Mar 122020
 

Dan Deacon- Become A Mountain

So…a lot of events have been canceled already for this weekend due to coronavirus, including Pasadena’s ArtNight. I am listing events currently (as of this writing) still happening but please follow the links below to the event (and Twitter page if available) to confirm that it is taking place.

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/12-3/15/20)-

Thursday

Zebulon is showing Silver Jew Documentary, a film by Michael Tully documenting two shows by the Silver Jews in Tel Aviv and an afternoon in Jerusalem during their first-ever tour in 2006, 15 years after its founder David Berman began recording under that name.  Berman passed away in August of 2019. The film is short but there will also be a selection of Silver Jews and Purple Mountains (his later band) videos. It’s a free event but donations and proceeds from this screening will benefit MusiCares, a nonprofit that has provided more than $60 million in health, financial, and rehabilitation resources to musicians in times of need.

Tamino is playing with Matt Holubowski at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

Dry Cleaning are playing at El Cid

USA Fellow and five-time Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard will be at California African American Museum (CAAM) to discuss his legendary career and his nearly three-decades-long collaboration with director Spike Lee, with Hamza Walker, executive director of the Los Angeles nonprofit art space LAXART, moderating the conversation. (free but register)

Heart Attack Man and Better Love are opening for Knuckle Puck at The Echo

Downtown Los Angeles Artwalk returns for its monthly event with various galleries staying open late

 

Friday

Dan Deacon is playing at The Regent Theater with Ed Schrader’s Musical Beat, R. Clown, and Sarah Squirm

Pussy Riot are playing at 1720 with special guest Deli Girls

Yves Tumor is performing at the Fonda Theatre with Theophilus London, ECCO2K & Diana Gordon

The New Beverly has a double feature of Edgar Wright’s Hot Fuzz and Hong Kong action film Big Bullet

The Aero Theatre has a double feature of American Graffiti and The Outsiders

Telefon Tel Aviv is playing with Chasms at Lodge Room

 

Saturday

Shannon Lay is playing with Boy Scouts at Zebulon

The Strokes are playing at The Forum with King Princess and Alvvays

Burgerama 2020 is taking place at The Echo/Echoplex with a huge lineup of Burger Records bands including The Mummies, Tomorrow’s Tulips, Cosmonauts, Healing Gems, Reckling, Psychic Bloom, The Premonitions,  and many more

A bit further afield at Fox Theater Pomona is Minor League Music Spring Fest with a ton of Southern California bands including Sad Park, The High Curbs, Kicked Off The Streets, Makeout Reef, Ignant Benches and more

Love is Gay Fest 2020 is taking place at the Bootleg Theater featuring Polartropica, Lucy & La Mer, WASI, Guppy and Rat Fancy

Double features continue at the Aero Theatre with Out of Sight and Jackie Brown

 

Sunday

HTRK are playing at the Echoplex with Dry Cleaning and OTZI opening

The Egyptian Theatre has Disarm the Right to Violence!: Recent Mexican Experimental Short Films, a selection of films produced between 2018-2020 in intensive filmmaking workshops at Catedra Ingmar Bergman and Filmoteca UNAM, in collaboration with DocsMX. There will be a conversation to follow with filmmaker Andrea Rodea.

Jazz artist Cécile McLorin Salvant is performing at the Walt Disney Concert Hall with “her most ambitious project yet, combining jazz and bluegrass in the poignant fairytale Ogresse, a wickedly delicious work about a human-eating monster who lives in the woods”.

