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


Apr 272017

FYOHNA- Ghost Heart

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/27-4/30/17)-


NE-HI are playing with Moaning and Weird Love at the Bootleg Theater

Hammer Museum is having an Open Projector Night- anyone is welcome to submit a film under 10 minutes, with comedian emcees the Sklar Brothers (free)

Gaz Coombes from Supergrass is playing a solo show at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

Jeff Mcllwain is performing his ambient electronic music as Lusine with Geotic opening at The Echo


At Bob Baker Marionette Theater this week is Subject: Los Angeles in the Streets, the second of 4 events with archival films, guest presenters, music and puppets- this iteration examines forms of public assembly and artistic intervention in the city

Tonight is the second night of the Magnetic Fields two night concert for their new album 50 Song Memoir (yesterday was 1-25, tonight it is songs 26-50) at UCLA’s Royce Hall

Miracle Legion, formed in 1983, are performing their first show in 20 years at the Echoplex with Noveller opening

The Buttertones are headlining a night of bands at the Hi Hat


Brewery Artwalk returns to the complex with artist residents opening their doors to visitors (also Sunday)

Lia Halloran will be discussing her work with writer Jennifer Ouellette, as well as giving a walk through of her exhibition at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles (free)

The Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia, is performing at the Regent Theater

Santa Monica Art Studios is hosting Off the Clock 2017, a one night only reception and exhibition of photography (free)

The Godfather Part II is being shown at the historic Los Angeles Theater with DJs, live music, bars on all five floors, and a photo studio to go with the 1950s theme ($25)

The Shivas are playing with Candace at Resident

The Wedding Present are playing at The Echo with Colleen Green Band opening


CAFAM is having their biannual shopping event and you can also check out their current exhibitions for free as well

It’s the second day of the Jackalope Spring Fair in Pasadena with over 150 local artisans (free)

It’s also the second day of Ru Paul’s Drag Con at the Los Angeles Convention Center

FYOHNA is opening for Allie X at the Echoplex

Oct 202016

The Moth & The Flame- Young & Unafraid

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/20-10/23/16)-


The Moth & The Flame are playing at the Troubadour with Young Rising Sons

MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson is giving a walk through of the exhibition R. H. Quaytman, Morning: Chapter 30 at MOCA Grand Avenue (free and free museum admission)

The Faint are playing at The Mayan with Gang of Four

Art critic Douglas Crimp will be discussing and reading from Before Pictures, his autobiographical account of life as a young gay man in New York from the late 1960s through the 1970s, at the Hammer Museum (free)

Tkay Maidza is performing at the Bootleg Theater

Fever Charm and LAYNE are opening for Night Lights at Resident


Art Night Pasadena is a great way to check out Pasadena’s museums and cultural centers for free as well as live music and performances. Free shuttles are provided for getting around.

Front Porch Cinema at the Santa Monica Pier is showing Labyrinth starring David Bowie (free)

Lemaitre are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Chet Porter and Coucheron

LACMA is showing Guillermo del Toro’s 1993 vampire film Cronos

The Molochs are playing at Non Plus Ultra with the Paranoyds and Numb.er


For Los Angeles–based artist Dan Levenson’s performance at Hammer Museum he will be leading a three-hour class that will consist of a lecture, drawing exercises, and critiques following the curriculum of the SKZ (State Art Academy Zurich), a Swiss modernist art school of his own invention. (free)

LACMA is screening two iconic experimental films of the 1960s: Walter De Maria’s Hardcore and Michael Snow’s Wavelength for their Desert/Ocean program, followed by a conversation between Jane McFadden and James Nisbet, two of the leading scholars of De Maria’s artwork, and moderated by Jennifer King, LACMA’s associate curator of contemporary projects.  (free)

The New Beverly is showing a horror double feature of Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby and Paul Wendkos’ The Mephisto Waltz starring Alan Alda and Jacqueline Bisset ($9.27 for both)

Saturday and Sunday

The Brewery Art Walk is a fun way to check out up and coming artists in their studios in the massive complex downtown

Beach Goth, a two day music festival taking place at The Observatory Grounds in Santa Ana, has a ton of great bands playing with single day and two day tickets still available. The Growlers are hosting with Eric Andre and bands include Bon Iver, Future Islands, Ru Paul’s Drag Race contestants, The Faint, Patti Smith, Violent Femmes, TLC, Grimes, Gucci Mane, The Drums,  The Pharcyde, Moving Units, TSOL, and many more.


