Feb 132020
 

Winter- Bonsai

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/13-2/16/20)-

Thursday

As The World Berns, a fundraiser for candidate Bernie Sanders, is taking place at the Bootleg Theater with musical performances by Gold Star, Olivia Kaplan, Alex Lilly, Austin McCutchen & The Western Stars, Cornelia Murr, Clinton Patterson, Gus Seyffert and more

Moaning are playing a free (with RSVP) show at Moon Room

Hammer Museum is hosting The How and Why of Political Advertising, with LMU professor Fernando Guerra and campaign strategist John Thomas joining moderator and Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson to break down the politics and law behind campaign spending and advertising.

Poet and educator Shonda Buchanan is speaking at The Broad as part of its lecture series The Logic of Poetry and Dreams

Brazilian artist Sessa is playing at Zebulon with SK Kakraba

Pink Mountaintops, Corridor, KEEN, and Clear are playing a free show at Highland Park Bowl

 

Friday

Spend Valentine’s Day in Grand Park with a celebration of Lovers Rock with DJ Linafornia (free)

Hammer Museum is having a free screening of the film Moonlight

Bat for Lashes is performing at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Massage, Starry Eyed Cadet, and Dummy are playing a free show at Highland Park Bowl

Saintseneca are opening for Murder by Death at the Regent Theater

The Aero Theatre is showing Casablanca for Valentine’s Day

Tan Cologne are playing at The Hi Hat with Grant Earl Lavalley and Glances opening

 

Saturday

Winter are opening for Part Time and Garry Wilson at the Regent Theater with Bryson Cone

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is hosting Brutally Early (it starts at 7:30am)- a free morning of conversations with artists including- Simone Forti, Kandis Williams, Shirin Neshat, Miles Brenninkmeijer, Patrick Staff, Rodney McMillian, and choreographers Gerard & Kelly- hosted by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Klaus Biesenbach (in addition, it begins with coffee and donuts and ends with champagne and ice cream)

As part of  The Broad’s Un-Private Collection conversation series, artists Christopher Wool and Kim Gordon will be speaking with critic and curator John Corbett

Artist Joe Sola will be in conversation with author Jarett Kobek (I hate the internet) at Honor Fraser at noon

17 DJs (including Grimes) are performing in 5 rooms for Rhondavous A Lovers Ball at Catch One

If you are a fan of ambient music, Malcolm Cecil will be performing at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church with Cool Maritime and Yialmelic Frequencies opening

 

Sunday

For the last day of Phillip K. Smith III’s exhibition at Bridge Projects there will be a day of activities including a soundscape by William Basinski, a relaxation workshop, and a tea tasting as part of their Oasis programming (also on Saturday)

Artist Dominique Moody will be in conversation with journalist Lynell George at the California African American Museum

Hammer Museum is hosting the climate justice themed Panic Party, with DJs, cocktails, after hours gallery access, short films, artist activations, voter registration, vegan food and more

Lucy Arnell, Nico Yaryan and more are performing as part of a Benefit for Australia at Permanent Records Roadhouse

 

All Weekend

StARTup LA Art Fair returns to The Kinney Venice Beach on Friday evening. It is one of the better art fairs as it offers a chance to meet the artists (who take over rooms in the hotel) and buy from them directly

Art Los Angeles Contemporary opens Thursday running until Sunday and has moved to The Hollywood Athletic Club from the Barker Hangar

Spring/Break Art Show is taking place all weekend starting Friday at Skylight ROW DTLA

Felix Art Fair returns to the Roosevelt Hotel (opening night Thursday). Although last year it was free, this year tickets are $25

Frieze Art Fair runs all weekend but only has program tickets (no gallery tent) available for Saturday and Sunday

Oct 242019
 

Mikal Cronin- Show Me

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/24-10/27/19)-

Thursday

Oh Land is performing at the Bootleg Theater with Arthur Moon

X-TRA magazine is having a Fall Launch at Now Instant which includes a screening of artist and writer Nick Herman’s Some Among Others: Mexican Sound and Video Art

