Dec 072017
 

Alex Lahey- Every Day’s The Weekend

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend 12/7-12/10/17)-

Thursday

MOCA Grand Avenue is screening ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS, a series of short films created for Day With(out) Art, followed by a performance by Kia LaBeija and a discussion featuring Reina Gossett and Kia LaBeija in conversation with Day With(out) Art curators Erin Christovale and Vivian Crockett. (free)

Midnight Sister is playing at The Moroccan Lounge with Cones and Duk opening

Exhibition artist Felipe Dulzaides and John Loomis, author of Revolution of Forms: Cuba’s Forgotten Art Schools, will be in conversation at LAMAG about the remarkable history and architecture of Havana’s Esculeas Nacionales de Arte (National Art Schools) (free)

Syd (from The Internet) is playing at The Novo with special guests Buddy, Malia and DJ Young 1

Friday

Alex Lahey is playing at The Echo with Dude York and Liv Slingerland opening

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker by Miami City Ballet is at The Music Center until Sunday (12/10)

LACMA is hosting an evening with Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail which includes a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s film The Shining

Jane’s Addiction are playing a benefit show for Rhonda’s Kiss at the Hollywood Palladium

Saturday

Self Help Graphics is having a Holiday Marketplace which will also include a series of workshops and printmaking demos, music and food

LACE is hosting an L.A. Makers Pop-Up Market

Renegade Craft Fair is at Los Angeles State Historic Park (also Sunday)

Tijuana Panthers are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Enjoy and Bane’s World opening

SALES are playing at The Regent Theater with Yeek and Chaos Chaos opening

Line & Circle are playing at Basic Flowers with Tino Drima and Umm opening

Bedouine are playing at Lodge Room Highland Park with Springtime Carnivore opening

Sunday

Skirball Cultural Center is hosting a Hanukkah Festival exploring the holiday through the traditions of Los Angeles’s Latin American community- with music, dance, workshops and storytelling (keep in mind this event depends on the fire crisis hopefully being contained by this time)

Stevie Wonder’s Annual House Full of Toys Benefit Concert includes performances by special guests Andra Day, Dave Matthews, Pharrell, Savion Glover and Tony Bennett and takes place at the Staples Center

For the second night of KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas, performers include Franz Ferdinand, The Killers, Phoenix, Weezer, Morrissey and more

Everything Is Terrible! is having a 10th Birthday Party at The Regent Theater with screenings from their found footage video collection, live puppets and costumes, and more

Jun 222017
 

Toothless- Sisyphus

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/22-6/25/17)-

Thursday

Bombay Bicycle Club’s Ed Nash has a new project- Toothless- and they are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Minnow

Tonight at These Days gallery, artist Tanner Goldbeck is having a walk through of his show Never Say Never and a conversation afterwards with friend and artist Gronk Nicandro, followed by a screening of the 1953 film War of the Worlds

For The Jumpsuit Project: Hollywood, taking place in front of L.A.C.E. tonight and tomorrow, artist Sherrill Roland will be sharing his personal story and engaging in conversations with passersby about incarceration while wearing an orange jumpsuit.

Santa Monica Pier’s free concert series starts this week with Khalid and Bibi Bourelly

Tennis System are playing at The Hi Hat with Kid Bloom and Low Speech

Aldous Harding is playing at The Echo with Midnight Sister and Annie Hardy opening

Or you could check out !!! (Chk Chk Chk) with Honus Honus and Sego next door at the Echoplex

Friday

Black Lips are playing at The Regent Theater with Timmy’s Organism opening

YACHT and Zach Cowie are both DJ’ing at Zebulon

The Egyptian Theatre is showing E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial at 7:30pm and The Dark Crystal at 10pm as part of their celebration of 1982

Saturday

Samuel Freeman gallery is hosting an exclusive screening of Bight of the Twin, a documentary that “tells the story of cultural engineer Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and the Los Angeles-based artist and filmmaker Hazel Hill McCarthy IIIs journey to Ouidah in Benin to explore the origins of the Vodoun (Voodoo) religion”. The screening will be followed by a Q & A session with Liz Warner, host of Alternate Take at Dub Lab.

