Nov 302017
 

The High Curbs- Empty Bottles

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/30-12/3/17)-

Thursday

Writer Raquel Gutiérrez will be giving a walk through and discussing certain works from Hammer Museum’s exhibition Radical Women. Later in the evening there is a film screening of various experimental films created by Latin American women artists (both events free)

FYOHNA is opening for Wildling at Resident

CAFAM is hosting CraftNight at Angel City Brewery where you can have a pint while enjoying an air-dry clay workshop ($10)

Summer Moon and Mereki are opening for Dhani Harrison at the El Rey Theatre

Prism Tats is opening for Dommengang at The Hi Hat

Downtown Boys are playing with Generacion Suicida and Ex-Stains at the Echoplex

iam8bit gallery is having its 3rd Annual Handmade Holiday Show

Friday

Metro Art is showing Ava DuVernay’s documentary This is the Life at Union Station (free)

Slothrust are playing at The Echo with And The Kids and SLUGS

Hundred Waters are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Julianna Barwick and Banoffee

Blitzen Trapper are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Lilly Hiatt

Saturday

DocuSlate, a day dedicated to documentary films presented by NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFLMA) is $10 per program or for $25 you can see all the programs and enjoy an open bar

Hauser & Wirth is having a Holiday Market (also Sunday)

Union Station is also having a Holiday Market with live entertainment, a beer garden and Santa

The Dandy Warhols are playing with POW! at the Teragram Ballroom

HUNNY’s Winter Talent Show at the Echoplex includes bands Potty Mouth and King Shelter

Sunday

The High Curbs are opening for Hockey Dad at the Bootleg Theater with Jurassic Shark

Artist Alec Soth will be in conversation with photographic historian Kate Albers at Arcana with a book signing to follow

LAXART will be screening States of Crisis at the City of West Hollywood Library- a video program that includes videos by artists from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Honduras and Peru reflecting on political, economic and ecological crises. This program is in conjunction with the exhibition Pacific Standard Time LA/LA: Video Art in Latin America at LAXART. (free)

John Waters performs A John Waters Christmas, his one man show, at The Comedy Store

Sep 282017
 

Julia Holter- Sea Calls Me Home

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/28-10/1/17)-

Thursday

Arts Brookfield’s UnSilent Cinema returns to FIGat7th plaza with a free screening of The Goddess and musician Juana Molina performing an original score written specifically for the event. Composer and filmmaker Noveller will also perform a live set before the film.

Shilpa Ray is having a record release party at The Satellite with Honus Honus and Mask Off opening

The MOCA Store at MOCA Grand Avenue is having an art book sale with titles at $1, $5 and $10- tonight is the preview (it ends Sunday)

Middle Kids are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with King Shelter opening

Author and USC professor Karen Tongson will be leading a walk-through of Hammer Museum’s exhibit Radical Women

Widowspeak is at Zebulon with GospelbeacH and Clearance opening

Pearl Charles is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Cones and Raderson

Friday

Arts Brookfield’s UnSilent Cinema returns to FIGat7th plaza with a free screening of The Passion of Joan of Arc with a performance by musician Julia Holter. Composer and filmmaker Noveller will also perform a live set before the film.

The Shins are playing with Foxygen and Day Wave at The Greek Theatre

The xx are playing at The Forum with Perfume Genius

The Institute of Contemporary Art is hosting Experiment I– an evening of dancers, writers, speakers, comics, and skaters, curated by Michelle Tea. (free but register)

There’s a new Arts Festival in Van Nuys with bands, an art book fair, a craft beer garden, free bike repair, and of course, art (free)

The Happy Hollows are playing at The Satellite with Post Life, The Pretty Flowers and Traps PS

Saturday

From 4-6pm at The Lodge gallery, artists Lita Albuquerque and Fawn Rogers will be giving a talk

Watts Towers Arts Center has two free festivals this weekend and today is the 36th Annual Day of the Drum Festival with music, art, and free guided tours

The two day Music Tastes Good Festival begins today in Long Beach’s Marina Green Park with bands that include Ween, Tune-Yards, Of Montreal, Big Freedia, Alvvays, Digable Planets, Jay Som, Protomartyr, Vagabon and more. Tickets range in price depending if you want to include the “taste tent”.

