Aug 312018
 

Bad Bad Hats- Nothing Gets Me High

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/30-9/2/18)-

Thursday

LACMA has a free screening of Kusama- Infinity, a film about artist Yayoi Kusama with a post screening conversation with director Heather Lenz

Alice Bag is playing a free show at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park with Generacion Suicida

Taken By Trees (Swedish songwriter Victoria Bergsman’s solo project) will be performing a free show at Amoeba Records

 

Friday

Bad Bad Hats are playing at The Roxy Theatre with Cumulus opening

DIIV are playing a free show (but RSVP) with Sextile at the Echoplex

Grand Park’s DJ Nights series continues with a night curated by Nosaj Thing

Get your holiday weekend started with Friday Fireworks at Dodger Stadium after they play the Arizona Diamondbacks

Juiceboxxx is playing with Charge It To The Game, No Win, and Margot Pauline at The Hi Hat

Here Lies Man and Jungle Fire are playing a free show at Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

Metric are opening for The Smashing Pumpkins at The Forum (also Thursday)

 

Saturday

It’s the last weekend of Hammer Museum’s exhibition Made in L.A. 2018 and today you can see dance performances by artist taisha paggett along with her installation for the show

Brazilian artist Liniker e os Caramelows is performing at the Bootleg Theater

Beverly Hills Cop is the Cinespia Hollywood Forever Cemetery screening this evening

The Stevenson Ranch Davidians, The Tulips and Saint Cecilia are playing a free show at the Highland Park Bowl

Jurassic Shark are playing at the Lodge Room with Diners and Wild Wing opening

The Mad Walls are playing with The English Language, Rearranged Face and Mooncult at The Hi Hat

La Santa Cecilia is playing a free show at Burton Chace Park in Marina Del Rey- RSVP here

The Aero Theatre is showing Pink Floyd- The Wall

 

Saturday and Sunday

Golden Road Brewery is hosting Made in LA– a 2 day Music and Arts Festival with 50% of all ticket sales going to ArtShareLA. Performers include Dorothy, Saint Motel, Buyepongo and DUCKWRTH ($10 per day)

 

Sunday

At the Hammer Museum, composer/performer Carolyn Pennypacker will be assembling Mothers Choir, “a group of mothers, including her own—to investigate the complicated tropes and trip-outs of the meanings of mother” and there will be “empathic musical readings” in the gallery prior to the performance by Von Doog.

Cinespia’s Hollywood Forever Cemetery screenings continue with Now and Then

The Aero Theatre is showing Los Angeles Plays Itself along with a discussion with director Thom Anderson

Marbled Eye and Blues Lawyer are opening for Sheer Mag at the Troubadour

Geneva Jacuzzi is performing at The Echo with CMON and Toucan

 

 

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

May 042017
 

Day Wave- Something Here

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/4-5/7/17)-

Thursday

Day Wave is giving a free in-store performance at Amoeba Records with a record signing to follow

Hammer Museum is having a free screening of Do Not Resist, a documentary on the militarization of American police, with a discussion to follow with Black Lives Matter founder Patrisse Cullors

MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson is leading a walk-through of the current Carl Andre exhibition at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (free and free entrance to the museum)

The Stevenson Ranch Davidians are playing a free show at Harvard & Stone

Avec Sans are playing at Resident with Fiona Grey

Friday

To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Hecho in LA: Taco Madness & Micheladas is taking place at La Plaza de Culturas y Artes downtown, with DJs and live art to go along with the food and drink (free and 21+)

LACMA is having a free screening of an episode of the series Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, with a conversation with Bourdain to follow

Chico Mann & Captain Planet, Buyepongo, and QUITAPENAS are performing at the Natural History Museum as part of their First Friday event (and Cinco de Mayo)

The New Beverly is showing a double feature of Terrence Malick’s Badlands and Richard Compton’s Macon County Line

Saturday

Los Angeles Family School is having its daytime Spring Fair 2017 with live music by Moby, The Pop Ups and Freedom Fry

The Eclectic Festival is taking place in Pasadena with an art walk and music that includes OZOMATLI and Irene Diaz (free)

Photographer Robert Herman is giving a lecture at Annenberg Space for Photography on how to self publish a book from start to finish ($15 for lecture only/$50 plus signed book/ $75 book and 20 minute private consultation)

