May 242018
 

Cold Fronts- Think About You (All The Time)

Things to do in Los Angeles this Memorial Day weekend (5/24-5/28/18)-

Thursday

Hammer Museum has a free screening of The Proposal, a film that follows the making of an artwork by Jill Magid from the recent exhibition Stories of Almost Everyone, with a Q&A to follow with the artist/director

Rival Cavves and Monogem are opening for ANIMA! at The Echo

The Broad is hosting En Cuatro Patas: Feminist Latinx Performance and Video, a ticketed event that includes after hours access to the museum as well as a screening of several short videos and a performances by experimental vocalist Carmina Escobar

Lean are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Sam Valdez and Tampa opening

Artist Lorna Simpson will be in conversation with The Studio Museum Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden at The Underground Museum

Moby, Sarah Silverman, Jonathan Ames, Open Mike Eagle, Dengue Fever, and more will be performing for Fun Lovers Unite! An Evening of Music, Comedy, and Gun Sense at The Regent Theater to benefit Women Against Gun Violence

Angelic Upstarts and The Briefs are playing at the Echoplex

Friday

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith is playing at Hollywood Forever’s Masonic Lodge with Cool Maritime opening (also Thursday)

Barnsdall Park’s Friday Night Wine Tasting returns featuring a Q&A with food critic Jonathan Gold and Chef Daniel Humm ($45)

Street artist Teachr is hosting Face to Face Art Show at Flux Rebellion, featuring his work and the work of Fairfax High School students he’s mentored, with the first 100 guests receiving a free gift

Fever Ray is playing at the Hollywood Palladium

Thalma de Freitas is playing at Lodge Room

Peach Kelli Pop are playing at The Hi Hat with Adult Mom and Post Life opening

Saturday

Cold Fronts are opening for Hockey Dad at Lodge Room

Head to the Egyptian Theatre in the afternoon for a discussion of fashion and film of the 1940s before a screening of The Postman Always Rings Twice

The Red Pears, Beach Goons, Ariel View, and The Cozzmos are playing at The Roxy

Fiesta Hermosa begins today and runs through Monday in downtown Hermosa Beach with over 300 arts and crafts vendors, a beer and wine garden, and more

Amyl and The Sniffers are playing with Surfbort at the Moroccan Lounge

Steve Ignorant and Paranoid Visions will be playing Crass songs at the Fonda Theatre

Sunday

Zebulon is having a free screening of Fellini’s Juliet of The Spirits

LA Zine Fest is a free event taking place at the Pasadena Convention Center and will have readings, talks, and workshops all day

Brian Jonestown Massacre are playing at the Fonda Theatre with Poppy Jean Crawford opening

Memorial Day

LACMA is free all day- a good chance to check out the Hockney exhibition

Damien Jurado is playing at Highland Park Ebell

Cones and Media Jeweler are opening for Jo Passed at the Moroccan Lounge

Hinds are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Goodbye Honolulu and Jasper Bones

Feels, Adult Books, and Duress are playing a free show with Numb.er at The Echo

Apr 052018
 

Wallows- Pleaser

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/5-4/8/18)-

Thursday

Wallows are playing a free show at Amoeba Hollywood today at 5pm and signing their debut EP afterwards

The Broad is offering free admission to their Jasper Johns exhibition on the first Thursday of the month- (today and 5/3) from 4-7pm and afterwards you can head across the street for MOCA’s free night

Artist Jennifer Gutierrez Morgan is leading a milagro making workshop for CAFAM’s CraftNight– $10 includes supplies, drinks and snacks

Cherry Glazerr are opening for The Breeders and Elijah Wood will be playing a DJ set at The Fonda Theatre

Vera Sola is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Hush Arbors opening

Friday

Nightmare Air are playing with Draemings at the Bootleg Theater

Natural History Museum’s First Fridays event includes a tour of the History Department, a discussion of oil and its role in the history of LA, DJs, and music by Chelsea Jade and Jamila Woods

The Independent Art Book Fair starts today and runs until Sunday at 939 Studios DTLA

The Breeders are playing at The Theatre at Ace Hotel with Post Pink opening

Friday and Saturday

The Music Center is transforming into a “Disco wonderland clad in gold and mirrors” for its event- Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours. The event begins at 11:30pm and runs until 3 am- with large scale projections, roller skaters (Friday), DJs, pop-up dance happenings, screenings, art installations, live music, a makeup station, and more (plus cocktails and small bites)

