Nov 302017
 

The High Curbs- Empty Bottles

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/30-12/3/17)-

Thursday

Writer Raquel Gutiérrez will be giving a walk through and discussing certain works from Hammer Museum’s exhibition Radical Women. Later in the evening there is a film screening of various experimental films created by Latin American women artists (both events free)

FYOHNA is opening for Wildling at Resident

CAFAM is hosting CraftNight at Angel City Brewery where you can have a pint while enjoying an air-dry clay workshop ($10)

Summer Moon and Mereki are opening for Dhani Harrison at the El Rey Theatre

Prism Tats is opening for Dommengang at The Hi Hat

Downtown Boys are playing with Generacion Suicida and Ex-Stains at the Echoplex

iam8bit gallery is having its 3rd Annual Handmade Holiday Show

Friday

Metro Art is showing Ava DuVernay’s documentary This is the Life at Union Station (free)

Slothrust are playing at The Echo with And The Kids and SLUGS

Hundred Waters are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Julianna Barwick and Banoffee

Blitzen Trapper are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Lilly Hiatt

Saturday

DocuSlate, a day dedicated to documentary films presented by NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFLMA) is $10 per program or for $25 you can see all the programs and enjoy an open bar

Hauser & Wirth is having a Holiday Market (also Sunday)

Union Station is also having a Holiday Market with live entertainment, a beer garden and Santa

The Dandy Warhols are playing with POW! at the Teragram Ballroom

HUNNY’s Winter Talent Show at the Echoplex includes bands Potty Mouth and King Shelter

Sunday

The High Curbs are opening for Hockey Dad at the Bootleg Theater with Jurassic Shark

Artist Alec Soth will be in conversation with photographic historian Kate Albers at Arcana with a book signing to follow

LAXART will be screening States of Crisis at the City of West Hollywood Library- a video program that includes videos by artists from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Honduras and Peru reflecting on political, economic and ecological crises. This program is in conjunction with the exhibition Pacific Standard Time LA/LA: Video Art in Latin America at LAXART. (free)

John Waters performs A John Waters Christmas, his one man show, at The Comedy Store

Sep 212017
 

Amber Mark- Lose My Cool

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/21-9/24/17)-

Thursday

Amber Mark and Kacy Hill are the opening acts for the Glass Animals show at The Shrine

For Hauser & Wirth’s free outdoor double feature film screening this week, artist Paul McCarthy has chosen The Pawnbroker and Mudhoney

The Venice Art Crawl returns with galleries open late and free performances

Friday

Hammer Museum is having a free music night- ¡Pa’rriba! (Get Up!)- with performances by Lido Pimienta, Sister Mantos, and Chulita Vinyl Club

TokiMonsta is playing at The Wiltern

Steady Holiday and Jimmy Whispers are opening for Dent May at the Bootleg Theater

Psychic TV are playing at the Echoplex with LA Drones

This Will Destroy You are playing at Pico Union Project

Saturday

Outfest Fusion is hosting Proud Movie Night in Grand Park with a showcase of short films, DJ sets, and a Q&A with filmmakers before the films

There will be a reading of Jean-Paul Sartre’s Nausea in the North Gallery of Hauser & Wirth, chosen by artist Paul McCarthy to follow his exhibition (free but register)

The Hi Hat and Play Like A Girl are having a free panel discussion- Pitch Perfect: Navigating The World of Press and Publicity– with a group of women journalists and publicists from the music industry

Kasabian are playing at The Wiltern with Slaves opening

So Many Wizards, Melted and Pinky Pinky are playing a benefit downtown for Non Plus Ultra

Sunday

MOCA Grand Ave is hosting roundtable discussion “addressing the omission of women from the dominant art historical narrative, both on a local and global scale”. Hammer Chief Curator Connie Butler and Los Angeles–based artists Barbara T. Smith and Lita Albuquerque will discuss their work to remedy this as curators, art historians, and artists, with MOCA Chief Curator Helen Molesworth moderating.

In conjunction with the programming for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, artist Nuno Ramos will be discussing his work, currently on view at Hauser & Wirth, with curator Graham Steele (free but register)

Abbot Kinney Festival returns for its annual event with vendors, rides, live music and more (free)

Generacion Suicida are playing at The Echo with Fantasy Lane and Die Group

Frankie Rose is playing at the Echoplex with Suburban Living and Business of Dreams

Oct 272016
 

Generacion Suicida- Criminal

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/26-10/30/16)-

*These listings do not include Halloween events which will be in a separate post.*

Thursday

Jacuzzi Boys are playing with Feels and D.A. Stern at The Satellite

LACMA is having a free screening of The Art of More starring Dennis Quaid, Cary Elwes and Christian Cooke who will also be present for a discussion following the film

UCLA School of the Arts & Architecture is having a free party to celebrate the release of Boom: A Journal of California, which “features student and faculty essays and projects from UCLA and Berkeley about Pacific Rim collaborations between architecture, urban studies, and the humanities”. There will be music, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres as well as complimentary copies of the journal.

