Oct 262017

Beach Fossils- Down the Line

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/26-10/29/17)-


Coaxials Arts and Cathode Cinema are hosting the Super Spooktacular Halloween Show– with “spooky and weird” films, live performances and more

The Greek Theatre is showing Shaun of the Dead, with all attendees getting a free t-shirt (while they last)

The Blank Tapes are opening for Delicate Steve at the Moroccan Lounge plus King Tuff are playing a DJ set

Busdriver is playing with jazz ensemble The Underground Railroad at Zebulon


FIGat7th is having an all day (til 8pm) Day of the Dead Celebration, with sugar skull face painting, tequila tasting, and live DJs

For The Charlie Factory at The Standard Downtown LA, artist Charlie le Mindu is hosting a series of nights with different performers- tonight it is Peaches and Black Cracker

Rozwell Kid and Mylets are opening for The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die at The Echo

Miss Kittin, Keoki and more are playing Sex Cells’ night at Resident

Thievery Corporation are playing at the Hollywood Palladium


For the 18th Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, there will be face painting, altars, a market, food, and performances by musicians Aterciopelados, Cuco, Ximena Sariñana, Very Be Careful and La Chamba

Grand Park begins it’s Día de los Muertos celebrations this evening with Noche de Ofrenda, a celebration that includes traditional dance and prayer led by the local indigenous community, as well as Los Angeles-based poets and musicians (altars are up through Nov 5)

Roky Erickson is playing at The Roxy with Death Valley Girls opening

For The Charlie Factory at The Standard Downtown LA, artist Charlie le Mindu is hosting a series of nights with different performers- tonight it is Kembra Pfahler from The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black

Broken Social Scene are playing at The Wiltern with The Belle Game opening

Saturday and Sunday

The Growlers are hosting a music festival at the LA Waterfront in San Pedro with a huge list of great performers including-Beach Fossils, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Girl Talk, Danny Brown, Dan Auerbach, La Luz, Rostam, Frankie Cosmos, Beth Ditto, Butthole Surfers, and many more

Heritage Square Museum is hosting Halloween & Mourning Tours where you can learn about death and mourning etiquette during the Victorian era


LACMA is hosting Veterans in the Arts and Humanities Day: Celebration and Film Screening– with short films, a Q & A with veteran filmmakers, and a reception to follow (free)

It’s the last day of Stan Lee’s Comic Con at the LA Convention Center (runs from Friday)

Slowdive are playing at The Wiltern with Cherry Glazerr opening

Livingmore are playing with Nightgown, Rival Cavves, and Ever So Android at The Echo

For The Charlie Factory at The Standard Downtown LA, artist Charlie le Mindu is hosting a series of nights with different performers- tonight it is Ssion and Princess Vitarah


Sep 292016

Gringo Star- Rotten

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9-29-10/2/16)-


Gringo Star are playing at The Satellite with The Relationship (Weezer guitarist Brian Bell’s band) and Night Talks

Hammer Museum is showing Eva Hesse, a documentary about the artist with a Q & A with the director Marcie Begleiter and producer Karen Shapiro afterwards

Trentemøller is performing and signing copies of his new album Fixion at Amoeba Hollywood before his sold out show at Hollywood Forever’s Mason Lodge  (free but get there early)

It’s the first of two nights of UnSilent Cinema at FIGat7th (presented by Arts Brookfield) where musicians provide a contemporary score for classic silent films. Tonight Marc Ribot will score Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid and Alvin Youngblood Hart will score Fatty Arbuckle’s Out West. There will also be a Chaplin Speakeasy Happy Hour and DJs before the program begins. (free)

As part of  The Broad’s film series Doll Parts, tonight they will be screening Ming Wong’s Life of Imitation followed by Douglas Sirk’s Imitation of Life ($12 includes same-night access to the museum

The Soul Rebels Sound System ft. Talib Kweli are playing at the Fonda Theatre


For the second night of UnSilent Cinema at FIGat7th, electronic musicians will be the focus for the program- Daedelus will be scoring Charlie Chaplin’s Easy Street, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith will be scoring Harry Smith’s Early Abstractions, Jimmy Tamborello will be scoring Buster Keaton’s Cops, and Callie will be scoring Chaplin’s One A.M.

