Sep 072017
 

Freedom Fry- Shaky Ground

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/7-9/10/17)-

Thursday

The Regrettes and The Paranoyds are playing a free show at the Dr. Martins Store in  Studio City- RSVP here

Musician and writer Tim Kasher is screening his debut feature film at the Bootleg Theater with a concert and Q & A to follow

LACMA has a free screening of an episode of One Mississippi and includes a conversation with Tig Notaro, executive producer Kate Robin, and some of the cast

For the third installment of Paul McCarthy’s free outdoor film series at Hauser & Wirth, the films are Heidi and Waterworld

Chance The Rapper’s brother Taylor Bennett is also a rapper and he’s performing at the Echoplex tonight with Melo Makes Music

New Mystics are playing at The Echo with HOTT MT, The Red Pears and Yeses opening

Irish punk band Stiff Little Fingers are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Death By Unga Bunga opening

Fruit Bats are playing a solo set with Jed Maheu opening at Resident

Friday

The Ohana Music Fest starts today at Doheny State Beach with Social Distortion, Pixies, TV On The Radio, The Orwells and more- it’s not cheap though- each night is $100+ (continues Saturday with Eddie Vedder headlining  and Sunday with Jack Johnson headlining)

To celebrate the life of Jeanne Moreau, the Aero Theatre is showing a double feature- La Notte and Diary of a Chambermaid (Saturday they are showing Jules and Jim and Bay of Angels)

The Wiltern is showing Easy Rider with a live band providing the soundtrack

Corbin & Shlohmo are playing at The Novo

Kolars are playing at The Echo with Livingmore and Moded opening

 

Saturday

Sunstock Solar Arts & Music Festival returns for its second year with bands Freedom Fry, Robert DeLong, Ra Ra Riot, Fuzzy Crystals, and more

ICA LA (Institute of Contemporary Art) is having it’s Grand Opening Weekend with exhibition tours, talks, performances, workshops and more (free, also on Sunday)

It’s the second day of the Day N Night Fest in Anaheim and tonight Chance The Rapper, SZA, Vic Mensa, Earl Sweatshirt, Lil Uzi Vert, and Playboi Carti are just some of the many performers (Travis Scott headlines Friday)

Pamela M. Lee, Osgood Hooker Professorship in Fine Arts, Stanford University, will be at LACMA to discuss the art scenes in New York and Los Angeles at the time Virginia Dwan operated her galleries in the two cities. The free lecture is in conjunction with LACMAs current exhibition Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959–1971

For the opening of their exhibition at Gavlak Gallery, Los Super Elegantes will be performing a medley of their greatest performances

Lemaitre are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Blackbird Blackbird and STANAJ opening

Sunday

As part of the second day of events for ICA LA’s Grand Opening Weekend, leading scholars of Latin American art and culture Josh Kun, Rubén Gallo, and James Oles will join conservator Harriet Stratis to discuss the life and work of Martín Ramírez (free, register here)

It’s the last night to see The Muppets Take The Bowl and catch the fireworks at The Hollywood Bowl

It’s the last day (and night) of the Day N Night Fest– Kendrick Lamar is performing with a huge list of performers that includes YG, 21 Savage and Princess Nokia

Grand Park is hosting the Beat Swap Meet- a chance to score some vinyl and check out some b-boy and b-girl moves (free)

Mar 302017
 

Generationals- Keep It Low

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/30-4/2/17)-

Thursday

Artist Kerry James Marshall will be in conversation with Helen Molesworth at the Colburn School (200 South Grand Avenue) which will include discussion of his MOCA exhibition (free but get there early!)

The Orwells are playing with No Parents and The Walters at the Regent Theater

Angel City Brewery is hosting the opening of “What Does DTLA Mean to You?” an exhibition showcasing the work of artists from the Arts District and Skid Row

Drill Los Angeles Music Festival at the Echo and Echoplex begins tonight with 3 day passes starting at $46.50, or you can buy tickets for the individual shows. Tonight Bob Mould is playing with Immersion and Alina Bea.

Hammer Museum is hosting a free panel discussion- The Not So Silver Screen: Black Women in Media with actress Diahann Carroll, actress and director LisaGay Hamilton and more

Kane Strang, Tracy Bryant, and Emily Edrosa are playing at the Bootleg Theater

Friday

Generationals are playing at the Teragram Ballroom

Mikal Cronin is playing with a string & horn ensemble as part of Drill Los Angeles at the Echo. Wand, Laetitia Sadler, Fitted, and more are also on the bill

The Aero Theatre is showing 2001: A Space Odyssey with a brand new 70mm print

Why? are playing at the Regent Theater with Open Mike Eagle and Rituals of Mine

Methyl Ethel are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Vorhees and BOYO

Saturday

The Getty Museum is having multiple performances of Selected Shorts: April Antics: Fictions & Foolery, a chance to see the popular podcast live with Jane Kaczmarek hosting and a cast that includes Yvette Nicole Brown, Sharon Gless, Liev Schrieber and more (also Sunday)

Meatbodies are opening for Delicate Steve at the Teragram Ballroom

International Pillow Fight Day is happening at Pershing Square with DJs and food trucks

Electric Six are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Residual Kid and VOWWS

For the last night of Drill, Wire will be performing at the Echo as well as Julia Holter, Mild High Club and more.

