Sep 122019
 

The War Toys- 9 to 5

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/12-9/15/19)-

Thursday

(Sandy) Alex G will be performing free at Amoeba Hollywood at 6pm

Artist Larry Bell will be in conversation with MOCA curator Mia Locks to celebrate the debut of Bell’s Bill and Coo at MOCA’s Nest (2019), located in MOCA’s sculpture garden at MOCA Grand Avenue (free)

Gouge Away, G*U*N*N*, Justus Proffit, and Entry are playing free at Chewing Foil for a Vans sponsored event which also includes free art and food

The Hollywood Bowl is screening the classic musical An American in Paris with the score performed live by the Los Angeles Philharmonic

Explosions in the Sky are performing at the Hollywood Palladium with Sessa opening (or catch them Friday at the Yost Theater)

Charlie Cunningham is playing at The Echo with The Still Tide opening

Joey Pecoraro is playing at the Echoplex with Ian Ewing opening

 

Friday

Cate Le Bon is opening for Mac DeMarco at The Greek Theatre

Young Jesus and Ada Lea are playing at the Bootleg Theater

LACMA is free after 3pm today (and all weekdays) for Los Angeles residents and stay for the free jazz concert from 6-8pm

Gruff Rhys is performing at Zebulon with Sophia Knapp opening

Jay Som is playing at the Echoplex with Affectionately and Boy Scouts opening

Generacion Suicida are playing at The Hi Hat with Zoloa, Fuga, and Stormhouse opening

 

Saturday

The War Toys are playing at The Smell with Makeout Reef, Archer Oh, and Los Shadows

Open Arts and Music Festival is taking place in Glendale from 3-10pm with music by performers including Kilo Kish, Nick Waterhouse, and Sister Mantos, public art, an arts market, a Golden Road beer garden and more, all free

LAMAG is hosting a discussion at 2:30pm titled Making a Living as an Artist, with Offal exhibition artists Panteha Abareshi and gloria galvez, moderated by Gas founder/director Ceci Moss

Mar Vista’s mile long music and art walk (Venice Blvd from Inglewood Blvd to Lyceum Ave) is taking place from 4-10pm

18th Street Art Center is hosting a free evening of video screenings, open studios, and performances

Ex Hex are playing a free show at The Getty as part of their Saturdays Off the 405 concert series

Deca and Ehiorobo are performing with DJ Marvl at The Hi Hat

 

Sunday

Bon Iver is playing at The Forum with Sharon Van Etten

Cake and Ben Folds are performing with special guest Tall Heights at The Greek Theatre

Learn how to make cyanotypes (photo blue prints) in the sun at The Getty’s free photography workshop

The Egyptian Theatre is showing a double feature of The Godfather and The Godfather II

Cafe Tacvba are playing at The Hollywood Bowl with Cherry Glazerr

Mar 012019
 

Sharon Van Etten- Seventeen

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/1- 3/3/19)-

Friday

First Fridays is back at the Natural History Museum with a panel discussion of the fires in California, performances by Shannon Shaw (of Shannon & The Clams) and Pinky Pinky, DJs, food trucks, cocktails and more

Director Ondi Timoner will be in person for a Q&A after the 7pm screening of his film Mapplethorpe at the Nuart Theatre (also on Saturday)

Jungle are playing at the Hollywood Palladium with Houses

Potty Mouth are having a record release party at The Factory with performances by Ariel View, The Aquadolls and Guppy (bonus- free cake!)

 

Saturday

Sharon Van Etten is performing at the Grammy Museum

Luis De Jesus gallery is having an artist talk with Chris Engman in conjunction with his solo exhibition Refraction

There is a free screening at LACMA of Meow Wolf: Origin Story, a documentary about the New Mexico DIY collective, with a post screening conversation with the filmmakers and Meow Wolf founders

Lunice is opening for Boombox Cartel at The Shrine Auditorium

Waxahatchee and Bonny Doon are playing DJ sets for the free dance party Close For Comfort at Gold-Diggers

Superet are opening for Caroline Rose at the Teragram Ballroom

 

Sunday

There’s a free screening of Stanley Kubrick’s 1962 film Lolita at Zebulon

Dirty Laundry TV is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with Spring Fling Fest an afternoon/ evening of bands including Jurassic Shark, Sister Mantos, Healing Gems, and more

Hammer Museum is hosting the forum- Gerrymandering at Its Worst: A North Carolina Case Study- with Representative Pricey Harrison of the North Carolina House of Representatives, Saumya Narechania, director of census and community engagement at National Democratic Redistricting Committee, and moderator Shaniqua McClendon, political director for Crooked Media, discussing the controversial practice

CicLAvia is back- this time shutting down streets to cars in Culver City, Mar Vista and Palms

Sundressed and awakebutstillinbed are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Alien Boy and Sunsleeper opening

Aug 062015
 

Django Django- First Light

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/6-8/9/15)-

Thursday

Django Django are playing the El Rey Theatre with Beat Connection- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/280945

Various Small Fires (VSF) is hosting Subject to Change, a panel discussion “addressing work that escapes its intended institutional frame, and the question of the unforseen audience response” with Andrea Fraser, Amelia Jones,Vanessa Place and Hamza Walker- http://www.vsf.la/vsf-panel-discussion-subject-to-change-with-andrea-fraser-amelia-jones-vanessa-place-hamza-walker/

Ben Browning (of Cut Copy) and DMA’s are at the Santa Monica Pier for Australia Rocks The Pier (free)- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/280945

Friday

The Natural History Museum is having an adults only sleepover that for $95 includes a scavenger hunt, DJs, movie screening, open craft beer and wine bar, midnight munchies, and more. It also includes their Summer Nights in the Garden program with access to the VIP lounge- https://tickets.nhm.org/WebStore/shop/ViewItems.aspx?CG=overnight1&C=overnights2

