Aug 032017
 

Hand Habits- Book on How to Change

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/3-8/6/17)-

Thursday

Filmmaker Ericka Beckman will be in conversation with visual artist Matt Mullican for The Broad’s The Un-Private Collection conversation series ($12)

The Molochs are opening for Juan Wauters at Resident

Chastity Belt are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Never Young and Lala Lala opening

The free concert this week at the Santa Monica Pier is Valerie June with Irma Thomas opening

Artists Star Montana and Shizu Saldamando will be in conversation at The Main Museum (free but RSVP)

Loyal Lobos are headlining a show at the Bootleg Theater that includes Aldre’ Williams, Sam Valdez, and The Moderns

Friday

Alex Napping, Hand Habits, and Justus Proffit are playing at the Bootleg Theater

Artbook at Hauser & Wirth is hosting a reading series called Out of the Hat “where various artists writers, dancers, poets, and theoreticians will share—and be called—to the stage through an old adage of chance: the pulling of names out of a hat”. This Friday the participants will be Tosh Berman, an. cinquemani, Leslie Dick and Marsie Scharlat.

For Grand Performances’ free Friday program this week, there is a dance performance- No Side Now- Dance That Abandons Boundaries- curated by Los Angeles Performance Practice

Cosmonauts are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Adult Books and Winter

Fatal Jamz are playing at The Echo with Franky Flowers, BOYO and Sugarcube

Boogaloo Assassins are performing a free show at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

Saturday

Maiden LA is facilitating an open studios program with Studio C Gallery and other galleries in the Santa Fe Art Colony complex from 12-5pm

Dorian Wood will be performing Entre Les Étoiles (Among the Stars) in a free performance with Hawaiian singer Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole opening at California Plaza as part of Grand Performances’ programming

Toad the Wet Sprocket are playing a free show in Pershing Square with 10,000 Maniacs

Chinatown Summer Nights returns for its free monthly summer event with bands, culinary demonstrations, DJs, art demonstrations, performances, a market, and more

Sunday

At LACMA, curator Howard Fox, who organized the current exhibition Playing with Fire: Paintings by Carlos Almaraz, will be in conversation with Elsa Flores, the artist’s widow, who is also a noted activist and photographer. The talk will also include a sneak peek at the upcoming documentary film about the artist, Carlos in Wonderland, which will be aired by KCET in early 2018. (free but ticket required)

The 3rd Annual Long Beach Zine Fest is taking place at the Museum of Latin American Art (free)

Belle and Sebastian are playing at the Hollywood Bowl with Spoon and Kristin Kontrol

Tennis System are opening for Swirlies at the Echoplex

Rapper Sasha Go Hard is performing at Zebulon

New Orleans’ New Breed Brass Band is playing a free show at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

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

Aug 182016
 

L.A. Drones! ” The Rachel’s Hyperbolic Decay” “Official Video” /// A band from “Subterranean Film”

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/18-8/21/16)-

Thursday

Multimedia artist Niko Solorio is performing at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel as part of their After 5 event (free with reservation)

Mavis Staples is playing a free concert at the Santa Monica Pier with The Suffers

For The Broad’s Doll Parts film series this week they are showing Luther Price’s Clown and Nobuhiko Obayashi’s Hausu (House)

Today is the first day of Echo Park Rising- a free all ages music and local business event taking place at different venues throughout the weekend. Tonight’s highlights include The Frights, The Regrettes, and Pale Blue at the Echoplex. Consider getting the VIP tix to skip the lines, have easy bar access and get a goodie grab bag-$30 for the whole festival, $11.50 per day

Guns N’ Roses are playing at Dodger Stadium (also Friday)

Friday

PJ Harvey is playing at The Fonda Theatre

Guided by Voices are playing at the Teragram Ballroom (also Saturday) with Broncho

Highlights for Echo Park Rising today include Chastity Belt and Ducktails at The Echo and Roses and Colleen Green at Taix. Full schedule here

Saturday

Highlights for Echo Park Rising today include L.A. Drones at the Echoplex; Feels, Froth, La Luz, and Bleached on the Liberty Stage; So Many Wizards at Stories Books & Cafe; and Kolars at Taix. Full schedule here

Muse til Midnight, LACMA’s late night event, is teaming up with Rhonda Int’l for this installment

Parquet Courts are playing the Regent Theater

The movie at Hollywood Forever Cemetery is 2001: A Space Odyssey

Chinatown Summer Nights is back with bands, DJs, a beer garden, a magician, cooking demonstrations, a market and more, all free

Sunday

LA writer Marisela Norte will be in conversation with artist and friend Gronk at the Craft and Folk Art Museum

Peach Kelli Pop are opening for Audacity at The Smell

It’s the last day of Echo Park Rising and highlights include The Lovely Bad Things and Meatbodies at The Echoplex and Billy Changer and So Many Wizards at Spacedust. Full schedule here

Jul 142016
 

Mikal Cronin- Say

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/14-7/17/16)-

Thursday

In the Red Records is having a three night event at The Echo to celebrate their 25th Anniversary. Tonight Mikal Cronin and Ty Segall will be playing their collaborative album Reverse Shark Attack as part of the long list of performances from bands that include The Gories,The Oblivions, Zig Zags and more.

