Apr 212016

Vetiver- Wonder Why

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/21-4/24/16)-


Bent Shapes are playing with Shark Toys at the Bootleg Theater

As part of MOPLA (Month of Photography LA), Adhesive & Co. is having Instagram Jam, a curated and projected photo exhibition at Smashbox Studios (free with RSVP)

Angel City Brewery is teaming up with the Natural History Museum for an educational program about bugs in Los Angeles and a special “Bug Juice” will be served (not made of bugs) -all to help celebrate Earth Day

Blackbird Blackbird are playing with Chad Valley at The Echo

Nosaj Thing is playing at The Regent Theater

Thursday and Friday

356 Mission gallery is hosting Just Speak Nearby: The Politics & Practices of Art Writing, with the Trinh T. Minh-ha film Reassemblage (1982, 40 min) and a lecture on Thursday and a day of speakers and performances on Friday including Dynasty Handbag


Vetiver are playing at The Troubadour

Grand Park is having an Earth Day event from 9am-2pm where you can rid yourself of e-waste, check out some artwork and get a free tree

Cinefamily is showing Michael Rappaport’s documentary film about A Tribe Called Quest, Beats, Rhymes & Life, as a tribute to Phife Dog with proceeds to be donated to his family

The Aero Theatre is showing a George Kennedy double feature- Cool Hand Luke / The Human Factor


Tennis System are one of the many artists playing Broke LA (formerly Brokechella) which highlights lesser known acts at their music and arts festival in downtown Los Angeles ($20)

Story of the Running Wolf are opening for Battle Tapes at The Hi Hat in Highland Park

The Situation Room in Eagle Rock is having their second annual Femmes’ Video Art Festival, showing contemporary video art this weekend and next. The screening is free, outdoors, and there will be snacks.

Puro Instinct is playing along with Mode, and Cellars at El Cid


The Long Beach Zine Festival is a free event with exhibitions and talks happening at the Museum of Latin American Art with Avi Buffalo performing

Obsessed with Making a Murderer? Steven Avery’s lawyers Dean Strang and Jerry Buting will be at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel to discuss the case, a possible sequel to the series, and more ($60)

Several of David Domingo’s Super 8 films are being shown at the Egyptian Theatre with Domingo present at the screening

Brentwood is having their Spring Arts Festival

Oct 082015

Tennis System- Such a Drag

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/8-10/11/15)-


Tennis System are opening for Talk in Tongues at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/948653-talk-in-tongues-los-angeles/

Downtown LA’s Artwalk is on for this month with a fashion/textile theme- http://downtownartwalk.org/

Beirut are playing at the Hollywood Palladium- http://www.thehollywoodpalladium.com/events/beirut-2/#.VhXvU6SDRFU

Gary Indiana’s exhibition is opening at 356 Mission and he will be performing tonight with Walter Steding- http://356mission.tumblr.com/post/129310315410/gary-indiana-at-356-mission

The Fratellis are playing at the Wiltern- http://www.wiltern.com/events/eventdetail/?viewNav=/eventdetail&eventId=09004EBBB31A3926&oid=0

Wild Child are playing at the El Rey Theatre- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/275518


Culture Collide Festival is happening at various venues around Los Angeles with bands from around the world including Ladyhawke, Ash, The Juan Maclean and more, with $20 daily tickets and $10 passes for the International Showcases and smaller shows- http://www.culturecollide.com/festivals/losangeles/lineup


Pasadena’s biannual ArtNight is a great chance to check out many of the area’s museums and cultural institutions for free as well as catch performances and live music. Free shuttles take you to all the destinations- http://www.artnightpasadena.org/

The Rooftop Film Club is showing The Shawshank Redemption on top of the Montalban Theater in Hollywood- http://www.timeout.com/newyork/shop/oct-the-shawshank-redemption

Funeral Party are headlining a show at The Satellite- http://www.thesatellitela.com/event/962999-funeral-party-el-mato-un-los-angeles/


