Jun 272019
 

Christian Lee Hutson- Northsiders

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/27-6/30/19)-

Thursday

LACMA is showing Yasujiro Ozu’s film An Autumn Afternoon ($7 for non-members) in the Bing Theater

Emily Reo is opening for Charly Bliss at Lodge Room in Highland Park

Cape Weather and King Dream are opening for Spooky Mansion at Resident

Art Life Practice is hosting the workshop Post-Painterly Abstraction at Hammer Museum- $40 includes wine, snacks, and the art materials needed to explore the techniques of the Abstract Expressionism Movement through “pouring, spraying, dropping, sponging, smearing, and more”

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

Christian Lee Hutson, is opening for Okkervil River at The Troubadour

LACMA is hosting a free screening of Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award-winning film MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A., a personal profile of the artist and her journey from refugee immigrant to pop star

Sad Park, The Cozzmos, MoonFuzz, and Conductura are playing at The Smell

FIGFEST, the free concert series at FIGat7th, concludes tonight with STRFKR and De Lux

L.A. Live is hosting a Friday Night Block Party with $5 food and drink menus at many of the restaurants, live painting, street performers, and pop-up shops

Rufrano and Squirrel Flower are playing an early free show at Gold-Diggers

Night Beats are performing at The Roxy with Kate Clover and Hallow Gallows and a DJ set by Cosmonauts

Lido Pimienta, Delsonido, and Subsuelo are performing as part of the free concert series at Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

 

Saturday

COLA 2019 artist Alice Könitz will be hosting a Self Reliance Talk and Workshop with survival expert Christopher Nyerges at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery in Barnsdall Park at 1:30pm

LACMA is hosting a free screening of the short films created in the Spring 2019 Veterans Make Movies program from 2-4pm. There will be a Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening.

Self Help Graphics is having its Annual Print Fair and Exhibition from 12-5pm

Photographer Bill Owens will be at Arcana Books to celebrate and sign his brand new book documenting the Rolling Stones’ Altamont Free Festival, Bill Owens: Altamont 1969 from 4-6pm.

Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals are performing at The Forum with special guests Earl Sweatshirt and Thundercat

Cinespia’s movie in Hollywood Forever Cemetery tonight is Reality Bites

Sinkane is performing at the Bootleg Theater with The Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show

Steady Holiday are opening for Yeasayer at the Teragram Ballroom

 

Saturday and Sunday

If you are a fan of Stranger Things– this weekend the Santa Monica Pier will be transformed into the “Upside Down” of Hawkins, Indiana, including carnival games, a slime dunk tank and The Curiosity House which will include Demogorgons

 

Sunday

From 11am-6pm Hauser & Wirth will host a screening of Art21’s Extended Play featuring artist Luchita Hurtado, running it on a loop throughout the day

CicLAvia returns- this time it’s Mid City Meets Pico Union- closing streets to traffic from Washington and La Brea (Mid City Hub) to 7th, and Venice Blvd from 7th to Hoover (Pico Union Hub)

Independent Shakespeare Co. heads back to Griffith Park this weekend with free performances of the play Twelfth Night

Mara Connor and Pete Molinari are playing a free early show at Gold-Diggers and if you missed seeing Sinkane on Saturday stay to catch his DJ set

The Technicolors are playing at The Roxy with King Shelter and Palm Springsteen

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

Aug 312018
 

Lauren Halsey- The Crenshaw District Hieroglyph Project (Prototype Architecture) 2018

Lauren Halsey- The Crenshaw District Hieroglyph Project (Prototype Architecture) 2018

Currently at the Hammer Museum is Made in L.A. 2018, the museum’s fourth biennial exhibition of artists working in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. The diverse group of artists included range in age from 29 to 97.  With so many excellent works in the exhibition, it was very hard to choose which of them to highlight. The following are just a few selections from the exhibition that stood out.

Lauren Halsey’s sculptures (pictured above), won the Mohn Award, a jury award which honors artistic excellence. You can also see another one of her sculptures at MOCA, until September 3.

Selection of works by Luchita Hurtado

The paintings above are from the oldest artist showing in the exhibition, Luchita Hurtado. At 97, she is just starting to get recognition for a lifetime of work.

The youngest artist in the show is Diedrick Brackens (shown below) who uses weaving and textile making to tell stories that reflect on cultural and personal narratives from his childhood in Mexla,Texas.

Diedrick Brackens

The most entertaining of the works in the exhibition is OURCHETYPES, created by Jade Gordon and Megan Whitmarsh. Taking up an entire room, it consists of videos, sculptures, and a publication all dealing with issues of self discovery, adulthood, womanhood, happiness, and success all from a tongue in cheek, retro New Age perspective.

Jade Gordon & Megan Whitmarsh, OURCHETYPES

There are also other video installations that are well worth spending time with.  Gelare Khoshgozaran’s Medina Wasi: Connecting Town, was shot mainly in Mecca and Thermal in the Coachella Valley, along with footage from US military bases in the desert that have created towns meant to simulate Middle Eastern towns for troops to have simulated battles in. She combines this with interviews with US veterans who discuss their memories of the landscape when they were in the Middle East. Neha Choksi’s multichannel video installation Everything sunbright, examines our relationship to the sun and includes images from nature, a dance performance, and children making drawings of the sun all tying together themes of birth, life, and death.

This weekend Hammer Museum has programming to accompany the exhibition. On Saturday, taisha paggett will present a series of solo and duet dance performances and on Sunday, composer/performer Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs is assembling a group of mothers to explore the tropes and meanings of motherhood and Von Doog is offering empathic musical readings in the gallery prior to the performance.

