Oct 052017
 

Gorillaz- Ascension feat. Vince Staples

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/5-10/8/17)-

Thursday

There are still a few tickets left to see Gorillaz play at The Forum with special guest Vince Staples

Artist and writer Myriam Gurba will be discussing specific works from the exhibition Radical Women at the Hammer Museum

The War on Drugs are playing at the Greek Theatre with Phoebe Bridgers opening

Anna Maria Maiolino’s performance piece Solitário ou Paciência (Solitaire or Patience) will be recreated at MOCA Grand Avenue by Rebeca Hernandez to go along with the exhibition Anna Maria Maiolino (free, and free entrance to the exhibition)

Pinegrove are playing with Florist and Lomelda at the Echoplex

Sinkane is opening for Turkuaz at the Teragram Ballroom

Friday

Santa Monica Pier is hosting a free movie night- this week the film is The Princess Bride

Saint Etienne are playing at the Fonda Theatre

As part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival, Alice Bag will be speaking at the Ahmanson Auditorium at MOCA Grand ($10)

Saturday

The Container Yard downtown is hosting Fresh Coat Mural Festival, a free party with music by Peanut Butter Wolf and RJD2, and a chance to check out some new murals

Red Bull Music Academy Festival is hosting- St. Vincent: Fear the Future, a brand new show, at Paramount Pictures Studio

CalJam 17 Fest is taking place in San Bernadino with bands that include Foo Fighters, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, White Reaper and more ($99+)

Justus Proffit and BOYO are opening for Ratboys at the Bootleg Theater

Mashrou’ Leila are playing at The Regent Theater

Sunday

Grand Park is hosting the The Big Draw LA’s Make Your Mark in the Park- a chance to learn how to draw with lessons led by Ryman Arts students (free)

Artist Mary Corse will be in conversation with art critic and historian Suzanne Hudson at LACMA’s Art Catalogues (free)

Future Primitive is having a 20th Anniversary Party with Cut Chemist, DJ Shortkut and J Rocc, at the Echoplex

Ciclavia returns- this time stopping car traffic in Chinatown, DTLA, Boyle Heights and Echo Park, plan accordingly

 

 

Aug 252016
 

DIIV- Doused

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/25-8/28/16)-

Thursday

DIIV are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Wild Nothing

Metro Art is having an Artist Conversation with Todd Gray, Ken Gonzales-Day and Phung Huynh in the Union Station Ticketing Hall in conjunction with the exhibition, The Makers: Portraits of Metro artists whose work enriches the rider’s journey, featuring portraits by Todd Gray

The Album Leaf are playing a free show at Amoeba Records to celebrate their new album Between Waves, which they will also be signing

At the Hammer Museum’s panel discussion The Streisand EffectMade in L.A. 2016 artist Dena Yago, her frequent collaborator Sean Monahan, and Rachel Berks of Otherwild Goods and Services will discuss the “ever-expanding role and function of today’s creative industries and the blurring of lines between art and commerce”

Singer Julien Baker is performing at the El Rey with Phoebe Bridgers and Julia Jacklin

Artist Thomas Kuntz is giving a tour of the LACMA exhibition Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters, and will speak about his experiences working with Guillermo del Toro on the film Crimson Peak (standby only)

Fascinator is playing with TeamMate and Middle Kids at The Echo

Friday

For the Getty’s Friday Flights, its free music and art series, the program includes a project by artist David Horvitz and musician Xiu Xiu; a performative lecture by Martine Syms; a bassoon and vocal collaboration between Archie Carey and Odeya Nini presented by wild Up; and B A S E (a durational rule game) by choreographer Laurel Jenkins.

Cut Chemist is the DJ for this installment of the free event DJ Nights at The Music Center Plaza

Punk icon Keith Morris will be signing his book My Damage: The Story of a Punk Rock Survivor and speaking with Jim Ruland at Skylight Books

If you like your drinks and bands combined with wild animals check out the LA Zoo’s Roaring Nights- this month it’s Indie Night. Or for an under the sea vibe you can check out The Aquarium of the Pacific’s Deep Dive event which in addition to the bands has DJs and a film about surfers

Culture Club are playing at the Hollywood Bowl (also Saturday)

Saturday

Diane Coffee (Shaun Fleming of Foxygen) is the performer this time for the Getty’s Saturdays off the 405 Music Series

Corey Helford Gallery is having a huge party for the opening of their 10 Year Anniversary Group Exhibition

Artist Jackie Winsor is giving a talk at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel (free but RSVP required)

Meatwave are opening for Violent Soho at The Echo

Sunday

FYF Fest is sold out for the weekend and Saturday but there are still tickets available for Sunday’s show- highlights of which include LCD Soundsystem, Grace Jones, Young Thug, Wild Nothing, Father John Misty, Beach House and more

