Nov 292018
 

Molly Nilsson- Days of Dust

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/29-12/2/18)-

Thursday

Tennis System are opening for El Ten Eleven at the Teragram Ballroom

LACMA is hosting a free screening of the 1949 film Caught, featuring a character based on Howard Hughes. The event includes a post screening conversation with Karina Longworth and Edgar Wright, and a book signing of Seduction: Sex, Lies and Stardom in Howard Hughes’s Hollywood

Union Station is having its Annual Tree Lighting and Cocoa Concert (free and indoors due to the rain)

California hip-hop collective BROCKHAMPTON are performing at the Shrine Expo Hall

SWIMM and Mating Ritual are playing at the Bootleg Theater

 

Friday

Molly Nilsson is playing at Zebulon with Patience and Paige Emery opening

Starting today and running until Sunday at The Theatre at Ace Hotel is HYPERSPECTIVE, a “free immersive film festival experience” in a 360 degree dome theater that include short and long-format immersive films

Spendtime Palace are playing with Pinky Pinky and The Brazen Youth at the Bootleg Theater

Doe Paoro and Springtime Carnivore are playing at the Lodge Room

Death Valley Girls are playing at The Echo with Salt Lick, Secret Stare and Adult Parts opening

 

Saturday

For Day With(out) Art 2018, Hammer Museum will be screening the hour long video program Alternate Endings, Activist Risings which highlights the impact of art in AIDS activism through short videos commissioned from community organizations and collectives

Justus Proffit and Jay Som will be performing songs from their recent collaboration at the Moroccan Lounge with Fime and Nikolas Escudero opening

Grand Central Market is hosting it’s Fifth Annual Holiday Marketplace (also on Sunday)

Union Station is also having a holiday marketplace which includes a performance by The Bob Baker Marionette Theater

Milagres are playing at The Echo

Tomberlin is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Christian Lee Hutson opening

 

Sunday

Hauser & Wirth is hosting a Holiday Market showcasing LA based makers, nonprofits, and performers (also on Saturday)

The East Los Angeles Christmas Parade is taking place, starting at noon on Whittier Blvd

Photographer Luther Gerlach will be at The Getty to demonstrate how to make wet plate collodion negatives, ambrotypes and tintypes (free)

Celebrate Hanukkah at Skirball Cultural Center with musical performances, workshops and storytelling

Zebulon is hosting a free screening of Elia Kazan’s film Splendor in the Grass, with an introduction to the film by Natasha Gregson Wagner (actress Natalie Wood’s daughter) and film scholar Jim Hosney

Artist Ed Templeton will be signing his new book at Arcana

CicLAvia is back and shutting down streets to traffic in Chinatown, Boyle Heights and DTLA

Nov 162018
 

Lens Mozer- Cut My Heart In Two

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/15-11/18/18)-

Thursday

Damien Echols, who was famously part of the West Memphis Three, will be discussing his book with Natalie Maines (of the Dixie Chicks) at the Regent Theater ($32 includes signed book)

There’s a California Fire Relief Benefit happening at the Echoplex with DJ sets by Twin Shadow, Local Natives, and Baio ($10 with all proceeds going to California Fire Relief organizations)

Hauser & Wirth is having a free screening of Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf. The landscape designer is known for designing public works for the High Line in NYC and the Lurie Garden in Chicago’s Millenium Park

Poet Mary Ruefle will be reading from her work at Hammer Museum

The Helio Sequence are playing at the Lodge Room with Strawberry Mountain opening

The Broad’s feminist Latinx performance series En Cuatro Patas continues tonight with performances byNao Bustamante, Gina Osterioh, and Dorian Wood

 

Friday

Lens Mozer is opening for Papercuts with L.A. Takedown at the Bootleg Theater

ICA LA is hosting their happy hour Art Buzz with a tour of This Has No Name by B. Wurtz, led by curator Jamillah James and Director of Learning and Engagement Asuka Hisa, plus drinks and light refreshments

Cones and Asian She are opening for The Dig at the Moroccan Lounge

David Sedaris will be performing at Royce Hall

 

Saturday

Disprove the myth that nobody walks in LA with the Great Los Angeles Walk which starts downtown at Pershing Square and this year will take Sixth Street for part of the route, eventually ending at the ocean in Santa Monica

Joywave and Sir Sly are playing at the Fonda Theatre

Gabba Gallery’s signature affordable art show Wish List returns and the reception is tonight- no RSVP necessary

Odd Ark is hosting a party for art magazine Carla with a performance by SheKhan, DJs, drinks, and you can check out work by Lauren Satlowski

Creature Feature Festival is happening at The Hi Hat with Young Creatures, Sugar Candy Mountain, The Blank Tapes and more

The Living Strange, Velour Afternoon, Dancing Tongues and Canto will be playing at The Factory

 

Saturday and Sunday

Start your holiday shopping at the Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair which returns to Old Pasadena for two days from 10am-4pm

 

Sunday

lucky dragons will perform a durational piece of music in conjunction with Calder:Nonspace at Hauser & Wirth (free but register)

Artists Patrick Martinez and Anna Sew Hoy will be discussing their work and Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (free) and while there check out the Barnsdall Art & Craft Fair will also be taking place in the park

Photographer Luther Gerlach will demonstrate how to make wet plate collodion negatives, ambrotypes and tintypes at the Getty Center and you can see the photography exhibition Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossing (free)

Artist Sherin Guirguis and curator Holly Jerger will be giving a tour and discussing the exhibition Of Thorns and Love at the Craft & Folk Art Museum (free but RSVP)

Blockhead, Yppah and Arms and Sleepers are performing at the Teragram Ballroom

Tomemitsu is opening for Steady Holiday at the Bootleg Theater

 

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 162016
 

Mashrou’ Leila- Maghawir (acoustic for NPR’s Tiny Desk)

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/16-6/19/16)-

Thursday

After 5 has singer songwriter Sara Lov performing as part of gallery Hauser Wirth & Schimmel‘s weekly series. Photographer Robert Cumming will be signing his book The Difficulties of Nonsense at the bookstore there as well.

