Apr 232015
 

Eternal Summers- Wonder

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/23-4/26)-

Thursday

Eternal Summers are opening for Turbo Fruits at The Roxy- http://www.theroxy.com/event/805159-turbo-fruits-eternal-summers-west-hollywood/

Tonight is the last screening of Matthew Barney’s Cremaster series with Cremaster 3 (2002) at the Hammer- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/04/cremaster-3/

Friday

Matthew Barney and composer Jonathan Bepler will discuss their recent collaboration River of Fundament (premiering at UCLA on Saturday) with professor Kenneth Reinhard at the Hammer Museum. Free but get there early- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/04/matthew-barney-kenneth-reinhard/

Fuzz are playing the El Rey Theatre- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/268738

Saturday

Kaiser Chiefs are at The Wiltern along with We Are Scientists- http://www.wiltern.com/events/eventdetail/?viewNav=/eventdetail&eventId=09004E3B9FA13E4B&oid=0

The Dead Milkmen are at the Troubadour tonight and Sunday- http://www.troubadour.com/event/784017-dead-milkmen-los-angeles/

Saturday and Sunday

The Brewery is having the first of its biannual art walks (free admission and parking)- http://breweryartwalk.com/

The Jackalope Art Fair is taking place in Old Pasadena- http://www.jackalopeartfair.com/

Sunday

LACMA is having a community day to celebrate their 50th Anniversary with free admission (even to ticketed exhibits) and events- http://www.lacma.org/event/community-free-day

Artist Vincent Lamouroux is painting Silver Lake’s deserted Sunset Pacific Motel, also known as the “Bates Motel”, and its surroundings (including trees) white with lime wash to turn it into a temporary art installation that will be completed today for the opening (3-6pm)- https://www.facebook.com/events/1585322768418505/

Reptar will be playing a free in-store show at Origami Records- http://origamimusic.blogspot.com/

Dec 112014
 

The Dodos- Confidence

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/11-12/14)-

Thursday

Michael Auder, who was once involved with Andy Warhol’s Factory and lived in the Chelsea Hotel, will be presenting and discussing his films at Farenheit gallery- http://fahrenheit.flaxfoundation.org/thursday-december-11-730-pm-michel-auder-screening-and-artist-talk/

Author Joshua Wolf Shenk continues his Cheap Talk series at Clockshop this week with author Sarah Tomlinson in which they will discuss working in Los Angeles. It’s aptly titled “Collaborations with a Difficult City”($5)- https://www.facebook.com/events/1507744229506398/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Allah-Las are playing at the El Rey with Dream Boys- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/254005

Downtown Artwalk- http://www.downtownartwalk.org/december_art_walk

Friday

Grant recipient Rachel Sussman is speaking at LACMA in a talk titled “The Poetics of Space” (free but standby)- http://www.lacma.org/event/poetics-space

A former member of LCD Soundsystem makes up half of the band Museum of Love and New Build has two members of Hot Chip- both of them are playing the Regent Theater- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/720313-museum-love-lcd-soundsystem-los-angeles/

Saturday

Luis de Jesus gallery is hosting an informal talk with artist Nicholas Grenier- https://www.facebook.com/events/590105951123467/?ref=22

Echo Park is having a holiday parade- http://www.echoparkcommunityparade.com/

NELA (Northeast LA) is having its gallery night- http://nelaart.org/

Barnsdall Art Center is having a free holiday art sale (or $8 with a drink and tamale)- http://www.barnsdallonline.com/2014holidaysale/

Santa Monica’s Annual Pub Crawl benefits Westside Food Bank and participants are asked to come dressed in “Santa/Holiday attire”- http://www.santamonicapubcrawl.com/

American Football are playing with The Dodos at the Fonda Theatre- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/252170

Saturday and Sunday

Harry Shearer & Judith Owen Present… Christmas Without Tears(Aka Does This Tree Make Me Look Fat?) at Largo is holiday fun, songs and special guests with proceeds going to various charities- http://www.largo-la.com/event/693403-harry-shearer-judith-owen-los-angeles/

Get your local Xmas gifts at Renegade Craft Fair in Grand Park (free)- http://www.renegadecraft.com/losangeles-december-market-details

Also try the Echo Park Craft Fair- http://www.echoparkcraftfair.com/

Sunday

The Dodos are at Alex’s Bar (in Long Beach)- http://www.alexsbar.com/event/185924

Yusuf / Cat Stevens is playing at the Nokia Theatre- http://www.nokiatheatrelalive.com/events/detail/yusuf-cat-stevens

