Sep 182022
 

Unity, was created by Hank Willis Thomas in 2019 as part of the Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program. The 22.5 foot sculpture is a replica of NBA player Joel Embiid’s right arm.

From the artist on the work (via Downtown Brooklyn)-

“The sculpture is an homage to and celebration of the unique and multi-faceted character of the borough of Brooklyn. The spirit of Brooklyn has always been about upward mobility and connection to roots. The large-scale sculpture of a bronze arm pointing toward the sky is intended to convey to a wide audience a myriad of ideas about individual and collective identity, ambition, and perseverance”.

Thomas will be speaking with UCLA professor and author Robin D.G. Kelley today (9/18/22) at 2pm The Broad Museum about his art practice, his activism, and his piece in the museum’s current exhibition, This is Not America’s Flag.

The program will be live-streamed on The Broad’s website and their Facebook page.

Jun 252022
 

This work is currently on view at The Broad in Los Angeles.

Information from the museum’s website about this artwork-

Barbara Kruger addresses media and politics in their native tongue: tabloid, sensational, authoritative, and direct. Kruger’s words and images merge the commercial and art worlds; their critical resonance eviscerates cultural hierarchies — everyone and everything is for sale. The year 1989 was marked by numerous demonstrations protesting a new wave of antiabortion laws chipping away at the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. Untitled (Your body is a battleground) was produced by Kruger for the Women’s March on Washington in support of reproductive freedom. The woman’s face, disembodied, split in positive and negative exposures, and obscured by text, marks a stark divide. This image is simultaneously art and protest. Though its origin is tied to a specific moment, the power of the work lies in the timelessness of its declaration.

 

Feb 132020
 

Winter- Bonsai

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/13-2/16/20)-

Thursday

As The World Berns, a fundraiser for candidate Bernie Sanders, is taking place at the Bootleg Theater with musical performances by Gold Star, Olivia Kaplan, Alex Lilly, Austin McCutchen & The Western Stars, Cornelia Murr, Clinton Patterson, Gus Seyffert and more

Moaning are playing a free (with RSVP) show at Moon Room

Hammer Museum is hosting The How and Why of Political Advertising, with LMU professor Fernando Guerra and campaign strategist John Thomas joining moderator and Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson to break down the politics and law behind campaign spending and advertising.

Poet and educator Shonda Buchanan is speaking at The Broad as part of its lecture series The Logic of Poetry and Dreams

Brazilian artist Sessa is playing at Zebulon with SK Kakraba

Pink Mountaintops, Corridor, KEEN, and Clear are playing a free show at Highland Park Bowl

 

Friday

Spend Valentine’s Day in Grand Park with a celebration of Lovers Rock with DJ Linafornia (free)

Hammer Museum is having a free screening of the film Moonlight

Bat for Lashes is performing at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Massage, Starry Eyed Cadet, and Dummy are playing a free show at Highland Park Bowl

Saintseneca are opening for Murder by Death at the Regent Theater

The Aero Theatre is showing Casablanca for Valentine’s Day

Tan Cologne are playing at The Hi Hat with Grant Earl Lavalley and Glances opening

 

Saturday

Winter are opening for Part Time and Garry Wilson at the Regent Theater with Bryson Cone

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is hosting Brutally Early (it starts at 7:30am)- a free morning of conversations with artists including- Simone Forti, Kandis Williams, Shirin Neshat, Miles Brenninkmeijer, Patrick Staff, Rodney McMillian, and choreographers Gerard & Kelly- hosted by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Klaus Biesenbach (in addition, it begins with coffee and donuts and ends with champagne and ice cream)

As part of  The Broad’s Un-Private Collection conversation series, artists Christopher Wool and Kim Gordon will be speaking with critic and curator John Corbett

Artist Joe Sola will be in conversation with author Jarett Kobek (I hate the internet) at Honor Fraser at noon

17 DJs (including Grimes) are performing in 5 rooms for Rhondavous A Lovers Ball at Catch One

If you are a fan of ambient music, Malcolm Cecil will be performing at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church with Cool Maritime and Yialmelic Frequencies opening