Downtown Artwalk is back for its monthly night- this time celebrating performance art

LACMA is hosting a free screening of the New York Times’ Op-Docs—”short films commissioned by the Times in which point-of-view is as integral and storytelling skills” with this year’s edition devoted to films by women directors.

The Hammer’s free weekly music night Disappear Here continues with Peanut Butter Wolf and Mndsgn performing

Børns is playing with Porches for Santa Monica Pier’s free concert

Friday

Beginning Friday and running until 7/24 is Union Station 360° a multi-sensory cinematic “360 experience” that will include a projection mapped art and video installation that will respond to visitor’s movement along with images of Los Angeles

For the Getty’s Friday Flights, there will be a musical performance by Chris Cohen, a multi-site music performance by wild Up’s Andrew Tholl, Song of Eurydice, a choral and dance performance by mecca vazie andrews and Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs, a poetry reading organized by artist Keith J. Varadi, and a film program presented by Veggie Cloud.

Ducktails are playing at Highland Park Ebell

Shannon and the Clams are playing with Peach Kelli Pop at the Teragram Ballroom

Friday and Saturday

Diana Ross is performing at the Hollywood Bowl

Saturday

We Are Scientists are performing With Love and Squalor at the El Rey Theatre

North by Northwest is the outdoor movie at The Autry this week

Chinatown Summer Nights is a free event with bands, a market, beer garden, performances, food demonstrations and more

Baaba Maal is playing a free show with Classixx and Brazilian Girls in Century Park outside the Annenberg Space for Photography

Wye Oak are playing at the Teragram Ballroom

Sunday

The Egyptian Theatre is showing the British film version of Lord of the Flies and the Japanese pre-Hunger Games kids hunting other kids film Battle Royale

Fear of Men are playing with Roses and Puro Instinct at The Echo

Jun 162016
 

Mashrou’ Leila- Maghawir (acoustic for NPR’s Tiny Desk)

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/16-6/19/16)-

Thursday

After 5 has singer songwriter Sara Lov performing as part of gallery Hauser Wirth & Schimmel‘s weekly series. Photographer Robert Cumming will be signing his book The Difficulties of Nonsense at the bookstore there as well.

The Pharcyde are playing a $5 show at The Novo

Hammer Museum is hosting a Bloomsday celebration with dramatic readings of James Joyce’s Ulysses, live songs, live music, and Guiness on tap in the courtyard (free)

Sepalcure is playing at the Echoplex

Mavis Staples is opening for Bob Dylan at The Shrine Auditorium

Thursday-Sunday (until 7/31)

Materials & Applications is hosting TURF: A Mini-Golf Project in which  a corner lot in Echo Park is transformed into a functional mini-golf course with obstacles created by architects, designers and artists who won its 2015 competition “to design a single architectural obstacle that investigates a contemporary Los Angeles condition”

Friday

Mashrou’ Leila are playing a free show as part of Grand Performances at the California Plaza

The Music Center’s late night event Sleepless returns with a special hip-hop edition- DJ’s , dance crews, roller skating, live graffiti painting ($30 tickets go on sale Friday 6/17 at 10 am)

Toots and The Maytals are playing at The Fonda

Jaill are playing at The Blindspot Project with Warbly Jets

The Odd Market is back at The Autry with live music, food and crafts (free)

Saturday

Moses Sumney is performing a free show at the Getty Center for Saturdays Off the 405

Cults, Wavves, Allah-Las and more are playing Sunstock Solar Festival at The Autry with all profits used to install solar power for Kids Cancer Connection ($20)

The first of Chinatown’s Summer Nights has performances, DJs, vendors, a beer garden, and a list of bands performing that includes The Lonely Wild (free)

Sunday

Mrs. Magician are playing with Junk, and GRMLN at the Hi Hat

The Pasadena Chalk Festival is back to transform Paseo Colorado (also on Saturday)

