Aug 172018
 

Oddnesse- I Used To

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/17-8/19/18)-

*special note – This weekend is Echo Park Rising and there are A LOT of bands playing (full list here). In the listings below I have selected a few good options if you want to check out some good, free, music- but there are still plenty of great bands playing that had to be left out just to keep this post a reasonable length! *

Friday

Friday Flights, The Getty’s free art and music series, continues with Ian Svenonius’ Escape-ism, a fashion show by label NO SESSO, a music project by Tyler Matthew Oyer, a performance by psych-folk band Gun Outfit, a pop up book shop, and more

Smokescreens are playing a free show with Susan at Highland Park Bowl

Hauser and Wirth is having a one-night-only screening of Paul McCarthy’s cisuM fo dnuoS ehT / The Sound of Music, in which the 1965 film is projected upside down and in reverse (free but register)

Tonight’s choices for Echo Park RisingJustus Proffit at Spacedust at 5pm or at Stories Books & Cafe at 8:10pm, Linafornia at The Echo at 5:20pm, Slut Island at the Echoplex at 5:40pm, Billy Changer at Spacedust at 6pm, The Molochs at the Echoplex at 7:30pm, James Supercave at the Laveta Stage at 9:20pm, Wild Wing at Stories Books & Cafe at 9:50pm, Current Joys at the Echoplex at 10pm

Metro Art is screening I Am Love at Union Station as the final installment of their food film series (free)

Mystic Braves are having a record release show at the Teragram Ballroom with The Creation Factory and The Pesos

Saturday

Today and tonight’s choices for Echo Park RisingAvi Buffalo at Little Joy Cocktails at 4:10pm, Cold Showers at The Echo at 5:50pm, The Paranoyds at the Echoplex at 6:20pm, Livingmore at Trencher at 7pm, Lukas Frank at Taix Champagne Room at 7pm, Flatworms at The Echo at 7:30pm, Triptides at Nico & Bullitt at 8pm, Oddnesse at Taix Champagne Room at 9pm,  Potty Mouth at Lot 1 Cafe at 10pm, The Entire Universe at Cosmic Vinyl at 11pm, Alley Cats at Lot 1 Cafe at 11:59pm

Blum & Poe are having an art auction and benefit for the California Coalition for Women Prisoners

Praz-Delavallade is hosting a launch party for Carla Issue 13 and a closing party for As You Like It – C’est Comme Vous Voulez, their current exhbition, with cocktails, hotdogs and music by Andrew Norman Wilson (free)

The Egyptian Theatre has a double feature of Blue Velvet and River’s Edge

Saturday and Sunday

All My Friends Music Festival is taking place at ROW DTLA with a huge list of performers including Gucci Mane, Jhene Aiko, RL Grime, and Little Boots on Saturday and M.I.A. , Jamie xx, Armand Van Helden, Yo Gotti, Anna Lunoe, and Cut Chemist on Sunday ($100 per day/ $157 for both days)

Sunday

Today and tonight’s choices for Echo Park RisingNONA at Sticky Rice at 3:20pm, Goon at The Echo at 4:30pm, The Tissues at the Echoplex at 5:50pm, Hit Bargain at The Echo at 6:10pm, LA Drones at the Echoplex at 7:30pm, Sister Mantos at The Echo at 7:50pm, Orchin at Little Joy Cocktails at 9:10pm, Gospel Beach at The Echo at 9:30pm, Lo Hum at The Semi-Tropic at 10pm

Lucy Sparrow’s Sparrow Mart– her handmade, all felt supermarket with everything available for purchase- continues at The Standard, Downtown L.A.

Catch Independent Shakespeare Co.’s production of Titus for free in Griffith Park

Sep 212017
 

Amber Mark- Lose My Cool

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/21-9/24/17)-

Thursday

Amber Mark and Kacy Hill are the opening acts for the Glass Animals show at The Shrine

For Hauser & Wirth’s free outdoor double feature film screening this week, artist Paul McCarthy has chosen The Pawnbroker and Mudhoney

The Venice Art Crawl returns with galleries open late and free performances

Friday

Hammer Museum is having a free music night- ¡Pa’rriba! (Get Up!)- with performances by Lido Pimienta, Sister Mantos, and Chulita Vinyl Club

TokiMonsta is playing at The Wiltern

Steady Holiday and Jimmy Whispers are opening for Dent May at the Bootleg Theater

Psychic TV are playing at the Echoplex with LA Drones

This Will Destroy You are playing at Pico Union Project

Saturday

Outfest Fusion is hosting Proud Movie Night in Grand Park with a showcase of short films, DJ sets, and a Q&A with filmmakers before the films

There will be a reading of Jean-Paul Sartre’s Nausea in the North Gallery of Hauser & Wirth, chosen by artist Paul McCarthy to follow his exhibition (free but register)