Screaming Females are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Alice Bag and Generación Suicida

Mar 052020
 

Young Guv- Every Flower I See

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/5-3/8/20)-

Thursday

The Paranoyds are playing at the free premiere of the skateboarding/surfing/roadtrip film This Way- A Western Film at 2027 E. 7th Street

Patrick Jagoda, Professor of English and Cinema & Media Studies at the University of Chicago, and Weston Game Lab director Ashlyn Sparrow will discuss a series of the lab’s innovative digital and analog game projects- including games with implications for learning and social justice at Hammer Museum

Black Violin, led by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin), blend classical music with hip hop and will be performing at the Theatre at Ace Hotel

MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson is leading a walkthrough of Seven Stations: Selections from MOCA’s Collection at the Grand Avenue location

The Sea and Cake are playing at Zebulon with L.A. Takedown

The Aero Theatre is showing Ingmar Bergman’s Persona

 

Friday

No Win are playing at Gold Diggers with On Drugs and Criminal Hygiene

Smokescreens, Venetian Blinds, Massage, and Dummy are playing at Permanent Records Roadhouse

First Fridays is back at the Natural History Museum with performances by Wajatta (featuring Reggie Watts and John Tejada), French Vanilla, and Café Molly; DJ Novena Carmel is joined by Guest DJ Josh Peace in the DJ Lounge; as well as a discussion on the Future of Medicine, and more.

Residency in Inglewood is having an Open House Party with a project by Devon Tsuno in the main gallery and work from Texas Isaiah, Devin Reynolds, Bradley Ward and Yasmine Diaz in the annex, as well as a burger pop up, a DJ, and more

Healing Gems are playing a free rush hour concert (4-6pm) at Union Station

Seratones are performing at the Bootleg Theater with Pet Dress opening

Gold Cage, No Swoon, LMI and Nico Turner are playing at The Smell

 

Saturday

Artist T. Kim-Trang Tran will be discussing her exhibition at LAMAG

Shannon Lay is opening for Jonathan Wilson at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (he is also playing Friday with Valley Queen opening)

As part of the Egyptian Theatre’s programming for Noir City: Hollywood – The 22nd Annual Los Angeles Festival of Film Noir, they are showing a triple feature tonight of M (1931), M (1951), and El Vampiro Negro

Thundercat is performing at The Wiltern

Gus Seyffert & Friends are performing at the Bootleg Theater

Boan and Dancing Tongues are opening for Bambara at The Echo

 

Sunday

The LA Marathon is taking place and the route runs from downtown to Santa Monica, adjust your travel plans accordingly or cheer the runners on

The Annual Festival of the Kite is happening in Redondo Beach

The Aero Theatre is having a free screening of Yung Chang’s documentary This Is Not A Movie about British journalist Robert Fisk’s dangerous career covering conflicts around the world over several decades. A discussion with the director will follow.

Young Guv is playing at Zebulon with Spiritual Cramp

Palehound is playing with Adult Mom after teaching a free workshop on writing a pop song at Junior High

 

Feb 272020
 

Prism Tats- Big Blue

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/27-3/1/20)-

Thursday

Lower Dens are playing at The Roxy Theatre with Ami Dang

Bootleg Theater is hosting Los Angeles College Radio Night with musical guests É Arenas, Fell Runner, Carter Ace, Your Angel, Ryan Pollie and Dylan Meek and Q& A panels with radio DJs

For Freedoms Congress (FFCON) is happening around Los Angeles starting tonight and running through this weekend with artist led town halls re-imagining Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms project: Freedom from Fear, Freedom From Want, Freedom of Worship, and Freedom of Speech. Tonight MOCA is hosting Freedom from Fear- facilitated by Brent Blair with Aloe Blacc, Donna Hylton, and Skipp Townsend, with attendees invited to explore the inequities of privilege and access through an interactive Theatre of the Oppressed performance.