Sunday

CAFAM is hosting- Social (Media) Politics of Photography in the Digital Age- A Discussion with Arpad Kovacs & Ramin Talaie for “Focus Iran 2: Contemporary Photography and Video”. This is a good opportunity to check out that exhibition as well as Chapters, which includes a great variety of the book arts of Southern California. CAFAM is pay what you wish on Sunday but RSVP for the talk if you are interested.

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears are playing at the Troubadour

The Rock ‘N’ Roll Flea Market returns to the Regent Theater for its monthly event

 

 

Nov 172016
 

Dante Elephante- Pasadena Dreams

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/17-11/11/20/16)-

Thursday

Los Angeles musician Devendra Banhart will be performing at MOCA Grand Ave as part of a series of in-gallery programs focusing on core ideas in the exhibition Doug Aitken: Electric Earth (free)

Artist Jack Whitten is giving a talk at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel gallery (free with RSVP)

Death Valley Girls are playing at the Echoplex with Gateway Drugs, C.G. Roxanne and the Nightmares, and Kill A Punk For Rock and Roll with DJ Rodney Bingenheimer, and Dave Foley (Kids in the Hall) hosting

As part of Hammer Museum’s Bureau of Feminism Initiative, they are showing Cheryl Dunye’s The Watermelon Woman, a film “about a young black lesbian trying to make a film about an obscure 1930s black actress”. Dunye will join curator Erin Christovale after the screening for a discussion. (free)

Rainbow Arabia is playing at Non Plus Ultra with KATIEE

Water Slice, Klangstof, and Slow Talker are playing at The Satellite

Friday

Slow Club are playing at The Echo with Annie Hart

It’s the first night of LA Zoo Lights, the annual  holiday event at the zoo

Ricky Eat Acid is headlining a night at Union

Fartbarf are playing with David and the Curse at El Cid

Saturday

The Great Los Angeles Walk returns and the route this year is Pico Boulevard from downtown to the ocean (free)

REDCAT is hosting The Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation (also Sunday)

The Egyptian Theatre is showing a double feature of the Warren Beatty films Shampoo and Heaven Can Wait

Meatbodies are playing with Feels, Melted, and Ivy Leaguers at The Hi Hat

Saturday and Sunday

DesignerCon at the Pasadena Convention Center mixes collectible toys and designer goods with pop art. The event also features panelists and art demonstrations happening over both days

Sunday

Dante Elephante are opening for The Orwells at Resident

Angels Flight Literary West is launching its monthly literary salon series, focused on writing about Los Angeles, at Clifton’s Cafeteria. This week’s authors are Dana Johnson and David Kukoff

For MOCA Grand Ave’s Artists on Artists series, Lauren Halsey will be leading an informal walkthrough of the exhibition Mickalene Thomas: Do I Look Like A Lady?

L.A. Drones!, Future Shoxxx, TV Heads and more are playing at The Echo for Subspace’s Zine Release Show

 

Mar 202014
 

The Orwells- Mallrats (La La La)

Things to do in (and around) Los Angeles this weekend (3/20-3/23)-

Thursday

The Orwells at the Observatory (Santa Ana)- http://www.observatoryoc.com/events/the-orwells

Live read of Groundhog Day with director Jason Reitman at LACMA- http://www.lacma.org/event/live-read-12

Yung Jake is at MOCA Grand Ave streaming his favorite selections from the internet and premiering his film for MOCAtv, Unfollow- (free)- http://sites.moca.org/thecurve/5998-2/

Friday

The Black Lips at El Rey- http://www.axs.com/events/247259/the-black-lips-tickets?skin=elrey

Sabrosonico is a free concert at the Hammer celebrating “the music and imagery of alternative Mexico”- http://hammer.ucla.edu/calendar/detail/year/2014/month/3/day/21/type/program/id/2144

Saturday-

Free screening of a film mentioned on this site previouslyFinding Vivian Maier at Cinefamily- http://www.cinefamily.org/films/special-events-march-2014/#members-only-screening-finding-vivian-maier

Saturday and Sunday

Burgerama two day music fest at the Observatory- bands include- FIDLAR, The Growlers, Death, The Black Lips, Allah Las, Bleached, Tijuana Panthers and many more- http://www.observatoryoc.com/events/burgerama-day-1

Cherry Blossom festival at Descanso Gardens- http://www.descansogardens.org/calendar/cherry-blossom-festival/

Selected Shorts 2014: Drama at Dinner at the Getty– (3pm and 7 on Saturday, 3pm on Sunday) Robert Sean Leonard hosts live performances based on short stories with a food theme – including Christopher Lloyd in “A Mad Tea Party” from Alice in Wonderland- $35 includes wine and small bites along with the show- http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/performances/selected_shorts.html?utm_source=egetty149&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=egetty149

Parachute Market Design Fair- http://parachutemarket.com/

Sunday-

Dan Harmon and members of the Harmontown podcast are having a garage sale at Meltdown Comics to benefit 826LA- http://826la.org/WP/2014/03/06/harmontown-charity-garage-sale-benefits-826la-on-march-23-2/

All weekend (3/21-3/23)-

YoungArts Los Angeles (YoungArts is featured in the HBO documentary  Masterclass) will be having public exhibitions and performances of their work at the Los Angeles Theater Center- http://www.youngarts.org/youngarts-la

Reverend Horton Heat at the Roxy- http://www.theroxy.com/event/525869-reverend-horton-heat-west-hollywod/