Feb 202020
 

Metronomy- Walking In The Dark

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/20-2/23/20)-

Thursday

Hammer Museum is hosting Constitutional Happy Hour a chance to have a few cheap drinks while learning about the US Constitution. This week Loyola Law School professor David Glazier will be discussing the War Powers Clause (Article 1, Section 8, Clause 11)

Runnner are playing at The Echo with Beauty Queen

Artist Gala Porras-Kim will be discussing her work and MOCA’s permanent collection with UCLA Professor of Art History and Conservation of Material Culture Glenn Wharton and MOCA Assistant Curator and Manager of Publications Bryan Barcena at the Grand Avenue location

Hip-hop supergroup Czarface (Inspectah Deck, 7L & Esoteric) are performing at Catch One

Little People, Frameworks, and Yppah are playing at The Paramount

Andy Shauf is playing at The Fonda Theatre with Molly Sarle

Pianist Joep Beving is performing at Lodge Room

 

Friday

Mutual Benefit are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Sonoda and Nicholas Krgovich

As part of the UCLA Film & Television Archive’s John Sayles series, they will be showing Sayles’ film Sunshine State at Hammer Museum with Sayles in attendance for a conversation and book signing ($9)

Here the Birds Burn: A Phantasmagoria Revival, a horror theater performance, is taking place throughout the Victorian era homes at Heritage Square. “Incorporating working authentic 18th & 19th century magic lanterns with hand painted glass slides, along with being joined by fellow period-era theater guests, this immersive performance, set in the 1830s, promises an evening of frightful delight”. (running Thursday-Sunday)

No Age are playing at The Smell with Würm and Milo Gonzalez

HUNNY are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Bay Faction and Michi

Holychild are playing at Moroccan Lounge with Hollander and Tiffany Stringer

 

Saturday

Metronomy are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Bodega and Faux Real opening

No Sesso will be presenting their performance piece/ runway show “A Vignette of the Renaissance on 24th Street” at WAREHOUSE at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (free)

Not From England are playing at The Smell with Moon Fuzz, Poll Tax Riot and Buddha Trixie

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries is hosting a book launch with editors Allyson Mitchell and Cait McKinney for Inside Killjoy’s Kastle: Dykey Ghosts, Feminist Monsters, and Other Lesbian Hauntings. The contributors to this volume consider the role of lesbian feminist histories and direct-action aesthetics in contemporary queer and feminist communities, particularly the ways in which political artwork can produce new ways of knowing about the past.  The book launch will include readings and performances by Deirdre Logue, Nao Bustamante, Kyla Tompkins, Karen Tongson, Jennifer Doyle, and David Evans Frantz, and a pop-up feminist gift shop by Otherwild.

FEELS are playing an early show at Zebulon with Gustaf, Gesserit and Cumgirl8

 

Sunday

Zebulon has a free screening of Walter Hill’s The Driver (1978) with a performance by Charade to follow

Mamalarky are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Girl Friday and Eyeshadow

The Debbie Allen Dance Academy DADA Ensemble will be performing dances inspired by Cross Colours: Black Fashion in the 20th Century at the California African American Museum (free)

WAREHOUSE at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is hosting a conversation with artist Ivan Morley to launch his new book

Artist Samira Yamin will be discussing work from her exhibition To View A Plastic Flower at LAMAG

Lodge Room’s programming series for Black History Month continues with performances tonight by Lonnie Liston Smith, The Katalyst, and Cut Chemist

Orchin are playing at Moroccan Lounge with Goldcage, Lovergirl, and Drowsy

 

Feb 132020
 

Winter- Bonsai

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/13-2/16/20)-

Thursday

As The World Berns, a fundraiser for candidate Bernie Sanders, is taking place at the Bootleg Theater with musical performances by Gold Star, Olivia Kaplan, Alex Lilly, Austin McCutchen & The Western Stars, Cornelia Murr, Clinton Patterson, Gus Seyffert and more

Moaning are playing a free (with RSVP) show at Moon Room

Hammer Museum is hosting The How and Why of Political Advertising, with LMU professor Fernando Guerra and campaign strategist John Thomas joining moderator and Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson to break down the politics and law behind campaign spending and advertising.