Haunted Summer are having a record release party at The Hi Hat with Bodies of Water, Livingmore, Avi Buffalo performing and projections by Mad Alchemy Analog Liquid Light Show

Adam Ant is playing at The Greek Theatre with L7 opening

Peaches is performing at The Roxy with Zero DeZire opening

Sunday

It’s the second day of Clay LA at the Craft & Folk Art Museum, an annual fundraiser and sale where you can also try your hand at creating your own work with an air-dry clay activity

At Watts Towers Arts Center today is the 41st Annual Simon Rodia Jazz Festival with music, art, and free guided tours

The two day Music Tastes Good Festival continues. Tickets range in price depending if you want to include the “taste tent”

Nosaj Thing and Jacques Greene are performing at the Echoplex

The free Rock “N’ Roll Flea Market returns to The Regent Theater

Also at The Regent– Robyn Hitchcock and Yo La Tengo will perform the album Black Snake Diamond Role

Apr 272017
 

FYOHNA- Ghost Heart

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

Thursday

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

Friday

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

Saturday

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

Sunday

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

Apr 062017
 

Steady Holiday- Terror

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/6-4/9/17)-

Thursday

CAFAM is hosting a zine making workshop with L.A. Zinefest followed by a special film screening of Flight in Heels and a reading with the “Afrofuturistic women’s liberation artist collective”, #SNATCHPOWER. ($7 includes on drink, access to the gallery shows and materials for the workshop- RSVP requested)

The Damned are playing with Alice Bag and the Sissy Bears at the Belasco theater

Bleached, The Regrettes, Upset and The Side Eyes are playing at the Echoplex

Terry George who directed Hotel Rwanda and more recently The Promise, about the Armenian genocide, will be in conversation with producer and physician Eric Esrailian and Dr. Stephen D. Smith, executive director of the USC Shoah Foundation, at the Hammer museum, moderated by journalist and filmmaker Carla Garapedian. They will be discussing the challenges and politics of representing real-world atrocities within the constraints of the film medium. (free)

David Bazan is playing at the Bootleg Theater with The Mynabirds opening

Friday

Steady Holiday is playing at Resident with Saígo and Haathi

The Natural History Museum is having its First Friday event, this time with lectures on the future of food, DJs, and performances by the bands Sunflower Bean and Tonstartssbandht

The Aero Theatre is showing a double feature of Walter Hill’s films The Warriors and Streets of Fire with Hill discussing them in between screenings

It might be worth taking a road trip to see Sigur Rós play at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Great Horror Movie Night is showing a double feature of Fright Night and Ghostbusters at the Griffith Park Old Zoo

Saturday

The 6th Annual Kite Festival is taking place adjacent to the Santa Monica Pier from 11am-4pm and will be honoring Disney artist Tyrus Wong

Broke LA (formerly BROKECHELLA) is back with bands that include James Supercave, Bloodboy, and BOYO, art installations, comedians and more for $25.

Or you could head to The Observatory in Santa Ana for the two day festival- When We Were Young. Saturday’s lineup includes Morrissey, AFI, Cage The Elephant, Joyce Manor, Beach Fossils, and more.. ($100 for Saturday only)

Jason Reitman brings his Live Read series back-this time at The Theatre at Ace Hotel- for a reading of Juno with Ellen Page and Jennifer Garner reprising their roles from the film and Tracee Ellis Ross, Tig Notaro, Alia Shawkat, Kristin Wiig and more providing additional voices (all proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood)

Artists Justin Cole and York Chang will be giving a talk about their exhibition at Samuel Freeman gallery in Culver City

