Nov 192015
 

Broncho- Class Historian

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/19-11/22/15)-

Thursday

Broncho are playing at the Teregram Ballroom with The Shelters and Pearl Charles

Author Rick Moody will be reading from and discussing his new book Hotels of America at Skirball Cultural Center (free and free to see the new exhibit)

As part of the Hammer Museum’s film series I Am Armenian, they are showing Vodka Lemon.  A Q&A with Dr. Carla Garapedian and linguistics scholar Amir Sharifi follows the screening and complimentary coffee, tea, and Armenian pastries will be served after the program (free)

Artist Pae White will speak about artist Manny Farber at MOCA where the latter’s work is currently being shown (free and free museum admission)

Alvvays are at the Echo with Los Angeles Police Department

Hunter Hunted are playing at Club Bahia with Steady Holiday

Dragonette are at the Roxy

Thursday-Sunday

Joey Arias: Billy Holiday Centennial has the downtown New York cabaret singer, performance and drag artist performing Holiday’s songs in this cabaret production at REDCAT ($25)

Friday

Katherine Brinson, curator of contemporary art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, will provide an overview of Los Angeles-based artist Alex Hubbard’s practice and talk with him about his work as part of Artadia’s Art & Dialogue Program at LACMA (free)

The Cult are playing with Primal Scream at the Hollywood Palladium

Fever the Ghost are playing at the Echo with Fartbarf, HOTT MT, and Charlie Bird

The Polyphonic Spree are at the El Rey Theatre

We Were Promised Jetpacks are at the Teregram Ballroom with Seoul

Saturday

It’s time for the annual Great Los Angeles Walk. This year it starts at the renovated Cliftons and then proceeds to take Olympic all the way to Santa Monica. A good way to get some exercise and get a new perspective on Los Angeles

Pancakes & Booze Art Show is back (also on Friday) downtown with artists, live music, body painting and of course booze and free pancakes  ($5)

La Luz de Jesus Gallery is hosting a book signing, performance and screening to celebrate the release of the book People Like Us – The Cult of The Rocky Horror Picture Show by Lauren Everett. Songs from the musical will be performed by Claire McKeown (Honey Child), and there will be a screening of Frank-N-Furter’s Shadow and other short films. (free)

Sunday

Designer Con, the annual art and design convention that combines “collectible toys and designer goods with urban, underground and pop art” has its second day at the Pasadena Convention Center

Mr Little Jeans is playing at the El Rey Theatre

Jun 182015
 

Cayucas- Cayucos

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/18-6/21/15)-

Thursday

The Art of Melrose is a series of themed events taking place on the third Thursday of the month this summer, from Fairfax to Highland on Melrose with a focus on a three block section. This time for Focus on Fashion it will be Gardner, Martel and Fuller and the businesses will be offering everything from discounts and gifts with purchase to free food and drink  – https://www.facebook.com/events/859366760820083/

Cornerstone Theater Company is performing California:The Tempest based on Shakespeare’s play, for free in Grand Park (through the 20th)- http://grandparkla.org/event/shakespeare-in-grand-park/

Venice Art Crawl has art events, music, entertainment and local business discounts – http://www.veniceartcrawl.com/

Friday

The Gas Lamp Killer Experience is the DJ/Producer playing with a 10 piece band-FREE as part of Grand Performances summer program at California Plaza- http://www.grandperformances.org/gaslamp-killer

Fever the Ghost, Fartbarf, and Harriet Brown are playing at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/827025-fever-ghost-los-angeles/

Surfer Blood are playing with Gothic Tropic at the Troubadour- http://www.troubadour.com/event/838397-surfer-blood-los-angeles/

The Container Yard is celebrating its one year anniversary party with a party that will include music, art and food trucks ($5 with a portion of the proceeds going to Self Help Graphics)- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tcy-1-year-anniversary-tickets-17220655444

Jonathan Richman is at the El Rey Theater- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/278791

Saturday

Cayucas are playing a free show at One Colorado in Pasadena for KCRW’s Summer Nights- http://summernights.kcrw.com/events/2015/6/20/kcrw-summer-nights

Nearby is the Pasadena Chalk Festival at Paseo Colorado which features some incredible sidewalk murals (also on Sunday)- http://www.pasadenachalkfestival.com/

The band for Saturdays off the 405 at the Getty Center is Shannon and the Clams (free/ parking at the center after 5 is $10)- http://www.getty.edu/visit/cal/events/ev_480.html

Culver City’s Summer Crawl includes a free figure sketching class at Graphaids, discounts at some of the local businesses and other events in the area while you check out the art galleries- several shows are opening that night as well- http://culvercityartsdistrict.com/summer-crawl-2015/

Sunday

Underworld and Jungle are at the Hollywood Bowl- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/underworld-jungle/2015-06-21

All weekend and through the end of the month is The Hollywood Fringe Festival which has a VERY extensive list of programming (over 250 shows!)- http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/

