Nov 142019
 

Tierra Whack- Unemployed

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/14-11/17-19)-

Thursday

Ronald Rael, the Chair of the Department of Architecture at UC Berkeley, will engage in a presentation and discussion about art making at the US_Mexico border with W|ALLS featured photographer, designer, craftsperson, and founder of Art Made Between Opposite Sides (AMBOS) Tanya Aguiñiga at Annenberg Space for Photography. (free but register)

Artist Vishal Jugdeo will be discussing his work at The Hammer

Maxo Kream is performing at the Echoplex with Q Da Fool and Slayter

The KVB, Numb.er, and Houses of Heaven are playing at The Echo

Filmforum at MOCA (Grand Avenue location) is showing All That You Can’t Leave Behind, a program of films both personal and political featuring new works by Essi, Ja’Tovia Gary, Darol Olu Kae, Rhea Storr, Sara Suarez, and ariella tai. Filmmakers Suarez and Kae will be in-person to discuss their work.

Polo & Pan are performing at The Novo

Twin Peaks, Post Animal, and Ohmme are playing at the Teragram Ballroom

 

Friday

Sylvan Esso are performing WITH at the Walt Disney Concert Hall with Hand Habits opening (also Thursday)

Constitutional Happy Hour returns to The Hammer with Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson discusses impeachment—Article II. (free)

Metro Art is having a free screening of Richard Linklater’s animated film Waking Life

Frankie Cosmos is playing at 1720 with Stephen Steinbrink, Dear Nora, and Lomelda

James Supercave is playing at Civic Center Studios with “surreal dance act” CAPYAC

Hovvdy are playing at Moroccan Lounge with Nick Dorian and Carolyn Says

 

 

Friday and Saturday

Adult Swim Festival 2019 is taking place at Banc of America Stadium in DTLA. On Friday performers include Dethklok, Captain Murphy, Leikeli47, Health, and more. On Saturday Vince Staples, Jamie XX, 2 Chainz, Tierra Whack, clipping., Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, and more will perform, along with a live version of The Eric Andre Show. There will also be screenings, games and attractions, and more.

Spaceland and Other Music are hosting The Get Together 2019 Label Fair and Music Festival at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. On Friday Joe Kay, Marco McKennis, and Full Crate are performing. On Saturday is the Record Label Fair and performances by Anna Wise, William Basinski, and more. In the evening, Lee Fields will be perform backed by El Michels Affair, as well as Bobby Oroza, Brainstory and Holy Hive.

 

Saturday

Artists Gilbert & George will be in conversation with critic Jonathan Griffin at Sprüth Magers (free but RSVP)

GRMLN are playing at The Smell with Foliage

Jidenna is performing at the Belasco Theater

Artists Constance Mallinson and Jeffrey Vallance will be discussing collecting, curating and making art at Edward Cella Art & Architiecture

For the 7th year, Gabba Gallery is having its affordable art show Wishlist and tonight is the opening

Jonathan Bree is playing at Lodge Room with Ryder the Eagle and Nico Turner

Mating Ritual are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Superet and Low Hum

 

Saturday and Sunday

Bridge-s, is a performance series at The Getty curated by Solange Knowles and features a new performance by Gerard & Kelly, with a special musical score by Solange featuring Cooper-Moore, brought to life by a group of dancers and musicians across Getty’s iconic architecture. The performance piece takes place all day around the center and also includes film screenings and an artist talk with British-Ghanaian philosopher Kodwo Eshun.(free)

Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair returns for two days to Pasadena’s Central Park

 

Sunday

From 12:30- 2:20pm LACMA is offering a free taste of the Japanese Nebuta Festival with a large paper lantern float depicting Japanese folk hero Kintoki by Nebuta Master Hiroo Takenami on display and a series of short performances by taiko drummers, flute and hand cymbal players, and dancers taking place in front of the float.

