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

Oct 122017
 

Har Mar Superstar- How Did I Get Through The Day?

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/12-10/15/17)-

Thursday

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile are performing a live set free at Amoeba Records (buy their record for a guaranteed spot)

MOCA Grand Avenue is hosting the world premiere of James Benning’s film Readers with Benning in person and a reading by Rachel Kushner (free)

Downtown Art Walk returns with galleries open late (maps available at 634 S.Spring Street)

Angelo De Augustine is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Avi Buffalo and Madison Cunningham

Sound of Ceres, Vinyl Williams, HOTT MT and Pavo Pavo are playing at The Satellite

Julia Lucille, Moses Nesh, Melaena Cadiz and Jess Williams are performing at Junior High

Friday

Har Mar Superstar is opening for The Afghan Whigs at The Fonda Theatre

ArtNight Pasadena returns with free admission to the museums, gallery openings, music, and performances, all around the area- with free shuttle buses to get to the different destinations

There are still tickets available to see Father John Misty at The Greek Theatre with Weyes Blood opening

The TransNation Film Festival begins today and runs all weekend

The free film at Santa Monica Pier this week is Hidden Figures

Saturday

The 12th Annual Pasadena ArtWalk has art activities, a juried art show and sale, performances, restaurant promotions and more (free)

Flying Lotus (in 3D) and Thundercat are performing outside at Hollywood Forever

The Getty is hosting Off The 405 x Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA with a performance by Helado Negro, a DJ set and performance by Maria Chavez, and an installation by Krysten Cunningham

Galantis are playing at  The Greek Theatre with The Him and Pat Lok opening

Rainer Maria are playing at The Echo with Olivia Neutron-John opening

Sunday

It’s the second day of the Santa Fe Art Colony’s annual open house- a great chance to check out the artists’ work and the space itself (free)

As part of Red Bull Music Academy’s programming- artist Ryoji Ikeda will present a composition in collaboration with 100 automobile owners that will constitute the world’s largest synth orchestra (free but RSVP)

Annie Hart is playing at The Hotel Cafe with Madeline Kenney and Sophia Knapp

Sun Kil Moon is playing at The Regent Theater

 

 

Sep 282017
 

Julia Holter- Sea Calls Me Home

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/28-10/1/17)-

Thursday

Arts Brookfield’s UnSilent Cinema returns to FIGat7th plaza with a free screening of The Goddess and musician Juana Molina performing an original score written specifically for the event. Composer and filmmaker Noveller will also perform a live set before the film.

Shilpa Ray is having a record release party at The Satellite with Honus Honus and Mask Off opening

The MOCA Store at MOCA Grand Avenue is having an art book sale with titles at $1, $5 and $10- tonight is the preview (it ends Sunday)

Middle Kids are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with King Shelter opening

Author and USC professor Karen Tongson will be leading a walk-through of Hammer Museum’s exhibit Radical Women

Widowspeak is at Zebulon with GospelbeacH and Clearance opening

Pearl Charles is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Cones and Raderson

Friday

Arts Brookfield’s UnSilent Cinema returns to FIGat7th plaza with a free screening of The Passion of Joan of Arc with a performance by musician Julia Holter. Composer and filmmaker Noveller will also perform a live set before the film.

The Shins are playing with Foxygen and Day Wave at The Greek Theatre

The xx are playing at The Forum with Perfume Genius

The Institute of Contemporary Art is hosting Experiment I– an evening of dancers, writers, speakers, comics, and skaters, curated by Michelle Tea. (free but register)

There’s a new Arts Festival in Van Nuys with bands, an art book fair, a craft beer garden, free bike repair, and of course, art (free)

The Happy Hollows are playing at The Satellite with Post Life, The Pretty Flowers and Traps PS

Saturday

From 4-6pm at The Lodge gallery, artists Lita Albuquerque and Fawn Rogers will be giving a talk

Watts Towers Arts Center has two free festivals this weekend and today is the 36th Annual Day of the Drum Festival with music, art, and free guided tours

The two day Music Tastes Good Festival begins today in Long Beach’s Marina Green Park with bands that include Ween, Tune-Yards, Of Montreal, Big Freedia, Alvvays, Digable Planets, Jay Som, Protomartyr, Vagabon and more. Tickets range in price depending if you want to include the “taste tent”.

