Oct 102019
 

Bleached- Hard to Kill

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/10-10/14/19)-

Thursday

Artist Sadie Barnette and her father Rodney Barnette will be celebrating their shared birthday at ICA LA, with an art talk, DJ, and a performance by Global Street Dance Masquerade- taking place along with her newest project The New Eagle Creek Saloon, a tribute to her father’s bar, Eagle Creek Saloon, the first black-owned gay bar in San Francisco

Downtown LA’s Art Walk returns for its monthly event with lots of galleries in the area staying open late

Snow Tha Product is performing at the El Rey Theatre

Numb.er are opening for Drahla at The Echo

Mega Bog, L.A. Takedown and Spookey Ruben are performing free at Zebulon with Dent May DJ’ing

 

Friday

ArtNight Pasadena returns for its biannual event with a free evening of live music, performances, and free admission to museums and galleries in Pasadena. There will also be free shuttles to take you around to the various locations.

Hassan Hajjaj: My Rockstars Experimental- Live has the Moroccan phototographer, designer and filmmaker, creating sets and clothes from his portraits and videos- this time for the stage of The Ford and including live performances by musicians Afrikan Boy, Bumi, Simo Lagnawi, Marques Toliver, Gail Ann Dorsey and Omar Offendum at The Ford. My Rockstars Experimental, Volume I was shown at LACMA in 2013.

Adam Melchor is opening for singer dodie at the Hollywood Palladium

Dan Luke and the Raid are opening for The Parlor Mob at the Bootleg Theater

 

Saturday

Bleached are playing at the Lodge Room with Dude York and Lunch Lady

Psychic Twin is having a free single release party show at Gold Diggers with Drum & Lace opening

Culver City Arts District is hosting its annual Art Walk and Roll, a free festival with live music, food trucks, and more, plus a chance to see all the art shows happening in the area.

If you are in Culver City, head to Luis de Jesus Los Angeles to hear artist Laura Krifka discuss her paintings currently on view at the gallery

2019 Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation has three different programs starting at 3pm at REDCAT

Arto Lindsay is playing at Zebulon featuring Rodrigo Amarante, along with Ofir Ganon playing solo/duo with Chris Bear (Grizzly Bear)

Joywave are opening for Bastille at The Greek Theatre

Mereba is performing at the Ford Theatre with We Are King

 

Sunday

At Fowler Museum on Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings, to accompany its exhibition Through Positive Eyes, seven HIV-positive Angelenos known as the Los Angeles Through Positive Eyes Collective will share their photographs and personal narratives (today beginning at 1pm)

The Dead End Kids Club is having its 1st Fall Ball at The Echo with performances by Z Berg, Ryan Ross, Palm Springsteen and Dan Keyes

Highland Park is having its first Oktoberfest at The Hi Hat with music by West Coast Prost, Oktoberfest inspired food and of course, German Bier

Andrew Combs is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Harrison Whitford and Austin Manuel

 

Monday

Temples are playing at the Echoplex with Trupa Trupa

Kishi Bashi is performing at The Regent Theater with Takenobu opening

The Spirit of the Beehive are opening for Ride at the Teragram Ballroom

Weirdo Night is happening at Zebulon with performances by Dynasty Handbag, Marawa The Amazing, Casey Jane Ellison and Earth Girl Helen Brown

Aug 232018
 

Billy Changer- She’s Good To Go

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/23-8/26/18)-

Thursday

The Frights are signing their new album and playing a free show at Amoeba Hollywood

As part of Hammer Museum’s free programming for Made in L.A. 2018, artist Suné Woods, award-winning poet Fred Moten, and pianist & composer James Gordon Williams will present “a multimedia evening of wordplay, found imagery, improvised music, and moving images” titled You are mine. I see now, I’m a have to let you go.

