Sep 272018
 

Z Berg- I Fall For The Same Face Every Time

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/27-9/30/18)-

Thursday

Hammer Museum celebrates the restaging of David Antin’s Sky Poems (taking place on Saturday over LACMA and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego)  with a convening of a group of poets, artists, and scholars, including Blaise Antin, Eleanor Antin, Julien Bismuth, Steve Kado, Aram Moshayedi, Marjorie Perloff, Jerome Rothenberg, and Hamza Walker, to discuss Antin and his legacy.

LACMA has a free screening of The Old Man & The Gun, and a post-screening conversation with writer David Lowery moderated by Gregory Ellwood.

Ukranian quartet DakhaBrakha are performing at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Wye Oak is opening for Ben Howard at the Shrine Auditorium

For MOCA Music at MOCA Grand Avenue, Danke and Yialmelic Frequencies will be performing (free)

HOLYCHILD are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Jen Awad opening

 

Friday

Ai WeiWei will be speaking about his work at LACMA with LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan (free but standby line only- get there early)

Beck is playing at the Hollywood Bowl with St. Vincent DJ’ing

The Van Nuys Arts Festival returns for its second year with art installations, live music, art making workshops and more (free)

The Presets are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Blood Red Shoes opening

The Beths are playing at The Roxy Theatre with Ariel View opening

Gateway Drugs are opening for The Pink Slips at The Hi Hat

 

Friday through Sunday

Ohana Festival is taking place all weekend at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point with bands that include Norah Jones, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Plague Vendor, Beck, Johnny Marr, and more

 

Saturday

DUBLAB is celebrating its 19th Anniversary with an all evening (until 2am) fundraising party at Zebulon featuring live music by performers that include The Pantones, Linafornia, Prophet, and Ann Magnuson, DJs, video artists, and more

Artist Nina Chanel Abney will be in discussing her solo exhibition at The California African American Museum with curators Jamillah James and Naima Keith (free but register)

Pop-Up Magazine’s live magazine night returns to The Theatre at Ace Hotel with “photography, film, radio, and original music mixed together and performed live onstage by a cast of talented people”

The Broad’s final Summer Happenings event, A Journey That Wasn’t, Part 2,  “will explore how artists manipulate time through memory, appropriation and repetition” with performances by Kim Gordon and YoshimiO, The Banjee Ball creating a “vogue opera” with performances by the LA ballroom dance community, and more

The Range of Light Wilderness are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Luke Temple of Here We Go Magic opening

The New Division and Nite are playing at Union nightclub

 

Saturday and Sunday

Music Tastes Good returns to Marina Green Park in Long Beach with lots of great bands including New Order, Joey Bada$$, Santigold, Lil B, Big Thief, Cherry Glazerr, Janelle Monáe, Ezra Furman, De Lux, and more

 

Sunday

Z Berg is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Benmont Tench, Ethan Gruska, Natalie Bergman, Bobcat Goldthwait, Joseph Keefe, Paige Anderson and special guests

CicLAvia is partnering with the LA Philharmonic for its centennial celebration and closing off  streets between the Walt Disney Concert Hall and Hollywood with six hubs that will have live music, dance performances, art and more along the route. Also make sure to check out WDCH Dreams, media artist Refik Anadol’s projections on the concert hall (starting Friday and running until 10/6)

The Watts Towers Jazz Festival is a free day of music and art and a chance to see the famous sculptures

Curators Cynthia Burlingham and Allegra Pesenti will be at the Hammer Museum to discuss the background of the exhibition Stones to Stains: The Drawings of Victor Hugo

Aug 232018
 

Billy Changer- She’s Good To Go

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/23-8/26/18)-

Thursday

The Frights are signing their new album and playing a free show at Amoeba Hollywood

As part of Hammer Museum’s free programming for Made in L.A. 2018, artist Suné Woods, award-winning poet Fred Moten, and pianist & composer James Gordon Williams will present “a multimedia evening of wordplay, found imagery, improvised music, and moving images” titled You are mine. I see now, I’m a have to let you go.

