Feb 152019
 

Mike Krol- What’s The Rhythm

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/15- 2/17/19)-

Friday

Hauser & Wirth is hosting the world premiere of CSSC – It Begins – The Coach The Skull and the US premiere of DADDA – Poodle House Saloon, two new films by Los Angeles artist Paul McCarthy, at The Montalbán Theater in Hollywood (free)

LACMA will be running artist Martha Fiennes moving-image artwork Yugen free all day in the Bing Theater with a discussion at 6pm with the artist and actor Julian Sands

Art Buzz returns to ICA LA with a happy hour tour of Maryam Jafri’s I Drank the Kool-Aid But I Didn’t Inhale led by curator Jamillah James and Director of Learning and Engagement Asuka Hisa, followed by refreshments (free)

Miya Folick is playing at the Lodge Room with Barrie and Kingsbury opening

The 6th Annual Dre Day Los Angeles is taking place at the Echoplex with special guests Battlecat and DJ Melo-D of The Beat Junkies and an evening of Dre-related music

Marc Almond of Soft Cell will be performing a “best of ” set at the Globe Theatre along with a DJ set by Hercules & Love Affair, a performance by The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black and more for Sex Cells 2 year anniversary

Storefront Church, Orchin, Harrison Whitford, and Michael Vidal are playing at the Bootleg Theater

 

Saturday

Mike Krol is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Vertical Scratchers and Heflin opening

In conjunction with Frieze Art Fair and Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Bergamot Station is hosting Art + Brunch, 20+ gallery exhibitions and brunch bites throughout the complex (free)

Or get up early (7am!) and have breakfast at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA as part of their collaboration with Frieze Los Angeles. It will be followed by conversations between MOCA Director Klaus Biesenbach, Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Lauren Halsey, Korakrit Arunanondchai, and Luchita Hurtado plus free admission to their current exhibitions

At Hammer Museum, artists Kandis Williams and Devin Troy Strother join gallery director Ebony L. Haynes for a discussion about “the contemporary tensions of presenting the black body as it relates to sexuality, politics, and history” (free)

Writer Doreen St. Felix will be speaking with Amandla Stenberg at The Underground Museum and it’s the last weekend to see Deana Lawson: Planes

Broncho are playing at the Lodge Room with Pinky Pinky opening

Facial and SLUGS are opening for JR Slayer at The Hi Hat

 

Sunday

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is hosting a free panel discussion on Zoe Leonard’s fictional work The Fae Richard Photo Archive. The history, form and content of the work as well as its current relevance will be discussed by a panel that includes filmmaker Garrett Bradley, noted art historian Huey Copeland, and MOCA Associate Curator Lanka Tattersall with former MOCA Assistant Curator Rebecca Matalon moderating. The work is part of the current exhibition Zoe Leonard:Survey and can be seen at the museum as part of their free weekend admission.

LACMA is hosting a discussion of the legacy of artist Charles White in conjunction with the exhibition Charles White: A Retrospective, with Ilene Susan Fort, the museum’s curator emeritus of American art and curator of the Los Angeles venue of the exhibition; Ian White, son of Charles White, an artist in his own right and archivist of his father’s work; Judithe Hernández, renown contemporary artist and one of Charles White’s students; Kellie Jones, Associate Professor of Art History and Archaeology in African American Studies at Columbia University; and Peter Clothier, noted writer and art critic. (free but tickets required)

At ICA LA, photographer Lucas Blalock and ICA Curator Jamillah James will be discussing his work in conjunction with his solo exhibition at the museum

Mikey Carnevale of The Frights is playing at The Roxy with The Grinns

Milk. are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Andy Fonda and Superbloom opening

 

Art Fairs running all weekend

Art Los Angeles Contemporary is at the Barkar Hangar ($29 + fees) and there will be a free shuttle to the stARTup Art Fair ($15 + fees online) at The Kinney Hotel if you want to do both in the same day

