Jul 132017
 

My Goodness- Islands

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/13-7/16)-

Thursday

My Goodness are playing at Resident with Al Lover

LSD & The Search for God are headlining the Mad Alchemy Liquid Lighting Tour at the Bootleg Theater with a list of bands that includes The Stevenson Ranch Davidians, Jesus Sons and Dream Phases

Hammer Museum’s music night Rebel Rebel continues this week with Niia and SPELLES (free)

LACMA is screening an episode of Preacher that includes a conversation with writers/executive producers Sam Catlin, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg (free)

MOCA Grand Avenue and the Los Angeles Filmforum are showing Alexandra Cuesta’s film Territorio, an experimental film about the people of Ecuador, with Cuesta present for the screening ($15)

Sextile, Flat Worms, Crush, and Glaare are playing at Zebulon

Friday

Getty Museum’s Friday Flights program includes artist Molly Surno presenting We of Me, a performance featuring Brian Chase of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs; LA artist collective Institute for New Feeling presenting a site specific project, and there will be music by Sun Araw

Lonely Hearts Ball at the Teragram Ballroom has Pity Party, The Red Pears, Jurassic Shark, and The Beach Bums playing

Natural History Museum’s Summer Nights in the Garden returns with cocktails, music, science and nature activities, and more (free)

For tonight’s part of Nonplussed Fest at Zebulon, Pink Mountaintops will be playing with Joe Cardamone and Annie Hardy opening

DJ Nights returns to Grand Park, this time curated by Monalisa (free)

Saturday

The Agenda Festival is happening in Long Beach with pop up shops, art installations, panel discussions and performances by Tyler the Creator, Ludacris and more

KP Projects is having an opening reception for their exhibition of Vivian Maier photographs (RSVP essential)

Dead Heavens are playing at Resident with ÆGES

The outdoor movie in Griffith Park near the Autry Museum this week is The Sandlot

Nonplussed Fest at Zebulon continues with HOTT MT and Vinyl Williams

Palm are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Palberta and Shit Giver

Sunday

Artist Sam Durant will be in conversation with Timothy Phillips of Beyond Conflict at Art Catalogues at LACMA, with a book signing to follow (free)

The Lotus Festival returns to Echo Park Lake with Bangladesh as the host country this year and activities that include a dragon boat race, music, performances and more (free, also on Saturday)

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

Independent Shakespeare Co.’s version of Measure for Measure is on at Griffith Park (free, Wed.-Sunday 7/23)

Feb 112017
 

                                         Jonathan Horowitz- Does she have a good body? No. Does she have a fat ass? Absolutely. 2016

For their current exhibition, Petzel Gallery decided to focus on the issues raised by the recent election by having a group show related to that theme. In addition they are encouraging visitors to “write down their reactions, thoughts, anxieties, hopes for the future.” There is a lot of great work in the show by a long list of artists that includes Barbara Kruger, Robert Longo, Glenn Ligon, Jenny Holzer, Charles Gaines and Sam Durant.  Although it can be exhausting these days to follow politics, it is encouraging to see creative expression thriving in the midst of the chaos.

Jan 262017
 

Dustin Lovelis- Off The Rails

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/26-1/29/17)-

Thursday

LA band The Regrettes are playing a free show at Amoeba Records in Hollywood

Bergamot Station is hosting The Night of Ideas, ” a 7-hour marathon of debates, live performances, readings, art installations, screenings and music”  that  explore the idea of utopias (free with registration)

As part of The Broad’s program The Un-Private Collection, musician and art collector, Flea, will be speaking with artist Thomas Houseago (who has work in The Broad’s current exhibition Creature) at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

There are still tickets available to see photographer Candace Feit discuss her work with the transgender community in India at the Annenberg Space for Photography (free with registration)

Seratones are playing with Communist Daughter and Ever So Android at The Echo

Friday

Blum & Poe is hosting Poetry & Piano, an evening with music from Donal Fox and readings by Will Alexander, Tisa Bryant and Robin Coste Lewis in conjunction with Sam Durant’s exhibition at the gallery ($10 suggested donation with all proceeds going to Planned Parenthood)

