Aug 102017
 

alt-J- Dead Crush

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/10-8/13/17)-

Thursday

alt-J are playing at The Shrine Auditorium with Bishop Briggs and SOHN opening

East London rapper Jay Prince is performing at The Roxy

Downtown LA Artwalk returns, this time with a two-part photography series by artist Carol Cirillo Stanley highlighted

Grand Performances has 9066::13769 (Executive Orders that Exclude)– “an evening of films and live art addressing controversial executive orders, from those resulting in the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII to current threats aimed at Muslim Americans.”(free)

Mon Laferte is performing at the free Twilight Concert Series at Santa Monica Pier this week, with Buscabulla opening

Friday

FIGat7th’s free Downtown Festival returns with Hanni El Khatib performing

Tracy Bryant is playing at The Echo with Matt Lamkin and the Confirmations, Vanilla, and Smokescreens opening

As part of Sundance Next Fest at The Theatre at Ace Hotel comedian Kate Berlant will be hosting a screening of the film Lemon followed by a performance by Lizzo

Hans Zimmer will be performing his first concert series in the US at The Shrine Auditorium which will include many of his movie scores

Summer Nights in the Garden, Natural History Museums’ free evening event returns with lectures, activities, cocktails, and DJs

Vaud & the Villains are an 18 piece orchestra/cabaret show and they are performing for free at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

Saturday

BoldPas: An Art Takeover is a free one day event in Old Pasadena with temporary art installations, live painting, pop-up canvases and more

There are three screenings at The Theatre at Ace Hotel for Sundance Next Fest today- Gente-Fied with a conversation to follow with America Ferrera at noon; Gook, which includes a conversation with Ava Duvernay; and Bitch which will be followed by a performance by band Sleigh Bells

The B-52s are playing a free show in Pershing Square

Meat Wave are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Dasher, Rad Payoff and Clown Sounds opening

There will be a free performance of Tino Sehgal’s (Untitled) by dancer Frank Willens at LACMA’s Resnick Pavilion (tickets required, also taking place on Sunday)

Nite Jewel are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Geneva Jacuzzi and Harriet Brown opening

Sunday

For MOCA Grand Avenue’s  Artists on Artists series painter Analia Saban will be discussing the work of Anna Maria Maiolino

The Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach is hosting an all day free event – A Day in Oaxaca– with live performances, art demonstrations, Oaxacan food and craft vendors and more

Today there are also three screenings at The Theatre at Ace Hotel for Sundance Next Fest-Dina, with a conversation with Larry Wilmore; Golden Exits with a conversation with Peter Bogdanovich; and L.A. Times followed by a performance by Electric Guest

Luke Sweeney is performing at the Bootleg Theater with Part Time

Jul 272017
 

Portugal. The Man- Feel It Still

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/27-7/30/17)-

Thursday

MOCA Grand Avenue has a free screening of Eve Fowler’s film- with it which it as it if it is to be

LACMA has a free screening of Step, a documentary about a high school girls step dance team in Baltimore, and includes a conversation with the director Amanda Lipitz and the subjects of the film

For the last of Hammer Museum’s RebelRebel free music programs, Amber Mark and Maria Del Pilar are performing

Thee Commons are playing a free concert at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

This week’s free concert at the Santa Monica Pier is Miami Horror with Cleopold opening

Friday

Summer Nights in the Garden, the Natural History Museum’s free evening event, returns with music, a tomato talk and tasting, botanical tours, knot tying, a live animal meet and greet and nature inspired activities

For Pershing Square’s free outdoor movie night this week they are showing World War Z

The Wiltern has the Lucent Dossier Experience which combines music, dancing, aerial acts, and more

Steve Gunn is playing at The Echo with Heron Oblivion and Mary Lattimore opening (or check him out tomorrow for free at the Getty)

Grand Performances this week has the U.S. premiere of the multi-media performance La Linea, a story about everyday life on the Mexico-U.S. Border, with live music, visual projections, and Norteño choreography

The World Record, The Henry Clay People, The Parson Red Heads and Le Switch are playing at The Satellite

Saturday

Curator, critic and art historian Hans Ulrich Obrist will be discussing the work of Marisa Merz with Hammer chief curator Connie Butler at the Hammer Museum (free)

The Big Moon are opening for Marika Hackman at the Bootleg Theater

Steve Gunn is performing for the Getty Museum’s free concert series Saturdays off the 405

A Tribe Called Red are playing at the El Rey Theatre

Baio is playing a free concert at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park with starRo opening

