Mar 122020
 

Dan Deacon- Become A Mountain

So…a lot of events have been canceled already for this weekend due to coronavirus, including Pasadena’s ArtNight. I am listing events currently (as of this writing) still happening but please follow the links below to the event (and Twitter page if available) to confirm that it is taking place.

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/12-3/15/20)-

Thursday

Zebulon is showing Silver Jew Documentary, a film by Michael Tully documenting two shows by the Silver Jews in Tel Aviv and an afternoon in Jerusalem during their first-ever tour in 2006, 15 years after its founder David Berman began recording under that name.  Berman passed away in August of 2019. The film is short but there will also be a selection of Silver Jews and Purple Mountains (his later band) videos. It’s a free event but donations and proceeds from this screening will benefit MusiCares, a nonprofit that has provided more than $60 million in health, financial, and rehabilitation resources to musicians in times of need.

Tamino is playing with Matt Holubowski at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

Dry Cleaning are playing at El Cid

USA Fellow and five-time Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard will be at California African American Museum (CAAM) to discuss his legendary career and his nearly three-decades-long collaboration with director Spike Lee, with Hamza Walker, executive director of the Los Angeles nonprofit art space LAXART, moderating the conversation. (free but register)

Heart Attack Man and Better Love are opening for Knuckle Puck at The Echo

Downtown Los Angeles Artwalk returns for its monthly event with various galleries staying open late

 

Friday

Dan Deacon is playing at The Regent Theater with Ed Schrader’s Musical Beat, R. Clown, and Sarah Squirm

Pussy Riot are playing at 1720 with special guest Deli Girls

Yves Tumor is performing at the Fonda Theatre with Theophilus London, ECCO2K & Diana Gordon

The New Beverly has a double feature of Edgar Wright’s Hot Fuzz and Hong Kong action film Big Bullet

The Aero Theatre has a double feature of American Graffiti and The Outsiders

Telefon Tel Aviv is playing with Chasms at Lodge Room

 

Saturday

Shannon Lay is playing with Boy Scouts at Zebulon

The Strokes are playing at The Forum with King Princess and Alvvays

Burgerama 2020 is taking place at The Echo/Echoplex with a huge lineup of Burger Records bands including The Mummies, Tomorrow’s Tulips, Cosmonauts, Healing Gems, Reckling, Psychic Bloom, The Premonitions,  and many more

A bit further afield at Fox Theater Pomona is Minor League Music Spring Fest with a ton of Southern California bands including Sad Park, The High Curbs, Kicked Off The Streets, Makeout Reef, Ignant Benches and more

Love is Gay Fest 2020 is taking place at the Bootleg Theater featuring Polartropica, Lucy & La Mer, WASI, Guppy and Rat Fancy

Double features continue at the Aero Theatre with Out of Sight and Jackie Brown

 

Sunday

HTRK are playing at the Echoplex with Dry Cleaning and OTZI opening

The Egyptian Theatre has Disarm the Right to Violence!: Recent Mexican Experimental Short Films, a selection of films produced between 2018-2020 in intensive filmmaking workshops at Catedra Ingmar Bergman and Filmoteca UNAM, in collaboration with DocsMX. There will be a conversation to follow with filmmaker Andrea Rodea.

Jazz artist Cécile McLorin Salvant is performing at the Walt Disney Concert Hall with “her most ambitious project yet, combining jazz and bluegrass in the poignant fairytale Ogresse, a wickedly delicious work about a human-eating monster who lives in the woods”.

Screaming Females are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Alice Bag and Generación Suicida

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

Aug 152019
 

Goon- Choke Throat

This week from Thursday to Sunday (8/15-8/18/19) is Echo Park Rising and there are SO MANY bands playing- all for FREE! (full list here) There are also deals from local businesses, DJ sets, and more, happening as well so make sure to check out their website.

In the listings below I have chosen some of the best shows to see for each day.  I’ve also made a playlist if you want to check out some of the bands ahead of time.

 

Thursday

Janelane are playing at The Echo from 6-6:30pm and later Skin Mag are at there from 7:40 to 8:10pm.

