Jul 062017
 

The Regrettes- Seashore

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/6-7/9/17)-

Thursday

The Regrettes are playing a free show with The Tracks at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

Art historian Anna Chave will be discussing artist Carl Andre’s work at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (free)

Beach Fossils are playing at the El Rey Theatre with She-Devils and Ablebody

Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival begins tonight and runs until 7/16

Hammer Museum is having a free concert night with musical performances by Grace Mitchell and WARGIRL

Froth, Adult Books, Moaning, and Urgent Care are playing at The Echo

Friday

For the opening of her show at HVW8 Gallery, artist and musician Kilo Kish will be performing (free but RSVP)

The Los Angeles Philharmonic will be performing along with a screening of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban at the Hollywood Bowl (also Saturday)

Grand Performances ‘s performance this Friday is The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse at California Plaza

Fartbarf and Honus Honus are playing with The Manx and Facial at The Echo

Saturday

Reggie Watts is performing for The Getty Museum’s free concert series Saturdays Off the 405, with a DJ set by YACHT

For Play Like A Girl’s female led band night at The Echo– Madame Gandhi, Veronica Bianqui, Le Ra, and Fawns of Love are performing

Street Food Cinema is showing Grease in Griffith Park with live music before the film

HOTT MT, Goon, Draag, Alyeska, and Wolf Woodcock are all playing for the Goon curated Unscene Fest at the Hi Hat (free)

Part Time, Haunted Horses, L.A. Drones!, and Deth Crux are playing at El Cid

Sunday

Renegade Craft Fair returns to LA and this time will take place at Los Angeles Historic Park (also Saturday)

Bob Baker Marionettes are giving a free performance at the Levitt Pavillion in MacArthur Park

Blondie are playing with Garbage and Sky Ferreira at the Hollywood Bowl

Independent Shakespeare Co. continues its performances of Measure for Measure in Griffith Park (also Wed-Saturday)

Oct 282016
 

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Los Angeles is a great place to celebrate Halloween and with so many things to do it can get hard to choose. Here are some suggestions:

Friday (10/28/16)

It’s sold out on Saturday and Sunday but there are tickets available tonight to see Danny Elfman perform as Jack Skellington, Catherine O’Hara as Sally, Ken Page as Oogie Boogie, and Paul Reubens as Lock while a live orchestra plays in sync with the film for Halloween at the Hollywood Bowl: “Tim Burton’s A Nightmare Before Christmas”

L.A. Girlfriend along with Nicky Blitz and Disco Shrine are playing The Goth Ball at Resident where costumes are encouraged

LACMA is screening Pan’s Labyrinth in conjunction with their exhibit Guillermo del Toro: at Home with Monsters

Saturday

The Santa Monica Zombie Crawl starts at 6pm and has food and drink specials all night as well as an after party ($12 for the wristband)

Villains Tavern in the Arts District is having a free Halloween bash with Rumprollers Organ Trio and a traditional NOLA jazz band

The Boulet Brothers 16th Annual Halloween Ball is at The Globe Theater which will be turned into a night club/haunted mansion. The party includes three floors of DJs, “interactive horror areas”, carnival games, performances and more, with Clive Barker and Drag Race star Violet Chachki in attendance for a meet and greet  ($30)

Cinefamily is showing Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie

Sunday

Cinefamily has two showings of the 1959 Vincent Price film The Tingler with their seats wired to simulate the effect used at the original film’s screening which had seats equipped with buzzer shocks for certain key moments in the film

cARTel Collaborative Arts LA is hosting SpiritSpirit: a cocktail and ghost story pairing at Think Tank Gallery with performances, music, a DJ, craft cocktails, “Summon the Spirits” immersive game, and one prize each for the best dressed- theme and non-theme ($15) . You can also combine it with Think Tank’s escape room and get $5 off with code SPIRITX2

All weekend and Halloween

The theme for this year’s free Haunted House presented by Rotten Apple 907 in Burbank is The Not So Enchanted Forest. Although it is free to go, donations are requested- this year’s charity is VBAS (Volunteers of Burbank Animal Shelter)

The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride in Griffith Park has a “Secret Society” theme this year and for the first time ever passengers will leave the safety of the hay wagon for a section of the trip. There is also a haunted suburb to go trick or treating in, a haunted maze, and more.

