Sep 082016
 

clipping.- Inside Out

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/8-9/11/16)-

Thursday

clipping. is having an album release party/concert at Highways Performance Space with additional performances by Busdriver and Pedestrian Deposit ($10) or you can catch them earlier at Amoeba Records where they will be performing a free mini-set at 6pm

Downtown LA Artwalk is celebrating its 12-year anniversary with a retrospective show in their lounge in addition to the numerous exhibitions at other participating downtown galleries

Holy Ghost! are opening for the Ohio Players for the last of the free summer concerts at the Santa Monica Pier. It’s also the last night to check out the art installation Light Wave, also at the pier

Friday

The pool at Annenberg Beach House is having its last Sunset Swim, an adults only swim night from 7-10pm with free s’mores and fruit bars ($10)

The LA County Fair continues this weekend and the concert tonight is Blondie along with special guest The Smithereens

P.S. Eliot are playing with Upset at The Echo

French Vanilla, Roses, Moaning, and Lithics are playing at The Hi Hat in Highland Park

Saturday

Artist Dan Winter is giving a lecture with a Q&A session and an exhibition walk through at Fahey/Klein Gallery

The Los Angeles International Neon Jubilee is having a free all day event at The Velaslavasay Panorama to celebrate the re-lighting of their 1939 neon marquee. There will be live music, animation activities and workshops with the Echo Park Film Center, puppet shows by the Bob Baker Marionette Theater and more. (RSVP strongly recommended)

NELA Art Second Saturday Gallery Night is a great chance to check out the Northeast Los Angeles art scene

British electronic music duo Demdike Stare will perform an original live set created in response to atmosphere of the Getty and to complement the exhibition London Calling: Bacon, Freud, Kossoff, Andrews, Auerbach, and Kitaj as part of the Saturdays off the 405 series

Sunday

Artist Doug Aitken will be discussing his work and his current exhibition with MOCA Director Philippe Vergne at The Geffen Contemporary at  MOCA (free with museum admission)

Cinefamily continues its outdoor movie series at Barnsdall Art Park with the Truffaut film Jules et Jim and pre-show music by Tortoise ($25 includes a wine tasting)

Joshua Payne Orchestra are performing on the LA River in Frogtown with live projection artwork by Ryan Patrick Griffin as part of his Projected Visions series. Donate any amount to find out the exact location.

Human Resources gallery is having a one night exhibition on the fifteenth anniversary of 9/11

Apr 142016
 

Fat White Family- Whitest Boy On The Beach

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/14-4/17-16)-

Thursday

If you missed Fat White Family in Los Angeles you can still catch their crazy live show at The Observatory in Santa Ana with Gateway Drugs

Fahrenheit Gallery downtown is screening Chantal Akerman by Chantal Akerman with a panel discussion to follow

MOCA Chief Curator Helen Molesworth is leading a walk through of the exhibition  Don’t Look Back: The 1990s at MOCA (free)

Artists Auriea Harvey and Eddo Stern are at LACMA to discuss video games and virtual reality as forms of expression (free but standby)

Downtown Art Walk is celebrating World Art Day with a special exhibition

Friday

Cinefamily is showing Penelope Spheeris’ 1983 film Suburbia, her story of disillusioned suburban LA youth

Peaking Lights and Gavin Hardkiss are playing a Batiste Rhum Party at Resident downtown

Goldie is playing at Los Globos

Odd Nights at The Autry is a free monthly event combining live music, art, a market and a beer garden

The English Beat are playing at The Roxy

Saturday

It’s Record Store Day and there are a bunch of fun events- Amoeba Records has Toby Dammit, Lance Rock and Fred Armisen doing guest DJ sets during the day and then moves the party to Space15Twenty where MNDSGN and Best Coast will DJ and Kevin Morby will perform

It’s also Obscura Day where Atlas Obscura plans multiple offbeat events in cities around the world including Los Angeles

Keith Rocka Knittel’s Everything Must Go! Swap Meet is happening from 5-9pm at Charlie James Gallery in Chinatown with DJ sets, churros, drinks and potentially some things to buy

Saturday and Sunday

Downtown Burbank Arts Festival has over 100 artists showing their work on the four blocks of San Fernando Boulevard between Angeleno Avenue and Magnolia Boulevard

Sunday

MOCA Pacific Design Center is having a screening of the Elizabeth Taylor film Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf, to coincide with the Catherine Opie exhibition 700 Nimes Road, which features pictures from Taylor’s Bel-Air home (free)

Dilly Dally, Feels, and The Tissues are playing at The Echo

 

May 142015
 

Ex Hex- Don’t Wanna Lose

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/14-5/17)-

Thursday

Corners are playing the Echoplex with Tropical Popsicle- http://www.theecho.com/event/815597-corners-homecoming-show-los-angeles/

Or you could check out Woods at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/817153-woods-los-angeles/

Cinefamily is showing John Waters’ film Desperate Living with Mink Stole in attendance to introduce- http://www.cinefamily.org/films/peep-show/#desperate-living-mink-stole-in-person

