Jun 232016

Plants and Animals- Stay

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/23-6/27/16)-


The Ace Hotel is hosting a screening of the John Waters narrated documentary, Wall Writers: Graffiti in its Innocence, presented by Juztapoz Magazine and International Documentary Association and followed by a Q&A led by Cheech Marin featuring director Roger Gastman, TAKI183 and KOOL KLEPTO KIDD.

Artist Lara Schnitger is speaking at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel and Moon Uterus are performing as part of the gallery’s After 5 programming (free with RSVP)

Nothing are playing with Wrong, Tennis System, Culture Abuse and Big Jesus at the Echoplex

Cub Sport are playing at the Bootleg Theater


Plants and Animals are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Royal Canoe

General Assembly in Santa Monica is hosting a day of free programming for creatives with a wrap party at the end as part of their Made in LA week long event

Cherry Glazerr is headlining a night at The Troubadour

Moby will be discussing his memoir Porcelain with KCRW’s Jason Bentley at Skirball ($5 for the ticket, $31 with the book)

Toro y Moi are DJ’ing a free art event at The Container Yard

Roses, Dunes, Mirror Travel and Jess Williamson are playing a $5 show at the Ham & Eggs Tavern


Self Help Graphics & Art is having their Annual Print Fair & Exhibition

Dazed and Confused is the outdoor movie at The Autry with the band MASZER playing beforehand

Raising Arizona is the outdoor movie at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Summer and Music, Downtown Long Beach’s summer long concert series, begins with 720 Pine which has an emphasis on skateboarding, and musical guests including Devendra Banhart DJ’ing

The Roots & Special Guests are playing at The Novo

Cold Showers are headlining a night of bands at Complex in Glendale

Saturday and Sunday

CatCon LA is back at The Reef with two full days of cat related programming. On Saturday, as part of CatCon, there is CatVideoFest, 70 minutes of non-stop cat videos at The Ace Hotel hosted by comedian Andy Milonakis


Painter and muralist Kim West will be speaking at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel gallery (free with RSVP)

Casket Girls are part of the lineup for Graveface Records Roadshow at the Bootleg Theater

Aug 272015

Fool’s Gold- The Dive

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/27-8/30/15)-


Fool’s Gold is playing at the Echoplex as part of Red Bull Sound Select- $3 with RSVP, $12 w/o- http://www.theecho.com/event/934937-red-bull-sound-select-fools-los-angeles/

At the Central Library downtown, filmmaker Laura Gabbert and food critic Jonathan Gold will be guest speakers for Lost & Found at the Movies: Film to Table, a discussion of the way food is used in the movies (free but standby only)- http://lfla.org/event/lost-found-at-the-movies-film-to-table/

The Women’s Center for Creative Work and the Craftswoman House will be showing Vega Darling’s documentary Lost Grrrls: Riot Grrrl In Los Angeles-  https://www.facebook.com/events/879052158830663/


YACHT/5 Every Day (the app they created) are hosting Friday Flights at The Getty with a list of collaborators that includes Yung Jake and a video premiere and installation by the band ($10 to park after 5pm, $15 before, with free admission to the museum)- http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/performances/friday_flights.html#5

Del the Funky Homosapien is at the Echoplex with DJ Qbert and street artist Mear One live painting- http://www.theecho.com/event/919391-del-funky-homosapien-los-angeles/

LA Live’s Dark Nights event returns with  $5 food and drink specials, live art installations and performances, music, a market, fire dancers and more (free)- http://www.lalive.com/events/microsoft-square/detail/dark-nights-at-la-live-150828

Cold Showers are playing with Dunes at The Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/912221-cold-showers-los-angeles/


Annenberg Space for Photography is hosting a panel on lifestyle and commercial photography with Gray Malin, Natalie James, Lauren Randolph and Stephanie Todaro and moderated by Ilana Saul (11am-1pm -$10)- http://annenbergphotospace.org/events/its-not-just-pretty-pictures-lifestyle-commercial-photography-panel/2015-08-29

Not to be confused with Fool’s Gold the band (listed above), Fool’s Gold Records is having its Day Off concert with headliners A-Trak, Action Bronson and Travi$ Scott at the Shrine- http://foolsgoldrecs.com/dayoff/

On the more quiet end of the performance spectrum,Temporary Space LA is having “An Early evening of Ambient” with performances by Daniel Lanois + Rocco Deluca, Musician’s Friend [Brian Foote + M. Geddes Gengras] and Ken Camden, as well as an open bar (free but RSVP)- http://temporaryspacela.com/events-2/

Nearby LACMA is having their late night party- Muse ‘til Midnight feat. Adrian Younge and Venice Dawn with DJ’s in the galleries and a party in the plaza ($45 for nonmembers/$35 with membership)- http://www.lacma.org/event/muse-til-midnight-3