 

Sunday

For the last day of Phillip K. Smith III’s exhibition at Bridge Projects there will be a day of activities including a soundscape by William Basinski, a relaxation workshop, and a tea tasting as part of their Oasis programming (also on Saturday)

Artist Dominique Moody will be in conversation with journalist Lynell George at the California African American Museum

Hammer Museum is hosting the climate justice themed Panic Party, with DJs, cocktails, after hours gallery access, short films, artist activations, voter registration, vegan food and more

Lucy Arnell, Nico Yaryan and more are performing as part of a Benefit for Australia at Permanent Records Roadhouse

 

All Weekend

StARTup LA Art Fair returns to The Kinney Venice Beach on Friday evening. It is one of the better art fairs as it offers a chance to meet the artists (who take over rooms in the hotel) and buy from them directly

Art Los Angeles Contemporary opens Thursday running until Sunday and has moved to The Hollywood Athletic Club from the Barker Hangar

Spring/Break Art Show is taking place all weekend starting Friday at Skylight ROW DTLA

Felix Art Fair returns to the Roosevelt Hotel (opening night Thursday). Although last year it was free, this year tickets are $25

Frieze Art Fair runs all weekend but only has program tickets (no gallery tent) available for Saturday and Sunday

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)

Jan 232020
 

Agnes Obel- Broken Sleep

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/23-1/26/20)-

Thursday

Fog Lake are playing El Cid with Foxes in Fiction

Filmmaker Jennifer Saparzadeh will be speaking at The Broad as part of their series The Logic of Poetry and Dreams (free but reserve ticket)

Artist Constance Mallinson will be in conversation with MOCA Assistant Curator Rebecca Lowery at MOCA Grand Avenue

Death Valley Girls are playing a free show at The Edison (RSVP here)

Patrick Watson is playing with Brad Barr at Lodge Room (also Friday)

 

Friday

Agnes Obel is playing at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (also Thursday)

Beverly Cinema is showing Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood with a Q&A to follow with Arianne Phillips (costume designer), Barbara Ling (production designer), Wylie Stateman (sound editing), Mark Ulano (sound mixing), Michael Minkler (sound mixing) and Christian Minkler (sound mixing)

Blackbird Blackbird is performing at The Roxy with vōx

The Shivas are playing with Movie Club at the Bootleg Theater

 

Saturday

The Annual SoCal Museum Free For All offers free admission to museums that include The Autry, Descanso Gardens, LACMA, Natural History Museum and more

Playwright Samuel Beckett’s rarely performed Quad I and Quad II, directed by Michael Hackett, will be performed at Hammer Museum as part of a county-wide festival of performances inspired by LA Opera’s world premiere of Eurydice

Colleen Green and Weird Night are playing at Permanent Records Roadhouse

glass beach, Dogleg, and Kara’s Walk Home are playing at The Echo

The Knocks and Friends are playing at 1720

 

Sunday

The High Curbs are playing at Moroccan Lounge with Sad Park, Death Lens, and Super Lunch

The Theatre at Ace Hotel is showing Bong Joon Ho’s film Parasite with the score performed live by the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra and Parasite composer Jung Jaeil

It’s the last weekend to see Nayland Blake’s exhibition at ICA LA and tonight at Zebulon they are hosting DisGender Euphoria: Nayland Blake’s First International Intergenerational Gender Discard Party– an evening of performance, music, dance, and “gender discard” featuring Nao Bustamante, Ron Athey, Jamillah James, Bradford Nordeen, Jennifer Doyle and more

Cursive are playing with Cloud Nothings and Criteria at the Teragram Ballroom

Jan 162020
 

GUPPY- Cactus Dreams

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/16-1/19/20)-

Thursday

Artist Suné Woods is speaking at Hammer Museum

Automatic and L.A. Takedown are opening for Mr. Elevator at The Echo

LA based experimental vocalist and contemporary composer Odeya Nini will be speaking at The Broad as part of their series The Logic of Poetry and Dreams (free but reserve ticket)