Vidiots is presenting Harry Dean Stanton with the first ever “Harry Dean Stanton Award” at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel. The evening will include conversations, film clips, and music, featuring performances and tributes from Kris Kristofferson, Father John Misty, Karen O, Inara George, John C. Reilly, Jack Huston, Harper Simon, and many more.

LACMA is hosting a book signing, film screening and discussion with noted Iranian painter, book illustrator, animator, and sculptor, Ali Akbar Sadeghi. (free)

Blitzen Trapper are playing at the Bootleg Theater


***If you are curious about Neal Unger, the older skateboarder in the above video, this video provides a bit more information on him and his philosophy. He only started skateboarding recently!

Mar 312016

Leikeli47- Heard Em Say

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/31-4/2/16)-


Leikeli47 is opening for Santigold at the Hollywood Palladium

The Hammer Museum is screening Stan VanDerBeek’s short animated films that he made while he studied at Black Mountain College (free)

Noel Fielding (from The Mighty Boosh) is performing at The Fonda Theatre (also Friday and Saturday)

For the poetry reading for Tender Omnibus at LACMA, some of the authors included will read work from the volume of landmark texts chronicling the first 25 years of Tender Buttons Press

A little outside Los Angeles, in Valencia, Kim Gordon is speaking at CalArts


Bleached are playing a free set at Amoeba Hollywood to celebrate their new album Welcome the Worms

Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours is back this Friday (sold out but limited tickets will be sold after 9:30pm)

Natural History Museum is having its First Friday event with Car Seat Headrest performing along with Night Beats

Martin Starr (Silicon Valley, Party Down) is one of the judges and is playing with his band as part of Literary Death Match at the Ace Hotel. For the match itself four writers read their work (for seven minutes or less) and then are judged and reduced to a final two who compete in a literary game. New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean is one of the writers participating this time.

The Shining is the horror movie this week at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park

Dante Elephante and Cool Ghouls are opening for Mothers at the Echo


Deru is performing his concept album 1979 with EFFIXX at The Regent

The biannual open studios Brewery Art Walk downtown begins (free)

As part of the 5th Annual Wayne Federman International Film Festival at Cinefamily, Rob Corddry will be presenting Arthur, and later John Mulaney will present The Burbs

Cool Ghouls are playing at the Hi Hat in Highland Park

Field Music are playing at The Roxy


Skirball is having an afternoon of poetry readings for the anthology Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond, with actor Wes Bentley, contributors Erika Ayón, liz gonzález, Ron Koertge, and Florence Weinberger presenting poems from the collection. Afterword poets Lynn Emanuel (Then, Suddenly), David Lazar (The Body of Brooklyn), and Tim Seibles (Fast Animal) will read from their respective works.

Help break the world record for largest tea party at the California Science Center with unlimited tea (bring your own cup) and activities with proceeds going to Miriam’s House

The biannual open studios Brewery Art Walk downtown continues from Saturday (free)

Oct 012015

Gal Pals- Ex-Marionette

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/1-10/4/15)-


Craft Night at the Craft and Folk Art Museum has artist Meghan Gordon hosting a night of socializing, drinking and collaborating through
clay.  Objects made will be fired and glazed and picked up at a later date- $8 but make sure to RSVP- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/craftnight-one-night-clay-night-workshop-with-some-times-tickets-18748504281

Art critic and historian Hal Foster is reading from his latest book, Bad New Days at MOCA Grand Ave (free)- http://www.moca.org/program/hal-foster-what-is-contemporary

Gary Numan is performing his album Telekon in its entirety at the Teregram ballroom- http://www.teragramballroom.com/event/887945-gary-numan-performing-los-angeles

Ultimate Painting are playing at the Satellite with Morgan Delt and the Dreamboys- http://www.thesatellitela.com/event/914189-ultimate-painting-feat-james-los-angeles/

LACMA is screening the first two episodes of the second season of the series The Knick for free (with a reserved ticket).There is a reception afterwards- http://www.lacma.org/event/knick-0

Makthaverskan is playing with Roses at The Smell- https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/926327


Gal Pals are headlining a free show at Acerogami in Pomona- https://www.facebook.com/wearegalpals

The Gaslamp Killer Experience is at the Regent Theater- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/929245-gaslamp-killer-experience-los-angeles/

THE SIDE PROJECT screening series will be focused on Music & Sound and The Moving Image, “exploring the integration of visuals with music and sound”. Eight short films will be shown with the last one being a virtual reality film. Additional event info here https://www.facebook.com/thesideprojectseries RSVP here- http://www.thesideprojectseries.com/events/

