Sep 292020
 

One of the many art works in East Jesus, an art museum near the Salton Sea in California. This sculpture by Flip Cassidy is made entirely from found and collected TV sets and computer monitors, with more added as time goes on. The version pictured is from 2018.

Oct 132016
 

The Lemon Twigs- These Words

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/13-10/16/16)-

Thursday

The Lemon Twigs are having a free in-store performance at Amoeba Hollywood to celebrate the release of their new album Do Hollywood. If you purchase the album you also get a free 7″ both of which they will be signing afterwards.

Author, musician and producer Greg Tate will be discussing visionary black aesthetics and politics in 21st-century America with artist Sanford Biggers at the Hammer Museum

Temples are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Triptides

The High Five Art Launch Party is happening at The Autry and includes after-hours access to the museum, rides on the ferris wheel, a free California themed tote and a chance to meet the artists and designers who who participated in the 2016 High Five Art Contest ($5 admission)

TOBACCO is playing with Odonis Odonis at the Echoplex

This month’s Downtown LA Artwalk is focusing on the artists who contribute to Smile South Central

The Helio Sequence are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Genders

Friday

LACMA is hosting a free screening of By Sidney Lumet, Nancy Buirski’s documentary film about the director, with a discussion with Buirski and guests to follow

Gavlak Gallery is hosting Feminist Friday, a “casual but directed conversation about contemporary issues related to feminism”.  It is also a good opportunity to check out Marnie Weber and Betty Tompkins’ coinciding exhibitions.

The Theatre at the Ace Hotel is getting in the Halloween spirit with a screening of Carrie and a prom-themed after party, all proceeds will benefit weSPARK’s cancer support programs.

Allison Crutchfield and The Fizz are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Radiator Hospital and Ovlov

Friday-Sunday

Machine Project is having an underwater art show at the Annenberg Community Beach house. You can check out the work from above the pool but the best viewing will be by reserving a ticket for the times available (free) and getting into the water with goggles.

Saturday

Danny Brown is performing at The Fonda Theatre and a free download of his new album, Atrocity Exhibition, is included with the ticket

Electric Dusk Drive-In’s horror films for Halloween continue this week with Poltergeist

RJD2 is playing a $5 show at The Novo with Daddy Kev

Saturday and Sunday

Found LA is offering a series of free tours at religious centers and places of worship in different neighborhoods around the city- you can register for more than one but registration is required.

The Beverly Hills Art Show is a nice way to be outdoors and check out the work of over 240 artists (free)

Sunday

Artist Mickalene Thomas and MOCA Curatorial Assistant Rebecca Matalon will be in conversation regarding Thomas’ current MOCA Grand Ave exhibition- Mickalene Thomas: Do I Look Like a Lady? at 12:30 pm and at 3pm MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson will be speaking with artist R. H. Quaytman about her exhibition- R. H. Quaytman, Morning: Chapter 30. (free with museum admission)

Black Marble are playing the Echoplex’s Part Time Punks night

There are still a few seats left for the Glass Animals show at The Greek Theatre

CicLAvia’s route is the “Heart of LA” this time- closing streets to traffic in Boyle Heights, Chinatown, and DTLA

*A bit further afield*

This weekend (Friday-Sunday) is the Desert Daze festival at The Institute for Mental Physics in Joshua Tree. There are a lot of great bands playing including Deerhunter, Temples, Washed Out, Thee Oh Sees, The Raveonettes, Cherry Glazerr, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Television, La Luz, White Fence and more. You can buy single day passes or stay the weekend and camp.

 

Jul 022015
 

Blackstreet- No Diggity ft. Dr. Dre, Queen Pen

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/2-7/5)-

Thursday

The Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) is hosting a craft night with mural/graffiti artist Man One– $8 includes supplies, drinks and snacks- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/craft-night-at-cafam-canvas-art-with-man-one-tickets-17283515460

Smokey Robinson is at the Hollywood Bowl for three nights with fireworks but tonight has the best seat availability- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/july-4th-fireworks-spectacular-smokey-robinson/2015-07-02

Friday

The 90′s are back at the Greek Theatre with Blackstreet, Ginuwine, Tony!ToniTone!, SWV and Troop performing- http://www.greektheatrela.com/events/event_details.php?id=3060

Television is playing the Teregram Ballroom- http://www.teragramballroom.com/event/872917-television-los-angeles/

Friday and Saturday

Fireworks are on at Dodger Stadium today and on the 4th- the Dodgers are playing the Mets both nights- http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/ticketing/singlegame.jsp?c_id=la

Saturday (July 4th)

Looking for somewhere to see fireworks for free? Grand Park is having a block party with DJs and perfomances- you can bring your own picnic but NO beverages of any kind, it is an alcohol free event- http://grandparkla.org/event/4th-of-july-block-party/?instance_id=33055

If you want to celebrate the 4th with beer and BBQ- Angel City Brewery is having ‘Merica Fest which will include games and live music- you could check it out before heading to see the fireworks in Grand Park- http://angelcitybrewery.com/events/merica-fest-2015/

The Queen Mary in Long Beach has a fireworks event on the ship that includes a vintage traveling circus and carnival ($44) with a VIP option($99) that adds “the ‘20s Gatsby Deck, hush hush ‘30s Speak Easy, and 2-steppin’ 2000s Country Deck with premium firework viewing”- http://www.queenmary.com/events/july-fourth/

KCHUNG Radio is having a BBQ/ performance at pehrspace- https://www.facebook.com/events/1072758266072274/

The park at the Los Angeles Coliseum is having free fireworks, as well as games, rides, and music – http://www.lacoliseum.com/index.php/event/4th-of-july-extravaganza/

Sunday

The Regent Theater is having a boozy brunch bingo Sunday Funday with prizes including concert tickets- $25 (or 2 for $40) gets you bottomless mimosas, a brunch item and a cookie- and you can check out the Rock N Roll Flea Market as well;- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/894431-sunday-funday-boozy-brunch-los-angeles/

The Appleseed Cast are playing at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/847405-appleseed-cast-los-angeles/

All weekend-

Anime Expo is at the Los Angeles Convention Center- http://www.anime-expo.org/