Sep 272018
 

Z Berg- I Fall For The Same Face Every Time

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/27-9/30/18)-

Thursday

Hammer Museum celebrates the restaging of David Antin’s Sky Poems (taking place on Saturday over LACMA and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego)  with a convening of a group of poets, artists, and scholars, including Blaise Antin, Eleanor Antin, Julien Bismuth, Steve Kado, Aram Moshayedi, Marjorie Perloff, Jerome Rothenberg, and Hamza Walker, to discuss Antin and his legacy.

LACMA has a free screening of The Old Man & The Gun, and a post-screening conversation with writer David Lowery moderated by Gregory Ellwood.

Ukranian quartet DakhaBrakha are performing at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Wye Oak is opening for Ben Howard at the Shrine Auditorium

For MOCA Music at MOCA Grand Avenue, Danke and Yialmelic Frequencies will be performing (free)

HOLYCHILD are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Jen Awad opening

 

Friday

Ai WeiWei will be speaking about his work at LACMA with LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan (free but standby line only- get there early)

Beck is playing at the Hollywood Bowl with St. Vincent DJ’ing

The Van Nuys Arts Festival returns for its second year with art installations, live music, art making workshops and more (free)

The Presets are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Blood Red Shoes opening

The Beths are playing at The Roxy Theatre with Ariel View opening

Gateway Drugs are opening for The Pink Slips at The Hi Hat

 

Friday through Sunday

Ohana Festival is taking place all weekend at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point with bands that include Norah Jones, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Plague Vendor, Beck, Johnny Marr, and more

 

Saturday

DUBLAB is celebrating its 19th Anniversary with an all evening (until 2am) fundraising party at Zebulon featuring live music by performers that include The Pantones, Linafornia, Prophet, and Ann Magnuson, DJs, video artists, and more

Artist Nina Chanel Abney will be in discussing her solo exhibition at The California African American Museum with curators Jamillah James and Naima Keith (free but register)

Pop-Up Magazine’s live magazine night returns to The Theatre at Ace Hotel with “photography, film, radio, and original music mixed together and performed live onstage by a cast of talented people”

The Broad’s final Summer Happenings event, A Journey That Wasn’t, Part 2,  “will explore how artists manipulate time through memory, appropriation and repetition” with performances by Kim Gordon and YoshimiO, The Banjee Ball creating a “vogue opera” with performances by the LA ballroom dance community, and more

The Range of Light Wilderness are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Luke Temple of Here We Go Magic opening

The New Division and Nite are playing at Union nightclub

 

Saturday and Sunday

Music Tastes Good returns to Marina Green Park in Long Beach with lots of great bands including New Order, Joey Bada$$, Santigold, Lil B, Big Thief, Cherry Glazerr, Janelle Monáe, Ezra Furman, De Lux, and more

 

Sunday

Z Berg is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Benmont Tench, Ethan Gruska, Natalie Bergman, Bobcat Goldthwait, Joseph Keefe, Paige Anderson and special guests

CicLAvia is partnering with the LA Philharmonic for its centennial celebration and closing off  streets between the Walt Disney Concert Hall and Hollywood with six hubs that will have live music, dance performances, art and more along the route. Also make sure to check out WDCH Dreams, media artist Refik Anadol’s projections on the concert hall (starting Friday and running until 10/6)

The Watts Towers Jazz Festival is a free day of music and art and a chance to see the famous sculptures

Curators Cynthia Burlingham and Allegra Pesenti will be at the Hammer Museum to discuss the background of the exhibition Stones to Stains: The Drawings of Victor Hugo

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

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