Aug 012019
 

Clarke and the Himselfs- So Sorry

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/1- 8/4/19)-

Thursday

Black Pumas are playing a free show at Amoeba Hollywood at 6pm with an album signing to follow

Julia Holter is playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Ana Roxanne opening

Ricky Hell & The Voidboys, The Freakees, and more are playing at The Hi Hat to benefit Al Otro Lado, a bi-national, direct legal services, non-profit organization serving indigent deportees, migrants and refugees in Tijuana and L.A.

Descanso Gardens is having Beer Garden Night from 5-8pm

Hollywood Night Market at Yamashiro is a lovely way to have some food and drinks while enjoying beautiful views of the city- free shuttles leave from the Mosaic parking lot

 

Friday

The Underground Museum’s Purple Garden Cinema film this week is Birth. Cinematographer Bradford Young (Arrival, Selma) and artist Nicole Miller will be discussing Birth‘s cinematographer Harris Savides after the film. (free)

Cayucas are playing at The Roxy Theatre with Skyway Man and Mmmonika

Jeffrey Silverstein and Sonoda are playing an early (7pm) free show at Gold-Diggers

ASL interpreter Stacy De La Rosa is giving a tour and workshop for Hervé Tullet: An Ideal Exhibition as part of Summer School at ICA LA.

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic are playing with Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk, and Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf at the Greek Theatre

The Bird and The Bee are playing at the Ford Theatres

 

Saturday

Clarke and the Himselfs is playing a free show with Prism Tats at Zebulon

Arcana Books is hosting an exhibition opening and book signing for Gary Cannone: Albums by Conceptual Artists

Jackalope Summer Nights market returns to Pasadena’s Central Park with over 200 local artisans, food trucks and a beer garden (free- also happening on Friday)

French DJ/Producer and founder of Ed Banger Records, Busy P will be performing with friends at 1720

Metro Art’s Movements at Union Station continues this week with Heat-Wave, an LA based party series founded by DJs Daniel T. and Wyatt Potts, with a focus on international funk and disco records.

Limp Wrist: 20 Years of Total Joteria is a night of queer punk rock at The Regent Theater with bands Limp Wrist, Heterofobia, Provoke, Frisco Dykes, and Twompsax

Drugdealer is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Maraschino

The Younger Lovers are opening for Imperial Teen at The Echo

 

Saturday and Sunday

UCLA Film & Television Archive is hosting a weekend of films by Mary Lambert at Hammer Museum’s Billy Wilder Theater. Saturday it’s Pet Semetary and Pet Semetary II followed by a talk with director Mary Lambert, actors Brad Greenquist, Miko Hughes and Dale Midkiff, and editor Tom Finan. On Sunday they are showing Siesta followed by a talk with director Mary Lambert, actors Jodie Foster and Ellen Barkin, and editor Glenn Morgan. Both discussions will be hosted by April Wolfe.

HARD Summer Music Festival is two days of EDM and hip hop artists taking place at The Speedway in Fontana. Artists include Major Lazer, Kid Cudi, Dillon Francis, Gunna, A-Trak, Juice WRLD, RL Grime, Sheck Wes, JPEGMAFIA, Schlomo, and more

 

Sunday

David Lynch and Hans Ulrich Obrist will be in conversation at the Second Home Serpentine Pavilion at La Brea Tar Pits

ICA LA is having the free daytime closing party Summer Cooldown 2019, from 2-6pm, with DJs, drinks, and food, plus the last chance to see the exhibitions Patty Chang: The Wandering Lake, 2009-2017 and Lucas Blalock: An Enormous Oar.

Lodge Room in Highland Park is hosting Ohhh Rasss! Ras G Memorial Fundraiser. The LA producer/musician/ DJ passed away this week on July 29th.