Oddisee and Good Compny are performing at the Regent Theater

The Glitch Mob are playing a DJ set at Exchange LA with Nosaj Thing

Paul Bergmann is headlining a show at The Echo with Bart Davenport and Dimber performing

Sunday

The Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre is having two free site specific dance performance for The 1988 series: Punctuation Station, at Westfield Culver City, and includes a public discussion after (reservation required)

It’s probably a good time to check out the Artists Political Action Network who are having a meeting on Sunday with a voter registration to follow at the American Legion in Highland Park (if you miss this one, meetings are on the first Sunday of every month)

LAXART Executive Director and Curator, Hamza Walker and MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson, will be discussing the Maximalist work of Jason Rhoades at Hauser & Wirth (free but registration recommended)

This is the last night of Feist’s three night visit to the Palace Theatre and at this writing, it’s the only night with pairs of tickets left

Apr 212016
 

Vetiver- Wonder Why

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/21-4/24/16)-

Thursday

Bent Shapes are playing with Shark Toys at the Bootleg Theater

As part of MOPLA (Month of Photography LA), Adhesive & Co. is having Instagram Jam, a curated and projected photo exhibition at Smashbox Studios (free with RSVP)

Angel City Brewery is teaming up with the Natural History Museum for an educational program about bugs in Los Angeles and a special “Bug Juice” will be served (not made of bugs) -all to help celebrate Earth Day

Blackbird Blackbird are playing with Chad Valley at The Echo

Nosaj Thing is playing at The Regent Theater

Thursday and Friday

356 Mission gallery is hosting Just Speak Nearby: The Politics & Practices of Art Writing, with the Trinh T. Minh-ha film Reassemblage (1982, 40 min) and a lecture on Thursday and a day of speakers and performances on Friday including Dynasty Handbag

Friday

Vetiver are playing at The Troubadour

Grand Park is having an Earth Day event from 9am-2pm where you can rid yourself of e-waste, check out some artwork and get a free tree

Cinefamily is showing Michael Rappaport’s documentary film about A Tribe Called Quest, Beats, Rhymes & Life, as a tribute to Phife Dog with proceeds to be donated to his family

The Aero Theatre is showing a George Kennedy double feature- Cool Hand Luke / The Human Factor

Saturday

Tennis System are one of the many artists playing Broke LA (formerly Brokechella) which highlights lesser known acts at their music and arts festival in downtown Los Angeles ($20)

Story of the Running Wolf are opening for Battle Tapes at The Hi Hat in Highland Park

The Situation Room in Eagle Rock is having their second annual Femmes’ Video Art Festival, showing contemporary video art this weekend and next. The screening is free, outdoors, and there will be snacks.

Puro Instinct is playing along with Mode, and Cellars at El Cid

Sunday

The Long Beach Zine Festival is a free event with exhibitions and talks happening at the Museum of Latin American Art with Avi Buffalo performing

Obsessed with Making a Murderer? Steven Avery’s lawyers Dean Strang and Jerry Buting will be at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel to discuss the case, a possible sequel to the series, and more ($60)

Several of David Domingo’s Super 8 films are being shown at the Egyptian Theatre with Domingo present at the screening

Brentwood is having their Spring Arts Festival

Sep 172015
 

Le Butcherettes- Demon Stuck in Your Eye

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/17-9/9/20)-

Thursday

Le Butcherettes are playing a free acoustic set at Amoeba Hollywood to promote their new album A Raw Youth which includes contributions from John Frusciante and Iggy Pop- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-3457/index.html

designLAb is having its public reception for sixteen art and design exhibitions at the Pacific Design Center- http://www.pacificdesigncenter.com/event/designlab-september-reception/

Jerry Stahl will be at The Last Bookstore to read from Permanent Midnight, his now 20 year old memoir about drug addiction along with writers Joe Clifford and Ryan Leone who will also read from their books about addiction- http://lastbookstorela.com/events/under-the-influence-20-years-of-permanent-midnight-with-jerry-stahl-joe-clifford-and-ryan-leone/

Friday

The students from Ghetto Film School Los Angeles will be screening 10 short narrative films (non-dialogue, six minutes each) at LACMA followed by a Q&A with the students (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/ghetto-film-school-la-2015

