Oct 042018
 

Depreston- Courtney Barnett

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/4-10/7/18)-

Thursday

Looking for information on the upcoming Midterm Elections? Hammer Museum is hosting a Midterms Primer with Christina Bellantoni, journalist and director of the Annenberg Media Center; Shaniqua McClendon, political director for Crooked Media, home to the popular podcast Pod Save America; and Rick Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine, discussing the issues and candidates that define the political landscape. It will be moderated by Jessica Yellin, journalist and former chief White House correspondent for CNN.

Interpol are playing with The Kills and Sunflower Bean at the Hollywood Bowl

Mint Field and Deep Fields are opening for Ulrika Spacek at The Echo

Friday

Courtney Barnett is playing at The Greek Theatre with Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks and Waxahatchee opening

Photo Independent opens at The Reef and runs until Sunday

It’s the last weekend to visit the Pasadena Museum of California Art before it closes forever, and today is the last day to visit for free

The Adult Swim Festival begins at ROW DTLA with a preview night that has performances by Open Mike Eagle, Metro Boomin, and T-Pain

Joey Purp is performing at The Roxy with Kami

Kim and The Created and Nani are opening for Shonen Knife at the Bootleg Theater

Saturday

Eagle Rock Music Festival is a free community event with a long list of musical performers that includes Cut Chemist, Billy Changer, and Vintage Trouble, as well as work by several local visual artists

Hammer Museum is staying open late to celebrate the opening of two of their exhibitions- Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965-2016 and Stones to Stains: The Drawings of Victor Hugo with live music, a cash bar and food trucks to entertain you after checking out the art

The Pharcyde is hosting a festival at The Novo with performers that include Bas, Dead Prez and more

The Adult Swim Festival continues with performances by artists that include- Wavves, Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Zola Jesus, and Mastodon as well as standup comedy from Hannibal Buress and others

Saint Sister are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Motor Sales opening

Sunday

Experimental filmmaker Ken Jacobs will be at LACMA to discuss his work and will also show several clips from his 3D work that does not require glasses. This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition 3D: Double Vision (free but ticket required)

WAR STORIES: Tales of 70’s & 80’s Punk Mayhem Told By The Perpetrators Themselves, at The Roxy is a night of storytelling by performers that include Flea, Abby Travis, Keith Morris, Mike Watt and more

Bootleg Theater is hosting a free Launch Party for Feckless Cunt: A Feminist Anthology with readings by contributors and young LA poets

Hammer Museum is hosting a free (but register) all day symposium discussing the work of artist Adrian Piper, coinciding with the exhibition Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965–2016

It’s the final night of The Adult Swim Festival with artists that include Dan Deacon, Run the Jewels, Big Freedia, and Neko Case, as well a Rick and Morty Musical Ricksperience and performances by standup comedians

All weekend

If you are downtown for Photo Independent, make sure to check out the last weekend of  WDCH Dreams, the public art installation at the Walt Disney Concert Hall by media artist Refik Anadol. Performances run every half hour starting at 7:30pm and ending at 11:30pm.

Apr 202017
 

Róisín Murphy- Whatever

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/20-4/23/17)-

Thursday

Artists Jane and Louise Wilson will be discussing their work currently on view at the Getty Center (free but ticket required)

Ooga Booga Chinatown is having a party for Seth Bogart’s (Hunx and his Punx) new book documenting his ceramics

Spiral Stairs, The Henry Clay People, and High Cameras are playing at Resident

Thee Commons are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Downtown Boys, Surfbort, and Tall Juan

Ian Sweet, Pastel Felt, and Cleo Tucker are playing at Junior High

Friday

Róisín Murphy is performing at the Fonda Theatre

Charles Phoenix is having a free slide show performance at Union Station celebrating the odd architecture of Southern California

The Cure concert film The Cure in Orange is playing at the Egyptian Theatre with band member Lol Tolhurst in attendance for a Q&A and book signing

