Sep 142017
 

Rostam- Gwan

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/14-9/17/17)-

Thursday

Rostam from Vampire Weekend has a new album out and to celebrate he will be performing a free set at Amoeba Records in Hollywood

Tonight’s Downtown Art Walk will focus on LA Street Artists in the Art Walk Lounge

To mark the opening of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, MOCA Grand Ave will re-present Anna Maria Maiolino’s performance piece Entrevidas in conjunction with the exhibition Anna Maria Maiolino. Maiolino will perform the work. (free)

Daryl Hall & John Oates are playing with Tears for Fears at the Staples Center (also Friday)

Friday

James Supercave is playing at the Teragram Ballroom with The Seshen

Enjoy a kid free night at the LA Zoo’s Roaring Nights, which also has bands, DJs, “special animal encounters” and more (check Goldstar for discount tix)

Frankie and the Witch Fingers are having a record release party at The Echo with POW! and The Mad Walls opening

The Church are playing at the Fonda Theatre with The Helio Sequence opening

Golden Animals, decker., The Astronots, and Joy Downer are playing at The Hi Hat

Together Pangea are playing with Tall Juan, Side Eyes and Daddy Issues at the El Rey Theatre

Saturday

The free 2nd Annual Open Arts and Music Festival is in Downtown Glendale with bands that include Run River North, DUCKWRTH, and Buyepongo plus art installations and an art market

Black Kids are playing with Seratones and LondonBridge at the Echoplex

Hammer Museum is having a free party to celebrate the opening of Radical Women, with galleries open late, performances,live music by Jungle Fire, DJ sets by Chulita Vinyl Club, and a cash bar (RSVP here)

Street Food Cinema’s outdoor movie in Poinsettia Rec Park is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

L7: Pretend That We’re Dead, the documentary about the band, is screening at the Regent Theater with a meet and greet with the band to follow

Tristen is playing an early show at Resident with Jenny O. opening

Sunday

For Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA’s Launch Weekend, several museums and art institutions are free in and around LA, Santa Barbara, the Inland Cities and San Diego

Tijuana Panthers, Slothrust, Mourn, and Dude York are playing at the Regent Theater

Café Tacvba, La Santa Cecilia, and Mon Laferte are playing at the Hollywood Bowl

Oddisee & Good Compny are playing at The Echo with SALES and LVL UP

 

Apr 062017
 

Steady Holiday- Terror

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/6-4/9/17)-

Thursday

CAFAM is hosting a zine making workshop with L.A. Zinefest followed by a special film screening of Flight in Heels and a reading with the “Afrofuturistic women’s liberation artist collective”, #SNATCHPOWER. ($7 includes on drink, access to the gallery shows and materials for the workshop- RSVP requested)

The Damned are playing with Alice Bag and the Sissy Bears at the Belasco theater

Bleached, The Regrettes, Upset and The Side Eyes are playing at the Echoplex

Terry George who directed Hotel Rwanda and more recently The Promise, about the Armenian genocide, will be in conversation with producer and physician Eric Esrailian and Dr. Stephen D. Smith, executive director of the USC Shoah Foundation, at the Hammer museum, moderated by journalist and filmmaker Carla Garapedian. They will be discussing the challenges and politics of representing real-world atrocities within the constraints of the film medium. (free)

David Bazan is playing at the Bootleg Theater with The Mynabirds opening

Friday

Steady Holiday is playing at Resident with Saígo and Haathi

The Natural History Museum is having its First Friday event, this time with lectures on the future of food, DJs, and performances by the bands Sunflower Bean and Tonstartssbandht

The Aero Theatre is showing a double feature of Walter Hill’s films The Warriors and Streets of Fire with Hill discussing them in between screenings

It might be worth taking a road trip to see Sigur Rós play at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Great Horror Movie Night is showing a double feature of Fright Night and Ghostbusters at the Griffith Park Old Zoo

Saturday

The 6th Annual Kite Festival is taking place adjacent to the Santa Monica Pier from 11am-4pm and will be honoring Disney artist Tyrus Wong

Broke LA (formerly BROKECHELLA) is back with bands that include James Supercave, Bloodboy, and BOYO, art installations, comedians and more for $25.