Walter Etc., Peach Kelli Pop and DINERS are playing at The Echo

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson is performing Suite for Ma Dukes, an homage to J Dilla’s work through orchestral interpretation, and new originals,  for Grand Performances  (free)

The first of the Summer Happenings at The Broad is Warhol Icon, a night of performances inspired by Nico, with Jenny Hval, Kembra Pfahler, Tiny Vipers, Geneva Jacuzzi, Vaginal Davis, and Nao Bustamante ($25 advance/ $30 at the door)

Self Help Graphics & Art are having their annual Print Fair and Exhibition

La Luz are playing at The Getty for their free music series Off the 405

Arroyo Seco Weekend has a big two day lineup that includes Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Alabama Shakes, and Broken Social Scene on Saturday, Mumford & Sons, Weezer, and The Shins on Sunday ($125 one day/ $225 weekend pass)

Sunday

Brazilian actor and musician Seu Jorge is performing The Life Aquatic: A Tribute to David Bowie with an orchestra at The Hollywood Bowl

Machine Project presents The Four Fiscal Quarters, an anti-capitalist opera, free in Pan Pacific Park (also Saturday)

AIR are playing at The Greek Theatre with Lo Moon

Artist Peter Shire will be in conversation with MOCA assistant curator Anna Katz at the City of West Hollywood Council Chambers (free)

Ham & Eggs Tavern has a night of free music that includes bands Mind Monogram and Todavia

*Thursday- Sunday*

BET Experience returns to L.A. Live with performers that include Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, Migos, Gucci Mane, Jhene Aiko as well as other events that happen throughout the weekend

The Angel City Games , one of the largest adaptive sports events on the West Coast, is at UCLA and this time will including 5 Paralympic sports

Mar 092017
 

Los Angeles Police Department- Grown

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/9-3/12/17)-

Thursday

Los Angeles Police Department are opening for LVL UP and Palm at The Echo

Hauser & Wirth is screening Jason Rhoades, The Artist Speaks, which gives more perspective on the artist’s installations at the gallery (free)

Japandroids are playing at The Fonda Theatre

For LACMA’s Bring the Noise series, tonight they are pairing a live performance by the band YACHT scoring the film Alien

Downtown Art Walk’s theme this month is Herstory, and includes a one night only exhibition of women artists for Women’s History Month

Death by Unga Bunga are playing with The Fontaines at The Satellite

Warbly Jets are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Twin Temple, Gutxi Bibang, and Starcrawler

Friday

Art Night Pasadena returns for its biannual event with free museums, music, and performances and free shuttles to take you to the different locations. You can also combine it with Old Pasadena’s Happy Hour Week (running until 3/17)

Terry Malts is playing at The Hi Hat with Acid Tongue, Wyatt Blair and Gabbi Green

The Egyptian Theatre is showing a Terrence Malick double feature, with two of his best- Badlands and Days of Heaven

Lady Lamb is playing with Dustin Lovelis at the Bootleg Theater

Chastity Belt are playing with Summer Cannibals, Lisa Prank and Mint Field at Resident

The Molochs are playing with Feels, Franky Flowers, and Surfbort at The Echo

Pure Bathing Culture are playing at the Echoplex with Big Search, Ablebody, and American Nights

Saturday

Trisha Brown Dance Company will be performing In Plain Site starting at Chris Burden’s Urban Light sculpture at LACMA (free)

The Creation Factory and Gateway Drugs are opening for The Warlocks at The Hi Hat

Grand Park is hosting Downtown Bookfest, with performances (including one by Cut Chemist), readings and activities

Alex Lahey is playing at The Echo with Emerson Star, and Liv Slingerland

Cinefamily is screening John Carpenter’s They Live (also Sunday)