Kishi Bashi is playing a free show at Skirball Cultural Center

It’s the last two weeks of free Shakespeare in Griffith Park, tonight’s play is Titus Andronicus, with a free pre-show discussion of LACMA’s current exhibit, To Rome and Back: Individualism and Authority in Art, 1500-1800, with Leah Lehmbeck and David Bardeen

The Delirians and Jackie Mendez are playing a free show at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

Lee Fields & The Expressions are performing at the Echoplex

 

Friday

The Wende Museum in Culver City is hosting a Happy Hour with drinks in the garden and a curator’s talk on art and alcohol (free but RSVP required)

No Parents are playing with The Paranoyds, Junkie, and The High Curbs at 1720

Church in The Park, described as “equal parts jazz club, dance party and live remix experiment”, is taking place free at Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park with Mark de Clive-Lowe,  The Beat Junkies, Ras G, Linafornia and more

La Brea Tar Pits Museum has free admission from 5-8pm

Super Whatevr are playing at The Hi Hat with King Shelter, Beach Goons, and Ridgeway

Bambu and DJ Phatrick are performing at the Bootleg Theater

 

Saturday

Rodriguez, from the famous documentary Searching for Sugarman, will be performing at The Luckman Fine Arts Complex

For The Getty’s free music night, Off the 405, Combo Chimbita will be performing

Hammer Museum is hosting a group therapy session followed by a sewing workshop (free)

LACMA’s Summer After-Hours Party Muse ‘Til Midnight, includes late night access to the special exhibition 3D: Double Vision and LACMA’s permanent collection of Modern Art and European Painting and Sculpture in the Ahmanson Building, DUBLAB DJs, visual installations, performances, drinks, and more ($30)

Summer Happenings at The Broad continues with a night of “Chinese punk, post-punk, ritual performance, film, psychedelia and more” with performances including- Xiu Xiu and Re-TROS, Daniel Collás, Juliet Swango and Jie Ma performing Collás’ original score to accompany Zhou Hongbo’s film Lotus Ferry and more

Mura Masa is performing at The Novo with Empress of opening

Highland Park Bowl is hosting a free night of music with Insect Surfers, The Hidden Depths, and King Flamingo

 

Sunday

Billy Changer and Rudy de Anda are opening for Combo Chimbita at The Echo

LAMAG is hosting the free talk A Guide to Gallery Representation, moderated by Jonathan T.D. Neil, exhibition artists Andrew Norman Wilson, Lena Daly, and Château Shatto Director/Founder Olivia Barrett from 2-4pm at the gallery in Barnsdall Art Park as part of LAMAGLearn

In conjunction with Adler Guerrier: Conditions and Forms for blck Longevity at the California African American Museum, Guerrier and Los Angeles based artist Todd Gray will discuss their related interests in examining landscape and history through photography and collage, moderated by curator Diana Nawi. This event is followed by a special garden tour from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Natural History Museum that includes free NHM admission with event RSVP.

CHANGES: Works at Union Station, is a free afternoon (1-6pm) of 20 site specific performances and interactive works from Los Angeles artists taking place in and around Union Station

Jun 042015
 

Hanni El Khatib- Moonlight

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/4-6/6/7)-

Thursday

Artist Andrea Fraser will be discussing William Pope L.’s exhibition at MOCA (Geffen Contemporary)- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/artists-on-artists-andrea-fraser/

UCLA’s award winning student poets are reading at the Hammer Museum- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/06/poetry-ucla-award-winning-student-poets/

Friday

Hanni El Khatib headlines the Natural History Museum’s First Fridays with a concert outdoors this time- http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/first-fridays/june-2015

Palma Violets are playing at the newly opened Teragram Ballroom- http://www.teragramballroom.com/event/829173-palma-violets-los-angeles/

Martin Solveig is at Create Nightclub in Hollywood for Noize Fridays- http://createnightclub.com/event.cfm?id=146596

Saturday

Make Music Pasadena is a huge FREE music festival- this year’s lineup includes Kishi Bashi, Sir Sly, How to Dress Well and tons more- http://makemusicpasadena.dola.com/

Harold and Maude is the movie this week at Hollywood Forever Cemetery- http://cinespia.org/event/harold-and-maude/

MOCA is screening Marlon Rigg’s documentary Tongues Untied in conjunction with his new exhibition- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/screening-tongues-untied/

Saturday and Sunday

If you like the idea of being in a horror movie, The Great Horror Campout is back in Griffith Park with different levels of intensity, including a Chicken Zone where you just watch horror movies without creatures disturbing you throughout the night- http://www.greathorrorcampout.com/about/

