Jun 202019
 

Heart Attack Man- Surrounded by Morons

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/20-6/23/19)-

Thursday

Summer Cannibals are playing at The Satellite with Broken Baby and Blushh

James Supercave is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Bay Ledges and MACK opening

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is hosting Return from Exile II- an evening of readings of poems by jazz vocalist and songwriter Abbey Lincoln; poet, vocalist, and dancer Jeanne Lee; and Harlem Renaissance poet Helene Johnson. Organized by poet and writer Harmony Holiday, the second program in the series “highlights how women play an indispensable role in the tradition of archives and collective improvisation in the African diaspora”.

Hollywood Night Market at Yamashiro is a lovely way to have some food and drinks while enjoying beautiful views of the city- free shuttles leave from the Mosaic parking lot

Bloomingdale’s Beverly Center and ONE Archives Foundation are hosting an evening celebrating the launch of WE ARE EVERYWHERE, by Matthew Riemer and Leighton Brown, the creators of the popular Instagram account @lgbt_history. There will be a book talk, signing and Q&A with the authors hosted by activist Ashlee Marie Preston.

Editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue and Project Runway judge Elaine Welteroth will be at the California African American Museum to discuss her memoir More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say)

 

Thursday through Sunday

The LA Design Festival features talks, installations, exhibitions, and more- all celebrating design throughout the city

 

Friday

Bedouine is playing a free set at Amoeba Hollywood at 5pm

Buscabulla are playing a free show with Reyna Tropical for FIGFEST, a series of concerts at FIGat7th

The Music Center’s Dance DTLA, is a free night of dance lessons and music- this week it kicks off in Grand Park with a Bollywood theme

Center for the Arts Eagle Rock is having a Summer Solstice Sound Bath

Ian Sweet and James Swanberg are opening for Grapetooth at the Echoplex

duendita is opening for Jamila Woods at the El Rey Theatre

The Aero Theatre is having a whole weekend of Coen Brothers double features. Tonight it’s No Country For Old Men and Blood Simple with an introduction by author Adam Nayman, who will also sign his new book, The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together, in the lobby at 6:30 PM.

 

Saturday

Heart Attack Man are playing at The Echo with Sincere Engineer and Rome Hero Foxes

Check out the exhibition COLA 2019 at LAMAG, and make a collage about your life at the free program-This is your life: writing and collage workshop

Blue Roof Studios in South LA is having an arts festival with music, art shows, installations, art making workshops and more- all free

Curator and writer Essence Harder will be in conversation with artist June Edmonds at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

The Pit gallery in Glendale is having a 5th Anniversary Party which will include the opening of their new exhibitions, DJs, live music and more

L’Rain is playing a free show for The Getty’s free concert series Saturdays Off The 405

 

Sunday

Tashaki Miyaki are playing a free show at Gold Diggers with Taylor Locke and Jake Troth

Grand Park’s Sunday Sessions, their monthly summer afternoon dance party, starts this week with DJ’s from the Qvolé Collective

Zebulon is hosting a free screening of Alain Resnais’ film Je T’aime, Je T’aime and later there is a free party to celebrate TT (of Warpaint)’s birthday with music by Spring Summer, Wolf Woodcock, and VS Colour

yOya are playing at Moroccan Lounge with Austin Weber, J.E. Sunde, and Scott Bartenhagen

Jun 132019
 

RVG- Alexandra

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/13- 6/16/19)-

Thursday

English singer-songwriter, musician and producer, Imogen Heap, will be performing at The Greek Theatre with frequent collaborator Guy Sigsworth

Will Oldham will be performing and signing his book at Family Bookstore (free)

The Downtown Art Walk returns tonight for its monthly event

Warbly Jets, Hembree, and BLOXX are playing at The Roxy

Pile are playing at the Bootleg Theater with State Champion and Clear Capsule opening