Hammer Museum is showing the film The River Ran Red about the search for survivors of the Armenian genocide- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/05/the-river-ran-red/

Downtown Artwalk is on- https://www.facebook.com/downtownartwalk and afterwards you could listen to CalArts MFA writing grads read from their work at REDCAT (free)- http://www.redcat.org/event/calarts-writers-showcase-next-words

Friday

Ex Hex are at the Roxy with The Shivas- http://www.theroxy.com/event/739521-ex-hex-west-hollywood/

LA Live’s Dark Nights event includes live entertainment, street artists, and discounts on food, drink, and this time the Grammy Museum- http://www.lalive.com/events/la-live/detail/dark-nights-at-la-live-150515

Fartbarf are playing El Cid- http://www.elcidla.com/event/844019-fartbarf-frogtown-occult-los-angeles/

UK band Fat White Family are at the Troubadour- http://www.troubadour.com/event/795433-fat-white-family-los-angeles/

Saturday

Cathedrals are playing as part of the Getty Center’s free music night Saturdays off the 405http://www.getty.edu/visit/cal/events/ev_453.html

The Beverly Hills Art Show is back and is a nice way to see art work while enjoying the day in Beverly Gardens Park (also Sunday)- http://www.beverlyhills.org/exploring/beverlyhillsartshow/artshowinformation/web.jsp?NFR=1

Sewing Rebellion is having a free sewing workshop at Thank You For Coming in Atwater- http://www.thankyouforcoming.la/2015/05/sewing-rebellion-presents-kitchen-stitchn-at-tyfc/

Sunday

Once a year Museums of the Arroyo Day gives free admission to Heritage Square, The Gamble House, The Autry, Lummis Home, The LA Police Museum, and the Pasadena Museum of History from noon-5pm- http://www.museumsofthearroyo.com/

Complex in Glendale is having an afternoon/evening BBQ Synth Party with a list of bands including Cold Showers- https://www.facebook.com/events/1567046106896209

Apr 092015
 

 

Cherry Glazerr- White’s Not My Color This Evening

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/9-4/12)-

Thursday

MOMA curator Stuart Comer will be discussing the work and career of William Pope L.  at MOCA (free with RSVP)- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/curators-lecture-series-stuart-comer-on-william-pope-l/

The Hammer Museum is screening Barbara Kopple’s new documentary film, Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation, which focuses on the writers, columnists, editors and interns of The Nation magazine.  The film will be followed by Q&A with Kopple, writer Amy Wilentz, and Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel. Norman Lear will begin the evening with opening remarks (free)- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/04/hot-type-150-years-of-the-nation/

Downtown ArtWalk’s theme this month is Books, Comics and Zines- https://www.facebook.com/events/451174848381669/  also make sure to check out the sculptures made of cans for Canstruction, also part of the art walk- http://canstructionla.com/

Friday

Cherry Glazerr are playing with White Fence at the Natural History Museum’s First Fridays- http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/first-fridays/april-2015

The Aero Theater is showing the first part of the Agnés Varda documentary Agnés Varda: From Here to There” Part1 followed by her film Jane B. for Agnés V.  (about Jane Birkin) with a discussion with Varda in between the films- http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/%E2%80%9Cagnes-varda-from-here-to-there%E2%80%9D-part-1-jane-b-for-agn%C3%A8s-v

French band Yelle is playing the Roxy with Hibou- http://www.theroxy.com/event/769753-yelle-west-hollywood/

Saturday

Otis College of Art and Design is hosting its 4th Annual Kite Festival in Santa Monica where you can make and fly your own kite (free kite and admission)- http://www.otis.edu/calendar/4th-annual-kite-festival

Eastside Handmade is having their popup market in Highland Park- http://www.eastsidehandmade.com/

Afterwards stay for NELA Art Gallery Night, a good opportunity to check out Highland Park and Eagle Rock galleries including Gold Haus Gallery which is having an opening for Ryan McIntosh’s show- https://www.facebook.com/NELAart?ref=ts

Sunday

The First Annual Long Beach Zine Fest is at the Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA) and admission to the fest and museum are both free- http://lbzinefest.com/about/

All Weekend

Cinema at the Edge (CATE) is having it’s independent film festival in Santa Monica – http://www.cinemaattheedge.com/#

Feb 122015
 

streetartjdillaabcntdowntown

As part of Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk tonight (2/12) J Dilla Foundation http://jdillafoundation.org/ and  Fusicology http://fusicology.com/  are celebrating producer and rapper J Dilla’s February birthday with an art show.

