Sep 272018
 

Z Berg- I Fall For The Same Face Every Time

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/27-9/30/18)-

Thursday

Hammer Museum celebrates the restaging of David Antin’s Sky Poems (taking place on Saturday over LACMA and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego)  with a convening of a group of poets, artists, and scholars, including Blaise Antin, Eleanor Antin, Julien Bismuth, Steve Kado, Aram Moshayedi, Marjorie Perloff, Jerome Rothenberg, and Hamza Walker, to discuss Antin and his legacy.

LACMA has a free screening of The Old Man & The Gun, and a post-screening conversation with writer David Lowery moderated by Gregory Ellwood.

Ukranian quartet DakhaBrakha are performing at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Wye Oak is opening for Ben Howard at the Shrine Auditorium

For MOCA Music at MOCA Grand Avenue, Danke and Yialmelic Frequencies will be performing (free)

HOLYCHILD are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Jen Awad opening

 

Friday

Ai WeiWei will be speaking about his work at LACMA with LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan (free but standby line only- get there early)

Beck is playing at the Hollywood Bowl with St. Vincent DJ’ing

The Van Nuys Arts Festival returns for its second year with art installations, live music, art making workshops and more (free)

The Presets are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Blood Red Shoes opening

The Beths are playing at The Roxy Theatre with Ariel View opening

Gateway Drugs are opening for The Pink Slips at The Hi Hat

 

Friday through Sunday

Ohana Festival is taking place all weekend at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point with bands that include Norah Jones, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Plague Vendor, Beck, Johnny Marr, and more

 

Saturday

DUBLAB is celebrating its 19th Anniversary with an all evening (until 2am) fundraising party at Zebulon featuring live music by performers that include The Pantones, Linafornia, Prophet, and Ann Magnuson, DJs, video artists, and more

Artist Nina Chanel Abney will be in discussing her solo exhibition at The California African American Museum with curators Jamillah James and Naima Keith (free but register)

Pop-Up Magazine’s live magazine night returns to The Theatre at Ace Hotel with “photography, film, radio, and original music mixed together and performed live onstage by a cast of talented people”

The Broad’s final Summer Happenings event, A Journey That Wasn’t, Part 2,  “will explore how artists manipulate time through memory, appropriation and repetition” with performances by Kim Gordon and YoshimiO, The Banjee Ball creating a “vogue opera” with performances by the LA ballroom dance community, and more

The Range of Light Wilderness are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Luke Temple of Here We Go Magic opening

The New Division and Nite are playing at Union nightclub

 

Saturday and Sunday

Music Tastes Good returns to Marina Green Park in Long Beach with lots of great bands including New Order, Joey Bada$$, Santigold, Lil B, Big Thief, Cherry Glazerr, Janelle Monáe, Ezra Furman, De Lux, and more

 

Sunday

Z Berg is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Benmont Tench, Ethan Gruska, Natalie Bergman, Bobcat Goldthwait, Joseph Keefe, Paige Anderson and special guests

CicLAvia is partnering with the LA Philharmonic for its centennial celebration and closing off  streets between the Walt Disney Concert Hall and Hollywood with six hubs that will have live music, dance performances, art and more along the route. Also make sure to check out WDCH Dreams, media artist Refik Anadol’s projections on the concert hall (starting Friday and running until 10/6)

The Watts Towers Jazz Festival is a free day of music and art and a chance to see the famous sculptures

Curators Cynthia Burlingham and Allegra Pesenti will be at the Hammer Museum to discuss the background of the exhibition Stones to Stains: The Drawings of Victor Hugo

Sep 282017
 

Julia Holter- Sea Calls Me Home

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/28-10/1/17)-

Thursday

Arts Brookfield’s UnSilent Cinema returns to FIGat7th plaza with a free screening of The Goddess and musician Juana Molina performing an original score written specifically for the event. Composer and filmmaker Noveller will also perform a live set before the film.

Shilpa Ray is having a record release party at The Satellite with Honus Honus and Mask Off opening

The MOCA Store at MOCA Grand Avenue is having an art book sale with titles at $1, $5 and $10- tonight is the preview (it ends Sunday)

Middle Kids are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with King Shelter opening

Author and USC professor Karen Tongson will be leading a walk-through of Hammer Museum’s exhibit Radical Women

Widowspeak is at Zebulon with GospelbeacH and Clearance opening

Pearl Charles is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Cones and Raderson

Friday

Arts Brookfield’s UnSilent Cinema returns to FIGat7th plaza with a free screening of The Passion of Joan of Arc with a performance by musician Julia Holter. Composer and filmmaker Noveller will also perform a live set before the film.

The Shins are playing with Foxygen and Day Wave at The Greek Theatre

The xx are playing at The Forum with Perfume Genius

The Institute of Contemporary Art is hosting Experiment I– an evening of dancers, writers, speakers, comics, and skaters, curated by Michelle Tea. (free but register)

There’s a new Arts Festival in Van Nuys with bands, an art book fair, a craft beer garden, free bike repair, and of course, art (free)

The Happy Hollows are playing at The Satellite with Post Life, The Pretty Flowers and Traps PS

Saturday

From 4-6pm at The Lodge gallery, artists Lita Albuquerque and Fawn Rogers will be giving a talk

Watts Towers Arts Center has two free festivals this weekend and today is the 36th Annual Day of the Drum Festival with music, art, and free guided tours

The two day Music Tastes Good Festival begins today in Long Beach’s Marina Green Park with bands that include Ween, Tune-Yards, Of Montreal, Big Freedia, Alvvays, Digable Planets, Jay Som, Protomartyr, Vagabon and more. Tickets range in price depending if you want to include the “taste tent”.

