Jun 072018

Alexis Taylor- Beautiful Thing

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/7- 6/10/18)-


Artist Andrea Fraser will be at the Hammer Museum discussing her book 2016 in Museums, Money, and Politics, about the intersection of electoral politics in the form of donations and private-nonprofit art institutions

Prism Tats are opening for Maps & Atlases at Lodge Room

Chris Cohen is playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Hand Habits and Shannon Lay opening

MOCA Grand Avenue’s store is having a book launch and signing for curator and author Charlotte Cotton’s Public, Private, Secret: On Photography and the Configuration of Self, MOCA Grand Avenue is hosting a free lecture with artist Dianna Molzan, and it’s free to check out the exhibitions at the museum

King Tuff is playing at the Teragram Ballroom

Wooden Shjips are playing at the Bootleg Theater


Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip is playing at the Troubadour with Annie Hart opening

LACE is hosting MexiCali Biennial Launch/CALAFIA, a two day performance centered series that will continue at various venues across California and Mexico throughout 2018-2019

Downtown Dark Nights at LA Live returns with $5 food and drink deals at the restaurants, local artisans and vendors, performances, live painting, music and more

BRONCHO are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Howlin’ Rain

Chaos Chaos are playing at The Echo with Tangerine and Slut Island opening


Photographer Shaniqwa Jarvis will be signing her book at Arcana Books

Mix poetry and cocktails at LAXART’s I Heart Poetry and Day Drinking, with poets Amy Gerstler and Ariana Reines

Jeremy Enigk is playing at the Troubadour with Chris Staples opening

LACMA is having a Dapper Day event with docent tours of David Hockney: 82 Portraits, a free film screening of MONDO Hollywood (but make a reservation), music and dancing, and a Dapper Day marketplace

A Place to Bury Strangers are playing at The Regent Theater with SEXTILE and Prettiest Eyes

The Records and The Automatics are playing with Color TV and Smokescreens at The Redwood Bar

Saturday and Sunday

LA Pride returns to WeHo for their annual event- on Saturday Kehlani will be headlining the musical performances, and the parade is on Sunday with Tove Lo headlining the musical performances that evening


Head to Union Station to check out the last day (it starts Thursday) of artist Alexa Meade’s interactive art installation and add your own contribution to the work

Business of Dreams, D.A. Stern, and nunofyrbeeswax are playing at The Redwood Bar

The Goon Sax are playing with Patience, French Vanilla and Lunch Lady at the Echoplex


LA Design Festival is hosting talks, installations, and events around Los Angeles, most of them free, some requiring RSVP


May 282015

Diarrhea Planet- Platinum Girls

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/28-5/31)-


The Hammer is having its Open Projector Night (free)- http://hammer.ucla.edu/open-projector-night/

Photographer Sally Mann is speaking to David Ulin at The Attic in Hollywood- tickets are $38 and include her book- http://booksoup.com/sally-mann-2015?utm_source=Sally+Mann+at+The+Attic%2C+Hollywood&utm_campaign=Sally+Mann+%40+The+Attic&utm_medium=email

ACME Gallery is hosting a launch party for Merkel Magazine- The Pit Gallery’s artist book- https://www.facebook.com/events/351393175056345/

King Tuff is playing the Del Monte Speakeasy (basement of Townhouse in Venice) for $3- RSVP here- https://www.redbullsoundselect.com/events/2015/05/red-bull-sound-select-presents-los-angeles

Robert DeLong is playing for free at Lure in Hollywood – http://www.eventbrite.com/e/lexus-pop-up-concert-series-powered-by-pandora-featuring-robert-delong-tickets-16085192243


Diarrhrea Planet are at the Echo with Lovely Bad Things and Left & Right- http://www.theecho.com/event/788449-diarrhea-planet-los-angeles/

The Getty’s Friday Night Flights continues with Total Freedom (Ashland Mines who co-produced the party Wildness with Wu Tsang)- http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/performances/friday_flights.html

Sea Lions are playing at Ham and Eggs Tavern with Fungi Girls for $5 – https://www.facebook.com/hamandeggswine

Friday- Sunday

It’s a big weekend for design with Dwell on Design back at the LA Convention Center- http://www.dwellondesign.com/ and the Los Angeles Design Festival which has events around the city http://www.ladesignfestival.org/events-current/


There is a closing party for A+D Museum’s exhibition Beyond Graffiti 2 and it is the last day at its current location on Wilshire. – http://aplusd.org/exhibitions-past/beyond-graffiti-2

It’s Atlas Obscura Day and all around the world are events celebrating “curious places“ – http://www.atlasobscura.com/obscuraday2015

LAMAG in Barnsdall Park is having an artist talk with Harold Greene, Alan Nakagawa, Baumgartner + Uriu (B +U) who are in the current exhibition- http://www.barnsdall.org/2015/04/18/cola-2015/?utm_source=May+11+Newsletter&utm_campaign=May+11+Newsletter&utm_medium=email

Spoon are at the Wiltern- http://www.wiltern.com/events/eventdetail/?viewNav=/eventdetail&eventId=09004E42A3DE372B&oid=0

