Aug 172018
 

Oddnesse- I Used To

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/17-8/19/18)-

*special note – This weekend is Echo Park Rising and there are A LOT of bands playing (full list here). In the listings below I have selected a few good options if you want to check out some good, free, music- but there are still plenty of great bands playing that had to be left out just to keep this post a reasonable length! *

Friday

Friday Flights, The Getty’s free art and music series, continues with Ian Svenonius’ Escape-ism, a fashion show by label NO SESSO, a music project by Tyler Matthew Oyer, a performance by psych-folk band Gun Outfit, a pop up book shop, and more

Smokescreens are playing a free show with Susan at Highland Park Bowl

Hauser and Wirth is having a one-night-only screening of Paul McCarthy’s cisuM fo dnuoS ehT / The Sound of Music, in which the 1965 film is projected upside down and in reverse (free but register)

Tonight’s choices for Echo Park RisingJustus Proffit at Spacedust at 5pm or at Stories Books & Cafe at 8:10pm, Linafornia at The Echo at 5:20pm, Slut Island at the Echoplex at 5:40pm, Billy Changer at Spacedust at 6pm, The Molochs at the Echoplex at 7:30pm, James Supercave at the Laveta Stage at 9:20pm, Wild Wing at Stories Books & Cafe at 9:50pm, Current Joys at the Echoplex at 10pm

Metro Art is screening I Am Love at Union Station as the final installment of their food film series (free)

Mystic Braves are having a record release show at the Teragram Ballroom with The Creation Factory and The Pesos

Saturday

Today and tonight’s choices for Echo Park RisingAvi Buffalo at Little Joy Cocktails at 4:10pm, Cold Showers at The Echo at 5:50pm, The Paranoyds at the Echoplex at 6:20pm, Livingmore at Trencher at 7pm, Lukas Frank at Taix Champagne Room at 7pm, Flatworms at The Echo at 7:30pm, Triptides at Nico & Bullitt at 8pm, Oddnesse at Taix Champagne Room at 9pm,  Potty Mouth at Lot 1 Cafe at 10pm, The Entire Universe at Cosmic Vinyl at 11pm, Alley Cats at Lot 1 Cafe at 11:59pm

Blum & Poe are having an art auction and benefit for the California Coalition for Women Prisoners

Praz-Delavallade is hosting a launch party for Carla Issue 13 and a closing party for As You Like It – C’est Comme Vous Voulez, their current exhbition, with cocktails, hotdogs and music by Andrew Norman Wilson (free)

The Egyptian Theatre has a double feature of Blue Velvet and River’s Edge

Saturday and Sunday

All My Friends Music Festival is taking place at ROW DTLA with a huge list of performers including Gucci Mane, Jhene Aiko, RL Grime, and Little Boots on Saturday and M.I.A. , Jamie xx, Armand Van Helden, Yo Gotti, Anna Lunoe, and Cut Chemist on Sunday ($100 per day/ $157 for both days)

Sunday

Today and tonight’s choices for Echo Park RisingNONA at Sticky Rice at 3:20pm, Goon at The Echo at 4:30pm, The Tissues at the Echoplex at 5:50pm, Hit Bargain at The Echo at 6:10pm, LA Drones at the Echoplex at 7:30pm, Sister Mantos at The Echo at 7:50pm, Orchin at Little Joy Cocktails at 9:10pm, Gospel Beach at The Echo at 9:30pm, Lo Hum at The Semi-Tropic at 10pm

Lucy Sparrow’s Sparrow Mart– her handmade, all felt supermarket with everything available for purchase- continues at The Standard, Downtown L.A.

Catch Independent Shakespeare Co.’s production of Titus for free in Griffith Park

Jul 192018
 

Car Seat Headrest- Nervous Young Humans

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/19-7/22/18)-

Thursday

Kauf is performing with Sam Evian as part of Hammer Museum’s free Summer Concerts series

LACMA is showing the 1988 film Fresh Horses with a pre-screening conversation with Kate Hagen, Writer and Director of Community at The Black List, and Maggie Mackay, Board Chair/Executive Director of Vidiots moderated by film critic April Wolfe

Holy Wave are playing at the Echoplex with Versing, Smokescreens, and Gold Cage

Friday

Car Seat Headrest are playing at The Wiltern

Friday Flights returns to the Getty Center with performances by Geneva Jacuzzi, Dynasty Handbag, Corey Fogel, Elliot Reed; Gas Gallery’s truck will be parked on Getty’s plaza with an exhibition inside; artists Barbara T. Smith and Andrea Bowers will discussing artists’ books (free but advanced ticket required); and there will be an Artists’ Book Fest

Colleen Green is playing a free show at the Highland Park Bowl with support from Star

