Oct 192017

Mitski- Townie

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/19-10/22/17)-


Art historian Elena Shtromberg will be discussing the work of artist Anna Maria Maiolino at MOCA Grand Avenue (free)

Screaming Females are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Street Eaters and Hit Bargain

LACMA is hosting a free screening of 11/8/16, a documentary made up of 16 stories from 16 different filmmakers all taking place in America

Warbly Jets are having an album release party at Moroccan Lounge with The Entire Universe opening

Nick Hakim is playing at the Echoplex with Sam Evian and Jimmy Whispers opening

Sego are at The Echo with Goldensuns and Oddnesse opening


The Lemon Twigs are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Cut Worms and Fatal Jamz (also Saturday)

The Pancakes and Booze Art Show returns to Los Angeles with art from over 100 artists, performances, and of course pancakes and booze (also Saturday)

Front Porch Cinema’s free movie at Santa Monica Pier this week is the live action Beauty and the Beast

Angel Olsen is opening for Arcade Fire at The Forum

Cloak & Dagger Festival runs tonight and tomorrow til 2am at the Globe Theatre and The Palace Theatre. Tonight the lineup includes The Jesus and Mary Chain, TR/ST, Mykki Blanco, HEALTH and more


The Brewery Artwalk is back for its Autumn edition- a great chance to check out the artists in the large complex and get some food and drink while there (also running on Sunday)

Hauser and Wirth is having a public opening for Mike Kelley: Kandors 1999-2011, with food, drink and music by Moon Uterus

Curls (with Christopher Owens of Girls) are playing with Sure Sure at Moroccan Lounge

Allah-Las are playing at The Regent Theatre with Entrance and Mapache opening

Pop-Up Magazine at The Theatre at Ace Hotel brings a magazine to life with “film, photography, film, radio, and original music all mixed together and performed live onstage”- for this iteration presenters include LeVar Burton and TV writer Cord Jefferson

Moses Sumney is playing at the El Rey Theatre with Sudan Archives

Crystal Castles are playing at The Wiltern


Mitski is playing with Palehound opening at the Fonda Theatre

The Beverly Hills Art Show is back for its two day outdoor show with over 245 artists (also Saturday)

The A.G. Geiger Art Book Fair is taking place in Chinatown and is focused on art books, zines and music created by people on the West Coast (free)

Santa Monica Art Studios is having its annual open studios event (opening night is Saturday 6-9pm)

Eyelids are playing with Two Sheds and The Broken Hearts at The Echo


Jun 012017

Two Sheds- You Get To Me

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/1-6/4/17)-


Both MOCA locations are free from 5-8pm tonight. At MOCA Grand Avenue there will be a discussion of the influx of art galleries and artist run spaces in Boyle Heights and adjacent areas, with artist collective Ultra-red, Leslie Berestein Rojas- KPCC’s immigration and emerging communities reporter, and Eric Avila, urban cultural historian and professor of Chicano Studies and Urban Planning at UCLA.

Springtime Carnivore are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Cones and BUZZY

As part of the Tip of Her Tongue series, The Broad is hosting Alexandro Segades’ multimedia theater performance Future St., described as “a science fiction saga about corporate boy bands and holographic newscasters crowd controlling a society of clones” and explores “desire, surveillance, and the sinister forces of normalization”. ($25, also a performance on Friday)

Mount Kimbie are playing at the El Rey Theatre

Flint Eastwood is opening for FLETCHER at The Echo

Durand Jones & The Indications are playing at Resident


Two Sheds are opening for Blake Hazard (of The Submarines) at Resident

Pasadena Museum of California Art is having an extended free Friday to celebrate its 15th birthday with events throughout the day and evening including readings from authors from the Red Hen Press, spotlight talks, and on the third floor terrace The Astral Plane will be DJ’ing and there will be complimentary drinks and snacks provided

Happyness are playing at the Bootleg Theater with BOYO

Friday and Saturday

i3 Arts Fest is taking place at three locations downtown tonight and tomorrow. Interaction Park is taking place in Grand Park and will have large scale interactive art installations and live music that includes The Gaslamp Killer and Mike G from Odd Future (free). Immersion Square at Pershing Square is Saturday’s ticketed event with DJs and art cars ($40 advanced tickets), and Innovation Plaza at Grand Performances on Friday and Saturday will have a free performance by William Close and the Earth Harp Collective. (The Earth Harp is the world’s longest stringed musical instrument)


At the REDCAT Gallery, filmmaker Khadim Dai will be presenting a selection of his videos and discussing his approach to documenting the refugee journey and his daily life (he has been a refugee for most of his life, first escaping Afghanistan due to persecution by the Taliban as a member of the Hazara minority). The presentation is part of  It is obvious from the map, REDCAT’s current exhibit (closing 6/4) that “examines the role of maps and map-making in the movements of large numbers of people from the conflict zones of the Middle East and Africa toward Europe”. The exhibit includes work from Djordje Balmazovic from Škart collective who, together with the NGO Grupa 484, have been making maps in collaboration with migrants in refugee camps across Serbia, retracing their westbound journeys (*note-I just recently saw some of these at Baltic Center for Contemporary Art in Newcastle, UK and they are engrossing)

Artist Pippa Garner will be in conversation with writer/curator Laura Fried at Redling Fine Art with a short performance to follow

At The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Dog Star 13 (part of The Dog Star Orchestra experimental music festival) will be having a concert (free with museum admission)

Soundpedro is having a free “ear-oriented multi-sensory event” at Angels Gate Cultural Center

KCRW’s Summer Nights starts this weekend with Chico Mann and Captain Planet performing for free in the One Colorado courtyard

Avi Buffalo is playing with Dante Elephante and Rufrano at The Echo


As part of The Dog Star Orchestra experimental music festival, artist $3.33 (Celia Hollander) will be performing Air Out at Bowtie Project. It features three performers in three parked cars using car stereos and a mobile audience to “adapt an iconic symbol of isolation as a form to explore openness, harmony, and synchronicity” ($5)

Los Angeles Film Forum is hosting The Site of Memory: Enframed Histories as Ritual at The Egyptian Theater, “a cursory look at Black women film and video artists from or working in Southern California” with filmmakers dana washington and Suné Woods, and curators Jheanelle Brown and Darol Olu Kae present to discuss the work

Elvis Costello and The Imposters are playing at The Greek Theatre

Tigers Jaw, Saintseneca, and Smidley are playing at The Regent Theater

Dead Soft are opening for Goon at The Hi Hat