Dec 142018
 

Conner Youngblood- The Birds of Finland

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/14-12/16/18)-

Friday

Conner Youngblood is performing at the Moroccan Lounge

John Grant is playing at The Lodge Room with Two Medicine opening

Holidaze, a benefit for the community of Paradise California, is taking place at Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth with a list of comedians performing including Bob Odenkirk and The Lucas Brothers, as well as a “musical experience” by LYNAS, and surprise guests

Union Station is having a free cocoa concert with a performance by reggae band The Lions, DJ sets by Connie Price, a cocoa bar, a holiday craft zone, free cotton candy, and more

Tijuana Panthers are playing at The Roxy with Gothic Tropic and The Cozzmos opening

The Shacks are opening for Middle Kids at the Echoplex

 

Saturday

Arcana Books is hosting an event to celebrate Todd Hido’s new book Bright Black World, with a book signing and refreshments from 4-6pm

Z Berg & Friends are having a Holiday Show at Pico Union Project

Bergamot Station is having their annual Winter Open House, a free day of art, artist talks, food, and entertainment that includes The Other Reindeer Carolers and a performance by Kybele Dance Company

Helena Deland is playing at The Echo with Buzzy Lee

Artist Thomas Demand will be in conversation with LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan at Art Catalogues at LACMA. Demand will also be signing copies of his new book. (free)

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic are playing at Catch One with special guest Peanut Butter Wolf

 

Sunday

In the morning Hauser & Wirth is hosting a 90 minute soundbath meditation amidst the mobiles of their Calder exhibition ($15)

To celebrate the opening of The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka at LACMA, there will be a free lamp lighting ceremony followed by performances by the Sri Lanka Foundation of Performing Arts and Thath Jith Dance Company

Zebulon is having a Holiday Bazaar all day (free also on Saturday) and afterwords Pavo Pavo, Cornelia Murr and Greg Uhlmann will be playing a free show

Childish Gambino will be performing at The Forum with special guest Rae Sremmurd

Jun 212018
 

Juniore- Magnifique

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/21- 6/24/18)-

Thursday

MOCA’s free music night returns to their Geffen Contemporary location with TT featuring Theresa Wayman from Warpaint, WIVES, Current Joys, and Honey Power DJs

Tonight at Hammer Museum, Made in L.A. 2018 co-curator Erin Christovale will be discussing artist EJ Hill’s practice (for his project he “ran laps around every Los Angeles school he attended, a reflection on the hardships that black, brown, and queer bodies endure as well as their resilience”) with Amanda Hunt, MOCA Los Angeles director of education and public programming and Desert X 2019 co-curator, and artist Texas Isaiah, who collaborated on Hill’s project. (free)

designLAb at the Pacific Design Center is having a reception for its Summer 2018 Exhibition

There are still tickets left for the Ted Leo and the Pharmacists show at The Echo, celebrating the 15th anniversary of their album Hearts of Oak, with Summer Cannibals opening

Anemone are opening for Men I Trust at the Echoplex

Friday

WAVVES are playing a free show at FIGat7th with Thumpasaurus opening

French pianist, composer, and musical director for Phoenix and Sebastien Tellier, Chassol, is performing his “ultrascore” project, INDIAMORE, free for Grand Performances. The film will be projected and accompanied by live music.

Filmmaker Catherine Gund’s documentary Hallelujah! Ron Athey: A Story of Deliverance will be screening at the Billy Wilder Theater as part of the Legacy Project screenings curated this season by Zackary Drucker.  Gund, Athey and Drucker will be in person for this event.

La Luz are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Summer Twins opening

Flora Wiegmann will be performing Reduction Burn, a series of movements with other dancers that reflect on the recent California fires, at Hammer Museum

The ‘B’ Girls, Death Valley Girls, and Kamila and the Karnivores are playing at Zebulon with performances and readings by Lydia Lunch, Carla Bozulich’s “Bloody Claws”

Saturday

Artists Nikita Gale and Candice Lin will be discussing Patrick Staff’s work during a 3pm tour of Made in L.A. 2018 at Hammer Museum

Blue Roof Studios is having a free daytime arts festival with artwork by over 60 artists, music, performances, an art makers bazaar and more

Self Help Graphics & Art is having its Annual Print Fair & Exhibition which includes free workshops and demos