Crywolf is performing an acoustic set at Moroccan Lounge with Emilie Brandt

 

Friday

The Aero Theatre is hosting their 15th Annual shorts program with a focus on female directors- which includes a discussion with several of the filmmakers to follow the screenings

The Egyptian Theatre is showing the film Freaked with a discussion to follow with directors Alex Winter and Tom Stern as well as co-writer Tim Burns, composer Kevin Kiner; production designer Catherine Hardwicke; special effects artists Steve Johnson, Tony Gardner and Bill Corso; actors John Hawkes and Lee Arenberg; and Henry Rollins and Paul Leary of the Butthole Surfers.

Steve Gunn is playing at Zebulon with Olgaa opening

Hieroglyphics are performing at Catch One

Patio are playing at The Hi Hat with Cheekface opening

 

 

Saturday

GUPPY are playing at The Factory with Sun Kin and Sankaran

The Women’s March returns to downtown LA for it’s 4th Annual event

Multimedia performance artist Miwa Matreyek returns to REDCAT with her latest work Infinitely Yours (also on Thursday and Friday)

Photographer Mark Steinmetz will be signing his book Summer Camp at Arcana Books

Brandon Coleman is performing at Moroccan Lounge

 

Saturday and Sunday

The Getty is hosting Sounds of L.A. 2020 with the band 3MA, made up of three African stringed-instrument virtuosi.

 

Sunday

Gal Pal are playing at Zebulon with Shaki and Gold Cage

Pasadena Comic Con is taking place at the Pasadena Convention Center

Aero Theatre is showing a Noah Baumbach double feature- The Squid and The Whale and Kicking and Screaming

The Egyptian Theatre is showing the Hitchcock classic Rear Window

The Flashbulb is performing at El Cid with Chihsuan Yang opening

Jan 092020
 

Twin Oaks- Sleep Deprived

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/9-1/12/20)-

Thursday

Artist Christina Quarles is giving a free lecture at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA as part of their Artist on Artists series

Independent scholar and author Dr. Houman Sarshar will be speaking at The Broad as part of their series The Logic of Poetry and Dreams (free but reserve ticket)

Wand are playing at The Echo (also Friday)

Oddnesse is playing a free show at Gold Diggers with Dev Ray, Lellopepper x Popularity Contest and DJ Colleen Green

The Tissues are having a free record release party at Zebulon with additional performances by Chernobyl, R Clown and Fucked Forever

Downtown LA Artwalk returns for its monthly event

 

Friday

Twin Oaks are playing at The Satellite as part of a free night of bands that includes Magic Bronson, Bandie and Wax Charmer

The Egyptian Theatre is showing a double feature of Airplane! and Stripes with a discussion between screenings with directors Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker.

The Aero Theatre has a Pedro Almodóvar double feature of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and All About My Mother with a discussion with director Almodóvar between films (sold out but there will be a stand-by line)

Jimmy Whispers is playing at The Hi Hat with Dark Tea, Cyrus Gengras, and The Lentils

Photo Ops is playing a free show at Gold Diggers

 

Saturday

Celebrate free admission at both MOCA locations with a day of performances, music, art-making activities, free ice cream, and more with a free shuttle between locations

Artist Liz Glynn will be in conversation with writer and critic Travis Diehl at Vielmetter Los Angeles

Kicked Off The Streets are playing with Sustivity, Cardboard Boxer and Law at The Smell

 

Saturday and Sunday

Celebrate the Lunar New Year Festival in downtown Monterey Park with live entertainment, food, traditional lion and dragon dancers and more

 

Sunday

Gold-Diggers is hosting a benefit for WIRES Wildlife Rescue Organization who are working to provide aid to the animals affected by the wildfires in Australia. Performers includes Ben Lee, William Tyler, Meatbodies and more. ($15.45)

The Rose Bowl Flea Market is back for its monthly event

D.A. Stern is playing a free show with Traps PS and Bart & The Bedazzled at Zebulon

