Aug 152019
 

Andrew Bird- Sisyphus

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/15-8/18/19)-

*special note for this week’s weekend planner – Echo Park Rising festival begins Thursday and there are A LOT of bands playing as well as numerous activities and deals from local businesses in the neighborhood. In order to make this post a manageable size I have created a separate post with my band selections for each night as well as a playlist of those choices. *

Thursday

Motel Radio and Dante Elephante are opening for Summer Salt at The Fonda Theatre

Los Angeles Beatz by Girlz is setting up a beat making station at The Echo Patio to teach people how to sequence drums, record and loop synths, and produce their own music with Ableton Live and the Push Unit from 5:30-7pm. (part of Echo Park Rising)

Reggie Watts & Karen are performing with Danke at the Teragram Ballroom

Fartbarf are playing a free show at the Levitt Pavilion with Numb.er

FYOHNA is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Maddie Jay and The Born Love

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

 

Friday

Ty Segall & Freedom Band are continuing their residency at Teragram Ballroom– tonight playing his new album First Taste and his 2011 album Goodbye Bread. The Intelligence is opening.

UCLA Film & Television Archive is screening director Isaac Julien’s Young Soul Rebels at Hammer Museum’s Billy Wilder Theater  ($9)

Los Angeles LGBT Center is showing Labyrinth for their the movie night Out Under The Stars in Hollywood Forever Cemetery with all proceeds benefiting the center’s programs and services

Hibou are playing at The Hi Hat with Tangerine and Jordan Gatesmith (Wellness)

 

Saturday

Andrew Bird is playing a free show at KCRW Headquarters as part of their Summer Nights programming

UCLA Film & Television Archive is screening a double feature of Suburbia and Rock ‘N’ Roll High School at Hammer Museum’s Billy Wilder Theater with director Penelope Spheeris in person ($9)

Blum & Poe’s >BTWN x PERFORMANCE< events continues with Kandis Williams Presents “Eurydice” her ongoing project that “investigates the relationship between ‘black identity’ and ‘mainstream culture’ “. She uses the Greek myth of Eurydice as a vehicle for her “inquiry into the subjects of a racialized imagination and its subsequent logics, by staging a structured engagement of blackness and spectacle within a mythic pre-Socratic configuration of the underworld.”

Cinespia is having its 9th Annual Movies All Night Slumber Party at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, starting the evening with Never Been Kissed, followed by I Know What You Did Last Summer and ending late night with Jawbreaker.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor are playing at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

88Rising:Head in the Clouds music festival is happening in LA State Historic Park with performers including Rich Brian, Dumbfoundead, AUGUST 08, and more

 

Sunday

Yola Día Festival is taking place in LA Historic Park with performers Lykke Li, Cat Power, SOPHIE, Courtney Love, Megan Thee Stallion, Kelsey Lu, Empress Of, Cupcakke, and Lia Ices

CicLAvia’s closing down streets to vehicles from West Hollywood to East Hollywood for their Meet the Hollywoods event. Santa Monica Blvd will be closed from San Vicente to Highland. Highland is closed from there to Hollywood Blvd and Hollywood is closed from Highland to Vermont. There will be a few intersections to cross with a vehicle but its probably best to join the car free fun or use public transportation to get around.

Author Stephen van Dyck will be discussing his memoir People I’ve Met From The Internet at Skylight Books with writer Matias Viegener

Independent Shakespeare Co. is performing Twelfth Night in Griffith Park tonight. Get there early to join a workshop with teaching artists where participants will learn more about the characters, plot and choices of the evening’s play, plus take a backstage tour and check out some of the costumes and props.  Reserve a spot for this free pre show workshop here. (On Friday the play is also Twelfth Night and Saturday it is Pericles)

Apr 122018
 

Prism Tats- Mamba

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/12-4/15/18)-

Thursday

Yamashiro’s Night Market is back- take a shuttle from Mosaic Church (Hollywood and La Brea) and enjoy a drink and a beautiful view of the city

Sir Sly is opening for Marian Hill at the Fonda Theatre

Downtown LA Art Walk returns- this time with a celebration of World Art Day

Before he plays Coachella, Perfume Genius will be performing at The Mayan with Big Thief opening

Y La Bamba and KERA are playing at The Moroccan Lounge

Friday

Prism Tats is playing at The Moroccan Lounge with Wild Powwers opening

Jacob Jonas The Company and Dance Camera West are hosting the 17th Annual Dance + Camera Festival that includes To the Sea: Dance Concerts on the Pier– a series of free dance programs at Santa Monica Pier- Friday, Saturday and Sunday (free but RSVP)

