Apr 062017
 

Steady Holiday- Terror

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/6-4/9/17)-

Thursday

CAFAM is hosting a zine making workshop with L.A. Zinefest followed by a special film screening of Flight in Heels and a reading with the “Afrofuturistic women’s liberation artist collective”, #SNATCHPOWER. ($7 includes on drink, access to the gallery shows and materials for the workshop- RSVP requested)

The Damned are playing with Alice Bag and the Sissy Bears at the Belasco theater

Bleached, The Regrettes, Upset and The Side Eyes are playing at the Echoplex

Terry George who directed Hotel Rwanda and more recently The Promise, about the Armenian genocide, will be in conversation with producer and physician Eric Esrailian and Dr. Stephen D. Smith, executive director of the USC Shoah Foundation, at the Hammer museum, moderated by journalist and filmmaker Carla Garapedian. They will be discussing the challenges and politics of representing real-world atrocities within the constraints of the film medium. (free)

David Bazan is playing at the Bootleg Theater with The Mynabirds opening

Friday

Steady Holiday is playing at Resident with Saígo and Haathi

The Natural History Museum is having its First Friday event, this time with lectures on the future of food, DJs, and performances by the bands Sunflower Bean and Tonstartssbandht

The Aero Theatre is showing a double feature of Walter Hill’s films The Warriors and Streets of Fire with Hill discussing them in between screenings

It might be worth taking a road trip to see Sigur Rós play at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Great Horror Movie Night is showing a double feature of Fright Night and Ghostbusters at the Griffith Park Old Zoo

Saturday

The 6th Annual Kite Festival is taking place adjacent to the Santa Monica Pier from 11am-4pm and will be honoring Disney artist Tyrus Wong

Broke LA (formerly BROKECHELLA) is back with bands that include James Supercave, Bloodboy, and BOYO, art installations, comedians and more for $25.

Or you could head to The Observatory in Santa Ana for the two day festival- When We Were Young. Saturday’s lineup includes Morrissey, AFI, Cage The Elephant, Joyce Manor, Beach Fossils, and more.. ($100 for Saturday only)

Jason Reitman brings his Live Read series back-this time at The Theatre at Ace Hotel- for a reading of Juno with Ellen Page and Jennifer Garner reprising their roles from the film and Tracee Ellis Ross, Tig Notaro, Alia Shawkat, Kristin Wiig and more providing additional voices (all proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood)

Artists Justin Cole and York Chang will be giving a talk about their exhibition at Samuel Freeman gallery in Culver City

Sunday

At The Observatory in Santa Ana it’s day two of the festival- When We Were Young. Band today include Descendents, FIDLAR, Silversun Pickups, Dr. Dog, Tijuana Panthers, Sunflower Bean and more ($60 Sunday only)

Chairlift and Kristin Kontrol have added an early show (2pm) at the Echoplex after the Saturday night show sold out

Hammer Museum is hosting Stand Up and Fight Back: Tactics and Strategies for Effective Creative Activism at The Wiltern with Reverend James Lawson and Nadine Bloch (free but RSVP)

British band Sleaford Mods are playing their first ever U.S. show  at the Echoplex– it’s sold out but it might be worth hunting down some tickets

 

 

Feb 022017
 

Oddisee- Brea

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/2-2/5/17)-

Thursday

Gabriel Garzón-Montano is playing a free live set at Amoeba Hollywood

Just in time for the Superbowl, the Craft & Folk Art Museum is hosting CraftNight: Stitch ‘N’ Sport, where artist Billy Kheel will teach you how to make sports paraphernalia out of felt while you drink beer ($10 includes supplies, snacks and materials)

Hammer Museum is showing Katy Grannan’s film The Nine at with a Q&A to follow

Dean of Arts at Yale College, Susan E. Cahan will be discussing the art world’s resistance to racial equality for a lecture titled What is Contemporary? at MOCA Grand Ave (free)

Pinback are performing Autumn of the Seraphs at the Echoplex with Vertical Scratchers opening

Or you could check out The Paranoyds with Egrets on Ergot, French Vanilla and L.A. Drones at The Echo

Miserable, Numb.er and Shannon Lay are playing at The Hi Hat

Friday

First Fridays returns to the Natural History Museum with performances by Oddisee, MNDSGN and D∆WN, DJs, discussions and tours of the museum

The Egyptian Theatre’s double feature is Mulholland Dr. and Sunset Boulevard

Peter Hook, of New Order, will be discussing his new book Substance with Moby at The Regent Theater

The Blank Tapes are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Golden Animals, Dreamphases, and Mothdrops