LAXART is hosting a performance of the in progress, debut play Lives of the Performers, by critic and writer Hilton Als. Free, first come first served. (also on Monday)

The Annual Tree Lighting celebration with performances and fireworks is happening at The Grove

Ghostland Observatory are playing at The Regent Theater with MUNYA

The Ocean Blue are playing at the Echoplex

May 232019
 

Smokescreens- Waiting For Summer

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/23-5/26/19)-

Thursday

There are still $4 tickets available for YG’s album release event at The Novo

Artist, writer, and former dean of Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Carmen Winant, will be speaking at The Hammer

LACMA is screening Southland Tales with a conversation to follow with director Richard Kelly

Justus Proffit is kicking off his tour with Cryogeyser at Non Plus Ultra with Lunch Lady and Alms also performing

Knife Knights (Ishmael Butler of Digable Planets, Shabazz Palaces and producer/composer Erik Blood) are performing at the Bootleg Theater with special guest Lando Chill

Mating Ritual are playing an early free show with Lizzy Land at Gold Diggers

 

Friday

We Rise is a week long event (running until 5/27) promoting belonging and positive mental health with a lot of free programming including talks and film screenings, an art gallery, and more. Today Indigenous based arts & culture group Meztli Projects is hosting a free silkscreening lab, and later Creativity as The Way Through, an artist led discussion on processing trauma and challenges through art, will take place on the main stage. Check the schedule for the full weekend’s programming

If the weather is good grab some wine and food and head to LACMA where every Friday there are free outdoor jazz performances. This week- Otmaro Ruiz will be performing.

Joy Again are playing an early show with Milly and Lauren Early for Minty Boi’s night at El Cid

Producer Irwin Winkler will be introducing a double feature of Raging Bull and The Killing of a Chinese Bookie at the Egyptian Theatre

THICK, MELTED, and Toys That Kill are playing at The Factory

The Restless Age are opening for 90s band The Lemonheads at the Teragram Ballroom

 

Saturday

Smokescreens are playing with The Warlocks, Levitation Room, The Tulips, The Violet Mindfield, and Send Medicine at The House of Machines

Ever Present (formerly Friday Flights) a free performance night at The Getty , starts this week with electronic composer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith leading a guided meditation experience and opening sets by Cool Maritime and Emily Sprague

Artists Juan Capistrán and Kim Fisher will be discussing their work in the current exhibition COLA 2019 at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG)

Photographer Mona Kuhn will be in conversation and signing her book She Disappeared Into Complete Silence at Arcana Books

Aero Theater is showing Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey

 

Sunday

The 8th Annual LA Zine Fest is free and taking place at Helms Bakery in Culver City with panels, workshops, art installations, and, of course, zines

Cinespia’s film series in Hollywood Forever Cemetery continues with Hitchcock’s Rear Window

Zebulon is hosting a free screening of Luis Buñuel’s That Obscure Object of Desire

Part Time Punks is hosting a night of 70s punk bands at the Echoplex with The Avengers, The Dils and The Alley Cats and special guests. The night is a celebration of the life of Jimmy Wilsey who performed with The Avengers and later Chris Isaak, with funds raised to benefit Wilsey’s surviving child.

Jay Electronica is performing at the Troubadour with Tre Capital and Salaam Nation

 

Sep 102015
 

The Drums- There Is Nothing Left

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/10-9/13/15)-

Thursday

MOCA is screening Stan VanDerBeek: Newsreel of Dreams at their Grand Avenue location ($12)- http://www.moca.org/program/screening-stan-vanderbeek-newsreel-of-dreams

For the last free concert of the summer at Santa Monica Pier, the tUnE-yArDs are performing along with Avid Dancer- http://tcs.santamonicapier.org/events/2015/9/10/tune-yards

The Hammer is having a forum titled 9/11, The Saudi Connection with Senator Bob Graham and Robert Baer. Baer was the CIA veteran played by George Clooney in Syrianahttp://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/09/911-the-saudi-connection-with-senator-bob-graham-and-robert-baer/

Downtown’s Artwalk is back for its monthly event- https://www.facebook.com/downtownartwalk

The Church are playing at the Roxy- http://www.theroxy.com/event/856989-church-west-hollywood/

Friday

The Drums are playing a free show (with RSVP) along with Nathaniel Rateliff @ The Night Sweats in Laguna Beach- http://mailer.thefader.com/pages/rsvp/rsvp-world-surf-league-the-fader-it-s-on-w-nathaniel-rateliff-the-night-sweats-friday-september-11-2015

The More Than A Cone Art Festival, a benefit for animal advocacy groups, is taking place at the Autry and includes a runway show, live music, live painting and an art show. $35 includes beer/wine- http://www.morethanacone.com/

