Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/22-2/24/19)-
Yacht Punk, ellle belle, and Compress Collide are opening for No Small Children at The Hi Hat
There’s a fundraiser and release party at the Echoplex for theLAnd- a new magazine by LA locals for LA locals created by an editorial collective of former L.A. Weekly employees- with performances by Open Mike Eagle, Baths, Nocando and more
Jenny O. is playing at the Bootleg Theater wit RF Shannon and Ferdy Mayne opening
Moaning are playing at Zebulon with David Scott Stone, Automatic, and French Vanilla
Friday and Saturday
In celebration of Black History Month, Hauser & Wirth is hosting Personal Problems, a free film series organized by LA-based artist Charles Gaines. Friday they are showing Black Girl, by Ousamane Sembène, and Until, Until, Until by Edgar Arceneaux. The screenings will be followed by a brief Q& A with Charles Gaines and Edgar Arceneaux. On Saturday at 2pm they are showing Personal Problems, directed by Bill Gunn, and at 7:30pm three short films will be screened along with the full length film Outside the Law, directed by Rachid Bouchareb.
The 5th Annual Bob Baker Day is taking place in Los Angeles State Historic Park and will have puppet shows, DJ sets, workshops, carnival games and more, all free
GRMLN are playing at The Smell with Wellness and Lionmilk
Yuna, DUCKWRTH, Mikky Ekko and Che’Nelle are playing at Miyavi’s Record Release Show at the El Rey Theatre
Here are some of the things to do to celebrate Día de los Muertos/ Day of the Dead in and around Los Angeles-
One of the biggest Día de los Muertos celebrations in Los Angeles is at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. For its 17th Annual event the theme is The Tree of Life. This year the featured performer is Julieta Venegas, and there are numerous music and dance performances on the various stages around the cemetery, as well as altars, an art exhibition, local food and arts and crafts vendors and more. ($20)
MOLAA (Museum of Latin American Art) in Long Beach is having an all day festival including a Day of the Dead procession, live music and performances, sugar skull decorating, face painting and more. You can also check out the Museum’s Day of the Dead art and altars exhibit. (free)
San Pedro is having a big Day of the Dead festival with live entertainment, food, an altar competition and more
Downey is having its 4th Annual Día de los Muertos Art Festival. Along with several dance performances, musical performances, two film screenings Macario and Book of Life, an altar contest, an exhibition with local artists and more plus free admission and parking
Día de los Muertos events are occurring all week on Olvera Street– with community altars on display, performances, face painting and more
Self Help Graphics and Art is hosting a free Día de los Muertos party in Boyle Heights with Alice Bag among the musical guests performing, food and craft vendors, face painting, children’s workshops and a traditional ceremonial blessing
Through November 6
Grand Park’sDowntown Día de los Muertos Altars and Art Exhibition spans the park with many creative altars, some traditional and some more contemporary. There is a community altar created by Ofelia Esparza and there are lunchtime tours running through 11/5 with some of the artists.
The Hammer Museum is screening Barbara Kopple’s new documentary film, Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation, which focuses on the writers, columnists, editors and interns of The Nation magazine. The film will be followed by Q&A with Kopple, writer Amy Wilentz, and Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel. Norman Lear will begin the evening with opening remarks (free)- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/04/hot-type-150-years-of-the-nation/
Sculptures made by designers and architects out of soon to be donated cans of food make up Canstruction LA (show opens at Artwalk) located in the Farmers and Merchants Building downtown (also open Sunday)- http://www.canstructionla.com/
Tonight (Thursday) is the only night with available tickets for Groundskeepers- a multimedia dance performance by the Heidi Duckler Dance Theater. It takes place within an empty hospital in Boyle Heights that will soon be turned into affordable housing.