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)

Jul 062017
 

The Regrettes- Seashore

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/6-7/9/17)-

Thursday

The Regrettes are playing a free show with The Tracks at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

Art historian Anna Chave will be discussing artist Carl Andre’s work at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (free)

Beach Fossils are playing at the El Rey Theatre with She-Devils and Ablebody

Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival begins tonight and runs until 7/16

Hammer Museum is having a free concert night with musical performances by Grace Mitchell and WARGIRL

Froth, Adult Books, Moaning, and Urgent Care are playing at The Echo

Friday

For the opening of her show at HVW8 Gallery, artist and musician Kilo Kish will be performing (free but RSVP)

The Los Angeles Philharmonic will be performing along with a screening of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban at the Hollywood Bowl (also Saturday)

Grand Performances ‘s performance this Friday is The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse at California Plaza

Fartbarf and Honus Honus are playing with The Manx and Facial at The Echo

Saturday

Reggie Watts is performing for The Getty Museum’s free concert series Saturdays Off the 405, with a DJ set by YACHT

For Play Like A Girl’s female led band night at The Echo– Madame Gandhi, Veronica Bianqui, Le Ra, and Fawns of Love are performing

Street Food Cinema is showing Grease in Griffith Park with live music before the film

HOTT MT, Goon, Draag, Alyeska, and Wolf Woodcock are all playing for the Goon curated Unscene Fest at the Hi Hat (free)

Part Time, Haunted Horses, L.A. Drones!, and Deth Crux are playing at El Cid

Sunday

Renegade Craft Fair returns to LA and this time will take place at Los Angeles Historic Park (also Saturday)

Bob Baker Marionettes are giving a free performance at the Levitt Pavillion in MacArthur Park

Blondie are playing with Garbage and Sky Ferreira at the Hollywood Bowl

Independent Shakespeare Co. continues its performances of Measure for Measure in Griffith Park (also Wed-Saturday)

Jun 292017
 

Sir Sly- Astronaut

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/29-7/3/17)-

Thursday

Sir Sly are playing the El Rey Theatre with PAPA

For MOCA’s free (but RSVP) music night at The Geffen Contemporary location- the bands are Surf Curse, Tacocat and Starcrawler

At MOCA’s Grand Avenue location, photographer Deana Lawson will be discussing the work of Kerry James Marshall for the Artists on Artists series (free)

This week’s free concert at Santa Monica Pier is Lemaitre and Coast Modern

For this week’s Oracle Film Series at The Broad, Claire Denis’ film Beau Travail will be shown along with Rineke Dijkstra’s short Annemiek ($10)

The Hammer Museum has a free screening of Fellini’s Juliet of the Spirits

Bedouine is playing at the Bootleg Theater with CHIMNEY opening

Frankie and the Witch Fingers are opening for The Paranoyds at The Echo

Friday

For the last of the Constitutional Happy Hour programs at The Hammer Museum, the topic is hate speech

For the first DJ Night in Grand Park, Peanut Butter Wolf will be performing along with other DJs he has chosen

Junior Boys, Kilo Kish, How to Dress Well and Chrome Sparks (DJ set) are playing at the Globe Theatre

Ducktails is playing at the Hi Hat with Jimmy Whispers and Martin Frawley

Saturday

Meatbodies and Feels are playing at the Teragram Ballroom

The Districts are playing at the Troubadour with The Spirit of the Beehive and Norwegian Arms opening

The outdoor movie at The Autry in Griffith Park this week is Top Gun

For the first of Chinatown’s Summer Nights there are artisan and culinary presentations, a craft and vintage market, a beer garden, a live music stage and more. Plus there are some excellent art galleries nearby worth checking out.

Matthew Modine and Vincent D’Onofrio will be discussing Full Metal Jacket before its screening at The Egyptian Theatre

Tycho is playing at the Greek Theatre with Todd Terje & The Olsens

Sunday

Deap Vally, Plague Vendor, The Red Pears, Zig Zags, Flat Worms and many more are playing the all day Dirty Penni Fest at The Echo and Echoplex

The Egyptian Theatre is showing Jaws

Street Food Cinema at Los Angeles State Historic Park is showing Fight Club

All Weekend (Friday-Sunday)

The Anime Expo is at the Los Angeles Convention Center (running until 7/4)

626 Night Market returns to Santa Anita Park

Free outdoor Shakespeare performances return to Griffith Park with Measure for Measure

Jun 152017
 

Boys Noize- Mayday (Snowden O.S.T.)

