Apr 052018
 

Wallows- Pleaser

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/5-4/8/18)-

Thursday

Wallows are playing a free show at Amoeba Hollywood today at 5pm and signing their debut EP afterwards

The Broad is offering free admission to their Jasper Johns exhibition on the first Thursday of the month- (today and 5/3) from 4-7pm and afterwards you can head across the street for MOCA’s free night

Artist Jennifer Gutierrez Morgan is leading a milagro making workshop for CAFAM’s CraftNight– $10 includes supplies, drinks and snacks

Cherry Glazerr are opening for The Breeders and Elijah Wood will be playing a DJ set at The Fonda Theatre

Vera Sola is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Hush Arbors opening

Friday

Nightmare Air are playing with Draemings at the Bootleg Theater

Natural History Museum’s First Fridays event includes a tour of the History Department, a discussion of oil and its role in the history of LA, DJs, and music by Chelsea Jade and Jamila Woods

The Independent Art Book Fair starts today and runs until Sunday at 939 Studios DTLA

The Breeders are playing at The Theatre at Ace Hotel with Post Pink opening

Friday and Saturday

The Music Center is transforming into a “Disco wonderland clad in gold and mirrors” for its event- Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours. The event begins at 11:30pm and runs until 3 am- with large scale projections, roller skaters (Friday), DJs, pop-up dance happenings, screenings, art installations, live music, a makeup station, and more (plus cocktails and small bites)

Saturday

Artist Walead Beshty will be in conversation with executive director of LAXART, Hamza Walker at Regen Projects

Feels are playing a free show for Hipsville’s 1 Year Anniversary at The Offbeat-A Bar on York, with Cat Scan opening

Melted are having a record release party at The Hi Hat with Awakebutstillinbed, Decent Criminal, and Pancho and the Wizards also performing

Ex Stains and Hit Bargain are opening for DJ Jonathan Toubin’s NY Night Train party at Zebulon

Electric Six are playing at the Bootleg Theater with The Manx and Northern Faces opening

Alice Bag Band is having a record release party at The Echo with Fatty Cakes and the Puff Pastries opening

Saturday and Sunday

The Brewery Art Walk returns with its twice annual event- a great opportunity to check out the complex and the artist’s studios

Sunday

Barnsdall Art Center, loacted in beautiful Barnsdall Park, is having a free Art and Craft Fair

SadGirl are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Peach Kelli Pop, Healing Gems and Bruiser Queen opening

Loma are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Jess Williamson opening

 

Oct 262017
 

Beach Fossils- Down the Line

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/26-10/29/17)-

Thursday

Coaxials Arts and Cathode Cinema are hosting the Super Spooktacular Halloween Show– with “spooky and weird” films, live performances and more

The Greek Theatre is showing Shaun of the Dead, with all attendees getting a free t-shirt (while they last)

The Blank Tapes are opening for Delicate Steve at the Moroccan Lounge plus King Tuff are playing a DJ set

Busdriver is playing with jazz ensemble The Underground Railroad at Zebulon

Friday

FIGat7th is having an all day (til 8pm) Day of the Dead Celebration, with sugar skull face painting, tequila tasting, and live DJs

For The Charlie Factory at The Standard Downtown LA, artist Charlie le Mindu is hosting a series of nights with different performers- tonight it is Peaches and Black Cracker

Rozwell Kid and Mylets are opening for The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die at The Echo

Miss Kittin, Keoki and more are playing Sex Cells’ night at Resident

Thievery Corporation are playing at the Hollywood Palladium

Saturday

For the 18th Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, there will be face painting, altars, a market, food, and performances by musicians Aterciopelados, Cuco, Ximena Sariñana, Very Be Careful and La Chamba

Grand Park begins it’s Día de los Muertos celebrations this evening with Noche de Ofrenda, a celebration that includes traditional dance and prayer led by the local indigenous community, as well as Los Angeles-based poets and musicians (altars are up through Nov 5)

Roky Erickson is playing at The Roxy with Death Valley Girls opening

For The Charlie Factory at The Standard Downtown LA, artist Charlie le Mindu is hosting a series of nights with different performers- tonight it is Kembra Pfahler from The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black

Broken Social Scene are playing at The Wiltern with The Belle Game opening

Saturday and Sunday

The Growlers are hosting a music festival at the LA Waterfront in San Pedro with a huge list of great performers including-Beach Fossils, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Girl Talk, Danny Brown, Dan Auerbach, La Luz, Rostam, Frankie Cosmos, Beth Ditto, Butthole Surfers, and many more

Heritage Square Museum is hosting Halloween & Mourning Tours where you can learn about death and mourning etiquette during the Victorian era

Sunday

LACMA is hosting Veterans in the Arts and Humanities Day: Celebration and Film Screening– with short films, a Q & A with veteran filmmakers, and a reception to follow (free)