The Arclight in Hollywood is showing the epic film Lawrence of Arabia

Only two more weeks left to see Shakespeare’s The Tempest free in Griffith Park

 

 

Sep 242015
 

Glass Animals- Hazey

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/24-9/9/27/15)-

Thursday

Pop Up Magazine is an evening of music, true stories, photography, documentary film,radio, and more presented live onstage at the Ace Hotel Theater and sponsored by LA TImes California Sunday Magazine- https://www.acehotel.com/calendar/losangeles/pop-up

Echo Park Film Center is showing The Exiles, a film about young Native Americans in Bunker Hill in the late 1950s, at Union Station (free)http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/events/epfc-filmcicle-and-metro-present-the-exiles-at-union-station/

Cut Chemist are playing in Venice at the Del Monte Speakeasy for $3 if you RSVP with Redbull Sound Select- https://www.redbullsoundselect.com/events/2015/09/red-bull-sound-select-presents-los-angeles

OOFJ are headlining a show at Arts At Play II- http://www.ticketfly.com/event/921367-oofj-muna-sahy-uhns-los-angeles/

Friday

Glass Animals are playing at the Wiltern- http://www.wiltern.com/events/eventdetail/?viewNav=/eventdetail eventId=09004EA4D62942D6&oid=0

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, of Throbbing Gristle (who is also performing on Saturday), will be speaking with writer Simon Reynolds at the Hammer Museum (free)- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/09/genesis-breyer-p-orridge-simon-reynolds/

The Rooftop Film Experience is showing Pulp Fiction on the roof of the Montalban Theater in Hollywood. $17 gets you a chair, headphones and blanket (although that last item will probably not be necessary)- http://www.timeout.com/newyork/shop/sept-pulp-fiction-1994

Mew are playing with The Dodos at the Fonda Theatre- http://www.goldenvoice.com/#/event/279569

Saturday

Museum Day Live!, hosted by the Smithsonian Magazine offers free admission to several museums around the country with a ticket. In Los Angeles The Grammy Museum, Museum of Latin American Art, Autry Muesum, and more are included (sign up for your ticket)- http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/

Titus Andronicus are playing a free “stripped down, intimate, brunch set” at Permanent Records at noon before their sold out Roxy show- https://www.facebook.com/events/967128923310334/

Tarfest is back at the La Brea Tarpits with bands, performances and live painting by artists including Greg “Craola” Simkins (free)- http://www.launchla.org/tarfest/

Chinatown’s 77th Annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival has a moon viewing (with telescopes from Griffith Park Observatory), artisans, cooking demos, food trucks, a beer garden and bands including Funeral Party- http://www.chinatownla.com/calendar.php?eventcategoryId=4&date=2015-09-26&eventId=331

Shamir is performing at the El Rey Theatre- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/280664

Saturday and Sunday

ALL THE INSTRUMENTS AGREE: an exhibition or a concert is “back-to-back live performances by local, national, and international sound artists, music collectives, art bands, and visual artists whose practices extend to the production of sound” alternating between two outdoor stages in the Hammer courtyard. Participating artists include industrial music pioneer Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Cairo-based artist Hassan Khan, whose live-mixed multi-track work Taraban will be performed for the first time in the U.S.; and GLITTERBUST, a new project by Kim Gordon and Alex Knost- http://hammer.ucla.edu/instruments/

Two events at Watts Towers- The 34th Annual Watts Towers Day of the Drum Festival (Saturday) & The 39th Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival (Sunday) with food, vendors and activities as well as the musical performances (free)- http://www.wattstowers.org/#!events/c1rvj

Sunday

A supermoon full eclipse is happening tonight (not to happen again until 2033) and Griffith Park is hosting a viewing party with live piano music- http://www.griffithobservatory.org/events/Lunar_Eclipse_September_2015.html

Or you could check out the eclipse in Frogtown at the Bowtie Project on the LA River while picnicking, eating s’mores (provided) and listening to “slightly spooky stories” at Reading By Moonrise. Telescopes will also be provided ($5)https://www.facebook.com/events/446412388871682/

Gehry and Art: Irving Lavin and Frank Gehry in Conversation at LACMA is sold out but there will be a standby line starting at 12pm (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/lavin-and-gehry

Abbot Kinney’s annual festival is on- http://www.abbotkinney.org/

As of today there are still seats at the Hollywood Bowl for the Grace Jones and Future Islands show- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/grace-jones-future-islands/2015-09-27

