Nov 142019
 

Tierra Whack- Unemployed

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/14-11/17-19)-

Thursday

Ronald Rael, the Chair of the Department of Architecture at UC Berkeley, will engage in a presentation and discussion about art making at the US_Mexico border with W|ALLS featured photographer, designer, craftsperson, and founder of Art Made Between Opposite Sides (AMBOS) Tanya Aguiñiga at Annenberg Space for Photography. (free but register)

Artist Vishal Jugdeo will be discussing his work at The Hammer

Maxo Kream is performing at the Echoplex with Q Da Fool and Slayter

The KVB, Numb.er, and Houses of Heaven are playing at The Echo

Filmforum at MOCA (Grand Avenue location) is showing All That You Can’t Leave Behind, a program of films both personal and political featuring new works by Essi, Ja’Tovia Gary, Darol Olu Kae, Rhea Storr, Sara Suarez, and ariella tai. Filmmakers Suarez and Kae will be in-person to discuss their work.

Polo & Pan are performing at The Novo

Twin Peaks, Post Animal, and Ohmme are playing at the Teragram Ballroom

 

Friday

Sylvan Esso are performing WITH at the Walt Disney Concert Hall with Hand Habits opening (also Thursday)

Constitutional Happy Hour returns to The Hammer with Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson discusses impeachment—Article II. (free)

Metro Art is having a free screening of Richard Linklater’s animated film Waking Life

Frankie Cosmos is playing at 1720 with Stephen Steinbrink, Dear Nora, and Lomelda

James Supercave is playing at Civic Center Studios with “surreal dance act” CAPYAC

Hovvdy are playing at Moroccan Lounge with Nick Dorian and Carolyn Says

 

 

Friday and Saturday

Adult Swim Festival 2019 is taking place at Banc of America Stadium in DTLA. On Friday performers include Dethklok, Captain Murphy, Leikeli47, Health, and more. On Saturday Vince Staples, Jamie XX, 2 Chainz, Tierra Whack, clipping., Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, and more will perform, along with a live version of The Eric Andre Show. There will also be screenings, games and attractions, and more.

Spaceland and Other Music are hosting The Get Together 2019 Label Fair and Music Festival at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. On Friday Joe Kay, Marco McKennis, and Full Crate are performing. On Saturday is the Record Label Fair and performances by Anna Wise, William Basinski, and more. In the evening, Lee Fields will be perform backed by El Michels Affair, as well as Bobby Oroza, Brainstory and Holy Hive.

 

Saturday

Artists Gilbert & George will be in conversation with critic Jonathan Griffin at Sprüth Magers (free but RSVP)

GRMLN are playing at The Smell with Foliage

Jidenna is performing at the Belasco Theater

Artists Constance Mallinson and Jeffrey Vallance will be discussing collecting, curating and making art at Edward Cella Art & Architiecture

For the 7th year, Gabba Gallery is having its affordable art show Wishlist and tonight is the opening

Jonathan Bree is playing at Lodge Room with Ryder the Eagle and Nico Turner

Mating Ritual are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Superet and Low Hum

 

Saturday and Sunday

Bridge-s, is a performance series at The Getty curated by Solange Knowles and features a new performance by Gerard & Kelly, with a special musical score by Solange featuring Cooper-Moore, brought to life by a group of dancers and musicians across Getty’s iconic architecture. The performance piece takes place all day around the center and also includes film screenings and an artist talk with British-Ghanaian philosopher Kodwo Eshun.(free)

Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair returns for two days to Pasadena’s Central Park

 

Sunday

From 12:30- 2:20pm LACMA is offering a free taste of the Japanese Nebuta Festival with a large paper lantern float depicting Japanese folk hero Kintoki by Nebuta Master Hiroo Takenami on display and a series of short performances by taiko drummers, flute and hand cymbal players, and dancers taking place in front of the float.

LAXART is hosting a performance of the in progress, debut play Lives of the Performers, by critic and writer Hilton Als. Free, first come first served. (also on Monday)

The Annual Tree Lighting celebration with performances and fireworks is happening at The Grove

Ghostland Observatory are playing at The Regent Theater with MUNYA

The Ocean Blue are playing at the Echoplex

Oct 312019
 

Boy Harsher- Fate

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/31-11/3/19)-

Thursday

Foxes Magazine is hosting a Halloween Extravaganza at Lodge Room with a performance by theremin virtuoso Armen Ra, live bands performing songs by Bauhaus, Alice Cooper and The Damned, a burlesque show, DJ and more

The West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval runs from 6-11pm and is filled with fun costumed madness for a one mile stretch of Santa Monica Blvd. It gets VERY crowded. Don’t drive there.