Beauty Queen are at Sticky Rice from 8:10 to 8:40pm

Billy Changer are playing at Spacedust from 9-9:30 followed by Foliage from 10-10:30pm

Healing Gems are at The Echo from 10:30-11pm followed by Goon from 11:30-11:59pm

 

Friday

If you are starting the day early- Cigarette Bums are playing at Spacedust from 3:30-4pm followed by Vaguess from 4:30-5

Jane Church is playing at Sticky Rice from 4:50-5:20pm

Rosie Tucker is playing at Sticky Rice from 6:30-7pm

Veronica Bianqui is playing at TAIX French Restaurant from 7-7:30pm

Ariel Beesley is playing at Little Joy Cocktails from 7:10-7:40pm

Paper Idol are playing at The Echo from 7:30-8pm

Colleen Green is playing at Cosmic Vinyl from 8-9pm

Tracy Bryant is playing the Echoplex from 8:30-9pm

Sister Mantos is playing on the Liberty Stage from 8-8:40pm followed by The Red Pears playing from 9-10pm

Justus Proffit is playing at Stories Books & Cafe from 9:30-10pm

ela minus is playing at The Echo from 9:45-10:15pm

Death Hags are playing at Sticky Rice from 9:50-10:20pm

Juiceboxxx is playing at TAIX French Restaurant from 10-10:45pm

The Paranoyds are playing at the Echoplex from 10-10:30pm

Neil Frances is playing at The Echo from 10:30-11:30pm

MIRSY is playing at Sticky Rice from 11:30-11:59pm

Drinker are playing at The Semi-Tropic from 12-12:40am

 

Saturday

LA Qoolside are playing the Liberty Stage from 4-4:30pm

Tanukichan is playing at The Echo from 4-4:30pm

Small Forward are playing at Trencher from 6-6:30pm

Los Retros is playing at The Echo from 6:30-7pm

French Vanilla are playing the Liberty Stage from 7-7:45pm

Matt Rose is playing at The Semi-Tropic from 7-7:40pm

Ryan Pollie (LAPD) is playing at Sticky Rice from 8:10-8:40pm

Sofia Bolt is playing at The Echo from 8:20-8:50pm

Cosmonauts are playing the Echoplex from 9-9:40pm

Austin Manuel is playing at Cosmic Vinyl from 9-10pm

SadGirl are playing the Liberty Stage from 9-10pm

Big Search is playing at Sticky Rice from 9:50-10:20pm

Hooveriii are playing at Little Joy Cocktails from 10-10:30pm

Caught a Ghost are playing TAIX French Restaurant from 10-10:45pm

TV Party are playing at Sticky Rice from 11:30 to 11:59pm

 

Sunday

Loyal Lobos is playing at Sticky Rice from 4-4:30pm

Brendan Eder Ensemble are playing at Stories Books & Cafe from 5-5:30pm

Spelles is playing at Trencher from 5:30-6pm

The Entrance Band are playing at the Echoplex from 7:30-8pm

Draemings are playing at The Echo from 8:15-8:45pm

The High Curbs are playing at Spacedust from 8:30-9pm

Photo Ops is playing at Sticky Rice from 9-9:30pm

Fell Runner are playing at The Semi-Tropic from 9-9:40pm

Steady 45s are playing at the Echoplex from 10-10:30pm

Susan are playing at Sticky Rice from 10:40-11:10pm

Dream Phases are playing at Sticky Rice from 11:30-11:59pm

 

Sep 072018
 

Cut Copy- Standing In The Middle Of The Field

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/6-9/9/18)-

Thursday

Milo Greene are playing a free show at Amoeba Hollywood

Artist Todd Gray will be discussing his work at Meliksetian Briggs gallery

The High Curbs are playing at The Hi Hat with Ah God, On Drugs, and Cigarette Bums

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is having a free outdoor film screening with work from Mera Karachi Mobile Cinema and The Echo Park Film Center

Rico Nasty is performing at the Echoplex with special guest Maliibu Miitch

The Memories are playing with Wild Wing and Rumblepak at The Echo

Twin Seas and TWINKIDS are opening for Balún at the Bootleg Theater

Friday

Cut Copy are playing at The Wiltern

Dance DTLA continues in Grand Park, this week with music from the 90s

The Molochs are having a record release show at the Lodge Room with Smokescreens opening

