Aug 232018
 

Billy Changer- She’s Good To Go

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/23-8/26/18)-

Thursday

The Frights are signing their new album and playing a free show at Amoeba Hollywood

As part of Hammer Museum’s free programming for Made in L.A. 2018, artist Suné Woods, award-winning poet Fred Moten, and pianist & composer James Gordon Williams will present “a multimedia evening of wordplay, found imagery, improvised music, and moving images” titled You are mine. I see now, I’m a have to let you go.

Kishi Bashi is playing a free show at Skirball Cultural Center

It’s the last two weeks of free Shakespeare in Griffith Park, tonight’s play is Titus Andronicus, with a free pre-show discussion of LACMA’s current exhibit, To Rome and Back: Individualism and Authority in Art, 1500-1800, with Leah Lehmbeck and David Bardeen

The Delirians and Jackie Mendez are playing a free show at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

Lee Fields & The Expressions are performing at the Echoplex

 

Friday

The Wende Museum in Culver City is hosting a Happy Hour with drinks in the garden and a curator’s talk on art and alcohol (free but RSVP required)

No Parents are playing with The Paranoyds, Junkie, and The High Curbs at 1720

Church in The Park, described as “equal parts jazz club, dance party and live remix experiment”, is taking place free at Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park with Mark de Clive-Lowe,  The Beat Junkies, Ras G, Linafornia and more

La Brea Tar Pits Museum has free admission from 5-8pm

Super Whatevr are playing at The Hi Hat with King Shelter, Beach Goons, and Ridgeway

Bambu and DJ Phatrick are performing at the Bootleg Theater

 

Saturday

Rodriguez, from the famous documentary Searching for Sugarman, will be performing at The Luckman Fine Arts Complex

For The Getty’s free music night, Off the 405, Combo Chimbita will be performing

Hammer Museum is hosting a group therapy session followed by a sewing workshop (free)

LACMA’s Summer After-Hours Party Muse ‘Til Midnight, includes late night access to the special exhibition 3D: Double Vision and LACMA’s permanent collection of Modern Art and European Painting and Sculpture in the Ahmanson Building, DUBLAB DJs, visual installations, performances, drinks, and more ($30)

Summer Happenings at The Broad continues with a night of “Chinese punk, post-punk, ritual performance, film, psychedelia and more” with performances including- Xiu Xiu and Re-TROS, Daniel Collás, Juliet Swango and Jie Ma performing Collás’ original score to accompany Zhou Hongbo’s film Lotus Ferry and more

Mura Masa is performing at The Novo with Empress of opening

Highland Park Bowl is hosting a free night of music with Insect Surfers, The Hidden Depths, and King Flamingo

 

Sunday

Billy Changer and Rudy de Anda are opening for Combo Chimbita at The Echo

LAMAG is hosting the free talk A Guide to Gallery Representation, moderated by Jonathan T.D. Neil, exhibition artists Andrew Norman Wilson, Lena Daly, and Château Shatto Director/Founder Olivia Barrett from 2-4pm at the gallery in Barnsdall Art Park as part of LAMAGLearn

In conjunction with Adler Guerrier: Conditions and Forms for blck Longevity at the California African American Museum, Guerrier and Los Angeles based artist Todd Gray will discuss their related interests in examining landscape and history through photography and collage, moderated by curator Diana Nawi. This event is followed by a special garden tour from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Natural History Museum that includes free NHM admission with event RSVP.