Hibou, So Many Wizards, and Nic Hessler are playing at The Echo

Aug 202015
 

Ariel Pink- Dayzed Inn Daydreams

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/20-8/23/15)-

Thursday

Ariel Pink is playing along with The Mynabirds at the Santa Monica Pier (free)- http://tcs.santamonicapier.org/events/2015/8/20/ariel-pink

As part of Cinefamily’s Don’t Knock The Rock music documentary festival they are showing Her Aim is True, Karen Whitehead’s film about the incredible life of photographer Jini Dellaccio, with the director in person- http://www.cinefamily.org/films/dont-knock-the-rock-2015/

If you’re a fan of louder bands METZ, Retox and Obliterations are playing at The Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/897459-metz-los-angeles/

Friday

Hop Along are playing a free show at the Ace Hotel Downtown starting at 5pm- http://www.acehotel.com/calendar/losangeles/5-5-hop-along and later there is an FYF Fest Pre Party in the theater lobby of the hotel with Purity Ring DJ’ing (but RSVP if you are going) – http://www.acehotel.com/calendar/losangeles/fyf-fest-official-pre-party

It’s the last of the Natural History Museum’s Summer Nights in the Garden programs- http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/summer-nights-in-the-garden

Odd Nights, The Autry’s free monthly market, fashion, food event is back with Omniflux and The Controversy performing- http://theoddmarket.com/autry/

Saturday

YACHT are performing at Blum & Poe gallery as part of A.L.Steiner’s exhibition Come & Go– https://www.facebook.com/events/442403352614076/

El Segundo Museum of Art is having a free movie night with two films about the artist Joseph Beuys and includes a discussion with an educator, quick draw activities, popcorn and soft drinks- http://esmoa.org/program/movie-night-beuys-double-feature/

Hundred Waters are the performers for this week’s Saturdays off the 405 at the Getty Center- http://www.getty.edu/visit/cal/events/ev_532.html

It’s the last of the Chinatown Summer Nights with bands, djs, food and more- http://chinatownsummernights.com/schedule/#Aug17

Saturday and Sunday

Two day tickets are still available for FYF Fest and there are a lot of great bands playing both days including Frank Ocean, Morrissey, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Run the Jewels, D’Angelo &The Vanguard, Thee Oh Sees, FKA Twigs, Mikal Cronin and many more- http://www.fyffest.com/

Sunday

Griffith Park’s Shakespeare Festival has Much Ado About Nothing, this time taking place in Italy in 1945- http://www.iscla.org/griffith-park-festival/

Jun 252015
 

Basement Jaxx- Where’s Your Head At

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/25-6/29/15)-

Thursday

MOCA Grand Avenue is screening Take None, Give None, a documentary about the nation’s first racially integrated motorcycle club (free)- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/screening-take-none-give-none/

Nosaj Thing is performing a free set and signing his new album Fated at Amoeba Records in Hollywood- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-3354/

Griffith Park’s free Shakespeare in the Park festival begins tonight. This year it’s Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing- http://www.iscla.org/

Friday

Miwa Matreyek is performing two shows for free at Union Station of her multimedia work which involves her shadow interacting with projected animation- https://www.facebook.com/events/880621822020716/

Lucky Dragons are the artists/performers for this session of Friday Flights at the Getty Center- http://www.getty.edu/visit/cal/events/ev_501.html

The Echo is having a pre-party for Lolipalooza 2 with a lineup including Tropical Popsicle, and The Memories- $12 or free with Lolipalooza 2 ticket- http://www.theecho.com/event/885563-lolipalooza-2-pre-party-los-angeles/

Gardens & Villa are playing at the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock- http://fyfpresents.com/2015/gardens-villa/

The Lovely Bad Things are at The Smell- http://www.thesmell.org/

Saturday

MOCA Grand Ave is having a panel and book signing in conjunction with the release of Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles, with artists Zoe Crosher, Bettina Hubby, Michael Shields, and Ed Templeton and moderated by David L.Ulin of the Los Angeles Times. The artists will “share their distinct visions of the city’s visual landscape”. (free)- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/panel-and-book-signing-five-artists-in-search-of-a-city/

Lolipop Records and the Echo present Lolipalooza 2 with a list of bands that includes White Fence, Cosmonauts, Corners, Winter, So Many Wizards and more- http://www.theecho.com/event/837711-lolipalooza-2-los-angeles/

Roses, Dunes, Sandlot, and DYGL are all playing a house show downtown for $5 with free beer- https://www.facebook.com/events/1604144926516758/

The Roots are at Club Nokia with Erykah Badu- http://www.clubnokia.com/events/detail/271821