Dead Ghosts are playing at El Cid with Adult Books and Venetian Blinds

 

Friday

Constitutional Happy Hour returns to Hammer Museum this time with Loyola Law School professor Kimberly West-Faulcon discussing the executive branch—Article II.

Metro Art is screening the 1926 film The Adventures of Prince Achmed with live music provided by Gamelan Merdu Kumala, as the first installment of their animated film series at Union Station. (free)

It’s the first night of the Substance 2019 concert at the Los Angeles Theatre with performances by Gary Numan, Adult., Xeno & Oaklander, and Kanga. For tickets to both nights go here.

TR/ST is playing The Novo with SRSQ and Saro opening

Johnny Goth and Ralph Castelli are playing at The Hi Hat with Finkel

 

Friday through Sunday

Blum & Poe is hosting the ACID-FREE Los Angeles Art Book Market. The three day event includes over 90 West Coast and international exhibitors presenting new publications and projects, film programming by Now Instant Image Hall and La Collectionneuse, an archival exhibition curated by Guadalupe Rosales, music by Pacoima Techno, and a schedule of additional programming.

 

Saturday

Boy Harsher are playing as part of the second night of the Substance 2019 concert. Tonight’s bands also include A Place to Bury Strangers,  John Maus, Black Marble, Crack Cloud and more

Día de los Muertos returns to Hollywood Forever for an all day/night event that includes over 100 altars, five stages of musical and theatrical performances, Aztec Ritual Dancers, an art exhibition, arts and crafts vendors, face painting, food, drink and more. Musical performers this year include Sávila, The Delirians, Lido Pimienta, and Café Tacvba. Get there early it draws a big crowd.

From 11am-4pm is Grand Ave Arts: All Access, a day of free programming that includes free admission to MOCA Grand Avenue, family films at REDCAT, an art and architecture tour of the Central Library, a backstage tour of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, a chamber music performance, a chance to check out the altars for Día de los Muertos in Grand Park and more

From 4-10pm Self Help Graphics is having a Día de los Muertos Party with performances by Buyepongo, Blanco Y Negro and more, plus a procession with life size Calaveras, face painting, crafting, and you can check out their exhibition Ancestral Lights

Artist Donna Huanca will be discussing her work at Marciano Art Foundation with British Venezuelan curator and art historian Cecilia Fajardo-Hill (free but ticket required)

Lala Lala is opening for Whitney at The Wiltern

Miss June are playing an early show at Moroccan Lounge

Guerilla Toss are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Gap Girls and Jonny Kosmo

 

Sunday

Artist Charles Gaines will be discussing his work and approach to art making with Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum, Laura Owens, and Gary Simmons, LA-based artists and former students of Gaines, at Hauser & Wirth (free but register)

Cherry Glazerr are part of this iteration of Dynasty Handbag’s Weirdo Night at Zebulon. Other performers include Peter Kim, Vik Floyd, Sandy Smiles, and the Uberdanzlabor Theatre of Gdansk.

Mykki Blanco, Brooke Candy, Phranc, and more will be performing at The Regent Theater for Queer Noise, a fundraiser for ONE Archives Foundation

Oct 172019
 

yeule- Pretty Bones

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/17-10/20/19)-

Thursday

Bryan Barcena, assistant curator and manager of publications will give a walkthrough of the second iteration of MOCA’s Open House exhibition series, Open House: Gala Porras-Kim (free and free entrance to both of MOCA’s locations on Thursday evenings)

DMBQ, the heavy psychedelic rock band from Japan, are playing at Zebulon with Grave Zone and 657B/6

LMNOP and Teddy Roxpin are DJ’ing an after hours at Moroccan Lounge with Heaven The Dude performing live

The Obsessives are playing at The Hi Hat with Jordan Krimston, Weatherboxes and Rebecca Black

City and Colour is performing with a full band at the Fonda Theatre with Ruby Waters opening

 

Friday

Hammer Museum is hosting Constitutional Happy Hour, a chance to learn about the US Constitution with some drinks- this time with Damon Huss of the Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, discussing judicial review.

