Aug 232018
 

Billy Changer- She’s Good To Go

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/23-8/26/18)-

Thursday

The Frights are signing their new album and playing a free show at Amoeba Hollywood

As part of Hammer Museum’s free programming for Made in L.A. 2018, artist Suné Woods, award-winning poet Fred Moten, and pianist & composer James Gordon Williams will present “a multimedia evening of wordplay, found imagery, improvised music, and moving images” titled You are mine. I see now, I’m a have to let you go.

Kishi Bashi is playing a free show at Skirball Cultural Center

It’s the last two weeks of free Shakespeare in Griffith Park, tonight’s play is Titus Andronicus, with a free pre-show discussion of LACMA’s current exhibit, To Rome and Back: Individualism and Authority in Art, 1500-1800, with Leah Lehmbeck and David Bardeen

The Delirians and Jackie Mendez are playing a free show at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

Lee Fields & The Expressions are performing at the Echoplex

 

Friday

The Wende Museum in Culver City is hosting a Happy Hour with drinks in the garden and a curator’s talk on art and alcohol (free but RSVP required)

No Parents are playing with The Paranoyds, Junkie, and The High Curbs at 1720

Church in The Park, described as “equal parts jazz club, dance party and live remix experiment”, is taking place free at Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park with Mark de Clive-Lowe,  The Beat Junkies, Ras G, Linafornia and more

La Brea Tar Pits Museum has free admission from 5-8pm

Super Whatevr are playing at The Hi Hat with King Shelter, Beach Goons, and Ridgeway

Bambu and DJ Phatrick are performing at the Bootleg Theater

 

Saturday

Rodriguez, from the famous documentary Searching for Sugarman, will be performing at The Luckman Fine Arts Complex

For The Getty’s free music night, Off the 405, Combo Chimbita will be performing

Hammer Museum is hosting a group therapy session followed by a sewing workshop (free)

LACMA’s Summer After-Hours Party Muse ‘Til Midnight, includes late night access to the special exhibition 3D: Double Vision and LACMA’s permanent collection of Modern Art and European Painting and Sculpture in the Ahmanson Building, DUBLAB DJs, visual installations, performances, drinks, and more ($30)

Summer Happenings at The Broad continues with a night of “Chinese punk, post-punk, ritual performance, film, psychedelia and more” with performances including- Xiu Xiu and Re-TROS, Daniel Collás, Juliet Swango and Jie Ma performing Collás’ original score to accompany Zhou Hongbo’s film Lotus Ferry and more

Mura Masa is performing at The Novo with Empress of opening

Highland Park Bowl is hosting a free night of music with Insect Surfers, The Hidden Depths, and King Flamingo

 

Sunday

Billy Changer and Rudy de Anda are opening for Combo Chimbita at The Echo

LAMAG is hosting the free talk A Guide to Gallery Representation, moderated by Jonathan T.D. Neil, exhibition artists Andrew Norman Wilson, Lena Daly, and Château Shatto Director/Founder Olivia Barrett from 2-4pm at the gallery in Barnsdall Art Park as part of LAMAGLearn

In conjunction with Adler Guerrier: Conditions and Forms for blck Longevity at the California African American Museum, Guerrier and Los Angeles based artist Todd Gray will discuss their related interests in examining landscape and history through photography and collage, moderated by curator Diana Nawi. This event is followed by a special garden tour from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Natural History Museum that includes free NHM admission with event RSVP.

CHANGES: Works at Union Station, is a free afternoon (1-6pm) of 20 site specific performances and interactive works from Los Angeles artists taking place in and around Union Station

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

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)

May 282015
 

Diarrhea Planet- Platinum Girls

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/28-5/31)-

Thursday

The Hammer is having its Open Projector Night (free)- http://hammer.ucla.edu/open-projector-night/

Photographer Sally Mann is speaking to David Ulin at The Attic in Hollywood- tickets are $38 and include her book- http://booksoup.com/sally-mann-2015?utm_source=Sally+Mann+at+The+Attic%2C+Hollywood&utm_campaign=Sally+Mann+%40+The+Attic&utm_medium=email

ACME Gallery is hosting a launch party for Merkel Magazine- The Pit Gallery’s artist book- https://www.facebook.com/events/351393175056345/