Run River North are opening for Finish Ticket at the El Rey Theatre

Artists Daniel Kelm and Timothy Ely will be discussing the relevance of alchemy for contemporary artistic practice for The Getty’s lecture The Alchemy of the Handmade Book, which complements the exhibition The Alchemy of Color in Medieval Manuscripts. (free but advanced ticket required)

Friday

Amoeba Hollywood is having a Stranger Things Vinyl Release Party with a trivia contest and free candy (free)

Preoccupations (formerly known as Viet Cong) are playing at The Roxy

Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con begins (running through Sunday) at the Los Angeles Convention Center

As of this writing there are still some tickets left to see M83, Yeasayer, and Tennyson at The Greek Theatre

Roses are playing at The Hi Hat with Post Life and Crystals to celebrate their record release

Blind Pilot are playing an early and a late show at the Teragram Ballroom

Moving Units, L.A. Drones, and Second Still are playing at Complex in Glendale

Saturday

Generacion Suicida are opening for British punk band The Adicts at the El Rey Theatre

FIDLAR are playing with SWMRS and The Frights at the Hollywood Palladium

Highlights of the annual Grand Ave Arts: All Access event include- MOCA Grand Ave providing free admission, as well as a digital installation by Curate LA; Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, Walt Disney Concert Hall and Mark Taper Forum giving free tours; REDCAT having free film screenings; and pop up talks at The Broad (check the site for the full listing of participating venues and programming)

Skylight Books is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with a cocktail party

The Magician is playing at Exchange LA with Slaptop, Le Youth and The Aston Shuffle

Cinefamily is hosting Super Tight, a music/comedy/magic/movie party with films by David O’Reilly and Galen Pehrson, a DJ set by YACHT, live music by Ducktails, comedy by Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher, magic by The Magic Castle and more

Sunday

Thee Oh Sees are playing with Useless Eaters at the El Rey Theatre

In observance of Veterans in the Arts and Humanities Day in Los Angeles County, LACMA will be showing short films created in their Veterans Make Movies program and after the screening, writer, director and veteran Norman Lear will discuss his latest projects (including how he involved veterans in a re-imagining of the sitcom One Day at a Time for Netflix). There will be additional guest speakers and a complimentary wine reception for attendees. (free)

Harmony Holiday is reading her poetry at MOCA Grand Ave (free with museum admission)

Jun 302016
 

Alice Bag Band- Gluttony

The above video is from the Penelope Spheeris’ LA punk documentary The Decline of Western Civilization and features the band’s 1980 performance.

Lead singer and LA native Alice Bag just released her debut self titled album this month and is having a record release party on Saturday 7/2/16 at The Echo with Generacion Suicida and Fatty Cake and the Puff Pasties opening.

For more information on Alice Bag, check out her website or this excellent article from Remezcla.

Jun 302016
 

Alice Bag- Modern Day Virgin Sacrifice

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/30-7/4/16)-

Thursday

LACMA is screening Robert Altman’s rarely shown made for TV film Nightmare in Chicago

Peach Kelli Pop are performing at the Death Valley Girls Album Release Party at the Echoplex

For Excavating the Ten Commandments at the Hammer Museum, artist Daniel R. Smith and Jack Green will be discussing Smith’s contribution to the exhibition Made in LA

Madame Ghandi are performing as part of Hauser Wirth & Schimmel’s After 5 series at the gallery (free with RSVP)

Friday

DJ Nights at The Music Center is curated this week by Money Mark and features the band Very Be Careful and other Cumbia music

The Egyptian Theatre is showing Jaws

Friday-Monday

The Anime Expo is at the Los Angeles Convention Center

Saturday

Punk legend Alice Bag is performing at The Echo for the release of her debut solo album, with Generacion Suicida, and Fatty Cake and the Puff Pastries opening

Coming to America is the outdoor movie at The Autry this week

Bloodboy, Figs Vision and Michael Leier are playing as part of Union Station’s Summer Concerts Kick-Off Night (free)

Sunday

Angel City Brewery is celebrating the 4th a day early with ‘Merica Fest featuring live music and a BBQ

The Rock N Roll Flea Market is on at The Regent Theater and The Love Song Bar is having Boozy Brunch Bingo where you can win concert tickets while you drink bottomless mimosas

Monday (July 4th)

Happy 4th of July!  If you are looking for somewhere to watch fireworks, LAist has the best list of where to see them