Nov 162017
 

Nilüfer Yanya- Baby Luv

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/16-11/19/17)-

Thursday

British singer Nilüfer Yanya is playing The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever with Monogem opening

Array @The Broad is screening the film Daughters of The Dust at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel with a conversation to follow with directors Julie Dash and Ava DuVernay

Writer and artist Marisela Norte will be giving a walk-through of Hammer Museum’s Radical Women exhibition (free)

Tennis are playing at the Fonda Theatre with Wild Ones

Hauser & Wirth are screening German artist Andy Hope 1930’s Vertical Horizon (free but register)

There are still tickets available for Metronomy’s early (6pm) show at The Regent Theater

Beach Slang are playing at the Echoplex with Dave Hause and The Mermaid and See Through Dresses opening

Friday

The Underachievers are playing a $10 show with Warm Brew and Injury Reserve at The Novo

Surf Rock Is Dead and Sarah Chernoff are opening for Shout Out Louds at the El Rey Theatre

LA Zoo Lights, the annual holiday celebration at the zoo in Griffith Park, begins tonight and runs through 1/7

Curls are playing with Hibou and Suncruiser at the Moroccan Lounge

There are still a few tickets left for a midnight screening of Pulp Fiction at Tarantino’s New Beverly Cinema

Egrets on Ergot, Bastidas!, and Sister Mantos are playing a Solidarity with Mariachis’ Rent Strike Benefit Show at The Smell

Saturday

REDCAT is hosting an all day Symposium on Mike Kelley’s Kandors, currently on view at Hauser & Wirth (free but ticketed)

The Great Los Angeles Walk returns for its annual cross city trek, this time taking Beverly Boulevard (free)

Jackalope Art and Craft Fair returns to its outdoor Pasadena location (also Sunday)

Vulture Festival LA is bringing numerous celebrities to the Hollywood Roosevelt for ticketed events including Issa Rae, Jill Soloway in conversation with Lena Waithe and more

Gary Numan is playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Me Not You opening

Daedelus, Mono/Poly and Free The Robots are playing a show at Union Nightclub

Sunday

Pasadena’s wacky annual Doo Dah Parade returns with after parties to follow (free)

Window dresser, cultural critic, author, and creative ambassador-at-large for Barneys New York, Simon Doonan, will be discussing Mundo Meza in conjunction with MOCA’s exhibition Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A., at the West Hollywood Council Chambers

Baio and Teen Daze are playing an early show at Zebulon

Ibeyi are performing with TheMind at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel

Tony Molina, Faith Healer, Toner, and Cecil Frena are playing at The Smell

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

 

Jan 202017
 

American Wrestlers- Give Up

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/19-1/22/17)-

Thursday

Marching Church (with Elias from Iceage) is playing with Bernardino Femminielli at The Echo

For the fifth iteration of Monument at MOCA Grand Ave, Visible Cloaks will be performing

Poet Amaranth Borsuk is reading from her work at Hammer Museum with a book signing to follow

Dear Nora are playing with Stephen Steinbrink, Tara Jane O’neil and friends, and Aaron M. Olson’s Musical Tracing Project at the Bootleg Theater

The Women’s Center for Creative Work is having free workshops exploring the creation of an artificial intelligence model and tonight is the first one of this year

Friday

American Wrestlers are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Kera and the Lesbians

MOCA is free on Inauguration Day and so is the Long Beach Museum of Art

LACMA is showing Edgar Arceneaux’s film Until, Until, Until…, “a cautionary yet uplifting tale of a courageous artist speaking truth to power at an inaugural ball for Ronald Reagan in 1981” with actor Ben Vereen performing in blackface. Free with a Q & A to follow with Arceneaux and guest speaker Roberto Vargas

Daedelus, Yacht and Yung Jake are performing at The Jerry Maguire Video Store

Lizzo is playing at the Echoplex with Dizzy Fae

Saturday

The Women’s March is taking place from Pershing Square to City Hall

It’s the second day of the Pancakes and Booze Art Show which has music, art and of course free pancakes ($10)

The Egyptian Theatre is showing the classic Western, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Dine L.A. continues with a chance to check out great restaurants with a discount

Sunday

UCLA is hosting a salon and discussion at Villa Aurora about the artists who lived and worked in LA before, during and after WWII (free with RSVP)

Permanent Records is hosting a showcase at The Jerry Maguire Video Store with Prettiest Eyes, Hit Bargain, and Rearranged Face

The Egyptian Theatre is showing another classic about the American West from Sergio Leone, Once Upon A Time in The West

Or you could check out LA Film Forum’s program at the Egyptian Theatre- Resistance Isn’t Futile: Films on the Occasion of a Presidential Inauguration with films by Straub-Huillet, Kelly Gallagher, Kevin Jerome Everson, Marco Kane Braunschweiler, Penelope Spheeris, Robert Fenz, Danny Lyon, and more

Sep 292016
 

Gringo Star- Rotten

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9-29-10/2/16)-

Thursday

Gringo Star are playing at The Satellite with The Relationship (Weezer guitarist Brian Bell’s band) and Night Talks

Hammer Museum is showing Eva Hesse, a documentary about the artist with a Q & A with the director Marcie Begleiter and producer Karen Shapiro afterwards

