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 132016
 

The Lemon Twigs- These Words

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/13-10/16/16)-

Thursday

The Lemon Twigs are having a free in-store performance at Amoeba Hollywood to celebrate the release of their new album Do Hollywood. If you purchase the album you also get a free 7″ both of which they will be signing afterwards.

Author, musician and producer Greg Tate will be discussing visionary black aesthetics and politics in 21st-century America with artist Sanford Biggers at the Hammer Museum

Temples are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Triptides

The High Five Art Launch Party is happening at The Autry and includes after-hours access to the museum, rides on the ferris wheel, a free California themed tote and a chance to meet the artists and designers who who participated in the 2016 High Five Art Contest ($5 admission)

TOBACCO is playing with Odonis Odonis at the Echoplex

This month’s Downtown LA Artwalk is focusing on the artists who contribute to Smile South Central

The Helio Sequence are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Genders

Friday

LACMA is hosting a free screening of By Sidney Lumet, Nancy Buirski’s documentary film about the director, with a discussion with Buirski and guests to follow

Gavlak Gallery is hosting Feminist Friday, a “casual but directed conversation about contemporary issues related to feminism”.  It is also a good opportunity to check out Marnie Weber and Betty Tompkins’ coinciding exhibitions.

The Theatre at the Ace Hotel is getting in the Halloween spirit with a screening of Carrie and a prom-themed after party, all proceeds will benefit weSPARK’s cancer support programs.

Allison Crutchfield and The Fizz are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Radiator Hospital and Ovlov

Friday-Sunday

Machine Project is having an underwater art show at the Annenberg Community Beach house. You can check out the work from above the pool but the best viewing will be by reserving a ticket for the times available (free) and getting into the water with goggles.

Saturday

Danny Brown is performing at The Fonda Theatre and a free download of his new album, Atrocity Exhibition, is included with the ticket

Electric Dusk Drive-In’s horror films for Halloween continue this week with Poltergeist

RJD2 is playing a $5 show at The Novo with Daddy Kev

Saturday and Sunday

Found LA is offering a series of free tours at religious centers and places of worship in different neighborhoods around the city- you can register for more than one but registration is required.

The Beverly Hills Art Show is a nice way to be outdoors and check out the work of over 240 artists (free)

Sunday

Artist Mickalene Thomas and MOCA Curatorial Assistant Rebecca Matalon will be in conversation regarding Thomas’ current MOCA Grand Ave exhibition- Mickalene Thomas: Do I Look Like a Lady? at 12:30 pm and at 3pm MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson will be speaking with artist R. H. Quaytman about her exhibition- R. H. Quaytman, Morning: Chapter 30. (free with museum admission)

Black Marble are playing the Echoplex’s Part Time Punks night

There are still a few seats left for the Glass Animals show at The Greek Theatre

CicLAvia’s route is the “Heart of LA” this time- closing streets to traffic in Boyle Heights, Chinatown, and DTLA

*A bit further afield*

This weekend (Friday-Sunday) is the Desert Daze festival at The Institute for Mental Physics in Joshua Tree. There are a lot of great bands playing including Deerhunter, Temples, Washed Out, Thee Oh Sees, The Raveonettes, Cherry Glazerr, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Television, La Luz, White Fence and more. You can buy single day passes or stay the weekend and camp.

 

Sep 242015
 

Glass Animals- Hazey

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/24-9/9/27/15)-

Thursday

Pop Up Magazine is an evening of music, true stories, photography, documentary film,radio, and more presented live onstage at the Ace Hotel Theater and sponsored by LA TImes California Sunday Magazine- https://www.acehotel.com/calendar/losangeles/pop-up

Echo Park Film Center is showing The Exiles, a film about young Native Americans in Bunker Hill in the late 1950s, at Union Station (free)http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/events/epfc-filmcicle-and-metro-present-the-exiles-at-union-station/

Cut Chemist are playing in Venice at the Del Monte Speakeasy for $3 if you RSVP with Redbull Sound Select- https://www.redbullsoundselect.com/events/2015/09/red-bull-sound-select-presents-los-angeles

OOFJ are headlining a show at Arts At Play II- http://www.ticketfly.com/event/921367-oofj-muna-sahy-uhns-los-angeles/

Friday

Glass Animals are playing at the Wiltern- http://www.wiltern.com/events/eventdetail/?viewNav=/eventdetail eventId=09004EA4D62942D6&oid=0

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, of Throbbing Gristle (who is also performing on Saturday), will be speaking with writer Simon Reynolds at the Hammer Museum (free)- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/09/genesis-breyer-p-orridge-simon-reynolds/

The Rooftop Film Experience is showing Pulp Fiction on the roof of the Montalban Theater in Hollywood. $17 gets you a chair, headphones and blanket (although that last item will probably not be necessary)- http://www.timeout.com/newyork/shop/sept-pulp-fiction-1994

Mew are playing with The Dodos at the Fonda Theatre- http://www.goldenvoice.com/#/event/279569

Saturday

Museum Day Live!, hosted by the Smithsonian Magazine offers free admission to several museums around the country with a ticket. In Los Angeles The Grammy Museum, Museum of Latin American Art, Autry Muesum, and more are included (sign up for your ticket)- http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/

