Aug 042016
 

Dilated Peoples- Show Me The Way ft. Aloe Blacc

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/4-8/7/16)-

Thursday

Dilated Peoples and The Visionaries are playing The Official 2Mex Benefit Show at The Regent Theater

Tickets are still available for the Iris Nights Lecture Series at the Annenberg Space for Photography with Heather McClintock and Colin Finlay (free)

Artist Wu Tsang will be discussing filmmaker and writer Hito Steyerl for MOCA’s Artists on Artists series (free)

The Theatre at the Ace Hotel is screening Toro y Moi: Live From Trona with a Q &A afterwards and an after party with a Toro y Moi DJ set

Natalia Lafourcade is playing a free show at the Santa Monica Pier with Monsieur Periné

For The Broad’s film series Doll Parts, there will be a screening of Paul McCarthy’s Cultural Soup and David Schmoeller’s Tourist Trap ($12 ticket also includes entrance to the Cindy Sherman exhibition)

Mother Feather are playing a free show at the Bootleg Theater

Thursday- Saturday

It’s the final weekend of the New Original Works Festival 2016 at REDCAT

Friday

For its 50th anniversary, Ford Theatres will be screening Tiempo de Morir, based on Gabriel García Márquez’s short story, which was adapted by Carlos Fuentes and Márquez for film.  Film director Rodrigo García, Márquez’s son, will be discussing it with the co-founder of Libros Schmibros, David Kipen. before the screening. ($18)

Brew at the L.A. Zoo combines live music, DJ’s, and craft beer with pop up keeper talks and “close up animal encounters” ($65 includes beer samples)

HAELOS are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Golden Daze

Saturday

Blitzen Trapper are playing opening for Kansas as part of Pershing Square’s free concert series

Theater director Peter Sellars will be in conversation with Gronk at CAFAM

Proud + Outfest Movie Night in Grand Park is a free outdoor movie (Moulin Rouge!) and live music event

Tijuana Panthers are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with The Buttertones

Details are still limited but so far Audacity and No Age will be among the bands playing Save The Smell Fest, an event to raise money for the venue. Tickets are $25 but the location is still unknown (although it will probably be downtown)

Sunday

Sufjan Stevens is playing along with Kurt Vile and the Violators and Ibeyi at the Hollywood Bowl

DTLA Proud Festival has performances, parties, a pop-up water park and more to celebrate the revitalization of DTLA and the growing LGBT community ($10)

The Rock ‘N ‘Roll Flea Market returns to the Regent Theater (free)

Jun 302016
 

Alice Bag- Modern Day Virgin Sacrifice

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/30-7/4/16)-

Thursday

LACMA is screening Robert Altman’s rarely shown made for TV film Nightmare in Chicago

Peach Kelli Pop are performing at the Death Valley Girls Album Release Party at the Echoplex

For Excavating the Ten Commandments at the Hammer Museum, artist Daniel R. Smith and Jack Green will be discussing Smith’s contribution to the exhibition Made in LA

Madame Ghandi are performing as part of Hauser Wirth & Schimmel’s After 5 series at the gallery (free with RSVP)

Friday

DJ Nights at The Music Center is curated this week by Money Mark and features the band Very Be Careful and other Cumbia music

The Egyptian Theatre is showing Jaws

Friday-Monday

The Anime Expo is at the Los Angeles Convention Center

Saturday

Punk legend Alice Bag is performing at The Echo for the release of her debut solo album, with Generacion Suicida, and Fatty Cake and the Puff Pastries opening

Coming to America is the outdoor movie at The Autry this week

Bloodboy, Figs Vision and Michael Leier are playing as part of Union Station’s Summer Concerts Kick-Off Night (free)

Sunday

Angel City Brewery is celebrating the 4th a day early with ‘Merica Fest featuring live music and a BBQ

The Rock N Roll Flea Market is on at The Regent Theater and The Love Song Bar is having Boozy Brunch Bingo where you can win concert tickets while you drink bottomless mimosas

Monday (July 4th)

Happy 4th of July!  If you are looking for somewhere to watch fireworks, LAist has the best list of where to see them

Apr 282016
 

Deap Vally- Bad For My Body

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/28-5/1/16)-

Thursday

If you can get on line or know someone who can you might be able to get $30 tickets to see Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at the Troubadour

MOCA Grand Ave is free tonight and is also having a panel discussion presented with Zocalo Public Square tonight titled Were the ’90s L.A.’s Golden Age?