Sunday

At The Observatory in Santa Ana it’s day two of the festival- When We Were Young. Band today include Descendents, FIDLAR, Silversun Pickups, Dr. Dog, Tijuana Panthers, Sunflower Bean and more ($60 Sunday only)

Chairlift and Kristin Kontrol have added an early show (2pm) at the Echoplex after the Saturday night show sold out

Hammer Museum is hosting Stand Up and Fight Back: Tactics and Strategies for Effective Creative Activism at The Wiltern with Reverend James Lawson and Nadine Bloch (free but RSVP)

British band Sleaford Mods are playing their first ever U.S. show  at the Echoplex– it’s sold out but it might be worth hunting down some tickets

 

 

Mar 302017
 

Generationals- Keep It Low

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/30-4/2/17)-

Thursday

Artist Kerry James Marshall will be in conversation with Helen Molesworth at the Colburn School (200 South Grand Avenue) which will include discussion of his MOCA exhibition (free but get there early!)

The Orwells are playing with No Parents and The Walters at the Regent Theater

Angel City Brewery is hosting the opening of “What Does DTLA Mean to You?” an exhibition showcasing the work of artists from the Arts District and Skid Row

Drill Los Angeles Music Festival at the Echo and Echoplex begins tonight with 3 day passes starting at $46.50, or you can buy tickets for the individual shows. Tonight Bob Mould is playing with Immersion and Alina Bea.

Hammer Museum is hosting a free panel discussion- The Not So Silver Screen: Black Women in Media with actress Diahann Carroll, actress and director LisaGay Hamilton and more

Kane Strang, Tracy Bryant, and Emily Edrosa are playing at the Bootleg Theater

Friday

Generationals are playing at the Teragram Ballroom

Mikal Cronin is playing with a string & horn ensemble as part of Drill Los Angeles at the Echo. Wand, Laetitia Sadler, Fitted, and more are also on the bill

The Aero Theatre is showing 2001: A Space Odyssey with a brand new 70mm print

Why? are playing at the Regent Theater with Open Mike Eagle and Rituals of Mine

Methyl Ethel are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Vorhees and BOYO

Saturday

The Getty Museum is having multiple performances of Selected Shorts: April Antics: Fictions & Foolery, a chance to see the popular podcast live with Jane Kaczmarek hosting and a cast that includes Yvette Nicole Brown, Sharon Gless, Liev Schrieber and more (also Sunday)

Meatbodies are opening for Delicate Steve at the Teragram Ballroom

International Pillow Fight Day is happening at Pershing Square with DJs and food trucks

Electric Six are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Residual Kid and VOWWS

For the last night of Drill, Wire will be performing at the Echo as well as Julia Holter, Mild High Club and more.

Sunday

CAFAM is hosting- Social (Media) Politics of Photography in the Digital Age- A Discussion with Arpad Kovacs & Ramin Talaie for “Focus Iran 2: Contemporary Photography and Video”. This is a good opportunity to check out that exhibition as well as Chapters, which includes a great variety of the book arts of Southern California. CAFAM is pay what you wish on Sunday but RSVP for the talk if you are interested.

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears are playing at the Troubadour

The Rock ‘N’ Roll Flea Market returns to the Regent Theater for its monthly event

 

 

Sep 012016
 

Night Beats- Power Child

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/1-9/4/16)-

Thursday

Night Beats are playing at the Echoplex with C.G. Roxanne and the Nightmares, Vanilla, and L.A. Witch

Matthias Müller’s Home Stories and Ida Lupino’s The Bigamist are being shown this week as part of The Broad’s film series Doll Parts ($12 includes night access to the full museum)

Get creative for CraftNight: Recycled Puppet Making Workshop with Invertigo Dance Theatre at the Craft & Folk Art Museum ($8 includes materials, drinks and snacks)

