Jun 082017
 

NVDES- 8A.M.

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/8-6/11/17)-

Thursday

NVDES are opening for Waters at The Roxy

Hammer chief curator Connie Butler will be discussing Marisa Merz’s work at the Hammer, followed by a screening of artist Tacita Dean’s short film of Merz’s husband Mario Merz and a discussion with Dean (free)

At MOCA Grand Avenue, assistant curator Lanka Tattersall will be leading a walk through of Patrick Staff: Weed Killer at 6pm, and at 7pm author S. Løchlann Jain will be discussing Staff’s work and the subject of cancer, which she wrote a book about (free)

So Many Wizards are having celebrating their vinyl release with a performance at The Hi Hat with Roses, Susan, and Trabants

This month’s Downtown Art Walk features a Short Film Fest

Merchandise are playing at The Echo with B Boys and Chasms

Boogarins are playing at the Bootleg Theater with JJUUJJUU

Friday

First Fridays returns to the Natural History Museum with a discussion on LA food with Jonathan Gold, Bricia Lopez, and Josh Kun, and performances by Nick Hakim, Gabriel Garzón-Montano, and Wild Belle

Constitutional Happy Hour at the Hammer Museum is covering the topic of voting rights this week

Hurray for the Riff Raff are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Making Movies

For Raphael Montañez Ortiz’s opening at LAXART he will be performing his Ritual Piano Destruction Concert and Humpty Dumpty Performance

Yoke Lore is opening for Overcoats at The Echo

There’s a free screening of Spike Jonze’s Her at Union Station

Saturday

White Fence is performing at The Getty for their free summer concert series Off the 405

Celebrate Prince by watching Purple Rain in Poinsettia Park

Or you can celebrate the 30th Anniversary of The Princes Bride outside The Autry in Griffith Park

NELA’s Second Saturday Art Gallery Night is a fun way to check out the galleries in Northeast LA

Valley Queen is headlining Play Like a Girl’s night of female led bands at The Echo

Sunday

The Secret City artistic tent revival group is having their first outdoor gathering- with live music, dancers and an LA theme- during the day at Grand Performances

South Londoner Ray BLK is performing at The Roxy with Rayana Jay and Rotana

Saint Pé (of Black Lips and Diamond Rugs) is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Never Young and Vex Ruffin

Ciclavia returns to create car-free streets- this time in Glendale and Atwater Village

All Weekend

It’s LA Pride and there are events from 6/9-6/11 including LGBT Night at Dodger Stadium (Friday), LA Pride Festival in WeHo (Saturday has Chromeo, ILOVEMAKONNEN and Young M.A. among the performers, and Sunday has Brandy and Lil Mo) and this year instead of the traditional parade there will be the Resist March to coincide with the National Equality March for Unity and Pride in Washington DC.

LA Design Festival has design related events happening all over the city from 6/8-6/11 (free and ticketed)

Feb 092017
 

Austra- I Love You More Than You Love Yourself

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/9-2/12/17)-

Thursday

Austra is playing at the El Rey Theatre with The Range

Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst will be discussing their six year photo collaboration at Annenberg Space for Photography (free but you have to register)

Downtown LA Art Walk returns for its monthly event

Artist Thomas Houseago will be discussing Max Ernst for MOCA’s Artists on Artists series at their Grand Avenue location (free)

Hanni El Khatib is playing at the Teragram Ballroom

Michael Nau is playing with Valley Queen at Resident

Mr. Elevator is having an album release party at The Echo with Vinyl Williams and Drugdealer

Friday

Wax Tailor is playing at The Fonda Theatre with L’Orange

The Aero Theatre in Santa Monica is showing The Man Who Fell to Earth, starring David Bowie, with a discussion with cinematographer Tony Richmond to follow

Brazilian band Boogarins are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Winter opening

Mating Ritual is playing at The Hi Hat with Satchmode

Saturday

Clockshop and the National Park Service are having an afternoon of outdoor activities along the LA River at the Bowtie Project, including nature walks, a sculpting workshop, and a campfire with s’mores after sunset (free with RSVP)

NELA’s (Northeast LA) Second Saturday Gallery Night returns to Highland Park

Tyvek are playing at The Hi Hat with Fred Thomas

The Egyptian Theatre is hosting a double feature of David Lynch’s Wild at Heart and The Wizard of Oz

