FIGFest, the free music night at FIGat7th, continues this week with performances by Sudan Archives and Oddisee & Good Company
Business of Dreams, Devon Williams, and Gun Outfit are playing a free show at the Highland Park Bowl
The Egyptian Theatre is showing a double feature of Martin Scorsese’s Alice Doesn’t Live Here Any More followed by John Cassavetes’ A Woman Under The Influence. The screening includes a discussion with actress Jodie Foster following the first film.
Aero Theatre is showing a double feature of Bonnie and Clyde (Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty in the title roles), followed by Robert Altman’s Thieves Like Us
Diane Coffee is playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Claire George and Deep Fields opening
Ramonda Hammer is having a record release party at The Echo with Spare Parts for Broken Hearts and Cosmo Gold also performing
Choreographer, artist, and writer Will Rawls will be sharing his work in progress, which incorporates dance, sound and stop-motion animation, and is currently in production as part of his residency at the Hammer.
Shannon Lay is playing a free show at The Love Song with Half Gringa
Girlpool are playing a free show in Pasadena at One Colorado as part of KCRW’s Summer Nights programming
CIACLA (Contemporary Irish Arts Center) is opening in Bergamot Station and for the launch of its summer program is having live performances by Amanda Coogan and other artists to coincide with the opening of Coogan’s site specific installation, The Ladder is Always There
Smokin Grooves Festival is taking place at Queen Mary Events Park with a very long list of performers including Erykah Badu, Usher, Ella Mai, T-Pain, Pink $weats, Ravyn Lenae, Mereba, Kari Faux, The Pharcyde, Slum Village, Twista, Maverick Sabre, and more
Self Discovery for Social Survival, a collaborative film from record label Mexican Summer and surf and outdoor brand Pilgrim Surf + Supply, is premiering at The Palace Theatre with a live score performed by Allah-Las, Connan Mockasin, and Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT.
The Cult are playing at The Greek Theatre with Prayers, Zola Jesus, and VOWWS opening
Hollywood Fringe Festival runs this week through June 30th with tons of performances taking place at many of the theaters in the Hollywood area
As part of Bloomsday, a celebration of the life of James Joyce, Hammer Museum will be hosting a dramatic reading from Ulysses featuring veteran actors Síle Bermingham, James Gallo, James Lancaster, John Lee, Johnny O’Callaghan, and Sonya Macari and later have a Guinness in the courtyard while listening to Rattle the Knee
FEELS, Flat Worms, and Speck are playing at Rec Center
Toro y Moi, Noname, and Ian Isiah are opening for Chromeo at the Hollywood Bowl
Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/21- 6/24/18)-
MOCA’s free music night returns to their Geffen Contemporary location with TT featuring Theresa Wayman from Warpaint, WIVES, Current Joys, and Honey Power DJs
Tonight at Hammer Museum, Made in L.A. 2018 co-curator Erin Christovale will be discussing artist EJ Hill’s practice (for his project he “ran laps around every Los Angeles school he attended, a reflection on the hardships that black, brown, and queer bodies endure as well as their resilience”) with Amanda Hunt, MOCA Los Angeles director of education and public programming and Desert X 2019 co-curator, and artist Texas Isaiah, who collaborated on Hill’s project. (free)
designLAb at the Pacific Design Center is having a reception for its Summer 2018 Exhibition
There are still tickets left for the Ted Leo and the Pharmacists show at The Echo, celebrating the 15th anniversary of their album Hearts of Oak, with Summer Cannibals opening
Anemone are opening for Men I Trust at the Echoplex
WAVVES are playing a free show at FIGat7th with Thumpasaurus opening
French pianist, composer, and musical director for Phoenix and Sebastien Tellier, Chassol, is performing his “ultrascore” project, INDIAMORE, free for Grand Performances. The film will be projected and accompanied by live music.
Filmmaker Catherine Gund’s documentary Hallelujah! Ron Athey: A Story of Deliverance will be screening at the Billy Wilder Theater as part of the Legacy Project screenings curated this season by Zackary Drucker. Gund, Athey and Drucker will be in person for this event.
It’s Day 2 of Coachella 2018 and here are my suggestions for who to see-
12:30-1:30pm Salami Rose Joe Louis on the Mojave Stage
2:00-2:40pm Sudan Archives on the Gobi Stage
2:20-3:00pm Sir Sly at the Outdoor Theatre
3:05-3:50pm Big Thief on the Gobi Stage
3:45-4:30pm Django Django on the Mojave Stage
4:55-5:40pm Flatbush Zombies on the Mojave Stage
5:30-6:15pm Angel Olsen on the Gobi Stage
6:05-7:00pm BROCKHAMPTON on the Mojave Stage
7:05-8:05pm David Byrne on the Outdoor Theatre Stage
7:55-8:45pm Tyler, the Creator on the Coachella Stage
This slot is a challenge to choose and depends on what you feel like hearing the most- 8:40-9:30pm Fleet Foxes on the Outdoor Theatre // 8:50-9:40 Oh Sees on the Sonora Stage // 8:35-9:20 Alvvays on the Mojave Stage
10:10pm alt-J on the Outdoor Theatre Stage or Jungle on the Mojave Stage from 9:50-10:40pm
Cinefamily is showing the film Somewhere Beautiful with a live set by Avi Buffalo and Andrea Silva (who have songs in the film). The director of the film, Albert Kodagolian, will also be present with the director of the film that inspired him, Atom Egoyan.
Writer Annabelle Gurwitch is in conversation with Jonathan Gold at Skylight Books to launch her new collection of essays- Wherever You Go, There They Are
Subject: Los Angeles is a four night program at The Bob Baker Marionette Theater consisting of “L.A. ephemera featuring archival films, guest presenters, music, and puppets that explore hidden threads of L.A. history”. Tonight is Subject: Los Angeles as Eden which explores the ways L.A.’s image has been presented as a paradise.
LACMA is screening an episode of the CNN original series, United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, titled Immigrants and Refugees, with a discussion with Bell to follow (free)
Julia Jacklin is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Gold Star and Christian Lee Hutson opening
Marco Benevento is performing at the Bootleg Theater with Wyndham, and The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers opening