Sep 012016
 

Night Beats- Power Child

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/1-9/4/16)-

Thursday

Night Beats are playing at the Echoplex with C.G. Roxanne and the Nightmares, Vanilla, and L.A. Witch

Matthias Müller’s Home Stories and Ida Lupino’s The Bigamist are being shown this week as part of The Broad’s film series Doll Parts ($12 includes night access to the full museum)

Get creative for CraftNight: Recycled Puppet Making Workshop with Invertigo Dance Theatre at the Craft & Folk Art Museum ($8 includes materials, drinks and snacks)

LACMA is having a free screening of Kicks, writer/director Justin Tipping’s debut film, with the director and actors discussing the film afterwords

Unknown Mortal Orchestra are playing a free concert at the Santa Monica Pier with Steady Holiday

Friday

Film composer John Williams (of Star Wars fame) returns to the Hollywood Bowl to conduct music from various films with a selection of clips projected on the big screen (also Saturday and Sunday)

The LA County Fair returns to the Fairplex in Pomona and runs until the end of the month

Dance Downtown is at the Music Center- this time with a disco theme (free)

Saturday

Cinespia is showing Alfred Hitchock’s The Birds at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Cinefamily is showing the David Bowie concert film Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars in Barnsdall Art Park

Melissa Brooks & The Aquadolls are headlining a show at The Echo

Love The Lord of the Rings Trilogy? You can see them all, in their extended versions, for $15 at the Aero Theatre today from 1pm

Fiesta Hermosa, billed as the “Largest Arts & Crafts Fair in Southern California”, returns to Hermosa Beach for the weekend (including Monday)

Sunday

Mykki Blanco is headlining a show at Union Nightclub

Cinespia is showing True Romance at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

It’s the last night of the last weekend to see free Shakespeare (The Tempest) in Griffith Park

L.A. Drones are part of the electronic band lineup for the last night of Complex’s three night concert series Manufactured in Los Angeles

Sex Stains are having an album release party at The Echo with The Side Eyes and Egrets on Ergot

 

 

Aug 182016
 

L.A. Drones! ” The Rachel’s Hyperbolic Decay” “Official Video” /// A band from “Subterranean Film”

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/18-8/21/16)-

Thursday

Multimedia artist Niko Solorio is performing at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel as part of their After 5 event (free with reservation)

Mavis Staples is playing a free concert at the Santa Monica Pier with The Suffers

For The Broad’s Doll Parts film series this week they are showing Luther Price’s Clown and Nobuhiko Obayashi’s Hausu (House)

Today is the first day of Echo Park Rising- a free all ages music and local business event taking place at different venues throughout the weekend. Tonight’s highlights include The Frights, The Regrettes, and Pale Blue at the Echoplex. Consider getting the VIP tix to skip the lines, have easy bar access and get a goodie grab bag-$30 for the whole festival, $11.50 per day

Guns N’ Roses are playing at Dodger Stadium (also Friday)

Friday

PJ Harvey is playing at The Fonda Theatre

Guided by Voices are playing at the Teragram Ballroom (also Saturday) with Broncho

Highlights for Echo Park Rising today include Chastity Belt and Ducktails at The Echo and Roses and Colleen Green at Taix. Full schedule here

Saturday

Highlights for Echo Park Rising today include L.A. Drones at the Echoplex; Feels, Froth, La Luz, and Bleached on the Liberty Stage; So Many Wizards at Stories Books & Cafe; and Kolars at Taix. Full schedule here

Muse til Midnight, LACMA’s late night event, is teaming up with Rhonda Int’l for this installment

Parquet Courts are playing the Regent Theater

The movie at Hollywood Forever Cemetery is 2001: A Space Odyssey

Chinatown Summer Nights is back with bands, DJs, a beer garden, a magician, cooking demonstrations, a market and more, all free

Sunday

LA writer Marisela Norte will be in conversation with artist and friend Gronk at the Craft and Folk Art Museum

Peach Kelli Pop are opening for Audacity at The Smell

It’s the last day of Echo Park Rising and highlights include The Lovely Bad Things and Meatbodies at The Echoplex and Billy Changer and So Many Wizards at Spacedust. Full schedule here

Aug 112016
 

Lucy Dacus- I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/11-8/14/16)-

Thursday

Lucy Dacus is playing at The Echo

This month’s Downtown LA Artwalk is transportation themed

If you are downtown you can also check out gallery Hauser Wirth & Schimmel’s After 5 event which has Robert Crouch and Gregg Kowalsky performing and DJ sets by Pinkcourtesyphone (free but RSVP)

