Aug 292019
 

KOTA The Friend- SEDONA

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/29-9/1/19)

Thursday

Sinjin Hawke & Zora Jones are performing at 1720 with Hitmakerchinx and Cedaa opening

Designer Thomas Heatherwick (whose projects include Vessel in Hudson Yards and Google HQ in Silicon Valley) will be discussing “the future of the city, the advent of the virtual realm, and how to create meaningful public spaces that bring people together” with Dezeen editor Marcus Fairs at Second Home Serpentine Pavilion at La Brea Tar Pits (free)

The Music Center Plaza is having re-opening events all weekend- tonight Go Get Em Tiger and The Mullin Wine Bar are hosting a special Block Party with live music by DJ Element, with drinks, food, games, giveaways, and more

Bryan Ferry is performing at The Greek Theatre

The Rare Occasions, White Elephant, Babe Parade, and Primitive Heart are playing at The Factory

The Aero Theatre is showing a double feature of Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb and The Magic Christian

 

Friday

Kota The Friend is performing at the Troubadour with No Suits and Haseeb opening

Ty Segall & Freedom Band are continuing their residency at Teragram Ballroom– tonight playing his new album First Taste and his 2016 album Emotional Mugger. Lamps are opening.

Peach Kelli Pop are playing at The Hi Hat with Small Crush, Blink 183 (covers of Blink 182 w/members of Peach Kelli Pop and Joyce Manor), and Fuss

The Aero Theatre is showing a double feature of Office Space and Clerks

The Courtneys and Ian Sweet are playing at the Bootleg Theater

 

Saturday

These Days gallery is hosting Runners of The Sun, An Evening of Art & Tarot with artwork by Amelia Rose and free oracle card readings

Pasadena Day Dream Festival is taking place at Brookside at The Rosebowl with The Cure, Pixes, Deftones, Mogwai, Throwing Muses, The Joy Formidable and more playing ($150)

Made in LA Fest is happening over two days at Golden Road Brewing. Today’s bands- Jasper Bones, Pell, Cold War Kids, and Lemaitre

Independent Shakespeare Co. is performing Twelfth Night in Griffith Park tonight (and for the last time of the season on Sunday)

Slaughter Beach, Dog are playing at Lodge Room

The Aero Theatre is showing all three of the original Mad Max films

 

Sunday

From 2-7pm, Broad Fest, a free afternoon of music, dance, and interactive entertainment, is taking place on The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. There will be music performances, dance lessons, art making and more

Made in LA Fest continues at Golden Road Brewing. Today’s bands- Key LeBlanc, Lauren Ruth Ward, Donavon Frankenreiter, Phantom Planet, and Rob Leines

Maestro of the Movies: The Music of John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl celebrates the famous composer with performances of his music by the LA Philharmonic along with some film clips from the movies (performances on Friday and Saturday as well)

Weirdo Night returns to Zebulon with an evening of performances hosted by Dynasty Handbag

 

Sep 072017
 

Freedom Fry- Shaky Ground

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/7-9/10/17)-

Thursday

The Regrettes and The Paranoyds are playing a free show at the Dr. Martins Store in  Studio City- RSVP here

Musician and writer Tim Kasher is screening his debut feature film at the Bootleg Theater with a concert and Q & A to follow

LACMA has a free screening of an episode of One Mississippi and includes a conversation with Tig Notaro, executive producer Kate Robin, and some of the cast

For the third installment of Paul McCarthy’s free outdoor film series at Hauser & Wirth, the films are Heidi and Waterworld

Chance The Rapper’s brother Taylor Bennett is also a rapper and he’s performing at the Echoplex tonight with Melo Makes Music

New Mystics are playing at The Echo with HOTT MT, The Red Pears and Yeses opening

Irish punk band Stiff Little Fingers are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Death By Unga Bunga opening

Fruit Bats are playing a solo set with Jed Maheu opening at Resident

Friday

The Ohana Music Fest starts today at Doheny State Beach with Social Distortion, Pixies, TV On The Radio, The Orwells and more- it’s not cheap though- each night is $100+ (continues Saturday with Eddie Vedder headlining  and Sunday with Jack Johnson headlining)

To celebrate the life of Jeanne Moreau, the Aero Theatre is showing a double feature- La Notte and Diary of a Chambermaid (Saturday they are showing Jules and Jim and Bay of Angels)

The Wiltern is showing Easy Rider with a live band providing the soundtrack

Corbin & Shlohmo are playing at The Novo

Kolars are playing at The Echo with Livingmore and Moded opening

 

Saturday

Sunstock Solar Arts & Music Festival returns for its second year with bands Freedom Fry, Robert DeLong, Ra Ra Riot, Fuzzy Crystals, and more

ICA LA (Institute of Contemporary Art) is having it’s Grand Opening Weekend with exhibition tours, talks, performances, workshops and more (free, also on Sunday)

It’s the second day of the Day N Night Fest in Anaheim and tonight Chance The Rapper, SZA, Vic Mensa, Earl Sweatshirt, Lil Uzi Vert, and Playboi Carti are just some of the many performers (Travis Scott headlines Friday)

Pamela M. Lee, Osgood Hooker Professorship in Fine Arts, Stanford University, will be at LACMA to discuss the art scenes in New York and Los Angeles at the time Virginia Dwan operated her galleries in the two cities. The free lecture is in conjunction with LACMAs current exhibition Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959–1971

For the opening of their exhibition at Gavlak Gallery, Los Super Elegantes will be performing a medley of their greatest performances

Lemaitre are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Blackbird Blackbird and STANAJ opening

Sunday

As part of the second day of events for ICA LA’s Grand Opening Weekend, leading scholars of Latin American art and culture Josh Kun, Rubén Gallo, and James Oles will join conservator Harriet Stratis to discuss the life and work of Martín Ramírez (free, register here)

It’s the last night to see The Muppets Take The Bowl and catch the fireworks at The Hollywood Bowl

It’s the last day (and night) of the Day N Night Fest– Kendrick Lamar is performing with a huge list of performers that includes YG, 21 Savage and Princess Nokia

Grand Park is hosting the Beat Swap Meet- a chance to score some vinyl and check out some b-boy and b-girl moves (free)