Aug 242017
 

The Mynabirds- Velveteen

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/24-8/27/17)-

Thursday

Tobacco are playing at the Teragram Ballroom

Tonight for the second part of Paul McCarthy’s free film series at Hauser & Wirth to accompany his current exhibition, the gallery is screening Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Whity in the courtyard

Writers Ernest Hardy and Tisa Bryant will be discussing film, television, music, social media, and news in relation to “black representations of depression and distress, remedies and healing, and the resilience of joy in black life and culture” at the Hammer Museum.  (free)

LPX (of MS MR) is playing with Monogem and Tulpa & Blankts at The Echo

Friday

The Mynabirds are playing with Winter and Umm at the Bootleg Theater

Friday Flights returns to the Getty with a performances by -Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle and Tyler Matthew Oyer with live music accompaniment by The Kevin Robinson Ensemble (KREation); visual and sound artist Scott Benzel; and a performance by psych-rock band Psychic Ills (free)

Artbook at Hauser & Wirth is hosting Out of the Hat, a reading series “where various artists, writers, dancers, poets, and theoreticians will share—and be called—to the stage through an old adage of chance: the pulling of names out of a hat”. This weeks lineup is- Evan Burrows, Michael Kennedy Costa, Simone Forti, Michael Ned Holte and Matias Viegener.

Susan is opening for Guantanamo Baywatch at The Echo

For Bored To Death’s ‘Zine Release Party at hm157, Magic Wands, POW!, Future Shoxxx, and Deaf Dance will be performing

Saturday

homeLA returns with its house specific dance performances- this time there are three, taking place at a home in Larchmont

For August’s Summer Happenings at The Broad, bands A Place to Bury Strangers and Xiu Xiu will be playing; performance artist Linda Mary Montano will offer “healings and blessings”; Keijaun Thomas will perform his work, Distance is not Separation; and the third floor galleries will feature “a Xenolalia room – the Christian missionary spirit gift or ability to speak in an unlearned language – with poets Raquel Gutiérrez, Elliot Reed and Lisa Teasley, and musicians Gabie Strong, Pauline Gloss and David Harrow”. ($25 advance / $30 at the door)

For the last of the DJ Nights in Grand Park– The Gaslamp Killer will be joined by DJs Computer Jay and C Minus for a night of rock songs

Saturdays Off the 405, the Getty’s free music night, returns with Savoy Motel

LA Weekly’s Artopia event is taking place at Union Station ($30+)

Art, music and comedy converge for Supertight at the Bootleg Theater with performances by Maria Bamford, Rodrigo Amarante and more

Brian Ferry will be performing with an orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl

Potty Mouth, Colleen Green, Ramonda Hammer, and Pouty are playing at the Teragram Ballroom

Quitapenas are playing a free show at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

Sunday

No Age is headlining a night of bands including Sun Araw at The Smell

The Independent Shakespeare Company is performing The Two Gentlemen of Verona free in Griffith Park (also Friday and Saturday)

Sammus, Fat Tony, and Amindi K. Fro$t are playing at Junior High

The Tissues, Burning Palms, ExSage and more are playing Clairvoid Fest at the Bootleg Theater

The Prids are playing at the Echoplex with Fotoform, Glaare, and Charm

Jun 012017
 

Two Sheds- You Get To Me

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/1-6/4/17)-

Thursday

Both MOCA locations are free from 5-8pm tonight. At MOCA Grand Avenue there will be a discussion of the influx of art galleries and artist run spaces in Boyle Heights and adjacent areas, with artist collective Ultra-red, Leslie Berestein Rojas- KPCC’s immigration and emerging communities reporter, and Eric Avila, urban cultural historian and professor of Chicano Studies and Urban Planning at UCLA.

Springtime Carnivore are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Cones and BUZZY

As part of the Tip of Her Tongue series, The Broad is hosting Alexandro Segades’ multimedia theater performance Future St., described as “a science fiction saga about corporate boy bands and holographic newscasters crowd controlling a society of clones” and explores “desire, surveillance, and the sinister forces of normalization”. ($25, also a performance on Friday)

Mount Kimbie are playing at the El Rey Theatre

Flint Eastwood is opening for FLETCHER at The Echo

Durand Jones & The Indications are playing at Resident

Friday

Two Sheds are opening for Blake Hazard (of The Submarines) at Resident

Pasadena Museum of California Art is having an extended free Friday to celebrate its 15th birthday with events throughout the day and evening including readings from authors from the Red Hen Press, spotlight talks, and on the third floor terrace The Astral Plane will be DJ’ing and there will be complimentary drinks and snacks provided

Happyness are playing at the Bootleg Theater with BOYO

Friday and Saturday

i3 Arts Fest is taking place at three locations downtown tonight and tomorrow. Interaction Park is taking place in Grand Park and will have large scale interactive art installations and live music that includes The Gaslamp Killer and Mike G from Odd Future (free). Immersion Square at Pershing Square is Saturday’s ticketed event with DJs and art cars ($40 advanced tickets), and Innovation Plaza at Grand Performances on Friday and Saturday will have a free performance by William Close and the Earth Harp Collective. (The Earth Harp is the world’s longest stringed musical instrument)