Young The Giant are playing a free acoustic set at Amoeba Hollywood

Chrome Canyon are playing at the Bootleg Theater

The free show this week at the Santa Monica Pier is Rüfüs Du Sol

Friday

As part of the three day music festival Berserktown 3 at the Teragram Ballroom, Psychic TV will be performing Force the Hand of Chance, their first album

Wayside gallery is hosting an opening for their new exhibit Girls Who Dance In Dissonance which focuses on artwork made by female artists of color. The opening will have free food and drink as well as live DJ sets from Honey Power Collective

Bands DIIV and Nothing are playing Shugazi– a show on top of the Long Beach Marriott parking lot

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre are performing Fisheyes– a dance performance that incorporates a giant stainless steel fish sculpture- free as part of Grand Performances at California Plaza

Hockey Dad are playing at The Echo along with Muuy Biien and The Gloomies

Saturday

From 6am until 8pm artist Rafa Esparza will be performing RED SUMMER, freedom is an endless meeting. and i don’t miss your heat. but here we are again., a piece that is “a meditation on the year 2015—the bloodiest in the recorded history of police killings in the United States” in Elysian Park as part of a Hammer Museum offsite program

Junior High gallery/venue is hosting Lucky Day Fest with a “tiki themed magic show”, karaoke, a dance party, a documentary screening and performances by the bands Summer Twins, Winter and more

Weaves are playing with Tennis System and French Vanilla at The Echo

Cinespia is having their annual all night movie Slumber Party at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Tickets for the earlier entrance and Heathers showing are sold out but there are some available for the midnight showing of Edward Scissorhands, followed by Crybaby

As part of Sundance NEXT Fest 16, a music and cinematic pairing at the Ace Hotel Theatre, Goat is the film and Sunflower Bean are the band

Ra Ra Riot are playing a free show at Burton Chase Park in Marina Del Rey

Silversun Pickups are playing with A Silent Film at the Hollywood Palladium

Sunday

Another good selection from the many offerings of the Sundance NEXT Fest 16, at the Ace Hotel Theatre, is the film The Greasy Strangler and a live performance by New Orleans bounce artist Big Freedia. There will also be a short by Flying Lotus before the show.

Artist Geneva Jacuzzi is performing at the Echoplex with Rolodex, Skeleton Hands and Ari Mason

CicLAvia is taking over Wilshire Blvd this time

Aug 042016
 

Dilated Peoples- Show Me The Way ft. Aloe Blacc

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/4-8/7/16)-

Thursday

Dilated Peoples and The Visionaries are playing The Official 2Mex Benefit Show at The Regent Theater

Tickets are still available for the Iris Nights Lecture Series at the Annenberg Space for Photography with Heather McClintock and Colin Finlay (free)

Artist Wu Tsang will be discussing filmmaker and writer Hito Steyerl for MOCA’s Artists on Artists series (free)

The Theatre at the Ace Hotel is screening Toro y Moi: Live From Trona with a Q &A afterwards and an after party with a Toro y Moi DJ set

Natalia Lafourcade is playing a free show at the Santa Monica Pier with Monsieur Periné

For The Broad’s film series Doll Parts, there will be a screening of Paul McCarthy’s Cultural Soup and David Schmoeller’s Tourist Trap ($12 ticket also includes entrance to the Cindy Sherman exhibition)

Mother Feather are playing a free show at the Bootleg Theater

Thursday- Saturday

It’s the final weekend of the New Original Works Festival 2016 at REDCAT

Friday

For its 50th anniversary, Ford Theatres will be screening Tiempo de Morir, based on Gabriel García Márquez’s short story, which was adapted by Carlos Fuentes and Márquez for film.  Film director Rodrigo García, Márquez’s son, will be discussing it with the co-founder of Libros Schmibros, David Kipen. before the screening. ($18)

Brew at the L.A. Zoo combines live music, DJ’s, and craft beer with pop up keeper talks and “close up animal encounters” ($65 includes beer samples)

HAELOS are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Golden Daze

Saturday

Blitzen Trapper are playing opening for Kansas as part of Pershing Square’s free concert series

Theater director Peter Sellars will be in conversation with Gronk at CAFAM

Proud + Outfest Movie Night in Grand Park is a free outdoor movie (Moulin Rouge!) and live music event

Tijuana Panthers are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with The Buttertones

Details are still limited but so far Audacity and No Age will be among the bands playing Save The Smell Fest, an event to raise money for the venue. Tickets are $25 but the location is still unknown (although it will probably be downtown)

