Apr 192018
 

Acid Tongue- Get Free

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/19-4/22/18)-

Thursday

Acid Tongue are opening for Moonwalks at Resident

LACMA has a free screening of United Shades of America: The Border which includes a conversation with W. Kamau Bell

MOCA Music returns to The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA with performances by Berhana, Rayana Jay and Linafornia plus Modern Funk Fest DJs, food trucks, and drinks. You can also check out the Adrián Villar Rojas exhibition at the museum (free with RSVP)

Sarah Blasko is playing at the Bootleg Theater

Friday

Art Buzz, ICA LA’s Happy Hour, returns with a tour of Harald Szeemann’s exhibition followed by drinks and snacks (free but register)

It’s the first night for performances of Stardust, A Dance Tribute to David Bowie by Complexions Contemporary Ballet at The Music Center (runs through Sunday)

Tomo Jacobson + Sun Araw, The Orchardist, and Embassador Dulgoon are playing at Coaxial Arts Foundation

Guantanamo Baywatch are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with French Vanilla, Dumb Fucks, and The High Curbs opening

Saturday

Bring a mat or blanket to VSF gallery for Healing Sound Bath, an immersive 45-minute set on gong by Sat Purkh of Rama Institute amid Kathryn Garcia’s outdoor installation (free)

CAP UCLA is hosting Eighth Blackbird featuring Will Oldham (Bonnie “Prince” Billy) at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Peach Kelli Pop are celebrating their new EP, Which Witch, with a free in-store performance at Permanent Records and later in the evening Permanent Records is hosting a free Record Store After Party at The Hi Hat with Hooveriii, RFRC (Rearranged Face & Red Channel), and Golden Grease

The Aero Theatre is showing a Godard double feature of Breathless and Band of Outsiders

Frankie Rose, Cold Beat, and Business of Dreams are playing at Zebulon

The Nude Party are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Liily, and The Pantones opening

Saturday and Sunday

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is at the USC Campus and has a TON of free and ticketed programming

Renegade Craft Fair returns to Los Angeles State Historic Park (free)

Sunday

Take advantage of free Metro rides for Earth Day

LACMA is showing the documentary A Day on the Grand Canal with the Emperor of China or Surface is Illusion but So Is Depth, a film by directors Phillip Haas and David Hockney (free)

Center for the Arts Eagle Rock is hosting their 14th Annual Art Auction from 1-5pm (free)

Guest curator Jackie Clay will be at ICA LA to discuss the exhibition sisters and brothers, and her research into black visual culture and queer video as part of an open house day of events that also includes Rafa Esparza in conversation with Jamillah James

The Thai New Year Songkran Festival is happening in Thai Town

Levitation Room are playing at Resident with The Mad Walls, Grave Flowers, and Supermercat opening

Apr 202017
 

Róisín Murphy- Whatever

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/20-4/23/17)-

Thursday

Artists Jane and Louise Wilson will be discussing their work currently on view at the Getty Center (free but ticket required)

Ooga Booga Chinatown is having a party for Seth Bogart’s (Hunx and his Punx) new book documenting his ceramics

Spiral Stairs, The Henry Clay People, and High Cameras are playing at Resident

Thee Commons are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Downtown Boys, Surfbort, and Tall Juan

Ian Sweet, Pastel Felt, and Cleo Tucker are playing at Junior High

Friday

Róisín Murphy is performing at the Fonda Theatre

Charles Phoenix is having a free slide show performance at Union Station celebrating the odd architecture of Southern California

The Cure concert film The Cure in Orange is playing at the Egyptian Theatre with band member Lol Tolhurst in attendance for a Q&A and book signing

Franky Flowers is opening for Hot Flash Heat Wave at the Hi Hat

Julie Byrne, Korey Dane, and Avi Buffalo are playing at the Bootleg Theater

Saturday

Photo Independent, the contemporary photography fair, is on today and Sunday at The Reef

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is a fun, free event with ticketed ($1) and non-ticketed lectures and discussions with various writers, including Chuck Palahniuk, George Saunders, Tippi Hedren, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Joyce Carol Oates and many more

It’s Record Store Day- you can check out what participating stores are doing to celebrate here

Los Angeles State Historic Park is having an all day grand opening party with activities, food trucks, and performances including Grammy winners Quetzal

Dead Meadow, The Warlocks, Cosmonauts, and Creation Factory are playing at hm157

Clipping. are headlining a show at The Smell

Sunday

It’s the second day of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books with writers that include Jonathan Lethem, Cheech Marin, and Margaret Atwood

It’s also the second day of the California Poppy Festival in Lancaster- a good opportunity to check out some of the bloom in the Antelope Valley this weekend. If you are planning to see some of the “super bloom” you can find info and locations here

Current Joys are playing with French Vanilla, Janelane, and Mo Dotti at the Hi Hat

