Oct 192018
 

Kilo Kish- Void

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/18-10/21/18)-

Thursday

Writer Jonathan Lethem will be discussing the new exhibit One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art at MOCA Grand Avenue with curator Helen Molesworth (free)

The Getty Center is having a free screening of Faye Dunaway film Eyes of Laura Mars, as well as a program of fashion forward shorts (free but you need a ticket)

JPEGMAFIA are playing at The Echo with Buzzy Lee opening

LACMA has a free screening of the film Galveston starring Ben Foster and Elle Fanning

The Growlers are playing at the Hollywood Palladium with Kirin J Callinan opening

Tune-Yards are playing at The Mayan with U.S. Girls opening

 

Friday

Art Buzz, ICA LA’s happy hour, returns with a tour of their Adrian Piper exhibit by curator Jamillah James and Director of Learning and Engagement Asuka Hisa (free)

Celebrating the illumination of the Triforium downtown, there will be three Friday events- this week has performances by Reggie Watts, the Bob Baker Marionettes, Jherek Bischoff + Quartet, Dublab DJs, and onsite scent activations by the Institute for Art and Olfaction (free but RSVP)

Visual artist Edgar Arceneaux will present his first live work, Until, Until, Until, about Ben Vereen’s partially censored performance for  Ronald Reagan’s inaugural celebration in 1981, at the Bootleg Theater (also on Saturday)

Drake is having a crazy week in the news with his continuing beef with Pusha T- and tonight or Saturday night you can see him perform with the Migos  at The Forum

At LACE in Hollywood, C3LA will be performing a live score to the 1928 silent film The Fall of the House of Usher, using only a capella voices

The Joy Formidable are playing at the Lodge Room with Tancred opening

 

Saturday

Demon Dayz Festival taking place at Pico Rivera Sports Arena & Grounds, is a great day of music that includes performances by Kilo Kish, Gorillaz, Erykah Badu, The Internet, Little Simz and more

The Regent Theater is hosting the LA premiere of The Man from Mo’Wax, a documentary on the creator of the Mo’ Wax record label James Lavelle. Lavelle famously formed Unkle with DJ Shadow, which had the very popular collaborative album Psyence Fiction. James Lavelle will also be playing a DJ set, ticketed separately, for the event.

LAND is hosting Wild Art Party at Blue Roof Studios with live performances by Maceo Paisley, Paul Pescador, Julie Weitz, and Physical Plastic (free)

Cayucas are headlining a free day/night of music for the free block party Sunstock Solar Festival in Hollywood

Draemings are playing at the Lodge Room with Crook and Honey Child opening

 

Saturday and Sunday

The Beverly Hills Art Show returns and is a nice way to spend the day outside enjoying art work from over 200 artists

 

Sunday

The 3rd Annual A.G.Geiger Art Book Fair returns to Chungking Plaza an focuses primarily on West Coast based artists, presses,
and independent publishers

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are playing at The Forum with Cigarettes After Sex opening

Bootleg Theater is hosting a tribute to the life and music of Elliott Smith with a long list of performers that includes The Wild Reeds, Johanna Samuels, Aaron Embry, Harrison Whitford and more

Habibi are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Secret Stare and Jazzy Romero opening

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

Jul 262018
 

Bee Bee Sea- D.I. Why Why Why

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/26-7/29/18)-

Thursday

As part of Hammer Museum and KCRW’s Summer Concert series, tonight Cut Chemist will be performing with Buyepongo

LACMA is screening Edward Yang’s film Yi Yi ($7)

Thurmon Green is performing free at MOCA Grand Avenue to continue the series of Listening Sessions presented as part of Lauren Halsey: we still here, there

Send Medicine are having a record release concert at Moroccan Lounge with Tashaki Miyaki and Ramonda Hammer also playing

Avid Dancer are opening for Rainstorm Brother at the Bootleg Theater

Friday

Sleepless, The Music Center’s late night event (11:30pm-3am), returns with pop up dance performances, a virtual reality experience, a molecular gastronomy lab, DJ sets, art installations, musical performances and more ($20 advance/ $30 at the door)

Roger Guenveur Smith’s Frederick Douglass Now is a free solo movement and performance taking place as part of Grand Performances and featuring Lulu Washington and percussionist Marcus Miller

Billy Changer, Healing Gems, Pancho & The Wizards and The Gnars are playing at The Smell

VOWWS are playing at Resident with Second Still, Creux Lies and Shitgiver

Saturday

Bee Bee Sea are playing Dirty Water Records night at Zebulon with The Darts, The Atom Age And Mean Motor Scooter

Artist John Houck will be at the Hammer Museum to discuss the work of Christina Quarles, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, and Nancy Lupo that is included in the exhibition Made in L.A. 2018, of which he is also a part

Arcana Books is having a book signing and conversation with artist Simone Shubuck (and there will be cake!)

The Broad’s Summer Happenings series continues with an evening inspired by Joseph Beuys and the Fluxus movement, with performances by Matmos, EYE, Pharmakon, FlucT, Total Freedom, and Nelson Patton with Lonnie Holley ($30)

For the last of Resident’s free summer concert series, FEELS will be performing

Ain’t I A Womxn?A Genders Promenade is Freewaves’ free event taking place in LA State Historic Park featuring 20 independent artists and 10 art collectives that aims to explore intersectional identities with performance art, spoken word, sonic art, media projections and zines

Chastity are opening for Mourn at the Bootleg Theater

Sunday

X-Tra is having a Summer Issue Launch and Sketchy Garden Party at Hauser & Wirth (drawing and pens will be provided along with refreshments-all free)

Airiel, Tennis System, and Topographies are playing at the Echoplex

At ICA LA for the opening of Maryam Jafri’s exhibition I Drank the Kool-Aid but I Didn’t Inhale, ICA Curator Jamillah James and Maryam Jafri will discuss “her process using research and interdisciplinary approaches to make work of conceptual inquiry on such perennial subjects as consumer culture, representation, economics, and politics” (free but RSVP)

Street and graffiti artist Eric ” KING CRE8″ Walker is giving a free workshop in drawing fonts and elements used in graffiti and street art at The California African American Museum in conjunction with the exhibition Charting the Terrain (free but register)

The Hidden Depths and The Hurricanes are opening for Santoros at the Bootleg Theater