Aug 222019
 

Shannon Lay- Recording 15

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/22-8/25/19)-

Thursday

Artist Kelly Akashi is giving a walk-through of the Sarah Lucas exhibition at Hammer Museum and then stay for ASCAP’s free On the Come Up concert with hip hop and R&B musicians that include Adrian Marcel, Marco McKinnis, Asiahn, Darius Coleman and more

No Parents are playing a free show with Fatty Cakes and the Puff Pastries and The Witching Hours at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

Snail Mail is playing at The Wiltern with SASAMI and Choirboy

Skirball Cultural Center is free tonight with a performance by trumpeter/lyricist/producer Josef Leimberg as well as a chance to check out the current exhibitions

Generationals are playing at Lodge Room with Pure Bathing Culture opening

The Aero Theatre is showing the Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon classic Some Like It Hot

Itasca is playing a free show at Zebulon with Dollar Band

 

Friday

Ty Segall & Freedom Band are continuing their residency at Teragram Ballroom– tonight playing his new album First Taste and his 2011 album Goodbye Bread. Oog Bogo is opening.

Kyle Craft & Showboat Honey are playing at Moroccan Lounge with Balto opening

Spendtime Palace and Boa are opening for The Nude Party at The Echo

L.A. Live is having a block party with live painting, pop-up shops, $5 food and drink menus at their restaurants, performances, and more

The Wiltern is hosting a Kill Bill night with a screening of both films plus movie inspired drinks, a DJ playing from the soundtrack, and more

The Aero Theatre is showing the Steve McQueen film The Great Escape

Cold Showers, Foie Gras, and Edges are playing an early show at Zebulon to benefit fire relief aid for Echo Park residents

 

Friday through Sunday

DTLA Proud Festival is taking place in Pershing Square with DJs, bands, drag performers, and more. On Friday the festival is free, and on Saturday and Sunday  Summertramp adds water slides to the fun.

 

Saturday

Shannon Lay is playing at Pico Union Project with Mikal Cronin and Kacey Johansing

Hammer Museum is hosting Abortion Laws: State by State, a panel discussion that will address “the various state-specific anti-choice efforts, and considers ramifications for the future of Roe v. Wade and reproductive rights more broadly”. Shaniqua McClendon, political director for Crooked Media, will be moderating a discussion with California Senator Connie M. Leyva, Loyola Law School professor Brietta Clark, and NARAL Pro-Choice America’s Amy Everitt.

Space 15 Twenty is having an early live music event with Justus Proffit, Cape Weather and XINXIN playing free

Over 20 bands are playing the Mondo Hollywood event at Catch One including Man…or Astroman, L.A.Witch, Levitation Room, and The Night Times, plus burlesque performances throughout the evening

Molly Burch is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Jackie Cohen and Noël Wells opening

The Egyptian Theatre is hosting the Bob Fosse double feature- Cabaret and All That Jazz

The Getty’s free concert series Off the 405 continues with performances by San Cha and La Mera Candelaria

 

Saturday and Sunday

Viva! Pomona music festival is happening over two days at The Glass House with a long list of bands that includes Beach Goons, Y La Bamba, French Vanilla, Junkie, Kicked Off the Streets, Not From England, Inner Wave, Little Jesus, Jean Dawson, Lealani, Los Retros, and many, many more. $25 per day

Independent Shakespeare Co. is performing Twelfth Night in Griffith Park on Saturday. On Sunday get there early for crafts and Players in the Park featuring Shakes-Queer with drag performer Pickle and ISC’s Xavi Moreno teaching everyone to recite Shakespeare before a performance of Pericles.

 

Sunday

Long Beach’s Zaferia District is having the one day music and comedy festival Happy Sundays at several local venues. Bands include Janelane, Billy Changer, The Molochs, The Gems, Triptides, Cat Scan, Tropa Magica, Prettiest Eyes, Girl Tears, and more plus comedy with Neil Hamburger

The Aero Theatre is showing a double feature of Working Girl and Thelma and Louise with an introduction by author Sloan De Forest

L.A. Drones are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Programmed for Pleasure, Magic Wands, Blood Candy, and Tangients

Versus, Plus/Minus, The Asteroid No.4, and The Flash Hits are playing at the Echoplex

 

Jun 232016
 

Plants and Animals- Stay

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/23-6/27/16)-

Thursday

The Ace Hotel is hosting a screening of the John Waters narrated documentary, Wall Writers: Graffiti in its Innocence, presented by Juztapoz Magazine and International Documentary Association and followed by a Q&A led by Cheech Marin featuring director Roger Gastman, TAKI183 and KOOL KLEPTO KIDD.

