Sep 262019

Deadbeat Beat- You Lift Me Up

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/26-9/29/19)-


Bombay Bicycle Club are playing at The Mayan with Blaenavon

Ghostly is celebrating its 2oth Anniversary with performances by Gold Panda, Geotic, Mary Lattimore, Shigeto, and DJ SV4 at The Regent Theater

Pop Up Magazine’s “live magazine show” returns to The Theatre at the Ace Hotel, this time with the theme The Escape Issue in collaboration with The California Sunday Magazine. Performers include comedians Jordan Carlos and Chris Duffy, poet Sarah Kay, photographers Lucas Foglia and Lisette Poole, and more

Nightmares on Wax and Luke Vibert are DJ’ing at 1720

Pacer, Simulcast, and Devon Williams are opening for Stolen Jars at The Satellite



Lambda Lit Fest Los Angeles celebrates LGBTQ writers and includes tons of free programming throughout the city including performances and workshops. A day long celebration on Saturday at Pico Union Project concludes the programming with a presentation by Tegan and Sara from their new memoir, performances by artists including Phranc, Dynasty Handbag and Tommy Pico, and a karaoke party.



Deadbeat Beat are playing at All Star Lanes with Gum Country, Shells, and Dummy

Van Nuys Arts Festival is taking place at the civic center with live music, interactive art, a 3D maze, and more- all free

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.

De Lux are opening for Friendly Fires at The Fonda Theatre

Hot Chip are playing with Holy Fuck at Shrine Expo Hall



Blum & Poe are screening the LA premiere of Olompali: A Hippie Odyssey outdoors behind the gallery with a performance by folk band The Storytellers (free but RSVP required)

Deanna and Ed Templeton are signing their books at Arcana Books

The 38th Annual Watts Towers Day of The Drum Festival is taking place with free music and dance performances all day

Hammer Museum is having a free opening night party for the new Lari Pittman exhibition, which will include live DJs, drinks, and food trucks, as well as late night access to the gallery

The Berries, Justus Proffit, Alms, and Dummy are playing at The Hi Hat

Sunflower Bean, Ella Vos, and Ximena Sarinana are performing free as part of Tastes & Sounds Fall Crawl on South Lake Avenue in Pasadena

Deadbeat Beat are playing a free show in Long Beach at 4th Street Vine

Tegan and Sara are performing and telling stories to celebrate their new memoir at The Orpheum Theatre



Artist Lari Pittman will be in conversation with curator Connie Butler at Hammer Museum to discuss his recently opened retrospective

At ICA LA’s free open house, celebrate new exhibitions No Wrong Holes: Thirty Years of Nayland Blake and Sadie Barnette: The New Eagle Creek Saloon and from 2-3pm artist Nayland Blake will be in conversation with curator Jamillah James

Events continue at Watts Towers Arts Centers Campus with The 43rd Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival

Michael Kiwanuka is opening for Gary Clark Jr. at the Hollywood Bowl

Pond are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Maraschino opening


Jun 192014

Anamanaguchi- Meow

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/19-6/22)-


Nightmares on Wax is playing Amoeba Hollywood (free) and at the Fonda on Sunday ( –

Award winning shorts from the Cinematographers Guild at the Egyptian-


Anamanaguchi at El Rey-

Dwell on Design begins at the LA Convention center (through 6/22)-

Design Hooky West- a free self guided tour around shops and galleries with a focus on design, ending in a party at Chalk LA-


Culver City Artist Tour- Artists at various galleries will be speaking about their work, demonstrating specific techniques and participating in workshops with visitors-

Cal Arts post-graduate exhibition at Cirrus/HYPERHYPER-

The Ice Age Hair Ball at the Page Museum- elaborate wig/hair contest, djs, cocktails, tarpits and more-

Kitten at El Rey-

Opening night at the Hollywood Bowl with The Go Go’s, Kristen Chenowith, Pink Martini and fireworks-

Saturday and Sunday

Artists and Fleas Market on Mateo St. in the Arts District-


A discussion of Abstract Painting and the art of JonMarc Edwards at Coagula Curatorial Gallery with Andi Campognone (director of MOAH), Shana Nys Dambrot (arts writer), Jamie Brooks (gallerist) and the artist himself-

Janelle Monáe at the Hollywood Bowl-

USA vs Portugal in the World Cup at 3pm Los Angeles time so it should be easy to find a bar to cheer them on!

Nov 282013


(Image via American Greetings)

Happy Thanksgivukkah! Celebrate today, because Thanksgiving and Hanukkah won’t coincide again until 2070.

Some things to do this holiday weekend in Los Angeles: