Feb 092018
 

Spendtime Palace- Sonora

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/8-2/11/18)-

Thursday

Roger Guenveur Smith is will be presenting his solo performance Frederick Douglass Now at CAAM (get there early- they are expecting a large turnout!)

LACMA has a free screening of Anna Deveare Smith’s film of her performance piece, Notes from the Field, with a discussion with Smith to follow (free)

Art historian Thomas Crow will be discussing religion in contemporary art at Hammer Museum

Fu Manchu are playing a free live set at Amoeba Hollywood before their show at The Troubadour on Friday

Friday

Dead Prez are playing at The Roxy with Lyrics Born opening

YACHT are playing at the Lodge Room with French Vanilla opening

Writer Laurie Penny will be discussing science fiction, sexual liberation, intersectional feminism and more at The Last Bookstore (free)

The Big Pink, Collapsing Scenery and Palm Springsteen are playing a free show at Zebulon

Saturday

Artist Catherine Opie will be in conversation with architect Michael Maltzan, and deputy director and curator of LAXART Catherine Taft at Regen Projects

Picture This, at The Virgil, is a live comedy show where the stand-ups are drawn live by animators and cartoonists with unpredictable results (free)

For Rock Lottery, taking place this time at The Echo, 25 different musicians meet at 10 am and are divided into groups of five to create and rehearse songs that are then played at a show that night. This event’s musicians include Mikal Cronin, Mike Watt, Patty Schemel, and Kelcey Ayer.

Simian Mobile Disco and Matthew Dear are playing DJ sets for the LAMP 5 year Anniversary party at 1720

Sunday

Spendtime Palace are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Santoros, The Bash Dogs, and Bear Call opening

Broken Hearts Circus at Angel City Brewery will combine drinks and food with games, a stilt walker, circus performers, live music and more (free)

Froth are one of the bands playing at Part Time Punk’s My Bloody Valentine Nite at The Echoplex

 

Mar 302017
 

Generationals- Keep It Low

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/30-4/2/17)-

Thursday

Artist Kerry James Marshall will be in conversation with Helen Molesworth at the Colburn School (200 South Grand Avenue) which will include discussion of his MOCA exhibition (free but get there early!)

The Orwells are playing with No Parents and The Walters at the Regent Theater

Angel City Brewery is hosting the opening of “What Does DTLA Mean to You?” an exhibition showcasing the work of artists from the Arts District and Skid Row

Drill Los Angeles Music Festival at the Echo and Echoplex begins tonight with 3 day passes starting at $46.50, or you can buy tickets for the individual shows. Tonight Bob Mould is playing with Immersion and Alina Bea.

Hammer Museum is hosting a free panel discussion- The Not So Silver Screen: Black Women in Media with actress Diahann Carroll, actress and director LisaGay Hamilton and more

Kane Strang, Tracy Bryant, and Emily Edrosa are playing at the Bootleg Theater

Friday

Generationals are playing at the Teragram Ballroom

Mikal Cronin is playing with a string & horn ensemble as part of Drill Los Angeles at the Echo. Wand, Laetitia Sadler, Fitted, and more are also on the bill

The Aero Theatre is showing 2001: A Space Odyssey with a brand new 70mm print

Why? are playing at the Regent Theater with Open Mike Eagle and Rituals of Mine

Methyl Ethel are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Vorhees and BOYO

Saturday

The Getty Museum is having multiple performances of Selected Shorts: April Antics: Fictions & Foolery, a chance to see the popular podcast live with Jane Kaczmarek hosting and a cast that includes Yvette Nicole Brown, Sharon Gless, Liev Schrieber and more (also Sunday)

Meatbodies are opening for Delicate Steve at the Teragram Ballroom

International Pillow Fight Day is happening at Pershing Square with DJs and food trucks

Electric Six are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Residual Kid and VOWWS

For the last night of Drill, Wire will be performing at the Echo as well as Julia Holter, Mild High Club and more.

Sunday

CAFAM is hosting- Social (Media) Politics of Photography in the Digital Age- A Discussion with Arpad Kovacs & Ramin Talaie for “Focus Iran 2: Contemporary Photography and Video”. This is a good opportunity to check out that exhibition as well as Chapters, which includes a great variety of the book arts of Southern California. CAFAM is pay what you wish on Sunday but RSVP for the talk if you are interested.

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears are playing at the Troubadour

The Rock ‘N’ Roll Flea Market returns to the Regent Theater for its monthly event

 

 

Jul 142016
 

Mikal Cronin- Say

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/14-7/17/16)-

Thursday

In the Red Records is having a three night event at The Echo to celebrate their 25th Anniversary. Tonight Mikal Cronin and Ty Segall will be playing their collaborative album Reverse Shark Attack as part of the long list of performances from bands that include The Gories,The Oblivions, Zig Zags and more.

Downtown Artwalk is back for its monthly night- this time celebrating performance art

LACMA is hosting a free screening of the New York Times’ Op-Docs—”short films commissioned by the Times in which point-of-view is as integral and storytelling skills” with this year’s edition devoted to films by women directors.

The Hammer’s free weekly music night Disappear Here continues with Peanut Butter Wolf and Mndsgn performing

Børns is playing with Porches for Santa Monica Pier’s free concert

Friday

Beginning Friday and running until 7/24 is Union Station 360° a multi-sensory cinematic “360 experience” that will include a projection mapped art and video installation that will respond to visitor’s movement along with images of Los Angeles

For the Getty’s Friday Flights, there will be a musical performance by Chris Cohen, a multi-site music performance by wild Up’s Andrew Tholl, Song of Eurydice, a choral and dance performance by mecca vazie andrews and Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs, a poetry reading organized by artist Keith J. Varadi, and a film program presented by Veggie Cloud.

