Jun 282018
 

Devon Welsh- Vampires

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/28-7/1/18)-

Thursday

MOCA Grand Avenue is hosting Ready or Not, Here I Come: A Conversation on Architecture and Hip Hop, with architectural researcher, practitioner, and Syracuse University professor Sekou Cooke moderating a panel on the subject with artists Lauren Halsey and Amanda Williams (and you can see Lauren Halsey’s work at the museum along with your free admission)

Nik Freitas is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Mike Viola and Supermoon opening

Dam Funk, Jay Worthy, 1 Take Jay, Nocando, Airplane James and DJ Cypress Moreno are performing at Resident for a night called Don’t Come to LA

No Win are opening for The Dirty Nil at the Moroccan Lounge

Locus Pocus and Coma Girls are opening for Gregory Ackerman at The Hi Hat

Friday

Devon Welsh, of Majical Cloudz, will be releasing his debut album soon and tonight he will be playing a free show at The Getty as part of their Friday Flights series. Also included in the programming, electronic musician Sarah Davachi will perform a site specific piece and No)one, Art House will also perform a site specific music piece that will include dancers and vocals by musician Akua accompanied by trumpeter Anthony Calonico.

Writer and critic Hilton Als will be giving a reading at LAXART followed by a conversation between Als and poet Robin Coste Lewis (free but get there early- the space is not huge and its first come first, served)

Michael Rault is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Levitation Room and Dustin Lovelis opening

Fishbone are playing a free show at the Levitt Pavillion in MacArthur Park- RSVP- here

Saturday

The Broad is having the first of its 2018 Summer Happenings, this one kicking off the museum’s new exhibition A Journey That Wasn’t with performances by Gang Gang Dance, DJ Stretch Armstrong, Jean Grae, Terry Riley, Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs, Terry Jane O’Neill, Jmy James Kidd, The Sunland Dancers and Zap Mama.

Chinatown Summer Nights is back with a free night that includes art, performances, a market, a screening of Jurassic Park, and music by bands include Gothic Tropic, Enola Fall and more

The Hollywood Bowl is hosting a sing-a-long and screening of Grease

Wand are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Sofia Bolt and Eloe Omoe opening

Unscene Fest, focused on the music and art scene in LA is taking place at The Hi Hat and includes bands Goon, Draag, Girl Friday, and more

Cold Cave are bringing the ’80s dark synth sound back at the Fonda Theatre with Black Marble and Choir Boy opening

Sunday

Dirty Penni Fest 3 is taking place at The Echo and Echoplex with lots of bands including- No Age, Sadgirl, Feels, Mt. Eddy, Frankie and the Witch Fingers, and Potty Mouth

Tonga Hut Tiki Lounge in North Hollywood is celebrating its 60th Anniversary with a Parking Lot Sale and Art Show that will include live music (free)

Head to the Egyptian Theatre to celebrate summer and a fear of the ocean with a screening of a vintage 1978 print of Jaws

Day 2 of Unscene Fest at The Hi Hat includes bands Illuminati Hotties, Young Jesus, Justus Proffit and more

Mar 082018
 

Protomartyr- Don’t Go To Anacita

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/8-3/11/18)-

Thursday

Son Lux are playing at The Regent Theater with Gordi and Wills opening

Photographer Matthew Rolston will be discussing his exhibition Art People: The Pageant Portraits at Ralph Pucci in Hollywood, with arts writer and editor Katya Tylevich. RSVP here

Darlingside are playing at The Echo with Henry Jamison opening

Grammy award winning musical director of the LA Opera, James Conlon will be discussing his recent collaboration with the Joffrey Ballet, and making the mythology of Orpheus and Eurydice modern at the Hammer Museum

Holly Miranda is playing a free show at Zebulon

LACMA is having a free screening of Lean on Pete starring Steve Buscemi with a conversation with writer/director Andrew Haigh to follow

No Age are playing an all ages show at Highland Park Ebell

Palm are playing at the Echoplex with The Spirit of the Beehive and Jerkagram opening

Friday

ArtNight Pasadena returns with a night of free museums, performances, music, and more- with free shuttles to take you around

Moaning are having a record release party at The Echo with Froth and Numb.er opening

Union Station is hosting Josh Nelson & The Discovery Project’s multi-disciplinary artistic collaboration and presentation- combining video, performance art, light and art installations with his original music (free)

ICA LA’s  event Art Buzz, is a happy hour tour of the exhibition Skip Arnold: Truffle Hunt followed by “libations and tastings” (free but RSVP)

Orb, Flat Worms, and Hooveriii are playing at Zebulon

Ghostface Killah will be performing at the Echoplex’s 2ooos era Hip Hop Party-Echo Flex

Current Joys are playing with Celebrity Crush at Lodge Room

Saturday

Protomartyr are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Shame and GLAARE opening

ICA LA is partnering with Crayon Collection to host a free all ages workshop with artist Pearl C. Hsiung focused on crayon creations

No Win and Luke Rathbone are opening for Criminal Hygiene at the Bootleg Theater

The Aero Theatre is playing a double feature of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

The Wedding Present are playing at The Echo with Terry De Castro opening

Saturday and Sunday

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the East LA Walkouts, Fowler Museum along with the Chicano Studies Research Center will have two days of free programming- on Saturday there will be a speaker’s program with Walkout participants and scholars and on Sunday there will be screenings of the 1995 documentary Taking Back the School, and the 2005 HBO film Walkout! with a Q +A to follow

Sunday

Artist Luchita Hurtado will be in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG)– free but RSVP (1pm with light refreshments at 2pm)

MOCA Community Day at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA will include activities, performances and two panels with artists and activists- one discussing Art as Transformation and the other Envisioning a Different Framework– both focusing on LA’s homelessness crisis. Free but bring white tube socks to donate.

Bootleg Theater is hosting Lancaster– jazz music by Eric Revis, Jeff Parker, Joshua White and Guillermo Brown

Hibou are playing the Echoplex with Death Bells, Floating Room, and Alien Boy

Haunted Summer are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Alyeska and Gold Casio opening

Aug 242017
 

The Mynabirds- Velveteen

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/24-8/27/17)-

Thursday

Tobacco are playing at the Teragram Ballroom

Tonight for the second part of Paul McCarthy’s free film series at Hauser & Wirth to accompany his current exhibition, the gallery is screening Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Whity in the courtyard

Writers Ernest Hardy and Tisa Bryant will be discussing film, television, music, social media, and news in relation to “black representations of depression and distress, remedies and healing, and the resilience of joy in black life and culture” at the Hammer Museum.  (free)

LPX (of MS MR) is playing with Monogem and Tulpa & Blankts at The Echo

Friday

The Mynabirds are playing with Winter and Umm at the Bootleg Theater

Friday Flights returns to the Getty with a performances by -Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle and Tyler Matthew Oyer with live music accompaniment by The Kevin Robinson Ensemble (KREation); visual and sound artist Scott Benzel; and a performance by psych-rock band Psychic Ills (free)

Artbook at Hauser & Wirth is hosting Out of the Hat, a reading series “where various artists, writers, dancers, poets, and theoreticians will share—and be called—to the stage through an old adage of chance: the pulling of names out of a hat”. This weeks lineup is- Evan Burrows, Michael Kennedy Costa, Simone Forti, Michael Ned Holte and Matias Viegener.

Susan is opening for Guantanamo Baywatch at The Echo

For Bored To Death’s ‘Zine Release Party at hm157, Magic Wands, POW!, Future Shoxxx, and Deaf Dance will be performing

Saturday

homeLA returns with its house specific dance performances- this time there are three, taking place at a home in Larchmont

For August’s Summer Happenings at The Broad, bands A Place to Bury Strangers and Xiu Xiu will be playing; performance artist Linda Mary Montano will offer “healings and blessings”; Keijaun Thomas will perform his work, Distance is not Separation; and the third floor galleries will feature “a Xenolalia room – the Christian missionary spirit gift or ability to speak in an unlearned language – with poets Raquel Gutiérrez, Elliot Reed and Lisa Teasley, and musicians Gabie Strong, Pauline Gloss and David Harrow”. ($25 advance / $30 at the door)

For the last of the DJ Nights in Grand Park– The Gaslamp Killer will be joined by DJs Computer Jay and C Minus for a night of rock songs

Saturdays Off the 405, the Getty’s free music night, returns with Savoy Motel

LA Weekly’s Artopia event is taking place at Union Station ($30+)

Art, music and comedy converge for Supertight at the Bootleg Theater with performances by Maria Bamford, Rodrigo Amarante and more

Brian Ferry will be performing with an orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl

Potty Mouth, Colleen Green, Ramonda Hammer, and Pouty are playing at the Teragram Ballroom

Quitapenas are playing a free show at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

Sunday

No Age is headlining a night of bands including Sun Araw at The Smell

The Independent Shakespeare Company is performing The Two Gentlemen of Verona free in Griffith Park (also Friday and Saturday)

Sammus, Fat Tony, and Amindi K. Fro$t are playing at Junior High

The Tissues, Burning Palms, ExSage and more are playing Clairvoid Fest at the Bootleg Theater

The Prids are playing at the Echoplex with Fotoform, Glaare, and Charm

Jan 262017
 

Dustin Lovelis- Off The Rails

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/26-1/29/17)-

Thursday

LA band The Regrettes are playing a free show at Amoeba Records in Hollywood

Bergamot Station is hosting The Night of Ideas, ” a 7-hour marathon of debates, live performances, readings, art installations, screenings and music”  that  explore the idea of utopias (free with registration)

