Mar 082019
 

Empress Of- When I’m With Him

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/7-3/10-19)-

Thursday

Damien Jurado is playing at Highland Park Ebell with Anna St.Louis opening

Justus Proffit is having a record release party at Zebulon with Pardoner and Orchin also performing

MOCA Grand Avenue is having the last iteration of its Blame the Audience free film series organized by Jason Simon. Tonight features the films Tiger Morse by Andy Warhol, If Andy Warhol’s Super-8 Camera Could Talk by Roddy Bogawa, and Outfitumentary by K8 Hardy.

There’s an art walk and block party with live music, live artists, vendors, art, and more in Mar Vista

Brooklyn based multimedia artist Miss Eaves will be performing her songs at The Hi Hat (free)

Adia Victoria is playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Dick Stusso and Sofia Bolt opening

 

Friday

ArtNight Pasadena returns with its free evening of live music, performances, and free admission to museums and galleries in Pasadena. There will also be free shuttles to take you around to the various locations.

Artist Carrie Mae Weems is combining music, text, projection and video for her performance based work Past Tense at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel. The work looks at the famous work Antigone and its relevance to today’s political times.

French for Rabbits and Kate Teague are playing a free early show at Gold-Diggers

Big Wild are playing at The Novo with Robotaki and Mild Minds opening

Rosie Tucker will be performing at The Hi Hat to celebrate the release of her new LP

Small Forward and Jerkagram are opening for Reptaliens at The Satellite

Black Midi are playing at the Bootleg Theater with SK Kakraba and Superet opening

 

Saturday

Empress Of is playing at the El Rey Theatre with Salt Cathedral and Saro opening

At Bergamot Station there will be several artist talks starting at 10:30am with Stan Edmonson, Lou Beach and Pierre Picot speaking at Craig Krull; Laurie Raskin at Skidmore Contemporary Art at 11:30am; and Gabriel Sanchez and Carlo Macucci at Lora Schlesinger Gallery at 12:30pm

Helms Bakery District has free screenings all day of over 24 short films on architecture and design. They will be shown on a loop in the six participating showrooms.

Atlas Obscura and Adam Papagan are hosting a screening of Public Access Talent Show, which focuses on performances unique to LA, at Zebulon

Beatriz Cortez and Rafa Esparza will be at Craft Contemporary to speak about their collaborative relationship as artists and friends and their work (free but rsvp)

Hauser & Wirth will have a free daylong screening of Piero Manzoni Artista in conjunction with his exhibition at the gallery- Piero Manzoni. Materials of His Time

Sad Park are playing at The Smell with The Groans, Gold Vine and .XOM

Julia Holter is playing Lodge Room with Tess Roby opening

Sammy Brue, Alaska Reid and Will Fox are playing a free show at Bootleg Theater

 

Sunday

Zebulon has a free screening of Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove- Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb and later they are hosting Weirdo Night with Dynasty Handbag, Patty Schemel and other performers along with a screening of the 1983 film City of Lost Souls, a queer punk musical starring Jayne County

It’s the last day to see Ralph Ziman’s Casspir Project at The Rendon Gallery and the second day of live painting that Ziman will be doing at the gallery with fellow artist Keya Tama

Smokescreens and The Molochs are opening for The Monochrome Set at the Echoplex

DJ Windows 98 (Win Butler of Arcade Fire) will be performing at 1720

Lowland Hum are playing at the Bootleg Theater

Jonathan Bree is playing at The Echo with Big Search and Das Kope opening

Oct 122018
 

The Dodos- SW3

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/11- 10/14/18)

Thursday

The Broad’s feminist Latinx performances series, En Cuatro Patas, continues with three performances by Deborah Castillo, Oscar David Alvarez and Nadio Granados taking place throughout the museum ($25)

A Place to Bury Strangers are playing at the Echoplex with Beak>

The Buttertones are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Twin Temple and Prettiest Eyes opening

Sons of Kemet are playing at The Echo with Yontan Gat and Eastern Medicine Singers

The Aero Theatre has an Orson Welles double feature- F for Fake and Citizen Kane

Friday

ArtNight Pasadena is a great way to check out the museums and creative spaces in Pasadena as well as see live performances- all free with free shuttles provided to take you around

Mothers are playing at Resident with Lala Lala opening

At ICA LA they are having a free event to celebrate the launch of the online literary magazine SUBLEVEL Issue Two: The Speculative with an evening of poetry by Will Alexander, and a screening of work by artist Nicole Miller followed by a conversation between Miller and writer Tisa Bryant.

