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Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/11-4/14/19)-
Skirball is hosting the panel discussion Black is Beautiful: Then and Now in conjunction with the opening of Black is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite. The panel includes the artist’s son and director of the Kwame Brathwaite Archive, Kwame S. Brathwaite, along with fashion designer Mimi Plange, photographer Tyler Mitchell, and costume designer Ruth Carter. ($20)
Goon are playing with Dead Soft at the Moroccan Lounge
MOCA Grand Avenue is hosting BlackStar Film Festival. The screening to be followed by a discussion with the founder Maori Karmael Holmes (free)
Damon & Naomi are playing at Zebulon with Exploding Flowers
Wicca Phase Springs Eternal is playing at the Echoplex with Horse Head and MIRSY
ICA LA is hosting Art Buzz, a happy hour tour of Patty Chang: The Wandering Lake with curator Jamillah James and Director of Learning and Engagement Asuka Hisa, with refreshments to follow
Prettiest Eyes are playing at El Cid with Meatbodies, Chud, and The Chonks
Drugdealer is performing at the Teragram Ballroom
Friday through Sunday
Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair 2019 is happening at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. The free event includes conversations, workshops, performances and other programs and is a great place to find and purchase art books.
Bergamot Station is having a Spring Open House, a free event with opening receptions, artist talks, and more
Curator David J. Getsy will be giving a public lecture at West Hollywood City Council Chambers titled Rubbish and Dreams: The Genderqueer Performance Art of Stephen Varble in 1970s New York, from 2-4:30pm. The talk is in conjunction with the exhibit he curated for ONE Gallery– The Gutter Art of Stephen Varble: Genderqueer Performance in the 1970s, Photographs by Greg Day. A Q&A with Getsy will follow the lecture.
Emily Reo is having a record release party at Junior High with performances by Foxes in Fiction and Lush Agave
Old school hip hop legends Eric B. & Rakim are performing at The Novo
Saturday and Sunday
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books returns to the USC Campus with tons of free and ticketed events and readings, plus music, chef demos, booksellers, and more.
Zebulon continues their month of free screenings of Jim Jarmusch films with Down By Law
Summer Cannibals are playing The Redwood Bar & Girl
Cruz de Navajas are playing with Pelada, All Your Sisters, Some Ember and Temple of Angeles at the Echoplex