Nov 162017
 

Nilüfer Yanya- Baby Luv

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/16-11/19/17)-

Thursday

British singer Nilüfer Yanya is playing The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever with Monogem opening

Array @The Broad is screening the film Daughters of The Dust at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel with a conversation to follow with directors Julie Dash and Ava DuVernay

Writer and artist Marisela Norte will be giving a walk-through of Hammer Museum’s Radical Women exhibition (free)

Tennis are playing at the Fonda Theatre with Wild Ones

Hauser & Wirth are screening German artist Andy Hope 1930’s Vertical Horizon (free but register)

There are still tickets available for Metronomy’s early (6pm) show at The Regent Theater

Beach Slang are playing at the Echoplex with Dave Hause and The Mermaid and See Through Dresses opening

Friday

The Underachievers are playing a $10 show with Warm Brew and Injury Reserve at The Novo

Surf Rock Is Dead and Sarah Chernoff are opening for Shout Out Louds at the El Rey Theatre

LA Zoo Lights, the annual holiday celebration at the zoo in Griffith Park, begins tonight and runs through 1/7

Curls are playing with Hibou and Suncruiser at the Moroccan Lounge

There are still a few tickets left for a midnight screening of Pulp Fiction at Tarantino’s New Beverly Cinema

Egrets on Ergot, Bastidas!, and Sister Mantos are playing a Solidarity with Mariachis’ Rent Strike Benefit Show at The Smell

Saturday

REDCAT is hosting an all day Symposium on Mike Kelley’s Kandors, currently on view at Hauser & Wirth (free but ticketed)

The Great Los Angeles Walk returns for its annual cross city trek, this time taking Beverly Boulevard (free)

Jackalope Art and Craft Fair returns to its outdoor Pasadena location (also Sunday)

Vulture Festival LA is bringing numerous celebrities to the Hollywood Roosevelt for ticketed events including Issa Rae, Jill Soloway in conversation with Lena Waithe and more

Gary Numan is playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Me Not You opening

Daedelus, Mono/Poly and Free The Robots are playing a show at Union Nightclub

Sunday

Pasadena’s wacky annual Doo Dah Parade returns with after parties to follow (free)

Window dresser, cultural critic, author, and creative ambassador-at-large for Barneys New York, Simon Doonan, will be discussing Mundo Meza in conjunction with MOCA’s exhibition Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A., at the West Hollywood Council Chambers

Baio and Teen Daze are playing an early show at Zebulon

Ibeyi are performing with TheMind at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel

Tony Molina, Faith Healer, Toner, and Cecil Frena are playing at The Smell

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

Mar 242016
 

Sunflower Bean- Easier Said

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/24-3/27/16)-

Thursday

Sunflower Bean are playing at The Echo with Weaves

The Hammer is hosting the panel- Crafted at Black Mountain: Skill, De-Skill, and Contemporary Art Practicewhichconsiders emergent practices against the backdrop of Black Mountain College’s legacy of highly skilled workmanship” with organizer and  moderator Jenni Sorkin, assistant professor, UC Santa Barbara; Wendy Kaplan, head of decorative arts at LACMA; Helen Molesworth, chief curator at MOCA;  Jenelle Porter, independent curator; and Andrew Perchuk, deputy director, Getty Research Institute at 7:30pm. If you get there early you can also check out the exhibition walk-through with artist Krysten Cunningham at 6:30pm.

The Central Library is having a free screening of Tangerine and a Q & A with the director Sean Baker

designLAb are having a public reception at the Pacific Design Center with several art and design exhibitions on view (free)

Plague Vendor are performing and signing their new album Bloodsweat at Amoeba Hollywood (free)

Yuck are playing the Echoplex with Bigthief and JUNK

Friday

It’s the last week of Music for Train Stations with dublab at Union Station- this week it’s a DJ set by Victoria O’Halon with a live performance by Mark Van Hoen, a UK artist “whose experimental music straddles both the electronic underground and pop worlds”. (4-6pm)

Cold Showers are playing at Complex in Glendale

The Egyptian Theatre is showing a Sterling Hayden/ Stanley Kubrick double feature of Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb / The Killing

The Aero Theatre is showing a Terrence Malick double feature of perhaps his best films- Badlands/ Days of Heaven

Hibou are opening for Hey Marseilles at The Echo

The Memories, Dunes and Crow Baby are playing at The Hi Hat in Highland Park ($5)

Saturday

Wolfmother are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Deap Valley

Terrence Malick weekend at The Aero continues with The Thin Red Line

Cinefamily is showing Errol Morris’ excellent The Thin Blue Line in the afternoon and Jim Jarmusch’s Stranger than Paradise in the evening

Dengue Fever are playing at The Regent

KXCS is having a free festival at USC with a list of bands that includes Tennis System and Mansions on the Moon (register if you are not a USC student here

Sunday

Happy Easter!

The Aero is showing Bugs Bunny Cartoon Classics in the afternoon including Easter Yeggs for some holiday fun that is good for kids and adults

All Weekend

Opening Thursday night and running 11-5pm Friday through Sunday, it’s the return of the Cat Art Show LA – this time at Think Tank Gallery. Artists include Mark Ryden, Norman Reedus, Scott Hove and more with part of the proceeds going to Kitten Rescue.

Wondercon, the sister show to Comic Con International is at the Los Angeles Convention Center

 

 

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

Apr 092015
 

 

Cherry Glazerr- White’s Not My Color This Evening

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/9-4/12)-

Thursday

MOMA curator Stuart Comer will be discussing the work and career of William Pope L.  at MOCA (free with RSVP)- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/curators-lecture-series-stuart-comer-on-william-pope-l/

The Hammer Museum is screening Barbara Kopple’s new documentary film, Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation, which focuses on the writers, columnists, editors and interns of The Nation magazine.  The film will be followed by Q&A with Kopple, writer Amy Wilentz, and Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel. Norman Lear will begin the evening with opening remarks (free)- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/04/hot-type-150-years-of-the-nation/

Downtown ArtWalk’s theme this month is Books, Comics and Zines- https://www.facebook.com/events/451174848381669/  also make sure to check out the sculptures made of cans for Canstruction, also part of the art walk- http://canstructionla.com/

Friday

Cherry Glazerr are playing with White Fence at the Natural History Museum’s First Fridays- http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/first-fridays/april-2015

The Aero Theater is showing the first part of the Agnés Varda documentary Agnés Varda: From Here to There” Part1 followed by her film Jane B. for Agnés V.  (about Jane Birkin) with a discussion with Varda in between the films- http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/%E2%80%9Cagnes-varda-from-here-to-there%E2%80%9D-part-1-jane-b-for-agn%C3%A8s-v

French band Yelle is playing the Roxy with Hibou- http://www.theroxy.com/event/769753-yelle-west-hollywood/

Saturday

Otis College of Art and Design is hosting its 4th Annual Kite Festival in Santa Monica where you can make and fly your own kite (free kite and admission)- http://www.otis.edu/calendar/4th-annual-kite-festival

Eastside Handmade is having their popup market in Highland Park- http://www.eastsidehandmade.com/

Afterwards stay for NELA Art Gallery Night, a good opportunity to check out Highland Park and Eagle Rock galleries including Gold Haus Gallery which is having an opening for Ryan McIntosh’s show- https://www.facebook.com/NELAart?ref=ts

Sunday

The First Annual Long Beach Zine Fest is at the Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA) and admission to the fest and museum are both free- http://lbzinefest.com/about/

All Weekend

Cinema at the Edge (CATE) is having it’s independent film festival in Santa Monica – http://www.cinemaattheedge.com/#