Aug 292019


Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/29-9/1/19)


Sinjin Hawke & Zora Jones are performing at 1720 with Hitmakerchinx and Cedaa opening

Designer Thomas Heatherwick (whose projects include Vessel in Hudson Yards and Google HQ in Silicon Valley) will be discussing “the future of the city, the advent of the virtual realm, and how to create meaningful public spaces that bring people together” with Dezeen editor Marcus Fairs at Second Home Serpentine Pavilion at La Brea Tar Pits (free)

The Music Center Plaza is having re-opening events all weekend- tonight Go Get Em Tiger and The Mullin Wine Bar are hosting a special Block Party with live music by DJ Element, with drinks, food, games, giveaways, and more

Bryan Ferry is performing at The Greek Theatre

The Rare Occasions, White Elephant, Babe Parade, and Primitive Heart are playing at The Factory

The Aero Theatre is showing a double feature of Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb and The Magic Christian



Kota The Friend is performing at the Troubadour with No Suits and Haseeb opening

Ty Segall & Freedom Band are continuing their residency at Teragram Ballroom– tonight playing his new album First Taste and his 2016 album Emotional Mugger. Lamps are opening.

Peach Kelli Pop are playing at The Hi Hat with Small Crush, Blink 183 (covers of Blink 182 w/members of Peach Kelli Pop and Joyce Manor), and Fuss

The Aero Theatre is showing a double feature of Office Space and Clerks

The Courtneys and Ian Sweet are playing at the Bootleg Theater



These Days gallery is hosting Runners of The Sun, An Evening of Art & Tarot with artwork by Amelia Rose and free oracle card readings

Pasadena Day Dream Festival is taking place at Brookside at The Rosebowl with The Cure, Pixes, Deftones, Mogwai, Throwing Muses, The Joy Formidable and more playing ($150)

Made in LA Fest is happening over two days at Golden Road Brewing. Today’s bands- Jasper Bones, Pell, Cold War Kids, and Lemaitre

Independent Shakespeare Co. is performing Twelfth Night in Griffith Park tonight (and for the last time of the season on Sunday)

Slaughter Beach, Dog are playing at Lodge Room

The Aero Theatre is showing all three of the original Mad Max films



From 2-7pm, Broad Fest, a free afternoon of music, dance, and interactive entertainment, is taking place on The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. There will be music performances, dance lessons, art making and more

Made in LA Fest continues at Golden Road Brewing. Today’s bands- Key LeBlanc, Lauren Ruth Ward, Donavon Frankenreiter, Phantom Planet, and Rob Leines

Maestro of the Movies: The Music of John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl celebrates the famous composer with performances of his music by the LA Philharmonic along with some film clips from the movies (performances on Friday and Saturday as well)

Weirdo Night returns to Zebulon with an evening of performances hosted by Dynasty Handbag


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In downtown Los Angeles off of Winston Street is Werdin Place, unofficially known as Indian Alley.  From the 1970s to 1990s, the building adjacent to the alley, 118 Winston, housed the United American Indian Involvement Center which aided Los Angeles’ Native American population, which at the time was one of the largest in the country.

In recent years, several street artists have painted murals in the alley that recognize its history, including images of famous Native Americans like Chief Plenty Coups (pictured above), Toypurina, and Quanah Parker. The creation of this project is due in large part to the hard work of the current resident of 118 Winston, Stephen Zeigler, who organized the artists for the project, and who along with his wife Jodi owns the gallery and store These Days, located in the building. He also coordinates other street art projects in the area, including the painted utility boxes located around Winston that were done by a group of artists known collectively as Winston Death Squad.

Although there is a gate on both sides of the alley, Ziegler is often there to let you in and even give you some information about its history while you check it out. Definitely a great way to see a bit of Los Angeles’ street art and learn about an important part of its interesting past.

For more information-

-This article on Stephen Zeigler is really good-

-The LA Times did a profile on Indian Alley last year-

-This article has a time lapse video of the artist Votan painting the Chief Plenty Coups mural in the alley (seen above)-

Also worth checking out- Jaque Fragua, who painted the left half of the above collaboration with Shepard Fairey, is part of the artists team in the organization Honor The Treaties (Fairey is involved as well) which combines art and advocacy to give voice to the issues facing Native Americans-,s4