Poet and educator Shonda Buchanan is speaking at The Broad as part of its lecture series The Logic of Poetry and Dreams

Brazilian artist Sessa is playing at Zebulon with SK Kakraba

Pink Mountaintops, Corridor, KEEN, and Clear are playing a free show at Highland Park Bowl

 

Friday

Spend Valentine’s Day in Grand Park with a celebration of Lovers Rock with DJ Linafornia (free)

Hammer Museum is having a free screening of the film Moonlight

Bat for Lashes is performing at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Massage, Starry Eyed Cadet, and Dummy are playing a free show at Highland Park Bowl

Saintseneca are opening for Murder by Death at the Regent Theater

The Aero Theatre is showing Casablanca for Valentine’s Day

Tan Cologne are playing at The Hi Hat with Grant Earl Lavalley and Glances opening

 

Saturday

Winter are opening for Part Time and Garry Wilson at the Regent Theater with Bryson Cone

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is hosting Brutally Early (it starts at 7:30am)- a free morning of conversations with artists including- Simone Forti, Kandis Williams, Shirin Neshat, Miles Brenninkmeijer, Patrick Staff, Rodney McMillian, and choreographers Gerard & Kelly- hosted by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Klaus Biesenbach (in addition, it begins with coffee and donuts and ends with champagne and ice cream)

As part of  The Broad’s Un-Private Collection conversation series, artists Christopher Wool and Kim Gordon will be speaking with critic and curator John Corbett

Artist Joe Sola will be in conversation with author Jarett Kobek (I hate the internet) at Honor Fraser at noon

17 DJs (including Grimes) are performing in 5 rooms for Rhondavous A Lovers Ball at Catch One

If you are a fan of ambient music, Malcolm Cecil will be performing at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church with Cool Maritime and Yialmelic Frequencies opening

 

Sunday

For the last day of Phillip K. Smith III’s exhibition at Bridge Projects there will be a day of activities including a soundscape by William Basinski, a relaxation workshop, and a tea tasting as part of their Oasis programming (also on Saturday)

Artist Dominique Moody will be in conversation with journalist Lynell George at the California African American Museum

Hammer Museum is hosting the climate justice themed Panic Party, with DJs, cocktails, after hours gallery access, short films, artist activations, voter registration, vegan food and more

Lucy Arnell, Nico Yaryan and more are performing as part of a Benefit for Australia at Permanent Records Roadhouse

 

All Weekend

StARTup LA Art Fair returns to The Kinney Venice Beach on Friday evening. It is one of the better art fairs as it offers a chance to meet the artists (who take over rooms in the hotel) and buy from them directly

Art Los Angeles Contemporary opens Thursday running until Sunday and has moved to The Hollywood Athletic Club from the Barker Hangar

Spring/Break Art Show is taking place all weekend starting Friday at Skylight ROW DTLA

Felix Art Fair returns to the Roosevelt Hotel (opening night Thursday). Although last year it was free, this year tickets are $25

Frieze Art Fair runs all weekend but only has program tickets (no gallery tent) available for Saturday and Sunday

Dec 122019
 

100 gecs- money machine

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/12-12/15/19)-

Thursday

Goon are playing at The Hi Hat with Girl Friday, Sarah Tudzin, and Justus Proffit

Allah-Las are playing at The Mayan Theater with Mapache and Tim Hill

Poet and playwright Sholeh Wolpé will be speaking at The Broad as part of their series The Logic of Poetry and Dreams (free but reserve ticket)

Bennett Simpson will give an exhibition walkthrough of The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA’s Collection at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA location (free)

Downtown LA Art Walk returns with its monthly event with galleries open late

The Paranoyds and SadGirl are playing a free show at The Cinema Bar in Culver City ) register here

Sea Moya are playing at The Echo with Fever The Ghost, Sunny Gummy Hands, and The Shaking Hands

 

Friday

100 Gecs are opening for Brockhampton at The Hollywood Palladium

Author Michael Eric Dyson will be speaking at the California African American Museum

Z Berg & Friends (Ryan Ross, Bruce Hornsby, Johnathan Rice, Avalon Lurks, KERA, and Brad Oberhofer) will be performing a Friday The 13th Christmas Show at Pico Union Project