Titus Andronicus are playing a free “stripped down, intimate, brunch set” at Permanent Records at noon before their sold out Roxy show- https://www.facebook.com/events/967128923310334/

Tarfest is back at the La Brea Tarpits with bands, performances and live painting by artists including Greg “Craola” Simkins (free)- http://www.launchla.org/tarfest/

Chinatown’s 77th Annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival has a moon viewing (with telescopes from Griffith Park Observatory), artisans, cooking demos, food trucks, a beer garden and bands including Funeral Party- http://www.chinatownla.com/calendar.php?eventcategoryId=4&date=2015-09-26&eventId=331

Shamir is performing at the El Rey Theatre- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/280664

Saturday and Sunday

ALL THE INSTRUMENTS AGREE: an exhibition or a concert is “back-to-back live performances by local, national, and international sound artists, music collectives, art bands, and visual artists whose practices extend to the production of sound” alternating between two outdoor stages in the Hammer courtyard. Participating artists include industrial music pioneer Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Cairo-based artist Hassan Khan, whose live-mixed multi-track work Taraban will be performed for the first time in the U.S.; and GLITTERBUST, a new project by Kim Gordon and Alex Knost- http://hammer.ucla.edu/instruments/

Two events at Watts Towers- The 34th Annual Watts Towers Day of the Drum Festival (Saturday) & The 39th Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival (Sunday) with food, vendors and activities as well as the musical performances (free)- http://www.wattstowers.org/#!events/c1rvj

Sunday

A supermoon full eclipse is happening tonight (not to happen again until 2033) and Griffith Park is hosting a viewing party with live piano music- http://www.griffithobservatory.org/events/Lunar_Eclipse_September_2015.html

Or you could check out the eclipse in Frogtown at the Bowtie Project on the LA River while picnicking, eating s’mores (provided) and listening to “slightly spooky stories” at Reading By Moonrise. Telescopes will also be provided ($5)https://www.facebook.com/events/446412388871682/

Gehry and Art: Irving Lavin and Frank Gehry in Conversation at LACMA is sold out but there will be a standby line starting at 12pm (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/lavin-and-gehry

Abbot Kinney’s annual festival is on- http://www.abbotkinney.org/

As of today there are still seats at the Hollywood Bowl for the Grace Jones and Future Islands show- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/grace-jones-future-islands/2015-09-27

Oct 022014
 

Slow Club- Beginners

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/2-10/5)-

Thursday

Mark Mothersbaugh is speaking at MOCA Grand Avenue with Adam Lerner, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. He will be discussing his art and music before DEVO through his present day work, which includes being a composer for film and television (he most recently did the original score for The LEGO Movie). He will also be signing his new book Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia. Admission is free to this event and to the museum where Andy Warhol’s Shadows is currently on display- http://edu.moca.org/calendar/2014-10-02

LACMA is screening Aberdeen, the newest film from Hong Kong director Ho-cheung Pang (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/aberdeen

Friday

Bombay Bicycle Club are playing The Wiltern with Milo Greene- http://www.thewiltern.net/events/bombay-bicycle-club-milo-greene/

Blitzen Trapper are at The Troubadour- http://www.troubadour.com/event/648763-blitzen-trapper-los-angeles/

LA Live is doing Dark Nights again- $5 food and drink specials at several restaurants, $5 parking and free entertainment (musicians and artists) from 5-9pm- http://www.lalive.com/events/la-live/detail/dark-nights-at-la-live-1

Baauer, Boyz Noise and Spank Rock are at Club Nokia- http://www.clubnokia.com/events/detail/252893

DJ Shadow with Cut Chemist at the Hollywood Palladium- http://www.thehollywoodpalladium.com/events/dj-shadow-the-renegades-of-rhythm-tour/#.VCzZIedfnU4

Saturday

It’s the last of MOCA’s Step and Repeat nights- this one features Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Neil Hamburger, Heather Lawless, and more- http://mocastepandrepeat.tumblr.com/

Slow Club are at The Echo with Roses- http://www.theecho.com/event/605789-slow-club-los-angeles/

Barnsdall Art Park is having outdoor movie nights on the lawn of the Hollyhock House.  This week it’s Rock ‘n’ Roll High School starring The Ramones. It’s $10 for the movie, $25 if you want to add 3 drinks (beer and wine)- http://www.barnsdall.org/event/barnsdall-movie-nights-2014-10-04/

Glass Animals are playing a free show at Origami Vinyl at 1pm before their sold out show at the Troubadour- http://origamimusic.blogspot.com/

Stromae at The Fonda- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/250601

Sunday

The Drums are at the Mayan Theater for their new album Encyclopedia- http://www.ticketmaster.com/The-Drums-tickets/artist/1364866?tm_link=edp_Artist_Name

Dr. Christine Mullen Kreamer, curator of African Cosmos: Stellar Arts, is giving a lecture on “the historical legacy of African cultural astronomy and its intersection with both traditional and contemporary African arts”- http://www.lacma.org/event/talk-african-cosmos

Ciclavia is back this Sunday creating car free streets from Echo Park to Downtown to East LA- http://www.ciclavia.org/events/687/heart-of-la/924/about