Jul 262018
 

Bee Bee Sea- D.I. Why Why Why

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/26-7/29/18)-

Thursday

As part of Hammer Museum and KCRW’s Summer Concert series, tonight Cut Chemist will be performing with Buyepongo

LACMA is screening Edward Yang’s film Yi Yi ($7)

Thurmon Green is performing free at MOCA Grand Avenue to continue the series of Listening Sessions presented as part of Lauren Halsey: we still here, there

Send Medicine are having a record release concert at Moroccan Lounge with Tashaki Miyaki and Ramonda Hammer also playing

Avid Dancer are opening for Rainstorm Brother at the Bootleg Theater

Friday

Sleepless, The Music Center’s late night event (11:30pm-3am), returns with pop up dance performances, a virtual reality experience, a molecular gastronomy lab, DJ sets, art installations, musical performances and more ($20 advance/ $30 at the door)

Roger Guenveur Smith’s Frederick Douglass Now is a free solo movement and performance taking place as part of Grand Performances and featuring Lulu Washington and percussionist Marcus Miller

Billy Changer, Healing Gems, Pancho & The Wizards and The Gnars are playing at The Smell

VOWWS are playing at Resident with Second Still, Creux Lies and Shitgiver

Saturday

Bee Bee Sea are playing Dirty Water Records night at Zebulon with The Darts, The Atom Age And Mean Motor Scooter

Artist John Houck will be at the Hammer Museum to discuss the work of Christina Quarles, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, and Nancy Lupo that is included in the exhibition Made in L.A. 2018, of which he is also a part

Arcana Books is having a book signing and conversation with artist Simone Shubuck (and there will be cake!)

The Broad’s Summer Happenings series continues with an evening inspired by Joseph Beuys and the Fluxus movement, with performances by Matmos, EYE, Pharmakon, FlucT, Total Freedom, and Nelson Patton with Lonnie Holley ($30)

For the last of Resident’s free summer concert series, FEELS will be performing

Ain’t I A Womxn?A Genders Promenade is Freewaves’ free event taking place in LA State Historic Park featuring 20 independent artists and 10 art collectives that aims to explore intersectional identities with performance art, spoken word, sonic art, media projections and zines

Chastity are opening for Mourn at the Bootleg Theater

Sunday

X-Tra is having a Summer Issue Launch and Sketchy Garden Party at Hauser & Wirth (drawing and pens will be provided along with refreshments-all free)

Airiel, Tennis System, and Topographies are playing at the Echoplex

At ICA LA for the opening of Maryam Jafri’s exhibition I Drank the Kool-Aid but I Didn’t Inhale, ICA Curator Jamillah James and Maryam Jafri will discuss “her process using research and interdisciplinary approaches to make work of conceptual inquiry on such perennial subjects as consumer culture, representation, economics, and politics” (free but RSVP)

Street and graffiti artist Eric ” KING CRE8″ Walker is giving a free workshop in drawing fonts and elements used in graffiti and street art at The California African American Museum in conjunction with the exhibition Charting the Terrain (free but register)

The Hidden Depths and The Hurricanes are opening for Santoros at the Bootleg Theater

Apr 052018
 

Wallows- Pleaser

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/5-4/8/18)-

Thursday

Wallows are playing a free show at Amoeba Hollywood today at 5pm and signing their debut EP afterwards

The Broad is offering free admission to their Jasper Johns exhibition on the first Thursday of the month- (today and 5/3) from 4-7pm and afterwards you can head across the street for MOCA’s free night

Artist Jennifer Gutierrez Morgan is leading a milagro making workshop for CAFAM’s CraftNight– $10 includes supplies, drinks and snacks

Cherry Glazerr are opening for The Breeders and Elijah Wood will be playing a DJ set at The Fonda Theatre

Vera Sola is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Hush Arbors opening

Friday

Nightmare Air are playing with Draemings at the Bootleg Theater

Natural History Museum’s First Fridays event includes a tour of the History Department, a discussion of oil and its role in the history of LA, DJs, and music by Chelsea Jade and Jamila Woods