Automatic are playing at Zebulon with Peanut Butter Wolf and Mo Dottie

The Hi-Fi Honey Drops are playing for Union Station’s free Cocoa Concert this week

Robyn Hitchock & Friends are performing at Largo at the Coronet

Goldie is performing at 1720 to celebrate 25 Years of Metalheadz

 

Saturday

Artist Hugo Crosthwaite will be speaking at Luis de Jesus Los Angeles at 2pm in conjunction with his solo exhibition at the gallery

Bergamot Station is having a Winter Open House and 25th Anniversary Celebration from 11-6pm with artist talks, live music, and a chance to check out the current shows in the galleries

Shop Artisinal’s Holiday Makers Market is taking place in the Playhouse Lot in Pasadena and includes snow and Santa selfies, kids crafts. and more, as part of its free programming

Flat Worms, L.A. Drones, Nice and Fimes are playing at Permanent Records Roadhouse to benefit Youth Emerging Stronger (formerly LA Youth Network)

Fox Academy are playing at El Cid with Ruby Haunt and Johnny Goth

New York Night Train w/ Jonathan Toubin is happening at Zebulon

 

Saturday and Sunday

Rolling Loud is two days of hip hop at Banc of California Stadium Grounds with performers that include Chance the Rapper, Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug on Saturday and Future, A$AP Rocky, Meek Mill, YG, Da Baby, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Yachty, Doja Cat, and many more on Sunday

 

Sunday

The Aero Theatre has a double feature of Motherless Brooklyn and Primal Fear with a discussion between films with actor-director Edward Norton and producer Hawk Koch

Until 12/25 Grand Park’s Winter Glow has multiple night time public art installations set up for the holiday season (free from sunset to 10pm)

Motel Radio are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Beauty Queen opening

French Vanilla are playing at The Echo with Heaven Pegasus opening

Sep 192019
 

Jess Cornelius- No Difference

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/19-9/22/19)-

Thursday

Kilo Kish will be performing free (with registration) at Dr. Martens Studio City Store in Studio City

LACMA CEO Michael Govan will be in conversation with artist Thomas Joshua Cooper at LACMA about the exhibition he co-curated-Thomas Joshua Cooper: The World’s Edge (free but ticket required)

CAAM and Art + Practice are hosting a program on contemporary art writing with panelists- author Lynell George; Carolina Miranda, Staff Writer at the Los Angeles Times; and Lindsay Preston Zappas, founder, publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles (Carla); moderated by Harry Gamboa Jr., artist, author, and educator. (free)

Ex Hex are playing at Zebulon with Seth Bogart (of Hunx and his Punx) and Rose Dorn

Celebrate the work of musician Daniel Johnston (who sadly passed away on 9/11/19) at The Hi Hat with Haunted Summer, Mirrorball, Nick Thorburn, Daniel Brummel, and more, performing covers of his songs with proceeds going to The SIMS Foundation which helps musicians and their families cope with mental illness.

Sita Bhaumik, artist, writer, curator, and co-founder of the People’s Kitchen Collective; Dani Burrows, curator of the Politics of Food series at the Delfina Foundation; John Echevestes, CEO, La Plaza de Cultural y Artes and La Plaza Cocina; and Laura Fried, founding executive director and curator of Active Cultures will be discussing the intersection of art and food at ICA LA before the opening of CURRENT:LA FOOD, their public art triennial in October (free). The panel discussion will be moderated by Asuka Hisa, director of learning and engagement and co-curator, CURRENT: LA FOOD and Danielle Brazell, general manager, Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.

Daniel Lanois will be performing a free live show with his band Heavy Sun at Amoeba Hollywood to celebrate his work on The Music of Red Dead Redemption 2: Original Soundtrack

 

Friday

UCLA Film & Television Archive is screening exploitation films all weekend at Hammer Museum’s Billy Wilder Theater- tonight they are focused on drugs- She Shoulda Said ‘No!'(1949),  Narcotic (1933), and Marihuana (1936) ($9)

Tijuana Panthers are playing at The Regent Theater with No Age, The Hurricanes and Mu$ty BoYz

Ty Segall & Freedom Band are continuing their residency at Teragram Ballroom– tonight playing his new album First Taste and his 2014 album Manipulator. DMBQ are opening.

