Oct 312019
 

Boy Harsher- Fate

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/31-11/3/19)-

Thursday

Foxes Magazine is hosting a Halloween Extravaganza at Lodge Room with a performance by theremin virtuoso Armen Ra, live bands performing songs by Bauhaus, Alice Cooper and The Damned, a burlesque show, DJ and more

The West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval runs from 6-11pm and is filled with fun costumed madness for a one mile stretch of Santa Monica Blvd. It gets VERY crowded. Don’t drive there.

Dead Ghosts are playing at El Cid with Adult Books and Venetian Blinds

 

Friday

Constitutional Happy Hour returns to Hammer Museum this time with Loyola Law School professor Kimberly West-Faulcon discussing the executive branch—Article II.

Metro Art is screening the 1926 film The Adventures of Prince Achmed with live music provided by Gamelan Merdu Kumala, as the first installment of their animated film series at Union Station. (free)

It’s the first night of the Substance 2019 concert at the Los Angeles Theatre with performances by Gary Numan, Adult., Xeno & Oaklander, and Kanga. For tickets to both nights go here.

TR/ST is playing The Novo with SRSQ and Saro opening

Johnny Goth and Ralph Castelli are playing at The Hi Hat with Finkel

 

Friday through Sunday

Blum & Poe is hosting the ACID-FREE Los Angeles Art Book Market. The three day event includes over 90 West Coast and international exhibitors presenting new publications and projects, film programming by Now Instant Image Hall and La Collectionneuse, an archival exhibition curated by Guadalupe Rosales, music by Pacoima Techno, and a schedule of additional programming.

 

Saturday

Boy Harsher are playing as part of the second night of the Substance 2019 concert. Tonight’s bands also include A Place to Bury Strangers,  John Maus, Black Marble, Crack Cloud and more

Día de los Muertos returns to Hollywood Forever for an all day/night event that includes over 100 altars, five stages of musical and theatrical performances, Aztec Ritual Dancers, an art exhibition, arts and crafts vendors, face painting, food, drink and more. Musical performers this year include Sávila, The Delirians, Lido Pimienta, and Café Tacvba. Get there early it draws a big crowd.

From 11am-4pm is Grand Ave Arts: All Access, a day of free programming that includes free admission to MOCA Grand Avenue, family films at REDCAT, an art and architecture tour of the Central Library, a backstage tour of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, a chamber music performance, a chance to check out the altars for Día de los Muertos in Grand Park and more

From 4-10pm Self Help Graphics is having a Día de los Muertos Party with performances by Buyepongo, Blanco Y Negro and more, plus a procession with life size Calaveras, face painting, crafting, and you can check out their exhibition Ancestral Lights

Artist Donna Huanca will be discussing her work at Marciano Art Foundation with British Venezuelan curator and art historian Cecilia Fajardo-Hill (free but ticket required)

Lala Lala is opening for Whitney at The Wiltern

Miss June are playing an early show at Moroccan Lounge

Guerilla Toss are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Gap Girls and Jonny Kosmo

 

Sunday

Artist Charles Gaines will be discussing his work and approach to art making with Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum, Laura Owens, and Gary Simmons, LA-based artists and former students of Gaines, at Hauser & Wirth (free but register)

Cherry Glazerr are part of this iteration of Dynasty Handbag’s Weirdo Night at Zebulon. Other performers include Peter Kim, Vik Floyd, Sandy Smiles, and the Uberdanzlabor Theatre of Gdansk.

Mykki Blanco, Brooke Candy, Phranc, and more will be performing at The Regent Theater for Queer Noise, a fundraiser for ONE Archives Foundation

Oct 242019
 

Mikal Cronin- Show Me

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/24-10/27/19)-

Thursday

Oh Land is performing at the Bootleg Theater with Arthur Moon

X-TRA magazine is having a Fall Launch at Now Instant which includes a screening of artist and writer Nick Herman’s Some Among Others: Mexican Sound and Video Art

Poet Jana Prikyl is reading her work at the Hammer Museum

Plague Vendor are playing at The Echo with No Parents and Spirit Mother

D. A. Stern and Marso are playing a free show at Gold Diggers with a DJ set by Polyplastic

 

Friday

Mikal Cronin is playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Shannon Lay and Spring Summer

Late Night! At The Skirball features an outdoor screening of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining to coincide with their exhibition Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs. The event includes late night access to the galleries as well as a DJ, food trucks. a bar and more. ($5)

Michael Govan, the CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director of the LACMA, will be discussing the experience of working with Dan Flavin on the artist’s final commission, an installation in the interior of a church, Chiesa di Santa Maria Annunciata in Chiesa Rossa, Milan, at Bridge Projects

FIGat7th is hosting its 5th Annual Day of the Dead Celebration with face painting, tequila tasting, DJs and a Design Your Own Poster printmaking workshop by Self Help Graphics & Art (free)

Aldous Harding is playing at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever with Hand Habits opening

WHAP! Lecture Series at the West Hollywood Public Library continues with Sarah Roberts’ Behind the Screen: Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media

RF Shannon and Jess Williamson are playing a free early show at Gold Diggers

Danny Brown is performing at The Regent Theater with Ashnikko and Zeelooperz

The Echoplex is hosting Firewalk With Me: A Twin Peaks Halloween Party with live performances and DJ sets- including a performance by Angela Seo of Xiu Xiu, photobooths, art installations, and more

Heart Bones (Har Mar Superstar and Sabrina Ellis) are performing at the Bootleg Theater with The Pink Slips and DYGL opening

 

Saturday

Photographer Stephen Wilkes will be at Fahey/Klein Gallery to give a talk and sign his book from 2-4pm

Grand Park and Self Help Graphics & Art are hosting the annual commemoration of Noche de Ofrenda (Night of Altars) with a first look at the altars and live entertainment at Grand Park’s Performance Lawn

The Theatre at the Ace Hotel with the LA Opera is showing Hitchcock’s Psycho with a live orchestra performing the score. Tonight there is also a Hitchcock Halloween Afterparty to follow. (screenings of Psycho taking place on Friday and Sunday also)

Saintseneca is playing at the Bootleg Theater with A.O. Gerber opening

Morrissey is playing at the Hollywood Bowl with special guest Interpol

Fell Runner, Sofia Bolt, and Bridal Party are playing a free show at Zebulon

 

Saturday and Sunday

The Fall Brewery Art Walk is a great way to check out what artists are creating in this massive complex (free)

Heritage Square is hosting Los Angeles True Crime Stories, which will present historic characters, crime reenactments and early investigators recreating conventional methods of the day to solve cases and bring perpetrators to justice. Additionally, participants will discover how poisons and other typical methods of murder were employed in early Los Angeles crime history. ($20)

 

Sunday

Cody Trepte and Charles Gaines will be in conversation at Meliksetian Briggs (RSVP at bottom of this pdf)

Chief curator Connie Butler is leading a walkthrough of Lari Pittman: Declaration of Independence at the Hammer Museum at 2pm

Author Alice Hoffman will be discussing her new novel The World That We Knew at Skirball Cultural Center ($10)

Alexander Nemerov, chair of art and art history at Stanford University, will be at The Getty for the talk- True Guilt: Edward Hopper and the Death of George Bellows (free but ticket required)

Prepare to be scared at Hollywood Forever Cemetery where there is a screening of the 1974 horror classic Texas Chainsaw Massacre

(Sandy) Alex G is playing at The Fonda Theatre with Tomberlin and Slow Pulp

Marc Almond of Soft Cell is performing at the Palace Theatre with a special performance by Dita Von Teese

Feb 222019
 

Yacht Punk- Need A Reason

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/22-2/24/19)-

Friday

Yacht Punk, ellle belle, and Compress Collide are opening for No Small Children at The Hi Hat

There’s a fundraiser and release party at the Echoplex for theLAnd- a new magazine by LA locals for LA locals created by an editorial collective of former L.A. Weekly employees- with performances by Open Mike Eagle, Baths, Nocando and more

Jenny O. is playing at the Bootleg Theater wit RF Shannon and Ferdy Mayne opening

Moaning are playing at Zebulon with David Scott Stone, Automatic, and French Vanilla

 

Friday and Saturday

In celebration of Black History Month, Hauser & Wirth is hosting Personal Problems, a free film series organized by LA-based artist Charles Gaines. Friday they are showing Black Girl, by Ousamane Sembène, and Until, Until, Until by Edgar Arceneaux. The screenings will be followed by a brief Q& A with Charles Gaines and Edgar Arceneaux. On Saturday at 2pm they are showing Personal Problems, directed by Bill Gunn, and at 7:30pm three short films will be screened along with the full length film Outside the Law, directed by Rachid Bouchareb.

