May 312018
 

Mallrat- Uninvited

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/31-6/3/18)-

Thursday

TV Girl is playing at Lodge Room with Wished Bone opening

Hammer Museum has a free screening of Set it Off with a Q&A to follow with Tisa Bryant and Ernest Hardy

Okkervil River are playing at The Teragram Ballroom

Mating Ritual are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Sego and Tim Atlas

Enjoy the view and a drink while shopping at Yamashiro’s weekly Night Market

Curtis Harding is playing at the El Rey Theatre with Algiers opening

Friday

Figat7th Downtown Festival kicks off the first of four free Friday concerts with Mallrat opening for Poolside and !!! Dj’ing

This week’s First Friday event at the Natural History Museum includes a display of vintage cars and a discussion of LA’s car culture; performances by Madame Gandhi, Duckwrth, and Tuxedo; DJs, and more

Jimmy Whispers is playing at Zebulon with Dinner opening

Saturday

Hammer Museum is hosting a free opening night party for Made in L.A. 2018, the fourth edition of their biennial exhibition showcasing LA artists

LA Conservancy’s Last Remaining Seats shows classic films in old theaters in Los Angeles- this time they are showing Mr. Smith Goes to Washington at the State Theatre with a Q&A about the theater’s history to follow

KCRW kicks off its free Summer Nights concert series at One Colorado in Pasadena with Pinky Pinky

LAST Projects is hosting an opening reception for the Queer Biennial (taking place at numerous venues across LA for the month of June)

Julia Jacklin is opening for Calexico at the El Rey Theatre

Filmmaker John Waters will be speaking at Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State LA

Sunday

Urban Air Market, a free marketplace for independent artists and designers, is happening in Los Feliz

Metro Art Los Angeles is hosting The Floor Improv Days- a free event in Union Station with live music from brass musicians The Red Line Horns, as well as dance lessons and a percussion workshop

Neko Case is opening for Ray Lamontagne at The Greek Theatre

May 032018
 

Anna McClellan- Nail-biting Song

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/3- 5/6/18)

Thursday

Head to Amoeba Records in Hollywood for a free live set from Young Fathers before they open for LCD Soundsystem and Yeah Yeah Yeahs at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend

The Aero Theatre is showing a double feature of Idiocracy and All The President’s Men, with Idiocracy writer/director Mike Judge and screenwriter Etan Cohen discussing the films with screenwriter Ken Pisani between the screenings

It’s the first of The Broad’s two Thursday evenings offering free admission to Jasper Johns: Something Resembling Truth

Johanna Samuels is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Harrison Whitford

MOCA Assistant Curator Lanka Tattersall is leading a walkthrough of MOCA Grand Ave’s exhibition Real Worlds: Brassaï, Arbus, Goldin (MOCA admission is free Thursday evenings)

Dante Elephante are playing at The Hi Hat with Veronica Bianqui, The Altons and Lily Waters

Friday

Anna McClellan is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Media Jeweler and Staffers opening

First Fridays returns to the Natural History Museum with performances by Earth Girl Helen Brown and Homeshake, DJs, and a panel discussion on the evolution of Los Angeles as a city

LCD Soundsystem vs Yeah Yeah Yeahs is happening at the Hollywood Bowl (also Saturday)

No Joy are opening for Baths at the El Rey Theatre

Perera Elsewhere is playing at The Hi Hat with Huxley Anne opening

Saturday

ACID-FREE, a three day art book market that includes video screenings, music, talks, readings, and more, is taking place at Blum & Poe today and Sunday with an opening night on Friday (free)

The Gloomies and Jimmy Whispers are opening for Cullen Omori at The Echo

Pianos Become The Teeth, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, and Queen of Jeans are playing at the Bootleg Theater

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Oscuro de Mayo, a free event at Resident with a DJ set by Dave Parley of Prayers and live performances by August Eve and Sister Mantos

Pink Mexico are playing at The Hi Hat with Honus Honus and Cold Beaches opening

Sunday

In conjunction with the exhibition In the Fields of Empty Days: The Intersection of Past and Present in Iranian Art, LACMA is hosting a free panel discussion “regarding how women operate and negotiate their way in Iran as artists, from the perspective of the film and music industries as well as the fine arts.” The panelists are Newsha Tavakolian (Tehran-based artist and documentary photographer, whose work is represented in the exhibition), Dr. Nacim Pak-Shiraz (film historian, University of Edinburgh), and Dr. Nahid Siamdoust (Post-doctoral Associate, Yale University, and author of Soundtrack of the Revolution: The Politics of Music in Iran) and the discussion will be moderated by LACMA curator Linda Komaroff.

