Feb 112016
 

James Supercave- Better Strange

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/11-2/14/16)-

Thursday

James Supercave are playing at Resident in DTLA

The Downtown Art Walk has a music theme and includes a mini tribute to producer J Dilla. While at the art walk there will be shuttles to LERATA’s SKYLINE 2016 Preview Event which features an interactive architecture installation as well as a DJ, free cupcakes and hot chocolate. Also nearby is Oddwalk 2.0, a one night only show from Oddville. A Creative Space that includes over 100 local artists

It’s also the opening night of a four night event at the new Project Space on 7th Street. Tonight is the opening of  Aaron Rose’s La Rosa Social Club, an art bar/installation with a group of artists contributing work  (free but RSVP required)

The Hammer Museum is screening The Haunted Sword, a film of a live kabuki performance. Afterwards there will be free food and free limited-edition Kabuki-inspired Uniqlo t-shirts and tote bags.

Frank Gehry is in conversation with Michael Govan at LACMA (free but standby)

Naughty by Nature are at the Regent Theater with A-F-R-O

Friday

EVERBOOKS: Artists and Writers Read from Their Favorite Books includes artists Eleanor Antin, Lisa Anne Auerbach, John Baldessari, Miranda July and more reading short passages from books they think are inspiring at The Million Dollar Theatre. Free- RSVP with promo code ForYourArt or Goodreads

Meat Wave are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Young Jesus and Slothrust (solo) opening

The Egyptian Theatre is showing Blade Runner

Howler are playing at El Cid

Super Furry Animals are playing at the Roxy (also on Thursday)

Friday through Sunday

LA Art Book Fair returns to The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA with exhibits, talks and live music as well as loads of cool printed items to buy (free entry)

While downtown check out Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market presented by LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) where over 150 artists will have tables set up to sell their work ($5 donation for Friday preview, free Saturday and Sunday)

Saturday

Celebrate The Year of the Monkey in Chinatown– The Golden Dragon Parade runs from 1-3pm and there is also a festival all day with performances, workshops and more

Blum and Poe gallery in Culver City is premiering A Portrait of Henry Taylor, a film by August Blum which will be accompanied by live music sets by Detachable Men and The Florida Mistakes

John Waters new one-man show This Filthy World: Dirtier and Filthier, is at The Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State

For his show Hydration at Steve Turner gallery in Hollywood, Yung Jake is having his opening from 10pm-2am with DJs Softest Hard, Sonny Digital and Lil Yachty

Mrs.Magician are playing with Dead Heavens at The Hi Hat in Highland Park

Sunday

The LA Marathon is this Sunday so get out and cheer the runners or take a good look at the map and plan accordingly, it will be challenging to get around

The Metro is having a special free art tour of the works and architecture in their train stations for Valentine’s Day. The Independent Shakespeare Company
will be accompanying the tour and performing love scenes from select Shakespearean plays. First-come, first-served leaving from Union Station and ending at Hollywood/Western.

The Egyptian Theatre is showing Harold and Maude

Feb 042016
 

Baio- Endless Rhythm

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/4-2/2/7/16)-

Thursday

Baio is playing at the El Rey Theatre with Elohim

For the third in LACMA’s program series focusing on Frank Gehry’s three areas of interest—art, science, and music- the architect’s process and collaboration during the planning and construction of Walt Disney Concert Hall will be the focus. Gehry will be in conversation with two people with whom he worked closely during the years leading up to the hall’s opening: Esa-Pekka Salonen, former music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Deborah Borda, who came to Los Angeles in 2000 as LA Phil president and chief executive officer. They will be joined by LACMA’s senior curator of modern art, Stephanie Barron, curator of the Frank Gehry exhibition. This conversation will take place off site at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. ($25)

The New York–based art critic Ben Davis is speaking at Hammer Museum for his first book, 9.5 Theses on Art and Class (free)

Charlie Jane Anders, editor-in-chief of io9.com, is reading from her debut novel, All the Birds in the Sky at Skylight Books

Friday

Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours is back with DJs, art installations, musical performances, and more from 11:30 pm- 3am. Reservations are closed but tickets will be released for walk-ups after midnight

First Fridays returns to the Natural History Museum with music, lectures and cocktails- this time with music from The Hood Internet and Boulevards

Friday and Saturday

From Berlin to LA is a free electronic music festival taking place at various venues around LA. It also includes panels and workshops about DJing or digital production all related to Berlin or Berlin- influenced electronic music.