Reckling, Shutups, Niis, and Gustaf are playing at The Factory

Dr. Dog are playing at The Novo with special guest Michael Nau

The first gay country band Lavender Country are playing at Zebulon with Sam Buck opening

 

Friday

Prism Tats is playing a free early show at Gold Diggers with Dumb Thumbs

Actress Rachel Redleaf (Mama Cass) will be in person to discuss Once Upon A Time In… Hollywood after its screening at the Beverly Cinema

Imperial Teen are playing at Zebulon with The Ballet opening

Anamanaguchi are playing at the Fonda Theatre with Saint Pepsi, HANA, and Cowgirl Clue

Best Coast are playing with Mannequin Pussy at The Novo

 

Saturday

Artist Farrah Karapetian is hosting An Infrequent Day: Readings on time, timing, loss, and memory at 12pm at Diane Rosenstein Gallery with readings by Martha Ronk, Janet Sarbanes, Gabrielle Civil, Nylsa Martinez, and Anthony Seidman

Artists Catherine Opie and Lawrence Weiner will be in conversation at Regen Projects at 2pm, moderated by Dagny Corcoran (free but RSVP)

The 6th Annual All Day Carnival Celebration for Bob Baker Day is free and taking place at Los Angeles State Historic Park with musical performances, puppet shows, workshops, games, and more

Zebulon is hosting a free night of Live Readings and Music with Keith Morris (Black Flag, Circle Jerks), Patty Schemel (Hole), and Rob Zabrecky (Possum Dixon) and accompanying music by Midget Handjob, Matt Devine and special guests

Raphael Saadiq is performing at The Wiltern with Jamila Woods

Vacationer is performing at the Bootleg Theater with Foisey. opening

Death Lens and The War Toys are playing at The Smell

Gold Diggers is hosting the Music Videos and Shorts Night Vol 4 (free but RSVP)

 

Sunday

Public Enemy are playing as part of the Bernie Sanders rally at the Los Angeles Convention Center

Paul Reubens will be telling stories about the making of Pee Wee’s Big Adventure following a screening of the film for its 35th Anniversary at The Wiltern (also Thursday)

Froth are opening for Duster at The Regent Theater

Zebulon is hosting a free screening at 3pm of the music documentary 40 Bands/ 80 Minutes! and the documentary featurette Sean Carnage Parking Lot. There will also be a DJ and a Q&A led by Voyager’s Bret Berg.

Later in the evening Kim Gordon will be playing at Zebulon with Sam Rowell

iLe is playing at the Echoplex with Francisca Valenzuela

 

Feb 202020
 

Metronomy- Walking In The Dark

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/20-2/23/20)-

Thursday

Hammer Museum is hosting Constitutional Happy Hour a chance to have a few cheap drinks while learning about the US Constitution. This week Loyola Law School professor David Glazier will be discussing the War Powers Clause (Article 1, Section 8, Clause 11)

Runnner are playing at The Echo with Beauty Queen

Artist Gala Porras-Kim will be discussing her work and MOCA’s permanent collection with UCLA Professor of Art History and Conservation of Material Culture Glenn Wharton and MOCA Assistant Curator and Manager of Publications Bryan Barcena at the Grand Avenue location

Hip-hop supergroup Czarface (Inspectah Deck, 7L & Esoteric) are performing at Catch One

Little People, Frameworks, and Yppah are playing at The Paramount

Andy Shauf is playing at The Fonda Theatre with Molly Sarle

Pianist Joep Beving is performing at Lodge Room

 

Friday

Mutual Benefit are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Sonoda and Nicholas Krgovich

As part of the UCLA Film & Television Archive’s John Sayles series, they will be showing Sayles’ film Sunshine State at Hammer Museum with Sayles in attendance for a conversation and book signing ($9)

Here the Birds Burn: A Phantasmagoria Revival, a horror theater performance, is taking place throughout the Victorian era homes at Heritage Square. “Incorporating working authentic 18th & 19th century magic lanterns with hand painted glass slides, along with being joined by fellow period-era theater guests, this immersive performance, set in the 1830s, promises an evening of frightful delight”. (running Thursday-Sunday)

No Age are playing at The Smell with Würm and Milo Gonzalez

HUNNY are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Bay Faction and Michi

Holychild are playing at Moroccan Lounge with Hollander and Tiffany Stringer

 

Saturday

Metronomy are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Bodega and Faux Real opening

No Sesso will be presenting their performance piece/ runway show “A Vignette of the Renaissance on 24th Street” at WAREHOUSE at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (free)

