Nov 162018
 

Lens Mozer- Cut My Heart In Two

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/15-11/18/18)-

Thursday

Damien Echols, who was famously part of the West Memphis Three, will be discussing his book with Natalie Maines (of the Dixie Chicks) at the Regent Theater ($32 includes signed book)

There’s a California Fire Relief Benefit happening at the Echoplex with DJ sets by Twin Shadow, Local Natives, and Baio ($10 with all proceeds going to California Fire Relief organizations)

Hauser & Wirth is having a free screening of Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf. The landscape designer is known for designing public works for the High Line in NYC and the Lurie Garden in Chicago’s Millenium Park

Poet Mary Ruefle will be reading from her work at Hammer Museum

The Helio Sequence are playing at the Lodge Room with Strawberry Mountain opening

The Broad’s feminist Latinx performance series En Cuatro Patas continues tonight with performances byNao Bustamante, Gina Osterioh, and Dorian Wood

 

Friday

Lens Mozer is opening for Papercuts with L.A. Takedown at the Bootleg Theater

ICA LA is hosting their happy hour Art Buzz with a tour of This Has No Name by B. Wurtz, led by curator Jamillah James and Director of Learning and Engagement Asuka Hisa, plus drinks and light refreshments

Cones and Asian She are opening for The Dig at the Moroccan Lounge

David Sedaris will be performing at Royce Hall

 

Saturday

Disprove the myth that nobody walks in LA with the Great Los Angeles Walk which starts downtown at Pershing Square and this year will take Sixth Street for part of the route, eventually ending at the ocean in Santa Monica

Joywave and Sir Sly are playing at the Fonda Theatre

Gabba Gallery’s signature affordable art show Wish List returns and the reception is tonight- no RSVP necessary

Odd Ark is hosting a party for art magazine Carla with a performance by SheKhan, DJs, drinks, and you can check out work by Lauren Satlowski

Creature Feature Festival is happening at The Hi Hat with Young Creatures, Sugar Candy Mountain, The Blank Tapes and more

The Living Strange, Velour Afternoon, Dancing Tongues and Canto will be playing at The Factory

 

Saturday and Sunday

Start your holiday shopping at the Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair which returns to Old Pasadena for two days from 10am-4pm

 

Sunday

lucky dragons will perform a durational piece of music in conjunction with Calder:Nonspace at Hauser & Wirth (free but register)

Artists Patrick Martinez and Anna Sew Hoy will be discussing their work and Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (free) and while there check out the Barnsdall Art & Craft Fair will also be taking place in the park

Photographer Luther Gerlach will demonstrate how to make wet plate collodion negatives, ambrotypes and tintypes at the Getty Center and you can see the photography exhibition Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossing (free)

Artist Sherin Guirguis and curator Holly Jerger will be giving a tour and discussing the exhibition Of Thorns and Love at the Craft & Folk Art Museum (free but RSVP)

Blockhead, Yppah and Arms and Sleepers are performing at the Teragram Ballroom

Tomemitsu is opening for Steady Holiday at the Bootleg Theater

 

May 242018
 

Cold Fronts- Think About You (All The Time)

Things to do in Los Angeles this Memorial Day weekend (5/24-5/28/18)-

Thursday

Hammer Museum has a free screening of The Proposal, a film that follows the making of an artwork by Jill Magid from the recent exhibition Stories of Almost Everyone, with a Q&A to follow with the artist/director

Rival Cavves and Monogem are opening for ANIMA! at The Echo

The Broad is hosting En Cuatro Patas: Feminist Latinx Performance and Video, a ticketed event that includes after hours access to the museum as well as a screening of several short videos and a performances by experimental vocalist Carmina Escobar

Lean are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Sam Valdez and Tampa opening

Artist Lorna Simpson will be in conversation with The Studio Museum Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden at The Underground Museum

