Aug 012019
 

Clarke and the Himselfs- So Sorry

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/1- 8/4/19)-

Thursday

Black Pumas are playing a free show at Amoeba Hollywood at 6pm with an album signing to follow

Julia Holter is playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Ana Roxanne opening

Ricky Hell & The Voidboys, The Freakees, and more are playing at The Hi Hat to benefit Al Otro Lado, a bi-national, direct legal services, non-profit organization serving indigent deportees, migrants and refugees in Tijuana and L.A.

Descanso Gardens is having Beer Garden Night from 5-8pm

Hollywood Night Market at Yamashiro is a lovely way to have some food and drinks while enjoying beautiful views of the city- free shuttles leave from the Mosaic parking lot

 

Friday

The Underground Museum’s Purple Garden Cinema film this week is Birth. Cinematographer Bradford Young (Arrival, Selma) and artist Nicole Miller will be discussing Birth‘s cinematographer Harris Savides after the film. (free)

Cayucas are playing at The Roxy Theatre with Skyway Man and Mmmonika

Jeffrey Silverstein and Sonoda are playing an early (7pm) free show at Gold-Diggers

ASL interpreter Stacy De La Rosa is giving a tour and workshop for Hervé Tullet: An Ideal Exhibition as part of Summer School at ICA LA.

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic are playing with Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk, and Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf at the Greek Theatre

The Bird and The Bee are playing at the Ford Theatres

 

Saturday

Clarke and the Himselfs is playing a free show with Prism Tats at Zebulon

Arcana Books is hosting an exhibition opening and book signing for Gary Cannone: Albums by Conceptual Artists

Jackalope Summer Nights market returns to Pasadena’s Central Park with over 200 local artisans, food trucks and a beer garden (free- also happening on Friday)

French DJ/Producer and founder of Ed Banger Records, Busy P will be performing with friends at 1720

Metro Art’s Movements at Union Station continues this week with Heat-Wave, an LA based party series founded by DJs Daniel T. and Wyatt Potts, with a focus on international funk and disco records.

Limp Wrist: 20 Years of Total Joteria is a night of queer punk rock at The Regent Theater with bands Limp Wrist, Heterofobia, Provoke, Frisco Dykes, and Twompsax

Drugdealer is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Maraschino

The Younger Lovers are opening for Imperial Teen at The Echo

 

Saturday and Sunday

UCLA Film & Television Archive is hosting a weekend of films by Mary Lambert at Hammer Museum’s Billy Wilder Theater. Saturday it’s Pet Semetary and Pet Semetary II followed by a talk with director Mary Lambert, actors Brad Greenquist, Miko Hughes and Dale Midkiff, and editor Tom Finan. On Sunday they are showing Siesta followed by a talk with director Mary Lambert, actors Jodie Foster and Ellen Barkin, and editor Glenn Morgan. Both discussions will be hosted by April Wolfe.

HARD Summer Music Festival is two days of EDM and hip hop artists taking place at The Speedway in Fontana. Artists include Major Lazer, Kid Cudi, Dillon Francis, Gunna, A-Trak, Juice WRLD, RL Grime, Sheck Wes, JPEGMAFIA, Schlomo, and more

 

Sunday

David Lynch and Hans Ulrich Obrist will be in conversation at the Second Home Serpentine Pavilion at La Brea Tar Pits

ICA LA is having the free daytime closing party Summer Cooldown 2019, from 2-6pm, with DJs, drinks, and food, plus the last chance to see the exhibitions Patty Chang: The Wandering Lake, 2009-2017 and Lucas Blalock: An Enormous Oar.

Lodge Room in Highland Park is hosting Ohhh Rasss! Ras G Memorial Fundraiser. The LA producer/musician/ DJ passed away this week on July 29th.

Independent Shakespeare Co. is having a free performance of the play Twelfth Night in Griffith Park tonight with an earlier performance by Mexican folk musicians La Victoria

The B52s are playing at the Microsoft Theater with OMD and Berlin

Weirdo Night is happening at Zebulon, with performances by Dynasty Handbag, Allie Alvarado, Minivan, Popstar Nima, and Charles Galin

Jul 252019
 

Lala Lala- Water Over Sex

Thing to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/25-7/28/19)-

Thursday

Megan Thee Stallion, Rico Nasty, Blueface, Comethazine, Tierra Whack, DaBaby and more will be performing for the XXL Freshman 2019 Concert at The Novo

Justus Proffit and Outer Spaces are opening for Radiator Hospital at The Hi Hat

Hammer Museum’s free Summer Concert Series continues this week with a performance by The Tracks as well as KCRW DJs, food trucks and a cash bar

Skirball Cultural Center is free on Thursdays and this week there is a free sunset concert with marimba super-group Río Mira performing

Hollywood Night Market at Yamashiro is a lovely way to have some food and drinks while enjoying beautiful views of the city- free shuttles leave from the Mosaic parking lot

 

Friday

The Underground Museum’s Purple Garden Cinema is hosting FWD: Short Films. The free program, curated by MEMORY, will feature a range of work from emerging and established filmmakers.