Saturday

Artist Walead Beshty will be in conversation with executive director of LAXART, Hamza Walker at Regen Projects

Feels are playing a free show for Hipsville’s 1 Year Anniversary at The Offbeat-A Bar on York, with Cat Scan opening

Melted are having a record release party at The Hi Hat with Awakebutstillinbed, Decent Criminal, and Pancho and the Wizards also performing

Ex Stains and Hit Bargain are opening for DJ Jonathan Toubin’s NY Night Train party at Zebulon

Electric Six are playing at the Bootleg Theater with The Manx and Northern Faces opening

Alice Bag Band is having a record release party at The Echo with Fatty Cakes and the Puff Pastries opening

Saturday and Sunday

The Brewery Art Walk returns with its twice annual event- a great opportunity to check out the complex and the artist’s studios

Sunday

Barnsdall Art Center, loacted in beautiful Barnsdall Park, is having a free Art and Craft Fair

SadGirl are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Peach Kelli Pop, Healing Gems and Bruiser Queen opening

Loma are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Jess Williamson opening

 

Mar 022018
 

Superet- Pay It Later

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/2-3/4/18)-

Friday

For the second of the Natural History Museum’s First Fridays– Superet are opening for Mondo Cozmo as well as a performance by Shannon Lay. The programming will also include a special tour and a lecture on the upcoming possibilities of the 2028 LA Olympics.

Burger-A-Go-Go is a two night event at 1720 with bands The Coathangers, Death Valley Girls, The Flytraps and Feels performing tonight

Griffith Observatory their free first Friday program All Space Considered, where the curatorial staff discuss astronomy and space science

Ex-Cult are playing at the Lodge Room with Lars Finberg, and The Side Eyes

Cut Chemist is playing a show at the Teragram Ballroom

Saturday

It’s the last weekend to see the Cuba Is, photography exhibition at Annenberg Space for Photography and tonight there is a closing celebration with live music, free Cuban coffee and treats, and extended hours (6-8pm)

Burger-A-Gogo continues its two night event at 1720 with bands Dengue Fever, Winter, Summer Twins and Patsy’s Rats performing tonight

The 2018 LA IPA Fest at Mohawk Bend is a great way to sample beers from over 60 breweries (also Sunday)

Dai Burger and Uniiqu3 are playing at Union Nightclub

Saturday and Sunday

Air + Style Two Day Festival taking place at EXPO Par at LA Coliseum is not cheap ($149 for both days, $79 for one), but there are a lot of good bands playing including Cut Copy, Mura Masa, Twin Peaks, Ex-Cult on Saturday, and Sunday’s lineup includes Phoenix, Gucci Mane, Washed Out, Cloud Nothings, and Phantogram

Sunday

For MOCA’s Artists on Artists series, photographer Paul Mpagi Sepuya will be guiding a tour and discussing the recently opened exhibition Real Worlds: Brassaï, Arbus, Goldin

Beta Main is hosting the free workshop Mindfulness and Self-Care Tools for Healthy and Joyful Living, facilitated by Victor Narro, Project Director of the UCLA Labor Center, and Laureen Lazarovici, writer and managing editor for the Kaiser Permanente Labor Management Partnership

Tall Juan is playing at The Echo with Gabriella Cohen and The Pantones opening

CLARA-NOVA is playing at The Moroccan Lounge with The Mynabirds and Rainstorm Brother opening

Feb 152018
 

Doug Tuttle- A Place For You

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/15-2/18/18)-

Thursday

Getty Museum is hosting Sexuality, Sanctity, and Censorship: A Conversation with Artist Ron Athey (free but ticket required)

Gabriella Cohen is playing a free show at Zebulon with Full Flower Moon Band

As part of FLAX (France Los Angeles Exchange)’s event programming, The Dialectic of the Stars – Wrong Ped Xing, LACE  is hosting a program in 3 sections- a screening of  Teherangeles by Arash Nassiri, a performance by Geneva Skeen, and a motorcycle concert by Fouad Bouchoucha

The Hammer Museum is having a free screening of short videos by artists included in their exhibition Stories of Almost Everyone

Gavlyn is headlining a night of bands at the Echoplex that includes Girl Pusher, Wasi and Blimes Brixton

Curls are playing with Fatal Jamz and Gabriel Delicious at the Moroccan Lounge

Feels are playing at The Echo with Los Bolos and MANE

LACMA has a free screening of The Party and a conversation with writer/director/actor Sally Potter