Sunday

Sufjan Stevens is playing along with Kurt Vile and the Violators and Ibeyi at the Hollywood Bowl

DTLA Proud Festival has performances, parties, a pop-up water park and more to celebrate the revitalization of DTLA and the growing LGBT community ($10)

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

Jul 282016
 

TOKiMONSTA (feat Anderson .Paak & KRNE)

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/28-7/31-16)-

Thursday

TOKiMONSTA, Gavin Turek, and Ambré are performing at this week’s Disappear Here, the free music night at Hammer Museum

For the closing of the exhibition Shapeshifters at Shulamit Nazarian Gallery in Venice,  XINA XURNER (Shapeshifters artist Young Joon Kwak’s musical performance collaboration with Marvin Astorga) will present a new performance that combines voice, music, movement, and interaction with Kwak’s sculptures and features artist and composer Elisa Harkins and Travis R-D of performance collective Project Rage Queen. The performance will be followed by a conversation between Kwak and artist Jennifer Moon.

Sinkane is performing a free concert at Skirball Cultural Center

LACMA has a free screening of Ira Sachs’ new film Little Men and a conversation with Sachs and stars of the film Greg Kinnear and Theo Taplitz

Protoje are headlining the free concert at the Santa Monica Pier

Friday

For the Getty’s Friday Flights this week, there will be music by M. Geddes Gengras and wild Up’s Lewis Pesacov, installations by Jim Drain and Jennifer Juniper Stratford, a performance by Ry Rocklen and Nick Lowe’s The Bushes, and a film program presented by Veggie Cloud (free)

Magic Wands are playing with Drinking Flowers, Terminal A, and Fatal Jamz at the Viper Room

LACMA is having a book signing (free) with Guillermo del Toro at 5pm and afterwards he will be introducing his film The Devil’s Backbone (tickets for the film here)

Black Milk is performing with live band Nat Turner at The Echoplex

Gary Wilson & The Blind Dates and Jimmy Whispers will be playing one of the last shows at the original location of Pehrspace

Saturday

Bergamot Station is having a full day of artist talks and exhibition openings for Summer Saturday

The Broad is having the second of their late night events- Nonobject(ive): Summer Happenings, this time with Sky Ferreira DJ’ing, a reading by Richard Hell in collaboration with the music of The Haxan Cloak, music by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Mas Ysa, dance and visual art collaborations by Ryan Heffington and Brontez Purnell within the galleries, and experimental music by Anenon

Reverend Horton Heat is playing a free show in Pershing Square

You can see Trainspotting outside The Autry before the sequel comes out in January of next year

Ice Cube is headlining the first night of HARD Summer Music Festival, which includes performers Flosstradamus, Anderson .Paak, and Dizzee Rascal among others

Sunday

MOCA is having a free screening of Ed Ruscha’s only two films Miracle and Premium and Filipe Lima will introduce his film Ed Ruscha: Buildings and Words, a new short-length documentary about Ruscha’s extraordinary body of work

Major Lazer is headlining the second night of Hard Summer Music Festival with  Dillon Francis, Porter Robinson, DJ Khaled and many more also performing

Griffith Park Free Shakepeare Festival continues with The Tempest (begins Saturday 7/30)

Jul 212016
 

Autolux- Change My Head

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/21-7/24/16)-

Thursday

Gaslamp Killer and Daedelus are playing DJ sets at Amoeba Records

Venice Art Crawl returns with free music and gallery events in the area

Twilight Concerts at Santa Monica Pier continue this week with Psychedelic Furs and Day Wave (free)

The Hammer Museum’s Disappear Here music series continues this week with Ceci Bastida and Mark Redito (free)

UBERMORGEN are giving a free talk at Machine Project titled Media Hacking vs. Conceptual Art – an artist talk!

