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

 

Aug 032017
 

Hand Habits- Book on How to Change

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/3-8/6/17)-

Thursday

Filmmaker Ericka Beckman will be in conversation with visual artist Matt Mullican for The Broad’s The Un-Private Collection conversation series ($12)

The Molochs are opening for Juan Wauters at Resident

Chastity Belt are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Never Young and Lala Lala opening

The free concert this week at the Santa Monica Pier is Valerie June with Irma Thomas opening

Artists Star Montana and Shizu Saldamando will be in conversation at The Main Museum (free but RSVP)

Loyal Lobos are headlining a show at the Bootleg Theater that includes Aldre’ Williams, Sam Valdez, and The Moderns

Friday

Alex Napping, Hand Habits, and Justus Proffit are playing at the Bootleg Theater

Artbook at Hauser & Wirth is hosting a reading series called Out of the Hat “where various artists writers, dancers, poets, and theoreticians will share—and be called—to the stage through an old adage of chance: the pulling of names out of a hat”. This Friday the participants will be Tosh Berman, an. cinquemani, Leslie Dick and Marsie Scharlat.

For Grand Performances’ free Friday program this week, there is a dance performance- No Side Now- Dance That Abandons Boundaries- curated by Los Angeles Performance Practice

Cosmonauts are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Adult Books and Winter

Fatal Jamz are playing at The Echo with Franky Flowers, BOYO and Sugarcube

Boogaloo Assassins are performing a free show at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

Saturday

Maiden LA is facilitating an open studios program with Studio C Gallery and other galleries in the Santa Fe Art Colony complex from 12-5pm

Dorian Wood will be performing Entre Les Étoiles (Among the Stars) in a free performance with Hawaiian singer Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole opening at California Plaza as part of Grand Performances’ programming

Toad the Wet Sprocket are playing a free show in Pershing Square with 10,000 Maniacs

Chinatown Summer Nights returns for its free monthly summer event with bands, culinary demonstrations, DJs, art demonstrations, performances, a market, and more

Sunday

At LACMA, curator Howard Fox, who organized the current exhibition Playing with Fire: Paintings by Carlos Almaraz, will be in conversation with Elsa Flores, the artist’s widow, who is also a noted activist and photographer. The talk will also include a sneak peek at the upcoming documentary film about the artist, Carlos in Wonderland, which will be aired by KCET in early 2018. (free but ticket required)

The 3rd Annual Long Beach Zine Fest is taking place at the Museum of Latin American Art (free)

Belle and Sebastian are playing at the Hollywood Bowl with Spoon and Kristin Kontrol

Tennis System are opening for Swirlies at the Echoplex

Rapper Sasha Go Hard is performing at Zebulon

New Orleans’ New Breed Brass Band is playing a free show at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

The Rock N Roll Flea Market returns to the Regent Theater for its monthly free event

May 212015
 

Wallburds- Hourglass

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/21-5/24)-

Thursday

Audiodrome at Cinefamily (co-presented by WOAH and Tigerbeat6) combines live music,“forward thinking A/V remixes” and this time will feature a record release party for Kid606 – http://www.cinefamily.org/films/audiodrome/#audiodrome-vol-1-terminal-vortex-feat-kid606-record-release-party

Fahrenheit Gallery downtown is screening a Len Lye film retrospective (free)- http://fahrenheit.flaxfoundation.org/thursday-may-21-730pm-screening-len-lye-retrospective/

Honor Fraser Gallery is presenting ATTACK, SUSTAIN, RELEASE, DECAY, a performance collaboration joining performance and media collectives Mutant Salon, Experimental Half Hour, and Project Rage Queen- https://www.facebook.com/events/436600176513659/

In December The Autry Museum held a contest for artists to submit designs for a banner for the back wall of the museum and tonight they are having the High Five Art Launch Party (free with reservation) to celebrate the artists and winner- http://theautry.org/programs/special-events/high-five-art-launch-party

Friday

Wallburds are opening for Girl Tears and Crocodiles- my vote for best show of the weekend and its only $12- http://www.thesatellitela.com/event/803173-crocodiles-girl-tears-los-angeles/

Artist and musician Dorian Wood will be performing for the closing of his and Craig Calderwood’s exhibition at Last Projects in Hollywood- http://www.lastprojects.org/

It’s the first ever night for The Odd Market, on The Autry Museum’s south lawn, with cocktails, shopping, crafts, DJs and food- http://theautry.org/programs/special-events/the-odd-market

Roses are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Dunes- http://foldsilverlake.com/event.cfm?id=205173&cart

Gothic Tropic, Crown Plaza, and Life Size Maps are at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/821057-gothic-tropic-los-angeles/

Saturday

LACMA is offering a free printmaking workshop inspired by the current exhibition The Language of Xu Bing– advanced tickets are sold out but there will be a standby line- http://www.lacma.org/event/free-printmaking-workshop

Electric Dusk Drive In downtown is showing Rear Window (only astroturf seating is available, no tickets left for cars)- https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/778423

Ceremony are headlining at the Echo with a list of bands that includes Mrs.Magician- http://www.theecho.com/event/818325-ceremony-los-angeles/

Sunday

Artists from Pasadena City College and Art Center College of Design will be selling their work at the annual Art+Design Open Market at One Colorado in Old Pasadena- http://www.onecolorado.com/sunday-funday-art-design-open-market/

It is the final weekend for Experience 15: SPARK! Explore SPARK at ESMoA museum in El Segundo, which creates a world of fantasy with interactive exhibits that are great for kids- especially today as there is a family fun day with art making projects and a fairy tale scavenger hunt. There is also a talk with Jeff Guess, the current artist in residence- https://www.facebook.com/pages/ESMoA/130023060490257

Space15Twenty in Hollywood is having a flea market- http://www.space15twenty.com/