Street artist Hanksy organized over 50 artists to paint inside an abandoned mansion somewhere in Los Angeles for an event called Surplus Candy. The address will be released on Saturday so keep checking this link to go- https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/surpluscandy?source=feed_text&story_id=1036039906452620

Design East of La Brea (deLaB) is hosting 10 Feet: Art Meets the River with the LA River Public Art Project “pairing seven river
sites with practicing artists, who will present a range of two and three dimensional work, including a music piece and pollinator garden” (free)- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ten-feet-art-meets-the-river-tickets-18833396195

NELA’s monthly Art Gallery Night is on in Highland Park- https://www.facebook.com/NELAart

Battles are playing at the Regent Theater with Buke and Gase- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/924623-battles-los-angeles/

Tenacious D’s Comedy/Music Festival Supreme is back at the Shrine with a ton of performers including Die Antwoord, Dan Deacon, The Kids in the Hall, Big Freedia, Amy Poehler, and many more. It’s not cheap ($95+ $22 fees) so you may want to pick up tickets at Amoeba Records, Origami Vinyl or the Shrine Box Office to save on the fees- http://festivalsupreme.com/#tickets


Matthew Barney is discussing his film River of Fundament with scholar Homi K. Bhabha at Tateuchi Democracy Forum at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy (online tickets are sold out but there will be additional tickets released at the event) – http://www.moca.org/program/art-talk-matthew-barney-and-homi-k-bhabha

Brentwood Art Festival has over 120 artists participating- https://brentwoodartfestival.com/

Thundercat is playing at the Regent Theater- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/927061-thundercat-los-angeles/

Oct 092014

Tacocat- Bridge to Hawaii

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/9-10/12)-


Downtown Art Walk is hosting the first day of the weekend long Plein Air Festival, (which is free and worth registering for if you are an artist) as well as other art shows- http://www.downtownartwalk.org/october_art_walk

MOCA’s Chief Curator is speaking at MOCA Grand Avenue (free)- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/art-talk-helen-molesworth/

The Weeknd is at the Hollywood Bowl with Schoolboy Q and Jhené Aiko- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/lease-event-weeknd/2014-10-09

Sun Kil Moon is playing The Fonda- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/251539


Pasadena’s ArtNight is back! The event features shuttles to all the museums and galleries, live music and much more (all free). If you take the Metro make sure to check their website for giveaways at the event- http://www.artnightpasadena.org/

The Thurston Moore Band is at the Echo with Sebadoh- http://www.theecho.com/event/634233-thurston-moore-band-sebadoh-los-angeles/

Nosferatu double feature at LACMA- first the original Nosferatu (1922) and then Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979) a film collaboration by Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski- http://www.lacma.org/event/nosferatu

Friday through Sunday

If you love independent video games then check out IndieCade in Culver City- http://www.indiecade.com/


Tacocat at the Bootleg- http://foldsilverlake.com/event.cfm?id=170164&cart

Peaking Lights are at Los Globos to celebrate their new album with a huge lineup including Nite Jewel and an Animal Collective DJ set- http://www.clublosglobos.com/event/679005-peaking-lights-animal-los-angeles/

During the day the Music Center is hosting Pop-Ups! where you can design and make a print, take dance lessons ($1 per lesson), check out the museum or take in a food lecture- http://www.musiccenter.org/events/special-events/popups/

Also downtown during the day is The Ryman Arts’ Big Draw LA flagship event- “Make Your Mark in the Park”- taking place in Grand Park – http://thebigdrawla.org/ryman-arts-presents-make-your-mark-park-grand-park


Damien Jurado at the Bootleg- http://foldsilverlake.com/event.cfm?id=174655&cart

Venice Artblock Open Studios- http://www.veniceartblock.com/

Allen Ruppersberg and Allan McCollum are speaking at Art Catalogues at LACMA to celebrate the publication of Allen Ruppersberg Sourcebook: Reanimating the 20th Century- http://www.lacma.org/event/ruppersberg-and-mccollum

Brentwood Art Festival- http://www.brentwoodartfestival.com/