Apr 162015
 

Bad Religion- Los Angeles is Burning

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/16-4/19)-

Thursday

William Pope L.’s Migrant (2105), which was made for his current exhibit, will be performed at MOCA – free and free evening admission- http://edu.moca.org/calendar/2015-04-16

The Replacements are playing at the Hollywood Palladium- http://www.thehollywoodpalladium.com/events/the-replacements-2/#.VS9d4GaDRFU

Toro y Moi are at the Fonda Theatre- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/268563

The Live Read series at LACMA continues this week with Major League guest directed by Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike). A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door two hours before start time- http://www.lacma.org/event/live-read-major-league

Friday

Bad Religion are playing at the Fonda Theatre with OFF!- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/268555

Peaking Lights are playing at The Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/815591-sensations-fix-los-angeles/

WAND and Dunes are playing along with two other bands for $8 at The Smell- http://thesmell.tunestub.com/event.cfm?id=202711&cart

Saturday

Record Store Day is back and there are lots of venues doing something special to celebrate. Origami Vinyl is having DJ sets, bands (including Fever the Ghost), giving gift bags to the first group of customers and there will be a free ice cream truck. Permanent Records is also having performers including John Doe and Exene from X.  Amoeba Records isn’t on the list but is having events at the store as well as one across the street at Space 15 Twenty. The official list of venues is here- http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues

You may not have heard of many of the bands playing Brokechella, BUT it is an annual event that gets bigger every year, just like its namesake, and it’s a pretty good deal. For $20 you get art shows, bands, comedy and variety, giant jenga puzzles, a vendor fair, Puppychella for dog owners, and more-all in Downtown’s Warehouse District-  http://brokechella.com/

Always wanted to see the inside of the Magic Castle but never scored an invite from a magician? One way to get a peek is to check out their Swap Meet taking place 9am-3pm (from the Terrace to the Peller Theatre) where you can also shop around for a variety of magic related items ($8)- http://www.magiccastle.com/visiting/calendar.cfm?id=1475

If you are around WeHo and see people dressed in black with bowler hats and wearing artistic looking sandwich boards, they are part of the 100 Walkers performance piece. More info here- http://www.onehundredwalkers.com/100-walkers-west-hollywood/

Saturday and Sunday

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is back with a huge list of free and ticketed (many only $1) events and readings- authors include Tavis Smiley, Billy Idol, Octavia Spencer, Kate Mulgrew, Amber Tamblyn, Patton Oswalt, Vikram Chandra, Roy Choi and many, many, more- http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/tickets-and-schedule/schedule/

Sunday

CAFAM (Craft and Folk Art Museum) is hosting a gallery tour and conversation  with exhibition juror Cat Jimenez, Executive Director of the Lucie Foundation, and a group of exhibiting artists from the show Focus Iran: Contemporary Photography and Video (free with RSVP)- http://www.cafam.org/programs/

Sep 252014
 

Temples- Shelter Song

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/25-9/28)-

Thursday

Temples, Wampire and Fever the Ghost play are at the Fonda Theatre- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/251381

We Open Art Houses (WOAH) presents Bring Your Own Beamer (BYOB): the work of experimental animators, video artists, and musical performers at downtown art space Werkartz- you must RSVP and there is a  $5 suggested donation (and free beer)- https://www.facebook.com/events/977441112272915/

The Kooks are at the Wiltern- http://www.thewiltern.net/events/the-kooks/

Simian Mobile Disco (performing Whorl) at El Rey- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/252148

Friday

Wu-Tang Clan are playing The Forum- http://www.fabulousforum.com/event/wutangclan.html

Saturday

As part of the AxS Festival, Machine Project has organized various programs at the famous Gamble House (of Procter & Gamble) in Pasadena until 10/5. This Saturday they are all free, including dance performances, a secret restaurant conveyor belt, poetry and video installations; or just go to see the contemporary art in various places around the house- http://machineproject.com/gamblehouse/

Art, music, and performance art come together for the third Step and Repeat at MOCA. This event includes Le1f, Yung Jake and Barbara T. Smith among the artists performing- http://mocastepandrepeat.tumblr.com/

Panel Discussion: Women in Graffiti and Street Art at Flower Pepper Gallery in Pasadena. Artists attending- Sand One, ShadowMonsterBear, Jennifer Korsen, and Cindy Love- http://www.flower-pepper.com/portfolios/exhibits-events/?cpt_item=women-in-graffiti-and-street-art

Die Antwoord are at the Hollywood Palladium- http://www.thehollywoodpalladium.com/events/die-antwoord/#.VCPV_OdfnU4

Sunday

Don Bachardy is speaking at LACMA and signing his book Hollywoodhttp://www.lacma.org/event/don-bachardy

The Pixies are playing the Hollywood Bowl along with Gogol Bordello and Cat Power- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/2014-09-28

It’s the 30th Anniversary of the Abbot Kinney Festival- http://www.abbotkinney.org/