Jun 272019

Christian Lee Hutson- Northsiders

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/27-6/30/19)-


LACMA is showing Yasujiro Ozu’s film An Autumn Afternoon ($7 for non-members) in the Bing Theater

Emily Reo is opening for Charly Bliss at Lodge Room in Highland Park

Cape Weather and King Dream are opening for Spooky Mansion at Resident

Art Life Practice is hosting the workshop Post-Painterly Abstraction at Hammer Museum- $40 includes wine, snacks, and the art materials needed to explore the techniques of the Abstract Expressionism Movement through “pouring, spraying, dropping, sponging, smearing, and more”

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



Christian Lee Hutson, is opening for Okkervil River at The Troubadour

LACMA is hosting a free screening of Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award-winning film MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A., a personal profile of the artist and her journey from refugee immigrant to pop star

Sad Park, The Cozzmos, MoonFuzz, and Conductura are playing at The Smell

FIGFEST, the free concert series at FIGat7th, concludes tonight with STRFKR and De Lux

L.A. Live is hosting a Friday Night Block Party with $5 food and drink menus at many of the restaurants, live painting, street performers, and pop-up shops

Rufrano and Squirrel Flower are playing an early free show at Gold-Diggers

Night Beats are performing at The Roxy with Kate Clover and Hallow Gallows and a DJ set by Cosmonauts

Lido Pimienta, Delsonido, and Subsuelo are performing as part of the free concert series at Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park



COLA 2019 artist Alice Könitz will be hosting a Self Reliance Talk and Workshop with survival expert Christopher Nyerges at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery in Barnsdall Park at 1:30pm

LACMA is hosting a free screening of the short films created in the Spring 2019 Veterans Make Movies program from 2-4pm. There will be a Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening.

Self Help Graphics is having its Annual Print Fair and Exhibition from 12-5pm

Photographer Bill Owens will be at Arcana Books to celebrate and sign his brand new book documenting the Rolling Stones’ Altamont Free Festival, Bill Owens: Altamont 1969 from 4-6pm.

Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals are performing at The Forum with special guests Earl Sweatshirt and Thundercat

Cinespia’s movie in Hollywood Forever Cemetery tonight is Reality Bites

Sinkane is performing at the Bootleg Theater with The Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show

Steady Holiday are opening for Yeasayer at the Teragram Ballroom


Saturday and Sunday

If you are a fan of Stranger Things– this weekend the Santa Monica Pier will be transformed into the “Upside Down” of Hawkins, Indiana, including carnival games, a slime dunk tank and The Curiosity House which will include Demogorgons



From 11am-6pm Hauser & Wirth will host a screening of Art21’s Extended Play featuring artist Luchita Hurtado, running it on a loop throughout the day

CicLAvia returns- this time it’s Mid City Meets Pico Union- closing streets to traffic from Washington and La Brea (Mid City Hub) to 7th, and Venice Blvd from 7th to Hoover (Pico Union Hub)

Independent Shakespeare Co. heads back to Griffith Park this weekend with free performances of the play Twelfth Night

Mara Connor and Pete Molinari are playing a free early show at Gold-Diggers and if you missed seeing Sinkane on Saturday stay to catch his DJ set

The Technicolors are playing at The Roxy with King Shelter and Palm Springsteen

May 282015

Diarrhea Planet- Platinum Girls

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/28-5/31)-


The Hammer is having its Open Projector Night (free)- http://hammer.ucla.edu/open-projector-night/

Photographer Sally Mann is speaking to David Ulin at The Attic in Hollywood- tickets are $38 and include her book- http://booksoup.com/sally-mann-2015?utm_source=Sally+Mann+at+The+Attic%2C+Hollywood&utm_campaign=Sally+Mann+%40+The+Attic&utm_medium=email

ACME Gallery is hosting a launch party for Merkel Magazine- The Pit Gallery’s artist book- https://www.facebook.com/events/351393175056345/

King Tuff is playing the Del Monte Speakeasy (basement of Townhouse in Venice) for $3- RSVP here- https://www.redbullsoundselect.com/events/2015/05/red-bull-sound-select-presents-los-angeles

Robert DeLong is playing for free at Lure in Hollywood – http://www.eventbrite.com/e/lexus-pop-up-concert-series-powered-by-pandora-featuring-robert-delong-tickets-16085192243


Diarrhrea Planet are at the Echo with Lovely Bad Things and Left & Right- http://www.theecho.com/event/788449-diarrhea-planet-los-angeles/

The Getty’s Friday Night Flights continues with Total Freedom (Ashland Mines who co-produced the party Wildness with Wu Tsang)- http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/performances/friday_flights.html

Sea Lions are playing at Ham and Eggs Tavern with Fungi Girls for $5 – https://www.facebook.com/hamandeggswine

Friday- Sunday

It’s a big weekend for design with Dwell on Design back at the LA Convention Center- http://www.dwellondesign.com/ and the Los Angeles Design Festival which has events around the city http://www.ladesignfestival.org/events-current/


There is a closing party for A+D Museum’s exhibition Beyond Graffiti 2 and it is the last day at its current location on Wilshire. – http://aplusd.org/exhibitions-past/beyond-graffiti-2

It’s Atlas Obscura Day and all around the world are events celebrating “curious places“ – http://www.atlasobscura.com/obscuraday2015

LAMAG in Barnsdall Park is having an artist talk with Harold Greene, Alan Nakagawa, Baumgartner + Uriu (B +U) who are in the current exhibition- http://www.barnsdall.org/2015/04/18/cola-2015/?utm_source=May+11+Newsletter&utm_campaign=May+11+Newsletter&utm_medium=email