Sad Park are playing at The Smell with Not From England and Whaja Dew

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is hosting Lucas Nights: The Art of the Card—Tarot and Lotería, a free program that includes a discussion of the history of tarot and Lotería imagery, tarot and Lotería card making, tarot readings, a raffle, DJ and more, taking place on Exposition Park’s South Lawn

Kazu Makino (Blonde Redhead) will be performing songs from her first solo album at Lodge Room with My Empty Phantom opening

Surf Curse are playing at the Fonda Theatre with Dirt Buyer and Spitting Image opening

The Ace Hotel is having a 20 Year celebration with performances at their theater by Ryuichi Sakamoto, serpentwithfeet, and Zola Jesus with an after party to follow

Galantis are playing at the Shrine Expo Hall with Hook N’ Sling, LP Giobbi, and Raiden Integra (also Saturday with Hook N’ Sling and Ezou)

 

Friday through Sunday

All weekend MOCA, with Film Independent in partnership with KCRW, is hosting The New Wave, a showcase of films, conversations and performances, all free plus free admission to both galleries.

 

Saturday

yeule is one of the many artists playing at Catch One for 100% ElectroniCON’s vaporwave festival. Other artists include George Clanton, Saint Pepsi, Slayyter, FrankJavCee, NxxxxxS, Bruce Smear and many more.

Beverly Hills Art Show returns for its Fall Show running all day with over 245 artists (free and also on Sunday)

South Pasadena is having an Arts Crawl from 4-9pm

Shlohmo are playing with Open Mike Eagle, Perera Elsewhere, Sweatson Klank, Somni, tomemitsu and Baths at The Regent Theater for FOF10: 10 Years of Friends of Friends

White Reaper are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Dirty Nil and Criminal Hygiene

Slow Caves are opening for Briston Maroney at Moroccan Lounge (early show)

 

Sunday

Metro Art is hosting Ghosts of Union Station, A Halloween Art Tour from 4-6pm led by actors from the Independent Shakespeare Co at Union Station (free)

For The Getty’s art talk, Art as Transformation: Photography for Social Change, artist LaToya Ruby Frazier will be discussing how she has used photography to fight injustice  (free but ticket required)

Artist Echiko Ohira accompanies Exhibitions Curator Holly Jerger on a walkthrough of the artist’s first solo museum exhibition, Finding the Center: Works by Echiko Ohira at Craft Contemporary. (free and the museum is free on Sundays)

Field Medic and Great Grandpa are opening for Cavetown at the Fonda Theatre

Cryogeyser are playing at The Echo with Bob Villain and The Eyyes

Oct 032019
 

Big K.R.I.T. – Energy

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/3-10/6/19)-

Thursday

Porches is performing at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

Artist Hannah Black is giving a free lecture at Hammer Museum

PDC Design Gallery’s inaugural exhibition, SUPERSHOW, featuring the work of Los Angeles-based artists Fallen Fruit (David Allen Burns and Austin Young) is having a reception tonight from 5-10pm

For The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA’s third installment of the Return to Exile series it will celebrate Amiri Baraka’s Jihad Records and The Black Arts Repertory Theatre with a pop-up presentation featuring an audio and ephemera archive of jazz poetics LPs, original prints, and rare books, and culminating in a live read of Baraka’s 1964 play The Slave.

Mercury Rev and Beth Orton will be performing Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete at the Palace Theatre

Adia Victoria is opening for Tank and the Bangas at the Fonda Theatre

Iron and Wine are performing with Calexico at the Orpheum Theater

Joan Shelley is performing at the Moroccan Lounge

 

Friday

Big K.R.I.T. is performing at the Belasco Theater

Constitution Happy Hour returns to Hammer Museum with a discussion of the Treason Clause with Loyola law school professor David Glazier and drinks available for purchase

Metro Art is hosting a free screening in Union Station of Song of the Sea with an introduction by artist, animation director and filmmaker, Lyndon J Barrois.

