Jul 182015
 

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lacma:

Closing Sunday, July 19, “Larry Sultan: Here and Home,” is the first retrospective of the California photographer. http://bit.ly/1K0WJHU

In the video below, fellow artists and former students describe what it was like to learn from Sultan and his work.

Definitely a must see exhibition. To see more of Larry Sultan’s work check out his website- http://larrysultan.com/

(images via LACMA tumblr)

Feb 192015
 

Kendrick Lamar- i

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/19-2/22)-

Thursday

British painter John Currin’s first Los Angeles show in over ten years opens tonight at the Gagosian gallery- http://www.gagosian.com/exhibitions/john-currin–february-19-2015

If you missed checking out John Craig Freeman’s interactive work in progress at LACMA last week, you have another chance- http://www.lacma.org/event/augmented-reality-viewing-0  and later Dru Donovan (former student and studio manager of Larry Sultan) is doing a gallery walk-through of Sultan’s exhibit- http://www.lacma.org/event/gallery-walk-through

Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky will be performing and giving a talk at the Central Library- http://www.lfla.org/event-detail/1087/Afrofuturism-The-Hidden-Code

Friday

The Egyptian Theater has several Oscar Themed events including a screening of the nominated documentary shorts, live action shorts, and animated shorts. There are also two free events- one a conversation with the Oscar nominated film editors, the other a panel discussion with nominated production designers and set decorators- http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/egyptian_theatre_events

Saturday

Gong Xi Fa Cai! Happy Chinese New Year! The Annual Golden Dragon Parade takes place in Chinatown to celebrate the year of the sheep/ram- http://lagoldendragonparade.com/

Situation Room is a new gallery space in Eagle Rock. For their opening they will be screening over 50 from video artworks- https://www.facebook.com/events/1527722457495287/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

Artist talk: David Schafer is in conversation with Lauren Mackler at Diane Rosenstein Gallery discussing his current exhibition of sound sculptures- http://www.dianerosenstein.com/news/2015/2/10/artists-talk-david-schafer-in-conversation-with-lauren-mackler/

Saturday and Sunday

Kendrick Lamar is headlining the Air+Style music and sports festival at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Other acts include Steve Aoki, Cults, Phantogram, Tennis System, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and more. Sports will include snowboarding and skiing competitions   – http://www.air-style.com/en/events/air-style-los-angeles/tickets

Sunday

The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery in Barnsdall Park has a new show opening today- Robert Williams in SLANG Aesthetics! in conjunction with 20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz. Today there is also a free screening of Mr. Bitchin with Williams there in person- http://www.barnsdall.org/2015/01/02/robert-williams-slang-aesthetics-20-years-influence-juxtapoz/

Poetic Research Bureau in Chinatown is screening  Amiri Baraka’s recently rediscovered documentary The New Arkhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1391622701149155/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Feb 052015
 

Tom Vek- Aroused

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/5-2/8)-

Thursday

The Craft & Folk Art Museum is having two events- the first is a free preview and cocktail reception for the Fourth Annual Benefit Trunk Show (also going on Friday and Saturday) and it’s Craft Night where you can learn to make paper mosaics ($8)- http://www.cafam.org/programs/

A little further away at Pomona College Museum of Art the Guerrilla Girls are performing to go along with the current exhibition “Guerrilla Girls: Art in Action” with a reception afterwards- http://www.pomona.edu/museum/exhibitions/2015/guerrilla%20girls/

Echo Park Film Center is having an open screening where anyone can show their film plus there will be free pizza – http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/events/open-screen/

John Oates (of Hall and Oates) will be performing at Amoeba Hollywood (free)- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-3210/

Friday

First Fridays are back at the Natural History Museum with Robert DeLong, Tom Vek, and Quitapenas playing (reserved tix are sold out but there should be some available first come, first served at 7pm at the door) – http://tickets.nhm.org/WebStore/shop/ViewItems.aspx?CG=nhmonline&C=FirstFridayFeb

The Natural History Museum is also having an after party with Tom Vek DJ’ing at the Regent Theater- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/780283-natural-history-museum-los-angeles/