Ducktails are playing at Highland Park Ebell

Shannon and the Clams are playing with Peach Kelli Pop at the Teragram Ballroom

Friday and Saturday

Diana Ross is performing at the Hollywood Bowl

Saturday

We Are Scientists are performing With Love and Squalor at the El Rey Theatre

North by Northwest is the outdoor movie at The Autry this week

Chinatown Summer Nights is a free event with bands, a market, beer garden, performances, food demonstrations and more

Baaba Maal is playing a free show with Classixx and Brazilian Girls in Century Park outside the Annenberg Space for Photography

Wye Oak are playing at the Teragram Ballroom

Sunday

The Egyptian Theatre is showing the British film version of Lord of the Flies and the Japanese pre-Hunger Games kids hunting other kids film Battle Royale

Fear of Men are playing with Roses and Puro Instinct at The Echo

Apr 302015
 

Doldrums- She is the Wave (feat. Guy Dallas)

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/30-5/3)-

Thursday

Doldrums are at the Echo with Moon King- http://www.theecho.com/event/783833-doldrums-los-angeles/

LA Weekly’s event Artopia takes place at the Container Yard and promises art, street art, performances, DJs, drinks and more ($40)- http://microapp.laweekly.com/artopia/2015/

At MOCA Grand Ave, Bruce Hainley, author of Under the Sign of [sic]: Sturtevant’s Volte-Face (Semiotext(e), 2013), joins MOCA’s Chief Curator Helen Molesworth for a discussion on Sturtevant: Double Trouble or you could go to MOCA Geffen for a performance of Migrant (2015) made for the William Pope L. exhibition- http://edu.moca.org/calendar/2015-04-30

Artist Thomas Heatherwick is speaking at the Hammer- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/04/artist-talk-thomas-heatherwick/

The Soft Moon are playing the Roxy- http://www.theroxy.com/event/736559-soft-moon-west-hollywood/

Friday

Artist Pedro Reyes is speaking at the Hammer Museum- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/05/artist-talk-pedro-reyes/

First Fridays are at the Natural History Museum- bands this time are Kinky and Salt Petal- http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/first-fridays/may-2015

Mikal Cronin is at Center for the Arts Eagle Rock with Wand- http://cfaer.org/event/mikal-cronin/?instance_id=17395

Terry Malts is at La Cita with Hard Left as part of La Cita’s all weekend long Cinco de Mayo Fiesta- http://www.lacitabar.com/event/cinco-de-mayo-fiesta/

They Might Be Giants are playing the Regent Theater- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/735709-evening-they-might-be-giants-los-angeles/

Friday through Sunday

Paris Photo Los Angeles is back at the Paramount Studios- http://www.parisphoto.com/losangeles

Photo Independent will also be back nearby at Raleigh Studios- http://photoindependent.com/

Saturday

If you missed Coachella but still want to go to a festival out in the desert, this weekend is Desert Daze where $55 gets you a lineup that includes Dan Deacon, Warpaint, DIIV, RJD2, Fever the Ghost, Mini Mansions, and more- http://desertdaze.org/lineup/

John Zorn is performing at LACMA for free (with museum admission)- http://www.lacma.org/event/zorn

Manic Street Preachers are at the Fonda- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/268466

OK Go are at the Wiltern with Kitten- http://www.wiltern.com/events/eventdetail/?viewNav=/eventdetail&eventId=09004D5FF9EB4ECF&oid=0

Sunday

HomeLA, the artist/dance troupe that performs in various residences will be be at the J.B. Merrill House- https://www.facebook.com/events/749386905178842/

If you are up early Luis de Jesus Gallery is having an informal breakfast and artist talk with Ken Gonzales-Day- https://www.facebook.com/events/747879558659058/

Apr 032014
 

Mikal Cronin- Change

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/3-4/6)-

Thursday

Origami Vinyl 5 Year Birthday Party at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/535919?utm_source=MEL&utm_medium=63205

Trajal Harrell: Antigone Sr./Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church at REDCAT (through 4/6)- http://www.redcat.org/event/trajal-harrell

Friday

First Fridays at the Natural History Museum with Mikal Cronin and Tijuana Panthers- http://tickets.nhm.org/WebStore/shop/ViewItems.aspx?CG=nhmonline&C=FirstFridaysApr1

Dan Croll at El Rey- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/248055

Saturday

Young Directors Night at LACMA- http://www.lacma.org/event/young-directors-night-0

Terry Riley: In C, A Performance Installation by The Industry- a musical performance with undulating inflatable figures-similar to those at car dealerships- taking place over 4 hours at the Hammer (viewers can stay as long as they like)- http://hammer.ucla.edu/calendar/detail/type/program/id/2115

A Current Affair: Pop Up Vintage Marketplace with an open bar and DJ ($8) at Cooper Design Space- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-current-affair-pop-up-vintage-marketplace-spring-2014-tickets-10636934357

Public Star Party where volunteers help viewers try out numerous telescopes for free at Griffith Park Observatory- http://www.griffithobservatory.org/pstarparties.html

Return to Grey Gardens a musical stage show starring Peaches Christ and Jinkx Monsoon at the Wilshire Ebell Theater- http://store.peacheschrist.com/products/130-grey-gardens.aspx

Sunday

Conversation and book signing with Timothy Nolan and George Stoll and  editor Sharon Louden for Living and Sustaining A Creative Life (which contains essays by 40 working artists) moderated at CB1 gallery- http://www.cb1gallery.com/events.html

Double film noir feature at the Egyptian Theater- M and The Hitch-Hiker http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/m-the-hitch-hiker

Also this weekend-

It’s CicLAvia (4/6) and the Hollywood Half Marathon (4/5)- so keep that in mind for getting around town.