Dec 082016
 

Morgan Delt- Some Sunsick Day

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/8-12/11/16)-

Thursday

Morgan Delt is playing with Alex Cameron at The Echo

Annenberg Space for Photography is hosting a slide show night of work that complements their current exhibition on identity (free but ticketed RSVP)

Downtown LA’s Art Walk is tonight and you can also check out Odd Nights Pop Up Market at One Santa Fe in the Arts District

The Rattling Wall & Pen Center USA are hosting a reading at The Last Bookstore of post election writing from the new anthology Only Light Can Do That

La Luz are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Feels and The Cairo Gang

Muuy Biien, Green Gerry, and Sons of The Bitch are playing at The Satellite

FLOR are playing with Lostboycrow at the Bootleg Theater

Friday

There are still tickets left for Stevie Wonder’s benefit concert, House Full of Toys, at the Microsoft Theater with special guests Lionel Richie, John Legend and Tori Kelly

You can get in the Christmas spirit at Union Station’s Holiday Sing-a-Long Cocoa Concert with music by The Music Companie and complimentary hot chocolate (free)

Conor Oberst is playing two shows at The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian but only tonight’s show isn’t sold out yet

The Handsome Family are playing at the Bootleg Theater

Sego are playing at The Hi Hat with Prism Tats, Strange Joy, and Dear Kora

Saturday

Bergamot Station is having a Holiday Open House with artist talks, book signings, shopping and more

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre is having a site specific dance performance called Snowed Under in Culver City with projections, live music and snow

Hauser Wirth & Schimmel is hosting a conversation and book signing with photographer Janet Sternburg (free with RSVP)

Echo Park Shop Hop has several area businesses offering discounts and deals throughout the day (free cookies at Blue Bottle Coffee!)

Riot Grill Fest is at The Regent Theater with Le Butcherettes, Girlpool, Deap Vally, Chastity Belt and The Menstruators

New Beverly Cinema is showing A Christmas Story at midnight

Hodgy is performing at The Echo with $teven Cannon

The Lovely Bad Things are playing at The Hi Hat

Sunday

Artist Seth Bogart and curator Bradford Nordeen are leading an informal walkthrough of THINGS: a queer legacy of graphic art and play, an offsite exhibition in West Hollywood’s Plummer Park (free)

LACE in Hollywood is hosting Art and Activism!– an afternoon of making political banners and signs (free)

The Regent Theater and Alamo Drafthouse are celebrating the holidays with a screening of Gremlins and to mark the reissue of the soundtrack which will be available on vinyl

Renegade Craft Fair returns to Grand Park and is a great place to get gifts made by independent makers (free and also on Saturday)

Otherwild LA is hosting a Holiday Bazaar and Benefit (free)

Snake! Snake! Snakes! are playing at The Hi Hat with Bogan Via

 

Nov 172016
 

Dante Elephante- Pasadena Dreams

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/17-11/11/20/16)-

Thursday

Los Angeles musician Devendra Banhart will be performing at MOCA Grand Ave as part of a series of in-gallery programs focusing on core ideas in the exhibition Doug Aitken: Electric Earth (free)

Artist Jack Whitten is giving a talk at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel gallery (free with RSVP)

Death Valley Girls are playing at the Echoplex with Gateway Drugs, C.G. Roxanne and the Nightmares, and Kill A Punk For Rock and Roll with DJ Rodney Bingenheimer, and Dave Foley (Kids in the Hall) hosting

As part of Hammer Museum’s Bureau of Feminism Initiative, they are showing Cheryl Dunye’s The Watermelon Woman, a film “about a young black lesbian trying to make a film about an obscure 1930s black actress”. Dunye will join curator Erin Christovale after the screening for a discussion. (free)

Rainbow Arabia is playing at Non Plus Ultra with KATIEE

Water Slice, Klangstof, and Slow Talker are playing at The Satellite

Friday

Slow Club are playing at The Echo with Annie Hart

It’s the first night of LA Zoo Lights, the annual  holiday event at the zoo

Ricky Eat Acid is headlining a night at Union

Fartbarf are playing with David and the Curse at El Cid

Saturday

The Great Los Angeles Walk returns and the route this year is Pico Boulevard from downtown to the ocean (free)

