Oct 252018
 

Tess Parks- Life After Youth

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/25-10/28/18)-

Thursday

Kitten are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Blame Candy and New Dialogue opening

Artist Rodney McMillian will be discussing some of the works in Hammer Museum’s Adrian Piper exhibition for their Artist Dialogues series

ESG are playing at The Regent Theater with Alice Bag and L.A. Qoolside opening

MOCA Curatorial Assistant Rebecca Lowery is leading a walkthrough of One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art at their Grand Avenue location (free)

Shana Nys Dambrot will be speaking with artist Robbie Conal at gallery Track 16 (free but RSVP)

Celebrate Halloween in Little Tokyo tonight with a free outdoor screening of Godzilla (1954)

Cypress Hill are playing at the El Rey Theatre

Ex-Cult are playing with Die Group and Enemy opening at the Moroccan Lounge

 

Friday

Tess Parks is playing at Zebulon with Cosmonauts and Entrance

It’s week two of the free Friday performances celebrating the Triforium downtown. This week YACHT will play a DJ set and there will be performances by Julianna Barwick, the LA Opera, and Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs

The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art, is at a new location- the Barkar Hangar in Santa Monica- and runs through Sunday ($15)

Fashion designer Jason Wu will be speaking at LACMA with senior curator of costume and textiles Sharon Takeda ($10)

Exploded View and Exek are playing at The Echo

 

Saturday

The Día de Los Muertos celebration returns to takeover Hollywood Forever Cemetery with live music, dance performances, altar pieces, face painting, food, a marketplace and more ($25)

Grand Park is hosting Noche de Ofrenda (Night of Altars/ Offerings) with Self Help Graphics and Art & Lore Media and Art, a night honoring the deceased. The event begins with the unveiling of the park’s Día de Los Muertos altars, and continues with music and dance performances, and more (free)

Seu Jorge is performing The Life Aquatic- A Tribute to David Bowie at The Luckman Fine Arts Complex

Black Moth Super Rainbow are playing at Lodge Room with The Stargazer Lilies and Air Credits

The Red Pears are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Jurassic Shark, Spendtime Palace and a DJ set by Sister Mantos

KCRW is hosting Masquerade, a Halloween party at the Historic Los Angeles Theatre, with DJ sets by Santigold, DaM-FunK, and Brothers Griiin, performances by Cherry Glazerr, White Denim, Wajatta, Shannon Shaw and Lucent Dossier Experience, a costume contest and more

Superet are playing with Midnight Sister and special guests for a free Halloween Party at Bootleg Theater

 

Sunday

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is playing at The Hollywood Bowl with Danny Elfman (Jack) and Catherine O’Hara (Sally) performing live along with a live orchestra. Tonight is the only show not sold out (yet)

Aero Theatre is showing Boris Karloff’s Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein

Y La Bamba is performing at Lodge Room with Kera opening

Celebrate Día de Los Muertos on Olvera Street with altars and a nightly procession at 7pm (running 10/25- 11/2)

The Luxembourg Signal are opening for The Ocean Blue at the Echoplex

Busdriver is performing at Zebulon with Deantoni Parks and Matthewdavid

May 252017
 

Sleepy Sun- Seaquest

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/25-5/28/17)-

Thursday

Band of Horses are playing at the Greek Theatre with Frightened Rabbit

At LACMA artist Michael Mandiberg and artist/researcher Lior Zalmanson will discuss “the connection between digital arts and online labor including its recent manifestations: crowdsourcing and the gig economy” (free)

The New Division are playing at Union Nightclub with FYOHNA opening

The Oracle Film Series continues at The Broad with Bruce and Norman Yonemoto’s film Kappa, a collaboration with artist Mike Kelley, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s  Sud Pralad (Tropical Malady)

Pantha du Prince is playing at The Echo with Telefon Tel Aviv and Newman Wolf

No Parents are playing a show at The Hi Hat with C ROY, Dumb Fucks, Enemy and Musty Boyz

Friday

Constitutional Happy Hour returns to the Hammer Museum– the topic this week is immigrant rights

Ab-Soul is playing at the El Rey Theatre

It’s the last of the four part series Subject: Los Angeles at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater. The theme this week is Los Angeles on Shifting Ground and “will examine the city’s habit of erasure, as well as forms of collective recall, through disaster footage, visualizations of local wind patterns, documentation of lost neighborhoods and landmarks, contemporary marketing schemes for “historic downtown,” and a 16mm presentation of Thom Andersen’s GET OUT OF THE CAR (2010), with an introduction from Thom.”