Frieze Los Angeles is taking place at Paramount Pictures Studios but there are currently only tickets available for the Curated Program which includes the outdoor Studios backlot, artist projects, film and talks but not the indoors gallery section ($20 and only available on Sunday as of this writing)

At The Stalls at Skylight ROW DTLA is the inaugural SPRING/BREAK Art Show ($20 + fees)

Superfine! Art Fair is taking place at DTLA’s Magic Box at The Reef with 90% of the artwork ranging from $100- $5000 ($10 entrance fee if purchased online)

Felix LA is a new free contemporary art fair taking place at The Hollywood Roosevelt

Feb 082019
 

P.O.S- Faded

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/7- 2/10/19)-

Thursday

Artist Lauren Halsey will be at LAXART to play a version of Name That Tune with professor and music critic Josh Kun and curator Hamza Walker (free)

Cass McCombs is playing a free live show at Amoeba Hollywood

The 3rd Annual edition of Love You Down returns to the Echo and Echoplex  with performances by Warpaint (celebrating their 15th anniversary), SWIMM, Gardens & Villa, Facial, and more (continuing on Friday)

Stonefield are playing with Hooveriii and Monarch at Zebulon

 

Friday

Flatworms are having a record release party at Zebulon with Automatic and Kaz Mirblouk also performing

Alex Cameron & Roy Molloy Acoustic Duo are performing at Pico Union Project

Brownies & Lemonade are bringing their party to The Regent Theater with secret special guests to celebrate the Grammys

Ural Thomas & The Pain are performing at the Bootleg Theater

 

Saturday

Arcana Books is having a launch party and book signing for Cole Sternberg:The Nature of Breathing in Salt, a collection of the artist’s paintings and photography

Chinatown is hosting an all day festival to celebrate the New Year that includes art, live music, performances, food trucks, a market, and more- plus the 120th Annual Golden Dragon Parade

Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours is back with its late night party (it starts at 11:30pm) that includes live music, DJs, dance parties, and art installations- this time the theme is Quinceñera Reimagined

Hammer Museum is having a free opening party for their winter exhibitions Allen Ruppersberg: Intellectual Property 1968–2018 and Dirty Protest with DJs, cocktails and food trucks

Cartoonist Jason Little will be at LACMA with actors James Urbaniak and Todd Alcott for a free (with ticket) slide show performance and lecture on the history of anaglyph 3-D comics

Steve Gunn is playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Meg Baird and Mary Lattimore opening

Costume historian Maxwell Barr will be dressing a live model at The Getty to illustrate the craftsmanship involved with the clothing of the elite of the 18th century

The Tracks, Janelane and Lily Waters are playing at the Moroccan Lounge

 

Sunday

P.O.S is performing at The Roxy Theatre

Allen Ruppersberg will be in conversation with Walker Art Center senior curator Siri Engberg at the Hammer Museum where an exhibition of his work is currently being shown

Play bingo and support a good cause at Zebulon’s fundraiser for Alexandria House with Neil Hamburger, Bobcat Goldthwait, Megan Koester and Anna Seregina

Rose Bowl Flea Market returns for its monthly event

Vikesh Kapoor and Matt Dorrien are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with special guest Noël Wells

Feb 012019
 

GRMLN- Berlin

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/1-2/3/19)-

Friday

Photo LA is taking place at the Barker Hangar and running through Sunday

Olafur Arnalds is performing at The Orpheum Theatre

Artist Frances Stark will be playing a version of Name That Tune with music critic Josh Kun and curator Hamza Walker at LAXART

Sister Mantos is opening for Rudy De Anda at The Hi Hat

Criminal Hygiene and Thayer Sarrano are opening for Parker Gispert at the Bootleg Theater

The Egyptian Theatre is having a free screening of Blacula with an introduction by director William Crain

 