Bambu  is performing with DJ Phatrick at the Bootleg Theater

Sunday

Trisha Brown Dance Company will be performing In Plain Site again, and this time the location is Hauser & Wirth

With LA experiencing a housing shortage, it’s a good time to brush up on tenant rights and LACE is hosting the Los Angeles Tenants Union Workshop for Artists- Know Your Rights & Gentrification 101

The Egyptian Theatre is showing Terrence Malick’s epic film Tree of Life

Soviet Soviet are playing with The Wraith and DETH CRUX for Part Time Punks night at the Echoplex

 

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

Dec 082016
 

Morgan Delt- Some Sunsick Day

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/8-12/11/16)-

Thursday

Morgan Delt is playing with Alex Cameron at The Echo

Annenberg Space for Photography is hosting a slide show night of work that complements their current exhibition on identity (free but ticketed RSVP)

Downtown LA’s Art Walk is tonight and you can also check out Odd Nights Pop Up Market at One Santa Fe in the Arts District

The Rattling Wall & Pen Center USA are hosting a reading at The Last Bookstore of post election writing from the new anthology Only Light Can Do That

La Luz are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Feels and The Cairo Gang

Muuy Biien, Green Gerry, and Sons of The Bitch are playing at The Satellite

FLOR are playing with Lostboycrow at the Bootleg Theater

Friday

There are still tickets left for Stevie Wonder’s benefit concert, House Full of Toys, at the Microsoft Theater with special guests Lionel Richie, John Legend and Tori Kelly

You can get in the Christmas spirit at Union Station’s Holiday Sing-a-Long Cocoa Concert with music by The Music Companie and complimentary hot chocolate (free)

Conor Oberst is playing two shows at The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian but only tonight’s show isn’t sold out yet

The Handsome Family are playing at the Bootleg Theater

Sego are playing at The Hi Hat with Prism Tats, Strange Joy, and Dear Kora

Saturday

Bergamot Station is having a Holiday Open House with artist talks, book signings, shopping and more

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre is having a site specific dance performance called Snowed Under in Culver City with projections, live music and snow

Hauser Wirth & Schimmel is hosting a conversation and book signing with photographer Janet Sternburg (free with RSVP)

Echo Park Shop Hop has several area businesses offering discounts and deals throughout the day (free cookies at Blue Bottle Coffee!)

Riot Grill Fest is at The Regent Theater with Le Butcherettes, Girlpool, Deap Vally, Chastity Belt and The Menstruators

New Beverly Cinema is showing A Christmas Story at midnight

Hodgy is performing at The Echo with $teven Cannon

The Lovely Bad Things are playing at The Hi Hat

Sunday

Artist Seth Bogart and curator Bradford Nordeen are leading an informal walkthrough of THINGS: a queer legacy of graphic art and play, an offsite exhibition in West Hollywood’s Plummer Park (free)

LACE in Hollywood is hosting Art and Activism!– an afternoon of making political banners and signs (free)

The Regent Theater and Alamo Drafthouse are celebrating the holidays with a screening of Gremlins and to mark the reissue of the soundtrack which will be available on vinyl

Renegade Craft Fair returns to Grand Park and is a great place to get gifts made by independent makers (free and also on Saturday)

Otherwild LA is hosting a Holiday Bazaar and Benefit (free)

Snake! Snake! Snakes! are playing at The Hi Hat with Bogan Via

 

Jul 072016
 

The Light Surgeons- SuperEverything trailer

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/7-7/10/16)-

Thursday

Poolside is performing at the Hammer Museum’s free musical series Disappear Here

Alina Baraz is opening for Mayer Hawthorne at this week’s free concert at Santa Monica Pier and if you go make sure to check out the art installation Light Wave on view every Thursday in conjunction with the concerts

The Craft & Folk Art Museum is having its CraftNight- this time it’s making foam stamps to create block prints and patterns on fabric ($8 includes materials, drinks and snacks- RSVP here)