As part of The Broad’s program The Un-Private Collection, musician and art collector, Flea, will be speaking with artist Thomas Houseago (who has work in The Broad’s current exhibition Creature) at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

There are still tickets available to see photographer Candace Feit discuss her work with the transgender community in India at the Annenberg Space for Photography (free with registration)

Seratones are playing with Communist Daughter and Ever So Android at The Echo

Friday

Blum & Poe is hosting Poetry & Piano, an evening with music from Donal Fox and readings by Will Alexander, Tisa Bryant and Robin Coste Lewis in conjunction with Sam Durant’s exhibition at the gallery ($10 suggested donation with all proceeds going to Planned Parenthood)

Cayetana are opening for Mikey Erg and Lemuria at The Echo

Bootleg Theater is hosting Girlschool 2017, a 100% women-led music festival with bands that include Deap Vally, The Bird and the Bee, The Regrettes, Winter, and more playing, DJ’ing, and speaking over three nights ($16 per night or $45 for 3 days)

Peach Kelli Pop, SadGirl, and The Paranoyds are playing a benefit at Music Tastes Good in Long Beach

No Age are playing at Non Plus Ultra with Drug Apts

Saturday

My favorite of the LA art fairs, stARTup Art Fair returns to the Highland Gardens Hotel (opening on Friday and closing Sunday). The programming is worth looking into and last year each of the independent artists took over one of the unique hotel rooms and turned it into a temporary gallery  (discounts on Goldstar and Groupon)

Night on Broadway returns to celebrate the history of the famous downtown LA street, with music and performances both on the street and in the historic theaters, all free

Art Los Angeles Contemporary continues at The Barker Hangar (also Friday and Sunday- discounts on Goldstar)

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls are playing at The Wiltern

Sunday

Dustin Lovelis is opening for Prism Tats at The Hi Hat

The big Museum Free-For-All is on with museums that include LACMA, the Craft & Folk Art Museum, Descanso Gardens, MOCA, and more

REDCAT is screening the documentary The Murder of Fred Hampton: The Struggle Continues by Howard Alk and Michael Gray, with a panel discussion to follow with artist Sam Durant, activist and educator Ericka Huggins and UCLA scholar Robin Kelley

If you missed No Age on Friday you can see them in Long Beach at The Federal Underground

’80s band Gene Loves Jezebel are playing at The Echo with Fatal Jamz

Aug 042016
 

Dilated Peoples- Show Me The Way ft. Aloe Blacc

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/4-8/7/16)-

Thursday

Dilated Peoples and The Visionaries are playing The Official 2Mex Benefit Show at The Regent Theater

Tickets are still available for the Iris Nights Lecture Series at the Annenberg Space for Photography with Heather McClintock and Colin Finlay (free)

Artist Wu Tsang will be discussing filmmaker and writer Hito Steyerl for MOCA’s Artists on Artists series (free)

The Theatre at the Ace Hotel is screening Toro y Moi: Live From Trona with a Q &A afterwards and an after party with a Toro y Moi DJ set

Natalia Lafourcade is playing a free show at the Santa Monica Pier with Monsieur Periné

For The Broad’s film series Doll Parts, there will be a screening of Paul McCarthy’s Cultural Soup and David Schmoeller’s Tourist Trap ($12 ticket also includes entrance to the Cindy Sherman exhibition)

Mother Feather are playing a free show at the Bootleg Theater

Thursday- Saturday

It’s the final weekend of the New Original Works Festival 2016 at REDCAT

Friday

For its 50th anniversary, Ford Theatres will be screening Tiempo de Morir, based on Gabriel García Márquez’s short story, which was adapted by Carlos Fuentes and Márquez for film.  Film director Rodrigo García, Márquez’s son, will be discussing it with the co-founder of Libros Schmibros, David Kipen. before the screening. ($18)

Brew at the L.A. Zoo combines live music, DJ’s, and craft beer with pop up keeper talks and “close up animal encounters” ($65 includes beer samples)

HAELOS are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Golden Daze

Saturday

Blitzen Trapper are playing opening for Kansas as part of Pershing Square’s free concert series

Theater director Peter Sellars will be in conversation with Gronk at CAFAM

Proud + Outfest Movie Night in Grand Park is a free outdoor movie (Moulin Rouge!) and live music event

Tijuana Panthers are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with The Buttertones

Details are still limited but so far Audacity and No Age will be among the bands playing Save The Smell Fest, an event to raise money for the venue. Tickets are $25 but the location is still unknown (although it will probably be downtown)