Flat Worms are playing with The Lavender Flu, Lamps, and Grave Zone at Zebulon

Odd Nights, a monthly event at The Autry, has the museum galleries open late, a full bar, live music, a market and more ($5)

U.S. Girls are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Prettiest Eyes opening

Charlotte Gainsbourg is playing at the Fonda Theatre

Saturday

Bergamot Station is having a Summer Celebration from 2-5pm with a beer garden, live music, an art book sale at Rose Gallery, artist talks, and more

Cold Showers are playing at Bar Sinister with L.A. Drones and Sin Asps

Annenberg Space for Photography is having an after hours event with extended gallery hours and live music

Vinyl Williams is having a record release party at Lodge Room with Triptides and Deep Fields opening

Resident’s free summer concert series continues with Dommengang

Sunday

Independent Shakespeare Co. continues its performances in Griffith Park of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with a special pre-show performance by Invertigo Dance Theatre

P.H.F, C Roy, Milk, and Emily Edrosa are playing at The Factory

Jess Williamson is playing at Zebulon with Kacey Johansing and Anna St. Louis opening

Fine Points are playing at The Hi Hat with JUNK and The Primals opening

Jun 152017
 

Boys Noize- Mayday (Snowden O.S.T.)

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/15-6/18/17)-

Thursday

Kevin Morby is celebrating his new album at Amoeba Records with a record signing and a live performance

As part of their Oracle Film Series, The Broad is showing Harun Farocki’s A New Product and Drew Goddard’s The Cabin in the Woods

Phoenix, Mac DeMarco and The Lemon Twigs are playing at the Hollywood Bowl

MOCA is starting its summer music series at The Geffen Contemporary location with Teebs, Milo, Josef Leimberg and DJ Nobody (free with RSVP)

There’s a free screening of Ovarian Psychos, a documentary on the all female East LA bike club at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Friday

Boys Noize is performing at Exchange LA with special guest Pilo

For the first of the Getty’s Friday Flights of the summer- Brendan Fernandes is presenting Free Fall 49, a dance performance that honors the victims of the mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, with musician How to Dress Well acting as DJ; guitarists and William Tyler and Noveller are performing; and there will be an installation by artist Sam Rowell (free)

Hammer Museum is celebrating Bloomsday with a staged reading of James Joyce’s only play Exiles, live music by Rattle the Knee, and Guinness on tap (free) and if you get there early you can also check out Constitutional Happy Hour

Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours returns, this time with a birch tree maze, video art installations, DUBLAB DJ sets, live performances and more ($20 online / $30 at the door)

Future, Migos, Tory Lanez, A$AP Ferg and Zoey Dollaz are in concert at The Forum

Saturday

Photographer Steve Schapiro will be at Fahey/Klein Gallery to sign his new book and talk about his civil rights era photos

The Pasadena Chalk Festival is on this weekend and afterwards you can see Chicano Batman performing for KCRW’s Summer Nights at One Colorado (free)

Diversity Speaks is a series of panel discussions at the Kirk Douglas Theater (as part of the LA Film Festival) that will cover topics that include- Transgender Visibility, Asian and Asian American Representation in Film/TV, What it Means to Be Out in Hollywood, and more (free but register)

Cinespia’s outdoor film screening at Hollywood Forever this week is The Usual Suspects

Sunday

Bob Baker Marionette Theater is bringing back performances of The Circus, after 40 years, with restored puppets, backdrops and the original soundtrack

Hollywood Fringe Festival continues with a variety of shows at various theaters (until 6/25)

Angel City Brewery is having a food truck and music fest for Father’s Day

New Move are playing at the Hi Hat with Sister Mantos and David Divad

Redd Kross are playing at The Echo with J.F.A, The Side Eyes, and more

 

 

Aug 252016
 

DIIV- Doused

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/25-8/28/16)-

Thursday

DIIV are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Wild Nothing

Metro Art is having an Artist Conversation with Todd Gray, Ken Gonzales-Day and Phung Huynh in the Union Station Ticketing Hall in conjunction with the exhibition, The Makers: Portraits of Metro artists whose work enriches the rider’s journey, featuring portraits by Todd Gray

The Album Leaf are playing a free show at Amoeba Records to celebrate their new album Between Waves, which they will also be signing

At the Hammer Museum’s panel discussion The Streisand EffectMade in L.A. 2016 artist Dena Yago, her frequent collaborator Sean Monahan, and Rachel Berks of Otherwild Goods and Services will discuss the “ever-expanding role and function of today’s creative industries and the blurring of lines between art and commerce”

Singer Julien Baker is performing at the El Rey with Phoebe Bridgers and Julia Jacklin

Artist Thomas Kuntz is giving a tour of the LACMA exhibition Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters, and will speak about his experiences working with Guillermo del Toro on the film Crimson Peak (standby only)

Fascinator is playing with TeamMate and Middle Kids at The Echo

Friday

For the Getty’s Friday Flights, its free music and art series, the program includes a project by artist David Horvitz and musician Xiu Xiu; a performative lecture by Martine Syms; a bassoon and vocal collaboration between Archie Carey and Odeya Nini presented by wild Up; and B A S E (a durational rule game) by choreographer Laurel Jenkins.