Saturday

The team who created the teahouse in Griffith Park will be showering flower petals for Petal Drop LA in the alley between two 1910 theaters on Broadway between 5th and 6th

To celebrate Black History Month, WordTheatre is presenting And All That Jazz an evening of jazz themed stories, poetry and music, at The Hall of Liberty in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Several famous actors are performing in the production. (free)

Ebony Repertory Theatre is having a free film screening of An Evening of Dance on Film, which focuses on early dancers of color in film with a talk afterwords with jazz archivist Mark Cantor

San Gabriel is having a Lunar New Year Party to celebrate the Year of the Monkey (free)

Lolipop Records is hosting a night at Teragram Ballroom with several of their bands performing including Mystic Braves, Corners and Peach Kelli Pop

Sunday (if you are not watching the Super Bowl)

The Rock n Roll Flea Market is at The Regent Theater downtown and you could go after a Boozy Brunch Bingo -$25 gets you bottomless mimosas, food and a cookie (or $40 for two people)

The monthly flea market at Pasadena City College is also this weekend (free)

Jan 212016
 

Shigeto- Detroit Part 1

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/21-1/24/16)-

Thursday

Giant Robot Biennale 4 at the Japanese American National Museum closes this weekend but today you can see it with free admission all day (last admission at 7:30pm)

Inspired by the ambient glow of Dan Flavin’s “monument” for V. Tatlin (1969), Monument is a yearlong series of performances by Los Angeles–based musicians and sound artists in the current installation of MOCA’s permanent collection. This week’s free performances are by Anenon (Brian Allen Simon) and $3.33 (Celia Rae Hollander)

New Yorker writer Larissa MacFarquhar will be reading from her book, Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices and the Overpowering Urge to Help at Hammer Museum (free)

Friday

Chrome Sparks is at The Echo

designLAb, at the Pacific Design Center, celebrates its fifth year on Friday, January 22, from 5 to 9:30 PM with new art, architecture, design, sound and taste exhibitions as well as one-night only special performances (free)

All Them Witches are at The Roxy

Annuals are playing at The Silverlake Lounge along with Strange Hotel, The Knitts, Triptides and Eyes on the Shore

Friday through Sunday

PhotoLA is back at The Reef downtown. Cheaper tickets can still be found on Goldstar for Friday and Sunday

Saturday

There’s a newish flea market in Glassell Park called The Artsy Flea. $1 gets you in and there is free parking

The Aero Theatre is showing Lawrence of Arabia

The Egyptian Theatre is showing a double feature of Kurosawa films- Rashoman and Ikiru

Sunday

Shigeto is playing at The Echo with Groundislava opening

Gehry and Science, at LACMA, features a conversation between Frank Gehry and acclaimed scientist Arnold J. Levine, the second of the talks the museum is having in conjunction with the Gehry exhibition (free but standby only)

Art Catalogues at LACMA is having a discussion and book signing with artists The Haas Brothers and Liza Lou

Sep 242015
 

Glass Animals- Hazey

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/24-9/9/27/15)-

Thursday

Pop Up Magazine is an evening of music, true stories, photography, documentary film,radio, and more presented live onstage at the Ace Hotel Theater and sponsored by LA TImes California Sunday Magazine- https://www.acehotel.com/calendar/losangeles/pop-up

Echo Park Film Center is showing The Exiles, a film about young Native Americans in Bunker Hill in the late 1950s, at Union Station (free)http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/events/epfc-filmcicle-and-metro-present-the-exiles-at-union-station/

Cut Chemist are playing in Venice at the Del Monte Speakeasy for $3 if you RSVP with Redbull Sound Select- https://www.redbullsoundselect.com/events/2015/09/red-bull-sound-select-presents-los-angeles

OOFJ are headlining a show at Arts At Play II- http://www.ticketfly.com/event/921367-oofj-muna-sahy-uhns-los-angeles/

Friday

Glass Animals are playing at the Wiltern- http://www.wiltern.com/events/eventdetail/?viewNav=/eventdetail eventId=09004EA4D62942D6&oid=0

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, of Throbbing Gristle (who is also performing on Saturday), will be speaking with writer Simon Reynolds at the Hammer Museum (free)- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/09/genesis-breyer-p-orridge-simon-reynolds/

The Rooftop Film Experience is showing Pulp Fiction on the roof of the Montalban Theater in Hollywood. $17 gets you a chair, headphones and blanket (although that last item will probably not be necessary)- http://www.timeout.com/newyork/shop/sept-pulp-fiction-1994

Mew are playing with The Dodos at the Fonda Theatre- http://www.goldenvoice.com/#/event/279569

Saturday

Museum Day Live!, hosted by the Smithsonian Magazine offers free admission to several museums around the country with a ticket. In Los Angeles The Grammy Museum, Museum of Latin American Art, Autry Muesum, and more are included (sign up for your ticket)- http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/

Titus Andronicus are playing a free “stripped down, intimate, brunch set” at Permanent Records at noon before their sold out Roxy show- https://www.facebook.com/events/967128923310334/

Tarfest is back at the La Brea Tarpits with bands, performances and live painting by artists including Greg “Craola” Simkins (free)- http://www.launchla.org/tarfest/

Chinatown’s 77th Annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival has a moon viewing (with telescopes from Griffith Park Observatory), artisans, cooking demos, food trucks, a beer garden and bands including Funeral Party- http://www.chinatownla.com/calendar.php?eventcategoryId=4&date=2015-09-26&eventId=331