Metro Art has a new program featuring LA based DJ collectives- Movements at Union Station. The first night in the series will feature The Soul Children, an LA based crew of artist, promoters and DJs. The event will also include a drop-in silkscreen stencil workshop led by Self Help Graphics & Art, a photo booth and food trucks.

B Boys are playing a free show at Hotel Figueroa with Bodega and Shark Toys

Golden Vessel is performing at El Cid with Instupendo and The Nicholas

The Music Center’s Dance DTLA, a night of free dance lessons and music ,continues this week with a disco theme

UCLA Film & Television Archive is screening an action film double feature of Sister Street Fighter and Lady Terminator, at Hammer Museum’s Billy Wilder Theater ($9)

Florist are playing at Pico Union Project with Hand Habits (solo)

 

Saturday

The Getty’s free concert series Off the 405 continues this week with Lala Lala

Bergamot Station is having a Summer Open House all day with live music, art openings, a book sale, art talk, food, drink, and more

The Box is screening Leigh Ledare’s The Task at 2pm with a conversation with the artist and Catherine Taft, director and curator at LAXART, to follow from 4:30-6:30pm

Morgan Delt is playing at the Lodge Room with Pearl Charles, Vinyl Williams, The Sunsettes, and Mad Alchemy Light Show

The Drums are playing at the Hollywood Palladium with CHAI

Smokescreens, Holy Tunics, and Susan are playing at The Monty Bar

UCLA Film & Television Archive is screening a double feature of the Paris-set films Funny Face and Paris Blues, at Hammer Museum’s Billy Wilder Theater ($9)

Latin American folk-rock group Aterciopelados are playing a free show at Pershing Square with Elefante opening

 

Sunday

To celebrate the opening weekend of The Invisible Man and the Masque of Blackness, Zak Ové’s sculptural installation, LACMA is hosting an afternoon of art, music, which will include a discussion with Ové. A performance by Trinidad Steel Drum Band begins at 4 pm, followed by a conversation with Ové at 5 pm. (free)

Independent Shakespeare Co. is having a free performance of the play Pericles in Griffith Park tonight (also Saturday)

Shutups, Weird Night, Launcher, Slaughterhouse, and Shitgiver are all performing at The Rec Center

Cam’ron is playing a $5 show at The Novo

Johanna Samuels and Dylan Rodrigue are opening for Lou Roy at the Bootleg Theater

 

All Weekend

OUTFEST Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival continues in various locations with screenings that include shorts and television episodes. This weekend some of the screenings will be at the outdoor Ford Theatre including- the Kathy Griffin documentary, with Griffin in conversation with Louis Virtel pre-screening on Thursday, and the documentary Gay Chorus Deep South on Friday which includes a performance by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus.

Jul 112019
 

Drinker- Something I Want

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/11-7/14/19)-

Thursday

As part of Hammer Museum’s Summer Concert Series, Pavo Pavo will be performing in the courtyard. Get there early for happy hour from 6:30-7:30pm and to check out the galleries until 8pm.

Poet Amanda Gorman will be reading at MOCA Grand Avenue and entrance to both MOCA galleries is free this evening

Y La Bamba are performing at The Echo with Rituals of Mine and Vanessa Zamora opening

Bleached are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with The Linda Lindas

Hollywood Night Market at Yamashiro is a lovely way to have some food and drinks while enjoying beautiful views of the city- free shuttles leave from the Mosaic parking lot

 

Friday

The Underground Museum is showing Arthur Jafa’s The White Album and Jean-Luc Godard’s The Image Book. There will be a short conversation with  Arthur Jafa between films. (free)

Business of Dreams and Jo Passed are opening for Mauno at the Bootleg Theater

Jackie Mendoza is playing a free show at The Love Song with Ed Balloon and YUS

How Did This Get Made?, a podcast hosted by Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas, is having a live performance at The Wiltern

