Nov 022017
 

Hott MT- Tranceforming

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/2-11/5/17)-

Thursday

MOCA Grand Avenue is having a free (but RSVP) music night with DJDS, DJ Frosty, Wyldeflower and Deejay.fm

At The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, architect Liam Young will be discussing artist Adrián Villar Rojas and his current MOCA exhibition (free)

Daniel Johnston is playing at the Orpheum Theatre

Artist Nao Bustamante will be discussing certain works on a walk-through Hammer Museum’s Radical Women exhibit. There will also be music for Latinas Out Loud:Ayer Es Hoy with Sotomayor, Sin Color and Chulita Vinyl Club performing (free)

Ukrainian band DakhaBrakha are playing at The Echo with JJUUJJUU

Friday

Metro Art is screening Agnés Varda’s film Mur Murs at Union Station as part of its series of documentaries about Los Angeles (free)

A Giant Dog are playing with Wild Wing and Chief White Lightning at the Bootleg Theater

The Drums are playing at the Fonda Theatre with Methyl Ethel (also Thursday, and Saturday with Slow Hollows)

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Ian Sweet opening

Yaeji is having an EP release party at El Cid

Saturday

Grand Ave Arts All Access has free admission and events planned all day at many of the cultural institutions located on Grand Ave including MOCA and the LA Opera at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Grand Park still has its altars for Día de los Muertos up until Sunday

Wand are playing at the Hi Hat with Lars Finberg and Olga opening

Self Help Graphics are having a Día De Los Muertos Celebration

“Weird Al “Yankovic, John Stamos, Elle King and more will be singing iconic songs from the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory film as it plays on the Hollywood Bowl movie screen

Dopium.LA is a one night event in Chinatown where artists will create “original pieces to bring the plaza (aka the “Canvas”) to life through mixed media, from sculptures, paintings and photographs to video and light projections” plus music, food and drink (free but register)

Ministry are playing at the Hollywood Palladium with Death Grips opening

Saturday and Sunday

ComplexCon’s two day event has performers that include N.E.R.D., A-Trak, A$AP Ferg, M.I.A., Young Thug, Gucci Mane, D.J.Khaled; as well as panels, an art exhibition, shopping and more

Sunday

Hott MT are opening for Reptaliens and Fawns of Love at the Echoplex

Artist Ellen Gallagher will be in conversation with LACMA curator Christine Y. Kim at Hauser & Wirth, where Gallagher’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles is currently on view (free but register)

Yelle is playing at Resident with Lewis OfMan opening

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

 

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)

Oct 222015
 

Slothrust- 7:30 AM

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/22-10/25/15)-

Thursday

Slothrust is opening for Heartless Bastards at the Fonda Theatre- http://www.goldenvoice.com/#/event/278599

LACMA is hosting Digital Memory and Memorials, a talk with artists Gabriel Barcia-Colombo, Joseph DeLappe and scholar Marita Sturken (free but standby only)- http://www.lacma.org/event/digital-memory-and-memorials

YACHT are performing at the Teragram Ballroom- http://www.teragramballroom.com/event/927083-yacht-los-angeles

John Fleck: Blacktop Highway begins at REDCAT- a one man show with horror themes, just in time for Halloween (running through Sunday)- http://www.redcat.org/event/john-fleck-blacktop-highway

Friday

Brooklyn band Small Black is playing at the Roxy with Painted Palms- http://www.theroxy.com/event/913931-small-black-west-hollywood/

You can watch Guardians of the Galaxy and get some fresh ocean air at the Santa Monica Pier (free)- https://www.facebook.com/events/1489885368002360

Candis Cayne is hosting Le Bal: A One Night Only Drag Extravaganza at the Ace Hotel- http://www.acehotel.com/calendar/losangeles/le-bal

Saturday

Día de Los Muertos at Hollywood Forever claims to be the biggest in the country. This year Lila Downs is headlining, and there will be dance performances, art shows and altars as well as food and drink all around the cemetery to celebrate ($20)-  http://www.ladayofthedead.com/

Grand Ave Arts All Access has several events going on from 10am-5pm including a working orchestra rehearsal of LA Opera’s production of the new opera Moby-Dick, architectural tours of the Broad Museum, free entrance to MOCA  and more- http://grandavearts.tumblr.com/

If you are downtown you can also attend the free Sixth Street Bridge Farewell Festival and Concert with performances by War, Aloe Blacc, and others and a fireworks show at the end to say goodbye to the iconic bridge that will soon be demolished- https://www.facebook.com/events/923096777770808/

Dimond Saints are playing at the El Rey Theatre- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/281565

Hammer Museum is having Hammer Bash to celebrate the opening of two new exhibitions of work by Frances Stark and Lawren Harris. DJs, drinks and food from 8-10 (free)- http://hammer.ucla.edu/hammerbash/

Saturday and Sunday

The Observatory in Santa Ana is hosting the awesome 2-day event Beach Goth 4– bands include The Growlers, Grimes, Die Antwoord, Juicy J, The Drums, FIDLAR, DIIV, Cherry Glazerr, Warpaint, and many, many, more ($100 for both days)- http://www.observatoryoc.com/events/beach-goth-4

Luna are playing at the Teregram Ballroom with Quilt. For Sunday’s show the band will be the performing album Penthouse in its entirety- http://www.teragramballroom.com/event/851763-luna-los-angeles

Sunday

LACMA is having a special screening of Claes Oldenburg’s “Possibly a Special on the Bag” which goes behind the making of his famous giant ice bag (free)-http://www.lacma.org/event/possibly-special-bag

Artist Frances Stark will discuss “the political subtext and artistry” of the film Casa de mi Padre starring Will Ferrell. He will be there along with the director, writer and producer “for a post-screening conversation about the distinctly unfunny
consequences of America’s appetite for drugs, including drug-related violence in Mexico”(free)- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/10/casa-de-mi-padre/