The New Division are playing at Los Globos- http://www.clublosglobos.com/event/894775-new-division-los-angeles/

For Stones Throw 45 Live at Fig at 7th, Peanut Butter Wolf, Dam-Funk, and Mayer Hawthorne will be spinning all 45s and there will be a live performance by Mild High Club (free)- http://www.stonesthrow.com/news/2015/08/figat7th

Saturday

If you missed it last time you have a second chance to see the 24 hour screening of Christian Marclay’s The Clock at LACMA but make sure to check their twitter for wait times, they can be long- http://www.lacma.org/event/clock-2

As part of Sundance Next Fest Rick Alverson’s film Entertainment will be screening at the Ace Hotel Theater and Sharon Van Etten will be performing ($25)- http://www.sundance.org/festivals/next-fest/program/entertainment

At Pasadena Museum of California Art there will be a docent tour of Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent and screenprinting demonstration (free with museum admission) or check out the exhibition for free all day Friday- http://pmcaonline.org/programs/second-saturday-docent-tour-aug8/

Campfireball is happening at The Frog Spot in Frogtown and will have food, drinks, music (starts at 5pm), art, performance and more at 7pm and really that’s as specific as it seems to get (free)- http://www.campfireball.net/#!clickables/ci0d

Also in Frogtown at WCCW– What Trickles Down, What Accumulates: Frogtown- Art and Organizing Against The System is a series of performances, presentations, artwork and an album listening pre-release of WHAT’S WORKING IS BROKEN, “an audio piece composed of personal testimonials of police violence and sounds recorded at protests against LAPD murders”. This event runs from 2:30-9pm with a $10 suggested donation for Youth Justice Coalition- https://www.facebook.com/events/719743424820410/

The Low End Theory Festival still has tickets available for a lineup that includes Flying Lotus, Earl Sweatshirt, Thundercat and more- http://www.shrineauditorium.com/events/detail/275496

Yuna and Aloe Blacc are performing for this week’s Grand Performances at California Plaza (free)- http://www.grandperformances.org/yuna-and-guest

Millionyoung are headlining the Dreamgaze festival at Los Globos- http://www.clublosglobos.com/event/900217-dreamgaze-festival-los-angeles/

Saturday and Sunday

Unique’s Annual Summer Market is back at the California Market Center downtown. $10 gets you entrance for both days and a bunch of amenities- http://www.uniqueusa.com/markets-la

Sunday

Sundance Next Fest continues at the Ace Hotel Theater with a screening of Turbo Kid and DJ sets by Toro y Moi and Neon Indian (limited tickets left)- http://www.sundance.org/festivals/next-fest/program/turbo-kid

The Hammer Museum is hosting The Watts Rebellion: 50 Years Later, a discussion of race relations past and present in the US with Gerald Horne, Brenda E. Stevenson, Johnie H. Scott- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/08/the-watts-rebellion-50-years-later/

To Live and Dine in LA: A Live Mixtape is a “DJ-driven, multidimensional journey through the menu collection of the
Los Angeles Public Library and shine a light on the issues of food
insecurity currently facing the city” with chef Roy Choi, artist Rakaa Iriscience (Dilated Peoples), and USC professor Josh Kun ($20)- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/903959-live-dine-in-l-live-los-angeles/

Ciclavia is back- this time its Culver City to Venice- http://www.ciclavia.org/

Jun 262014
 

Shannon and the Clams- Rip Van Winkle

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/26-6/29)-

Thursday

A.L. Steiner speaks with Tyler Green for a live podcast recording at The Hammer- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2014/06/modern-art-notes-podcast-live-tyler-green-al-steiner/

World premiere of Petra Cortright’s commission for MOCAtv “Tags for Likes” at MOCA Grand Avenue- Free with RSVP- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/mocatv-presents-petra-cortrights-tags-for-lines/

Fuck Buttons at El Rey- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/250303

Friday

Friday Night Flights at the Getty- hosted/curated by Ooga Booga (who run interesting art centered shops in Chinatown and at 356 Mission), they are bringing in artists and musicians for installations and performances around the museum- http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/performances/friday_flights.html

LACMA is presenting Do the Right Thing (25th Anniversary Screening and Conversation) moderated by John Singleton with director Spike Lee, actor Roger Guenveur Smith, musician Chuck D, and others- http://www.lacma.org/event/do-right-thing

Bleached with the Zig Zags at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/568087-bleached-los-angeles/

Saturday

Lolipalooza at the Echo with Missing Persons, Shannon and the Clams, The Lovely Bad Things and many more-full list here- http://www.theecho.com/event/499757-lolipalooza-los-angeles/

Artist’s Tag Sale at Center for the Arts Eagle Rock- everything is 50$ or less and there are some great artists on the list- http://x-traonline.org/events/artists-tag-sale/

Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Show Host– One night only at UCLA’s Royce Hall, Ira Glass of This American Life will tell stories while the dancers from Monica Bill Barnes & Company perform. The link has a video that gives you anidea of what looks like a pretty interesting show- http://www.kcrw.com/events/three-acts-two-dancers-one-radio-host

Citizen Kane at the Orpheum Theatre through Last Remaining Seats- https://www.laconservancy.org/node/1496

Sharon Van Etten at El Rey- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/247380

Sunday

Symposium: The Improper- Mike Kelley’s Dissent– art historians Thomas Crow, Amelia Jones and John C. Welchman discuss Kelley’s work at MOCA Grand Avenue- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/the-improper-mike-kelleys-dissent/

King Khan and The Shrines- http://www.troubadour.com/event/510609-king-khan-shrines-los-angeles/