The Music Center’s Dance DTLA, a free night of dance instruction and music in different styles, takes place tonight with a hip-hop theme

Freddie Gibbs & Mad Lib are performing at The Novo

Draemings are playing a free show at the Levitt Pavilion with Vaya Futuro, El Mañana, and Bananaleafboy + XOLO

 

Saturday

Ever Present (formerly Friday Flights) is a free night of artistic performances taking place at The Getty. This iteration of the series, Cosmos, will include performances by Deradoorian, Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs, Jennifer Moon & Laub, and A.S.T.R.A.L.O.R.A.C.L.E.S

Cyndi Lauper is performing at the Hollywood Bowl with their orchestra and jazz singer Cécile McLorin Salvant opening (this show is also taking place on Friday)

Hauser & Wirth is screening Britt Banks’ film Ronald: Part 1 with a Q& A with the director to follow (free but register)

The Get Around is a Mar Vista Music & Art Walk and Venice Art Crawl joint event, with music, art vendors and exhibitions, readings, Burning Man art cars, performances, and more- taking place over 3.5 miles from 2-10pm

Vansire and BOYO are playing at The Roxy

Carter Ace and Rat Fancy are opening for Bloodboy at the Bootleg Theater

 

Sunday

Drinker are performing at the Bootleg Theater with Misty Mtn and Talker opening

The UCLA Film and Television Archive is showing the 1989 thriller Miracle Mile at the Hammer Museum with director Steve De Jarnatt present for the screening ($9)

The Egyptian Theatre is showing a double feature of Jack Nicholson films- Chinatown and the sequel The Two Jakes

Independent Shakespeare Co. is having free performances of the play Twelfth Night in Griffith Park all weekend- tonight includes Drag Queen Story Hour with Pickle reading a children’s version of Twelfth Night

Jun 292019
 

“Graduation”, (1949) © Estate of Roy DeCarava

We look at so many images today that often the value of individual photos decreases with the abundance of them. That’s why it is such a pleasure to spend time with Roy DeCarava’s black and white photographs at The Underground Museum. His images have a meditative beauty to them. They catch your eye and hold it. There is a richness to his compositions, his use of textures and light.

While at The Underground Museum, also take a moment to look through a copy of De Carava’s book collaboration with writer Langston Hughes, The Sweet Flypaper of Life in the book store.  The images in it influenced artist Kahlil Joseph’s film Flypaper (2017), which was recently shown at MOCA.  Kahlil Joseph’s brother, artist Noah Davis, who sadly passed away in 2015, founded The Underground Museum with his wife, artist Karon Davis, in 2012.

Roy DeCarava: The Work of Art closes 6/29/19.

 

“Bill and son”(1962) © Estate of Roy DeCarava

 

Feb 152019
 

Mike Krol- What’s The Rhythm

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/15- 2/17/19)-

Friday

Hauser & Wirth is hosting the world premiere of CSSC – It Begins – The Coach The Skull and the US premiere of DADDA – Poodle House Saloon, two new films by Los Angeles artist Paul McCarthy, at The Montalbán Theater in Hollywood (free)

LACMA will be running artist Martha Fiennes moving-image artwork Yugen free all day in the Bing Theater with a discussion at 6pm with the artist and actor Julian Sands

Art Buzz returns to ICA LA with a happy hour tour of Maryam Jafri’s I Drank the Kool-Aid But I Didn’t Inhale led by curator Jamillah James and Director of Learning and Engagement Asuka Hisa, followed by refreshments (free)

Miya Folick is playing at the Lodge Room with Barrie and Kingsbury opening

The 6th Annual Dre Day Los Angeles is taking place at the Echoplex with special guests Battlecat and DJ Melo-D of The Beat Junkies and an evening of Dre-related music

Marc Almond of Soft Cell will be performing a “best of ” set at the Globe Theatre along with a DJ set by Hercules & Love Affair, a performance by The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black and more for Sex Cells 2 year anniversary

Storefront Church, Orchin, Harrison Whitford, and Michael Vidal are playing at the Bootleg Theater

 

Saturday

Mike Krol is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Vertical Scratchers and Heflin opening

In conjunction with Frieze Art Fair and Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Bergamot Station is hosting Art + Brunch, 20+ gallery exhibitions and brunch bites throughout the complex (free)