Spoon are at the Wiltern- http://www.wiltern.com/events/eventdetail/?viewNav=/eventdetail&eventId=09004E42A3DE372B&oid=0

Wire are playing at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/784065-wire-los-angeles/


The biannual vintage design marketplace Downtown Modernism is today ($5) – http://downtownmodernism.com/

CicLAvia is in Pasadena this time- http://www.ciclavia.org/

Mar 192015

Sea Lions- Tell You

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/19-3/22)-


The first of the four Venice Art Crawls this year is tonight and will have art, live painting, music, performances and more- https://www.facebook.com/theveniceartcrawl

Jason Reitman’s live read at LACMA for tonight is Dazed and Confused. Advanced tickets are sold out but there will be some available at the door two hours before showtime- http://www.lacma.org/event/live-read-14

Thursday and Friday

The members of The Both return to Largo for Aimee Mann and Ted Leo’s One Way Mission to March: a Springtime Variety Show along with Jonathan Coulton and Tim Heidecker- http://www.largo-la.com/event/787739-aimee-mann-ted-leos-one-way-los-angeles/


Tijuana Panthers are playing with Oxnard band Sea Lions at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/734779-tijuana-panthers-los-angeles/


The Million Dollar Theater downtown is showing Bonnie and Clyde with live jazz/ragtime before the screening ($10)- http://www.grandcentralmarket.com/events/443/bonnie-and-clyde-screening-at-the-million-dollar-theatre

Church Sessions is hosting an evening with John Doe and Exene from X and Robyn Hitchcock at the First Unitarian Church- http://www.theecho.com/event/779743-church-sessions-john-doe-los-angeles/


of Montreal is playing at the Regent Theater – http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/746573-montreal-los-angeles/

LAXART gallery in Hollywood is having another panel discussion on photography titled Remembering Forward from 4-6pm (free)- http://laxart.org/events/view/remembering-forward-conversations-on-photography-2/#images

Heidi Duckler Dance Company’s newest piece explores the intersection of dance and architecture as the audience moves around Mayne’s Morphosis in Culver City for Space Opera– discounted to $15 if you are a Culver City resident, or $25 if not- https://heididuckler.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0Si00000075EQCEA2

Artist William Pope.L and MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson discuss Pope.L’s Trinket at the MOCA Geffen (free with RSVP and museum admission)- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/art-talk-william-pope-l-and-bennett-simpson/

Ciclavia is taking over the San Fernando Valley this time- http://beta.ciclavia.org/ciclavia_the_valley

Nov 132014

The Presets- No Fun

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/13-11/16)-


Downtown LA Artwalk- this month features street artists John Carr and Bumblebeehttp://www.downtownartwalk.org/

If you go downtown for the Art Walk and want to get some early Xmas shopping in check out Jingle and Mingle where all the products are made by members of the Downtown Women’s Center which helps fight unemployment and homelessness- plus hot chocolate and cider!- http://www.dwcweb.org/MADE/

Photographer Geoffrey Hiller, who’s latest book is on Myanmar, is speaking at the Annenberg Center for Photography – http://www.eventbrite.com/e/iris-nights-lecture-series-geoffrey-hiller-tickets-13056481287

Sea Lions are playing at Ham and Eggs Tavern with Shivery Shakes and Shark Toys- https://www.facebook.com/events/305863836287356/


Party for Various art zine at The Paper Agency downtown- http://variouscreative.tumblr.com/

SFV Acid is playing at Origami Vinyl and check out his interactive art as well which is there to bring help fund and support the Young Producers Grouphttp://www.saveart.com/SFVAcid.html

Market Space is having an opening party at Space15Twenty in Hollywood (free)- http://www.space15twenty.com/market_space_opening_party

Pacific Design Center is having it’s final reception of the year with several new contemporary art exhibitions- http://www.pacificdesigncenter.com/event/designlab-public-reception-4/

Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra is playing at LACMA- http://www.lacma.org/event/pan-afrikan-peoples-arkestra

Ex Cops are at the Bootleg- http://foldsilverlake.com/event.cfm?id=178668&cart


The Presets are part of The Check Yo Ponytail Tour with LE1F at the Regent- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/666539-check-yo-ponytail-tour-los-angeles/

Opening at The Gabba Gallery is Wish List with over 65 artists selling work under $1000- http://www.thegabbagallery.com/the-gabba-gallery.html

For the upcoming 50th anniversary of Gemini G.E.L. (Graphic Editions Limited), co-founder Sidney Felson will be speaking with Ruth Fine at LACMA- tickets are free but required- http://www.lacma.org/event/gemini-gel

The Psychedelic Furs and The Lemonheads are playing at the Fonda- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/251356

Want to make sure Macaulay Culkin is really alive? Check out his band The Pizza Underground at The El Rey and watch him transform Velvet Underground songs into songs about pizza- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/253282


Opening and discussion with François Ceysson, Amanda Ross-Ho, Raphael Rubinstein, and Wallace Whitney for Supports/Surfaces at 356 Mission- http://356mission.tumblr.com/post/102307746470/supports-surfaces-at-356-mission

It’s the last ShopWalk DTLA of the year and many downtown stores and restaurants have discounts – http://shopwalkdtla.com/merchantdirectory

Artists & Fleas market in the Arts District is open every 3rd weekend (Saturday also)- http://www.artistsandfleas.com/