Bedouine is playing Moroccan Lounge with Holy Hive opening

Hollywood Night Market at Yamashiro is a lovely way to have some food and drinks while enjoying beautiful views of the city- free shuttles leave from the Mosaic parking lot

 

Friday

Australian post punk band RVG are playing at Gold Diggers

FIGFest, the free music night at FIGat7th, continues this week with performances by Sudan Archives and Oddisee & Good Company

Business of Dreams, Devon Williams, and Gun Outfit are playing a free show at the Highland Park Bowl

The Egyptian Theatre is showing a double feature of Martin Scorsese’s Alice Doesn’t Live Here Any More followed by John Cassavetes’ A Woman Under The Influence. The screening includes a discussion with actress Jodie Foster following the first film.

Aero Theatre is showing a double feature of Bonnie and Clyde (Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty in the title roles), followed by Robert Altman’s Thieves Like Us

Diane Coffee is playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Claire George and Deep Fields opening

Ramonda Hammer is having a record release party at The Echo with Spare Parts for Broken Hearts and Cosmo Gold also performing

 

Saturday

Choreographer, artist, and writer Will Rawls will be sharing his work in progress, which incorporates dance, sound and stop-motion animation, and is currently in production as part of his residency at the Hammer.

Shannon Lay is playing a free show at The Love Song with Half Gringa

Girlpool are playing a free show in Pasadena at One Colorado as part of KCRW’s Summer Nights programming

CIACLA (Contemporary Irish Arts Center) is opening in Bergamot Station and for the launch of its summer program is having live performances by Amanda Coogan and other artists to coincide with the opening of Coogan’s site specific installation, The Ladder is Always There

Smokin Grooves Festival is taking place at Queen Mary Events Park with a very long list of performers including Erykah Badu, Usher, Ella Mai, T-Pain, Pink $weats, Ravyn Lenae, Mereba, Kari Faux, The Pharcyde, Slum Village, Twista, Maverick Sabre, and more

Self Discovery for Social Survival, a collaborative film from record label Mexican Summer and surf and outdoor brand Pilgrim Surf + Supply, is premiering at The Palace Theatre with a live score performed by Allah-Las, Connan Mockasin, and Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT.

The Cult are playing at The Greek Theatre with Prayers, Zola Jesus, and VOWWS opening

 

Saturday and Sunday

Pasadena Chalk Festival, is an annual free two day festival with hundreds of chalk works plus live music

Hollywood Fringe Festival runs this week through June 30th with tons of performances taking place at many of the theaters in the Hollywood area

 

Sunday

As part of Bloomsday, a celebration of the life of James Joyce, Hammer Museum will be hosting a dramatic reading from Ulysses featuring veteran actors Síle Bermingham, James Gallo, James Lancaster, John Lee, Johnny O’Callaghan, and Sonya Macari and later have a Guinness in the courtyard while listening to Rattle the Knee

FEELS, Flat Worms, and Speck are playing at Rec Center

Toro y Moi, Noname, and Ian Isiah are opening for Chromeo at the Hollywood Bowl

Faultline bar is hosting TOM’s Bar 2019 Daddywood, a benefit for The Tom of Finland Foundation with performances by Le1F, Brooke Candy, Sky Ferreira and more

Girl Pusher and Deli Girls will be opening for Machine Girl at 1720

Jun 062019
 

Froth- Laurel

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/6-6/9/19)-

Thursday

Film at LACMA is having a free screening of Empty Metal followed by a post-screening conversation with co-directors Bayley Sweitzer and Adam Khalil, an artist and filmmaker whose work is featured in the  Whitney Biennial

Hand Habits are opening for Broken Social Scene at The Fonda Theatre

Filmmaker, artist, and award-winning cinematographer Arthur Jafa will be speaking with writer Saidiya Hartman at the Hammer Museum

Sebadoh are playing at The Roxy Theatre with Flower opening

Little People is performing with Arms and Sleepers, and Newman Wolf at The Echo

Jarina de Marco and Sister Mantos are playing a free show at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