Or get up early (7am!) and have breakfast at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA as part of their collaboration with Frieze Los Angeles. It will be followed by conversations between MOCA Director Klaus Biesenbach, Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Lauren Halsey, Korakrit Arunanondchai, and Luchita Hurtado plus free admission to their current exhibitions

At Hammer Museum, artists Kandis Williams and Devin Troy Strother join gallery director Ebony L. Haynes for a discussion about “the contemporary tensions of presenting the black body as it relates to sexuality, politics, and history” (free)

Writer Doreen St. Felix will be speaking with Amandla Stenberg at The Underground Museum and it’s the last weekend to see Deana Lawson: Planes

Broncho are playing at the Lodge Room with Pinky Pinky opening

Facial and SLUGS are opening for JR Slayer at The Hi Hat

 

Sunday

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is hosting a free panel discussion on Zoe Leonard’s fictional work The Fae Richard Photo Archive. The history, form and content of the work as well as its current relevance will be discussed by a panel that includes filmmaker Garrett Bradley, noted art historian Huey Copeland, and MOCA Associate Curator Lanka Tattersall with former MOCA Assistant Curator Rebecca Matalon moderating. The work is part of the current exhibition Zoe Leonard:Survey and can be seen at the museum as part of their free weekend admission.

LACMA is hosting a discussion of the legacy of artist Charles White in conjunction with the exhibition Charles White: A Retrospective, with Ilene Susan Fort, the museum’s curator emeritus of American art and curator of the Los Angeles venue of the exhibition; Ian White, son of Charles White, an artist in his own right and archivist of his father’s work; Judithe Hernández, renown contemporary artist and one of Charles White’s students; Kellie Jones, Associate Professor of Art History and Archaeology in African American Studies at Columbia University; and Peter Clothier, noted writer and art critic. (free but tickets required)

At ICA LA, photographer Lucas Blalock and ICA Curator Jamillah James will be discussing his work in conjunction with his solo exhibition at the museum

Mikey Carnevale of The Frights is playing at The Roxy with The Grinns

Milk. are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Andy Fonda and Superbloom opening

 

Art Fairs running all weekend

Art Los Angeles Contemporary is at the Barkar Hangar ($29 + fees) and there will be a free shuttle to the stARTup Art Fair ($15 + fees online) at The Kinney Hotel if you want to do both in the same day

Frieze Los Angeles is taking place at Paramount Pictures Studios but there are currently only tickets available for the Curated Program which includes the outdoor Studios backlot, artist projects, film and talks but not the indoors gallery section ($20 and only available on Sunday as of this writing)

At The Stalls at Skylight ROW DTLA is the inaugural SPRING/BREAK Art Show ($20 + fees)

Superfine! Art Fair is taking place at DTLA’s Magic Box at The Reef with 90% of the artwork ranging from $100- $5000 ($10 entrance fee if purchased online)

Felix LA is a new free contemporary art fair taking place at The Hollywood Roosevelt

Aug 092018
 

Littlebabyangel- GENEVIéVE

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/9-8/12/18)-

Thursday

SWIMM and Winter are playing a free show at the Levitt Pavillion in MacArthur Park

Hammer Museum has a free screening of The Fortress, with a Q&A with director Hwang Dong-hyuk to follow at 6pm and afterwards you can check out Lauren Elizabeth Baba:theBABAorchestra, a free big band performance at 8pm

Artist Pope L. will be reading his short story The Cypress at The Underground Museum with a conversation with Hamza Walker to follow

So Many Wizards are playing at The Hi Hat with BOYO and Dante Elephante opening

The Marías are playing a free show at Skirball Cultural Center

Friday

Littlebabyangel is opening for Chromeo at the Hollywood Palladium

The Aero Theatre is having a 3D Double Feature of House of Wax and The Mad Magician

Zebulon is hosting a free LA premiere screening party of I’ve Got Levitation, which features interviews and performances by The 13th Floor Elevators, The Black Angels, Mac DeMarco, Thee Oh Sees, Fuzz and more

Artist Norm Laich will be leading a happy hour tour of This Brush for Hire: Norm Laich & Many Other Artists at ICA LA

Katie Ellen is opening for Lemuria at the Bootleg Theater

Tommy Wiseau will be at the Egyptian Theatre to introduce his film, The Room

Enjoy is having a record release party at the Teragram Ballroom with Puzzle and Distractor opening

Saturday

Roger Guenveur Smith will be performing In Honor of Jean-Michel Basquiat at the Bootleg Theater (also on Sunday)