REDCAT is hosting The Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation (also Sunday)

The Egyptian Theatre is showing a double feature of the Warren Beatty films Shampoo and Heaven Can Wait

Meatbodies are playing with Feels, Melted, and Ivy Leaguers at The Hi Hat

Saturday and Sunday

DesignerCon at the Pasadena Convention Center mixes collectible toys and designer goods with pop art. The event also features panelists and art demonstrations happening over both days

Sunday

Dante Elephante are opening for The Orwells at Resident

Angels Flight Literary West is launching its monthly literary salon series, focused on writing about Los Angeles, at Clifton’s Cafeteria. This week’s authors are Dana Johnson and David Kukoff

For MOCA Grand Ave’s Artists on Artists series, Lauren Halsey will be leading an informal walkthrough of the exhibition Mickalene Thomas: Do I Look Like A Lady?

L.A. Drones!, Future Shoxxx, TV Heads and more are playing at The Echo for Subspace’s Zine Release Show

 

Nov 102016
 

Spring King- Who Are You?

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/10-11/13/16)-

Thursday

Spring King are playing with Triptides, Flaural and Psychic Jiu Jitsu at Non Plus Ultra

DTLA’s monthy art walk returns highlighting a one night only surrealist exhibition in their lounge

Das Hund, Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski’s music, spoken word and visual art performance, is happening at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel (free with RSVP)

Hammer Museum is hosting a reading/performance of Bryan Doerries Theater of War for Veteran’s Day. Michael Imperioli, Heather Goldenhersh, Riley Shanahan and Doerries will perform readings of Sophocles’s Ajax, “the ancient Greek play about the suicide of a great warrior, as a catalyst for a powerful public discussion about suicide, combat stress, and alcohol and substance abuse in the military community”. There will be a discussion afterwards. (free)

Gorilla Vs Bear and Cascine are hosting Angels in LA Night with Kristin Kontrol and Nite Jewel

Protomartyr are playing at The Roxy with Feels and The Gotobeds

Darlingside are playing at The Bootleg Theater

Friday

Sleepless: The Music Center After Dark is back with a night of art and music with a dream theme. This one includes multi-media artwork by Miwa Matreyek, Sohail Najafi and Kytten Janae; live retellings of classic stories; dream interpretation booths, and more all starting at 11:11 pm. ($20/online or $30 at the door)

STRFKR are playing the El Rey Theatre with Gigamesh and Psychic Twin

UK band Monarchy are playing at the Echoplex

Saturday

Artist Lara Schnitger is performing Suffragette City, “a procession through Westwood of sculptures that comprise images, forms, and texts explicitly addressing women’s rights” with a community gathering to follow at the Hammer Museum and an open mic to discuss the recent election

Cosmonauts, Winter and Frankie Flowers are playing at Non Plus Ultra

For the 50th Anniversary of the Sunset Strip Demonstration, Brenda Holloway, The Premiers, The Pandoras, The Creation Factory, Frankie and the Witch Fingers and more are playing at the Echoplex

Saturday and Sunday

Inglewood Open Studios is celebrating its 10th year and is a good way to check out established and emerging artists in their spaces and group shows

Jackalope Indie Artisan Market returns to Pasadena’s Central Park (free)

Sunday

Lara Schnitger returns to the Hammer Museum to further explore feminist speech with filmmaker Kerri Koch who will screen her work- Don’t Need You: A Herstory of Riot Grrrl,  followed by a screening of Inez Milholland: Forward Into Light, a short film by Martha Wheelock. There will also be a talk on contemporary witchcraft and a closing ceremony by Amanda Yates Garcia, the Oracle of Los Angeles.