Oct 022014
 

Slow Club- Beginners

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/2-10/5)-

Thursday

Mark Mothersbaugh is speaking at MOCA Grand Avenue with Adam Lerner, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. He will be discussing his art and music before DEVO through his present day work, which includes being a composer for film and television (he most recently did the original score for The LEGO Movie). He will also be signing his new book Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia. Admission is free to this event and to the museum where Andy Warhol’s Shadows is currently on display- http://edu.moca.org/calendar/2014-10-02

LACMA is screening Aberdeen, the newest film from Hong Kong director Ho-cheung Pang (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/aberdeen

Friday

Bombay Bicycle Club are playing The Wiltern with Milo Greene- http://www.thewiltern.net/events/bombay-bicycle-club-milo-greene/

Blitzen Trapper are at The Troubadour- http://www.troubadour.com/event/648763-blitzen-trapper-los-angeles/

LA Live is doing Dark Nights again- $5 food and drink specials at several restaurants, $5 parking and free entertainment (musicians and artists) from 5-9pm- http://www.lalive.com/events/la-live/detail/dark-nights-at-la-live-1

Baauer, Boyz Noise and Spank Rock are at Club Nokia- http://www.clubnokia.com/events/detail/252893

DJ Shadow with Cut Chemist at the Hollywood Palladium- http://www.thehollywoodpalladium.com/events/dj-shadow-the-renegades-of-rhythm-tour/#.VCzZIedfnU4

Saturday

It’s the last of MOCA’s Step and Repeat nights- this one features Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Neil Hamburger, Heather Lawless, and more- http://mocastepandrepeat.tumblr.com/

Slow Club are at The Echo with Roses- http://www.theecho.com/event/605789-slow-club-los-angeles/

Barnsdall Art Park is having outdoor movie nights on the lawn of the Hollyhock House.  This week it’s Rock ‘n’ Roll High School starring The Ramones. It’s $10 for the movie, $25 if you want to add 3 drinks (beer and wine)- http://www.barnsdall.org/event/barnsdall-movie-nights-2014-10-04/

Glass Animals are playing a free show at Origami Vinyl at 1pm before their sold out show at the Troubadour- http://origamimusic.blogspot.com/

Stromae at The Fonda- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/250601

Sunday

The Drums are at the Mayan Theater for their new album Encyclopedia- http://www.ticketmaster.com/The-Drums-tickets/artist/1364866?tm_link=edp_Artist_Name

Dr. Christine Mullen Kreamer, curator of African Cosmos: Stellar Arts, is giving a lecture on “the historical legacy of African cultural astronomy and its intersection with both traditional and contemporary African arts”- http://www.lacma.org/event/talk-african-cosmos

Ciclavia is back this Sunday creating car free streets from Echo Park to Downtown to East LA- http://www.ciclavia.org/events/687/heart-of-la/924/about

Jun 052014
 

Tobacco- Hawker Boat

Things to do this weekend in Los Angeles (6/5-6/8)-

Thursday

Cut Chemist at Amoeba Hollywood (free)- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-2975/

Friday

Tobacco headlines Natural History Museum’s First Fridays first indoor/outdoor set with DeLux- http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/first-fridays/june-2014

On the Waterfront screening for the 60th Anniversary at LACMA with special guest Eva Marie Saint- http://www.lacma.org/event/waterfront-1

Friday and Saturday

If you are missing the scares of Halloween you can spend the night at the old zoo in Griffith Park for the Great Horror Campout, which has varying levels of scares including a “chicken” tent area for the more faint of heart- http://greathorrorcampout.com/#

Saturday

Make Music Pasadena’s free music festival has a great line up including a bunch of bands mentioned in the past on this site including Surfer Blood, Moses Sumney, and So Many Wizards- http://www.makemusicpasadena.org/program.php

Eat/See/Hear presents Rushmore outside at the Autry- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/eat-see-hear-rushmore-outdoor-movie-tickets-11112707407

Modernica’s 25th Anniversary Factory Sale with loads of cool furniture and hidden coupons on the showroom floor- http://blog.modernica.net/factory-sale/

Saturday and Sunday

The Aero theatre is showing the works of Fritz Lang- Saturday it’s a double feature of M and The Testament of Dr. Mabuse and on Sunday Metropolishttp://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/master-of-darkness-the-testaments-of-fritz-lang

Sunday

The Faint (also Friday and Saturday) with Reptar at the Roxy- http://www.theroxy.com/event/508769-faint-west-hollywood/

All Weekend (Friday through Sunday)

LA Pride Festival in Weho- art installations, music (Azealia Banks, The Bangles, Jennifer Hudson and more) and a roller disco- http://lapride.org/

Dance Camera West’s festival includes film shorts and live performances and takes place at the Music Center, MOCA, and Grand Park and REDCAT- http://www.dancecamerawest.org/schedule.htm