Poet Jana Prikyl is reading her work at the Hammer Museum

Plague Vendor are playing at The Echo with No Parents and Spirit Mother

D. A. Stern and Marso are playing a free show at Gold Diggers with a DJ set by Polyplastic

 

Friday

Mikal Cronin is playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Shannon Lay and Spring Summer

Late Night! At The Skirball features an outdoor screening of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining to coincide with their exhibition Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs. The event includes late night access to the galleries as well as a DJ, food trucks. a bar and more. ($5)

Michael Govan, the CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director of the LACMA, will be discussing the experience of working with Dan Flavin on the artist’s final commission, an installation in the interior of a church, Chiesa di Santa Maria Annunciata in Chiesa Rossa, Milan, at Bridge Projects

FIGat7th is hosting its 5th Annual Day of the Dead Celebration with face painting, tequila tasting, DJs and a Design Your Own Poster printmaking workshop by Self Help Graphics & Art (free)

Aldous Harding is playing at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever with Hand Habits opening

WHAP! Lecture Series at the West Hollywood Public Library continues with Sarah Roberts’ Behind the Screen: Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media

RF Shannon and Jess Williamson are playing a free early show at Gold Diggers

Danny Brown is performing at The Regent Theater with Ashnikko and Zeelooperz

The Echoplex is hosting Firewalk With Me: A Twin Peaks Halloween Party with live performances and DJ sets- including a performance by Angela Seo of Xiu Xiu, photobooths, art installations, and more

Heart Bones (Har Mar Superstar and Sabrina Ellis) are performing at the Bootleg Theater with The Pink Slips and DYGL opening

 

Saturday

Photographer Stephen Wilkes will be at Fahey/Klein Gallery to give a talk and sign his book from 2-4pm

Grand Park and Self Help Graphics & Art are hosting the annual commemoration of Noche de Ofrenda (Night of Altars) with a first look at the altars and live entertainment at Grand Park’s Performance Lawn

The Theatre at the Ace Hotel with the LA Opera is showing Hitchcock’s Psycho with a live orchestra performing the score. Tonight there is also a Hitchcock Halloween Afterparty to follow. (screenings of Psycho taking place on Friday and Sunday also)

Saintseneca is playing at the Bootleg Theater with A.O. Gerber opening

Morrissey is playing at the Hollywood Bowl with special guest Interpol

Fell Runner, Sofia Bolt, and Bridal Party are playing a free show at Zebulon

 

Saturday and Sunday

The Fall Brewery Art Walk is a great way to check out what artists are creating in this massive complex (free)

Heritage Square is hosting Los Angeles True Crime Stories, which will present historic characters, crime reenactments and early investigators recreating conventional methods of the day to solve cases and bring perpetrators to justice. Additionally, participants will discover how poisons and other typical methods of murder were employed in early Los Angeles crime history. ($20)

 

Sunday

Cody Trepte and Charles Gaines will be in conversation at Meliksetian Briggs (RSVP at bottom of this pdf)

Chief curator Connie Butler is leading a walkthrough of Lari Pittman: Declaration of Independence at the Hammer Museum at 2pm

Author Alice Hoffman will be discussing her new novel The World That We Knew at Skirball Cultural Center ($10)

Alexander Nemerov, chair of art and art history at Stanford University, will be at The Getty for the talk- True Guilt: Edward Hopper and the Death of George Bellows (free but ticket required)

Prepare to be scared at Hollywood Forever Cemetery where there is a screening of the 1974 horror classic Texas Chainsaw Massacre

(Sandy) Alex G is playing at The Fonda Theatre with Tomberlin and Slow Pulp

Marc Almond of Soft Cell is performing at the Palace Theatre with a special performance by Dita Von Teese

Jun 012017
 

Two Sheds- You Get To Me

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/1-6/4/17)-

Thursday

Both MOCA locations are free from 5-8pm tonight. At MOCA Grand Avenue there will be a discussion of the influx of art galleries and artist run spaces in Boyle Heights and adjacent areas, with artist collective Ultra-red, Leslie Berestein Rojas- KPCC’s immigration and emerging communities reporter, and Eric Avila, urban cultural historian and professor of Chicano Studies and Urban Planning at UCLA.