Jazz quartet Broken Shadows will be performing the music of Ornette Coleman at Zebulon

Lower Dens is playing at the Lodge Room

Kamasi Washington is performing at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

There’s a free screening of Captain Marvel on the fantail of Battleship IOWA located on the LA Waterfront in San Pedro

Flying Lotus is playing at The Novo with Brandon Coleman Spacetalker and Salami Rose Joe Louis

Boogarins are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Winter opening

Odd Nights at The Autry continues with live music, drinks, food, art gallery access, a market and more ($5)

 

Saturday

Jess Cornelius is opening for Cones at the Bootleg Theater

dublab is joining Bedrock LA in Silverlake to celebrated their respective 20th and 10th anniversaries. The fundraising event will include live performances, DJ sets, sound installations, activations, food trucks, drinks, and more. Performers include Shlohmo, Los Retros, Baths, DJ Koala, Peanut Butter Wolf, and many more

The Los Angeles LGBT Center is celebrating its 50th anniversary at The Greek Theatre with entertainment by Sia, Rufus Wainwright, Jennifer Lewis, Lily Tomlin, Tig Notaro and more

The Black Madonna is headlining a night of DJs at 451 Gin Ling Way in Chinatown

Orchin and Storefront Church are opening for Hatchie at the Echoplex

 

Sunday

Barnsdall Art Center is hosting an Art and Craft Fair, a nice way to support local artists and check out some art  (free)

dublab continues its anniversary celebration at Grand Park’s Sunday Sessions, a free afternoon DJ dance party

Stone Irr is performing at The Love Song with Daniel Talton

Tweens and Total Heat are opening for Sheer Mag at Teragram Ballroom

Blackalicious is performing at The Roxy Theatre with Roots & Tings, and Bukue One

The Intelligence are playing at The Satellite with Earth Girl Helen Brown and VNLVX

Jul 182019
 

Bill Baird- Your Dark Sunglasses Won’t Make You Lou Reed

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/18-7/21/19)-

Thursday

Italian composer , sound artist, and performer, Drum & Lace will be at Bootleg Theater for her semi songs EP release show that will include visuals, a light installation, and a dance performance

There’s a free performance of Roger Guenveur Smith and Marc Anthony Thompson’s Portrait of Charles White at The California African American Museum

Goon are having an LP release party at the Echoplex with Draag and Kevin also playing

Tyler Ramsey (former lead guitarist from Band of Horses) will be playing with My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel at Highland Park Ebell

Hammer Museum’s free Summer Concert Series continues this week with Wild Belle performing

Will Fox and Mara Connor are playing an early free show at Gold-Diggers

 

Thursday through 7/28/19

OUTFEST Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival opens Thursday with an Opening Night Gala and a screening of Circus of Books, about the recently closed WeHo store directed by the daughter of the store’s owners. It continues in various locations with screenings that include shorts and television episodes.

 

Friday

UCLA Film & Television Archive is screening the double feature Roman Holiday and Three Coins in a Fountain at Hammer Museum’s Billy Wilder Theater ($9)

21 Savage is performing at Shrine Expo Hall with Calboy and Young Nudy

Dean Wareham will be performing the Galaxie 500 album On Fire at the Teragram Ballroom

Potty Mouth and Colleen Green are opening for Dressy Bessy at Moroccan Lounge

Learn to dance the Argentine Tango at The Music Center’s Dance DTLA night in Grand Park

It Looks Sad. are playing at The Hi Hat with Derek Ted opening

 

Saturday

Bill Baird is playing a free show at Highland Park Bowl with Manhattan Murder Mystery and Mirrorball

ICA LA is hosting Reading the News-a 34,000 Pillows workshop with artist collaborative Díaz Lewis. 34,000 is the quota of detained immigrants per day in 250 facilities around the country mandated by the US Congress and enforced by ICE. Pillows from recycled clothing will be created and added to the 34,000 Pillows project to be sold for $159 (an amount that reflects the average amount of taxpayer money spent each day by Congress to detain one person daily) with 100% of proceeds donated to national and local immigration organizations. While the pillows are made there will also be a reading of news, literature, and poetry. (free)

Union Station is hosting Magic & Mystery, a free night of performances by magicians on the South Patio

Independent Shakespeare Co. is having free performances of the play Twelfth Night in Griffith Park all weekend and tonight as part of their Salon Series, Invertigo Dance Theatre Artistic Director Laura Karlin will lead an exploration into creating story through choreography.