Independent Shakespeare Co. is having a free performance of the play Twelfth Night in Griffith Park tonight with an earlier performance by Mexican folk musicians La Victoria

The B52s are playing at the Microsoft Theater with OMD and Berlin

Weirdo Night is happening at Zebulon, with performances by Dynasty Handbag, Allie Alvarado, Minivan, Popstar Nima, and Charles Galin

Feb 152019
 

Mike Krol- What’s The Rhythm

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/15- 2/17/19)-

Friday

Hauser & Wirth is hosting the world premiere of CSSC – It Begins – The Coach The Skull and the US premiere of DADDA – Poodle House Saloon, two new films by Los Angeles artist Paul McCarthy, at The Montalbán Theater in Hollywood (free)

LACMA will be running artist Martha Fiennes moving-image artwork Yugen free all day in the Bing Theater with a discussion at 6pm with the artist and actor Julian Sands

Art Buzz returns to ICA LA with a happy hour tour of Maryam Jafri’s I Drank the Kool-Aid But I Didn’t Inhale led by curator Jamillah James and Director of Learning and Engagement Asuka Hisa, followed by refreshments (free)

Miya Folick is playing at the Lodge Room with Barrie and Kingsbury opening

The 6th Annual Dre Day Los Angeles is taking place at the Echoplex with special guests Battlecat and DJ Melo-D of The Beat Junkies and an evening of Dre-related music

Marc Almond of Soft Cell will be performing a “best of ” set at the Globe Theatre along with a DJ set by Hercules & Love Affair, a performance by The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black and more for Sex Cells 2 year anniversary

Storefront Church, Orchin, Harrison Whitford, and Michael Vidal are playing at the Bootleg Theater

 

Saturday

Mike Krol is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Vertical Scratchers and Heflin opening

In conjunction with Frieze Art Fair and Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Bergamot Station is hosting Art + Brunch, 20+ gallery exhibitions and brunch bites throughout the complex (free)

Or get up early (7am!) and have breakfast at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA as part of their collaboration with Frieze Los Angeles. It will be followed by conversations between MOCA Director Klaus Biesenbach, Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Lauren Halsey, Korakrit Arunanondchai, and Luchita Hurtado plus free admission to their current exhibitions

At Hammer Museum, artists Kandis Williams and Devin Troy Strother join gallery director Ebony L. Haynes for a discussion about “the contemporary tensions of presenting the black body as it relates to sexuality, politics, and history” (free)

Writer Doreen St. Felix will be speaking with Amandla Stenberg at The Underground Museum and it’s the last weekend to see Deana Lawson: Planes

Broncho are playing at the Lodge Room with Pinky Pinky opening

Facial and SLUGS are opening for JR Slayer at The Hi Hat

 

Sunday

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is hosting a free panel discussion on Zoe Leonard’s fictional work The Fae Richard Photo Archive. The history, form and content of the work as well as its current relevance will be discussed by a panel that includes filmmaker Garrett Bradley, noted art historian Huey Copeland, and MOCA Associate Curator Lanka Tattersall with former MOCA Assistant Curator Rebecca Matalon moderating. The work is part of the current exhibition Zoe Leonard:Survey and can be seen at the museum as part of their free weekend admission.

LACMA is hosting a discussion of the legacy of artist Charles White in conjunction with the exhibition Charles White: A Retrospective, with Ilene Susan Fort, the museum’s curator emeritus of American art and curator of the Los Angeles venue of the exhibition; Ian White, son of Charles White, an artist in his own right and archivist of his father’s work; Judithe Hernández, renown contemporary artist and one of Charles White’s students; Kellie Jones, Associate Professor of Art History and Archaeology in African American Studies at Columbia University; and Peter Clothier, noted writer and art critic. (free but tickets required)

At ICA LA, photographer Lucas Blalock and ICA Curator Jamillah James will be discussing his work in conjunction with his solo exhibition at the museum

Mikey Carnevale of The Frights is playing at The Roxy with The Grinns

Milk. are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Andy Fonda and Superbloom opening

 

Art Fairs running all weekend

Art Los Angeles Contemporary is at the Barkar Hangar ($29 + fees) and there will be a free shuttle to the stARTup Art Fair ($15 + fees online) at The Kinney Hotel if you want to do both in the same day

