Feb 062020
 

Tropa Magica- Disco Queen

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/6-2/9/20)-

Thursday

Office Relief: Benefit for Australia is happening at The Roxy Theatre with stars from The Office performing including Jenna Fischer, Creed Bratton, Rainn Wilson and more

Hammer Museum is screening two collections of early video works by Paul McCarthy, Black and White III and Color Compilation, with an in-person introduction by artist Barbara T. Smith (free)

Artist and writer dana washington will be speaking at The Broad as part of their series The Logic of Poetry and Dreams (free but reserve ticket)

Radical Face is playing at the Troubadour with Axel Flóvent

 

Friday

MOCA Grand Avenue has a free screening of Community of Parting by Jane Jin Kaisen. The film derives from Kaisen’s extensive research on Korean shamanism and her engagement with communities affected by war and division using imagery from North and South Korea, Jeju Island, the DMZ, Kazakhstan, Japan, the US, and Germany. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the artist and Crystal Mun-hye Baik, author of Reencounters: On the Korean War & Diasporic Memory Critique.

Silversun Pickups are playing at The Wiltern with Eliza & The Delusionals opening

Cosmo Gold are playing at Permanent Records Roadhouse

Bombón, Gustaf, and Gesserit are performing at Recess Ops in San Pedro

 

Saturday

The Egyptian Theatre is hosting two free conversations for Oscar Season- first with this year’s nominated film editors at 10:30am and later with nominated production designers and set decorators at 3pm (both are free but RSVP and remember with the preparations for the Oscar ceremony right down the block, it’s probably best not to drive there)

LACMA and the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art are screening Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing followed by a conversation with Turner Classic Movies host Jacqueline Stewart at Cinemark Baldwin Hills

Tender are performing with XYLØ at the El Rey Theatre

Aimee deBeer is playing at Moroccan Lounge with Taylor Belle

 

Sunday

Tropa Magica (Thee Commons) are playing with Together Pangea and Reckling a bit further afield at La Santa in Santa Ana

Sinéad O’Connor is performing at the El Rey Theatre

Hollywood will be a bit tricky to get to with the prep for the Oscars but if you are local or take the metro you could go see a matinee of All About Eve at the Egyptian Theatre at 1pm

Ley Line are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Malena Cadiz opening

Lodge Room continues its Black History Month music series with Black Jazz Records 50th Anniversary- with performances by Doug Carn, Henry Franklin, Calvin Keys, Michael Carvine, and Jeane Carne

 

All Weekend

The LA Art Show returns to the LA Convention Center with local and international galleries showing modern and contemporary art

Superfine! Art Fair returns to Magic Box at The Reef (last day for discounted tickets- 2/6)

Aug 112016
 

Lucy Dacus- I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/11-8/14/16)-

Thursday

Lucy Dacus is playing at The Echo

This month’s Downtown LA Artwalk is transportation themed

If you are downtown you can also check out gallery Hauser Wirth & Schimmel’s After 5 event which has Robert Crouch and Gregg Kowalsky performing and DJ sets by Pinkcourtesyphone (free but RSVP)

Young The Giant are playing a free acoustic set at Amoeba Hollywood

Chrome Canyon are playing at the Bootleg Theater

The free show this week at the Santa Monica Pier is Rüfüs Du Sol

Friday

As part of the three day music festival Berserktown 3 at the Teragram Ballroom, Psychic TV will be performing Force the Hand of Chance, their first album

Wayside gallery is hosting an opening for their new exhibit Girls Who Dance In Dissonance which focuses on artwork made by female artists of color. The opening will have free food and drink as well as live DJ sets from Honey Power Collective

Bands DIIV and Nothing are playing Shugazi– a show on top of the Long Beach Marriott parking lot

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre are performing Fisheyes– a dance performance that incorporates a giant stainless steel fish sculpture- free as part of Grand Performances at California Plaza

Hockey Dad are playing at The Echo along with Muuy Biien and The Gloomies

Saturday

From 6am until 8pm artist Rafa Esparza will be performing RED SUMMER, freedom is an endless meeting. and i don’t miss your heat. but here we are again., a piece that is “a meditation on the year 2015—the bloodiest in the recorded history of police killings in the United States” in Elysian Park as part of a Hammer Museum offsite program

Junior High gallery/venue is hosting Lucky Day Fest with a “tiki themed magic show”, karaoke, a dance party, a documentary screening and performances by the bands Summer Twins, Winter and more

Weaves are playing with Tennis System and French Vanilla at The Echo

Cinespia is having their annual all night movie Slumber Party at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Tickets for the earlier entrance and Heathers showing are sold out but there are some available for the midnight showing of Edward Scissorhands, followed by Crybaby

As part of Sundance NEXT Fest 16, a music and cinematic pairing at the Ace Hotel Theatre, Goat is the film and Sunflower Bean are the band

Ra Ra Riot are playing a free show at Burton Chase Park in Marina Del Rey

Silversun Pickups are playing with A Silent Film at the Hollywood Palladium

Sunday

Another good selection from the many offerings of the Sundance NEXT Fest 16, at the Ace Hotel Theatre, is the film The Greasy Strangler and a live performance by New Orleans bounce artist Big Freedia. There will also be a short by Flying Lotus before the show.

Artist Geneva Jacuzzi is performing at the Echoplex with Rolodex, Skeleton Hands and Ari Mason

CicLAvia is taking over Wilshire Blvd this time

Dec 102015
 

Death Cab for Cutie- The Ghosts of Beverly Drive

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/10-12/13/15)-

Thursday

Death Cab for Cutie are at the Orpheum Theatre

Downtown Art Walk is back- this time in addition to the art, you can check out a holiday concert on the world’s largest harp (at 6 and 8pm at City National Tower)

At LACMA, Art + Technology Lab grant recipient Nana Oforiatta-Ayim is launching phase one of her project, Cultural Encyclopaedia, a large-scale documentation and archive effort dedicated to mapping cultural production on the African continent. The second part of the program will feature a short film documenting Oforiatta-Ayim’s use of the kiosk as a model for the traveling museum as well as a collector of culture and history. (free but ticket required)

Friday

There is a free party hosted by the Triforium Project for the 40th anniversary of Joseph Young’s sculpture. There will be music, speakers, cake, and a chance to learn about the project which hopes to restore the sculpture to its former musical and light glory.

Fig at 7th is having a holiday market today and Saturday (free)

LACMA is showing Fritz Lang’s film M in conjunction with the exhibition New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic, 1919–1933 ($10)

KROQ Locals Only is hosting bands Lights and The Mowgli’s at the Wiltern

Saturday

The Million Dollar Theatre is showing Die Hard and Gaslamp Killer is Dj’ing a pre-party with holiday cocktails

Bergamot Station is having a Holiday Open House with music, free portrait painting, food and drinks to enjoy while checking out the galleries

There are still tickets available for the Carol Bus which will make stops around downtown LA while you sing Christmas Carols guided by two professional singers from the LA Master Chorale. $55 gets you on the bus, cookies, hot chocolate, a song book and a stop at a bar for hot toddies/mulled wine

The Juan Maclean are one of the musical guests for A Club Called Rhonda at Los Globos

HEALTH are playing the Teregram Ballroom

Saturday and Sunday

The 11th annual Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival is at LACMA with tons of free films and shorts showing on both days in two of their theaters

The Holiday Renegade Craft Fair is in Grand Park (free)

Additional tickets have been released for KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas– bands include Silversun Pickups, Foals, Cage the Elephant, The 1975, Weezer, and many more

Sunday

Peach Kelli Pop are playing at The Smell with Post Life, MELTED, and The Grinning Ghosts