Haunted Summer are having a record release party at The Hi Hat with Bodies of Water, Livingmore, Avi Buffalo performing and projections by Mad Alchemy Analog Liquid Light Show

Adam Ant is playing at The Greek Theatre with L7 opening

Peaches is performing at The Roxy with Zero DeZire opening

Sunday

It’s the second day of Clay LA at the Craft & Folk Art Museum, an annual fundraiser and sale where you can also try your hand at creating your own work with an air-dry clay activity

At Watts Towers Arts Center today is the 41st Annual Simon Rodia Jazz Festival with music, art, and free guided tours

The two day Music Tastes Good Festival continues. Tickets range in price depending if you want to include the “taste tent”

Nosaj Thing and Jacques Greene are performing at the Echoplex

The free Rock “N’ Roll Flea Market returns to The Regent Theater

Also at The Regent– Robyn Hitchcock and Yo La Tengo will perform the album Black Snake Diamond Role

Jun 152017
 

Boys Noize- Mayday (Snowden O.S.T.)

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/15-6/18/17)-

Thursday

Kevin Morby is celebrating his new album at Amoeba Records with a record signing and a live performance

As part of their Oracle Film Series, The Broad is showing Harun Farocki’s A New Product and Drew Goddard’s The Cabin in the Woods

Phoenix, Mac DeMarco and The Lemon Twigs are playing at the Hollywood Bowl

MOCA is starting its summer music series at The Geffen Contemporary location with Teebs, Milo, Josef Leimberg and DJ Nobody (free with RSVP)

There’s a free screening of Ovarian Psychos, a documentary on the all female East LA bike club at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Friday

Boys Noize is performing at Exchange LA with special guest Pilo

For the first of the Getty’s Friday Flights of the summer- Brendan Fernandes is presenting Free Fall 49, a dance performance that honors the victims of the mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, with musician How to Dress Well acting as DJ; guitarists and William Tyler and Noveller are performing; and there will be an installation by artist Sam Rowell (free)

Hammer Museum is celebrating Bloomsday with a staged reading of James Joyce’s only play Exiles, live music by Rattle the Knee, and Guinness on tap (free) and if you get there early you can also check out Constitutional Happy Hour

Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours returns, this time with a birch tree maze, video art installations, DUBLAB DJ sets, live performances and more ($20 online / $30 at the door)

Future, Migos, Tory Lanez, A$AP Ferg and Zoey Dollaz are in concert at The Forum

Saturday

Photographer Steve Schapiro will be at Fahey/Klein Gallery to sign his new book and talk about his civil rights era photos

The Pasadena Chalk Festival is on this weekend and afterwards you can see Chicano Batman performing for KCRW’s Summer Nights at One Colorado (free)

Diversity Speaks is a series of panel discussions at the Kirk Douglas Theater (as part of the LA Film Festival) that will cover topics that include- Transgender Visibility, Asian and Asian American Representation in Film/TV, What it Means to Be Out in Hollywood, and more (free but register)

Cinespia’s outdoor film screening at Hollywood Forever this week is The Usual Suspects

Sunday

Bob Baker Marionette Theater is bringing back performances of The Circus, after 40 years, with restored puppets, backdrops and the original soundtrack

Hollywood Fringe Festival continues with a variety of shows at various theaters (until 6/25)

Angel City Brewery is having a food truck and music fest for Father’s Day

New Move are playing at the Hi Hat with Sister Mantos and David Divad

Redd Kross are playing at The Echo with J.F.A, The Side Eyes, and more

 

 

May 182017
 

Miike Snow- My Trigger

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/18-5/21/17)-

Thursday

Greg Tate is giving a free lecture on the work of Kerry James Marshall at MOCA Grand Ave which is also free all day for Art Museum Day

Oliver Stone will be introducing his film Nixon at the Aero Theatre

LACMA is having a free screening of Breakable You, starring Holly Hunter and Alfred Molina, with a conversation with director and writer Andrew Wagner to follow