Frieze Los Angeles is taking place at Paramount Pictures Studios but there are currently only tickets available for the Curated Program which includes the outdoor Studios backlot, artist projects, film and talks but not the indoors gallery section ($20 and only available on Sunday as of this writing)

At The Stalls at Skylight ROW DTLA is the inaugural SPRING/BREAK Art Show ($20 + fees)

Superfine! Art Fair is taking place at DTLA’s Magic Box at The Reef with 90% of the artwork ranging from $100- $5000 ($10 entrance fee if purchased online)

Felix LA is a new free contemporary art fair taking place at The Hollywood Roosevelt

Mar 082018
 

Protomartyr- Don’t Go To Anacita

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/8-3/11/18)-

Thursday

Son Lux are playing at The Regent Theater with Gordi and Wills opening

Photographer Matthew Rolston will be discussing his exhibition Art People: The Pageant Portraits at Ralph Pucci in Hollywood, with arts writer and editor Katya Tylevich. RSVP here

Darlingside are playing at The Echo with Henry Jamison opening

Grammy award winning musical director of the LA Opera, James Conlon will be discussing his recent collaboration with the Joffrey Ballet, and making the mythology of Orpheus and Eurydice modern at the Hammer Museum

Holly Miranda is playing a free show at Zebulon

LACMA is having a free screening of Lean on Pete starring Steve Buscemi with a conversation with writer/director Andrew Haigh to follow

No Age are playing an all ages show at Highland Park Ebell

Palm are playing at the Echoplex with The Spirit of the Beehive and Jerkagram opening

Friday

ArtNight Pasadena returns with a night of free museums, performances, music, and more- with free shuttles to take you around

Moaning are having a record release party at The Echo with Froth and Numb.er opening

Union Station is hosting Josh Nelson & The Discovery Project’s multi-disciplinary artistic collaboration and presentation- combining video, performance art, light and art installations with his original music (free)

ICA LA’s  event Art Buzz, is a happy hour tour of the exhibition Skip Arnold: Truffle Hunt followed by “libations and tastings” (free but RSVP)

Orb, Flat Worms, and Hooveriii are playing at Zebulon

Ghostface Killah will be performing at the Echoplex’s 2ooos era Hip Hop Party-Echo Flex

Current Joys are playing with Celebrity Crush at Lodge Room

Saturday

Protomartyr are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Shame and GLAARE opening

ICA LA is partnering with Crayon Collection to host a free all ages workshop with artist Pearl C. Hsiung focused on crayon creations

No Win and Luke Rathbone are opening for Criminal Hygiene at the Bootleg Theater

The Aero Theatre is playing a double feature of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

The Wedding Present are playing at The Echo with Terry De Castro opening

Saturday and Sunday

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the East LA Walkouts, Fowler Museum along with the Chicano Studies Research Center will have two days of free programming- on Saturday there will be a speaker’s program with Walkout participants and scholars and on Sunday there will be screenings of the 1995 documentary Taking Back the School, and the 2005 HBO film Walkout! with a Q +A to follow

Sunday

Artist Luchita Hurtado will be in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG)– free but RSVP (1pm with light refreshments at 2pm)

MOCA Community Day at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA will include activities, performances and two panels with artists and activists- one discussing Art as Transformation and the other Envisioning a Different Framework– both focusing on LA’s homelessness crisis. Free but bring white tube socks to donate.

