Nov 082018

Young Fathers- In My View

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


Tokyo Police Club are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Fleece opening

There are still standing room tickets to see Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin perform the live score to Dario Argento’s Suspiria while the film screens at Catch One

Director Alex Winter will be at the Aero Theater to discuss his film The Panama Papers following a screening of the film

Yuval Sharon, founder and director of LA’s The Industry, Broad collection artist Neo Rauch and painter Rosa Loy will join curator Ed Schad to discuss their production of Richard Wagner’s “Lohengrin” at the 2018 Bayreuth Festival for The Broad’s Un-Private Collection series of talks ($15)

Artist Monika Baer will be discussing her work at Hammer Museum

Of Montreal are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Reptaliens opening

Dirty Projectors are playing with Pavo Pavo at Zebulon



Young Fathers are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Algiers

Art At The Rendon is transforming The Rendon Hotel for STORIES, an immersive, operatic work, with a layering of film projection and live performances. Guests will move throughout the building as they experience different scenes. All proceeds will benefit Inner-City Arts and Cornerstone Theater Company ($25- also running on Saturday and Sunday)

The Aero Theatre is having a Sergio Leone double feature with A Fistful of Dollars and the sequel For a Few Dollars More

Vundabar, Peach Kelli Pop and Illuminati Hotties are playing at the Troubadour

The Goon Sax are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Post Life and Prissy Whip

Film School are playing at Zebulon with Former Faces

Thutmose is performing at the Moroccan Lounge with Tre Capital and Malcolm Anthony opening



18th Street Arts Center is having a 30th Anniversary Celebration with a free performance art event and a public birthday party. The event also includes open studios and exhibitions. (free but RSVP for ticket)

Tacocat are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Black Belt Eagle Scout and Susan opening

Keystone Art Space in Lincoln Heights is having it’s open studios event from 6-10pm, with over 50 artists participating

Artist Mimi Lauter will discuss etchings by James Ensor and a 15th century Missale Romanum and how they relate to her own art practice at LACMA (free but reservation required)

Petit Biscuit is playing at The Fonda Theatre with Melvv and Super Duper

Cloak & Dagger 2018 is happening at the Los Angeles Theatre with a long list of bands performing (starting at 3pm) including She Wants Revenge, The Faint, TR/ST, Drab Majesty, HEALTH and more


Saturday and Sunday

Otis College of Art and Design is hosting 100% Festival with creative workshops, speakers, a makers market, installations, music and more (free)

Inglewood Open Studios is a great way to check out the works of the local artist community (also on Sunday)



Zebulon is hosting a free screening of Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory with an introduction by Jim Hosney, former “distinguished scholar in residence” and lecturer at AFI. Later in the evening there will be a free show with bands Everyone is Dirty, Prism Bitch and Adult Beverage.

Petit Biscuit continues his Presence Tour at The Fonda Theatre with Vindata and Hazey Eyes


*It’s Veteran’s Day, one of the days of the year that the National Park Service waives their entrance fees if you feel like taking a trip out of town *

Mar 192015

of Montreal- Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse

This was the first single off Of Montreal’s album Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer, released in 2007. The video was directed by The Brothers Chaps who are most famous for creating Homestar Runner, a Flash animated series that started in 2000 back in the days before YouTube and Facebook.

of Montreal are playing on Sunday (3/22) at the Regent Theater in Los Angeles.

Mar 192015

Sea Lions- Tell You

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/19-3/22)-


The first of the four Venice Art Crawls this year is tonight and will have art, live painting, music, performances and more-

Jason Reitman’s live read at LACMA for tonight is Dazed and Confused. Advanced tickets are sold out but there will be some available at the door two hours before showtime-

Thursday and Friday

The members of The Both return to Largo for Aimee Mann and Ted Leo’s One Way Mission to March: a Springtime Variety Show along with Jonathan Coulton and Tim Heidecker-


Tijuana Panthers are playing with Oxnard band Sea Lions at the Echo-


The Million Dollar Theater downtown is showing Bonnie and Clyde with live jazz/ragtime before the screening ($10)-

Church Sessions is hosting an evening with John Doe and Exene from X and Robyn Hitchcock at the First Unitarian Church-


of Montreal is playing at the Regent Theater –

LAXART gallery in Hollywood is having another panel discussion on photography titled Remembering Forward from 4-6pm (free)-