Or you could head to The Observatory in Santa Ana for the two day festival- When We Were Young. Saturday’s lineup includes Morrissey, AFI, Cage The Elephant, Joyce Manor, Beach Fossils, and more.. ($100 for Saturday only)

Jason Reitman brings his Live Read series back-this time at The Theatre at Ace Hotel- for a reading of Juno with Ellen Page and Jennifer Garner reprising their roles from the film and Tracee Ellis Ross, Tig Notaro, Alia Shawkat, Kristin Wiig and more providing additional voices (all proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood)

Artists Justin Cole and York Chang will be giving a talk about their exhibition at Samuel Freeman gallery in Culver City

Sunday

At The Observatory in Santa Ana it’s day two of the festival- When We Were Young. Band today include Descendents, FIDLAR, Silversun Pickups, Dr. Dog, Tijuana Panthers, Sunflower Bean and more ($60 Sunday only)

Chairlift and Kristin Kontrol have added an early show (2pm) at the Echoplex after the Saturday night show sold out

Hammer Museum is hosting Stand Up and Fight Back: Tactics and Strategies for Effective Creative Activism at The Wiltern with Reverend James Lawson and Nadine Bloch (free but RSVP)

British band Sleaford Mods are playing their first ever U.S. show  at the Echoplex– it’s sold out but it might be worth hunting down some tickets

 

 

Dec 152016
 

Tennis System- Here We Go

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/15-12/18/16)

Thursday

Tennis System are playing at Non Plus Ultra with Gateway Drugs and Second Still

LACMA is having a free screening of As You Are which includes a conversation with writer and director Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, actor Owen Campbell, producer Brent Stiefel, and producer Justin Lothrop

The Bootleg Theater is having a benefit for the victims of the Ghost Ship fire with bands Sextile, Everyone is Dirty, TV Heads and Psychic Jiu Jitsu

Friday

The Music Center is having a free Holiday Sing-a-Long with lyric sheets provided and a live accompaniment

The Glow Battle Tour is taking place in Pershing Square- it’s free to attend but they are selling 6 color glow swords for $10 with part of the proceeds going to the victims of the Oakland Ghost Ship Warehouse fire

Alamo Drafthouse and Non Plus Ultra are having a two day event featuring the L.A. premiere of Goodnight Brooklyn, a documentary on the now closed Brooklyn venue Death By Audio. Tonight includes “L.A. DIY State of The Union” a Q&A panel with Jim Smith (The Smell), Pauline Lay (Pehrspace), Sean Carnage (Pehrspace, Il Corral), Max Baumgarten (Basic Flowers), Randy Randall (No Age), Matt Conboy (director, Goodnight Brooklyn) and more.

Echo Park Film Center is hosting the Nihilist International Film Festival

The Dandy Warhols are playing at the Fonda Theatre with Telegram and Warbly Jets

Saturday

James Supercave are playing with SWIMM at the Troubadour

There is a murder mystery/ scavenger hunt at the Getty Museum ($22 per person with recommended teams of 3+)

Hammer Museum is hosting a program by Antena and Libros Antena Books titled Recycled Language. It includes a cartonera book making workshop followed by poetry readings in Spanish and English (free)

The second part of Non Plus Utra’s event (see Friday’s listing) includes a screening of Goodnight Brooklyn, filmmaker Q&A, and live sets by Flat Worms and CFM

Echo Park Film Center is having a free screening of It’s A Wonderful Life

Kim and the Created are playing with The Paranoyds, Sadgirl, and Espresso at the Teragram Ballroom

Sunday

Michéle Lamy will be discussing the her husband Rick Owens’ new furniture exhibition (currently at MOCA Pacific Design Center) with Helen Molesworth at the West Hollywood Council Chambers (free)

The Joey Altruda Trio are playing a tribute to A Charlie Brown Christmas for Grand Performances (free)

Peach Kelli Pop, French Vanilla, Post-Life, Janelane, and Mo Dotti are playing a show at The Smell

The Depressed Cake Shop is having a bake sale at The Hive Gallery to benefit the Los Angeles LGBT Center

Girl Tears are opening for Ghost Noise at Union Nightclub

 

Jun 092016
 

Mutual Benefit- Not for Nothing

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/9-6/12/16)-

Thursday

Hauser Wirth & Schimmel gallery in the Arts District is hosting a series of live music performances Thursdays from 5-8pm called After 5, with DJ Son Zoo performing this week. (free with RSVP)

MOCA Grand Avenue is screening Open Window, a film about artists who use the computer desktop in their work (free)

For Cinefamily’s Band and a Movie, Ted Leo will be playing live and the film is Radio On

Downtown LA Artwalk is back with it’s monthly event- this time the focus is on new filmmakers. Also check out the opening of LACDA’s (Los Angeles Center for Digital Art) exhibition of the winners from their recent juried competition (the artist’s reception is Saturday)

