Sep 292016

Gringo Star- Rotten

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9-29-10/2/16)-


Gringo Star are playing at The Satellite with The Relationship (Weezer guitarist Brian Bell’s band) and Night Talks

Hammer Museum is showing Eva Hesse, a documentary about the artist with a Q & A with the director Marcie Begleiter and producer Karen Shapiro afterwards

Trentemøller is performing and signing copies of his new album Fixion at Amoeba Hollywood before his sold out show at Hollywood Forever’s Mason Lodge  (free but get there early)

It’s the first of two nights of UnSilent Cinema at FIGat7th (presented by Arts Brookfield) where musicians provide a contemporary score for classic silent films. Tonight Marc Ribot will score Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid and Alvin Youngblood Hart will score Fatty Arbuckle’s Out West. There will also be a Chaplin Speakeasy Happy Hour and DJs before the program begins. (free)

As part of  The Broad’s film series Doll Parts, tonight they will be screening Ming Wong’s Life of Imitation followed by Douglas Sirk’s Imitation of Life ($12 includes same-night access to the museum

The Soul Rebels Sound System ft. Talib Kweli are playing at the Fonda Theatre


For the second night of UnSilent Cinema at FIGat7th, electronic musicians will be the focus for the program- Daedelus will be scoring Charlie Chaplin’s Easy Street, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith will be scoring Harry Smith’s Early Abstractions, Jimmy Tamborello will be scoring Buster Keaton’s Cops, and Callie will be scoring Chaplin’s One A.M.

Thievery Corporation are playing the Greek Theatre with Chronixx

Front Porch Cinema is hosting a free movie night at the Santa Monica Pier with a screening of Zootopia

The Regrettes are playing at Non Plus Ultra with Casinos and Liily

TV Girl, Avid Dancer, and Bad Wave are playing at The Hi Hat


Jimmy Kimmel Live is having a yard sale in the studio’s back parking lot in Hollywood to benefit My Friend’s Place, an organization that helps homeless youth

For the performance- At the Edge of Space and Time: Expanding beyond Our 4% Universe, at the Hammer Museum, collaborators Jennifer Moon and laub will “bring viewers on an adventure through the cosmos, the multiverse, and beyond, presenting ideas about love, faith, and revolution by queering various scientific disciplines”. (free, also on Sunday)

It’s Dublab’s 17th Anniversary and they are having a party at Union Nightclub (formerly known as Jewel’s Catch One) with performances by Peanut Butter Wolf, Egyptian Lover and many more

Edward Scissorhands is the movie this week for the Electric Dusk Drive-In


For Cinefamily’s wine tasting/film screening in Barnsdall Park they are showing Fellini’s Satyricon

Dynasty Handbag is performing at the Hammer Museum (free)

Jah Wobble And The Invaders of The Heart are playing with LA Drones at the Echoplex

The monthly Rock N Roll Flea Market returns to the Regent Theater (free)

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-

The Zombies are at Santa Monica Pier (free)-

White Lung are playing a free show at Space 15Twenty (behind Urban Outfitters on Cahuenga) –

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-

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-


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-

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-

Joanna Gruesome and Dunes are playing at The Smell-

The Belle Brigade is playing Figat7th’s Downtown Festival (free)-


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-

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-


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-

California assemblage artist George Herms will be signing his new book and presenting a work in progress at LACMA –

Jul 242014

White Fence- Like That

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/24-7/27)-


White Fence are playing the Echo with Dream Boys and The Abigails-

REDCAT’s New Original Works Festival begins (through 8/9)-

Cayucas are playing Santa Monica Pier with Papa (FREE)-

Wolfmother at the House of Blues Los Angeles-


REDCAT presents the video work Apotome, by artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla. For the opening on Friday there will be an artist talk as well as a performance that goes along with the video-

The Internet (soul band on Odd Future Records) is playing Figat7th Downtown Festival (free)-

Second chance to catch White Fence at the Echo, this time with Tomorrow’s Tulips-


Mike Kelley’s show at MOCA is closing this weekend- check it out free from 6-10pm and there is a closing party from 7-10-

ForYourArt event- Instagram Mini Marathon with Hans Ulrich Obrist at the Million Dollar Theatre (use FYAFRIEND for free tickets)-

Installations and performances by Machine Project artists at the Central Library-

GRMLN at Los Globos-

Saturday and Sunday

Renegade Craft Fair is at Grand Park (free)-


Super Duper Yard Sale at HM157(Historical Monument 157), food, drinks, haircuts and super cheap finds in Lincoln Heights-

Jul 172014

Melpo Mene- I Adore You

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/17-20)-


Melpo Mene is opening for Figs Vision at the Bootleg-

An evening with Genesis Breyer P- Orridge at the MOCA book store- a book signing, screening, talk, and performance by DJMREX-

Francisco Goldman discusses his latest book The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle at the Central Library downtown-

Made in L.A. Music: An Evening of Community Music hosted by Alex Ebert (of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros) at the Hammer-


No Age is hosting Friday Night Flights at the Getty- They are presenting assorted installations, three experimental performances that will culminate with “an altered concert experience” of their latest album An Object, and a curated program of videos by filmmakers and artists-

Masters of Ceremony Hip Hop Reunion at the Nokia Theater with DMX, EPMD, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Naughty by Nature, Slick Rick, Special Ed and more-

Jonathan Wilson and Mystic Braves are playing as part of the free weekly FIGat7th Downtown Festival-


MOCA curator Bennett Simpson discusses the Mike Kelley exhibit and afterwords there is an Extended Organ Music Event (an experimental band Mike Kelley was once a part of) -both free-

The Autry’s outdoor movie this weekend is American Psycho and yOya are playing-

Blue Velvet is playing at Hollywood Forever cemetery-

Saturday and Sunday

Viva Pomona is two days of great music at The Glass House in Pomona- some of the bands include- !!!, Thee Oh Sees, Fuzz, Crystal Antlers, Porter, So Many Wizards, and more- 20$ each day-


Closing reception for the exhibition “Phantom Color” at CB1 Gallery downtown features a talk with the artists (Eric Beltz, Brian Scott Campbell and Nathan Hayden), wine, DJs from the band Gardens and Villa and a dance performance-

Jimmy Cliff is at the Hollywood Bowl-