Oct 192017

Mitski- Townie

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/19-10/22/17)-


Art historian Elena Shtromberg will be discussing the work of artist Anna Maria Maiolino at MOCA Grand Avenue (free)

Screaming Females are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Street Eaters and Hit Bargain

LACMA is hosting a free screening of 11/8/16, a documentary made up of 16 stories from 16 different filmmakers all taking place in America

Warbly Jets are having an album release party at Moroccan Lounge with The Entire Universe opening

Nick Hakim is playing at the Echoplex with Sam Evian and Jimmy Whispers opening

Sego are at The Echo with Goldensuns and Oddnesse opening


The Lemon Twigs are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Cut Worms and Fatal Jamz (also Saturday)

The Pancakes and Booze Art Show returns to Los Angeles with art from over 100 artists, performances, and of course pancakes and booze (also Saturday)

Front Porch Cinema’s free movie at Santa Monica Pier this week is the live action Beauty and the Beast

Angel Olsen is opening for Arcade Fire at The Forum

Cloak & Dagger Festival runs tonight and tomorrow til 2am at the Globe Theatre and The Palace Theatre. Tonight the lineup includes The Jesus and Mary Chain, TR/ST, Mykki Blanco, HEALTH and more


The Brewery Artwalk is back for its Autumn edition- a great chance to check out the artists in the large complex and get some food and drink while there (also running on Sunday)

Hauser and Wirth is having a public opening for Mike Kelley: Kandors 1999-2011, with food, drink and music by Moon Uterus

Curls (with Christopher Owens of Girls) are playing with Sure Sure at Moroccan Lounge

Allah-Las are playing at The Regent Theatre with Entrance and Mapache opening

Pop-Up Magazine at The Theatre at Ace Hotel brings a magazine to life with “film, photography, film, radio, and original music all mixed together and performed live onstage”- for this iteration presenters include LeVar Burton and TV writer Cord Jefferson

Moses Sumney is playing at the El Rey Theatre with Sudan Archives

Crystal Castles are playing at The Wiltern


Mitski is playing with Palehound opening at the Fonda Theatre

The Beverly Hills Art Show is back for its two day outdoor show with over 245 artists (also Saturday)

The A.G. Geiger Art Book Fair is taking place in Chinatown and is focused on art books, zines and music created by people on the West Coast (free)

Santa Monica Art Studios is having its annual open studios event (opening night is Saturday 6-9pm)

Eyelids are playing with Two Sheds and The Broken Hearts at The Echo


Jul 202017

Lo Moon- Loveless

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/20-7/24/17)-


Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner & James McAlister are performing their album PLANETARIUM at Hollywood Forever

The band Kinky is playing a soundtrack they created for Weird Science at this installment of Bring the Noise, LACMA’s music and film program

Pasadena Museum of California Art is free, open late tonight, and includes a conversation between curator John David O’Brien and artist Rebecca Ripple about the current group exhibition Interstitial

Hammer Museum’s music program RebelRebel continues this week with Elohim and Suzi Analogue (free)

Mr. Elevator are opening for classic rock band Eric Burdon and The Animals at the Santa Monica Pier (free)

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is hosting a free music night tonight with Zola Jesus, Lawrence Rothman, Smerz and DJ Michael Stock (make sure to RSVP)

Vundabar are opening for Rozwell Kid at The Hi Hat


MNDSGN is playing a free show at Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

L.A. Live’s Dark Nights returns with live music and entertainment, live painting, a market, $5 drink and food specials, and more (free)

The theme for this week’s Dance Downtown in Grand Park is Bollywood (free)

Santoros are having a Vinyl Release Party at The Echo with So Many Wizards and Wyatt Blair opening

It’s FYF Fest time and tickets are available at this writing for the Friday and Sunday shows- tonight’s lineup includes Missy Elliot, Bjork, Thee Oh Sees, Slowdive, Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals, Flying Lotus, Beach Fossils, Angel Olsen and more

Odd Nights returns to the Autry Museum with live music, a market and  late hours for select galleries ($5)


Lo Moon is opening for Mondo Cozmo and Paul Oakenfold at KCRW’s Sound in Focus event in the park outside Annenberg Space for Photography (free but you must RSVP)

Bergamot Station is hosting Summer Celebration, an all day event that includes performances, artist talks, workshops, live music and more (free)

Beta Main is hosting a panel discussion with photographers Valerie J. Bower, Arlene Mejorado, and Desilu Muñoz moderated by Star Montana

The Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills is having a free Night Sky Festival with kids activities, Native American night sky stories, a science presentation and telescope viewings

Moaning, Soccer Mommy and Shannon Lay are opening for Stef Chura at the Bootleg Theater