Not From England are playing at The Smell with Moon Fuzz, Poll Tax Riot and Buddha Trixie

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries is hosting a book launch with editors Allyson Mitchell and Cait McKinney for Inside Killjoy’s Kastle: Dykey Ghosts, Feminist Monsters, and Other Lesbian Hauntings. The contributors to this volume consider the role of lesbian feminist histories and direct-action aesthetics in contemporary queer and feminist communities, particularly the ways in which political artwork can produce new ways of knowing about the past.  The book launch will include readings and performances by Deirdre Logue, Nao Bustamante, Kyla Tompkins, Karen Tongson, Jennifer Doyle, and David Evans Frantz, and a pop-up feminist gift shop by Otherwild.

FEELS are playing an early show at Zebulon with Gustaf, Gesserit and Cumgirl8

 

Sunday

Zebulon has a free screening of Walter Hill’s The Driver (1978) with a performance by Charade to follow

Mamalarky are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Girl Friday and Eyeshadow

The Debbie Allen Dance Academy DADA Ensemble will be performing dances inspired by Cross Colours: Black Fashion in the 20th Century at the California African American Museum (free)

WAREHOUSE at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is hosting a conversation with artist Ivan Morley to launch his new book

Artist Samira Yamin will be discussing work from her exhibition To View A Plastic Flower at LAMAG

Lodge Room’s programming series for Black History Month continues with performances tonight by Lonnie Liston Smith, The Katalyst, and Cut Chemist

Orchin are playing at Moroccan Lounge with Goldcage, Lovergirl, and Drowsy

 

Feb 062020
 

Tropa Magica- Disco Queen

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/6-2/9/20)-

Thursday

Office Relief: Benefit for Australia is happening at The Roxy Theatre with stars from The Office performing including Jenna Fischer, Creed Bratton, Rainn Wilson and more

Hammer Museum is screening two collections of early video works by Paul McCarthy, Black and White III and Color Compilation, with an in-person introduction by artist Barbara T. Smith (free)

Artist and writer dana washington will be speaking at The Broad as part of their series The Logic of Poetry and Dreams (free but reserve ticket)

Radical Face is playing at the Troubadour with Axel Flóvent

 

Friday

MOCA Grand Avenue has a free screening of Community of Parting by Jane Jin Kaisen. The film derives from Kaisen’s extensive research on Korean shamanism and her engagement with communities affected by war and division using imagery from North and South Korea, Jeju Island, the DMZ, Kazakhstan, Japan, the US, and Germany. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the artist and Crystal Mun-hye Baik, author of Reencounters: On the Korean War & Diasporic Memory Critique.

Silversun Pickups are playing at The Wiltern with Eliza & The Delusionals opening

Cosmo Gold are playing at Permanent Records Roadhouse

Bombón, Gustaf, and Gesserit are performing at Recess Ops in San Pedro

 

Saturday

The Egyptian Theatre is hosting two free conversations for Oscar Season- first with this year’s nominated film editors at 10:30am and later with nominated production designers and set decorators at 3pm (both are free but RSVP and remember with the preparations for the Oscar ceremony right down the block, it’s probably best not to drive there)

LACMA and the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art are screening Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing followed by a conversation with Turner Classic Movies host Jacqueline Stewart at Cinemark Baldwin Hills

Tender are performing with XYLØ at the El Rey Theatre

Aimee deBeer is playing at Moroccan Lounge with Taylor Belle

 

Sunday

Tropa Magica (Thee Commons) are playing with Together Pangea and Reckling a bit further afield at La Santa in Santa Ana

Sinéad O’Connor is performing at the El Rey Theatre

Hollywood will be a bit tricky to get to with the prep for the Oscars but if you are local or take the metro you could go see a matinee of All About Eve at the Egyptian Theatre at 1pm

Ley Line are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Malena Cadiz opening