Surface Magazine is hosting Design Dialogues No. 45 with Muji Art Director and Japan House Chief Creative Director Kenya Hara in conversation with Surface Editor-in-Chief Spencer Bailey at Vantage Room at Hollywood & Highland (free with RSVP)

The band Winter is having a record release show at The Echo with Vinyl Williams and Sabrina is Not in This Chat opening

Saturday

LACMA has a free screening of the documentary film Hockney in conjunction with the exhibit currently on view David Hockney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still Life

For CalArts and Hauser & Wirth’s first performance collaboration, 30 student dancers will present HUMAN- multiple solo performances going on simultaneously within the public spaces of the gallery (free but RSVP)

Downtown Burbank Arts Festival returns with over 200 artists, art activities, live music, book signings, and more (also Sunday)

Justus Proffit is playing at The Factory downtown with Kaz Mirblouk, Sheer, and Good Ruin opening

As part of Noir City: Hollywood- The 20th Annual Los Angeles Festival of Film Noir at the Egyptian Theatre– tonight there is a screening of L.A. Confidential which includes a discussion with author James Ellroy

Sunday

Zebulon is hosting a free screening of Luis Buñuel’s film The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, followed by a dance party hosted by the band The Entire Universe

Alamo Drafthouse is hosting a Wayne’s World Movie Party at The Regent Theater with a screening, live music, a Q&A with director Penelope Spheeris, and more

Congressman Ted Lieu and former U.S. Attorney and Deputy Assistant Attorney General Harry Litman will be discussing Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 elections at the Hammer Museum (free)

The Memories, James V and Dillon PC are playing at The Moroccan Lounge with Colleen Green DJ’ing

Jan 202017
 

American Wrestlers- Give Up

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/19-1/22/17)-

Thursday

Marching Church (with Elias from Iceage) is playing with Bernardino Femminielli at The Echo

For the fifth iteration of Monument at MOCA Grand Ave, Visible Cloaks will be performing

Poet Amaranth Borsuk is reading from her work at Hammer Museum with a book signing to follow

Dear Nora are playing with Stephen Steinbrink, Tara Jane O’neil and friends, and Aaron M. Olson’s Musical Tracing Project at the Bootleg Theater

The Women’s Center for Creative Work is having free workshops exploring the creation of an artificial intelligence model and tonight is the first one of this year

Friday

American Wrestlers are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Kera and the Lesbians

MOCA is free on Inauguration Day and so is the Long Beach Museum of Art

LACMA is showing Edgar Arceneaux’s film Until, Until, Until…, “a cautionary yet uplifting tale of a courageous artist speaking truth to power at an inaugural ball for Ronald Reagan in 1981” with actor Ben Vereen performing in blackface. Free with a Q & A to follow with Arceneaux and guest speaker Roberto Vargas

Daedelus, Yacht and Yung Jake are performing at The Jerry Maguire Video Store

Lizzo is playing at the Echoplex with Dizzy Fae

Saturday

The Women’s March is taking place from Pershing Square to City Hall

It’s the second day of the Pancakes and Booze Art Show which has music, art and of course free pancakes ($10)

The Egyptian Theatre is showing the classic Western, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Dine L.A. continues with a chance to check out great restaurants with a discount

Sunday

UCLA is hosting a salon and discussion at Villa Aurora about the artists who lived and worked in LA before, during and after WWII (free with RSVP)

Permanent Records is hosting a showcase at The Jerry Maguire Video Store with Prettiest Eyes, Hit Bargain, and Rearranged Face

The Egyptian Theatre is showing another classic about the American West from Sergio Leone, Once Upon A Time in The West

Or you could check out LA Film Forum’s program at the Egyptian Theatre- Resistance Isn’t Futile: Films on the Occasion of a Presidential Inauguration with films by Straub-Huillet, Kelly Gallagher, Kevin Jerome Everson, Marco Kane Braunschweiler, Penelope Spheeris, Robert Fenz, Danny Lyon, and more

Jun 302016
 

Alice Bag Band- Gluttony

The above video is from the Penelope Spheeris’ LA punk documentary The Decline of Western Civilization and features the band’s 1980 performance.

Lead singer and LA native Alice Bag just released her debut self titled album this month and is having a record release party on Saturday 7/2/16 at The Echo with Generacion Suicida and Fatty Cake and the Puff Pasties opening.

For more information on Alice Bag, check out her website or this excellent article from Remezcla.