Heidi Duckler Dance Company’s newest piece explores the intersection of dance and architecture as the audience moves around Mayne’s Morphosis in Culver City for Space Opera– discounted to $15 if you are a Culver City resident, or $25 if not-

Artist William Pope.L and MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson discuss Pope.L’s Trinket at the MOCA Geffen (free with RSVP and museum admission)-

Ciclavia is taking over the San Fernando Valley this time-

Nov 202014

Nosaj Thing- Eclipse/Blue

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/20-11/23)-


Authors Geoff Dyer and Ricky Jay are speaking at the Hammer-

Capital Cities are at the Fonda Theatre with Night Terrors of 1927 (also Friday)-


It’s opening night of the No Budget Film Festival and the feature film is The Past is a Grotesque Animal, a portrait Kevin Barnes of of Montreal, after which there will be a talk with the director and editor and later a cocktail reception with DJs and visual projections at the Vortex Immersion Dome. Events run all weekend-


The annual Great LA Walk will take on the Valley walking 17 miles along Ventura Blvd from Woodland Hills to North Hollywood (free)-

LACMA has a Woody Allen double feature for $5- Hannah and Her Sisters and Bullets Over Broadway-

Peter Hook & The Light are at the Fonda performing New Order’s Low Life & Brotherhood in their entirety and an opening set of Joy Division material-

The Bots are playing at the Bootleg-

Found Magazine’s Re-Ignition Tour and Book Release Party with editor Davy Rothbart and friends at the Bootleg ($10 includes the book)


Nosaj Thing is playing with Mangchi, Upsilon Acrux at the Smell-

Artist Pierre Huyghe and Emma Lavigne, curator of contemporary art at the Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris, housed in the Centre Pompidou will be in conversation at LACMA-

Biz Markie, Peanut Butter Wolf, J.Rocc, and Break Beat Lou are djing at the Echoplex-

Oct 162014

The Bots- 5:17

Things to do in and around Los Angeles this weekend (10/16-10/19)-


The Bots are playing a free show at Amoeba Hollywood-

Of Montreal are performing at the Mayan theater-

Jim Hodges’ collaborative film Untitled, being shown at the Hammer, is a montage of clips from news organizations, and pop entertainment footage which looks at queer activism and the AIDS epidemic. There will be other showings at the Hammer but this is the only one in the evening-

Paradise Magazine is having a free event (with free wine) and performances at Akbar-

Massive attack are at the Greek Theater-

Thursday- Saturday

Culture Collide Festival is at various venues and includes bands from around the world including Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah; Cloud Nothings; Fractures; Quantic; and Monokino; among numerous others-


The New Pornographers are playing along with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at the Wiltern-

Friday and Saturday

All you can eat free pancakes at Pancakes & Booze Art Show, there will also be, as the name suggests- booze and art, as well as live painting, music and a free photo booth, not bad for $5-


Nas is performing Illmatic (for its 20th anniversary) at The Orpheum theater-

We’re getting closer to Halloween and Barnsdall Art Park is showing Carrie

The Moon Block Party is an all day music festival in Pomona- acts include Spoon, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Black Lips and more-

Saturday and Sunday

The Beverly Hills Art Show-

Saturday night and Sunday afternoon Santa Monica Art Studios is having its 10th annual Open Studios event-


Nicole Miller: Believing is Seeing, the artist’s video project is showing at LACMA –

Jan 232014

Grimes- Oblivion

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend


  • Foster the People FREE show- get a ticket at MOCA Grand Avenue- 539 S. Los Angeles Street- Doors open at 6pm



  • A Day on Broadway- a bunch of the events are full but the theater talks and self guided tour have day of registration, and there is a happy hour at the new Ace hotel so make sure to get a ticket by 12:30pm if you want to include that in your day-
  • Cat Art Show (all cat related art) opens Saturday night at 101/exhibit (artists include Tracey Emin, Gary Baseman and Shepard Fairey-


Eager to try a new restaurant in Los Angeles?- it’s DineLA time again (until 1/31)-

Nov 072013

Crocodiles- Hearts of Love

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend-

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.