Lodge Room continues its Black History Month music series with Black Jazz Records 50th Anniversary- with performances by Doug Carn, Henry Franklin, Calvin Keys, Michael Carvine, and Jeane Carne

 

All Weekend

The LA Art Show returns to the LA Convention Center with local and international galleries showing modern and contemporary art

Superfine! Art Fair returns to Magic Box at The Reef (last day for discounted tickets- 2/6)

Jan 302020
 

Mattiel- Je Ne Me Connais Pas

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/30-2/2/20)-

Thursday

Artist Sanford Biggers will be leading a walkthrough of With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972–1985 at MOCA Grand Ave

Poet and activist Christoper Soto will be speaking at The Broad as part of their series The Logic of Poetry and Dreams (free but reserve ticket)

Constitution Happy Hour is happening at Hammer Museum with USC Gould School of Law professor Franita Tolson discussing Constitutional rights and voting rights plus cheap drinks

Wolf Parade are playing at The Regent Theater with Land of Talk opening

City of the Sun are playing at the Troubadour with Kiltro opening

Martin Rev (of Suicide) is performing at Zebulon with Warm Drag

Nik Freitas is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Dustin Lovelis and Charlie Wadhams to celebrate the release of his new record Cavalo Morto

 

Friday

Mattiel is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Calvin Love opening

Natural History Museum is hosting Night of Ideas: Being Alive, an evening of discussions, screenings, performances, and more, that is part of a French embassy program taking place around the world (tickets only available at the door)

60s Mexican rock band Los Dug Dugs are playing at Zebulon with Hoover III and Triptides

Director Bong Joon Ho created a black and white version of his film Parasite and it is screening at the Egyptian Theatre

Tune-Yards are performing at the Walt Disney Concert Hall with Vieux Farka Touré

 

Saturday

Celebrate The Year of the Rat in Chinatown for the Chinese New Year Festival and Golden Dragon Parade an event that includes performances, a market, artisans and more

Hammer Museum is having an Opening Celebration from 8-11pm for their Winter Exhibitions Paul McCarthy: Head Space, Drawings 1963–2019 and Tishan Hsu: Liquid Circuit. (free)

Caroline Polachek (Chairlift) is performing at the Fonda Theatre

Jack Larsen is playing at Moroccan Lounge with Postcard Boy

 

Sunday

Artist Paul McCarthy will be discussing his work at Hammer Museum with curators Aram Moshayedi and Connie Butler

Hotel Cafe is hosting Blazing Love Australian Bushfire Relief Benefit with performances by Ben Lee, SAYGRACE, Falls, Munroe, Jess Cornelius and more

Jazz is Dead and KCRW are hosting Vibes From The Tribe at Lodge Room with Phil Ranelin and Wendell Harrison performing with The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra

Tashaki Miyaki are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Johnny Payne and Joel Jerome opening

Weirdo Night takes over Zebulon with Dynasty Handbag, Fatty Cakes and the Puff Pastries, La Pregunta?, Tall Paul and more

 

All Weekend

Photo L.A. photography fair is happening at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica with three days to check out work from various galleries and organizations as well as talks, a film screening, and more

Jan 232020
 

Agnes Obel- Broken Sleep

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/23-1/26/20)-

Thursday

Fog Lake are playing El Cid with Foxes in Fiction

Filmmaker Jennifer Saparzadeh will be speaking at The Broad as part of their series The Logic of Poetry and Dreams (free but reserve ticket)

Artist Constance Mallinson will be in conversation with MOCA Assistant Curator Rebecca Lowery at MOCA Grand Avenue

Death Valley Girls are playing a free show at The Edison (RSVP here)

Patrick Watson is playing with Brad Barr at Lodge Room (also Friday)

 

Friday

Agnes Obel is playing at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (also Thursday)

Beverly Cinema is showing Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood with a Q&A to follow with Arianne Phillips (costume designer), Barbara Ling (production designer), Wylie Stateman (sound editing), Mark Ulano (sound mixing), Michael Minkler (sound mixing) and Christian Minkler (sound mixing)

