Apr 162015
 

Bad Religion- Los Angeles is Burning

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/16-4/19)-

Thursday

William Pope L.’s Migrant (2105), which was made for his current exhibit, will be performed at MOCA – free and free evening admission- http://edu.moca.org/calendar/2015-04-16

The Replacements are playing at the Hollywood Palladium- http://www.thehollywoodpalladium.com/events/the-replacements-2/#.VS9d4GaDRFU

Toro y Moi are at the Fonda Theatre- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/268563

The Live Read series at LACMA continues this week with Major League guest directed by Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike). A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door two hours before start time- http://www.lacma.org/event/live-read-major-league

Friday

Bad Religion are playing at the Fonda Theatre with OFF!- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/268555

Peaking Lights are playing at The Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/815591-sensations-fix-los-angeles/

WAND and Dunes are playing along with two other bands for $8 at The Smell- http://thesmell.tunestub.com/event.cfm?id=202711&cart

Saturday

Record Store Day is back and there are lots of venues doing something special to celebrate. Origami Vinyl is having DJ sets, bands (including Fever the Ghost), giving gift bags to the first group of customers and there will be a free ice cream truck. Permanent Records is also having performers including John Doe and Exene from X.  Amoeba Records isn’t on the list but is having events at the store as well as one across the street at Space 15 Twenty. The official list of venues is here- http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues

You may not have heard of many of the bands playing Brokechella, BUT it is an annual event that gets bigger every year, just like its namesake, and it’s a pretty good deal. For $20 you get art shows, bands, comedy and variety, giant jenga puzzles, a vendor fair, Puppychella for dog owners, and more-all in Downtown’s Warehouse District-  http://brokechella.com/

Always wanted to see the inside of the Magic Castle but never scored an invite from a magician? One way to get a peek is to check out their Swap Meet taking place 9am-3pm (from the Terrace to the Peller Theatre) where you can also shop around for a variety of magic related items ($8)- http://www.magiccastle.com/visiting/calendar.cfm?id=1475

If you are around WeHo and see people dressed in black with bowler hats and wearing artistic looking sandwich boards, they are part of the 100 Walkers performance piece. More info here- http://www.onehundredwalkers.com/100-walkers-west-hollywood/

Saturday and Sunday

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is back with a huge list of free and ticketed (many only $1) events and readings- authors include Tavis Smiley, Billy Idol, Octavia Spencer, Kate Mulgrew, Amber Tamblyn, Patton Oswalt, Vikram Chandra, Roy Choi and many, many, more- http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/tickets-and-schedule/schedule/

Sunday

CAFAM (Craft and Folk Art Museum) is hosting a gallery tour and conversation  with exhibition juror Cat Jimenez, Executive Director of the Lucie Foundation, and a group of exhibiting artists from the show Focus Iran: Contemporary Photography and Video (free with RSVP)- http://www.cafam.org/programs/

Apr 172014
 

So Many Wizards- Lose Your Mind

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/17-4/20)-

Thursday

Author Douglas Coupland (Generation X) is speaking and signing books at Skirball- http://www.skirball.org/programs/douglas_coupland

Mogwai at the El Rey Theatre- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/248588

Neko Case with The Dodos at The Orpheum- http://www.goldenvoice.com/shows/details/?id=248594

Dum Dum Girls at the Roxy- http://www.theroxy.com/event/501905-dum-dum-girls-west-hollywood/

Thursday through Saturday

Humans and puppets combine to tell A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Broad Stage directed by Tom Morris who created the Tony award winning War Horsehttp://thebroadstage.com/show_info.php?show_id=249

Friday

Penelope Spheeris’s 1980’s punk documentary The Decline of Western Civilization is being shown at LACMA with Spheeris and various band members in attendance- http://www.lacma.org/event/decline-western-civilization

The History of Silent Porn (feat. release party for Black Francis’ and Josh Frank’s “The Good Inn”)- presented by Cinespia and Book Soup- part dramatic readings from the book and part vintage silent pornography- http://www.cinefamily.org/films/special-events-april-2014/#the-history-of-silent-porn-feat-release-party-for-black-francis-josh-franks-the-good-inn

Friday and Saturday

K-Town Night Market- http://ktownnightmarket.com/

Saturday

Record Store Day- http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues?state=&venue=los+angeles&zipcode=

Not going to Coachella- why not try Brokechella?- http://brokechella.com/2014-line-up/

Eastside Handmade popup market at Shopclass in Highland Park- http://www.eastsidehandmade.com/

Sunday

Dios with So Many Wizards at The Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/548017-dios-los-angeles/