Oct 192017

Mitski- Townie

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/19-10/22/17)-


Art historian Elena Shtromberg will be discussing the work of artist Anna Maria Maiolino at MOCA Grand Avenue (free)

Screaming Females are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Street Eaters and Hit Bargain

LACMA is hosting a free screening of 11/8/16, a documentary made up of 16 stories from 16 different filmmakers all taking place in America

Warbly Jets are having an album release party at Moroccan Lounge with The Entire Universe opening

Nick Hakim is playing at the Echoplex with Sam Evian and Jimmy Whispers opening

Sego are at The Echo with Goldensuns and Oddnesse opening


The Lemon Twigs are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Cut Worms and Fatal Jamz (also Saturday)

The Pancakes and Booze Art Show returns to Los Angeles with art from over 100 artists, performances, and of course pancakes and booze (also Saturday)

Front Porch Cinema’s free movie at Santa Monica Pier this week is the live action Beauty and the Beast

Angel Olsen is opening for Arcade Fire at The Forum

Cloak & Dagger Festival runs tonight and tomorrow til 2am at the Globe Theatre and The Palace Theatre. Tonight the lineup includes The Jesus and Mary Chain, TR/ST, Mykki Blanco, HEALTH and more


The Brewery Artwalk is back for its Autumn edition- a great chance to check out the artists in the large complex and get some food and drink while there (also running on Sunday)

Hauser and Wirth is having a public opening for Mike Kelley: Kandors 1999-2011, with food, drink and music by Moon Uterus

Curls (with Christopher Owens of Girls) are playing with Sure Sure at Moroccan Lounge

Allah-Las are playing at The Regent Theatre with Entrance and Mapache opening

Pop-Up Magazine at The Theatre at Ace Hotel brings a magazine to life with “film, photography, film, radio, and original music all mixed together and performed live onstage”- for this iteration presenters include LeVar Burton and TV writer Cord Jefferson

Moses Sumney is playing at the El Rey Theatre with Sudan Archives

Crystal Castles are playing at The Wiltern


Mitski is playing with Palehound opening at the Fonda Theatre

The Beverly Hills Art Show is back for its two day outdoor show with over 245 artists (also Saturday)

The A.G. Geiger Art Book Fair is taking place in Chinatown and is focused on art books, zines and music created by people on the West Coast (free)

Santa Monica Art Studios is having its annual open studios event (opening night is Saturday 6-9pm)

Eyelids are playing with Two Sheds and The Broken Hearts at The Echo


Apr 272017

FYOHNA- Ghost Heart

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/27-4/30/17)-


NE-HI are playing with Moaning and Weird Love at the Bootleg Theater

Hammer Museum is having an Open Projector Night- anyone is welcome to submit a film under 10 minutes, with comedian emcees the Sklar Brothers (free)

Gaz Coombes from Supergrass is playing a solo show at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

Jeff Mcllwain is performing his ambient electronic music as Lusine with Geotic opening at The Echo


At Bob Baker Marionette Theater this week is Subject: Los Angeles in the Streets, the second of 4 events with archival films, guest presenters, music and puppets- this iteration examines forms of public assembly and artistic intervention in the city

Tonight is the second night of the Magnetic Fields two night concert for their new album 50 Song Memoir (yesterday was 1-25, tonight it is songs 26-50) at UCLA’s Royce Hall

Miracle Legion, formed in 1983, are performing their first show in 20 years at the Echoplex with Noveller opening

The Buttertones are headlining a night of bands at the Hi Hat


Brewery Artwalk returns to the complex with artist residents opening their doors to visitors (also Sunday)

Lia Halloran will be discussing her work with writer Jennifer Ouellette, as well as giving a walk through of her exhibition at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles (free)

The Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia, is performing at the Regent Theater

Santa Monica Art Studios is hosting Off the Clock 2017, a one night only reception and exhibition of photography (free)

The Godfather Part II is being shown at the historic Los Angeles Theater with DJs, live music, bars on all five floors, and a photo studio to go with the 1950s theme ($25)

The Shivas are playing with Candace at Resident

The Wedding Present are playing at The Echo with Colleen Green Band opening


CAFAM is having their biannual shopping event and you can also check out their current exhibitions for free as well

It’s the second day of the Jackalope Spring Fair in Pasadena with over 150 local artisans (free)

It’s also the second day of Ru Paul’s Drag Con at the Los Angeles Convention Center

FYOHNA is opening for Allie X at the Echoplex

Oct 062016

Tourist- To Have You Back

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/6-10/9/16)-


Deap Vally are playing a free set at Amoeba Hollywood and signing their new album Femejism

Monument, the performance series which pairs Los Angeles–based musicians and sound artists with pieces within the current installation of MOCA Grand Ave’s permanent collection, returns with Greg Kowalsky and Damon Eliza Palermo(free)

Eric Erlandson of Hole has created Pretty Looking Back: An orchestral interpretation celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hole’s first album, “Pretty On the Inside” taking place at the Regent Theater

The Fall Market and designLAb’s gallery event are both on at the Pacific Design Center

For this week’s CraftNight at CAFAM, artist Mimi Haddon will be teaching participants to make fiber sculptures, wall hangings, or wearable art ($10 includes materials, drinks, and snacks)

Miike Snow is playing at The Shrine Auditorium with Zella Day

Tycho are playing at the Fonda Theatre (also Friday)


Tourist is playing at the El Rey Theatre

Skirball Cultural Center is hosting Into the Night, an after hours event to accompany their current exhibit Pop for the People, which will include poster printing with artists from Self Help Graphics & Art, performances by Seth Bogart and Chela, as well as food and drink

Grouplove are playing at the Hollywood Palladium

For their Cinema Under the Stars event, the Getty Villa is showing Monty Python’s The Life of Brian ($5 +$10 for parking)

Resident is hosting Feminist Friday featuring the band mini bear (free with rsvp)

Mystic Braves are headlining a night of bands at the Troubadour


Culver City Arts District’s Art Walk runs from 2-6pm with music performances, workshops, art activities and more

The Getty Villa is showing Richard Lester’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum for the second night of their Cinema Under the Stars event ($5 +$10 for parking)

Allah-Las are playing with TOPS at the Regent Theater

GTA are performing at The Shrine Auditorium

Kula Shaker are playing at The Roxy

Saturday and Sunday

Santa Monica Art Studios is having its 12th Year Anniversary Open Studios


Hauser Wirth & Schimmel is hosting a panel discussion with Rita Ackermann, Kim Gordon, Richard Jackson, and Paul McCarthy. Ackermann will moderate a lively discussion focused on painting as performance, the importance of failure in art, the role of the accident in artwork, and the artist as exhibitionist. (free but mandatory RSVP)

Terry Malts is playing at the Hi Hat with Devon Williams

There’s a free mole festival, La Feria de los Moles, taking place on Olvera Street

Robyn Hitchcock is playing at Largo

Weirdo Night! is back at El Cid for more experimental comedic performance and video hosted by Dynasty Handbag





Oct 152015

The War on Drugs- Red Eyes

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/15-10/18/15)-


The Flux Screening Series returns to the Hammer with short films, music videos, filmmaker presentations and a DJ after party- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/10/flux-screening-series-fall-2015/

Yacht is performing a free set at Amoeba Records and signing their new record- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-3501/

Kickstarter Film Festival is on the east side in Los Feliz (free with RSVP)- http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2190143

Alt-J is at the Hollywood Bowl with Best Coast and San Fermin- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/lease-event-alt-j/2015-10-15


The War on Drugs are playing The Greek Theatre with Christopher Owens (of Girls) opening – http://www.greektheatrela.com/events/event_details.php?id=3128

LACMA is showing the film Metropolis with live musical accompaniment ($10)- http://www.lacma.org/event/metropolis?mc_cid=9b827f4062&mc_eid=0c1b8e358a

Odd Nights, the Autry’s free monthly market/music/food/drink event is on- http://theoddmarket.com/autry/

Lianne La Havas is performing at the Fonda Theatre- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/279979

Fartbarf are playing El Cid at midnight- http://www.elcidla.com/event/968287-fartbarf-wartime-recitals-los-angeles/