It’s the last day of Stan Lee’s Comic Con at the LA Convention Center (runs from Friday)

Slowdive are playing at The Wiltern with Cherry Glazerr opening

Livingmore are playing with Nightgown, Rival Cavves, and Ever So Android at The Echo

For The Charlie Factory at The Standard Downtown LA, artist Charlie le Mindu is hosting a series of nights with different performers- tonight it is Ssion and Princess Vitarah

 

Jul 212016
 

Autolux- Change My Head

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/21-7/24/16)-

Thursday

Gaslamp Killer and Daedelus are playing DJ sets at Amoeba Records

Venice Art Crawl returns with free music and gallery events in the area

Twilight Concerts at Santa Monica Pier continue this week with Psychedelic Furs and Day Wave (free)

The Hammer Museum’s Disappear Here music series continues this week with Ceci Bastida and Mark Redito (free)

UBERMORGEN are giving a free talk at Machine Project titled Media Hacking vs. Conceptual Art – an artist talk!

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down are playing a free concert at Skirball Cultural Center

Friday

LACMA is hosting Dapper Day an event to coincide with their jazz programming and their exhibition Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015

Brit Manor is playing a free show at Resident with Madame Gandhi

Bunny Wailer is playing at the Regent Theater

Saturday

Autolux are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Eureka The Butcher

If you missed UBERMORGEN’s talk on Thursday you can check out their free workshop at Machine ProjectGOOGLE WILL EAT ITSELF and the EKMRZ Trilogy which offers lessons in scamming online economies

Burger Records is hosting the Getty’s Saturdays off the 405 free music event with bands The Garden, The Muffs, Gap Dream, Jessie Jones and Vajj

Lobster Fest at the Port of Los Angeles has three days of music as well- tonight it’s The Colourist and Kitten headlining

Cherry Glazerr and  No Parents are headlining a long list of bands for Dirty Penni Fest at The Echo

Pershing Square is having David Brighton’s Bowie Tribute (free)

Sunday

Artist Ursula von Rydingsvard is giving a talk at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel (free with RSVP)

Artist Barbara Kasten, ICA Philadelphia Curator Alex Klein and MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson lead a walkthrough of Kasten’s exhibition at the Pacific Design Center (free)

Dengue Fever are playing at Tree People, an outdoor theater in Coldwater Canyon Park

Jun 232016
 

Plants and Animals- Stay

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/23-6/27/16)-

Thursday

The Ace Hotel is hosting a screening of the John Waters narrated documentary, Wall Writers: Graffiti in its Innocence, presented by Juztapoz Magazine and International Documentary Association and followed by a Q&A led by Cheech Marin featuring director Roger Gastman, TAKI183 and KOOL KLEPTO KIDD.

Artist Lara Schnitger is speaking at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel and Moon Uterus are performing as part of the gallery’s After 5 programming (free with RSVP)

Nothing are playing with Wrong, Tennis System, Culture Abuse and Big Jesus at the Echoplex

Cub Sport are playing at the Bootleg Theater

Friday

Plants and Animals are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Royal Canoe

General Assembly in Santa Monica is hosting a day of free programming for creatives with a wrap party at the end as part of their Made in LA week long event

Cherry Glazerr is headlining a night at The Troubadour

Moby will be discussing his memoir Porcelain with KCRW’s Jason Bentley at Skirball ($5 for the ticket, $31 with the book)

Toro y Moi are DJ’ing a free art event at The Container Yard

Roses, Dunes, Mirror Travel and Jess Williamson are playing a $5 show at the Ham & Eggs Tavern

Saturday

Self Help Graphics & Art is having their Annual Print Fair & Exhibition

Dazed and Confused is the outdoor movie at The Autry with the band MASZER playing beforehand

Raising Arizona is the outdoor movie at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Summer and Music, Downtown Long Beach’s summer long concert series, begins with 720 Pine which has an emphasis on skateboarding, and musical guests including Devendra Banhart DJ’ing

The Roots & Special Guests are playing at The Novo

Cold Showers are headlining a night of bands at Complex in Glendale

Saturday and Sunday

CatCon LA is back at The Reef with two full days of cat related programming. On Saturday, as part of CatCon, there is CatVideoFest, 70 minutes of non-stop cat videos at The Ace Hotel hosted by comedian Andy Milonakis

Sunday

Painter and muralist Kim West will be speaking at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel gallery (free with RSVP)

Casket Girls are part of the lineup for Graveface Records Roadshow at the Bootleg Theater

Apr 092015
 

 

Cherry Glazerr- White’s Not My Color This Evening

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/9-4/12)-

Thursday

MOMA curator Stuart Comer will be discussing the work and career of William Pope L.  at MOCA (free with RSVP)- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/curators-lecture-series-stuart-comer-on-william-pope-l/

