Aug 242017
 

The Mynabirds- Velveteen

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/24-8/27/17)-

Thursday

Tobacco are playing at the Teragram Ballroom

Tonight for the second part of Paul McCarthy’s free film series at Hauser & Wirth to accompany his current exhibition, the gallery is screening Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Whity in the courtyard

Writers Ernest Hardy and Tisa Bryant will be discussing film, television, music, social media, and news in relation to “black representations of depression and distress, remedies and healing, and the resilience of joy in black life and culture” at the Hammer Museum.  (free)

LPX (of MS MR) is playing with Monogem and Tulpa & Blankts at The Echo

Friday

The Mynabirds are playing with Winter and Umm at the Bootleg Theater

Friday Flights returns to the Getty with a performances by -Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle and Tyler Matthew Oyer with live music accompaniment by The Kevin Robinson Ensemble (KREation); visual and sound artist Scott Benzel; and a performance by psych-rock band Psychic Ills (free)

Artbook at Hauser & Wirth is hosting Out of the Hat, a reading series “where various artists, writers, dancers, poets, and theoreticians will share—and be called—to the stage through an old adage of chance: the pulling of names out of a hat”. This weeks lineup is- Evan Burrows, Michael Kennedy Costa, Simone Forti, Michael Ned Holte and Matias Viegener.

Susan is opening for Guantanamo Baywatch at The Echo

For Bored To Death’s ‘Zine Release Party at hm157, Magic Wands, POW!, Future Shoxxx, and Deaf Dance will be performing

Saturday

homeLA returns with its house specific dance performances- this time there are three, taking place at a home in Larchmont

For August’s Summer Happenings at The Broad, bands A Place to Bury Strangers and Xiu Xiu will be playing; performance artist Linda Mary Montano will offer “healings and blessings”; Keijaun Thomas will perform his work, Distance is not Separation; and the third floor galleries will feature “a Xenolalia room – the Christian missionary spirit gift or ability to speak in an unlearned language – with poets Raquel Gutiérrez, Elliot Reed and Lisa Teasley, and musicians Gabie Strong, Pauline Gloss and David Harrow”. ($25 advance / $30 at the door)

For the last of the DJ Nights in Grand Park– The Gaslamp Killer will be joined by DJs Computer Jay and C Minus for a night of rock songs

Saturdays Off the 405, the Getty’s free music night, returns with Savoy Motel

LA Weekly’s Artopia event is taking place at Union Station ($30+)

Art, music and comedy converge for Supertight at the Bootleg Theater with performances by Maria Bamford, Rodrigo Amarante and more

Brian Ferry will be performing with an orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl

Potty Mouth, Colleen Green, Ramonda Hammer, and Pouty are playing at the Teragram Ballroom

Quitapenas are playing a free show at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

Sunday

No Age is headlining a night of bands including Sun Araw at The Smell

The Independent Shakespeare Company is performing The Two Gentlemen of Verona free in Griffith Park (also Friday and Saturday)

Sammus, Fat Tony, and Amindi K. Fro$t are playing at Junior High

The Tissues, Burning Palms, ExSage and more are playing Clairvoid Fest at the Bootleg Theater

The Prids are playing at the Echoplex with Fotoform, Glaare, and Charm

Jul 132017
 

My Goodness- Islands

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/13-7/16)-

Thursday

My Goodness are playing at Resident with Al Lover

LSD & The Search for God are headlining the Mad Alchemy Liquid Lighting Tour at the Bootleg Theater with a list of bands that includes The Stevenson Ranch Davidians, Jesus Sons and Dream Phases

Hammer Museum’s music night Rebel Rebel continues this week with Niia and SPELLES (free)

LACMA is screening an episode of Preacher that includes a conversation with writers/executive producers Sam Catlin, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg (free)

MOCA Grand Avenue and the Los Angeles Filmforum are showing Alexandra Cuesta’s film Territorio, an experimental film about the people of Ecuador, with Cuesta present for the screening ($15)