Artist Lara Schnitger is speaking at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel and Moon Uterus are performing as part of the gallery’s After 5 programming (free with RSVP)

Nothing are playing with Wrong, Tennis System, Culture Abuse and Big Jesus at the Echoplex

Cub Sport are playing at the Bootleg Theater

Friday

Plants and Animals are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Royal Canoe

General Assembly in Santa Monica is hosting a day of free programming for creatives with a wrap party at the end as part of their Made in LA week long event

Cherry Glazerr is headlining a night at The Troubadour

Moby will be discussing his memoir Porcelain with KCRW’s Jason Bentley at Skirball ($5 for the ticket, $31 with the book)

Toro y Moi are DJ’ing a free art event at The Container Yard

Roses, Dunes, Mirror Travel and Jess Williamson are playing a $5 show at the Ham & Eggs Tavern

Saturday

Self Help Graphics & Art is having their Annual Print Fair & Exhibition

Dazed and Confused is the outdoor movie at The Autry with the band MASZER playing beforehand

Raising Arizona is the outdoor movie at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Summer and Music, Downtown Long Beach’s summer long concert series, begins with 720 Pine which has an emphasis on skateboarding, and musical guests including Devendra Banhart DJ’ing

The Roots & Special Guests are playing at The Novo

Cold Showers are headlining a night of bands at Complex in Glendale

Saturday and Sunday

CatCon LA is back at The Reef with two full days of cat related programming. On Saturday, as part of CatCon, there is CatVideoFest, 70 minutes of non-stop cat videos at The Ace Hotel hosted by comedian Andy Milonakis

Sunday

Painter and muralist Kim West will be speaking at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel gallery (free with RSVP)

Casket Girls are part of the lineup for Graveface Records Roadshow at the Bootleg Theater

Mar 242016
 

Sunflower Bean- Easier Said

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/24-3/27/16)-

Thursday

Sunflower Bean are playing at The Echo with Weaves

The Hammer is hosting the panel- Crafted at Black Mountain: Skill, De-Skill, and Contemporary Art Practicewhichconsiders emergent practices against the backdrop of Black Mountain College’s legacy of highly skilled workmanship” with organizer and  moderator Jenni Sorkin, assistant professor, UC Santa Barbara; Wendy Kaplan, head of decorative arts at LACMA; Helen Molesworth, chief curator at MOCA;  Jenelle Porter, independent curator; and Andrew Perchuk, deputy director, Getty Research Institute at 7:30pm. If you get there early you can also check out the exhibition walk-through with artist Krysten Cunningham at 6:30pm.

The Central Library is having a free screening of Tangerine and a Q & A with the director Sean Baker

designLAb are having a public reception at the Pacific Design Center with several art and design exhibitions on view (free)

Plague Vendor are performing and signing their new album Bloodsweat at Amoeba Hollywood (free)

Yuck are playing the Echoplex with Bigthief and JUNK

Friday

It’s the last week of Music for Train Stations with dublab at Union Station- this week it’s a DJ set by Victoria O’Halon with a live performance by Mark Van Hoen, a UK artist “whose experimental music straddles both the electronic underground and pop worlds”. (4-6pm)

Cold Showers are playing at Complex in Glendale

The Egyptian Theatre is showing a Sterling Hayden/ Stanley Kubrick double feature of Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb / The Killing

The Aero Theatre is showing a Terrence Malick double feature of perhaps his best films- Badlands/ Days of Heaven

Hibou are opening for Hey Marseilles at The Echo

The Memories, Dunes and Crow Baby are playing at The Hi Hat in Highland Park ($5)

Saturday

Wolfmother are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Deap Valley

Terrence Malick weekend at The Aero continues with The Thin Red Line

Cinefamily is showing Errol Morris’ excellent The Thin Blue Line in the afternoon and Jim Jarmusch’s Stranger than Paradise in the evening

Dengue Fever are playing at The Regent

KXCS is having a free festival at USC with a list of bands that includes Tennis System and Mansions on the Moon (register if you are not a USC student here

Sunday

Happy Easter!

The Aero is showing Bugs Bunny Cartoon Classics in the afternoon including Easter Yeggs for some holiday fun that is good for kids and adults

All Weekend

Opening Thursday night and running 11-5pm Friday through Sunday, it’s the return of the Cat Art Show LA – this time at Think Tank Gallery. Artists include Mark Ryden, Norman Reedus, Scott Hove and more with part of the proceeds going to Kitten Rescue.