King Tuff is playing the Del Monte Speakeasy (basement of Townhouse in Venice) for $3- RSVP here- https://www.redbullsoundselect.com/events/2015/05/red-bull-sound-select-presents-los-angeles

Robert DeLong is playing for free at Lure in Hollywood – http://www.eventbrite.com/e/lexus-pop-up-concert-series-powered-by-pandora-featuring-robert-delong-tickets-16085192243

Friday

Diarrhrea Planet are at the Echo with Lovely Bad Things and Left & Right- http://www.theecho.com/event/788449-diarrhea-planet-los-angeles/

The Getty’s Friday Night Flights continues with Total Freedom (Ashland Mines who co-produced the party Wildness with Wu Tsang)- http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/performances/friday_flights.html

Sea Lions are playing at Ham and Eggs Tavern with Fungi Girls for $5 – https://www.facebook.com/hamandeggswine

Friday- Sunday

It’s a big weekend for design with Dwell on Design back at the LA Convention Center- http://www.dwellondesign.com/ and the Los Angeles Design Festival which has events around the city http://www.ladesignfestival.org/events-current/

Saturday

There is a closing party for A+D Museum’s exhibition Beyond Graffiti 2 and it is the last day at its current location on Wilshire. – http://aplusd.org/exhibitions-past/beyond-graffiti-2

It’s Atlas Obscura Day and all around the world are events celebrating “curious places“ – http://www.atlasobscura.com/obscuraday2015

LAMAG in Barnsdall Park is having an artist talk with Harold Greene, Alan Nakagawa, Baumgartner + Uriu (B +U) who are in the current exhibition- http://www.barnsdall.org/2015/04/18/cola-2015/?utm_source=May+11+Newsletter&utm_campaign=May+11+Newsletter&utm_medium=email

Spoon are at the Wiltern- http://www.wiltern.com/events/eventdetail/?viewNav=/eventdetail&eventId=09004E42A3DE372B&oid=0

Wire are playing at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/784065-wire-los-angeles/

Sunday

The biannual vintage design marketplace Downtown Modernism is today ($5) – http://downtownmodernism.com/

CicLAvia is in Pasadena this time- http://www.ciclavia.org/

Apr 192015
 

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Today (4/19) is the last day to see both Robert Williams’ exhibition Slang Aesthetics! and 20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz, a group exhibition by guest curators Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace Gallery and Gary Pressman of Copro Gallery at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG), in Barnsdall Park.

Robert Williams has had a long career, from working on famous 60′s comic book Zap Comix to later helping to create Juxtapoz Magazine in 1994 to provide exposure for underground artists.  His paintings are highly skilled and detailed and each one has a story explaining the meanings behind the work.

The Juxtapoz exhibition has a diverse range of artists including Mark Ryden, Margaret Keane, Triston Eaton, Brett Armory, Andrew Schoulz and too many others to list here. Also drawing crowds are two of Kazuhiro Tsuji’s eerily lifelike sculptures of Dali (pictured above) and Andy Warhol.

Mar 262015
 

Slutever- White Flag

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/26-3/29)-

Thursday

Substrate Gallery presents Factory of Light– a screening for House of Light’s new music video with performances by the band and other musical guests. $10 entrance gets you a pop art print and complimentary beer and wine- https://www.facebook.com/events/363190723873716/

Pete Rock and Slum Village are playing at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/765543-pete-rock-slum-village-los-angeles/

Grand Central Market is having Game Night until 9pm with classic and new games- http://www.grandcentralmarket.com/events/317/game-night-at-grand-central-market

Thursday- Sunday

Zoe Scofield’s dance collaboration with visual artist Juniper Shuey, BeginAgain is at REDCAT. Scofield is also having a dance workshop on Saturday- http://www.redcat.org/event/zoe-juniper-beginagain

Friday

Roky Erickson (of 60′s band The Thirteenth Floor Elevators) & The Hounds of Baskerville are at the Roxy- http://www.theroxy.com/event/741269-roky-erickson-hounds-west-hollywood/

Terry Malts is playing at The Smell with Wild Moth- http://www.thesmell.org/

Saturday

Robert Williams will be signing his book at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery in Barnsdall Park- http://www.lamag.org/

