Dec 072017
 

Alex Lahey- Every Day’s The Weekend

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend 12/7-12/10/17)-

Thursday

MOCA Grand Avenue is screening ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS, a series of short films created for Day With(out) Art, followed by a performance by Kia LaBeija and a discussion featuring Reina Gossett and Kia LaBeija in conversation with Day With(out) Art curators Erin Christovale and Vivian Crockett. (free)

Midnight Sister is playing at The Moroccan Lounge with Cones and Duk opening

Exhibition artist Felipe Dulzaides and John Loomis, author of Revolution of Forms: Cuba’s Forgotten Art Schools, will be in conversation at LAMAG about the remarkable history and architecture of Havana’s Esculeas Nacionales de Arte (National Art Schools) (free)

Syd (from The Internet) is playing at The Novo with special guests Buddy, Malia and DJ Young 1

Friday

Alex Lahey is playing at The Echo with Dude York and Liv Slingerland opening

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker by Miami City Ballet is at The Music Center until Sunday (12/10)

LACMA is hosting an evening with Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail which includes a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s film The Shining

Jane’s Addiction are playing a benefit show for Rhonda’s Kiss at the Hollywood Palladium

Saturday

Self Help Graphics is having a Holiday Marketplace which will also include a series of workshops and printmaking demos, music and food

LACE is hosting an L.A. Makers Pop-Up Market

Renegade Craft Fair is at Los Angeles State Historic Park (also Sunday)

Tijuana Panthers are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Enjoy and Bane’s World opening

SALES are playing at The Regent Theater with Yeek and Chaos Chaos opening

Line & Circle are playing at Basic Flowers with Tino Drima and Umm opening

Bedouine are playing at Lodge Room Highland Park with Springtime Carnivore opening

Sunday

Skirball Cultural Center is hosting a Hanukkah Festival exploring the holiday through the traditions of Los Angeles’s Latin American community- with music, dance, workshops and storytelling (keep in mind this event depends on the fire crisis hopefully being contained by this time)

Stevie Wonder’s Annual House Full of Toys Benefit Concert includes performances by special guests Andra Day, Dave Matthews, Pharrell, Savion Glover and Tony Bennett and takes place at the Staples Center

For the second night of KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas, performers include Franz Ferdinand, The Killers, Phoenix, Weezer, Morrissey and more

Everything Is Terrible! is having a 10th Birthday Party at The Regent Theater with screenings from their found footage video collection, live puppets and costumes, and more

Dec 082016
 

Morgan Delt- Some Sunsick Day

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/8-12/11/16)-

Thursday

Morgan Delt is playing with Alex Cameron at The Echo

Annenberg Space for Photography is hosting a slide show night of work that complements their current exhibition on identity (free but ticketed RSVP)

Downtown LA’s Art Walk is tonight and you can also check out Odd Nights Pop Up Market at One Santa Fe in the Arts District

The Rattling Wall & Pen Center USA are hosting a reading at The Last Bookstore of post election writing from the new anthology Only Light Can Do That

La Luz are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Feels and The Cairo Gang

Muuy Biien, Green Gerry, and Sons of The Bitch are playing at The Satellite

FLOR are playing with Lostboycrow at the Bootleg Theater

Friday

There are still tickets left for Stevie Wonder’s benefit concert, House Full of Toys, at the Microsoft Theater with special guests Lionel Richie, John Legend and Tori Kelly

You can get in the Christmas spirit at Union Station’s Holiday Sing-a-Long Cocoa Concert with music by The Music Companie and complimentary hot chocolate (free)

Conor Oberst is playing two shows at The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian but only tonight’s show isn’t sold out yet

The Handsome Family are playing at the Bootleg Theater

Sego are playing at The Hi Hat with Prism Tats, Strange Joy, and Dear Kora

Saturday

Bergamot Station is having a Holiday Open House with artist talks, book signings, shopping and more

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre is having a site specific dance performance called Snowed Under in Culver City with projections, live music and snow

Hauser Wirth & Schimmel is hosting a conversation and book signing with photographer Janet Sternburg (free with RSVP)

Echo Park Shop Hop has several area businesses offering discounts and deals throughout the day (free cookies at Blue Bottle Coffee!)

