Sep 222016
 

Sylvan Esso- Radio

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/22-9/25/16)-

Thursday

For The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA’s lecture series this week, Los Angeles-based artists Liz Glynn and Aaron Koblin, along with Doug Aitken, will discuss the various intersections created by the idea of time in his, Glynn’s, and Koblin’s work. Koblin created Light Echoes for Doug Aitken’s 2013 project Station to Station and Glynn works in sculpture and performance with a focus on time. The exhibition Doug Aitken:Electric Earth is currently at the museum. (free and free entrance to the exhibition)

Still Corners are playing with Foxes in Fiction and Kid Bloom at The Roxy

LACMA’s Art + Technology Lab grant recipient Michael Mandiberg is presenting recent and in-progress work and soliciting feedback on his forthcoming project for the Lab- Mechanical Tramp. The program will be part artist talk/ part studio visit (free with RSVP)

Catfish and The Bottlemen are playing at The Wiltern

If you watched the second series of True Detective you may recognize singer Lera Lynn as the barroom singer (her music was also used for the trailer).  She’s playing tonight at the Bootleg Theater

Mrs. Magician are playing at Resident with The Sloths and Susan

Friday

As part of the Getty’s film series to accompany their London Calling exhibition, Charles Atlas will introduce the screening of his film The Legend of Leigh Bowery (free with RSVP)

For Resident’s music night Feminist Friday, Memphis band NOTS is headlining a lineup that includes Batwings Catwings and French Vanilla (free with RSVP)

Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours returns with kaleidoscopic telescopes, DJ sets, a classic video arcade, video art installations, cocktails, dancing and more, beginning at 11:30 pm ($20/$30 at the door)

Royal Canoe are playing at the Hi Hat

Band of Skulls are playing with Moving Units at The Wiltern

Saturday

Part of Live Arts Exchance/LAX’s two week performance and art festival is Among Us– “an immersive sound experience about the human instinct to belong, about the tension between the individual and the community, and about what you are willing to give up to not be alone”. It takes place in two parts of the day- the morning portion will be at Union Station and the second at sunset in a secluded park in DTLA. It will be performed multiple times throughout the two weeks beginning on 9/22 ($25)

It’s day two of Long Beach’s Music Tastes Good Festival– a music and food block party. Three day tickets are $120 or you can get an individual one per day at different costs. Tonight has the largest lineup of bands including The Specials, Warpaint, Squeeze, Dr. Dog, Deltron 3030 w/the 3030 Orchestra, MELVINS, Twin Peaks, LE1F and many more for $75.

BAM Fest (Beer, Art & Music Festival) is the 18th Street Arts Center’s benefit event- $45-$50 gets you unlimited beer samples from over 40 breweries, 3 live music acts (including Alice Bag), art installations, art-making workshops and more from 1-5pm

homeLA returns with its site specific dance performance- this time the home will be in Rose Hill

Aesop Rock and Dilated Peoples are opening for Atmosphere at The Shrine LA Outdoors

Tarfest, the free music and arts festival, returns to the La Brea Tarpits Park

Lush are playing with Tamaryn at The Fonda Theatre (also on Sunday)

Mike Judge, Terry Crews and Dax Shepard are uniting for the 10th Anniversary of their film Idiocracy. The outdoor screening is at Echo Park Tennis Center as part of Eat See Hear’s series and Shepard and Amanda Fairey’s #MakeAmericaSmartAgain movement

Sunday

Sylvan Esso are playing the last day of Long Beach’s Music Tastes Good Festival with De La Soul, Gallant and more for $35.

Downtown LA’s Long Beach Ave. Lofts is having its third annual artist’s open studios

White Reaper are playing at Chain Reaction with Pity Party and Melted

UCLA’s Fowler Museum is having a special event celebrating Indonesia with specialty coffee tasting, Javanese dance performances, demonstrations of batik technique and interactive seminars and talks (free)

Cinefamily’s wine, music and outdoor film series in Barnsdall Park continues with Black Orpheus

Mac Miller, Pusha T, A-Trak and more are playing the Shrine LA Outdoors for Fools Gold’s Day Off

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead are performing Source Tags & Codes at The Echo

Jun 162016
 

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

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

Thursday

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”

Friday

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)

Saturday

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)

