Jan 232020

Agnes Obel- Broken Sleep

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


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)



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



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



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

Apr 272017

FYOHNA- Ghost Heart

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/27-4/30/17)-


NE-HI are playing with Moaning and Weird Love at the Bootleg Theater

Hammer Museum is having an Open Projector Night- anyone is welcome to submit a film under 10 minutes, with comedian emcees the Sklar Brothers (free)

Gaz Coombes from Supergrass is playing a solo show at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

Jeff Mcllwain is performing his ambient electronic music as Lusine with Geotic opening at The Echo


At Bob Baker Marionette Theater this week is Subject: Los Angeles in the Streets, the second of 4 events with archival films, guest presenters, music and puppets- this iteration examines forms of public assembly and artistic intervention in the city

Tonight is the second night of the Magnetic Fields two night concert for their new album 50 Song Memoir (yesterday was 1-25, tonight it is songs 26-50) at UCLA’s Royce Hall

Miracle Legion, formed in 1983, are performing their first show in 20 years at the Echoplex with Noveller opening

The Buttertones are headlining a night of bands at the Hi Hat


Brewery Artwalk returns to the complex with artist residents opening their doors to visitors (also Sunday)

Lia Halloran will be discussing her work with writer Jennifer Ouellette, as well as giving a walk through of her exhibition at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles (free)

The Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia, is performing at the Regent Theater

Santa Monica Art Studios is hosting Off the Clock 2017, a one night only reception and exhibition of photography (free)

The Godfather Part II is being shown at the historic Los Angeles Theater with DJs, live music, bars on all five floors, and a photo studio to go with the 1950s theme ($25)

The Shivas are playing with Candace at Resident

The Wedding Present are playing at The Echo with Colleen Green Band opening


CAFAM is having their biannual shopping event and you can also check out their current exhibitions for free as well

It’s the second day of the Jackalope Spring Fair in Pasadena with over 150 local artisans (free)

It’s also the second day of Ru Paul’s Drag Con at the Los Angeles Convention Center

FYOHNA is opening for Allie X at the Echoplex

May 142015

Ex Hex- Don’t Wanna Lose

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/14-5/17)-


Corners are playing the Echoplex with Tropical Popsicle- http://www.theecho.com/event/815597-corners-homecoming-show-los-angeles/

Or you could check out Woods at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/817153-woods-los-angeles/

Cinefamily is showing John Waters’ film Desperate Living with Mink Stole in attendance to introduce- http://www.cinefamily.org/films/peep-show/#desperate-living-mink-stole-in-person

Hammer Museum is showing the film The River Ran Red about the search for survivors of the Armenian genocide- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/05/the-river-ran-red/

Downtown Artwalk is on- https://www.facebook.com/downtownartwalk and afterwards you could listen to CalArts MFA writing grads read from their work at REDCAT (free)- http://www.redcat.org/event/calarts-writers-showcase-next-words


Ex Hex are at the Roxy with The Shivas- http://www.theroxy.com/event/739521-ex-hex-west-hollywood/

LA Live’s Dark Nights event includes live entertainment, street artists, and discounts on food, drink, and this time the Grammy Museum- http://www.lalive.com/events/la-live/detail/dark-nights-at-la-live-150515

Fartbarf are playing El Cid- http://www.elcidla.com/event/844019-fartbarf-frogtown-occult-los-angeles/

UK band Fat White Family are at the Troubadour- http://www.troubadour.com/event/795433-fat-white-family-los-angeles/


Cathedrals are playing as part of the Getty Center’s free music night Saturdays off the 405http://www.getty.edu/visit/cal/events/ev_453.html

The Beverly Hills Art Show is back and is a nice way to see art work while enjoying the day in Beverly Gardens Park (also Sunday)- http://www.beverlyhills.org/exploring/beverlyhillsartshow/artshowinformation/web.jsp?NFR=1

Sewing Rebellion is having a free sewing workshop at Thank You For Coming in Atwater- http://www.thankyouforcoming.la/2015/05/sewing-rebellion-presents-kitchen-stitchn-at-tyfc/


Once a year Museums of the Arroyo Day gives free admission to Heritage Square, The Gamble House, The Autry, Lummis Home, The LA Police Museum, and the Pasadena Museum of History from noon-5pm- http://www.museumsofthearroyo.com/

Complex in Glendale is having an afternoon/evening BBQ Synth Party with a list of bands including Cold Showers- https://www.facebook.com/events/1567046106896209

Feb 262015

La Luz- Call Me in the Day

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/26-3/1)-


Artist and critic Lorraine O’Grady,  probably most famous for her first performance piece Mlle Bourgeoise Noire,  is giving a free talk at MOCA Grand Ave- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/art-talk-lorraine-ogrady-2/

Mayor Garcetti’s favorite movie is Airplane!? When Zócalo and KCRW asked him to pick a movie to screen at The Million Dollar Theater, this comedy classic was his selection. Tonight he’ll be there along with Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker (the trio who directed, wrote, and produced Airplane!) to discuss it after the film (free with registration)- http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/event/?postId=57931

Dan Snaith aka Caribou is playing three nights at the Fonda Theatre starting tonight- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/255148

Cathedrals are playing with Empires, LANY, and Rush Midnight at the Echo (advanced
tickets are sold out but there may be tickets at the door)- http://www.theecho.com/event/733021-popshop-west-028-cathedrals-los-angeles/


Seattle band La Luz are at the Bootleg HiFi with The Shivas and The Lovely Bad Things- http://foldsilverlake.com/event.cfm?id=189118&cart

If you haven’t seen the fascinating Los Angeles Plays Itself, why not check it out for free in Union Station, one of the many iconic locations seen in the film clips. Q&A with the director will follow- http://www.metro.net/about/union-station/#/?i=5

King Tuff is playing with Sonny and the Sunsets for CouchTrippin’ 2015: Los Angeles which will also have live art and Lagunitas beer- free with RSVP at Mack Sennett Studios- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/couchtrippin-2015-los-angeles-tickets-15411475137

Jon Brion is playing at Largo = http://www.largo-la.com/event/758633-jon-brion-los-angeles/

Craft Spells are at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/737163-craft-spells-los-angeles/


The area around Santa Monica and Highland has gradually become its own arts district and ForYourArt is hosting A Hollywood Walk of Art: The Awards Shows– a free self guided tour of the area (and a few other Hollywood galleries) with events that include free donuts at Donut Time- http://www.foryourart.com/theawardsshows/

Robert Williams will be discussing his exhibition SLANG! Aesthetics at The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery in Barnsdall Park- http://www.barnsdall.org/2015/01/02/robert-williams-slang-aesthetics-20-years-influence-juxtapoz/


Dengue Fever are playing a free set at Amoeba Hollywood- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-3228/

Composer and musician William Basinski performs his latest concert-length ambient soundscape The Deluge (2014) at MOCA Grand Ave (free)- http://edu.moca.org/calendar/2015-03-01

No Joy, Nightmare Air, and Flaamingos are playing at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/721651-no-joy-nightmare-air-los-angeles/