Oct 022014
 

Slow Club- Beginners

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/2-10/5)-

Thursday

Mark Mothersbaugh is speaking at MOCA Grand Avenue with Adam Lerner, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. He will be discussing his art and music before DEVO through his present day work, which includes being a composer for film and television (he most recently did the original score for The LEGO Movie). He will also be signing his new book Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia. Admission is free to this event and to the museum where Andy Warhol’s Shadows is currently on display- http://edu.moca.org/calendar/2014-10-02

LACMA is screening Aberdeen, the newest film from Hong Kong director Ho-cheung Pang (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/aberdeen

Friday

Bombay Bicycle Club are playing The Wiltern with Milo Greene- http://www.thewiltern.net/events/bombay-bicycle-club-milo-greene/

Blitzen Trapper are at The Troubadour- http://www.troubadour.com/event/648763-blitzen-trapper-los-angeles/

LA Live is doing Dark Nights again- $5 food and drink specials at several restaurants, $5 parking and free entertainment (musicians and artists) from 5-9pm- http://www.lalive.com/events/la-live/detail/dark-nights-at-la-live-1

Baauer, Boyz Noise and Spank Rock are at Club Nokia- http://www.clubnokia.com/events/detail/252893

DJ Shadow with Cut Chemist at the Hollywood Palladium- http://www.thehollywoodpalladium.com/events/dj-shadow-the-renegades-of-rhythm-tour/#.VCzZIedfnU4

Saturday

It’s the last of MOCA’s Step and Repeat nights- this one features Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Neil Hamburger, Heather Lawless, and more- http://mocastepandrepeat.tumblr.com/

Slow Club are at The Echo with Roses- http://www.theecho.com/event/605789-slow-club-los-angeles/

Barnsdall Art Park is having outdoor movie nights on the lawn of the Hollyhock House.  This week it’s Rock ‘n’ Roll High School starring The Ramones. It’s $10 for the movie, $25 if you want to add 3 drinks (beer and wine)- http://www.barnsdall.org/event/barnsdall-movie-nights-2014-10-04/

Glass Animals are playing a free show at Origami Vinyl at 1pm before their sold out show at the Troubadour- http://origamimusic.blogspot.com/

Stromae at The Fonda- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/250601

Sunday

The Drums are at the Mayan Theater for their new album Encyclopedia- http://www.ticketmaster.com/The-Drums-tickets/artist/1364866?tm_link=edp_Artist_Name

Dr. Christine Mullen Kreamer, curator of African Cosmos: Stellar Arts, is giving a lecture on “the historical legacy of African cultural astronomy and its intersection with both traditional and contemporary African arts”- http://www.lacma.org/event/talk-african-cosmos

Ciclavia is back this Sunday creating car free streets from Echo Park to Downtown to East LA- http://www.ciclavia.org/events/687/heart-of-la/924/about

Sep 252014
 

Temples- Shelter Song

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/25-9/28)-

Thursday

Temples, Wampire and Fever the Ghost play are at the Fonda Theatre- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/251381

We Open Art Houses (WOAH) presents Bring Your Own Beamer (BYOB): the work of experimental animators, video artists, and musical performers at downtown art space Werkartz- you must RSVP and there is a  $5 suggested donation (and free beer)- https://www.facebook.com/events/977441112272915/

The Kooks are at the Wiltern- http://www.thewiltern.net/events/the-kooks/

Simian Mobile Disco (performing Whorl) at El Rey- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/252148

Friday

Wu-Tang Clan are playing The Forum- http://www.fabulousforum.com/event/wutangclan.html

Saturday

As part of the AxS Festival, Machine Project has organized various programs at the famous Gamble House (of Procter & Gamble) in Pasadena until 10/5. This Saturday they are all free, including dance performances, a secret restaurant conveyor belt, poetry and video installations; or just go to see the contemporary art in various places around the house- http://machineproject.com/gamblehouse/

Art, music, and performance art come together for the third Step and Repeat at MOCA. This event includes Le1f, Yung Jake and Barbara T. Smith among the artists performing- http://mocastepandrepeat.tumblr.com/

Panel Discussion: Women in Graffiti and Street Art at Flower Pepper Gallery in Pasadena. Artists attending- Sand One, ShadowMonsterBear, Jennifer Korsen, and Cindy Love- http://www.flower-pepper.com/portfolios/exhibits-events/?cpt_item=women-in-graffiti-and-street-art

Die Antwoord are at the Hollywood Palladium- http://www.thehollywoodpalladium.com/events/die-antwoord/#.VCPV_OdfnU4

Sunday

Don Bachardy is speaking at LACMA and signing his book Hollywoodhttp://www.lacma.org/event/don-bachardy