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors and Black Lives Matter Network Art + Culture Director Tanya Lucia Bernard are in conversation at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA about their ideas and work as artists, activists, and organizers. (free)

Sam Gellaitry is playing at the El Rey Theatre

New Madrid are playing with The Electric West and Coco Morier at The Satellite

Friday

UK audio-visual artists The Light Surgeons are collaborating with a group of Malaysian artists and musicians for a free cinema performance of SuperEverything at the California Plaza as part of Grand Performances

Body Language are playing at Resident

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) is hosting Midnight Party, a free event celebrating the completion of artist Tim Youd’s storefront performance and the release of Artillery’s summer issue (11pm-2am)

Royal Headache are playing at The Echo with Toys That Kill and Zig Zags

Saturday

Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros are playing a free show in Century Park outside the Annenberg Center for Photography for KCRW’s Sound in Focus Series (RSVP here)

Renegade Craft Fair returns to Grand Park (also Sunday)

Twisted at the Pike is the carnival themed event of Downtown Long Beach’s Summer and Music programming- this time with Gardens & Villa headlining

Mexrissey, who sing Morrissey songs in Spanish, are performing a free show at California Plaza as part of Grand Performances

Kevin Morby is performing a free show at The Getty for their Saturdays off the 405 music series

Sunday

Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst are discussing their book Relationship with Jack Halberstam at Skylight Books

Artist Jorge R. Guttierez is speaking at Gregorio Escalante Gallery in Chinatown (Good Luck Gallery and Coagula Curatorial are also having events that day)

Performance artists Dynasty Handbag, Seth Bogart and Robin Reiser are performing at El Cid for Weirdo Night

Odonis Odonis are playing at The Echo with Cloudland Canyon and Cellars

May 052016
 

Bleached- Wednesday Night Melody

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/5-5/8/16)-

Thursday

Bleached are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with NO PARENTS and Feels

Writer Lawrence Weschler will be speaking with painter Ramiro Gomez at the Hammer Museum

Beach Slang are headlining a show at the Troubadour

Juliana Barwick is playing at Highland Park Ebell with Mas Ysa

Friday

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals are performing a free show at Amoeba Hollywood

There’s a Prince Tribute at City Hall (free)

Cinefamily is closing their Underground USA film festival with Richard Linklater’s debut film Slacker

Friday and Saturday

The Pancakes & Booze Art Show returns to Los Angeles- $5 gets you free pancakes, along with art, musical performances and more

Friday through Sunday

Hammer Museum along with The Institute for Art and Olfaction and Luckyscent/Scent Bar is hosting the AIX Scent Fair with workshops and panels and a party on Saturday hosted by Zackary Drucker (free)

Saturday

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) is having Feminism 4.0, a panel discussion and launch party for Artillery’s May/June Photography Issue (free)

Grand Park is having Downtown Bookfest with performances, readings, activities and pop up bookshops

Big Freedia, aka The Queen of Bounce, is performing at The Regent

Saturday and Sunday

Echo Park Craft Fair returns to Mack Sennett Studios with high quality local vendors ($10)

RuPaul’s DragCon is at the LA Convention Center with celebrity guests, contestants from Drag Race, panel discussions, and more

Sunday

The Egyptian Theatre is having a double feature for Mother’s Day of Rosemary’s Baby and David Cronenberg’s The Brood

 

Mar 172016
 

September Girls- Love No One

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/17-3/20/16)-

Thursday

Black Radical Imagination is a touring program of “experimental short films emphasizing new stories from within the African diaspora” showing tonight at MOCA Grand Avenue (free)

Artist Roy Dowell is giving an exhibition walk-through of Hammer Museum’s exhibition Leap Before You Look, and later painter and associate professor and director of graduate studies of painting and printmaking at Yale University, Anoka Faruqee will be giving a lecture on Josef Albers

Tam O’Shanter is having an all day celebration for St. Patrick’s Day

Friday

LACE in Hollywood is having a Feminist Friday Mixer– a “Consciousness-Raising-meets-Happy-Hour” event (free)

