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

Nov 122015
 

Cass McCombs- Dreams-Come-True Girl (featuring Karen Black)

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/12-11/115)-

Thursday

Cass McCombs is the band in Cinefamily’s The Band & A Movie series. The movie he chose is Dusty and Sweets McGee– a “stark quasi-documentary look at the Los Angeles drug scene by featuring real-life junkies playing themselves” with short film Sean preceding it. ($20)

Artist Jennifer Pastor is speaking at the Hammer Museum (free)

LACMA is hosting Selfies, Sousveillance, and Participatory Countersurveillance a conversation with artists Hasan Elahi and Annina Rüst (free with reserved ticket)

The School for the Movement of the Technicolor People curator Robert Crouch and artists Ashley Hunt, taisha paggett and Kim Zumpfe will be in conversation at LACE in Hollywood focusing on the current installation and the artists’ collaborative process.

Downtown Art Walk is back and this time it’s featuring work from the Los Angeles Plein Air Festival

Tamaryn is at The Echo with LA bands Froth and Roses ($10)

Gardens & Villa are playing at The Roxy ($18)

Friday

DIEM: TALKS DESIGN is a “one-day design symposium presented by the West Hollywood Design District with discussions, panels and keynotes from leaders in the fields of design, decorative arts, fashion, architecture and fine arts” and it’s all free with RSVP

Andra Day is performing for  Club Vinyl at Amoeba Records and there will be a half off sale on all vinyl releases from artists headlining 30 Days in LA

Yo La Tengo are reuniting with former member Dave Schramm for an acoustic show at the Ace Hotel 

William H. Macy, Baron Vaughn, Chicano Batman, Matt Walsh,and Brian Huskey will all be a part of NPR’s Bullseye with Jesse Thorn event at the Hollywood Forever Masonic Lodge

Blitzen Trapper are playing at the Teregram Ballroom

The last of One Santa Fe’s free concert series has electro-pop artist Kauf performing

Here We Go Magic are playing at the Bootleg Theater ($14)

Saturday

Squeeze Acoustic – “The At Odds Couple” ~ An Evening with Difford & Tilbrook is at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre

Family Books is having a book signing with photographer Ryan McGinley for his new book Way Far

Depending on your feelings about crowds and Christmas celebrations you may want to check out or avoid The Grove Christmas. Seth McFarlane will be singing holiday songs along with special guests Meghan Trainor and Katharine McPhee with a 70 pieces orchestra and there will be a tree lighting, fireworks and more.

Artist Ned Evans is speaking at Craig Krull Gallery in Bergamot Station (rsvp by 11/12)

Sunday

Barnsdall Art Center Holiday Art Sale + Fundraiser will be selling prints, ceramics, jewelry, handcrafted cards and photography by students & faculty of the center. Free or a $5 ticket that includes a snack and drink, $5 for raffle tickets

The Charlatans UK are at The Fonda Theatre

The Ace Hotel is hosting the Los Angeles premiere of Paul Thomas Anderson’s new documentary Junun

Paper Pilots are playing at The Echo along with Story of the Running Wolf ($5)