Cayetana are opening for Mikey Erg and Lemuria at The Echo

Bootleg Theater is hosting Girlschool 2017, a 100% women-led music festival with bands that include Deap Vally, The Bird and the Bee, The Regrettes, Winter, and more playing, DJ’ing, and speaking over three nights ($16 per night or $45 for 3 days)

Peach Kelli Pop, SadGirl, and The Paranoyds are playing a benefit at Music Tastes Good in Long Beach

No Age are playing at Non Plus Ultra with Drug Apts

Saturday

My favorite of the LA art fairs, stARTup Art Fair returns to the Highland Gardens Hotel (opening on Friday and closing Sunday). The programming is worth looking into and last year each of the independent artists took over one of the unique hotel rooms and turned it into a temporary gallery  (discounts on Goldstar and Groupon)

Night on Broadway returns to celebrate the history of the famous downtown LA street, with music and performances both on the street and in the historic theaters, all free

Art Los Angeles Contemporary continues at The Barker Hangar (also Friday and Sunday- discounts on Goldstar)

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls are playing at The Wiltern

Sunday

Dustin Lovelis is opening for Prism Tats at The Hi Hat

The big Museum Free-For-All is on with museums that include LACMA, the Craft & Folk Art Museum, Descanso Gardens, MOCA, and more

REDCAT is screening the documentary The Murder of Fred Hampton: The Struggle Continues by Howard Alk and Michael Gray, with a panel discussion to follow with artist Sam Durant, activist and educator Ericka Huggins and UCLA scholar Robin Kelley

If you missed No Age on Friday you can see them in Long Beach at The Federal Underground

’80s band Gene Loves Jezebel are playing at The Echo with Fatal Jamz

Apr 022015
 

Kitten- Cut It Out

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/2-4/5)-

Thursday

Artist talk: Charles Gaines and Sam Durant at the Hammer Museum- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/04/artist-talk-sam-durant-charles-gaines/

The G2 Gallery is kicking off Earth Month by having an off site exhibition of photos taken at various national parks. The reception takes place at Pico House downtown with wine and hors d’oeuvres (free with RSVP) – http://www.calendar.theg2gallery.com/site-artist-reception-2/#prettyPhoto

Guster is playing with Kishi Bashi at the Wiltern- http://www.wiltern.com/events/eventdetail/?viewNav=/eventdetail&eventId=09004D90F44A5513&oid=0

Mikky Ekko is performing at Sonos Studio for free with RSVP but get there early as there will be a big crowd and the studio is not that big- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sonos-studio-pandora-an-evening-with-mikky-ekko-tickets-16165500447

Thursday through Saturday

Cinefamily is showing the films of Hal Hartley with the director himself in attendance- http://www.cinefamily.org/films/the-films-of-hal-hartley/

Friday

Kitten is playing at the Troubadour (also on Saturday)- http://www.troubadour.com/event/779781-kitten-los-angeles/

New York performer and nightlife personality Linda Simpson is presenting The Drag Explosion, a collection of her snapshots of the 80′s and 90′s drag community, for which she will provide live narration to accompany her photos and will also host a post-performance Q&A. It’s free and happening at the West Hollywood Council Chambers- http://one.usc.edu/linda-simpson/

TV on the Radio is at the Hollywood Palladium- http://www.thehollywoodpalladium.com/events/tv-on-the-radio/#.VRzbqWaDRFU

Saturday

Artists Ed Templeton and Thomas Campbell will be signing their books at Arcana Books in Culver City- http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=e1aefb300c0b30799e5ae413b&id=154c0231a5&e=b170ad139d

Los Angeles Beer Fest is at LA Center Studios downtown- $40 for a three hour session of beer tasting (food not included)- http://www.drinkeatplay.com/labeerfest/

Sunday

The Bunny Museum in Pasadena is open from 2-7pm (usually it’s only by appointment) and you can celebrate Easter by feeding some of their live bunnies while looking at the collection of over 30,000 bunny items- http://www.thebunnymuseum.com/

Also worth noting:

April is here and so is MOPLA, the month long photography event in Los Angeles- http://www.monthofphotography.com/#about-2