PaleyFest continues with the cast of Difficult People and Patton Oswalt moderating

Slow Hollows are playing with Jerry Paper at the Teragram Ballroom

Friday through Sunday

Grrls on Film at Loyola Marymount University is a series of free panels and screenings including  a showing of The Decline of Western Civilization with a discussion afterwords with director Penelope Spheeris on Saturday, and Lost Grrls: Riot Grrl in Los Angeles on Sunday. Also on Sunday is Grrls on Stage with musical sets by Peach Kelli Pop and Kim and the Created, spoken word performances and a fanzine making table

String Theory is performing Remembering Water, a combination of dance, projections and music that incorporates giant harps, at Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica

Friday and Saturday

Crispin Glover is at the Egyptian Theatre presenting “Crispin Hellion Glover’s Big Slide Show, Part 2,” an hour-long presentation of images from Mr. Glover’s illustrated books accompanied by his dramatic narration” before a showing of his second feature It is Fine! Everything is Fine. On Saturday it’s the “Big Slide Show, Part 1” before a screening of his debut film What is It?. He will also be signing his latest book following both performances.

Saturday

Bergamot Station is having a Spring Fling Event with live music, tango and origami lessons, and plenty of art to check out in the galleries

Chairlift are playing at the El Rey Theatre

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery is having a spoken word event for their current exhibition SKIN with artists Derrick Maddox, Linda Ravenswood and special guests Yosimar Reyes and Maceo Paisely ($5)

Tubing in the LA River may sound crazy- but it’s happening-L.A.ZY River is having a tubing event but you have to email them for the full details. You can also cheer from the sidelines or go to the opening event or after party. (free but bring your own tube)

Blanck Mass is at the Resident in the Arts District

Sunday

September Girls are playing at the Echo

MOCA’s Artists on Artists series continues, this time at the West Hollywood Council Chambers with Miranda July speaking about Catherine Opie and her current exhibition Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Road  (free)

As part of Bach in the Subways, there is a Bach Marathon at Union Station with performances throughout the station as well as a dance performance and one that includes the Bob Baker Marionettes (free)

Dec 032015
 

Purity Ring- Fineshrine

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/3-12/6/15)-

Thursday

Starting Thursday night and running until Sunday, Machine Project has turned its theater into a sports bar and will be showing sports themed art videos (free)

Made by DWC (Downtown Women’s Center) sells unique products created by homeless and low income women and tonight they are having their annual holiday party with snacks and bubbly- get some Xmas gifts and support a good cause!

The Dandy Warhols are playing at the Teregram Ballroom (also on Friday, sold out Saturday)

Mar Vista is having its first art walk

Artist Sandow Birk will be in conversation with writer and editor Gary Dauphin about the former’s book American Qur’an at the Hammer Museum. For the book Birk transcribed the entire Qur’an, using traditional colors, inks, and formatting, and set it against a backdrop of illustrations from everyday American life (that work is on view at OCMA)

X are playing at the Roxy (also Friday, Sunday, sold out Saturday)

Friday

A Christmas Carol, performed by Will & Company, The Music Center’s educational touring ensemble, is at The Huntington and includes a pre-show sing-along of favorite holiday tunes ($15)

Booker T. Jones is playing with Black Joe Lewis at UCLA’s Royce Hall

White Reaper is opening for together PANGEA at the Echoplex

Power 106′s Cali Christmas is at The Forum and features Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell Williams, Ty Dolla $ign, Travis Scott, Dej Loaf and more

Gary Clark Jr. is playing at the Fonda Theatre (also Thursday and Saturday)

Saturday

Purity Ring are playing at The Shrine along with Baths and HANA

Self Help Graphics in Boyle Heights is having an Annual Holiday Marketplace and there will also be printmaking and other art demos and workshops throughout the day

Artists Ed Templeton and Ethan Rafal will be signing their books at Arcana Books in Culver City

Artist and musician Phranc will be in conversation with curator Howard Fox at CAFAM (free with admission and RSVP)

DJ Four Tet AKA Kieran Hebden is playing a 6 hour set at Lot 613 downtown

Saturday and Sunday

Grand Central Market is having a pop up Holiday Marketplace with Santa, live music, and more. If you go on Saturday you can also see Elf at the Million Dollar Theatre afterwards.