Spiral Stairs (Pavement co-founder Scott Kannberg), Human Barbie, and Near Beer are playing at the Bootleg Theater

 

Friday

Froth are having an album release show at Lodge Room with Cosmonauts, Adult Books, and Automatic also performing

FIGFEST, a free summer concert series happening at FIGat7th downtown, begins this week with performances by Cherry Glazerr, Liily, and Benjamin Lee Ritchie Handler

Artist and muralist Kent Twitchell is giving a walkthrough of Charles White: A Retrospective at LACMA

Culture Abuse are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Tony Molina, Entry, and Dare opeing

Lee Fields & The Expressions are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Holy Hive And Brainstory

Hear a discussion on earthquakes, check out DJs, have some drinks and snacks, and see musical performances by Claude Fontaine, Gavin Turek, and Brasstacks- all happening as part of Natural History Museum’s First Fridays monthly evening programming

Vundabar and Dehd are opening for together PANGEA at The Regent Theater

 

Friday through Sunday

LA!PRIDE Festival is taking place all weekend in West Hollywood starting with a free opening ceremony on Friday which includes a Vogue Ball & Drag Show, a film screening, and performances by Paula Abdul, Todrick Hall and DJ Goodboy.  The concert on Saturday includes performances by The Drums, Cupcakke, and Meghan Trainor, and Sunday’s performers include Years and Years, Ashanti, Sateen, The Veronicas, and Miss Vanjie. There will be a parade on Santa Monica Blvd on Sunday from 11am-2pm

 

Saturday

Hammer Museum is having an opening celebration party for the new exhibition Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel

BoldPas: A Day of Art and Play in Old Pasadena is a free all day event where you can see art installations created by LA based artists with the artists on hand to present their work, instructor led art activities at various locations and more

Fenne Lily is opening for SOAK. at the Echoplex

Celebrate PRIDE at the Troubadour with Kitten, Iconique, Mood Killer, and Blu Detiger performing

Inner Wave are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Eyedress and Jean Dawson opening

 

Sunday

Field Medic is playing an early show at Moroccan Lounge

Zebulon is having a free screening of Alain Resnais’ film My American Uncle and later Erik Davis will present- Welcome to the Weird, a free slideshow and talk “that riffs on the historical, conceptual, and aesthetic considerations of living in weird times”.

May 312019
 

The 13th Floor Elevators- You’re Gonna Miss Me (1966)

Roky Erickson, musician and founding member of pioneering psychedelic rock band The 13th Floor Elevators, passed away today at the age of 71.

In 2005, You’re Gonna Miss Me, a documentary about Erickson’s life was released. It covers his music career, struggles with mental illness, and his eventual return to music after years of isolation. It was nominated for a 2007 Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary.

R.I.P.

 

May 302019
 

Sego- Shame

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/30-6/2/19)-

Thursday

Artists Shinique Smith and Rirkrit Tiravanija will be discussing their history of transforming museum spaces with journalist Jori Finkel at The Hammer

Holy Wave are playing with Triptides and Gold Cage at The Factory

Apex Manor are playing with Coastal Clouds and Near Beer at the Bootleg Theater

Bennett Simpson and Rebecca Lowery will be giving an exhibition walk through of The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA’s Collection at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (both MOCA locations are free on Thursday evenings)

LACMA is having a free screening of Halston with a post screening conversation with director Frédéric Tcheng and producer Roland Ballester

Mogli is playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Josin opening

Xiu Xiu are bringing their unique sound to Lodge Room with composer Gregg Kowalsky opeing

Performance art duo Princess (Alexis Gideon and Michael O’Neill) will be performing Out There, a live music and video album, at Zebulon. CRICKETS, a new performance and recording project with Roddy Bottum (Faith No More), JD Samson (Le Tigre/MEN), and Michael O’Neill (Princess, MEN), will also be performing.