Norton Simon Museum is free from 5-8pm the first Friday of the month and tonight you can see Hitchcock’s Lifeboat as well as opening night of the exhibition By Day & by Night: Paris in the Belle Époque

Vivian Girls are playing with Great Grandpa and Reckling at The Regent Theater

Ruby Haunt are playing a free show at Zebulon with LFZ

Tangerine and Krost are playing along with Kid Hastings at Non Plus Ultra

Seven Saturdays are playing a free show at Gold Diggers with Layton

 

Saturday

Artist and filmmaker Rhys Ernst will be in conversation with LGBTQ film historian Jenni Olson after a screening of Something Special (aka Willy/Milly) 1986- “a whimsical teen comedy about a teenage girl who wants to be a boy” at Hammer Museum’s Billy Wilder Theater ($9)

Roy Kinsey is performing at Gold Diggers

Michael Jang will be signing his photography book Enter the Jang at Arcana Books

There’s an opening party at Fowler Museum for Through Positive Eyes, “a large-scale photography and storytelling project created in collaboration with more than 130 people living with HIV/AIDS”. The celebration includes a discussion with co-curator David Gere followed by drinks and a DJ set. (free)

Cat Scan are having an album release party at The Hi Hat with Traps PS and Susan

Rüfüs Du Sol are playing at Los Angeles State Historic Park with Bob Moses and Lastlings

John Digweed is performing at Exchange LA

Blanck Mass is performing at Zebulon with Helm and Steve Hauschildt

 

Sunday

CicLAvia returns with Heart of LA, shutting streets to car traffic in Westlake, Chinatown, DTLA, and Boyle Heights.

If you are downtown for CicLAvia grab some mole at La Feria de los Moles in Grand Park

Odd Ark in Highland Park is having an Artist’s Swap Meet in their parking lot

Los Angeles-based artist Analia Saban will be discussing her work with the Founder and Executive Director of The Mistake Room, Cesar Garcia, and her latest edition made in collaboration with Mixografia where the talk is taking place

The “surrealist variety show” The Butterfly Cabinet, curated by Guy Blakeslee is free and happening at Zebulon

Sep 192019
 

Jess Cornelius- No Difference

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/19-9/22/19)-

Thursday

Kilo Kish will be performing free (with registration) at Dr. Martens Studio City Store in Studio City

LACMA CEO Michael Govan will be in conversation with artist Thomas Joshua Cooper at LACMA about the exhibition he co-curated-Thomas Joshua Cooper: The World’s Edge (free but ticket required)

CAAM and Art + Practice are hosting a program on contemporary art writing with panelists- author Lynell George; Carolina Miranda, Staff Writer at the Los Angeles Times; and Lindsay Preston Zappas, founder, publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles (Carla); moderated by Harry Gamboa Jr., artist, author, and educator. (free)

Ex Hex are playing at Zebulon with Seth Bogart (of Hunx and his Punx) and Rose Dorn

Celebrate the work of musician Daniel Johnston (who sadly passed away on 9/11/19) at The Hi Hat with Haunted Summer, Mirrorball, Nick Thorburn, Daniel Brummel, and more, performing covers of his songs with proceeds going to The SIMS Foundation which helps musicians and their families cope with mental illness.

Sita Bhaumik, artist, writer, curator, and co-founder of the People’s Kitchen Collective; Dani Burrows, curator of the Politics of Food series at the Delfina Foundation; John Echevestes, CEO, La Plaza de Cultural y Artes and La Plaza Cocina; and Laura Fried, founding executive director and curator of Active Cultures will be discussing the intersection of art and food at ICA LA before the opening of CURRENT:LA FOOD, their public art triennial in October (free). The panel discussion will be moderated by Asuka Hisa, director of learning and engagement and co-curator, CURRENT: LA FOOD and Danielle Brazell, general manager, Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.

Daniel Lanois will be performing a free live show with his band Heavy Sun at Amoeba Hollywood to celebrate his work on The Music of Red Dead Redemption 2: Original Soundtrack

 

Friday

UCLA Film & Television Archive is screening exploitation films all weekend at Hammer Museum’s Billy Wilder Theater- tonight they are focused on drugs- She Shoulda Said ‘No!'(1949),  Narcotic (1933), and Marihuana (1936) ($9)

Tijuana Panthers are playing at The Regent Theater with No Age, The Hurricanes and Mu$ty BoYz

Ty Segall & Freedom Band are continuing their residency at Teragram Ballroom– tonight playing his new album First Taste and his 2014 album Manipulator. DMBQ are opening.

