Jan 252018
 

Sugar Candy Mountain- Eye on You

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/25-1/28/18)-

Thursday

designLAb is having an art opening at the Pacific Design Center with numerous galleries showing work

The Wombats are playing at the Fonda Theatre with Future Feats and Nation of Language opening

Co-curator of A Universal History of Infamy, Pilar Tompkins Rivas, is giving a walkthrough of the exhibit at LACMA

The Love Language are playing at Harvard & Stone

Artist and Seeld Library co-founder Thomas Hutton is giving a free guided tour along the periphery of MOCA Grand Avenue

Sean Gadd is playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Blackpaw and Pavo Pavo opening

Friday

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) is hosting a Welcome Party for the 2018 PEN Emerging Voices fellows with short readings by the authors

Anna Meredith is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Silentshout opening

The Mynabirds are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Doe Paoro and Hayley Coupon opening

The High Curbs, The Ombres, Ariel View and The Chonks are all playing at The Smell

Sun Seeker are opening for Jessica Lea Mayfield at The Echo

Saturday

Night on Broadway is a great annual free arts and music event starting at 3pm with many of the theaters opening their doors for performances and art installations as well as outdoor stages on Broadway and musical performances  that include- The B-52s, War, La Santa Cecilia,  Madame Gandhi, Buyepongo, Combo Chimbita + tons more things to see and do

As part of Night on Broadway’s free programming- the Orpheum Theatre has a great list of bands playing including Sugar Candy Mountain, Morgan Delt, Frankie and the Witch Fingers and The Entire Universe

Lyle Ashton Harris will be signing his book as well as having a discussion with Walead Beshty, Charles Gaines and Naima J. Keith at Arcana Books

Hammer Museum is having an opening celebration for its Winter Exhibitions (free but register)

Facial and dimber are opening for Piebald for The Hi Hat’s 2nd Anniversary

Lawrence Rothman is playing at the Lodge Room

Sunday

It’s SoCal Museums Free-For-All Day and a good chance to check out participating museums that include the Grammy Museum, MOCA, LACMA, and Descanso Gardens

Artist Skip Arnold will be giving a free talk at the Institute of Contemporary Art in conjunction with his exhibition Truffle Hunt

Curatorial Associate Rebecca Matalon is leading a walkthrough of Welcome to the Dollhouse, the current exhibition at MOCA Pacific Design Center

There are still tickets to Ty Segall’s show at the Teragram Ballroom with Lamps opening

Boy Harsher are playing with High-Functioning Flesh and DIN at the Echoplex

Here Lies Man are opening for Combo Chimbita at Resident

All Weekend

Art Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fair returns to Barkar Hangar and while you are there check out Santa Monica Art Studio’s open studios event More Art Here across the street

stARTup Art Fair returns to Los Angeles- this time the independent artists will take over rooms at The Kinney Hotel in Venice Beach

Oct 062016
 

Tourist- To Have You Back

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/6-10/9/16)-

Thursday

Deap Vally are playing a free set at Amoeba Hollywood and signing their new album Femejism

Monument, the performance series which pairs Los Angeles–based musicians and sound artists with pieces within the current installation of MOCA Grand Ave’s permanent collection, returns with Greg Kowalsky and Damon Eliza Palermo(free)

Eric Erlandson of Hole has created Pretty Looking Back: An orchestral interpretation celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hole’s first album, “Pretty On the Inside” taking place at the Regent Theater

The Fall Market and designLAb’s gallery event are both on at the Pacific Design Center

For this week’s CraftNight at CAFAM, artist Mimi Haddon will be teaching participants to make fiber sculptures, wall hangings, or wearable art ($10 includes materials, drinks, and snacks)

Miike Snow is playing at The Shrine Auditorium with Zella Day

Tycho are playing at the Fonda Theatre (also Friday)

Friday

Tourist is playing at the El Rey Theatre

Skirball Cultural Center is hosting Into the Night, an after hours event to accompany their current exhibit Pop for the People, which will include poster printing with artists from Self Help Graphics & Art, performances by Seth Bogart and Chela, as well as food and drink

Grouplove are playing at the Hollywood Palladium

For their Cinema Under the Stars event, the Getty Villa is showing Monty Python’s The Life of Brian ($5 +$10 for parking)

Resident is hosting Feminist Friday featuring the band mini bear (free with rsvp)

Mystic Braves are headlining a night of bands at the Troubadour

Saturday

Culver City Arts District’s Art Walk runs from 2-6pm with music performances, workshops, art activities and more

The Getty Villa is showing Richard Lester’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum for the second night of their Cinema Under the Stars event ($5 +$10 for parking)

