Mar 282019
 

Illuminati Hotties- (You’re Better) Than Ever

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/28-3/31/19)-

Thursday

Hammer Museum is showing the documentary Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland at 5pm followed by a staged reading performance of Say Her Name: The Lives That Should’ve Been at 7:30

Winter and Triptides are playing songs from their new collaborative album Estrela Mágica at Bootleg Theater

Slothrust are playing at the Troubadour with Rituals of Mine opening

Artists Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler will be at LACMA to discuss their film installation Flora currently on view, with noted art historian Richard Shiff and LACMA curator Stephanie Barron (free)

RY X is performing with orchestral support at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

The Happy Fits are playing at The Hi Hat with Deal Casino

Mija is performing at the Moroccan Lounge with G.Smith opening

 

Friday

The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art opens to the public today and continues through Sunday (Goldstar has discount tickets)

The Donkeys are playing at The Hi Hat with Dustin Lovelis and Glossies

Doe and Eureka California are playing a show at Gold Diggers

Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach is hosting Night Dive, an adults only party with live bands, DJs, art, food and more

 

Saturday

Illuminati Hotties are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with SLUGS, Rosie Tucker, and bad snacks opening

From 1-3pm at LAMAG in Barnsdall Park educator Marta Feinstein will be teaching a mixed media self portrait workshop (free)

The Egyptian Theatre has a double feature of the noir films Appointment with Danger and Shadow on the Wall as part of their programming for Noir City: Hollywood, a film noir festival running until 4/7

Sam Evian is opening for Cass McCombs at The Fonda Theatre

Tuareg artist Bombino is performing at Zebulon with Alex Siegel (also Sunday)

 

Sunday

Vince Staples is performing at The Novo with JPEGMAFIA (also Saturday)

Zebulon is hosting a free screening of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey

Atsuko Okatsuko is hosting a night of interactive games, videos, and discussions in the style of a Japanese Game Show at Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth. Guests include Frankie Quinones, Christina Anthony, Francesca Fiorentini, Matt Rogers, and Laurie Kilmartin. Proceeds from the event will go to RAINN.

New Candys are playing at The Echo with Be Forest, Slow Crush, and Holy Fawn

Sonoda, Deep Fields, Gold Cage and Easy Love are playing at The Hi Hat

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 142019
 

Tashaki Miyaki- Facts of Life

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/14-3/17/19)-

Thursday

1720 is hosting 45 Live with performances by Lord Finesse, Peanut Butter Wolf, J Rocc, Prince Paul, and special guests

MOCA Grand Avenue is showing Babette Magolte’s film The Sky on Location with the artist in attendance for the event

Tobe Nwigwe is performing at The Regent Theater

Downtown LA Artwalk returns with open studios and gallery shows

 

Friday

Refest Los Angeles 2019, is a salon that “explores innovative strategies in participatory performance that catalyze social change”. It is being hosted by Navel and CultureHubLA and will have interactive installations, performances and “experiences” by LA artists and artists from CultureHub’s global community (free with RSVP)

Odd Nights at The Autry includes a market, live music, food trucks, and the galleries at the museum stay open until 9pm ($5)

Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach is free on Fridays from 6-9pm for Shark Lagoon Nights

Jeffertitti’s Nile are playing a free show at Zebulon with special guests

 

Saturday

Tashaki Miyaki are playing a free show at the Highland Park Bowl with Magic Wands, The Mercury Wheel, and Miguel Mendez & The Yoga Elite

LAMAG is hosting a free screening of Mariah Garnett’s film Trouble, a documentary about her relationship with her Northern Irish father who she met as an adult. The screening also includes a Q&A with the artist to follow plus snacks and drinks.

