Jun 202019
 

Heart Attack Man- Surrounded by Morons

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/20-6/23/19)-

Thursday

Summer Cannibals are playing at The Satellite with Broken Baby and Blushh

James Supercave is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Bay Ledges and MACK opening

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is hosting Return from Exile II- an evening of readings of poems by jazz vocalist and songwriter Abbey Lincoln; poet, vocalist, and dancer Jeanne Lee; and Harlem Renaissance poet Helene Johnson. Organized by poet and writer Harmony Holiday, the second program in the series “highlights how women play an indispensable role in the tradition of archives and collective improvisation in the African diaspora”.

Hollywood Night Market at Yamashiro is a lovely way to have some food and drinks while enjoying beautiful views of the city- free shuttles leave from the Mosaic parking lot

Bloomingdale’s Beverly Center and ONE Archives Foundation are hosting an evening celebrating the launch of WE ARE EVERYWHERE, by Matthew Riemer and Leighton Brown, the creators of the popular Instagram account @lgbt_history. There will be a book talk, signing and Q&A with the authors hosted by activist Ashlee Marie Preston.

Editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue and Project Runway judge Elaine Welteroth will be at the California African American Museum to discuss her memoir More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say)

 

Thursday through Sunday

The LA Design Festival features talks, installations, exhibitions, and more- all celebrating design throughout the city

 

Friday

Bedouine is playing a free set at Amoeba Hollywood at 5pm

Buscabulla are playing a free show with Reyna Tropical for FIGFEST, a series of concerts at FIGat7th

The Music Center’s Dance DTLA, is a free night of dance lessons and music- this week it kicks off in Grand Park with a Bollywood theme

Center for the Arts Eagle Rock is having a Summer Solstice Sound Bath

Ian Sweet and James Swanberg are opening for Grapetooth at the Echoplex

duendita is opening for Jamila Woods at the El Rey Theatre

The Aero Theatre is having a whole weekend of Coen Brothers double features. Tonight it’s No Country For Old Men and Blood Simple with an introduction by author Adam Nayman, who will also sign his new book, The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together, in the lobby at 6:30 PM.

 

Saturday

Heart Attack Man are playing at The Echo with Sincere Engineer and Rome Hero Foxes

Check out the exhibition COLA 2019 at LAMAG, and make a collage about your life at the free program-This is your life: writing and collage workshop

Blue Roof Studios in South LA is having an arts festival with music, art shows, installations, art making workshops and more- all free

Curator and writer Essence Harder will be in conversation with artist June Edmonds at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

The Pit gallery in Glendale is having a 5th Anniversary Party which will include the opening of their new exhibitions, DJs, live music and more

L’Rain is playing a free show for The Getty’s free concert series Saturdays Off The 405

 

Sunday

Tashaki Miyaki are playing a free show at Gold Diggers with Taylor Locke and Jake Troth

Grand Park’s Sunday Sessions, their monthly summer afternoon dance party, starts this week with DJ’s from the Qvolé Collective

Zebulon is hosting a free screening of Alain Resnais’ film Je T’aime, Je T’aime and later there is a free party to celebrate TT (of Warpaint)’s birthday with music by Spring Summer, Wolf Woodcock, and VS Colour

yOya are playing at Moroccan Lounge with Austin Weber, J.E. Sunde, and Scott Bartenhagen

Jun 132019
 

RVG- Alexandra

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/13- 6/16/19)-

Thursday

English singer-songwriter, musician and producer, Imogen Heap, will be performing at The Greek Theatre with frequent collaborator Guy Sigsworth

Will Oldham will be performing and signing his book at Family Bookstore (free)

The Downtown Art Walk returns tonight for its monthly event

Warbly Jets, Hembree, and BLOXX are playing at The Roxy

Pile are playing at the Bootleg Theater with State Champion and Clear Capsule opening

Bedouine is playing Moroccan Lounge with Holy Hive opening

Hollywood Night Market at Yamashiro is a lovely way to have some food and drinks while enjoying beautiful views of the city- free shuttles leave from the Mosaic parking lot

 

Friday

Australian post punk band RVG are playing at Gold Diggers

FIGFest, the free music night at FIGat7th, continues this week with performances by Sudan Archives and Oddisee & Good Company

Business of Dreams, Devon Williams, and Gun Outfit are playing a free show at the Highland Park Bowl

The Egyptian Theatre is showing a double feature of Martin Scorsese’s Alice Doesn’t Live Here Any More followed by John Cassavetes’ A Woman Under The Influence. The screening includes a discussion with actress Jodie Foster following the first film.