Sextile, Flat Worms, Crush, and Glaare are playing at Zebulon

Friday

Getty Museum’s Friday Flights program includes artist Molly Surno presenting We of Me, a performance featuring Brian Chase of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs; LA artist collective Institute for New Feeling presenting a site specific project, and there will be music by Sun Araw

Lonely Hearts Ball at the Teragram Ballroom has Pity Party, The Red Pears, Jurassic Shark, and The Beach Bums playing

Natural History Museum’s Summer Nights in the Garden returns with cocktails, music, science and nature activities, and more (free)

For tonight’s part of Nonplussed Fest at Zebulon, Pink Mountaintops will be playing with Joe Cardamone and Annie Hardy opening

DJ Nights returns to Grand Park, this time curated by Monalisa (free)

Saturday

The Agenda Festival is happening in Long Beach with pop up shops, art installations, panel discussions and performances by Tyler the Creator, Ludacris and more

KP Projects is having an opening reception for their exhibition of Vivian Maier photographs (RSVP essential)

Dead Heavens are playing at Resident with ÆGES

The outdoor movie in Griffith Park near the Autry Museum this week is The Sandlot

Nonplussed Fest at Zebulon continues with HOTT MT and Vinyl Williams

Palm are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Palberta and Shit Giver

Sunday

Artist Sam Durant will be in conversation with Timothy Phillips of Beyond Conflict at Art Catalogues at LACMA, with a book signing to follow (free)

The Lotus Festival returns to Echo Park Lake with Bangladesh as the host country this year and activities that include a dragon boat race, music, performances and more (free, also on Saturday)

The Rock N Roll Flea Market returns to The Regent Theater (free)

Independent Shakespeare Co.’s version of Measure for Measure is on at Griffith Park (free, Wed.-Sunday 7/23)

Dec 152016
 

Tennis System- Here We Go

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/15-12/18/16)

Thursday

Tennis System are playing at Non Plus Ultra with Gateway Drugs and Second Still

LACMA is having a free screening of As You Are which includes a conversation with writer and director Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, actor Owen Campbell, producer Brent Stiefel, and producer Justin Lothrop

The Bootleg Theater is having a benefit for the victims of the Ghost Ship fire with bands Sextile, Everyone is Dirty, TV Heads and Psychic Jiu Jitsu

Friday

The Music Center is having a free Holiday Sing-a-Long with lyric sheets provided and a live accompaniment

The Glow Battle Tour is taking place in Pershing Square- it’s free to attend but they are selling 6 color glow swords for $10 with part of the proceeds going to the victims of the Oakland Ghost Ship Warehouse fire

Alamo Drafthouse and Non Plus Ultra are having a two day event featuring the L.A. premiere of Goodnight Brooklyn, a documentary on the now closed Brooklyn venue Death By Audio. Tonight includes “L.A. DIY State of The Union” a Q&A panel with Jim Smith (The Smell), Pauline Lay (Pehrspace), Sean Carnage (Pehrspace, Il Corral), Max Baumgarten (Basic Flowers), Randy Randall (No Age), Matt Conboy (director, Goodnight Brooklyn) and more.

Echo Park Film Center is hosting the Nihilist International Film Festival

The Dandy Warhols are playing at the Fonda Theatre with Telegram and Warbly Jets

Saturday

James Supercave are playing with SWIMM at the Troubadour

There is a murder mystery/ scavenger hunt at the Getty Museum ($22 per person with recommended teams of 3+)

Hammer Museum is hosting a program by Antena and Libros Antena Books titled Recycled Language. It includes a cartonera book making workshop followed by poetry readings in Spanish and English (free)

The second part of Non Plus Utra’s event (see Friday’s listing) includes a screening of Goodnight Brooklyn, filmmaker Q&A, and live sets by Flat Worms and CFM

Echo Park Film Center is having a free screening of It’s A Wonderful Life

Kim and the Created are playing with The Paranoyds, Sadgirl, and Espresso at the Teragram Ballroom

Sunday

Michéle Lamy will be discussing the her husband Rick Owens’ new furniture exhibition (currently at MOCA Pacific Design Center) with Helen Molesworth at the West Hollywood Council Chambers (free)