The Hammer Museum is screening Barbara Kopple’s new documentary film, Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation, which focuses on the writers, columnists, editors and interns of The Nation magazine.  The film will be followed by Q&A with Kopple, writer Amy Wilentz, and Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel. Norman Lear will begin the evening with opening remarks (free)- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/04/hot-type-150-years-of-the-nation/

Downtown ArtWalk’s theme this month is Books, Comics and Zines- https://www.facebook.com/events/451174848381669/  also make sure to check out the sculptures made of cans for Canstruction, also part of the art walk- http://canstructionla.com/

Friday

Cherry Glazerr are playing with White Fence at the Natural History Museum’s First Fridays- http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/first-fridays/april-2015

The Aero Theater is showing the first part of the Agnés Varda documentary Agnés Varda: From Here to There” Part1 followed by her film Jane B. for Agnés V.  (about Jane Birkin) with a discussion with Varda in between the films- http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/%E2%80%9Cagnes-varda-from-here-to-there%E2%80%9D-part-1-jane-b-for-agn%C3%A8s-v

French band Yelle is playing the Roxy with Hibou- http://www.theroxy.com/event/769753-yelle-west-hollywood/

Saturday

Otis College of Art and Design is hosting its 4th Annual Kite Festival in Santa Monica where you can make and fly your own kite (free kite and admission)- http://www.otis.edu/calendar/4th-annual-kite-festival

Eastside Handmade is having their popup market in Highland Park- http://www.eastsidehandmade.com/

Afterwards stay for NELA Art Gallery Night, a good opportunity to check out Highland Park and Eagle Rock galleries including Gold Haus Gallery which is having an opening for Ryan McIntosh’s show- https://www.facebook.com/NELAart?ref=ts

Sunday

The First Annual Long Beach Zine Fest is at the Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA) and admission to the fest and museum are both free- http://lbzinefest.com/about/

All Weekend

Cinema at the Edge (CATE) is having it’s independent film festival in Santa Monica – http://www.cinemaattheedge.com/#

Mar 262015
 

Slutever- White Flag

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/26-3/29)-

Thursday

Substrate Gallery presents Factory of Light– a screening for House of Light’s new music video with performances by the band and other musical guests. $10 entrance gets you a pop art print and complimentary beer and wine- https://www.facebook.com/events/363190723873716/

Pete Rock and Slum Village are playing at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/765543-pete-rock-slum-village-los-angeles/

Grand Central Market is having Game Night until 9pm with classic and new games- http://www.grandcentralmarket.com/events/317/game-night-at-grand-central-market

Thursday- Sunday

Zoe Scofield’s dance collaboration with visual artist Juniper Shuey, BeginAgain is at REDCAT. Scofield is also having a dance workshop on Saturday- http://www.redcat.org/event/zoe-juniper-beginagain

Friday

Roky Erickson (of 60′s band The Thirteenth Floor Elevators) & The Hounds of Baskerville are at the Roxy- http://www.theroxy.com/event/741269-roky-erickson-hounds-west-hollywood/

Terry Malts is playing at The Smell with Wild Moth- http://www.thesmell.org/

Saturday

Robert Williams will be signing his book at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery in Barnsdall Park- http://www.lamag.org/

Bernhard Willhelm will be guiding tours and discussing his exhibit at MOCA Pacific Design Center- RSVP here (free)- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/art-talk-bernhard-willhelm/

For Panache Spring Fling there are several bands playing at the Echo including Jacco Gardner, Dream Boys, Happyness, and a “secret guest”- http://www.theecho.com/event/778403-panache-spring-fling-secret-los-angeles/

Electric Dusk Drive-In downtown is showing Mean Girls- https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/715377

Saturday and Sunday

Burgerama is Burger Records’ two day festival at the Observatory in Santa Ana and the lineup is incredible- Ty Segall, Fidlar, Thee Oh Sees, Weezer, Ariel Pink, Cherry Glazerr, Black Lips, Roky Erickson, Tobacco, Bone Thugs and Harmony, White Fence and many, many, many more- $47.50 for one day or $90 for two- it’s well worth it to see all these great bands- http://www.observatoryoc.com/event/Burgerama-4-Day-One

Sunday

Slutever are one of four bands opening for Pile at Los Globos ($8) – http://www.clublosglobos.com/event/804359-pile-los-angeles/

Connected Fashion Festival Pop Up is at Hotel Figueroa’s pool downtown and is a combination shopping event and boozy brunch ($30 brunch +bottomless mimosas)- http://www.connectedfest.com/