Also in the area, REDCAT is having a free screening of student work from the CalArts School of Film/Video (on Friday and Saturday evening as well)

Iggy Pop is playing at The Greek Theatre with the lineup from his new album, Post Pop Depression, that includes Josh Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen and Dean Fertita(Queens of the Stone Age), Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys) and Matt Sweeney

Friday

The LA Dodgers are playing the San Diego Padres and there will be fireworks

Melissa Brooks and The Aquadolls are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Summer Twins, So Many Wizards, and Jurassic Shark

Friday through Sunday

Photo Independent returns to Raleigh Studios with lots of good programming in addition to the exhibitors. ($15 or discounted tickets on Goldstar)

Saturday

The Regent Theater is having Dance in A Panic, a monthly “British Style Rock N’ Roll dance party”. For this one, Deap Vally, Le Butcherettes & KAV will be performing and Andy Rourke of The Smiths will DJ

Eternal, an exhibition of artist Tina St Clair’s (tfail) final works, opens at 1621 N. Cahuenga Blvd from 7-11pm

De La Soul are headlining Rhyme Fest at the Belasco Theatre

The West Hollywood Design District and Parachute Market are having their first outdoor marketplace called A Street Af(fair)

The Night Sea are performing a “sonic and visual experience” at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (free with RSVP)

Atlas Genius are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Skylar Grey and The Young Wild

Saturday and Sunday

Jackalope Art and Craft Fair returns to Pasadena (free)

Sunday

HOLYCHILD, Reggie Watts, Theophilus London, Mayer Hawthorne, and Fortpolio are all performing at the Teragram Ballroom for Berniebash, with all proceeds going to the Bernie Sanders campaign

The Rock ‘N’ Roll Flea Market is back at The Regent Theater

 

 

Feb 042016
 

Baio- Endless Rhythm

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/4-2/2/7/16)-

Thursday

Baio is playing at the El Rey Theatre with Elohim

For the third in LACMA’s program series focusing on Frank Gehry’s three areas of interest—art, science, and music- the architect’s process and collaboration during the planning and construction of Walt Disney Concert Hall will be the focus. Gehry will be in conversation with two people with whom he worked closely during the years leading up to the hall’s opening: Esa-Pekka Salonen, former music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Deborah Borda, who came to Los Angeles in 2000 as LA Phil president and chief executive officer. They will be joined by LACMA’s senior curator of modern art, Stephanie Barron, curator of the Frank Gehry exhibition. This conversation will take place off site at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. ($25)

The New York–based art critic Ben Davis is speaking at Hammer Museum for his first book, 9.5 Theses on Art and Class (free)

Charlie Jane Anders, editor-in-chief of io9.com, is reading from her debut novel, All the Birds in the Sky at Skylight Books

Friday

Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours is back with DJs, art installations, musical performances, and more from 11:30 pm- 3am. Reservations are closed but tickets will be released for walk-ups after midnight

First Fridays returns to the Natural History Museum with music, lectures and cocktails- this time with music from The Hood Internet and Boulevards

Friday and Saturday

From Berlin to LA is a free electronic music festival taking place at various venues around LA. It also includes panels and workshops about DJing or digital production all related to Berlin or Berlin- influenced electronic music.

Saturday

The team who created the teahouse in Griffith Park will be showering flower petals for Petal Drop LA in the alley between two 1910 theaters on Broadway between 5th and 6th

To celebrate Black History Month, WordTheatre is presenting And All That Jazz an evening of jazz themed stories, poetry and music, at The Hall of Liberty in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Several famous actors are performing in the production. (free)

Ebony Repertory Theatre is having a free film screening of An Evening of Dance on Film, which focuses on early dancers of color in film with a talk afterwords with jazz archivist Mark Cantor

San Gabriel is having a Lunar New Year Party to celebrate the Year of the Monkey (free)

Lolipop Records is hosting a night at Teragram Ballroom with several of their bands performing including Mystic Braves, Corners and Peach Kelli Pop

Sunday (if you are not watching the Super Bowl)

The Rock n Roll Flea Market is at The Regent Theater downtown and you could go after a Boozy Brunch Bingo -$25 gets you bottomless mimosas, food and a cookie (or $40 for two people)