Jazz quartet Broken Shadows will be performing the music of Ornette Coleman at Zebulon

Lower Dens is playing at the Lodge Room

Kamasi Washington is performing at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

There’s a free screening of Captain Marvel on the fantail of Battleship IOWA located on the LA Waterfront in San Pedro

Flying Lotus is playing at The Novo with Brandon Coleman Spacetalker and Salami Rose Joe Louis

Boogarins are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Winter opening

Odd Nights at The Autry continues with live music, drinks, food, art gallery access, a market and more ($5)

 

Saturday

Jess Cornelius is opening for Cones at the Bootleg Theater

dublab is joining Bedrock LA in Silverlake to celebrated their respective 20th and 10th anniversaries. The fundraising event will include live performances, DJ sets, sound installations, activations, food trucks, drinks, and more. Performers include Shlohmo, Los Retros, Baths, DJ Koala, Peanut Butter Wolf, and many more

The Los Angeles LGBT Center is celebrating its 50th anniversary at The Greek Theatre with entertainment by Sia, Rufus Wainwright, Jennifer Lewis, Lily Tomlin, Tig Notaro and more

The Black Madonna is headlining a night of DJs at 451 Gin Ling Way in Chinatown

Orchin and Storefront Church are opening for Hatchie at the Echoplex

 

Sunday

Barnsdall Art Center is hosting an Art and Craft Fair, a nice way to support local artists and check out some art  (free)

dublab continues its anniversary celebration at Grand Park’s Sunday Sessions, a free afternoon DJ dance party

Stone Irr is performing at The Love Song with Daniel Talton

Tweens and Total Heat are opening for Sheer Mag at Teragram Ballroom

Blackalicious is performing at The Roxy Theatre with Roots & Tings, and Bukue One

The Intelligence are playing at The Satellite with Earth Girl Helen Brown and VNLVX

Sep 122019
 

The War Toys- 9 to 5

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/12-9/15/19)-

Thursday

(Sandy) Alex G will be performing free at Amoeba Hollywood at 6pm

Artist Larry Bell will be in conversation with MOCA curator Mia Locks to celebrate the debut of Bell’s Bill and Coo at MOCA’s Nest (2019), located in MOCA’s sculpture garden at MOCA Grand Avenue (free)

Gouge Away, G*U*N*N*, Justus Proffit, and Entry are playing free at Chewing Foil for a Vans sponsored event which also includes free art and food

The Hollywood Bowl is screening the classic musical An American in Paris with the score performed live by the Los Angeles Philharmonic

Explosions in the Sky are performing at the Hollywood Palladium with Sessa opening (or catch them Friday at the Yost Theater)

Charlie Cunningham is playing at The Echo with The Still Tide opening

Joey Pecoraro is playing at the Echoplex with Ian Ewing opening

 

Friday

Cate Le Bon is opening for Mac DeMarco at The Greek Theatre

Young Jesus and Ada Lea are playing at the Bootleg Theater

LACMA is free after 3pm today (and all weekdays) for Los Angeles residents and stay for the free jazz concert from 6-8pm

Gruff Rhys is performing at Zebulon with Sophia Knapp opening

Jay Som is playing at the Echoplex with Affectionately and Boy Scouts opening

Generacion Suicida are playing at The Hi Hat with Zoloa, Fuga, and Stormhouse opening

 

Saturday

The War Toys are playing at The Smell with Makeout Reef, Archer Oh, and Los Shadows

Open Arts and Music Festival is taking place in Glendale from 3-10pm with music by performers including Kilo Kish, Nick Waterhouse, and Sister Mantos, public art, an arts market, a Golden Road beer garden and more, all free

LAMAG is hosting a discussion at 2:30pm titled Making a Living as an Artist, with Offal exhibition artists Panteha Abareshi and gloria galvez, moderated by Gas founder/director Ceci Moss

Mar Vista’s mile long music and art walk (Venice Blvd from Inglewood Blvd to Lyceum Ave) is taking place from 4-10pm

18th Street Art Center is hosting a free evening of video screenings, open studios, and performances

Ex Hex are playing a free show at The Getty as part of their Saturdays Off the 405 concert series

Deca and Ehiorobo are performing with DJ Marvl at The Hi Hat

 