Haunted Summer are having a record release party at The Hi Hat with Bodies of Water, Livingmore, Avi Buffalo performing and projections by Mad Alchemy Analog Liquid Light Show

Adam Ant is playing at The Greek Theatre with L7 opening

Peaches is performing at The Roxy with Zero DeZire opening

Sunday

It’s the second day of Clay LA at the Craft & Folk Art Museum, an annual fundraiser and sale where you can also try your hand at creating your own work with an air-dry clay activity

At Watts Towers Arts Center today is the 41st Annual Simon Rodia Jazz Festival with music, art, and free guided tours

The two day Music Tastes Good Festival continues. Tickets range in price depending if you want to include the “taste tent”

Nosaj Thing and Jacques Greene are performing at the Echoplex

The free Rock “N’ Roll Flea Market returns to The Regent Theater

Also at The Regent– Robyn Hitchcock and Yo La Tengo will perform the album Black Snake Diamond Role

Sep 242015
 

Glass Animals- Hazey

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/24-9/9/27/15)-

Thursday

Pop Up Magazine is an evening of music, true stories, photography, documentary film,radio, and more presented live onstage at the Ace Hotel Theater and sponsored by LA TImes California Sunday Magazine- https://www.acehotel.com/calendar/losangeles/pop-up

Echo Park Film Center is showing The Exiles, a film about young Native Americans in Bunker Hill in the late 1950s, at Union Station (free)http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/events/epfc-filmcicle-and-metro-present-the-exiles-at-union-station/

Cut Chemist are playing in Venice at the Del Monte Speakeasy for $3 if you RSVP with Redbull Sound Select- https://www.redbullsoundselect.com/events/2015/09/red-bull-sound-select-presents-los-angeles

OOFJ are headlining a show at Arts At Play II- http://www.ticketfly.com/event/921367-oofj-muna-sahy-uhns-los-angeles/

Friday

Glass Animals are playing at the Wiltern- http://www.wiltern.com/events/eventdetail/?viewNav=/eventdetail eventId=09004EA4D62942D6&oid=0

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, of Throbbing Gristle (who is also performing on Saturday), will be speaking with writer Simon Reynolds at the Hammer Museum (free)- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/09/genesis-breyer-p-orridge-simon-reynolds/

The Rooftop Film Experience is showing Pulp Fiction on the roof of the Montalban Theater in Hollywood. $17 gets you a chair, headphones and blanket (although that last item will probably not be necessary)- http://www.timeout.com/newyork/shop/sept-pulp-fiction-1994

Mew are playing with The Dodos at the Fonda Theatre- http://www.goldenvoice.com/#/event/279569

Saturday

Museum Day Live!, hosted by the Smithsonian Magazine offers free admission to several museums around the country with a ticket. In Los Angeles The Grammy Museum, Museum of Latin American Art, Autry Muesum, and more are included (sign up for your ticket)- http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/

Titus Andronicus are playing a free “stripped down, intimate, brunch set” at Permanent Records at noon before their sold out Roxy show- https://www.facebook.com/events/967128923310334/

Tarfest is back at the La Brea Tarpits with bands, performances and live painting by artists including Greg “Craola” Simkins (free)- http://www.launchla.org/tarfest/

Chinatown’s 77th Annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival has a moon viewing (with telescopes from Griffith Park Observatory), artisans, cooking demos, food trucks, a beer garden and bands including Funeral Party- http://www.chinatownla.com/calendar.php?eventcategoryId=4&date=2015-09-26&eventId=331

Shamir is performing at the El Rey Theatre- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/280664

Saturday and Sunday

ALL THE INSTRUMENTS AGREE: an exhibition or a concert is “back-to-back live performances by local, national, and international sound artists, music collectives, art bands, and visual artists whose practices extend to the production of sound” alternating between two outdoor stages in the Hammer courtyard. Participating artists include industrial music pioneer Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Cairo-based artist Hassan Khan, whose live-mixed multi-track work Taraban will be performed for the first time in the U.S.; and GLITTERBUST, a new project by Kim Gordon and Alex Knost- http://hammer.ucla.edu/instruments/

Two events at Watts Towers- The 34th Annual Watts Towers Day of the Drum Festival (Saturday) & The 39th Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival (Sunday) with food, vendors and activities as well as the musical performances (free)- http://www.wattstowers.org/#!events/c1rvj

Sunday

A supermoon full eclipse is happening tonight (not to happen again until 2033) and Griffith Park is hosting a viewing party with live piano music- http://www.griffithobservatory.org/events/Lunar_Eclipse_September_2015.html

Or you could check out the eclipse in Frogtown at the Bowtie Project on the LA River while picnicking, eating s’mores (provided) and listening to “slightly spooky stories” at Reading By Moonrise. Telescopes will also be provided ($5)https://www.facebook.com/events/446412388871682/

Gehry and Art: Irving Lavin and Frank Gehry in Conversation at LACMA is sold out but there will be a standby line starting at 12pm (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/lavin-and-gehry

Abbot Kinney’s annual festival is on- http://www.abbotkinney.org/

As of today there are still seats at the Hollywood Bowl for the Grace Jones and Future Islands show- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/grace-jones-future-islands/2015-09-27