Saturday

The Golden Dragon Parade returns to Chinatown to celebrate the Lunar New Year and coincides with the New Years Festival

Forest Lawn is hosting at tribute to Langston Hughes with stories, poems and music in honor of Black History Month

Kitten is playing at The Roxy (also on Friday)

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) is hosting Curators:Emerging into What, a panel discussion from 2-4pm

Dream Boys are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Once and Future Band

King Shelter are having a single release party at The Echo

Sunday

The Street Art House pop up gallery is free today at The Hangar

The Rock N Roll Flea Market returns to The Regent Theater

Lilys are playing with Dead Heavens and Tennis System at The Echo

Mar 312016
 

Leikeli47- Heard Em Say

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/31-4/2/16)-

Thursday

Leikeli47 is opening for Santigold at the Hollywood Palladium

The Hammer Museum is screening Stan VanDerBeek’s short animated films that he made while he studied at Black Mountain College (free)

Noel Fielding (from The Mighty Boosh) is performing at The Fonda Theatre (also Friday and Saturday)

For the poetry reading for Tender Omnibus at LACMA, some of the authors included will read work from the volume of landmark texts chronicling the first 25 years of Tender Buttons Press

A little outside Los Angeles, in Valencia, Kim Gordon is speaking at CalArts

Friday

Bleached are playing a free set at Amoeba Hollywood to celebrate their new album Welcome the Worms

Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours is back this Friday (sold out but limited tickets will be sold after 9:30pm)

Natural History Museum is having its First Friday event with Car Seat Headrest performing along with Night Beats

Martin Starr (Silicon Valley, Party Down) is one of the judges and is playing with his band as part of Literary Death Match at the Ace Hotel. For the match itself four writers read their work (for seven minutes or less) and then are judged and reduced to a final two who compete in a literary game. New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean is one of the writers participating this time.

The Shining is the horror movie this week at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park

Dante Elephante and Cool Ghouls are opening for Mothers at the Echo

Saturday

Deru is performing his concept album 1979 with EFFIXX at The Regent

The biannual open studios Brewery Art Walk downtown begins (free)

As part of the 5th Annual Wayne Federman International Film Festival at Cinefamily, Rob Corddry will be presenting Arthur, and later John Mulaney will present The Burbs

Cool Ghouls are playing at the Hi Hat in Highland Park

Field Music are playing at The Roxy

Sunday

Skirball is having an afternoon of poetry readings for the anthology Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond, with actor Wes Bentley, contributors Erika Ayón, liz gonzález, Ron Koertge, and Florence Weinberger presenting poems from the collection. Afterword poets Lynn Emanuel (Then, Suddenly), David Lazar (The Body of Brooklyn), and Tim Seibles (Fast Animal) will read from their respective works.

Help break the world record for largest tea party at the California Science Center with unlimited tea (bring your own cup) and activities with proceeds going to Miriam’s House

The biannual open studios Brewery Art Walk downtown continues from Saturday (free)

Jun 042015
 

Hanni El Khatib- Moonlight

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/4-6/6/7)-

Thursday

Artist Andrea Fraser will be discussing William Pope L.’s exhibition at MOCA (Geffen Contemporary)- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/artists-on-artists-andrea-fraser/

UCLA’s award winning student poets are reading at the Hammer Museum- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/06/poetry-ucla-award-winning-student-poets/

Friday

Hanni El Khatib headlines the Natural History Museum’s First Fridays with a concert outdoors this time- http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/first-fridays/june-2015

Palma Violets are playing at the newly opened Teragram Ballroom- http://www.teragramballroom.com/event/829173-palma-violets-los-angeles/

Martin Solveig is at Create Nightclub in Hollywood for Noize Fridays- http://createnightclub.com/event.cfm?id=146596

Saturday

Make Music Pasadena is a huge FREE music festival- this year’s lineup includes Kishi Bashi, Sir Sly, How to Dress Well and tons more- http://makemusicpasadena.dola.com/

Harold and Maude is the movie this week at Hollywood Forever Cemetery- http://cinespia.org/event/harold-and-maude/

MOCA is screening Marlon Rigg’s documentary Tongues Untied in conjunction with his new exhibition- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/screening-tongues-untied/

Saturday and Sunday

If you like the idea of being in a horror movie, The Great Horror Campout is back in Griffith Park with different levels of intensity, including a Chicken Zone where you just watch horror movies without creatures disturbing you throughout the night- http://www.greathorrorcampout.com/about/

Ooga Booga has cool stuff and this weekend is having a warehouse sale- https://www.facebook.com/events/1045246805503700/