For the second Summer Happenings at The Broad-Strange Forest takes its name from the work of Takashi Murakami and will concentrate on artists who work with traditional Japanese and Western influences. These include musician Tokiko Ihara, who plays the Sho, a meditative traditional woodwind instrument, female drum and guitar duo Afrirampo, and solo artist Oorutaichi, who combines electronic music, folk and pop with his own invented language. Those Japan-based groups are joined by ex-DNA member Ikue Mori and Miho Hatori of Cibo Matto; Devendra Banhart, whose last album Ape in Pink Marble was deeply inspired by Japanese culture; and former Ponytail member Dustin Wong in collaboration with Takako Minekawa. ($25 advance/$30 at the door- includes access to the museum)

Waxahatchee are playing at The Regent Theater with Cayetana and Snail Mail opening

Sunday

Portugal. The Man are playing at the Hollywood Palladium with Hanni El Khatib and Fatlip

LACMA has a free screening (at 1 pm) of the HBO documentary BRILLO BOX (3¢ OFF), the story of director Lisanne Skyler’s parents purchase of one of Andy Warhol’s Brillo Boxes in 1969 for $1,000 and its increase in value in the art market (long after they had traded it) to over 3 million dollars. There will be a discussion with Skyler and curator Stephanie Barron to follow.  The doc will debut on HBO on August 7.

For the last day of Fowler Museum’s African-Print Fashion Now! exhibition, there are a series of events including an exhibition tour, art talk, hands on art making, African fashion Pop-Up Shops, and a live concert (free)

There’s a Johnny Ramone tribute at Hollywood Forever cemetery that includes a screening of one of Johnny’s favorite films, Buffalo ’66, and an introduction by director Vincent Gallo. In addition, Billy Idol and Steve Jones will perform acoustic songs, there will be an exhibit of Ramones memorabilia, a pop up gallery, a Chris Cornell tribute, and more. ($20 in advance /$25 day of)

Tobin Sprout (of Guided by Voices) is performing songs from his new solo album at the Bootleg Theater with Elf Power opening

Feb 092017
 

Austra- I Love You More Than You Love Yourself

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/9-2/12/17)-

Thursday

Austra is playing at the El Rey Theatre with The Range

Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst will be discussing their six year photo collaboration at Annenberg Space for Photography (free but you have to register)

Downtown LA Art Walk returns for its monthly event

Artist Thomas Houseago will be discussing Max Ernst for MOCA’s Artists on Artists series at their Grand Avenue location (free)

Hanni El Khatib is playing at the Teragram Ballroom

Michael Nau is playing with Valley Queen at Resident

Mr. Elevator is having an album release party at The Echo with Vinyl Williams and Drugdealer

Friday

Wax Tailor is playing at The Fonda Theatre with L’Orange

The Aero Theatre in Santa Monica is showing The Man Who Fell to Earth, starring David Bowie, with a discussion with cinematographer Tony Richmond to follow

Brazilian band Boogarins are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Winter opening

Mating Ritual is playing at The Hi Hat with Satchmode

Saturday

Clockshop and the National Park Service are having an afternoon of outdoor activities along the LA River at the Bowtie Project, including nature walks, a sculpting workshop, and a campfire with s’mores after sunset (free with RSVP)

NELA’s (Northeast LA) Second Saturday Gallery Night returns to Highland Park

Tyvek are playing at The Hi Hat with Fred Thomas

The Egyptian Theatre is hosting a double feature of David Lynch’s Wild at Heart and The Wizard of Oz

Heron Oblivion are playing with White Magic at the Bootleg Theater

Sunday

Animal Collective are playing a DJ set the Globe Theatre

LACMA CEO Michael Govan will be discussing furniture, art and architecture with Flavin Judd at LACMA’s Art Catalogues (free)

The Rose Bowl Flea Market returns for its monthly event

The Egyptian Theatre is showing Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Aug 132015
 

Hibou- Glow

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/13-8/16/15)-

Thursday

Dancehall DJ and singer Sister Nancy of Bam Bam fame, is performing at the Santa Monica Pier with Jesse Royal- http://tcs.santamonicapier.org/events/2015/8/13/sister-nancy-with-jesse-royal

Downtown ArtWalk is back for its once a month event- http://downtownartwalk.org/

The New Original Works Festival continues at REDCAT theater (ends Saturday)- http://www.redcat.org/festival/new-original-works-festival-2015

Friday

Hibou is opening for Cayucas at The El Rey- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/278447