Artists Dove Ayinde, Sarah Gail, Brandon Drew Holmes, Micah James, and Elliot Reed will be giving talks for Black TED: Independent Research Perspectives in the Field at LACE

Artist Beatriz Cortez will be discussing artist EJ Hill’s work at the Hammer Museum as part of their Made in L.A. 2018 programming

KCRW’s Summer Nights’ Backyard Party will be at their headquarters with a free solo-acoustic performance by Jim James

There’s a free screening of Wonder Woman at Echo Park Lake

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo are playing a free show at Pershing Square’s Downtown Stage

Independent Shakespeare Co. continues their free performances in Griffith Park- tonight is Goth Night along with a performance of Titus Andronicus

Sunday

Aero Theatre’s 3D programming continues with Creature From the Black Lagoon at 3pm and Hitchcock’s Dial M For Murder at 7:30pm

Alt 98.7 is hosting Alt Summer Camp at Queen Mary Events Park with bands- Death Cab for Cutie, Odesza, CHVRCHES, Sir Sly, Superorganism, Lovelytheband, Jungle, AJR, and Judah & The Lion

Independent Shakespeare Co. continues their free performances in Griffith Park- tonight before a performance of A Midsummer Nights Dream, there will be a performance by The Silver Lake Chorus

Running until 8/31, Lucy Sparrow’s Sparrow Mart, her all felt supermarket with signed items available for purchase, is at The Standard, Downtown L.A.

May 242018
 

Cold Fronts- Think About You (All The Time)

Things to do in Los Angeles this Memorial Day weekend (5/24-5/28/18)-

Thursday

Hammer Museum has a free screening of The Proposal, a film that follows the making of an artwork by Jill Magid from the recent exhibition Stories of Almost Everyone, with a Q&A to follow with the artist/director

Rival Cavves and Monogem are opening for ANIMA! at The Echo

The Broad is hosting En Cuatro Patas: Feminist Latinx Performance and Video, a ticketed event that includes after hours access to the museum as well as a screening of several short videos and a performances by experimental vocalist Carmina Escobar

Lean are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Sam Valdez and Tampa opening

Artist Lorna Simpson will be in conversation with The Studio Museum Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden at The Underground Museum

Moby, Sarah Silverman, Jonathan Ames, Open Mike Eagle, Dengue Fever, and more will be performing for Fun Lovers Unite! An Evening of Music, Comedy, and Gun Sense at The Regent Theater to benefit Women Against Gun Violence

Angelic Upstarts and The Briefs are playing at the Echoplex

Friday

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith is playing at Hollywood Forever’s Masonic Lodge with Cool Maritime opening (also Thursday)

Barnsdall Park’s Friday Night Wine Tasting returns featuring a Q&A with food critic Jonathan Gold and Chef Daniel Humm ($45)

Street artist Teachr is hosting Face to Face Art Show at Flux Rebellion, featuring his work and the work of Fairfax High School students he’s mentored, with the first 100 guests receiving a free gift

Fever Ray is playing at the Hollywood Palladium

Thalma de Freitas is playing at Lodge Room

Peach Kelli Pop are playing at The Hi Hat with Adult Mom and Post Life opening

Saturday

Cold Fronts are opening for Hockey Dad at Lodge Room

Head to the Egyptian Theatre in the afternoon for a discussion of fashion and film of the 1940s before a screening of The Postman Always Rings Twice

The Red Pears, Beach Goons, Ariel View, and The Cozzmos are playing at The Roxy

Fiesta Hermosa begins today and runs through Monday in downtown Hermosa Beach with over 300 arts and crafts vendors, a beer and wine garden, and more

Amyl and The Sniffers are playing with Surfbort at the Moroccan Lounge

Steve Ignorant and Paranoid Visions will be playing Crass songs at the Fonda Theatre

Sunday

Zebulon is having a free screening of Fellini’s Juliet of The Spirits

LA Zine Fest is a free event taking place at the Pasadena Convention Center and will have readings, talks, and workshops all day

Brian Jonestown Massacre are playing at the Fonda Theatre with Poppy Jean Crawford opening

Memorial Day

LACMA is free all day- a good chance to check out the Hockney exhibition

Damien Jurado is playing at Highland Park Ebell

Cones and Media Jeweler are opening for Jo Passed at the Moroccan Lounge

Hinds are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Goodbye Honolulu and Jasper Bones

Feels, Adult Books, and Duress are playing a free show with Numb.er at The Echo