Foie Gras, Glaare, Portrayal of Guilt, and Street Sects are playing The Smell

There’s a screening of Rolling Stone: The Life and Death of Brian Jones at The Regent Theater

Dec 192019
 

Destroy Boys- American River

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/19-12/22/19)-

Thursday

Writer Vickie Vertiz will be speaking at The Broad as part of their series The Logic of Poetry and Dreams (free but reserve ticket)

The Underground Museum is having its 3rd Annual Holiday Block Party from 6-11pm

Art historians Matthew Milliner and Alexei Lidovwill be at Bridge Projects discussing Phillip K. Smith III’s work and its lineage with Byzantine & Gothic traditions

Plaid are performing at 1720 with John Tejada and Nordic Soul

 

Friday

No Age are performing the soundtrack to the self-funded skateboarding movie Ye Olde Destruction at Zebulon

The last of the free Cocoa Concerts at Union Station takes place tonight with a performance by Quitapenas

Get in the holiday spirit with a screening of It’s A Wonderful Life at The Egyptian

Reckling are opening for DZ Deathrays at Moroccan Lounge

 

Saturday

Destroy Boys are opening for Together Pangea at The Roxy with No Parents and Cowboy Social

The Paley Center for Media is celebrating the holidays with screenings of holiday TV programs, free hot cocoa, Santa, a candy cane forest, holiday activities, and more (running until 1/5/20)

The Joy Formidable are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Twen

Leaving Records is having a 10 Year Anniversary Party at Lodge Room with performances by Sam Gendel, Sam Wilkes, Julia Holter, Black Taffy, Mndsgn, Sudan Archives, Odd Nosdam and many more

Tourist are performing at Catch One with Matthew Dear

 

Sunday

Until 12/25 Grand Park’s Winter Glow has multiple night time public art installations set up for the holiday season (free from sunset to 10pm)

No Age are playing at The Smell with DADDY, Julia Gulia, and Mr. Wright & The El Salvadorians

The Egyptian is showing the double feature of The Apartment and Tangerine

Zebulon is hosting a free screening of The Wachowski Sisters’ film Bound with musical guest P22

Dec 122019
 

100 gecs- money machine

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

Thursday

Goon are playing at The Hi Hat with Girl Friday, Sarah Tudzin, and Justus Proffit

Allah-Las are playing at The Mayan Theater with Mapache and Tim Hill

Poet and playwright Sholeh Wolpé will be speaking at The Broad as part of their series The Logic of Poetry and Dreams (free but reserve ticket)

Bennett Simpson will give an exhibition walkthrough of The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA’s Collection at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA location (free)

Downtown LA Art Walk returns with its monthly event with galleries open late

The Paranoyds and SadGirl are playing a free show at The Cinema Bar in Culver City ) register here

Sea Moya are playing at The Echo with Fever The Ghost, Sunny Gummy Hands, and The Shaking Hands

 

Friday

100 Gecs are opening for Brockhampton at The Hollywood Palladium

Author Michael Eric Dyson will be speaking at the California African American Museum

Z Berg & Friends (Ryan Ross, Bruce Hornsby, Johnathan Rice, Avalon Lurks, KERA, and Brad Oberhofer) will be performing a Friday The 13th Christmas Show at Pico Union Project

Automatic are playing at Zebulon with Peanut Butter Wolf and Mo Dottie

The Hi-Fi Honey Drops are playing for Union Station’s free Cocoa Concert this week

Robyn Hitchock & Friends are performing at Largo at the Coronet

Goldie is performing at 1720 to celebrate 25 Years of Metalheadz

 

Saturday

Artist Hugo Crosthwaite will be speaking at Luis de Jesus Los Angeles at 2pm in conjunction with his solo exhibition at the gallery

Bergamot Station is having a Winter Open House and 25th Anniversary Celebration from 11-6pm with artist talks, live music, and a chance to check out the current shows in the galleries

Shop Artisinal’s Holiday Makers Market is taking place in the Playhouse Lot in Pasadena and includes snow and Santa selfies, kids crafts. and more, as part of its free programming