Cinefamily is paying tribute to the late Roddy Piper with a double feature of They Live and Hell Comes to Frogtownhttp://www.cinefamily.org/films/friday-night-frights/#friday-night-frights-roddy-piper-df-feat-they-live-hell-comes-to-frogtown-w-sandy-king-in-person

Dapper Day encourages guests to don their vintage finest at Disneyland, there is also a free Dapper Day Expo at the Disney Hotel- http://dapperday.com/fall-2015-disneyland-ca

Nosaj Thing, Tourist, Jacques Greene, George Maple, Durante are all playing at the Wiltern for The Sound You Needhttp://www.wiltern.com/events/eventdetail/?viewNav=/eventdetail&eventId=09004F19FB5642BD&oid=0

Ibeyi are performing at the Mayan Theater- http://www.clubmayan.com/events_calendar/event/91

Saturday

#YESALLWOMEN  is an art auction and fundraiser for the East Los Angeles Women’s Center ($20 ticket includes two drinks)- http://www.yesallwomenart.com/about/

Start getting in the Halloween mood with Cinespia’s showing of Carrie at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery- http://cinespia.org/event/carrie/

LA Cider Fest is at Raleigh Studios with general admission including 2.5 hrs of cider and beer tasting for $65 or sign up for Goldstar and get the VIP for the same price (or $35 for general admission)- http://www.labeerandciderfest.com/

The Music Center is hosting late night party Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours to celebrate DUBLAB’s 16th Anniversary with DJ’s, dancing, silk screening, video and lighting installations, live music and more with artists Devendra Banhart, Peaking Lights and many others scheduled to participate (free but standby only) – http://www.musiccenter.org/sleepless

Groundhog Day is the outdoor movie this week at Barnsdall Park ($15 or for $25 include the wine tasting)- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/september-19th-barnsdall-art-park-foundation-presents-groundhog-day-tickets-18273083284?ref=ebtnebtckt

Mac McCaughan (of Superchunk) is playing songs from his solo record at the Getty for Saturdays off the 405 (free but parking is $10 after 5 $15 before)- http://www.getty.edu/visit/cal/events/ev_533.html

Saturday and Sunday

Mad Decent Block Party is back and performers include Cut Copy, Major Lazer, Vic Mensa and Diplo- http://maddecent.com/events/mad-decent-block-party-los-angeles-2/

Sunday

Bob Colacello, Vanity Fair writer and former editor of Interview magazine is talking with photographer Catherine Opie about his book, Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up, and her book, 700 Nimes Road, at LACMA Art Catalogues (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/opie-and-colacello

At Luz de Jesus Gallery author Alix Sloan will be discussing and signing her book Launching Your Art Career: A Practical Guide for Artists along with a panel of artists who contributed to the book- http://laluzdejesus.com/launching-your-art-career/#more-15759

Angel City Brewery is having Oktoberfest in September with a full day of festivities- http://angelcitybrewery.com/events/angel-city-oktoberfest/

Danish band Mew are performing a free show at Fingerprints Records in Long Beach- http://fingerprintsmusic.com/finprintswp/live-at-fingerprints/mew-live-in-store-performance/

Jun 252015
 

Basement Jaxx- Where’s Your Head At

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/25-6/29/15)-

Thursday

MOCA Grand Avenue is screening Take None, Give None, a documentary about the nation’s first racially integrated motorcycle club (free)- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/screening-take-none-give-none/

Nosaj Thing is performing a free set and signing his new album Fated at Amoeba Records in Hollywood- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-3354/

Griffith Park’s free Shakespeare in the Park festival begins tonight. This year it’s Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing- http://www.iscla.org/

Friday

Miwa Matreyek is performing two shows for free at Union Station of her multimedia work which involves her shadow interacting with projected animation- https://www.facebook.com/events/880621822020716/

Lucky Dragons are the artists/performers for this session of Friday Flights at the Getty Center- http://www.getty.edu/visit/cal/events/ev_501.html

The Echo is having a pre-party for Lolipalooza 2 with a lineup including Tropical Popsicle, and The Memories- $12 or free with Lolipalooza 2 ticket- http://www.theecho.com/event/885563-lolipalooza-2-pre-party-los-angeles/

Gardens & Villa are playing at the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock- http://fyfpresents.com/2015/gardens-villa/