 

Saturday and Sunday

Hauser & Wirth is hosting LITLIT: Little Literary Fair, a free two day book fair celebrating independent booksellers, book publishers, and book makers from Los Angeles and beyond. While you are there, make sure to check out the excellent David Hammons and Guillermo Kuitca exhibitions.

 

Sunday

Sculptor Liz Larner will be discussing artist Chris Burden at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA as part of their Artists on Artists series

Turn It Up!, a new group advocating for gender parity in music, is hosting an afternoon concert fundraiser at the Echoplex, with performances by Solvej Schou, Phranc, and The Groans as well as the Turn It Up House Band featuring Abby Travis (Sumo Princess), drummer Tosha Jones (the Randies), bassist Gere Fennelly (Redd Kross), and guitarists Blare Bitch & Sharon Needles (both from Betty Blowtorch) with vocalists Lisa Kekaula (Bellrays), Nina Diaz (Girl in a Coma), Drew Arriola Sands (TrapGirl), Kristine Nevrose (the Tissues), Alice Bag, Adele Bertei, and Abby Travis.

Later at the Echoplex, Ringo Deathstarr, Tennis System, Blushing and The Meeting Places will be playing for Part Time Punks night

UCLA Film & Television Archive’s screenings at the Hammer Museum continue with three 1990s DIY indie films- Sarah Jacobson’s I Was A Teenage Serial Killer and Mary Jane’s Not A Virgin Anymore and Tina Krause’s Limbo ($9)

Singer-songwriter Natalia Lafourcade will be performing with maestro Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil at the Hollywood Bowl

We Were Promised Jetpacks are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Catholic Action opening

Jun 202019
 

Heart Attack Man- Surrounded by Morons

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/20-6/23/19)-

Thursday

Summer Cannibals are playing at The Satellite with Broken Baby and Blushh

James Supercave is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Bay Ledges and MACK opening

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is hosting Return from Exile II- an evening of readings of poems by jazz vocalist and songwriter Abbey Lincoln; poet, vocalist, and dancer Jeanne Lee; and Harlem Renaissance poet Helene Johnson. Organized by poet and writer Harmony Holiday, the second program in the series “highlights how women play an indispensable role in the tradition of archives and collective improvisation in the African diaspora”.

Hollywood Night Market at Yamashiro is a lovely way to have some food and drinks while enjoying beautiful views of the city- free shuttles leave from the Mosaic parking lot

Bloomingdale’s Beverly Center and ONE Archives Foundation are hosting an evening celebrating the launch of WE ARE EVERYWHERE, by Matthew Riemer and Leighton Brown, the creators of the popular Instagram account @lgbt_history. There will be a book talk, signing and Q&A with the authors hosted by activist Ashlee Marie Preston.

Editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue and Project Runway judge Elaine Welteroth will be at the California African American Museum to discuss her memoir More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say)

 

Thursday through Sunday

The LA Design Festival features talks, installations, exhibitions, and more- all celebrating design throughout the city

 

Friday

Bedouine is playing a free set at Amoeba Hollywood at 5pm

Buscabulla are playing a free show with Reyna Tropical for FIGFEST, a series of concerts at FIGat7th

The Music Center’s Dance DTLA, is a free night of dance lessons and music- this week it kicks off in Grand Park with a Bollywood theme

Center for the Arts Eagle Rock is having a Summer Solstice Sound Bath

Ian Sweet and James Swanberg are opening for Grapetooth at the Echoplex

duendita is opening for Jamila Woods at the El Rey Theatre

The Aero Theatre is having a whole weekend of Coen Brothers double features. Tonight it’s No Country For Old Men and Blood Simple with an introduction by author Adam Nayman, who will also sign his new book, The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together, in the lobby at 6:30 PM.

