Dec 152017
 

Hoops- On Top

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend 12/14-12/17/17)-

Thursday

Grizzly Bear are playing at The Wiltern

LACMA is hosting An Evening with… Willem Dafoe, which includes a screening of Light Sleeper and a conversation with the actor

Julien Baker is playing at the Palace Theatre with Half Waif and Adam Torres

Downtown Art Walk returns, this time with a Krampus Run and parade along with various galleries open late (free)

Veronica Bianqui and Kera & The Lesbians are opening for Moon Honey at the Teragram Ballroom

Night Drive and Bogan Via are playing at Resident

Friday

Saber Battle L.A. returns, this time to Grand Park- $10 in advance gets you a 6 color light saber to use for the event

Froth are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Sasami opening

Skating Polly are playing at The Echo with Starcrawler and Pinky Pinky opening

Saturday

Hoops are playing with Jimmy Whispers and Ruby Haunt at the Moroccan Lounge

Bergamot Station is hosting a Holiday Open House and is a good chance to check out the galleries

Gabba Gallery is having a closing party for their affordable art show Wishlist 5

Power 106 is hosting Cali Christmas at The Forum with performances by Chance the Rapper, Travis Scott, Joey Bada$$, Majid Jordan, and Gashi

The artists of Iris Company are having an interactive performance/art show called BOUQUET at Basic Flowers

Sunday

Cinespia is hosting a screening of Home Alone with a pajama party at The Los Angeles Theatre

The California African American Museum is hosting the first of their Conversations for Artists by Artists series with Samira Yamin and Umar “Frohawk” Rashid with a reception to follow (free but RSVP)

The 13th Annual Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival will be screening films free throughout the day at LACMA

A Very Cassie Ramone X-Mas is happening at Bob Baker Marionette Theatre with Colleen Green, Three O’Clock Rock and, of course, puppets

Jul 062017
 

The Regrettes- Seashore

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/6-7/9/17)-

Thursday

The Regrettes are playing a free show with The Tracks at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

Art historian Anna Chave will be discussing artist Carl Andre’s work at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (free)

Beach Fossils are playing at the El Rey Theatre with She-Devils and Ablebody

Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival begins tonight and runs until 7/16

Hammer Museum is having a free concert night with musical performances by Grace Mitchell and WARGIRL

Froth, Adult Books, Moaning, and Urgent Care are playing at The Echo

Friday

For the opening of her show at HVW8 Gallery, artist and musician Kilo Kish will be performing (free but RSVP)

The Los Angeles Philharmonic will be performing along with a screening of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban at the Hollywood Bowl (also Saturday)

Grand Performances ‘s performance this Friday is The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse at California Plaza

Fartbarf and Honus Honus are playing with The Manx and Facial at The Echo

Saturday

Reggie Watts is performing for The Getty Museum’s free concert series Saturdays Off the 405, with a DJ set by YACHT

For Play Like A Girl’s female led band night at The Echo– Madame Gandhi, Veronica Bianqui, Le Ra, and Fawns of Love are performing

Street Food Cinema is showing Grease in Griffith Park with live music before the film

HOTT MT, Goon, Draag, Alyeska, and Wolf Woodcock are all playing for the Goon curated Unscene Fest at the Hi Hat (free)

Part Time, Haunted Horses, L.A. Drones!, and Deth Crux are playing at El Cid

Sunday

Renegade Craft Fair returns to LA and this time will take place at Los Angeles Historic Park (also Saturday)

Bob Baker Marionettes are giving a free performance at the Levitt Pavillion in MacArthur Park

Blondie are playing with Garbage and Sky Ferreira at the Hollywood Bowl

Independent Shakespeare Co. continues its performances of Measure for Measure in Griffith Park (also Wed-Saturday)

Mar 022017
 

Japanese Breakfast- Everybody Wants to Love You

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/2-3/5/17)-

Thursday

Cultural critic and philosopher Slavoj Zizek is giving a talk at the Broad Art Center on UCLA’s campus (free)

