Jan 122018
 

Shannon Lay- Asa

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/11-1/14/18)-

Thursday

Shannon Lay is opening for Ablebody and So Many Wizards at The Hi Hat

MOCA Grand Avenue and LA Film Forum are hosting the film screening- Estrellas de Ayer: Latin Camp–  “a new constellation of Latina/o American fascination with Hollywood starlets: José Rodríguez Soltero’s classic Lupe (1966); the celebration of decadentism in the Colombian film Pasión y Muerte de Margarita Gautier (1964), by Enrique Grau & Luís Ernesto Arocha; and other films that pay homage to Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, and Lupe Vélez, replete with campy nods to the star system” ($15)

The LA Art Show opened yesterday and continues today until Sunday

The LA Launch Party for Oral History Project’s Women of Rock is tonight at Zebulon with live performances and discussion panels with artists that include Phranc, Neon Music, Alice Bag, Patty Schemel and more

Poet Srikanth Reddy will be giving a free reading and book signing at Hammer Museum

Luna are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Big Mother Gig opening

Friday

Artist Carolina Caycedo will be speaking as part of a participatory book launch/event at LACMA that begins in the exhibition A Universal History of Infamy, and includes performances by Marina Magalhães, Isis Avalos, and Samad Raheem Guerra (free)

Sextile are playing at The Hi Hat with Flat Worms and Warm Drag opening

The Egyptian Theatre is showing a double feature of The Florida Project and Shadow of the Vampire with a discussion in between the films with Willem Dafoe

Emily Wells is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Haunted Summer opening

Red Aunts are playing with The Lamps and Des Roar at The Echo

Saturday

Sadly, gallery and event space Machine Project is closing its doors- for their final event they are having a print sale from 2-6pm, followed by a closing party with beer and surprise performances

The Bookstore at MAF is hosting a reading with writers Alissa Bennett and John Marr- Bennett will share two of her essays about dead celebrities and Marr will read from his work chronicling tragic accidents (both will be signing their respective zines after)

Neon Indian and Holy Ghost! are playing DJ sets with Gigamesh at Exchange LA

American Culture are playing with Plague Survivor at Zebulon

Sunday

The California African American Museum is hosting an all day symposium to mark the closing of the exhibition We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85- with opening remarks by Alison Saar honoring her mother Betye Saar and Samella Lewis, Faith Ringgold in conversation with her daughter Michele Wallace, a workshop, a performance, a closing reception and more (free but register)

White Magic are opening for Linda Perhacs at Zebulon

Big Boi is playing at The Regent Theater with The Cool Kids opening

No Win are opening for Teenage Faces at The Hi Hat

Justus Proffit and The She’s are opening for Potty Mouth at the Bootleg Theater

All Weekend

The Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA  has numerous performances happening throughout the weekend at  REDCAT (many of them free)

dineL.A. is back for its winter edition and runs until 1/26

Jan 122017
 

Surf Curse- All is Lost

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/12-1/15/17)-

Thursday

The theme of the main exhibition for tonight’s Downtown LA Artwalk is “We the People” and check out Indoek’s 27 Frames Art Show, Silent Auction and after party at Think Tank Gallery (free)

Pearl Charles of The Blank Tapes is headlining a night of bands at The Echo that includes Big Search, GospelbeacH, and Golden Daze

MOCA Curatorial Assistant Rebecca Matalon is leading a walk through of Mickalene Thomas: Do I Look Like a Lady? on MOCA Grand Ave’s free night and/or check out the last week of Doug Aitken’s exhibition Electric Earth at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (also free tonight)

Photo LA begins at The Reef (and runs through Sunday, with discounted tickets on Goldstar)

And so does the LA Art Show at the Los Angeles Conventions center

Friday

Surf Curse are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Palm Reader and BOYO

iam8bit gallery and Everything is Terrible! are hosting a free opening party for The Jerry Maguire Video Store, a recreation of a video store except with every video being Jerry Maguire. Check here for additional ticketed performances during the show’s run from tonight until 1/29

DineLA begins and runs through 1/27

The Regrettes are having an album release party at The Echo with Dog Party and Starcrawler