 

Saturday

Heart Attack Man are playing at The Echo with Sincere Engineer and Rome Hero Foxes

Check out the exhibition COLA 2019 at LAMAG, and make a collage about your life at the free program-This is your life: writing and collage workshop

Blue Roof Studios in South LA is having an arts festival with music, art shows, installations, art making workshops and more- all free

Curator and writer Essence Harder will be in conversation with artist June Edmonds at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

The Pit gallery in Glendale is having a 5th Anniversary Party which will include the opening of their new exhibitions, DJs, live music and more

L’Rain is playing a free show for The Getty’s free concert series Saturdays Off The 405

 

Sunday

Tashaki Miyaki are playing a free show at Gold Diggers with Taylor Locke and Jake Troth

Grand Park’s Sunday Sessions, their monthly summer afternoon dance party, starts this week with DJ’s from the Qvolé Collective

Zebulon is hosting a free screening of Alain Resnais’ film Je T’aime, Je T’aime and later there is a free party to celebrate TT (of Warpaint)’s birthday with music by Spring Summer, Wolf Woodcock, and VS Colour

yOya are playing at Moroccan Lounge with Austin Weber, J.E. Sunde, and Scott Bartenhagen

Sep 272018
 

Z Berg- I Fall For The Same Face Every Time

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/27-9/30/18)-

Thursday

Hammer Museum celebrates the restaging of David Antin’s Sky Poems (taking place on Saturday over LACMA and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego)  with a convening of a group of poets, artists, and scholars, including Blaise Antin, Eleanor Antin, Julien Bismuth, Steve Kado, Aram Moshayedi, Marjorie Perloff, Jerome Rothenberg, and Hamza Walker, to discuss Antin and his legacy.

LACMA has a free screening of The Old Man & The Gun, and a post-screening conversation with writer David Lowery moderated by Gregory Ellwood.

Ukranian quartet DakhaBrakha are performing at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Wye Oak is opening for Ben Howard at the Shrine Auditorium

For MOCA Music at MOCA Grand Avenue, Danke and Yialmelic Frequencies will be performing (free)

HOLYCHILD are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Jen Awad opening

 

Friday

Ai WeiWei will be speaking about his work at LACMA with LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan (free but standby line only- get there early)

Beck is playing at the Hollywood Bowl with St. Vincent DJ’ing

The Van Nuys Arts Festival returns for its second year with art installations, live music, art making workshops and more (free)

The Presets are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Blood Red Shoes opening

The Beths are playing at The Roxy Theatre with Ariel View opening

Gateway Drugs are opening for The Pink Slips at The Hi Hat

 

Friday through Sunday

Ohana Festival is taking place all weekend at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point with bands that include Norah Jones, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Plague Vendor, Beck, Johnny Marr, and more

 

Saturday

DUBLAB is celebrating its 19th Anniversary with an all evening (until 2am) fundraising party at Zebulon featuring live music by performers that include The Pantones, Linafornia, Prophet, and Ann Magnuson, DJs, video artists, and more

Artist Nina Chanel Abney will be in discussing her solo exhibition at The California African American Museum with curators Jamillah James and Naima Keith (free but register)

Pop-Up Magazine’s live magazine night returns to The Theatre at Ace Hotel with “photography, film, radio, and original music mixed together and performed live onstage by a cast of talented people”

The Broad’s final Summer Happenings event, A Journey That Wasn’t, Part 2,  “will explore how artists manipulate time through memory, appropriation and repetition” with performances by Kim Gordon and YoshimiO, The Banjee Ball creating a “vogue opera” with performances by the LA ballroom dance community, and more

The Range of Light Wilderness are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Luke Temple of Here We Go Magic opening

The New Division and Nite are playing at Union nightclub

 

Saturday and Sunday

Music Tastes Good returns to Marina Green Park in Long Beach with lots of great bands including New Order, Joey Bada$$, Santigold, Lil B, Big Thief, Cherry Glazerr, Janelle Monáe, Ezra Furman, De Lux, and more

 

Sunday

Z Berg is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Benmont Tench, Ethan Gruska, Natalie Bergman, Bobcat Goldthwait, Joseph Keefe, Paige Anderson and special guests

CicLAvia is partnering with the LA Philharmonic for its centennial celebration and closing off  streets between the Walt Disney Concert Hall and Hollywood with six hubs that will have live music, dance performances, art and more along the route. Also make sure to check out WDCH Dreams, media artist Refik Anadol’s projections on the concert hall (starting Friday and running until 10/6)