Allah-Las are playing with TOPS at the Regent Theater

GTA are performing at The Shrine Auditorium

Kula Shaker are playing at The Roxy

Saturday and Sunday

Santa Monica Art Studios is having its 12th Year Anniversary Open Studios

Sunday

Hauser Wirth & Schimmel is hosting a panel discussion with Rita Ackermann, Kim Gordon, Richard Jackson, and Paul McCarthy. Ackermann will moderate a lively discussion focused on painting as performance, the importance of failure in art, the role of the accident in artwork, and the artist as exhibitionist. (free but mandatory RSVP)

Terry Malts is playing at the Hi Hat with Devon Williams

There’s a free mole festival, La Feria de los Moles, taking place on Olvera Street

Robyn Hitchcock is playing at Largo

Weirdo Night! is back at El Cid for more experimental comedic performance and video hosted by Dynasty Handbag

 

 

 

 

May 262016
 

Rush Midnight- Crush

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/26-5/30/16)-

Thursday

The Writers Guild Foundation is hosting Inside the Writers Room with Better Call Saul with the writers discussing their process and the move from Breaking Bad

San Fermin are playing at the Teragram Ballroom

Lynne Cooke, senior curator of special projects in modern art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., is giving a lecture at MOCA Grand Ave (free)

Braids are playing at The Echo with Morgan Greenwood

Friday

designLAb’s is hosting a number of new art and design exhibition openings at the Pacific Design Center

Moving Units are at the Teragram Ballroom with Billy Changer, Vision, and Glass Spells

U.S. Girls are headlining a show at The Satellite

Friday through Sunday

Cinefamily is showing Pippi in the South Seas at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater with DJ Lance Rock (Yo Gabba Gabba) hosting and a marionette opening act

Saturday

Rush Midnight are playing at El Cid with MODE and The Great Void

The Big Lebowski is playing outside of The Autry Museum in Griffith Park

Or you could watch Singin’ In The Rain at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

The Peach Kings are at The Hi Hat

Saturday through Memorial Day

Hermosa Beach’s Fiesta Hermosa has tons of vendors, beer & wine garden, live music and more

Topanga Days, the three day festival in Topanga Canyon, has bands, traditional games (like pie eating, musical chairs and egg toss), craft and food vendors, and a parade on Monday

Sunday

Downtown Modernism, the biannual Los Angeles vintage design furniture market returns ($5)

Big Black Delta are playing at The Regent Theater with Fartbarf

 

Mar 242016
 

Sunflower Bean- Easier Said

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/24-3/27/16)-

Thursday

Sunflower Bean are playing at The Echo with Weaves

The Hammer is hosting the panel- Crafted at Black Mountain: Skill, De-Skill, and Contemporary Art Practicewhichconsiders emergent practices against the backdrop of Black Mountain College’s legacy of highly skilled workmanship” with organizer and  moderator Jenni Sorkin, assistant professor, UC Santa Barbara; Wendy Kaplan, head of decorative arts at LACMA; Helen Molesworth, chief curator at MOCA;  Jenelle Porter, independent curator; and Andrew Perchuk, deputy director, Getty Research Institute at 7:30pm. If you get there early you can also check out the exhibition walk-through with artist Krysten Cunningham at 6:30pm.

The Central Library is having a free screening of Tangerine and a Q & A with the director Sean Baker

designLAb are having a public reception at the Pacific Design Center with several art and design exhibitions on view (free)

Plague Vendor are performing and signing their new album Bloodsweat at Amoeba Hollywood (free)

Yuck are playing the Echoplex with Bigthief and JUNK

Friday

It’s the last week of Music for Train Stations with dublab at Union Station- this week it’s a DJ set by Victoria O’Halon with a live performance by Mark Van Hoen, a UK artist “whose experimental music straddles both the electronic underground and pop worlds”. (4-6pm)

Cold Showers are playing at Complex in Glendale

The Egyptian Theatre is showing a Sterling Hayden/ Stanley Kubrick double feature of Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb / The Killing

The Aero Theatre is showing a Terrence Malick double feature of perhaps his best films- Badlands/ Days of Heaven

Hibou are opening for Hey Marseilles at The Echo

The Memories, Dunes and Crow Baby are playing at The Hi Hat in Highland Park ($5)

Saturday

Wolfmother are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Deap Valley

Terrence Malick weekend at The Aero continues with The Thin Red Line

Cinefamily is showing Errol Morris’ excellent The Thin Blue Line in the afternoon and Jim Jarmusch’s Stranger than Paradise in the evening

Dengue Fever are playing at The Regent

KXCS is having a free festival at USC with a list of bands that includes Tennis System and Mansions on the Moon (register if you are not a USC student here

Sunday

Happy Easter!