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/15-6/18/17)-

Thursday

Kevin Morby is celebrating his new album at Amoeba Records with a record signing and a live performance

As part of their Oracle Film Series, The Broad is showing Harun Farocki’s A New Product and Drew Goddard’s The Cabin in the Woods

Phoenix, Mac DeMarco and The Lemon Twigs are playing at the Hollywood Bowl

MOCA is starting its summer music series at The Geffen Contemporary location with Teebs, Milo, Josef Leimberg and DJ Nobody (free with RSVP)

There’s a free screening of Ovarian Psychos, a documentary on the all female East LA bike club at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Friday

Boys Noize is performing at Exchange LA with special guest Pilo

For the first of the Getty’s Friday Flights of the summer- Brendan Fernandes is presenting Free Fall 49, a dance performance that honors the victims of the mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, with musician How to Dress Well acting as DJ; guitarists and William Tyler and Noveller are performing; and there will be an installation by artist Sam Rowell (free)

Hammer Museum is celebrating Bloomsday with a staged reading of James Joyce’s only play Exiles, live music by Rattle the Knee, and Guinness on tap (free) and if you get there early you can also check out Constitutional Happy Hour

Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours returns, this time with a birch tree maze, video art installations, DUBLAB DJ sets, live performances and more ($20 online / $30 at the door)

Future, Migos, Tory Lanez, A$AP Ferg and Zoey Dollaz are in concert at The Forum

Saturday

Photographer Steve Schapiro will be at Fahey/Klein Gallery to sign his new book and talk about his civil rights era photos

The Pasadena Chalk Festival is on this weekend and afterwards you can see Chicano Batman performing for KCRW’s Summer Nights at One Colorado (free)

Diversity Speaks is a series of panel discussions at the Kirk Douglas Theater (as part of the LA Film Festival) that will cover topics that include- Transgender Visibility, Asian and Asian American Representation in Film/TV, What it Means to Be Out in Hollywood, and more (free but register)

Cinespia’s outdoor film screening at Hollywood Forever this week is The Usual Suspects

Sunday

Bob Baker Marionette Theater is bringing back performances of The Circus, after 40 years, with restored puppets, backdrops and the original soundtrack

Hollywood Fringe Festival continues with a variety of shows at various theaters (until 6/25)

Angel City Brewery is having a food truck and music fest for Father’s Day

New Move are playing at the Hi Hat with Sister Mantos and David Divad

Redd Kross are playing at The Echo with J.F.A, The Side Eyes, and more

 

 

Jun 082017
 

NVDES- 8A.M.

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/8-6/11/17)-

Thursday

NVDES are opening for Waters at The Roxy

Hammer chief curator Connie Butler will be discussing Marisa Merz’s work at the Hammer, followed by a screening of artist Tacita Dean’s short film of Merz’s husband Mario Merz and a discussion with Dean (free)

At MOCA Grand Avenue, assistant curator Lanka Tattersall will be leading a walk through of Patrick Staff: Weed Killer at 6pm, and at 7pm author S. Løchlann Jain will be discussing Staff’s work and the subject of cancer, which she wrote a book about (free)

So Many Wizards are having celebrating their vinyl release with a performance at The Hi Hat with Roses, Susan, and Trabants

This month’s Downtown Art Walk features a Short Film Fest

Merchandise are playing at The Echo with B Boys and Chasms

Boogarins are playing at the Bootleg Theater with JJUUJJUU

Friday

First Fridays returns to the Natural History Museum with a discussion on LA food with Jonathan Gold, Bricia Lopez, and Josh Kun, and performances by Nick Hakim, Gabriel Garzón-Montano, and Wild Belle

Constitutional Happy Hour at the Hammer Museum is covering the topic of voting rights this week

Hurray for the Riff Raff are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Making Movies

For Raphael Montañez Ortiz’s opening at LAXART he will be performing his Ritual Piano Destruction Concert and Humpty Dumpty Performance

Yoke Lore is opening for Overcoats at The Echo

There’s a free screening of Spike Jonze’s Her at Union Station

Saturday

White Fence is performing at The Getty for their free summer concert series Off the 405