Apr 142016
 

Fat White Family- Whitest Boy On The Beach

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/14-4/17-16)-

Thursday

If you missed Fat White Family in Los Angeles you can still catch their crazy live show at The Observatory in Santa Ana with Gateway Drugs

Fahrenheit Gallery downtown is screening Chantal Akerman by Chantal Akerman with a panel discussion to follow

MOCA Chief Curator Helen Molesworth is leading a walk through of the exhibition  Don’t Look Back: The 1990s at MOCA (free)

Artists Auriea Harvey and Eddo Stern are at LACMA to discuss video games and virtual reality as forms of expression (free but standby)

Downtown Art Walk is celebrating World Art Day with a special exhibition

Friday

Cinefamily is showing Penelope Spheeris’ 1983 film Suburbia, her story of disillusioned suburban LA youth

Peaking Lights and Gavin Hardkiss are playing a Batiste Rhum Party at Resident downtown

Goldie is playing at Los Globos

Odd Nights at The Autry is a free monthly event combining live music, art, a market and a beer garden

The English Beat are playing at The Roxy

Saturday

It’s Record Store Day and there are a bunch of fun events- Amoeba Records has Toby Dammit, Lance Rock and Fred Armisen doing guest DJ sets during the day and then moves the party to Space15Twenty where MNDSGN and Best Coast will DJ and Kevin Morby will perform

It’s also Obscura Day where Atlas Obscura plans multiple offbeat events in cities around the world including Los Angeles

Keith Rocka Knittel’s Everything Must Go! Swap Meet is happening from 5-9pm at Charlie James Gallery in Chinatown with DJ sets, churros, drinks and potentially some things to buy

Saturday and Sunday

Downtown Burbank Arts Festival has over 100 artists showing their work on the four blocks of San Fernando Boulevard between Angeleno Avenue and Magnolia Boulevard

Sunday

MOCA Pacific Design Center is having a screening of the Elizabeth Taylor film Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf, to coincide with the Catherine Opie exhibition 700 Nimes Road, which features pictures from Taylor’s Bel-Air home (free)

Dilly Dally, Feels, and The Tissues are playing at The Echo

 

Mar 172016
 

September Girls- Love No One

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/17-3/20/16)-

Thursday

Black Radical Imagination is a touring program of “experimental short films emphasizing new stories from within the African diaspora” showing tonight at MOCA Grand Avenue (free)

Artist Roy Dowell is giving an exhibition walk-through of Hammer Museum’s exhibition Leap Before You Look, and later painter and associate professor and director of graduate studies of painting and printmaking at Yale University, Anoka Faruqee will be giving a lecture on Josef Albers

Tam O’Shanter is having an all day celebration for St. Patrick’s Day

Friday

LACE in Hollywood is having a Feminist Friday Mixer– a “Consciousness-Raising-meets-Happy-Hour” event (free)

PaleyFest continues with the cast of Difficult People and Patton Oswalt moderating

Slow Hollows are playing with Jerry Paper at the Teragram Ballroom

Friday through Sunday

Grrls on Film at Loyola Marymount University is a series of free panels and screenings including  a showing of The Decline of Western Civilization with a discussion afterwords with director Penelope Spheeris on Saturday, and Lost Grrls: Riot Grrl in Los Angeles on Sunday. Also on Sunday is Grrls on Stage with musical sets by Peach Kelli Pop and Kim and the Created, spoken word performances and a fanzine making table

String Theory is performing Remembering Water, a combination of dance, projections and music that incorporates giant harps, at Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica

Friday and Saturday

Crispin Glover is at the Egyptian Theatre presenting “Crispin Hellion Glover’s Big Slide Show, Part 2,” an hour-long presentation of images from Mr. Glover’s illustrated books accompanied by his dramatic narration” before a showing of his second feature It is Fine! Everything is Fine. On Saturday it’s the “Big Slide Show, Part 1” before a screening of his debut film What is It?. He will also be signing his latest book following both performances.

Saturday

Bergamot Station is having a Spring Fling Event with live music, tango and origami lessons, and plenty of art to check out in the galleries

Chairlift are playing at the El Rey Theatre

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery is having a spoken word event for their current exhibition SKIN with artists Derrick Maddox, Linda Ravenswood and special guests Yosimar Reyes and Maceo Paisely ($5)

Tubing in the LA River may sound crazy- but it’s happening-L.A.ZY River is having a tubing event but you have to email them for the full details. You can also cheer from the sidelines or go to the opening event or after party. (free but bring your own tube)

Blanck Mass is at the Resident in the Arts District

Sunday

September Girls are playing at the Echo

MOCA’s Artists on Artists series continues, this time at the West Hollywood Council Chambers with Miranda July speaking about Catherine Opie and her current exhibition Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Road  (free)

