Oct 192018
 

Kilo Kish- Void

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/18-10/21/18)-

Thursday

Writer Jonathan Lethem will be discussing the new exhibit One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art at MOCA Grand Avenue with curator Helen Molesworth (free)

The Getty Center is having a free screening of Faye Dunaway film Eyes of Laura Mars, as well as a program of fashion forward shorts (free but you need a ticket)

JPEGMAFIA are playing at The Echo with Buzzy Lee opening

LACMA has a free screening of the film Galveston starring Ben Foster and Elle Fanning

The Growlers are playing at the Hollywood Palladium with Kirin J Callinan opening

Tune-Yards are playing at The Mayan with U.S. Girls opening

 

Friday

Art Buzz, ICA LA’s happy hour, returns with a tour of their Adrian Piper exhibit by curator Jamillah James and Director of Learning and Engagement Asuka Hisa (free)

Celebrating the illumination of the Triforium downtown, there will be three Friday events- this week has performances by Reggie Watts, the Bob Baker Marionettes, Jherek Bischoff + Quartet, Dublab DJs, and onsite scent activations by the Institute for Art and Olfaction (free but RSVP)

Visual artist Edgar Arceneaux will present his first live work, Until, Until, Until, about Ben Vereen’s partially censored performance for  Ronald Reagan’s inaugural celebration in 1981, at the Bootleg Theater (also on Saturday)

Drake is having a crazy week in the news with his continuing beef with Pusha T- and tonight or Saturday night you can see him perform with the Migos  at The Forum

At LACE in Hollywood, C3LA will be performing a live score to the 1928 silent film The Fall of the House of Usher, using only a capella voices

The Joy Formidable are playing at the Lodge Room with Tancred opening

 

Saturday

Demon Dayz Festival taking place at Pico Rivera Sports Arena & Grounds, is a great day of music that includes performances by Kilo Kish, Gorillaz, Erykah Badu, The Internet, Little Simz and more

The Regent Theater is hosting the LA premiere of The Man from Mo’Wax, a documentary on the creator of the Mo’ Wax record label James Lavelle. Lavelle famously formed Unkle with DJ Shadow, which had the very popular collaborative album Psyence Fiction. James Lavelle will also be playing a DJ set, ticketed separately, for the event.

LAND is hosting Wild Art Party at Blue Roof Studios with live performances by Maceo Paisley, Paul Pescador, Julie Weitz, and Physical Plastic (free)

Cayucas are headlining a free day/night of music for the free block party Sunstock Solar Festival in Hollywood

Draemings are playing at the Lodge Room with Crook and Honey Child opening

 

Saturday and Sunday

The Beverly Hills Art Show returns and is a nice way to spend the day outside enjoying art work from over 200 artists

 

Sunday

The 3rd Annual A.G.Geiger Art Book Fair returns to Chungking Plaza an focuses primarily on West Coast based artists, presses,
and independent publishers

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are playing at The Forum with Cigarettes After Sex opening

Bootleg Theater is hosting a tribute to the life and music of Elliott Smith with a long list of performers that includes The Wild Reeds, Johanna Samuels, Aaron Embry, Harrison Whitford and more

Habibi are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Secret Stare and Jazzy Romero opening

May 182017
 

Miike Snow- My Trigger

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/18-5/21/17)-

Thursday

Greg Tate is giving a free lecture on the work of Kerry James Marshall at MOCA Grand Ave which is also free all day for Art Museum Day

Oliver Stone will be introducing his film Nixon at the Aero Theatre

LACMA is having a free screening of Breakable You, starring Holly Hunter and Alfred Molina, with a conversation with director and writer Andrew Wagner to follow

The Orbiting Human Circus featuring The Music Tapes combines music, stories, games and magic and it’s happening at the Bootleg Theater

Rubblebucket are playing with Sego and Alexander F at the Troubadour

Friday

It’s week two of Hammer Museum’s Constitutional Happy Hour with $5 drinks and discussion of an aspect of the Constitution- this time the topic is LGBT and gender based rights

Downtown Dark Nights returns to L.A. Live with $5 drink and food menus, live painting, a market, music and more (free)