LACMA is having a free screening of Kicks, writer/director Justin Tipping’s debut film, with the director and actors discussing the film afterwords

Unknown Mortal Orchestra are playing a free concert at the Santa Monica Pier with Steady Holiday

Friday

Film composer John Williams (of Star Wars fame) returns to the Hollywood Bowl to conduct music from various films with a selection of clips projected on the big screen (also Saturday and Sunday)

The LA County Fair returns to the Fairplex in Pomona and runs until the end of the month

Dance Downtown is at the Music Center- this time with a disco theme (free)

Saturday

Cinespia is showing Alfred Hitchock’s The Birds at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Cinefamily is showing the David Bowie concert film Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars in Barnsdall Art Park

Melissa Brooks & The Aquadolls are headlining a show at The Echo

Love The Lord of the Rings Trilogy? You can see them all, in their extended versions, for $15 at the Aero Theatre today from 1pm

Fiesta Hermosa, billed as the “Largest Arts & Crafts Fair in Southern California”, returns to Hermosa Beach for the weekend (including Monday)

Sunday

Mykki Blanco is headlining a show at Union Nightclub

Cinespia is showing True Romance at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

It’s the last night of the last weekend to see free Shakespeare (The Tempest) in Griffith Park

L.A. Drones are part of the electronic band lineup for the last night of Complex’s three night concert series Manufactured in Los Angeles

Sex Stains are having an album release party at The Echo with The Side Eyes and Egrets on Ergot

 

 

Jul 072016
 

The Light Surgeons- SuperEverything trailer

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/7-7/10/16)-

Thursday

Poolside is performing at the Hammer Museum’s free musical series Disappear Here

Alina Baraz is opening for Mayer Hawthorne at this week’s free concert at Santa Monica Pier and if you go make sure to check out the art installation Light Wave on view every Thursday in conjunction with the concerts

The Craft & Folk Art Museum is having its CraftNight- this time it’s making foam stamps to create block prints and patterns on fabric ($8 includes materials, drinks and snacks- RSVP here)

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors and Black Lives Matter Network Art + Culture Director Tanya Lucia Bernard are in conversation at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA about their ideas and work as artists, activists, and organizers. (free)

Sam Gellaitry is playing at the El Rey Theatre

New Madrid are playing with The Electric West and Coco Morier at The Satellite

Friday

UK audio-visual artists The Light Surgeons are collaborating with a group of Malaysian artists and musicians for a free cinema performance of SuperEverything at the California Plaza as part of Grand Performances

Body Language are playing at Resident

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) is hosting Midnight Party, a free event celebrating the completion of artist Tim Youd’s storefront performance and the release of Artillery’s summer issue (11pm-2am)

Royal Headache are playing at The Echo with Toys That Kill and Zig Zags

Saturday

Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros are playing a free show in Century Park outside the Annenberg Center for Photography for KCRW’s Sound in Focus Series (RSVP here)

Renegade Craft Fair returns to Grand Park (also Sunday)

Twisted at the Pike is the carnival themed event of Downtown Long Beach’s Summer and Music programming- this time with Gardens & Villa headlining

Mexrissey, who sing Morrissey songs in Spanish, are performing a free show at California Plaza as part of Grand Performances

Kevin Morby is performing a free show at The Getty for their Saturdays off the 405 music series

Sunday

Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst are discussing their book Relationship with Jack Halberstam at Skylight Books

Artist Jorge R. Guttierez is speaking at Gregorio Escalante Gallery in Chinatown (Good Luck Gallery and Coagula Curatorial are also having events that day)

Performance artists Dynasty Handbag, Seth Bogart and Robin Reiser are performing at El Cid for Weirdo Night

Odonis Odonis are playing at The Echo with Cloudland Canyon and Cellars

Apr 072016
 

Froth- Nothing Baby

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/7-4/10/16)-

Thursday

Froth is playing a live set as part of the free (with RSVP) event, Drinking the Sunlight on Thursday, at Resident with DJ sets by Kevin Morby and two of the members of FIDLAR