Wondercon, the sister show to Comic Con International is at the Los Angeles Convention Center

 

 

Aug 272015
 

Fool’s Gold- The Dive

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/27-8/30/15)-

Thursday

Fool’s Gold is playing at the Echoplex as part of Red Bull Sound Select- $3 with RSVP, $12 w/o- http://www.theecho.com/event/934937-red-bull-sound-select-fools-los-angeles/

At the Central Library downtown, filmmaker Laura Gabbert and food critic Jonathan Gold will be guest speakers for Lost & Found at the Movies: Film to Table, a discussion of the way food is used in the movies (free but standby only)- http://lfla.org/event/lost-found-at-the-movies-film-to-table/

The Women’s Center for Creative Work and the Craftswoman House will be showing Vega Darling’s documentary Lost Grrrls: Riot Grrrl In Los Angeles-  https://www.facebook.com/events/879052158830663/

Friday

YACHT/5 Every Day (the app they created) are hosting Friday Flights at The Getty with a list of collaborators that includes Yung Jake and a video premiere and installation by the band ($10 to park after 5pm, $15 before, with free admission to the museum)- http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/performances/friday_flights.html#5

Del the Funky Homosapien is at the Echoplex with DJ Qbert and street artist Mear One live painting- http://www.theecho.com/event/919391-del-funky-homosapien-los-angeles/

LA Live’s Dark Nights event returns with  $5 food and drink specials, live art installations and performances, music, a market, fire dancers and more (free)- http://www.lalive.com/events/microsoft-square/detail/dark-nights-at-la-live-150828

Cold Showers are playing with Dunes at The Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/912221-cold-showers-los-angeles/

Saturday

Annenberg Space for Photography is hosting a panel on lifestyle and commercial photography with Gray Malin, Natalie James, Lauren Randolph and Stephanie Todaro and moderated by Ilana Saul (11am-1pm -$10)- http://annenbergphotospace.org/events/its-not-just-pretty-pictures-lifestyle-commercial-photography-panel/2015-08-29

Not to be confused with Fool’s Gold the band (listed above), Fool’s Gold Records is having its Day Off concert with headliners A-Trak, Action Bronson and Travi$ Scott at the Shrine- http://foolsgoldrecs.com/dayoff/

On the more quiet end of the performance spectrum,Temporary Space LA is having “An Early evening of Ambient” with performances by Daniel Lanois + Rocco Deluca, Musician’s Friend [Brian Foote + M. Geddes Gengras] and Ken Camden, as well as an open bar (free but RSVP)- http://temporaryspacela.com/events-2/

Nearby LACMA is having their late night party- Muse ‘til Midnight feat. Adrian Younge and Venice Dawn with DJ’s in the galleries and a party in the plaza ($45 for nonmembers/$35 with membership)- http://www.lacma.org/event/muse-til-midnight-3

Sunday

Thomas Dang, an artist in the Craft and Folk Art Museum’s excellent exhibition of art made by veterans, will be there all day with his pottery wheel giving demonstrations and talking about his ceramic work- http://www.cafam.org/programs/

Cinefamily is showing Robert Altman’s 1977 film 3 Women, his exploration of female identity starring Sissy Spacek and Shelley Duvall-http://www.cinefamily.org/films/women-of-cinefamily/#women-of-cinefamily-presents-3-women-hosted-by-alia-penner

It’s the last weekend to see Much Ado About Nothing as part of Griffith Park’s Shakepeare Festival (free)- http://www.iscla.org/

Jul 162015
 

Real Estate- Crime

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/16-7/19-15)-

Thursday

Real Estate are playing at the Santa Monica Pier with Hippo Campus (free)- http://tcs.santamonicapier.org/events/2015/7/16/real-estate-with-hippocampus

Fuzz are at the Troubadour with The Birth Defects- http://www.troubadour.com/event/877855-fuzz-los-angeles/

The Hammer Museum’s Summer of Soul continues with Sam Sparro, The Rebirth, and KCRW DJs (free)- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/07/summer-of-soul-sam-sparro-the-rebirth-kcrw-djs-aaron-byrd-and-chris-douridas/

Cold Showers are opening for Light Asylum at The Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/879779-light-asylum-echo-los-angeles/

Friday

At Skirball Cultural Center this week for the outdoor concert Into the Night, musical acts Tamaryn and Mystic Braves will perform while Joshua Light Show presents a “liquid light show” to accompany the music ($20)- http://www.skirball.org/programs/music/into-the-night-2015#

Superhumanoids are playing with Tropics at Figat7th’s free downtown event- http://artsbrookfield.com/event/figat7th-downtown-festival-3/

L7 are at the Fonda Theatre (tickets available for balcony only, or see them Thursday when tickets are available for the floor only)- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/278719

