Jan 302020

Mattiel- Je Ne Me Connais Pas

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/30-2/2/20)-


Artist Sanford Biggers will be leading a walkthrough of With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972–1985 at MOCA Grand Ave

Poet and activist Christoper Soto will be speaking at The Broad as part of their series The Logic of Poetry and Dreams (free but reserve ticket)

Constitution Happy Hour is happening at Hammer Museum with USC Gould School of Law professor Franita Tolson discussing Constitutional rights and voting rights plus cheap drinks

Wolf Parade are playing at The Regent Theater with Land of Talk opening

City of the Sun are playing at the Troubadour with Kiltro opening

Martin Rev (of Suicide) is performing at Zebulon with Warm Drag

Nik Freitas is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Dustin Lovelis and Charlie Wadhams to celebrate the release of his new record Cavalo Morto



Mattiel is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Calvin Love opening

Natural History Museum is hosting Night of Ideas: Being Alive, an evening of discussions, screenings, performances, and more, that is part of a French embassy program taking place around the world (tickets only available at the door)

60s Mexican rock band Los Dug Dugs are playing at Zebulon with Hoover III and Triptides

Director Bong Joon Ho created a black and white version of his film Parasite and it is screening at the Egyptian Theatre

Tune-Yards are performing at the Walt Disney Concert Hall with Vieux Farka Touré



Celebrate The Year of the Rat in Chinatown for the Chinese New Year Festival and Golden Dragon Parade an event that includes performances, a market, artisans and more

Hammer Museum is having an Opening Celebration from 8-11pm for their Winter Exhibitions Paul McCarthy: Head Space, Drawings 1963–2019 and Tishan Hsu: Liquid Circuit. (free)

Caroline Polachek (Chairlift) is performing at the Fonda Theatre

Jack Larsen is playing at Moroccan Lounge with Postcard Boy



Artist Paul McCarthy will be discussing his work at Hammer Museum with curators Aram Moshayedi and Connie Butler

Hotel Cafe is hosting Blazing Love Australian Bushfire Relief Benefit with performances by Ben Lee, SAYGRACE, Falls, Munroe, Jess Cornelius and more

Jazz is Dead and KCRW are hosting Vibes From The Tribe at Lodge Room with Phil Ranelin and Wendell Harrison performing with The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra

Tashaki Miyaki are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Johnny Payne and Joel Jerome opening

Weirdo Night takes over Zebulon with Dynasty Handbag, Fatty Cakes and the Puff Pastries, La Pregunta?, Tall Paul and more


All Weekend

Photo L.A. photography fair is happening at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica with three days to check out work from various galleries and organizations as well as talks, a film screening, and more

Nov 132014

The Presets- No Fun

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/13-11/16)-


Downtown LA Artwalk- this month features street artists John Carr and Bumblebeehttp://www.downtownartwalk.org/

If you go downtown for the Art Walk and want to get some early Xmas shopping in check out Jingle and Mingle where all the products are made by members of the Downtown Women’s Center which helps fight unemployment and homelessness- plus hot chocolate and cider!- http://www.dwcweb.org/MADE/

Photographer Geoffrey Hiller, who’s latest book is on Myanmar, is speaking at the Annenberg Center for Photography – http://www.eventbrite.com/e/iris-nights-lecture-series-geoffrey-hiller-tickets-13056481287

Sea Lions are playing at Ham and Eggs Tavern with Shivery Shakes and Shark Toys- https://www.facebook.com/events/305863836287356/


Party for Various art zine at The Paper Agency downtown- http://variouscreative.tumblr.com/

SFV Acid is playing at Origami Vinyl and check out his interactive art as well which is there to bring help fund and support the Young Producers Grouphttp://www.saveart.com/SFVAcid.html

Market Space is having an opening party at Space15Twenty in Hollywood (free)- http://www.space15twenty.com/market_space_opening_party

Pacific Design Center is having it’s final reception of the year with several new contemporary art exhibitions- http://www.pacificdesigncenter.com/event/designlab-public-reception-4/

Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra is playing at LACMA- http://www.lacma.org/event/pan-afrikan-peoples-arkestra

Ex Cops are at the Bootleg- http://foldsilverlake.com/event.cfm?id=178668&cart


The Presets are part of The Check Yo Ponytail Tour with LE1F at the Regent- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/666539-check-yo-ponytail-tour-los-angeles/

Opening at The Gabba Gallery is Wish List with over 65 artists selling work under $1000- http://www.thegabbagallery.com/the-gabba-gallery.html

For the upcoming 50th anniversary of Gemini G.E.L. (Graphic Editions Limited), co-founder Sidney Felson will be speaking with Ruth Fine at LACMA- tickets are free but required- http://www.lacma.org/event/gemini-gel

The Psychedelic Furs and The Lemonheads are playing at the Fonda- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/251356

Want to make sure Macaulay Culkin is really alive? Check out his band The Pizza Underground at The El Rey and watch him transform Velvet Underground songs into songs about pizza- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/253282


Opening and discussion with François Ceysson, Amanda Ross-Ho, Raphael Rubinstein, and Wallace Whitney for Supports/Surfaces at 356 Mission- http://356mission.tumblr.com/post/102307746470/supports-surfaces-at-356-mission

It’s the last ShopWalk DTLA of the year and many downtown stores and restaurants have discounts – http://shopwalkdtla.com/merchantdirectory

Artists & Fleas market in the Arts District is open every 3rd weekend (Saturday also)- http://www.artistsandfleas.com/