The Hi Hat and Play Like A Girl are having a free panel discussion- Pitch Perfect: Navigating The World of Press and Publicity– with a group of women journalists and publicists from the music industry

Kasabian are playing at The Wiltern with Slaves opening

So Many Wizards, Melted and Pinky Pinky are playing a benefit downtown for Non Plus Ultra

Sunday

MOCA Grand Ave is hosting roundtable discussion “addressing the omission of women from the dominant art historical narrative, both on a local and global scale”. Hammer Chief Curator Connie Butler and Los Angeles–based artists Barbara T. Smith and Lita Albuquerque will discuss their work to remedy this as curators, art historians, and artists, with MOCA Chief Curator Helen Molesworth moderating.

In conjunction with the programming for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, artist Nuno Ramos will be discussing his work, currently on view at Hauser & Wirth, with curator Graham Steele (free but register)

Abbot Kinney Festival returns for its annual event with vendors, rides, live music and more (free)

Generacion Suicida are playing at The Echo with Fantasy Lane and Die Group

Frankie Rose is playing at the Echoplex with Suburban Living and Business of Dreams

Sep 072017
 

Freedom Fry- Shaky Ground

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/7-9/10/17)-

Thursday

The Regrettes and The Paranoyds are playing a free show at the Dr. Martins Store in  Studio City- RSVP here

Musician and writer Tim Kasher is screening his debut feature film at the Bootleg Theater with a concert and Q & A to follow

LACMA has a free screening of an episode of One Mississippi and includes a conversation with Tig Notaro, executive producer Kate Robin, and some of the cast

For the third installment of Paul McCarthy’s free outdoor film series at Hauser & Wirth, the films are Heidi and Waterworld

Chance The Rapper’s brother Taylor Bennett is also a rapper and he’s performing at the Echoplex tonight with Melo Makes Music

New Mystics are playing at The Echo with HOTT MT, The Red Pears and Yeses opening

Irish punk band Stiff Little Fingers are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Death By Unga Bunga opening

Fruit Bats are playing a solo set with Jed Maheu opening at Resident

Friday

The Ohana Music Fest starts today at Doheny State Beach with Social Distortion, Pixies, TV On The Radio, The Orwells and more- it’s not cheap though- each night is $100+ (continues Saturday with Eddie Vedder headlining  and Sunday with Jack Johnson headlining)

To celebrate the life of Jeanne Moreau, the Aero Theatre is showing a double feature- La Notte and Diary of a Chambermaid (Saturday they are showing Jules and Jim and Bay of Angels)

The Wiltern is showing Easy Rider with a live band providing the soundtrack

Corbin & Shlohmo are playing at The Novo

Kolars are playing at The Echo with Livingmore and Moded opening

 

Saturday

Sunstock Solar Arts & Music Festival returns for its second year with bands Freedom Fry, Robert DeLong, Ra Ra Riot, Fuzzy Crystals, and more

ICA LA (Institute of Contemporary Art) is having it’s Grand Opening Weekend with exhibition tours, talks, performances, workshops and more (free, also on Sunday)

It’s the second day of the Day N Night Fest in Anaheim and tonight Chance The Rapper, SZA, Vic Mensa, Earl Sweatshirt, Lil Uzi Vert, and Playboi Carti are just some of the many performers (Travis Scott headlines Friday)

Pamela M. Lee, Osgood Hooker Professorship in Fine Arts, Stanford University, will be at LACMA to discuss the art scenes in New York and Los Angeles at the time Virginia Dwan operated her galleries in the two cities. The free lecture is in conjunction with LACMAs current exhibition Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959–1971

For the opening of their exhibition at Gavlak Gallery, Los Super Elegantes will be performing a medley of their greatest performances

Lemaitre are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Blackbird Blackbird and STANAJ opening

Sunday

As part of the second day of events for ICA LA’s Grand Opening Weekend, leading scholars of Latin American art and culture Josh Kun, Rubén Gallo, and James Oles will join conservator Harriet Stratis to discuss the life and work of Martín Ramírez (free, register here)

It’s the last night to see The Muppets Take The Bowl and catch the fireworks at The Hollywood Bowl

It’s the last day (and night) of the Day N Night Fest– Kendrick Lamar is performing with a huge list of performers that includes YG, 21 Savage and Princess Nokia

Grand Park is hosting the Beat Swap Meet- a chance to score some vinyl and check out some b-boy and b-girl moves (free)

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

May 112017
 

Jonathan Coulton- All This Time

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/11-5/14/17)-

Thursday

For their Oracle Film series, The Broad is screening Peggy Ahwesh’s She Puppet and Olivier Assayas’ Demonlover

Playwright Eve Ensler will be discussing intersectional activism with legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw at the Hammer Museum

Downtown LA’s Art Walk theme this month is Zine Nite

Magic Wands, Geneva Jacuzzi, and Glaare are playing at The Hi Hat

Com Truise and Clark are performing at the Regent Theater

Friday

Hammer Museum is having a Constitutional Happy Hour on Fridays in May and June with guided conversations about the Constitution and $5 draft beer and wine. This week’s topic is “Is it possible to constrain Trump under the War Powers Clause?” with Loyola law school professor David Glazier leading the discussion.