Chinatown Summer Nights returns with live music from The Janks as well as other bands, cooking demonstrations, acrobatic shows, a beer garden, DJs, and more- http://www.chinatownla.com/calendar.php?eventcategoryId=4&eventId=424

Tijuana Panthers are headlining Summer and Music a free festival in Long Beach- http://summerandmusic.com/

Sunday

Basement Jaxx are at the Hollywood Bowl with Bootsy’s Rubber Band featuring Bootsy Collins and Tuxedo opening- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/basement-jaxx-bootsys-rubber-band-featuring-bootsy-collins-tuxedo/2015-06-28

For the panel discussion Photography and Composition at the Hammer Museum, Thomas Demand, Elad Lassry, and Catherine Opie will discuss themes in the exhibition Perfect Likeness with curator Russell Ferguson- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/06/photography-and-composition/

Devendra Banhart is talking with Zach Pennington, the head writer of the awesome LA app 5 Every Day, at LACMA’s Art Catalogues. There will be a DJ for the reception and a performance with Banhart’s band as well as a book signing (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/devendra-banhart

All weekend

The BET Experience is taking place at LA Live with a mix of free (including a Janelle Monae performance) and ticketed events- http://www.bet.com/bet-experience/2015/schedule.html

Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) has events all weekend to celebrate the culmination of The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, which had different artists putting up billboards along Interstate 10. Events include film screenings, artist talks, bus tours of the city, workshops and more- http://nomadicdivision.org/exhibition/the-manifest-destiny-billboard-project-2/

Aug 072014
 

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah- As Always

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/7-8/10)-

Thursday

Jagwar Ma are playing at the Santa Monica Pier with Fascinator (free)- http://tcs.dola.com/event/2014/08/07/jagwar-ma

REDCAT’s New Original Works Festival 2014: Program 3- presents two new dance works-(until 8/9) – http://www.redcat.org/event/nowfest-2014-week-three

JazzPOP: Beep at the Hammer Museum (free)- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2014/08/jazzpop-beep/

Myron & E are playing Levitt Pavillion Macarthur Park (free)- http://www.levittla.org/myron-e-and-wondem-band/

Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah are playing at the Troubadour- http://www.troubadour.com/event/547477-clap-your-hands-say-yeah-los-angeles/

Arctic Monkeys are playing with Black Rebel Motor Cycle Club- http://www.staplescenter.com/events/detail/arctic-monkeys

Thursday through Sunday

Sundance Next Fest takes place at Hollywood Forever Cemetery and the Ace Hotel. There are still tickets available for some of the events including a film screening with panelist Werner Herzog on Friday and on Sunday Warpaint will provide music for another screening- http://www.sundance.org/next/line-up/

Friday

It’s the last of the Friday Flights at the Getty- this time with Mikael Jorgenson of Wilco and his wife, artist Cassandra C. Jones. Several projects and performances are part of the program as well as a solo electronic music performance by Passion Pit’s Xander Singh- http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/performances/friday_flights.html

Gardens & Villa play Figat7th- http://artsbrookfield.com/event/gardens-villa/#.U-MtfkhfnU4

Saturday

Crocodiles are playing Los Globos with Tweens- http://www.clublosglobos.com/event/600337-ihc-los-angeles/

Tif Sigfrids gallery is having variety show hosted by Denver Smith that will include magic, music, comedy and a cirque du soleil style act beginning at 4pm- http://www.tifsigfrids.com/

NELA Art Gallery Night in Highland Park and Eagle Rock – https://www.facebook.com/NELAart?ref=ts

The Outsiders is the movie at this week’s Hollywood Forever cemetery screening- http://cinespia.ticketfly.com/event/623269-outsiders-los-angeles/

It’s the last of the Chinatown Summer Nights music and cultural festival- bands include The Peach Kings and Moving Units- http://chinatownsummernights.com/schedule/

Permanent Records in Highland Park is having a record release party for the band Roses (free)- https://www.facebook.com/events/490178681117439/?ref=5/news.php

Sunday

FAME FEST: BIKE FEST and Scavenger Hunt- a street-long treasure hunt and art show along Melrose Avenue, plus food trucks and live musichttps://www.facebook.com/events/1437609899852580/?ref=22

MOCA Senior Curator Alma Ruiz is giving a walkthrough of the Cinema Vezzoli exhibition on its last weekend- http://edu.moca.org/calendar/2014-08-10

Glen Hansard, Iron and Wine, and The Head and the Heart play the Hollywood Bowl- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/glen-hansard-iron-amp-wine/2014-08-10

