Jun 072018

Alexis Taylor- Beautiful Thing

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/7- 6/10/18)-


Artist Andrea Fraser will be at the Hammer Museum discussing her book 2016 in Museums, Money, and Politics, about the intersection of electoral politics in the form of donations and private-nonprofit art institutions

Prism Tats are opening for Maps & Atlases at Lodge Room

Chris Cohen is playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Hand Habits and Shannon Lay opening

MOCA Grand Avenue’s store is having a book launch and signing for curator and author Charlotte Cotton’s Public, Private, Secret: On Photography and the Configuration of Self, MOCA Grand Avenue is hosting a free lecture with artist Dianna Molzan, and it’s free to check out the exhibitions at the museum

King Tuff is playing at the Teragram Ballroom

Wooden Shjips are playing at the Bootleg Theater


Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip is playing at the Troubadour with Annie Hart opening

LACE is hosting MexiCali Biennial Launch/CALAFIA, a two day performance centered series that will continue at various venues across California and Mexico throughout 2018-2019

Downtown Dark Nights at LA Live returns with $5 food and drink deals at the restaurants, local artisans and vendors, performances, live painting, music and more

BRONCHO are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Howlin’ Rain

Chaos Chaos are playing at The Echo with Tangerine and Slut Island opening


Photographer Shaniqwa Jarvis will be signing her book at Arcana Books

Mix poetry and cocktails at LAXART’s I Heart Poetry and Day Drinking, with poets Amy Gerstler and Ariana Reines

Jeremy Enigk is playing at the Troubadour with Chris Staples opening

LACMA is having a Dapper Day event with docent tours of David Hockney: 82 Portraits, a free film screening of MONDO Hollywood (but make a reservation), music and dancing, and a Dapper Day marketplace

A Place to Bury Strangers are playing at The Regent Theater with SEXTILE and Prettiest Eyes

The Records and The Automatics are playing with Color TV and Smokescreens at The Redwood Bar

Saturday and Sunday

LA Pride returns to WeHo for their annual event- on Saturday Kehlani will be headlining the musical performances, and the parade is on Sunday with Tove Lo headlining the musical performances that evening


Head to Union Station to check out the last day (it starts Thursday) of artist Alexa Meade’s interactive art installation and add your own contribution to the work

Business of Dreams, D.A. Stern, and nunofyrbeeswax are playing at The Redwood Bar

The Goon Sax are playing with Patience, French Vanilla and Lunch Lady at the Echoplex


LA Design Festival is hosting talks, installations, and events around Los Angeles, most of them free, some requiring RSVP


Jun 082017


Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/8-6/11/17)-


NVDES are opening for Waters at The Roxy

Hammer chief curator Connie Butler will be discussing Marisa Merz’s work at the Hammer, followed by a screening of artist Tacita Dean’s short film of Merz’s husband Mario Merz and a discussion with Dean (free)

At MOCA Grand Avenue, assistant curator Lanka Tattersall will be leading a walk through of Patrick Staff: Weed Killer at 6pm, and at 7pm author S. Løchlann Jain will be discussing Staff’s work and the subject of cancer, which she wrote a book about (free)

So Many Wizards are having celebrating their vinyl release with a performance at The Hi Hat with Roses, Susan, and Trabants

This month’s Downtown Art Walk features a Short Film Fest

Merchandise are playing at The Echo with B Boys and Chasms

Boogarins are playing at the Bootleg Theater with JJUUJJUU


First Fridays returns to the Natural History Museum with a discussion on LA food with Jonathan Gold, Bricia Lopez, and Josh Kun, and performances by Nick Hakim, Gabriel Garzón-Montano, and Wild Belle

Constitutional Happy Hour at the Hammer Museum is covering the topic of voting rights this week

Hurray for the Riff Raff are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Making Movies

For Raphael Montañez Ortiz’s opening at LAXART he will be performing his Ritual Piano Destruction Concert and Humpty Dumpty Performance

Yoke Lore is opening for Overcoats at The Echo

There’s a free screening of Spike Jonze’s Her at Union Station


White Fence is performing at The Getty for their free summer concert series Off the 405

Celebrate Prince by watching Purple Rain in Poinsettia Park

Or you can celebrate the 30th Anniversary of The Princes Bride outside The Autry in Griffith Park

NELA’s Second Saturday Art Gallery Night is a fun way to check out the galleries in Northeast LA

Valley Queen is headlining Play Like a Girl’s night of female led bands at The Echo


The Secret City artistic tent revival group is having their first outdoor gathering- with live music, dancers and an LA theme- during the day at Grand Performances

South Londoner Ray BLK is performing at The Roxy with Rayana Jay and Rotana

Saint Pé (of Black Lips and Diamond Rugs) is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Never Young and Vex Ruffin

Ciclavia returns to create car-free streets- this time in Glendale and Atwater Village

All Weekend

It’s LA Pride and there are events from 6/9-6/11 including LGBT Night at Dodger Stadium (Friday), LA Pride Festival in WeHo (Saturday has Chromeo, ILOVEMAKONNEN and Young M.A. among the performers, and Sunday has Brandy and Lil Mo) and this year instead of the traditional parade there will be the Resist March to coincide with the National Equality March for Unity and Pride in Washington DC.

LA Design Festival has design related events happening all over the city from 6/8-6/11 (free and ticketed)

Jun 122014

The Both- Milwaukee

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/12-6/15)-


According to Machine Project’s website, The Los Angeles Department of Weather Modification is “dedicated to investigating the changing weather through sound, spirit, and perception” and has set up events in Grand Park in the afternoon (11-2) with fog and an opera at 8pm. Thunderstorms on Friday- twitter- https://twitter.com/deptweathermod or http://machineproject.com/projects/the-machine-project-field-guide-to-grand-park/

Downtown Artwalk with an “Art and Film” theme- http://www.downtownartwalk.org/

Cipher #1 ‘zine Launch Party at ForYourArt Space- free copies and tacos- https://www.facebook.com/events/1458194557759264/


Opening party for the LA Design Festival- http://www.ladesignfestival.org/la-design-festival-2014-opening-night-party-natural-curiosities/

Guided by Voices at the Fonda- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/249736

It’s Friday the 13th, so why not catch a Friday the 13th– The “Tommy Jarvis Trilogy”(parts IV, V, VI) marathon at Cinefamily- http://www.cinefamily.org/films/friday-night-frights/


The Both at El Rey- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/249103

Design-n-Dim Sum Bike Tour takes you for studio visits and food around Highland Park and Chinatown- http://www.designeastoflabrea.org/event/design-n-dim-sum-bike-tour

The Picnic Invitational is taking over Picnic Area #2 at Eagle Rock Recreational Center and will have sculptures, performances and more by various artists- http://picnicinvitational.blogspot.com/

Chinatown Summer Nights has live music, djs, arts and more- http://chinatownsummernights.com/

Neon Trees at the Wiltern- http://www.thewiltern.net/events/pop-psychology-tour-neon-trees/

Saturday and Sunday

Low End Theory Festival at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/511273-low-end-theory-festival-los-angeles/


The Notwist at the Fonda- http://www.axs.com/events/248421/the-notwist-tickets?skin=thefonda


Hollywood Fringe Festival begins 6/12 and runs until 6/29- http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/

LA Film Fest 2014 runs  6/11- 6/19- http://www.lafilmfest.com/

Los Angeles Design festival starts 6/13 and runs until 6/29- http://www.ladesignfestival.org/