The School for the Movement of the Technicolor People exhibit will have its closing dance performance, Meadow, at LACE in Hollywood

Sunday

MOCA Grand Avenue is hosting Sunday Studio, which will explore experimental film, photography, and collage through activities, performance and an artist talk with filmmaker Paul Clipson and musician Liz Harris (free)

LA Makers is having a holiday market at the Fowler Museum

Tacocat is opening for Sallie Ford at The Echo and !!! are at the Echoplex

Nov 122015
 

Cass McCombs- Dreams-Come-True Girl (featuring Karen Black)

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/12-11/115)-

Thursday

Cass McCombs is the band in Cinefamily’s The Band & A Movie series. The movie he chose is Dusty and Sweets McGee– a “stark quasi-documentary look at the Los Angeles drug scene by featuring real-life junkies playing themselves” with short film Sean preceding it. ($20)

Artist Jennifer Pastor is speaking at the Hammer Museum (free)

LACMA is hosting Selfies, Sousveillance, and Participatory Countersurveillance a conversation with artists Hasan Elahi and Annina Rüst (free with reserved ticket)

The School for the Movement of the Technicolor People curator Robert Crouch and artists Ashley Hunt, taisha paggett and Kim Zumpfe will be in conversation at LACE in Hollywood focusing on the current installation and the artists’ collaborative process.

Downtown Art Walk is back and this time it’s featuring work from the Los Angeles Plein Air Festival

Tamaryn is at The Echo with LA bands Froth and Roses ($10)

Gardens & Villa are playing at The Roxy ($18)

Friday

DIEM: TALKS DESIGN is a “one-day design symposium presented by the West Hollywood Design District with discussions, panels and keynotes from leaders in the fields of design, decorative arts, fashion, architecture and fine arts” and it’s all free with RSVP

Andra Day is performing for  Club Vinyl at Amoeba Records and there will be a half off sale on all vinyl releases from artists headlining 30 Days in LA

Yo La Tengo are reuniting with former member Dave Schramm for an acoustic show at the Ace Hotel 

William H. Macy, Baron Vaughn, Chicano Batman, Matt Walsh,and Brian Huskey will all be a part of NPR’s Bullseye with Jesse Thorn event at the Hollywood Forever Masonic Lodge

Blitzen Trapper are playing at the Teregram Ballroom

The last of One Santa Fe’s free concert series has electro-pop artist Kauf performing

Here We Go Magic are playing at the Bootleg Theater ($14)

Saturday

Squeeze Acoustic – “The At Odds Couple” ~ An Evening with Difford & Tilbrook is at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre

Family Books is having a book signing with photographer Ryan McGinley for his new book Way Far

Depending on your feelings about crowds and Christmas celebrations you may want to check out or avoid The Grove Christmas. Seth McFarlane will be singing holiday songs along with special guests Meghan Trainor and Katharine McPhee with a 70 pieces orchestra and there will be a tree lighting, fireworks and more.

Artist Ned Evans is speaking at Craig Krull Gallery in Bergamot Station (rsvp by 11/12)

Sunday

Barnsdall Art Center Holiday Art Sale + Fundraiser will be selling prints, ceramics, jewelry, handcrafted cards and photography by students & faculty of the center. Free or a $5 ticket that includes a snack and drink, $5 for raffle tickets

The Charlatans UK are at The Fonda Theatre

The Ace Hotel is hosting the Los Angeles premiere of Paul Thomas Anderson’s new documentary Junun

Paper Pilots are playing at The Echo along with Story of the Running Wolf ($5)