Seth MacFarlane is hosting The Grove Christmas which includes a live musical performance, the lighting of the Christmas tree, and a fireworks finale (free)

Weirdo Night is back at El Cid with Dynasty Handbag,  Love Connie, Candy Pain, and Christina Catherine Martinez

 

 

 

Oct 062016
 

Tourist- To Have You Back

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/6-10/9/16)-

Thursday

Deap Vally are playing a free set at Amoeba Hollywood and signing their new album Femejism

Monument, the performance series which pairs Los Angeles–based musicians and sound artists with pieces within the current installation of MOCA Grand Ave’s permanent collection, returns with Greg Kowalsky and Damon Eliza Palermo(free)

Eric Erlandson of Hole has created Pretty Looking Back: An orchestral interpretation celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hole’s first album, “Pretty On the Inside” taking place at the Regent Theater

The Fall Market and designLAb’s gallery event are both on at the Pacific Design Center

For this week’s CraftNight at CAFAM, artist Mimi Haddon will be teaching participants to make fiber sculptures, wall hangings, or wearable art ($10 includes materials, drinks, and snacks)

Miike Snow is playing at The Shrine Auditorium with Zella Day

Tycho are playing at the Fonda Theatre (also Friday)

Friday

Tourist is playing at the El Rey Theatre

Skirball Cultural Center is hosting Into the Night, an after hours event to accompany their current exhibit Pop for the People, which will include poster printing with artists from Self Help Graphics & Art, performances by Seth Bogart and Chela, as well as food and drink

Grouplove are playing at the Hollywood Palladium

For their Cinema Under the Stars event, the Getty Villa is showing Monty Python’s The Life of Brian ($5 +$10 for parking)

Resident is hosting Feminist Friday featuring the band mini bear (free with rsvp)

Mystic Braves are headlining a night of bands at the Troubadour

Saturday

Culver City Arts District’s Art Walk runs from 2-6pm with music performances, workshops, art activities and more

The Getty Villa is showing Richard Lester’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum for the second night of their Cinema Under the Stars event ($5 +$10 for parking)

Allah-Las are playing with TOPS at the Regent Theater

GTA are performing at The Shrine Auditorium

Kula Shaker are playing at The Roxy

Saturday and Sunday

Santa Monica Art Studios is having its 12th Year Anniversary Open Studios

Sunday

Hauser Wirth & Schimmel is hosting a panel discussion with Rita Ackermann, Kim Gordon, Richard Jackson, and Paul McCarthy. Ackermann will moderate a lively discussion focused on painting as performance, the importance of failure in art, the role of the accident in artwork, and the artist as exhibitionist. (free but mandatory RSVP)

Terry Malts is playing at the Hi Hat with Devon Williams

There’s a free mole festival, La Feria de los Moles, taking place on Olvera Street

Robyn Hitchcock is playing at Largo

Weirdo Night! is back at El Cid for more experimental comedic performance and video hosted by Dynasty Handbag

 

 

 

 

Aug 252016
 

DIIV- Doused

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/25-8/28/16)-

Thursday

DIIV are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Wild Nothing

Metro Art is having an Artist Conversation with Todd Gray, Ken Gonzales-Day and Phung Huynh in the Union Station Ticketing Hall in conjunction with the exhibition, The Makers: Portraits of Metro artists whose work enriches the rider’s journey, featuring portraits by Todd Gray

The Album Leaf are playing a free show at Amoeba Records to celebrate their new album Between Waves, which they will also be signing

At the Hammer Museum’s panel discussion The Streisand EffectMade in L.A. 2016 artist Dena Yago, her frequent collaborator Sean Monahan, and Rachel Berks of Otherwild Goods and Services will discuss the “ever-expanding role and function of today’s creative industries and the blurring of lines between art and commerce”

Singer Julien Baker is performing at the El Rey with Phoebe Bridgers and Julia Jacklin

Artist Thomas Kuntz is giving a tour of the LACMA exhibition Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters, and will speak about his experiences working with Guillermo del Toro on the film Crimson Peak (standby only)

Fascinator is playing with TeamMate and Middle Kids at The Echo

Friday

For the Getty’s Friday Flights, its free music and art series, the program includes a project by artist David Horvitz and musician Xiu Xiu; a performative lecture by Martine Syms; a bassoon and vocal collaboration between Archie Carey and Odeya Nini presented by wild Up; and B A S E (a durational rule game) by choreographer Laurel Jenkins.