There’s a free ten hour Bach Marathon happening at Union Station, with various concerts taking place throughout the station

Artist Silke Otto-Knapp will be in conversation with Darby English, University of Chicago’s Carl Darling Buck Professor of Art History and the College, at Regen Projects at 2pm, in conjunction with Otto-Knapp’s exhibition Land and Sea at the gallery

Actor/ Director Alex Cox will be at the Egyptian Theatre to speak between screenings of Repo Man and his recent film Tombstone Rashomon

Sam Valdez and Rodes Rollins are playing at the Moroccan Lounge

New York Night Train with Jonathan Toubin, the all night dance party of uncommon soul music on vinyl, is happening at Zebulon

 

Sunday

LACMA is hosting a free lecture at 1pm by Sarah Kelly Oehler, Field-McCormick Chair and Curator of American Art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and organizing curator of Charles White: A Retrospective (currently at the museum), on the artist’s formative years in Chicago

Zebulon is having a free screening of Stanley Kubrick’s 1975 film Barry Lyndon

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

CLAVVS are playing at The Echo with Tigercide and a special guest

 

Mar 012019
 

Sharon Van Etten- Seventeen

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/1- 3/3/19)-

Friday

First Fridays is back at the Natural History Museum with a panel discussion of the fires in California, performances by Shannon Shaw (of Shannon & The Clams) and Pinky Pinky, DJs, food trucks, cocktails and more

Director Ondi Timoner will be in person for a Q&A after the 7pm screening of his film Mapplethorpe at the Nuart Theatre (also on Saturday)

Jungle are playing at the Hollywood Palladium with Houses

Potty Mouth are having a record release party at The Factory with performances by Ariel View, The Aquadolls and Guppy (bonus- free cake!)

 

Saturday

Sharon Van Etten is performing at the Grammy Museum

Luis De Jesus gallery is having an artist talk with Chris Engman in conjunction with his solo exhibition Refraction

There is a free screening at LACMA of Meow Wolf: Origin Story, a documentary about the New Mexico DIY collective, with a post screening conversation with the filmmakers and Meow Wolf founders

Lunice is opening for Boombox Cartel at The Shrine Auditorium

Waxahatchee and Bonny Doon are playing DJ sets for the free dance party Close For Comfort at Gold-Diggers

Superet are opening for Caroline Rose at the Teragram Ballroom

 

Sunday

There’s a free screening of Stanley Kubrick’s 1962 film Lolita at Zebulon

Dirty Laundry TV is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with Spring Fling Fest an afternoon/ evening of bands including Jurassic Shark, Sister Mantos, Healing Gems, and more

Hammer Museum is hosting the forum- Gerrymandering at Its Worst: A North Carolina Case Study- with Representative Pricey Harrison of the North Carolina House of Representatives, Saumya Narechania, director of census and community engagement at National Democratic Redistricting Committee, and moderator Shaniqua McClendon, political director for Crooked Media, discussing the controversial practice

CicLAvia is back- this time shutting down streets to cars in Culver City, Mar Vista and Palms

Sundressed and awakebutstillinbed are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Alien Boy and Sunsleeper opening

Feb 252019
 

 

Currently outside of LACMA’s Ahmanson Building is one of artist Sam Durant’s “electric signs”. It takes its text from a photo taken at the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech.

Feb 152019
 

Mike Krol- What’s The Rhythm

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/15- 2/17/19)-

Friday

Hauser & Wirth is hosting the world premiere of CSSC – It Begins – The Coach The Skull and the US premiere of DADDA – Poodle House Saloon, two new films by Los Angeles artist Paul McCarthy, at The Montalbán Theater in Hollywood (free)

LACMA will be running artist Martha Fiennes moving-image artwork Yugen free all day in the Bing Theater with a discussion at 6pm with the artist and actor Julian Sands

Art Buzz returns to ICA LA with a happy hour tour of Maryam Jafri’s I Drank the Kool-Aid But I Didn’t Inhale led by curator Jamillah James and Director of Learning and Engagement Asuka Hisa, followed by refreshments (free)

Miya Folick is playing at the Lodge Room with Barrie and Kingsbury opening

The 6th Annual Dre Day Los Angeles is taking place at the Echoplex with special guests Battlecat and DJ Melo-D of The Beat Junkies and an evening of Dre-related music

Marc Almond of Soft Cell will be performing a “best of ” set at the Globe Theatre along with a DJ set by Hercules & Love Affair, a performance by The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black and more for Sex Cells 2 year anniversary

Storefront Church, Orchin, Harrison Whitford, and Michael Vidal are playing at the Bootleg Theater

 

Saturday

Mike Krol is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Vertical Scratchers and Heflin opening