Think Tank Gallery is hosting Trap House-a combination art show/ escape room running all day and night. The sci fi/ horror themed art show is free. The escape room is a ticketed half hour experience with a human trafficking and organ harvesting theme.

If you missed The Nightmare Before Christmas at the Hollywood Bowl you could see it in 4D at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood

Halloween (Monday)

The biggest event in the city has to be the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval– a massive free street party (500,000 people!) on Santa Monica Blvd.  with multiple music stages and a chance to see some of the most creative costumes around.  Palihouse nearby has tickets for their rooftop party ($20) and there are also additional parties at several places in the area. Definitely don’t drive there though- it gets pretty hectic!

Organ virtuoso Clark Wilson is improvising a soundtrack for a screening of the classic silent film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari at the Walt Disney Concert Hall

LA Opera’s incoming Artist in Residence, Matthew Aucoin will create and conduct a new score for chamber orchestra for the film Nosferatu at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

LACMA is showing The Bride of Frankenstein with extended access to the Guillermo de Toro (5-8pm) included in the ticket price ($15-20)

 

 

Sep 032015
 

FIDLAR- West Coast

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

Thursday

FIDLAR is playing a set at Amoeba Records to celebrate their new record Too and signing copies afterwards- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-3453/

HEALTH are playing a free show at Los Globos sponsored by Fader and Coors Light-RSVP here- http://mailer.thefader.com/pages/rsvp/rsvp-coors-light-the-fader-refreshla-w-health-this-thursday-september-3-2015

It’s Craft Night at CAFAM-this time it’s Felt Objects inspired by the L.A. River with Billy Kheel ($8)http://www.eventbrite.com/e/craft-night-at-cafam-felt-objects-inspired-by-the-la-river-with-billy-kheel-tickets-17325692613

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)- https://www.facebook.com/events/1464309240538839/

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- http://www.cinefamily.org/films/the-quay-brothers-in-35mm/#the-quays-in-35mm-w-christopher-nolan-in-person-2

Friday

There are still tickets left to the Barnsdall Park Wine Tasting- four selections for $30- http://www.barnsdall.org/events/friday-night-wine-tastings/

The LA County Fair opens today in Pomona with Patti Labelle and Chaka Khan performing- http://www.lacountyfair.com/

Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile’s solo project Ducktails is playing at The Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/862339-ducktails-los-angeles/

Tijuana Panthers are playing at the Regent- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/905755-tijuana-panthers-los-angeles/

Mystic Braves are playing at the Teregram Ballroom- http://www.teragramballroom.com/event/917181-mystic-braves-los-angeles/

Saturday

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- http://www.observatoryoc.com/events/burger-a-go-go-2

The outdoor movie at the Autry this week is Fight Club with live music beforehand- http://eatseehear.com/schedule/fight-club/#.VSwk6pTF-UA

The Damned are at the Fonda Theatre- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/278592

Saturday-Monday

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

Sunday

The Hollywood Bowl is showing E.T. while the Los Angeles Philharmonic performs John Williams’ score (also on Friday and Saturday)- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/et-extra-terrestrial/2015-09-06

Diet Cig are playing at the Bootleg with Kera and the Lesbians- http://www.ticketfly.com/event/902821-diet-cig-los-angeles/

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)- https://www.facebook.com/events/917714784968895/

Jul 022015
 

Blackstreet- No Diggity ft. Dr. Dre, Queen Pen

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/2-7/5)-

Thursday

The Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) is hosting a craft night with mural/graffiti artist Man One– $8 includes supplies, drinks and snacks- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/craft-night-at-cafam-canvas-art-with-man-one-tickets-17283515460

Smokey Robinson is at the Hollywood Bowl for three nights with fireworks but tonight has the best seat availability- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/july-4th-fireworks-spectacular-smokey-robinson/2015-07-02

Friday

The 90′s are back at the Greek Theatre with Blackstreet, Ginuwine, Tony!ToniTone!, SWV and Troop performing- http://www.greektheatrela.com/events/event_details.php?id=3060

Television is playing the Teregram Ballroom- http://www.teragramballroom.com/event/872917-television-los-angeles/