Downtown there’s also Dark Nights at LA Live with $5 food and drink specials and lots of free entertainment- http://www.lalive.com/events/la-live/detail/dark-nights-at-la-live-2

Saturday

Full Exposure: Art and Pornography in Los Angeles is a panel discussion in conjunction with the Larry Sultan exhibit at LACMA. A screening of Boogie Nights follows- http://www.lacma.org/event/full-exposure

Dum Dum Zine Release party with Tulips, Bloody Death Skull and So Many Wizards performing- https://www.facebook.com/events/583189128448886

The Egyptian Theater is showing the final director’s cut of Blade Runnerhttp://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/blade-runner

Sunday

It’s My Bloody Valentine Nite at the Echo with Heavenly Beat, The Bilinda Butchers and XO- http://www.theecho.com/event/721645-mbv-nite-heavenly-beat-los-angeles/

Spike Lee’s Malcolm X (70mm print) is at the Egyptian Theater- http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/malcolm-x-0

Dec 042014
 

J. Cole- She Knows ft. Amber Coffman, Cults

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/4-12/12/7)-

Thursday

MOCA Grand Ave is screening Alternate Endings, new short videos by Rhys Ernst, Glen Fogel, Lyle Ashton Harris, Derek Jackson, Tom Kalin, My Barbarian, and Julie Tolentino, commissioned by Visual AIDS to honor the 25th anniversary of Day With(out) Art (free with RSVP)- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/screening-discussion-alternate-endings/

M.Ward ( the him of She & Him) is playing at Amoeba Records (free)- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-3170/

Angel Olsen is at the El Rey with Kevin Morby- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/254266

Thursday- Sunday

Dance, visual art and the music of Stephin Merritt combine for Performance at the Redcat theater – http://www.redcat.org/event/rashaun-mitchell-stephin-merritt-ali-naschke-messing-performance

Friday

J.Cole and T.I. headline Power 106’s Cali Christmas along with several other performers at the Forum- http://www.fabulousforum.com/event/cali-christmas.html

Celebrate Repeal Day (the end of Prohibition) by getting sauced on cheap booze! Los Angeles Magazine put together a great list of bars with drink specials and parties- http://www.lamag.com/liquidlablog/repeal-day/

John Waters gets into the holiday spirit and performing his one man show- A John Waters Christmas for one night at the Comedy Store- http://hollywood.thecomedystore.com/event.cfm?id=310227&cart

Saturday

Photo critic Philip Gefter will discuss the work of Larry Sultan at LACMA (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/philip-gefter-sultan

Chrissie Hynde is at the Pantages singing songs from her new album Stockholm as well as songs from the Pretenders era- http://hollywoodpantages.com/showinfo.php?id=43

Venice Christmas Boat Parade could get you in a festive mood- http://www.venicechristmasboatparade.com/

Silverlake Flea Market is in the Micheltorena school playground free and free parking- https://www.facebook.com/events/772139309514695/

Artisanal LA is having a holiday market in Old Pasadena – http://artisanalla.com/events/

Saturday and Sunday

Unique LA is having their holiday market at the California Market center- $10 (for entrance on both days) includes snacks, drinks and “DIY craft projects”- http://www.uniqueusa.com/markets-la

Sunday

MOCA Grand Ave is screening Andy Warhol’s 8 hour film Empire which is footage of the Empire State Building. RSVP for the reception to follow at 7:30. Mention Empire at the box office to receive complimentary admission- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/screening-andy-warhols-empire/

The Ace Hotel Theatre is hosting one of Cinefamily’s fundraising events Truth & Soul, Inc: Day Three Downey: Clown Prince of the Underground (hosted by Louis CK, feat. Robert Downey Sr.’s Putney Swope)- http://www.acehotel.com/calendar/losangeles/putney-swope

LA Conservancy is showing Home Alone in the afternoon at the Orpheum Theatre with holiday music beforehand- https://www.laconservancy.org/holiday

The Rock ‘N’ Roll Flea Market has vintage clothing as well as music related items- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/689041-rock-n-roll-flea-market-los-angeles/

Love it or hate it CicLAvia is back- this time through South LA- http://www.ciclavia.org/events/873/south-la/985/about