The second of the Monument performances at MOCA Grand Ave pairs musicians Metal Rouge and Palmbomen II with specific works in the gallery (free)

For Craft Night at CAFAM this week, guests will create black light paintings ($8 includes materials, food and drink)

Pop Up Magazine returns with its “live magazine” to the Theatre at the Ace Hotel with Daniel Alarcón, Ava DuVernay, Doreen St. Félix, Lindy West as part of the line up

Friday

Gothic Tropic are headlining a night of bands at The Hi Hat in Highland Park

The Aero Theatre is showing all three of Richard Linklater’s films Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight in one triple bill

For Covering Fashion: The Changing Runway Story, “fashion journalists Tim Blanks, editor-at-large of The Business of Fashion, and Booth Moore, fashion journalist and former fashion critic of the Los Angeles Times, discuss fashion journalism and the history and culture of runway shows with Sharon S. Takeda, LACMA’s senior curator and department head of costume and textiles” at LACMA (free)

Acid Dad are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Melted and Plum opening

Saturday

NELA Art Gallery Night is Northeast LA’s monthly art event and a great way to check out the area’s art scene and you can stop by Eastside Handmade market beforehand

Meth Dad and Terror Pigeon are both playing at Los Globos

Saturday and Sunday

The Los Angeles Times Festival Of Books is at the USC Campus and there are numerous free and ticketed author talks throughout both days as well as performances, cooking demonstrations, a travel section, children’s activities and so much more.

Sunday

It’s the second Sunday of the month so Rose Bowl Flea Market is open for treasure hunting

Missing Persons are at the Echo with Panthar and Fatal Jamz opening

DMX is playing at The Novo (formerly Club Nokia) for $15

 

Feb 252016
 

Metric- The Shade

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/25-2/28/16)-

Thursday

It’s time again for the Hammer Museum’s Open Projector Night where anyone can show their films (free)

Zócalo/ Metro Art is showing classic noir film The Third Man at Union Station (free)

Artist and writer Walead Beshty is speaking about artist Michael Asher as part of the Artists on Artists program at MOCA Grand Ave

Show creator Joe Merrell and “alien scent-designer” Saskia Wilson-Brown will discuss their current exhibition at Machine Project, The Eyes are Always There, as well as the process of developing scents for the installation based on first hand accounts of alien abductions (free)

Palehound are playing at The Echo

Feels are playing at Basic Flowers downtown to celebrate their debut LP release

Beacon are performing at Club Bahia

Redbull Sound Select Presents: Holy F*ck at Club Bahia. If you sign up and RSVP with them the tickets are $3 otherwise $12

Friday

Metric are playing at the Hollywood Palladium

The Egyptian Theater is showing all of the Oscar nominated documentary shorts with filmmakers Jerry Franck (“Chau, Beyond the Lines”) and Haya Fatima and
Asad Faruqi (“A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness”) introducing them

Writer George Saunders is reading from his recent work at REDCAT ($10)

Goldlink is playing at the Fonda Theatre

Saturday

REDCAT and The Broad present Callings Out of Context– with Tyondai Braxton (from Battles) and Daniel Wohl, both of whom are experimental composers- Wohl’s pieces will have a live video artist ($20)

If it’s Oscar time it’s also time for the Razzies where you can see some of the worst films of the year take home awards as well as catch a musical number and comedy sketches . It’s happening at the Palace Theater downtown and courtesy of Rotten Tomatoes you can get tix for 35% off by using the code “tomatoes”

Cœur de Pirate are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Haunted Summer and Smoke Season

Sunday

A Conversation and Book Signing with Firooz Zahedi and Special Guests, actress Kate Burton and director Charles Shyer is happening at LACMA’s Bing Theater. Zahedi will be discussing his 35 year friendship with Elizabeth Taylor, and the photos he took of her for his book My Elizabeth. (free)