 

Friday

Sego are playing at Moroccan Lounge with Hate Drugs and Lens Mozer opening

Skirball is hosting Late Night! Pride in Fashion- celebrating the beginning of Pride Month with a celebration of the exhibitions Fearless Fashion: Rudi Gernreich and Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite from 6-10pm plus a DJ, food trucks, a cash bar and more

Death Bells and Hit Bargain are opening for Odonis Odonis at Zebulon

Dodger Stadium is hosting LGBT Night with Dodger owners Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss throwing out ceremonial first pitches, Nicki Blonsky singing the national anthem, the Dodgers playing the Phillies, fireworks after the game, and more

Wavves is playing at Lodge Room with Puzzle and Slut Island (also Saturday)

 

Friday through Sunday

FEMMEBIT is a “platform and triennial festival uniting an all-female roster of Los Angeles based artists working in video and new media”. There will be screenings, panel discussions, live performances and more taking place at Civic Center Studios

The free Lummis Days Festival celebrates the arts, history and ethnic diversity of Northeast Los Angeles with programming that includes a screening of Con Safos:Reflections of Life in the Barrio by Emmy Award winner Jimmy Velarde at Occidental College on Friday, plus live music, exhibitions, workshops, dance performances and more at various locations on Saturday and Sunday

 

Saturday

Venice Pride kicks off LGBTQ+ Pride Month with an illumination of the Venice Pride Sign and Block Party (free)

Outpost Los Angeles City Market is a free cultural festival taking place at Rolling Greens in the Arts District with workshops, panels, and more- plus performances by Porches, Kirin J Callinan, Negative Gemini, Ana Roxanne and a DJ set by Neon Indian

18th Street Arts Center is hosting its Pico Block Party and Artisan Marketplace (free)

The Specials are playing at The Novo with L.A. Salami opening

Jai Wolf is playing at The Shrine Expo Hall with Shallou, Evan Giia, and Ford. opening

Plastic Cactus are playing at The Hi Hat with Easy Love, Chelsea Rose, and The Sob Sonnets

NY Night Train Soul Clap & Dance Off w/ Jonathan Toubin is a night of soul music on vinyl at Zebulon with a live performance by LA band Los Blancos

 

Sunday

MOCA Community Day is taking place at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA and is centered around the homelessness crisis in LA, specifically “the youth population affected by the crisis, and how creative experiences can spark change”. The day will feature performances, information booths, workshops, and activities over the course of the day. (free)

The Aero Theatre is hosting a Jim Jarmusch double feature- Stranger Than Paradise and Down By Law

Zebulon is hosting a free screening of Alain Resnais’ film Providence and later Weirdo Night returns with performances by Dynasty Handbag, Malik Gaines, Amelia Bande, Kate Berlant, Dance-Y-Oke and more

May 232019
 

Smokescreens- Waiting For Summer

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/23-5/26/19)-

Thursday

There are still $4 tickets available for YG’s album release event at The Novo

Artist, writer, and former dean of Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Carmen Winant, will be speaking at The Hammer

LACMA is screening Southland Tales with a conversation to follow with director Richard Kelly

Justus Proffit is kicking off his tour with Cryogeyser at Non Plus Ultra with Lunch Lady and Alms also performing

Knife Knights (Ishmael Butler of Digable Planets, Shabazz Palaces and producer/composer Erik Blood) are performing at the Bootleg Theater with special guest Lando Chill

Mating Ritual are playing an early free show with Lizzy Land at Gold Diggers

 

Friday

We Rise is a week long event (running until 5/27) promoting belonging and positive mental health with a lot of free programming including talks and film screenings, an art gallery, and more. Today Indigenous based arts & culture group Meztli Projects is hosting a free silkscreening lab, and later Creativity as The Way Through, an artist led discussion on processing trauma and challenges through art, will take place on the main stage. Check the schedule for the full weekend’s programming

If the weather is good grab some wine and food and head to LACMA where every Friday there are free outdoor jazz performances. This week- Otmaro Ruiz will be performing.