Flat Worms, L.A. Drones, Nice and Fimes are playing at Permanent Records Roadhouse to benefit Youth Emerging Stronger (formerly LA Youth Network)

Fox Academy are playing at El Cid with Ruby Haunt and Johnny Goth

New York Night Train w/ Jonathan Toubin is happening at Zebulon

 

Saturday and Sunday

Rolling Loud is two days of hip hop at Banc of California Stadium Grounds with performers that include Chance the Rapper, Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug on Saturday and Future, A$AP Rocky, Meek Mill, YG, Da Baby, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Yachty, Doja Cat, and many more on Sunday

 

Sunday

The Aero Theatre has a double feature of Motherless Brooklyn and Primal Fear with a discussion between films with actor-director Edward Norton and producer Hawk Koch

Until 12/25 Grand Park’s Winter Glow has multiple night time public art installations set up for the holiday season (free from sunset to 10pm)

Motel Radio are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Beauty Queen opening

French Vanilla are playing at The Echo with Heaven Pegasus opening

Dec 052019
 

Queen of Jeans- Only Obvious to You

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/5-12/8/19)-

Thursday

Artist Catherine Opie is giving a walk-through of Lari Pittman’s exhibition at Hammer Museum at 6pm

The Make-Up are playing at Zebulon with Seth Bogart

If you missed Visual AIDS’s screening of STILL BEGINNING for Day With(out) Art you can see it tonight at MOCA Grand Avenue (free)

Director Jazmin Garcia will be speaking at The Broad as part of their series The Logic of Poetry and Dreams (free but reserve ticket)

Lisa Prank is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Rose Melberg, and Worriers

Protomartyr and Show Me The Body are opening for Daughters at the Belasco Theater

Sasha Sloan is playing at the Fonda Theatre with Winnetka Bowling Club

 

Friday

Constitution Happy Hour returns to Hammer Museum with UC Irvine political science and law professor Rick Hasen discussing the First Amendment and campaign misinformation.

The Theatre at The Ace Hotel with CAP UCLA is screening Dawson City:Frozen Time with a live score composed by Alex Somers and performed by Wild Up. The film tells the story of the discovery of over 500 silent film reels from the 1910s and 20s in Dawson in north western Canada in the 1970s by a construction crew who found it buried in a subarctic swimming pool.

Cocoa Concerts continue at Union Station with latin jazz group Conganas. There will also be a cocoa bar, Santa selfies, a Candy Cane Lane and more (free)

Surfbort are playing at Lodge Room with Dumb Fucks and Nice

Sonny & The Sunsets are playing at The Hi Hat with The Gonks and The Flusters

 

Saturday

Queen of Jeans are opening for From Indian Lakes at the Moroccan Lounge

Earl Sweatshirt will be at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA for a conversation on art, music, and life with Cheryl Harris (his mom). (free, 1-3pm)

Artist Frank Ockenfels 3 will be signing his book at Fahey Klein from 2-4pm

Photographer Todd Hido will be signing his book, House Hunting (Remastered) at Arcana Books from 4-6pm

Union Station is having a Holiday Festival and Artisan Market

Apsara DiQuinzio and Suzanne Hudson will be in conversation about the work of Harvey Quaytman, moderated by Lindsay Preston Zappas, at Blum & Poe.

Hammer Museum and UCLA Film & Television Archive are showing a double feature of the 1980s classics Back to the Future and Desperately Seeking Susan ($9)

Mike Krol is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Jess Cornelius and Night Shop

Mount Eerie is playing at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

Frankie & The Witch Fingers are playing at Zebulon with Kevin, and Perfection

 

Sunday

Public Access Christmas presents a feature length program of holiday themed videos from the world of public access television at Zebulon

CicLAvia is taking over the Valley this time- Sherman Way from Canoga Park to Reseda will be shut to car traffic from 9-3pm

Get some holiday shopping done at West Coast Craft taking place in the South Lot at ROW DTLA (free also on Saturday)

CHVRCHES are playing at The Wiltern with Dominic Fike

Nothing are playing at the Echoplex with Launder, No Swoon and Sprain