 

Saturday

The 5th Annual Bob Baker Day is taking place in Los Angeles State Historic Park and will have puppet shows, DJ sets, workshops, carnival games and more, all free

GRMLN are playing at The Smell with Wellness and Lionmilk

Yuna, DUCKWRTH, Mikky Ekko and Che’Nelle are playing at Miyavi’s Record Release Show at the El Rey Theatre

Bambu is performing at the Bootleg Theater with DJ Phatrick

Night Shop is playing a free early show at Gold Diggers with Sofia Bolt and Laena Geronimo

 

Sunday

It’s the last day to see Kahlil Joseph’s film Fly Paper at MOCA Pacific Design Center before it closes and the space itself closes for good

Zebulon is having a free screening of The Man Who Fell to Earth, starring David Bowie

The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach is having a free all day Afro-Latinx Festival, with performances, food, craft vendors, art workshops and more, plus free admission to the museum

Sunny War is playing a free early show with Lonesome Leash at Gold Diggers

May 102018
 

ScHoolboy Q- John Muir

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/10-5/13/18)-

Thursday

Hammer Museum has a free screening of the short film Eve, by Susan Bay Nimoy, with a discussion to follow

American Pleasure Club (fka Teen Suicide) are playing at The Hi Hat with Special Explosion and Wreck and Reference opening

Khalid is playing at the Greek Theatre with PrettyMuch opening

CalArts Writers Showcase is hosting a free reading series featuring its graduating Creative Writing MFAs at REDCAT

Doja Cat is playing at The Echo with StarBoi3 and L8loomer opening

Erika Wennerstrom (of Heartless Bastards) is playing at the Bootleg Theater

Friday

There are still some seats left for The Championship Tour at The Forum featuring Kendrick Lamar, SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, SiR, and Lance SkiiiWalker (also Thursday)

There’s a screening of the Hitchcock classic Rear Window at Vista Theatre

Or you can check out Hitchcock’s Psycho as well as the non-Hitchcock sequels Psycho II and Psycho III for the triple feature at the Aero Theatre

RuPaul’s DragCon begins today and runs until Sunday

Born Ruffians are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Little Junior opening

Liam Gallagher is playing with Richard Ashcroft at the Greek Theatre

Saturday

Photographer John Divola will be in conversation with Getty Museum Department of Photographs curator Amanda Maddox at Arcana Books followed by a book signing

Artist Charles Gaines and curator Connie Butler are giving a free walk-through of the Mark Bradford exhibition at Hauser & Wirth

BoldPas: An Art Takeover is a free one day art event in Pasadena with 13 large scale installations in the historic alleyways, live painters, art activities, and more

EatSeeHear’s outdoor movie at LA State Historic Park this week is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Hit Bargain are playing at Rec Center with Media Jeweler, Moira Scar, and Fucked Forever

Hovvdy are playing at The Hi Hat with Lomelda and Diners opening

Sunday

Curator Connie Butler is leading a walk-through of the exhibition of video art Unspeakable: Atlas, Kruger, Walker at Hammer Museum

Celebrate Mother’s Day 2018 with the double feature of Grey Gardens and Mommy Dearest at the Egyptian Theatre

The Telescopes, LSD & The Search For God, No Sun, and Snowball II are playing Part Time Punks 13th Anniversary show at the Echoplex

Pllush are opening for Editors at The Belasco

Emmy Award winner Debbie Allen is giving free dance outdoor lessons at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Jan 252018
 

Sugar Candy Mountain- Eye on You

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/25-1/28/18)-

Thursday

designLAb is having an art opening at the Pacific Design Center with numerous galleries showing work

The Wombats are playing at the Fonda Theatre with Future Feats and Nation of Language opening

Co-curator of A Universal History of Infamy, Pilar Tompkins Rivas, is giving a walkthrough of the exhibit at LACMA

The Love Language are playing at Harvard & Stone

Artist and Seeld Library co-founder Thomas Hutton is giving a free guided tour along the periphery of MOCA Grand Avenue

Sean Gadd is playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Blackpaw and Pavo Pavo opening

Friday

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) is hosting a Welcome Party for the 2018 PEN Emerging Voices fellows with short readings by the authors

Anna Meredith is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Silentshout opening

The Mynabirds are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Doe Paoro and Hayley Coupon opening

The High Curbs, The Ombres, Ariel View and The Chonks are all playing at The Smell

Sun Seeker are opening for Jessica Lea Mayfield at The Echo

Saturday

Night on Broadway is a great annual free arts and music event starting at 3pm with many of the theaters opening their doors for performances and art installations as well as outdoor stages on Broadway and musical performances  that include- The B-52s, War, La Santa Cecilia,  Madame Gandhi, Buyepongo, Combo Chimbita + tons more things to see and do

