Sep 272018
 

Z Berg- I Fall For The Same Face Every Time

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/27-9/30/18)-

Thursday

Hammer Museum celebrates the restaging of David Antin’s Sky Poems (taking place on Saturday over LACMA and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego)  with a convening of a group of poets, artists, and scholars, including Blaise Antin, Eleanor Antin, Julien Bismuth, Steve Kado, Aram Moshayedi, Marjorie Perloff, Jerome Rothenberg, and Hamza Walker, to discuss Antin and his legacy.

LACMA has a free screening of The Old Man & The Gun, and a post-screening conversation with writer David Lowery moderated by Gregory Ellwood.

Ukranian quartet DakhaBrakha are performing at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Wye Oak is opening for Ben Howard at the Shrine Auditorium

For MOCA Music at MOCA Grand Avenue, Danke and Yialmelic Frequencies will be performing (free)

HOLYCHILD are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Jen Awad opening

 

Friday

Ai WeiWei will be speaking about his work at LACMA with LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan (free but standby line only- get there early)

Beck is playing at the Hollywood Bowl with St. Vincent DJ’ing

The Van Nuys Arts Festival returns for its second year with art installations, live music, art making workshops and more (free)

The Presets are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Blood Red Shoes opening

The Beths are playing at The Roxy Theatre with Ariel View opening

Gateway Drugs are opening for The Pink Slips at The Hi Hat

 

Friday through Sunday

Ohana Festival is taking place all weekend at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point with bands that include Norah Jones, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Plague Vendor, Beck, Johnny Marr, and more

 

Saturday

DUBLAB is celebrating its 19th Anniversary with an all evening (until 2am) fundraising party at Zebulon featuring live music by performers that include The Pantones, Linafornia, Prophet, and Ann Magnuson, DJs, video artists, and more

Artist Nina Chanel Abney will be in discussing her solo exhibition at The California African American Museum with curators Jamillah James and Naima Keith (free but register)

Pop-Up Magazine’s live magazine night returns to The Theatre at Ace Hotel with “photography, film, radio, and original music mixed together and performed live onstage by a cast of talented people”

The Broad’s final Summer Happenings event, A Journey That Wasn’t, Part 2,  “will explore how artists manipulate time through memory, appropriation and repetition” with performances by Kim Gordon and YoshimiO, The Banjee Ball creating a “vogue opera” with performances by the LA ballroom dance community, and more

The Range of Light Wilderness are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Luke Temple of Here We Go Magic opening

The New Division and Nite are playing at Union nightclub

 

Saturday and Sunday

Music Tastes Good returns to Marina Green Park in Long Beach with lots of great bands including New Order, Joey Bada$$, Santigold, Lil B, Big Thief, Cherry Glazerr, Janelle Monáe, Ezra Furman, De Lux, and more

 

Sunday

Z Berg is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Benmont Tench, Ethan Gruska, Natalie Bergman, Bobcat Goldthwait, Joseph Keefe, Paige Anderson and special guests

CicLAvia is partnering with the LA Philharmonic for its centennial celebration and closing off  streets between the Walt Disney Concert Hall and Hollywood with six hubs that will have live music, dance performances, art and more along the route. Also make sure to check out WDCH Dreams, media artist Refik Anadol’s projections on the concert hall (starting Friday and running until 10/6)

The Watts Towers Jazz Festival is a free day of music and art and a chance to see the famous sculptures

Curators Cynthia Burlingham and Allegra Pesenti will be at the Hammer Museum to discuss the background of the exhibition Stones to Stains: The Drawings of Victor Hugo

Aug 172017
 

Veronica Bianqui- If Love’s A Gun, I’m Better Off Dead

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/17-8/8/20/17)-

Thursday

For the last of the free Twilight Concerts at Santa Monica Pier, Warpaint is playing with Wild Belle opening