Thomas Dang, an artist in the Craft and Folk Art Museum’s excellent exhibition of art made by veterans, will be there all day with his pottery wheel giving demonstrations and talking about his ceramic work- http://www.cafam.org/programs/

Cinefamily is showing Robert Altman’s 1977 film 3 Women, his exploration of female identity starring Sissy Spacek and Shelley Duvall-http://www.cinefamily.org/films/women-of-cinefamily/#women-of-cinefamily-presents-3-women-hosted-by-alia-penner

It’s the last weekend to see Much Ado About Nothing as part of Griffith Park’s Shakepeare Festival (free)- http://www.iscla.org/

Jun 252015

Basement Jaxx- Where’s Your Head At

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/25-6/29/15)-


MOCA Grand Avenue is screening Take None, Give None, a documentary about the nation’s first racially integrated motorcycle club (free)- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/screening-take-none-give-none/

Nosaj Thing is performing a free set and signing his new album Fated at Amoeba Records in Hollywood- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-3354/

Griffith Park’s free Shakespeare in the Park festival begins tonight. This year it’s Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing- http://www.iscla.org/


Miwa Matreyek is performing two shows for free at Union Station of her multimedia work which involves her shadow interacting with projected animation- https://www.facebook.com/events/880621822020716/

Lucky Dragons are the artists/performers for this session of Friday Flights at the Getty Center- http://www.getty.edu/visit/cal/events/ev_501.html

The Echo is having a pre-party for Lolipalooza 2 with a lineup including Tropical Popsicle, and The Memories- $12 or free with Lolipalooza 2 ticket- http://www.theecho.com/event/885563-lolipalooza-2-pre-party-los-angeles/

Gardens & Villa are playing at the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock- http://fyfpresents.com/2015/gardens-villa/

The Lovely Bad Things are at The Smell- http://www.thesmell.org/


MOCA Grand Ave is having a panel and book signing in conjunction with the release of Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles, with artists Zoe Crosher, Bettina Hubby, Michael Shields, and Ed Templeton and moderated by David L.Ulin of the Los Angeles Times. The artists will “share their distinct visions of the city’s visual landscape”. (free)- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/panel-and-book-signing-five-artists-in-search-of-a-city/

Lolipop Records and the Echo present Lolipalooza 2 with a list of bands that includes White Fence, Cosmonauts, Corners, Winter, So Many Wizards and more- http://www.theecho.com/event/837711-lolipalooza-2-los-angeles/

Roses, Dunes, Sandlot, and DYGL are all playing a house show downtown for $5 with free beer- https://www.facebook.com/events/1604144926516758/

The Roots are at Club Nokia with Erykah Badu- http://www.clubnokia.com/events/detail/271821

Chinatown Summer Nights returns with live music from The Janks as well as other bands, cooking demonstrations, acrobatic shows, a beer garden, DJs, and more- http://www.chinatownla.com/calendar.php?eventcategoryId=4&eventId=424

Tijuana Panthers are headlining Summer and Music a free festival in Long Beach- http://summerandmusic.com/


Basement Jaxx are at the Hollywood Bowl with Bootsy’s Rubber Band featuring Bootsy Collins and Tuxedo opening- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/basement-jaxx-bootsys-rubber-band-featuring-bootsy-collins-tuxedo/2015-06-28

For the panel discussion Photography and Composition at the Hammer Museum, Thomas Demand, Elad Lassry, and Catherine Opie will discuss themes in the exhibition Perfect Likeness with curator Russell Ferguson- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/06/photography-and-composition/

Devendra Banhart is talking with Zach Pennington, the head writer of the awesome LA app 5 Every Day, at LACMA’s Art Catalogues. There will be a DJ for the reception and a performance with Banhart’s band as well as a book signing (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/devendra-banhart

All weekend

The BET Experience is taking place at LA Live with a mix of free (including a Janelle Monae performance) and ticketed events- http://www.bet.com/bet-experience/2015/schedule.html

Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) has events all weekend to celebrate the culmination of The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, which had different artists putting up billboards along Interstate 10. Events include film screenings, artist talks, bus tours of the city, workshops and more- http://nomadicdivision.org/exhibition/the-manifest-destiny-billboard-project-2/

May 212015

Wallburds- Hourglass

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


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


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/


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/


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/

Apr 162015

Bad Religion- Los Angeles is Burning

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/16-4/19)-


William Pope L.’s Migrant (2105), which was made for his current exhibit, will be performed at MOCA – free and free evening admission- http://edu.moca.org/calendar/2015-04-16

The Replacements are playing at the Hollywood Palladium- http://www.thehollywoodpalladium.com/events/the-replacements-2/#.VS9d4GaDRFU