Bootleg Theater is hosting Lancaster– jazz music by Eric Revis, Jeff Parker, Joshua White and Guillermo Brown

Hibou are playing the Echoplex with Death Bells, Floating Room, and Alien Boy

Haunted Summer are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Alyeska and Gold Casio opening

Jul 272017
 

Portugal. The Man- Feel It Still

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/27-7/30/17)-

Thursday

MOCA Grand Avenue has a free screening of Eve Fowler’s film- with it which it as it if it is to be

LACMA has a free screening of Step, a documentary about a high school girls step dance team in Baltimore, and includes a conversation with the director Amanda Lipitz and the subjects of the film

For the last of Hammer Museum’s RebelRebel free music programs, Amber Mark and Maria Del Pilar are performing

Thee Commons are playing a free concert at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

This week’s free concert at the Santa Monica Pier is Miami Horror with Cleopold opening

Friday

Summer Nights in the Garden, the Natural History Museum’s free evening event, returns with music, a tomato talk and tasting, botanical tours, knot tying, a live animal meet and greet and nature inspired activities

For Pershing Square’s free outdoor movie night this week they are showing World War Z

The Wiltern has the Lucent Dossier Experience which combines music, dancing, aerial acts, and more

Steve Gunn is playing at The Echo with Heron Oblivion and Mary Lattimore opening (or check him out tomorrow for free at the Getty)

Grand Performances this week has the U.S. premiere of the multi-media performance La Linea, a story about everyday life on the Mexico-U.S. Border, with live music, visual projections, and Norteño choreography

The World Record, The Henry Clay People, The Parson Red Heads and Le Switch are playing at The Satellite

Saturday

Curator, critic and art historian Hans Ulrich Obrist will be discussing the work of Marisa Merz with Hammer chief curator Connie Butler at the Hammer Museum (free)

The Big Moon are opening for Marika Hackman at the Bootleg Theater

Steve Gunn is performing for the Getty Museum’s free concert series Saturdays off the 405

A Tribe Called Red are playing at the El Rey Theatre

Baio is playing a free concert at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park with starRo opening

For the second Summer Happenings at The Broad-Strange Forest takes its name from the work of Takashi Murakami and will concentrate on artists who work with traditional Japanese and Western influences. These include musician Tokiko Ihara, who plays the Sho, a meditative traditional woodwind instrument, female drum and guitar duo Afrirampo, and solo artist Oorutaichi, who combines electronic music, folk and pop with his own invented language. Those Japan-based groups are joined by ex-DNA member Ikue Mori and Miho Hatori of Cibo Matto; Devendra Banhart, whose last album Ape in Pink Marble was deeply inspired by Japanese culture; and former Ponytail member Dustin Wong in collaboration with Takako Minekawa. ($25 advance/$30 at the door- includes access to the museum)

Waxahatchee are playing at The Regent Theater with Cayetana and Snail Mail opening

Sunday

Portugal. The Man are playing at the Hollywood Palladium with Hanni El Khatib and Fatlip

LACMA has a free screening (at 1 pm) of the HBO documentary BRILLO BOX (3¢ OFF), the story of director Lisanne Skyler’s parents purchase of one of Andy Warhol’s Brillo Boxes in 1969 for $1,000 and its increase in value in the art market (long after they had traded it) to over 3 million dollars. There will be a discussion with Skyler and curator Stephanie Barron to follow.  The doc will debut on HBO on August 7.

For the last day of Fowler Museum’s African-Print Fashion Now! exhibition, there are a series of events including an exhibition tour, art talk, hands on art making, African fashion Pop-Up Shops, and a live concert (free)

There’s a Johnny Ramone tribute at Hollywood Forever cemetery that includes a screening of one of Johnny’s favorite films, Buffalo ’66, and an introduction by director Vincent Gallo. In addition, Billy Idol and Steve Jones will perform acoustic songs, there will be an exhibit of Ramones memorabilia, a pop up gallery, a Chris Cornell tribute, and more. ($20 in advance /$25 day of)

Tobin Sprout (of Guided by Voices) is performing songs from his new solo album at the Bootleg Theater with Elf Power opening

Dec 012016
 

Paul Bergmann- Ocean Song

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/1-12/4/16)-

Thursday

For MOCA Grand Ave’s Artists on Artists series, Mayo Thompson will be discussing the work of R.H.Quaytman (free)

For World AIDS Day, David France, author of How to Survive a Plague (and creator of the documentary of the same name) will be speaking with physician activist Dr. Mark H. Katz and LGBT activist Tony Valenzuela at the Central Library (free with RSVP)