A limited number of tickets will be available at the door at LACMA for a screening of The Sisters Brothers with a post screening conversation with John C. Reilly

Screaming Females are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Kitten Forever and Scorpio Scorpio opening

Buke And Gase are opening for Shellac at the Teragram Ballroom

 

Friday through Sunday

Desert Daze has a long list of great bands playing all weekend including- Tame Impala, Ty Segall & White Fence, Deathgrips, A Place to Bury Strangers, Kevin Morby, Preoccupations, Bedouine, Sons of Kemet, L.A. Witch, Wand, Julia Holter and more- but you have to leave LA- it’s at Moreno Beach at Lake Perris

 

Saturday

The Dodos are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Prism Tats opening

LACMA is hosting a free screening of La Grande Sortie, directed by artist Alex Prager. After the screening there will be a free talk and book signing with the artist and LACMA CEO and Wallis Annneberg Director Michael Govan

Photographer Paul Sepuya will be speaking with Hamza Walker about the relationship between artist and subject, representation, nudity and intimacy at The Getty Museum (free with ticket)

Bill Laurance is playing an early (5:30pm) show at the Echoplex

 

Saturday and Sunday

The Brewery Art Walk is back for its free two day event- a chance to see what artists in the massive complex are working on as well as enjoying some food and drinks

David Lynch is curating a two day event called Festival of Disruption at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel. There will be talks and screenings, including one with Lynch, performances by RZA, Mercury Rev, and Vic Mensa, a soundbath called Liminal with Jonsi of Sigur Ros, Alex Somers, and Paul Corley, art exhibits and more

 

Sunday

Christopher Rountree and members of the LA Phil will perform Ben Patterson’s Instruction No.2 (Please Wash Your Face) of 1964, Rebekah Heller of the International Contemporary Ensemble will lead a participatory workshop designed around the music of Pauline Oliveros in the Central Garden, and Fluxus scholar Natilee Harren will give an illustrated talk drawing from the Getty’s extensive archives of Fluxus ephemera all as part of LA Phil Fluxus Festival: Fluxus Learning Event at The Getty (free but ticket required)

La Santa Cecilia is performing at the Walt Disney Concert Hall

The Orson Welles double feature programming continues at the Aero Theatre with Chimes at Midnight and The Immortal Story

Mar 082018
 

Protomartyr- Don’t Go To Anacita

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/8-3/11/18)-

Thursday

Son Lux are playing at The Regent Theater with Gordi and Wills opening

Photographer Matthew Rolston will be discussing his exhibition Art People: The Pageant Portraits at Ralph Pucci in Hollywood, with arts writer and editor Katya Tylevich. RSVP here

Darlingside are playing at The Echo with Henry Jamison opening

Grammy award winning musical director of the LA Opera, James Conlon will be discussing his recent collaboration with the Joffrey Ballet, and making the mythology of Orpheus and Eurydice modern at the Hammer Museum

Holly Miranda is playing a free show at Zebulon

LACMA is having a free screening of Lean on Pete starring Steve Buscemi with a conversation with writer/director Andrew Haigh to follow

No Age are playing an all ages show at Highland Park Ebell

Palm are playing at the Echoplex with The Spirit of the Beehive and Jerkagram opening

Friday

ArtNight Pasadena returns with a night of free museums, performances, music, and more- with free shuttles to take you around

Moaning are having a record release party at The Echo with Froth and Numb.er opening

Union Station is hosting Josh Nelson & The Discovery Project’s multi-disciplinary artistic collaboration and presentation- combining video, performance art, light and art installations with his original music (free)

ICA LA’s  event Art Buzz, is a happy hour tour of the exhibition Skip Arnold: Truffle Hunt followed by “libations and tastings” (free but RSVP)

Orb, Flat Worms, and Hooveriii are playing at Zebulon

Ghostface Killah will be performing at the Echoplex’s 2ooos era Hip Hop Party-Echo Flex

Current Joys are playing with Celebrity Crush at Lodge Room

Saturday

Protomartyr are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Shame and GLAARE opening

ICA LA is partnering with Crayon Collection to host a free all ages workshop with artist Pearl C. Hsiung focused on crayon creations

No Win and Luke Rathbone are opening for Criminal Hygiene at the Bootleg Theater

The Aero Theatre is playing a double feature of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