Apr 072016
 

Froth- Nothing Baby

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/7-4/10/16)-

Thursday

Froth is playing a live set as part of the free (with RSVP) event, Drinking the Sunlight on Thursday, at Resident with DJ sets by Kevin Morby and two of the members of FIDLAR

The second of the Monument performances at MOCA Grand Ave pairs musicians Metal Rouge and Palmbomen II with specific works in the gallery (free)

For Craft Night at CAFAM this week, guests will create black light paintings ($8 includes materials, food and drink)

Pop Up Magazine returns with its “live magazine” to the Theatre at the Ace Hotel with Daniel Alarcón, Ava DuVernay, Doreen St. Félix, Lindy West as part of the line up

Friday

Gothic Tropic are headlining a night of bands at The Hi Hat in Highland Park

The Aero Theatre is showing all three of Richard Linklater’s films Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight in one triple bill

For Covering Fashion: The Changing Runway Story, “fashion journalists Tim Blanks, editor-at-large of The Business of Fashion, and Booth Moore, fashion journalist and former fashion critic of the Los Angeles Times, discuss fashion journalism and the history and culture of runway shows with Sharon S. Takeda, LACMA’s senior curator and department head of costume and textiles” at LACMA (free)

Acid Dad are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Melted and Plum opening

Saturday

NELA Art Gallery Night is Northeast LA’s monthly art event and a great way to check out the area’s art scene and you can stop by Eastside Handmade market beforehand

Meth Dad and Terror Pigeon are both playing at Los Globos

Saturday and Sunday

The Los Angeles Times Festival Of Books is at the USC Campus and there are numerous free and ticketed author talks throughout both days as well as performances, cooking demonstrations, a travel section, children’s activities and so much more.

Sunday

It’s the second Sunday of the month so Rose Bowl Flea Market is open for treasure hunting

Missing Persons are at the Echo with Panthar and Fatal Jamz opening

DMX is playing at The Novo (formerly Club Nokia) for $15

 

Apr 162015
 

Bad Religion- Los Angeles is Burning

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/16-4/19)-

Thursday

William Pope L.’s Migrant (2105), which was made for his current exhibit, will be performed at MOCA – free and free evening admission- http://edu.moca.org/calendar/2015-04-16

The Replacements are playing at the Hollywood Palladium- http://www.thehollywoodpalladium.com/events/the-replacements-2/#.VS9d4GaDRFU

Toro y Moi are at the Fonda Theatre- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/268563

The Live Read series at LACMA continues this week with Major League guest directed by Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike). A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door two hours before start time- http://www.lacma.org/event/live-read-major-league

Friday

Bad Religion are playing at the Fonda Theatre with OFF!- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/268555

Peaking Lights are playing at The Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/815591-sensations-fix-los-angeles/

WAND and Dunes are playing along with two other bands for $8 at The Smell- http://thesmell.tunestub.com/event.cfm?id=202711&cart

Saturday

Record Store Day is back and there are lots of venues doing something special to celebrate. Origami Vinyl is having DJ sets, bands (including Fever the Ghost), giving gift bags to the first group of customers and there will be a free ice cream truck. Permanent Records is also having performers including John Doe and Exene from X.  Amoeba Records isn’t on the list but is having events at the store as well as one across the street at Space 15 Twenty. The official list of venues is here- http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues

You may not have heard of many of the bands playing Brokechella, BUT it is an annual event that gets bigger every year, just like its namesake, and it’s a pretty good deal. For $20 you get art shows, bands, comedy and variety, giant jenga puzzles, a vendor fair, Puppychella for dog owners, and more-all in Downtown’s Warehouse District-  http://brokechella.com/

Always wanted to see the inside of the Magic Castle but never scored an invite from a magician? One way to get a peek is to check out their Swap Meet taking place 9am-3pm (from the Terrace to the Peller Theatre) where you can also shop around for a variety of magic related items ($8)- http://www.magiccastle.com/visiting/calendar.cfm?id=1475

If you are around WeHo and see people dressed in black with bowler hats and wearing artistic looking sandwich boards, they are part of the 100 Walkers performance piece. More info here- http://www.onehundredwalkers.com/100-walkers-west-hollywood/

Saturday and Sunday

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is back with a huge list of free and ticketed (many only $1) events and readings- authors include Tavis Smiley, Billy Idol, Octavia Spencer, Kate Mulgrew, Amber Tamblyn, Patton Oswalt, Vikram Chandra, Roy Choi and many, many, more- http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/tickets-and-schedule/schedule/

Sunday

CAFAM (Craft and Folk Art Museum) is hosting a gallery tour and conversation  with exhibition juror Cat Jimenez, Executive Director of the Lucie Foundation, and a group of exhibiting artists from the show Focus Iran: Contemporary Photography and Video (free with RSVP)- http://www.cafam.org/programs/