As part of Bach in the Subways, there is a Bach Marathon at Union Station with performances throughout the station as well as a dance performance and one that includes the Bob Baker Marionettes (free)

Jul 232015
 

Ducktails- Headbanging In The Mirror

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/23-7/26/15)-

Thursday

Chicano Batman are opening for Cubanismo for Santa Monica Pier’s free Twilight Concert this week- http://tcs.santamonicapier.org/events/2015/7/23/cubanismo-chicano-batman

OOFJ are performing at Amoeba Records (free)- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-3406/index.html

Artist Frances Stark will be discussing the work of Sturtevant, whose exhibition at MOCA closes this weekend- free and free entrance to the museum from 5-8 pm- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/artists-on-artists-frances-stark/

Freedom Fry are one of the four bands playing for free at Mrs. Fish downtown- http://mrsfish.com/calendar/freedom-fry-072315/

Culture Club are at the Greek Theatre (also Friday)- https://www.greektheatrela.com/events/event_details.php?id=3162

Friday

Ducktails, Matt Mondanile’s (the guitarist from Real Estate) solo music project, is hosting the Getty Center’s Friday Night Flights (free but parking is $15/$10 after 5)- http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/performances/friday_flights.html

Penelope Spheeris will be discussing her punk rock films Suburbia and Decline of Western Civilization Part III between their screenings at the Egyptian Theatre- http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/suburbia-the-decline-of-western-civilization-part-iii

Roaring Nights continues at the LA Zoo with musical performances, DJs, pop-up zookeeper talks, food trucks and full bars ($20)- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/roaring-nights-at-the-la-zoo-july-24-tickets-17192211367

Imagine Dragons are playing at the Forum with Metric- http://www.fabulousforum.com/event/imagine-dragons-2015.html

Friday and Saturday

Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks is at the Hollywood Bowl- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/tchaikovsky-spectacular-fireworks/2015-07-24

Saturday

LACMA is showing Christian Marclay: The Clock for 24 hours starting at 10am. This is a great chance to see what is included in the film during the hours the museum is not open (free during non museum hours)- http://www.lacma.org/event/clock-1

Jazz musician Kamasi Washington is performing at California Plaza as part of Grand Performances- http://grandperformances.org/rhythm-changes

Saturdays off the 405 at the Getty this week is Tropicalifornia featuring the Do-Over All Stars-”the ultimate live-band tropical dance party”- free with the exception of the parking- http://www.getty.edu/visit/cal/events/ev_531.html

Sunday

Exhibition organizer Rebecca Matalon conducts a walk through of Tongues Untied the current show at MOCA Pacific Design Center- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/12479-2/

Blondie is co-headlining with Melissa Ethridge at the Greek Theatre- http://www.greektheatrela.com/events/event_details.php?id=3124

 

*Special Note: Saturday through Tuesday LACMA is having a pop-up installation of the US premiere of Steve McQueen and Kanye West’s short film collaboration (9min) “All Day/I Feel Like That”  (not up on their website yet)*

Apr 172014
 

So Many Wizards- Lose Your Mind

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/17-4/20)-

Thursday

Author Douglas Coupland (Generation X) is speaking and signing books at Skirball- http://www.skirball.org/programs/douglas_coupland

Mogwai at the El Rey Theatre- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/248588

Neko Case with The Dodos at The Orpheum- http://www.goldenvoice.com/shows/details/?id=248594

Dum Dum Girls at the Roxy- http://www.theroxy.com/event/501905-dum-dum-girls-west-hollywood/

Thursday through Saturday

Humans and puppets combine to tell A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Broad Stage directed by Tom Morris who created the Tony award winning War Horsehttp://thebroadstage.com/show_info.php?show_id=249

Friday

Penelope Spheeris’s 1980’s punk documentary The Decline of Western Civilization is being shown at LACMA with Spheeris and various band members in attendance- http://www.lacma.org/event/decline-western-civilization

The History of Silent Porn (feat. release party for Black Francis’ and Josh Frank’s “The Good Inn”)- presented by Cinespia and Book Soup- part dramatic readings from the book and part vintage silent pornography- http://www.cinefamily.org/films/special-events-april-2014/#the-history-of-silent-porn-feat-release-party-for-black-francis-josh-franks-the-good-inn

Friday and Saturday

K-Town Night Market- http://ktownnightmarket.com/

Saturday

Record Store Day- http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues?state=&venue=los+angeles&zipcode=

Not going to Coachella- why not try Brokechella?- http://brokechella.com/2014-line-up/

Eastside Handmade popup market at Shopclass in Highland Park- http://www.eastsidehandmade.com/

Sunday

Dios with So Many Wizards at The Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/548017-dios-los-angeles/