Heron Oblivion are playing with White Magic at the Bootleg Theater

Sunday

Animal Collective are playing a DJ set the Globe Theatre

LACMA CEO Michael Govan will be discussing furniture, art and architecture with Flavin Judd at LACMA’s Art Catalogues (free)

The Rose Bowl Flea Market returns for its monthly event

The Egyptian Theatre is showing Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Sep 082016
 

clipping.- Inside Out

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/8-9/11/16)-

Thursday

clipping. is having an album release party/concert at Highways Performance Space with additional performances by Busdriver and Pedestrian Deposit ($10) or you can catch them earlier at Amoeba Records where they will be performing a free mini-set at 6pm

Downtown LA Artwalk is celebrating its 12-year anniversary with a retrospective show in their lounge in addition to the numerous exhibitions at other participating downtown galleries

Holy Ghost! are opening for the Ohio Players for the last of the free summer concerts at the Santa Monica Pier. It’s also the last night to check out the art installation Light Wave, also at the pier

Friday

The pool at Annenberg Beach House is having its last Sunset Swim, an adults only swim night from 7-10pm with free s’mores and fruit bars ($10)

The LA County Fair continues this weekend and the concert tonight is Blondie along with special guest The Smithereens

P.S. Eliot are playing with Upset at The Echo

French Vanilla, Roses, Moaning, and Lithics are playing at The Hi Hat in Highland Park

Saturday

Artist Dan Winter is giving a lecture with a Q&A session and an exhibition walk through at Fahey/Klein Gallery

The Los Angeles International Neon Jubilee is having a free all day event at The Velaslavasay Panorama to celebrate the re-lighting of their 1939 neon marquee. There will be live music, animation activities and workshops with the Echo Park Film Center, puppet shows by the Bob Baker Marionette Theater and more. (RSVP strongly recommended)

NELA Art Second Saturday Gallery Night is a great chance to check out the Northeast Los Angeles art scene

British electronic music duo Demdike Stare will perform an original live set created in response to atmosphere of the Getty and to complement the exhibition London Calling: Bacon, Freud, Kossoff, Andrews, Auerbach, and Kitaj as part of the Saturdays off the 405 series

Sunday

Artist Doug Aitken will be discussing his work and his current exhibition with MOCA Director Philippe Vergne at The Geffen Contemporary at  MOCA (free with museum admission)

Cinefamily continues its outdoor movie series at Barnsdall Art Park with the Truffaut film Jules et Jim and pre-show music by Tortoise ($25 includes a wine tasting)

Joshua Payne Orchestra are performing on the LA River in Frogtown with live projection artwork by Ryan Patrick Griffin as part of his Projected Visions series. Donate any amount to find out the exact location.

Human Resources gallery is having a one night exhibition on the fifteenth anniversary of 9/11

Apr 072016
 

Froth- Nothing Baby

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/7-4/10/16)-

Thursday

Froth is playing a live set as part of the free (with RSVP) event, Drinking the Sunlight on Thursday, at Resident with DJ sets by Kevin Morby and two of the members of FIDLAR

The second of the Monument performances at MOCA Grand Ave pairs musicians Metal Rouge and Palmbomen II with specific works in the gallery (free)

For Craft Night at CAFAM this week, guests will create black light paintings ($8 includes materials, food and drink)

Pop Up Magazine returns with its “live magazine” to the Theatre at the Ace Hotel with Daniel Alarcón, Ava DuVernay, Doreen St. Félix, Lindy West as part of the line up

Friday

Gothic Tropic are headlining a night of bands at The Hi Hat in Highland Park

The Aero Theatre is showing all three of Richard Linklater’s films Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight in one triple bill

For Covering Fashion: The Changing Runway Story, “fashion journalists Tim Blanks, editor-at-large of The Business of Fashion, and Booth Moore, fashion journalist and former fashion critic of the Los Angeles Times, discuss fashion journalism and the history and culture of runway shows with Sharon S. Takeda, LACMA’s senior curator and department head of costume and textiles” at LACMA (free)

Acid Dad are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Melted and Plum opening

Saturday

NELA Art Gallery Night is Northeast LA’s monthly art event and a great way to check out the area’s art scene and you can stop by Eastside Handmade market beforehand

Meth Dad and Terror Pigeon are both playing at Los Globos

Saturday and Sunday

The Los Angeles Times Festival Of Books is at the USC Campus and there are numerous free and ticketed author talks throughout both days as well as performances, cooking demonstrations, a travel section, children’s activities and so much more.