Saturday

GRMLN and Warm Deltas are opening for Al Lover at The Hi Hat

Museums Annual Free-For-All-Day returns with free admission to museums in Southern California that include The Autry, Descanso Gardens, LACMA and more (also some on Sunday as well)

Four Tet is performing at the Hollywood Palladium

The Aero Theatre is showing Hitchcock’s Rear Window

 

Sunday

Hammer Museum is hosting a forum on United States and Saudi Relations with Robert W. Jordan, former US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Brookings Institution fellow Tamara Cofman Wittes and former deputy assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs, speaking with moderator Ian Masters, journalist, documentary filmmaker and KPFK 90.7 FM radio host. (free)

Weirdo Night returns to Zebulon with Dynasty Handbag, Kathleen Hanna, Morgan Bassichis and more performing

Tancred and This White Light are opening for Mineral at the Echoplex

 

Jan 242019
 

Wild Moccasins- No Muse

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/24-1/27/18)-

Thursday

FIDLAR are playing a free show at Amoeba Hollywood before their sold out shows this weekend. They will also be signing copies of their album Almost Free

The LA Art Show opens to the general public today and runs until Sunday

The Egyptian Theatre is showing a double feature of Suspiria and Carrie which includes a discussion with actress Barbara Magnolfi

At Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) in Hollywood, experimental vocalists Carmina Escobar, soprano sound artist Micaela Tobin, and special guest from Mexico City, visual sound artist Juan José Rivas will perform in the main gallery

MOCA at both locations is free this evening from 5-8pm and The Geffen location is free all weekend as well

 

Friday

Wild Moccasins are playing a free show (but RSVP) with Dega at Resident

The Aero Theatre is showing Wim Wenders’ film Wings of Desire

The Egyptian Theatre is showing another Dario Argento/Brian De Palma double feature this time it’s Blowout and Inferno

The Wiltern is screening Pink Floyd’s The Wall for the film’s 40th Anniversary

Dean Wareham and Cheval Sombre are performing together at Zebulon

The Parrots are playing with Mozes and The Firstborn at the Bootleg Theater

 

Saturday

Blum & Poe are hosting a book launch party for Friedrich Kunath’s I Don’t Worry Anymore with a special performance by Destroyer in conjunction with his excellent exhibition at the gallery which closes this weekend.

The James Hunter Six are playing an early show at The Echo

James Supercave are playing at the Troubadour with Winter and Lo Hum opening

Colleen Green is playing a free show at Highland Park Bowl with Susan and Space Kelly (formerly Dreamboat)

George Clanton is playing at Lodge Room with Surfing and Satin Sheets

 

Sunday

There’s an all day free Laverne & Shirley Marathon to celebrate the life of Penny Marshall taking place at Garry Marshall Theatre in Burbank with a special appearance by Cindy Williams

Hosted by Open Mike Eagle and Baron Vaughn, The New Negroes at The Virgil is a night of comedy and music occurring every 4th Sunday of the month

Pasadena Comic Con is happening at the Pasadena Convention Center

Potty Mouth are playing with Whitmer Thomas and more for Luke Schwartz and Friends: A Night of Storytelling and Live Music at the  Bootleg Theater

Jan 182019
 

Remember Sports- Pull Through

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/18-1/20/19)-

Friday

Remember Sports are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Lomelda and Sam Buck

The Verle Annis Gallery at USC is hosting a 5 day pop-up screening of the Ed Ruscha films Premium and Miracle and today is the last day

The Aero Theatre is having a Jean-Luc Godard double feature of Contempt and Le Petit Soldat

Shit Giver and Automatic are opening for Marbled Eye at The Echo

The Odd Market returns to The Autry in Griffith Park with extended museum hours, pop-up shops, a full bar, DJs, and more ($5)

 

Saturday

Artist Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler will be at LACMA to discuss their film installation Flora and accompanying work Bust with curators Stephanie Barron and Philipp Kaiser before it opens on 1/20 at the museum. Flora is a film about unknown American artist Flora Mayo, who had an affair with artist Alberto Giacometti, and the artists’ search for her story.