Bernhard Willhelm will be guiding tours and discussing his exhibit at MOCA Pacific Design Center- RSVP here (free)- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/art-talk-bernhard-willhelm/

For Panache Spring Fling there are several bands playing at the Echo including Jacco Gardner, Dream Boys, Happyness, and a “secret guest”- http://www.theecho.com/event/778403-panache-spring-fling-secret-los-angeles/

Electric Dusk Drive-In downtown is showing Mean Girls- https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/715377

Saturday and Sunday

Burgerama is Burger Records’ two day festival at the Observatory in Santa Ana and the lineup is incredible- Ty Segall, Fidlar, Thee Oh Sees, Weezer, Ariel Pink, Cherry Glazerr, Black Lips, Roky Erickson, Tobacco, Bone Thugs and Harmony, White Fence and many, many, many more- $47.50 for one day or $90 for two- it’s well worth it to see all these great bands- http://www.observatoryoc.com/event/Burgerama-4-Day-One

Sunday

Slutever are one of four bands opening for Pile at Los Globos ($8) – http://www.clublosglobos.com/event/804359-pile-los-angeles/

Connected Fashion Festival Pop Up is at Hotel Figueroa’s pool downtown and is a combination shopping event and boozy brunch ($30 brunch +bottomless mimosas)- http://www.connectedfest.com/

Feb 262015
 

La Luz- Call Me in the Day

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/26-3/1)-

Thursday

Artist and critic Lorraine O’Grady,  probably most famous for her first performance piece Mlle Bourgeoise Noire,  is giving a free talk at MOCA Grand Ave- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/art-talk-lorraine-ogrady-2/

Mayor Garcetti’s favorite movie is Airplane!? When Zócalo and KCRW asked him to pick a movie to screen at The Million Dollar Theater, this comedy classic was his selection. Tonight he’ll be there along with Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker (the trio who directed, wrote, and produced Airplane!) to discuss it after the film (free with registration)- http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/event/?postId=57931

Dan Snaith aka Caribou is playing three nights at the Fonda Theatre starting tonight- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/255148

Cathedrals are playing with Empires, LANY, and Rush Midnight at the Echo (advanced
tickets are sold out but there may be tickets at the door)- http://www.theecho.com/event/733021-popshop-west-028-cathedrals-los-angeles/

Friday

Seattle band La Luz are at the Bootleg HiFi with The Shivas and The Lovely Bad Things- http://foldsilverlake.com/event.cfm?id=189118&cart

If you haven’t seen the fascinating Los Angeles Plays Itself, why not check it out for free in Union Station, one of the many iconic locations seen in the film clips. Q&A with the director will follow- http://www.metro.net/about/union-station/#/?i=5

King Tuff is playing with Sonny and the Sunsets for CouchTrippin’ 2015: Los Angeles which will also have live art and Lagunitas beer- free with RSVP at Mack Sennett Studios- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/couchtrippin-2015-los-angeles-tickets-15411475137

Jon Brion is playing at Largo = http://www.largo-la.com/event/758633-jon-brion-los-angeles/

Craft Spells are at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/737163-craft-spells-los-angeles/

Saturday

The area around Santa Monica and Highland has gradually become its own arts district and ForYourArt is hosting A Hollywood Walk of Art: The Awards Shows– a free self guided tour of the area (and a few other Hollywood galleries) with events that include free donuts at Donut Time- http://www.foryourart.com/theawardsshows/

Robert Williams will be discussing his exhibition SLANG! Aesthetics at The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery in Barnsdall Park- http://www.barnsdall.org/2015/01/02/robert-williams-slang-aesthetics-20-years-influence-juxtapoz/

Sunday

Dengue Fever are playing a free set at Amoeba Hollywood- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-3228/

Composer and musician William Basinski performs his latest concert-length ambient soundscape The Deluge (2014) at MOCA Grand Ave (free)- http://edu.moca.org/calendar/2015-03-01

No Joy, Nightmare Air, and Flaamingos are playing at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/721651-no-joy-nightmare-air-los-angeles/

Feb 192015
 

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Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/19-2/22)-

Thursday

British painter John Currin’s first Los Angeles show in over ten years opens tonight at the Gagosian gallery- http://www.gagosian.com/exhibitions/john-currin–february-19-2015

