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

Nov 082018
 

Young Fathers- In My View

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/8-11/11/18)-

Thursday

Tokyo Police Club are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Fleece opening

There are still standing room tickets to see Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin perform the live score to Dario Argento’s Suspiria while the film screens at Catch One

Director Alex Winter will be at the Aero Theater to discuss his film The Panama Papers following a screening of the film

Yuval Sharon, founder and director of LA’s The Industry, Broad collection artist Neo Rauch and painter Rosa Loy will join curator Ed Schad to discuss their production of Richard Wagner’s “Lohengrin” at the 2018 Bayreuth Festival for The Broad’s Un-Private Collection series of talks ($15)

Artist Monika Baer will be discussing her work at Hammer Museum

Of Montreal are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Reptaliens opening

Dirty Projectors are playing with Pavo Pavo at Zebulon

 

Friday

Young Fathers are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Algiers

Art At The Rendon is transforming The Rendon Hotel for STORIES, an immersive, operatic work, with a layering of film projection and live performances. Guests will move throughout the building as they experience different scenes. All proceeds will benefit Inner-City Arts and Cornerstone Theater Company ($25- also running on Saturday and Sunday)

The Aero Theatre is having a Sergio Leone double feature with A Fistful of Dollars and the sequel For a Few Dollars More

Vundabar, Peach Kelli Pop and Illuminati Hotties are playing at the Troubadour

The Goon Sax are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Post Life and Prissy Whip

Film School are playing at Zebulon with Former Faces

Thutmose is performing at the Moroccan Lounge with Tre Capital and Malcolm Anthony opening

 

Saturday

18th Street Arts Center is having a 30th Anniversary Celebration with a free performance art event and a public birthday party. The event also includes open studios and exhibitions. (free but RSVP for ticket)

Tacocat are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Black Belt Eagle Scout and Susan opening

Keystone Art Space in Lincoln Heights is having it’s open studios event from 6-10pm, with over 50 artists participating

Artist Mimi Lauter will discuss etchings by James Ensor and a 15th century Missale Romanum and how they relate to her own art practice at LACMA (free but reservation required)

Petit Biscuit is playing at The Fonda Theatre with Melvv and Super Duper

Cloak & Dagger 2018 is happening at the Los Angeles Theatre with a long list of bands performing (starting at 3pm) including She Wants Revenge, The Faint, TR/ST, Drab Majesty, HEALTH and more

 

Saturday and Sunday

Otis College of Art and Design is hosting 100% Festival with creative workshops, speakers, a makers market, installations, music and more (free)

Inglewood Open Studios is a great way to check out the works of the local artist community (also on Sunday)

 

Sunday

Zebulon is hosting a free screening of Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory with an introduction by Jim Hosney, former “distinguished scholar in residence” and lecturer at AFI. Later in the evening there will be a free show with bands Everyone is Dirty, Prism Bitch and Adult Beverage.

Petit Biscuit continues his Presence Tour at The Fonda Theatre with Vindata and Hazey Eyes

 

*It’s Veteran’s Day, one of the days of the year that the National Park Service waives their entrance fees if you feel like taking a trip out of town *

Jul 162015
 

Real Estate- Crime

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/16-7/19-15)-

Thursday

Real Estate are playing at the Santa Monica Pier with Hippo Campus (free)- http://tcs.santamonicapier.org/events/2015/7/16/real-estate-with-hippocampus

Fuzz are at the Troubadour with The Birth Defects- http://www.troubadour.com/event/877855-fuzz-los-angeles/

The Hammer Museum’s Summer of Soul continues with Sam Sparro, The Rebirth, and KCRW DJs (free)- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/07/summer-of-soul-sam-sparro-the-rebirth-kcrw-djs-aaron-byrd-and-chris-douridas/

Cold Showers are opening for Light Asylum at The Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/879779-light-asylum-echo-los-angeles/

Friday

At Skirball Cultural Center this week for the outdoor concert Into the Night, musical acts Tamaryn and Mystic Braves will perform while Joshua Light Show presents a “liquid light show” to accompany the music ($20)- http://www.skirball.org/programs/music/into-the-night-2015#

Superhumanoids are playing with Tropics at Figat7th’s free downtown event- http://artsbrookfield.com/event/figat7th-downtown-festival-3/

L7 are at the Fonda Theatre (tickets available for balcony only, or see them Thursday when tickets are available for the floor only)- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/278719

This week at Grand Performances is The Last Jimmy: A Hip Hop Musical with Dice Raw which “explores mass incarceration, the criminal justice system, and the prison-industrial complex through the eyes of young black males” (free)- http://www.grandperformances.org/hip-hop-musical

Friday through Sunday

MOCA’s Step and Repeat returns to their Geffen location for three days of numerous performances that include music, performance art, comedy, poetry and dance- $12 for one night or $30 for all three- check the link for the list of all the artists- https://mocamembers.myshopify.com/collections/step-and-repeat-2015

Saturday

Artists/Street Artists Haunted Euth and T.S. Clair’s joint exhibition “Heroine” is at Stone Malone Gallery and opens tonight- http://www.stonemalonegallery.com/new-events-1/

Photographer Marcus Haney is screening his film “No Cameras Allowed” at Annenberg Space for Photography and afterwards will be discussing his current career and how he broke into the business through concert photography ($10)- http://annenbergphotospace.org/events/no-cameras-allowed-screening-and-lecture-marcus-haney/2015-07-18

Downtown Long Beach’s Summer and Music Festival continues with a free screening of The Wizard of Oz, a performance by the band MOVE, and for $5 you can get wireless headphones to participate in Silent Disco- all in the promenade parking lot- http://lbpost.com/life/2000006555-this-saturday-s-bicycle-drive-in-and-wizard-of-oz-to-spice-up-dlba-s-summer-and-music-festival

Willie Nelson is playing at the Greek Theatre- http://www.greektheatrela.com/events/event_details.php?id=3038

The Autry’s outdoor movie this week is Three Amigoshttp://eatseehear.com/schedule/three-amigos/

Sunday

The 18th Street Arts Center is having their “Champagne Social” with guided studio tours and of course, champagne (free)- http://18thstreet.org/events/2015july19

The second day of the Viva Pomona! festival at the Glass House has headliners Iceage, and Christopher Owens (formerly of the band Girls)- http://www.theglasshouse.us/event/871657-viva-pomona-pomona/

Jesse Thorn of Maximumfun is giving his talk Make Your Thing that “focuses on how he turned his college radio show into an independent media
powerhouse” at Annnenberg Space for Photography ($10)- http://annenbergphotospace.org/events/maximumfuns-jesse-thorn-make-your-thing/2015-07-19