Celebrate Prince by watching Purple Rain in Poinsettia Park

Or you can celebrate the 30th Anniversary of The Princes Bride outside The Autry in Griffith Park

NELA’s Second Saturday Art Gallery Night is a fun way to check out the galleries in Northeast LA

Valley Queen is headlining Play Like a Girl’s night of female led bands at The Echo

Sunday

The Secret City artistic tent revival group is having their first outdoor gathering- with live music, dancers and an LA theme- during the day at Grand Performances

South Londoner Ray BLK is performing at The Roxy with Rayana Jay and Rotana

Saint Pé (of Black Lips and Diamond Rugs) is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Never Young and Vex Ruffin

Ciclavia returns to create car-free streets- this time in Glendale and Atwater Village

All Weekend

It’s LA Pride and there are events from 6/9-6/11 including LGBT Night at Dodger Stadium (Friday), LA Pride Festival in WeHo (Saturday has Chromeo, ILOVEMAKONNEN and Young M.A. among the performers, and Sunday has Brandy and Lil Mo) and this year instead of the traditional parade there will be the Resist March to coincide with the National Equality March for Unity and Pride in Washington DC.

LA Design Festival has design related events happening all over the city from 6/8-6/11 (free and ticketed)

May 252017
 

Sleepy Sun- Seaquest

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/25-5/28/17)-

Thursday

Band of Horses are playing at the Greek Theatre with Frightened Rabbit

At LACMA artist Michael Mandiberg and artist/researcher Lior Zalmanson will discuss “the connection between digital arts and online labor including its recent manifestations: crowdsourcing and the gig economy” (free)

The New Division are playing at Union Nightclub with FYOHNA opening

The Oracle Film Series continues at The Broad with Bruce and Norman Yonemoto’s film Kappa, a collaboration with artist Mike Kelley, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s  Sud Pralad (Tropical Malady)

Pantha du Prince is playing at The Echo with Telefon Tel Aviv and Newman Wolf

No Parents are playing a show at The Hi Hat with C ROY, Dumb Fucks, Enemy and Musty Boyz

Friday

Constitutional Happy Hour returns to the Hammer Museum– the topic this week is immigrant rights

Ab-Soul is playing at the El Rey Theatre

It’s the last of the four part series Subject: Los Angeles at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater. The theme this week is Los Angeles on Shifting Ground and “will examine the city’s habit of erasure, as well as forms of collective recall, through disaster footage, visualizations of local wind patterns, documentation of lost neighborhoods and landmarks, contemporary marketing schemes for “historic downtown,” and a 16mm presentation of Thom Andersen’s GET OUT OF THE CAR (2010), with an introduction from Thom.”

Moaning are playing with Prettiest Eyes and more at The Smell

Wafia is playing at The Echo with Demo Taped opening

Saturday

Sleepy Sun are playing at The Hi Hat to celebrate their new record Private Tales, with Big Search opening

Artists Pippa Garner and Zackary Drucker will be in conversation at Redling Fine Art

The Bowtie Project is hosting Beginnings Marathon,” a performative collage of beginnings and unfinished narratives” with artist Vlatka Horvat.  Bring your favorite book and read aloud from the first page ( it can be from any genre, and in any language) or you can just listen to the performance and enjoy s’mores around the fire pit.

Hitchcock’s North by Northwest is the film this week at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Or you could see Pulp Fiction outside of The Autry

Feminist collective PLAG (Play Like A Girl) is having an all ages, all day, all female and non-binary fronted music event at the Echoplex with Kitten headlining

Sunday

L.A. Zine Fest is at the California Market Center (free)

You can get your Memorial Day beach trip in and enjoy a festival at Fiesta Hermosa, the annual Hermosa Beach event (also Saturday and Monday)

French Vanilla are playing with Peach Kelli Pop, Mommy Long Legs and Rotten Blossom at The Smell

The Lovely Bad Things are playing at The Hi Hat with Wild Wing, The Red Pear, and Joos

 

May 112017
 

Jonathan Coulton- All This Time

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/11-5/14/17)-

Thursday

For their Oracle Film series, The Broad is screening Peggy Ahwesh’s She Puppet and Olivier Assayas’ Demonlover

Playwright Eve Ensler will be discussing intersectional activism with legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw at the Hammer Museum

Downtown LA’s Art Walk theme this month is Zine Nite

Magic Wands, Geneva Jacuzzi, and Glaare are playing at The Hi Hat

Com Truise and Clark are performing at the Regent Theater

Friday

Hammer Museum is having a Constitutional Happy Hour on Fridays in May and June with guided conversations about the Constitution and $5 draft beer and wine. This week’s topic is “Is it possible to constrain Trump under the War Powers Clause?” with Loyola law school professor David Glazier leading the discussion.