Sunday

It’s the second Sunday of the month so Rose Bowl Flea Market is open for treasure hunting

Missing Persons are at the Echo with Panthar and Fatal Jamz opening

DMX is playing at The Novo (formerly Club Nokia) for $15

 

Jul 092015
 

Son Lux- Lanterns Lit

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/9-7/12/15)-

Thursday

Son Lux are playing at the El Rey Theatre – http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/275355

The theme for this month’s DTLA Artwalk is Street Art and Performance-https://www.facebook.com/events/435333949971866/

The Hammer and KCRW’s event Summer of Soul begins tonight. For four nights this summer there will be a happy hour bar, DJ set, and band- tonight it’s Breakestra (free)- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/07/summer-of-soul-breakestra-kcrw-dj-jeremy-sole/

Jurassic 5 are back in the US and playing at the Nokia Theater- http://www.clubnokia.com/events/detail/276603

Morris Day is performing with Dam Funk at the Santa Monica Pier for the first of the weekly free summer concerts- http://tcs.santamonicapier.org/events/2015/7/9/morris-day-with-dam-funk

Friday

Active Child is performing at The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian- http://www.livenation.com/events/451820-jul-10-2015-live-nation-89-9-kcrw-presents-active-child

Trans Am are playing at The Satellite- http://www.thesatellitela.com/event/837333-trans-am-l-takedown-wet-los-angeles/

Saturday

NELA Art Gallery Night is every second Saturday of the month and is a great way to check out the Highland Park/ Eagle Rock art scene- https://www.facebook.com/NELAart

No Age is headlining Runaway 2015 at Jewels Catch One- a lineup that includes Mean Jeans, The Lovely Bad Things, No Parents and loads more- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/runaway-2015-tickets-17343796763

Back to the Future is being shown at Centennial Square in front of Pasadena City Hall with band YoYa playing beforehand- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/eat-see-hear-back-to-the-future-outdoor-movie-tickets-16264555724

Silverlake Flea Market is on- http://www.silverlakeshop.com/#/alps/

It’s 7-11 Day so grab a free small slurpee at a 7-Eleven store near you- https://www.slurpee.com/

Saturday and Sunday

Renegade Craft Fair is back and at Grand Park- a great way to support independent makers (free)- http://www.renegadecraft.com/losangeles/losangeles-fair-details

Sunday

Hammer Museum is having an event combining lecture, performance,and spoken word with a wide variety of contributors for Hip-hop Logic: The Role of Hip-hop in 21st Century Education & Poetics–  http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/07/hip-hop-logic-the-role-of-hip-hop-in-21st-century-education-poetics/

*Starting 7/9 and running through the 19th of this month is Outfest, the LGBT Film Festival- http://www.outfest.org/

Jun 112015
 

Mystic Braves- Desert Island

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/11-6/14/15)-

Thursday

June’s DTLA Artwalk has a film and video theme- stop by the Regent Theater for a short film festival (free) in between checking out the galleries- https://www.facebook.com/events/1625739987649195/

Writer Claudia Rankine is reading at MOCA Geffen (free with RSVP)- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/reading-claudia-rankine/

The LA Film Fest has begun (running til 6/18) and tonight at LACMA they are showing Too Late, “a dark love letter to Los Angeles”, which stars John Hawkes and includes a conversation with the filmmakers- http://www.lacma.org/event/too-late

HOLYCHILD are playing a free set at Amoeba Hollywood- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-3352/

Neon Trees are at the Fonda Theatre with Alex Winston- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/274667

Friday

Downtown Dark Nights returns to LA Live with $5 food and drink specials, live music, art installations and live painting by several street artists- http://www.lalive.com/events/nokia-plaza/detail/dark-nights-at-la-live-150612

Producer and DJ Peanut Butter Wolf is kicking off the Music Center downtown’s Bring Your Own Dance Moves their free weekly dance party- http://www.musiccenter.org/byodm