CHANGES: Works at Union Station, is a free afternoon (1-6pm) of 20 site specific performances and interactive works from Los Angeles artists taking place in and around Union Station

Jun 142018
 

Dan Deacon- Change Your Life

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/14-6/17-18)-

Thursday

Olden Yolk are playing at Resident with Mega Bog

MOCA’s experimental music series continues with Ras G performing a free show at their Grand Ave location

Zee Will is opening for Black Milk at the Echoplex

Hammer Museum has a free screening of the 1976 film Car Wash with a Q&A to follow with Tisa Bryant and Ernest Hardy

Amo Amo are performing a free show at the Bootleg Theater with Psychic Twin

Moon Honey and The Paranoyds are playing a free show at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

Friday

Metro Art’s free film series at Union Station begins with the historical documentary The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound

Sunflower Bean are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Jesse Jo Stark and Pearl Charles

Har Mar Superstar is singing the songs of Sam Cooke at the Regent Theater

Odd Nights at The Autry returns to Griffith Park with access to the gallery, an outdoor market, a full bar, live music and DJs, and more ($5)

Post Animal are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Slow Pulp and BOYO opening

Flatbush Zombies are playing at The Novo

Saturday

Dan Deacon puts on a really fun show and this weekend he’s performing at the Echoplex with Fat Tony, J.F.Harris, and a surprise guest

Celebrate James Joyce at Hammer Museum’s free Bloomsday event, with actors reading from Ulysses, performances of Irish songs, and Guinness in the courtyard

If you have a love of donuts head to Union Station for DTLA Donut Fest and try out some of the offerings from a dozen donut vendors

Diana Ross is performing at the Hollywood Bowl with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra

Prefuse 73, Mia Doi Todd, and Fabiano do Nascimento are performing at Zebulon

Pinky Pinky are playing at The Echo with The Two Tens and Dr Danny opening

Sunday

Hammer Museum has two performances this Sunday, Flora Wiegmann responding to the California fires, will be performing Reduction Burn, and taisha paggett will present a series of solo and dance duets in dialogue with her Made in L.A. 2018 installation

Pasadena Chalk Festival is on at The Paseo (also Saturday)

Porches and Okay Kaya are playing at the Moroccan Lounge

Flying Lotus, Little Dragon, BADBADNOTGOOD, and Georgia Anne Muldrow are performing at the Hollywood Bowl

 

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)

Feb 022017
 

Oddisee- Brea

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/2-2/5/17)-

Thursday

Gabriel Garzón-Montano is playing a free live set at Amoeba Hollywood

Just in time for the Superbowl, the Craft & Folk Art Museum is hosting CraftNight: Stitch ‘N’ Sport, where artist Billy Kheel will teach you how to make sports paraphernalia out of felt while you drink beer ($10 includes supplies, snacks and materials)

Hammer Museum is showing Katy Grannan’s film The Nine at with a Q&A to follow

Dean of Arts at Yale College, Susan E. Cahan will be discussing the art world’s resistance to racial equality for a lecture titled What is Contemporary? at MOCA Grand Ave (free)

Pinback are performing Autumn of the Seraphs at the Echoplex with Vertical Scratchers opening

Or you could check out The Paranoyds with Egrets on Ergot, French Vanilla and L.A. Drones at The Echo

Miserable, Numb.er and Shannon Lay are playing at The Hi Hat

Friday

First Fridays returns to the Natural History Museum with performances by Oddisee, MNDSGN and D∆WN, DJs, discussions and tours of the museum

The Egyptian Theatre’s double feature is Mulholland Dr. and Sunset Boulevard

Peter Hook, of New Order, will be discussing his new book Substance with Moby at The Regent Theater

The Blank Tapes are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Golden Animals, Dreamphases, and Mothdrops

Saturday

The Golden Dragon Parade returns to Chinatown to celebrate the Lunar New Year and coincides with the New Years Festival

Forest Lawn is hosting at tribute to Langston Hughes with stories, poems and music in honor of Black History Month

Kitten is playing at The Roxy (also on Friday)

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) is hosting Curators:Emerging into What, a panel discussion from 2-4pm

Dream Boys are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Once and Future Band

King Shelter are having a single release party at The Echo

Sunday

The Street Art House pop up gallery is free today at The Hangar

The Rock N Roll Flea Market returns to The Regent Theater

Lilys are playing with Dead Heavens and Tennis System at The Echo

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