The Aero is showing Bugs Bunny Cartoon Classics in the afternoon including Easter Yeggs for some holiday fun that is good for kids and adults

All Weekend

Opening Thursday night and running 11-5pm Friday through Sunday, it’s the return of the Cat Art Show LA – this time at Think Tank Gallery. Artists include Mark Ryden, Norman Reedus, Scott Hove and more with part of the proceeds going to Kitten Rescue.

Wondercon, the sister show to Comic Con International is at the Los Angeles Convention Center

 

 

Jan 212016
 

Shigeto- Detroit Part 1

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/21-1/24/16)-

Thursday

Giant Robot Biennale 4 at the Japanese American National Museum closes this weekend but today you can see it with free admission all day (last admission at 7:30pm)

Inspired by the ambient glow of Dan Flavin’s “monument” for V. Tatlin (1969), Monument is a yearlong series of performances by Los Angeles–based musicians and sound artists in the current installation of MOCA’s permanent collection. This week’s free performances are by Anenon (Brian Allen Simon) and $3.33 (Celia Rae Hollander)

New Yorker writer Larissa MacFarquhar will be reading from her book, Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices and the Overpowering Urge to Help at Hammer Museum (free)

Friday

Chrome Sparks is at The Echo

designLAb, at the Pacific Design Center, celebrates its fifth year on Friday, January 22, from 5 to 9:30 PM with new art, architecture, design, sound and taste exhibitions as well as one-night only special performances (free)

All Them Witches are at The Roxy

Annuals are playing at The Silverlake Lounge along with Strange Hotel, The Knitts, Triptides and Eyes on the Shore

Friday through Sunday

PhotoLA is back at The Reef downtown. Cheaper tickets can still be found on Goldstar for Friday and Sunday

Saturday

There’s a newish flea market in Glassell Park called The Artsy Flea. $1 gets you in and there is free parking

The Aero Theatre is showing Lawrence of Arabia

The Egyptian Theatre is showing a double feature of Kurosawa films- Rashoman and Ikiru

Sunday

Shigeto is playing at The Echo with Groundislava opening

Gehry and Science, at LACMA, features a conversation between Frank Gehry and acclaimed scientist Arnold J. Levine, the second of the talks the museum is having in conjunction with the Gehry exhibition (free but standby only)

Art Catalogues at LACMA is having a discussion and book signing with artists The Haas Brothers and Liza Lou

Sep 172015
 

Le Butcherettes- Demon Stuck in Your Eye

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/17-9/9/20)-

Thursday

Le Butcherettes are playing a free acoustic set at Amoeba Hollywood to promote their new album A Raw Youth which includes contributions from John Frusciante and Iggy Pop- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-3457/index.html

designLAb is having its public reception for sixteen art and design exhibitions at the Pacific Design Center- http://www.pacificdesigncenter.com/event/designlab-september-reception/

Jerry Stahl will be at The Last Bookstore to read from Permanent Midnight, his now 20 year old memoir about drug addiction along with writers Joe Clifford and Ryan Leone who will also read from their books about addiction- http://lastbookstorela.com/events/under-the-influence-20-years-of-permanent-midnight-with-jerry-stahl-joe-clifford-and-ryan-leone/

Friday

The students from Ghetto Film School Los Angeles will be screening 10 short narrative films (non-dialogue, six minutes each) at LACMA followed by a Q&A with the students (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/ghetto-film-school-la-2015

Cinefamily is paying tribute to the late Roddy Piper with a double feature of They Live and Hell Comes to Frogtownhttp://www.cinefamily.org/films/friday-night-frights/#friday-night-frights-roddy-piper-df-feat-they-live-hell-comes-to-frogtown-w-sandy-king-in-person

Dapper Day encourages guests to don their vintage finest at Disneyland, there is also a free Dapper Day Expo at the Disney Hotel- http://dapperday.com/fall-2015-disneyland-ca

Nosaj Thing, Tourist, Jacques Greene, George Maple, Durante are all playing at the Wiltern for The Sound You Needhttp://www.wiltern.com/events/eventdetail/?viewNav=/eventdetail&eventId=09004F19FB5642BD&oid=0

Ibeyi are performing at the Mayan Theater- http://www.clubmayan.com/events_calendar/event/91

Saturday

#YESALLWOMEN  is an art auction and fundraiser for the East Los Angeles Women’s Center ($20 ticket includes two drinks)- http://www.yesallwomenart.com/about/

Start getting in the Halloween mood with Cinespia’s showing of Carrie at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery- http://cinespia.org/event/carrie/