MOCA Grand Ave is having a book launch at their store for Architectones: Art In the Living Environment which will feature a roundtable conversation with François Perrin, Maura Lucking, Jan Tumlir, Bryony Roberts, and Mark Hagen; a performance by Veilhan and James Goldstein and music by DJ Vincent Tajan, as well as a book signing- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/book-launch-architectones/

Friday through Sunday

It’s LA Pride and the festival goes all weekend with a parade (Sunday), Thunderground Roller Disco, and live music from artists including Kesha and Tinashe – http://lapride.org/

Saturday

Mystic Braves are the headliners of a four band show at the Troubadour that also includes So Many Wizards- http://www.troubadour.com/event/769081-mystic-braves-los-angeles/

The Los Angeles Design Festival closing night street party is free and in Chinatown with the addition of a pop up market- http://ladesignfestival.ticketmob.com/event.cfm?id=100095&cart

NELA Art Gallery Night is a great way to check out the galleries in the Highland Park area- https://www.facebook.com/NELAart

The Autry in Griffith Park is having a movie night on their south lawn- this week it’s The Grand Budapest Hotel with Mansions on the Moon playing before the show- http://eatseehear.com/schedule/the-grand-budapest-hotel/#.VR7KYfnF9HU

Sunday

Rob Forbes, creator of Design Within Reach along with Eric Heiman, creative director of the San Francisco design studio Volume Inc. will discuss Forbes’s new book, See for Yourself: A Visual Guide to Everyday Beauty, with a book signing afterwords at LACMA (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/rob-forbes

Ink-N-Iron, a festival celebrating hot rods, tattoos, 50′s fashion and burlesque returns to the Queen Mary in Long Beach (also Friday and Saturday) and tonight the live music includes Fishbone, Gary Numan, and Peter Murphy among others- http://longbeach.ink-n-iron.com/

Apr 092015
 

 

Cherry Glazerr- White’s Not My Color This Evening

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/9-4/12)-

Thursday

MOMA curator Stuart Comer will be discussing the work and career of William Pope L.  at MOCA (free with RSVP)- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/curators-lecture-series-stuart-comer-on-william-pope-l/

The Hammer Museum is screening Barbara Kopple’s new documentary film, Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation, which focuses on the writers, columnists, editors and interns of The Nation magazine.  The film will be followed by Q&A with Kopple, writer Amy Wilentz, and Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel. Norman Lear will begin the evening with opening remarks (free)- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/04/hot-type-150-years-of-the-nation/

Downtown ArtWalk’s theme this month is Books, Comics and Zines- https://www.facebook.com/events/451174848381669/  also make sure to check out the sculptures made of cans for Canstruction, also part of the art walk- http://canstructionla.com/

Friday

Cherry Glazerr are playing with White Fence at the Natural History Museum’s First Fridays- http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/first-fridays/april-2015

The Aero Theater is showing the first part of the Agnés Varda documentary Agnés Varda: From Here to There” Part1 followed by her film Jane B. for Agnés V.  (about Jane Birkin) with a discussion with Varda in between the films- http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/%E2%80%9Cagnes-varda-from-here-to-there%E2%80%9D-part-1-jane-b-for-agn%C3%A8s-v

French band Yelle is playing the Roxy with Hibou- http://www.theroxy.com/event/769753-yelle-west-hollywood/

Saturday

Otis College of Art and Design is hosting its 4th Annual Kite Festival in Santa Monica where you can make and fly your own kite (free kite and admission)- http://www.otis.edu/calendar/4th-annual-kite-festival

Eastside Handmade is having their popup market in Highland Park- http://www.eastsidehandmade.com/

Afterwards stay for NELA Art Gallery Night, a good opportunity to check out Highland Park and Eagle Rock galleries including Gold Haus Gallery which is having an opening for Ryan McIntosh’s show- https://www.facebook.com/NELAart?ref=ts

Sunday

The First Annual Long Beach Zine Fest is at the Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA) and admission to the fest and museum are both free- http://lbzinefest.com/about/

All Weekend

Cinema at the Edge (CATE) is having it’s independent film festival in Santa Monica – http://www.cinemaattheedge.com/#