Dec 102015

Death Cab for Cutie- The Ghosts of Beverly Drive

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/10-12/13/15)-


Death Cab for Cutie are at the Orpheum Theatre

Downtown Art Walk is back- this time in addition to the art, you can check out a holiday concert on the world’s largest harp (at 6 and 8pm at City National Tower)

At LACMA, Art + Technology Lab grant recipient Nana Oforiatta-Ayim is launching phase one of her project, Cultural Encyclopaedia, a large-scale documentation and archive effort dedicated to mapping cultural production on the African continent. The second part of the program will feature a short film documenting Oforiatta-Ayim’s use of the kiosk as a model for the traveling museum as well as a collector of culture and history. (free but ticket required)


There is a free party hosted by the Triforium Project for the 40th anniversary of Joseph Young’s sculpture. There will be music, speakers, cake, and a chance to learn about the project which hopes to restore the sculpture to its former musical and light glory.

Fig at 7th is having a holiday market today and Saturday (free)

LACMA is showing Fritz Lang’s film M in conjunction with the exhibition New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic, 1919–1933 ($10)

KROQ Locals Only is hosting bands Lights and The Mowgli’s at the Wiltern


The Million Dollar Theatre is showing Die Hard and Gaslamp Killer is Dj’ing a pre-party with holiday cocktails

Bergamot Station is having a Holiday Open House with music, free portrait painting, food and drinks to enjoy while checking out the galleries

There are still tickets available for the Carol Bus which will make stops around downtown LA while you sing Christmas Carols guided by two professional singers from the LA Master Chorale. $55 gets you on the bus, cookies, hot chocolate, a song book and a stop at a bar for hot toddies/mulled wine

The Juan Maclean are one of the musical guests for A Club Called Rhonda at Los Globos

HEALTH are playing the Teregram Ballroom

Saturday and Sunday

The 11th annual Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival is at LACMA with tons of free films and shorts showing on both days in two of their theaters

The Holiday Renegade Craft Fair is in Grand Park (free)

Additional tickets have been released for KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas– bands include Silversun Pickups, Foals, Cage the Elephant, The 1975, Weezer, and many more


Peach Kelli Pop are playing at The Smell with Post Life, MELTED, and The Grinning Ghosts

Sep 032015

FIDLAR- West Coast

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/3-9/6)-


FIDLAR is playing a set at Amoeba Records to celebrate their new record Too and signing copies afterwards-

HEALTH are playing a free show at Los Globos sponsored by Fader and Coors Light-RSVP here-

It’s Craft Night at CAFAM-this time it’s Felt Objects inspired by the L.A. River with Billy Kheel ($8)

Think Tank Gallery is having Summer Send Off and BBQ and Brew with live music, food and art, as well as a panel discussion on throwing events in Los Angeles (free)-

Cinefamily is showing the work of the Quay Brothers (curated by Christopher Nolan) all weekend but tonight is the only night Nolan will be in attendance-


There are still tickets left to the Barnsdall Park Wine Tasting- four selections for $30-

The LA County Fair opens today in Pomona with Patti Labelle and Chaka Khan performing-

Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile’s solo project Ducktails is playing at The Echo-

Tijuana Panthers are playing at the Regent-

Mystic Braves are playing at the Teregram Ballroom-


The Observatory in Santa Ana is hosting Burger Records Burger-a-go-g-2- with a big list of bands including Cults, Bleached, Cherry Glazerr-

The outdoor movie at the Autry this week is Fight Club with live music beforehand-

The Damned are at the Fonda Theatre-


Fiesta Hermosa, calls itself the “Largest Arts & Crafts Fair in Southern California,” and is going on all weekend in downtown Hermosa Beach-


The Hollywood Bowl is showing E.T. while the Los Angeles Philharmonic performs John Williams’ score (also on Friday and Saturday)-

Diet Cig are playing at the Bootleg with Kera and the Lesbians-

All weekend (Friday through Labor Day)- Chungking Road in Chinatown is having a weekend of events including art openings, BBQ, live music, art talks, and more (free)-