Joy Again are playing an early show with Milly and Lauren Early for Minty Boi’s night at El Cid

Producer Irwin Winkler will be introducing a double feature of Raging Bull and The Killing of a Chinese Bookie at the Egyptian Theatre

THICK, MELTED, and Toys That Kill are playing at The Factory

The Restless Age are opening for 90s band The Lemonheads at the Teragram Ballroom

 

Saturday

Smokescreens are playing with The Warlocks, Levitation Room, The Tulips, The Violet Mindfield, and Send Medicine at The House of Machines

Ever Present (formerly Friday Flights) a free performance night at The Getty , starts this week with electronic composer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith leading a guided meditation experience and opening sets by Cool Maritime and Emily Sprague

Artists Juan Capistrán and Kim Fisher will be discussing their work in the current exhibition COLA 2019 at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG)

Photographer Mona Kuhn will be in conversation and signing her book She Disappeared Into Complete Silence at Arcana Books

Aero Theater is showing Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey

 

Sunday

The 8th Annual LA Zine Fest is free and taking place at Helms Bakery in Culver City with panels, workshops, art installations, and, of course, zines

Cinespia’s film series in Hollywood Forever Cemetery continues with Hitchcock’s Rear Window

Zebulon is hosting a free screening of Luis Buñuel’s That Obscure Object of Desire

Part Time Punks is hosting a night of 70s punk bands at the Echoplex with The Avengers, The Dils and The Alley Cats and special guests. The night is a celebration of the life of Jimmy Wilsey who performed with The Avengers and later Chris Isaak, with funds raised to benefit Wilsey’s surviving child.

Jay Electronica is performing at the Troubadour with Tre Capital and Salaam Nation

 

May 162019
 

Sasami- Free (feat. Devendra Banhart)

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/16-5/19/19)-

Thursday

The Chemical Brothers are playing at The Greek Theatre with The Black Madonna opening

Architect and scholar Sylvia Lavin will at MOCA Grand Avenue to discuss the work of Arata Isozaki (who designed the MOCA building). The museum and this lecture are free this evening.

The Dandy Warhols are playing at The Theatre at Ace Hotel with Cosmonauts and The Vacant Lots

Poet, novelist, and screenwriter Nick Laird will be reading some of his poetry at Hammer Museum

Diners are playing at The Hi Hat with Mo Troper opening

Ioanna Gika is opening for Garbage at The Shrine Auditorium

 

Friday

Santigold is performing at The Hollywood Palladium

Pop-Up Magazine: Spring Issue at The Theatre at Ace Hotel is a “live magazine” where a variety of stories are told with photography, film, radio, and music- presented live by people who excel in their fields

Odd Nights returns to The Autry with live music, a market, food and drink, and night access to the museum

Coucou Chloe is performing at El Cid with Minimal Violence

Hala and Pageants are opening for Hellogoodbye at the Echoplex

 

Saturday

Sasami is playing a free show in the courtyard of The Getty for the summer concert series Saturdays Off The 405

Artist Vanessa German will be discussing her exhibition at Gavlak gallery following a performance of soft:the longest kiss, in which the artist will perform a 6 hour kiss with her partner Janae Brown

Photographer Rohina Hoffman will be in conversation with artist, photographer, and educator Aline Smithson, as well as signing her book Hair Stories, at Arcana Books

Ryan Pollie of LAPD is playing at The Love Song with Will Fox

Black Star featuring Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey will be performing at The Novo

Dum Dum Zine is having a release party for their 6th issue at The Echo with Taleen Kali, Potty Mouth, and Space Kelly performing

Butthole Surfers are having a Q&A session with David Yow of Jesus Lizard moderating, and signing their book Butthole Surfers: What Does Regret Mean?, a visual history of the band, at Zebulon. Gibby Haynes will also be performing a DJ set. ($8)