PJ Harvey is playing at The Greek Theatre

Subject: Los Angeles returns this week to the Bob Baker Marionette Theater with Los Angeles Lovers as its theme and Angelyne hosting

Author Terry McMillan (How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting To Exhale) is having a talk and book signing at the California African American Museum (free but RSVP)

Rhondavous is happening at Union Nightclub with a long list of DJs that includes Pete Tong, Little Boots and more

Wale is performing at The Novo

Pomo is playing at the Echoplex with Harrison Brome

Saturday

Jonathan Coulton is opening for Aimee Mann at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel

Penny Rimbaud (poet and founder of the anarchist punk band Crass) will be in conversation with Simon Birch and Nigel Daly, and performing later in the evening at The 14th Factory ($30 for the talk/ $40 talk and performance)

Paul McCarthy, Julien Bismuth, and Christian Scheidemann will be discussing Jason Rhoades’ 1999 monolithic installation, Perfect World, at Hauser & Wirth (free but RSVP)

At the Drive-In are back and playing at the Shrine Auditorium with Le Butcherettes opening

Conor Oberst is playing at The Greek Theatre with Julien Baker opening

Sunday

To celebrate Mother’s Day, The Theatre at the Ace Hotel is showing Mommie Dearest or you can see it at the Egyptian Theatre

It’s the second day of Unique LA’s Spring Market ($15 includes entry for both days, drinks and snacks)

The Vacant Lots are playing with Gateway Drugs and The Meeting Places for The Echo’s Part Time Punks night

May 042017
 

Day Wave- Something Here

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/4-5/7/17)-

Thursday

Day Wave is giving a free in-store performance at Amoeba Records with a record signing to follow

Hammer Museum is having a free screening of Do Not Resist, a documentary on the militarization of American police, with a discussion to follow with Black Lives Matter founder Patrisse Cullors

MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson is leading a walk-through of the current Carl Andre exhibition at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (free and free entrance to the museum)

The Stevenson Ranch Davidians are playing a free show at Harvard & Stone

Avec Sans are playing at Resident with Fiona Grey

Friday

To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Hecho in LA: Taco Madness & Micheladas is taking place at La Plaza de Culturas y Artes downtown, with DJs and live art to go along with the food and drink (free and 21+)

LACMA is having a free screening of an episode of the series Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, with a conversation with Bourdain to follow

Chico Mann & Captain Planet, Buyepongo, and QUITAPENAS are performing at the Natural History Museum as part of their First Friday event (and Cinco de Mayo)

The New Beverly is showing a double feature of Terrence Malick’s Badlands and Richard Compton’s Macon County Line

Saturday

Los Angeles Family School is having its daytime Spring Fair 2017 with live music by Moby, The Pop Ups and Freedom Fry

The Eclectic Festival is taking place in Pasadena with an art walk and music that includes OZOMATLI and Irene Diaz (free)

Photographer Robert Herman is giving a lecture at Annenberg Space for Photography on how to self publish a book from start to finish ($15 for lecture only/$50 plus signed book/ $75 book and 20 minute private consultation)

Oddisee and Good Compny are performing at the Regent Theater

The Glitch Mob are playing a DJ set at Exchange LA with Nosaj Thing

Paul Bergmann is headlining a show at The Echo with Bart Davenport and Dimber performing

Sunday

The Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre is having two free site specific dance performance for The 1988 series: Punctuation Station, at Westfield Culver City, and includes a public discussion after (reservation required)

It’s probably a good time to check out the Artists Political Action Network who are having a meeting on Sunday with a voter registration to follow at the American Legion in Highland Park (if you miss this one, meetings are on the first Sunday of every month)