Joyce Manor are playing at the Hollywood Palladium with AJJ, Jeff Rosenstock, and awakebutstillinbed

The Districts are playing their second night at the Moroccan Lounge with Deeper

The Getty has a free course on French fashion from the time of Marie Antoinette with costume designer Maxwell Barr, which includes the dressing of a live model.  Later in the evening check out a free show by Grammy nominated musicians Los Pleneros de la 21 (free but ticket required- also playing Sunday)

The Women’s March returns around the country and to downtown Los Angeles from Pershing Square to City Hall

 

Sunday

Author and screenwriter Jonathan Ames will be at Zebulon with director/photographer Richard Sandler to host a free screening of Sandler’s films The Gods of Times Square and Radioactive City.

The monthly Pasadena Camera Show & Sale is taking place at the Elks Lodge from 10-3pm ($3 entry)

The Aero Theatre is showing Jean-Luc Godard’s film One Plus One, which combines reflections on politics and social issues of the 1960s with a view of the Rolling Stones creative process during the recording of Sympathy for the Devil

Monday (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

LACMA is free all day courtesy of Target

Jan 112019
 

Warbly Jets- Getting Closer (Than I Ever Have)

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/10-1/13/18)-

Friday

Warbly Jets are playing at The Echo with Collapsing Scenery and BLACKPAW opening

Historian and psychoanalyst Daniel Pick will be at the Wende Museum presenting a free lecture on “brainwashing” fears and theories that began during the Cold War and their continued relevance in our current times

Amen Dunes is playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Spelling opening

Hayley Fohr of Circuit Des Yeux will be performing “Wordless Music” at the Bootleg Theater with Sun Araw opening

 

Saturday

Aero Theatre is showing Filmworker, a documentary about Leon Vitali and his work with director Stanley Kubrick, as a double feature with Full Metal Jacket which Vitali also worked on. There will be a discussion between films with Leon Vitali and actor Matthew Modine.

Zebulon is hosting a free screening of Louis Malle’s film Black Moon

Ramonda Hammer, Iress, Melted Bodies, Speed of Light, and The Holy Cuts are playing a free show at American Barber Shop in Echo Park

BOYO and Liam Benzvi are opening for The Undercover Dream Lovers at the Moroccan Lounge with Hazel English DJ’ing

 

Sunday

Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) will be “performing over all Kanye West beats” at The Regent Theater

Mondo Cult Film Variety Showcase #4 is happening at the Egyptian Theatre with sixteen short films that don’t conform to the rules of mainstream cinema

O Future (formerly OOFJ) and Tolliver are opening for SILENTSHOUT at the Moroccan Lounge

The Memories are playing with Super Lunch, Adult Beverage and Shuggie Shooter at the Bootleg Theater

Dec 202018
 

The Growlers- Lonely This Christmas

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/20-12/23/18)-

Thursday

The Egyptian Theatre is hosting a double feature of Batman Returns and Gremlins

Curator and writer Jamillah James will be discussing work from Adrian Piper’s exhibition at the Hammer Museum

Fishbone are playing at The Regent Theater with The Expanders, LAW, and Bite Me Bambi

Flat Worms are having a 7″ Release Party at The Echo with P22 and Speck opeing

Sam Valdez and Rodes Rollins are playing a free show at The Bootleg Theater

 

Friday

The Growlers are playing a holiday show at The Wiltern

Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? The Egyptian Theatre thinks so and is showing it as part of a double feature with Trail of Robin Hood

Celebrate Winter Solstice with a Sound Bath at Center for the Arts Eagle Rock ($20-25)

Questlove will be performing at The Regent Theater

Union Station is having another free Cocoa Concert that includes a performance by Lil’ Mo and the Dynaflos, a holiday light display, free cotton candy and more

