Mar 212019
 

And The Kids- Champagne Ladies

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/21-3/24/19)-

Thursday

Composer, conductor, pianist, and writer Matthew Aucoin will be in conversation with comedy writer and performer Megan Amram (The Good Place, Parks and Recreation) at the Hammer Museum (free)

Lucille Furs are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Dream Phases, Jane Church and Easy Love

Halfnoise is playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Gothic Tropic and And That opening

No Win are having a record release party at Highland Park Ebell with Gymshorts and Los Bolos also performing

Bad Suns are playing a free show at Amoeba Hollywood and signing copies of their new album Mystic Truth

 

Friday

And The Kids are playing with Ramonda Hammer and Cardioid at The Satellite

Hauser & Wirth is hosting the three night film series (it started Thursday) I Still Dream About California, organized by Annie Leibovitz to accompany her exhibition at the gallery. The film this evening is Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye. Tickets are sold out but you can still join the waitlist.

Rayland Baxter is playing at the Teragram Ballroom with T. Hardy Morris and Mattiel opening

Justus Proffit, Janelane and Rose Dorn are opening for Living Hour at The Factory

Jimmy Whispers is playing a free show at Zebulon with Lael Neale

 

Saturday

Artist Jennifer West will be choosing artwork from LACMA’s Photography and Prints & Drawings collections to display in the Study Center and discussing why she selected them and how they relate to her own art practice as part of LACMA’s Artists on Art series. (free but ticket required)

There’s a lot to do at Grand Park today- first Bernie Sanders will be having a rally there at 2:30pm and later the ACLU has a free all day event that includes speakers, a panel discussion, and a performance by Tom Morello (of Rage Against The Machine) with special guests Vic Mensa and K. Flay

From 12-5pm is the 13th Annual Santa Monica Airport Artwalk, with open art studios, art exhibitions, art demonstrations, performances, and more (free)

Amyl and The Sniffers are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Richard Rose and Shark Toys opening

Hippie Sabotage are playing at the Hollywood Palladium

 

Sunday

MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson will lead a final walkthrough of both Zoe Leonard: Survey and Laura Owens at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA – both exhibitions close on Monday 3/25 (admission to the museum and this program are both free)

Bootleg Theater is showing the rarely seen 1947 film Les Jeux Sont Faits, based on a screenplay by Jean-Paul Sartre, at 6pm and afterwards Psychic Love are playing a free show at 8:30pm to celebrate the release of their new album

R.L.Kelly, Merce Lemon, Cuddle Formation, and Glowing Birds are playing at The Smell

Zebulon is having a free screening of Stanley Kubrick’s Clockwork Orange at 1pm

The LA Marathon is taking place throughout the city, cheer on the runners and prepare for a lot of street and highway ramp closures

Mar 162017
 

Elvis Depressedly – Pepsi/Coke Suicide

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/16-3/19/17)-

Thursday

Kitten is opening for Shiny Toy Guns at The Regent

Young Thug is performing at The Novo

The Broad is hosting a screening of Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel as part of their Un-Private Collection series. The film examines the life and work of artist, musician, and educator, Tony Conrad, directed by Tyler Hubby. Afterwords there will be a conversation with Hubby and Tony Oursler (whose work is on view in the collection installation, Creature, at The Broad through March 19) moderated by Henry Rollins. Kim Gordon, who collaborated with Tony Conrad, will perform to close out the night. Your ticket for this program also lets you skip the line at The Broad for general admission entry from March 14-19, 2017.

Monument, the musical tribute to Dan Flavin’s sculpture, returns to MOCA Grand Ave with musicians Patrick Shiroishi, Dylan Fujioka and Paco Casanova performing. (free and a chance to see the new and excellent exhibition Kerry James Marshall: Mastry.)

Friday

GØGGS (another Ty Segall band) are playing at The Echo with Flat Worms, Warm Drag and Naked Lights

The Egyptian Theatre is showing a Patrick Swayze double feature- Point Break and Roadhouse

Artist Tony Oursler will be in conversation with author Branden Joseph at The Broad ($10 includes same night access before the program to the museum)

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and a bunch of bars in town are having events- Angel City Brewery has bands, corned beef tacos and green ice cream and churros to go along with the debauchery and Tom Bergin’s Irish pub will have it’s annual party in their parking lot all day and night

Saturday

Early in the afternoon LACMA is showing several films by artists connected to Virginia Dwan’s galleries in conjunction with their recent exhibit- Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959- 1971 (free)

A little further away on a campground near Santa Barbara is the Starry Nites Festival. The line-up for the two day event includes Elvis Depressedly, The Kills, Teenage Fanclub, The Dandy Warhols, Kolars, Feels, Cat Power and many more. You can go for the day or camp on the grounds.

