Jun 282018
 

Devon Welsh- Vampires

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/28-7/1/18)-

Thursday

MOCA Grand Avenue is hosting Ready or Not, Here I Come: A Conversation on Architecture and Hip Hop, with architectural researcher, practitioner, and Syracuse University professor Sekou Cooke moderating a panel on the subject with artists Lauren Halsey and Amanda Williams (and you can see Lauren Halsey’s work at the museum along with your free admission)

Nik Freitas is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Mike Viola and Supermoon opening

Dam Funk, Jay Worthy, 1 Take Jay, Nocando, Airplane James and DJ Cypress Moreno are performing at Resident for a night called Don’t Come to LA

No Win are opening for The Dirty Nil at the Moroccan Lounge

Locus Pocus and Coma Girls are opening for Gregory Ackerman at The Hi Hat

Friday

Devon Welsh, of Majical Cloudz, will be releasing his debut album soon and tonight he will be playing a free show at The Getty as part of their Friday Flights series. Also included in the programming, electronic musician Sarah Davachi will perform a site specific piece and No)one, Art House will also perform a site specific music piece that will include dancers and vocals by musician Akua accompanied by trumpeter Anthony Calonico.

Writer and critic Hilton Als will be giving a reading at LAXART followed by a conversation between Als and poet Robin Coste Lewis (free but get there early- the space is not huge and its first come first, served)

Michael Rault is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Levitation Room and Dustin Lovelis opening

Fishbone are playing a free show at the Levitt Pavillion in MacArthur Park- RSVP- here

Saturday

The Broad is having the first of its 2018 Summer Happenings, this one kicking off the museum’s new exhibition A Journey That Wasn’t with performances by Gang Gang Dance, DJ Stretch Armstrong, Jean Grae, Terry Riley, Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs, Terry Jane O’Neill, Jmy James Kidd, The Sunland Dancers and Zap Mama.

Chinatown Summer Nights is back with a free night that includes art, performances, a market, a screening of Jurassic Park, and music by bands include Gothic Tropic, Enola Fall and more

The Hollywood Bowl is hosting a sing-a-long and screening of Grease

Wand are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Sofia Bolt and Eloe Omoe opening

Unscene Fest, focused on the music and art scene in LA is taking place at The Hi Hat and includes bands Goon, Draag, Girl Friday, and more

Cold Cave are bringing the ’80s dark synth sound back at the Fonda Theatre with Black Marble and Choir Boy opening

Sunday

Dirty Penni Fest 3 is taking place at The Echo and Echoplex with lots of bands including- No Age, Sadgirl, Feels, Mt. Eddy, Frankie and the Witch Fingers, and Potty Mouth

Tonga Hut Tiki Lounge in North Hollywood is celebrating its 60th Anniversary with a Parking Lot Sale and Art Show that will include live music (free)

Head to the Egyptian Theatre to celebrate summer and a fear of the ocean with a screening of a vintage 1978 print of Jaws

Day 2 of Unscene Fest at The Hi Hat includes bands Illuminati Hotties, Young Jesus, Justus Proffit and more

Dec 172015
 

Vince Staples- Señorita

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/17-12/20/15)-

Thursday

Thee Oh Sees, Fuzz, and WAND are playing A Holiday Homeless Charity Event at Teragram Ballroom with proceeds going to LA Kitchen. It’s sold out, but there are always ways to find tix.

The Center for the Arts at Eagle Rock is hosting The Winter Solstice Sound Bath, which “offers audience members the opportunity to achieve a deep meditative state through the experience of pure sound” ($25)

For some different, less meditative sounds, EDM DJ Dillon Francis is at The Shrine with T-Pain, Valentino Khan, Anna Lunoe & Neo Fresco (or see him Friday with ILoveMakonnen)

Friday

Vince Staples is worth taking a trip to Santa Ana for, where he’ll be playing at The Observatory

At the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive (LACA) gallery they are having the opening for the exhibit Molybdomancy followed by a Holiday Party with Night Gallery which will have performances, DJs, and hot cider

Get in the holiday spirit with The Music Center’s free outdoor Holiday Sing-along (tickets are distributed to the line at 6pm)