Toro y Moi are at the Fonda Theatre- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/268563

The Live Read series at LACMA continues this week with Major League guest directed by Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike). A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door two hours before start time- http://www.lacma.org/event/live-read-major-league


Bad Religion are playing at the Fonda Theatre with OFF!- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/268555

Peaking Lights are playing at The Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/815591-sensations-fix-los-angeles/

WAND and Dunes are playing along with two other bands for $8 at The Smell- http://thesmell.tunestub.com/event.cfm?id=202711&cart


Record Store Day is back and there are lots of venues doing something special to celebrate. Origami Vinyl is having DJ sets, bands (including Fever the Ghost), giving gift bags to the first group of customers and there will be a free ice cream truck. Permanent Records is also having performers including John Doe and Exene from X.  Amoeba Records isn’t on the list but is having events at the store as well as one across the street at Space 15 Twenty. The official list of venues is here- http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues

You may not have heard of many of the bands playing Brokechella, BUT it is an annual event that gets bigger every year, just like its namesake, and it’s a pretty good deal. For $20 you get art shows, bands, comedy and variety, giant jenga puzzles, a vendor fair, Puppychella for dog owners, and more-all in Downtown’s Warehouse District-  http://brokechella.com/

Always wanted to see the inside of the Magic Castle but never scored an invite from a magician? One way to get a peek is to check out their Swap Meet taking place 9am-3pm (from the Terrace to the Peller Theatre) where you can also shop around for a variety of magic related items ($8)- http://www.magiccastle.com/visiting/calendar.cfm?id=1475

If you are around WeHo and see people dressed in black with bowler hats and wearing artistic looking sandwich boards, they are part of the 100 Walkers performance piece. More info here- http://www.onehundredwalkers.com/100-walkers-west-hollywood/

Saturday and Sunday

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is back with a huge list of free and ticketed (many only $1) events and readings- authors include Tavis Smiley, Billy Idol, Octavia Spencer, Kate Mulgrew, Amber Tamblyn, Patton Oswalt, Vikram Chandra, Roy Choi and many, many, more- http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/tickets-and-schedule/schedule/


CAFAM (Craft and Folk Art Museum) is hosting a gallery tour and conversation  with exhibition juror Cat Jimenez, Executive Director of the Lucie Foundation, and a group of exhibiting artists from the show Focus Iran: Contemporary Photography and Video (free with RSVP)- http://www.cafam.org/programs/

Aug 212014

Tijuana Panthers- Nobo

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/21-8/24)-


Fucked Up, Tijuana Panthers and Rat Fist are playing at the El Rey Theatre- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/250713

The Zombies are at Santa Monica Pier (free)- http://tcs.dola.com/event/2014/08/21/the-zombies

White Lung are playing a free show at Space 15Twenty (behind Urban Outfitters on Cahuenga) – http://www.space15twenty.com/whitelung.bandcamp.com

Thursday- Sunday

The Tall Ships Festival at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro is here along with the ships will be the world’s largest rubber duck making its west coast debut- http://www.tallshipsfestivalla.com/

Friday- Sunday (and Wednesday)

Cinefamily presents Los Angeles Plays Itself– a three hour supercut of famous and non famous films that all take place in Los Angeles- http://www.cinefamily.org/films/los-angeles-plays-itself/


Downtown Dark Nights at LA Live includes $5 food and drink menus all night long (and $5 parking), DJs, live music, performances and several street artists will be live painting as well- http://www.lalive.com/events/la-live/detail/dark-nights-at-la-live

Author Vanessa Veselka will be speaking about women’s travel in cinema and literature as well as her own traveling experiences before a screening of Agnés Varda’s film Vagabond– the last of Clockshop’s My Atlas series- http://clockshop.org/myatlas.html

Joanna Gruesome and Dunes are playing at The Smell- http://www.thesmell.org/

The Belle Brigade is playing Figat7th’s Downtown Festival (free)- http://artsbrookfield.com/event/the-belle-brigade/


John Adams’ I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky– a Los Angeles earthquake romance opera-musical produced by Long Beach Opera at the Ford Theatre- http://fordtheatres.com/en/events/details/id/778

Saturday and Sunday

FYF Fest has a huge lineup including Future Islands, Interpol, Slowdive, Ty Segall, The Strokes, Real Estate, and more. It’s sold out but it may be worth hunting down tickets- http://fyffest.com/


Like scavenger hunts? And street art? Well, Streetsmarts L.A. has put together a huge hunt with some great prizes donated by local artists- more details here- https://www.facebook.com/streetsmartsla

California assemblage artist George Herms will be signing his new book and presenting a work in progress at LACMA – http://www.lacma.org/event/george-herms