The Egyptian Theatre is showing Jean-Luc Godard’s film Sympathy for the Devil with a discussion with cinematographer Tony Richmond following the screening

The Entire Universe and Crush (Cole & Zumi from The Black Lips) are opening for Easy at The Echo

Saturday

At Zebulon from 2-4pm there will be a performance by Modular Soundbath with visuals by Vinyl Williams plus tarot readers and reiki ($5 suggested)

Grand Park and Outfest are hosting Proud Picnic and Movie Night– featuring the full length film When The Beat Drops as well as several short films

Bergamot Station in Santa Monica is hosting a night of Fall openings at its galleries which will be open until 8pm

The Babe Rainbow are playing at Zebulon with Mapache opening

Slaughter Beach, Dog are playing at the Moroccan Lounge

Fitness are playing a free show at The Hi Hat with Beginners

Sunday

LVL UP are playing at The Echo with Pllush and Follies opening

The Egyptian Theatre is showing Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon with an introduction by actor Leon Vitali

Long Beach Comic Con continues today (also Saturday)

Aug 232018
 

Billy Changer- She’s Good To Go

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/23-8/26/18)-

Thursday

The Frights are signing their new album and playing a free show at Amoeba Hollywood

As part of Hammer Museum’s free programming for Made in L.A. 2018, artist Suné Woods, award-winning poet Fred Moten, and pianist & composer James Gordon Williams will present “a multimedia evening of wordplay, found imagery, improvised music, and moving images” titled You are mine. I see now, I’m a have to let you go.

Kishi Bashi is playing a free show at Skirball Cultural Center

It’s the last two weeks of free Shakespeare in Griffith Park, tonight’s play is Titus Andronicus, with a free pre-show discussion of LACMA’s current exhibit, To Rome and Back: Individualism and Authority in Art, 1500-1800, with Leah Lehmbeck and David Bardeen

The Delirians and Jackie Mendez are playing a free show at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

Lee Fields & The Expressions are performing at the Echoplex

 

Friday

The Wende Museum in Culver City is hosting a Happy Hour with drinks in the garden and a curator’s talk on art and alcohol (free but RSVP required)

No Parents are playing with The Paranoyds, Junkie, and The High Curbs at 1720

Church in The Park, described as “equal parts jazz club, dance party and live remix experiment”, is taking place free at Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park with Mark de Clive-Lowe,  The Beat Junkies, Ras G, Linafornia and more

La Brea Tar Pits Museum has free admission from 5-8pm

Super Whatevr are playing at The Hi Hat with King Shelter, Beach Goons, and Ridgeway

Bambu and DJ Phatrick are performing at the Bootleg Theater

 

Saturday

Rodriguez, from the famous documentary Searching for Sugarman, will be performing at The Luckman Fine Arts Complex

For The Getty’s free music night, Off the 405, Combo Chimbita will be performing

Hammer Museum is hosting a group therapy session followed by a sewing workshop (free)

LACMA’s Summer After-Hours Party Muse ‘Til Midnight, includes late night access to the special exhibition 3D: Double Vision and LACMA’s permanent collection of Modern Art and European Painting and Sculpture in the Ahmanson Building, DUBLAB DJs, visual installations, performances, drinks, and more ($30)

Summer Happenings at The Broad continues with a night of “Chinese punk, post-punk, ritual performance, film, psychedelia and more” with performances including- Xiu Xiu and Re-TROS, Daniel Collás, Juliet Swango and Jie Ma performing Collás’ original score to accompany Zhou Hongbo’s film Lotus Ferry and more

Mura Masa is performing at The Novo with Empress of opening

Highland Park Bowl is hosting a free night of music with Insect Surfers, The Hidden Depths, and King Flamingo

 

Sunday

Billy Changer and Rudy de Anda are opening for Combo Chimbita at The Echo

LAMAG is hosting the free talk A Guide to Gallery Representation, moderated by Jonathan T.D. Neil, exhibition artists Andrew Norman Wilson, Lena Daly, and Château Shatto Director/Founder Olivia Barrett from 2-4pm at the gallery in Barnsdall Art Park as part of LAMAGLearn

In conjunction with Adler Guerrier: Conditions and Forms for blck Longevity at the California African American Museum, Guerrier and Los Angeles based artist Todd Gray will discuss their related interests in examining landscape and history through photography and collage, moderated by curator Diana Nawi. This event is followed by a special garden tour from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Natural History Museum that includes free NHM admission with event RSVP.

