Nov 292018
 

Molly Nilsson- Days of Dust

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/29-12/2/18)-

Thursday

Tennis System are opening for El Ten Eleven at the Teragram Ballroom

LACMA is hosting a free screening of the 1949 film Caught, featuring a character based on Howard Hughes. The event includes a post screening conversation with Karina Longworth and Edgar Wright, and a book signing of Seduction: Sex, Lies and Stardom in Howard Hughes’s Hollywood

Union Station is having its Annual Tree Lighting and Cocoa Concert (free and indoors due to the rain)

California hip-hop collective BROCKHAMPTON are performing at the Shrine Expo Hall

SWIMM and Mating Ritual are playing at the Bootleg Theater

 

Friday

Molly Nilsson is playing at Zebulon with Patience and Paige Emery opening

Starting today and running until Sunday at The Theatre at Ace Hotel is HYPERSPECTIVE, a “free immersive film festival experience” in a 360 degree dome theater that include short and long-format immersive films

Spendtime Palace are playing with Pinky Pinky and The Brazen Youth at the Bootleg Theater

Doe Paoro and Springtime Carnivore are playing at the Lodge Room

Death Valley Girls are playing at The Echo with Salt Lick, Secret Stare and Adult Parts opening

 

Saturday

For Day With(out) Art 2018, Hammer Museum will be screening the hour long video program Alternate Endings, Activist Risings which highlights the impact of art in AIDS activism through short videos commissioned from community organizations and collectives

Justus Proffit and Jay Som will be performing songs from their recent collaboration at the Moroccan Lounge with Fime and Nikolas Escudero opening

Grand Central Market is hosting it’s Fifth Annual Holiday Marketplace (also on Sunday)

Union Station is also having a holiday marketplace which includes a performance by The Bob Baker Marionette Theater

Milagres are playing at The Echo

Tomberlin is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Christian Lee Hutson opening

 

Sunday

Hauser & Wirth is hosting a Holiday Market showcasing LA based makers, nonprofits, and performers (also on Saturday)

The East Los Angeles Christmas Parade is taking place, starting at noon on Whittier Blvd

Photographer Luther Gerlach will be at The Getty to demonstrate how to make wet plate collodion negatives, ambrotypes and tintypes (free)

Celebrate Hanukkah at Skirball Cultural Center with musical performances, workshops and storytelling

Zebulon is hosting a free screening of Elia Kazan’s film Splendor in the Grass, with an introduction to the film by Natasha Gregson Wagner (actress Natalie Wood’s daughter) and film scholar Jim Hosney

Artist Ed Templeton will be signing his new book at Arcana

CicLAvia is back and shutting down streets to traffic in Chinatown, Boyle Heights and DTLA

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.

 

Mar 032016
 

Lower Dens- To Die In L.A.

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/3-3/6/16)-

Thursday

​Los Angeles–based artist Laura Owens and art critic and historian Suzanne Hudson discuss the landscape of painting in our city at MOCA Grand Ave (free)

Mar Vista Art Walk is back on Venice Boulevard from Inglewood Boulevard to Beethoven Street

Upset is headlining a free show at Harvard & Stone (free)

La Santa Cecilia is performing live at Amoeba Records and signing their new album

Friday

Lower Dens are playing First Fridays at the Natural History Museum with Gardens & Villa

Every Friday in March in Union Station, dublab and Metro Art are having Music for Train Stations. Inspired by Brian Eno’s 1978 ambient masterpiece, “Music for Airports“ every week there will be a DJ set and live performance- this week it is a DJ set by Ale and a live performance by The Tenses.

At 3pm M. Ward is playing a free show at Amoeba Records in Hollywood and signing his new album

Candis Cayne is hosting Le Bal, a night of drag performances at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel

Friday-Sunday

Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival is screening films all weekend at the Egyptian Theatre

Saturday

The Chinese American Museum is hosting the Los Angeles Lantern Festival with performances, arts and crafts and more (free)

Artists & Fleas is opening its second location (the other is in the Arts District) in Venice

The Theatre at the Ace Hotel is having a special screening of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Punch Drunk Love with 50 members of Wordless Music Orchestra and wild Up ensemble performing a live orchestral accompaniment

Sunday

Machine Project’s UFO and alien abduction theme continues this Sunday night with a Double Feature with Winona Bechtle and Joe Merrell giving lectures on famous abduction cases and a screening of The UFO Incident starrring James Earl Jones and Estelle Parsons ($10)

L.A. Zine Fest is at The Majestic Downtown (free)

Le1f is performing at The Echo with Junglepussy

Ciclavia returns and this time is in The San Fernando Valley