Feb 092018
 

Spendtime Palace- Sonora

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/8-2/11/18)-

Thursday

Roger Guenveur Smith is will be presenting his solo performance Frederick Douglass Now at CAAM (get there early- they are expecting a large turnout!)

LACMA has a free screening of Anna Deveare Smith’s film of her performance piece, Notes from the Field, with a discussion with Smith to follow (free)

Art historian Thomas Crow will be discussing religion in contemporary art at Hammer Museum

Fu Manchu are playing a free live set at Amoeba Hollywood before their show at The Troubadour on Friday

Friday

Dead Prez are playing at The Roxy with Lyrics Born opening

YACHT are playing at the Lodge Room with French Vanilla opening

Writer Laurie Penny will be discussing science fiction, sexual liberation, intersectional feminism and more at The Last Bookstore (free)

The Big Pink, Collapsing Scenery and Palm Springsteen are playing a free show at Zebulon

Saturday

Artist Catherine Opie will be in conversation with architect Michael Maltzan, and deputy director and curator of LAXART Catherine Taft at Regen Projects

Picture This, at The Virgil, is a live comedy show where the stand-ups are drawn live by animators and cartoonists with unpredictable results (free)

For Rock Lottery, taking place this time at The Echo, 25 different musicians meet at 10 am and are divided into groups of five to create and rehearse songs that are then played at a show that night. This event’s musicians include Mikal Cronin, Mike Watt, Patty Schemel, and Kelcey Ayer.

Simian Mobile Disco and Matthew Dear are playing DJ sets for the LAMP 5 year Anniversary party at 1720

Sunday

Spendtime Palace are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Santoros, The Bash Dogs, and Bear Call opening

Broken Hearts Circus at Angel City Brewery will combine drinks and food with games, a stilt walker, circus performers, live music and more (free)

Froth are one of the bands playing at Part Time Punk’s My Bloody Valentine Nite at The Echoplex

 

Jan 122018
 

Shannon Lay- Asa

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/11-1/14/18)-

Thursday

Shannon Lay is opening for Ablebody and So Many Wizards at The Hi Hat

MOCA Grand Avenue and LA Film Forum are hosting the film screening- Estrellas de Ayer: Latin Camp–  “a new constellation of Latina/o American fascination with Hollywood starlets: José Rodríguez Soltero’s classic Lupe (1966); the celebration of decadentism in the Colombian film Pasión y Muerte de Margarita Gautier (1964), by Enrique Grau & Luís Ernesto Arocha; and other films that pay homage to Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, and Lupe Vélez, replete with campy nods to the star system” ($15)

The LA Art Show opened yesterday and continues today until Sunday

The LA Launch Party for Oral History Project’s Women of Rock is tonight at Zebulon with live performances and discussion panels with artists that include Phranc, Neon Music, Alice Bag, Patty Schemel and more

Poet Srikanth Reddy will be giving a free reading and book signing at Hammer Museum

Luna are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Big Mother Gig opening

Friday

Artist Carolina Caycedo will be speaking as part of a participatory book launch/event at LACMA that begins in the exhibition A Universal History of Infamy, and includes performances by Marina Magalhães, Isis Avalos, and Samad Raheem Guerra (free)

Sextile are playing at The Hi Hat with Flat Worms and Warm Drag opening

The Egyptian Theatre is showing a double feature of The Florida Project and Shadow of the Vampire with a discussion in between the films with Willem Dafoe

Emily Wells is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Haunted Summer opening

Red Aunts are playing with The Lamps and Des Roar at The Echo

Saturday

Sadly, gallery and event space Machine Project is closing its doors- for their final event they are having a print sale from 2-6pm, followed by a closing party with beer and surprise performances

The Bookstore at MAF is hosting a reading with writers Alissa Bennett and John Marr- Bennett will share two of her essays about dead celebrities and Marr will read from his work chronicling tragic accidents (both will be signing their respective zines after)