Lumerians are opening for JJUUJJUU at Zebulon

Keys N Krates are performing at the El Rey Theatre

 

Saturday

Get in the holiday spirit at Grand Park’s free immersive nighttime art experience Winter Glow– 12 acres of art, projection and light display (running until 12/25)

LA Zoo Lights is the zoo’s holiday program with glow dancers and stilt walkers, ice sculpting, DJs, plus projections and lights displays around the zoo (running until 1/6/19)

Bob Baker Marionette Theater is performing their adaptation of The Nutcracker at the Pasadena Playhouse (all weekend and next week as well)

Funky Sole is celebrating its 19th Anniversary at The Echo with a night of DJs including special guest Cut Chemist

 

Sunday

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is free every weekend until March 25th and will probably be less crowded this weekend because of the holidays- a great time to see the Zoe Leonard and Laura Owens exhibitions

Cults are playing at The Echo with Guards opening

The Aero Theatre is showing It’s A Wonderful Life twice, at 4pm and 7:30

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

Dec 062018
 

Suuns- Watch You, Watch Me

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/6- 12/9/18)-

Thursday

Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley (White Fence) will be performing together as Drinks at Pico Union Project with BEEF -Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint) and Bryan Hollon (Boom Bip/Neon Neon)

MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson will lead a walkthrough of Zoe Leonard’s exhibition at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (free admission on Thursdays)

CAFAM is hosting CraftNight with artist Boyd Hale who will teach participants about poster making using recycled street posters, signage and paint- $10 include materials, drinks and snacks

Kevin Krauter is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Field Trip and Stone Irr opening)

Kevin Morby is playing an early (6pm) free show at Gold-Diggers

Har Mar Superstar and Sabrina Ellis will be performing the songs of Dirty Dancing at the Regent Theater

 

Friday

Neko Case is performing at the Orpheum Theatre

Warm Drag and Shark Toys are opening for The CIA at Resident

The Aero Theatre is hosting a free double feature of the Tamara Jenkins’ films Slums of Beverly Hills and The Savages

She & Him are performing at The Wiltern with special guest Alice Wetterlund (also Thursday

Skating Polly and Potty Mouth are playing at the Moroccan Lounge

 

Saturday

SUUNS are playing at Lodge Room with Graham Van Pelt opening

Photographers Mona Kuhn and Deanna Templeton will be discussing their work at Arcana Books and signing their books

Hip hop artist Shad will be performing at the Moroccan Lounge

Photographer Paul Mpagi Sepuya will be discussing work he chose from LACMA’s Photography and Prints & Drawings collections (free with RSVP)

Self Help Graphics & Art is having a Holiday Marketplace which, along with work to buy, will have workshops, food, and music

Peter Bjorn and John are playing at Teragram Ballroom with Talos and Taken By Trees

 

Saturday and Sunday

Long Beach Museum of Art is hosting EMERGE:Art Fair, a free event that features the work of 7 emerging to mid-career artists based in Southern California (free)

Renegade Craft Fair returns to Los Angeles State Historic Park and is a good place to buy gifts for the holidays

 

Sunday

Stevie Wonder’s House Full of Toys Benefit Concert is at the Staples Center with special guests Anderson .Paak, Leon Bridges, Chanté Moore, Ella Mai and more

Spike Lee will be discussing his films Do The Right Thing and Crooklyn at the Egyptian Theatre’s double feature (Lee will also be discussing his work at other film screenings happening there this weekend)

Aero Theatre is showing The Big Lebowski for its 20th Anniversary

Pylon Reenactment Society are playing at the Echoplex with The Tissues opening

Landladyland Live, Adam Schatz’s live talk show, is happening at the Bootleg Theater with guests Daedelus, William Tyler, Booker Stardrum,  and Cosmic Perspectives with Mary Liz

Morricone Youth are opening for Pinback at the Regent Theater