Aero Theatre is showing a double feature of Bonnie and Clyde (Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty in the title roles), followed by Robert Altman’s Thieves Like Us

Diane Coffee is playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Claire George and Deep Fields opening

Ramonda Hammer is having a record release party at The Echo with Spare Parts for Broken Hearts and Cosmo Gold also performing

 

Saturday

Choreographer, artist, and writer Will Rawls will be sharing his work in progress, which incorporates dance, sound and stop-motion animation, and is currently in production as part of his residency at the Hammer.

Shannon Lay is playing a free show at The Love Song with Half Gringa

Girlpool are playing a free show in Pasadena at One Colorado as part of KCRW’s Summer Nights programming

CIACLA (Contemporary Irish Arts Center) is opening in Bergamot Station and for the launch of its summer program is having live performances by Amanda Coogan and other artists to coincide with the opening of Coogan’s site specific installation, The Ladder is Always There

Smokin Grooves Festival is taking place at Queen Mary Events Park with a very long list of performers including Erykah Badu, Usher, Ella Mai, T-Pain, Pink $weats, Ravyn Lenae, Mereba, Kari Faux, The Pharcyde, Slum Village, Twista, Maverick Sabre, and more

Self Discovery for Social Survival, a collaborative film from record label Mexican Summer and surf and outdoor brand Pilgrim Surf + Supply, is premiering at The Palace Theatre with a live score performed by Allah-Las, Connan Mockasin, and Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT.

The Cult are playing at The Greek Theatre with Prayers, Zola Jesus, and VOWWS opening

 

Saturday and Sunday

Pasadena Chalk Festival, is an annual free two day festival with hundreds of chalk works plus live music

Hollywood Fringe Festival runs this week through June 30th with tons of performances taking place at many of the theaters in the Hollywood area

 

Sunday

As part of Bloomsday, a celebration of the life of James Joyce, Hammer Museum will be hosting a dramatic reading from Ulysses featuring veteran actors Síle Bermingham, James Gallo, James Lancaster, John Lee, Johnny O’Callaghan, and Sonya Macari and later have a Guinness in the courtyard while listening to Rattle the Knee

FEELS, Flat Worms, and Speck are playing at Rec Center

Toro y Moi, Noname, and Ian Isiah are opening for Chromeo at the Hollywood Bowl

Faultline bar is hosting TOM’s Bar 2019 Daddywood, a benefit for The Tom of Finland Foundation with performances by Le1F, Brooke Candy, Sky Ferreira and more

Girl Pusher and Deli Girls will be opening for Machine Girl at 1720

Jun 072019
 

This is the last weekend to see Nick Doyle’s show The Great Escape at Steve Turner in Hollywood.

From the press release

Steve Turner is pleased to present The Great Escape, a solo exhibition by New York-based Nick Doyle, that features sculptural works depicting everyday objects including an oversized bottle of Advil; losing lottery tickets; a pressed dress shirt; a pair of Converse shoes; a miniature Chevron sign; a crushed Newport cigarette box; and two air fresheners. Inspired by the idea of the American road trip, Doyle meticulously assembled these works from a multitude of materials–steel, plywood, brass, paper, sandpaper, canvas, chain, tin foil, light bulbs, electrical wire, concrete, and most importantly, denim. Worn by miners, cowboys, hippies, bikers, punks and bad boys, denim represents westward expansion, rugged individualism and a kind of masculinity that Doyle questions with these works. Doyle also created three small kinetic “Executive Toys” in which he examines the underlying pressure and violence of corporate culture. Finally, there is a three-minute music video that combines puppetry and found footage. The main character is a spork dressed in a suit and tie who is on the road singing a song of lament. It ends with some Saguaro cacti singing Amazing Grace against a desert backdrop.