If you missed checking out John Craig Freeman’s interactive work in progress at LACMA last week, you have another chance- http://www.lacma.org/event/augmented-reality-viewing-0  and later Dru Donovan (former student and studio manager of Larry Sultan) is doing a gallery walk-through of Sultan’s exhibit- http://www.lacma.org/event/gallery-walk-through

Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky will be performing and giving a talk at the Central Library- http://www.lfla.org/event-detail/1087/Afrofuturism-The-Hidden-Code

Friday

The Egyptian Theater has several Oscar Themed events including a screening of the nominated documentary shorts, live action shorts, and animated shorts. There are also two free events- one a conversation with the Oscar nominated film editors, the other a panel discussion with nominated production designers and set decorators- http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/egyptian_theatre_events

Saturday

Gong Xi Fa Cai! Happy Chinese New Year! The Annual Golden Dragon Parade takes place in Chinatown to celebrate the year of the sheep/ram- http://lagoldendragonparade.com/

Situation Room is a new gallery space in Eagle Rock. For their opening they will be screening over 50 from video artworks- https://www.facebook.com/events/1527722457495287/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

Artist talk: David Schafer is in conversation with Lauren Mackler at Diane Rosenstein Gallery discussing his current exhibition of sound sculptures- http://www.dianerosenstein.com/news/2015/2/10/artists-talk-david-schafer-in-conversation-with-lauren-mackler/

Saturday and Sunday

Kendrick Lamar is headlining the Air+Style music and sports festival at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Other acts include Steve Aoki, Cults, Phantogram, Tennis System, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and more. Sports will include snowboarding and skiing competitions   – http://www.air-style.com/en/events/air-style-los-angeles/tickets

Sunday

The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery in Barnsdall Park has a new show opening today- Robert Williams in SLANG Aesthetics! in conjunction with 20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz. Today there is also a free screening of Mr. Bitchin with Williams there in person- http://www.barnsdall.org/2015/01/02/robert-williams-slang-aesthetics-20-years-influence-juxtapoz/

Poetic Research Bureau in Chinatown is screening  Amiri Baraka’s recently rediscovered documentary The New Arkhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1391622701149155/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Feb 272014
 

FIDLAR- No Waves

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/27-3/2)-

Thursday-

FIDLAR at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/497375-fidlar-los-angeles/

LA Artist Betye Saar is speaking at the Hammer- http://hammer.ucla.edu/calendar/detail/type/program/id/2098

Artist Ron Athey is speaking at MOCA Grand Ave- http://sites.moca.org/thecurve/5795-2/

Friday-

Lord Huron with Superhumanoids at The Fonda (also Saturday)- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/245801

Scotch tasting and reception with Manfred Müller ($40 through Eventbrite) or just attend his public conversation (free) afterwards, discussing his current show at LAMAGhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/private-reception-with-artist-manfred-muller-tickets-9173228373

Je T’Aime,Je T’Aime at Cinefamily (running until 3/6)- http://www.cinefamily.org/films/je-taime-je-taime-brand-new-35mm-print/#je-taime-je-taime-brand-new-35mm-print-228-730

Saturday-

The Egyptian Theatre is hosting a free seminar- The Art of Production Design- with this year’s Oscar nominated art directors and set directors- http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/oscar-nominated-art-directors-seminar-1

Capital Cities at the Roxy (also Friday)- http://www.theroxy.com/event/489337-capital-cities-west-hollywod/

Sunday-

Watch the Oscars live on the big screen at Grauman’s Million Dollar Theater downtown- http://www.lahtf.org/

How the Brain Sees Light- A talk to complement- See the Light- Photography, Perception, Cognition exhibition at LACMA (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/how-brain-sees-light

Jan 302014
 

GRMLN- Teenage Rhythm

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/30-2/2)-

Thursday-

Saturday-

Sunday-

  • Opening of Manfred Müller’s- Objects Are Closer Than They Appear at LA Municipal Art Gallery in Barnsdall Park- http://www.lamag.org/

All weekend-

  • Paramount Ranch is having an art festival Saturday and Sunday- it’s the first one and looks intriguing and it’s FREE- http://paramountranch.la/