More information here: http://dillart.com/

Nov 132014
 

The Presets- No Fun

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/13-11/16)-

Thursday

Downtown LA Artwalk- this month features street artists John Carr and Bumblebeehttp://www.downtownartwalk.org/

If you go downtown for the Art Walk and want to get some early Xmas shopping in check out Jingle and Mingle where all the products are made by members of the Downtown Women’s Center which helps fight unemployment and homelessness- plus hot chocolate and cider!- http://www.dwcweb.org/MADE/

Photographer Geoffrey Hiller, who’s latest book is on Myanmar, is speaking at the Annenberg Center for Photography – http://www.eventbrite.com/e/iris-nights-lecture-series-geoffrey-hiller-tickets-13056481287

Sea Lions are playing at Ham and Eggs Tavern with Shivery Shakes and Shark Toys- https://www.facebook.com/events/305863836287356/

Friday

Party for Various art zine at The Paper Agency downtown- http://variouscreative.tumblr.com/

SFV Acid is playing at Origami Vinyl and check out his interactive art as well which is there to bring help fund and support the Young Producers Grouphttp://www.saveart.com/SFVAcid.html

Market Space is having an opening party at Space15Twenty in Hollywood (free)- http://www.space15twenty.com/market_space_opening_party

Pacific Design Center is having it’s final reception of the year with several new contemporary art exhibitions- http://www.pacificdesigncenter.com/event/designlab-public-reception-4/

Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra is playing at LACMA- http://www.lacma.org/event/pan-afrikan-peoples-arkestra

Ex Cops are at the Bootleg- http://foldsilverlake.com/event.cfm?id=178668&cart

Saturday

The Presets are part of The Check Yo Ponytail Tour with LE1F at the Regent- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/666539-check-yo-ponytail-tour-los-angeles/

Opening at The Gabba Gallery is Wish List with over 65 artists selling work under $1000- http://www.thegabbagallery.com/the-gabba-gallery.html

For the upcoming 50th anniversary of Gemini G.E.L. (Graphic Editions Limited), co-founder Sidney Felson will be speaking with Ruth Fine at LACMA- tickets are free but required- http://www.lacma.org/event/gemini-gel

The Psychedelic Furs and The Lemonheads are playing at the Fonda- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/251356

Want to make sure Macaulay Culkin is really alive? Check out his band The Pizza Underground at The El Rey and watch him transform Velvet Underground songs into songs about pizza- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/253282

Sunday

Opening and discussion with François Ceysson, Amanda Ross-Ho, Raphael Rubinstein, and Wallace Whitney for Supports/Surfaces at 356 Mission- http://356mission.tumblr.com/post/102307746470/supports-surfaces-at-356-mission

It’s the last ShopWalk DTLA of the year and many downtown stores and restaurants have discounts – http://shopwalkdtla.com/merchantdirectory

Artists & Fleas market in the Arts District is open every 3rd weekend (Saturday also)- http://www.artistsandfleas.com/

Jul 102014
 

Cults- Go Outside

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/10-7/13)-

Thursday

Cults at Santa Monica Pier (FREE)- http://www.ticketfly.com/event/529375-twilight-concert-series-cults-santa-monica/

Downtown ArtWalk with a digital art theme- http://www.downtownartwalk.org/

Made in LA Music: The Do-Over at the Hammer with De Lux and KCRW DJs (FREE)- http://events.kcrw.com/events/2014/07/10/the-do-over-featuring-de-lux-kcrw-dj-mathieu-schreyer-2-special-guest-djs-tba

Helen Pashigan: Transcending the Material documentary followed by a conversation with the artist at the Getty (FREE)- http://www.getty.edu/conservation/publications_resources/public_programs/transcending_material.html

Outfest LGBT Film Festival begins (running through 7/20)- http://www.outfest.org/

Wye Oak at El Rey Theatre- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/250353

Friday

Cinema at the Edge Indie Film Festival begins (through Sunday)- http://cinemaattheedge.com/

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds with Warpaint at The Shrine- http://goldenvoice.com/shows/details/?id=246352

X at the Roxy-all original members performing a different album each night- (also Saturday and Sunday)- http://www.theroxy.com/event/590885-x-west-hollywood/

Summer Nights in the Garden at the Natural History Museum-music, garden tours, food and drink, activities (FREE)- http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/summer-nights-in-the-garden

Saturday

Art Center College of Design in Pasadena is showing two of Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead videos and the curator of MOCA’s exhibition will be part of a panel discussion (FREE)- https://www.facebook.com/events/322928164536639/?ref=22

Jurassic 5 at the Greek Theatre- http://www.greektheatrela.com/events/event_details.asp?id=2801

Chinatown Summer Nights- live music (headliner is Eastern Conference Champions), DJs, food, vendors- http://chinatownsummernights.com/schedule/

Sunday

New Order with La Roux at the Greek Theatre- http://www.greektheatrela.com/events/event_details.asp?id=2789

World Cup Germany v Argentina- Hammer Museum is showing the game (as well as on Saturday- Netherlands v Brazil )- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2014/06/fifa-2014-world-cup-live-broadcasts/

Dec 122013
 

Jagwar Ma- The Throw

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Nov 142013
 

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin- Sink/ Let it Sway

Things to do this weekend in Los Angeles-

It may be 85 degrees but you can still go ice skating in Los Angeles-  http://pershingsquareicerink.com/  and  http://www.downtownsm.com/ice