Friday through Sunday

It’s the Hollywood Bowl’s Fireworks Finale with the B-52s and the Psychedelic Furs playing with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/fireworks-finale-b-52s-psychedelic-furs/2015-09-12

LACE in Hollywood is having its second Resonant Forms festival of performance art and electronic music- $20/night or $30 for the weekend- http://welcometolace.org/event/resonant-forms/?mc_cid=aba5270c7d&mc_eid=873cf135b9

Saturday

Tokyo Police Club are playing at the Regent Theater- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/866921-tokyo-police-club-los-angeles/

Outdoor movies begin in Barnsdall Park with Shaun of the Dead. $15 for the movie or spend $25 and include the wine tasting- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/september-12th-barnsdall-art-park-foundation-presents-shaun-of-the-dead-tickets-18257838687?ref=ebtnebtckt

Pasadena’s City Hall outdoor movie this week is The Princess Bridehttp://www.eventbrite.com/e/eat-see-hear-the-princess-bride-outdoor-movie-tickets-16367671145

Before the movie you could check out the Armory’s 2015 Monster Drawing Rally benefit where artwork is first created live by over 100 artists and then can be purchased for $75. Or you can just watch for $10 and there will be beer- http://www.armoryarts.org/visit/2015-events/2015-monster-drawing-rally/

Peach Kelli Pop are playing as part of the Razorcake Residency lineup at Pehrspace ($5)- https://www.facebook.com/events/1674413832794387/

Gap Dream are headlining a show at The Smell ($5)- http://www.thesmell.org/

Sunday

Architect Frank Gehry will be speaking with architecture critic Paul Goldberger about his career (free but standby only, line starts at 1pm)- http://www.lacma.org/event/gehry-and-goldberger

It’s the second and last day of Long Beach Comic Con- http://longbeachcomiccon.com/

Nov 062014
 

King Tuff- Alone & Stoned

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11-6-11/9)-

Thursday

King Tuff are at the El Rey Theatre- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/252482

The Hammer is hosting Love Has Many Faces- An Evening with Joni Mitchell where they will be screening The Fiddle and the Drum- a film of the eponymous ballet set to her songs followed by a Q & A with the artist and a celebration of her birthday- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2014/11/watch-live-love-has-many-faces-an-evening-with-joni-mitchell/

Artist Analia Saban discusses her work with curator Nancy Myer in the Broad gallery at LACMA- http://www.lacma.org/event/gallery-talk-artist-analia-saban

The Black Keys are playing at The Forum with Jake Bugg- http://www.fabulousforum.com/event/the-black-keys.html

Friday

We Were Promised Jetpacks are at The Fonda with The Twilight Sad- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/251357

Yacht are playing at The Regent- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/705435-downtown-festival-yacht-los-angeles/

Saturday

Two screenings and discussions at MOCA Grand Ave- Larry Clark’s Passing Through and Wu Tsang’s Wildness. Both directors will speak after the films. Free with admission to the museum- http://edu.moca.org/calendar/2014-11-08

There is an artist talk with Robert Hale and curator jill moniz at Reginald Ingraham Gallery in Culver City- https://www.facebook.com/ReginaldIngrahamGallery

NELA Art Second Saturday Gallery Night is a great way to check out the northeast Los Angeles- https://www.facebook.com/NELAart

Silverlake Art Craft and Vintage Flea Market – https://www.facebook.com/Silverlakeflea

Pharell Williams along with the members of OFWGKTA and others are at the Park at the LA Coliseum for the 3rd Annual Camp Flog Gnaw- http://www.campfloggnaw.com/

Saturday and Sunday

DesignerCon is in Pasadena and showcases toys, art and apparel amidst several events- only $5 per day- http://www.designercon.com/

Sunday

Slowdive is at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel- the Ace website says sold out but there are still tickets available on the Ticketmaster site- http://www.acehotel.com/calendar/losangeles/slowdive-encore

All weekend (through the 13th) is AFI Fest- all tickets for films are free- http://afi.com/afifest/default.aspx

Jul 312014
 

Mykki Blanco- Haze.Boogie.Life

Things to do in and around Los Angeles this weekend (7/31-8/3)-

Thursday

Mykki Blanco at Los Globos- http://www.clublosglobos.com/event/600323-ihc-los-angeles/

