Oct 132016
 

The Lemon Twigs- These Words

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/13-10/16/16)-

Thursday

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

This month’s Downtown LA Artwalk is focusing on the artists who contribute to Smile South Central

The Helio Sequence are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Genders

Friday

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

Friday-Sunday

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.

Saturday

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)

Sunday

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.

 

Aug 202015
 

Ariel Pink- Dayzed Inn Daydreams

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/20-8/23/15)-

Thursday

Ariel Pink is playing along with The Mynabirds at the Santa Monica Pier (free)- http://tcs.santamonicapier.org/events/2015/8/20/ariel-pink

As part of Cinefamily’s Don’t Knock The Rock music documentary festival they are showing Her Aim is True, Karen Whitehead’s film about the incredible life of photographer Jini Dellaccio, with the director in person- http://www.cinefamily.org/films/dont-knock-the-rock-2015/

If you’re a fan of louder bands METZ, Retox and Obliterations are playing at The Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/897459-metz-los-angeles/

Friday

Hop Along are playing a free show at the Ace Hotel Downtown starting at 5pm- http://www.acehotel.com/calendar/losangeles/5-5-hop-along and later there is an FYF Fest Pre Party in the theater lobby of the hotel with Purity Ring DJ’ing (but RSVP if you are going) – http://www.acehotel.com/calendar/losangeles/fyf-fest-official-pre-party

It’s the last of the Natural History Museum’s Summer Nights in the Garden programs- http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/summer-nights-in-the-garden

Odd Nights, The Autry’s free monthly market, fashion, food event is back with Omniflux and The Controversy performing- http://theoddmarket.com/autry/

Saturday

YACHT are performing at Blum & Poe gallery as part of A.L.Steiner’s exhibition Come & Go– https://www.facebook.com/events/442403352614076/

El Segundo Museum of Art is having a free movie night with two films about the artist Joseph Beuys and includes a discussion with an educator, quick draw activities, popcorn and soft drinks- http://esmoa.org/program/movie-night-beuys-double-feature/

Hundred Waters are the performers for this week’s Saturdays off the 405 at the Getty Center- http://www.getty.edu/visit/cal/events/ev_532.html

It’s the last of the Chinatown Summer Nights with bands, djs, food and more- http://chinatownsummernights.com/schedule/#Aug17

Saturday and Sunday

Two day tickets are still available for FYF Fest and there are a lot of great bands playing both days including Frank Ocean, Morrissey, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Run the Jewels, D’Angelo &The Vanguard, Thee Oh Sees, FKA Twigs, Mikal Cronin and many more- http://www.fyffest.com/

Sunday

Griffith Park’s Shakespeare Festival has Much Ado About Nothing, this time taking place in Italy in 1945- http://www.iscla.org/griffith-park-festival/

May 212015
 

Wallburds- Hourglass

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/21-5/24)-

Thursday

Audiodrome at Cinefamily (co-presented by WOAH and Tigerbeat6) combines live music,“forward thinking A/V remixes” and this time will feature a record release party for Kid606 – http://www.cinefamily.org/films/audiodrome/#audiodrome-vol-1-terminal-vortex-feat-kid606-record-release-party

Fahrenheit Gallery downtown is screening a Len Lye film retrospective (free)- http://fahrenheit.flaxfoundation.org/thursday-may-21-730pm-screening-len-lye-retrospective/

Honor Fraser Gallery is presenting ATTACK, SUSTAIN, RELEASE, DECAY, a performance collaboration joining performance and media collectives Mutant Salon, Experimental Half Hour, and Project Rage Queen- https://www.facebook.com/events/436600176513659/

In December The Autry Museum held a contest for artists to submit designs for a banner for the back wall of the museum and tonight they are having the High Five Art Launch Party (free with reservation) to celebrate the artists and winner- http://theautry.org/programs/special-events/high-five-art-launch-party

Friday

Wallburds are opening for Girl Tears and Crocodiles- my vote for best show of the weekend and its only $12- http://www.thesatellitela.com/event/803173-crocodiles-girl-tears-los-angeles/

Artist and musician Dorian Wood will be performing for the closing of his and Craig Calderwood’s exhibition at Last Projects in Hollywood- http://www.lastprojects.org/

It’s the first ever night for The Odd Market, on The Autry Museum’s south lawn, with cocktails, shopping, crafts, DJs and food- http://theautry.org/programs/special-events/the-odd-market

Roses are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Dunes- http://foldsilverlake.com/event.cfm?id=205173&cart

Gothic Tropic, Crown Plaza, and Life Size Maps are at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/821057-gothic-tropic-los-angeles/

Saturday

LACMA is offering a free printmaking workshop inspired by the current exhibition The Language of Xu Bing– advanced tickets are sold out but there will be a standby line- http://www.lacma.org/event/free-printmaking-workshop

Electric Dusk Drive In downtown is showing Rear Window (only astroturf seating is available, no tickets left for cars)- https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/778423

Ceremony are headlining at the Echo with a list of bands that includes Mrs.Magician- http://www.theecho.com/event/818325-ceremony-los-angeles/

Sunday

Artists from Pasadena City College and Art Center College of Design will be selling their work at the annual Art+Design Open Market at One Colorado in Old Pasadena- http://www.onecolorado.com/sunday-funday-art-design-open-market/

It is the final weekend for Experience 15: SPARK! Explore SPARK at ESMoA museum in El Segundo, which creates a world of fantasy with interactive exhibits that are great for kids- especially today as there is a family fun day with art making projects and a fairy tale scavenger hunt. There is also a talk with Jeff Guess, the current artist in residence- https://www.facebook.com/pages/ESMoA/130023060490257

Space15Twenty in Hollywood is having a flea market- http://www.space15twenty.com/