As part of Night on Broadway’s free programming- the Orpheum Theatre has a great list of bands playing including Sugar Candy Mountain, Morgan Delt, Frankie and the Witch Fingers and The Entire Universe

Lyle Ashton Harris will be signing his book as well as having a discussion with Walead Beshty, Charles Gaines and Naima J. Keith at Arcana Books

Hammer Museum is having an opening celebration for its Winter Exhibitions (free but register)

Facial and dimber are opening for Piebald for The Hi Hat’s 2nd Anniversary

Lawrence Rothman is playing at the Lodge Room

Sunday

It’s SoCal Museums Free-For-All Day and a good chance to check out participating museums that include the Grammy Museum, MOCA, LACMA, and Descanso Gardens

Artist Skip Arnold will be giving a free talk at the Institute of Contemporary Art in conjunction with his exhibition Truffle Hunt

Curatorial Associate Rebecca Matalon is leading a walkthrough of Welcome to the Dollhouse, the current exhibition at MOCA Pacific Design Center

There are still tickets to Ty Segall’s show at the Teragram Ballroom with Lamps opening

Boy Harsher are playing with High-Functioning Flesh and DIN at the Echoplex

Here Lies Man are opening for Combo Chimbita at Resident

All Weekend

Art Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fair returns to Barkar Hangar and while you are there check out Santa Monica Art Studio’s open studios event More Art Here across the street

stARTup Art Fair returns to Los Angeles- this time the independent artists will take over rooms at The Kinney Hotel in Venice Beach

Feb 112017
 

                                         Jonathan Horowitz- Does she have a good body? No. Does she have a fat ass? Absolutely. 2016

For their current exhibition, Petzel Gallery decided to focus on the issues raised by the recent election by having a group show related to that theme. In addition they are encouraging visitors to “write down their reactions, thoughts, anxieties, hopes for the future.” There is a lot of great work in the show by a long list of artists that includes Barbara Kruger, Robert Longo, Glenn Ligon, Jenny Holzer, Charles Gaines and Sam Durant.  Although it can be exhausting these days to follow politics, it is encouraging to see creative expression thriving in the midst of the chaos.

Apr 022015
 

Kitten- Cut It Out

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/2-4/5)-

Thursday

Artist talk: Charles Gaines and Sam Durant at the Hammer Museum- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/04/artist-talk-sam-durant-charles-gaines/

The G2 Gallery is kicking off Earth Month by having an off site exhibition of photos taken at various national parks. The reception takes place at Pico House downtown with wine and hors d’oeuvres (free with RSVP) – http://www.calendar.theg2gallery.com/site-artist-reception-2/#prettyPhoto

Guster is playing with Kishi Bashi at the Wiltern- http://www.wiltern.com/events/eventdetail/?viewNav=/eventdetail&eventId=09004D90F44A5513&oid=0

Mikky Ekko is performing at Sonos Studio for free with RSVP but get there early as there will be a big crowd and the studio is not that big- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sonos-studio-pandora-an-evening-with-mikky-ekko-tickets-16165500447

Thursday through Saturday

Cinefamily is showing the films of Hal Hartley with the director himself in attendance- http://www.cinefamily.org/films/the-films-of-hal-hartley/

Friday

Kitten is playing at the Troubadour (also on Saturday)- http://www.troubadour.com/event/779781-kitten-los-angeles/

New York performer and nightlife personality Linda Simpson is presenting The Drag Explosion, a collection of her snapshots of the 80′s and 90′s drag community, for which she will provide live narration to accompany her photos and will also host a post-performance Q&A. It’s free and happening at the West Hollywood Council Chambers- http://one.usc.edu/linda-simpson/

TV on the Radio is at the Hollywood Palladium- http://www.thehollywoodpalladium.com/events/tv-on-the-radio/#.VRzbqWaDRFU

Saturday

Artists Ed Templeton and Thomas Campbell will be signing their books at Arcana Books in Culver City- http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=e1aefb300c0b30799e5ae413b&id=154c0231a5&e=b170ad139d

Los Angeles Beer Fest is at LA Center Studios downtown- $40 for a three hour session of beer tasting (food not included)- http://www.drinkeatplay.com/labeerfest/

Sunday

The Bunny Museum in Pasadena is open from 2-7pm (usually it’s only by appointment) and you can celebrate Easter by feeding some of their live bunnies while looking at the collection of over 30,000 bunny items- http://www.thebunnymuseum.com/

Also worth noting:

April is here and so is MOPLA, the month long photography event in Los Angeles- http://www.monthofphotography.com/#about-2