Moaning are playing with Prettiest Eyes and more at The Smell

Wafia is playing at The Echo with Demo Taped opening

Saturday

Sleepy Sun are playing at The Hi Hat to celebrate their new record Private Tales, with Big Search opening

Artists Pippa Garner and Zackary Drucker will be in conversation at Redling Fine Art

The Bowtie Project is hosting Beginnings Marathon,” a performative collage of beginnings and unfinished narratives” with artist Vlatka Horvat.  Bring your favorite book and read aloud from the first page ( it can be from any genre, and in any language) or you can just listen to the performance and enjoy s’mores around the fire pit.

Hitchcock’s North by Northwest is the film this week at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Or you could see Pulp Fiction outside of The Autry

Feminist collective PLAG (Play Like A Girl) is having an all ages, all day, all female and non-binary fronted music event at the Echoplex with Kitten headlining

Sunday

L.A. Zine Fest is at the California Market Center (free)

You can get your Memorial Day beach trip in and enjoy a festival at Fiesta Hermosa, the annual Hermosa Beach event (also Saturday and Monday)

French Vanilla are playing with Peach Kelli Pop, Mommy Long Legs and Rotten Blossom at The Smell

The Lovely Bad Things are playing at The Hi Hat with Wild Wing, The Red Pear, and Joos

 

Mar 162017
 

Elvis Depressedly – Pepsi/Coke Suicide

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/16-3/19/17)-

Thursday

Kitten is opening for Shiny Toy Guns at The Regent

Young Thug is performing at The Novo

The Broad is hosting a screening of Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel as part of their Un-Private Collection series. The film examines the life and work of artist, musician, and educator, Tony Conrad, directed by Tyler Hubby. Afterwords there will be a conversation with Hubby and Tony Oursler (whose work is on view in the collection installation, Creature, at The Broad through March 19) moderated by Henry Rollins. Kim Gordon, who collaborated with Tony Conrad, will perform to close out the night. Your ticket for this program also lets you skip the line at The Broad for general admission entry from March 14-19, 2017.

Monument, the musical tribute to Dan Flavin’s sculpture, returns to MOCA Grand Ave with musicians Patrick Shiroishi, Dylan Fujioka and Paco Casanova performing. (free and a chance to see the new and excellent exhibition Kerry James Marshall: Mastry.)

Friday

GØGGS (another Ty Segall band) are playing at The Echo with Flat Worms, Warm Drag and Naked Lights

The Egyptian Theatre is showing a Patrick Swayze double feature- Point Break and Roadhouse

Artist Tony Oursler will be in conversation with author Branden Joseph at The Broad ($10 includes same night access before the program to the museum)

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and a bunch of bars in town are having events- Angel City Brewery has bands, corned beef tacos and green ice cream and churros to go along with the debauchery and Tom Bergin’s Irish pub will have it’s annual party in their parking lot all day and night

Saturday

Early in the afternoon LACMA is showing several films by artists connected to Virginia Dwan’s galleries in conjunction with their recent exhibit- Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959- 1971 (free)

A little further away on a campground near Santa Barbara is the Starry Nites Festival. The line-up for the two day event includes Elvis Depressedly, The Kills, Teenage Fanclub, The Dandy Warhols, Kolars, Feels, Cat Power and many more. You can go for the day or camp on the grounds.

The Dig are playing at The Echo with Nico Yaran, and Boone Howard

Sunday

The LA Marathon runs from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica- keep your eyes on street closures when making plans

GØGGS are playing at The Hi Hat with Yah Mon and Enemy

Cinefamily is showing Brian de Palma’s Blowout

Feb 022017
 

Oddisee- Brea

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/2-2/5/17)-

Thursday

Gabriel Garzón-Montano is playing a free live set at Amoeba Hollywood

Just in time for the Superbowl, the Craft & Folk Art Museum is hosting CraftNight: Stitch ‘N’ Sport, where artist Billy Kheel will teach you how to make sports paraphernalia out of felt while you drink beer ($10 includes supplies, snacks and materials)

Hammer Museum is showing Katy Grannan’s film The Nine at with a Q&A to follow

Dean of Arts at Yale College, Susan E. Cahan will be discussing the art world’s resistance to racial equality for a lecture titled What is Contemporary? at MOCA Grand Ave (free)