Cut Chemist is the DJ for this installment of the free event DJ Nights at The Music Center Plaza

Punk icon Keith Morris will be signing his book My Damage: The Story of a Punk Rock Survivor and speaking with Jim Ruland at Skylight Books

If you like your drinks and bands combined with wild animals check out the LA Zoo’s Roaring Nights- this month it’s Indie Night. Or for an under the sea vibe you can check out The Aquarium of the Pacific’s Deep Dive event which in addition to the bands has DJs and a film about surfers

Culture Club are playing at the Hollywood Bowl (also Saturday)

Saturday

Diane Coffee (Shaun Fleming of Foxygen) is the performer this time for the Getty’s Saturdays off the 405 Music Series

Corey Helford Gallery is having a huge party for the opening of their 10 Year Anniversary Group Exhibition

Artist Jackie Winsor is giving a talk at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel (free but RSVP required)

Meatwave are opening for Violent Soho at The Echo

Sunday

FYF Fest is sold out for the weekend and Saturday but there are still tickets available for Sunday’s show- highlights of which include LCD Soundsystem, Grace Jones, Young Thug, Wild Nothing, Father John Misty, Beach House and more

The Arclight in Hollywood is showing the epic film Lawrence of Arabia

Only two more weeks left to see Shakespeare’s The Tempest free in Griffith Park

 

 

Aug 182016
 

L.A. Drones! ” The Rachel’s Hyperbolic Decay” “Official Video” /// A band from “Subterranean Film”

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/18-8/21/16)-

Thursday

Multimedia artist Niko Solorio is performing at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel as part of their After 5 event (free with reservation)

Mavis Staples is playing a free concert at the Santa Monica Pier with The Suffers

For The Broad’s Doll Parts film series this week they are showing Luther Price’s Clown and Nobuhiko Obayashi’s Hausu (House)

Today is the first day of Echo Park Rising- a free all ages music and local business event taking place at different venues throughout the weekend. Tonight’s highlights include The Frights, The Regrettes, and Pale Blue at the Echoplex. Consider getting the VIP tix to skip the lines, have easy bar access and get a goodie grab bag-$30 for the whole festival, $11.50 per day

Guns N’ Roses are playing at Dodger Stadium (also Friday)

Friday

PJ Harvey is playing at The Fonda Theatre

Guided by Voices are playing at the Teragram Ballroom (also Saturday) with Broncho

Highlights for Echo Park Rising today include Chastity Belt and Ducktails at The Echo and Roses and Colleen Green at Taix. Full schedule here

Saturday

Highlights for Echo Park Rising today include L.A. Drones at the Echoplex; Feels, Froth, La Luz, and Bleached on the Liberty Stage; So Many Wizards at Stories Books & Cafe; and Kolars at Taix. Full schedule here

Muse til Midnight, LACMA’s late night event, is teaming up with Rhonda Int’l for this installment

Parquet Courts are playing the Regent Theater

The movie at Hollywood Forever Cemetery is 2001: A Space Odyssey

Chinatown Summer Nights is back with bands, DJs, a beer garden, a magician, cooking demonstrations, a market and more, all free

Sunday

LA writer Marisela Norte will be in conversation with artist and friend Gronk at the Craft and Folk Art Museum

Peach Kelli Pop are opening for Audacity at The Smell

It’s the last day of Echo Park Rising and highlights include The Lovely Bad Things and Meatbodies at The Echoplex and Billy Changer and So Many Wizards at Spacedust. Full schedule here

Aug 112016
 

Lucy Dacus- I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/11-8/14/16)-

Thursday

Lucy Dacus is playing at The Echo

This month’s Downtown LA Artwalk is transportation themed

If you are downtown you can also check out gallery Hauser Wirth & Schimmel’s After 5 event which has Robert Crouch and Gregg Kowalsky performing and DJ sets by Pinkcourtesyphone (free but RSVP)