The monthly flea market at Pasadena City College is also this weekend (free)

Oct 292015
 

 Vulkano- Choir of Wolves

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/29-11/1/15)-

One quick note before the list- check out my Halloween and Día de Los Muertos post for what there is to do around town for those holidays

Thursday

The Night Gallery downtown is screening Zara Hayes film about painter Derek Boshier “What Do Artists Do All Day?” followed by a Q&A with her, Boshier, and Christoper Finch

Mexican artist Astrid Hadad’s cabaret performances begin at REDCAT (through Sunday 11/1)

Israeli photographer Adi Nes is speaking at Shoshana Wayne Gallery in Bergamot station

Dr. Piotr Naskrecki, nature photographer and entomologist, is speaking at the Annenberg Space for Photography (free)

Friday

Swedish band Vulkano are opening for British band Cheatahs at The Echo

Machine Project is teaming up with CAFAM for a night of pumpkin carving and “some exciting and ghastly chemistry experiments“, $20 includes the pumpkin

Ska orchestra Western Standard Time are playing a free show at One Santa Fe downtown

A Club Called Rhonda is having a pre-Halloween event called Death Becomes Her at the Globe Theater downtown with a lot of indie-electro DJ fun ($35 pre-sale/$50 at the door)

Lot 1 Cafe is hosting “A Nightmare Before Halloween”, a free show with Dante Elephante headlining

Friday through Sunday

Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo is back at the LA Convention Center. Stan Lee, Carrie Fisher, Elvira, William Shatner and more will be in attendance

Saturday (not too many non-Halloween events- for Halloween go here)

Hard Day of the Dead EDM festival begins- Deadmau5 is headlining Saturday with Hot Chip, Future, Flying Lotus, Nero and more; on Sunday Skrillex headlines with A$AP Ferg, Glass Animals and Groove Armada among the many other performers

Jello Biafra & the Guantanamo School of Medicine are playing along with Fartbarf and others at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach (also Friday)

Melvins are headlining a show at The Echo

Sunday

Johnson Hartig, founder of the clothes label Libertine, is in conversation with famous clothes designer Bob Mackie at LACMA for Hartig’s book Libertine: The Creative Beauty, Humor, and Inspiration Behind the Cult Label  (free)

Artist Molly Barnes is speaking at Rosamund Felsen Gallery downtown

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Flea Market is back at the Regent Theater ($2- or free if you eat next door at Prufrock Pizzeria)

Kristen Hersh is in conversation with LA Weekly’s Andy Hermann at Book Soup for her book Don’t Suck Don’t Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt and playing later at The Echo

Jul 302015
 

Ben Browning- Friends of Mine

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/30-8/2/15)-

Thursday

Wye Oak are playing at Club Bahia- http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=5945525

REDCAT’s New Original Works Festival begins tonight (running through Aug 15)- http://www.redcat.org/festival/new-original-works-festival-2015

Tom Of Finland: Up Close and Personal, a discussion with Durk Dehner (President, Tom of Finland Foundation), Dian
Hanson (Editor, TASCHEN’s Tom of Finland XXL), F. Valentine Hooven III
(Author, Tom of Finland: Life and Work of a Gay Hero) and moderated by
Joakim Andreasson is happening downtown at Austere- http://byhenzel.com/exhibition/tom-of-finland-up-close-and-personal/

The Suffers are the headliners for this week’s Summer of Soul concert series at the Hammer Museum (free)- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/07/summer-of-soul-the-suffers-jungle-fire-kcrw-dj-garth-trinidad/

Baths is playing at the Echoplex with Wrestlers and OOFJ as part of Red Bull Sound Select- RSVP and it’s $3- http://www.theecho.com/event/897445-red-bull-sound-select-baths-los-angeles/

Friday

Ben Browning (of Cut Copy) will be performing songs from his new solo project at the Regent Theater along with Moullinex, L.A.Girlfriend, Deep Chills, and Maikol- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/864965-moullinex-ben-browning-cut-los-angeles/

Opening today and running this weekend and next is CA 101 2015 an artist exhibition taking place at the historic AES Power Plant in Redondo Beach- https://www.facebook.com/events/725293150926871/

Porcelain Raft and Tennis System are at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/856067-porcelain-raft-los-angeles/

Saturday

Wet Hot American Summer is the outdoor movie at The Autry this week- https://theautry.org/programs/film/wet-hot-american-summer-on-the-autry-lawn