Pinback are performing Autumn of the Seraphs at the Echoplex with Vertical Scratchers opening

Or you could check out The Paranoyds with Egrets on Ergot, French Vanilla and L.A. Drones at The Echo

Miserable, Numb.er and Shannon Lay are playing at The Hi Hat

Friday

First Fridays returns to the Natural History Museum with performances by Oddisee, MNDSGN and D∆WN, DJs, discussions and tours of the museum

The Egyptian Theatre’s double feature is Mulholland Dr. and Sunset Boulevard

Peter Hook, of New Order, will be discussing his new book Substance with Moby at The Regent Theater

The Blank Tapes are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Golden Animals, Dreamphases, and Mothdrops

Saturday

The Golden Dragon Parade returns to Chinatown to celebrate the Lunar New Year and coincides with the New Years Festival

Forest Lawn is hosting at tribute to Langston Hughes with stories, poems and music in honor of Black History Month

Kitten is playing at The Roxy (also on Friday)

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) is hosting Curators:Emerging into What, a panel discussion from 2-4pm

Dream Boys are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Once and Future Band

King Shelter are having a single release party at The Echo

Sunday

The Street Art House pop up gallery is free today at The Hangar

The Rock N Roll Flea Market returns to The Regent Theater

Lilys are playing with Dead Heavens and Tennis System at The Echo

Jul 212016
 

Autolux- Change My Head

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/21-7/24/16)-

Thursday

Gaslamp Killer and Daedelus are playing DJ sets at Amoeba Records

Venice Art Crawl returns with free music and gallery events in the area

Twilight Concerts at Santa Monica Pier continue this week with Psychedelic Furs and Day Wave (free)

The Hammer Museum’s Disappear Here music series continues this week with Ceci Bastida and Mark Redito (free)

UBERMORGEN are giving a free talk at Machine Project titled Media Hacking vs. Conceptual Art – an artist talk!

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down are playing a free concert at Skirball Cultural Center

Friday

LACMA is hosting Dapper Day an event to coincide with their jazz programming and their exhibition Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015

Brit Manor is playing a free show at Resident with Madame Gandhi

Bunny Wailer is playing at the Regent Theater

Saturday

Autolux are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Eureka The Butcher

If you missed UBERMORGEN’s talk on Thursday you can check out their free workshop at Machine ProjectGOOGLE WILL EAT ITSELF and the EKMRZ Trilogy which offers lessons in scamming online economies

Burger Records is hosting the Getty’s Saturdays off the 405 free music event with bands The Garden, The Muffs, Gap Dream, Jessie Jones and Vajj

Lobster Fest at the Port of Los Angeles has three days of music as well- tonight it’s The Colourist and Kitten headlining

Cherry Glazerr and  No Parents are headlining a long list of bands for Dirty Penni Fest at The Echo

Pershing Square is having David Brighton’s Bowie Tribute (free)

Sunday

Artist Ursula von Rydingsvard is giving a talk at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel (free with RSVP)

Artist Barbara Kasten, ICA Philadelphia Curator Alex Klein and MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson lead a walkthrough of Kasten’s exhibition at the Pacific Design Center (free)

Dengue Fever are playing at Tree People, an outdoor theater in Coldwater Canyon Park

Jan 282016
 

Story of the Running Wolf- Stratospheric

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/28-1/31/16)-

Thursday

Story of the Running Wolf is opening for Parade of Lights at the Bootleg Theater

Artist Carlos Betancourt will be speaking and signing his book at Arcana Books in Culver City

Winter are playing at The Echo with Dante Elephante, Summer Twins, The Dream Ride and DJ Honey Power opening

The Soft Moon are playing at The Regent Theater

Holly Herndon is playing at the Teragram Ballroom

Thursday through Sunday

The LA Art Show is at the LA Convention Center- buy tickets online for $5 off $20

Friday

Depart Foundation is having a book release and signing for Marc Horowitz’s book Phillips Auction Catalog, at a McDonalds on Wilshire to stick with the juxtaposition of images of fast food and classic art pieces found in the book

Michelangelo Antonioni’s famous film Blow Up is playing at the Nuart Theatre

Friday through Sunday

Art Los Angeles Contemporary is back at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica- cheaper tickets still available on Goldstar