The Lovely Bad Things are at The Smell- http://www.thesmell.org/

Saturday

MOCA Grand Ave is having a panel and book signing in conjunction with the release of Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles, with artists Zoe Crosher, Bettina Hubby, Michael Shields, and Ed Templeton and moderated by David L.Ulin of the Los Angeles Times. The artists will “share their distinct visions of the city’s visual landscape”. (free)- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/panel-and-book-signing-five-artists-in-search-of-a-city/

Lolipop Records and the Echo present Lolipalooza 2 with a list of bands that includes White Fence, Cosmonauts, Corners, Winter, So Many Wizards and more- http://www.theecho.com/event/837711-lolipalooza-2-los-angeles/

Roses, Dunes, Sandlot, and DYGL are all playing a house show downtown for $5 with free beer- https://www.facebook.com/events/1604144926516758/

The Roots are at Club Nokia with Erykah Badu- http://www.clubnokia.com/events/detail/271821

Chinatown Summer Nights returns with live music from The Janks as well as other bands, cooking demonstrations, acrobatic shows, a beer garden, DJs, and more- http://www.chinatownla.com/calendar.php?eventcategoryId=4&eventId=424

Tijuana Panthers are headlining Summer and Music a free festival in Long Beach- http://summerandmusic.com/

Sunday

Basement Jaxx are at the Hollywood Bowl with Bootsy’s Rubber Band featuring Bootsy Collins and Tuxedo opening- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/basement-jaxx-bootsys-rubber-band-featuring-bootsy-collins-tuxedo/2015-06-28

For the panel discussion Photography and Composition at the Hammer Museum, Thomas Demand, Elad Lassry, and Catherine Opie will discuss themes in the exhibition Perfect Likeness with curator Russell Ferguson- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/06/photography-and-composition/

Devendra Banhart is talking with Zach Pennington, the head writer of the awesome LA app 5 Every Day, at LACMA’s Art Catalogues. There will be a DJ for the reception and a performance with Banhart’s band as well as a book signing (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/devendra-banhart

All weekend

The BET Experience is taking place at LA Live with a mix of free (including a Janelle Monae performance) and ticketed events- http://www.bet.com/bet-experience/2015/schedule.html

Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) has events all weekend to celebrate the culmination of The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, which had different artists putting up billboards along Interstate 10. Events include film screenings, artist talks, bus tours of the city, workshops and more- http://nomadicdivision.org/exhibition/the-manifest-destiny-billboard-project-2/

Nov 202014
 

Nosaj Thing- Eclipse/Blue

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/20-11/23)-

Thursday

Authors Geoff Dyer and Ricky Jay are speaking at the Hammer- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2014/11/geoff-dyer-ricky-jay/

Capital Cities are at the Fonda Theatre with Night Terrors of 1927 (also Friday)- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/253748

Friday

It’s opening night of the No Budget Film Festival and the feature film is The Past is a Grotesque Animal, a portrait Kevin Barnes of of Montreal, after which there will be a talk with the director and editor and later a cocktail reception with DJs and visual projections at the Vortex Immersion Dome. Events run all weekend- http://nobudgetfilmfest.com/events/

Saturday

The annual Great LA Walk will take on the Valley walking 17 miles along Ventura Blvd from Woodland Hills to North Hollywood (free)- http://greatlawalk.blogspot.com/

LACMA has a Woody Allen double feature for $5- Hannah and Her Sisters and Bullets Over Broadway- http://www.lacma.org/event/bullets-over-broadway

Peter Hook & The Light are at the Fonda performing New Order’s Low Life & Brotherhood in their entirety and an opening set of Joy Division material- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/248789

The Bots are playing at the Bootleg- http://foldsilverlake.com/event.cfm?id=176095&cart

Found Magazine’s Re-Ignition Tour and Book Release Party with editor Davy Rothbart and friends at the Bootleg ($10 includes the book)http://foldsilverlake.com/event.cfm?id=179628&cart

Sunday

Nosaj Thing is playing with Mangchi, Upsilon Acrux at the Smell- http://thesmell.tunestub.com/event.cfm?id=182599&cart

Artist Pierre Huyghe and Emma Lavigne, curator of contemporary art at the Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris, housed in the Centre Pompidou will be in conversation at LACMA- http://www.lacma.org/event/pierre-huyghe-conversation

Biz Markie, Peanut Butter Wolf, J.Rocc, and Break Beat Lou are djing at the Echoplex- http://www.theecho.com/event/708433-ultimate-breaks-beats-los-angeles/