Unique USA is having their 6th annual LA Summer Market (also Saturday), $10 gets you entrance for both days, drinks and snacks and there are also free workshops – http://www.uniqueusa.com/markets-la

Jul 102014
 

Cults- Go Outside

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/10-7/13)-

Thursday

Cults at Santa Monica Pier (FREE)- http://www.ticketfly.com/event/529375-twilight-concert-series-cults-santa-monica/

Downtown ArtWalk with a digital art theme- http://www.downtownartwalk.org/

Made in LA Music: The Do-Over at the Hammer with De Lux and KCRW DJs (FREE)- http://events.kcrw.com/events/2014/07/10/the-do-over-featuring-de-lux-kcrw-dj-mathieu-schreyer-2-special-guest-djs-tba

Helen Pashigan: Transcending the Material documentary followed by a conversation with the artist at the Getty (FREE)- http://www.getty.edu/conservation/publications_resources/public_programs/transcending_material.html

Outfest LGBT Film Festival begins (running through 7/20)- http://www.outfest.org/

Wye Oak at El Rey Theatre- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/250353

Friday

Cinema at the Edge Indie Film Festival begins (through Sunday)- http://cinemaattheedge.com/

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds with Warpaint at The Shrine- http://goldenvoice.com/shows/details/?id=246352

X at the Roxy-all original members performing a different album each night- (also Saturday and Sunday)- http://www.theroxy.com/event/590885-x-west-hollywood/

Summer Nights in the Garden at the Natural History Museum-music, garden tours, food and drink, activities (FREE)- http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/summer-nights-in-the-garden

Saturday

Art Center College of Design in Pasadena is showing two of Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead videos and the curator of MOCA’s exhibition will be part of a panel discussion (FREE)- https://www.facebook.com/events/322928164536639/?ref=22

Jurassic 5 at the Greek Theatre- http://www.greektheatrela.com/events/event_details.asp?id=2801

Chinatown Summer Nights- live music (headliner is Eastern Conference Champions), DJs, food, vendors- http://chinatownsummernights.com/schedule/

Sunday

New Order with La Roux at the Greek Theatre- http://www.greektheatrela.com/events/event_details.asp?id=2789

World Cup Germany v Argentina- Hammer Museum is showing the game (as well as on Saturday- Netherlands v Brazil )- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2014/06/fifa-2014-world-cup-live-broadcasts/

Jun 122014
 

The Both- Milwaukee

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/12-6/15)-

Thursday

According to Machine Project’s website, The Los Angeles Department of Weather Modification is “dedicated to investigating the changing weather through sound, spirit, and perception” and has set up events in Grand Park in the afternoon (11-2) with fog and an opera at 8pm. Thunderstorms on Friday- twitter- https://twitter.com/deptweathermod or http://machineproject.com/projects/the-machine-project-field-guide-to-grand-park/

Downtown Artwalk with an “Art and Film” theme- http://www.downtownartwalk.org/

Cipher #1 ‘zine Launch Party at ForYourArt Space- free copies and tacos- https://www.facebook.com/events/1458194557759264/

Friday

Opening party for the LA Design Festival- http://www.ladesignfestival.org/la-design-festival-2014-opening-night-party-natural-curiosities/

Guided by Voices at the Fonda- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/249736

It’s Friday the 13th, so why not catch a Friday the 13th– The “Tommy Jarvis Trilogy”(parts IV, V, VI) marathon at Cinefamily- http://www.cinefamily.org/films/friday-night-frights/

Saturday

The Both at El Rey- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/249103

Design-n-Dim Sum Bike Tour takes you for studio visits and food around Highland Park and Chinatown- http://www.designeastoflabrea.org/event/design-n-dim-sum-bike-tour

The Picnic Invitational is taking over Picnic Area #2 at Eagle Rock Recreational Center and will have sculptures, performances and more by various artists- http://picnicinvitational.blogspot.com/

Chinatown Summer Nights has live music, djs, arts and more- http://chinatownsummernights.com/

Neon Trees at the Wiltern- http://www.thewiltern.net/events/pop-psychology-tour-neon-trees/

Saturday and Sunday

Low End Theory Festival at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/511273-low-end-theory-festival-los-angeles/

Sunday

The Notwist at the Fonda- http://www.axs.com/events/248421/the-notwist-tickets?skin=thefonda

Festivals

Hollywood Fringe Festival begins 6/12 and runs until 6/29- http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/

LA Film Fest 2014 runs  6/11- 6/19- http://www.lafilmfest.com/

Los Angeles Design festival starts 6/13 and runs until 6/29- http://www.ladesignfestival.org/