Islands are playing at the Teragram Ballroom

Friday

Mutual Benefit are playing with Florist and Jay Som at Resident

Friday Flights, the Getty Museum’s art and music event returns for it’s third year with Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith performing with projected visuals, dancer/choreographer Kianí del Valle giving a solo performance, as well as other performances and installations around the Getty complex

Friday through Sunday

LA Pride Festival is on in West Hollywood with a weekend music festival which includes performances by Faith Evans, Le1f, Charlie XCX, Bebe Rexha, Trina, Big Freedia and more, and the large Pride Parade on Sunday

Old Town Music Hall in El Segundo is showing Sunset Boulevard with music played on their famous pipe organ, an audience singalong, and a comedy short before the film (also Saturday night and Sunday afternoon showings)

Friday and Saturday

The Great Horror Campout returns with various levels of terror – this time in Elysian Park

Saturday

Make Music Pasadena, the annual one day free music festival returns with a great list of bands including Atlas Genius, Bear Hands, Small Black, James Supercave, Jay Som and more

The Hollywood Forever Cemetery film this week is Hitchcock’s To Catch A Thief

Today is the last day to see the giant lit up bunny sculptures downtown, created by artist Amanda Parer

Saturday and Sunday

The Playboy Jazz Festival is at the Hollywood Bowl with Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Seth MacFarlane and more on Saturday; Janelle Monae and Pete Escovedo Orchestra featuring Sheila E., Juan and Peter Michael and more on Sunday

Sunday

Long Beach Patchwork Show has over 200 local vendors, chosen by a jury, selling their unique products outside at Marine Stadium as well as multiple music stages

Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only opens at the Hammer Museum

 

 

Feb 112016
 

James Supercave- Better Strange

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/11-2/14/16)-

Thursday

James Supercave are playing at Resident in DTLA

The Downtown Art Walk has a music theme and includes a mini tribute to producer J Dilla. While at the art walk there will be shuttles to LERATA’s SKYLINE 2016 Preview Event which features an interactive architecture installation as well as a DJ, free cupcakes and hot chocolate. Also nearby is Oddwalk 2.0, a one night only show from Oddville. A Creative Space that includes over 100 local artists

It’s also the opening night of a four night event at the new Project Space on 7th Street. Tonight is the opening of  Aaron Rose’s La Rosa Social Club, an art bar/installation with a group of artists contributing work  (free but RSVP required)

The Hammer Museum is screening The Haunted Sword, a film of a live kabuki performance. Afterwards there will be free food and free limited-edition Kabuki-inspired Uniqlo t-shirts and tote bags.

Frank Gehry is in conversation with Michael Govan at LACMA (free but standby)

Naughty by Nature are at the Regent Theater with A-F-R-O

Friday

EVERBOOKS: Artists and Writers Read from Their Favorite Books includes artists Eleanor Antin, Lisa Anne Auerbach, John Baldessari, Miranda July and more reading short passages from books they think are inspiring at The Million Dollar Theatre. Free- RSVP with promo code ForYourArt or Goodreads

Meat Wave are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Young Jesus and Slothrust (solo) opening

The Egyptian Theatre is showing Blade Runner

Howler are playing at El Cid

Super Furry Animals are playing at the Roxy (also on Thursday)

Friday through Sunday

LA Art Book Fair returns to The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA with exhibits, talks and live music as well as loads of cool printed items to buy (free entry)

While downtown check out Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market presented by LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) where over 150 artists will have tables set up to sell their work ($5 donation for Friday preview, free Saturday and Sunday)

Saturday

Celebrate The Year of the Monkey in Chinatown– The Golden Dragon Parade runs from 1-3pm and there is also a festival all day with performances, workshops and more

Blum and Poe gallery in Culver City is premiering A Portrait of Henry Taylor, a film by August Blum which will be accompanied by live music sets by Detachable Men and The Florida Mistakes

John Waters new one-man show This Filthy World: Dirtier and Filthier, is at The Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State

For his show Hydration at Steve Turner gallery in Hollywood, Yung Jake is having his opening from 10pm-2am with DJs Softest Hard, Sonny Digital and Lil Yachty

Mrs.Magician are playing with Dead Heavens at The Hi Hat in Highland Park

Sunday

The LA Marathon is this Sunday so get out and cheer the runners or take a good look at the map and plan accordingly, it will be challenging to get around

The Metro is having a special free art tour of the works and architecture in their train stations for Valentine’s Day. The Independent Shakespeare Company
will be accompanying the tour and performing love scenes from select Shakespearean plays. First-come, first-served leaving from Union Station and ending at Hollywood/Western.

The Egyptian Theatre is showing Harold and Maude