The band HUNNY is hosting a night of music at the Echoplex that includes Melissa Brooks & The Aquadolls, Wax Idols, Private Island, Kid Bloom, Shaking Hands and more

Lee Fields and The Expressions are playing with Lady Wray at the El Rey Theatre

Friday

It’s Paul Bergmann’s last show in LA and he’s having a musical going away party with Media Jeweler, Sapierre, and Traps PS at Non Plus Ultra

Film Noir at Union Station continues with a free screening of Too Late For Tears

Colleen Green is performing a free show (with RSVP) for the Shrine book release at Junior High 

The Besnard Lakes are playing at The Echo with Nightjacket and Brass Box

Saturday

The Annenberg Space for Photography is hosting Work It, Girl: Female Illustrators Panel with Ann Shen, Emily McDowell and Kate Bingaman-Burt. ($12) Bingaman-Burt is also having a day-long workshop on creating content for small press publications which includes tickets to the later lecture ($45)

Machine Project is hosting a free event with LA Cryptoparty titled Modern Hellscapes: How to Resist a Trumpling at which the basics of cyber security will be discussed. Also free beer!

Haley Bonar is playing with Night Moves at Resident

Pieter Gallery is hosting Making Art During Fascism a free community building event at which attendees will also be given a free instructional guide

Jay Som is playing at The Echo with Los Angeles Police Department

Mr Little Jeans is at the Teragram Ballroom

Sunday

Barnsdall Art Center is having its annual Holiday Art Sale and Fundraiser (free)

Filmmaker Arthur Jafa will be in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist at LACMA (free)

Body Language are playing at The Echo with SUMif and Mothlight

Kristin Hersh is playing at The Echoplex

Jul 242014
 

White Fence- Like That

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/24-7/27)-

Thursday

White Fence are playing the Echo with Dream Boys and The Abigails- http://www.theecho.com/event/593685-white-fence-los-angeles/

REDCAT’s New Original Works Festival begins (through 8/9)- http://www.redcat.org/event/new-original-works-festival-2014

Cayucas are playing Santa Monica Pier with Papa (FREE)- http://tcs.dola.com/event/2014/07/24/cayucas-papa

Wolfmother at the House of Blues Los Angeles- http://www.houseofblues.com/losangeles/events/eventdetail/?viewNav=/event-detail&eventId=09004CCBE8A8BF04&oid=0

Friday

REDCAT presents the video work Apotome, by artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla. For the opening on Friday there will be an artist talk as well as a performance that goes along with the video- http://www.redcat.org/exhibition/allora-calzadilla

The Internet (soul band on Odd Future Records) is playing Figat7th Downtown Festival (free)- http://artsbrookfield.com/event/figfest/#.U9DXL6hfnU4

Second chance to catch White Fence at the Echo, this time with Tomorrow’s Tulips- http://www.theecho.com/event/593687-white-fence-los-angeles/

Saturday

Mike Kelley’s show at MOCA is closing this weekend- check it out free from 6-10pm and there is a closing party from 7-10- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/2014/07/21/closing-party/

ForYourArt event- Instagram Mini Marathon with Hans Ulrich Obrist at the Million Dollar Theatre (use FYAFRIEND for free tickets)- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/instagram-mini-marathon-with-hans-ulrich-obrist-tickets-12200380667?aff=eorg

Installations and performances by Machine Project artists at the Central Library- http://www.lfla.org/event-detail/1020/Machinations-in-the-Library-

GRMLN at Los Globos- http://www.clublosglobos.com/event/598043-ihc-los-angeles/

Saturday and Sunday

Renegade Craft Fair is at Grand Park (free)- http://www.renegadecraft.com/losangeles-july-market-details

Sunday

Super Duper Yard Sale at HM157(Historical Monument 157), food, drinks, haircuts and super cheap finds in Lincoln Heights- http://www.hm157.com/calendar