May 182018
 

Tricky feat. Martina Topley-Bird- When We Die

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/17-5/20/18)-

Thursday

MOCA Music, a free (with RSVP) night of musical performances at The Geffen Contemporary location, will feature THE MARIAS, Jarina De Marco, Sister Mantos, and a DJ set by Chulita Vinyl club

Ariel Pink is playing at The Wiltern with DIIV opening

The Broad and X-TRA are hosting a discussion of artist Joseph Beuys with NY writer Lynne Tillman and LA visual artist Kerry Tribe ($15)

Dead Horses are opening for Horse Feathers at the Bootleg Theater

Artists Taisha Paggett and Ashley Hunt will be discussing their individual work and ongoing collaboration at Art+Practice

Aïsha Devi is performing at the Echoplex with GILA and bod opening

Friday

Tricky is performing at The Fonda Theatre with Young Magic opening

LACMA is hosting a free screening of American Animals with a conversation with writer/director Bart Layton and actor Blake Jenner to follow

Vita and the Woolf are opening for The Lighthouse and the Whaler at Moroccan Lounge

Generacion Suicida are playing at The Hi Hat with The Wraith and Tenement Rats

Peter Hook & The Light are playing at The Wiltern

Saturday

Off the 405, The Getty’s free music night, is back with Allah-Las

Annenberg Space for Photography is having an after hours night (6-9pm), a chance to check out the exhibit Not an Ostrich: And Other Images from America’s Library, as well as enjoy some food and music (free but register)

Artist Matthew Day Jackson will be in conversation with LAXART Executive Director Hamza Walker at Hauser & Wirth

Arcana Books is hosting a book signing and a discussion of the work of artist Sister Corita Kent

Reptaliens are playing at The Hi Hat with HOTT MT and Samira Winter opening

Mute Swan are playing with Young Lovers, Blue Velvet Drapes, Take Pictures, and Birds of Bad Weather at Lot 1 Cafe

Sunday

Spend part of your day enjoying the outdoors and checking out some artwork at the Beverly Hills Art Show (free, also on Saturday)

Once a year for Museums of the Arroyo Day, six museums offer free admission- The Gamble House, Heritage Square, LA Police Museum, Lummis Home, Pasadena Museum of History, and The Autry

Dum Dum Zine’s L.A. Zine Week Kick Off Party is happening at The Hi Hat with performances by Sheer, dimber, Cheekface, Taleen Kali, Magic Wands, live readings, literary prizes and more

Color TV are playing at Junior High with River Gods and The City Hall

Oct 012015
 

Gal Pals- Ex-Marionette

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/1-10/4/15)-

Thursday

Craft Night at the Craft and Folk Art Museum has artist Meghan Gordon hosting a night of socializing, drinking and collaborating through
clay.  Objects made will be fired and glazed and picked up at a later date- $8 but make sure to RSVP- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/craftnight-one-night-clay-night-workshop-with-some-times-tickets-18748504281

Art critic and historian Hal Foster is reading from his latest book, Bad New Days at MOCA Grand Ave (free)- http://www.moca.org/program/hal-foster-what-is-contemporary

Gary Numan is performing his album Telekon in its entirety at the Teregram ballroom- http://www.teragramballroom.com/event/887945-gary-numan-performing-los-angeles

Ultimate Painting are playing at the Satellite with Morgan Delt and the Dreamboys- http://www.thesatellitela.com/event/914189-ultimate-painting-feat-james-los-angeles/

LACMA is screening the first two episodes of the second season of the series The Knick for free (with a reserved ticket).There is a reception afterwards- http://www.lacma.org/event/knick-0

Makthaverskan is playing with Roses at The Smell- https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/926327

Friday

Gal Pals are headlining a free show at Acerogami in Pomona- https://www.facebook.com/wearegalpals

The Gaslamp Killer Experience is at the Regent Theater- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/929245-gaslamp-killer-experience-los-angeles/

THE SIDE PROJECT screening series will be focused on Music & Sound and The Moving Image, “exploring the integration of visuals with music and sound”. Eight short films will be shown with the last one being a virtual reality film. Additional event info here https://www.facebook.com/thesideprojectseries RSVP here- http://www.thesideprojectseries.com/events/

Thievery Corporation are at the Greek Theatre with Cypress Hill- http://www.greektheatrela.com/events/event_details.php?id=3199

Saturday

Learn about screenprinting and make your own print inspired by the excellent Corita Kent exhibition currently on view at the Pasadena Museum of Contemporary Art (free with admission $7 or go metro and pay $5)- http://pmcaonline.org/programs/theres-only-make/

MOCA is hosting a book launch for Outside the Lines, Too: An Inspired and Inventive Coloring Book by Creative Masterminds, with over fifty artists on site to sign the book as well as music by Money Mark and activity/coloring stations- http://www.moca.org/program/book-launch-outside-the-lines-too-an-inspired-and-inventive-coloring-book-by-creative-masterminds

LACMA is having several speakers discuss the themes behind the new exhibition New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic 1919–1933, including the curator Stephanie Barron- http://www.lacma.org/event/realism-and-modernism

The Bread and Puppet Theater is performing FIRE at Blum & Poe Gallery in Culver City at 7pm (free but limited seating- RSVP)- http://www.blumandpoe.com/content/bread-and-puppet-theater

A Day in the Desert Festival is a concert/music event taking place in an open space in Pioneertown near Joshua Tree. Simian Mobile Disco are headlining the event that takes place all day Saturday, although you can camp there all weekend. $150 is a little steep but it includes food, snacks and yoga. There is a limited capacity of 250 people. The full lineup and more info here- http://www.adayin.org/thedesert/