Riot Grill Fest is at The Regent Theater with Le Butcherettes, Girlpool, Deap Vally, Chastity Belt and The Menstruators

New Beverly Cinema is showing A Christmas Story at midnight

Hodgy is performing at The Echo with $teven Cannon

The Lovely Bad Things are playing at The Hi Hat

Sunday

Artist Seth Bogart and curator Bradford Nordeen are leading an informal walkthrough of THINGS: a queer legacy of graphic art and play, an offsite exhibition in West Hollywood’s Plummer Park (free)

LACE in Hollywood is hosting Art and Activism!– an afternoon of making political banners and signs (free)

The Regent Theater and Alamo Drafthouse are celebrating the holidays with a screening of Gremlins and to mark the reissue of the soundtrack which will be available on vinyl

Renegade Craft Fair returns to Grand Park and is a great place to get gifts made by independent makers (free and also on Saturday)

Otherwild LA is hosting a Holiday Bazaar and Benefit (free)

Snake! Snake! Snakes! are playing at The Hi Hat with Bogan Via

 

Sep 032015
 

Chaka Khan- I Feel For You

This song is from Chaka Khan’s 1984 album I Feel For You. Written by Prince (it won him a Grammy), it includes rapping by Melle Mel and harmonica played by Stevie Wonder.

Chaka Khan is playing with Patti LaBelle at the LA County Fair this Friday (9/4/15)- http://www.lacountyfair.com/listen/concerts

Dec 182014
 

Stevie Wonder- Superstition live on Sesame Street

This live-in-the studio version of Superstition was performed on Sesame Street in 1973.

Wonder will be playing at the Forum theater this Saturday, December 20th, for the 19th Annual House Full of Toys Benefit Concert.

Dec 182014
 

Fartbarf- Homeless in Heathrow

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/18-12/21)-

Thursday

Hammer Museum is showing Nightcrawler as part of its series The Contenders. Rene Russo and writer/director Dan Gilroy will be there for a Q & A after the screening- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/the-contenders/nightcrawler-with-dan-gilroy-rene-russo/

Ed Templeton is signing his book at MOCA Grand Avenue- http://edu.moca.org/calendar/2014-12-18

Friday

The Music Center Holiday Sing-Along provides live accompaniment and lyric sheets, you provide the singing (free)- http://www.musiccenter.org/events/activearts/holiday-sing-along/

For more holiday fun, John C. Reilly is hosting A Very Janky Christmas Spectacular- an additional show has been added to the sold out event- http://www.bootlegtheater.org/

Fishbone is at the Troubadour along with The Bots and others- http://www.troubadour.com/event/699099-fishbone-los-angeles/

Friday and Saturday

The City Ballet is performing The Nutcracker with a twist as The Nutcracker Swings– this time it takes place in 1946 during WWII in Hancock Park at the iconic Coconut Grove nightclub- with music by Tchaikovsky and Duke Ellington- http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/908770

Saturday

Fartbarf are at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach- http://www.alexsbar.com/event/187367

Stevie Wonder is performing Songs in the Key of Life at the Forum- http://www.fabulousforum.com/event/stevie-wonder.html

Elf is playing at the Aero theater- http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/elf-2

LACMA is showing two of Hitchcock’s greatest films- Notorious and Vertigo. $5 gets you tickets to both- http://www.lacma.org/event/notorious

Hooded Fang are at the Smell- http://thesmell.tunestub.com/event.cfm?id=183795&cart

Saturday and Sunday

AMRA has created a multisensory (including music and aromas) art show which will have visitors led through the exhibit in the dark. It’s at Human Resources for two nights- http://humanresourcesla.com/event-details/2014/11/21/122014-122114-amra-set-the-mood.html

Sunday

Drinking and collage and brunch come together at Thank You For Coming  for the last Drinkollage of the year- http://www.thankyouforcoming.la/2014/12/last-drinkollage-of-2014-scissors-magazines-glue-drinks/

The Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks Extravaganza! is at Nokia Live- http://www.nokiatheatrelalive.com/events/detail/the-brian-setzer-orchestra