Sunday

Bon Iver is playing at The Forum with Sharon Van Etten

Cake and Ben Folds are performing with special guest Tall Heights at The Greek Theatre

Learn how to make cyanotypes (photo blue prints) in the sun at The Getty’s free photography workshop

The Egyptian Theatre is showing a double feature of The Godfather and The Godfather II

Cafe Tacvba are playing at The Hollywood Bowl with Cherry Glazerr

Jun 202019
 

Regen Projects is currently showing Elliot Hundley’s Clearing (pictured above) and Liz Larner’s As Below, So Above (shown below). Hundley’s exhibition includes five panel works as well as three benches with accompanying sculptures. The panel works are incredible, with dizzying amounts of detail and texture. Tiny images, pieces of fabric, tags, and even one flip flop, mix with paint and ink to form the final works. The best way to appreciate the work is by moving close to look at small sections at a time and then pulling back to see it as a whole.

In the video below, that was made for the exhibition at MOCA that Hundley recently curated, he talks a bit about his process. Especially interesting is when he says he tries to leave his creations “in an open ended form so that people who look at them can also imagine making them or interacting with them or destroying them or rearranging them”.

For Liz Larner’s exhibition she has created several new works that “demonstrate her ongoing examination into sculpture, painting, drawing, and ceramics. The environment – the personal and the entrenched – are set together in these artworks that reach for an understanding of vulnerability through what is and has been considered low and directed, made capital of, and endangered.”

Both of these exhibition will close on 6/22/19.

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

May 302019
 

Sego- Shame

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/30-6/2/19)-

Thursday

Artists Shinique Smith and Rirkrit Tiravanija will be discussing their history of transforming museum spaces with journalist Jori Finkel at The Hammer

Holy Wave are playing with Triptides and Gold Cage at The Factory

Apex Manor are playing with Coastal Clouds and Near Beer at the Bootleg Theater

Bennett Simpson and Rebecca Lowery will be giving an exhibition walk through of The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA’s Collection at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (both MOCA locations are free on Thursday evenings)

LACMA is having a free screening of Halston with a post screening conversation with director Frédéric Tcheng and producer Roland Ballester

Mogli is playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Josin opening

Xiu Xiu are bringing their unique sound to Lodge Room with composer Gregg Kowalsky opeing

Performance art duo Princess (Alexis Gideon and Michael O’Neill) will be performing Out There, a live music and video album, at Zebulon. CRICKETS, a new performance and recording project with Roddy Bottum (Faith No More), JD Samson (Le Tigre/MEN), and Michael O’Neill (Princess, MEN), will also be performing.

 

Friday

Sego are playing at Moroccan Lounge with Hate Drugs and Lens Mozer opening

Skirball is hosting Late Night! Pride in Fashion- celebrating the beginning of Pride Month with a celebration of the exhibitions Fearless Fashion: Rudi Gernreich and Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite from 6-10pm plus a DJ, food trucks, a cash bar and more

Death Bells and Hit Bargain are opening for Odonis Odonis at Zebulon

Dodger Stadium is hosting LGBT Night with Dodger owners Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss throwing out ceremonial first pitches, Nicki Blonsky singing the national anthem, the Dodgers playing the Phillies, fireworks after the game, and more

Wavves is playing at Lodge Room with Puzzle and Slut Island (also Saturday)

 

Friday through Sunday

FEMMEBIT is a “platform and triennial festival uniting an all-female roster of Los Angeles based artists working in video and new media”. There will be screenings, panel discussions, live performances and more taking place at Civic Center Studios

The free Lummis Days Festival celebrates the arts, history and ethnic diversity of Northeast Los Angeles with programming that includes a screening of Con Safos:Reflections of Life in the Barrio by Emmy Award winner Jimmy Velarde at Occidental College on Friday, plus live music, exhibitions, workshops, dance performances and more at various locations on Saturday and Sunday

 

Saturday

Venice Pride kicks off LGBTQ+ Pride Month with an illumination of the Venice Pride Sign and Block Party (free)

Outpost Los Angeles City Market is a free cultural festival taking place at Rolling Greens in the Arts District with workshops, panels, and more- plus performances by Porches, Kirin J Callinan, Negative Gemini, Ana Roxanne and a DJ set by Neon Indian

18th Street Arts Center is hosting its Pico Block Party and Artisan Marketplace (free)