The Joey Altruda Trio are playing a tribute to A Charlie Brown Christmas for Grand Performances (free)

Peach Kelli Pop, French Vanilla, Post-Life, Janelane, and Mo Dotti are playing a show at The Smell

The Depressed Cake Shop is having a bake sale at The Hive Gallery to benefit the Los Angeles LGBT Center

Girl Tears are opening for Ghost Noise at Union Nightclub

 

May 282015
 

Diarrhea Planet- Platinum Girls

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/28-5/31)-

Thursday

The Hammer is having its Open Projector Night (free)- http://hammer.ucla.edu/open-projector-night/

Photographer Sally Mann is speaking to David Ulin at The Attic in Hollywood- tickets are $38 and include her book- http://booksoup.com/sally-mann-2015?utm_source=Sally+Mann+at+The+Attic%2C+Hollywood&utm_campaign=Sally+Mann+%40+The+Attic&utm_medium=email

ACME Gallery is hosting a launch party for Merkel Magazine- The Pit Gallery’s artist book- https://www.facebook.com/events/351393175056345/

King Tuff is playing the Del Monte Speakeasy (basement of Townhouse in Venice) for $3- RSVP here- https://www.redbullsoundselect.com/events/2015/05/red-bull-sound-select-presents-los-angeles

Robert DeLong is playing for free at Lure in Hollywood – http://www.eventbrite.com/e/lexus-pop-up-concert-series-powered-by-pandora-featuring-robert-delong-tickets-16085192243

Friday

Diarrhrea Planet are at the Echo with Lovely Bad Things and Left & Right- http://www.theecho.com/event/788449-diarrhea-planet-los-angeles/

The Getty’s Friday Night Flights continues with Total Freedom (Ashland Mines who co-produced the party Wildness with Wu Tsang)- http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/performances/friday_flights.html

Sea Lions are playing at Ham and Eggs Tavern with Fungi Girls for $5 – https://www.facebook.com/hamandeggswine

Friday- Sunday

It’s a big weekend for design with Dwell on Design back at the LA Convention Center- http://www.dwellondesign.com/ and the Los Angeles Design Festival which has events around the city http://www.ladesignfestival.org/events-current/

Saturday

There is a closing party for A+D Museum’s exhibition Beyond Graffiti 2 and it is the last day at its current location on Wilshire. – http://aplusd.org/exhibitions-past/beyond-graffiti-2

It’s Atlas Obscura Day and all around the world are events celebrating “curious places“ – http://www.atlasobscura.com/obscuraday2015

LAMAG in Barnsdall Park is having an artist talk with Harold Greene, Alan Nakagawa, Baumgartner + Uriu (B +U) who are in the current exhibition- http://www.barnsdall.org/2015/04/18/cola-2015/?utm_source=May+11+Newsletter&utm_campaign=May+11+Newsletter&utm_medium=email

Spoon are at the Wiltern- http://www.wiltern.com/events/eventdetail/?viewNav=/eventdetail&eventId=09004E42A3DE372B&oid=0

Wire are playing at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/784065-wire-los-angeles/

Sunday

The biannual vintage design marketplace Downtown Modernism is today ($5) – http://downtownmodernism.com/

CicLAvia is in Pasadena this time- http://www.ciclavia.org/

Jan 042014
 

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Arthur Rothstein- Gee’s Bend, Alabama (Artelia Bendolph)

At the Window: The Photographer’s View is also at the Getty Museum until 1/5. It showcases various famous photographers (including Gregory Crewdson, Éugéne Atget, Walker Evans, Shizuka Yokomizo and Uta Barth, among many others) who used windows as their framing device.

Jan 042014
 

 

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Images from Abelardo Morell: The Universe Next Door 

Morell’s camera obscura images are incredible. His current show at The Getty Museum closes this weekend (1/5).  The Getty site provides a lot of information about his process and his other works in the show.

If you miss this, he also has a show at Rose Gallery in Bergamot station until 1/18.