NAVEL.LA (co-organized with Ghosting TV and WOAH) is hosting the premiere screening of ECLIPSECORE, 27 artists respond to the 2017 North American Eclipse, which will also include live music and a DJ set, and a discussion with researchers from NASA JPL (free but RSVP) and donate

It’s the first night of Echo Park Rising, a free multi-venue, all ages music festival. Too many bands to list them all but for each night I’ll put a few band listings- tonight’s highlights include- The Blank Tapes and Sextile at Taix; Creation Factory and Dungen at The Echo; and The Red Pears and Goon at The Echo Patio (schedule here)

Gordi is playing at Resident

Mt. Joy are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Avid Dancer and Dr. Doctor opening

Friday

Echo Park Rising suggestions for tonight- Veronica Bianqui, Fartbarf, and Hundred Waters are on the Liberty Stage; Cones, NVDES, and Meatbodies are playing at the Echoplex; Sugar Candy Mountain, BOYO, and Billy Changer are among the performers at Spacedust; Levitation Room and Creation Factory are playing late shows at Stories Books & Cafe; and Freedom Fry and HOLYCHILD are playing at The Lost Lot Venue (schedule here)

Terry Malts is playing with Business of Dreams, Real Numbers, and Wellness at The Hi Hat

FIGat7th Downtown Festival returns for another week with a free performance by Sinkane

The Music Center’s Dance DTLA programming has a different theme each week- this time it’s Argentine Tango

Saturday

Echo Park Rising suggestions for tonight- Jurassic Shark, Henry Clay People, Laetitia Sadier, and Surf Curse are playing at the Echoplex; The Paranoyds, Alice Bag, and The Buttertones are playing the Liberty Stage; The Los Angeles Police Department are playing at Taix; and Tennis System are playing at The Lost Lot Venue (schedule here)

LACMA’s Muse til Midnight party returns with DJ’s and late night access to the galleries ($25 members / $35 non)

X will be playing a free show with Meat Puppets at Pershing Square

Some Like It Hot is the outdoor movie at Hollywood Forever this week

Cinefamily is showing Liquid Sky (off site at the Vista) at midnight with cinematographer Yuri Neyman, and production/costume designer Marina Levikova in person

For Grand Performances this week, Daedelus will recreate EDM/IDM songs with an accompanying band and vocalists (free)

Prism Tats are opening for Pickwick at the Bootleg Theater

Sunday

Echo Park Rising suggestions for tonight- Veronica Bianqui and Summer Twins are playing at Spacedust; Moaning are playing at the Echoplex; Dante Elephante and The Tissues are playing at Lot 1 Cafe; and Avi Buffalo and Brightener are playing at Taix; (schedule here)

Independent Shakespeare Co. is performing The Two Gentlemen of Verona free in Griffith Park (also Wed-Saturday)

The Rock N Roll Flea Market returns to The Regent Theater

 

Apr 282016
 

Deap Vally- Bad For My Body

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/28-5/1/16)-

Thursday

If you can get on line or know someone who can you might be able to get $30 tickets to see Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at the Troubadour

MOCA Grand Ave is free tonight and is also having a panel discussion presented with Zocalo Public Square tonight titled Were the ’90s L.A.’s Golden Age?

Also in the area, REDCAT is having a free screening of student work from the CalArts School of Film/Video (on Friday and Saturday evening as well)

Iggy Pop is playing at The Greek Theatre with the lineup from his new album, Post Pop Depression, that includes Josh Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen and Dean Fertita(Queens of the Stone Age), Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys) and Matt Sweeney

Friday

The LA Dodgers are playing the San Diego Padres and there will be fireworks

Melissa Brooks and The Aquadolls are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Summer Twins, So Many Wizards, and Jurassic Shark

Friday through Sunday

Photo Independent returns to Raleigh Studios with lots of good programming in addition to the exhibitors. ($15 or discounted tickets on Goldstar)

Saturday

The Regent Theater is having Dance in A Panic, a monthly “British Style Rock N’ Roll dance party”. For this one, Deap Vally, Le Butcherettes & KAV will be performing and Andy Rourke of The Smiths will DJ