The Orbiting Human Circus featuring The Music Tapes combines music, stories, games and magic and it’s happening at the Bootleg Theater

Rubblebucket are playing with Sego and Alexander F at the Troubadour

Friday

It’s week two of Hammer Museum’s Constitutional Happy Hour with $5 drinks and discussion of an aspect of the Constitution- this time the topic is LGBT and gender based rights

Downtown Dark Nights returns to L.A. Live with $5 drink and food menus, live painting, a market, music and more (free)

Björk Digital, which includes six Virtual Reality experiences, begins today at the Magic Box at The Reef. Tickets are going fast. ($35 and running until 6/4)

The Jesus and Mary Chain are playing at The Wiltern

Ho99o9 are playing with Injury Reserve and The Bots at the Echoplex

Saturday

KCRW is hosting the art, music and food event Skyline at L.A. Historic Park with Miike Snow, Duke Dumont, Lido, Eden, MICHL, and Elohim performing

Off the 405, The Getty’s free music night, is back for the next few Saturdays- this week Nite Jewel is performing

KROQ is having its Weenie Roast y Fiesta 2017 at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, with Lorde, Imagine Dragons, Cage the Elephant, Lana del Ray and more performing

There are still tickets left for Ceremony’s early show with Cold Beat and Initiate at The Echo (part of their three day residency)

Sunday

It’s Museums of the Arroyo Day during which The Gamble House, Heritage Square, L.A. Police Museum, Lummis Home, Pasadena Museum of History, and The Autry are all free from noon to 5pm

It’s the second day of The Beverly Hills Art Show – a nice free way to spend the day outside checking out art

DIIV is playing at the Regent Theater with The Paranoyds and Tashaki Miyaki opening

Tonight is the second night U2 are playing at the Rosebowl to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Joshua Tree album with The Lumineers opening

Inhalt, Kontravoid, and Boan are bringing their retro electronic sounds to Part Time Punks night at the Echoplex

 

Apr 272017
 

FYOHNA- Ghost Heart

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/27-4/30/17)-

Thursday

NE-HI are playing with Moaning and Weird Love at the Bootleg Theater

Hammer Museum is having an Open Projector Night- anyone is welcome to submit a film under 10 minutes, with comedian emcees the Sklar Brothers (free)

Gaz Coombes from Supergrass is playing a solo show at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

Jeff Mcllwain is performing his ambient electronic music as Lusine with Geotic opening at The Echo

Friday

At Bob Baker Marionette Theater this week is Subject: Los Angeles in the Streets, the second of 4 events with archival films, guest presenters, music and puppets- this iteration examines forms of public assembly and artistic intervention in the city

Tonight is the second night of the Magnetic Fields two night concert for their new album 50 Song Memoir (yesterday was 1-25, tonight it is songs 26-50) at UCLA’s Royce Hall

Miracle Legion, formed in 1983, are performing their first show in 20 years at the Echoplex with Noveller opening

The Buttertones are headlining a night of bands at the Hi Hat

Saturday

Brewery Artwalk returns to the complex with artist residents opening their doors to visitors (also Sunday)

Lia Halloran will be discussing her work with writer Jennifer Ouellette, as well as giving a walk through of her exhibition at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles (free)

The Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia, is performing at the Regent Theater

Santa Monica Art Studios is hosting Off the Clock 2017, a one night only reception and exhibition of photography (free)

The Godfather Part II is being shown at the historic Los Angeles Theater with DJs, live music, bars on all five floors, and a photo studio to go with the 1950s theme ($25)

The Shivas are playing with Candace at Resident

The Wedding Present are playing at The Echo with Colleen Green Band opening

Sunday

CAFAM is having their biannual shopping event and you can also check out their current exhibitions for free as well

It’s the second day of the Jackalope Spring Fair in Pasadena with over 150 local artisans (free)

It’s also the second day of Ru Paul’s Drag Con at the Los Angeles Convention Center

FYOHNA is opening for Allie X at the Echoplex

Apr 132017
 

The Buttertones- Sadie’s A Sadist

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/13-4/16/17)-

(*note- this is Easter Weekend and Coachella, so listings are a little more limited this week)

Thursday

The Buttertones are playing a free show at Amoeba Records and the band will be signing their new album Gravedigging after the show

Artist Michael Smith is speaking at the Hammer Museum (free)

Cinefamily is showing the film Somewhere Beautiful with a live set by Avi Buffalo and Andrea Silva (who have songs in the film). The director of the film, Albert Kodagolian, will also be present with the director of the film that inspired him, Atom Egoyan.