The Pixies are playing the Hollywood Bowl along with Gogol Bordello and Cat Power- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/2014-09-28

It’s the 30th Anniversary of the Abbot Kinney Festival- http://www.abbotkinney.org/

Sep 182014
 

Beck- Heart is a Drum

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/18-9/21)-

Thursday

Neutral Milk Hotel, The Breeders, Daniel Johnston play the Hollywood Bowl- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/neutral-milk-hotel/2014-09-18

DesignLAb at the Pacific Design Center is having an opening reception for 10 new exhibits featuring artists and designers- http://www.pacificdesigncenter.com/event/designlab-public-reception-3/

Cloud Cult are playing two sets at the Troubadour (one acoustic, one electric)- http://www.troubadour.com/event/606371-cloud-cult-los-angeles/

Friday

Author Junot Diaz will be reading from This is How You Lose Her at Skylight books- http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/junot-diaz-reads-how-you-lose-her

The 2nd Annual Afterglow Summer Video Series ends tonight at Pieter Performance Space with work from four LA-based video artists including
Harry Dodge and Aimee Goguen- http://www.pieterpasd.com/events/afterglow-summer-video-series/

Jungle with Beaty Heart at the Fonda- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/252153

Saturday

It’s Tarfest at the LaBrea Tar Pits Park- live bands include Hunter Hunted and The Moth & the Flame; there will be live painting by Craig ‘Craola’ Simkins, Nicola Verlato, and devNgosha; as well as food, drink and activities (FREE)- http://www.tarfest.com/

Artist Oliver Payne’s CHILL OUT performance at 356 Mission begins at 7pm; make sure you can follow the rules- http://356mission.tumblr.com/post/96731098470/oliver-paynes-chill-out-performance-saturday

Total Slacker are playing with Paws at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/630923-total-slacker-los-angeles/

Saturday and Sunday

Beck is at the Orpheum- http://www.goldenvoice.com/shows/details/?id=252997

Parachute Market biannual design fair is at JF Chen showroom- http://www.parachutemarket.com/pages/events-and-tickets-ii

Sunset Strip Music Festival with Janes Addiction, Empire of the Sun, Cold War Kids, Big Freedia, Killer Mike and tons more play the two day festival- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kroq-presents-the-2014-sunset-strip-music-festival-sat-920-sun-921-tickets-11780841815

Sunday

Daniel Joseph Martinez is speaking at LACMA and signing his book- http://www.lacma.org/event/daniel-joseph-martinez

It’s the last day to see the video installation, Drumroll, that won Steve McQueen (director of 12 Years a Slave) the Turner Prize, at MOCA Pacific Design Center- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/2014/06/04/9148/

LA Feline Film Festival featuring the Internet Cat Video festival is in Exposition Park- http://lafelinefilmfestival.com/

Zammuto are playing at the Satellite- http://www.thesatellitela.com/event/611425-zammuto-luke-wyland-vinyl-los-angeles/

Jul 172014
 

Melpo Mene- I Adore You

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/17-20)-

Thursday

Melpo Mene is opening for Figs Vision at the Bootleg- http://foldsilverlake.com/event.cfm?id=157706&cart

An evening with Genesis Breyer P- Orridge at the MOCA book store- a book signing, screening, talk, and performance by DJMREX- http://edu.moca.org/calendar/2014-07-17

Francisco Goldman discusses his latest book The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle at the Central Library downtown- http://www.lfla.org/event-detail/1018/The-Interior-Circuit-A-Mexico-City-Chronicle-

Made in L.A. Music: An Evening of Community Music hosted by Alex Ebert (of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros) at the Hammer- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2014/07/made-in-la-music-an-evening-of-community-music-hosted-by-alex-ebert/

Friday

No Age is hosting Friday Night Flights at the Getty- They are presenting assorted installations, three experimental performances that will culminate with “an altered concert experience” of their latest album An Object, and a curated program of videos by filmmakers and artists- http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/performances/friday_flights.html

Masters of Ceremony Hip Hop Reunion at the Nokia Theater with DMX, EPMD, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Naughty by Nature, Slick Rick, Special Ed and more- http://www.nokiatheatrelalive.com/events/detail/masters-of-ceremony-hip-hop-reunion

Jonathan Wilson and Mystic Braves are playing as part of the free weekly FIGat7th Downtown Festival- http://artsbrookfield.com/event/figfest/#.U8eGMKhfnU4

Saturday

MOCA curator Bennett Simpson discusses the Mike Kelley exhibit and afterwords there is an Extended Organ Music Event (an experimental band Mike Kelley was once a part of) -both free- http://edu.moca.org/calendar/2014-07-19#mevent-8062

