May 182017
 

Miike Snow- My Trigger

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/18-5/21/17)-

Thursday

Greg Tate is giving a free lecture on the work of Kerry James Marshall at MOCA Grand Ave which is also free all day for Art Museum Day

Oliver Stone will be introducing his film Nixon at the Aero Theatre

LACMA is having a free screening of Breakable You, starring Holly Hunter and Alfred Molina, with a conversation with director and writer Andrew Wagner to follow

The Orbiting Human Circus featuring The Music Tapes combines music, stories, games and magic and it’s happening at the Bootleg Theater

Rubblebucket are playing with Sego and Alexander F at the Troubadour

Friday

It’s week two of Hammer Museum’s Constitutional Happy Hour with $5 drinks and discussion of an aspect of the Constitution- this time the topic is LGBT and gender based rights

Downtown Dark Nights returns to L.A. Live with $5 drink and food menus, live painting, a market, music and more (free)

Björk Digital, which includes six Virtual Reality experiences, begins today at the Magic Box at The Reef. Tickets are going fast. ($35 and running until 6/4)

The Jesus and Mary Chain are playing at The Wiltern

Ho99o9 are playing with Injury Reserve and The Bots at the Echoplex

Saturday

KCRW is hosting the art, music and food event Skyline at L.A. Historic Park with Miike Snow, Duke Dumont, Lido, Eden, MICHL, and Elohim performing

Off the 405, The Getty’s free music night, is back for the next few Saturdays- this week Nite Jewel is performing

KROQ is having its Weenie Roast y Fiesta 2017 at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, with Lorde, Imagine Dragons, Cage the Elephant, Lana del Ray and more performing

There are still tickets left for Ceremony’s early show with Cold Beat and Initiate at The Echo (part of their three day residency)

Sunday

It’s Museums of the Arroyo Day during which The Gamble House, Heritage Square, L.A. Police Museum, Lummis Home, Pasadena Museum of History, and The Autry are all free from noon to 5pm

It’s the second day of The Beverly Hills Art Show – a nice free way to spend the day outside checking out art

DIIV is playing at the Regent Theater with The Paranoyds and Tashaki Miyaki opening

Tonight is the second night U2 are playing at the Rosebowl to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Joshua Tree album with The Lumineers opening

Inhalt, Kontravoid, and Boan are bringing their retro electronic sounds to Part Time Punks night at the Echoplex

 

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.