Kishi Bashi is playing a free show at Skirball Cultural Center

It’s the last two weeks of free Shakespeare in Griffith Park, tonight’s play is Titus Andronicus, with a free pre-show discussion of LACMA’s current exhibit, To Rome and Back: Individualism and Authority in Art, 1500-1800, with Leah Lehmbeck and David Bardeen

The Delirians and Jackie Mendez are playing a free show at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

Lee Fields & The Expressions are performing at the Echoplex

 

Friday

The Wende Museum in Culver City is hosting a Happy Hour with drinks in the garden and a curator’s talk on art and alcohol (free but RSVP required)

No Parents are playing with The Paranoyds, Junkie, and The High Curbs at 1720

Church in The Park, described as “equal parts jazz club, dance party and live remix experiment”, is taking place free at Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park with Mark de Clive-Lowe,  The Beat Junkies, Ras G, Linafornia and more

La Brea Tar Pits Museum has free admission from 5-8pm

Super Whatevr are playing at The Hi Hat with King Shelter, Beach Goons, and Ridgeway

Bambu and DJ Phatrick are performing at the Bootleg Theater

 

Saturday

Rodriguez, from the famous documentary Searching for Sugarman, will be performing at The Luckman Fine Arts Complex

For The Getty’s free music night, Off the 405, Combo Chimbita will be performing

Hammer Museum is hosting a group therapy session followed by a sewing workshop (free)

LACMA’s Summer After-Hours Party Muse ‘Til Midnight, includes late night access to the special exhibition 3D: Double Vision and LACMA’s permanent collection of Modern Art and European Painting and Sculpture in the Ahmanson Building, DUBLAB DJs, visual installations, performances, drinks, and more ($30)

Summer Happenings at The Broad continues with a night of “Chinese punk, post-punk, ritual performance, film, psychedelia and more” with performances including- Xiu Xiu and Re-TROS, Daniel Collás, Juliet Swango and Jie Ma performing Collás’ original score to accompany Zhou Hongbo’s film Lotus Ferry and more

Mura Masa is performing at The Novo with Empress of opening

Highland Park Bowl is hosting a free night of music with Insect Surfers, The Hidden Depths, and King Flamingo

 

Sunday

Billy Changer and Rudy de Anda are opening for Combo Chimbita at The Echo

LAMAG is hosting the free talk A Guide to Gallery Representation, moderated by Jonathan T.D. Neil, exhibition artists Andrew Norman Wilson, Lena Daly, and Château Shatto Director/Founder Olivia Barrett from 2-4pm at the gallery in Barnsdall Art Park as part of LAMAGLearn

In conjunction with Adler Guerrier: Conditions and Forms for blck Longevity at the California African American Museum, Guerrier and Los Angeles based artist Todd Gray will discuss their related interests in examining landscape and history through photography and collage, moderated by curator Diana Nawi. This event is followed by a special garden tour from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Natural History Museum that includes free NHM admission with event RSVP.

CHANGES: Works at Union Station, is a free afternoon (1-6pm) of 20 site specific performances and interactive works from Los Angeles artists taking place in and around Union Station

Feb 152018
 

Doug Tuttle- A Place For You

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/15-2/18/18)-

Thursday

Getty Museum is hosting Sexuality, Sanctity, and Censorship: A Conversation with Artist Ron Athey (free but ticket required)

Gabriella Cohen is playing a free show at Zebulon with Full Flower Moon Band

As part of FLAX (France Los Angeles Exchange)’s event programming, The Dialectic of the Stars – Wrong Ped Xing, LACE  is hosting a program in 3 sections- a screening of  Teherangeles by Arash Nassiri, a performance by Geneva Skeen, and a motorcycle concert by Fouad Bouchoucha

The Hammer Museum is having a free screening of short videos by artists included in their exhibition Stories of Almost Everyone

Gavlyn is headlining a night of bands at the Echoplex that includes Girl Pusher, Wasi and Blimes Brixton