The Independent Art Book Fair starts today and runs until Sunday at 939 Studios DTLA

The Breeders are playing at The Theatre at Ace Hotel with Post Pink opening

Friday and Saturday

The Music Center is transforming into a “Disco wonderland clad in gold and mirrors” for its event- Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours. The event begins at 11:30pm and runs until 3 am- with large scale projections, roller skaters (Friday), DJs, pop-up dance happenings, screenings, art installations, live music, a makeup station, and more (plus cocktails and small bites)

Saturday

Artist Walead Beshty will be in conversation with executive director of LAXART, Hamza Walker at Regen Projects

Feels are playing a free show for Hipsville’s 1 Year Anniversary at The Offbeat-A Bar on York, with Cat Scan opening

Melted are having a record release party at The Hi Hat with Awakebutstillinbed, Decent Criminal, and Pancho and the Wizards also performing

Ex Stains and Hit Bargain are opening for DJ Jonathan Toubin’s NY Night Train party at Zebulon

Electric Six are playing at the Bootleg Theater with The Manx and Northern Faces opening

Alice Bag Band is having a record release party at The Echo with Fatty Cakes and the Puff Pastries opening

Saturday and Sunday

The Brewery Art Walk returns with its twice annual event- a great opportunity to check out the complex and the artist’s studios

Sunday

Barnsdall Art Center, loacted in beautiful Barnsdall Park, is having a free Art and Craft Fair

SadGirl are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Peach Kelli Pop, Healing Gems and Bruiser Queen opening

Loma are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Jess Williamson opening

 

Dec 152016
 

Tennis System- Here We Go

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/15-12/18/16)

Thursday

Tennis System are playing at Non Plus Ultra with Gateway Drugs and Second Still

LACMA is having a free screening of As You Are which includes a conversation with writer and director Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, actor Owen Campbell, producer Brent Stiefel, and producer Justin Lothrop

The Bootleg Theater is having a benefit for the victims of the Ghost Ship fire with bands Sextile, Everyone is Dirty, TV Heads and Psychic Jiu Jitsu

Friday

The Music Center is having a free Holiday Sing-a-Long with lyric sheets provided and a live accompaniment

The Glow Battle Tour is taking place in Pershing Square- it’s free to attend but they are selling 6 color glow swords for $10 with part of the proceeds going to the victims of the Oakland Ghost Ship Warehouse fire

Alamo Drafthouse and Non Plus Ultra are having a two day event featuring the L.A. premiere of Goodnight Brooklyn, a documentary on the now closed Brooklyn venue Death By Audio. Tonight includes “L.A. DIY State of The Union” a Q&A panel with Jim Smith (The Smell), Pauline Lay (Pehrspace), Sean Carnage (Pehrspace, Il Corral), Max Baumgarten (Basic Flowers), Randy Randall (No Age), Matt Conboy (director, Goodnight Brooklyn) and more.

Echo Park Film Center is hosting the Nihilist International Film Festival

The Dandy Warhols are playing at the Fonda Theatre with Telegram and Warbly Jets

Saturday

James Supercave are playing with SWIMM at the Troubadour

There is a murder mystery/ scavenger hunt at the Getty Museum ($22 per person with recommended teams of 3+)

Hammer Museum is hosting a program by Antena and Libros Antena Books titled Recycled Language. It includes a cartonera book making workshop followed by poetry readings in Spanish and English (free)

The second part of Non Plus Utra’s event (see Friday’s listing) includes a screening of Goodnight Brooklyn, filmmaker Q&A, and live sets by Flat Worms and CFM

Echo Park Film Center is having a free screening of It’s A Wonderful Life

Kim and the Created are playing with The Paranoyds, Sadgirl, and Espresso at the Teragram Ballroom

Sunday

Michéle Lamy will be discussing the her husband Rick Owens’ new furniture exhibition (currently at MOCA Pacific Design Center) with Helen Molesworth at the West Hollywood Council Chambers (free)

The Joey Altruda Trio are playing a tribute to A Charlie Brown Christmas for Grand Performances (free)

Peach Kelli Pop, French Vanilla, Post-Life, Janelane, and Mo Dotti are playing a show at The Smell

The Depressed Cake Shop is having a bake sale at The Hive Gallery to benefit the Los Angeles LGBT Center

Girl Tears are opening for Ghost Noise at Union Nightclub

 

Nov 102016
 

Spring King- Who Are You?