Franky Flowers is opening for Hot Flash Heat Wave at the Hi Hat

Julie Byrne, Korey Dane, and Avi Buffalo are playing at the Bootleg Theater

Saturday

Photo Independent, the contemporary photography fair, is on today and Sunday at The Reef

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is a fun, free event with ticketed ($1) and non-ticketed lectures and discussions with various writers, including Chuck Palahniuk, George Saunders, Tippi Hedren, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Joyce Carol Oates and many more

It’s Record Store Day- you can check out what participating stores are doing to celebrate here

Los Angeles State Historic Park is having an all day grand opening party with activities, food trucks, and performances including Grammy winners Quetzal

Dead Meadow, The Warlocks, Cosmonauts, and Creation Factory are playing at hm157

Clipping. are headlining a show at The Smell

Sunday

It’s the second day of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books with writers that include Jonathan Lethem, Cheech Marin, and Margaret Atwood

It’s also the second day of the California Poppy Festival in Lancaster- a good opportunity to check out some of the bloom in the Antelope Valley this weekend. If you are planning to see some of the “super bloom” you can find info and locations here

Current Joys are playing with French Vanilla, Janelane, and Mo Dotti at the Hi Hat

Apr 282016
 

Deap Vally- Bad For My Body

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/28-5/1/16)-

Thursday

If you can get on line or know someone who can you might be able to get $30 tickets to see Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at the Troubadour

MOCA Grand Ave is free tonight and is also having a panel discussion presented with Zocalo Public Square tonight titled Were the ’90s L.A.’s Golden Age?

Also in the area, REDCAT is having a free screening of student work from the CalArts School of Film/Video (on Friday and Saturday evening as well)

Iggy Pop is playing at The Greek Theatre with the lineup from his new album, Post Pop Depression, that includes Josh Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen and Dean Fertita(Queens of the Stone Age), Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys) and Matt Sweeney

Friday

The LA Dodgers are playing the San Diego Padres and there will be fireworks

Melissa Brooks and The Aquadolls are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Summer Twins, So Many Wizards, and Jurassic Shark

Friday through Sunday

Photo Independent returns to Raleigh Studios with lots of good programming in addition to the exhibitors. ($15 or discounted tickets on Goldstar)

Saturday

The Regent Theater is having Dance in A Panic, a monthly “British Style Rock N’ Roll dance party”. For this one, Deap Vally, Le Butcherettes & KAV will be performing and Andy Rourke of The Smiths will DJ

Eternal, an exhibition of artist Tina St Clair’s (tfail) final works, opens at 1621 N. Cahuenga Blvd from 7-11pm

De La Soul are headlining Rhyme Fest at the Belasco Theatre

The West Hollywood Design District and Parachute Market are having their first outdoor marketplace called A Street Af(fair)

The Night Sea are performing a “sonic and visual experience” at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (free with RSVP)

Atlas Genius are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Skylar Grey and The Young Wild

Saturday and Sunday

Jackalope Art and Craft Fair returns to Pasadena (free)

Sunday

HOLYCHILD, Reggie Watts, Theophilus London, Mayer Hawthorne, and Fortpolio are all performing at the Teragram Ballroom for Berniebash, with all proceeds going to the Bernie Sanders campaign

The Rock ‘N’ Roll Flea Market is back at The Regent Theater

 

 

Apr 302015
 

Doldrums- She is the Wave (feat. Guy Dallas)

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/30-5/3)-

Thursday

Doldrums are at the Echo with Moon King- http://www.theecho.com/event/783833-doldrums-los-angeles/

LA Weekly’s event Artopia takes place at the Container Yard and promises art, street art, performances, DJs, drinks and more ($40)- http://microapp.laweekly.com/artopia/2015/

At MOCA Grand Ave, Bruce Hainley, author of Under the Sign of [sic]: Sturtevant’s Volte-Face (Semiotext(e), 2013), joins MOCA’s Chief Curator Helen Molesworth for a discussion on Sturtevant: Double Trouble or you could go to MOCA Geffen for a performance of Migrant (2015) made for the William Pope L. exhibition- http://edu.moca.org/calendar/2015-04-30

