Apr 112019
 

Prettiest Eyes- Don’t Call

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/11-4/14/19)-

Thursday

Skirball is hosting the panel discussion Black is Beautiful: Then and Now in conjunction with the opening of Black is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite. The panel includes the artist’s son and director of the Kwame Brathwaite Archive, Kwame S. Brathwaite, along with fashion designer Mimi Plange, photographer Tyler Mitchell, and costume designer Ruth Carter. ($20)

Goon are playing with Dead Soft at the Moroccan Lounge

MOCA Grand Avenue is hosting BlackStar Film Festival. The screening to be followed by a discussion with the founder Maori Karmael Holmes (free)

Damon & Naomi are playing at Zebulon with Exploding Flowers

Wicca Phase Springs Eternal is playing at the Echoplex with Horse Head and MIRSY

 

Friday

ICA LA is hosting Art Buzz, a happy hour tour of Patty Chang: The Wandering Lake with curator Jamillah James and Director of Learning and Engagement Asuka Hisa, with refreshments to follow

Prettiest Eyes are playing at El Cid with Meatbodies, Chud, and The Chonks

Drugdealer is performing at the Teragram Ballroom

 

Friday through Sunday

Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair 2019 is happening at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. The free event includes conversations, workshops, performances and other programs and is a great place to find and purchase art books.

 

Saturday

Bergamot Station is having a Spring Open House, a free event with opening receptions, artist talks, and more

Curator David J. Getsy will be giving a public lecture at West Hollywood City Council Chambers titled Rubbish and Dreams: The Genderqueer Performance Art of Stephen Varble in 1970s New York, from 2-4:30pm. The talk is in conjunction with the exhibit he curated for ONE GalleryThe Gutter Art of Stephen Varble: Genderqueer Performance in the 1970s, Photographs by Greg Day. A Q&A with Getsy will follow the lecture.

Independent music stores will celebrate Record Store Day with exclusive releases and events. Amoeba Records in Hollywood will have gift bags, live silk screening, and guest DJ sets

Emily Reo is having a record release party at Junior High with performances by Foxes in Fiction and Lush Agave

Old school hip hop legends Eric B. & Rakim are performing at The Novo

 

Saturday and Sunday

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books returns to the USC Campus with tons of free and ticketed events and readings, plus music, chef demos, booksellers, and more.

 

Sunday

Zebulon continues their month of free screenings of Jim Jarmusch films with Down By Law

Summer Cannibals are playing The Redwood Bar & Girl

Cruz de Navajas are playing with Pelada, All Your Sisters, Some Ember and Temple of Angeles at the Echoplex

Feb 232017
 

Moaning- The Same

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/23-2/26/17)-

Thursday

Former US poet laureate and author Robert Pinsky will be reading at the Hammer Museum with a book signing to follow (free)

Artist, architect, and filmmaker Alfredo Jaar, winner of the MacArthur and Guggenheim awards, discusses his recent work and reflects on “The Rwanda Project” at The Getty (free with RSVP)

Hippie Sabotage are playing with Branchez at The Novo

SCREEN: Hannah Black at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA presents recent video works from the artist/writer with a post screening conversation. While there you can check out the opening night preview of the LA Art Book Fair with special musical performances by Seth Bogart and Kembra Pfahler & Christian Music from The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black ($10 and includes a special edition by Mike Mills)

Karriem Riggins is playing at The Hi Hat with Peanut Butter Wolf and J Rocc opening

Split Single are playing at Resident with Imaad Wasif

Friday

Moaning, Jurassic Shark, Janelane, and Melted are playing at The Hi Hat for Oh My Rockness’s Hardest Working Bands 2016

Skirball museum is hosting Late Night Lichtenstein, a chance to see Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A. for free and get free exhibition swag

The LA Art Book Fair returns to The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA  with lots of free programs and a chance to get some great artwork (also Saturday and Sunday)

Moon Duo are playing with Umberto at The Echo

The Octopus Project are playing with Sound of Ceres and Hidden Speaker at the Bootleg Theater

Saturday

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery is hosting readings and performances from 1-5pm to accompany the current exhibition Ours is a City of Writers

