Jul 272017
 

Portugal. The Man- Feel It Still

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/27-7/30/17)-

Thursday

MOCA Grand Avenue has a free screening of Eve Fowler’s film- with it which it as it if it is to be

LACMA has a free screening of Step, a documentary about a high school girls step dance team in Baltimore, and includes a conversation with the director Amanda Lipitz and the subjects of the film

For the last of Hammer Museum’s RebelRebel free music programs, Amber Mark and Maria Del Pilar are performing

Thee Commons are playing a free concert at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

This week’s free concert at the Santa Monica Pier is Miami Horror with Cleopold opening

Friday

Summer Nights in the Garden, the Natural History Museum’s free evening event, returns with music, a tomato talk and tasting, botanical tours, knot tying, a live animal meet and greet and nature inspired activities

For Pershing Square’s free outdoor movie night this week they are showing World War Z

The Wiltern has the Lucent Dossier Experience which combines music, dancing, aerial acts, and more

Steve Gunn is playing at The Echo with Heron Oblivion and Mary Lattimore opening (or check him out tomorrow for free at the Getty)

Grand Performances this week has the U.S. premiere of the multi-media performance La Linea, a story about everyday life on the Mexico-U.S. Border, with live music, visual projections, and Norteño choreography

The World Record, The Henry Clay People, The Parson Red Heads and Le Switch are playing at The Satellite

Saturday

Curator, critic and art historian Hans Ulrich Obrist will be discussing the work of Marisa Merz with Hammer chief curator Connie Butler at the Hammer Museum (free)

The Big Moon are opening for Marika Hackman at the Bootleg Theater

Steve Gunn is performing for the Getty Museum’s free concert series Saturdays off the 405

A Tribe Called Red are playing at the El Rey Theatre

Baio is playing a free concert at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park with starRo opening

For the second Summer Happenings at The Broad-Strange Forest takes its name from the work of Takashi Murakami and will concentrate on artists who work with traditional Japanese and Western influences. These include musician Tokiko Ihara, who plays the Sho, a meditative traditional woodwind instrument, female drum and guitar duo Afrirampo, and solo artist Oorutaichi, who combines electronic music, folk and pop with his own invented language. Those Japan-based groups are joined by ex-DNA member Ikue Mori and Miho Hatori of Cibo Matto; Devendra Banhart, whose last album Ape in Pink Marble was deeply inspired by Japanese culture; and former Ponytail member Dustin Wong in collaboration with Takako Minekawa. ($25 advance/$30 at the door- includes access to the museum)

Waxahatchee are playing at The Regent Theater with Cayetana and Snail Mail opening

Sunday

Portugal. The Man are playing at the Hollywood Palladium with Hanni El Khatib and Fatlip

LACMA has a free screening (at 1 pm) of the HBO documentary BRILLO BOX (3¢ OFF), the story of director Lisanne Skyler’s parents purchase of one of Andy Warhol’s Brillo Boxes in 1969 for $1,000 and its increase in value in the art market (long after they had traded it) to over 3 million dollars. There will be a discussion with Skyler and curator Stephanie Barron to follow.  The doc will debut on HBO on August 7.

For the last day of Fowler Museum’s African-Print Fashion Now! exhibition, there are a series of events including an exhibition tour, art talk, hands on art making, African fashion Pop-Up Shops, and a live concert (free)

There’s a Johnny Ramone tribute at Hollywood Forever cemetery that includes a screening of one of Johnny’s favorite films, Buffalo ’66, and an introduction by director Vincent Gallo. In addition, Billy Idol and Steve Jones will perform acoustic songs, there will be an exhibit of Ramones memorabilia, a pop up gallery, a Chris Cornell tribute, and more. ($20 in advance /$25 day of)

Tobin Sprout (of Guided by Voices) is performing songs from his new solo album at the Bootleg Theater with Elf Power opening

Apr 202017
 

Róisín Murphy- Whatever

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/20-4/23/17)-

Thursday

Artists Jane and Louise Wilson will be discussing their work currently on view at the Getty Center (free but ticket required)

Ooga Booga Chinatown is having a party for Seth Bogart’s (Hunx and his Punx) new book documenting his ceramics

Spiral Stairs, The Henry Clay People, and High Cameras are playing at Resident

Thee Commons are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Downtown Boys, Surfbort, and Tall Juan

Ian Sweet, Pastel Felt, and Cleo Tucker are playing at Junior High

Friday

Róisín Murphy is performing at the Fonda Theatre

Charles Phoenix is having a free slide show performance at Union Station celebrating the odd architecture of Southern California

The Cure concert film The Cure in Orange is playing at the Egyptian Theatre with band member Lol Tolhurst in attendance for a Q&A and book signing

Franky Flowers is opening for Hot Flash Heat Wave at the Hi Hat

Julie Byrne, Korey Dane, and Avi Buffalo are playing at the Bootleg Theater

Saturday

Photo Independent, the contemporary photography fair, is on today and Sunday at The Reef

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is a fun, free event with ticketed ($1) and non-ticketed lectures and discussions with various writers, including Chuck Palahniuk, George Saunders, Tippi Hedren, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Joyce Carol Oates and many more

It’s Record Store Day- you can check out what participating stores are doing to celebrate here

Los Angeles State Historic Park is having an all day grand opening party with activities, food trucks, and performances including Grammy winners Quetzal

Dead Meadow, The Warlocks, Cosmonauts, and Creation Factory are playing at hm157

Clipping. are headlining a show at The Smell

Sunday

It’s the second day of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books with writers that include Jonathan Lethem, Cheech Marin, and Margaret Atwood

It’s also the second day of the California Poppy Festival in Lancaster- a good opportunity to check out some of the bloom in the Antelope Valley this weekend. If you are planning to see some of the “super bloom” you can find info and locations here

Current Joys are playing with French Vanilla, Janelane, and Mo Dotti at the Hi Hat