Sep 262019
 

Deadbeat Beat- You Lift Me Up

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/26-9/29/19)-

Thursday

Bombay Bicycle Club are playing at The Mayan with Blaenavon

Ghostly is celebrating its 2oth Anniversary with performances by Gold Panda, Geotic, Mary Lattimore, Shigeto, and DJ SV4 at The Regent Theater

Pop Up Magazine’s “live magazine show” returns to The Theatre at the Ace Hotel, this time with the theme The Escape Issue in collaboration with The California Sunday Magazine. Performers include comedians Jordan Carlos and Chris Duffy, poet Sarah Kay, photographers Lucas Foglia and Lisette Poole, and more

Nightmares on Wax and Luke Vibert are DJ’ing at 1720

Pacer, Simulcast, and Devon Williams are opening for Stolen Jars at The Satellite

 

Thursday-Saturday

Lambda Lit Fest Los Angeles celebrates LGBTQ writers and includes tons of free programming throughout the city including performances and workshops. A day long celebration on Saturday at Pico Union Project concludes the programming with a presentation by Tegan and Sara from their new memoir, performances by artists including Phranc, Dynasty Handbag and Tommy Pico, and a karaoke party.

 

Friday

Deadbeat Beat are playing at All Star Lanes with Gum Country, Shells, and Dummy

Van Nuys Arts Festival is taking place at the civic center with live music, interactive art, a 3D maze, and more- all free

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.

De Lux are opening for Friendly Fires at The Fonda Theatre

Hot Chip are playing with Holy Fuck at Shrine Expo Hall

 

Saturday

Blum & Poe are screening the LA premiere of Olompali: A Hippie Odyssey outdoors behind the gallery with a performance by folk band The Storytellers (free but RSVP required)

Deanna and Ed Templeton are signing their books at Arcana Books

The 38th Annual Watts Towers Day of The Drum Festival is taking place with free music and dance performances all day

Hammer Museum is having a free opening night party for the new Lari Pittman exhibition, which will include live DJs, drinks, and food trucks, as well as late night access to the gallery

The Berries, Justus Proffit, Alms, and Dummy are playing at The Hi Hat

Sunflower Bean, Ella Vos, and Ximena Sarinana are performing free as part of Tastes & Sounds Fall Crawl on South Lake Avenue in Pasadena

Deadbeat Beat are playing a free show in Long Beach at 4th Street Vine

Tegan and Sara are performing and telling stories to celebrate their new memoir at The Orpheum Theatre

 

Sunday

Artist Lari Pittman will be in conversation with curator Connie Butler at Hammer Museum to discuss his recently opened retrospective

At ICA LA’s free open house, celebrate new exhibitions No Wrong Holes: Thirty Years of Nayland Blake and Sadie Barnette: The New Eagle Creek Saloon and from 2-3pm artist Nayland Blake will be in conversation with curator Jamillah James

Events continue at Watts Towers Arts Centers Campus with The 43rd Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival

Michael Kiwanuka is opening for Gary Clark Jr. at the Hollywood Bowl

Pond are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Maraschino opening

 

Nov 292018
 

Molly Nilsson- Days of Dust

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/29-12/2/18)-

Thursday

Tennis System are opening for El Ten Eleven at the Teragram Ballroom

LACMA is hosting a free screening of the 1949 film Caught, featuring a character based on Howard Hughes. The event includes a post screening conversation with Karina Longworth and Edgar Wright, and a book signing of Seduction: Sex, Lies and Stardom in Howard Hughes’s Hollywood

Union Station is having its Annual Tree Lighting and Cocoa Concert (free and indoors due to the rain)

California hip-hop collective BROCKHAMPTON are performing at the Shrine Expo Hall

SWIMM and Mating Ritual are playing at the Bootleg Theater

 

Friday

Molly Nilsson is playing at Zebulon with Patience and Paige Emery opening

Starting today and running until Sunday at The Theatre at Ace Hotel is HYPERSPECTIVE, a “free immersive film festival experience” in a 360 degree dome theater that include short and long-format immersive films

Spendtime Palace are playing with Pinky Pinky and The Brazen Youth at the Bootleg Theater

Doe Paoro and Springtime Carnivore are playing at the Lodge Room

Death Valley Girls are playing at The Echo with Salt Lick, Secret Stare and Adult Parts opening

 

Saturday

For Day With(out) Art 2018, Hammer Museum will be screening the hour long video program Alternate Endings, Activist Risings which highlights the impact of art in AIDS activism through short videos commissioned from community organizations and collectives

Justus Proffit and Jay Som will be performing songs from their recent collaboration at the Moroccan Lounge with Fime and Nikolas Escudero opening

Grand Central Market is hosting it’s Fifth Annual Holiday Marketplace (also on Sunday)

Union Station is also having a holiday marketplace which includes a performance by The Bob Baker Marionette Theater

Milagres are playing at The Echo

Tomberlin is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Christian Lee Hutson opening

 

Sunday

Hauser & Wirth is hosting a Holiday Market showcasing LA based makers, nonprofits, and performers (also on Saturday)

The East Los Angeles Christmas Parade is taking place, starting at noon on Whittier Blvd

Photographer Luther Gerlach will be at The Getty to demonstrate how to make wet plate collodion negatives, ambrotypes and tintypes (free)

Celebrate Hanukkah at Skirball Cultural Center with musical performances, workshops and storytelling

Zebulon is hosting a free screening of Elia Kazan’s film Splendor in the Grass, with an introduction to the film by Natasha Gregson Wagner (actress Natalie Wood’s daughter) and film scholar Jim Hosney

Artist Ed Templeton will be signing his new book at Arcana

CicLAvia is back and shutting down streets to traffic in Chinatown, Boyle Heights and DTLA

Dec 032015
 

Purity Ring- Fineshrine

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/3-12/6/15)-

Thursday

Starting Thursday night and running until Sunday, Machine Project has turned its theater into a sports bar and will be showing sports themed art videos (free)

Made by DWC (Downtown Women’s Center) sells unique products created by homeless and low income women and tonight they are having their annual holiday party with snacks and bubbly- get some Xmas gifts and support a good cause!