Trentemøller is performing and signing copies of his new album Fixion at Amoeba Hollywood before his sold out show at Hollywood Forever’s Mason Lodge  (free but get there early)

It’s the first of two nights of UnSilent Cinema at FIGat7th (presented by Arts Brookfield) where musicians provide a contemporary score for classic silent films. Tonight Marc Ribot will score Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid and Alvin Youngblood Hart will score Fatty Arbuckle’s Out West. There will also be a Chaplin Speakeasy Happy Hour and DJs before the program begins. (free)

As part of  The Broad’s film series Doll Parts, tonight they will be screening Ming Wong’s Life of Imitation followed by Douglas Sirk’s Imitation of Life ($12 includes same-night access to the museum

The Soul Rebels Sound System ft. Talib Kweli are playing at the Fonda Theatre

Friday

For the second night of UnSilent Cinema at FIGat7th, electronic musicians will be the focus for the program- Daedelus will be scoring Charlie Chaplin’s Easy Street, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith will be scoring Harry Smith’s Early Abstractions, Jimmy Tamborello will be scoring Buster Keaton’s Cops, and Callie will be scoring Chaplin’s One A.M.

Thievery Corporation are playing the Greek Theatre with Chronixx

Front Porch Cinema is hosting a free movie night at the Santa Monica Pier with a screening of Zootopia

The Regrettes are playing at Non Plus Ultra with Casinos and Liily

TV Girl, Avid Dancer, and Bad Wave are playing at The Hi Hat

Saturday

Jimmy Kimmel Live is having a yard sale in the studio’s back parking lot in Hollywood to benefit My Friend’s Place, an organization that helps homeless youth

For the performance- At the Edge of Space and Time: Expanding beyond Our 4% Universe, at the Hammer Museum, collaborators Jennifer Moon and laub will “bring viewers on an adventure through the cosmos, the multiverse, and beyond, presenting ideas about love, faith, and revolution by queering various scientific disciplines”. (free, also on Sunday)

It’s Dublab’s 17th Anniversary and they are having a party at Union Nightclub (formerly known as Jewel’s Catch One) with performances by Peanut Butter Wolf, Egyptian Lover and many more

Edward Scissorhands is the movie this week for the Electric Dusk Drive-In

Sunday

For Cinefamily’s wine tasting/film screening in Barnsdall Park they are showing Fellini’s Satyricon

Dynasty Handbag is performing at the Hammer Museum (free)

Jah Wobble And The Invaders of The Heart are playing with LA Drones at the Echoplex

The monthly Rock N Roll Flea Market returns to the Regent Theater (free)

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

Aug 132015
 

Hibou- Glow

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/13-8/16/15)-

Thursday

Dancehall DJ and singer Sister Nancy of Bam Bam fame, is performing at the Santa Monica Pier with Jesse Royal- http://tcs.santamonicapier.org/events/2015/8/13/sister-nancy-with-jesse-royal

Downtown ArtWalk is back for its once a month event- http://downtownartwalk.org/

The New Original Works Festival continues at REDCAT theater (ends Saturday)- http://www.redcat.org/festival/new-original-works-festival-2015

Friday

Hibou is opening for Cayucas at The El Rey- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/278447

Buzzfeed’s Hollywood Campus is having an outdoor screening of Empire Records with several of the actors from the film present for a Q&A (free with RSVP)- https://throwbacktheaterempirerecords.eventfarm.com/tokens/sessionAllocate?tr=GG46B6s7nDd3ov5hso8QSqMWPEDzmvcsCGZDdRb1VOvJJ0qCPZT7P5

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic are playing the Club Nokia- http://www.clubnokia.com/events/detail/277961

Friday and Saturday

Classical Remix Weekend is happening at California Plaza as part of the Grand Performances programs. Friday features Mark De Clive Lowe and Saturday features Daedelus- http://www.grandperformances.org/season

Saturday

Jibade-Khalil Huffman’s live presentation of his new work “MANTRA” is happening at Blum & Poe gallery in Culver City- https://www.facebook.com/events/496715510495043/

Cold War Kids are playing the last of KCRW’s free outdoor concerts at Annenberg Space for Photography- RSVP for entrance- http://soundinfocus.kcrw.com/

The English Beat are playing at the Roxy- http://www.theroxy.com/event/806653-english-beat-west-hollywood/

Perform Chinatown: Rush Hour is a free all day performance art festival- https://www.facebook.com/events/751108738334867/

Saturday and Sunday

Celebrate Japanese American culture in Little Tokyo as part of Nisei Week with exhibits, dance and musical performances and more. There is also a parade Sunday evening- http://www.jaccc.org/nisei-week

Sunday

homeLA’s dance performance will take place in an apartment in Highland Park this time. There is a limit of 8 people inside per performance which will take place on the hour from noon-8pm- http://www.homela.org/

All Weekend (Friday through Sunday)-

Echo Park Rising is a music event featuring multiple stages and venues with a HUGE lineup- highlights include Dengue Fever, Man or Astroman?,Fever the Ghost, Hanni El Khatib, Hannibal Buress, Tennis System, Happyness, and Tropical Popsicle. Free with a $25 VIP (for all three days) if you are feeling fancy- http://epr.la/

Berserktown II music festival is taking place at The Observatory in Santa Ana with a big lineup that includes Thee Oh Sees and a reunited Royal Trux- http://berserktown.com/#news