Stories Of: Jealousy Edition is taking place at The Regent Theater with storytellers that include Shirley Manson, Aparna Nancherla and Madame Gandhi, DJ sets, live music, and proceeds going to Peace Over Violence

The Rock N Roll Flea Market returns for its monthly free event at The Regent Theater

Dec 152017
 

Hoops- On Top

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend 12/14-12/17/17)-

Thursday

Grizzly Bear are playing at The Wiltern

LACMA is hosting An Evening with… Willem Dafoe, which includes a screening of Light Sleeper and a conversation with the actor

Julien Baker is playing at the Palace Theatre with Half Waif and Adam Torres

Downtown Art Walk returns, this time with a Krampus Run and parade along with various galleries open late (free)

Veronica Bianqui and Kera & The Lesbians are opening for Moon Honey at the Teragram Ballroom

Night Drive and Bogan Via are playing at Resident

Friday

Saber Battle L.A. returns, this time to Grand Park- $10 in advance gets you a 6 color light saber to use for the event

Froth are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Sasami opening

Skating Polly are playing at The Echo with Starcrawler and Pinky Pinky opening

Saturday

Hoops are playing with Jimmy Whispers and Ruby Haunt at the Moroccan Lounge

Bergamot Station is hosting a Holiday Open House and is a good chance to check out the galleries

Gabba Gallery is having a closing party for their affordable art show Wishlist 5

Power 106 is hosting Cali Christmas at The Forum with performances by Chance the Rapper, Travis Scott, Joey Bada$$, Majid Jordan, and Gashi

The artists of Iris Company are having an interactive performance/art show called BOUQUET at Basic Flowers

Sunday

Cinespia is hosting a screening of Home Alone with a pajama party at The Los Angeles Theatre

The California African American Museum is hosting the first of their Conversations for Artists by Artists series with Samira Yamin and Umar “Frohawk” Rashid with a reception to follow (free but RSVP)

The 13th Annual Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival will be screening films free throughout the day at LACMA

A Very Cassie Ramone X-Mas is happening at Bob Baker Marionette Theatre with Colleen Green, Three O’Clock Rock and, of course, puppets

Oct 192017
 

Mitski- Townie

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/19-10/22/17)-

Thursday

Art historian Elena Shtromberg will be discussing the work of artist Anna Maria Maiolino at MOCA Grand Avenue (free)

Screaming Females are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Street Eaters and Hit Bargain

LACMA is hosting a free screening of 11/8/16, a documentary made up of 16 stories from 16 different filmmakers all taking place in America

Warbly Jets are having an album release party at Moroccan Lounge with The Entire Universe opening

Nick Hakim is playing at the Echoplex with Sam Evian and Jimmy Whispers opening

Sego are at The Echo with Goldensuns and Oddnesse opening

Friday

The Lemon Twigs are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Cut Worms and Fatal Jamz (also Saturday)

The Pancakes and Booze Art Show returns to Los Angeles with art from over 100 artists, performances, and of course pancakes and booze (also Saturday)

Front Porch Cinema’s free movie at Santa Monica Pier this week is the live action Beauty and the Beast

Angel Olsen is opening for Arcade Fire at The Forum

Cloak & Dagger Festival runs tonight and tomorrow til 2am at the Globe Theatre and The Palace Theatre. Tonight the lineup includes The Jesus and Mary Chain, TR/ST, Mykki Blanco, HEALTH and more

Saturday

The Brewery Artwalk is back for its Autumn edition- a great chance to check out the artists in the large complex and get some food and drink while there (also running on Sunday)

Hauser and Wirth is having a public opening for Mike Kelley: Kandors 1999-2011, with food, drink and music by Moon Uterus

Curls (with Christopher Owens of Girls) are playing with Sure Sure at Moroccan Lounge

Allah-Las are playing at The Regent Theatre with Entrance and Mapache opening

Pop-Up Magazine at The Theatre at Ace Hotel brings a magazine to life with “film, photography, film, radio, and original music all mixed together and performed live onstage”- for this iteration presenters include LeVar Burton and TV writer Cord Jefferson

Moses Sumney is playing at the El Rey Theatre with Sudan Archives

Crystal Castles are playing at The Wiltern

Sunday

Mitski is playing with Palehound opening at the Fonda Theatre

The Beverly Hills Art Show is back for its two day outdoor show with over 245 artists (also Saturday)

The A.G. Geiger Art Book Fair is taking place in Chinatown and is focused on art books, zines and music created by people on the West Coast (free)

Santa Monica Art Studios is having its annual open studios event (opening night is Saturday 6-9pm)

Eyelids are playing with Two Sheds and The Broken Hearts at The Echo

 

Jun 292017
 

Sir Sly- Astronaut

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/29-7/3/17)-

Thursday

Sir Sly are playing the El Rey Theatre with PAPA

For MOCA’s free (but RSVP) music night at The Geffen Contemporary location- the bands are Surf Curse, Tacocat and Starcrawler

At MOCA’s Grand Avenue location, photographer Deana Lawson will be discussing the work of Kerry James Marshall for the Artists on Artists series (free)