Saturday

At the REDCAT Gallery, filmmaker Khadim Dai will be presenting a selection of his videos and discussing his approach to documenting the refugee journey and his daily life (he has been a refugee for most of his life, first escaping Afghanistan due to persecution by the Taliban as a member of the Hazara minority). The presentation is part of  It is obvious from the map, REDCAT’s current exhibit (closing 6/4) that “examines the role of maps and map-making in the movements of large numbers of people from the conflict zones of the Middle East and Africa toward Europe”. The exhibit includes work from Djordje Balmazovic from Škart collective who, together with the NGO Grupa 484, have been making maps in collaboration with migrants in refugee camps across Serbia, retracing their westbound journeys (*note-I just recently saw some of these at Baltic Center for Contemporary Art in Newcastle, UK and they are engrossing)

Artist Pippa Garner will be in conversation with writer/curator Laura Fried at Redling Fine Art with a short performance to follow

At The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Dog Star 13 (part of The Dog Star Orchestra experimental music festival) will be having a concert (free with museum admission)

Soundpedro is having a free “ear-oriented multi-sensory event” at Angels Gate Cultural Center

KCRW’s Summer Nights starts this weekend with Chico Mann and Captain Planet performing for free in the One Colorado courtyard

Avi Buffalo is playing with Dante Elephante and Rufrano at The Echo

Sunday

As part of The Dog Star Orchestra experimental music festival, artist $3.33 (Celia Hollander) will be performing Air Out at Bowtie Project. It features three performers in three parked cars using car stereos and a mobile audience to “adapt an iconic symbol of isolation as a form to explore openness, harmony, and synchronicity” ($5)

Los Angeles Film Forum is hosting The Site of Memory: Enframed Histories as Ritual at The Egyptian Theater, “a cursory look at Black women film and video artists from or working in Southern California” with filmmakers dana washington and Suné Woods, and curators Jheanelle Brown and Darol Olu Kae present to discuss the work

Elvis Costello and The Imposters are playing at The Greek Theatre

Tigers Jaw, Saintseneca, and Smidley are playing at The Regent Theater

Dead Soft are opening for Goon at The Hi Hat

 

 

Sep 152016
 

ENTRANCE- Promises

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/15-9/18/16)-

Thursday

ENTRANCE is playing at Resident with Weyes Blood and Lael Neale

John Doe & Exene Cervenka are playing at the Regent Theater with special guest Howe Gelb

Eli Detweiler, Jr., a livestock and auto auctioneer, will perform a high-speed auctioneer chant and lead an informal workshop in auctioneer number-calling at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA . Detweiler is featured in Doug Aitken’s 1998 installation these restless minds which is part of the MOCA exhibition Doug Aitken: Electric Earth. (MOCA entrance and this program are free)

Cosmonauts are having an album release party at the Echoplex with Cellars and Tomorrows Tulips also playing

As part of Doll Parts, the continuing film series at The Broad that complements the Cindy Sherman exhibit, artist Lynn Hershman Leeson’s electronic video diary Binge will be shown along with the work of performance artist Narcissister, who will also perform live ($12 includes night access to the museum)

Friday

Clockshop is hosting Readings by Moonrise at the Bowtie Project in Frogtown with authors A-lan Holt and Dana Johnson and a performance by Nevenka, an Eastern European folk ensemble ($5 suggested donation- s’mores will be provided but you can bring your own picnic items)

Local Natives are playing the Greek Theatre with special guest Charlotte Day Wilson

For the last of LA Zoo’s Roaring Nights the theme is the ’80s with tributes to David Bowie and Prince, as well as food, drinks, vintage video games, and “special animal encounters”

Porches are playing with Japanese Breakfast and Rivergazer at the Echoplex

Saturday

Brainfeeder at the Hollywood Bowl has Flying Lotus, Funkadelic featuring George Clinton and Parliament, Thundercat, Shabazz Palaces, and The Gaslamp Killer performing

Electric Dusk Drive-In’s  film this week is Pulp Fiction

Chinatown is having its 78th Annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival with bands and DJs, cooking demonstrations, a market and more

Glendale is having its first Open Arts & Music Fest with bands, an arts market and kids arts and crafts workshops

The Squids are having a record release party at The Hi Hat

Sunday

Kraftwerk’s 3-D concert series is at the Hollywood Bowl

The Regent Theater is celebrating the work of Kenneth Anger with a screening of The Invocation of My Demon Brother, Scorpio Rising, Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, and Lucifer Rising. Following the screening, Kenneth Anger and Brian Butler will perform as the Technicolor Skull. The evening will conclude with a Q&A.