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down are playing a free concert at Skirball Cultural Center

Friday

LACMA is hosting Dapper Day an event to coincide with their jazz programming and their exhibition Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015

Brit Manor is playing a free show at Resident with Madame Gandhi

Bunny Wailer is playing at the Regent Theater

Saturday

Autolux are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Eureka The Butcher

If you missed UBERMORGEN’s talk on Thursday you can check out their free workshop at Machine ProjectGOOGLE WILL EAT ITSELF and the EKMRZ Trilogy which offers lessons in scamming online economies

Burger Records is hosting the Getty’s Saturdays off the 405 free music event with bands The Garden, The Muffs, Gap Dream, Jessie Jones and Vajj

Lobster Fest at the Port of Los Angeles has three days of music as well- tonight it’s The Colourist and Kitten headlining

Cherry Glazerr and  No Parents are headlining a long list of bands for Dirty Penni Fest at The Echo

Pershing Square is having David Brighton’s Bowie Tribute (free)

Sunday

Artist Ursula von Rydingsvard is giving a talk at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel (free with RSVP)

Artist Barbara Kasten, ICA Philadelphia Curator Alex Klein and MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson lead a walkthrough of Kasten’s exhibition at the Pacific Design Center (free)

Dengue Fever are playing at Tree People, an outdoor theater in Coldwater Canyon Park

Jul 142016
 

Mikal Cronin- Say

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/14-7/17/16)-

Thursday

In the Red Records is having a three night event at The Echo to celebrate their 25th Anniversary. Tonight Mikal Cronin and Ty Segall will be playing their collaborative album Reverse Shark Attack as part of the long list of performances from bands that include The Gories,The Oblivions, Zig Zags and more.

Downtown Artwalk is back for its monthly night- this time celebrating performance art

LACMA is hosting a free screening of the New York Times’ Op-Docs—”short films commissioned by the Times in which point-of-view is as integral and storytelling skills” with this year’s edition devoted to films by women directors.

The Hammer’s free weekly music night Disappear Here continues with Peanut Butter Wolf and Mndsgn performing

Børns is playing with Porches for Santa Monica Pier’s free concert

Friday

Beginning Friday and running until 7/24 is Union Station 360° a multi-sensory cinematic “360 experience” that will include a projection mapped art and video installation that will respond to visitor’s movement along with images of Los Angeles

For the Getty’s Friday Flights, there will be a musical performance by Chris Cohen, a multi-site music performance by wild Up’s Andrew Tholl, Song of Eurydice, a choral and dance performance by mecca vazie andrews and Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs, a poetry reading organized by artist Keith J. Varadi, and a film program presented by Veggie Cloud.

Ducktails are playing at Highland Park Ebell

Shannon and the Clams are playing with Peach Kelli Pop at the Teragram Ballroom

Friday and Saturday

Diana Ross is performing at the Hollywood Bowl

Saturday

We Are Scientists are performing With Love and Squalor at the El Rey Theatre

North by Northwest is the outdoor movie at The Autry this week

Chinatown Summer Nights is a free event with bands, a market, beer garden, performances, food demonstrations and more

Baaba Maal is playing a free show with Classixx and Brazilian Girls in Century Park outside the Annenberg Space for Photography

Wye Oak are playing at the Teragram Ballroom

Sunday

The Egyptian Theatre is showing the British film version of Lord of the Flies and the Japanese pre-Hunger Games kids hunting other kids film Battle Royale

Fear of Men are playing with Roses and Puro Instinct at The Echo

Aug 272015
 

Fool’s Gold- The Dive

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/27-8/30/15)-

Thursday

Fool’s Gold is playing at the Echoplex as part of Red Bull Sound Select- $3 with RSVP, $12 w/o- http://www.theecho.com/event/934937-red-bull-sound-select-fools-los-angeles/

At the Central Library downtown, filmmaker Laura Gabbert and food critic Jonathan Gold will be guest speakers for Lost & Found at the Movies: Film to Table, a discussion of the way food is used in the movies (free but standby only)- http://lfla.org/event/lost-found-at-the-movies-film-to-table/

The Women’s Center for Creative Work and the Craftswoman House will be showing Vega Darling’s documentary Lost Grrrls: Riot Grrrl In Los Angeles-  https://www.facebook.com/events/879052158830663/

Friday

YACHT/5 Every Day (the app they created) are hosting Friday Flights at The Getty with a list of collaborators that includes Yung Jake and a video premiere and installation by the band ($10 to park after 5pm, $15 before, with free admission to the museum)- http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/performances/friday_flights.html#5

Del the Funky Homosapien is at the Echoplex with DJ Qbert and street artist Mear One live painting- http://www.theecho.com/event/919391-del-funky-homosapien-los-angeles/

LA Live’s Dark Nights event returns with  $5 food and drink specials, live art installations and performances, music, a market, fire dancers and more (free)- http://www.lalive.com/events/microsoft-square/detail/dark-nights-at-la-live-150828

Cold Showers are playing with Dunes at The Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/912221-cold-showers-los-angeles/