If you loved Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Theatre at the Ace Hotel is offering two chances to see creator Joel Hodgson and host Jonah Heston, along with Crow, Tom Servo, Gypsy and more, as they offer their running commentary on fan fave Eegah for the first show and a yet to be announced film for the second show

Check out the last day of FYF Fest with a lineup that includes Nine Inch Nails, Iggy Pop, Run the Jewels, Ty Segall, Temples, Solange, Blonde Redhead, Moses Sumney, and more

The Los Angeles Philharmonic will be performing a tribute to the musical work of Stephen Sondheim at the Hollywood Bowl for Sondheim on Sondheim, with special guests that include Vanessa Williams and Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Jun 162016

Mashrou’ Leila- Maghawir (acoustic for NPR’s Tiny Desk)

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/16-6/19/16)-


After 5 has singer songwriter Sara Lov performing as part of gallery Hauser Wirth & Schimmel‘s weekly series. Photographer Robert Cumming will be signing his book The Difficulties of Nonsense at the bookstore there as well.

The Pharcyde are playing a $5 show at The Novo

Hammer Museum is hosting a Bloomsday celebration with dramatic readings of James Joyce’s Ulysses, live songs, live music, and Guiness on tap in the courtyard (free)

Sepalcure is playing at the Echoplex

Mavis Staples is opening for Bob Dylan at The Shrine Auditorium

Thursday-Sunday (until 7/31)

Materials & Applications is hosting TURF: A Mini-Golf Project in which  a corner lot in Echo Park is transformed into a functional mini-golf course with obstacles created by architects, designers and artists who won its 2015 competition “to design a single architectural obstacle that investigates a contemporary Los Angeles condition”


Mashrou’ Leila are playing a free show as part of Grand Performances at the California Plaza

The Music Center’s late night event Sleepless returns with a special hip-hop edition- DJ’s , dance crews, roller skating, live graffiti painting ($30 tickets go on sale Friday 6/17 at 10 am)

Toots and The Maytals are playing at The Fonda

Jaill are playing at The Blindspot Project with Warbly Jets

The Odd Market is back at The Autry with live music, food and crafts (free)


Moses Sumney is performing a free show at the Getty Center for Saturdays Off the 405

Cults, Wavves, Allah-Las and more are playing Sunstock Solar Festival at The Autry with all profits used to install solar power for Kids Cancer Connection ($20)

The first of Chinatown’s Summer Nights has performances, DJs, vendors, a beer garden, and a list of bands performing that includes The Lonely Wild (free)


Mrs. Magician are playing with Junk, and GRMLN at the Hi Hat

The Pasadena Chalk Festival is back to transform Paseo Colorado (also on Saturday)

Hibou, So Many Wizards, and Nic Hessler are playing at The Echo

Jun 052014

Tobacco- Hawker Boat

Things to do this weekend in Los Angeles (6/5-6/8)-


Cut Chemist at Amoeba Hollywood (free)- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-2975/


Tobacco headlines Natural History Museum’s First Fridays first indoor/outdoor set with DeLux- http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/first-fridays/june-2014

On the Waterfront screening for the 60th Anniversary at LACMA with special guest Eva Marie Saint- http://www.lacma.org/event/waterfront-1

Friday and Saturday

If you are missing the scares of Halloween you can spend the night at the old zoo in Griffith Park for the Great Horror Campout, which has varying levels of scares including a “chicken” tent area for the more faint of heart- http://greathorrorcampout.com/#


Make Music Pasadena’s free music festival has a great line up including a bunch of bands mentioned in the past on this site including Surfer Blood, Moses Sumney, and So Many Wizards- http://www.makemusicpasadena.org/program.php

Eat/See/Hear presents Rushmore outside at the Autry- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/eat-see-hear-rushmore-outdoor-movie-tickets-11112707407

Modernica’s 25th Anniversary Factory Sale with loads of cool furniture and hidden coupons on the showroom floor- http://blog.modernica.net/factory-sale/

Saturday and Sunday

The Aero theatre is showing the works of Fritz Lang- Saturday it’s a double feature of M and The Testament of Dr. Mabuse and on Sunday Metropolishttp://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/master-of-darkness-the-testaments-of-fritz-lang


The Faint (also Friday and Saturday) with Reptar at the Roxy- http://www.theroxy.com/event/508769-faint-west-hollywood/

All Weekend (Friday through Sunday)

LA Pride Festival in Weho- art installations, music (Azealia Banks, The Bangles, Jennifer Hudson and more) and a roller disco- http://lapride.org/

Dance Camera West’s festival includes film shorts and live performances and takes place at the Music Center, MOCA, and Grand Park and REDCAT- http://www.dancecamerawest.org/schedule.htm