Friday

Jazz percussionist Antonio Sanchez will recreate his Grammy winning score for the Oscar winning film Birdman while it plays on screen at UCLA’s Royce Hall

Los Angeles Poverty Department is screening I Am Not Your Negro, the documentary about author James Baldwin, at the Skid Row History Museum and Archive (free and free popcorn and coffee)

Shame are playing at The Echo with Egrets on Ergot and Goon opening

Diet Cig are playing with Great Grandpa and The Spook School at the Lodge Room

Orchin, Justus Proffit, Matter Room, and The Chonks are playing a show at The Smell

Saturday

Doug Tuttle is opening for Morgan Delt at The Hi Hat

Head to Chinatown to celebrate the Lunar New Year and see the 119th Golden Dragon Parade

Long Beach’s Shoreline Village and Rainbow Harbor is having a free Mardi Gras celebration with live music, art and a parade

Royal Blood are opening for Queens of the Stone Age at The Forum

Dan Auerbach & The Easy Eye Sound Revue ft. Robert Finley are playing at The Wiltern

Sunday

For the closing week of Lezley Saar’s exhibition at CAAM, artist Maurice Harris, founding creator of floral design company Bloom & Plume, will activate the exhibition with a performance featuring spoken word as well as readings of passages from books that inspired Saar’s surrealist works, including Madwoman in the Attic and Monad

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are playing at The Echo with Steady Holiday opening

The Egyptian Theatre is showing a double feature of Mystery Date and Secret Admirer

 

Dec 082016
 

Morgan Delt- Some Sunsick Day

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/8-12/11/16)-

Thursday

Morgan Delt is playing with Alex Cameron at The Echo

Annenberg Space for Photography is hosting a slide show night of work that complements their current exhibition on identity (free but ticketed RSVP)

Downtown LA’s Art Walk is tonight and you can also check out Odd Nights Pop Up Market at One Santa Fe in the Arts District

The Rattling Wall & Pen Center USA are hosting a reading at The Last Bookstore of post election writing from the new anthology Only Light Can Do That

La Luz are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Feels and The Cairo Gang

Muuy Biien, Green Gerry, and Sons of The Bitch are playing at The Satellite

FLOR are playing with Lostboycrow at the Bootleg Theater

Friday

There are still tickets left for Stevie Wonder’s benefit concert, House Full of Toys, at the Microsoft Theater with special guests Lionel Richie, John Legend and Tori Kelly

You can get in the Christmas spirit at Union Station’s Holiday Sing-a-Long Cocoa Concert with music by The Music Companie and complimentary hot chocolate (free)

Conor Oberst is playing two shows at The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian but only tonight’s show isn’t sold out yet

The Handsome Family are playing at the Bootleg Theater

Sego are playing at The Hi Hat with Prism Tats, Strange Joy, and Dear Kora

Saturday

Bergamot Station is having a Holiday Open House with artist talks, book signings, shopping and more

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre is having a site specific dance performance called Snowed Under in Culver City with projections, live music and snow

Hauser Wirth & Schimmel is hosting a conversation and book signing with photographer Janet Sternburg (free with RSVP)

Echo Park Shop Hop has several area businesses offering discounts and deals throughout the day (free cookies at Blue Bottle Coffee!)

Riot Grill Fest is at The Regent Theater with Le Butcherettes, Girlpool, Deap Vally, Chastity Belt and The Menstruators

New Beverly Cinema is showing A Christmas Story at midnight

Hodgy is performing at The Echo with $teven Cannon

The Lovely Bad Things are playing at The Hi Hat

Sunday

Artist Seth Bogart and curator Bradford Nordeen are leading an informal walkthrough of THINGS: a queer legacy of graphic art and play, an offsite exhibition in West Hollywood’s Plummer Park (free)

LACE in Hollywood is hosting Art and Activism!– an afternoon of making political banners and signs (free)

The Regent Theater and Alamo Drafthouse are celebrating the holidays with a screening of Gremlins and to mark the reissue of the soundtrack which will be available on vinyl

Renegade Craft Fair returns to Grand Park and is a great place to get gifts made by independent makers (free and also on Saturday)

Otherwild LA is hosting a Holiday Bazaar and Benefit (free)

Snake! Snake! Snakes! are playing at The Hi Hat with Bogan Via

 

Aug 182016
 

L.A. Drones! ” The Rachel’s Hyperbolic Decay” “Official Video” /// A band from “Subterranean Film”