Feb 122015
 

Mrs. Magician- The Dead 80’s

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/12-2/15)-

Thursday

John Craig Freeman is previewing and discussing his project EEG AR: Things We Have Lost at LACMA. Viewing devices will be provided to check out the virtual objects he’s created- http://www.lacma.org/event/augmented-reality-viewing  If you miss this, you could also visit on Saturday and participate in this work by conjuring images with your brainwaves (equipment provided)- http://www.lacma.org/event/eeg-ar-clinic

Downtown Artwalk is tonight and this time there is an art show celebrating the life of producer J Dilla- http://www.downtownartwalk.org/

Create:Fixate 13 Year Anniversary Celebration- I Art You event in Venice is an art show and benefit- there will also be cocktails, music and other entertainment (20$)- https://www.facebook.com/events/378552575655863/

Friday

Mrs.Magician are opening for Swami John Reis and The Blind Shake at the Satellite- http://www.thesatellitela.com/event/726883-swami-john-reis-blind-los-angeles/

Hollyhock House in Barnsdall Park will re-open (after major renovations) from 4pm to 11am on Saturday for free self-guided tours. The house has made appearances in Blade Runner, Karate Kid, and The House on Haunted Hillhttp://www.barnsdall.org/visit/hollyhock-house/

LACMA is playing a double bill of The Goonies and Pee-wee’s Big Adventurehttp://www.lacma.org/event/goonies

Cherry Glazerr is hosting “A Very Musty Pre-Valentine’s Day Affair” at the Echo with LA Witch, The Frights, Buttertones, and Tête- advanced tickets are sold out but there may be some at the door day of- http://www.theecho.com/event/760769-very-musty-pre-valentines-day-los-angeles/

The Dodos are playing the Roxy- http://www.theroxy.com/event/705537-dodos-west-hollywood/

Saturday

NELA’s Second Saturday gallery night is a great chance to spend some time in Highland Park- https://www.facebook.com/NELAart

Don Bachardy is speaking about his work at Craig Krull Gallery- http://www.craigkrullgallery.com/Exhibition/Current.html

Silverlake Flea is on at Micheltorena St. Elementary School and there will be free ice cream- http://www.silverlakeshop.com/#/alps/

LACE + Artillery are having a Valentine’s Day Party with cocktails and performances.  It’s also the last day to check out the current group show- http://www.welcometolace.org/events/view/a-valentines-party/#media

The Growlers are at the Hollywood Palladium- http://www.thehollywoodpalladium.com/events/the-growlers/#.VNxm8saDRFU

Sunday

LA Zine Fest is in Glendale this year with 200 exhibitors and free- http://lazinefest.com/

The Festival of (In)appropriation is at the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian and features a program of “cutting-edge experimental found footage shorts”, including Nothing by LJ Frezza which is 6 minutes of footage where nothing happens from the TV series Seinfeld- http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1180534

Aug 142014
 

Holy Ghost!- Dumb Disco Ideas

Things to do in (and around) Los Angeles this weekend (8/14-8/17)-

Thursday

Downtown LA Artwalk- http://www.downtownartwalk.org/

Foxygen at the Fonda- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/250350

La Santa Cecilia plays the Santa Monica Pier (free)- http://smpier.dola.com/event/2014/08/14/la-santa-cecilia

Friday through Sunday

Echo Park Rising- free music festival throughout the different venues of Echo Park- bands include- Allah-Las, Cherry Glazerr, Myron & E, yOya, The Fresh and Onlys and more- http://epr.la/

Nick Duran: every time you are near dance performance at the Hammer (each day from 2-3pm)- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2014/08/nick-duran-every-time-you-are-near/

Friday

The Antlers are playing a free show (plus open bar and event poster) at Mack Sennett Studios- RSVP here- https://boxoffice-embed.stubhub.com/event/3862795

Superchunk is playing at the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock- http://cfaer.org/ai1ec_event/superchunk/?instance_id=15631

Saturday

Pacific Festival: The Dunes music festival at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort benefiting the Surfrider Foundation- bands include: Holy Ghost!, Cherry Glazerr, De Lux, Miami Horror; afterwards you could also attend A Club Called Rhonda featuring the music of Giorgio Moroder- http://pacificfestival.electrostub.com/event.cfm?id=120850

Los Angeles photographer Gary Leonard is speaking at the Central Library- http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/la-focus-gary-leonard-conversation-la-observeds-kevin-roderick

Midnight showing of Legend followed by Labyrinth at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Neverending Story @9 is sold out)- http://cinespia.org/event/fantasy-night-neverending-story/

Purple Rain is playing at the Autry- http://eatseehear.com/schedule/purple-rain/#.U-x0vEhfnU5

Sunday

Angel City Brewery host Avocado Fest- bands, food, mural tour, avocado ale- http://angelcitybrewery.com/events/avocado-fest/

It’s the last day of Nisei Week Japanese Festival and Sunday is the closing ceremony- http://www.niseiweek.org/