Curls are playing with Fatal Jamz and Gabriel Delicious at the Moroccan Lounge

Feels are playing at The Echo with Los Bolos and MANE

LACMA has a free screening of The Party and a conversation with writer/director/actor Sally Potter

Friday

Jazz percussionist Antonio Sanchez will recreate his Grammy winning score for the Oscar winning film Birdman while it plays on screen at UCLA’s Royce Hall

Los Angeles Poverty Department is screening I Am Not Your Negro, the documentary about author James Baldwin, at the Skid Row History Museum and Archive (free and free popcorn and coffee)

Shame are playing at The Echo with Egrets on Ergot and Goon opening

Diet Cig are playing with Great Grandpa and The Spook School at the Lodge Room

Orchin, Justus Proffit, Matter Room, and The Chonks are playing a show at The Smell

Saturday

Doug Tuttle is opening for Morgan Delt at The Hi Hat

Head to Chinatown to celebrate the Lunar New Year and see the 119th Golden Dragon Parade

Long Beach’s Shoreline Village and Rainbow Harbor is having a free Mardi Gras celebration with live music, art and a parade

Royal Blood are opening for Queens of the Stone Age at The Forum

Dan Auerbach & The Easy Eye Sound Revue ft. Robert Finley are playing at The Wiltern

Sunday

For the closing week of Lezley Saar’s exhibition at CAAM, artist Maurice Harris, founding creator of floral design company Bloom & Plume, will activate the exhibition with a performance featuring spoken word as well as readings of passages from books that inspired Saar’s surrealist works, including Madwoman in the Attic and Monad

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are playing at The Echo with Steady Holiday opening

The Egyptian Theatre is showing a double feature of Mystery Date and Secret Admirer

 

Feb 092018
 

Spendtime Palace- Sonora

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/8-2/11/18)-

Thursday

Roger Guenveur Smith is will be presenting his solo performance Frederick Douglass Now at CAAM (get there early- they are expecting a large turnout!)

LACMA has a free screening of Anna Deveare Smith’s film of her performance piece, Notes from the Field, with a discussion with Smith to follow (free)

Art historian Thomas Crow will be discussing religion in contemporary art at Hammer Museum

Fu Manchu are playing a free live set at Amoeba Hollywood before their show at The Troubadour on Friday

Friday

Dead Prez are playing at The Roxy with Lyrics Born opening

YACHT are playing at the Lodge Room with French Vanilla opening

Writer Laurie Penny will be discussing science fiction, sexual liberation, intersectional feminism and more at The Last Bookstore (free)

The Big Pink, Collapsing Scenery and Palm Springsteen are playing a free show at Zebulon

Saturday

Artist Catherine Opie will be in conversation with architect Michael Maltzan, and deputy director and curator of LAXART Catherine Taft at Regen Projects

Picture This, at The Virgil, is a live comedy show where the stand-ups are drawn live by animators and cartoonists with unpredictable results (free)

For Rock Lottery, taking place this time at The Echo, 25 different musicians meet at 10 am and are divided into groups of five to create and rehearse songs that are then played at a show that night. This event’s musicians include Mikal Cronin, Mike Watt, Patty Schemel, and Kelcey Ayer.

Simian Mobile Disco and Matthew Dear are playing DJ sets for the LAMP 5 year Anniversary party at 1720

Sunday

Spendtime Palace are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Santoros, The Bash Dogs, and Bear Call opening

Broken Hearts Circus at Angel City Brewery will combine drinks and food with games, a stilt walker, circus performers, live music and more (free)

Froth are one of the bands playing at Part Time Punk’s My Bloody Valentine Nite at The Echoplex

 

Feb 022018
 

Jay Som- The Bus Song

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/2-2/4/18)-

Friday

Beastie Boys Mike D and Ad-Rock will be at the Egyptian Theatre for the double screening of Fight for Your Right Revisited and AWESOME; I FUCKIN’ SHOT THAT

Habibi are playing at The Factory downtown

UC Santa Barbara professor Jan Nederveen Pieterse is giving a lecture on contemporary art and globalization at the West Hollywood Public Library as part of Cal Arts WHAP! Lecture Series