Springtime Carnivore are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Cones and BUZZY

As part of the Tip of Her Tongue series, The Broad is hosting Alexandro Segades’ multimedia theater performance Future St., described as “a science fiction saga about corporate boy bands and holographic newscasters crowd controlling a society of clones” and explores “desire, surveillance, and the sinister forces of normalization”. ($25, also a performance on Friday)

Mount Kimbie are playing at the El Rey Theatre

Flint Eastwood is opening for FLETCHER at The Echo

Durand Jones & The Indications are playing at Resident

Friday

Two Sheds are opening for Blake Hazard (of The Submarines) at Resident

Pasadena Museum of California Art is having an extended free Friday to celebrate its 15th birthday with events throughout the day and evening including readings from authors from the Red Hen Press, spotlight talks, and on the third floor terrace The Astral Plane will be DJ’ing and there will be complimentary drinks and snacks provided

Happyness are playing at the Bootleg Theater with BOYO

Friday and Saturday

i3 Arts Fest is taking place at three locations downtown tonight and tomorrow. Interaction Park is taking place in Grand Park and will have large scale interactive art installations and live music that includes The Gaslamp Killer and Mike G from Odd Future (free). Immersion Square at Pershing Square is Saturday’s ticketed event with DJs and art cars ($40 advanced tickets), and Innovation Plaza at Grand Performances on Friday and Saturday will have a free performance by William Close and the Earth Harp Collective. (The Earth Harp is the world’s longest stringed musical instrument)

Saturday

At the REDCAT Gallery, filmmaker Khadim Dai will be presenting a selection of his videos and discussing his approach to documenting the refugee journey and his daily life (he has been a refugee for most of his life, first escaping Afghanistan due to persecution by the Taliban as a member of the Hazara minority). The presentation is part of  It is obvious from the map, REDCAT’s current exhibit (closing 6/4) that “examines the role of maps and map-making in the movements of large numbers of people from the conflict zones of the Middle East and Africa toward Europe”. The exhibit includes work from Djordje Balmazovic from Škart collective who, together with the NGO Grupa 484, have been making maps in collaboration with migrants in refugee camps across Serbia, retracing their westbound journeys (*note-I just recently saw some of these at Baltic Center for Contemporary Art in Newcastle, UK and they are engrossing)

Artist Pippa Garner will be in conversation with writer/curator Laura Fried at Redling Fine Art with a short performance to follow

At The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Dog Star 13 (part of The Dog Star Orchestra experimental music festival) will be having a concert (free with museum admission)

Soundpedro is having a free “ear-oriented multi-sensory event” at Angels Gate Cultural Center

KCRW’s Summer Nights starts this weekend with Chico Mann and Captain Planet performing for free in the One Colorado courtyard

Avi Buffalo is playing with Dante Elephante and Rufrano at The Echo

Sunday

As part of The Dog Star Orchestra experimental music festival, artist $3.33 (Celia Hollander) will be performing Air Out at Bowtie Project. It features three performers in three parked cars using car stereos and a mobile audience to “adapt an iconic symbol of isolation as a form to explore openness, harmony, and synchronicity” ($5)

Los Angeles Film Forum is hosting The Site of Memory: Enframed Histories as Ritual at The Egyptian Theater, “a cursory look at Black women film and video artists from or working in Southern California” with filmmakers dana washington and Suné Woods, and curators Jheanelle Brown and Darol Olu Kae present to discuss the work

Elvis Costello and The Imposters are playing at The Greek Theatre

Tigers Jaw, Saintseneca, and Smidley are playing at The Regent Theater

Dead Soft are opening for Goon at The Hi Hat