Neon Indian and Holy Ghost! are playing DJ sets with Gigamesh at Exchange LA

American Culture are playing with Plague Survivor at Zebulon

Sunday

The California African American Museum is hosting an all day symposium to mark the closing of the exhibition We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85- with opening remarks by Alison Saar honoring her mother Betye Saar and Samella Lewis, Faith Ringgold in conversation with her daughter Michele Wallace, a workshop, a performance, a closing reception and more (free but register)

White Magic are opening for Linda Perhacs at Zebulon

Big Boi is playing at The Regent Theater with The Cool Kids opening

No Win are opening for Teenage Faces at The Hi Hat

Justus Proffit and The She’s are opening for Potty Mouth at the Bootleg Theater

All Weekend

The Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA  has numerous performances happening throughout the weekend at  REDCAT (many of them free)

dineL.A. is back for its winter edition and runs until 1/26

Mar 122015
 

Thee Oh Sees- Minotaur

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/12-3/15)-

Thursday

MUSICAL EXPOSITION featuring Thee Oh Sees and Caldwell/Tester at Human Resources LA in Chinatown- http://humanresourcesla.com/event-details/2015/3/8/31215-musical-exposition-thee-oh-sees-and-caldwelltester.html

DTLA Art Walk- http://www.downtownartwalk.org/

Television great Norman Lear, creator of All in the Family and Sanford and Son will speak with Phil Rosenthal, creator of Everybody Loves Raymond at the Wallis Annneberg Center for the Performing Arts- http://writersblocpresents.com/main/normanlear/

Artist Cauleen Smith will screen and discuss The Way Out Is the Way Two: Fourteen Short Films About Chicago and Sun Ra at MOCA Grand http://www.lafilmforum.org/schedule/winter-2015/cauleen-smith-the-way-out-is-the-way-two/

Friday

ArtNight Pasadena is a great biannual event where many of the museums and galleries are free, with shuttles connecting the institutions. This year you can tie it in with the last days of Old Pasadena Happy Hour Week if you like your culture to include a little booze- http://artnightpasadena.org/

As part of Atlas in LA 356 Mission will be screening several of his short films and he will be in conversation with Laurie Weeks for a book release- http://356mission.tumblr.com/post/112370420715/charles-atlas-early-collaborations-book-release

Chicas Rockeras of Southeast LA is having a fundraiser for their Girls Rock Camp with Upset (Patty Schemel and Ali Koehler) and other rock bands- https://www.facebook.com/events/1387554484892419

Dream Boys are playing with Shy Boys at La Cita- http://www.lacitabar.com/event/ptp-presents-shy-boys-and-dream-boys/

Friday and Saturday

LACMA is having a two day symposium- Photography and Philosophy-with various speakers- http://www.lacma.org/event/photography-symposium

Saturday

NELAart’s Second Saturday art walk takes place at galleries around Highland Park and Eagle Rock- http://www.nelaart.org/

Two of Charles Atlas’ most famous dance narrative films Ex-Romance and Hail the New Puritan will be screened at Human Resources gallery- http://humanresourcesla.com/event-details/2015/3/10/31415-charles-atlas-dance-dance-dance.html

Santa Monica Airport Art Walk- http://www.smgov.net/Portals/Culture/Events/Santa_Monica_Airport_Artwalk.aspx

North London band Wolf Mother are playing a sold out show at the Bootleg theater but tickets maybe available at the door- http://foldsilverlake.com/event.cfm?id=191278&cart

Sunday

Harry Dean Stanton will be performing after a screening of cult film Repo Man at the Regent Theater- http://www.theecho.com/event/798391-double-feature-screening-los-angeles/

A Place to Bury Strangers are playing at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/721655-place-bury-strangers-los-angeles/

Also part of Atlas in LA, the Egyptian Theater will be screening two of his films – http://www.lafilmforum.org/schedule/winter-2015/dark-sides-of-intimacy-with-charles-atlas/

Russell Ferguson and Thomas Demand join Michael Fried for a conversation about painting, photography and film, focused on Fried’s new book Another Light: Jacques Louis David to Thomas Demand at LACMA (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/fried-ferguson-demand

The LA Marathon is on so don’t make plans before noon in most parts of the city- http://www.lamarathon.com/race-weekend/street-closures