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/10-11/13/16)-

Thursday

Spring King are playing with Triptides, Flaural and Psychic Jiu Jitsu at Non Plus Ultra

DTLA’s monthy art walk returns highlighting a one night only surrealist exhibition in their lounge

Das Hund, Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski’s music, spoken word and visual art performance, is happening at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel (free with RSVP)

Hammer Museum is hosting a reading/performance of Bryan Doerries Theater of War for Veteran’s Day. Michael Imperioli, Heather Goldenhersh, Riley Shanahan and Doerries will perform readings of Sophocles’s Ajax, “the ancient Greek play about the suicide of a great warrior, as a catalyst for a powerful public discussion about suicide, combat stress, and alcohol and substance abuse in the military community”. There will be a discussion afterwards. (free)

Gorilla Vs Bear and Cascine are hosting Angels in LA Night with Kristin Kontrol and Nite Jewel

Protomartyr are playing at The Roxy with Feels and The Gotobeds

Darlingside are playing at The Bootleg Theater

Friday

Sleepless: The Music Center After Dark is back with a night of art and music with a dream theme. This one includes multi-media artwork by Miwa Matreyek, Sohail Najafi and Kytten Janae; live retellings of classic stories; dream interpretation booths, and more all starting at 11:11 pm. ($20/online or $30 at the door)

STRFKR are playing the El Rey Theatre with Gigamesh and Psychic Twin

UK band Monarchy are playing at the Echoplex

Saturday

Artist Lara Schnitger is performing Suffragette City, “a procession through Westwood of sculptures that comprise images, forms, and texts explicitly addressing women’s rights” with a community gathering to follow at the Hammer Museum and an open mic to discuss the recent election

Cosmonauts, Winter and Frankie Flowers are playing at Non Plus Ultra

For the 50th Anniversary of the Sunset Strip Demonstration, Brenda Holloway, The Premiers, The Pandoras, The Creation Factory, Frankie and the Witch Fingers and more are playing at the Echoplex

Saturday and Sunday

Inglewood Open Studios is celebrating its 10th year and is a good way to check out established and emerging artists in their spaces and group shows

Jackalope Indie Artisan Market returns to Pasadena’s Central Park (free)

Sunday

Lara Schnitger returns to the Hammer Museum to further explore feminist speech with filmmaker Kerri Koch who will screen her work- Don’t Need You: A Herstory of Riot Grrrl,  followed by a screening of Inez Milholland: Forward Into Light, a short film by Martha Wheelock. There will also be a talk on contemporary witchcraft and a closing ceremony by Amanda Yates Garcia, the Oracle of Los Angeles.

Seth MacFarlane is hosting The Grove Christmas which includes a live musical performance, the lighting of the Christmas tree, and a fireworks finale (free)

Weirdo Night is back at El Cid with Dynasty Handbag,  Love Connie, Candy Pain, and Christina Catherine Martinez

 

 

 

Sep 222016
 

Sylvan Esso- Radio

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/22-9/25/16)-

Thursday

For The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA’s lecture series this week, Los Angeles-based artists Liz Glynn and Aaron Koblin, along with Doug Aitken, will discuss the various intersections created by the idea of time in his, Glynn’s, and Koblin’s work. Koblin created Light Echoes for Doug Aitken’s 2013 project Station to Station and Glynn works in sculpture and performance with a focus on time. The exhibition Doug Aitken:Electric Earth is currently at the museum. (free and free entrance to the exhibition)