Catcon describes itself as ComicCon for cat people ($25)- http://catconla.com/

The biannual Parachute Market which focuses on design is downtown at One Santa Fe ($10)- http://www.parachutemarket.com/

Sunday

Venice Art Block is having its fifth open studio tour- http://www.veniceartblock.com/

Nick Brandt is at Art Catalogues at LACMA to talk about art and activism with Kathryn Bigelow, and to sign books (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/brandt-and-bigelow

Cinespia is showing Disney’s Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 to benefit the Los Angeles Historic Theater Foundation at the TCL Chinese Theater (formerly Grauman’s Chinese Theater) with drinks in between shows ($35)- http://cinespia.org/event/fantasia/

Sep 042014
 

Allah-Las- Buffalo Nickel

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/4-9/7)-

Thursday

John Baldessari and Meg Cranston are speaking at USC (free)- http://roski.usc.edu/calendar/event/910899/graduate-lecture-series-john-baldessari—-meg-cranston?calendar_id=172

OK Go is playing with the Allah-Las at the Santa Monica Pier for the last show of the season (free)- http://smpier.dola.com/event/2014/09/04/okgo

Parisian agency Louis Creative Workshop is having its US Launch party at the W Hotel in Hollywood. The celebration will include live painting by street artists, an art exhibition and the first 50 guests will receive a signed print (free with RSVP) – https://www.facebook.com/events/1526436434237753

It’s the last farmers market of the year at Yamashiro Hollywood- http://www.lacityfarm.com/last-week-for-2014-yamashiro-farmers-market/

Friday

Allah-Las are also playing a free set at Amoeba Records Hollywood- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-3076/

Abbott Kinney First Fridays- http://www.abbotkinney1stfridays.com/

The Rentals are at the Fonda with We Are Scientists- http://www.axs.com/events/252778/the-rentals-tickets?skin=thefonda

Saturday

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre has a one night performance of Dancing at Dunbar, taking place at the historic Dunbar hotel- https://heididuckler.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0Si0000005HjN9EAK

Saturday and Sunday

LACMA is having a two day symposium on the topic of Expressionism, coinciding with their current show- http://www.lacma.org/event/symposium-locating-expressionism

Sunday

It’s the 40th anniversary of John Waters’ Female Trouble and it is showing at the Aero Theatre. Fred Armisen and Harper Simon will be there to discuss it- http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/female-trouble-0

MOCA Grand Avenue presents Sunday Studio: Moving Images that Break the Mold– where people of all ages can try making experimental films with technical assistance from MOCA educators before projecting them in mini-screening tents- http://edu.moca.org/calendar/2014-09-07

May 012014
 

Danny Brown- Grown Up

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/1-5/4)-

Thursday

The All American Rejects & Youngblood Hawke charity event for Tick Born Disease Alliance at the El Rey- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/249877

The Horrors and Toy at First Unitarian Church- http://www.theecho.com/event/527623-britweek-music-sessions-los-angeles/

Thursday-Saturday

CalArts Film/Video Showcases at REDCAT (FREE)- http://www.redcat.org/event/calarts-filmvideo-showcases

Friday

First Fridays at the Natural History Museum w/HOLYCHILD- http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/first-fridays/may-2014

Abbott Kinney First Fridays- http://www.abbotkinney1stfridays.com/

Friday and Saturday

Pancakes and Booze Art Show- https://www.facebook.com/events/213799398792482

Saturday

Danny Brown at The El Rey- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/248465

A Discussion with Joshua Decter and LA book launch at LA><Art- http://laxart.org/events/view/a-discussion-with-joshua-decter-and-la-book-launch/#images

Symposium on the work of Mike Kelley at Janm Tateuchi Democracy Forum-RSVP closed but may allow walk-ins- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/2014/04/24/mike-kelley-in-los-angeles/

A Seance with Andy Warhol at the Underground Museum- http://theunderground-museum.com/news

Angel City Brewery 2nd Annual Heritage Fest- art, music and beer (FREE)- http://angelcitybrewery.com/events/angel-citys-2nd-annual-heritage-fest/

White Fang at The Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/451663-white-fang-los-angeles/

Sunday

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo a day early:

At Grand Central Market- http://www.grandcentralmarket.com/blog/279/cinco-de-mayo-grand-central-market-style

Tortilla Republic’s Block Party- http://tortillarepublic.com/west-hollywood-california/tortilla-republic-2nd-annual-viva-la-fiesta-cincocuatro-de-mayo-block-party/

It is also Britweek and there are various events going on around Los Angeles- for more info- http://www.britweek.org/events/?date=2014-05-04&city=Los%20Angeles

Feb 062014
 

Myron & E- If I Gave You My Love

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/6-2/2/9):

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday