Jul 272017
 

Portugal. The Man- Feel It Still

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/27-7/30/17)-

Thursday

MOCA Grand Avenue has a free screening of Eve Fowler’s film- with it which it as it if it is to be

LACMA has a free screening of Step, a documentary about a high school girls step dance team in Baltimore, and includes a conversation with the director Amanda Lipitz and the subjects of the film

For the last of Hammer Museum’s RebelRebel free music programs, Amber Mark and Maria Del Pilar are performing

Thee Commons are playing a free concert at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

This week’s free concert at the Santa Monica Pier is Miami Horror with Cleopold opening

Friday

Summer Nights in the Garden, the Natural History Museum’s free evening event, returns with music, a tomato talk and tasting, botanical tours, knot tying, a live animal meet and greet and nature inspired activities

For Pershing Square’s free outdoor movie night this week they are showing World War Z

The Wiltern has the Lucent Dossier Experience which combines music, dancing, aerial acts, and more

Steve Gunn is playing at The Echo with Heron Oblivion and Mary Lattimore opening (or check him out tomorrow for free at the Getty)

Grand Performances this week has the U.S. premiere of the multi-media performance La Linea, a story about everyday life on the Mexico-U.S. Border, with live music, visual projections, and Norteño choreography

The World Record, The Henry Clay People, The Parson Red Heads and Le Switch are playing at The Satellite

Saturday

Curator, critic and art historian Hans Ulrich Obrist will be discussing the work of Marisa Merz with Hammer chief curator Connie Butler at the Hammer Museum (free)

The Big Moon are opening for Marika Hackman at the Bootleg Theater

Steve Gunn is performing for the Getty Museum’s free concert series Saturdays off the 405

A Tribe Called Red are playing at the El Rey Theatre

Baio is playing a free concert at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park with starRo opening

For the second Summer Happenings at The Broad-Strange Forest takes its name from the work of Takashi Murakami and will concentrate on artists who work with traditional Japanese and Western influences. These include musician Tokiko Ihara, who plays the Sho, a meditative traditional woodwind instrument, female drum and guitar duo Afrirampo, and solo artist Oorutaichi, who combines electronic music, folk and pop with his own invented language. Those Japan-based groups are joined by ex-DNA member Ikue Mori and Miho Hatori of Cibo Matto; Devendra Banhart, whose last album Ape in Pink Marble was deeply inspired by Japanese culture; and former Ponytail member Dustin Wong in collaboration with Takako Minekawa. ($25 advance/$30 at the door- includes access to the museum)

Waxahatchee are playing at The Regent Theater with Cayetana and Snail Mail opening

Sunday

Portugal. The Man are playing at the Hollywood Palladium with Hanni El Khatib and Fatlip

LACMA has a free screening (at 1 pm) of the HBO documentary BRILLO BOX (3¢ OFF), the story of director Lisanne Skyler’s parents purchase of one of Andy Warhol’s Brillo Boxes in 1969 for $1,000 and its increase in value in the art market (long after they had traded it) to over 3 million dollars. There will be a discussion with Skyler and curator Stephanie Barron to follow.  The doc will debut on HBO on August 7.

For the last day of Fowler Museum’s African-Print Fashion Now! exhibition, there are a series of events including an exhibition tour, art talk, hands on art making, African fashion Pop-Up Shops, and a live concert (free)

There’s a Johnny Ramone tribute at Hollywood Forever cemetery that includes a screening of one of Johnny’s favorite films, Buffalo ’66, and an introduction by director Vincent Gallo. In addition, Billy Idol and Steve Jones will perform acoustic songs, there will be an exhibit of Ramones memorabilia, a pop up gallery, a Chris Cornell tribute, and more. ($20 in advance /$25 day of)

Tobin Sprout (of Guided by Voices) is performing songs from his new solo album at the Bootleg Theater with Elf Power opening

Mar 052015
 

Eleanor Friedberger- Stare at the Sun

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/5-3/8)-

Thursday

Eleanor Friedberger (of The Fiery Furnaces) is playing at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/764729-eleanor-friedberger-fiery-los-angeles/

MOCA Grand Ave along with REDCAT is co-presenting a lecture with curator Raimundas Malašauskas- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/2012/02/23/curators-lecture-series-raimundas-malasauskas/

Director Jim McBride (Breathless, The Big Easy) will be in conversation with Peter Markham at Veggie Cloud in Highland Park after a screening of his 1967 film David Holzman’s Diaryhttp://cargocollective.com/veggiecloud/

Friday

Viet Cong are playing a sold out show at the Echo but there may be some tix at the door- http://www.theecho.com/event/726185-viet-cong-los-angeles/

Canadian band Stars are at the Fonda with Leisure Cruise- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/254267

First Friday at the Natural History Museum has JMSN and starRo performing- http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/first-fridays/march-2015

Marco Benevento is playing at the Bootleg Theater- http://foldsilverlake.com/event.cfm?id=183350&cart

Friday and Saturday

REDCAT is premiering Thom Anderson’s (who also made Los Angeles Plays Itself) newest essay film The Thoughts That We Once Hadhttp://www.redcat.org/event/thom-andersen-thoughts-once-we-had

Saturday

The group show Paper Cut opens at Subliminal Projects and the cut paper related works look pretty incredible on the website (RSVP required)- http://subliminalprojects.com/exhibition/paper-cut/

Sunday

Farrah Karapetian and Zoe Crosher are among the artists who will be discussing photography for week one of Remembering Forward: Conversations on Photography at LAXART’s new space in Hollywood- for the full list and to RSVP- http://laxart.org/events/view/remembering-forward-conversations-on-photography/#images

It should be good weather for the Rose Bowl Flea Market this Sunday- http://rgcshows.com/rosebowl.aspx

All weekend

PaleyFest Los Angeles runs through 3/15 and gives fans a chance to see the casts of popular tv shows discuss them live at the Paley Center. This weekend’s lineup includes Homeland (3/6), A Salute to Comedy Central (3/7), The Good Wife (3/7), Girls (3/8) and Scandal (3/8). More info here- http://media.paleycenter.org/paleyfest-la-2015