Björk Digital, which includes six Virtual Reality experiences, begins today at the Magic Box at The Reef. Tickets are going fast. ($35 and running until 6/4)

The Jesus and Mary Chain are playing at The Wiltern

Ho99o9 are playing with Injury Reserve and The Bots at the Echoplex

Saturday

KCRW is hosting the art, music and food event Skyline at L.A. Historic Park with Miike Snow, Duke Dumont, Lido, Eden, MICHL, and Elohim performing

Off the 405, The Getty’s free music night, is back for the next few Saturdays- this week Nite Jewel is performing

KROQ is having its Weenie Roast y Fiesta 2017 at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, with Lorde, Imagine Dragons, Cage the Elephant, Lana del Ray and more performing

There are still tickets left for Ceremony’s early show with Cold Beat and Initiate at The Echo (part of their three day residency)

Sunday

It’s Museums of the Arroyo Day during which The Gamble House, Heritage Square, L.A. Police Museum, Lummis Home, Pasadena Museum of History, and The Autry are all free from noon to 5pm

It’s the second day of The Beverly Hills Art Show – a nice free way to spend the day outside checking out art

DIIV is playing at the Regent Theater with The Paranoyds and Tashaki Miyaki opening

Tonight is the second night U2 are playing at the Rosebowl to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Joshua Tree album with The Lumineers opening

Inhalt, Kontravoid, and Boan are bringing their retro electronic sounds to Part Time Punks night at the Echoplex

 

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.

 

Oct 152015
 

The War on Drugs- Red Eyes

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

Thursday

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

Friday

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

Saturday

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/

Sunday

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/

May 142015
 

Ex Hex- Don’t Wanna Lose

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/14-5/17)-

Thursday

Corners are playing the Echoplex with Tropical Popsicle- http://www.theecho.com/event/815597-corners-homecoming-show-los-angeles/

Or you could check out Woods at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/817153-woods-los-angeles/

Cinefamily is showing John Waters’ film Desperate Living with Mink Stole in attendance to introduce- http://www.cinefamily.org/films/peep-show/#desperate-living-mink-stole-in-person

Hammer Museum is showing the film The River Ran Red about the search for survivors of the Armenian genocide- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/05/the-river-ran-red/

Downtown Artwalk is on- https://www.facebook.com/downtownartwalk and afterwards you could listen to CalArts MFA writing grads read from their work at REDCAT (free)- http://www.redcat.org/event/calarts-writers-showcase-next-words

Friday

Ex Hex are at the Roxy with The Shivas- http://www.theroxy.com/event/739521-ex-hex-west-hollywood/

LA Live’s Dark Nights event includes live entertainment, street artists, and discounts on food, drink, and this time the Grammy Museum- http://www.lalive.com/events/la-live/detail/dark-nights-at-la-live-150515

Fartbarf are playing El Cid- http://www.elcidla.com/event/844019-fartbarf-frogtown-occult-los-angeles/

UK band Fat White Family are at the Troubadour- http://www.troubadour.com/event/795433-fat-white-family-los-angeles/

Saturday

Cathedrals are playing as part of the Getty Center’s free music night Saturdays off the 405http://www.getty.edu/visit/cal/events/ev_453.html

The Beverly Hills Art Show is back and is a nice way to see art work while enjoying the day in Beverly Gardens Park (also Sunday)- http://www.beverlyhills.org/exploring/beverlyhillsartshow/artshowinformation/web.jsp?NFR=1

Sewing Rebellion is having a free sewing workshop at Thank You For Coming in Atwater- http://www.thankyouforcoming.la/2015/05/sewing-rebellion-presents-kitchen-stitchn-at-tyfc/

Sunday

Once a year Museums of the Arroyo Day gives free admission to Heritage Square, The Gamble House, The Autry, Lummis Home, The LA Police Museum, and the Pasadena Museum of History from noon-5pm- http://www.museumsofthearroyo.com/

Complex in Glendale is having an afternoon/evening BBQ Synth Party with a list of bands including Cold Showers- https://www.facebook.com/events/1567046106896209