Wire are playing at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/784065-wire-los-angeles/


The biannual vintage design marketplace Downtown Modernism is today ($5) – http://downtownmodernism.com/

CicLAvia is in Pasadena this time- http://www.ciclavia.org/

Feb 262015

La Luz- Call Me in the Day

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/26-3/1)-


Artist and critic Lorraine O’Grady,  probably most famous for her first performance piece Mlle Bourgeoise Noire,  is giving a free talk at MOCA Grand Ave- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/art-talk-lorraine-ogrady-2/

Mayor Garcetti’s favorite movie is Airplane!? When Zócalo and KCRW asked him to pick a movie to screen at The Million Dollar Theater, this comedy classic was his selection. Tonight he’ll be there along with Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker (the trio who directed, wrote, and produced Airplane!) to discuss it after the film (free with registration)- http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/event/?postId=57931

Dan Snaith aka Caribou is playing three nights at the Fonda Theatre starting tonight- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/255148

Cathedrals are playing with Empires, LANY, and Rush Midnight at the Echo (advanced
tickets are sold out but there may be tickets at the door)- http://www.theecho.com/event/733021-popshop-west-028-cathedrals-los-angeles/


Seattle band La Luz are at the Bootleg HiFi with The Shivas and The Lovely Bad Things- http://foldsilverlake.com/event.cfm?id=189118&cart

If you haven’t seen the fascinating Los Angeles Plays Itself, why not check it out for free in Union Station, one of the many iconic locations seen in the film clips. Q&A with the director will follow- http://www.metro.net/about/union-station/#/?i=5

King Tuff is playing with Sonny and the Sunsets for CouchTrippin’ 2015: Los Angeles which will also have live art and Lagunitas beer- free with RSVP at Mack Sennett Studios- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/couchtrippin-2015-los-angeles-tickets-15411475137

Jon Brion is playing at Largo = http://www.largo-la.com/event/758633-jon-brion-los-angeles/

Craft Spells are at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/737163-craft-spells-los-angeles/


The area around Santa Monica and Highland has gradually become its own arts district and ForYourArt is hosting A Hollywood Walk of Art: The Awards Shows– a free self guided tour of the area (and a few other Hollywood galleries) with events that include free donuts at Donut Time- http://www.foryourart.com/theawardsshows/

Robert Williams will be discussing his exhibition SLANG! Aesthetics at The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery in Barnsdall Park- http://www.barnsdall.org/2015/01/02/robert-williams-slang-aesthetics-20-years-influence-juxtapoz/


Dengue Fever are playing a free set at Amoeba Hollywood- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-3228/

Composer and musician William Basinski performs his latest concert-length ambient soundscape The Deluge (2014) at MOCA Grand Ave (free)- http://edu.moca.org/calendar/2015-03-01

No Joy, Nightmare Air, and Flaamingos are playing at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/721651-no-joy-nightmare-air-los-angeles/

Nov 062014

King Tuff- Alone & Stoned

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11-6-11/9)-


King Tuff are at the El Rey Theatre- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/252482

The Hammer is hosting Love Has Many Faces- An Evening with Joni Mitchell where they will be screening The Fiddle and the Drum- a film of the eponymous ballet set to her songs followed by a Q & A with the artist and a celebration of her birthday- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2014/11/watch-live-love-has-many-faces-an-evening-with-joni-mitchell/

Artist Analia Saban discusses her work with curator Nancy Myer in the Broad gallery at LACMA- http://www.lacma.org/event/gallery-talk-artist-analia-saban

The Black Keys are playing at The Forum with Jake Bugg- http://www.fabulousforum.com/event/the-black-keys.html


We Were Promised Jetpacks are at The Fonda with The Twilight Sad- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/251357

Yacht are playing at The Regent- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/705435-downtown-festival-yacht-los-angeles/


Two screenings and discussions at MOCA Grand Ave- Larry Clark’s Passing Through and Wu Tsang’s Wildness. Both directors will speak after the films. Free with admission to the museum- http://edu.moca.org/calendar/2014-11-08

There is an artist talk with Robert Hale and curator jill moniz at Reginald Ingraham Gallery in Culver City- https://www.facebook.com/ReginaldIngrahamGallery

NELA Art Second Saturday Gallery Night is a great way to check out the northeast Los Angeles- https://www.facebook.com/NELAart

Silverlake Art Craft and Vintage Flea Market – https://www.facebook.com/Silverlakeflea

Pharell Williams along with the members of OFWGKTA and others are at the Park at the LA Coliseum for the 3rd Annual Camp Flog Gnaw- http://www.campfloggnaw.com/

Saturday and Sunday

DesignerCon is in Pasadena and showcases toys, art and apparel amidst several events- only $5 per day- http://www.designercon.com/


Slowdive is at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel- the Ace website says sold out but there are still tickets available on the Ticketmaster site- http://www.acehotel.com/calendar/losangeles/slowdive-encore

All weekend (through the 13th) is AFI Fest- all tickets for films are free- http://afi.com/afifest/default.aspx