The Pharcyde are playing a $5 show at The Novo

Hammer Museum is hosting a Bloomsday celebration with dramatic readings of James Joyce’s Ulysses, live songs, live music, and Guiness on tap in the courtyard (free)

Sepalcure is playing at the Echoplex

Mavis Staples is opening for Bob Dylan at The Shrine Auditorium

Thursday-Sunday (until 7/31)

Materials & Applications is hosting TURF: A Mini-Golf Project in which  a corner lot in Echo Park is transformed into a functional mini-golf course with obstacles created by architects, designers and artists who won its 2015 competition “to design a single architectural obstacle that investigates a contemporary Los Angeles condition”

Friday

Mashrou’ Leila are playing a free show as part of Grand Performances at the California Plaza

The Music Center’s late night event Sleepless returns with a special hip-hop edition- DJ’s , dance crews, roller skating, live graffiti painting ($30 tickets go on sale Friday 6/17 at 10 am)

Toots and The Maytals are playing at The Fonda

Jaill are playing at The Blindspot Project with Warbly Jets

The Odd Market is back at The Autry with live music, food and crafts (free)

Saturday

Moses Sumney is performing a free show at the Getty Center for Saturdays Off the 405

Cults, Wavves, Allah-Las and more are playing Sunstock Solar Festival at The Autry with all profits used to install solar power for Kids Cancer Connection ($20)

The first of Chinatown’s Summer Nights has performances, DJs, vendors, a beer garden, and a list of bands performing that includes The Lonely Wild (free)

Sunday

Mrs. Magician are playing with Junk, and GRMLN at the Hi Hat

The Pasadena Chalk Festival is back to transform Paseo Colorado (also on Saturday)

Hibou, So Many Wizards, and Nic Hessler are playing at The Echo

Jun 182015
 

Cayucas- Cayucos

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/18-6/21/15)-

Thursday

The Art of Melrose is a series of themed events taking place on the third Thursday of the month this summer, from Fairfax to Highland on Melrose with a focus on a three block section. This time for Focus on Fashion it will be Gardner, Martel and Fuller and the businesses will be offering everything from discounts and gifts with purchase to free food and drink  – https://www.facebook.com/events/859366760820083/

Cornerstone Theater Company is performing California:The Tempest based on Shakespeare’s play, for free in Grand Park (through the 20th)- http://grandparkla.org/event/shakespeare-in-grand-park/

Venice Art Crawl has art events, music, entertainment and local business discounts – http://www.veniceartcrawl.com/

Friday

The Gas Lamp Killer Experience is the DJ/Producer playing with a 10 piece band-FREE as part of Grand Performances summer program at California Plaza- http://www.grandperformances.org/gaslamp-killer

Fever the Ghost, Fartbarf, and Harriet Brown are playing at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/827025-fever-ghost-los-angeles/

Surfer Blood are playing with Gothic Tropic at the Troubadour- http://www.troubadour.com/event/838397-surfer-blood-los-angeles/

The Container Yard is celebrating its one year anniversary party with a party that will include music, art and food trucks ($5 with a portion of the proceeds going to Self Help Graphics)- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tcy-1-year-anniversary-tickets-17220655444

Jonathan Richman is at the El Rey Theater- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/278791

Saturday

Cayucas are playing a free show at One Colorado in Pasadena for KCRW’s Summer Nights- http://summernights.kcrw.com/events/2015/6/20/kcrw-summer-nights

Nearby is the Pasadena Chalk Festival at Paseo Colorado which features some incredible sidewalk murals (also on Sunday)- http://www.pasadenachalkfestival.com/

The band for Saturdays off the 405 at the Getty Center is Shannon and the Clams (free/ parking at the center after 5 is $10)- http://www.getty.edu/visit/cal/events/ev_480.html

Culver City’s Summer Crawl includes a free figure sketching class at Graphaids, discounts at some of the local businesses and other events in the area while you check out the art galleries- several shows are opening that night as well- http://culvercityartsdistrict.com/summer-crawl-2015/

Sunday

Underworld and Jungle are at the Hollywood Bowl- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/underworld-jungle/2015-06-21

All weekend and through the end of the month is The Hollywood Fringe Festival which has a VERY extensive list of programming (over 250 shows!)- http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/

Nov 012013
 

tabledead

(photo above of Dia de Los Muertos @ Hollywood Forever- 2012)

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend-

Also, the following museums are free all weekend with a Bank America card: LACMA, Hammer, Skirball Cultural Center, Discovery Science Center, and Autry National Center.