There is also the group show Power of Ten, in the smaller galleries, which has some great pieces by Maccabee Shelley, Hannah Epstein, Paige Jiyoung Moon and others.

Jun 062019
 

This is the last weekend to see the excellent exhibition Charles White: A Retrospective at LACMA.

From the press release-

Jun 062019
 

Taking up an entire level of the BCAM Building at LACMA, Robert Rauschenberg: The 1/4 Mile or 2 Furlong Piece, is a wonderful testament to the artist’s work and creativity. It is also the first time it has ever been shown in its entirety.

There is so much variety in the materials, subjects, colors, and styles, that as you wander from section to section, it’s easy to notice new things the longer you look. Despite the differences among the different sections, they are bound together by a creative exuberance. LACMA recommends an hour to wander the 1/4 mile of work, but you may want to spend longer.

This exhibition will close on 6/9/19.

Jun 062019
 

Froth- Laurel

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/6-6/9/19)-

Thursday

Film at LACMA is having a free screening of Empty Metal followed by a post-screening conversation with co-directors Bayley Sweitzer and Adam Khalil, an artist and filmmaker whose work is featured in the  Whitney Biennial

Hand Habits are opening for Broken Social Scene at The Fonda Theatre

Filmmaker, artist, and award-winning cinematographer Arthur Jafa will be speaking with writer Saidiya Hartman at the Hammer Museum

Sebadoh are playing at The Roxy Theatre with Flower opening

Little People is performing with Arms and Sleepers, and Newman Wolf at The Echo

Jarina de Marco and Sister Mantos are playing a free show at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

Spiral Stairs (Pavement co-founder Scott Kannberg), Human Barbie, and Near Beer are playing at the Bootleg Theater

 

Friday

Froth are having an album release show at Lodge Room with Cosmonauts, Adult Books, and Automatic also performing

FIGFEST, a free summer concert series happening at FIGat7th downtown, begins this week with performances by Cherry Glazerr, Liily, and Benjamin Lee Ritchie Handler

Artist and muralist Kent Twitchell is giving a walkthrough of Charles White: A Retrospective at LACMA

Culture Abuse are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Tony Molina, Entry, and Dare opeing

Lee Fields & The Expressions are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Holy Hive And Brainstory

Hear a discussion on earthquakes, check out DJs, have some drinks and snacks, and see musical performances by Claude Fontaine, Gavin Turek, and Brasstacks- all happening as part of Natural History Museum’s First Fridays monthly evening programming

Vundabar and Dehd are opening for together PANGEA at The Regent Theater

 

Friday through Sunday

LA!PRIDE Festival is taking place all weekend in West Hollywood starting with a free opening ceremony on Friday which includes a Vogue Ball & Drag Show, a film screening, and performances by Paula Abdul, Todrick Hall and DJ Goodboy.  The concert on Saturday includes performances by The Drums, Cupcakke, and Meghan Trainor, and Sunday’s performers include Years and Years, Ashanti, Sateen, The Veronicas, and Miss Vanjie. There will be a parade on Santa Monica Blvd on Sunday from 11am-2pm

 

Saturday

Hammer Museum is having an opening celebration party for the new exhibition Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel

BoldPas: A Day of Art and Play in Old Pasadena is a free all day event where you can see art installations created by LA based artists with the artists on hand to present their work, instructor led art activities at various locations and more

Fenne Lily is opening for SOAK. at the Echoplex

Celebrate PRIDE at the Troubadour with Kitten, Iconique, Mood Killer, and Blu Detiger performing

Inner Wave are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Eyedress and Jean Dawson opening

 

Sunday

Field Medic is playing an early show at Moroccan Lounge

Zebulon is having a free screening of Alain Resnais’ film My American Uncle and later Erik Davis will present- Welcome to the Weird, a free slideshow and talk “that riffs on the historical, conceptual, and aesthetic considerations of living in weird times”.