Machine Project is hosting Meeting #2 of the Legion of Hackers for the Revolution

Poet Sesshu Foster and artist Arturo Romo are reading at MOCA Grand Avenue (free)

AOE is playing with Tolliver and Abjo at the Bootleg Theater

Friday

For the Natural History Museum’s First Friday event, Japanese Breakfast and Emily Wells are performing and there will be tours, a discussion on food, and DJs

For SCUM’s first year anniversary The Smell is hosting a party with performers that include Alice Bag, Seth Bogart, Xina Xurner plus drag performances and DJs

Elohim, WRLD, and smle are playing at the Echoplex

Saturday

Temples are playing with Night Beats, Deap Vally, Froth and JJUUJJUU at The Regent Theater

Artists Jeffrey Sklan, Christopher James, Spacegoth, 8333, along with curators Jason Ostro and Elena Jacobson are giving an informal talk at the Gabba Gallery

Best Coast, Grouplove, The Lovely Bad Things, Liz Phair and more are performing at the El Rey Theatre with all proceeds to benefit Planned Parenthood

LACMA is having a free screening of the first episode of Patriot, a new TV series from Amazon, and a conversation with creator/executive producer Steve Conrad, executive producers James Parriott and Charlie Gogolak, executive producer Gil Bellows, and actors Michael Dorman, Kathleen Munroe, and Chris Conrad

The Aero Theatre has a Shirley MacLaine double feature- The Apartment (which was just referenced at the Oscars) and Being There

Sinkane are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Grateful Shred

Sunday

Mykki Blanco is playing at The Roxy with Cakes Da Killa

Photographer Jules Allen will be discussing his recent book Marching Bands with UC Irvine Professor Joe Lewis at LACMA Art Catalogues (free)

Cosmonauts are headlining My Bloody Valentine Nite at the Echoplex with Thigh Master, Echolust and Deaf Dance

The Rock ‘N’ Roll Flea Market returns to The Regent Theater for its monthly event

Laura Stevenson, Chris Farren, and Ogikubo Station are playing at the Bootleg Theater

 

Aug 182016
 

L.A. Drones! ” The Rachel’s Hyperbolic Decay” “Official Video” /// A band from “Subterranean Film”

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/18-8/21/16)-

Thursday

Multimedia artist Niko Solorio is performing at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel as part of their After 5 event (free with reservation)

Mavis Staples is playing a free concert at the Santa Monica Pier with The Suffers

For The Broad’s Doll Parts film series this week they are showing Luther Price’s Clown and Nobuhiko Obayashi’s Hausu (House)

Today is the first day of Echo Park Rising- a free all ages music and local business event taking place at different venues throughout the weekend. Tonight’s highlights include The Frights, The Regrettes, and Pale Blue at the Echoplex. Consider getting the VIP tix to skip the lines, have easy bar access and get a goodie grab bag-$30 for the whole festival, $11.50 per day

Guns N’ Roses are playing at Dodger Stadium (also Friday)

Friday

PJ Harvey is playing at The Fonda Theatre

Guided by Voices are playing at the Teragram Ballroom (also Saturday) with Broncho

Highlights for Echo Park Rising today include Chastity Belt and Ducktails at The Echo and Roses and Colleen Green at Taix. Full schedule here

Saturday

Highlights for Echo Park Rising today include L.A. Drones at the Echoplex; Feels, Froth, La Luz, and Bleached on the Liberty Stage; So Many Wizards at Stories Books & Cafe; and Kolars at Taix. Full schedule here

Muse til Midnight, LACMA’s late night event, is teaming up with Rhonda Int’l for this installment

Parquet Courts are playing the Regent Theater

The movie at Hollywood Forever Cemetery is 2001: A Space Odyssey

Chinatown Summer Nights is back with bands, DJs, a beer garden, a magician, cooking demonstrations, a market and more, all free

