Jun 072018
 

Alexis Taylor- Beautiful Thing

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/7- 6/10/18)-

Thursday

Artist Andrea Fraser will be at the Hammer Museum discussing her book 2016 in Museums, Money, and Politics, about the intersection of electoral politics in the form of donations and private-nonprofit art institutions

Prism Tats are opening for Maps & Atlases at Lodge Room

Chris Cohen is playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Hand Habits and Shannon Lay opening

MOCA Grand Avenue’s store is having a book launch and signing for curator and author Charlotte Cotton’s Public, Private, Secret: On Photography and the Configuration of Self, MOCA Grand Avenue is hosting a free lecture with artist Dianna Molzan, and it’s free to check out the exhibitions at the museum

King Tuff is playing at the Teragram Ballroom

Wooden Shjips are playing at the Bootleg Theater

Friday

Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip is playing at the Troubadour with Annie Hart opening

LACE is hosting MexiCali Biennial Launch/CALAFIA, a two day performance centered series that will continue at various venues across California and Mexico throughout 2018-2019

Downtown Dark Nights at LA Live returns with $5 food and drink deals at the restaurants, local artisans and vendors, performances, live painting, music and more

BRONCHO are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Howlin’ Rain

Chaos Chaos are playing at The Echo with Tangerine and Slut Island opening

Saturday

Photographer Shaniqwa Jarvis will be signing her book at Arcana Books

Mix poetry and cocktails at LAXART’s I Heart Poetry and Day Drinking, with poets Amy Gerstler and Ariana Reines

Jeremy Enigk is playing at the Troubadour with Chris Staples opening

LACMA is having a Dapper Day event with docent tours of David Hockney: 82 Portraits, a free film screening of MONDO Hollywood (but make a reservation), music and dancing, and a Dapper Day marketplace

A Place to Bury Strangers are playing at The Regent Theater with SEXTILE and Prettiest Eyes

The Records and The Automatics are playing with Color TV and Smokescreens at The Redwood Bar

Saturday and Sunday

LA Pride returns to WeHo for their annual event- on Saturday Kehlani will be headlining the musical performances, and the parade is on Sunday with Tove Lo headlining the musical performances that evening

Sunday

Head to Union Station to check out the last day (it starts Thursday) of artist Alexa Meade’s interactive art installation and add your own contribution to the work

Business of Dreams, D.A. Stern, and nunofyrbeeswax are playing at The Redwood Bar

The Goon Sax are playing with Patience, French Vanilla and Lunch Lady at the Echoplex

Thursday-Sunday

LA Design Festival is hosting talks, installations, and events around Los Angeles, most of them free, some requiring RSVP

 

Jun 022016
 

Joywave- Somebody New

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/2-6/5/16)-

Thursday

Joywave are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Teenage Wrist

For MOCA’s free program Fugitive Thought, professional actors will read from texts commissioned for the exhibition- storefront: Public Fiction: The Poet and The Critic- within the galleries in a performance directed by artist Stanya Kahn (free)

Family bookstore is having a talk, signing and screening for artist Takeshi Murata’s new book

At the Drive-In are playing with Le Butcherettes at the Hollywood Palladium

Gold Panda is playing at The Echoplex

Friday

The Natural History Museum’s First Friday event returns with live music from Health and YACHT

Sage Projects is hosting an Evening Closing Party and Outdoor Projections Series– featuring work by Charlotte Patterson

Hammer Museum is having a launch party for The Hammer Student Association (made up of UCLA undergrad students) arts journal- GRAPHITE Issue VII (free and attendees will receive a free copy)

The new super group Prophets of Rage (Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Chuck D, B-Real, and DJ Lord) are playing at the Hollywood Palladium with tickets on sale at 10 am on 6/2 at the box office

Venice Beach is having their Pride Celebration with a block party and sign lighting

Power 106 is hosting Powerhouse 2016 at the Honda Center with performances by Chance the Rapper, YG, Big Sean, Fat Joe and Remy Ma and Yo Gotti

Digitalism are performing at the El Rey Theatre

Saturday

Curator Emily Liebert is in conversation with artist Eleanor Antin for her solo exhibition at Diane Rosenstein Fine Art (free with RSVP)

Explore feminism in science fiction after the screening of British cult film Devil Girl from Mars (1954) at Clockshop in Frogtown

The Museum of Broken Relationships officially opens in the old Frederick’s of Hollywood space on Hollywood Blvd.

Broncho are playing at the Teragram Ballroom

Trashcan Sinatras are playing at the Troubadour

Sunday

Check out the first day of artist Amanda Parer’s outdoor installation Intrude, consisting of giant lit up white rabbits at three downtown Los Angeles locations, presented by Arts Brookfield

La Luz are playing at the Bootleg Theater

Annenberg Space for Photography with Logo Documentary Films is screening Out of Iraq, a film about an Iraqi soldier and a U.S. translator who fall in love and are forced to flee the country. A discussion and Q&A with the directors, producers and subjects of the film will follow ($10)

Robyn Hitchcock is playing at Largo

All weekend

It’s the 11th Annual Lummis Day, a festival that takes place around Northeast LA, which features an opening night film presentation at Occidental College, performances at Sycamore Grove Park, a fish themed parade and more

Nov 192015
 

Broncho- Class Historian

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/19-11/22/15)-

Thursday

Broncho are playing at the Teregram Ballroom with The Shelters and Pearl Charles

Author Rick Moody will be reading from and discussing his new book Hotels of America at Skirball Cultural Center (free and free to see the new exhibit)

As part of the Hammer Museum’s film series I Am Armenian, they are showing Vodka Lemon.  A Q&A with Dr. Carla Garapedian and linguistics scholar Amir Sharifi follows the screening and complimentary coffee, tea, and Armenian pastries will be served after the program (free)

Artist Pae White will speak about artist Manny Farber at MOCA where the latter’s work is currently being shown (free and free museum admission)

Alvvays are at the Echo with Los Angeles Police Department

Hunter Hunted are playing at Club Bahia with Steady Holiday

Dragonette are at the Roxy

Thursday-Sunday

Joey Arias: Billy Holiday Centennial has the downtown New York cabaret singer, performance and drag artist performing Holiday’s songs in this cabaret production at REDCAT ($25)

Friday

Katherine Brinson, curator of contemporary art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, will provide an overview of Los Angeles-based artist Alex Hubbard’s practice and talk with him about his work as part of Artadia’s Art & Dialogue Program at LACMA (free)

The Cult are playing with Primal Scream at the Hollywood Palladium

Fever the Ghost are playing at the Echo with Fartbarf, HOTT MT, and Charlie Bird

The Polyphonic Spree are at the El Rey Theatre

We Were Promised Jetpacks are at the Teregram Ballroom with Seoul

Saturday

It’s time for the annual Great Los Angeles Walk. This year it starts at the renovated Cliftons and then proceeds to take Olympic all the way to Santa Monica. A good way to get some exercise and get a new perspective on Los Angeles

Pancakes & Booze Art Show is back (also on Friday) downtown with artists, live music, body painting and of course booze and free pancakes  ($5)

La Luz de Jesus Gallery is hosting a book signing, performance and screening to celebrate the release of the book People Like Us – The Cult of The Rocky Horror Picture Show by Lauren Everett. Songs from the musical will be performed by Claire McKeown (Honey Child), and there will be a screening of Frank-N-Furter’s Shadow and other short films. (free)

Sunday

Designer Con, the annual art and design convention that combines “collectible toys and designer goods with urban, underground and pop art” has its second day at the Pasadena Convention Center

Mr Little Jeans is playing at the El Rey Theatre