Bass Drum of Death- Just Business
Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/24-4/27/19)-
For MOCA’s 40th Anniversary they are hosting a series of exhibitions organized by LA based artists and MOCA curators with work drawn from their permanent collection. Tonight multimedia artist Elliot Hundley will lead a walkthrough of his exhibition Open House: Elliott Hundley at the Grand Avenue location (free tonight and every Thursday evening)
At Art+Practice, multidisciplinary artists Alima Lee and Kya Lou will be discussing their individual practices as well as their process and experiences documenting black life in Los Angeles. This talk is part of the programming for the exhibition Time is Running Out of Time: Experimental Film and Video from the L.A. Rebellion and Today.
Olden Yolk and The Lentils are opening for Chris Cohen at Lodge Room
Feels are playing with Ex Hex at the Teragram Ballroom
Artist Stan Douglas will be speaking at Hammer Museum
Local Natives are playing a free show at Amoeba Records in Hollywood
Bass Drum of Death are playing at Lodge Room with Jimmy Whispers opening
Hand Habits are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Lomelda and Tasha opening
The Dodgers are playing the Pittsburgh Pirates at Dodger Stadium with fireworks to follow
Bikini Kill are playing at the Hollywood Palladium
Slick Rick will be at Amoeba Records in Hollywood to celebrate and sign copies of The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick for its 30th Anniversary
Friday through Sunday
For the first time Photoville, the free annual photo festival with galleries built from repurposed shipping containers, is heading to Los Angeles. It will be taking place at the Annenberg Space for Photography this weekend and next with programming that includes nighttime projections, talks, workshops, family activities and a beer garden. At the same time the exhibition CONTACT HIGH: A Visual History of Hip-Hop, which showcases the work of hip hop photographers, will open at Annenberg Space for Photography with special hours to coincide with the festival.
Dream Phases and Franky Flowers are playing at The House of Machines
The artists of Keystone Art Space are having an open studio night from 6-10pm
White Denim are playing at the Teragram Ballroom
Automatic and Gomme are playing at The Monty Bar
Arcana Books is hosting a launch party from 4-6pm for issue 2 of Creative Director Alexander McWhirter’s thematic annual art and fashion journal, Public.
Compltr is playing at All Star Lanes with Sheer, Trends, and June Swoon
Saturday and Sunday
Grand Park is hosting the free two day festival, Grand Park’s Our L.A. Voices- a Pop-up Arts+Culture Fest, featuring short film, dance, music, spoken word and theatre performances, and visual art, created by L.A. artists. There will also be a marketplace with artwork for sale.
Jackalope are bringing their free local artisan Spring Fair to Old Pasadena’s Central Park
Celebrate the Thai New Year all day at the Songkran Festival in Thai Town which includes a parade, beauty pageant, live music, dance performances, food, and more
Emily Wells is playing the Bootleg Theater with KERA opening
Zebulon has a free screening of Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man
Telekinesis are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with SONTALK and The Pretty Flowers
Big Red Machine (Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and Aaron Dessner of The National) are performing at the Hollywood Palladium