Night Terrors of 1927 are playing at the Troubadour with Machineheart- http://www.troubadour.com/event/912157-night-terrors-1927-los-angeles/

Saturday and Sunday

Fall 2015 Brewery Art Walk and Open Studios event is a fun way to see artists’ work where they create it. Free entrance and free parking with a beer garden and food as well- https://www.facebook.com/events/1625468024386338/

Sunday

Artist Magdalena Fernández will be speaking with Alma Ruiz about her work in conjunction with her first U.S. solo museum exhibition at MOCA Pacific Design Center (free)- http://www.moca.org/program/art-talk-magdalena-fernandez-and-alma-ruiz

KCRW is hosting the 7th Annual Good Food Pie Contest at the Fowler Museum. Music, pie tasting and more – http://events.kcrw.com/events/2015/10/4/7th-annual-good-food-pie-contest

homeLA is having another site specific dance performance- this time at the foundation of a home at sunset- http://www.homela.org/

Aug 062015
 

Django Django- First Light

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/6-8/9/15)-

Thursday

Django Django are playing the El Rey Theatre with Beat Connection- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/280945

Various Small Fires (VSF) is hosting Subject to Change, a panel discussion “addressing work that escapes its intended institutional frame, and the question of the unforseen audience response” with Andrea Fraser, Amelia Jones,Vanessa Place and Hamza Walker- http://www.vsf.la/vsf-panel-discussion-subject-to-change-with-andrea-fraser-amelia-jones-vanessa-place-hamza-walker/

Ben Browning (of Cut Copy) and DMA’s are at the Santa Monica Pier for Australia Rocks The Pier (free)- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/280945

Friday

The Natural History Museum is having an adults only sleepover that for $95 includes a scavenger hunt, DJs, movie screening, open craft beer and wine bar, midnight munchies, and more. It also includes their Summer Nights in the Garden program with access to the VIP lounge- https://tickets.nhm.org/WebStore/shop/ViewItems.aspx?CG=overnight1&C=overnights2

The New Division are playing at Los Globos- http://www.clublosglobos.com/event/894775-new-division-los-angeles/

For Stones Throw 45 Live at Fig at 7th, Peanut Butter Wolf, Dam-Funk, and Mayer Hawthorne will be spinning all 45s and there will be a live performance by Mild High Club (free)- http://www.stonesthrow.com/news/2015/08/figat7th

Saturday

If you missed it last time you have a second chance to see the 24 hour screening of Christian Marclay’s The Clock at LACMA but make sure to check their twitter for wait times, they can be long- http://www.lacma.org/event/clock-2

As part of Sundance Next Fest Rick Alverson’s film Entertainment will be screening at the Ace Hotel Theater and Sharon Van Etten will be performing ($25)- http://www.sundance.org/festivals/next-fest/program/entertainment

At Pasadena Museum of California Art there will be a docent tour of Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent and screenprinting demonstration (free with museum admission) or check out the exhibition for free all day Friday- http://pmcaonline.org/programs/second-saturday-docent-tour-aug8/

Campfireball is happening at The Frog Spot in Frogtown and will have food, drinks, music (starts at 5pm), art, performance and more at 7pm and really that’s as specific as it seems to get (free)- http://www.campfireball.net/#!clickables/ci0d

Also in Frogtown at WCCW– What Trickles Down, What Accumulates: Frogtown- Art and Organizing Against The System is a series of performances, presentations, artwork and an album listening pre-release of WHAT’S WORKING IS BROKEN, “an audio piece composed of personal testimonials of police violence and sounds recorded at protests against LAPD murders”. This event runs from 2:30-9pm with a $10 suggested donation for Youth Justice Coalition- https://www.facebook.com/events/719743424820410/

The Low End Theory Festival still has tickets available for a lineup that includes Flying Lotus, Earl Sweatshirt, Thundercat and more- http://www.shrineauditorium.com/events/detail/275496

Yuna and Aloe Blacc are performing for this week’s Grand Performances at California Plaza (free)- http://www.grandperformances.org/yuna-and-guest

Millionyoung are headlining the Dreamgaze festival at Los Globos- http://www.clublosglobos.com/event/900217-dreamgaze-festival-los-angeles/

Saturday and Sunday

Unique’s Annual Summer Market is back at the California Market Center downtown. $10 gets you entrance for both days and a bunch of amenities- http://www.uniqueusa.com/markets-la

Sunday

Sundance Next Fest continues at the Ace Hotel Theater with a screening of Turbo Kid and DJ sets by Toro y Moi and Neon Indian (limited tickets left)- http://www.sundance.org/festivals/next-fest/program/turbo-kid

The Hammer Museum is hosting The Watts Rebellion: 50 Years Later, a discussion of race relations past and present in the US with Gerald Horne, Brenda E. Stevenson, Johnie H. Scott- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/08/the-watts-rebellion-50-years-later/

To Live and Dine in LA: A Live Mixtape is a “DJ-driven, multidimensional journey through the menu collection of the
Los Angeles Public Library and shine a light on the issues of food
insecurity currently facing the city” with chef Roy Choi, artist Rakaa Iriscience (Dilated Peoples), and USC professor Josh Kun ($20)- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/903959-live-dine-in-l-live-los-angeles/

Ciclavia is back- this time its Culver City to Venice- http://www.ciclavia.org/