Sep 272018
 

Z Berg- I Fall For The Same Face Every Time

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/27-9/30/18)-

Thursday

Hammer Museum celebrates the restaging of David Antin’s Sky Poems (taking place on Saturday over LACMA and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego)  with a convening of a group of poets, artists, and scholars, including Blaise Antin, Eleanor Antin, Julien Bismuth, Steve Kado, Aram Moshayedi, Marjorie Perloff, Jerome Rothenberg, and Hamza Walker, to discuss Antin and his legacy.

LACMA has a free screening of The Old Man & The Gun, and a post-screening conversation with writer David Lowery moderated by Gregory Ellwood.

Ukranian quartet DakhaBrakha are performing at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Wye Oak is opening for Ben Howard at the Shrine Auditorium

For MOCA Music at MOCA Grand Avenue, Danke and Yialmelic Frequencies will be performing (free)

HOLYCHILD are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Jen Awad opening

 

Friday

Ai WeiWei will be speaking about his work at LACMA with LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan (free but standby line only- get there early)

Beck is playing at the Hollywood Bowl with St. Vincent DJ’ing

The Van Nuys Arts Festival returns for its second year with art installations, live music, art making workshops and more (free)

The Presets are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Blood Red Shoes opening

The Beths are playing at The Roxy Theatre with Ariel View opening

Gateway Drugs are opening for The Pink Slips at The Hi Hat

 

Friday through Sunday

Ohana Festival is taking place all weekend at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point with bands that include Norah Jones, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Plague Vendor, Beck, Johnny Marr, and more

 

Saturday

DUBLAB is celebrating its 19th Anniversary with an all evening (until 2am) fundraising party at Zebulon featuring live music by performers that include The Pantones, Linafornia, Prophet, and Ann Magnuson, DJs, video artists, and more

Artist Nina Chanel Abney will be in discussing her solo exhibition at The California African American Museum with curators Jamillah James and Naima Keith (free but register)

Pop-Up Magazine’s live magazine night returns to The Theatre at Ace Hotel with “photography, film, radio, and original music mixed together and performed live onstage by a cast of talented people”

The Broad’s final Summer Happenings event, A Journey That Wasn’t, Part 2,  “will explore how artists manipulate time through memory, appropriation and repetition” with performances by Kim Gordon and YoshimiO, The Banjee Ball creating a “vogue opera” with performances by the LA ballroom dance community, and more

The Range of Light Wilderness are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Luke Temple of Here We Go Magic opening

The New Division and Nite are playing at Union nightclub

 

Saturday and Sunday

Music Tastes Good returns to Marina Green Park in Long Beach with lots of great bands including New Order, Joey Bada$$, Santigold, Lil B, Big Thief, Cherry Glazerr, Janelle Monáe, Ezra Furman, De Lux, and more

 

Sunday

Z Berg is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Benmont Tench, Ethan Gruska, Natalie Bergman, Bobcat Goldthwait, Joseph Keefe, Paige Anderson and special guests

CicLAvia is partnering with the LA Philharmonic for its centennial celebration and closing off  streets between the Walt Disney Concert Hall and Hollywood with six hubs that will have live music, dance performances, art and more along the route. Also make sure to check out WDCH Dreams, media artist Refik Anadol’s projections on the concert hall (starting Friday and running until 10/6)

The Watts Towers Jazz Festival is a free day of music and art and a chance to see the famous sculptures

Curators Cynthia Burlingham and Allegra Pesenti will be at the Hammer Museum to discuss the background of the exhibition Stones to Stains: The Drawings of Victor Hugo

May 252017
 

Sleepy Sun- Seaquest

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/25-5/28/17)-

Thursday

Band of Horses are playing at the Greek Theatre with Frightened Rabbit

At LACMA artist Michael Mandiberg and artist/researcher Lior Zalmanson will discuss “the connection between digital arts and online labor including its recent manifestations: crowdsourcing and the gig economy” (free)

The New Division are playing at Union Nightclub with FYOHNA opening

The Oracle Film Series continues at The Broad with Bruce and Norman Yonemoto’s film Kappa, a collaboration with artist Mike Kelley, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s  Sud Pralad (Tropical Malady)

Pantha du Prince is playing at The Echo with Telefon Tel Aviv and Newman Wolf

No Parents are playing a show at The Hi Hat with C ROY, Dumb Fucks, Enemy and Musty Boyz

Friday

Constitutional Happy Hour returns to the Hammer Museum– the topic this week is immigrant rights

Ab-Soul is playing at the El Rey Theatre

It’s the last of the four part series Subject: Los Angeles at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater. The theme this week is Los Angeles on Shifting Ground and “will examine the city’s habit of erasure, as well as forms of collective recall, through disaster footage, visualizations of local wind patterns, documentation of lost neighborhoods and landmarks, contemporary marketing schemes for “historic downtown,” and a 16mm presentation of Thom Andersen’s GET OUT OF THE CAR (2010), with an introduction from Thom.”

Moaning are playing with Prettiest Eyes and more at The Smell

Wafia is playing at The Echo with Demo Taped opening

Saturday

Sleepy Sun are playing at The Hi Hat to celebrate their new record Private Tales, with Big Search opening

Artists Pippa Garner and Zackary Drucker will be in conversation at Redling Fine Art

The Bowtie Project is hosting Beginnings Marathon,” a performative collage of beginnings and unfinished narratives” with artist Vlatka Horvat.  Bring your favorite book and read aloud from the first page ( it can be from any genre, and in any language) or you can just listen to the performance and enjoy s’mores around the fire pit.

