Apr 112019
 

Prettiest Eyes- Don’t Call

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/11-4/14/19)-

Thursday

Skirball is hosting the panel discussion Black is Beautiful: Then and Now in conjunction with the opening of Black is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite. The panel includes the artist’s son and director of the Kwame Brathwaite Archive, Kwame S. Brathwaite, along with fashion designer Mimi Plange, photographer Tyler Mitchell, and costume designer Ruth Carter. ($20)

Goon are playing with Dead Soft at the Moroccan Lounge

MOCA Grand Avenue is hosting BlackStar Film Festival. The screening to be followed by a discussion with the founder Maori Karmael Holmes (free)

Damon & Naomi are playing at Zebulon with Exploding Flowers

Wicca Phase Springs Eternal is playing at the Echoplex with Horse Head and MIRSY

 

Friday

ICA LA is hosting Art Buzz, a happy hour tour of Patty Chang: The Wandering Lake with curator Jamillah James and Director of Learning and Engagement Asuka Hisa, with refreshments to follow

Prettiest Eyes are playing at El Cid with Meatbodies, Chud, and The Chonks

Drugdealer is performing at the Teragram Ballroom

 

Friday through Sunday

Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair 2019 is happening at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. The free event includes conversations, workshops, performances and other programs and is a great place to find and purchase art books.

 

Saturday

Bergamot Station is having a Spring Open House, a free event with opening receptions, artist talks, and more

Curator David J. Getsy will be giving a public lecture at West Hollywood City Council Chambers titled Rubbish and Dreams: The Genderqueer Performance Art of Stephen Varble in 1970s New York, from 2-4:30pm. The talk is in conjunction with the exhibit he curated for ONE GalleryThe Gutter Art of Stephen Varble: Genderqueer Performance in the 1970s, Photographs by Greg Day. A Q&A with Getsy will follow the lecture.

Independent music stores will celebrate Record Store Day with exclusive releases and events. Amoeba Records in Hollywood will have gift bags, live silk screening, and guest DJ sets

Emily Reo is having a record release party at Junior High with performances by Foxes in Fiction and Lush Agave

Old school hip hop legends Eric B. & Rakim are performing at The Novo

 

Saturday and Sunday

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books returns to the USC Campus with tons of free and ticketed events and readings, plus music, chef demos, booksellers, and more.

 

Sunday

Zebulon continues their month of free screenings of Jim Jarmusch films with Down By Law

Summer Cannibals are playing The Redwood Bar & Girl

Cruz de Navajas are playing with Pelada, All Your Sisters, Some Ember and Temple of Angeles at the Echoplex

Apr 202017
 

Róisín Murphy- Whatever

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/20-4/23/17)-

Thursday

Artists Jane and Louise Wilson will be discussing their work currently on view at the Getty Center (free but ticket required)

Ooga Booga Chinatown is having a party for Seth Bogart’s (Hunx and his Punx) new book documenting his ceramics

Spiral Stairs, The Henry Clay People, and High Cameras are playing at Resident

Thee Commons are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Downtown Boys, Surfbort, and Tall Juan

Ian Sweet, Pastel Felt, and Cleo Tucker are playing at Junior High

Friday

Róisín Murphy is performing at the Fonda Theatre

Charles Phoenix is having a free slide show performance at Union Station celebrating the odd architecture of Southern California

The Cure concert film The Cure in Orange is playing at the Egyptian Theatre with band member Lol Tolhurst in attendance for a Q&A and book signing

Franky Flowers is opening for Hot Flash Heat Wave at the Hi Hat

Julie Byrne, Korey Dane, and Avi Buffalo are playing at the Bootleg Theater

Saturday

Photo Independent, the contemporary photography fair, is on today and Sunday at The Reef

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is a fun, free event with ticketed ($1) and non-ticketed lectures and discussions with various writers, including Chuck Palahniuk, George Saunders, Tippi Hedren, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Joyce Carol Oates and many more

It’s Record Store Day- you can check out what participating stores are doing to celebrate here

Los Angeles State Historic Park is having an all day grand opening party with activities, food trucks, and performances including Grammy winners Quetzal

Dead Meadow, The Warlocks, Cosmonauts, and Creation Factory are playing at hm157

Clipping. are headlining a show at The Smell

Sunday

It’s the second day of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books with writers that include Jonathan Lethem, Cheech Marin, and Margaret Atwood

It’s also the second day of the California Poppy Festival in Lancaster- a good opportunity to check out some of the bloom in the Antelope Valley this weekend. If you are planning to see some of the “super bloom” you can find info and locations here

Current Joys are playing with French Vanilla, Janelane, and Mo Dotti at the Hi Hat

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

 

Apr 162015
 

Bad Religion- Los Angeles is Burning

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/16-4/19)-

Thursday

William Pope L.’s Migrant (2105), which was made for his current exhibit, will be performed at MOCA – free and free evening admission- http://edu.moca.org/calendar/2015-04-16

The Replacements are playing at the Hollywood Palladium- http://www.thehollywoodpalladium.com/events/the-replacements-2/#.VS9d4GaDRFU

Toro y Moi are at the Fonda Theatre- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/268563

The Live Read series at LACMA continues this week with Major League guest directed by Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike). A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door two hours before start time- http://www.lacma.org/event/live-read-major-league

Friday

Bad Religion are playing at the Fonda Theatre with OFF!- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/268555

Peaking Lights are playing at The Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/815591-sensations-fix-los-angeles/

WAND and Dunes are playing along with two other bands for $8 at The Smell- http://thesmell.tunestub.com/event.cfm?id=202711&cart

Saturday

Record Store Day is back and there are lots of venues doing something special to celebrate. Origami Vinyl is having DJ sets, bands (including Fever the Ghost), giving gift bags to the first group of customers and there will be a free ice cream truck. Permanent Records is also having performers including John Doe and Exene from X.  Amoeba Records isn’t on the list but is having events at the store as well as one across the street at Space 15 Twenty. The official list of venues is here- http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues

You may not have heard of many of the bands playing Brokechella, BUT it is an annual event that gets bigger every year, just like its namesake, and it’s a pretty good deal. For $20 you get art shows, bands, comedy and variety, giant jenga puzzles, a vendor fair, Puppychella for dog owners, and more-all in Downtown’s Warehouse District-  http://brokechella.com/

Always wanted to see the inside of the Magic Castle but never scored an invite from a magician? One way to get a peek is to check out their Swap Meet taking place 9am-3pm (from the Terrace to the Peller Theatre) where you can also shop around for a variety of magic related items ($8)- http://www.magiccastle.com/visiting/calendar.cfm?id=1475

If you are around WeHo and see people dressed in black with bowler hats and wearing artistic looking sandwich boards, they are part of the 100 Walkers performance piece. More info here- http://www.onehundredwalkers.com/100-walkers-west-hollywood/

Saturday and Sunday

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is back with a huge list of free and ticketed (many only $1) events and readings- authors include Tavis Smiley, Billy Idol, Octavia Spencer, Kate Mulgrew, Amber Tamblyn, Patton Oswalt, Vikram Chandra, Roy Choi and many, many, more- http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/tickets-and-schedule/schedule/

Sunday

CAFAM (Craft and Folk Art Museum) is hosting a gallery tour and conversation  with exhibition juror Cat Jimenez, Executive Director of the Lucie Foundation, and a group of exhibiting artists from the show Focus Iran: Contemporary Photography and Video (free with RSVP)- http://www.cafam.org/programs/

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/