Sunday

Sufjan Stevens is playing along with Kurt Vile and the Violators and Ibeyi at the Hollywood Bowl

DTLA Proud Festival has performances, parties, a pop-up water park and more to celebrate the revitalization of DTLA and the growing LGBT community ($10)

The Rock ‘N ‘Roll Flea Market returns to the Regent Theater (free)

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/

Jul 172014
 

Melpo Mene- I Adore You

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

Thursday

Melpo Mene is opening for Figs Vision at the Bootleg- http://foldsilverlake.com/event.cfm?id=157706&cart

An evening with Genesis Breyer P- Orridge at the MOCA book store- a book signing, screening, talk, and performance by DJMREX- http://edu.moca.org/calendar/2014-07-17

Francisco Goldman discusses his latest book The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle at the Central Library downtown- http://www.lfla.org/event-detail/1018/The-Interior-Circuit-A-Mexico-City-Chronicle-

Made in L.A. Music: An Evening of Community Music hosted by Alex Ebert (of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros) at the Hammer- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2014/07/made-in-la-music-an-evening-of-community-music-hosted-by-alex-ebert/

Friday

No Age is hosting Friday Night Flights at the Getty- They are presenting assorted installations, three experimental performances that will culminate with “an altered concert experience” of their latest album An Object, and a curated program of videos by filmmakers and artists- http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/performances/friday_flights.html

Masters of Ceremony Hip Hop Reunion at the Nokia Theater with DMX, EPMD, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Naughty by Nature, Slick Rick, Special Ed and more- http://www.nokiatheatrelalive.com/events/detail/masters-of-ceremony-hip-hop-reunion

Jonathan Wilson and Mystic Braves are playing as part of the free weekly FIGat7th Downtown Festival- http://artsbrookfield.com/event/figfest/#.U8eGMKhfnU4

Saturday

MOCA curator Bennett Simpson discusses the Mike Kelley exhibit and afterwords there is an Extended Organ Music Event (an experimental band Mike Kelley was once a part of) -both free- http://edu.moca.org/calendar/2014-07-19#mevent-8062

The Autry’s outdoor movie this weekend is American Psycho and yOya are playing- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/eat-see-hear-american-psycho-outdoor-movie-tickets-11145395177?aff=eorg

Blue Velvet is playing at Hollywood Forever cemetery- http://cinespia.org/event/blue-velvet/

Saturday and Sunday

Viva Pomona is two days of great music at The Glass House in Pomona- some of the bands include- !!!, Thee Oh Sees, Fuzz, Crystal Antlers, Porter, So Many Wizards, and more- 20$ each day- http://www.theglasshouse.us/event/532173-viva-pomona-pomona/

Sunday

Closing reception for the exhibition “Phantom Color” at CB1 Gallery downtown features a talk with the artists (Eric Beltz, Brian Scott Campbell and Nathan Hayden), wine, DJs from the band Gardens and Villa and a dance performance- https://www.facebook.com/events/627280457379939/

Jimmy Cliff is at the Hollywood Bowl- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com//tickets/reggae-night-xiii-jimmy-cliff/2014-07-20

Mar 132014
 

No Age- Eraser

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/13-3/16)

Thursday-

Paleyfest 2014 begins (until 3/28) – Casts and creators of various hit TV shows speak at panels before a live audience- http://media.paleycenter.org/paleyfest-2014-lineup/

Artwalk Downtown LA- http://www.downtownartwalk.org/

Friday-

ArtNight Pasadena- http://www.artnightpasadena.org/

No Age at the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock- http://cfaer.org/ai1ec_event/no-age/?instance_id=1203

Dave Stewart (of Eurythmics fame) is playing along with VaVoom- a rock and roll circus- at the El Rey- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/245809

TeamSupreme Night with guest DJs including DJ Shadow at the Echoplex- http://www.theecho.com/event/509001-ts-x-dj-shadow-los-angeles/

Saturday-

Sculptures made by designers and architects out of soon to be donated cans of food make up Canstruction LA (show opens at Artwalk) located in the Farmers and Merchants Building downtown (also open Sunday)- http://www.canstructionla.com/

For several days in March, the Aero Theater is showing Phillip Seymour Hoffman movies. Tonight its a double feature- Boogie Nights and Happinesshttp://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/boogie-nights-happiness

Sew-Down- The Closing Event for LA Fashion Week at 333 Live- clothing and jewelery sale, DJ event, fashion and art show- http://www.sew-down.com/

Sunday-

Frida Mania: Woman’s Day Festival  at the Museum of Latin American Art (free) in support of the just opened show: Frida Kahlo, Her Photoshttp://www.molaa.org/Programs-and-Events/Events-Calendar/Target-Free-Sundays@MOLAA_965.aspx

Kris Bowers at Amoeba Music (free)- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-2872/