Girlschool 2018 runs all weekend at the Bootleg Theater with panels, workshops and bands that tonight include Kristin Kontrol, Drum & Lace, Marian Mereba and more

Saturday

Forest Lawn is hosting a free performance for Black History Month of WITNESS: The John Edgar Wideman Experience (also you can hear him discuss the work at CAAM on Sunday)

The Annenberg Space for Photography is hosting a film screening of Run Across Cuba– a film which follows Cuban born professor and marathoner Alexis Garcia as he runs more than 1000 miles, from the eastern most tip to the western most tip of Cuba. A  Q & A  with Garcia and his wife will follow. ($12)

Mind Monogram are giving a free live performance at Pop Obscure Records

Sunday

Jay Som, Moon Honey, Soccer Mommy and more are playing at tonight’s Girlschool 2018 event at the Bootleg Theater

Writer John Edgar Wideman will be in conversation with former LA Times book editor David Ulin at CAAM

The Good Works Executive Director Elsa Longhauser will be at ICA LA to give a tour on the opening day of Harald Szeemann’s legendary exhibition Grandfather: A Pioneer Like Us

The Rock N Roll Flea Market returns to the Regent Theater

 

 

Jan 122018
 

Shannon Lay- Asa

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/11-1/14/18)-

Thursday

Shannon Lay is opening for Ablebody and So Many Wizards at The Hi Hat

MOCA Grand Avenue and LA Film Forum are hosting the film screening- Estrellas de Ayer: Latin Camp–  “a new constellation of Latina/o American fascination with Hollywood starlets: José Rodríguez Soltero’s classic Lupe (1966); the celebration of decadentism in the Colombian film Pasión y Muerte de Margarita Gautier (1964), by Enrique Grau & Luís Ernesto Arocha; and other films that pay homage to Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, and Lupe Vélez, replete with campy nods to the star system” ($15)

The LA Art Show opened yesterday and continues today until Sunday

The LA Launch Party for Oral History Project’s Women of Rock is tonight at Zebulon with live performances and discussion panels with artists that include Phranc, Neon Music, Alice Bag, Patty Schemel and more

Poet Srikanth Reddy will be giving a free reading and book signing at Hammer Museum

Luna are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Big Mother Gig opening

Friday

Artist Carolina Caycedo will be speaking as part of a participatory book launch/event at LACMA that begins in the exhibition A Universal History of Infamy, and includes performances by Marina Magalhães, Isis Avalos, and Samad Raheem Guerra (free)

Sextile are playing at The Hi Hat with Flat Worms and Warm Drag opening

The Egyptian Theatre is showing a double feature of The Florida Project and Shadow of the Vampire with a discussion in between the films with Willem Dafoe

Emily Wells is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Haunted Summer opening

Red Aunts are playing with The Lamps and Des Roar at The Echo

Saturday

Sadly, gallery and event space Machine Project is closing its doors- for their final event they are having a print sale from 2-6pm, followed by a closing party with beer and surprise performances

The Bookstore at MAF is hosting a reading with writers Alissa Bennett and John Marr- Bennett will share two of her essays about dead celebrities and Marr will read from his work chronicling tragic accidents (both will be signing their respective zines after)

Neon Indian and Holy Ghost! are playing DJ sets with Gigamesh at Exchange LA

American Culture are playing with Plague Survivor at Zebulon

Sunday

The California African American Museum is hosting an all day symposium to mark the closing of the exhibition We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85- with opening remarks by Alison Saar honoring her mother Betye Saar and Samella Lewis, Faith Ringgold in conversation with her daughter Michele Wallace, a workshop, a performance, a closing reception and more (free but register)

White Magic are opening for Linda Perhacs at Zebulon

Big Boi is playing at The Regent Theater with The Cool Kids opening

No Win are opening for Teenage Faces at The Hi Hat

Justus Proffit and The She’s are opening for Potty Mouth at the Bootleg Theater

All Weekend

The Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA  has numerous performances happening throughout the weekend at  REDCAT (many of them free)

dineL.A. is back for its winter edition and runs until 1/26

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