StARTup Art Fair is at the Highland Gardens Hotel in Hollywood and represents independent artists- cheaper tickets on Goldstar

Friday through Tuesday

Cinefamily Theater is having a David Bowie film marathon which includes- The Hunger (at midnight Friday), Labyrinth, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence and a tribute film to his work as an actor- Cracked Actor: Bowie on Film

Saturday

Museum Free-For-All-Day has free admission to many LA museums including MOCA, the Craft and Folk Art Museum, LACMA and more

Night on Broadway returns this year and features free entertainment and arts programming in 7 of Broadway’s historic theaters, an
on-street festival area featuring booths and pop-up shops from local businesses, and a main stage with bands that include Ozomatli and Aloe Blacc

Kitten is playing at the Fonda Theatre with Hunny & Olivver the Kid

Saturday and Sunday

Fabrik Expo, the sister show to Photo Independent premieres at Willow Studios  downtown

The art fair at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills returns for its third iteration

Sunday

In conjunction with her solo exhibitions at MOCA Pacific Design Center, and at the Hammer Museum, photographer Catherine Opie joins MOCA Chief Curator Helen Molesworth and Hammer Chief Curator Connie Butler for a conversation about the concepts of portraiture, gender, celebrity, and creativity at play in the artist’s photographs at the Hammer (free)

The bands Froth, Hott Mt, and Black Sea will incorporate at least two My Bloody Valentine songs each into their sets at The Echo for Part Time Punks’ My Bloody Valentine Nite

Apr 022015
 

Kitten- Cut It Out

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/2-4/5)-

Thursday

Artist talk: Charles Gaines and Sam Durant at the Hammer Museum- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/04/artist-talk-sam-durant-charles-gaines/

The G2 Gallery is kicking off Earth Month by having an off site exhibition of photos taken at various national parks. The reception takes place at Pico House downtown with wine and hors d’oeuvres (free with RSVP) – http://www.calendar.theg2gallery.com/site-artist-reception-2/#prettyPhoto

Guster is playing with Kishi Bashi at the Wiltern- http://www.wiltern.com/events/eventdetail/?viewNav=/eventdetail&eventId=09004D90F44A5513&oid=0

Mikky Ekko is performing at Sonos Studio for free with RSVP but get there early as there will be a big crowd and the studio is not that big- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sonos-studio-pandora-an-evening-with-mikky-ekko-tickets-16165500447

Thursday through Saturday

Cinefamily is showing the films of Hal Hartley with the director himself in attendance- http://www.cinefamily.org/films/the-films-of-hal-hartley/

Friday

Kitten is playing at the Troubadour (also on Saturday)- http://www.troubadour.com/event/779781-kitten-los-angeles/

New York performer and nightlife personality Linda Simpson is presenting The Drag Explosion, a collection of her snapshots of the 80′s and 90′s drag community, for which she will provide live narration to accompany her photos and will also host a post-performance Q&A. It’s free and happening at the West Hollywood Council Chambers- http://one.usc.edu/linda-simpson/

TV on the Radio is at the Hollywood Palladium- http://www.thehollywoodpalladium.com/events/tv-on-the-radio/#.VRzbqWaDRFU

Saturday

Artists Ed Templeton and Thomas Campbell will be signing their books at Arcana Books in Culver City- http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=e1aefb300c0b30799e5ae413b&id=154c0231a5&e=b170ad139d

Los Angeles Beer Fest is at LA Center Studios downtown- $40 for a three hour session of beer tasting (food not included)- http://www.drinkeatplay.com/labeerfest/

Sunday

The Bunny Museum in Pasadena is open from 2-7pm (usually it’s only by appointment) and you can celebrate Easter by feeding some of their live bunnies while looking at the collection of over 30,000 bunny items- http://www.thebunnymuseum.com/

Also worth noting:

April is here and so is MOPLA, the month long photography event in Los Angeles- http://www.monthofphotography.com/#about-2

Jun 242014
 

Kitten- Money

Money is quite different from Kitten’s usual New Wave-y pop style, but it’s interesting to see other ways the band might go in the future. The 80’s influence can certainly be seen in singer Chloe Chaidez’s styling, which is a little reminiscent of Madonna’s Desperately Seeking Susan days.

Kitten is playing a free acoustic set at Amoeba Hollywood on Tuesday, 6/24.

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!