Jun 072018
 

Alexis Taylor- Beautiful Thing

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

Thursday

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

Friday

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

Saturday

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

Sunday

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

Thursday-Sunday

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

 

Jun 082017
 

NVDES- 8A.M.

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

Thursday

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

Friday

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

Saturday

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

Sunday

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 092016
 

Mutual Benefit- Not for Nothing

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/9-6/12/16)-

Thursday

Hauser Wirth & Schimmel gallery in the Arts District is hosting a series of live music performances Thursdays from 5-8pm called After 5, with DJ Son Zoo performing this week. (free with RSVP)

MOCA Grand Avenue is screening Open Window, a film about artists who use the computer desktop in their work (free)

For Cinefamily’s Band and a Movie, Ted Leo will be playing live and the film is Radio On

Downtown LA Artwalk is back with it’s monthly event- this time the focus is on new filmmakers. Also check out the opening of LACDA’s (Los Angeles Center for Digital Art) exhibition of the winners from their recent juried competition (the artist’s reception is Saturday)

Islands are playing at the Teragram Ballroom

Friday

Mutual Benefit are playing with Florist and Jay Som at Resident

Friday Flights, the Getty Museum’s art and music event returns for it’s third year with Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith performing with projected visuals, dancer/choreographer Kianí del Valle giving a solo performance, as well as other performances and installations around the Getty complex

Friday through Sunday

LA Pride Festival is on in West Hollywood with a weekend music festival which includes performances by Faith Evans, Le1f, Charlie XCX, Bebe Rexha, Trina, Big Freedia and more, and the large Pride Parade on Sunday

Old Town Music Hall in El Segundo is showing Sunset Boulevard with music played on their famous pipe organ, an audience singalong, and a comedy short before the film (also Saturday night and Sunday afternoon showings)

Friday and Saturday

The Great Horror Campout returns with various levels of terror – this time in Elysian Park

Saturday

Make Music Pasadena, the annual one day free music festival returns with a great list of bands including Atlas Genius, Bear Hands, Small Black, James Supercave, Jay Som and more

The Hollywood Forever Cemetery film this week is Hitchcock’s To Catch A Thief

Today is the last day to see the giant lit up bunny sculptures downtown, created by artist Amanda Parer

Saturday and Sunday

The Playboy Jazz Festival is at the Hollywood Bowl with Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Seth MacFarlane and more on Saturday; Janelle Monae and Pete Escovedo Orchestra featuring Sheila E., Juan and Peter Michael and more on Sunday

Sunday

Long Beach Patchwork Show has over 200 local vendors, chosen by a jury, selling their unique products outside at Marine Stadium as well as multiple music stages

Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only opens at the Hammer Museum

 

 

Jun 052014
 

Tobacco- Hawker Boat

Things to do this weekend in Los Angeles (6/5-6/8)-

Thursday

Cut Chemist at Amoeba Hollywood (free)- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-2975/

Friday

Tobacco headlines Natural History Museum’s First Fridays first indoor/outdoor set with DeLux- http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/first-fridays/june-2014

On the Waterfront screening for the 60th Anniversary at LACMA with special guest Eva Marie Saint- http://www.lacma.org/event/waterfront-1

Friday and Saturday

If you are missing the scares of Halloween you can spend the night at the old zoo in Griffith Park for the Great Horror Campout, which has varying levels of scares including a “chicken” tent area for the more faint of heart- http://greathorrorcampout.com/#

Saturday

Make Music Pasadena’s free music festival has a great line up including a bunch of bands mentioned in the past on this site including Surfer Blood, Moses Sumney, and So Many Wizards- http://www.makemusicpasadena.org/program.php

Eat/See/Hear presents Rushmore outside at the Autry- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/eat-see-hear-rushmore-outdoor-movie-tickets-11112707407

Modernica’s 25th Anniversary Factory Sale with loads of cool furniture and hidden coupons on the showroom floor- http://blog.modernica.net/factory-sale/

Saturday and Sunday

The Aero theatre is showing the works of Fritz Lang- Saturday it’s a double feature of M and The Testament of Dr. Mabuse and on Sunday Metropolishttp://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/master-of-darkness-the-testaments-of-fritz-lang

Sunday

The Faint (also Friday and Saturday) with Reptar at the Roxy- http://www.theroxy.com/event/508769-faint-west-hollywood/

All Weekend (Friday through Sunday)

LA Pride Festival in Weho- art installations, music (Azealia Banks, The Bangles, Jennifer Hudson and more) and a roller disco- http://lapride.org/

Dance Camera West’s festival includes film shorts and live performances and takes place at the Music Center, MOCA, and Grand Park and REDCAT- http://www.dancecamerawest.org/schedule.htm