Cut Chemist is the DJ for this installment of the free event DJ Nights at The Music Center Plaza

Punk icon Keith Morris will be signing his book My Damage: The Story of a Punk Rock Survivor and speaking with Jim Ruland at Skylight Books

If you like your drinks and bands combined with wild animals check out the LA Zoo’s Roaring Nights- this month it’s Indie Night. Or for an under the sea vibe you can check out The Aquarium of the Pacific’s Deep Dive event which in addition to the bands has DJs and a film about surfers

Culture Club are playing at the Hollywood Bowl (also Saturday)

Saturday

Diane Coffee (Shaun Fleming of Foxygen) is the performer this time for the Getty’s Saturdays off the 405 Music Series

Corey Helford Gallery is having a huge party for the opening of their 10 Year Anniversary Group Exhibition

Artist Jackie Winsor is giving a talk at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel (free but RSVP required)

Meatwave are opening for Violent Soho at The Echo

Sunday

FYF Fest is sold out for the weekend and Saturday but there are still tickets available for Sunday’s show- highlights of which include LCD Soundsystem, Grace Jones, Young Thug, Wild Nothing, Father John Misty, Beach House and more

The Arclight in Hollywood is showing the epic film Lawrence of Arabia

Only two more weeks left to see Shakespeare’s The Tempest free in Griffith Park

 

 

Jul 142016
 

Mikal Cronin- Say

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/14-7/17/16)-

Thursday

In the Red Records is having a three night event at The Echo to celebrate their 25th Anniversary. Tonight Mikal Cronin and Ty Segall will be playing their collaborative album Reverse Shark Attack as part of the long list of performances from bands that include The Gories,The Oblivions, Zig Zags and more.

Downtown Artwalk is back for its monthly night- this time celebrating performance art

LACMA is hosting a free screening of the New York Times’ Op-Docs—”short films commissioned by the Times in which point-of-view is as integral and storytelling skills” with this year’s edition devoted to films by women directors.

The Hammer’s free weekly music night Disappear Here continues with Peanut Butter Wolf and Mndsgn performing

Børns is playing with Porches for Santa Monica Pier’s free concert

Friday

Beginning Friday and running until 7/24 is Union Station 360° a multi-sensory cinematic “360 experience” that will include a projection mapped art and video installation that will respond to visitor’s movement along with images of Los Angeles

For the Getty’s Friday Flights, there will be a musical performance by Chris Cohen, a multi-site music performance by wild Up’s Andrew Tholl, Song of Eurydice, a choral and dance performance by mecca vazie andrews and Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs, a poetry reading organized by artist Keith J. Varadi, and a film program presented by Veggie Cloud.

Ducktails are playing at Highland Park Ebell

Shannon and the Clams are playing with Peach Kelli Pop at the Teragram Ballroom

Friday and Saturday

Diana Ross is performing at the Hollywood Bowl

Saturday

We Are Scientists are performing With Love and Squalor at the El Rey Theatre

North by Northwest is the outdoor movie at The Autry this week

Chinatown Summer Nights is a free event with bands, a market, beer garden, performances, food demonstrations and more

Baaba Maal is playing a free show with Classixx and Brazilian Girls in Century Park outside the Annenberg Space for Photography

Wye Oak are playing at the Teragram Ballroom

Sunday

The Egyptian Theatre is showing the British film version of Lord of the Flies and the Japanese pre-Hunger Games kids hunting other kids film Battle Royale

Fear of Men are playing with Roses and Puro Instinct at The Echo

Jun 092016
 

Mutual Benefit- Not for Nothing

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/9-6/12/16)-

Thursday

Hauser Wirth & Schimmel gallery in the Arts District is hosting a series of live music performances Thursdays from 5-8pm called After 5, with DJ Son Zoo performing this week. (free with RSVP)

MOCA Grand Avenue is screening Open Window, a film about artists who use the computer desktop in their work (free)

For Cinefamily’s Band and a Movie, Ted Leo will be playing live and the film is Radio On

Downtown LA Artwalk is back with it’s monthly event- this time the focus is on new filmmakers. Also check out the opening of LACDA’s (Los Angeles Center for Digital Art) exhibition of the winners from their recent juried competition (the artist’s reception is Saturday)