Artist/musician Billy Morrison and installation artist Plastic Jesus are showing 36 pieces of artwork for a free show titled Anesthesia: The Art of Oblivion at Gibson Brands Sunset (the former Tower Records)

Gibbz is playing at the Bootleg Theater

Sunday

It’s Oscar Sunday and the Ace Hotel is hosting a free (with RSVP) Award Show Watch Party with the Oscar’s streaming on the theater’s big screen

Teen Daze are opening for Mozart’s Sister at the Bootleg Theater

The Tracks are opening for Starcrawler at The Echo

 

 

 

Feb 112016
 

James Supercave- Better Strange

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/11-2/14/16)-

Thursday

James Supercave are playing at Resident in DTLA

The Downtown Art Walk has a music theme and includes a mini tribute to producer J Dilla. While at the art walk there will be shuttles to LERATA’s SKYLINE 2016 Preview Event which features an interactive architecture installation as well as a DJ, free cupcakes and hot chocolate. Also nearby is Oddwalk 2.0, a one night only show from Oddville. A Creative Space that includes over 100 local artists

It’s also the opening night of a four night event at the new Project Space on 7th Street. Tonight is the opening of  Aaron Rose’s La Rosa Social Club, an art bar/installation with a group of artists contributing work  (free but RSVP required)

The Hammer Museum is screening The Haunted Sword, a film of a live kabuki performance. Afterwards there will be free food and free limited-edition Kabuki-inspired Uniqlo t-shirts and tote bags.

Frank Gehry is in conversation with Michael Govan at LACMA (free but standby)

Naughty by Nature are at the Regent Theater with A-F-R-O

Friday

EVERBOOKS: Artists and Writers Read from Their Favorite Books includes artists Eleanor Antin, Lisa Anne Auerbach, John Baldessari, Miranda July and more reading short passages from books they think are inspiring at The Million Dollar Theatre. Free- RSVP with promo code ForYourArt or Goodreads

Meat Wave are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Young Jesus and Slothrust (solo) opening

The Egyptian Theatre is showing Blade Runner

Howler are playing at El Cid

Super Furry Animals are playing at the Roxy (also on Thursday)

Friday through Sunday

LA Art Book Fair returns to The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA with exhibits, talks and live music as well as loads of cool printed items to buy (free entry)

While downtown check out Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market presented by LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) where over 150 artists will have tables set up to sell their work ($5 donation for Friday preview, free Saturday and Sunday)

Saturday

Celebrate The Year of the Monkey in Chinatown– The Golden Dragon Parade runs from 1-3pm and there is also a festival all day with performances, workshops and more

Blum and Poe gallery in Culver City is premiering A Portrait of Henry Taylor, a film by August Blum which will be accompanied by live music sets by Detachable Men and The Florida Mistakes

John Waters new one-man show This Filthy World: Dirtier and Filthier, is at The Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State

For his show Hydration at Steve Turner gallery in Hollywood, Yung Jake is having his opening from 10pm-2am with DJs Softest Hard, Sonny Digital and Lil Yachty

Mrs.Magician are playing with Dead Heavens at The Hi Hat in Highland Park

Sunday

The LA Marathon is this Sunday so get out and cheer the runners or take a good look at the map and plan accordingly, it will be challenging to get around

The Metro is having a special free art tour of the works and architecture in their train stations for Valentine’s Day. The Independent Shakespeare Company
will be accompanying the tour and performing love scenes from select Shakespearean plays. First-come, first-served leaving from Union Station and ending at Hollywood/Western.

The Egyptian Theatre is showing Harold and Maude

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

Jan 302014
 

GRMLN- Teenage Rhythm

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/30-2/2)-

Thursday-

Saturday-

Sunday-

  • Opening of Manfred Müller’s- Objects Are Closer Than They Appear at LA Municipal Art Gallery in Barnsdall Park- http://www.lamag.org/

All weekend-

  • Paramount Ranch is having an art festival Saturday and Sunday- it’s the first one and looks intriguing and it’s FREE- http://paramountranch.la/