Sep 142017
 

Rostam- Gwan

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/14-9/17/17)-

Thursday

Rostam from Vampire Weekend has a new album out and to celebrate he will be performing a free set at Amoeba Records in Hollywood

Tonight’s Downtown Art Walk will focus on LA Street Artists in the Art Walk Lounge

To mark the opening of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, MOCA Grand Ave will re-present Anna Maria Maiolino’s performance piece Entrevidas in conjunction with the exhibition Anna Maria Maiolino. Maiolino will perform the work. (free)

Daryl Hall & John Oates are playing with Tears for Fears at the Staples Center (also Friday)

Friday

James Supercave is playing at the Teragram Ballroom with The Seshen

Enjoy a kid free night at the LA Zoo’s Roaring Nights, which also has bands, DJs, “special animal encounters” and more (check Goldstar for discount tix)

Frankie and the Witch Fingers are having a record release party at The Echo with POW! and The Mad Walls opening

The Church are playing at the Fonda Theatre with The Helio Sequence opening

Golden Animals, decker., The Astronots, and Joy Downer are playing at The Hi Hat

Together Pangea are playing with Tall Juan, Side Eyes and Daddy Issues at the El Rey Theatre

Saturday

The free 2nd Annual Open Arts and Music Festival is in Downtown Glendale with bands that include Run River North, DUCKWRTH, and Buyepongo plus art installations and an art market

Black Kids are playing with Seratones and LondonBridge at the Echoplex

Hammer Museum is having a free party to celebrate the opening of Radical Women, with galleries open late, performances,live music by Jungle Fire, DJ sets by Chulita Vinyl Club, and a cash bar (RSVP here)

Street Food Cinema’s outdoor movie in Poinsettia Rec Park is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

L7: Pretend That We’re Dead, the documentary about the band, is screening at the Regent Theater with a meet and greet with the band to follow

Tristen is playing an early show at Resident with Jenny O. opening

Sunday

For Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA’s Launch Weekend, several museums and art institutions are free in and around LA, Santa Barbara, the Inland Cities and San Diego

Tijuana Panthers, Slothrust, Mourn, and Dude York are playing at the Regent Theater

Café Tacvba, La Santa Cecilia, and Mon Laferte are playing at the Hollywood Bowl

Oddisee & Good Compny are playing at The Echo with SALES and LVL UP

 

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.