The Watts Towers Jazz Festival is a free day of music and art and a chance to see the famous sculptures

Curators Cynthia Burlingham and Allegra Pesenti will be at the Hammer Museum to discuss the background of the exhibition Stones to Stains: The Drawings of Victor Hugo

Aug 232018
 

Billy Changer- She’s Good To Go

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/23-8/26/18)-

Thursday

The Frights are signing their new album and playing a free show at Amoeba Hollywood

As part of Hammer Museum’s free programming for Made in L.A. 2018, artist Suné Woods, award-winning poet Fred Moten, and pianist & composer James Gordon Williams will present “a multimedia evening of wordplay, found imagery, improvised music, and moving images” titled You are mine. I see now, I’m a have to let you go.

Kishi Bashi is playing a free show at Skirball Cultural Center

It’s the last two weeks of free Shakespeare in Griffith Park, tonight’s play is Titus Andronicus, with a free pre-show discussion of LACMA’s current exhibit, To Rome and Back: Individualism and Authority in Art, 1500-1800, with Leah Lehmbeck and David Bardeen

The Delirians and Jackie Mendez are playing a free show at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

Lee Fields & The Expressions are performing at the Echoplex

 

Friday

The Wende Museum in Culver City is hosting a Happy Hour with drinks in the garden and a curator’s talk on art and alcohol (free but RSVP required)

No Parents are playing with The Paranoyds, Junkie, and The High Curbs at 1720

Church in The Park, described as “equal parts jazz club, dance party and live remix experiment”, is taking place free at Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park with Mark de Clive-Lowe,  The Beat Junkies, Ras G, Linafornia and more

La Brea Tar Pits Museum has free admission from 5-8pm

Super Whatevr are playing at The Hi Hat with King Shelter, Beach Goons, and Ridgeway

Bambu and DJ Phatrick are performing at the Bootleg Theater

 

Saturday

Rodriguez, from the famous documentary Searching for Sugarman, will be performing at The Luckman Fine Arts Complex

For The Getty’s free music night, Off the 405, Combo Chimbita will be performing

Hammer Museum is hosting a group therapy session followed by a sewing workshop (free)

LACMA’s Summer After-Hours Party Muse ‘Til Midnight, includes late night access to the special exhibition 3D: Double Vision and LACMA’s permanent collection of Modern Art and European Painting and Sculpture in the Ahmanson Building, DUBLAB DJs, visual installations, performances, drinks, and more ($30)

Summer Happenings at The Broad continues with a night of “Chinese punk, post-punk, ritual performance, film, psychedelia and more” with performances including- Xiu Xiu and Re-TROS, Daniel Collás, Juliet Swango and Jie Ma performing Collás’ original score to accompany Zhou Hongbo’s film Lotus Ferry and more

Mura Masa is performing at The Novo with Empress of opening

Highland Park Bowl is hosting a free night of music with Insect Surfers, The Hidden Depths, and King Flamingo

 

Sunday

Billy Changer and Rudy de Anda are opening for Combo Chimbita at The Echo

LAMAG is hosting the free talk A Guide to Gallery Representation, moderated by Jonathan T.D. Neil, exhibition artists Andrew Norman Wilson, Lena Daly, and Château Shatto Director/Founder Olivia Barrett from 2-4pm at the gallery in Barnsdall Art Park as part of LAMAGLearn

In conjunction with Adler Guerrier: Conditions and Forms for blck Longevity at the California African American Museum, Guerrier and Los Angeles based artist Todd Gray will discuss their related interests in examining landscape and history through photography and collage, moderated by curator Diana Nawi. This event is followed by a special garden tour from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Natural History Museum that includes free NHM admission with event RSVP.