In conjunction with Frieze Art Fair and Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Bergamot Station is hosting Art + Brunch, 20+ gallery exhibitions and brunch bites throughout the complex (free)

Or get up early (7am!) and have breakfast at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA as part of their collaboration with Frieze Los Angeles. It will be followed by conversations between MOCA Director Klaus Biesenbach, Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Lauren Halsey, Korakrit Arunanondchai, and Luchita Hurtado plus free admission to their current exhibitions

At Hammer Museum, artists Kandis Williams and Devin Troy Strother join gallery director Ebony L. Haynes for a discussion about “the contemporary tensions of presenting the black body as it relates to sexuality, politics, and history” (free)

Writer Doreen St. Felix will be speaking with Amandla Stenberg at The Underground Museum and it’s the last weekend to see Deana Lawson: Planes

Broncho are playing at the Lodge Room with Pinky Pinky opening

Facial and SLUGS are opening for JR Slayer at The Hi Hat

 

Sunday

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is hosting a free panel discussion on Zoe Leonard’s fictional work The Fae Richard Photo Archive. The history, form and content of the work as well as its current relevance will be discussed by a panel that includes filmmaker Garrett Bradley, noted art historian Huey Copeland, and MOCA Associate Curator Lanka Tattersall with former MOCA Assistant Curator Rebecca Matalon moderating. The work is part of the current exhibition Zoe Leonard:Survey and can be seen at the museum as part of their free weekend admission.

LACMA is hosting a discussion of the legacy of artist Charles White in conjunction with the exhibition Charles White: A Retrospective, with Ilene Susan Fort, the museum’s curator emeritus of American art and curator of the Los Angeles venue of the exhibition; Ian White, son of Charles White, an artist in his own right and archivist of his father’s work; Judithe Hernández, renown contemporary artist and one of Charles White’s students; Kellie Jones, Associate Professor of Art History and Archaeology in African American Studies at Columbia University; and Peter Clothier, noted writer and art critic. (free but tickets required)

At ICA LA, photographer Lucas Blalock and ICA Curator Jamillah James will be discussing his work in conjunction with his solo exhibition at the museum

Mikey Carnevale of The Frights is playing at The Roxy with The Grinns

Milk. are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Andy Fonda and Superbloom opening

 

Art Fairs running all weekend

Art Los Angeles Contemporary is at the Barkar Hangar ($29 + fees) and there will be a free shuttle to the stARTup Art Fair ($15 + fees online) at The Kinney Hotel if you want to do both in the same day

Frieze Los Angeles is taking place at Paramount Pictures Studios but there are currently only tickets available for the Curated Program which includes the outdoor Studios backlot, artist projects, film and talks but not the indoors gallery section ($20 and only available on Sunday as of this writing)

At The Stalls at Skylight ROW DTLA is the inaugural SPRING/BREAK Art Show ($20 + fees)

Superfine! Art Fair is taking place at DTLA’s Magic Box at The Reef with 90% of the artwork ranging from $100- $5000 ($10 entrance fee if purchased online)

Felix LA is a new free contemporary art fair taking place at The Hollywood Roosevelt

Feb 082019
 

P.O.S- Faded

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/7- 2/10/19)-

Thursday

Artist Lauren Halsey will be at LAXART to play a version of Name That Tune with professor and music critic Josh Kun and curator Hamza Walker (free)

Cass McCombs is playing a free live show at Amoeba Hollywood

The 3rd Annual edition of Love You Down returns to the Echo and Echoplex  with performances by Warpaint (celebrating their 15th anniversary), SWIMM, Gardens & Villa, Facial, and more (continuing on Friday)

Stonefield are playing with Hooveriii and Monarch at Zebulon

 

Friday

Flatworms are having a record release party at Zebulon with Automatic and Kaz Mirblouk also performing

Alex Cameron & Roy Molloy Acoustic Duo are performing at Pico Union Project

Brownies & Lemonade are bringing their party to The Regent Theater with secret special guests to celebrate the Grammys

Ural Thomas & The Pain are performing at the Bootleg Theater

 

Saturday

Arcana Books is having a launch party and book signing for Cole Sternberg:The Nature of Breathing in Salt, a collection of the artist’s paintings and photography