The Autry’s outdoor movie this weekend is American Psycho and yOya are playing- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/eat-see-hear-american-psycho-outdoor-movie-tickets-11145395177?aff=eorg

Blue Velvet is playing at Hollywood Forever cemetery- http://cinespia.org/event/blue-velvet/

Saturday and Sunday

Viva Pomona is two days of great music at The Glass House in Pomona- some of the bands include- !!!, Thee Oh Sees, Fuzz, Crystal Antlers, Porter, So Many Wizards, and more- 20$ each day- http://www.theglasshouse.us/event/532173-viva-pomona-pomona/

Sunday

Closing reception for the exhibition “Phantom Color” at CB1 Gallery downtown features a talk with the artists (Eric Beltz, Brian Scott Campbell and Nathan Hayden), wine, DJs from the band Gardens and Villa and a dance performance- https://www.facebook.com/events/627280457379939/

Jimmy Cliff is at the Hollywood Bowl- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com//tickets/reggae-night-xiii-jimmy-cliff/2014-07-20

May 292014
 

Le1f- BOOM

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/29-6/1)-

Thursday

Thee Oh Sees at the Echo (moved from Church on York)- http://www.theecho.com/event/587871-thee-oh-sees-los-angeles/

MOCAtv presents a Jogging screening of four films made by the collective just for MOCA (free)- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/2014/05/12/mocatv-presents-jogging/

Die Antwoord at the Fonda- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/247377

Friday

Friday Flights at the Getty hosted by Liars- http://www.getty.edu/visit/cal/events/18669.html

Takashi Murakami’s film Jellyfish Eyes at the Ace Hotel’s historic theater- http://www.acehotel.com/calendar/losangeles/takashi-murakami-presents-jellyfish-eyes

Pink Mountaintops at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/534149-pink-mountaintops-los-angeles/

Eagulls at the Satellite- http://www.thesatellitela.com/event/516535-eagulls-twin-peaks-criminal-los-angeles/

Saturday

Le1f at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/547521-le1f-los-angeles/

Sunset Boulevard at the Million Dollar Theatre- http://www.grandcentralmarket.com/events/280/sunset-boulevard-at-the-million-dollar-theatre

Saturday and Sunday

The Big Parade LA is two days of organized walking around Los Angeles including about 80 public stairways (free)- http://bigparadela.tumblr.com/

Sunday

Dance, art, music, and poetry combine with the backdrop of Northeast LA’s historic buildings for  Lummis Day at Lummis Home and Heritage Square (free)- http://www.lummisday.org/2013/

Doug Aitken and Philippe Vergne speak at LACMA- http://www.lacma.org/event/aitken-and-vergne

Feb 202014
 

We Were Promised Jetpacks- Human Error

Things to do in and around Los Angeles this weekend 2/20-2/23:

Thursday-

Thomas Struth is speaking at LACMA- http://www.lacma.org/event/thomas-struth

Thursday through Saturday

LA Dance Project at the Ace Hotel- Three pieces, including one sneak peek- one choreographed by Benjamin Millepied (Black Swan), another with visual concepts by Barbara Kruger and Sterling Ruby-  http://tickets.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1222

Tales From Two Cities- Writing from Los Angeles at Los Angeles Central Library- http://writingfromca.com/schedule.html

Friday

We Were Promised Jetpacks at El Rey- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/246549

2 Chainz, Pusha T and August Alsina at the Hollywood Palladium- http://concerts.livenation.com/event/09004B84BA83533B?tm_link=artist_msg-0_09004B84BA83533B&crosssite=TM_US:1615064:73794

Shadow of a Doubt at LACMA with an intro by Bill Hader- http://www.lacma.org/event/shadow-doubt-0

Saturday

Phantogram at the Hollywood Palladium (moved from the Wiltern)- http://concerts.livenation.com/event/09004C2A924C6519?crosssite=TM_US:1384147:73794

A.S.Berman talks about and signs his book about the groundbreaking TV show Soap at Book Soup- http://soapcompanion.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/book-event-this-saturday-feb-22/

Screening of A Raisin in The Sun with special guest Mamie Hansberry (sister of the film’s writer) at Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum- https://www.facebook.com/events/675105575868937/?ref=22

Pomona Art Walk- http://www.downtownpomona.org/events-calendar/art-walk/

Saturday and Sunday

Snow Days at the LA Zoo- There will be snow in some animal habitats and sledding for humans- sleds are provided- (2/22 and 2/23)- http://www.lazoo.org/snowdays/

Sunday

Jacob Hashimoto is speaking at MOCA Grand Avenue (his show opens on 3/1)- http://edu.moca.org/calendar/2014-02-23#mevent-7967