Young The Giant are playing a free acoustic set at Amoeba Hollywood

Chrome Canyon are playing at the Bootleg Theater

The free show this week at the Santa Monica Pier is Rüfüs Du Sol

Friday

As part of the three day music festival Berserktown 3 at the Teragram Ballroom, Psychic TV will be performing Force the Hand of Chance, their first album

Wayside gallery is hosting an opening for their new exhibit Girls Who Dance In Dissonance which focuses on artwork made by female artists of color. The opening will have free food and drink as well as live DJ sets from Honey Power Collective

Bands DIIV and Nothing are playing Shugazi– a show on top of the Long Beach Marriott parking lot

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre are performing Fisheyes– a dance performance that incorporates a giant stainless steel fish sculpture- free as part of Grand Performances at California Plaza

Hockey Dad are playing at The Echo along with Muuy Biien and The Gloomies

Saturday

From 6am until 8pm artist Rafa Esparza will be performing RED SUMMER, freedom is an endless meeting. and i don’t miss your heat. but here we are again., a piece that is “a meditation on the year 2015—the bloodiest in the recorded history of police killings in the United States” in Elysian Park as part of a Hammer Museum offsite program

Junior High gallery/venue is hosting Lucky Day Fest with a “tiki themed magic show”, karaoke, a dance party, a documentary screening and performances by the bands Summer Twins, Winter and more

Weaves are playing with Tennis System and French Vanilla at The Echo

Cinespia is having their annual all night movie Slumber Party at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Tickets for the earlier entrance and Heathers showing are sold out but there are some available for the midnight showing of Edward Scissorhands, followed by Crybaby

As part of Sundance NEXT Fest 16, a music and cinematic pairing at the Ace Hotel Theatre, Goat is the film and Sunflower Bean are the band

Ra Ra Riot are playing a free show at Burton Chase Park in Marina Del Rey

Silversun Pickups are playing with A Silent Film at the Hollywood Palladium

Sunday

Another good selection from the many offerings of the Sundance NEXT Fest 16, at the Ace Hotel Theatre, is the film The Greasy Strangler and a live performance by New Orleans bounce artist Big Freedia. There will also be a short by Flying Lotus before the show.

Artist Geneva Jacuzzi is performing at the Echoplex with Rolodex, Skeleton Hands and Ari Mason

CicLAvia is taking over Wilshire Blvd this time

Jun 302016
 

Alice Bag- Modern Day Virgin Sacrifice

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/30-7/4/16)-

Thursday

LACMA is screening Robert Altman’s rarely shown made for TV film Nightmare in Chicago

Peach Kelli Pop are performing at the Death Valley Girls Album Release Party at the Echoplex

For Excavating the Ten Commandments at the Hammer Museum, artist Daniel R. Smith and Jack Green will be discussing Smith’s contribution to the exhibition Made in LA

Madame Ghandi are performing as part of Hauser Wirth & Schimmel’s After 5 series at the gallery (free with RSVP)

Friday

DJ Nights at The Music Center is curated this week by Money Mark and features the band Very Be Careful and other Cumbia music

The Egyptian Theatre is showing Jaws

Friday-Monday

The Anime Expo is at the Los Angeles Convention Center

Saturday

Punk legend Alice Bag is performing at The Echo for the release of her debut solo album, with Generacion Suicida, and Fatty Cake and the Puff Pastries opening

Coming to America is the outdoor movie at The Autry this week

Bloodboy, Figs Vision and Michael Leier are playing as part of Union Station’s Summer Concerts Kick-Off Night (free)

Sunday

Angel City Brewery is celebrating the 4th a day early with ‘Merica Fest featuring live music and a BBQ

The Rock N Roll Flea Market is on at The Regent Theater and The Love Song Bar is having Boozy Brunch Bingo where you can win concert tickets while you drink bottomless mimosas

Monday (July 4th)

Happy 4th of July!  If you are looking for somewhere to watch fireworks, LAist has the best list of where to see them

Jun 232016
 

Plants and Animals- Stay

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/23-6/27/16)-

Thursday

The Ace Hotel is hosting a screening of the John Waters narrated documentary, Wall Writers: Graffiti in its Innocence, presented by Juztapoz Magazine and International Documentary Association and followed by a Q&A led by Cheech Marin featuring director Roger Gastman, TAKI183 and KOOL KLEPTO KIDD.