This week at Grand Performances is The Last Jimmy: A Hip Hop Musical with Dice Raw which “explores mass incarceration, the criminal justice system, and the prison-industrial complex through the eyes of young black males” (free)- http://www.grandperformances.org/hip-hop-musical

Friday through Sunday

MOCA’s Step and Repeat returns to their Geffen location for three days of numerous performances that include music, performance art, comedy, poetry and dance- $12 for one night or $30 for all three- check the link for the list of all the artists- https://mocamembers.myshopify.com/collections/step-and-repeat-2015

Saturday

Artists/Street Artists Haunted Euth and T.S. Clair’s joint exhibition “Heroine” is at Stone Malone Gallery and opens tonight- http://www.stonemalonegallery.com/new-events-1/

Photographer Marcus Haney is screening his film “No Cameras Allowed” at Annenberg Space for Photography and afterwards will be discussing his current career and how he broke into the business through concert photography ($10)- http://annenbergphotospace.org/events/no-cameras-allowed-screening-and-lecture-marcus-haney/2015-07-18

Downtown Long Beach’s Summer and Music Festival continues with a free screening of The Wizard of Oz, a performance by the band MOVE, and for $5 you can get wireless headphones to participate in Silent Disco- all in the promenade parking lot- http://lbpost.com/life/2000006555-this-saturday-s-bicycle-drive-in-and-wizard-of-oz-to-spice-up-dlba-s-summer-and-music-festival

Willie Nelson is playing at the Greek Theatre- http://www.greektheatrela.com/events/event_details.php?id=3038

The Autry’s outdoor movie this week is Three Amigoshttp://eatseehear.com/schedule/three-amigos/

Sunday

The 18th Street Arts Center is having their “Champagne Social” with guided studio tours and of course, champagne (free)- http://18thstreet.org/events/2015july19

The second day of the Viva Pomona! festival at the Glass House has headliners Iceage, and Christopher Owens (formerly of the band Girls)- http://www.theglasshouse.us/event/871657-viva-pomona-pomona/

Jesse Thorn of Maximumfun is giving his talk Make Your Thing that “focuses on how he turned his college radio show into an independent media
powerhouse” at Annnenberg Space for Photography ($10)- http://annenbergphotospace.org/events/maximumfuns-jesse-thorn-make-your-thing/2015-07-19

May 142015
 

Ex Hex- Don’t Wanna Lose

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/14-5/17)-

Thursday

Corners are playing the Echoplex with Tropical Popsicle- http://www.theecho.com/event/815597-corners-homecoming-show-los-angeles/

Or you could check out Woods at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/817153-woods-los-angeles/

Cinefamily is showing John Waters’ film Desperate Living with Mink Stole in attendance to introduce- http://www.cinefamily.org/films/peep-show/#desperate-living-mink-stole-in-person

Hammer Museum is showing the film The River Ran Red about the search for survivors of the Armenian genocide- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/05/the-river-ran-red/

Downtown Artwalk is on- https://www.facebook.com/downtownartwalk and afterwards you could listen to CalArts MFA writing grads read from their work at REDCAT (free)- http://www.redcat.org/event/calarts-writers-showcase-next-words

Friday

Ex Hex are at the Roxy with The Shivas- http://www.theroxy.com/event/739521-ex-hex-west-hollywood/

LA Live’s Dark Nights event includes live entertainment, street artists, and discounts on food, drink, and this time the Grammy Museum- http://www.lalive.com/events/la-live/detail/dark-nights-at-la-live-150515

Fartbarf are playing El Cid- http://www.elcidla.com/event/844019-fartbarf-frogtown-occult-los-angeles/

UK band Fat White Family are at the Troubadour- http://www.troubadour.com/event/795433-fat-white-family-los-angeles/

Saturday

Cathedrals are playing as part of the Getty Center’s free music night Saturdays off the 405http://www.getty.edu/visit/cal/events/ev_453.html

The Beverly Hills Art Show is back and is a nice way to see art work while enjoying the day in Beverly Gardens Park (also Sunday)- http://www.beverlyhills.org/exploring/beverlyhillsartshow/artshowinformation/web.jsp?NFR=1

Sewing Rebellion is having a free sewing workshop at Thank You For Coming in Atwater- http://www.thankyouforcoming.la/2015/05/sewing-rebellion-presents-kitchen-stitchn-at-tyfc/

Sunday

Once a year Museums of the Arroyo Day gives free admission to Heritage Square, The Gamble House, The Autry, Lummis Home, The LA Police Museum, and the Pasadena Museum of History from noon-5pm- http://www.museumsofthearroyo.com/

Complex in Glendale is having an afternoon/evening BBQ Synth Party with a list of bands including Cold Showers- https://www.facebook.com/events/1567046106896209