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

May 252017
 

Sleepy Sun- Seaquest

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/25-5/28/17)-

Thursday

Band of Horses are playing at the Greek Theatre with Frightened Rabbit

At LACMA artist Michael Mandiberg and artist/researcher Lior Zalmanson will discuss “the connection between digital arts and online labor including its recent manifestations: crowdsourcing and the gig economy” (free)

The New Division are playing at Union Nightclub with FYOHNA opening

The Oracle Film Series continues at The Broad with Bruce and Norman Yonemoto’s film Kappa, a collaboration with artist Mike Kelley, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s  Sud Pralad (Tropical Malady)

Pantha du Prince is playing at The Echo with Telefon Tel Aviv and Newman Wolf

No Parents are playing a show at The Hi Hat with C ROY, Dumb Fucks, Enemy and Musty Boyz

Friday

Constitutional Happy Hour returns to the Hammer Museum– the topic this week is immigrant rights

Ab-Soul is playing at the El Rey Theatre

It’s the last of the four part series Subject: Los Angeles at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater. The theme this week is Los Angeles on Shifting Ground and “will examine the city’s habit of erasure, as well as forms of collective recall, through disaster footage, visualizations of local wind patterns, documentation of lost neighborhoods and landmarks, contemporary marketing schemes for “historic downtown,” and a 16mm presentation of Thom Andersen’s GET OUT OF THE CAR (2010), with an introduction from Thom.”

Moaning are playing with Prettiest Eyes and more at The Smell

Wafia is playing at The Echo with Demo Taped opening

Saturday

Sleepy Sun are playing at The Hi Hat to celebrate their new record Private Tales, with Big Search opening

Artists Pippa Garner and Zackary Drucker will be in conversation at Redling Fine Art

The Bowtie Project is hosting Beginnings Marathon,” a performative collage of beginnings and unfinished narratives” with artist Vlatka Horvat.  Bring your favorite book and read aloud from the first page ( it can be from any genre, and in any language) or you can just listen to the performance and enjoy s’mores around the fire pit.

Hitchcock’s North by Northwest is the film this week at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Or you could see Pulp Fiction outside of The Autry

Feminist collective PLAG (Play Like A Girl) is having an all ages, all day, all female and non-binary fronted music event at the Echoplex with Kitten headlining

Sunday

L.A. Zine Fest is at the California Market Center (free)

You can get your Memorial Day beach trip in and enjoy a festival at Fiesta Hermosa, the annual Hermosa Beach event (also Saturday and Monday)

French Vanilla are playing with Peach Kelli Pop, Mommy Long Legs and Rotten Blossom at The Smell

The Lovely Bad Things are playing at The Hi Hat with Wild Wing, The Red Pear, and Joos

 

Sep 012016
 

Night Beats- Power Child

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/1-9/4/16)-

Thursday

Night Beats are playing at the Echoplex with C.G. Roxanne and the Nightmares, Vanilla, and L.A. Witch

Matthias Müller’s Home Stories and Ida Lupino’s The Bigamist are being shown this week as part of The Broad’s film series Doll Parts ($12 includes night access to the full museum)

Get creative for CraftNight: Recycled Puppet Making Workshop with Invertigo Dance Theatre at the Craft & Folk Art Museum ($8 includes materials, drinks and snacks)

LACMA is having a free screening of Kicks, writer/director Justin Tipping’s debut film, with the director and actors discussing the film afterwords

Unknown Mortal Orchestra are playing a free concert at the Santa Monica Pier with Steady Holiday

Friday

Film composer John Williams (of Star Wars fame) returns to the Hollywood Bowl to conduct music from various films with a selection of clips projected on the big screen (also Saturday and Sunday)

The LA County Fair returns to the Fairplex in Pomona and runs until the end of the month

Dance Downtown is at the Music Center- this time with a disco theme (free)

