Oct 122017

Har Mar Superstar- How Did I Get Through The Day?

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/12-10/15/17)-


Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile are performing a live set free at Amoeba Records (buy their record for a guaranteed spot)

MOCA Grand Avenue is hosting the world premiere of James Benning’s film Readers with Benning in person and a reading by Rachel Kushner (free)

Downtown Art Walk returns with galleries open late (maps available at 634 S.Spring Street)

Angelo De Augustine is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Avi Buffalo and Madison Cunningham

Sound of Ceres, Vinyl Williams, HOTT MT and Pavo Pavo are playing at The Satellite

Julia Lucille, Moses Nesh, Melaena Cadiz and Jess Williams are performing at Junior High


Har Mar Superstar is opening for The Afghan Whigs at The Fonda Theatre

ArtNight Pasadena returns with free admission to the museums, gallery openings, music, and performances, all around the area- with free shuttle buses to get to the different destinations

There are still tickets available to see Father John Misty at The Greek Theatre with Weyes Blood opening

The TransNation Film Festival begins today and runs all weekend

The free film at Santa Monica Pier this week is Hidden Figures


The 12th Annual Pasadena ArtWalk has art activities, a juried art show and sale, performances, restaurant promotions and more (free)

Flying Lotus (in 3D) and Thundercat are performing outside at Hollywood Forever

The Getty is hosting Off The 405 x Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA with a performance by Helado Negro, a DJ set and performance by Maria Chavez, and an installation by Krysten Cunningham

Galantis are playing at  The Greek Theatre with The Him and Pat Lok opening

Rainer Maria are playing at The Echo with Olivia Neutron-John opening


It’s the second day of the Santa Fe Art Colony’s annual open house- a great chance to check out the artists’ work and the space itself (free)

As part of Red Bull Music Academy’s programming- artist Ryoji Ikeda will present a composition in collaboration with 100 automobile owners that will constitute the world’s largest synth orchestra (free but RSVP)

Annie Hart is playing at The Hotel Cafe with Madeline Kenney and Sophia Knapp

Sun Kil Moon is playing at The Regent Theater



Sep 152016

ENTRANCE- Promises

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/15-9/18/16)-


ENTRANCE is playing at Resident with Weyes Blood and Lael Neale

John Doe & Exene Cervenka are playing at the Regent Theater with special guest Howe Gelb

Eli Detweiler, Jr., a livestock and auto auctioneer, will perform a high-speed auctioneer chant and lead an informal workshop in auctioneer number-calling at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA . Detweiler is featured in Doug Aitken’s 1998 installation these restless minds which is part of the MOCA exhibition Doug Aitken: Electric Earth. (MOCA entrance and this program are free)

Cosmonauts are having an album release party at the Echoplex with Cellars and Tomorrows Tulips also playing

As part of Doll Parts, the continuing film series at The Broad that complements the Cindy Sherman exhibit, artist Lynn Hershman Leeson’s electronic video diary Binge will be shown along with the work of performance artist Narcissister, who will also perform live ($12 includes night access to the museum)


Clockshop is hosting Readings by Moonrise at the Bowtie Project in Frogtown with authors A-lan Holt and Dana Johnson and a performance by Nevenka, an Eastern European folk ensemble ($5 suggested donation- s’mores will be provided but you can bring your own picnic items)

Local Natives are playing the Greek Theatre with special guest Charlotte Day Wilson

For the last of LA Zoo’s Roaring Nights the theme is the ’80s with tributes to David Bowie and Prince, as well as food, drinks, vintage video games, and “special animal encounters”

Porches are playing with Japanese Breakfast and Rivergazer at the Echoplex


Brainfeeder at the Hollywood Bowl has Flying Lotus, Funkadelic featuring George Clinton and Parliament, Thundercat, Shabazz Palaces, and The Gaslamp Killer performing

Electric Dusk Drive-In’s  film this week is Pulp Fiction

Chinatown is having its 78th Annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival with bands and DJs, cooking demonstrations, a market and more

Glendale is having its first Open Arts & Music Fest with bands, an arts market and kids arts and crafts workshops

The Squids are having a record release party at The Hi Hat


Kraftwerk’s 3-D concert series is at the Hollywood Bowl

The Regent Theater is celebrating the work of Kenneth Anger with a screening of The Invocation of My Demon Brother, Scorpio Rising, Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, and Lucifer Rising. Following the screening, Kenneth Anger and Brian Butler will perform as the Technicolor Skull. The evening will conclude with a Q&A.