The Wedding Present are playing at The Echo with Terry De Castro opening

Saturday and Sunday

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the East LA Walkouts, Fowler Museum along with the Chicano Studies Research Center will have two days of free programming- on Saturday there will be a speaker’s program with Walkout participants and scholars and on Sunday there will be screenings of the 1995 documentary Taking Back the School, and the 2005 HBO film Walkout! with a Q +A to follow

Sunday

Artist Luchita Hurtado will be in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG)– free but RSVP (1pm with light refreshments at 2pm)

MOCA Community Day at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA will include activities, performances and two panels with artists and activists- one discussing Art as Transformation and the other Envisioning a Different Framework– both focusing on LA’s homelessness crisis. Free but bring white tube socks to donate.

Bootleg Theater is hosting Lancaster– jazz music by Eric Revis, Jeff Parker, Joshua White and Guillermo Brown

Hibou are playing the Echoplex with Death Bells, Floating Room, and Alien Boy

Haunted Summer are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Alyeska and Gold Casio opening

Oct 122017
 

Har Mar Superstar- How Did I Get Through The Day?

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/12-10/15/17)-

Thursday

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile are performing a live set free at Amoeba Records (buy their record for a guaranteed spot)

MOCA Grand Avenue is hosting the world premiere of James Benning’s film Readers with Benning in person and a reading by Rachel Kushner (free)

Downtown Art Walk returns with galleries open late (maps available at 634 S.Spring Street)

Angelo De Augustine is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Avi Buffalo and Madison Cunningham

Sound of Ceres, Vinyl Williams, HOTT MT and Pavo Pavo are playing at The Satellite

Julia Lucille, Moses Nesh, Melaena Cadiz and Jess Williams are performing at Junior High

Friday

Har Mar Superstar is opening for The Afghan Whigs at The Fonda Theatre

ArtNight Pasadena returns with free admission to the museums, gallery openings, music, and performances, all around the area- with free shuttle buses to get to the different destinations

There are still tickets available to see Father John Misty at The Greek Theatre with Weyes Blood opening

The TransNation Film Festival begins today and runs all weekend

The free film at Santa Monica Pier this week is Hidden Figures

Saturday

The 12th Annual Pasadena ArtWalk has art activities, a juried art show and sale, performances, restaurant promotions and more (free)

Flying Lotus (in 3D) and Thundercat are performing outside at Hollywood Forever

The Getty is hosting Off The 405 x Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA with a performance by Helado Negro, a DJ set and performance by Maria Chavez, and an installation by Krysten Cunningham

Galantis are playing at  The Greek Theatre with The Him and Pat Lok opening

Rainer Maria are playing at The Echo with Olivia Neutron-John opening

Sunday

It’s the second day of the Santa Fe Art Colony’s annual open house- a great chance to check out the artists’ work and the space itself (free)

As part of Red Bull Music Academy’s programming- artist Ryoji Ikeda will present a composition in collaboration with 100 automobile owners that will constitute the world’s largest synth orchestra (free but RSVP)

Annie Hart is playing at The Hotel Cafe with Madeline Kenney and Sophia Knapp

Sun Kil Moon is playing at The Regent Theater

 

 

Mar 092017
 

Los Angeles Police Department- Grown

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/9-3/12/17)-

Thursday

Los Angeles Police Department are opening for LVL UP and Palm at The Echo

Hauser & Wirth is screening Jason Rhoades, The Artist Speaks, which gives more perspective on the artist’s installations at the gallery (free)

Japandroids are playing at The Fonda Theatre

For LACMA’s Bring the Noise series, tonight they are pairing a live performance by the band YACHT scoring the film Alien

Downtown Art Walk’s theme this month is Herstory, and includes a one night only exhibition of women artists for Women’s History Month

Death by Unga Bunga are playing with The Fontaines at The Satellite

Warbly Jets are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Twin Temple, Gutxi Bibang, and Starcrawler

Friday

Art Night Pasadena returns for its biannual event with free museums, music, and performances and free shuttles to take you to the different locations. You can also combine it with Old Pasadena’s Happy Hour Week (running until 3/17)

Terry Malts is playing at The Hi Hat with Acid Tongue, Wyatt Blair and Gabbi Green

The Egyptian Theatre is showing a Terrence Malick double feature, with two of his best- Badlands and Days of Heaven

Lady Lamb is playing with Dustin Lovelis at the Bootleg Theater

Chastity Belt are playing with Summer Cannibals, Lisa Prank and Mint Field at Resident