Hearty Har are playing at The Hi Hat with The Bash Dogs and Dream Phases

 

Saturday and Sunday

The Beverly Hills Art Show returns for its Spring edition. Over 245 artists will participate in the free outdoor show

Downtown Burbank is also having an Arts Festival that will include work by top animators and an indie craft section curated by Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair

 

Sunday

For Museums of the Arroyo Day there is free admission to Lummis House, Heritage Square, L.A. Police Museum, Pasadena Museum of History, The Autry, and The Gamble House- start early to see them all

LACMA is having a screening (get free tickets online) of the 1958 film Anna Lucasta starring Earth Kitt and Sammy Davis Jr. which also features the artwork of Charles White whose work is currently being shown at the museum

Union Station is having a free outdoor daytime concert with Sudan Moon, Sam Gendel, Ami Dang, and Ana Roxanne

Classic British punk band The Exploited are playing at The Novo with D.I. and Total Chaos

The Regent Theater is screening the film The Damned- Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead with a Q&A to follow with Damned drummer Andrew “Pinch” Pinching and director Wes Orshoski

Zebulon has a free screening of Luis Bunuel’s The Phantom of Liberty

May 092019
 

Worn-Tin- Cycles

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/9-5/12/19)-

Thursday

LACMA is having a free screening of Raging Bull which includes a pre-screening conversation with producer/director Irwin Winkler and screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi

Destroyer is performing at Lodge Room

There is a free screening at the Japanese American National Museum of the documentary Masters of Modern Design: The Art of the Japanese American Experience, with a Q&A with the filmmakers and some of the people interviewed for the film to follow

As part of the Artists on Artists series at MOCA Grand Avenue, Miljohn Ruperto will be discussing the exhibition Open House: Elliott Hundley currently on view (free admission to the museum on Thursdays)

Al Green is playing at The Greek Theatre with Jessy Wilson

Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk is back with several galleries staying open late

Yamashiro’s Night Market returns to the hills above Hollywood tonight from 5-10pm- catch a free shuttle from Mosaic Church to get there

 

Friday

Worn-Tin is playing with Chaos Chaos at The Hi Hat

Composer Nico Muhly will be performing at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

There is a midnight showing of Office Space for its 20th Anniversary at Vista Theatre

Aquarium of the Pacific’s free Shark Lagoon Nights is a chance to have a drink and snacks while checking out the sharks

Sugar Candy Mountain, Flaural, and Hooveriii are performing at The Echo

The Courtneys, Ian Sweet, and Automatic are playing at Zebulon

Phantom Planet are playing at Lodge Room

 

Saturday

ONE Gallery is hosting Rear Opening: A Performance Tribute to the Gutter Art of Stephen Varble, an afternoon program with performances by mutimedia artist Jason Jenn, aka the Troubadour Trixter, songs by Yozmit, the internationally celebrated visual artist, avant-garde party-artist, and singer/songwriter, and a musical tribute by Enrique Jesus Hernandez, the latinx, performance rock artist and domestic abuse activist. This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Gutter Art of Stephen Varble: Genderqueer Performance Art in the 1970s, Photographs by Greg Day currently on view in the gallery.

At Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, artist Sandra de la Loza will be in conversation with poet, teacher and community activist Sesshu Foster in conjunction with de la Loza’s exhibition Mi Casa Es Su Casa

Angelo De Augustine is playing at Lodge Room

Bad Suns are playing at The Wiltern with Carlie Hanson opening

 

Sunday

Eels are playing at The Theatre at Ace Hotel with Robert Ellis opening

East Los Angeles Art Walk takes place the second Sunday of every month and is a chance see work by local artists and  support local businesses in the neighborhood

Illuminati Hotties are opening for American Football at The Regent

Bootleg Theater is showing Fritz Lang’s 1929 film Woman In The Moon

Xeno & Oaklander, SRSQ, Chasms, and Fawns of Love are performing for Part Time Punks 14 Year Anniversary Show at the Echoplex