Long Beach’s Comic Con is back for its second and final day

Manfredi Gioacchini has a new book of informal portraits of LA artists and will be discussing it with Jonas Wood at LACMA

Weirdo Night! is back at El Cid with “an evening of experimental comedic performance and video” hosted by Dynasty Handbag


Oct 082015

Tennis System- Such a Drag

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/8-10/11/15)-


Tennis System are opening for Talk in Tongues at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/948653-talk-in-tongues-los-angeles/

Downtown LA’s Artwalk is on for this month with a fashion/textile theme- http://downtownartwalk.org/

Beirut are playing at the Hollywood Palladium- http://www.thehollywoodpalladium.com/events/beirut-2/#.VhXvU6SDRFU

Gary Indiana’s exhibition is opening at 356 Mission and he will be performing tonight with Walter Steding- http://356mission.tumblr.com/post/129310315410/gary-indiana-at-356-mission

The Fratellis are playing at the Wiltern- http://www.wiltern.com/events/eventdetail/?viewNav=/eventdetail&eventId=09004EBBB31A3926&oid=0

Wild Child are playing at the El Rey Theatre- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/275518


Culture Collide Festival is happening at various venues around Los Angeles with bands from around the world including Ladyhawke, Ash, The Juan Maclean and more, with $20 daily tickets and $10 passes for the International Showcases and smaller shows- http://www.culturecollide.com/festivals/losangeles/lineup


Pasadena’s biannual ArtNight is a great chance to check out many of the area’s museums and cultural institutions for free as well as catch performances and live music. Free shuttles take you to all the destinations- http://www.artnightpasadena.org/

The Rooftop Film Club is showing The Shawshank Redemption on top of the Montalban Theater in Hollywood- http://www.timeout.com/newyork/shop/oct-the-shawshank-redemption

Funeral Party are headlining a show at The Satellite- http://www.thesatellitela.com/event/962999-funeral-party-el-mato-un-los-angeles/


Street artist Hanksy organized over 50 artists to paint inside an abandoned mansion somewhere in Los Angeles for an event called Surplus Candy. The address will be released on Saturday so keep checking this link to go- https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/surpluscandy?source=feed_text&story_id=1036039906452620

Design East of La Brea (deLaB) is hosting 10 Feet: Art Meets the River with the LA River Public Art Project “pairing seven river
sites with practicing artists, who will present a range of two and three dimensional work, including a music piece and pollinator garden” (free)- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ten-feet-art-meets-the-river-tickets-18833396195

NELA’s monthly Art Gallery Night is on in Highland Park- https://www.facebook.com/NELAart

Battles are playing at the Regent Theater with Buke and Gase- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/924623-battles-los-angeles/

Tenacious D’s Comedy/Music Festival Supreme is back at the Shrine with a ton of performers including Die Antwoord, Dan Deacon, The Kids in the Hall, Big Freedia, Amy Poehler, and many more. It’s not cheap ($95+ $22 fees) so you may want to pick up tickets at Amoeba Records, Origami Vinyl or the Shrine Box Office to save on the fees- http://festivalsupreme.com/#tickets


Matthew Barney is discussing his film River of Fundament with scholar Homi K. Bhabha at Tateuchi Democracy Forum at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy (online tickets are sold out but there will be additional tickets released at the event) – http://www.moca.org/program/art-talk-matthew-barney-and-homi-k-bhabha

Brentwood Art Festival has over 120 artists participating- https://brentwoodartfestival.com/

Thundercat is playing at the Regent Theater- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/927061-thundercat-los-angeles/