This exhibition closes on Sunday 9/2.

 

Jul 122018
 

FEELS- Tell Me

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/12-7/15-18)-

Thursday

Hammer Museum is staying open until 10:30pm tonight with extended gallery hours, performances by Still Woozy and Neil Frances, KCRW DJs, food trucks and a cash bar

We Are Scientists are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Beverly opening

Downtown LA Art Walk’s monthly event takes place tonight at various venues

Drugdealer is performing at the Teragram Ballroom with Jackson MacIntosh and Launder

Bellows is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Diners and Post Life opening

Friday

For the second installment of Metro Art’s film series Film…mmm at Union Station, City of Gold, a portrait of LA Times food critic Jonathan Gold, will be shown with an introduction by Jenn Harris, Deputy Editor of the LA Times Food section

The Coathangers and Dommengang are playing at Resident

Smokescreens are having a free Record Release party at Monty Bar with The Molochs and D.A. Stern also performing

Celebrate Friday the 13th with a double feature of Donnie Darko and The Evil Dead at the Aero Theatre

Friday Night Wine Tastings continues at Barnsdall Art Park

Saturday

The Getty’s free summer concert series Off the 405 continues this week with LA band FEELS

KCRW’s Summer Nights programming heads to The California African American Museum (CAAM) with extended hours at the museum, food trucks, a beer garden, and DJ sets by Garth Trinidad and Aaron Byrd

Tiki Night 2018, the Egyptian Theatre’s annual event, includes a Tiki marketplace, live music, dancers, cocktails, and screenings of Bosko and the Rebirth of Tiki, and The Whimsical Imagineer with a discussion between films with documentary subjects Bosko Hrnjak and Rolly Crump (via Skype), moderated by King Kukulele

Resident’s free (but RSVP) summer music series continues with The Paranoyds

Y La Bamba is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Katzú Oso and Sister Mantos opening

Sunday

Hammer Museum is showing the final match of the World Cup live at 8 am and stick around for a discussion between artist Luchita Hurtado (whose work is in Made in L.A. 2018) and writer Andrianna Campbell at 1pm

Catch the second day of the Lotus Festival at Echo Park Lake with dancers, music, a performance by the Bob Baker Marionette Theater, and more

Independent Shakespeare Co.’s free festival in Griffith Park continues with A Midsummer Night’s Dream (running Wed-Sunday)

The Diplomats: Dipset Forever Reunion Tour is happening at The Regent Theater

Mar 082018
 

Protomartyr- Don’t Go To Anacita

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/8-3/11/18)-

Thursday

Son Lux are playing at The Regent Theater with Gordi and Wills opening

Photographer Matthew Rolston will be discussing his exhibition Art People: The Pageant Portraits at Ralph Pucci in Hollywood, with arts writer and editor Katya Tylevich. RSVP here

Darlingside are playing at The Echo with Henry Jamison opening

Grammy award winning musical director of the LA Opera, James Conlon will be discussing his recent collaboration with the Joffrey Ballet, and making the mythology of Orpheus and Eurydice modern at the Hammer Museum

Holly Miranda is playing a free show at Zebulon

LACMA is having a free screening of Lean on Pete starring Steve Buscemi with a conversation with writer/director Andrew Haigh to follow

No Age are playing an all ages show at Highland Park Ebell

Palm are playing at the Echoplex with The Spirit of the Beehive and Jerkagram opening

Friday

ArtNight Pasadena returns with a night of free museums, performances, music, and more- with free shuttles to take you around

Moaning are having a record release party at The Echo with Froth and Numb.er opening

Union Station is hosting Josh Nelson & The Discovery Project’s multi-disciplinary artistic collaboration and presentation- combining video, performance art, light and art installations with his original music (free)

ICA LA’s  event Art Buzz, is a happy hour tour of the exhibition Skip Arnold: Truffle Hunt followed by “libations and tastings” (free but RSVP)

Orb, Flat Worms, and Hooveriii are playing at Zebulon

Ghostface Killah will be performing at the Echoplex’s 2ooos era Hip Hop Party-Echo Flex

Current Joys are playing with Celebrity Crush at Lodge Room

Saturday

Protomartyr are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Shame and GLAARE opening

ICA LA is partnering with Crayon Collection to host a free all ages workshop with artist Pearl C. Hsiung focused on crayon creations

No Win and Luke Rathbone are opening for Criminal Hygiene at the Bootleg Theater

The Aero Theatre is playing a double feature of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

The Wedding Present are playing at The Echo with Terry De Castro opening

Saturday and Sunday

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the East LA Walkouts, Fowler Museum along with the Chicano Studies Research Center will have two days of free programming- on Saturday there will be a speaker’s program with Walkout participants and scholars and on Sunday there will be screenings of the 1995 documentary Taking Back the School, and the 2005 HBO film Walkout! with a Q +A to follow

Sunday

Artist Luchita Hurtado will be in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG)– free but RSVP (1pm with light refreshments at 2pm)

MOCA Community Day at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA will include activities, performances and two panels with artists and activists- one discussing Art as Transformation and the other Envisioning a Different Framework– both focusing on LA’s homelessness crisis. Free but bring white tube socks to donate.

Bootleg Theater is hosting Lancaster– jazz music by Eric Revis, Jeff Parker, Joshua White and Guillermo Brown

Hibou are playing the Echoplex with Death Bells, Floating Room, and Alien Boy

Haunted Summer are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Alyeska and Gold Casio opening