Friday and Saturday

Florence and the Machine are at the Hollywood Bowl- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/lease-event-florence-and-machine/2015-10-16


A benefit for 826LA at Echo Park Travel Mart– Life Into Art Into Art: Memoirs Adapted for Television and Film With Susan Orlean, Jerry Stahl, Stephen Elliott, and Evan Wright- has the authors discussing the adaptations of their memoirs ($15)- http://www.timetravelmart.com/products/life-into-art-into-art-memoirs-adapted-for-television-and-film-event-ticket

LA Times arts writer Suzanne Muchnic talks with KCRW art critic and journalist Hunter Drohojowska-Philp about her new book LACMA So Far (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/lacma-so-far

Saturday and Sunday

The Beverly Hills Art Show is a nice way to spend the day walking around Beverly Gardens Park (free)- http://www.beverlyhills.org/exploring/beverlyhillsartshow/artshowinformation/

37 artists are participating in Santa Monica Art Studios open studios event (free)- http://www.santamonicaartstudios.com/

The Festival for All Skid Row Artists is a two-day festival of performing and visual art and music from Skid Row residents (free from 1-5)- http://lapovertydept.org/wordpress/6th-annual-festival-for-all-skid-row-artists/


LA Commons is having Found LA which offers several free neighborhood walks all around Los Angeles. Many are sold out but there tickets for a few left like a photo walk in DTLA and historic Hollywood area tour- http://www.eventbrite.com/o/la-commons-1484982620

Artist Doug Aitken is in conversation with novelist Steve Erickson at the Family Bookstore for Aitken’s new book of sculptures- https://www.facebook.com/events/1740684352825811/

Ciclavia is back and in downtown LA- http://www.ciclavia.org/

Oct 162014

The Bots- 5:17

Things to do in and around Los Angeles this weekend (10/16-10/19)-


The Bots are playing a free show at Amoeba Hollywood-http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-3126/

Of Montreal are performing at the Mayan theater- http://www.clubmayan.com/events_calendar/event/60

Jim Hodges’ collaborative film Untitled, being shown at the Hammer, is a montage of clips from news organizations, and pop entertainment footage which looks at queer activism and the AIDS epidemic. There will be other showings at the Hammer but this is the only one in the evening- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2014/10/untitled/

Paradise Magazine is having a free event (with free wine) and performances at Akbar- https://www.facebook.com/events/498446293592301/

Massive attack are at the Greek Theater- https://www.greektheatrela.com/events/event_details.php?id=2896

Thursday- Saturday

Culture Collide Festival is at various venues and includes bands from around the world including Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah; Cloud Nothings; Fractures; Quantic; and Monokino; among numerous others- http://www.culturecollide.com/festivals/losangeles/lineup/


The New Pornographers are playing along with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at the Wiltern- http://www.livenation.com/events/372262-oct-17-2014-the-new-pornographers

Friday and Saturday

All you can eat free pancakes at Pancakes & Booze Art Show, there will also be, as the name suggests- booze and art, as well as live painting, music and a free photo booth, not bad for $5- https://www.facebook.com/events/673049362743408


Nas is performing Illmatic (for its 20th anniversary) at The Orpheum theater- http://www.livenation.com/events/387857-oct-18-2014-hennessy-v-s-presents-nas-time-is-illmatic-tour

We’re getting closer to Halloween and Barnsdall Art Park is showing Carriehttp://www.barnsdall.org/events/outdoor-movie-nights/

The Moon Block Party is an all day music festival in Pomona- acts include Spoon, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Black Lips and more- http://moonblockparty.org/

Saturday and Sunday

The Beverly Hills Art Show- http://www.beverlyhills.org/exploring/beverlyhillsartshow/?NFR=1

Saturday night and Sunday afternoon Santa Monica Art Studios is having its 10th annual Open Studios event- https://www.google.com/calendar/event?eid=bXNzYjFjZm1lZ2p1dGsyMTM0aDlrM2hoZGsgc2FudGFtb25pY2FhcnRzdHVkaW9zQG0&ctz=


Nicole Miller: Believing is Seeing, the artist’s video project is showing at LACMA – http://www.lacma.org/event/nicole-miller-believing-seeing-5