Still Corners are playing with Foxes in Fiction and Kid Bloom at The Roxy

LACMA’s Art + Technology Lab grant recipient Michael Mandiberg is presenting recent and in-progress work and soliciting feedback on his forthcoming project for the Lab- Mechanical Tramp. The program will be part artist talk/ part studio visit (free with RSVP)

Catfish and The Bottlemen are playing at The Wiltern

If you watched the second series of True Detective you may recognize singer Lera Lynn as the barroom singer (her music was also used for the trailer).  She’s playing tonight at the Bootleg Theater

Mrs. Magician are playing at Resident with The Sloths and Susan

Friday

As part of the Getty’s film series to accompany their London Calling exhibition, Charles Atlas will introduce the screening of his film The Legend of Leigh Bowery (free with RSVP)

For Resident’s music night Feminist Friday, Memphis band NOTS is headlining a lineup that includes Batwings Catwings and French Vanilla (free with RSVP)

Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours returns with kaleidoscopic telescopes, DJ sets, a classic video arcade, video art installations, cocktails, dancing and more, beginning at 11:30 pm ($20/$30 at the door)

Royal Canoe are playing at the Hi Hat

Band of Skulls are playing with Moving Units at The Wiltern

Saturday

Part of Live Arts Exchance/LAX’s two week performance and art festival is Among Us– “an immersive sound experience about the human instinct to belong, about the tension between the individual and the community, and about what you are willing to give up to not be alone”. It takes place in two parts of the day- the morning portion will be at Union Station and the second at sunset in a secluded park in DTLA. It will be performed multiple times throughout the two weeks beginning on 9/22 ($25)

It’s day two of Long Beach’s Music Tastes Good Festival– a music and food block party. Three day tickets are $120 or you can get an individual one per day at different costs. Tonight has the largest lineup of bands including The Specials, Warpaint, Squeeze, Dr. Dog, Deltron 3030 w/the 3030 Orchestra, MELVINS, Twin Peaks, LE1F and many more for $75.

BAM Fest (Beer, Art & Music Festival) is the 18th Street Arts Center’s benefit event- $45-$50 gets you unlimited beer samples from over 40 breweries, 3 live music acts (including Alice Bag), art installations, art-making workshops and more from 1-5pm

homeLA returns with its site specific dance performance- this time the home will be in Rose Hill

Aesop Rock and Dilated Peoples are opening for Atmosphere at The Shrine LA Outdoors

Tarfest, the free music and arts festival, returns to the La Brea Tarpits Park

Lush are playing with Tamaryn at The Fonda Theatre (also on Sunday)

Mike Judge, Terry Crews and Dax Shepard are uniting for the 10th Anniversary of their film Idiocracy. The outdoor screening is at Echo Park Tennis Center as part of Eat See Hear’s series and Shepard and Amanda Fairey’s #MakeAmericaSmartAgain movement

Sunday

Sylvan Esso are playing the last day of Long Beach’s Music Tastes Good Festival with De La Soul, Gallant and more for $35.

Downtown LA’s Long Beach Ave. Lofts is having its third annual artist’s open studios

White Reaper are playing at Chain Reaction with Pity Party and Melted

UCLA’s Fowler Museum is having a special event celebrating Indonesia with specialty coffee tasting, Javanese dance performances, demonstrations of batik technique and interactive seminars and talks (free)

Cinefamily’s wine, music and outdoor film series in Barnsdall Park continues with Black Orpheus

Mac Miller, Pusha T, A-Trak and more are playing the Shrine LA Outdoors for Fools Gold’s Day Off

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead are performing Source Tags & Codes at The Echo

Jun 302016
 

Alice Bag- Modern Day Virgin Sacrifice

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/30-7/4/16)-

Thursday

LACMA is screening Robert Altman’s rarely shown made for TV film Nightmare in Chicago

Peach Kelli Pop are performing at the Death Valley Girls Album Release Party at the Echoplex

For Excavating the Ten Commandments at the Hammer Museum, artist Daniel R. Smith and Jack Green will be discussing Smith’s contribution to the exhibition Made in LA