The Getty’s free music night Off the 405 returns with Peaking Lights Family Band which includes drummer Onochie Chukwurah and dancers

FEELS and Hooveriii are playing a free show at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

Grand Performances free programming continues with Secret Life of Muslims, an evening of live music, comedy and short films

Sudan Archives, Peanut Butter Wolf, MNDSGN, Jerry Paper, and more are playing Stones Throw Soul at 1720

Sunday

French indie pop quartet Juniore are playing at the Echoplex with Sonoda and Tangients

Get a special guided tour of Clifton’s historic restaurant with a book signing and discussion with the authors of 100 Things to Do in Los Angeles Before You Die, 2nd Edition to follow ($10)

Father John Misty is playing at the Hollywood Bowl with Gillian Welch and Big Thief

Spendtime Palace are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Dr Danny and The No. 44 opening

Jun 292017
 

Sir Sly- Astronaut

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/29-7/3/17)-

Thursday

Sir Sly are playing the El Rey Theatre with PAPA

For MOCA’s free (but RSVP) music night at The Geffen Contemporary location- the bands are Surf Curse, Tacocat and Starcrawler

At MOCA’s Grand Avenue location, photographer Deana Lawson will be discussing the work of Kerry James Marshall for the Artists on Artists series (free)

This week’s free concert at Santa Monica Pier is Lemaitre and Coast Modern

For this week’s Oracle Film Series at The Broad, Claire Denis’ film Beau Travail will be shown along with Rineke Dijkstra’s short Annemiek ($10)

The Hammer Museum has a free screening of Fellini’s Juliet of the Spirits

Bedouine is playing at the Bootleg Theater with CHIMNEY opening

Frankie and the Witch Fingers are opening for The Paranoyds at The Echo

Friday

For the last of the Constitutional Happy Hour programs at The Hammer Museum, the topic is hate speech

For the first DJ Night in Grand Park, Peanut Butter Wolf will be performing along with other DJs he has chosen

Junior Boys, Kilo Kish, How to Dress Well and Chrome Sparks (DJ set) are playing at the Globe Theatre

Ducktails is playing at the Hi Hat with Jimmy Whispers and Martin Frawley

Saturday

Meatbodies and Feels are playing at the Teragram Ballroom

The Districts are playing at the Troubadour with The Spirit of the Beehive and Norwegian Arms opening

The outdoor movie at The Autry in Griffith Park this week is Top Gun

For the first of Chinatown’s Summer Nights there are artisan and culinary presentations, a craft and vintage market, a beer garden, a live music stage and more. Plus there are some excellent art galleries nearby worth checking out.

Matthew Modine and Vincent D’Onofrio will be discussing Full Metal Jacket before its screening at The Egyptian Theatre

Tycho is playing at the Greek Theatre with Todd Terje & The Olsens

Sunday

Deap Vally, Plague Vendor, The Red Pears, Zig Zags, Flat Worms and many more are playing the all day Dirty Penni Fest at The Echo and Echoplex

The Egyptian Theatre is showing Jaws

Street Food Cinema at Los Angeles State Historic Park is showing Fight Club

All Weekend (Friday-Sunday)

The Anime Expo is at the Los Angeles Convention Center (running until 7/4)

626 Night Market returns to Santa Anita Park

Free outdoor Shakespeare performances return to Griffith Park with Measure for Measure

Feb 232017
 

Moaning- The Same

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/23-2/26/17)-

Thursday

Former US poet laureate and author Robert Pinsky will be reading at the Hammer Museum with a book signing to follow (free)

Artist, architect, and filmmaker Alfredo Jaar, winner of the MacArthur and Guggenheim awards, discusses his recent work and reflects on “The Rwanda Project” at The Getty (free with RSVP)

Hippie Sabotage are playing with Branchez at The Novo

SCREEN: Hannah Black at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA presents recent video works from the artist/writer with a post screening conversation. While there you can check out the opening night preview of the LA Art Book Fair with special musical performances by Seth Bogart and Kembra Pfahler & Christian Music from The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black ($10 and includes a special edition by Mike Mills)

Karriem Riggins is playing at The Hi Hat with Peanut Butter Wolf and J Rocc opening

Split Single are playing at Resident with Imaad Wasif

Friday

Moaning, Jurassic Shark, Janelane, and Melted are playing at The Hi Hat for Oh My Rockness’s Hardest Working Bands 2016