Sunday

LA writer Marisela Norte will be in conversation with artist and friend Gronk at the Craft and Folk Art Museum

Peach Kelli Pop are opening for Audacity at The Smell

It’s the last day of Echo Park Rising and highlights include The Lovely Bad Things and Meatbodies at The Echoplex and Billy Changer and So Many Wizards at Spacedust. Full schedule here

Apr 072016
 

Froth- Nothing Baby

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/7-4/10/16)-

Thursday

Froth is playing a live set as part of the free (with RSVP) event, Drinking the Sunlight on Thursday, at Resident with DJ sets by Kevin Morby and two of the members of FIDLAR

The second of the Monument performances at MOCA Grand Ave pairs musicians Metal Rouge and Palmbomen II with specific works in the gallery (free)

For Craft Night at CAFAM this week, guests will create black light paintings ($8 includes materials, food and drink)

Pop Up Magazine returns with its “live magazine” to the Theatre at the Ace Hotel with Daniel Alarcón, Ava DuVernay, Doreen St. Félix, Lindy West as part of the line up

Friday

Gothic Tropic are headlining a night of bands at The Hi Hat in Highland Park

The Aero Theatre is showing all three of Richard Linklater’s films Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight in one triple bill

For Covering Fashion: The Changing Runway Story, “fashion journalists Tim Blanks, editor-at-large of The Business of Fashion, and Booth Moore, fashion journalist and former fashion critic of the Los Angeles Times, discuss fashion journalism and the history and culture of runway shows with Sharon S. Takeda, LACMA’s senior curator and department head of costume and textiles” at LACMA (free)

Acid Dad are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Melted and Plum opening

Saturday

NELA Art Gallery Night is Northeast LA’s monthly art event and a great way to check out the area’s art scene and you can stop by Eastside Handmade market beforehand

Meth Dad and Terror Pigeon are both playing at Los Globos

Saturday and Sunday

The Los Angeles Times Festival Of Books is at the USC Campus and there are numerous free and ticketed author talks throughout both days as well as performances, cooking demonstrations, a travel section, children’s activities and so much more.

Sunday

It’s the second Sunday of the month so Rose Bowl Flea Market is open for treasure hunting

Missing Persons are at the Echo with Panthar and Fatal Jamz opening

DMX is playing at The Novo (formerly Club Nokia) for $15

 

Jan 282016
 

Story of the Running Wolf- Stratospheric

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/28-1/31/16)-

Thursday

Story of the Running Wolf is opening for Parade of Lights at the Bootleg Theater

Artist Carlos Betancourt will be speaking and signing his book at Arcana Books in Culver City

Winter are playing at The Echo with Dante Elephante, Summer Twins, The Dream Ride and DJ Honey Power opening

The Soft Moon are playing at The Regent Theater

Holly Herndon is playing at the Teragram Ballroom

Thursday through Sunday

The LA Art Show is at the LA Convention Center- buy tickets online for $5 off $20

Friday

Depart Foundation is having a book release and signing for Marc Horowitz’s book Phillips Auction Catalog, at a McDonalds on Wilshire to stick with the juxtaposition of images of fast food and classic art pieces found in the book

Michelangelo Antonioni’s famous film Blow Up is playing at the Nuart Theatre

Friday through Sunday

Art Los Angeles Contemporary is back at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica- cheaper tickets still available on Goldstar

StARTup Art Fair is at the Highland Gardens Hotel in Hollywood and represents independent artists- cheaper tickets on Goldstar

Friday through Tuesday

Cinefamily Theater is having a David Bowie film marathon which includes- The Hunger (at midnight Friday), Labyrinth, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence and a tribute film to his work as an actor- Cracked Actor: Bowie on Film

Saturday

Museum Free-For-All-Day has free admission to many LA museums including MOCA, the Craft and Folk Art Museum, LACMA and more

Night on Broadway returns this year and features free entertainment and arts programming in 7 of Broadway’s historic theaters, an
on-street festival area featuring booths and pop-up shops from local businesses, and a main stage with bands that include Ozomatli and Aloe Blacc

