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

Dec 012016
 

Paul Bergmann- Ocean Song

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/1-12/4/16)-

Thursday

For MOCA Grand Ave’s Artists on Artists series, Mayo Thompson will be discussing the work of R.H.Quaytman (free)

For World AIDS Day, David France, author of How to Survive a Plague (and creator of the documentary of the same name) will be speaking with physician activist Dr. Mark H. Katz and LGBT activist Tony Valenzuela at the Central Library (free with RSVP)

The band HUNNY is hosting a night of music at the Echoplex that includes Melissa Brooks & The Aquadolls, Wax Idols, Private Island, Kid Bloom, Shaking Hands and more

Lee Fields and The Expressions are playing with Lady Wray at the El Rey Theatre

Friday

It’s Paul Bergmann’s last show in LA and he’s having a musical going away party with Media Jeweler, Sapierre, and Traps PS at Non Plus Ultra

Film Noir at Union Station continues with a free screening of Too Late For Tears

Colleen Green is performing a free show (with RSVP) for the Shrine book release at Junior High 

The Besnard Lakes are playing at The Echo with Nightjacket and Brass Box

Saturday

The Annenberg Space for Photography is hosting Work It, Girl: Female Illustrators Panel with Ann Shen, Emily McDowell and Kate Bingaman-Burt. ($12) Bingaman-Burt is also having a day-long workshop on creating content for small press publications which includes tickets to the later lecture ($45)

Machine Project is hosting a free event with LA Cryptoparty titled Modern Hellscapes: How to Resist a Trumpling at which the basics of cyber security will be discussed. Also free beer!

Haley Bonar is playing with Night Moves at Resident

Pieter Gallery is hosting Making Art During Fascism a free community building event at which attendees will also be given a free instructional guide

Jay Som is playing at The Echo with Los Angeles Police Department

Mr Little Jeans is at the Teragram Ballroom

Sunday

Barnsdall Art Center is having its annual Holiday Art Sale and Fundraiser (free)

Filmmaker Arthur Jafa will be in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist at LACMA (free)

Body Language are playing at The Echo with SUMif and Mothlight

Kristin Hersh is playing at The Echoplex

Jul 242014
 

White Fence- Like That

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/24-7/27)-

Thursday

White Fence are playing the Echo with Dream Boys and The Abigails- http://www.theecho.com/event/593685-white-fence-los-angeles/

REDCAT’s New Original Works Festival begins (through 8/9)- http://www.redcat.org/event/new-original-works-festival-2014

Cayucas are playing Santa Monica Pier with Papa (FREE)- http://tcs.dola.com/event/2014/07/24/cayucas-papa

Wolfmother at the House of Blues Los Angeles- http://www.houseofblues.com/losangeles/events/eventdetail/?viewNav=/event-detail&eventId=09004CCBE8A8BF04&oid=0

Friday

REDCAT presents the video work Apotome, by artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla. For the opening on Friday there will be an artist talk as well as a performance that goes along with the video- http://www.redcat.org/exhibition/allora-calzadilla

The Internet (soul band on Odd Future Records) is playing Figat7th Downtown Festival (free)- http://artsbrookfield.com/event/figfest/#.U9DXL6hfnU4

Second chance to catch White Fence at the Echo, this time with Tomorrow’s Tulips- http://www.theecho.com/event/593687-white-fence-los-angeles/

Saturday

Mike Kelley’s show at MOCA is closing this weekend- check it out free from 6-10pm and there is a closing party from 7-10- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/2014/07/21/closing-party/

ForYourArt event- Instagram Mini Marathon with Hans Ulrich Obrist at the Million Dollar Theatre (use FYAFRIEND for free tickets)- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/instagram-mini-marathon-with-hans-ulrich-obrist-tickets-12200380667?aff=eorg

Installations and performances by Machine Project artists at the Central Library- http://www.lfla.org/event-detail/1020/Machinations-in-the-Library-

GRMLN at Los Globos- http://www.clublosglobos.com/event/598043-ihc-los-angeles/

Saturday and Sunday

Renegade Craft Fair is at Grand Park (free)- http://www.renegadecraft.com/losangeles-july-market-details

Sunday

Super Duper Yard Sale at HM157(Historical Monument 157), food, drinks, haircuts and super cheap finds in Lincoln Heights- http://www.hm157.com/calendar