The Molochs are playing with Feels, Franky Flowers, and Surfbort at The Echo

Pure Bathing Culture are playing at the Echoplex with Big Search, Ablebody, and American Nights

Saturday

Trisha Brown Dance Company will be performing In Plain Site starting at Chris Burden’s Urban Light sculpture at LACMA (free)

The Creation Factory and Gateway Drugs are opening for The Warlocks at The Hi Hat

Grand Park is hosting Downtown Bookfest, with performances (including one by Cut Chemist), readings and activities

Alex Lahey is playing at The Echo with Emerson Star, and Liv Slingerland

Cinefamily is screening John Carpenter’s They Live (also Sunday)

Bambu  is performing with DJ Phatrick at the Bootleg Theater

Sunday

Trisha Brown Dance Company will be performing In Plain Site again, and this time the location is Hauser & Wirth

With LA experiencing a housing shortage, it’s a good time to brush up on tenant rights and LACE is hosting the Los Angeles Tenants Union Workshop for Artists- Know Your Rights & Gentrification 101

The Egyptian Theatre is showing Terrence Malick’s epic film Tree of Life

Soviet Soviet are playing with The Wraith and DETH CRUX for Part Time Punks night at the Echoplex

 

Mar 102016
 

Black Moth Super Rainbow- Windshield Smasher

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/10-3/13/16)-

Thursday

Hammer Museum is having a workshop titled Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking, which “introduces synergetics, a comprehensive energetic geometry system developed by (Buckminster) Fuller, through demonstrations and hands-on model building” (free with material provided)

DTLA Art Walk is back for its monthly event andcheck out SKYLINE 2016’s opening art and architecture event (running nightly until the 19th)

Lucius is playing a live set at Amoeba Records Hollywood to celebrate their new album Good Grief

Filmforum at MOCA Grand Ave is having an evening of video work by Carrie Mae Weems including her feature length Coming Up For Air, preceded by Afro-Chic ($12)

Eleanor Friedberger is playing at The Satellite

At REDCAT, Toronto piano virtuoso Eve Egoyan is performing “Earwitness”  a multimedia performance concert experience in which she plays compositions specially commissioned for piano and visuals ($20)

Friday

ArtNight Pasadena is back with its night of free museums, art shows, performances, music and more with free shuttles to all destinations

Music for Train Stations continues at Union Station- this week with a DJ set by Richard Cartier and a live performance by Electric Sound Bath, “a duo creating music as a meditation with traditional Nepalese singing bowl, acoustic bells, found sounds and modular synth”

PaleyFest begins tonight at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood with the cast of Empire and continues through 3/20 with a variety of current popular televisions shows and their actors and creators

Great Horror Movie Night is showing Poltergeist in the Griffith Park Old Zoo

Saturday

NELA (Northeast Los Angeles) Second Saturday Gallery Night is a great way to check out the area

The 10th Annual Santa Monica Airport Artwalk has live music and performances as well as open studios (free)

Theater artist Taylor Mac is having his performance event 24-Decade History of Popular Music at UCLA’s Royce Hall

Terry Malts is part of a lineup at the Echo that includes Lightning Bolt, Wax Idols and more for Force Field’s 10 Year Anniversary

Saturday and Sunday

Black Moth Super Rainbow are just one of the many, many, many bands playing the last two shows of the Burger x Observatory 5 Year Anniversary Show in Santa Ana. Slowdive, Black Lips, and Thee Oh Sees headline Saturday and Crystal Castles and The Orwells headline Sunday ($40/day or $70 both days)

Sunday

LACMA is celebrating Nowruz, the Iranian New Year and spring with a day of performances and a parade

Pure Bathing Culture are playing at the Echo with Pillar Point

 

Mar 122015
 

Thee Oh Sees- Minotaur

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/12-3/15)-

Thursday

MUSICAL EXPOSITION featuring Thee Oh Sees and Caldwell/Tester at Human Resources LA in Chinatown- http://humanresourcesla.com/event-details/2015/3/8/31215-musical-exposition-thee-oh-sees-and-caldwelltester.html

DTLA Art Walk- http://www.downtownartwalk.org/

Television great Norman Lear, creator of All in the Family and Sanford and Son will speak with Phil Rosenthal, creator of Everybody Loves Raymond at the Wallis Annneberg Center for the Performing Arts- http://writersblocpresents.com/main/normanlear/