Islands are playing at the Teragram Ballroom

Friday

Mutual Benefit are playing with Florist and Jay Som at Resident

Friday Flights, the Getty Museum’s art and music event returns for it’s third year with Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith performing with projected visuals, dancer/choreographer Kianí del Valle giving a solo performance, as well as other performances and installations around the Getty complex

Friday through Sunday

LA Pride Festival is on in West Hollywood with a weekend music festival which includes performances by Faith Evans, Le1f, Charlie XCX, Bebe Rexha, Trina, Big Freedia and more, and the large Pride Parade on Sunday

Old Town Music Hall in El Segundo is showing Sunset Boulevard with music played on their famous pipe organ, an audience singalong, and a comedy short before the film (also Saturday night and Sunday afternoon showings)

Friday and Saturday

The Great Horror Campout returns with various levels of terror – this time in Elysian Park

Saturday

Make Music Pasadena, the annual one day free music festival returns with a great list of bands including Atlas Genius, Bear Hands, Small Black, James Supercave, Jay Som and more

The Hollywood Forever Cemetery film this week is Hitchcock’s To Catch A Thief

Today is the last day to see the giant lit up bunny sculptures downtown, created by artist Amanda Parer

Saturday and Sunday

The Playboy Jazz Festival is at the Hollywood Bowl with Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Seth MacFarlane and more on Saturday; Janelle Monae and Pete Escovedo Orchestra featuring Sheila E., Juan and Peter Michael and more on Sunday

Sunday

Long Beach Patchwork Show has over 200 local vendors, chosen by a jury, selling their unique products outside at Marine Stadium as well as multiple music stages

Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only opens at the Hammer Museum

 

 

Aug 072014
 

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah- As Always

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/7-8/10)-

Thursday

Jagwar Ma are playing at the Santa Monica Pier with Fascinator (free)- http://tcs.dola.com/event/2014/08/07/jagwar-ma

REDCAT’s New Original Works Festival 2014: Program 3- presents two new dance works-(until 8/9) – http://www.redcat.org/event/nowfest-2014-week-three

JazzPOP: Beep at the Hammer Museum (free)- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2014/08/jazzpop-beep/

Myron & E are playing Levitt Pavillion Macarthur Park (free)- http://www.levittla.org/myron-e-and-wondem-band/

Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah are playing at the Troubadour- http://www.troubadour.com/event/547477-clap-your-hands-say-yeah-los-angeles/

Arctic Monkeys are playing with Black Rebel Motor Cycle Club- http://www.staplescenter.com/events/detail/arctic-monkeys

Thursday through Sunday

Sundance Next Fest takes place at Hollywood Forever Cemetery and the Ace Hotel. There are still tickets available for some of the events including a film screening with panelist Werner Herzog on Friday and on Sunday Warpaint will provide music for another screening- http://www.sundance.org/next/line-up/

Friday

It’s the last of the Friday Flights at the Getty- this time with Mikael Jorgenson of Wilco and his wife, artist Cassandra C. Jones. Several projects and performances are part of the program as well as a solo electronic music performance by Passion Pit’s Xander Singh- http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/performances/friday_flights.html

Gardens & Villa play Figat7th- http://artsbrookfield.com/event/gardens-villa/#.U-MtfkhfnU4

Saturday

Crocodiles are playing Los Globos with Tweens- http://www.clublosglobos.com/event/600337-ihc-los-angeles/

Tif Sigfrids gallery is having variety show hosted by Denver Smith that will include magic, music, comedy and a cirque du soleil style act beginning at 4pm- http://www.tifsigfrids.com/

NELA Art Gallery Night in Highland Park and Eagle Rock – https://www.facebook.com/NELAart?ref=ts

The Outsiders is the movie at this week’s Hollywood Forever cemetery screening- http://cinespia.ticketfly.com/event/623269-outsiders-los-angeles/

It’s the last of the Chinatown Summer Nights music and cultural festival- bands include The Peach Kings and Moving Units- http://chinatownsummernights.com/schedule/

Permanent Records in Highland Park is having a record release party for the band Roses (free)- https://www.facebook.com/events/490178681117439/?ref=5/news.php

Sunday

FAME FEST: BIKE FEST and Scavenger Hunt- a street-long treasure hunt and art show along Melrose Avenue, plus food trucks and live musichttps://www.facebook.com/events/1437609899852580/?ref=22

MOCA Senior Curator Alma Ruiz is giving a walkthrough of the Cinema Vezzoli exhibition on its last weekend- http://edu.moca.org/calendar/2014-08-10

Glen Hansard, Iron and Wine, and The Head and the Heart play the Hollywood Bowl- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/glen-hansard-iron-amp-wine/2014-08-10

Unique USA is having their 6th annual LA Summer Market (also Saturday), $10 gets you entrance for both days, drinks and snacks and there are also free workshops – http://www.uniqueusa.com/markets-la