Oct 042018
 

Depreston- Courtney Barnett

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/4-10/7/18)-

Thursday

Looking for information on the upcoming Midterm Elections? Hammer Museum is hosting a Midterms Primer with Christina Bellantoni, journalist and director of the Annenberg Media Center; Shaniqua McClendon, political director for Crooked Media, home to the popular podcast Pod Save America; and Rick Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine, discussing the issues and candidates that define the political landscape. It will be moderated by Jessica Yellin, journalist and former chief White House correspondent for CNN.

Interpol are playing with The Kills and Sunflower Bean at the Hollywood Bowl

Mint Field and Deep Fields are opening for Ulrika Spacek at The Echo

Friday

Courtney Barnett is playing at The Greek Theatre with Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks and Waxahatchee opening

Photo Independent opens at The Reef and runs until Sunday

It’s the last weekend to visit the Pasadena Museum of California Art before it closes forever, and today is the last day to visit for free

The Adult Swim Festival begins at ROW DTLA with a preview night that has performances by Open Mike Eagle, Metro Boomin, and T-Pain

Joey Purp is performing at The Roxy with Kami

Kim and The Created and Nani are opening for Shonen Knife at the Bootleg Theater

Saturday

Eagle Rock Music Festival is a free community event with a long list of musical performers that includes Cut Chemist, Billy Changer, and Vintage Trouble, as well as work by several local visual artists

Hammer Museum is staying open late to celebrate the opening of two of their exhibitions- Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965-2016 and Stones to Stains: The Drawings of Victor Hugo with live music, a cash bar and food trucks to entertain you after checking out the art

The Pharcyde is hosting a festival at The Novo with performers that include Bas, Dead Prez and more

The Adult Swim Festival continues with performances by artists that include- Wavves, Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Zola Jesus, and Mastodon as well as standup comedy from Hannibal Buress and others

Saint Sister are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Motor Sales opening

Sunday

Experimental filmmaker Ken Jacobs will be at LACMA to discuss his work and will also show several clips from his 3D work that does not require glasses. This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition 3D: Double Vision (free but ticket required)

WAR STORIES: Tales of 70’s & 80’s Punk Mayhem Told By The Perpetrators Themselves, at The Roxy is a night of storytelling by performers that include Flea, Abby Travis, Keith Morris, Mike Watt and more

Bootleg Theater is hosting a free Launch Party for Feckless Cunt: A Feminist Anthology with readings by contributors and young LA poets

Hammer Museum is hosting a free (but register) all day symposium discussing the work of artist Adrian Piper, coinciding with the exhibition Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965–2016

It’s the final night of The Adult Swim Festival with artists that include Dan Deacon, Run the Jewels, Big Freedia, and Neko Case, as well a Rick and Morty Musical Ricksperience and performances by standup comedians

All weekend

If you are downtown for Photo Independent, make sure to check out the last weekend of  WDCH Dreams, the public art installation at the Walt Disney Concert Hall by media artist Refik Anadol. Performances run every half hour starting at 7:30pm and ending at 11:30pm.

Jun 142018
 

Dan Deacon- Change Your Life

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/14-6/17-18)-

Thursday

Olden Yolk are playing at Resident with Mega Bog

MOCA’s experimental music series continues with Ras G performing a free show at their Grand Ave location

Zee Will is opening for Black Milk at the Echoplex

Hammer Museum has a free screening of the 1976 film Car Wash with a Q&A to follow with Tisa Bryant and Ernest Hardy

Amo Amo are performing a free show at the Bootleg Theater with Psychic Twin

Moon Honey and The Paranoyds are playing a free show at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

Friday

Metro Art’s free film series at Union Station begins with the historical documentary The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound

Sunflower Bean are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Jesse Jo Stark and Pearl Charles

Har Mar Superstar is singing the songs of Sam Cooke at the Regent Theater

Odd Nights at The Autry returns to Griffith Park with access to the gallery, an outdoor market, a full bar, live music and DJs, and more ($5)

Post Animal are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Slow Pulp and BOYO opening

Flatbush Zombies are playing at The Novo

Saturday

Dan Deacon puts on a really fun show and this weekend he’s performing at the Echoplex with Fat Tony, J.F.Harris, and a surprise guest

Celebrate James Joyce at Hammer Museum’s free Bloomsday event, with actors reading from Ulysses, performances of Irish songs, and Guinness in the courtyard