LA Cider Fest is at Raleigh Studios with general admission including 2.5 hrs of cider and beer tasting for $65 or sign up for Goldstar and get the VIP for the same price (or $35 for general admission)- http://www.labeerandciderfest.com/

The Music Center is hosting late night party Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours to celebrate DUBLAB’s 16th Anniversary with DJ’s, dancing, silk screening, video and lighting installations, live music and more with artists Devendra Banhart, Peaking Lights and many others scheduled to participate (free but standby only) – http://www.musiccenter.org/sleepless

Groundhog Day is the outdoor movie this week at Barnsdall Park ($15 or for $25 include the wine tasting)- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/september-19th-barnsdall-art-park-foundation-presents-groundhog-day-tickets-18273083284?ref=ebtnebtckt

Mac McCaughan (of Superchunk) is playing songs from his solo record at the Getty for Saturdays off the 405 (free but parking is $10 after 5 $15 before)- http://www.getty.edu/visit/cal/events/ev_533.html

Saturday and Sunday

Mad Decent Block Party is back and performers include Cut Copy, Major Lazer, Vic Mensa and Diplo- http://maddecent.com/events/mad-decent-block-party-los-angeles-2/

Sunday

Bob Colacello, Vanity Fair writer and former editor of Interview magazine is talking with photographer Catherine Opie about his book, Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up, and her book, 700 Nimes Road, at LACMA Art Catalogues (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/opie-and-colacello

At Luz de Jesus Gallery author Alix Sloan will be discussing and signing her book Launching Your Art Career: A Practical Guide for Artists along with a panel of artists who contributed to the book- http://laluzdejesus.com/launching-your-art-career/#more-15759

Angel City Brewery is having Oktoberfest in September with a full day of festivities- http://angelcitybrewery.com/events/angel-city-oktoberfest/

Danish band Mew are performing a free show at Fingerprints Records in Long Beach- http://fingerprintsmusic.com/finprintswp/live-at-fingerprints/mew-live-in-store-performance/

Jan 222015
 

Night Terrors of 1927- When You Were Mine (featuring Tegan and Sara)

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/22-1/25)-

Thursday

Tickets are still available to see Bill Nye (The Science Guy) and Eugene Mirman talk about science and space for StarTalk LIVE! at the Palace Theatre with special guest Tig Notaro- http://www.theecho.com/event/738139-startalk-live-bill-nye-los-angeles/

Or for a smaller space-related event -check out The Last Bookstore’s talk with George D. Morgan who wrote a book about Mary Sherman Morgan- America’s first female rocket scientist- http://lastbookstorela.com/events/reading-george-d-morgan-conversation-ashley-stroupe/

Heidi Duckler Dance Theater is re-imagining Parts and Labor, 23 years later in the parking lot behind Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE). Also happening on Friday (1/23)- https://heididuckler.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0Si0000006TMOzEAO

SoCal band The Donkeys are playing at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/754623-donkeys-los-angeles/

Friday

Night Terrors of 1927 are having a record release show for their debut album at The Roxy- http://www.theroxy.com/event/736573-night-terrors-1927-west-hollywood/

designLAb at the Pacific Design Theater is having its first opening reception of the year with over 10 new contemporary art exhibitions- https://www.facebook.com/events/1526507720931852/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Arts District Alliance is hosting two shows at two different galleries downtown- one with artists from China, the other, artists from the Arts District- RSVP for the party at the Container Yard and a chance to meet the artists- http://www.artsdistrictalliance.org/#speakers

Artist Alice Wang and curator Michael Ned Holte will be in conversation at the 18th Street Arts Center- http://18thstreet.org/events/23jan2015

Missing snow? Angel City Brewery is having a “snow day” complete with hot toddies in a real snow outside garden and a showing of The Goonies by a simulated fireplace before live music in the evening- http://angelcitybrewery.com/events/snow-day/

FIDLAR are playing a sold out show at the Regent Theater- it might be worth hunting down tickets- http://www.theecho.com/event/738167-fidlar-los-angeles/

Saturday

Subliminal Projects is having an opening for Agents Provacateurs, a group show of “ subversive skateboard graphics and artworks”- http://subliminalprojects.com/exhibition/agents-provocateurs/

GRMLN are playing a free show at Origami Records- http://www.origamimusic.blogspot.com/

Sunday

Artist Kaz Oshiro will talk/play music at his book signing with artist and musician John Wiese at LACMA- http://www.lacma.org/event/oshiro-and-wiese

West of Rome Public Art is debuting CANDIDATE: Execution in Progress- a performance that will include music, political theater and movement at Church of the Epiphany- https://www.facebook.com/events/585483571582780/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Sep 182014
 