Seattle rapper Dave B is performing at The Echo

Writer Annabelle Gurwitch is in conversation with Jonathan Gold at Skylight Books to launch her new collection of essays- Wherever You Go, There They Are

Friday

Subject: Los Angeles is a four night program at The Bob Baker Marionette Theater consisting of “L.A. ephemera featuring archival films, guest presenters, music, and puppets that explore hidden threads of L.A. history”. Tonight is Subject: Los Angeles as Eden which explores the ways L.A.’s image has been presented as a paradise.

LACMA is screening an episode of the CNN original series, United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, titled Immigrants and Refugees, with a discussion with Bell to follow (free)

Julia Jacklin is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Gold Star and Christian Lee Hutson opening

Saturday

Marco Benevento is performing at the Bootleg Theater with Wyndham, and The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers opening

The VRLA (Virtual Reality) Expo 2017 is at the Los Angeles Convention Center with panels, presentations and a chance to check out new games

The Egyptian Theatre is hosting a double feature for their Hollywood Feud: Bette vs Joan series, with All About Eve and Mildred Pierce

Kid Wave is playing with Sudan Archives, Aalok and Hydro Kitten at The Echo

Sunday

The Aero Theatre is showing Bugs Bunny Cartoon Classics, including Easter themed ones, at 2pm with free candy for kids

Later, the Aero is showing Donnie Darko, with director Richard Kelly in person

Mar 162017
 

Elvis Depressedly – Pepsi/Coke Suicide

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/16-3/19/17)-

Thursday

Kitten is opening for Shiny Toy Guns at The Regent

Young Thug is performing at The Novo

The Broad is hosting a screening of Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel as part of their Un-Private Collection series. The film examines the life and work of artist, musician, and educator, Tony Conrad, directed by Tyler Hubby. Afterwords there will be a conversation with Hubby and Tony Oursler (whose work is on view in the collection installation, Creature, at The Broad through March 19) moderated by Henry Rollins. Kim Gordon, who collaborated with Tony Conrad, will perform to close out the night. Your ticket for this program also lets you skip the line at The Broad for general admission entry from March 14-19, 2017.

Monument, the musical tribute to Dan Flavin’s sculpture, returns to MOCA Grand Ave with musicians Patrick Shiroishi, Dylan Fujioka and Paco Casanova performing. (free and a chance to see the new and excellent exhibition Kerry James Marshall: Mastry.)

Friday

GØGGS (another Ty Segall band) are playing at The Echo with Flat Worms, Warm Drag and Naked Lights

The Egyptian Theatre is showing a Patrick Swayze double feature- Point Break and Roadhouse

Artist Tony Oursler will be in conversation with author Branden Joseph at The Broad ($10 includes same night access before the program to the museum)

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and a bunch of bars in town are having events- Angel City Brewery has bands, corned beef tacos and green ice cream and churros to go along with the debauchery and Tom Bergin’s Irish pub will have it’s annual party in their parking lot all day and night

Saturday

Early in the afternoon LACMA is showing several films by artists connected to Virginia Dwan’s galleries in conjunction with their recent exhibit- Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959- 1971 (free)

A little further away on a campground near Santa Barbara is the Starry Nites Festival. The line-up for the two day event includes Elvis Depressedly, The Kills, Teenage Fanclub, The Dandy Warhols, Kolars, Feels, Cat Power and many more. You can go for the day or camp on the grounds.

The Dig are playing at The Echo with Nico Yaran, and Boone Howard

Sunday

The LA Marathon runs from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica- keep your eyes on street closures when making plans

GØGGS are playing at The Hi Hat with Yah Mon and Enemy

Cinefamily is showing Brian de Palma’s Blowout