Or you could see Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark at the Electric Dusk Drive-In downtown (only lawn seating available)- https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/778441

OR Hollywood Forever Cemetery is showing Apocalypse Now (which has a Harrison Ford cameo)- http://cinespia.org/event/apocalypse-now/

Grand Performances has Rocky Dawuni and Blitz the Ambassador in concert- http://www.grandperformances.org/more_info.php?show_id=271

Sunday

Artist Mark Bradford and law professor Anita Hill will be discussing “feminism as a gateway to activism and social justice, and their interdisciplinary methods for speaking truth to power” at the Hammer Museum (free)- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/08/mark-bradford-anita-hill/

Rock ‘N’ Roll Flea Market is on at the Regent Theater- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/747461-rock-n-roll-flea-market-los-angeles/

Or you could check out the flea market at Pasadena City College which has a little bit of everything- http://www.pasadena.edu/fleamarket/market_info.cfm

*This weekend Much Ado About Nothing opens at the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival and it’s set in Italy in 1945- http://www.iscla.org/griffith-park-festival/

Dec 042014
 

J. Cole- She Knows ft. Amber Coffman, Cults

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/4-12/12/7)-

Thursday

MOCA Grand Ave is screening Alternate Endings, new short videos by Rhys Ernst, Glen Fogel, Lyle Ashton Harris, Derek Jackson, Tom Kalin, My Barbarian, and Julie Tolentino, commissioned by Visual AIDS to honor the 25th anniversary of Day With(out) Art (free with RSVP)- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/screening-discussion-alternate-endings/

M.Ward ( the him of She & Him) is playing at Amoeba Records (free)- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-3170/

Angel Olsen is at the El Rey with Kevin Morby- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/254266

Thursday- Sunday

Dance, visual art and the music of Stephin Merritt combine for Performance at the Redcat theater – http://www.redcat.org/event/rashaun-mitchell-stephin-merritt-ali-naschke-messing-performance

Friday

J.Cole and T.I. headline Power 106’s Cali Christmas along with several other performers at the Forum- http://www.fabulousforum.com/event/cali-christmas.html

Celebrate Repeal Day (the end of Prohibition) by getting sauced on cheap booze! Los Angeles Magazine put together a great list of bars with drink specials and parties- http://www.lamag.com/liquidlablog/repeal-day/

John Waters gets into the holiday spirit and performing his one man show- A John Waters Christmas for one night at the Comedy Store- http://hollywood.thecomedystore.com/event.cfm?id=310227&cart

Saturday

Photo critic Philip Gefter will discuss the work of Larry Sultan at LACMA (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/philip-gefter-sultan

Chrissie Hynde is at the Pantages singing songs from her new album Stockholm as well as songs from the Pretenders era- http://hollywoodpantages.com/showinfo.php?id=43

Venice Christmas Boat Parade could get you in a festive mood- http://www.venicechristmasboatparade.com/

Silverlake Flea Market is in the Micheltorena school playground free and free parking- https://www.facebook.com/events/772139309514695/

Artisanal LA is having a holiday market in Old Pasadena – http://artisanalla.com/events/

Saturday and Sunday

Unique LA is having their holiday market at the California Market center- $10 (for entrance on both days) includes snacks, drinks and “DIY craft projects”- http://www.uniqueusa.com/markets-la

Sunday

MOCA Grand Ave is screening Andy Warhol’s 8 hour film Empire which is footage of the Empire State Building. RSVP for the reception to follow at 7:30. Mention Empire at the box office to receive complimentary admission- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/screening-andy-warhols-empire/

The Ace Hotel Theatre is hosting one of Cinefamily’s fundraising events Truth & Soul, Inc: Day Three Downey: Clown Prince of the Underground (hosted by Louis CK, feat. Robert Downey Sr.’s Putney Swope)- http://www.acehotel.com/calendar/losangeles/putney-swope

LA Conservancy is showing Home Alone in the afternoon at the Orpheum Theatre with holiday music beforehand- https://www.laconservancy.org/holiday

The Rock ‘N’ Roll Flea Market has vintage clothing as well as music related items- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/689041-rock-n-roll-flea-market-los-angeles/

Love it or hate it CicLAvia is back- this time through South LA- http://www.ciclavia.org/events/873/south-la/985/about