Ooga Booga has cool stuff and this weekend is having a warehouse sale- https://www.facebook.com/events/1045246805503700/

Catcon describes itself as ComicCon for cat people ($25)- http://catconla.com/

The biannual Parachute Market which focuses on design is downtown at One Santa Fe ($10)- http://www.parachutemarket.com/

Sunday

Venice Art Block is having its fifth open studio tour- http://www.veniceartblock.com/

Nick Brandt is at Art Catalogues at LACMA to talk about art and activism with Kathryn Bigelow, and to sign books (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/brandt-and-bigelow

Cinespia is showing Disney’s Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 to benefit the Los Angeles Historic Theater Foundation at the TCL Chinese Theater (formerly Grauman’s Chinese Theater) with drinks in between shows ($35)- http://cinespia.org/event/fantasia/

Apr 022015
 

Kitten- Cut It Out

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/2-4/5)-

Thursday

Artist talk: Charles Gaines and Sam Durant at the Hammer Museum- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/04/artist-talk-sam-durant-charles-gaines/

The G2 Gallery is kicking off Earth Month by having an off site exhibition of photos taken at various national parks. The reception takes place at Pico House downtown with wine and hors d’oeuvres (free with RSVP) – http://www.calendar.theg2gallery.com/site-artist-reception-2/#prettyPhoto

Guster is playing with Kishi Bashi at the Wiltern- http://www.wiltern.com/events/eventdetail/?viewNav=/eventdetail&eventId=09004D90F44A5513&oid=0

Mikky Ekko is performing at Sonos Studio for free with RSVP but get there early as there will be a big crowd and the studio is not that big- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sonos-studio-pandora-an-evening-with-mikky-ekko-tickets-16165500447

Thursday through Saturday

Cinefamily is showing the films of Hal Hartley with the director himself in attendance- http://www.cinefamily.org/films/the-films-of-hal-hartley/

Friday

Kitten is playing at the Troubadour (also on Saturday)- http://www.troubadour.com/event/779781-kitten-los-angeles/

New York performer and nightlife personality Linda Simpson is presenting The Drag Explosion, a collection of her snapshots of the 80′s and 90′s drag community, for which she will provide live narration to accompany her photos and will also host a post-performance Q&A. It’s free and happening at the West Hollywood Council Chambers- http://one.usc.edu/linda-simpson/

TV on the Radio is at the Hollywood Palladium- http://www.thehollywoodpalladium.com/events/tv-on-the-radio/#.VRzbqWaDRFU

Saturday

Artists Ed Templeton and Thomas Campbell will be signing their books at Arcana Books in Culver City- http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=e1aefb300c0b30799e5ae413b&id=154c0231a5&e=b170ad139d

Los Angeles Beer Fest is at LA Center Studios downtown- $40 for a three hour session of beer tasting (food not included)- http://www.drinkeatplay.com/labeerfest/

Sunday

The Bunny Museum in Pasadena is open from 2-7pm (usually it’s only by appointment) and you can celebrate Easter by feeding some of their live bunnies while looking at the collection of over 30,000 bunny items- http://www.thebunnymuseum.com/

Also worth noting:

April is here and so is MOPLA, the month long photography event in Los Angeles- http://www.monthofphotography.com/#about-2

Jan 292015
 

Kishi Bashi- Philosphize In It! Chemicalize With It

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/29-2/1)-

Thursday

The Flux Screening series returns to Hammer Museum- tonight it’s a short film by Ben Mor, a film by Ben and Joe Dempsey, and a video by Gia Coppola. There’s a courtyard after party as well- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/01/flux/

So Many Wizards are having a free show and record signing at Amoeba Hollywood- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-3196/

Friday

LACMA is showing Uptight, a “seldom-seen thriller that transposes John Ford’s classic film The Informer to Cleveland in the tense days after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr” written by the director Jules Dassin, Julian Mayfield and Ruby Dee- your $5 ticket includes Taxi Driver as well- http://www.lacma.org/event/uptight

Friday through Sunday

Art Los Angeles Contemporary art fair is at the Barkar Hangar. Goldstar has some cheap tickets- http://artlosangelesfair.com/

Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair returns to the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. This is free, or you could check out the preview on Thursday for $10 and see No Age and Prince Rama perform. The first 2,000 people get  Ticket Edition by Edie Fake- http://laartbookfair.net/

Saturday

Kishi Bashi is playing at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex- http://www.luckmanarts.org/events/

It’s Museums Free-for-All day and over 20 in and around LA are participating including LACMA, Skirball and more- http://www.socalmuseums.org/

Night on Broadway festival has a ton of events planned including a free screening of Metropolis at the Ace Theatre, as well as pop-up shops, art shows, and music – all taking place- you guessed it- on Broadway downtown- http://nightonbroadway.la/

If you are downtown for that event, it’s also Arts District Night where several galleries are open late from 6-9pm- https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zcx8IfGrG5cw.kknyFKFcamUk

Nothing are at Jewels Catch One with Tony Molina- http://www.ticketfly.com/event/725153-nothing-los-angeles/

Anna Sew Hoy and Liz Magic Laser will be signing books at Various Small Fires gallery at 12:30pm- https://www.facebook.com/events/321973654674447/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Saturday and Sunday

Paramount Ranch is having its second art fair. This year they are charging $5 (cash only)- https://www.facebook.com/paramountranch

Sunday

356 Mission/ Ooga Booga II is having Slider vs Sliders “a burger brunch and book party for This Equals That and Fancy Desserts. Tamara Shopsin and Brooks Headley cook up dueling sliders, plus games, prizes and a swinging salami”- http://356mission.tumblr.com/post/108225787050/sliders-vs-sliders-sunday-february-1-11-30-am

May 152014
 

Maximo Park- Brain Cells

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/15-5/18)-

Thursday

Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club), Chelsea Cain and Willy Vlautin host a night at the Echo with readings, music and gifts- Vlautin’s book is included in the ticket price and there are extra presents for people in pajamas – http://www.theecho.com/event/538659-chuck-palahniuk-chelsea-los-angeles/

Artopia LA Weekly Event at Grand Central Market- http://www.laweekly.com/publicspectacle/2014/03/25/la-weeklys-artopia-party-comes-to-dtla-may-15

New Young Pony Club at the Bootleg- http://foldsilverlake.com/event.cfm?id=141701

Friday

Maximo Park with Eternal Summers at the Troubadour- http://www.troubadour.com/event/498827-maximo-park-los-angeles/

Triple feature at the Egyptian Theatre- Dystopia Gone Wild: Thirty Years after 1984- Nineteen Eighty-Four/Logan’s Run/ Spacedisco Onehttp://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/nineteen-eighty-four-logans-run-spacedisco-one

Kishi Bashi at the Fonda- http://www.axs.com/events/249088/kishi-bashi-tickets?skin=thefonda

Friday and Saturday

Thirteen Torches for a Burn– two nights featuring bands from Copenhagen at the Church on York- Friday’s headliner is Iceage- http://www.ticketfly.com/event/499655-church-on-york-posh-los-angeles/

Saturday

A Landing Site for Madeline Gins– Poets, artists and architects read from the late artist’s writings at LACMA (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/landing-site-madeline-gins

Continuing that night at LACMA is International Museum Night- the galleries stay open for activities and viewing- ticket includes two glasses of wine (20$ members/30 $non)- http://www.lacma.org/event/international-museum-night-0

Saturday and Sunday

Annual Santa Fe Art Colony Open Studios- https://www.facebook.com/events/610848825662707/?ref=22

Beverly Hills Art Show- http://www.beverlyhills.org/exploring/beverlyhillsartshow/artshowinformation/

Sunday

Ann Magnuson hosts a one hour “mini-carnival in the spirit of Mike Kelley” (free) at MOCA- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/2014/05/05/ann-magnusons-one-hour-bacchanal/

Damien Jurado at the Bootleg- http://foldsilverlake.com/event.cfm?id=142489

Lykke Li at the Roxy- http://www.theroxy.com/event/571211-stubhubs-next-stage-lykke-li-west-hollywood/

Tyvek at the Smell- http://www.songkick.com/concerts/20516513-gangrene-gang-at-smell?utm_source=1471&utm_medium=partner