PJ Harvey is playing at The Greek Theatre

Subject: Los Angeles returns this week to the Bob Baker Marionette Theater with Los Angeles Lovers as its theme and Angelyne hosting

Author Terry McMillan (How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting To Exhale) is having a talk and book signing at the California African American Museum (free but RSVP)

Rhondavous is happening at Union Nightclub with a long list of DJs that includes Pete Tong, Little Boots and more

Wale is performing at The Novo

Pomo is playing at the Echoplex with Harrison Brome

Saturday

Jonathan Coulton is opening for Aimee Mann at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel

Penny Rimbaud (poet and founder of the anarchist punk band Crass) will be in conversation with Simon Birch and Nigel Daly, and performing later in the evening at The 14th Factory ($30 for the talk/ $40 talk and performance)

Paul McCarthy, Julien Bismuth, and Christian Scheidemann will be discussing Jason Rhoades’ 1999 monolithic installation, Perfect World, at Hauser & Wirth (free but RSVP)

At the Drive-In are back and playing at the Shrine Auditorium with Le Butcherettes opening

Conor Oberst is playing at The Greek Theatre with Julien Baker opening

Sunday

To celebrate Mother’s Day, The Theatre at the Ace Hotel is showing Mommie Dearest or you can see it at the Egyptian Theatre

It’s the second day of Unique LA’s Spring Market ($15 includes entry for both days, drinks and snacks)

The Vacant Lots are playing with Gateway Drugs and The Meeting Places for The Echo’s Part Time Punks night

Oct 062016
 

Tourist- To Have You Back

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/6-10/9/16)-

Thursday

Deap Vally are playing a free set at Amoeba Hollywood and signing their new album Femejism

Monument, the performance series which pairs Los Angeles–based musicians and sound artists with pieces within the current installation of MOCA Grand Ave’s permanent collection, returns with Greg Kowalsky and Damon Eliza Palermo(free)

Eric Erlandson of Hole has created Pretty Looking Back: An orchestral interpretation celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hole’s first album, “Pretty On the Inside” taking place at the Regent Theater

The Fall Market and designLAb’s gallery event are both on at the Pacific Design Center

For this week’s CraftNight at CAFAM, artist Mimi Haddon will be teaching participants to make fiber sculptures, wall hangings, or wearable art ($10 includes materials, drinks, and snacks)

Miike Snow is playing at The Shrine Auditorium with Zella Day

Tycho are playing at the Fonda Theatre (also Friday)

Friday

Tourist is playing at the El Rey Theatre

Skirball Cultural Center is hosting Into the Night, an after hours event to accompany their current exhibit Pop for the People, which will include poster printing with artists from Self Help Graphics & Art, performances by Seth Bogart and Chela, as well as food and drink

Grouplove are playing at the Hollywood Palladium

For their Cinema Under the Stars event, the Getty Villa is showing Monty Python’s The Life of Brian ($5 +$10 for parking)

Resident is hosting Feminist Friday featuring the band mini bear (free with rsvp)

Mystic Braves are headlining a night of bands at the Troubadour

Saturday

Culver City Arts District’s Art Walk runs from 2-6pm with music performances, workshops, art activities and more

The Getty Villa is showing Richard Lester’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum for the second night of their Cinema Under the Stars event ($5 +$10 for parking)

Allah-Las are playing with TOPS at the Regent Theater

GTA are performing at The Shrine Auditorium

Kula Shaker are playing at The Roxy

Saturday and Sunday

Santa Monica Art Studios is having its 12th Year Anniversary Open Studios

Sunday

Hauser Wirth & Schimmel is hosting a panel discussion with Rita Ackermann, Kim Gordon, Richard Jackson, and Paul McCarthy. Ackermann will moderate a lively discussion focused on painting as performance, the importance of failure in art, the role of the accident in artwork, and the artist as exhibitionist. (free but mandatory RSVP)

Terry Malts is playing at the Hi Hat with Devon Williams

There’s a free mole festival, La Feria de los Moles, taking place on Olvera Street

Robyn Hitchcock is playing at Largo

Weirdo Night! is back at El Cid for more experimental comedic performance and video hosted by Dynasty Handbag

 

 

 

 

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)