If you have a love of donuts head to Union Station for DTLA Donut Fest and try out some of the offerings from a dozen donut vendors

Diana Ross is performing at the Hollywood Bowl with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra

Prefuse 73, Mia Doi Todd, and Fabiano do Nascimento are performing at Zebulon

Pinky Pinky are playing at The Echo with The Two Tens and Dr Danny opening

Sunday

Hammer Museum has two performances this Sunday, Flora Wiegmann responding to the California fires, will be performing Reduction Burn, and taisha paggett will present a series of solo and dance duets in dialogue with her Made in L.A. 2018 installation

Pasadena Chalk Festival is on at The Paseo (also Saturday)

Porches and Okay Kaya are playing at the Moroccan Lounge

Flying Lotus, Little Dragon, BADBADNOTGOOD, and Georgia Anne Muldrow are performing at the Hollywood Bowl

 

Oct 122017
 

Har Mar Superstar- How Did I Get Through The Day?

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/12-10/15/17)-

Thursday

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile are performing a live set free at Amoeba Records (buy their record for a guaranteed spot)

MOCA Grand Avenue is hosting the world premiere of James Benning’s film Readers with Benning in person and a reading by Rachel Kushner (free)

Downtown Art Walk returns with galleries open late (maps available at 634 S.Spring Street)

Angelo De Augustine is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Avi Buffalo and Madison Cunningham

Sound of Ceres, Vinyl Williams, HOTT MT and Pavo Pavo are playing at The Satellite

Julia Lucille, Moses Nesh, Melaena Cadiz and Jess Williams are performing at Junior High

Friday

Har Mar Superstar is opening for The Afghan Whigs at The Fonda Theatre

ArtNight Pasadena returns with free admission to the museums, gallery openings, music, and performances, all around the area- with free shuttle buses to get to the different destinations

There are still tickets available to see Father John Misty at The Greek Theatre with Weyes Blood opening

The TransNation Film Festival begins today and runs all weekend

The free film at Santa Monica Pier this week is Hidden Figures

Saturday

The 12th Annual Pasadena ArtWalk has art activities, a juried art show and sale, performances, restaurant promotions and more (free)

Flying Lotus (in 3D) and Thundercat are performing outside at Hollywood Forever

The Getty is hosting Off The 405 x Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA with a performance by Helado Negro, a DJ set and performance by Maria Chavez, and an installation by Krysten Cunningham

Galantis are playing at  The Greek Theatre with The Him and Pat Lok opening

Rainer Maria are playing at The Echo with Olivia Neutron-John opening

Sunday

It’s the second day of the Santa Fe Art Colony’s annual open house- a great chance to check out the artists’ work and the space itself (free)

As part of Red Bull Music Academy’s programming- artist Ryoji Ikeda will present a composition in collaboration with 100 automobile owners that will constitute the world’s largest synth orchestra (free but RSVP)

Annie Hart is playing at The Hotel Cafe with Madeline Kenney and Sophia Knapp

Sun Kil Moon is playing at The Regent Theater

 

 

Sep 152016
 

ENTRANCE- Promises

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/15-9/18/16)-

Thursday

ENTRANCE is playing at Resident with Weyes Blood and Lael Neale

John Doe & Exene Cervenka are playing at the Regent Theater with special guest Howe Gelb

Eli Detweiler, Jr., a livestock and auto auctioneer, will perform a high-speed auctioneer chant and lead an informal workshop in auctioneer number-calling at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA . Detweiler is featured in Doug Aitken’s 1998 installation these restless minds which is part of the MOCA exhibition Doug Aitken: Electric Earth. (MOCA entrance and this program are free)

Cosmonauts are having an album release party at the Echoplex with Cellars and Tomorrows Tulips also playing

As part of Doll Parts, the continuing film series at The Broad that complements the Cindy Sherman exhibit, artist Lynn Hershman Leeson’s electronic video diary Binge will be shown along with the work of performance artist Narcissister, who will also perform live ($12 includes night access to the museum)

Friday

Clockshop is hosting Readings by Moonrise at the Bowtie Project in Frogtown with authors A-lan Holt and Dana Johnson and a performance by Nevenka, an Eastern European folk ensemble ($5 suggested donation- s’mores will be provided but you can bring your own picnic items)