Blackbird Blackbird is performing at The Roxy with vōx

The Shivas are playing with Movie Club at the Bootleg Theater

 

Saturday

The Annual SoCal Museum Free For All offers free admission to museums that include The Autry, Descanso Gardens, LACMA, Natural History Museum and more

Playwright Samuel Beckett’s rarely performed Quad I and Quad II, directed by Michael Hackett, will be performed at Hammer Museum as part of a county-wide festival of performances inspired by LA Opera’s world premiere of Eurydice

Colleen Green and Weird Night are playing at Permanent Records Roadhouse

glass beach, Dogleg, and Kara’s Walk Home are playing at The Echo

The Knocks and Friends are playing at 1720

 

Sunday

The High Curbs are playing at Moroccan Lounge with Sad Park, Death Lens, and Super Lunch

The Theatre at Ace Hotel is showing Bong Joon Ho’s film Parasite with the score performed live by the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra and Parasite composer Jung Jaeil

It’s the last weekend to see Nayland Blake’s exhibition at ICA LA and tonight at Zebulon they are hosting DisGender Euphoria: Nayland Blake’s First International Intergenerational Gender Discard Party– an evening of performance, music, dance, and “gender discard” featuring Nao Bustamante, Ron Athey, Jamillah James, Bradford Nordeen, Jennifer Doyle and more

Cursive are playing with Cloud Nothings and Criteria at the Teragram Ballroom

Jan 162020
 

GUPPY- Cactus Dreams

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/16-1/19/20)-

Thursday

Artist Suné Woods is speaking at Hammer Museum

Automatic and L.A. Takedown are opening for Mr. Elevator at The Echo

LA based experimental vocalist and contemporary composer Odeya Nini will be speaking at The Broad as part of their series The Logic of Poetry and Dreams (free but reserve ticket)

Crywolf is performing an acoustic set at Moroccan Lounge with Emilie Brandt

 

Friday

The Aero Theatre is hosting their 15th Annual shorts program with a focus on female directors- which includes a discussion with several of the filmmakers to follow the screenings

The Egyptian Theatre is showing the film Freaked with a discussion to follow with directors Alex Winter and Tom Stern as well as co-writer Tim Burns, composer Kevin Kiner; production designer Catherine Hardwicke; special effects artists Steve Johnson, Tony Gardner and Bill Corso; actors John Hawkes and Lee Arenberg; and Henry Rollins and Paul Leary of the Butthole Surfers.

Steve Gunn is playing at Zebulon with Olgaa opening

Hieroglyphics are performing at Catch One

Patio are playing at The Hi Hat with Cheekface opening

 

 

Saturday

GUPPY are playing at The Factory with Sun Kin and Sankaran

The Women’s March returns to downtown LA for it’s 4th Annual event

Multimedia performance artist Miwa Matreyek returns to REDCAT with her latest work Infinitely Yours (also on Thursday and Friday)

Photographer Mark Steinmetz will be signing his book Summer Camp at Arcana Books

Brandon Coleman is performing at Moroccan Lounge

 

Saturday and Sunday

The Getty is hosting Sounds of L.A. 2020 with the band 3MA, made up of three African stringed-instrument virtuosi.

 

Sunday

Gal Pal are playing at Zebulon with Shaki and Gold Cage

Pasadena Comic Con is taking place at the Pasadena Convention Center

Aero Theatre is showing a Noah Baumbach double feature- The Squid and The Whale and Kicking and Screaming

The Egyptian Theatre is showing the Hitchcock classic Rear Window

The Flashbulb is performing at El Cid with Chihsuan Yang opening

Jan 092020
 

Twin Oaks- Sleep Deprived

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/9-1/12/20)-

Thursday

Artist Christina Quarles is giving a free lecture at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA as part of their Artist on Artists series

Independent scholar and author Dr. Houman Sarshar will be speaking at The Broad as part of their series The Logic of Poetry and Dreams (free but reserve ticket)