CHANGES: Works at Union Station, is a free afternoon (1-6pm) of 20 site specific performances and interactive works from Los Angeles artists taking place in and around Union Station

Apr 192018
 

Acid Tongue- Get Free

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/19-4/22/18)-

Thursday

Acid Tongue are opening for Moonwalks at Resident

LACMA has a free screening of United Shades of America: The Border which includes a conversation with W. Kamau Bell

MOCA Music returns to The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA with performances by Berhana, Rayana Jay and Linafornia plus Modern Funk Fest DJs, food trucks, and drinks. You can also check out the Adrián Villar Rojas exhibition at the museum (free with RSVP)

Sarah Blasko is playing at the Bootleg Theater

Friday

Art Buzz, ICA LA’s Happy Hour, returns with a tour of Harald Szeemann’s exhibition followed by drinks and snacks (free but register)

It’s the first night for performances of Stardust, A Dance Tribute to David Bowie by Complexions Contemporary Ballet at The Music Center (runs through Sunday)

Tomo Jacobson + Sun Araw, The Orchardist, and Embassador Dulgoon are playing at Coaxial Arts Foundation

Guantanamo Baywatch are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with French Vanilla, Dumb Fucks, and The High Curbs opening

Saturday

Bring a mat or blanket to VSF gallery for Healing Sound Bath, an immersive 45-minute set on gong by Sat Purkh of Rama Institute amid Kathryn Garcia’s outdoor installation (free)

CAP UCLA is hosting Eighth Blackbird featuring Will Oldham (Bonnie “Prince” Billy) at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Peach Kelli Pop are celebrating their new EP, Which Witch, with a free in-store performance at Permanent Records and later in the evening Permanent Records is hosting a free Record Store After Party at The Hi Hat with Hooveriii, RFRC (Rearranged Face & Red Channel), and Golden Grease

The Aero Theatre is showing a Godard double feature of Breathless and Band of Outsiders

Frankie Rose, Cold Beat, and Business of Dreams are playing at Zebulon

The Nude Party are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Liily, and The Pantones opening

Saturday and Sunday

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is at the USC Campus and has a TON of free and ticketed programming

Renegade Craft Fair returns to Los Angeles State Historic Park (free)

Sunday

Take advantage of free Metro rides for Earth Day

LACMA is showing the documentary A Day on the Grand Canal with the Emperor of China or Surface is Illusion but So Is Depth, a film by directors Phillip Haas and David Hockney (free)

Center for the Arts Eagle Rock is hosting their 14th Annual Art Auction from 1-5pm (free)

Guest curator Jackie Clay will be at ICA LA to discuss the exhibition sisters and brothers, and her research into black visual culture and queer video as part of an open house day of events that also includes Rafa Esparza in conversation with Jamillah James

The Thai New Year Songkran Festival is happening in Thai Town

Levitation Room are playing at Resident with The Mad Walls, Grave Flowers, and Supermercat opening

Jan 252018
 

Sugar Candy Mountain- Eye on You

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/25-1/28/18)-

Thursday

designLAb is having an art opening at the Pacific Design Center with numerous galleries showing work

The Wombats are playing at the Fonda Theatre with Future Feats and Nation of Language opening

Co-curator of A Universal History of Infamy, Pilar Tompkins Rivas, is giving a walkthrough of the exhibit at LACMA

The Love Language are playing at Harvard & Stone

Artist and Seeld Library co-founder Thomas Hutton is giving a free guided tour along the periphery of MOCA Grand Avenue

Sean Gadd is playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Blackpaw and Pavo Pavo opening

Friday

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) is hosting a Welcome Party for the 2018 PEN Emerging Voices fellows with short readings by the authors

Anna Meredith is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Silentshout opening