Chinatown is hosting an all day festival to celebrate the New Year that includes art, live music, performances, food trucks, a market, and more- plus the 120th Annual Golden Dragon Parade

Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours is back with its late night party (it starts at 11:30pm) that includes live music, DJs, dance parties, and art installations- this time the theme is Quinceñera Reimagined

Hammer Museum is having a free opening party for their winter exhibitions Allen Ruppersberg: Intellectual Property 1968–2018 and Dirty Protest with DJs, cocktails and food trucks

Cartoonist Jason Little will be at LACMA with actors James Urbaniak and Todd Alcott for a free (with ticket) slide show performance and lecture on the history of anaglyph 3-D comics

Steve Gunn is playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Meg Baird and Mary Lattimore opening

Costume historian Maxwell Barr will be dressing a live model at The Getty to illustrate the craftsmanship involved with the clothing of the elite of the 18th century

The Tracks, Janelane and Lily Waters are playing at the Moroccan Lounge

 

Sunday

P.O.S is performing at The Roxy Theatre

Allen Ruppersberg will be in conversation with Walker Art Center senior curator Siri Engberg at the Hammer Museum where an exhibition of his work is currently being shown

Play bingo and support a good cause at Zebulon’s fundraiser for Alexandria House with Neil Hamburger, Bobcat Goldthwait, Megan Koester and Anna Seregina

Rose Bowl Flea Market returns for its monthly event

Vikesh Kapoor and Matt Dorrien are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with special guest Noël Wells

Jan 182019
 

Remember Sports- Pull Through

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/18-1/20/19)-

Friday

Remember Sports are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Lomelda and Sam Buck

The Verle Annis Gallery at USC is hosting a 5 day pop-up screening of the Ed Ruscha films Premium and Miracle and today is the last day

The Aero Theatre is having a Jean-Luc Godard double feature of Contempt and Le Petit Soldat

Shit Giver and Automatic are opening for Marbled Eye at The Echo

The Odd Market returns to The Autry in Griffith Park with extended museum hours, pop-up shops, a full bar, DJs, and more ($5)

 

Saturday

Artist Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler will be at LACMA to discuss their film installation Flora and accompanying work Bust with curators Stephanie Barron and Philipp Kaiser before it opens on 1/20 at the museum. Flora is a film about unknown American artist Flora Mayo, who had an affair with artist Alberto Giacometti, and the artists’ search for her story.

Joyce Manor are playing at the Hollywood Palladium with AJJ, Jeff Rosenstock, and awakebutstillinbed

The Districts are playing their second night at the Moroccan Lounge with Deeper

The Getty has a free course on French fashion from the time of Marie Antoinette with costume designer Maxwell Barr, which includes the dressing of a live model.  Later in the evening check out a free show by Grammy nominated musicians Los Pleneros de la 21 (free but ticket required- also playing Sunday)

The Women’s March returns around the country and to downtown Los Angeles from Pershing Square to City Hall

 

Sunday

Author and screenwriter Jonathan Ames will be at Zebulon with director/photographer Richard Sandler to host a free screening of Sandler’s films The Gods of Times Square and Radioactive City.

The monthly Pasadena Camera Show & Sale is taking place at the Elks Lodge from 10-3pm ($3 entry)

The Aero Theatre is showing Jean-Luc Godard’s film One Plus One, which combines reflections on politics and social issues of the 1960s with a view of the Rolling Stones creative process during the recording of Sympathy for the Devil

Monday (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

LACMA is free all day courtesy of Target

Dec 142018
 

Conner Youngblood- The Birds of Finland

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/14-12/16/18)-

Friday

Conner Youngblood is performing at the Moroccan Lounge

John Grant is playing at The Lodge Room with Two Medicine opening

Holidaze, a benefit for the community of Paradise California, is taking place at Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth with a list of comedians performing including Bob Odenkirk and The Lucas Brothers, as well as a “musical experience” by LYNAS, and surprise guests

Union Station is having a free cocoa concert with a performance by reggae band The Lions, DJ sets by Connie Price, a cocoa bar, a holiday craft zone, free cotton candy, and more