Saturday

Cinespia is showing Alfred Hitchock’s The Birds at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Cinefamily is showing the David Bowie concert film Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars in Barnsdall Art Park

Melissa Brooks & The Aquadolls are headlining a show at The Echo

Love The Lord of the Rings Trilogy? You can see them all, in their extended versions, for $15 at the Aero Theatre today from 1pm

Fiesta Hermosa, billed as the “Largest Arts & Crafts Fair in Southern California”, returns to Hermosa Beach for the weekend (including Monday)

Sunday

Mykki Blanco is headlining a show at Union Nightclub

Cinespia is showing True Romance at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

It’s the last night of the last weekend to see free Shakespeare (The Tempest) in Griffith Park

L.A. Drones are part of the electronic band lineup for the last night of Complex’s three night concert series Manufactured in Los Angeles

Sex Stains are having an album release party at The Echo with The Side Eyes and Egrets on Ergot

 

 

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

 

Sep 032015
 

FIDLAR- West Coast

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/3-9/6)-

Thursday

FIDLAR is playing a set at Amoeba Records to celebrate their new record Too and signing copies afterwards- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-3453/

HEALTH are playing a free show at Los Globos sponsored by Fader and Coors Light-RSVP here- http://mailer.thefader.com/pages/rsvp/rsvp-coors-light-the-fader-refreshla-w-health-this-thursday-september-3-2015

It’s Craft Night at CAFAM-this time it’s Felt Objects inspired by the L.A. River with Billy Kheel ($8)http://www.eventbrite.com/e/craft-night-at-cafam-felt-objects-inspired-by-the-la-river-with-billy-kheel-tickets-17325692613

Think Tank Gallery is having Summer Send Off and BBQ and Brew with live music, food and art, as well as a panel discussion on throwing events in Los Angeles (free)- https://www.facebook.com/events/1464309240538839/

Cinefamily is showing the work of the Quay Brothers (curated by Christopher Nolan) all weekend but tonight is the only night Nolan will be in attendance- http://www.cinefamily.org/films/the-quay-brothers-in-35mm/#the-quays-in-35mm-w-christopher-nolan-in-person-2

Friday

There are still tickets left to the Barnsdall Park Wine Tasting- four selections for $30- http://www.barnsdall.org/events/friday-night-wine-tastings/

The LA County Fair opens today in Pomona with Patti Labelle and Chaka Khan performing- http://www.lacountyfair.com/

Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile’s solo project Ducktails is playing at The Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/862339-ducktails-los-angeles/

Tijuana Panthers are playing at the Regent- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/905755-tijuana-panthers-los-angeles/

Mystic Braves are playing at the Teregram Ballroom- http://www.teragramballroom.com/event/917181-mystic-braves-los-angeles/

Saturday

The Observatory in Santa Ana is hosting Burger Records Burger-a-go-g-2- with a big list of bands including Cults, Bleached, Cherry Glazerr- http://www.observatoryoc.com/events/burger-a-go-go-2

The outdoor movie at the Autry this week is Fight Club with live music beforehand- http://eatseehear.com/schedule/fight-club/#.VSwk6pTF-UA

The Damned are at the Fonda Theatre- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/278592

Saturday-Monday

Fiesta Hermosa, calls itself the “Largest Arts & Crafts Fair in Southern California,” and is going on all weekend in downtown Hermosa Beach- http://fiestahermosa.net/

Sunday

The Hollywood Bowl is showing E.T. while the Los Angeles Philharmonic performs John Williams’ score (also on Friday and Saturday)- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/et-extra-terrestrial/2015-09-06

Diet Cig are playing at the Bootleg with Kera and the Lesbians- http://www.ticketfly.com/event/902821-diet-cig-los-angeles/

All weekend (Friday through Labor Day)- Chungking Road in Chinatown is having a weekend of events including art openings, BBQ, live music, art talks, and more (free)- https://www.facebook.com/events/917714784968895/