Made in LA:Music continues at the Hammer Museum with DJ Marcus Wyatt and DJ Doc Martin- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2014/07/made-in-la-music-deep-w-dj-marques-wyatt-dj-doc-martin/

Summer Nights in the Garden at the Natural History Museum gardens with DJs, tours, drinks and tonight bird house building- http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/summer-nights-in-the-garden

Omar Souleyman at the Santa Monica Pier (free)- http://tcs.dola.com/event/2014/07/31/omar-souleyman

Thursday-Saturday

REDCAT’s New Original Works Festival 2014 continues with Program 2- http://www.redcat.org/event/nowfest-2014-week-two

Friday

Grand Performances presents a screening of the animated French film Les Triplettes de Belleville with a live score by the original composer- http://www.grandperformances.org/events/les-triplettes-de-belleville-3/

Arcade Fire, The Unicorns and Dan Deacon at the Forum (also Saturday)- http://www.fabulousforum.com/event/arcadefire.html

Echo and the Bunnymen are playing the Orpheum Theatre- http://goldenvoice.com/shows/details/?id=250361

Saturday

Over thirty Los Angeles street artists will be part of a pop-up at Kesspro Studios in the downtown arts district, curated by Roy Paz with Cartwheel Art as the media partner. Food, drink, music, and a raffle-with proceeds from sales donated to The Epilepsy Foundation of LA- http://www.cartwheelart.com/2014/07/12/save-the-date-august-2-the-streets-will-never-be-the-same/

Burger Records presents Burger-a-Go-Go at the Observatory in Santa Ana- bands include- Best Coast, Dum Dum Girls, Bleached, Shannon and the Clams and more- http://www.observatoryoc.com/events/burger-a-go-go

Inner City Arts is having a benefit which will include a rooftop concert with performances by Peanut Butter Wolf, Yacht, De Lux and dublab DJs- http://www.inner-cityarts.org/how-you-can-help-summerevent.php

Sunday

ShopWalk DTLA- discounts, sales and events at restaurants and shops downtown- http://shopwalkdtla.com/

Free admission to see a sneak preview of the sequel to Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon’s The Trip- The Trip to Italy at Cinefamily (pre-registration required)- http://www.cinefamily.org/films/special-events-august-2014/

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/

Apr 032014
 

Mikal Cronin- Change

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/3-4/6)-

Thursday

Origami Vinyl 5 Year Birthday Party at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/535919?utm_source=MEL&utm_medium=63205

Trajal Harrell: Antigone Sr./Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church at REDCAT (through 4/6)- http://www.redcat.org/event/trajal-harrell

Friday

First Fridays at the Natural History Museum with Mikal Cronin and Tijuana Panthers- http://tickets.nhm.org/WebStore/shop/ViewItems.aspx?CG=nhmonline&C=FirstFridaysApr1

Dan Croll at El Rey- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/248055

Saturday

Young Directors Night at LACMA- http://www.lacma.org/event/young-directors-night-0

Terry Riley: In C, A Performance Installation by The Industry- a musical performance with undulating inflatable figures-similar to those at car dealerships- taking place over 4 hours at the Hammer (viewers can stay as long as they like)- http://hammer.ucla.edu/calendar/detail/type/program/id/2115

A Current Affair: Pop Up Vintage Marketplace with an open bar and DJ ($8) at Cooper Design Space- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-current-affair-pop-up-vintage-marketplace-spring-2014-tickets-10636934357

Public Star Party where volunteers help viewers try out numerous telescopes for free at Griffith Park Observatory- http://www.griffithobservatory.org/pstarparties.html

Return to Grey Gardens a musical stage show starring Peaches Christ and Jinkx Monsoon at the Wilshire Ebell Theater- http://store.peacheschrist.com/products/130-grey-gardens.aspx

Sunday

Conversation and book signing with Timothy Nolan and George Stoll and  editor Sharon Louden for Living and Sustaining A Creative Life (which contains essays by 40 working artists) moderated at CB1 gallery- http://www.cb1gallery.com/events.html

Double film noir feature at the Egyptian Theater- M and The Hitch-Hiker http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/m-the-hitch-hiker

Also this weekend-

It’s CicLAvia (4/6) and the Hollywood Half Marathon (4/5)- so keep that in mind for getting around town.