Eternal, an exhibition of artist Tina St Clair’s (tfail) final works, opens at 1621 N. Cahuenga Blvd from 7-11pm

De La Soul are headlining Rhyme Fest at the Belasco Theatre

The West Hollywood Design District and Parachute Market are having their first outdoor marketplace called A Street Af(fair)

The Night Sea are performing a “sonic and visual experience” at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (free with RSVP)

Atlas Genius are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Skylar Grey and The Young Wild

Saturday and Sunday

Jackalope Art and Craft Fair returns to Pasadena (free)

Sunday

HOLYCHILD, Reggie Watts, Theophilus London, Mayer Hawthorne, and Fortpolio are all performing at the Teragram Ballroom for Berniebash, with all proceeds going to the Bernie Sanders campaign

The Rock ‘N’ Roll Flea Market is back at The Regent Theater

 

 

Jun 112015
 

Mystic Braves- Desert Island

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/11-6/14/15)-

Thursday

June’s DTLA Artwalk has a film and video theme- stop by the Regent Theater for a short film festival (free) in between checking out the galleries- https://www.facebook.com/events/1625739987649195/

Writer Claudia Rankine is reading at MOCA Geffen (free with RSVP)- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/reading-claudia-rankine/

The LA Film Fest has begun (running til 6/18) and tonight at LACMA they are showing Too Late, “a dark love letter to Los Angeles”, which stars John Hawkes and includes a conversation with the filmmakers- http://www.lacma.org/event/too-late

HOLYCHILD are playing a free set at Amoeba Hollywood- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-3352/

Neon Trees are at the Fonda Theatre with Alex Winston- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/274667

Friday

Downtown Dark Nights returns to LA Live with $5 food and drink specials, live music, art installations and live painting by several street artists- http://www.lalive.com/events/nokia-plaza/detail/dark-nights-at-la-live-150612

Producer and DJ Peanut Butter Wolf is kicking off the Music Center downtown’s Bring Your Own Dance Moves their free weekly dance party- http://www.musiccenter.org/byodm

MOCA Grand Ave is having a book launch at their store for Architectones: Art In the Living Environment which will feature a roundtable conversation with François Perrin, Maura Lucking, Jan Tumlir, Bryony Roberts, and Mark Hagen; a performance by Veilhan and James Goldstein and music by DJ Vincent Tajan, as well as a book signing- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/book-launch-architectones/

Friday through Sunday

It’s LA Pride and the festival goes all weekend with a parade (Sunday), Thunderground Roller Disco, and live music from artists including Kesha and Tinashe – http://lapride.org/

Saturday

Mystic Braves are the headliners of a four band show at the Troubadour that also includes So Many Wizards- http://www.troubadour.com/event/769081-mystic-braves-los-angeles/

The Los Angeles Design Festival closing night street party is free and in Chinatown with the addition of a pop up market- http://ladesignfestival.ticketmob.com/event.cfm?id=100095&cart

NELA Art Gallery Night is a great way to check out the galleries in the Highland Park area- https://www.facebook.com/NELAart

The Autry in Griffith Park is having a movie night on their south lawn- this week it’s The Grand Budapest Hotel with Mansions on the Moon playing before the show- http://eatseehear.com/schedule/the-grand-budapest-hotel/#.VR7KYfnF9HU

Sunday

Rob Forbes, creator of Design Within Reach along with Eric Heiman, creative director of the San Francisco design studio Volume Inc. will discuss Forbes’s new book, See for Yourself: A Visual Guide to Everyday Beauty, with a book signing afterwords at LACMA (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/rob-forbes

Ink-N-Iron, a festival celebrating hot rods, tattoos, 50′s fashion and burlesque returns to the Queen Mary in Long Beach (also Friday and Saturday) and tonight the live music includes Fishbone, Gary Numan, and Peter Murphy among others- http://longbeach.ink-n-iron.com/