Mar 052020
 

Young Guv- Every Flower I See

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/5-3/8/20)-

Thursday

The Paranoyds are playing at the free premiere of the skateboarding/surfing/roadtrip film This Way- A Western Film at 2027 E. 7th Street

Patrick Jagoda, Professor of English and Cinema & Media Studies at the University of Chicago, and Weston Game Lab director Ashlyn Sparrow will discuss a series of the lab’s innovative digital and analog game projects- including games with implications for learning and social justice at Hammer Museum

Black Violin, led by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin), blend classical music with hip hop and will be performing at the Theatre at Ace Hotel

MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson is leading a walkthrough of Seven Stations: Selections from MOCA’s Collection at the Grand Avenue location

The Sea and Cake are playing at Zebulon with L.A. Takedown

The Aero Theatre is showing Ingmar Bergman’s Persona

 

Friday

No Win are playing at Gold Diggers with On Drugs and Criminal Hygiene

Smokescreens, Venetian Blinds, Massage, and Dummy are playing at Permanent Records Roadhouse

First Fridays is back at the Natural History Museum with performances by Wajatta (featuring Reggie Watts and John Tejada), French Vanilla, and Café Molly; DJ Novena Carmel is joined by Guest DJ Josh Peace in the DJ Lounge; as well as a discussion on the Future of Medicine, and more.

Residency in Inglewood is having an Open House Party with a project by Devon Tsuno in the main gallery and work from Texas Isaiah, Devin Reynolds, Bradley Ward and Yasmine Diaz in the annex, as well as a burger pop up, a DJ, and more

Healing Gems are playing a free rush hour concert (4-6pm) at Union Station

Seratones are performing at the Bootleg Theater with Pet Dress opening

Gold Cage, No Swoon, LMI and Nico Turner are playing at The Smell

 

Saturday

Artist T. Kim-Trang Tran will be discussing her exhibition at LAMAG

Shannon Lay is opening for Jonathan Wilson at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (he is also playing Friday with Valley Queen opening)

As part of the Egyptian Theatre’s programming for Noir City: Hollywood – The 22nd Annual Los Angeles Festival of Film Noir, they are showing a triple feature tonight of M (1931), M (1951), and El Vampiro Negro

Thundercat is performing at The Wiltern

Gus Seyffert & Friends are performing at the Bootleg Theater

Boan and Dancing Tongues are opening for Bambara at The Echo

 

Sunday

The LA Marathon is taking place and the route runs from downtown to Santa Monica, adjust your travel plans accordingly or cheer the runners on

The Annual Festival of the Kite is happening in Redondo Beach

The Aero Theatre is having a free screening of Yung Chang’s documentary This Is Not A Movie about British journalist Robert Fisk’s dangerous career covering conflicts around the world over several decades. A discussion with the director will follow.

Young Guv is playing at Zebulon with Spiritual Cramp

Palehound is playing with Adult Mom after teaching a free workshop on writing a pop song at Junior High

 

May 092019
 

Worn-Tin- Cycles

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/9-5/12/19)-

Thursday

LACMA is having a free screening of Raging Bull which includes a pre-screening conversation with producer/director Irwin Winkler and screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi

Destroyer is performing at Lodge Room

There is a free screening at the Japanese American National Museum of the documentary Masters of Modern Design: The Art of the Japanese American Experience, with a Q&A with the filmmakers and some of the people interviewed for the film to follow

As part of the Artists on Artists series at MOCA Grand Avenue, Miljohn Ruperto will be discussing the exhibition Open House: Elliott Hundley currently on view (free admission to the museum on Thursdays)

Al Green is playing at The Greek Theatre with Jessy Wilson

Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk is back with several galleries staying open late

Yamashiro’s Night Market returns to the hills above Hollywood tonight from 5-10pm- catch a free shuttle from Mosaic Church to get there

 

Friday

Worn-Tin is playing with Chaos Chaos at The Hi Hat

Composer Nico Muhly will be performing at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

There is a midnight showing of Office Space for its 20th Anniversary at Vista Theatre

Aquarium of the Pacific’s free Shark Lagoon Nights is a chance to have a drink and snacks while checking out the sharks

Sugar Candy Mountain, Flaural, and Hooveriii are performing at The Echo

The Courtneys, Ian Sweet, and Automatic are playing at Zebulon

Phantom Planet are playing at Lodge Room

 

Saturday

ONE Gallery is hosting Rear Opening: A Performance Tribute to the Gutter Art of Stephen Varble, an afternoon program with performances by mutimedia artist Jason Jenn, aka the Troubadour Trixter, songs by Yozmit, the internationally celebrated visual artist, avant-garde party-artist, and singer/songwriter, and a musical tribute by Enrique Jesus Hernandez, the latinx, performance rock artist and domestic abuse activist. This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Gutter Art of Stephen Varble: Genderqueer Performance Art in the 1970s, Photographs by Greg Day currently on view in the gallery.

At Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, artist Sandra de la Loza will be in conversation with poet, teacher and community activist Sesshu Foster in conjunction with de la Loza’s exhibition Mi Casa Es Su Casa

Angelo De Augustine is playing at Lodge Room

Bad Suns are playing at The Wiltern with Carlie Hanson opening

 

Sunday

Eels are playing at The Theatre at Ace Hotel with Robert Ellis opening

East Los Angeles Art Walk takes place the second Sunday of every month and is a chance see work by local artists and  support local businesses in the neighborhood

Illuminati Hotties are opening for American Football at The Regent

Bootleg Theater is showing Fritz Lang’s 1929 film Woman In The Moon

Xeno & Oaklander, SRSQ, Chasms, and Fawns of Love are performing for Part Time Punks 14 Year Anniversary Show at the Echoplex

Dec 102015
 

Death Cab for Cutie- The Ghosts of Beverly Drive

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/10-12/13/15)-

Thursday

Death Cab for Cutie are at the Orpheum Theatre

Downtown Art Walk is back- this time in addition to the art, you can check out a holiday concert on the world’s largest harp (at 6 and 8pm at City National Tower)

At LACMA, Art + Technology Lab grant recipient Nana Oforiatta-Ayim is launching phase one of her project, Cultural Encyclopaedia, a large-scale documentation and archive effort dedicated to mapping cultural production on the African continent. The second part of the program will feature a short film documenting Oforiatta-Ayim’s use of the kiosk as a model for the traveling museum as well as a collector of culture and history. (free but ticket required)

Friday

There is a free party hosted by the Triforium Project for the 40th anniversary of Joseph Young’s sculpture. There will be music, speakers, cake, and a chance to learn about the project which hopes to restore the sculpture to its former musical and light glory.

Fig at 7th is having a holiday market today and Saturday (free)

LACMA is showing Fritz Lang’s film M in conjunction with the exhibition New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic, 1919–1933 ($10)

KROQ Locals Only is hosting bands Lights and The Mowgli’s at the Wiltern

Saturday

The Million Dollar Theatre is showing Die Hard and Gaslamp Killer is Dj’ing a pre-party with holiday cocktails

Bergamot Station is having a Holiday Open House with music, free portrait painting, food and drinks to enjoy while checking out the galleries

There are still tickets available for the Carol Bus which will make stops around downtown LA while you sing Christmas Carols guided by two professional singers from the LA Master Chorale. $55 gets you on the bus, cookies, hot chocolate, a song book and a stop at a bar for hot toddies/mulled wine

The Juan Maclean are one of the musical guests for A Club Called Rhonda at Los Globos

HEALTH are playing the Teregram Ballroom

Saturday and Sunday

The 11th annual Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival is at LACMA with tons of free films and shorts showing on both days in two of their theaters

The Holiday Renegade Craft Fair is in Grand Park (free)

Additional tickets have been released for KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas– bands include Silversun Pickups, Foals, Cage the Elephant, The 1975, Weezer, and many more

Sunday

Peach Kelli Pop are playing at The Smell with Post Life, MELTED, and The Grinning Ghosts

Jun 052014
 

Tobacco- Hawker Boat

Things to do this weekend in Los Angeles (6/5-6/8)-

Thursday

Cut Chemist at Amoeba Hollywood (free)- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-2975/

Friday

Tobacco headlines Natural History Museum’s First Fridays first indoor/outdoor set with DeLux- http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/first-fridays/june-2014

On the Waterfront screening for the 60th Anniversary at LACMA with special guest Eva Marie Saint- http://www.lacma.org/event/waterfront-1

Friday and Saturday

If you are missing the scares of Halloween you can spend the night at the old zoo in Griffith Park for the Great Horror Campout, which has varying levels of scares including a “chicken” tent area for the more faint of heart- http://greathorrorcampout.com/#

Saturday

Make Music Pasadena’s free music festival has a great line up including a bunch of bands mentioned in the past on this site including Surfer Blood, Moses Sumney, and So Many Wizards- http://www.makemusicpasadena.org/program.php

Eat/See/Hear presents Rushmore outside at the Autry- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/eat-see-hear-rushmore-outdoor-movie-tickets-11112707407

Modernica’s 25th Anniversary Factory Sale with loads of cool furniture and hidden coupons on the showroom floor- http://blog.modernica.net/factory-sale/

Saturday and Sunday

The Aero theatre is showing the works of Fritz Lang- Saturday it’s a double feature of M and The Testament of Dr. Mabuse and on Sunday Metropolishttp://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/master-of-darkness-the-testaments-of-fritz-lang

Sunday

The Faint (also Friday and Saturday) with Reptar at the Roxy- http://www.theroxy.com/event/508769-faint-west-hollywood/

All Weekend (Friday through Sunday)

LA Pride Festival in Weho- art installations, music (Azealia Banks, The Bangles, Jennifer Hudson and more) and a roller disco- http://lapride.org/

Dance Camera West’s festival includes film shorts and live performances and takes place at the Music Center, MOCA, and Grand Park and REDCAT- http://www.dancecamerawest.org/schedule.htm