Friday and Saturday

Fireworks are on at Dodger Stadium today and on the 4th- the Dodgers are playing the Mets both nights- http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/ticketing/singlegame.jsp?c_id=la

Saturday (July 4th)

Looking for somewhere to see fireworks for free? Grand Park is having a block party with DJs and perfomances- you can bring your own picnic but NO beverages of any kind, it is an alcohol free event- http://grandparkla.org/event/4th-of-july-block-party/?instance_id=33055

If you want to celebrate the 4th with beer and BBQ- Angel City Brewery is having ‘Merica Fest which will include games and live music- you could check it out before heading to see the fireworks in Grand Park- http://angelcitybrewery.com/events/merica-fest-2015/

The Queen Mary in Long Beach has a fireworks event on the ship that includes a vintage traveling circus and carnival ($44) with a VIP option($99) that adds “the ‘20s Gatsby Deck, hush hush ‘30s Speak Easy, and 2-steppin’ 2000s Country Deck with premium firework viewing”- http://www.queenmary.com/events/july-fourth/

KCHUNG Radio is having a BBQ/ performance at pehrspace- https://www.facebook.com/events/1072758266072274/

The park at the Los Angeles Coliseum is having free fireworks, as well as games, rides, and music – http://www.lacoliseum.com/index.php/event/4th-of-july-extravaganza/

Sunday

The Regent Theater is having a boozy brunch bingo Sunday Funday with prizes including concert tickets- $25 (or 2 for $40) gets you bottomless mimosas, a brunch item and a cookie- and you can check out the Rock N Roll Flea Market as well;- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/894431-sunday-funday-boozy-brunch-los-angeles/

The Appleseed Cast are playing at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/847405-appleseed-cast-los-angeles/

All weekend-

Anime Expo is at the Los Angeles Convention Center- http://www.anime-expo.org/

Aug 282014
 

Ty Segall- “Manipulator” Album Teaser

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/28-9/1)-

Thursday-Sunday

Ty Segall is playing four sold out shows at the Echo (but there may be tickets at the door) to promote his just released album, Manipulatorhttp://www.theecho.com/event/602873-ty-segall-los-angeles/

It’s the last weekend of the Griffith Park Shakespeare Festival. Thursday and Friday, it’s Taming of the Shrew. Saturday and Sunday, it’s Twelfth Nighthttp://www.iscla.org/griffith-park-festival/

Thursday

Lee “Scratch” Perry is playing the Santa Monica Pier (free)- http://tcs.dola.com/event/2014/08/28/lee-scratch-perry

Mission of Burma is playing with GRMLN at the Roxy- http://www.theroxy.com/event/541569-mission-burma-west-hollywood/

Friday through Monday

Los Angeles County Fair begins (running until 9/28)-http://www.lacountyfair.com/

Saturday

Skate and Create opens at Flower Pepper Gallery in Pasadena. Over forty well known street artists created skateboards for the show- http://www.flower-pepper.com/portfolios/exhibits-events/?cpt_item=skate-create

Saturday and Sunday

Made in America Festival in Grand Park- tons of artists including Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Weezer, Cypress Hill, Chance the Rapper and more- http://a.madeinamericafest.com/landing/

Sunday

Los Angeles Plays Itself, a 3 hour film compilation of clips of movies filmed in LA, is playing at the Aero. The director, Thom Andersen, will discuss it afterwards and present an additional film- http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/los-angeles-plays-itself-9

The Big Picture: Hitchcock at the Hollywood Bowl– scores from Hitchcock’s famous films are played live while scenes play on a screen in the background- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/big-picture-hitchcock/2014-08-31

Burger presents: OFF!, along with a bunch of other bands including Cherry Glazerr and Lovely Bad Things at Los Globos- http://www.clublosglobos.com/event/625573-burger-off-los-angeles/

All weekend (including Labor Day)

Cinefamily and Everything is Terrible present a weekend’s worth  of programming for Everything Is Festival: Fifth Dimension– including an art opening, movie premieres (one with live score performed by YACHT), found footage compilations and more- http://www.cinefamily.org/films/everything-is-festival-the-5th-dimension/

Jul 032014
 

Phantogram- Mouthful of Diamonds

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/3-7/6)-

Thursday

Dublab presents Peaking Lights and Pharoahs at Levitt Pavillion MacArthur Park (free)- http://www.levittla.org/2014-concert-calendar/#July