Tijuana Panthers are playing at The Roxy with Gothic Tropic and The Cozzmos opening

The Shacks are opening for Middle Kids at the Echoplex

 

Saturday

Arcana Books is hosting an event to celebrate Todd Hido’s new book Bright Black World, with a book signing and refreshments from 4-6pm

Z Berg & Friends are having a Holiday Show at Pico Union Project

Bergamot Station is having their annual Winter Open House, a free day of art, artist talks, food, and entertainment that includes The Other Reindeer Carolers and a performance by Kybele Dance Company

Helena Deland is playing at The Echo with Buzzy Lee

Artist Thomas Demand will be in conversation with LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan at Art Catalogues at LACMA. Demand will also be signing copies of his new book. (free)

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic are playing at Catch One with special guest Peanut Butter Wolf

 

Sunday

In the morning Hauser & Wirth is hosting a 90 minute soundbath meditation amidst the mobiles of their Calder exhibition ($15)

To celebrate the opening of The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka at LACMA, there will be a free lamp lighting ceremony followed by performances by the Sri Lanka Foundation of Performing Arts and Thath Jith Dance Company

Zebulon is having a Holiday Bazaar all day (free also on Saturday) and afterwords Pavo Pavo, Cornelia Murr and Greg Uhlmann will be playing a free show

Childish Gambino will be performing at The Forum with special guest Rae Sremmurd

Dec 062018
 

Suuns- Watch You, Watch Me

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/6- 12/9/18)-

Thursday

Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley (White Fence) will be performing together as Drinks at Pico Union Project with BEEF -Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint) and Bryan Hollon (Boom Bip/Neon Neon)

MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson will lead a walkthrough of Zoe Leonard’s exhibition at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (free admission on Thursdays)

CAFAM is hosting CraftNight with artist Boyd Hale who will teach participants about poster making using recycled street posters, signage and paint- $10 include materials, drinks and snacks

Kevin Krauter is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Field Trip and Stone Irr opening)

Kevin Morby is playing an early (6pm) free show at Gold-Diggers

Har Mar Superstar and Sabrina Ellis will be performing the songs of Dirty Dancing at the Regent Theater

 

Friday

Neko Case is performing at the Orpheum Theatre

Warm Drag and Shark Toys are opening for The CIA at Resident

The Aero Theatre is hosting a free double feature of the Tamara Jenkins’ films Slums of Beverly Hills and The Savages

She & Him are performing at The Wiltern with special guest Alice Wetterlund (also Thursday

Skating Polly and Potty Mouth are playing at the Moroccan Lounge

 

Saturday

SUUNS are playing at Lodge Room with Graham Van Pelt opening

Photographers Mona Kuhn and Deanna Templeton will be discussing their work at Arcana Books and signing their books

Hip hop artist Shad will be performing at the Moroccan Lounge

Photographer Paul Mpagi Sepuya will be discussing work he chose from LACMA’s Photography and Prints & Drawings collections (free with RSVP)

Self Help Graphics & Art is having a Holiday Marketplace which, along with work to buy, will have workshops, food, and music

Peter Bjorn and John are playing at Teragram Ballroom with Talos and Taken By Trees

 

Saturday and Sunday

Long Beach Museum of Art is hosting EMERGE:Art Fair, a free event that features the work of 7 emerging to mid-career artists based in Southern California (free)

Renegade Craft Fair returns to Los Angeles State Historic Park and is a good place to buy gifts for the holidays

 

Sunday

Stevie Wonder’s House Full of Toys Benefit Concert is at the Staples Center with special guests Anderson .Paak, Leon Bridges, Chanté Moore, Ella Mai and more

Spike Lee will be discussing his films Do The Right Thing and Crooklyn at the Egyptian Theatre’s double feature (Lee will also be discussing his work at other film screenings happening there this weekend)

Aero Theatre is showing The Big Lebowski for its 20th Anniversary

Pylon Reenactment Society are playing at the Echoplex with The Tissues opening

Landladyland Live, Adam Schatz’s live talk show, is happening at the Bootleg Theater with guests Daedelus, William Tyler, Booker Stardrum,  and Cosmic Perspectives with Mary Liz

Morricone Youth are opening for Pinback at the Regent Theater