Saturday

Annenberg Space for Photography is hosting a panel on lifestyle and commercial photography with Gray Malin, Natalie James, Lauren Randolph and Stephanie Todaro and moderated by Ilana Saul (11am-1pm -$10)- http://annenbergphotospace.org/events/its-not-just-pretty-pictures-lifestyle-commercial-photography-panel/2015-08-29

Not to be confused with Fool’s Gold the band (listed above), Fool’s Gold Records is having its Day Off concert with headliners A-Trak, Action Bronson and Travi$ Scott at the Shrine- http://foolsgoldrecs.com/dayoff/

On the more quiet end of the performance spectrum,Temporary Space LA is having “An Early evening of Ambient” with performances by Daniel Lanois + Rocco Deluca, Musician’s Friend [Brian Foote + M. Geddes Gengras] and Ken Camden, as well as an open bar (free but RSVP)- http://temporaryspacela.com/events-2/

Nearby LACMA is having their late night party- Muse ‘til Midnight feat. Adrian Younge and Venice Dawn with DJ’s in the galleries and a party in the plaza ($45 for nonmembers/$35 with membership)- http://www.lacma.org/event/muse-til-midnight-3

Sunday

Thomas Dang, an artist in the Craft and Folk Art Museum’s excellent exhibition of art made by veterans, will be there all day with his pottery wheel giving demonstrations and talking about his ceramic work- http://www.cafam.org/programs/

Cinefamily is showing Robert Altman’s 1977 film 3 Women, his exploration of female identity starring Sissy Spacek and Shelley Duvall-http://www.cinefamily.org/films/women-of-cinefamily/#women-of-cinefamily-presents-3-women-hosted-by-alia-penner

It’s the last weekend to see Much Ado About Nothing as part of Griffith Park’s Shakepeare Festival (free)- http://www.iscla.org/

Apr 092015
 

 

Cherry Glazerr- White’s Not My Color This Evening

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/9-4/12)-

Thursday

MOMA curator Stuart Comer will be discussing the work and career of William Pope L.  at MOCA (free with RSVP)- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/curators-lecture-series-stuart-comer-on-william-pope-l/

The Hammer Museum is screening Barbara Kopple’s new documentary film, Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation, which focuses on the writers, columnists, editors and interns of The Nation magazine.  The film will be followed by Q&A with Kopple, writer Amy Wilentz, and Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel. Norman Lear will begin the evening with opening remarks (free)- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/04/hot-type-150-years-of-the-nation/

Downtown ArtWalk’s theme this month is Books, Comics and Zines- https://www.facebook.com/events/451174848381669/  also make sure to check out the sculptures made of cans for Canstruction, also part of the art walk- http://canstructionla.com/

Friday

Cherry Glazerr are playing with White Fence at the Natural History Museum’s First Fridays- http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/first-fridays/april-2015

The Aero Theater is showing the first part of the Agnés Varda documentary Agnés Varda: From Here to There” Part1 followed by her film Jane B. for Agnés V.  (about Jane Birkin) with a discussion with Varda in between the films- http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/%E2%80%9Cagnes-varda-from-here-to-there%E2%80%9D-part-1-jane-b-for-agn%C3%A8s-v

French band Yelle is playing the Roxy with Hibou- http://www.theroxy.com/event/769753-yelle-west-hollywood/

Saturday

Otis College of Art and Design is hosting its 4th Annual Kite Festival in Santa Monica where you can make and fly your own kite (free kite and admission)- http://www.otis.edu/calendar/4th-annual-kite-festival

Eastside Handmade is having their popup market in Highland Park- http://www.eastsidehandmade.com/

Afterwards stay for NELA Art Gallery Night, a good opportunity to check out Highland Park and Eagle Rock galleries including Gold Haus Gallery which is having an opening for Ryan McIntosh’s show- https://www.facebook.com/NELAart?ref=ts

Sunday

The First Annual Long Beach Zine Fest is at the Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA) and admission to the fest and museum are both free- http://lbzinefest.com/about/

All Weekend

Cinema at the Edge (CATE) is having it’s independent film festival in Santa Monica – http://www.cinemaattheedge.com/#

Jun 052014
 

Buzzcocks- Ever Fallen in Love (1978- Top of the Pops)

Buzzcocks are one of the bands playing this weekend (6/6-6/8) at the Ink-N-Iron Festival in Long Beach on the Queen Mary. The festival combines burlesque, tattoo arts, art shows, car shows, music and more.  The Damned, Merle Haggard, Sick of it All and Suicidal Tendencies are among the list of bands that will also be playing over the weekend.

http://ink-n-iron.com/about/about-ink-n-iron/