Thievery Corporation are playing the Greek Theatre with Chronixx

Front Porch Cinema is hosting a free movie night at the Santa Monica Pier with a screening of Zootopia

The Regrettes are playing at Non Plus Ultra with Casinos and Liily

TV Girl, Avid Dancer, and Bad Wave are playing at The Hi Hat


Jimmy Kimmel Live is having a yard sale in the studio’s back parking lot in Hollywood to benefit My Friend’s Place, an organization that helps homeless youth

For the performance- At the Edge of Space and Time: Expanding beyond Our 4% Universe, at the Hammer Museum, collaborators Jennifer Moon and laub will “bring viewers on an adventure through the cosmos, the multiverse, and beyond, presenting ideas about love, faith, and revolution by queering various scientific disciplines”. (free, also on Sunday)

It’s Dublab’s 17th Anniversary and they are having a party at Union Nightclub (formerly known as Jewel’s Catch One) with performances by Peanut Butter Wolf, Egyptian Lover and many more

Edward Scissorhands is the movie this week for the Electric Dusk Drive-In


For Cinefamily’s wine tasting/film screening in Barnsdall Park they are showing Fellini’s Satyricon

Dynasty Handbag is performing at the Hammer Museum (free)

Jah Wobble And The Invaders of The Heart are playing with LA Drones at the Echoplex

The monthly Rock N Roll Flea Market returns to the Regent Theater (free)

Oct 012015

Gal Pals- Ex-Marionette

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/1-10/4/15)-


Craft Night at the Craft and Folk Art Museum has artist Meghan Gordon hosting a night of socializing, drinking and collaborating through
clay.  Objects made will be fired and glazed and picked up at a later date- $8 but make sure to RSVP- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/craftnight-one-night-clay-night-workshop-with-some-times-tickets-18748504281

Art critic and historian Hal Foster is reading from his latest book, Bad New Days at MOCA Grand Ave (free)- http://www.moca.org/program/hal-foster-what-is-contemporary

Gary Numan is performing his album Telekon in its entirety at the Teregram ballroom- http://www.teragramballroom.com/event/887945-gary-numan-performing-los-angeles

Ultimate Painting are playing at the Satellite with Morgan Delt and the Dreamboys- http://www.thesatellitela.com/event/914189-ultimate-painting-feat-james-los-angeles/

LACMA is screening the first two episodes of the second season of the series The Knick for free (with a reserved ticket).There is a reception afterwards- http://www.lacma.org/event/knick-0

Makthaverskan is playing with Roses at The Smell- https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/926327


Gal Pals are headlining a free show at Acerogami in Pomona- https://www.facebook.com/wearegalpals

The Gaslamp Killer Experience is at the Regent Theater- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/929245-gaslamp-killer-experience-los-angeles/

THE SIDE PROJECT screening series will be focused on Music & Sound and The Moving Image, “exploring the integration of visuals with music and sound”. Eight short films will be shown with the last one being a virtual reality film. Additional event info here https://www.facebook.com/thesideprojectseries RSVP here- http://www.thesideprojectseries.com/events/

Thievery Corporation are at the Greek Theatre with Cypress Hill- http://www.greektheatrela.com/events/event_details.php?id=3199


Learn about screenprinting and make your own print inspired by the excellent Corita Kent exhibition currently on view at the Pasadena Museum of Contemporary Art (free with admission $7 or go metro and pay $5)- http://pmcaonline.org/programs/theres-only-make/

MOCA is hosting a book launch for Outside the Lines, Too: An Inspired and Inventive Coloring Book by Creative Masterminds, with over fifty artists on site to sign the book as well as music by Money Mark and activity/coloring stations- http://www.moca.org/program/book-launch-outside-the-lines-too-an-inspired-and-inventive-coloring-book-by-creative-masterminds

LACMA is having several speakers discuss the themes behind the new exhibition New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic 1919–1933, including the curator Stephanie Barron- http://www.lacma.org/event/realism-and-modernism

The Bread and Puppet Theater is performing FIRE at Blum & Poe Gallery in Culver City at 7pm (free but limited seating- RSVP)- http://www.blumandpoe.com/content/bread-and-puppet-theater

A Day in the Desert Festival is a concert/music event taking place in an open space in Pioneertown near Joshua Tree. Simian Mobile Disco are headlining the event that takes place all day Saturday, although you can camp there all weekend. $150 is a little steep but it includes food, snacks and yoga. There is a limited capacity of 250 people. The full lineup and more info here- http://www.adayin.org/thedesert/

Night Terrors of 1927 are playing at the Troubadour with Machineheart- http://www.troubadour.com/event/912157-night-terrors-1927-los-angeles/

Saturday and Sunday

Fall 2015 Brewery Art Walk and Open Studios event is a fun way to see artists’ work where they create it. Free entrance and free parking with a beer garden and food as well- https://www.facebook.com/events/1625468024386338/


Artist Magdalena Fernández will be speaking with Alma Ruiz about her work in conjunction with her first U.S. solo museum exhibition at MOCA Pacific Design Center (free)- http://www.moca.org/program/art-talk-magdalena-fernandez-and-alma-ruiz

KCRW is hosting the 7th Annual Good Food Pie Contest at the Fowler Museum. Music, pie tasting and more – http://events.kcrw.com/events/2015/10/4/7th-annual-good-food-pie-contest

homeLA is having another site specific dance performance- this time at the foundation of a home at sunset- http://www.homela.org/