San Pedro ArtWalk- http://www.1stthursday.com/

Friday (July 4th)

Fireworks, bands, outdoors and FREE- check out the “Altimate 4th of July Block Party” in Grand Park. Bands include Phantogram, Brick +Mortar, Semi Precious Weapons, Wild Cub and Echosmith- http://www.alt987fm.com/pages/events/altimate-block-party-2014/index-main.php?dmu=1404365495236#.U7TquahfnU4

Want fireworks but a bit more mellow?- Steve Martin is playing with the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell at the Hollywood Bowl (also Thursday and Saturday)- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/july-4th-fireworks-spectacular-steve-martin-and-steep-canyon-rangers-featuring-edie-bricke-1

If you are heading to Long Beach the Aquarium of the Pacific is staying open late with a BBQ and views of the fireworks there- http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/july_4th/

Cinefamily is offering a 4th of July celebration with a picnic, America related short films, a surf band and a screening of Hell Angels Foreverhttp://www.cinefamily.org/films/special-events-july-2014/

Angel City Brewery in the Arts District is throwing a party too- http://angelcitybrewery.com/events/merica-fest/

Saturday

Still watching the World Cup despite America’s recent loss and want to see the Made In LA show at the Hammer Museum? You can do both!- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2014/06/fifa-2014-world-cup-live-broadcasts/

Peter Murphy is playing at El Rey Theatre- http://www.axs.com/events/249538/peter-murphy-tickets?skin=goldenvoice

Jaws is playing outside of the Autry Museum- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/eat-see-hear-jaws-outdoor-movie-tickets-11113060463?aff=eorg

Stones Throw Picnic featuring Peanut Butter Wolf at California Plaza downtown as part of Grand Performances- http://www.grandperformances.org/events/stones-throw-picnic/

Sunday

Street artist Pastey Whyte is having an ice cream social (free ice cream!) for his art show at Gold Haus Gallery in Highland Park from 3-6- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gold-Haus-Gallery/141034196094226

The Fresh & Onlys at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/531149-fresh-onlys-ringo-los-angeles/

Amen Dunes is playing for free at Origami Vinyl- http://www.origamiorigami.com/

Jun 192014
 

Anamanaguchi- Meow

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/19-6/22)-

Thursday

Nightmares on Wax is playing Amoeba Hollywood (free) and at the Fonda on Sunday (http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/249094) – http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-3003/

Award winning shorts from the Cinematographers Guild at the Egyptian- http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/award-winning-shorts-from-the-cinematographers-guild-0

Friday

Anamanaguchi at El Rey- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/250685

Dwell on Design begins at the LA Convention center (through 6/22)- http://www.dwellondesign.com/

Design Hooky West- a free self guided tour around shops and galleries with a focus on design, ending in a party at Chalk LA- http://ladesignfestival.ticketmob.com/event.cfm?id=36745&cart

Saturday

Culver City Artist Tour- Artists at various galleries will be speaking about their work, demonstrating specific techniques and participating in workshops with visitors- http://promo.nymag.com/artisttour/index.html

Cal Arts post-graduate exhibition at Cirrus/HYPERHYPER- http://artgradshow2014.calarts.edu/about/

The Ice Age Hair Ball at the Page Museum- elaborate wig/hair contest, djs, cocktails, tarpits and more- http://www.tarpits.org/ice-age-hair-ball

Kitten at El Rey- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/250513

Opening night at the Hollywood Bowl with The Go Go’s, Kristen Chenowith, Pink Martini and fireworks- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/opening-night-bowl/2014-06-21

Saturday and Sunday

Artists and Fleas Market on Mateo St. in the Arts District- http://www.artistsandfleas.com/markets

Sunday

A discussion of Abstract Painting and the art of JonMarc Edwards at Coagula Curatorial Gallery with Andi Campognone (director of MOAH), Shana Nys Dambrot (arts writer), Jamie Brooks (gallerist) and the artist himself- https://www.facebook.com/events/787907221229070/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Janelle Monáe at the Hollywood Bowl- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/janelle-monae/2014-06-22

USA vs Portugal in the World Cup at 3pm Los Angeles time so it should be easy to find a bar to cheer them on!