Buzzfeed’s Hollywood Campus is having an outdoor screening of Empire Records with several of the actors from the film present for a Q&A (free with RSVP)- https://throwbacktheaterempirerecords.eventfarm.com/tokens/sessionAllocate?tr=GG46B6s7nDd3ov5hso8QSqMWPEDzmvcsCGZDdRb1VOvJJ0qCPZT7P5

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic are playing the Club Nokia- http://www.clubnokia.com/events/detail/277961

Friday and Saturday

Classical Remix Weekend is happening at California Plaza as part of the Grand Performances programs. Friday features Mark De Clive Lowe and Saturday features Daedelus- http://www.grandperformances.org/season

Saturday

Jibade-Khalil Huffman’s live presentation of his new work “MANTRA” is happening at Blum & Poe gallery in Culver City- https://www.facebook.com/events/496715510495043/

Cold War Kids are playing the last of KCRW’s free outdoor concerts at Annenberg Space for Photography- RSVP for entrance- http://soundinfocus.kcrw.com/

The English Beat are playing at the Roxy- http://www.theroxy.com/event/806653-english-beat-west-hollywood/

Perform Chinatown: Rush Hour is a free all day performance art festival- https://www.facebook.com/events/751108738334867/

Saturday and Sunday

Celebrate Japanese American culture in Little Tokyo as part of Nisei Week with exhibits, dance and musical performances and more. There is also a parade Sunday evening- http://www.jaccc.org/nisei-week

Sunday

homeLA’s dance performance will take place in an apartment in Highland Park this time. There is a limit of 8 people inside per performance which will take place on the hour from noon-8pm- http://www.homela.org/

All Weekend (Friday through Sunday)-

Echo Park Rising is a music event featuring multiple stages and venues with a HUGE lineup- highlights include Dengue Fever, Man or Astroman?,Fever the Ghost, Hanni El Khatib, Hannibal Buress, Tennis System, Happyness, and Tropical Popsicle. Free with a $25 VIP (for all three days) if you are feeling fancy- http://epr.la/

Berserktown II music festival is taking place at The Observatory in Santa Ana with a big lineup that includes Thee Oh Sees and a reunited Royal Trux- http://berserktown.com/#news

Jun 042015
 

Hanni El Khatib- Moonlight

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/4-6/6/7)-

Thursday

Artist Andrea Fraser will be discussing William Pope L.’s exhibition at MOCA (Geffen Contemporary)- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/artists-on-artists-andrea-fraser/

UCLA’s award winning student poets are reading at the Hammer Museum- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/06/poetry-ucla-award-winning-student-poets/

Friday

Hanni El Khatib headlines the Natural History Museum’s First Fridays with a concert outdoors this time- http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/first-fridays/june-2015

Palma Violets are playing at the newly opened Teragram Ballroom- http://www.teragramballroom.com/event/829173-palma-violets-los-angeles/

Martin Solveig is at Create Nightclub in Hollywood for Noize Fridays- http://createnightclub.com/event.cfm?id=146596

Saturday

Make Music Pasadena is a huge FREE music festival- this year’s lineup includes Kishi Bashi, Sir Sly, How to Dress Well and tons more- http://makemusicpasadena.dola.com/

Harold and Maude is the movie this week at Hollywood Forever Cemetery- http://cinespia.org/event/harold-and-maude/

MOCA is screening Marlon Rigg’s documentary Tongues Untied in conjunction with his new exhibition- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/screening-tongues-untied/

Saturday and Sunday

If you like the idea of being in a horror movie, The Great Horror Campout is back in Griffith Park with different levels of intensity, including a Chicken Zone where you just watch horror movies without creatures disturbing you throughout the night- http://www.greathorrorcampout.com/about/

Ooga Booga has cool stuff and this weekend is having a warehouse sale- https://www.facebook.com/events/1045246805503700/

Catcon describes itself as ComicCon for cat people ($25)- http://catconla.com/

The biannual Parachute Market which focuses on design is downtown at One Santa Fe ($10)- http://www.parachutemarket.com/

Sunday

Venice Art Block is having its fifth open studio tour- http://www.veniceartblock.com/

Nick Brandt is at Art Catalogues at LACMA to talk about art and activism with Kathryn Bigelow, and to sign books (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/brandt-and-bigelow

Cinespia is showing Disney’s Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 to benefit the Los Angeles Historic Theater Foundation at the TCL Chinese Theater (formerly Grauman’s Chinese Theater) with drinks in between shows ($35)- http://cinespia.org/event/fantasia/