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

Dec 032015
 

Purity Ring- Fineshrine

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/3-12/6/15)-

Thursday

Starting Thursday night and running until Sunday, Machine Project has turned its theater into a sports bar and will be showing sports themed art videos (free)

Made by DWC (Downtown Women’s Center) sells unique products created by homeless and low income women and tonight they are having their annual holiday party with snacks and bubbly- get some Xmas gifts and support a good cause!

The Dandy Warhols are playing at the Teregram Ballroom (also on Friday, sold out Saturday)

Mar Vista is having its first art walk

Artist Sandow Birk will be in conversation with writer and editor Gary Dauphin about the former’s book American Qur’an at the Hammer Museum. For the book Birk transcribed the entire Qur’an, using traditional colors, inks, and formatting, and set it against a backdrop of illustrations from everyday American life (that work is on view at OCMA)

X are playing at the Roxy (also Friday, Sunday, sold out Saturday)

Friday

A Christmas Carol, performed by Will & Company, The Music Center’s educational touring ensemble, is at The Huntington and includes a pre-show sing-along of favorite holiday tunes ($15)

Booker T. Jones is playing with Black Joe Lewis at UCLA’s Royce Hall

White Reaper is opening for together PANGEA at the Echoplex

Power 106′s Cali Christmas is at The Forum and features Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell Williams, Ty Dolla $ign, Travis Scott, Dej Loaf and more

Gary Clark Jr. is playing at the Fonda Theatre (also Thursday and Saturday)

Saturday

Purity Ring are playing at The Shrine along with Baths and HANA

Self Help Graphics in Boyle Heights is having an Annual Holiday Marketplace and there will also be printmaking and other art demos and workshops throughout the day

Artists Ed Templeton and Ethan Rafal will be signing their books at Arcana Books in Culver City

Artist and musician Phranc will be in conversation with curator Howard Fox at CAFAM (free with admission and RSVP)

DJ Four Tet AKA Kieran Hebden is playing a 6 hour set at Lot 613 downtown

Saturday and Sunday

Grand Central Market is having a pop up Holiday Marketplace with Santa, live music, and more. If you go on Saturday you can also see Elf at the Million Dollar Theatre afterwards.

The School for the Movement of the Technicolor People exhibit will have its closing dance performance, Meadow, at LACE in Hollywood

Sunday

MOCA Grand Avenue is hosting Sunday Studio, which will explore experimental film, photography, and collage through activities, performance and an artist talk with filmmaker Paul Clipson and musician Liz Harris (free)

LA Makers is having a holiday market at the Fowler Museum

Tacocat is opening for Sallie Ford at The Echo and !!! are at the Echoplex

Jan 102014
 

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Phranc at the Craig Krull Gallery

From the press release:

Phranc, best known as The All-American Jewish Lesbian folksinger, is also a self-described “Cardboard Cobbler,” who fashions cardboard, paper, gouache, and thread into life-size, three-dimensional replications of everyday objects. As a teenager, Phranc attended The Feminist Studio Workshop at The Woman’s Building in Los Angeles, but she traces her obsession with cardboard back to childhood. She says, “From the time I sat in my first refrigerator box submarine, I knew the cardboard sea was for me.” Her first exhibition at Craig Krull Gallery, Phranc of California (Summer of 2011), consisted of hand-crafted beach paraphernalia, such as swimsuits, inflatable rafts, umbrellas and beach balls. For her new exhibition, Winter, Phranc will exhibit painted paper and cardboard snowshoes, ski sweaters, ski pants, lift tickets, and even a shiny new red sled! In these trompe l’oeil re-creations of nostalgic winter items, Phranc remarks upon the reconstruction and idealization of memories.

These whimsical cardboard constructions are great. This show is up until 1/11.

Curious about Phranc’s music?- check out this video-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFPlOQy4p9w