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/18-8/21/16)-

Thursday

Multimedia artist Niko Solorio is performing at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel as part of their After 5 event (free with reservation)

Mavis Staples is playing a free concert at the Santa Monica Pier with The Suffers

For The Broad’s Doll Parts film series this week they are showing Luther Price’s Clown and Nobuhiko Obayashi’s Hausu (House)

Today is the first day of Echo Park Rising- a free all ages music and local business event taking place at different venues throughout the weekend. Tonight’s highlights include The Frights, The Regrettes, and Pale Blue at the Echoplex. Consider getting the VIP tix to skip the lines, have easy bar access and get a goodie grab bag-$30 for the whole festival, $11.50 per day

Guns N’ Roses are playing at Dodger Stadium (also Friday)

Friday

PJ Harvey is playing at The Fonda Theatre

Guided by Voices are playing at the Teragram Ballroom (also Saturday) with Broncho

Highlights for Echo Park Rising today include Chastity Belt and Ducktails at The Echo and Roses and Colleen Green at Taix. Full schedule here

Saturday

Highlights for Echo Park Rising today include L.A. Drones at the Echoplex; Feels, Froth, La Luz, and Bleached on the Liberty Stage; So Many Wizards at Stories Books & Cafe; and Kolars at Taix. Full schedule here

Muse til Midnight, LACMA’s late night event, is teaming up with Rhonda Int’l for this installment

Parquet Courts are playing the Regent Theater

The movie at Hollywood Forever Cemetery is 2001: A Space Odyssey

Chinatown Summer Nights is back with bands, DJs, a beer garden, a magician, cooking demonstrations, a market and more, all free

Sunday

LA writer Marisela Norte will be in conversation with artist and friend Gronk at the Craft and Folk Art Museum

Peach Kelli Pop are opening for Audacity at The Smell

It’s the last day of Echo Park Rising and highlights include The Lovely Bad Things and Meatbodies at The Echoplex and Billy Changer and So Many Wizards at Spacedust. Full schedule here

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

 

Feb 252016
 

Metric- The Shade

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/25-2/28/16)-

Thursday

It’s time again for the Hammer Museum’s Open Projector Night where anyone can show their films (free)

Zócalo/ Metro Art is showing classic noir film The Third Man at Union Station (free)

Artist and writer Walead Beshty is speaking about artist Michael Asher as part of the Artists on Artists program at MOCA Grand Ave

Show creator Joe Merrell and “alien scent-designer” Saskia Wilson-Brown will discuss their current exhibition at Machine Project, The Eyes are Always There, as well as the process of developing scents for the installation based on first hand accounts of alien abductions (free)

Palehound are playing at The Echo

Feels are playing at Basic Flowers downtown to celebrate their debut LP release

Beacon are performing at Club Bahia

Redbull Sound Select Presents: Holy F*ck at Club Bahia. If you sign up and RSVP with them the tickets are $3 otherwise $12

Friday

Metric are playing at the Hollywood Palladium

The Egyptian Theater is showing all of the Oscar nominated documentary shorts with filmmakers Jerry Franck (“Chau, Beyond the Lines”) and Haya Fatima and
Asad Faruqi (“A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness”) introducing them

Writer George Saunders is reading from his recent work at REDCAT ($10)

Goldlink is playing at the Fonda Theatre

Saturday

REDCAT and The Broad present Callings Out of Context– with Tyondai Braxton (from Battles) and Daniel Wohl, both of whom are experimental composers- Wohl’s pieces will have a live video artist ($20)

If it’s Oscar time it’s also time for the Razzies where you can see some of the worst films of the year take home awards as well as catch a musical number and comedy sketches . It’s happening at the Palace Theater downtown and courtesy of Rotten Tomatoes you can get tix for 35% off by using the code “tomatoes”

Cœur de Pirate are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Haunted Summer and Smoke Season

Sunday

A Conversation and Book Signing with Firooz Zahedi and Special Guests, actress Kate Burton and director Charles Shyer is happening at LACMA’s Bing Theater. Zahedi will be discussing his 35 year friendship with Elizabeth Taylor, and the photos he took of her for his book My Elizabeth. (free)

Make your own ‘zine at Ama-ZINE Workshop at the Craft & Folk Art Museum ($10-includes materials)

Ace Hotel is having an Oscar party in their theater with bingo, prizes, DJs and more while the show streams live. ($12-15)