Kitten is playing at the Fonda Theatre with Hunny & Olivver the Kid

Saturday and Sunday

Fabrik Expo, the sister show to Photo Independent premieres at Willow Studios  downtown

The art fair at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills returns for its third iteration

Sunday

In conjunction with her solo exhibitions at MOCA Pacific Design Center, and at the Hammer Museum, photographer Catherine Opie joins MOCA Chief Curator Helen Molesworth and Hammer Chief Curator Connie Butler for a conversation about the concepts of portraiture, gender, celebrity, and creativity at play in the artist’s photographs at the Hammer (free)

The bands Froth, Hott Mt, and Black Sea will incorporate at least two My Bloody Valentine songs each into their sets at The Echo for Part Time Punks’ My Bloody Valentine Nite

Nov 122015
 

Cass McCombs- Dreams-Come-True Girl (featuring Karen Black)

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/12-11/115)-

Thursday

Cass McCombs is the band in Cinefamily’s The Band & A Movie series. The movie he chose is Dusty and Sweets McGee– a “stark quasi-documentary look at the Los Angeles drug scene by featuring real-life junkies playing themselves” with short film Sean preceding it. ($20)

Artist Jennifer Pastor is speaking at the Hammer Museum (free)

LACMA is hosting Selfies, Sousveillance, and Participatory Countersurveillance a conversation with artists Hasan Elahi and Annina Rüst (free with reserved ticket)

The School for the Movement of the Technicolor People curator Robert Crouch and artists Ashley Hunt, taisha paggett and Kim Zumpfe will be in conversation at LACE in Hollywood focusing on the current installation and the artists’ collaborative process.

Downtown Art Walk is back and this time it’s featuring work from the Los Angeles Plein Air Festival

Tamaryn is at The Echo with LA bands Froth and Roses ($10)

Gardens & Villa are playing at The Roxy ($18)

Friday

DIEM: TALKS DESIGN is a “one-day design symposium presented by the West Hollywood Design District with discussions, panels and keynotes from leaders in the fields of design, decorative arts, fashion, architecture and fine arts” and it’s all free with RSVP

Andra Day is performing for  Club Vinyl at Amoeba Records and there will be a half off sale on all vinyl releases from artists headlining 30 Days in LA

Yo La Tengo are reuniting with former member Dave Schramm for an acoustic show at the Ace Hotel 

William H. Macy, Baron Vaughn, Chicano Batman, Matt Walsh,and Brian Huskey will all be a part of NPR’s Bullseye with Jesse Thorn event at the Hollywood Forever Masonic Lodge

Blitzen Trapper are playing at the Teregram Ballroom

The last of One Santa Fe’s free concert series has electro-pop artist Kauf performing

Here We Go Magic are playing at the Bootleg Theater ($14)

Saturday

Squeeze Acoustic – “The At Odds Couple” ~ An Evening with Difford & Tilbrook is at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre

Family Books is having a book signing with photographer Ryan McGinley for his new book Way Far

Depending on your feelings about crowds and Christmas celebrations you may want to check out or avoid The Grove Christmas. Seth McFarlane will be singing holiday songs along with special guests Meghan Trainor and Katharine McPhee with a 70 pieces orchestra and there will be a tree lighting, fireworks and more.

Artist Ned Evans is speaking at Craig Krull Gallery in Bergamot Station (rsvp by 11/12)

Sunday

Barnsdall Art Center Holiday Art Sale + Fundraiser will be selling prints, ceramics, jewelry, handcrafted cards and photography by students & faculty of the center. Free or a $5 ticket that includes a snack and drink, $5 for raffle tickets

The Charlatans UK are at The Fonda Theatre

The Ace Hotel is hosting the Los Angeles premiere of Paul Thomas Anderson’s new documentary Junun

Paper Pilots are playing at The Echo along with Story of the Running Wolf ($5)