Make your own ‘zine at Ama-ZINE Workshop at the Craft & Folk Art Museum ($10-includes materials)

Ace Hotel is having an Oscar party in their theater with bingo, prizes, DJs and more while the show streams live. ($12-15)

Nov 052015
 

Kendrick Lamar- Alright

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/5-11/8/15)-

Thursday

Artist Glenn Ligon is speaking for free at MOCA Grand Ave about work in their permanent collection, including his own recently acquired Untitled (America, America)

LACMA is screening the feature film Station to Station, about Doug Aitken’s 24 day project of the same name. For this project a train traveled from the Atlantic to the Pacific making stops along the way where a “constantly changing group of artists, musicians, and performers took part in a series of unique happenings”. The screening is followed by a conversation between the film’s director, Doug Aitken, and Film Independent curator, Elvis Mitchell with an opening performance by Sun Araw. $25 general admission tickets available here

For CraftNight: Handmade & Foraged, L.A. Papermaking at the Craft & Folk Art Museum you can sample edible creations using foraged ingredients from “food revolutionaries” Josey Baker, Mia Wasilevich, and Pascal Baudar.  Afterwards dye pulp with local plants and materials under the guidance of Hiromi Paper International to create handmade paper samples- $8 includes food, drink and supplies. RSVP here

Eleanor Friedberger (of The Fiery Furnaces) is playing El Cid with Fay

Reptar are playing Club Bahia with Holiday Mountain, Breathers and Green Gerry

Thursday-Sunday

Only in Hollywood Music + Arts Festival has a HUGE list of events going on throughout the weekend, most of them free. One of the opening night parties is at Festival Hub Space 15 Twenty and there are multiple art gallery pop-ups, live music and comedy as well.   Also make sure to get a button for $1 that gets you great discounts including 2 for 1 drinks at Aventine, $3 off any purchase over $5 at Amoeba Records, free truffle fries with your burger at Umami, percentages off purchases at many local businesses, and more.

Friday

Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours has an impressive amount of late night activities (beginning at 11:30pm and running until 3am), including Daniel Lanois performing a “breakthrough ambient/electro visual experience” on the penthouse floor,  DJ sets on the 2nd and 3rd floors, a dance party, a music and scent experience curated by The Institute of Art and Olfaction, on site screen printing and lots more- try your luck on standby line to get in for free or pay $20 to skip the regular line and get a pillowcase to screenprint

So Many Wizards are playing a free show at Taix

Beat Connection are at The Echo with Psychic Twin

Beach Party are playing a free show downtown at One Santa Fe

Friday and Saturday

The Hammer Museum is having ENGAGE MORE NOW!, a free international conference on the subject of public
engagement. “The symposium will convene a group of experts to consider ongoing practices initiated by artists and museum professionals—both within and outside of institutions—that are designed to engage the public in discursive projects that may take the form of social practice, performance, or artistic intervention.”

Saturday

Top Acid in Santa Ana is throwing the free Way Too Fun Fest with 4 music stages and bands including The Lovely Bad Things, So Many Wizards, Gap Dream and more

Saturday and Sunday

To start your Christmas shopping early there’s The Jackalope Art & Craft Fair, which returns to Old Pasadena with over 200 local artisans who were hand selected by jury members. Free with free art workshops as well.

Sunday

Kendrick Lamar is part of 92.3′s The Real Show at The Forum along with Future, Rae Sremmurd, Jeremih, Rich Homie Quan, Ty Dolla $ign and Jidenna. Tickets are only resale but there are plenty of those as of this writing ( $76+)

At LACMA author Nina Ansary and artist Shirin Neshat discuss women in Iran in general, as well as Neshat and her work followed by a booksigning for Ansary’s book Jewels of Allah (free)

Wax Idols are playing at Complex LA in Glendale

Lee Ranaldo (of Sonic Youth) is playing a solo acoustic show at The Echo