Sunday

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

Feb 112016
 

James Supercave- Better Strange

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/11-2/14/16)-

Thursday

James Supercave are playing at Resident in DTLA

The Downtown Art Walk has a music theme and includes a mini tribute to producer J Dilla. While at the art walk there will be shuttles to LERATA’s SKYLINE 2016 Preview Event which features an interactive architecture installation as well as a DJ, free cupcakes and hot chocolate. Also nearby is Oddwalk 2.0, a one night only show from Oddville. A Creative Space that includes over 100 local artists

It’s also the opening night of a four night event at the new Project Space on 7th Street. Tonight is the opening of  Aaron Rose’s La Rosa Social Club, an art bar/installation with a group of artists contributing work  (free but RSVP required)

The Hammer Museum is screening The Haunted Sword, a film of a live kabuki performance. Afterwards there will be free food and free limited-edition Kabuki-inspired Uniqlo t-shirts and tote bags.

Frank Gehry is in conversation with Michael Govan at LACMA (free but standby)

Naughty by Nature are at the Regent Theater with A-F-R-O

Friday

EVERBOOKS: Artists and Writers Read from Their Favorite Books includes artists Eleanor Antin, Lisa Anne Auerbach, John Baldessari, Miranda July and more reading short passages from books they think are inspiring at The Million Dollar Theatre. Free- RSVP with promo code ForYourArt or Goodreads

Meat Wave are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Young Jesus and Slothrust (solo) opening

The Egyptian Theatre is showing Blade Runner

Howler are playing at El Cid

Super Furry Animals are playing at the Roxy (also on Thursday)

Friday through Sunday

LA Art Book Fair returns to The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA with exhibits, talks and live music as well as loads of cool printed items to buy (free entry)

While downtown check out Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market presented by LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) where over 150 artists will have tables set up to sell their work ($5 donation for Friday preview, free Saturday and Sunday)

Saturday

Celebrate The Year of the Monkey in Chinatown– The Golden Dragon Parade runs from 1-3pm and there is also a festival all day with performances, workshops and more

Blum and Poe gallery in Culver City is premiering A Portrait of Henry Taylor, a film by August Blum which will be accompanied by live music sets by Detachable Men and The Florida Mistakes

John Waters new one-man show This Filthy World: Dirtier and Filthier, is at The Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State

For his show Hydration at Steve Turner gallery in Hollywood, Yung Jake is having his opening from 10pm-2am with DJs Softest Hard, Sonny Digital and Lil Yachty

Mrs.Magician are playing with Dead Heavens at The Hi Hat in Highland Park

Sunday

The LA Marathon is this Sunday so get out and cheer the runners or take a good look at the map and plan accordingly, it will be challenging to get around

The Metro is having a special free art tour of the works and architecture in their train stations for Valentine’s Day. The Independent Shakespeare Company
will be accompanying the tour and performing love scenes from select Shakespearean plays. First-come, first-served leaving from Union Station and ending at Hollywood/Western.

The Egyptian Theatre is showing Harold and Maude

May 212015
 

Wallburds- Hourglass

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/21-5/24)-

Thursday

Audiodrome at Cinefamily (co-presented by WOAH and Tigerbeat6) combines live music,“forward thinking A/V remixes” and this time will feature a record release party for Kid606 – http://www.cinefamily.org/films/audiodrome/#audiodrome-vol-1-terminal-vortex-feat-kid606-record-release-party

Fahrenheit Gallery downtown is screening a Len Lye film retrospective (free)- http://fahrenheit.flaxfoundation.org/thursday-may-21-730pm-screening-len-lye-retrospective/

Honor Fraser Gallery is presenting ATTACK, SUSTAIN, RELEASE, DECAY, a performance collaboration joining performance and media collectives Mutant Salon, Experimental Half Hour, and Project Rage Queen- https://www.facebook.com/events/436600176513659/

In December The Autry Museum held a contest for artists to submit designs for a banner for the back wall of the museum and tonight they are having the High Five Art Launch Party (free with reservation) to celebrate the artists and winner- http://theautry.org/programs/special-events/high-five-art-launch-party

Friday

Wallburds are opening for Girl Tears and Crocodiles- my vote for best show of the weekend and its only $12- http://www.thesatellitela.com/event/803173-crocodiles-girl-tears-los-angeles/

Artist and musician Dorian Wood will be performing for the closing of his and Craig Calderwood’s exhibition at Last Projects in Hollywood- http://www.lastprojects.org/