The Dig are playing at The Echo with Nico Yaran, and Boone Howard

Sunday

The LA Marathon runs from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica- keep your eyes on street closures when making plans

GØGGS are playing at The Hi Hat with Yah Mon and Enemy

Cinefamily is showing Brian de Palma’s Blowout

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

Mar 122015
 

Thee Oh Sees- Minotaur

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/12-3/15)-

Thursday

MUSICAL EXPOSITION featuring Thee Oh Sees and Caldwell/Tester at Human Resources LA in Chinatown- http://humanresourcesla.com/event-details/2015/3/8/31215-musical-exposition-thee-oh-sees-and-caldwelltester.html

DTLA Art Walk- http://www.downtownartwalk.org/

Television great Norman Lear, creator of All in the Family and Sanford and Son will speak with Phil Rosenthal, creator of Everybody Loves Raymond at the Wallis Annneberg Center for the Performing Arts- http://writersblocpresents.com/main/normanlear/

Artist Cauleen Smith will screen and discuss The Way Out Is the Way Two: Fourteen Short Films About Chicago and Sun Ra at MOCA Grand http://www.lafilmforum.org/schedule/winter-2015/cauleen-smith-the-way-out-is-the-way-two/

Friday

ArtNight Pasadena is a great biannual event where many of the museums and galleries are free, with shuttles connecting the institutions. This year you can tie it in with the last days of Old Pasadena Happy Hour Week if you like your culture to include a little booze- http://artnightpasadena.org/

As part of Atlas in LA 356 Mission will be screening several of his short films and he will be in conversation with Laurie Weeks for a book release- http://356mission.tumblr.com/post/112370420715/charles-atlas-early-collaborations-book-release

Chicas Rockeras of Southeast LA is having a fundraiser for their Girls Rock Camp with Upset (Patty Schemel and Ali Koehler) and other rock bands- https://www.facebook.com/events/1387554484892419

Dream Boys are playing with Shy Boys at La Cita- http://www.lacitabar.com/event/ptp-presents-shy-boys-and-dream-boys/

Friday and Saturday

LACMA is having a two day symposium- Photography and Philosophy-with various speakers- http://www.lacma.org/event/photography-symposium

Saturday

NELAart’s Second Saturday art walk takes place at galleries around Highland Park and Eagle Rock- http://www.nelaart.org/

Two of Charles Atlas’ most famous dance narrative films Ex-Romance and Hail the New Puritan will be screened at Human Resources gallery- http://humanresourcesla.com/event-details/2015/3/10/31415-charles-atlas-dance-dance-dance.html

Santa Monica Airport Art Walk- http://www.smgov.net/Portals/Culture/Events/Santa_Monica_Airport_Artwalk.aspx

North London band Wolf Mother are playing a sold out show at the Bootleg theater but tickets maybe available at the door- http://foldsilverlake.com/event.cfm?id=191278&cart

Sunday

Harry Dean Stanton will be performing after a screening of cult film Repo Man at the Regent Theater- http://www.theecho.com/event/798391-double-feature-screening-los-angeles/

A Place to Bury Strangers are playing at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/721655-place-bury-strangers-los-angeles/

Also part of Atlas in LA, the Egyptian Theater will be screening two of his films – http://www.lafilmforum.org/schedule/winter-2015/dark-sides-of-intimacy-with-charles-atlas/

Russell Ferguson and Thomas Demand join Michael Fried for a conversation about painting, photography and film, focused on Fried’s new book Another Light: Jacques Louis David to Thomas Demand at LACMA (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/fried-ferguson-demand

The LA Marathon is on so don’t make plans before noon in most parts of the city- http://www.lamarathon.com/race-weekend/street-closures

Mar 062014
 

Wild Beasts- Wanderlust

Things to do in and around Los Angeles this weekend (3/6-3/9)-

Thursday

Wildbeasts at the Troubadour- http://www.troubadour.com/event/453711-wild-beasts-los-angeles/

First Thursday ArtWalk in San Pedro- http://www.1stthursday.com/

Ava Luna at Origami Vinyl (FREE)- http://origamimusic.blogspot.com/2014/03/in-store-ava-luna-in-store-tonight-7pm.html

Friday

Teen Daze with Lusine at King King- http://beticketing.com/TeenDaze

First Fridays at Natural History Museum with San Fermin, wild Up and Son Lux- http://tickets.nhm.org/WebStore/shop/ViewItems.aspx?CG=nhmonline&C=FirstFridaysMar1

Abbot Kinney First Fridays- http://www.abbotkinney1stfridays.com/

Laluzapalooza group show opening at La Luz de Jesus Gallery- http://laluzdejesus.com/laluzapalooza-2014/

Midnight showing of Little Shop of Horrors at Cinefamily- http://www.cinefamily.org/films/friday-night-frights/#friday-night-frights-little-shop-of-horrors

Saturday

NO at the Troubadour- http://www.troubadour.com/event/483053-no-los-angeles/

NELAart Second Saturday- http://nelaart.org/

Andrea Fraser: May I Help You- perfomance at the Hammer- http://hammer.ucla.edu/calendar/detail/year/2014/month/3/day/4/type/program/id/2119

Mystery Train (Jim Jarmusch film) at LACMA- http://www.lacma.org/event/mystery-train

Mirah at the Satellite- http://www.thesatellitela.com/event/449007-mirah-ages-ages-los-angeles/

2001: A Space Odyssey at The Aero Theater- http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/2001-a-space-odyssey-7

Amoeba Records Sidewalk Sale- http://www.amoeba.com/blog/2014/02/pst/amoeba-hollywood-holds-sidewalk-sale-3-8.html

Sunday

HomeLA – Each performance takes place in a different private home in the LA area- this time it takes place in a house in El Sereno- http://www.homelahello.com/1403.php#.UxjLql5fnU4

The final performance of Pablo Bronstein’s Enlightenment Discourse on the Origins of Architecture at the Redcat gallery- http://www.redcat.org/exhibition/pablo-bronstein

LA Marathon- http://www.lamarathon.com/