Local Natives are playing the Greek Theatre with special guest Charlotte Day Wilson

For the last of LA Zoo’s Roaring Nights the theme is the ’80s with tributes to David Bowie and Prince, as well as food, drinks, vintage video games, and “special animal encounters”

Porches are playing with Japanese Breakfast and Rivergazer at the Echoplex

Saturday

Brainfeeder at the Hollywood Bowl has Flying Lotus, Funkadelic featuring George Clinton and Parliament, Thundercat, Shabazz Palaces, and The Gaslamp Killer performing

Electric Dusk Drive-In’s  film this week is Pulp Fiction

Chinatown is having its 78th Annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival with bands and DJs, cooking demonstrations, a market and more

Glendale is having its first Open Arts & Music Fest with bands, an arts market and kids arts and crafts workshops

The Squids are having a record release party at The Hi Hat

Sunday

Kraftwerk’s 3-D concert series is at the Hollywood Bowl

The Regent Theater is celebrating the work of Kenneth Anger with a screening of The Invocation of My Demon Brother, Scorpio Rising, Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, and Lucifer Rising. Following the screening, Kenneth Anger and Brian Butler will perform as the Technicolor Skull. The evening will conclude with a Q&A.

Long Beach’s Comic Con is back for its second and final day

Manfredi Gioacchini has a new book of informal portraits of LA artists and will be discussing it with Jonas Wood at LACMA

Weirdo Night! is back at El Cid with “an evening of experimental comedic performance and video” hosted by Dynasty Handbag

 

Aug 112016
 

Lucy Dacus- I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/11-8/14/16)-

Thursday

Lucy Dacus is playing at The Echo

This month’s Downtown LA Artwalk is transportation themed

If you are downtown you can also check out gallery Hauser Wirth & Schimmel’s After 5 event which has Robert Crouch and Gregg Kowalsky performing and DJ sets by Pinkcourtesyphone (free but RSVP)

Young The Giant are playing a free acoustic set at Amoeba Hollywood

Chrome Canyon are playing at the Bootleg Theater

The free show this week at the Santa Monica Pier is Rüfüs Du Sol

Friday

As part of the three day music festival Berserktown 3 at the Teragram Ballroom, Psychic TV will be performing Force the Hand of Chance, their first album

Wayside gallery is hosting an opening for their new exhibit Girls Who Dance In Dissonance which focuses on artwork made by female artists of color. The opening will have free food and drink as well as live DJ sets from Honey Power Collective

Bands DIIV and Nothing are playing Shugazi– a show on top of the Long Beach Marriott parking lot

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre are performing Fisheyes– a dance performance that incorporates a giant stainless steel fish sculpture- free as part of Grand Performances at California Plaza

Hockey Dad are playing at The Echo along with Muuy Biien and The Gloomies

Saturday

From 6am until 8pm artist Rafa Esparza will be performing RED SUMMER, freedom is an endless meeting. and i don’t miss your heat. but here we are again., a piece that is “a meditation on the year 2015—the bloodiest in the recorded history of police killings in the United States” in Elysian Park as part of a Hammer Museum offsite program

Junior High gallery/venue is hosting Lucky Day Fest with a “tiki themed magic show”, karaoke, a dance party, a documentary screening and performances by the bands Summer Twins, Winter and more

Weaves are playing with Tennis System and French Vanilla at The Echo

Cinespia is having their annual all night movie Slumber Party at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Tickets for the earlier entrance and Heathers showing are sold out but there are some available for the midnight showing of Edward Scissorhands, followed by Crybaby

As part of Sundance NEXT Fest 16, a music and cinematic pairing at the Ace Hotel Theatre, Goat is the film and Sunflower Bean are the band

Ra Ra Riot are playing a free show at Burton Chase Park in Marina Del Rey

Silversun Pickups are playing with A Silent Film at the Hollywood Palladium

Sunday

Another good selection from the many offerings of the Sundance NEXT Fest 16, at the Ace Hotel Theatre, is the film The Greasy Strangler and a live performance by New Orleans bounce artist Big Freedia. There will also be a short by Flying Lotus before the show.

Artist Geneva Jacuzzi is performing at the Echoplex with Rolodex, Skeleton Hands and Ari Mason

CicLAvia is taking over Wilshire Blvd this time