LAXART Executive Director and Curator, Hamza Walker and MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson, will be discussing the Maximalist work of Jason Rhoades at Hauser & Wirth (free but registration recommended)

This is the last night of Feist’s three night visit to the Palace Theatre and at this writing, it’s the only night with pairs of tickets left

Apr 272017
 

FYOHNA- Ghost Heart

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/27-4/30/17)-

Thursday

NE-HI are playing with Moaning and Weird Love at the Bootleg Theater

Hammer Museum is having an Open Projector Night- anyone is welcome to submit a film under 10 minutes, with comedian emcees the Sklar Brothers (free)

Gaz Coombes from Supergrass is playing a solo show at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

Jeff Mcllwain is performing his ambient electronic music as Lusine with Geotic opening at The Echo

Friday

At Bob Baker Marionette Theater this week is Subject: Los Angeles in the Streets, the second of 4 events with archival films, guest presenters, music and puppets- this iteration examines forms of public assembly and artistic intervention in the city

Tonight is the second night of the Magnetic Fields two night concert for their new album 50 Song Memoir (yesterday was 1-25, tonight it is songs 26-50) at UCLA’s Royce Hall

Miracle Legion, formed in 1983, are performing their first show in 20 years at the Echoplex with Noveller opening

The Buttertones are headlining a night of bands at the Hi Hat

Saturday

Brewery Artwalk returns to the complex with artist residents opening their doors to visitors (also Sunday)

Lia Halloran will be discussing her work with writer Jennifer Ouellette, as well as giving a walk through of her exhibition at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles (free)

The Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia, is performing at the Regent Theater

Santa Monica Art Studios is hosting Off the Clock 2017, a one night only reception and exhibition of photography (free)

The Godfather Part II is being shown at the historic Los Angeles Theater with DJs, live music, bars on all five floors, and a photo studio to go with the 1950s theme ($25)

The Shivas are playing with Candace at Resident

The Wedding Present are playing at The Echo with Colleen Green Band opening

Sunday

CAFAM is having their biannual shopping event and you can also check out their current exhibitions for free as well

It’s the second day of the Jackalope Spring Fair in Pasadena with over 150 local artisans (free)

It’s also the second day of Ru Paul’s Drag Con at the Los Angeles Convention Center

FYOHNA is opening for Allie X at the Echoplex

Apr 132017
 

The Buttertones- Sadie’s A Sadist

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/13-4/16/17)-

(*note- this is Easter Weekend and Coachella, so listings are a little more limited this week)

Thursday

The Buttertones are playing a free show at Amoeba Records and the band will be signing their new album Gravedigging after the show

Artist Michael Smith is speaking at the Hammer Museum (free)

Cinefamily is showing the film Somewhere Beautiful with a live set by Avi Buffalo and Andrea Silva (who have songs in the film). The director of the film, Albert Kodagolian, will also be present with the director of the film that inspired him, Atom Egoyan.

Seattle rapper Dave B is performing at The Echo

Writer Annabelle Gurwitch is in conversation with Jonathan Gold at Skylight Books to launch her new collection of essays- Wherever You Go, There They Are

Friday

Subject: Los Angeles is a four night program at The Bob Baker Marionette Theater consisting of “L.A. ephemera featuring archival films, guest presenters, music, and puppets that explore hidden threads of L.A. history”. Tonight is Subject: Los Angeles as Eden which explores the ways L.A.’s image has been presented as a paradise.

LACMA is screening an episode of the CNN original series, United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, titled Immigrants and Refugees, with a discussion with Bell to follow (free)

Julia Jacklin is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Gold Star and Christian Lee Hutson opening

Saturday

Marco Benevento is performing at the Bootleg Theater with Wyndham, and The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers opening

The VRLA (Virtual Reality) Expo 2017 is at the Los Angeles Convention Center with panels, presentations and a chance to check out new games

The Egyptian Theatre is hosting a double feature for their Hollywood Feud: Bette vs Joan series, with All About Eve and Mildred Pierce

Kid Wave is playing with Sudan Archives, Aalok and Hydro Kitten at The Echo

Sunday

The Aero Theatre is showing Bugs Bunny Cartoon Classics, including Easter themed ones, at 2pm with free candy for kids

Later, the Aero is showing Donnie Darko, with director Richard Kelly in person