The Mynabirds are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Doe Paoro and Hayley Coupon opening

The High Curbs, The Ombres, Ariel View and The Chonks are all playing at The Smell

Sun Seeker are opening for Jessica Lea Mayfield at The Echo

Saturday

Night on Broadway is a great annual free arts and music event starting at 3pm with many of the theaters opening their doors for performances and art installations as well as outdoor stages on Broadway and musical performances  that include- The B-52s, War, La Santa Cecilia,  Madame Gandhi, Buyepongo, Combo Chimbita + tons more things to see and do

As part of Night on Broadway’s free programming- the Orpheum Theatre has a great list of bands playing including Sugar Candy Mountain, Morgan Delt, Frankie and the Witch Fingers and The Entire Universe

Lyle Ashton Harris will be signing his book as well as having a discussion with Walead Beshty, Charles Gaines and Naima J. Keith at Arcana Books

Hammer Museum is having an opening celebration for its Winter Exhibitions (free but register)

Facial and dimber are opening for Piebald for The Hi Hat’s 2nd Anniversary

Lawrence Rothman is playing at the Lodge Room

Sunday

It’s SoCal Museums Free-For-All Day and a good chance to check out participating museums that include the Grammy Museum, MOCA, LACMA, and Descanso Gardens

Artist Skip Arnold will be giving a free talk at the Institute of Contemporary Art in conjunction with his exhibition Truffle Hunt

Curatorial Associate Rebecca Matalon is leading a walkthrough of Welcome to the Dollhouse, the current exhibition at MOCA Pacific Design Center

There are still tickets to Ty Segall’s show at the Teragram Ballroom with Lamps opening

Boy Harsher are playing with High-Functioning Flesh and DIN at the Echoplex

Here Lies Man are opening for Combo Chimbita at Resident

All Weekend

Art Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fair returns to Barkar Hangar and while you are there check out Santa Monica Art Studio’s open studios event More Art Here across the street

stARTup Art Fair returns to Los Angeles- this time the independent artists will take over rooms at The Kinney Hotel in Venice Beach

Nov 302017
 

The High Curbs- Empty Bottles

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/30-12/3/17)-

Thursday

Writer Raquel Gutiérrez will be giving a walk through and discussing certain works from Hammer Museum’s exhibition Radical Women. Later in the evening there is a film screening of various experimental films created by Latin American women artists (both events free)

FYOHNA is opening for Wildling at Resident

CAFAM is hosting CraftNight at Angel City Brewery where you can have a pint while enjoying an air-dry clay workshop ($10)

Summer Moon and Mereki are opening for Dhani Harrison at the El Rey Theatre

Prism Tats is opening for Dommengang at The Hi Hat

Downtown Boys are playing with Generacion Suicida and Ex-Stains at the Echoplex

iam8bit gallery is having its 3rd Annual Handmade Holiday Show

Friday

Metro Art is showing Ava DuVernay’s documentary This is the Life at Union Station (free)

Slothrust are playing at The Echo with And The Kids and SLUGS

Hundred Waters are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Julianna Barwick and Banoffee

Blitzen Trapper are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Lilly Hiatt

Saturday

DocuSlate, a day dedicated to documentary films presented by NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFLMA) is $10 per program or for $25 you can see all the programs and enjoy an open bar

Hauser & Wirth is having a Holiday Market (also Sunday)

Union Station is also having a Holiday Market with live entertainment, a beer garden and Santa

The Dandy Warhols are playing with POW! at the Teragram Ballroom

HUNNY’s Winter Talent Show at the Echoplex includes bands Potty Mouth and King Shelter

Sunday

The High Curbs are opening for Hockey Dad at the Bootleg Theater with Jurassic Shark

Artist Alec Soth will be in conversation with photographic historian Kate Albers at Arcana with a book signing to follow

LAXART will be screening States of Crisis at the City of West Hollywood Library- a video program that includes videos by artists from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Honduras and Peru reflecting on political, economic and ecological crises. This program is in conjunction with the exhibition Pacific Standard Time LA/LA: Video Art in Latin America at LAXART. (free)

John Waters performs A John Waters Christmas, his one man show, at The Comedy Store