CHANGES: Works at Union Station, is a free afternoon (1-6pm) of 20 site specific performances and interactive works from Los Angeles artists taking place in and around Union Station

Feb 152018
 

Doug Tuttle- A Place For You

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/15-2/18/18)-

Thursday

Getty Museum is hosting Sexuality, Sanctity, and Censorship: A Conversation with Artist Ron Athey (free but ticket required)

Gabriella Cohen is playing a free show at Zebulon with Full Flower Moon Band

As part of FLAX (France Los Angeles Exchange)’s event programming, The Dialectic of the Stars – Wrong Ped Xing, LACE  is hosting a program in 3 sections- a screening of  Teherangeles by Arash Nassiri, a performance by Geneva Skeen, and a motorcycle concert by Fouad Bouchoucha

The Hammer Museum is having a free screening of short videos by artists included in their exhibition Stories of Almost Everyone

Gavlyn is headlining a night of bands at the Echoplex that includes Girl Pusher, Wasi and Blimes Brixton

Curls are playing with Fatal Jamz and Gabriel Delicious at the Moroccan Lounge

Feels are playing at The Echo with Los Bolos and MANE

LACMA has a free screening of The Party and a conversation with writer/director/actor Sally Potter

Friday

Jazz percussionist Antonio Sanchez will recreate his Grammy winning score for the Oscar winning film Birdman while it plays on screen at UCLA’s Royce Hall

Los Angeles Poverty Department is screening I Am Not Your Negro, the documentary about author James Baldwin, at the Skid Row History Museum and Archive (free and free popcorn and coffee)

Shame are playing at The Echo with Egrets on Ergot and Goon opening

Diet Cig are playing with Great Grandpa and The Spook School at the Lodge Room

Orchin, Justus Proffit, Matter Room, and The Chonks are playing a show at The Smell

Saturday

Doug Tuttle is opening for Morgan Delt at The Hi Hat

Head to Chinatown to celebrate the Lunar New Year and see the 119th Golden Dragon Parade

Long Beach’s Shoreline Village and Rainbow Harbor is having a free Mardi Gras celebration with live music, art and a parade

Royal Blood are opening for Queens of the Stone Age at The Forum

Dan Auerbach & The Easy Eye Sound Revue ft. Robert Finley are playing at The Wiltern

Sunday

For the closing week of Lezley Saar’s exhibition at CAAM, artist Maurice Harris, founding creator of floral design company Bloom & Plume, will activate the exhibition with a performance featuring spoken word as well as readings of passages from books that inspired Saar’s surrealist works, including Madwoman in the Attic and Monad

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are playing at The Echo with Steady Holiday opening

The Egyptian Theatre is showing a double feature of Mystery Date and Secret Admirer

 

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Spendtime Palace- Sonora

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/8-2/11/18)-

Thursday

Roger Guenveur Smith is will be presenting his solo performance Frederick Douglass Now at CAAM (get there early- they are expecting a large turnout!)

LACMA has a free screening of Anna Deveare Smith’s film of her performance piece, Notes from the Field, with a discussion with Smith to follow (free)

Art historian Thomas Crow will be discussing religion in contemporary art at Hammer Museum

Fu Manchu are playing a free live set at Amoeba Hollywood before their show at The Troubadour on Friday

Friday

Dead Prez are playing at The Roxy with Lyrics Born opening

YACHT are playing at the Lodge Room with French Vanilla opening

Writer Laurie Penny will be discussing science fiction, sexual liberation, intersectional feminism and more at The Last Bookstore (free)

The Big Pink, Collapsing Scenery and Palm Springsteen are playing a free show at Zebulon

Saturday

Artist Catherine Opie will be in conversation with architect Michael Maltzan, and deputy director and curator of LAXART Catherine Taft at Regen Projects

Picture This, at The Virgil, is a live comedy show where the stand-ups are drawn live by animators and cartoonists with unpredictable results (free)

For Rock Lottery, taking place this time at The Echo, 25 different musicians meet at 10 am and are divided into groups of five to create and rehearse songs that are then played at a show that night. This event’s musicians include Mikal Cronin, Mike Watt, Patty Schemel, and Kelcey Ayer.

Simian Mobile Disco and Matthew Dear are playing DJ sets for the LAMP 5 year Anniversary party at 1720

Sunday

Spendtime Palace are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Santoros, The Bash Dogs, and Bear Call opening

Broken Hearts Circus at Angel City Brewery will combine drinks and food with games, a stilt walker, circus performers, live music and more (free)

Froth are one of the bands playing at Part Time Punk’s My Bloody Valentine Nite at The Echoplex