Hitchcock’s North by Northwest is the film this week at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Or you could see Pulp Fiction outside of The Autry

Feminist collective PLAG (Play Like A Girl) is having an all ages, all day, all female and non-binary fronted music event at the Echoplex with Kitten headlining

Sunday

L.A. Zine Fest is at the California Market Center (free)

You can get your Memorial Day beach trip in and enjoy a festival at Fiesta Hermosa, the annual Hermosa Beach event (also Saturday and Monday)

French Vanilla are playing with Peach Kelli Pop, Mommy Long Legs and Rotten Blossom at The Smell

The Lovely Bad Things are playing at The Hi Hat with Wild Wing, The Red Pear, and Joos

 

Aug 062015
 

Django Django- First Light

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/6-8/9/15)-

Thursday

Django Django are playing the El Rey Theatre with Beat Connection- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/280945

Various Small Fires (VSF) is hosting Subject to Change, a panel discussion “addressing work that escapes its intended institutional frame, and the question of the unforseen audience response” with Andrea Fraser, Amelia Jones,Vanessa Place and Hamza Walker- http://www.vsf.la/vsf-panel-discussion-subject-to-change-with-andrea-fraser-amelia-jones-vanessa-place-hamza-walker/

Ben Browning (of Cut Copy) and DMA’s are at the Santa Monica Pier for Australia Rocks The Pier (free)- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/280945

Friday

The Natural History Museum is having an adults only sleepover that for $95 includes a scavenger hunt, DJs, movie screening, open craft beer and wine bar, midnight munchies, and more. It also includes their Summer Nights in the Garden program with access to the VIP lounge- https://tickets.nhm.org/WebStore/shop/ViewItems.aspx?CG=overnight1&C=overnights2

The New Division are playing at Los Globos- http://www.clublosglobos.com/event/894775-new-division-los-angeles/

For Stones Throw 45 Live at Fig at 7th, Peanut Butter Wolf, Dam-Funk, and Mayer Hawthorne will be spinning all 45s and there will be a live performance by Mild High Club (free)- http://www.stonesthrow.com/news/2015/08/figat7th

Saturday

If you missed it last time you have a second chance to see the 24 hour screening of Christian Marclay’s The Clock at LACMA but make sure to check their twitter for wait times, they can be long- http://www.lacma.org/event/clock-2

As part of Sundance Next Fest Rick Alverson’s film Entertainment will be screening at the Ace Hotel Theater and Sharon Van Etten will be performing ($25)- http://www.sundance.org/festivals/next-fest/program/entertainment

At Pasadena Museum of California Art there will be a docent tour of Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent and screenprinting demonstration (free with museum admission) or check out the exhibition for free all day Friday- http://pmcaonline.org/programs/second-saturday-docent-tour-aug8/

Campfireball is happening at The Frog Spot in Frogtown and will have food, drinks, music (starts at 5pm), art, performance and more at 7pm and really that’s as specific as it seems to get (free)- http://www.campfireball.net/#!clickables/ci0d

Also in Frogtown at WCCW– What Trickles Down, What Accumulates: Frogtown- Art and Organizing Against The System is a series of performances, presentations, artwork and an album listening pre-release of WHAT’S WORKING IS BROKEN, “an audio piece composed of personal testimonials of police violence and sounds recorded at protests against LAPD murders”. This event runs from 2:30-9pm with a $10 suggested donation for Youth Justice Coalition- https://www.facebook.com/events/719743424820410/

The Low End Theory Festival still has tickets available for a lineup that includes Flying Lotus, Earl Sweatshirt, Thundercat and more- http://www.shrineauditorium.com/events/detail/275496

Yuna and Aloe Blacc are performing for this week’s Grand Performances at California Plaza (free)- http://www.grandperformances.org/yuna-and-guest

Millionyoung are headlining the Dreamgaze festival at Los Globos- http://www.clublosglobos.com/event/900217-dreamgaze-festival-los-angeles/

Saturday and Sunday

Unique’s Annual Summer Market is back at the California Market Center downtown. $10 gets you entrance for both days and a bunch of amenities- http://www.uniqueusa.com/markets-la

Sunday

Sundance Next Fest continues at the Ace Hotel Theater with a screening of Turbo Kid and DJ sets by Toro y Moi and Neon Indian (limited tickets left)- http://www.sundance.org/festivals/next-fest/program/turbo-kid

The Hammer Museum is hosting The Watts Rebellion: 50 Years Later, a discussion of race relations past and present in the US with Gerald Horne, Brenda E. Stevenson, Johnie H. Scott- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/08/the-watts-rebellion-50-years-later/

To Live and Dine in LA: A Live Mixtape is a “DJ-driven, multidimensional journey through the menu collection of the
Los Angeles Public Library and shine a light on the issues of food
insecurity currently facing the city” with chef Roy Choi, artist Rakaa Iriscience (Dilated Peoples), and USC professor Josh Kun ($20)- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/903959-live-dine-in-l-live-los-angeles/

Ciclavia is back- this time its Culver City to Venice- http://www.ciclavia.org/