Skirball museum is hosting Late Night Lichtenstein, a chance to see Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A. for free and get free exhibition swag

The LA Art Book Fair returns to The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA  with lots of free programs and a chance to get some great artwork (also Saturday and Sunday)

Moon Duo are playing with Umberto at The Echo

The Octopus Project are playing with Sound of Ceres and Hidden Speaker at the Bootleg Theater

Saturday

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery is hosting readings and performances from 1-5pm to accompany the current exhibition Ours is a City of Writers

Artist/musician Billy Morrison and installation artist Plastic Jesus are showing 36 pieces of artwork for a free show titled Anesthesia: The Art of Oblivion at Gibson Brands Sunset (the former Tower Records)

Gibbz is playing at the Bootleg Theater

Sunday

It’s Oscar Sunday and the Ace Hotel is hosting a free (with RSVP) Award Show Watch Party with the Oscar’s streaming on the theater’s big screen

Teen Daze are opening for Mozart’s Sister at the Bootleg Theater

The Tracks are opening for Starcrawler at The Echo

 

 

 

Sep 292016
 

Gringo Star- Rotten

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9-29-10/2/16)-

Thursday

Gringo Star are playing at The Satellite with The Relationship (Weezer guitarist Brian Bell’s band) and Night Talks

Hammer Museum is showing Eva Hesse, a documentary about the artist with a Q & A with the director Marcie Begleiter and producer Karen Shapiro afterwards

Trentemøller is performing and signing copies of his new album Fixion at Amoeba Hollywood before his sold out show at Hollywood Forever’s Mason Lodge  (free but get there early)

It’s the first of two nights of UnSilent Cinema at FIGat7th (presented by Arts Brookfield) where musicians provide a contemporary score for classic silent films. Tonight Marc Ribot will score Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid and Alvin Youngblood Hart will score Fatty Arbuckle’s Out West. There will also be a Chaplin Speakeasy Happy Hour and DJs before the program begins. (free)

As part of  The Broad’s film series Doll Parts, tonight they will be screening Ming Wong’s Life of Imitation followed by Douglas Sirk’s Imitation of Life ($12 includes same-night access to the museum

The Soul Rebels Sound System ft. Talib Kweli are playing at the Fonda Theatre

Friday

For the second night of UnSilent Cinema at FIGat7th, electronic musicians will be the focus for the program- Daedelus will be scoring Charlie Chaplin’s Easy Street, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith will be scoring Harry Smith’s Early Abstractions, Jimmy Tamborello will be scoring Buster Keaton’s Cops, and Callie will be scoring Chaplin’s One A.M.

Thievery Corporation are playing the Greek Theatre with Chronixx

Front Porch Cinema is hosting a free movie night at the Santa Monica Pier with a screening of Zootopia

The Regrettes are playing at Non Plus Ultra with Casinos and Liily

TV Girl, Avid Dancer, and Bad Wave are playing at The Hi Hat

Saturday

Jimmy Kimmel Live is having a yard sale in the studio’s back parking lot in Hollywood to benefit My Friend’s Place, an organization that helps homeless youth

For the performance- At the Edge of Space and Time: Expanding beyond Our 4% Universe, at the Hammer Museum, collaborators Jennifer Moon and laub will “bring viewers on an adventure through the cosmos, the multiverse, and beyond, presenting ideas about love, faith, and revolution by queering various scientific disciplines”. (free, also on Sunday)

It’s Dublab’s 17th Anniversary and they are having a party at Union Nightclub (formerly known as Jewel’s Catch One) with performances by Peanut Butter Wolf, Egyptian Lover and many more

Edward Scissorhands is the movie this week for the Electric Dusk Drive-In

Sunday

For Cinefamily’s wine tasting/film screening in Barnsdall Park they are showing Fellini’s Satyricon

Dynasty Handbag is performing at the Hammer Museum (free)

Jah Wobble And The Invaders of The Heart are playing with LA Drones at the Echoplex

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

Jul 142016
 

Mikal Cronin- Say

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/14-7/17/16)-

Thursday

In the Red Records is having a three night event at The Echo to celebrate their 25th Anniversary. Tonight Mikal Cronin and Ty Segall will be playing their collaborative album Reverse Shark Attack as part of the long list of performances from bands that include The Gories,The Oblivions, Zig Zags and more.

