Oct 122018

The Dodos- SW3

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/11- 10/14/18)


The Broad’s feminist Latinx performances series, En Cuatro Patas, continues with three performances by Deborah Castillo, Oscar David Alvarez and Nadio Granados taking place throughout the museum ($25)

A Place to Bury Strangers are playing at the Echoplex with Beak>

The Buttertones are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Twin Temple and Prettiest Eyes opening

Sons of Kemet are playing at The Echo with Yontan Gat and Eastern Medicine Singers

The Aero Theatre has an Orson Welles double feature- F for Fake and Citizen Kane


ArtNight Pasadena is a great way to check out the museums and creative spaces in Pasadena as well as see live performances- all free with free shuttles provided to take you around

Mothers are playing at Resident with Lala Lala opening

At ICA LA they are having a free event to celebrate the launch of the online literary magazine SUBLEVEL Issue Two: The Speculative with an evening of poetry by Will Alexander, and a screening of work by artist Nicole Miller followed by a conversation between Miller and writer Tisa Bryant.

A limited number of tickets will be available at the door at LACMA for a screening of The Sisters Brothers with a post screening conversation with John C. Reilly

Screaming Females are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Kitten Forever and Scorpio Scorpio opening

Buke And Gase are opening for Shellac at the Teragram Ballroom


Friday through Sunday

Desert Daze has a long list of great bands playing all weekend including- Tame Impala, Ty Segall & White Fence, Deathgrips, A Place to Bury Strangers, Kevin Morby, Preoccupations, Bedouine, Sons of Kemet, L.A. Witch, Wand, Julia Holter and more- but you have to leave LA- it’s at Moreno Beach at Lake Perris



The Dodos are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Prism Tats opening

LACMA is hosting a free screening of La Grande Sortie, directed by artist Alex Prager. After the screening there will be a free talk and book signing with the artist and LACMA CEO and Wallis Annneberg Director Michael Govan

Photographer Paul Sepuya will be speaking with Hamza Walker about the relationship between artist and subject, representation, nudity and intimacy at The Getty Museum (free with ticket)

Bill Laurance is playing an early (5:30pm) show at the Echoplex


Saturday and Sunday

The Brewery Art Walk is back for its free two day event- a chance to see what artists in the massive complex are working on as well as enjoying some food and drinks

David Lynch is curating a two day event called Festival of Disruption at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel. There will be talks and screenings, including one with Lynch, performances by RZA, Mercury Rev, and Vic Mensa, a soundbath called Liminal with Jonsi of Sigur Ros, Alex Somers, and Paul Corley, art exhibits and more



Christopher Rountree and members of the LA Phil will perform Ben Patterson’s Instruction No.2 (Please Wash Your Face) of 1964, Rebekah Heller of the International Contemporary Ensemble will lead a participatory workshop designed around the music of Pauline Oliveros in the Central Garden, and Fluxus scholar Natilee Harren will give an illustrated talk drawing from the Getty’s extensive archives of Fluxus ephemera all as part of LA Phil Fluxus Festival: Fluxus Learning Event at The Getty (free but ticket required)

La Santa Cecilia is performing at the Walt Disney Concert Hall

The Orson Welles double feature programming continues at the Aero Theatre with Chimes at Midnight and The Immortal Story

Dec 182014

Fartbarf- Homeless in Heathrow

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/18-12/21)-


Hammer Museum is showing Nightcrawler as part of its series The Contenders. Rene Russo and writer/director Dan Gilroy will be there for a Q & A after the screening- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/the-contenders/nightcrawler-with-dan-gilroy-rene-russo/

Ed Templeton is signing his book at MOCA Grand Avenue- http://edu.moca.org/calendar/2014-12-18


The Music Center Holiday Sing-Along provides live accompaniment and lyric sheets, you provide the singing (free)- http://www.musiccenter.org/events/activearts/holiday-sing-along/

For more holiday fun, John C. Reilly is hosting A Very Janky Christmas Spectacular- an additional show has been added to the sold out event- http://www.bootlegtheater.org/

Fishbone is at the Troubadour along with The Bots and others- http://www.troubadour.com/event/699099-fishbone-los-angeles/

Friday and Saturday

The City Ballet is performing The Nutcracker with a twist as The Nutcracker Swings– this time it takes place in 1946 during WWII in Hancock Park at the iconic Coconut Grove nightclub- with music by Tchaikovsky and Duke Ellington- http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/908770


Fartbarf are at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach- http://www.alexsbar.com/event/187367

Stevie Wonder is performing Songs in the Key of Life at the Forum- http://www.fabulousforum.com/event/stevie-wonder.html

Elf is playing at the Aero theater- http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/elf-2

LACMA is showing two of Hitchcock’s greatest films- Notorious and Vertigo. $5 gets you tickets to both- http://www.lacma.org/event/notorious

Hooded Fang are at the Smell- http://thesmell.tunestub.com/event.cfm?id=183795&cart

Saturday and Sunday

AMRA has created a multisensory (including music and aromas) art show which will have visitors led through the exhibit in the dark. It’s at Human Resources for two nights- http://humanresourcesla.com/event-details/2014/11/21/122014-122114-amra-set-the-mood.html


Drinking and collage and brunch come together at Thank You For Coming  for the last Drinkollage of the year- http://www.thankyouforcoming.la/2014/12/last-drinkollage-of-2014-scissors-magazines-glue-drinks/

The Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks Extravaganza! is at Nokia Live- http://www.nokiatheatrelalive.com/events/detail/the-brian-setzer-orchestra

Dec 142014

Aimee Mann’s Christmas Carol part 1

Missed the recent return of Aimee Mann’s holiday variety show? Well, you can always get in the Christmas spirit with this four part video series from 2008, directed by Tim Heidecker. Amy plays Scrooge and is visited by the ghosts of past, present and future.  Michael Penn (her husband), John Krasinski, Michael Cera, Tim Heidecker, John C. Reilly, Grant Lee Phillips, and Paul F. Tompkins all make appearances.

Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I__bnTbLyv4

Part 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LuxjHyDzmg

Part 4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVctmeY6COs