The Specials are playing at The Novo with L.A. Salami opening

Jai Wolf is playing at The Shrine Expo Hall with Shallou, Evan Giia, and Ford. opening

Plastic Cactus are playing at The Hi Hat with Easy Love, Chelsea Rose, and The Sob Sonnets

NY Night Train Soul Clap & Dance Off w/ Jonathan Toubin is a night of soul music on vinyl at Zebulon with a live performance by LA band Los Blancos

 

Sunday

MOCA Community Day is taking place at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA and is centered around the homelessness crisis in LA, specifically “the youth population affected by the crisis, and how creative experiences can spark change”. The day will feature performances, information booths, workshops, and activities over the course of the day. (free)

The Aero Theatre is hosting a Jim Jarmusch double feature- Stranger Than Paradise and Down By Law

Zebulon is hosting a free screening of Alain Resnais’ film Providence and later Weirdo Night returns with performances by Dynasty Handbag, Malik Gaines, Amelia Bande, Kate Berlant, Dance-Y-Oke and more

May 162019
 

Sasami- Free (feat. Devendra Banhart)

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/16-5/19/19)-

Thursday

The Chemical Brothers are playing at The Greek Theatre with The Black Madonna opening

Architect and scholar Sylvia Lavin will at MOCA Grand Avenue to discuss the work of Arata Isozaki (who designed the MOCA building). The museum and this lecture are free this evening.

The Dandy Warhols are playing at The Theatre at Ace Hotel with Cosmonauts and The Vacant Lots

Poet, novelist, and screenwriter Nick Laird will be reading some of his poetry at Hammer Museum

Diners are playing at The Hi Hat with Mo Troper opening

Ioanna Gika is opening for Garbage at The Shrine Auditorium

 

Friday

Santigold is performing at The Hollywood Palladium

Pop-Up Magazine: Spring Issue at The Theatre at Ace Hotel is a “live magazine” where a variety of stories are told with photography, film, radio, and music- presented live by people who excel in their fields

Odd Nights returns to The Autry with live music, a market, food and drink, and night access to the museum

Coucou Chloe is performing at El Cid with Minimal Violence

Hala and Pageants are opening for Hellogoodbye at the Echoplex

 

Saturday

Sasami is playing a free show in the courtyard of The Getty for the summer concert series Saturdays Off The 405

Artist Vanessa German will be discussing her exhibition at Gavlak gallery following a performance of soft:the longest kiss, in which the artist will perform a 6 hour kiss with her partner Janae Brown

Photographer Rohina Hoffman will be in conversation with artist, photographer, and educator Aline Smithson, as well as signing her book Hair Stories, at Arcana Books

Ryan Pollie of LAPD is playing at The Love Song with Will Fox

Black Star featuring Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey will be performing at The Novo

Dum Dum Zine is having a release party for their 6th issue at The Echo with Taleen Kali, Potty Mouth, and Space Kelly performing

Butthole Surfers are having a Q&A session with David Yow of Jesus Lizard moderating, and signing their book Butthole Surfers: What Does Regret Mean?, a visual history of the band, at Zebulon. Gibby Haynes will also be performing a DJ set. ($8)

Hearty Har are playing at The Hi Hat with The Bash Dogs and Dream Phases

 

Saturday and Sunday

The Beverly Hills Art Show returns for its Spring edition. Over 245 artists will participate in the free outdoor show

Downtown Burbank is also having an Arts Festival that will include work by top animators and an indie craft section curated by Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair

 

Sunday

For Museums of the Arroyo Day there is free admission to Lummis House, Heritage Square, L.A. Police Museum, Pasadena Museum of History, The Autry, and The Gamble House- start early to see them all

LACMA is having a screening (get free tickets online) of the 1958 film Anna Lucasta starring Earth Kitt and Sammy Davis Jr. which also features the artwork of Charles White whose work is currently being shown at the museum

Union Station is having a free outdoor daytime concert with Sudan Moon, Sam Gendel, Ami Dang, and Ana Roxanne

Classic British punk band The Exploited are playing at The Novo with D.I. and Total Chaos

The Regent Theater is screening the film The Damned- Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead with a Q&A to follow with Damned drummer Andrew “Pinch” Pinching and director Wes Orshoski

Zebulon has a free screening of Luis Bunuel’s The Phantom of Liberty