Wand are playing at The Echo (also Friday)

Oddnesse is playing a free show at Gold Diggers with Dev Ray, Lellopepper x Popularity Contest and DJ Colleen Green

The Tissues are having a free record release party at Zebulon with additional performances by Chernobyl, R Clown and Fucked Forever

Downtown LA Artwalk returns for its monthly event

 

Friday

Twin Oaks are playing at The Satellite as part of a free night of bands that includes Magic Bronson, Bandie and Wax Charmer

The Egyptian Theatre is showing a double feature of Airplane! and Stripes with a discussion between screenings with directors Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker.

The Aero Theatre has a Pedro Almodóvar double feature of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and All About My Mother with a discussion with director Almodóvar between films (sold out but there will be a stand-by line)

Jimmy Whispers is playing at The Hi Hat with Dark Tea, Cyrus Gengras, and The Lentils

Photo Ops is playing a free show at Gold Diggers

 

Saturday

Celebrate free admission at both MOCA locations with a day of performances, music, art-making activities, free ice cream, and more with a free shuttle between locations

Artist Liz Glynn will be in conversation with writer and critic Travis Diehl at Vielmetter Los Angeles

Kicked Off The Streets are playing with Sustivity, Cardboard Boxer and Law at The Smell

 

Saturday and Sunday

Celebrate the Lunar New Year Festival in downtown Monterey Park with live entertainment, food, traditional lion and dragon dancers and more

 

Sunday

Gold-Diggers is hosting a benefit for WIRES Wildlife Rescue Organization who are working to provide aid to the animals affected by the wildfires in Australia. Performers includes Ben Lee, William Tyler, Meatbodies and more. ($15.45)

The Rose Bowl Flea Market is back for its monthly event

D.A. Stern is playing a free show with Traps PS and Bart & The Bedazzled at Zebulon

Foie Gras, Glaare, Portrayal of Guilt, and Street Sects are playing The Smell

There’s a screening of Rolling Stone: The Life and Death of Brian Jones at The Regent Theater

Dec 192019
 

Destroy Boys- American River

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/19-12/22/19)-

Thursday

Writer Vickie Vertiz will be speaking at The Broad as part of their series The Logic of Poetry and Dreams (free but reserve ticket)

The Underground Museum is having its 3rd Annual Holiday Block Party from 6-11pm

Art historians Matthew Milliner and Alexei Lidovwill be at Bridge Projects discussing Phillip K. Smith III’s work and its lineage with Byzantine & Gothic traditions

Plaid are performing at 1720 with John Tejada and Nordic Soul

 

Friday

No Age are performing the soundtrack to the self-funded skateboarding movie Ye Olde Destruction at Zebulon

The last of the free Cocoa Concerts at Union Station takes place tonight with a performance by Quitapenas

Get in the holiday spirit with a screening of It’s A Wonderful Life at The Egyptian

Reckling are opening for DZ Deathrays at Moroccan Lounge

 

Saturday

Destroy Boys are opening for Together Pangea at The Roxy with No Parents and Cowboy Social

The Paley Center for Media is celebrating the holidays with screenings of holiday TV programs, free hot cocoa, Santa, a candy cane forest, holiday activities, and more (running until 1/5/20)

The Joy Formidable are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Twen

Leaving Records is having a 10 Year Anniversary Party at Lodge Room with performances by Sam Gendel, Sam Wilkes, Julia Holter, Black Taffy, Mndsgn, Sudan Archives, Odd Nosdam and many more

Tourist are performing at Catch One with Matthew Dear

 

Sunday

Until 12/25 Grand Park’s Winter Glow has multiple night time public art installations set up for the holiday season (free from sunset to 10pm)

No Age are playing at The Smell with DADDY, Julia Gulia, and Mr. Wright & The El Salvadorians

The Egyptian is showing the double feature of The Apartment and Tangerine

Zebulon is hosting a free screening of The Wachowski Sisters’ film Bound with musical guest P22