Moby, Sarah Silverman, Jonathan Ames, Open Mike Eagle, Dengue Fever, and more will be performing for Fun Lovers Unite! An Evening of Music, Comedy, and Gun Sense at The Regent Theater to benefit Women Against Gun Violence

Angelic Upstarts and The Briefs are playing at the Echoplex

Friday

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith is playing at Hollywood Forever’s Masonic Lodge with Cool Maritime opening (also Thursday)

Barnsdall Park’s Friday Night Wine Tasting returns featuring a Q&A with food critic Jonathan Gold and Chef Daniel Humm ($45)

Street artist Teachr is hosting Face to Face Art Show at Flux Rebellion, featuring his work and the work of Fairfax High School students he’s mentored, with the first 100 guests receiving a free gift

Fever Ray is playing at the Hollywood Palladium

Thalma de Freitas is playing at Lodge Room

Peach Kelli Pop are playing at The Hi Hat with Adult Mom and Post Life opening

Saturday

Cold Fronts are opening for Hockey Dad at Lodge Room

Head to the Egyptian Theatre in the afternoon for a discussion of fashion and film of the 1940s before a screening of The Postman Always Rings Twice

The Red Pears, Beach Goons, Ariel View, and The Cozzmos are playing at The Roxy

Fiesta Hermosa begins today and runs through Monday in downtown Hermosa Beach with over 300 arts and crafts vendors, a beer and wine garden, and more

Amyl and The Sniffers are playing with Surfbort at the Moroccan Lounge

Steve Ignorant and Paranoid Visions will be playing Crass songs at the Fonda Theatre

Sunday

Zebulon is having a free screening of Fellini’s Juliet of The Spirits

LA Zine Fest is a free event taking place at the Pasadena Convention Center and will have readings, talks, and workshops all day

Brian Jonestown Massacre are playing at the Fonda Theatre with Poppy Jean Crawford opening

Memorial Day

LACMA is free all day- a good chance to check out the Hockney exhibition

Damien Jurado is playing at Highland Park Ebell

Cones and Media Jeweler are opening for Jo Passed at the Moroccan Lounge

Hinds are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Goodbye Honolulu and Jasper Bones

Feels, Adult Books, and Duress are playing a free show with Numb.er at The Echo

Dec 072017
 

Alex Lahey- Every Day’s The Weekend

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend 12/7-12/10/17)-

Thursday

MOCA Grand Avenue is screening ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS, a series of short films created for Day With(out) Art, followed by a performance by Kia LaBeija and a discussion featuring Reina Gossett and Kia LaBeija in conversation with Day With(out) Art curators Erin Christovale and Vivian Crockett. (free)

Midnight Sister is playing at The Moroccan Lounge with Cones and Duk opening

Exhibition artist Felipe Dulzaides and John Loomis, author of Revolution of Forms: Cuba’s Forgotten Art Schools, will be in conversation at LAMAG about the remarkable history and architecture of Havana’s Esculeas Nacionales de Arte (National Art Schools) (free)

Syd (from The Internet) is playing at The Novo with special guests Buddy, Malia and DJ Young 1

Friday

Alex Lahey is playing at The Echo with Dude York and Liv Slingerland opening

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker by Miami City Ballet is at The Music Center until Sunday (12/10)

LACMA is hosting an evening with Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail which includes a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s film The Shining

Jane’s Addiction are playing a benefit show for Rhonda’s Kiss at the Hollywood Palladium

Saturday

Self Help Graphics is having a Holiday Marketplace which will also include a series of workshops and printmaking demos, music and food

LACE is hosting an L.A. Makers Pop-Up Market

Renegade Craft Fair is at Los Angeles State Historic Park (also Sunday)

Tijuana Panthers are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Enjoy and Bane’s World opening

SALES are playing at The Regent Theater with Yeek and Chaos Chaos opening

Line & Circle are playing at Basic Flowers with Tino Drima and Umm opening

Bedouine are playing at Lodge Room Highland Park with Springtime Carnivore opening