Artist Thomas Heatherwick is speaking at the Hammer- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/04/artist-talk-thomas-heatherwick/

The Soft Moon are playing the Roxy- http://www.theroxy.com/event/736559-soft-moon-west-hollywood/

Friday

Artist Pedro Reyes is speaking at the Hammer Museum- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/05/artist-talk-pedro-reyes/

First Fridays are at the Natural History Museum- bands this time are Kinky and Salt Petal- http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/first-fridays/may-2015

Mikal Cronin is at Center for the Arts Eagle Rock with Wand- http://cfaer.org/event/mikal-cronin/?instance_id=17395

Terry Malts is at La Cita with Hard Left as part of La Cita’s all weekend long Cinco de Mayo Fiesta- http://www.lacitabar.com/event/cinco-de-mayo-fiesta/

They Might Be Giants are playing the Regent Theater- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/735709-evening-they-might-be-giants-los-angeles/

Friday through Sunday

Paris Photo Los Angeles is back at the Paramount Studios- http://www.parisphoto.com/losangeles

Photo Independent will also be back nearby at Raleigh Studios- http://photoindependent.com/

Saturday

If you missed Coachella but still want to go to a festival out in the desert, this weekend is Desert Daze where $55 gets you a lineup that includes Dan Deacon, Warpaint, DIIV, RJD2, Fever the Ghost, Mini Mansions, and more- http://desertdaze.org/lineup/

John Zorn is performing at LACMA for free (with museum admission)- http://www.lacma.org/event/zorn

Manic Street Preachers are at the Fonda- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/268466

OK Go are at the Wiltern with Kitten- http://www.wiltern.com/events/eventdetail/?viewNav=/eventdetail&eventId=09004D5FF9EB4ECF&oid=0

Sunday

HomeLA, the artist/dance troupe that performs in various residences will be be at the J.B. Merrill House- https://www.facebook.com/events/749386905178842/

If you are up early Luis de Jesus Gallery is having an informal breakfast and artist talk with Ken Gonzales-Day- https://www.facebook.com/events/747879558659058/

Apr 242014
 

Liars- Mess on a Mission

Things to do in and around Los Angeles this weekend (4/24-4/27)-

Thursday

Photographer Stephen Shore will be at Hennessey and Ingalls for a book signing and slide show of new images (FREE)- http://www.hennesseyingalls.com/Events4.aspx

Friday

The National at the Santa Barbara Bowl- http://sbbowl.com/concerts/detail/the_national

Computer Magic at the Lyric Theater- http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=4103164

Friday through Sunday

Paris Photo Los Angeles at Paramount Pictures Studios- http://www.parisphoto.com/losangeles

Saturday

Desert Daze Festival- a smaller music festival with camping in the desert near the Salton Sea- lineup includes Liars, The Raveonettes, Blonde Redhead, DIIV and more- http://desertdaze.org/

Orson Welles Touch of Evil at the Million Dollar Theatre with Grand Market staying open late for dinner- http://touchofevil.bpt.me/

Black Sabbath at the Hollywood Bowl- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/lease-event-black-sabbath/2014-04-26

Saturday and Sunday

Brewery Art Walk- http://breweryartwalk.com/

Photo Independent at Raleigh Studios (across from Paramount)- http://photoindependent.com/

California Poppy Festival- http://www.poppyfestival.com/index.php

5th Anniversary of Annenberg Community Beach House- loads of free events- http://beachhouse.smgov.net/activities/public-events.aspx

It is also the last weekend (til 4/28) of COLCOA (City of Lights, City of Angels)- a French film festival (some free screenings as well)- http://www.colcoa.org/program-2014/day-by-day-schedule

AND

It is the last weekend for the National Geographic show- The Power of Photography at Annenberg Space for Photography- http://www.annenbergspaceforphotography.org/