Long Beach’s Comic Con is back for its second and final day

Manfredi Gioacchini has a new book of informal portraits of LA artists and will be discussing it with Jonas Wood at LACMA

Weirdo Night! is back at El Cid with “an evening of experimental comedic performance and video” hosted by Dynasty Handbag

 

Feb 182016
 

Dr. Dog- Bring My Baby Back

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/18-2/22/16)-

Thursday

SPEED SHOW LA: Manifesto is a one night art show all taking place on the computers in an internet cafe. This time in Koreatown with over 20 artists participating including Petra Cortright and Yung Jake (free)

Aram Moshayedi and Hamza Walker are discussing their collaborative work curating Made in L.A. 2016, the Hammer Museum’s biennial, at MOCA Grand Ave (free)

Avid Dancer are playing with Gothic Tropic and Banta at The Echo

Poet Paisley Rekdal is reading at The Hammer Museum (free)

Friday

Dr. Dog are playing at The Wiltern with Hop Along

The Chocolate and Art Show is at KGB Studios in Chinatown with DJs, bands, henna tattoos and of course, chocolate and art (also Saturday)

Human Resources is hosting Meet & Greet 2016 which describes itself as “somewhere in between a party and a science fair: an opportunity meet some of the new & independent arts organizations in Los Angeles” with each participant giving 2-minute presentations (free)

The Dream is playing at The Troubadour

The Seth Bogart Show is a “televisual performance” at The Echo with Seth (formerly of Hunx & His Punx), Geneva Jacuzzi, Chela and Cold Beat

Film School are also playing at The Echo

Saturday

homeLA’s dance performance will take place this time in a private home in Angeleno Heights

For part of their John Sayles weekend programming, Cinefamily is hosting Master Class for which Sayles will be discussing his work before a screening of City of Hope

Questlove will be performing at The Globe Theatre with The Gaslamp Killer opening

Saturday and Sunday

The Air + Style Festival is at Expo Park with J.Cole, HAIM, Danny Brown, A-Trak, Incubus and more over the two days (Goldstar has discount tix)

Sunday

Artist Wyatt Mills is speaking with curator, art critic and author Shana Nys Dambrot at Project Gallery

Keanu Reeves and Alexandra Grant will be discussing their collaborative book Shadows at LACMA’s Art Catalogues (free)

The Festival of (in)Appropriation is back at the Egyptian Theatre with its collection of new film and video artworks made from already existing media

Expert Alterations and Future Death are opening for Ringo Deathstarr at The Echo

Jun 182015
 

Cayucas- Cayucos

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/18-6/21/15)-

Thursday

The Art of Melrose is a series of themed events taking place on the third Thursday of the month this summer, from Fairfax to Highland on Melrose with a focus on a three block section. This time for Focus on Fashion it will be Gardner, Martel and Fuller and the businesses will be offering everything from discounts and gifts with purchase to free food and drink  – https://www.facebook.com/events/859366760820083/

Cornerstone Theater Company is performing California:The Tempest based on Shakespeare’s play, for free in Grand Park (through the 20th)- http://grandparkla.org/event/shakespeare-in-grand-park/

Venice Art Crawl has art events, music, entertainment and local business discounts – http://www.veniceartcrawl.com/

Friday

The Gas Lamp Killer Experience is the DJ/Producer playing with a 10 piece band-FREE as part of Grand Performances summer program at California Plaza- http://www.grandperformances.org/gaslamp-killer

Fever the Ghost, Fartbarf, and Harriet Brown are playing at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/827025-fever-ghost-los-angeles/

Surfer Blood are playing with Gothic Tropic at the Troubadour- http://www.troubadour.com/event/838397-surfer-blood-los-angeles/

The Container Yard is celebrating its one year anniversary party with a party that will include music, art and food trucks ($5 with a portion of the proceeds going to Self Help Graphics)- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tcy-1-year-anniversary-tickets-17220655444

Jonathan Richman is at the El Rey Theater- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/278791

Saturday

Cayucas are playing a free show at One Colorado in Pasadena for KCRW’s Summer Nights- http://summernights.kcrw.com/events/2015/6/20/kcrw-summer-nights

Nearby is the Pasadena Chalk Festival at Paseo Colorado which features some incredible sidewalk murals (also on Sunday)- http://www.pasadenachalkfestival.com/

The band for Saturdays off the 405 at the Getty Center is Shannon and the Clams (free/ parking at the center after 5 is $10)- http://www.getty.edu/visit/cal/events/ev_480.html

Culver City’s Summer Crawl includes a free figure sketching class at Graphaids, discounts at some of the local businesses and other events in the area while you check out the art galleries- several shows are opening that night as well- http://culvercityartsdistrict.com/summer-crawl-2015/

Sunday

Underworld and Jungle are at the Hollywood Bowl- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/underworld-jungle/2015-06-21

All weekend and through the end of the month is The Hollywood Fringe Festival which has a VERY extensive list of programming (over 250 shows!)- http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/