Artist Lara Schnitger is speaking at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel and Moon Uterus are performing as part of the gallery’s After 5 programming (free with RSVP)

Nothing are playing with Wrong, Tennis System, Culture Abuse and Big Jesus at the Echoplex

Cub Sport are playing at the Bootleg Theater

Friday

Plants and Animals are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Royal Canoe

General Assembly in Santa Monica is hosting a day of free programming for creatives with a wrap party at the end as part of their Made in LA week long event

Cherry Glazerr is headlining a night at The Troubadour

Moby will be discussing his memoir Porcelain with KCRW’s Jason Bentley at Skirball ($5 for the ticket, $31 with the book)

Toro y Moi are DJ’ing a free art event at The Container Yard

Roses, Dunes, Mirror Travel and Jess Williamson are playing a $5 show at the Ham & Eggs Tavern

Saturday

Self Help Graphics & Art is having their Annual Print Fair & Exhibition

Dazed and Confused is the outdoor movie at The Autry with the band MASZER playing beforehand

Raising Arizona is the outdoor movie at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Summer and Music, Downtown Long Beach’s summer long concert series, begins with 720 Pine which has an emphasis on skateboarding, and musical guests including Devendra Banhart DJ’ing

The Roots & Special Guests are playing at The Novo

Cold Showers are headlining a night of bands at Complex in Glendale

Saturday and Sunday

CatCon LA is back at The Reef with two full days of cat related programming. On Saturday, as part of CatCon, there is CatVideoFest, 70 minutes of non-stop cat videos at The Ace Hotel hosted by comedian Andy Milonakis

Sunday

Painter and muralist Kim West will be speaking at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel gallery (free with RSVP)

Casket Girls are part of the lineup for Graveface Records Roadshow at the Bootleg Theater

Jun 162016
 

Mashrou’ Leila- Maghawir (acoustic for NPR’s Tiny Desk)

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/16-6/19/16)-

Thursday

After 5 has singer songwriter Sara Lov performing as part of gallery Hauser Wirth & Schimmel‘s weekly series. Photographer Robert Cumming will be signing his book The Difficulties of Nonsense at the bookstore there as well.

The Pharcyde are playing a $5 show at The Novo

Hammer Museum is hosting a Bloomsday celebration with dramatic readings of James Joyce’s Ulysses, live songs, live music, and Guiness on tap in the courtyard (free)

Sepalcure is playing at the Echoplex

Mavis Staples is opening for Bob Dylan at The Shrine Auditorium

Thursday-Sunday (until 7/31)

Materials & Applications is hosting TURF: A Mini-Golf Project in which  a corner lot in Echo Park is transformed into a functional mini-golf course with obstacles created by architects, designers and artists who won its 2015 competition “to design a single architectural obstacle that investigates a contemporary Los Angeles condition”

Friday

Mashrou’ Leila are playing a free show as part of Grand Performances at the California Plaza

The Music Center’s late night event Sleepless returns with a special hip-hop edition- DJ’s , dance crews, roller skating, live graffiti painting ($30 tickets go on sale Friday 6/17 at 10 am)

Toots and The Maytals are playing at The Fonda

Jaill are playing at The Blindspot Project with Warbly Jets

The Odd Market is back at The Autry with live music, food and crafts (free)

Saturday

Moses Sumney is performing a free show at the Getty Center for Saturdays Off the 405

Cults, Wavves, Allah-Las and more are playing Sunstock Solar Festival at The Autry with all profits used to install solar power for Kids Cancer Connection ($20)

The first of Chinatown’s Summer Nights has performances, DJs, vendors, a beer garden, and a list of bands performing that includes The Lonely Wild (free)

Sunday

Mrs. Magician are playing with Junk, and GRMLN at the Hi Hat

The Pasadena Chalk Festival is back to transform Paseo Colorado (also on Saturday)

Hibou, So Many Wizards, and Nic Hessler are playing at The Echo