Shamir is performing at the El Rey Theatre- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/280664

Saturday and Sunday

ALL THE INSTRUMENTS AGREE: an exhibition or a concert is “back-to-back live performances by local, national, and international sound artists, music collectives, art bands, and visual artists whose practices extend to the production of sound” alternating between two outdoor stages in the Hammer courtyard. Participating artists include industrial music pioneer Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Cairo-based artist Hassan Khan, whose live-mixed multi-track work Taraban will be performed for the first time in the U.S.; and GLITTERBUST, a new project by Kim Gordon and Alex Knost- http://hammer.ucla.edu/instruments/

Two events at Watts Towers- The 34th Annual Watts Towers Day of the Drum Festival (Saturday) & The 39th Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival (Sunday) with food, vendors and activities as well as the musical performances (free)- http://www.wattstowers.org/#!events/c1rvj

Sunday

A supermoon full eclipse is happening tonight (not to happen again until 2033) and Griffith Park is hosting a viewing party with live piano music- http://www.griffithobservatory.org/events/Lunar_Eclipse_September_2015.html

Or you could check out the eclipse in Frogtown at the Bowtie Project on the LA River while picnicking, eating s’mores (provided) and listening to “slightly spooky stories” at Reading By Moonrise. Telescopes will also be provided ($5)https://www.facebook.com/events/446412388871682/

Gehry and Art: Irving Lavin and Frank Gehry in Conversation at LACMA is sold out but there will be a standby line starting at 12pm (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/lavin-and-gehry

Abbot Kinney’s annual festival is on- http://www.abbotkinney.org/

As of today there are still seats at the Hollywood Bowl for the Grace Jones and Future Islands show- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/grace-jones-future-islands/2015-09-27

Sep 102015
 

The Drums- There Is Nothing Left

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/10-9/13/15)-

Thursday

MOCA is screening Stan VanDerBeek: Newsreel of Dreams at their Grand Avenue location ($12)- http://www.moca.org/program/screening-stan-vanderbeek-newsreel-of-dreams

For the last free concert of the summer at Santa Monica Pier, the tUnE-yArDs are performing along with Avid Dancer- http://tcs.santamonicapier.org/events/2015/9/10/tune-yards

The Hammer is having a forum titled 9/11, The Saudi Connection with Senator Bob Graham and Robert Baer. Baer was the CIA veteran played by George Clooney in Syrianahttp://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/09/911-the-saudi-connection-with-senator-bob-graham-and-robert-baer/

Downtown’s Artwalk is back for its monthly event- https://www.facebook.com/downtownartwalk

The Church are playing at the Roxy- http://www.theroxy.com/event/856989-church-west-hollywood/

Friday

The Drums are playing a free show (with RSVP) along with Nathaniel Rateliff @ The Night Sweats in Laguna Beach- http://mailer.thefader.com/pages/rsvp/rsvp-world-surf-league-the-fader-it-s-on-w-nathaniel-rateliff-the-night-sweats-friday-september-11-2015

The More Than A Cone Art Festival, a benefit for animal advocacy groups, is taking place at the Autry and includes a runway show, live music, live painting and an art show. $35 includes beer/wine- http://www.morethanacone.com/

Friday through Sunday

It’s the Hollywood Bowl’s Fireworks Finale with the B-52s and the Psychedelic Furs playing with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/fireworks-finale-b-52s-psychedelic-furs/2015-09-12

LACE in Hollywood is having its second Resonant Forms festival of performance art and electronic music- $20/night or $30 for the weekend- http://welcometolace.org/event/resonant-forms/?mc_cid=aba5270c7d&mc_eid=873cf135b9

Saturday

Tokyo Police Club are playing at the Regent Theater- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/866921-tokyo-police-club-los-angeles/

Outdoor movies begin in Barnsdall Park with Shaun of the Dead. $15 for the movie or spend $25 and include the wine tasting- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/september-12th-barnsdall-art-park-foundation-presents-shaun-of-the-dead-tickets-18257838687?ref=ebtnebtckt

Pasadena’s City Hall outdoor movie this week is The Princess Bridehttp://www.eventbrite.com/e/eat-see-hear-the-princess-bride-outdoor-movie-tickets-16367671145

Before the movie you could check out the Armory’s 2015 Monster Drawing Rally benefit where artwork is first created live by over 100 artists and then can be purchased for $75. Or you can just watch for $10 and there will be beer- http://www.armoryarts.org/visit/2015-events/2015-monster-drawing-rally/

Peach Kelli Pop are playing as part of the Razorcake Residency lineup at Pehrspace ($5)- https://www.facebook.com/events/1674413832794387/

Gap Dream are headlining a show at The Smell ($5)- http://www.thesmell.org/

Sunday

Architect Frank Gehry will be speaking with architecture critic Paul Goldberger about his career (free but standby only, line starts at 1pm)- http://www.lacma.org/event/gehry-and-goldberger

It’s the second and last day of Long Beach Comic Con- http://longbeachcomiccon.com/