Madame Ghandi are performing as part of Hauser Wirth & Schimmel’s After 5 series at the gallery (free with RSVP)

Friday

DJ Nights at The Music Center is curated this week by Money Mark and features the band Very Be Careful and other Cumbia music

The Egyptian Theatre is showing Jaws

Friday-Monday

The Anime Expo is at the Los Angeles Convention Center

Saturday

Punk legend Alice Bag is performing at The Echo for the release of her debut solo album, with Generacion Suicida, and Fatty Cake and the Puff Pastries opening

Coming to America is the outdoor movie at The Autry this week

Bloodboy, Figs Vision and Michael Leier are playing as part of Union Station’s Summer Concerts Kick-Off Night (free)

Sunday

Angel City Brewery is celebrating the 4th a day early with ‘Merica Fest featuring live music and a BBQ

The Rock N Roll Flea Market is on at The Regent Theater and The Love Song Bar is having Boozy Brunch Bingo where you can win concert tickets while you drink bottomless mimosas

Monday (July 4th)

Happy 4th of July!  If you are looking for somewhere to watch fireworks, LAist has the best list of where to see them

Mar 312016
 

Leikeli47- Heard Em Say

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/31-4/2/16)-

Thursday

Leikeli47 is opening for Santigold at the Hollywood Palladium

The Hammer Museum is screening Stan VanDerBeek’s short animated films that he made while he studied at Black Mountain College (free)

Noel Fielding (from The Mighty Boosh) is performing at The Fonda Theatre (also Friday and Saturday)

For the poetry reading for Tender Omnibus at LACMA, some of the authors included will read work from the volume of landmark texts chronicling the first 25 years of Tender Buttons Press

A little outside Los Angeles, in Valencia, Kim Gordon is speaking at CalArts

Friday

Bleached are playing a free set at Amoeba Hollywood to celebrate their new album Welcome the Worms

Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours is back this Friday (sold out but limited tickets will be sold after 9:30pm)

Natural History Museum is having its First Friday event with Car Seat Headrest performing along with Night Beats

Martin Starr (Silicon Valley, Party Down) is one of the judges and is playing with his band as part of Literary Death Match at the Ace Hotel. For the match itself four writers read their work (for seven minutes or less) and then are judged and reduced to a final two who compete in a literary game. New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean is one of the writers participating this time.

The Shining is the horror movie this week at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park

Dante Elephante and Cool Ghouls are opening for Mothers at the Echo

Saturday

Deru is performing his concept album 1979 with EFFIXX at The Regent

The biannual open studios Brewery Art Walk downtown begins (free)

As part of the 5th Annual Wayne Federman International Film Festival at Cinefamily, Rob Corddry will be presenting Arthur, and later John Mulaney will present The Burbs

Cool Ghouls are playing at the Hi Hat in Highland Park

Field Music are playing at The Roxy

Sunday

Skirball is having an afternoon of poetry readings for the anthology Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond, with actor Wes Bentley, contributors Erika Ayón, liz gonzález, Ron Koertge, and Florence Weinberger presenting poems from the collection. Afterword poets Lynn Emanuel (Then, Suddenly), David Lazar (The Body of Brooklyn), and Tim Seibles (Fast Animal) will read from their respective works.

Help break the world record for largest tea party at the California Science Center with unlimited tea (bring your own cup) and activities with proceeds going to Miriam’s House

The biannual open studios Brewery Art Walk downtown continues from Saturday (free)

Feb 042016
 

Baio- Endless Rhythm

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/4-2/2/7/16)-

Thursday

Baio is playing at the El Rey Theatre with Elohim

For the third in LACMA’s program series focusing on Frank Gehry’s three areas of interest—art, science, and music- the architect’s process and collaboration during the planning and construction of Walt Disney Concert Hall will be the focus. Gehry will be in conversation with two people with whom he worked closely during the years leading up to the hall’s opening: Esa-Pekka Salonen, former music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Deborah Borda, who came to Los Angeles in 2000 as LA Phil president and chief executive officer. They will be joined by LACMA’s senior curator of modern art, Stephanie Barron, curator of the Frank Gehry exhibition. This conversation will take place off site at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. ($25)