Downtown Artwalk is back for its monthly night- this time celebrating performance art

LACMA is hosting a free screening of the New York Times’ Op-Docs—”short films commissioned by the Times in which point-of-view is as integral and storytelling skills” with this year’s edition devoted to films by women directors.

The Hammer’s free weekly music night Disappear Here continues with Peanut Butter Wolf and Mndsgn performing

Børns is playing with Porches for Santa Monica Pier’s free concert

Friday

Beginning Friday and running until 7/24 is Union Station 360° a multi-sensory cinematic “360 experience” that will include a projection mapped art and video installation that will respond to visitor’s movement along with images of Los Angeles

For the Getty’s Friday Flights, there will be a musical performance by Chris Cohen, a multi-site music performance by wild Up’s Andrew Tholl, Song of Eurydice, a choral and dance performance by mecca vazie andrews and Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs, a poetry reading organized by artist Keith J. Varadi, and a film program presented by Veggie Cloud.

Ducktails are playing at Highland Park Ebell

Shannon and the Clams are playing with Peach Kelli Pop at the Teragram Ballroom

Friday and Saturday

Diana Ross is performing at the Hollywood Bowl

Saturday

We Are Scientists are performing With Love and Squalor at the El Rey Theatre

North by Northwest is the outdoor movie at The Autry this week

Chinatown Summer Nights is a free event with bands, a market, beer garden, performances, food demonstrations and more

Baaba Maal is playing a free show with Classixx and Brazilian Girls in Century Park outside the Annenberg Space for Photography

Wye Oak are playing at the Teragram Ballroom

Sunday

The Egyptian Theatre is showing the British film version of Lord of the Flies and the Japanese pre-Hunger Games kids hunting other kids film Battle Royale

Fear of Men are playing with Roses and Puro Instinct at The Echo

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/

Jul 032014
 

Phantogram- Mouthful of Diamonds

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/3-7/6)-

Thursday

Dublab presents Peaking Lights and Pharoahs at Levitt Pavillion MacArthur Park (free)- http://www.levittla.org/2014-concert-calendar/#July

San Pedro ArtWalk- http://www.1stthursday.com/

Friday (July 4th)

Fireworks, bands, outdoors and FREE- check out the “Altimate 4th of July Block Party” in Grand Park. Bands include Phantogram, Brick +Mortar, Semi Precious Weapons, Wild Cub and Echosmith- http://www.alt987fm.com/pages/events/altimate-block-party-2014/index-main.php?dmu=1404365495236#.U7TquahfnU4

Want fireworks but a bit more mellow?- Steve Martin is playing with the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell at the Hollywood Bowl (also Thursday and Saturday)- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/july-4th-fireworks-spectacular-steve-martin-and-steep-canyon-rangers-featuring-edie-bricke-1

If you are heading to Long Beach the Aquarium of the Pacific is staying open late with a BBQ and views of the fireworks there- http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/july_4th/

Cinefamily is offering a 4th of July celebration with a picnic, America related short films, a surf band and a screening of Hell Angels Foreverhttp://www.cinefamily.org/films/special-events-july-2014/

Angel City Brewery in the Arts District is throwing a party too- http://angelcitybrewery.com/events/merica-fest/

Saturday

Still watching the World Cup despite America’s recent loss and want to see the Made In LA show at the Hammer Museum? You can do both!- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2014/06/fifa-2014-world-cup-live-broadcasts/

Peter Murphy is playing at El Rey Theatre- http://www.axs.com/events/249538/peter-murphy-tickets?skin=goldenvoice

Jaws is playing outside of the Autry Museum- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/eat-see-hear-jaws-outdoor-movie-tickets-11113060463?aff=eorg

Stones Throw Picnic featuring Peanut Butter Wolf at California Plaza downtown as part of Grand Performances- http://www.grandperformances.org/events/stones-throw-picnic/

Sunday

Street artist Pastey Whyte is having an ice cream social (free ice cream!) for his art show at Gold Haus Gallery in Highland Park from 3-6- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gold-Haus-Gallery/141034196094226

The Fresh & Onlys at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/531149-fresh-onlys-ringo-los-angeles/

Amen Dunes is playing for free at Origami Vinyl- http://www.origamiorigami.com/