Thievery Corporation are at the Greek Theatre with Cypress Hill- http://www.greektheatrela.com/events/event_details.php?id=3199


Learn about screenprinting and make your own print inspired by the excellent Corita Kent exhibition currently on view at the Pasadena Museum of Contemporary Art (free with admission $7 or go metro and pay $5)- http://pmcaonline.org/programs/theres-only-make/

MOCA is hosting a book launch for Outside the Lines, Too: An Inspired and Inventive Coloring Book by Creative Masterminds, with over fifty artists on site to sign the book as well as music by Money Mark and activity/coloring stations- http://www.moca.org/program/book-launch-outside-the-lines-too-an-inspired-and-inventive-coloring-book-by-creative-masterminds

LACMA is having several speakers discuss the themes behind the new exhibition New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic 1919–1933, including the curator Stephanie Barron- http://www.lacma.org/event/realism-and-modernism

The Bread and Puppet Theater is performing FIRE at Blum & Poe Gallery in Culver City at 7pm (free but limited seating- RSVP)- http://www.blumandpoe.com/content/bread-and-puppet-theater

A Day in the Desert Festival is a concert/music event taking place in an open space in Pioneertown near Joshua Tree. Simian Mobile Disco are headlining the event that takes place all day Saturday, although you can camp there all weekend. $150 is a little steep but it includes food, snacks and yoga. There is a limited capacity of 250 people. The full lineup and more info here- http://www.adayin.org/thedesert/

Night Terrors of 1927 are playing at the Troubadour with Machineheart- http://www.troubadour.com/event/912157-night-terrors-1927-los-angeles/

Saturday and Sunday

Fall 2015 Brewery Art Walk and Open Studios event is a fun way to see artists’ work where they create it. Free entrance and free parking with a beer garden and food as well- https://www.facebook.com/events/1625468024386338/


Artist Magdalena Fernández will be speaking with Alma Ruiz about her work in conjunction with her first U.S. solo museum exhibition at MOCA Pacific Design Center (free)- http://www.moca.org/program/art-talk-magdalena-fernandez-and-alma-ruiz

KCRW is hosting the 7th Annual Good Food Pie Contest at the Fowler Museum. Music, pie tasting and more – http://events.kcrw.com/events/2015/10/4/7th-annual-good-food-pie-contest

homeLA is having another site specific dance performance- this time at the foundation of a home at sunset- http://www.homela.org/

Apr 232015

Eternal Summers- Wonder

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/23-4/26)-


Eternal Summers are opening for Turbo Fruits at The Roxy- http://www.theroxy.com/event/805159-turbo-fruits-eternal-summers-west-hollywood/

Tonight is the last screening of Matthew Barney’s Cremaster series with Cremaster 3 (2002) at the Hammer- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/04/cremaster-3/


Matthew Barney and composer Jonathan Bepler will discuss their recent collaboration River of Fundament (premiering at UCLA on Saturday) with professor Kenneth Reinhard at the Hammer Museum. Free but get there early- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/04/matthew-barney-kenneth-reinhard/

Fuzz are playing the El Rey Theatre- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/268738


Kaiser Chiefs are at The Wiltern along with We Are Scientists- http://www.wiltern.com/events/eventdetail/?viewNav=/eventdetail&eventId=09004E3B9FA13E4B&oid=0

The Dead Milkmen are at the Troubadour tonight and Sunday- http://www.troubadour.com/event/784017-dead-milkmen-los-angeles/

Saturday and Sunday

The Brewery is having the first of its biannual art walks (free admission and parking)- http://breweryartwalk.com/

The Jackalope Art Fair is taking place in Old Pasadena- http://www.jackalopeartfair.com/


LACMA is having a community day to celebrate their 50th Anniversary with free admission (even to ticketed exhibits) and events- http://www.lacma.org/event/community-free-day

Artist Vincent Lamouroux is painting Silver Lake’s deserted Sunset Pacific Motel, also known as the “Bates Motel”, and its surroundings (including trees) white with lime wash to turn it into a temporary art installation that will be completed today for the opening (3-6pm)- https://www.facebook.com/events/1585322768418505/

Reptar will be playing a free in-store show at Origami Records- http://origamimusic.blogspot.com/

Oct 232014

TV On The Radio- Happy Idiot

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/23-10/26)-


TV On The Radio are at The Mayan- http://goldenvoice.com/shows/details/?id=254955

The Pumpkin Pie group show opens at Daniel Rolnik gallery in Santa Monica- artwork starts at $20- https://www.facebook.com/events/288464961362411