Mar 202014
 

The Orwells- Mallrats (La La La)

Things to do in (and around) Los Angeles this weekend (3/20-3/23)-

Thursday

The Orwells at the Observatory (Santa Ana)- http://www.observatoryoc.com/events/the-orwells

Live read of Groundhog Day with director Jason Reitman at LACMA- http://www.lacma.org/event/live-read-12

Yung Jake is at MOCA Grand Ave streaming his favorite selections from the internet and premiering his film for MOCAtv, Unfollow- (free)- http://sites.moca.org/thecurve/5998-2/

Friday

The Black Lips at El Rey- http://www.axs.com/events/247259/the-black-lips-tickets?skin=elrey

Sabrosonico is a free concert at the Hammer celebrating “the music and imagery of alternative Mexico”- http://hammer.ucla.edu/calendar/detail/year/2014/month/3/day/21/type/program/id/2144

Saturday-

Free screening of a film mentioned on this site previouslyFinding Vivian Maier at Cinefamily- http://www.cinefamily.org/films/special-events-march-2014/#members-only-screening-finding-vivian-maier

Saturday and Sunday

Burgerama two day music fest at the Observatory- bands include- FIDLAR, The Growlers, Death, The Black Lips, Allah Las, Bleached, Tijuana Panthers and many more- http://www.observatoryoc.com/events/burgerama-day-1

Cherry Blossom festival at Descanso Gardens- http://www.descansogardens.org/calendar/cherry-blossom-festival/

Selected Shorts 2014: Drama at Dinner at the Getty– (3pm and 7 on Saturday, 3pm on Sunday) Robert Sean Leonard hosts live performances based on short stories with a food theme – including Christopher Lloyd in “A Mad Tea Party” from Alice in Wonderland- $35 includes wine and small bites along with the show- http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/performances/selected_shorts.html?utm_source=egetty149&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=egetty149

Parachute Market Design Fair- http://parachutemarket.com/

Sunday-

Dan Harmon and members of the Harmontown podcast are having a garage sale at Meltdown Comics to benefit 826LA- http://826la.org/WP/2014/03/06/harmontown-charity-garage-sale-benefits-826la-on-march-23-2/

All weekend (3/21-3/23)-

YoungArts Los Angeles (YoungArts is featured in the HBO documentary  Masterclass) will be having public exhibitions and performances of their work at the Los Angeles Theater Center- http://www.youngarts.org/youngarts-la

Reverend Horton Heat at the Roxy- http://www.theroxy.com/event/525869-reverend-horton-heat-west-hollywod/

Feb 272014
 

FIDLAR- No Waves

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/27-3/2)-

Thursday-

FIDLAR at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/497375-fidlar-los-angeles/

LA Artist Betye Saar is speaking at the Hammer- http://hammer.ucla.edu/calendar/detail/type/program/id/2098

Artist Ron Athey is speaking at MOCA Grand Ave- http://sites.moca.org/thecurve/5795-2/

Friday-

Lord Huron with Superhumanoids at The Fonda (also Saturday)- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/245801

Scotch tasting and reception with Manfred Müller ($40 through Eventbrite) or just attend his public conversation (free) afterwards, discussing his current show at LAMAGhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/private-reception-with-artist-manfred-muller-tickets-9173228373

Je T’Aime,Je T’Aime at Cinefamily (running until 3/6)- http://www.cinefamily.org/films/je-taime-je-taime-brand-new-35mm-print/#je-taime-je-taime-brand-new-35mm-print-228-730

Saturday-

The Egyptian Theatre is hosting a free seminar- The Art of Production Design- with this year’s Oscar nominated art directors and set directors- http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/oscar-nominated-art-directors-seminar-1

Capital Cities at the Roxy (also Friday)- http://www.theroxy.com/event/489337-capital-cities-west-hollywod/

Sunday-

Watch the Oscars live on the big screen at Grauman’s Million Dollar Theater downtown- http://www.lahtf.org/

How the Brain Sees Light- A talk to complement- See the Light- Photography, Perception, Cognition exhibition at LACMA (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/how-brain-sees-light

Feb 132014
 

Quilt- Young Gold

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

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

This is also a big weekend in Palm Springs-

AND- Beware Jamzilla-another 405 closure-  http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-jamzilla-405-freeway-20140212,0,2425934.story#axzz2tDx5O1oZ