The Dandy Warhols are playing at the Teregram Ballroom (also on Friday, sold out Saturday)

Mar Vista is having its first art walk

Artist Sandow Birk will be in conversation with writer and editor Gary Dauphin about the former’s book American Qur’an at the Hammer Museum. For the book Birk transcribed the entire Qur’an, using traditional colors, inks, and formatting, and set it against a backdrop of illustrations from everyday American life (that work is on view at OCMA)

X are playing at the Roxy (also Friday, Sunday, sold out Saturday)

Friday

A Christmas Carol, performed by Will & Company, The Music Center’s educational touring ensemble, is at The Huntington and includes a pre-show sing-along of favorite holiday tunes ($15)

Booker T. Jones is playing with Black Joe Lewis at UCLA’s Royce Hall

White Reaper is opening for together PANGEA at the Echoplex

Power 106′s Cali Christmas is at The Forum and features Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell Williams, Ty Dolla $ign, Travis Scott, Dej Loaf and more

Gary Clark Jr. is playing at the Fonda Theatre (also Thursday and Saturday)

Saturday

Purity Ring are playing at The Shrine along with Baths and HANA

Self Help Graphics in Boyle Heights is having an Annual Holiday Marketplace and there will also be printmaking and other art demos and workshops throughout the day

Artists Ed Templeton and Ethan Rafal will be signing their books at Arcana Books in Culver City

Artist and musician Phranc will be in conversation with curator Howard Fox at CAFAM (free with admission and RSVP)

DJ Four Tet AKA Kieran Hebden is playing a 6 hour set at Lot 613 downtown

Saturday and Sunday

Grand Central Market is having a pop up Holiday Marketplace with Santa, live music, and more. If you go on Saturday you can also see Elf at the Million Dollar Theatre afterwards.

The School for the Movement of the Technicolor People exhibit will have its closing dance performance, Meadow, at LACE in Hollywood

Sunday

MOCA Grand Avenue is hosting Sunday Studio, which will explore experimental film, photography, and collage through activities, performance and an artist talk with filmmaker Paul Clipson and musician Liz Harris (free)

LA Makers is having a holiday market at the Fowler Museum

Tacocat is opening for Sallie Ford at The Echo and !!! are at the Echoplex

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

Dec 182014
 

Fartbarf- Homeless in Heathrow

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/18-12/21)-

Thursday

Hammer Museum is showing Nightcrawler as part of its series The Contenders. Rene Russo and writer/director Dan Gilroy will be there for a Q & A after the screening- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/the-contenders/nightcrawler-with-dan-gilroy-rene-russo/

Ed Templeton is signing his book at MOCA Grand Avenue- http://edu.moca.org/calendar/2014-12-18

Friday

The Music Center Holiday Sing-Along provides live accompaniment and lyric sheets, you provide the singing (free)- http://www.musiccenter.org/events/activearts/holiday-sing-along/

For more holiday fun, John C. Reilly is hosting A Very Janky Christmas Spectacular- an additional show has been added to the sold out event- http://www.bootlegtheater.org/

Fishbone is at the Troubadour along with The Bots and others- http://www.troubadour.com/event/699099-fishbone-los-angeles/

Friday and Saturday

The City Ballet is performing The Nutcracker with a twist as The Nutcracker Swings– this time it takes place in 1946 during WWII in Hancock Park at the iconic Coconut Grove nightclub- with music by Tchaikovsky and Duke Ellington- http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/908770

Saturday

Fartbarf are at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach- http://www.alexsbar.com/event/187367

Stevie Wonder is performing Songs in the Key of Life at the Forum- http://www.fabulousforum.com/event/stevie-wonder.html

Elf is playing at the Aero theater- http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/elf-2

LACMA is showing two of Hitchcock’s greatest films- Notorious and Vertigo. $5 gets you tickets to both- http://www.lacma.org/event/notorious

Hooded Fang are at the Smell- http://thesmell.tunestub.com/event.cfm?id=183795&cart

Saturday and Sunday

AMRA has created a multisensory (including music and aromas) art show which will have visitors led through the exhibit in the dark. It’s at Human Resources for two nights- http://humanresourcesla.com/event-details/2014/11/21/122014-122114-amra-set-the-mood.html

Sunday

Drinking and collage and brunch come together at Thank You For Coming  for the last Drinkollage of the year- http://www.thankyouforcoming.la/2014/12/last-drinkollage-of-2014-scissors-magazines-glue-drinks/

The Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks Extravaganza! is at Nokia Live- http://www.nokiatheatrelalive.com/events/detail/the-brian-setzer-orchestra