Artist Cauleen Smith will screen and discuss The Way Out Is the Way Two: Fourteen Short Films About Chicago and Sun Ra at MOCA Grand http://www.lafilmforum.org/schedule/winter-2015/cauleen-smith-the-way-out-is-the-way-two/

Friday

ArtNight Pasadena is a great biannual event where many of the museums and galleries are free, with shuttles connecting the institutions. This year you can tie it in with the last days of Old Pasadena Happy Hour Week if you like your culture to include a little booze- http://artnightpasadena.org/

As part of Atlas in LA 356 Mission will be screening several of his short films and he will be in conversation with Laurie Weeks for a book release- http://356mission.tumblr.com/post/112370420715/charles-atlas-early-collaborations-book-release

Chicas Rockeras of Southeast LA is having a fundraiser for their Girls Rock Camp with Upset (Patty Schemel and Ali Koehler) and other rock bands- https://www.facebook.com/events/1387554484892419

Dream Boys are playing with Shy Boys at La Cita- http://www.lacitabar.com/event/ptp-presents-shy-boys-and-dream-boys/

Friday and Saturday

LACMA is having a two day symposium- Photography and Philosophy-with various speakers- http://www.lacma.org/event/photography-symposium

Saturday

NELAart’s Second Saturday art walk takes place at galleries around Highland Park and Eagle Rock- http://www.nelaart.org/

Two of Charles Atlas’ most famous dance narrative films Ex-Romance and Hail the New Puritan will be screened at Human Resources gallery- http://humanresourcesla.com/event-details/2015/3/10/31415-charles-atlas-dance-dance-dance.html

Santa Monica Airport Art Walk- http://www.smgov.net/Portals/Culture/Events/Santa_Monica_Airport_Artwalk.aspx

North London band Wolf Mother are playing a sold out show at the Bootleg theater but tickets maybe available at the door- http://foldsilverlake.com/event.cfm?id=191278&cart

Sunday

Harry Dean Stanton will be performing after a screening of cult film Repo Man at the Regent Theater- http://www.theecho.com/event/798391-double-feature-screening-los-angeles/

A Place to Bury Strangers are playing at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/721655-place-bury-strangers-los-angeles/

Also part of Atlas in LA, the Egyptian Theater will be screening two of his films – http://www.lafilmforum.org/schedule/winter-2015/dark-sides-of-intimacy-with-charles-atlas/

Russell Ferguson and Thomas Demand join Michael Fried for a conversation about painting, photography and film, focused on Fried’s new book Another Light: Jacques Louis David to Thomas Demand at LACMA (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/fried-ferguson-demand

The LA Marathon is on so don’t make plans before noon in most parts of the city- http://www.lamarathon.com/race-weekend/street-closures

Mar 132014
 

No Age- Eraser

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/13-3/16)

Thursday-

Paleyfest 2014 begins (until 3/28) – Casts and creators of various hit TV shows speak at panels before a live audience- http://media.paleycenter.org/paleyfest-2014-lineup/

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

Friday-

ArtNight Pasadena- http://www.artnightpasadena.org/

No Age at the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock- http://cfaer.org/ai1ec_event/no-age/?instance_id=1203

Dave Stewart (of Eurythmics fame) is playing along with VaVoom- a rock and roll circus- at the El Rey- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/245809

TeamSupreme Night with guest DJs including DJ Shadow at the Echoplex- http://www.theecho.com/event/509001-ts-x-dj-shadow-los-angeles/

Saturday-

Sculptures made by designers and architects out of soon to be donated cans of food make up Canstruction LA (show opens at Artwalk) located in the Farmers and Merchants Building downtown (also open Sunday)- http://www.canstructionla.com/

For several days in March, the Aero Theater is showing Phillip Seymour Hoffman movies. Tonight its a double feature- Boogie Nights and Happinesshttp://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/boogie-nights-happiness

Sew-Down- The Closing Event for LA Fashion Week at 333 Live- clothing and jewelery sale, DJ event, fashion and art show- http://www.sew-down.com/

Sunday-

Frida Mania: Woman’s Day Festival  at the Museum of Latin American Art (free) in support of the just opened show: Frida Kahlo, Her Photoshttp://www.molaa.org/Programs-and-Events/Events-Calendar/Target-Free-Sundays@MOLAA_965.aspx

Kris Bowers at Amoeba Music (free)- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-2872/