Oct 122017

Har Mar Superstar- How Did I Get Through The Day?

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/12-10/15/17)-


Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile are performing a live set free at Amoeba Records (buy their record for a guaranteed spot)

MOCA Grand Avenue is hosting the world premiere of James Benning’s film Readers with Benning in person and a reading by Rachel Kushner (free)

Downtown Art Walk returns with galleries open late (maps available at 634 S.Spring Street)

Angelo De Augustine is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Avi Buffalo and Madison Cunningham

Sound of Ceres, Vinyl Williams, HOTT MT and Pavo Pavo are playing at The Satellite

Julia Lucille, Moses Nesh, Melaena Cadiz and Jess Williams are performing at Junior High


Har Mar Superstar is opening for The Afghan Whigs at The Fonda Theatre

ArtNight Pasadena returns with free admission to the museums, gallery openings, music, and performances, all around the area- with free shuttle buses to get to the different destinations

There are still tickets available to see Father John Misty at The Greek Theatre with Weyes Blood opening

The TransNation Film Festival begins today and runs all weekend

The free film at Santa Monica Pier this week is Hidden Figures


The 12th Annual Pasadena ArtWalk has art activities, a juried art show and sale, performances, restaurant promotions and more (free)

Flying Lotus (in 3D) and Thundercat are performing outside at Hollywood Forever

The Getty is hosting Off The 405 x Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA with a performance by Helado Negro, a DJ set and performance by Maria Chavez, and an installation by Krysten Cunningham

Galantis are playing at  The Greek Theatre with The Him and Pat Lok opening

Rainer Maria are playing at The Echo with Olivia Neutron-John opening


It’s the second day of the Santa Fe Art Colony’s annual open house- a great chance to check out the artists’ work and the space itself (free)

As part of Red Bull Music Academy’s programming- artist Ryoji Ikeda will present a composition in collaboration with 100 automobile owners that will constitute the world’s largest synth orchestra (free but RSVP)

Annie Hart is playing at The Hotel Cafe with Madeline Kenney and Sophia Knapp

Sun Kil Moon is playing at The Regent Theater



Aug 032017

Hand Habits- Book on How to Change

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/3-8/6/17)-


Filmmaker Ericka Beckman will be in conversation with visual artist Matt Mullican for The Broad’s The Un-Private Collection conversation series ($12)

The Molochs are opening for Juan Wauters at Resident

Chastity Belt are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Never Young and Lala Lala opening

The free concert this week at the Santa Monica Pier is Valerie June with Irma Thomas opening

Artists Star Montana and Shizu Saldamando will be in conversation at The Main Museum (free but RSVP)

Loyal Lobos are headlining a show at the Bootleg Theater that includes Aldre’ Williams, Sam Valdez, and The Moderns


Alex Napping, Hand Habits, and Justus Proffit are playing at the Bootleg Theater

Artbook at Hauser & Wirth is hosting a reading series called Out of the Hat “where various artists writers, dancers, poets, and theoreticians will share—and be called—to the stage through an old adage of chance: the pulling of names out of a hat”. This Friday the participants will be Tosh Berman, an. cinquemani, Leslie Dick and Marsie Scharlat.

For Grand Performances’ free Friday program this week, there is a dance performance- No Side Now- Dance That Abandons Boundaries- curated by Los Angeles Performance Practice

Cosmonauts are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Adult Books and Winter

Fatal Jamz are playing at The Echo with Franky Flowers, BOYO and Sugarcube

Boogaloo Assassins are performing a free show at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park


Maiden LA is facilitating an open studios program with Studio C Gallery and other galleries in the Santa Fe Art Colony complex from 12-5pm

Dorian Wood will be performing Entre Les Étoiles (Among the Stars) in a free performance with Hawaiian singer Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole opening at California Plaza as part of Grand Performances’ programming

Toad the Wet Sprocket are playing a free show in Pershing Square with 10,000 Maniacs

Chinatown Summer Nights returns for its free monthly summer event with bands, culinary demonstrations, DJs, art demonstrations, performances, a market, and more


At LACMA, curator Howard Fox, who organized the current exhibition Playing with Fire: Paintings by Carlos Almaraz, will be in conversation with Elsa Flores, the artist’s widow, who is also a noted activist and photographer. The talk will also include a sneak peek at the upcoming documentary film about the artist, Carlos in Wonderland, which will be aired by KCET in early 2018. (free but ticket required)

The 3rd Annual Long Beach Zine Fest is taking place at the Museum of Latin American Art (free)

Belle and Sebastian are playing at the Hollywood Bowl with Spoon and Kristin Kontrol

Tennis System are opening for Swirlies at the Echoplex

Rapper Sasha Go Hard is performing at Zebulon

New Orleans’ New Breed Brass Band is playing a free show at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

The Rock N Roll Flea Market returns to the Regent Theater for its monthly free event

May 152014

Maximo Park- Brain Cells

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/15-5/18)-


Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club), Chelsea Cain and Willy Vlautin host a night at the Echo with readings, music and gifts- Vlautin’s book is included in the ticket price and there are extra presents for people in pajamas – http://www.theecho.com/event/538659-chuck-palahniuk-chelsea-los-angeles/

Artopia LA Weekly Event at Grand Central Market- http://www.laweekly.com/publicspectacle/2014/03/25/la-weeklys-artopia-party-comes-to-dtla-may-15

New Young Pony Club at the Bootleg- http://foldsilverlake.com/event.cfm?id=141701


Maximo Park with Eternal Summers at the Troubadour- http://www.troubadour.com/event/498827-maximo-park-los-angeles/

Triple feature at the Egyptian Theatre- Dystopia Gone Wild: Thirty Years after 1984- Nineteen Eighty-Four/Logan’s Run/ Spacedisco Onehttp://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/nineteen-eighty-four-logans-run-spacedisco-one

Kishi Bashi at the Fonda- http://www.axs.com/events/249088/kishi-bashi-tickets?skin=thefonda

Friday and Saturday

Thirteen Torches for a Burn– two nights featuring bands from Copenhagen at the Church on York- Friday’s headliner is Iceage- http://www.ticketfly.com/event/499655-church-on-york-posh-los-angeles/


A Landing Site for Madeline Gins– Poets, artists and architects read from the late artist’s writings at LACMA (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/landing-site-madeline-gins

Continuing that night at LACMA is International Museum Night- the galleries stay open for activities and viewing- ticket includes two glasses of wine (20$ members/30 $non)- http://www.lacma.org/event/international-museum-night-0

Saturday and Sunday

Annual Santa Fe Art Colony Open Studios- https://www.facebook.com/events/610848825662707/?ref=22

Beverly Hills Art Show- http://www.beverlyhills.org/exploring/beverlyhillsartshow/artshowinformation/


Ann Magnuson hosts a one hour “mini-carnival in the spirit of Mike Kelley” (free) at MOCA- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/2014/05/05/ann-magnusons-one-hour-bacchanal/

Damien Jurado at the Bootleg- http://foldsilverlake.com/event.cfm?id=142489

Lykke Li at the Roxy- http://www.theroxy.com/event/571211-stubhubs-next-stage-lykke-li-west-hollywood/

Tyvek at the Smell- http://www.songkick.com/concerts/20516513-gangrene-gang-at-smell?utm_source=1471&utm_medium=partner