It’s the first ever night for The Odd Market, on The Autry Museum’s south lawn, with cocktails, shopping, crafts, DJs and food- http://theautry.org/programs/special-events/the-odd-market

Roses are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Dunes- http://foldsilverlake.com/event.cfm?id=205173&cart

Gothic Tropic, Crown Plaza, and Life Size Maps are at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/821057-gothic-tropic-los-angeles/

Saturday

LACMA is offering a free printmaking workshop inspired by the current exhibition The Language of Xu Bing– advanced tickets are sold out but there will be a standby line- http://www.lacma.org/event/free-printmaking-workshop

Electric Dusk Drive In downtown is showing Rear Window (only astroturf seating is available, no tickets left for cars)- https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/778423

Ceremony are headlining at the Echo with a list of bands that includes Mrs.Magician- http://www.theecho.com/event/818325-ceremony-los-angeles/

Sunday

Artists from Pasadena City College and Art Center College of Design will be selling their work at the annual Art+Design Open Market at One Colorado in Old Pasadena- http://www.onecolorado.com/sunday-funday-art-design-open-market/

It is the final weekend for Experience 15: SPARK! Explore SPARK at ESMoA museum in El Segundo, which creates a world of fantasy with interactive exhibits that are great for kids- especially today as there is a family fun day with art making projects and a fairy tale scavenger hunt. There is also a talk with Jeff Guess, the current artist in residence- https://www.facebook.com/pages/ESMoA/130023060490257

Space15Twenty in Hollywood is having a flea market- http://www.space15twenty.com/

Feb 122015
 

Mrs. Magician- The Dead 80’s

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/12-2/15)-

Thursday

John Craig Freeman is previewing and discussing his project EEG AR: Things We Have Lost at LACMA. Viewing devices will be provided to check out the virtual objects he’s created- http://www.lacma.org/event/augmented-reality-viewing  If you miss this, you could also visit on Saturday and participate in this work by conjuring images with your brainwaves (equipment provided)- http://www.lacma.org/event/eeg-ar-clinic

Downtown Artwalk is tonight and this time there is an art show celebrating the life of producer J Dilla- http://www.downtownartwalk.org/

Create:Fixate 13 Year Anniversary Celebration- I Art You event in Venice is an art show and benefit- there will also be cocktails, music and other entertainment (20$)- https://www.facebook.com/events/378552575655863/

Friday

Mrs.Magician are opening for Swami John Reis and The Blind Shake at the Satellite- http://www.thesatellitela.com/event/726883-swami-john-reis-blind-los-angeles/

Hollyhock House in Barnsdall Park will re-open (after major renovations) from 4pm to 11am on Saturday for free self-guided tours. The house has made appearances in Blade Runner, Karate Kid, and The House on Haunted Hillhttp://www.barnsdall.org/visit/hollyhock-house/

LACMA is playing a double bill of The Goonies and Pee-wee’s Big Adventurehttp://www.lacma.org/event/goonies

Cherry Glazerr is hosting “A Very Musty Pre-Valentine’s Day Affair” at the Echo with LA Witch, The Frights, Buttertones, and Tête- advanced tickets are sold out but there may be some at the door day of- http://www.theecho.com/event/760769-very-musty-pre-valentines-day-los-angeles/

The Dodos are playing the Roxy- http://www.theroxy.com/event/705537-dodos-west-hollywood/

Saturday

NELA’s Second Saturday gallery night is a great chance to spend some time in Highland Park- https://www.facebook.com/NELAart

Don Bachardy is speaking about his work at Craig Krull Gallery- http://www.craigkrullgallery.com/Exhibition/Current.html

Silverlake Flea is on at Micheltorena St. Elementary School and there will be free ice cream- http://www.silverlakeshop.com/#/alps/

LACE + Artillery are having a Valentine’s Day Party with cocktails and performances.  It’s also the last day to check out the current group show- http://www.welcometolace.org/events/view/a-valentines-party/#media

The Growlers are at the Hollywood Palladium- http://www.thehollywoodpalladium.com/events/the-growlers/#.VNxm8saDRFU

Sunday

LA Zine Fest is in Glendale this year with 200 exhibitors and free- http://lazinefest.com/

The Festival of (In)appropriation is at the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian and features a program of “cutting-edge experimental found footage shorts”, including Nothing by LJ Frezza which is 6 minutes of footage where nothing happens from the TV series Seinfeld- http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1180534