The New York–based art critic Ben Davis is speaking at Hammer Museum for his first book, 9.5 Theses on Art and Class (free)

Charlie Jane Anders, editor-in-chief of io9.com, is reading from her debut novel, All the Birds in the Sky at Skylight Books

Friday

Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours is back with DJs, art installations, musical performances, and more from 11:30 pm- 3am. Reservations are closed but tickets will be released for walk-ups after midnight

First Fridays returns to the Natural History Museum with music, lectures and cocktails- this time with music from The Hood Internet and Boulevards

Friday and Saturday

From Berlin to LA is a free electronic music festival taking place at various venues around LA. It also includes panels and workshops about DJing or digital production all related to Berlin or Berlin- influenced electronic music.

Saturday

The team who created the teahouse in Griffith Park will be showering flower petals for Petal Drop LA in the alley between two 1910 theaters on Broadway between 5th and 6th

To celebrate Black History Month, WordTheatre is presenting And All That Jazz an evening of jazz themed stories, poetry and music, at The Hall of Liberty in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Several famous actors are performing in the production. (free)

Ebony Repertory Theatre is having a free film screening of An Evening of Dance on Film, which focuses on early dancers of color in film with a talk afterwords with jazz archivist Mark Cantor

San Gabriel is having a Lunar New Year Party to celebrate the Year of the Monkey (free)

Lolipop Records is hosting a night at Teragram Ballroom with several of their bands performing including Mystic Braves, Corners and Peach Kelli Pop

Sunday (if you are not watching the Super Bowl)

The Rock n Roll Flea Market is at The Regent Theater downtown and you could go after a Boozy Brunch Bingo -$25 gets you bottomless mimosas, food and a cookie (or $40 for two people)

The monthly flea market at Pasadena City College is also this weekend (free)

Dec 172015
 

Vince Staples- Señorita

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/17-12/20/15)-

Thursday

Thee Oh Sees, Fuzz, and WAND are playing A Holiday Homeless Charity Event at Teragram Ballroom with proceeds going to LA Kitchen. It’s sold out, but there are always ways to find tix.

The Center for the Arts at Eagle Rock is hosting The Winter Solstice Sound Bath, which “offers audience members the opportunity to achieve a deep meditative state through the experience of pure sound” ($25)

For some different, less meditative sounds, EDM DJ Dillon Francis is at The Shrine with T-Pain, Valentino Khan, Anna Lunoe & Neo Fresco (or see him Friday with ILoveMakonnen)

Friday

Vince Staples is worth taking a trip to Santa Ana for, where he’ll be playing at The Observatory

At the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive (LACA) gallery they are having the opening for the exhibit Molybdomancy followed by a Holiday Party with Night Gallery which will have performances, DJs, and hot cider

Get in the holiday spirit with The Music Center’s free outdoor Holiday Sing-along (tickets are distributed to the line at 6pm)

J Fernandez is playing at the Bootleg Theater

Can’t get enough of Star Wars?- you can participate in Light Saber Battle LA 2015 in Pershing Square (if you have one- they have sold out) or just check it out (free)

Fishbone are playing at The Roxy

Pity Sex are at The Echo with Colleen Green and Eskimeaux

Friday and Saturday

At REDCAT, The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at CalArts is having its annual Winter Dance Concert

Saturday

Artists Risk and Axis are live painting from 3-5pm at Buckshot Gallery

Moving Units are playing at The Roxy

The Aero Theatre in Santa Monica has a holiday double feature showing of Elf and Bad Santa

The Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood is showing National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and Scrooged as its double feature

The Bots are at The Echo with Buttertones and Thee Commons

Sunday

Dan Harmon and Jeff B. Davis are hosting Harmontown at Nerdmelt in Hollywood

The Aero Theatre and the Egyptian Theatre are both showing holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life

All weekend

Check out the recreation of Seinfeld’s apartment on Melrose from 10am- 7pm (free)