Sunday

Skirball Cultural Center is hosting a Hanukkah Festival exploring the holiday through the traditions of Los Angeles’s Latin American community- with music, dance, workshops and storytelling (keep in mind this event depends on the fire crisis hopefully being contained by this time)

Stevie Wonder’s Annual House Full of Toys Benefit Concert includes performances by special guests Andra Day, Dave Matthews, Pharrell, Savion Glover and Tony Bennett and takes place at the Staples Center

For the second night of KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas, performers include Franz Ferdinand, The Killers, Phoenix, Weezer, Morrissey and more

Everything Is Terrible! is having a 10th Birthday Party at The Regent Theater with screenings from their found footage video collection, live puppets and costumes, and more

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

Aug 172017
 

Veronica Bianqui- If Love’s A Gun, I’m Better Off Dead

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/17-8/8/20/17)-

Thursday

For the last of the free Twilight Concerts at Santa Monica Pier, Warpaint is playing with Wild Belle opening

NAVEL.LA (co-organized with Ghosting TV and WOAH) is hosting the premiere screening of ECLIPSECORE, 27 artists respond to the 2017 North American Eclipse, which will also include live music and a DJ set, and a discussion with researchers from NASA JPL (free but RSVP) and donate

It’s the first night of Echo Park Rising, a free multi-venue, all ages music festival. Too many bands to list them all but for each night I’ll put a few band listings- tonight’s highlights include- The Blank Tapes and Sextile at Taix; Creation Factory and Dungen at The Echo; and The Red Pears and Goon at The Echo Patio (schedule here)

Gordi is playing at Resident

Mt. Joy are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Avid Dancer and Dr. Doctor opening

Friday

Echo Park Rising suggestions for tonight- Veronica Bianqui, Fartbarf, and Hundred Waters are on the Liberty Stage; Cones, NVDES, and Meatbodies are playing at the Echoplex; Sugar Candy Mountain, BOYO, and Billy Changer are among the performers at Spacedust; Levitation Room and Creation Factory are playing late shows at Stories Books & Cafe; and Freedom Fry and HOLYCHILD are playing at The Lost Lot Venue (schedule here)

Terry Malts is playing with Business of Dreams, Real Numbers, and Wellness at The Hi Hat

FIGat7th Downtown Festival returns for another week with a free performance by Sinkane

The Music Center’s Dance DTLA programming has a different theme each week- this time it’s Argentine Tango

Saturday

Echo Park Rising suggestions for tonight- Jurassic Shark, Henry Clay People, Laetitia Sadier, and Surf Curse are playing at the Echoplex; The Paranoyds, Alice Bag, and The Buttertones are playing the Liberty Stage; The Los Angeles Police Department are playing at Taix; and Tennis System are playing at The Lost Lot Venue (schedule here)

LACMA’s Muse til Midnight party returns with DJ’s and late night access to the galleries ($25 members / $35 non)

X will be playing a free show with Meat Puppets at Pershing Square

Some Like It Hot is the outdoor movie at Hollywood Forever this week

Cinefamily is showing Liquid Sky (off site at the Vista) at midnight with cinematographer Yuri Neyman, and production/costume designer Marina Levikova in person

For Grand Performances this week, Daedelus will recreate EDM/IDM songs with an accompanying band and vocalists (free)

Prism Tats are opening for Pickwick at the Bootleg Theater

Sunday

Echo Park Rising suggestions for tonight- Veronica Bianqui and Summer Twins are playing at Spacedust; Moaning are playing at the Echoplex; Dante Elephante and The Tissues are playing at Lot 1 Cafe; and Avi Buffalo and Brightener are playing at Taix; (schedule here)

Independent Shakespeare Co. is performing The Two Gentlemen of Verona free in Griffith Park (also Wed-Saturday)

The Rock N Roll Flea Market returns to The Regent Theater