiar names.  http://www.anglesgallery.com/ssp_director/exhibitions.php?id=193

The group show at Maloney Fine Art includes work by Joel Otterson, and some unique ceramic creations which look like bizarre vinyl toys by Maberry + Walker.  http://maloneyfineart.blogspot.com/

Dec 212013
 

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From the press release-

Blum & Poe is very pleased to present our first solo exhibition with Los Angeles based artist Jim Shaw. Spanning two decades and covering the entire gallery, Shaw’s fantastical, humorous, and psychologically laden explorations into esoteric, as well as popular, cultural phenomena coalesce to render a tale of Biblical proportion. Combing historic texts, artworks, comic books, and his dreams, Shaw’s flood of imagery is an essential tool in conveying his imagined histories and fables. Rivers, houses, and hair are but a few motifs repeated throughout the exhibition. Seemingly disparate, they mnemonically serve each other in depicting over-arching themes of fallen heroes, collapsed economies, concepts of sin, and general doomsday destruction.

This show closes 12/21.