Beck- Heart is a Drum

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/18-9/21)-

Thursday

Neutral Milk Hotel, The Breeders, Daniel Johnston play the Hollywood Bowl- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/neutral-milk-hotel/2014-09-18

DesignLAb at the Pacific Design Center is having an opening reception for 10 new exhibits featuring artists and designers- http://www.pacificdesigncenter.com/event/designlab-public-reception-3/

Cloud Cult are playing two sets at the Troubadour (one acoustic, one electric)- http://www.troubadour.com/event/606371-cloud-cult-los-angeles/

Friday

Author Junot Diaz will be reading from This is How You Lose Her at Skylight books- http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/junot-diaz-reads-how-you-lose-her

The 2nd Annual Afterglow Summer Video Series ends tonight at Pieter Performance Space with work from four LA-based video artists including
Harry Dodge and Aimee Goguen- http://www.pieterpasd.com/events/afterglow-summer-video-series/

Jungle with Beaty Heart at the Fonda- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/252153

Saturday

It’s Tarfest at the LaBrea Tar Pits Park- live bands include Hunter Hunted and The Moth & the Flame; there will be live painting by Craig ‘Craola’ Simkins, Nicola Verlato, and devNgosha; as well as food, drink and activities (FREE)- http://www.tarfest.com/

Artist Oliver Payne’s CHILL OUT performance at 356 Mission begins at 7pm; make sure you can follow the rules- http://356mission.tumblr.com/post/96731098470/oliver-paynes-chill-out-performance-saturday

Total Slacker are playing with Paws at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/630923-total-slacker-los-angeles/

Saturday and Sunday

Beck is at the Orpheum- http://www.goldenvoice.com/shows/details/?id=252997

Parachute Market biannual design fair is at JF Chen showroom- http://www.parachutemarket.com/pages/events-and-tickets-ii

Sunset Strip Music Festival with Janes Addiction, Empire of the Sun, Cold War Kids, Big Freedia, Killer Mike and tons more play the two day festival- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kroq-presents-the-2014-sunset-strip-music-festival-sat-920-sun-921-tickets-11780841815

Sunday

Daniel Joseph Martinez is speaking at LACMA and signing his book- http://www.lacma.org/event/daniel-joseph-martinez

It’s the last day to see the video installation, Drumroll, that won Steve McQueen (director of 12 Years a Slave) the Turner Prize, at MOCA Pacific Design Center- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/2014/06/04/9148/

LA Feline Film Festival featuring the Internet Cat Video festival is in Exposition Park- http://lafelinefilmfestival.com/

Zammuto are playing at the Satellite- http://www.thesatellitela.com/event/611425-zammuto-luke-wyland-vinyl-los-angeles/

May 222014
 

Holy Fuck- Red Lights

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/22-5/26)-

Thursday

Creativity: The Perfect Crime– Philippe Petit (who walked a tightrope between the towers of the World Trade Center) speaks about creativity at the Central Library Downtown (free/ standby tix only)- http://www.lfla.org/event-detail/991/Creativity-The-Perfect-Crime-

Holy Fuck at the Roxy- http://www.theroxy.com/event/566495-holy-fuck-james-supercave-west-hollywood/

Ericka Beckman presents three of her films at MOCA- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/2014/05/13/los-angeles-film-forum-at-moca-presents-ericka-beckman/

Yamashiro Farmer’s Market is back!- http://www.lacityfarm.com/our-markets/yamashiro/

And so is the one on the Sunset Strip- http://www.sunsetstripmarket.com/

Friday

designLAB event at the Pacific Design Center- 14 galleries having receptions for shows- https://www.facebook.com/events/623052471120510/

Superhumanoids at the Echo (free)- http://www.theecho.com/event/562927-superhumanoids-cardiknox-los-angeles/

Saturday

Los Angeles Poverty Department is having a parade/performance/brass band- Walk the Talk-and Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead will be a part of it- a PDF with a full description of the event is here- http://www.lapovertydept.org/new-project/lapds-new-project.html

The Big Lebowski on the lawn at the Autry- http://schedule.eatseehear.com/event/2014/05/24/the-big-lebowski#.U35Sxy9fnU4

Protomartyr at Permanent Records (free)- http://www.permanentrecordschicago.com/news.php

Sunday

Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon at the Egyptian theatre- http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/barry-lyndon-4

Tony Molina, Big Eyes at the Roxy- http://www.theroxy.com/event/535607-against-me-west-hollywood/

Monday (Memorial Day)

Target Free Mondays at LACMA

Also this weekend- Lightning in A Bottle Festival- http://lightninginabottle.org/