This week’s free concert at Santa Monica Pier is Lemaitre and Coast Modern

For this week’s Oracle Film Series at The Broad, Claire Denis’ film Beau Travail will be shown along with Rineke Dijkstra’s short Annemiek ($10)

The Hammer Museum has a free screening of Fellini’s Juliet of the Spirits

Bedouine is playing at the Bootleg Theater with CHIMNEY opening

Frankie and the Witch Fingers are opening for The Paranoyds at The Echo

Friday

For the last of the Constitutional Happy Hour programs at The Hammer Museum, the topic is hate speech

For the first DJ Night in Grand Park, Peanut Butter Wolf will be performing along with other DJs he has chosen

Junior Boys, Kilo Kish, How to Dress Well and Chrome Sparks (DJ set) are playing at the Globe Theatre

Ducktails is playing at the Hi Hat with Jimmy Whispers and Martin Frawley

Saturday

Meatbodies and Feels are playing at the Teragram Ballroom

The Districts are playing at the Troubadour with The Spirit of the Beehive and Norwegian Arms opening

The outdoor movie at The Autry in Griffith Park this week is Top Gun

For the first of Chinatown’s Summer Nights there are artisan and culinary presentations, a craft and vintage market, a beer garden, a live music stage and more. Plus there are some excellent art galleries nearby worth checking out.

Matthew Modine and Vincent D’Onofrio will be discussing Full Metal Jacket before its screening at The Egyptian Theatre

Tycho is playing at the Greek Theatre with Todd Terje & The Olsens

Sunday

Deap Vally, Plague Vendor, The Red Pears, Zig Zags, Flat Worms and many more are playing the all day Dirty Penni Fest at The Echo and Echoplex

The Egyptian Theatre is showing Jaws

Street Food Cinema at Los Angeles State Historic Park is showing Fight Club

All Weekend (Friday-Sunday)

The Anime Expo is at the Los Angeles Convention Center (running until 7/4)

626 Night Market returns to Santa Anita Park

Free outdoor Shakespeare performances return to Griffith Park with Measure for Measure

Jul 282016
 

TOKiMONSTA (feat Anderson .Paak & KRNE)

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/28-7/31-16)-

Thursday

TOKiMONSTA, Gavin Turek, and Ambré are performing at this week’s Disappear Here, the free music night at Hammer Museum

For the closing of the exhibition Shapeshifters at Shulamit Nazarian Gallery in Venice,  XINA XURNER (Shapeshifters artist Young Joon Kwak’s musical performance collaboration with Marvin Astorga) will present a new performance that combines voice, music, movement, and interaction with Kwak’s sculptures and features artist and composer Elisa Harkins and Travis R-D of performance collective Project Rage Queen. The performance will be followed by a conversation between Kwak and artist Jennifer Moon.

Sinkane is performing a free concert at Skirball Cultural Center

LACMA has a free screening of Ira Sachs’ new film Little Men and a conversation with Sachs and stars of the film Greg Kinnear and Theo Taplitz

Protoje are headlining the free concert at the Santa Monica Pier

Friday

For the Getty’s Friday Flights this week, there will be music by M. Geddes Gengras and wild Up’s Lewis Pesacov, installations by Jim Drain and Jennifer Juniper Stratford, a performance by Ry Rocklen and Nick Lowe’s The Bushes, and a film program presented by Veggie Cloud (free)

Magic Wands are playing with Drinking Flowers, Terminal A, and Fatal Jamz at the Viper Room

LACMA is having a book signing (free) with Guillermo del Toro at 5pm and afterwards he will be introducing his film The Devil’s Backbone (tickets for the film here)

Black Milk is performing with live band Nat Turner at The Echoplex

Gary Wilson & The Blind Dates and Jimmy Whispers will be playing one of the last shows at the original location of Pehrspace

Saturday

Bergamot Station is having a full day of artist talks and exhibition openings for Summer Saturday

The Broad is having the second of their late night events- Nonobject(ive): Summer Happenings, this time with Sky Ferreira DJ’ing, a reading by Richard Hell in collaboration with the music of The Haxan Cloak, music by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Mas Ysa, dance and visual art collaborations by Ryan Heffington and Brontez Purnell within the galleries, and experimental music by Anenon

Reverend Horton Heat is playing a free show in Pershing Square

You can see Trainspotting outside The Autry before the sequel comes out in January of next year

Ice Cube is headlining the first night of HARD Summer Music Festival, which includes performers Flosstradamus, Anderson .Paak, and Dizzee Rascal among others

Sunday

MOCA is having a free screening of Ed Ruscha’s only two films Miracle and Premium and Filipe Lima will introduce his film Ed Ruscha: Buildings and Words, a new short-length documentary about Ruscha’s extraordinary body of work

Major Lazer is headlining the second night of Hard Summer Music Festival with  Dillon Francis, Porter Robinson, DJ Khaled and many more also performing

Griffith Park Free Shakepeare Festival continues with The Tempest (begins Saturday 7/30)