Allo Darlin’ are playing at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/655831-allo-darlin-los-angeles/

Producer and musician Daniel Lanois will be at the Grammy Museum for a performance and discussion of his work- http://www.grammymuseum.org/events/detail/the-drop-daniel-lanois


Bradford Cox (Deerhunter), Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500, Luna) Tom Verlaine (Television), Martin Rev (Suicide) and Eleanor Friedberger (The Fiery Furnaces) will perform live original scores to 15 never seen before Andy Warhol films for- Exposed – Songs for Unseen Warhol Films at UCLA’s Royce Hall- http://cap.ucla.edu/calendar/details/warholexposed

Night of the Living Zoo at the LA Zoo has dramatic Edgar Allen Poe readings, live music, drinks, a costume contest, and of course, the animals – http://www.lazoo.org/nightofthelivingzoo/

Friday and Saturday

Broken Bells are at the Orpheum Theatre- http://goldenvoice.com/shows/details/?id=252154


At Jerry Beck’s Halloween Spooktacular at Cinefamily he is screening “a selection of strange, creepy Halloween-related cartoons using vintage prints in 16mm and 35mm that range from ghoulishly red Eastmancolor to gorgeously garish Technicolor”- http://www.cinefamily.org/films/spectrefest-2014/#spectrefest-jerry-becks-halloween-spooktacular

If you are willing to head a little out of Los Angeles, Beach Goth at The Observatory in Santa Ana has a pretty awesome lineup which includes- The Drums, DIIV, Bleached, Tijuana Panthers, Atlas Sound and more- 3 stages $40 and also, Pauly Shore is hosting- http://www.observatoryoc.com/events/beach-goth-3

Festival Supreme, at the Shrine, hosted by Tenacious D, is a comedy and music festival that definitely leans more towards the comedy- lineup includes Workaholics, The State, Cheech and Chong, Peaches, Fred Armisen and tons more as well as a “Circus of Death” with a carousel, haunted forest and a bounce house church among other attractions- http://festivalsupreme.com/

LACMA has a double Johnny Depp/Tim Burton feature – Sleepy Hollow and Edward Scissorhandshttp://www.lacma.org/event/sleepy-hollow-0

Saturday and Sunday

Brewery Art Walk is back this weekend- have some drinks and snacks and wander around the huge complex checking out open art studios- http://breweryartwalk.com/


Daryl Hall & John Oates at the Greek- https://www.greektheatrela.com/events/event_details.php?id=2919

If you are at the Hollywood Farmer’s Market on Ivar, make sure to stop by Pumpkin Fest at Space 15 Twenty- DIY mini pumpkins, flea market and a DJ- http://www.space15twenty.com/

Apr 242014

Liars- Mess on a Mission

Things to do in and around Los Angeles this weekend (4/24-4/27)-


Photographer Stephen Shore will be at Hennessey and Ingalls for a book signing and slide show of new images (FREE)- http://www.hennesseyingalls.com/Events4.aspx


The National at the Santa Barbara Bowl- http://sbbowl.com/concerts/detail/the_national

Computer Magic at the Lyric Theater- http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=4103164

Friday through Sunday

Paris Photo Los Angeles at Paramount Pictures Studios- http://www.parisphoto.com/losangeles


Desert Daze Festival- a smaller music festival with camping in the desert near the Salton Sea- lineup includes Liars, The Raveonettes, Blonde Redhead, DIIV and more- http://desertdaze.org/

Orson Welles Touch of Evil at the Million Dollar Theatre with Grand Market staying open late for dinner- http://touchofevil.bpt.me/

Black Sabbath at the Hollywood Bowl- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/lease-event-black-sabbath/2014-04-26

Saturday and Sunday

Brewery Art Walk- http://breweryartwalk.com/

Photo Independent at Raleigh Studios (across from Paramount)- http://photoindependent.com/

California Poppy Festival- http://www.poppyfestival.com/index.php

5th Anniversary of Annenberg Community Beach House- loads of free events- http://beachhouse.smgov.net/activities/public-events.aspx

It is also the last weekend (til 4/28) of COLCOA (City of Lights, City of Angels)- a French film festival (some free screenings as well)- http://www.colcoa.org/program-2014/day-by-day-schedule


It is the last weekend for the National Geographic show- The Power of Photography at Annenberg Space for Photography- http://www.annenbergspaceforphotography.org/

Oct 112013

Liars- Scissor

Things to do this weekend in and around Los Angeles-

Outside Los Angeles-