Mike Watt and The Secondmen are playing with DIEGROUP at The Redwood Bar

Potty Mouth are headlining a free show at The Hi Hat with Lindsay B, Fast Friends, and Justus Proffitt

Foxes Magazine is hosting a night of Elvis tributes at The Satellite with a long list of bands that includes The Blank Tapes and Veronica Bianqui

Saturday

Trajal Harrell will be performing a customized version of his dance piece Judson Church Is Ringing in Harlem (Made-to-Measure) / Twenty Looks or Paris Is Burning at the Judson Church in the Hammer Museum courtyard (free, also on Sunday)

Geneva Jacuzzi, Sextile, L.A. Drones, Egrets on Ergot and Second Still are playing at HM157

The Aero Theatre is showing Bob Fosse’s classic film Cabaret

Purity Ring is doing a DJ set for Exchange LA’s Inception night

Sunday

Regen Projects is hosting a conversation between artist Theaster Gates and Hamza Walker, executive director of LAXART

Head to LACMA to experience Ana Prvacki’s Tent, quintet, bows and elbows, “a sculpture, a sound piece, and a performance”. It will be activated at 4:15 with a conversation and book signing to follow. (free)

Comedy collective Power Violence are at The Satellite with guests that include Pete Holmes and band Roses

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

Jan 152015
 

John Grant- GMF

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/15-1/18)-

Thursday

John Grant is having a free concert at the Hammer Museum and it’s the last weekend of the Jim Hodges show as well- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/01/john-grant-in-concert/

Tennis System are performing at Amoeba Hollywood for free- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-3182/index.html

Friday

LACMA is showing Network (ticket also includes admission to Klute)- http://www.lacma.org/event/network

Glaswegian musician Rustie is at El Rey- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/256009

Saturday

Part pot luck, part slide show Slideluck LA will present the work of over 20+ photographers set to music while you eat and drink (5$ open bar-beer and wine)- https://www.facebook.com/events/1438809453008224/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Artist Chelsea Knight drove around the country having local actors read monologues and break character- tonight at ltd los angeles,  actors from LA will try to do the same, drinks will be served as well- http://www.ltdlosangeles.com/upcoming_exhibition.html

LACMA’s film double bill today is East of Eden and The Godfather– see both for $5- http://www.lacma.org/event/east-eden

Also at LACMA, as part of The Director’s Series, Michael Govan (LACMA CEO) will be speaking with Tacita Dean following a screening of Manhattan Mouse Museum, Dean’s film about the artist Claus Oldenburg in his studio- http://www.lacma.org/event/director%E2%80%99s-series

The English Beat are at The Roxy- http://www.theroxy.com/event/728793-english-beat-west-hollywood/

Sunday

Photographer Mark Ruwedel will speak with author Tyler Green and sign his book at LACMA- http://www.lacma.org/event/ruwedel-and-green

Dead Kennedys are at the Roxy- http://www.theroxy.com/event/719459-dead-kennedys-west-hollywood/

All Weekend (Thursday-Sunday)

There are two big art fairs this weekend- Photo LA and the LA Art Show, both downtown.

Miwa Matreyek’s incredible dance/animation projection performances have been mentioned on this site before– and this weekend along with the performance group Cloud Eye Control (Anna Oxygen, and Chi-wang Yang) she will be performing Half Life at the Redcat which was inspired by blog entries by women who experienced the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis-  http://www.redcat.org/event/cloud-eye-control-half-life

Jan 182014
 
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Raul De La Torre

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Raul De La Torre (close up)

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John Randall Nelson

Raul De La Torre and John Randall Nelson-“Poems & Affirmations”

Currently at Fresh Paint Gallery until 1/18, the works by both of these artists are vibrant and colorful with interesting details.

If you miss this show, Fresh Paint will also be at the LA Art Show, booth 936.

Jan 162014
 

Parquet Courts- Borrowed Time

Things to do this weekend in Los Angeles-

Two big arts shows this weekend starting today (1/16)-

**Photo L.A. is at the LA Mart this year and there is a shuttle between the two shows making it easy to do both. Added bonus-  Save 10$ on the LA Art Show if you show a valid TAP (Metro) card.**

Other events-