The Lemon Twigs- These Words
Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/13-10/16/16)-
The Lemon Twigs are having a free in-store performance at Amoeba Hollywood to celebrate the release of their new album Do Hollywood. If you purchase the album you also get a free 7″ both of which they will be signing afterwards.
Author, musician and producer Greg Tate will be discussing visionary black aesthetics and politics in 21st-century America with artist Sanford Biggers at the Hammer Museum
Temples are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Triptides
The High Five Art Launch Party is happening at The Autry and includes after-hours access to the museum, rides on the ferris wheel, a free California themed tote and a chance to meet the artists and designers who who participated in the 2016 High Five Art Contest ($5 admission)
TOBACCO is playing with Odonis Odonis at the Echoplex
The Helio Sequence are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Genders
LACMA is hosting a free screening of By Sidney Lumet, Nancy Buirski’s documentary film about the director, with a discussion with Buirski and guests to follow
Gavlak Gallery is hosting Feminist Friday, a “casual but directed conversation about contemporary issues related to feminism”. It is also a good opportunity to check out Marnie Weber and Betty Tompkins’ coinciding exhibitions.
The Theatre at the Ace Hotel is getting in the Halloween spirit with a screening of Carrie and a prom-themed after party, all proceeds will benefit weSPARK’s cancer support programs.
Allison Crutchfield and The Fizz are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Radiator Hospital and Ovlov
Machine Project is having an underwater art show at the Annenberg Community Beach house. You can check out the work from above the pool but the best viewing will be by reserving a ticket for the times available (free) and getting into the water with goggles.
Danny Brown is performing at The Fonda Theatre and a free download of his new album, Atrocity Exhibition, is included with the ticket
Electric Dusk Drive-In’s horror films for Halloween continue this week with Poltergeist
RJD2 is playing a $5 show at The Novo with Daddy Kev
Saturday and Sunday
Found LA is offering a series of free tours at religious centers and places of worship in different neighborhoods around the city- you can register for more than one but registration is required.
The Beverly Hills Art Show is a nice way to be outdoors and check out the work of over 240 artists (free)
Artist Mickalene Thomas and MOCA Curatorial Assistant Rebecca Matalon will be in conversation regarding Thomas’ current MOCA Grand Ave exhibition- Mickalene Thomas: Do I Look Like a Lady? at 12:30 pm and at 3pm MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson will be speaking with artist R. H. Quaytman about her exhibition- R. H. Quaytman, Morning: Chapter 30. (free with museum admission)
Black Marble are playing the Echoplex’s Part Time Punks night
There are still a few seats left for the Glass Animals show at The Greek Theatre
CicLAvia’s route is the “Heart of LA” this time- closing streets to traffic in Boyle Heights, Chinatown, and DTLA
*A bit further afield*
This weekend (Friday-Sunday) is the Desert Daze festival at The Institute for Mental Physics in Joshua Tree. There are a lot of great bands playing including Deerhunter, Temples, Washed Out, Thee Oh Sees, The Raveonettes, Cherry Glazerr, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Television, La Luz, White Fence and more. You can buy single day passes or stay the weekend and camp.