J Fernandez is playing at the Bootleg Theater

Can’t get enough of Star Wars?- you can participate in Light Saber Battle LA 2015 in Pershing Square (if you have one- they have sold out) or just check it out (free)

Fishbone are playing at The Roxy

Pity Sex are at The Echo with Colleen Green and Eskimeaux

Friday and Saturday

At REDCAT, The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at CalArts is having its annual Winter Dance Concert

Saturday

Artists Risk and Axis are live painting from 3-5pm at Buckshot Gallery

Moving Units are playing at The Roxy

The Aero Theatre in Santa Monica has a holiday double feature showing of Elf and Bad Santa

The Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood is showing National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and Scrooged as its double feature

The Bots are at The Echo with Buttertones and Thee Commons

Sunday

Dan Harmon and Jeff B. Davis are hosting Harmontown at Nerdmelt in Hollywood

The Aero Theatre and the Egyptian Theatre are both showing holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life

All weekend

Check out the recreation of Seinfeld’s apartment on Melrose from 10am- 7pm (free)

Jun 112015
 

Mystic Braves- Desert Island

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/11-6/14/15)-

Thursday

June’s DTLA Artwalk has a film and video theme- stop by the Regent Theater for a short film festival (free) in between checking out the galleries- https://www.facebook.com/events/1625739987649195/

Writer Claudia Rankine is reading at MOCA Geffen (free with RSVP)- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/reading-claudia-rankine/

The LA Film Fest has begun (running til 6/18) and tonight at LACMA they are showing Too Late, “a dark love letter to Los Angeles”, which stars John Hawkes and includes a conversation with the filmmakers- http://www.lacma.org/event/too-late

HOLYCHILD are playing a free set at Amoeba Hollywood- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-3352/

Neon Trees are at the Fonda Theatre with Alex Winston- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/274667

Friday

Downtown Dark Nights returns to LA Live with $5 food and drink specials, live music, art installations and live painting by several street artists- http://www.lalive.com/events/nokia-plaza/detail/dark-nights-at-la-live-150612

Producer and DJ Peanut Butter Wolf is kicking off the Music Center downtown’s Bring Your Own Dance Moves their free weekly dance party- http://www.musiccenter.org/byodm

MOCA Grand Ave is having a book launch at their store for Architectones: Art In the Living Environment which will feature a roundtable conversation with François Perrin, Maura Lucking, Jan Tumlir, Bryony Roberts, and Mark Hagen; a performance by Veilhan and James Goldstein and music by DJ Vincent Tajan, as well as a book signing- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/book-launch-architectones/

Friday through Sunday

It’s LA Pride and the festival goes all weekend with a parade (Sunday), Thunderground Roller Disco, and live music from artists including Kesha and Tinashe – http://lapride.org/

Saturday

Mystic Braves are the headliners of a four band show at the Troubadour that also includes So Many Wizards- http://www.troubadour.com/event/769081-mystic-braves-los-angeles/

The Los Angeles Design Festival closing night street party is free and in Chinatown with the addition of a pop up market- http://ladesignfestival.ticketmob.com/event.cfm?id=100095&cart

NELA Art Gallery Night is a great way to check out the galleries in the Highland Park area- https://www.facebook.com/NELAart

The Autry in Griffith Park is having a movie night on their south lawn- this week it’s The Grand Budapest Hotel with Mansions on the Moon playing before the show- http://eatseehear.com/schedule/the-grand-budapest-hotel/#.VR7KYfnF9HU

Sunday

Rob Forbes, creator of Design Within Reach along with Eric Heiman, creative director of the San Francisco design studio Volume Inc. will discuss Forbes’s new book, See for Yourself: A Visual Guide to Everyday Beauty, with a book signing afterwords at LACMA (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/rob-forbes

Ink-N-Iron, a festival celebrating hot rods, tattoos, 50′s fashion and burlesque returns to the Queen Mary in Long Beach (also Friday and Saturday) and tonight the live music includes Fishbone, Gary Numan, and Peter Murphy among others- http://longbeach.ink-n-iron.com/