Jun 272019
 

Christian Lee Hutson- Northsiders

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/27-6/30/19)-

Thursday

LACMA is showing Yasujiro Ozu’s film An Autumn Afternoon ($7 for non-members) in the Bing Theater

Emily Reo is opening for Charly Bliss at Lodge Room in Highland Park

Cape Weather and King Dream are opening for Spooky Mansion at Resident

Art Life Practice is hosting the workshop Post-Painterly Abstraction at Hammer Museum- $40 includes wine, snacks, and the art materials needed to explore the techniques of the Abstract Expressionism Movement through “pouring, spraying, dropping, sponging, smearing, and more”

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

Christian Lee Hutson, is opening for Okkervil River at The Troubadour

LACMA is hosting a free screening of Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award-winning film MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A., a personal profile of the artist and her journey from refugee immigrant to pop star

Sad Park, The Cozzmos, MoonFuzz, and Conductura are playing at The Smell

FIGFEST, the free concert series at FIGat7th, concludes tonight with STRFKR and De Lux

L.A. Live is hosting a Friday Night Block Party with $5 food and drink menus at many of the restaurants, live painting, street performers, and pop-up shops

Rufrano and Squirrel Flower are playing an early free show at Gold-Diggers

Night Beats are performing at The Roxy with Kate Clover and Hallow Gallows and a DJ set by Cosmonauts

Lido Pimienta, Delsonido, and Subsuelo are performing as part of the free concert series at Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

 

Saturday

COLA 2019 artist Alice Könitz will be hosting a Self Reliance Talk and Workshop with survival expert Christopher Nyerges at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery in Barnsdall Park at 1:30pm

LACMA is hosting a free screening of the short films created in the Spring 2019 Veterans Make Movies program from 2-4pm. There will be a Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening.

Self Help Graphics is having its Annual Print Fair and Exhibition from 12-5pm

Photographer Bill Owens will be at Arcana Books to celebrate and sign his brand new book documenting the Rolling Stones’ Altamont Free Festival, Bill Owens: Altamont 1969 from 4-6pm.

Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals are performing at The Forum with special guests Earl Sweatshirt and Thundercat

Cinespia’s movie in Hollywood Forever Cemetery tonight is Reality Bites

Sinkane is performing at the Bootleg Theater with The Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show

Steady Holiday are opening for Yeasayer at the Teragram Ballroom

 

Saturday and Sunday

If you are a fan of Stranger Things– this weekend the Santa Monica Pier will be transformed into the “Upside Down” of Hawkins, Indiana, including carnival games, a slime dunk tank and The Curiosity House which will include Demogorgons

 

Sunday

From 11am-6pm Hauser & Wirth will host a screening of Art21’s Extended Play featuring artist Luchita Hurtado, running it on a loop throughout the day

CicLAvia returns- this time it’s Mid City Meets Pico Union- closing streets to traffic from Washington and La Brea (Mid City Hub) to 7th, and Venice Blvd from 7th to Hoover (Pico Union Hub)

Independent Shakespeare Co. heads back to Griffith Park this weekend with free performances of the play Twelfth Night

Mara Connor and Pete Molinari are playing a free early show at Gold-Diggers and if you missed seeing Sinkane on Saturday stay to catch his DJ set

The Technicolors are playing at The Roxy with King Shelter and Palm Springsteen

Oct 122017
 

Har Mar Superstar- How Did I Get Through The Day?

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/12-10/15/17)-

Thursday

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile are performing a live set free at Amoeba Records (buy their record for a guaranteed spot)

MOCA Grand Avenue is hosting the world premiere of James Benning’s film Readers with Benning in person and a reading by Rachel Kushner (free)

Downtown Art Walk returns with galleries open late (maps available at 634 S.Spring Street)

Angelo De Augustine is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Avi Buffalo and Madison Cunningham

Sound of Ceres, Vinyl Williams, HOTT MT and Pavo Pavo are playing at The Satellite

Julia Lucille, Moses Nesh, Melaena Cadiz and Jess Williams are performing at Junior High

Friday

Har Mar Superstar is opening for The Afghan Whigs at The Fonda Theatre

ArtNight Pasadena returns with free admission to the museums, gallery openings, music, and performances, all around the area- with free shuttle buses to get to the different destinations

There are still tickets available to see Father John Misty at The Greek Theatre with Weyes Blood opening

The TransNation Film Festival begins today and runs all weekend

The free film at Santa Monica Pier this week is Hidden Figures

Saturday

The 12th Annual Pasadena ArtWalk has art activities, a juried art show and sale, performances, restaurant promotions and more (free)

Flying Lotus (in 3D) and Thundercat are performing outside at Hollywood Forever

The Getty is hosting Off The 405 x Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA with a performance by Helado Negro, a DJ set and performance by Maria Chavez, and an installation by Krysten Cunningham

Galantis are playing at  The Greek Theatre with The Him and Pat Lok opening

Rainer Maria are playing at The Echo with Olivia Neutron-John opening

Sunday

It’s the second day of the Santa Fe Art Colony’s annual open house- a great chance to check out the artists’ work and the space itself (free)

As part of Red Bull Music Academy’s programming- artist Ryoji Ikeda will present a composition in collaboration with 100 automobile owners that will constitute the world’s largest synth orchestra (free but RSVP)

Annie Hart is playing at The Hotel Cafe with Madeline Kenney and Sophia Knapp

Sun Kil Moon is playing at The Regent Theater

 

 

Sep 152016
 

ENTRANCE- Promises

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/15-9/18/16)-

Thursday

ENTRANCE is playing at Resident with Weyes Blood and Lael Neale

John Doe & Exene Cervenka are playing at the Regent Theater with special guest Howe Gelb

Eli Detweiler, Jr., a livestock and auto auctioneer, will perform a high-speed auctioneer chant and lead an informal workshop in auctioneer number-calling at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA . Detweiler is featured in Doug Aitken’s 1998 installation these restless minds which is part of the MOCA exhibition Doug Aitken: Electric Earth. (MOCA entrance and this program are free)

Cosmonauts are having an album release party at the Echoplex with Cellars and Tomorrows Tulips also playing

As part of Doll Parts, the continuing film series at The Broad that complements the Cindy Sherman exhibit, artist Lynn Hershman Leeson’s electronic video diary Binge will be shown along with the work of performance artist Narcissister, who will also perform live ($12 includes night access to the museum)

Friday

Clockshop is hosting Readings by Moonrise at the Bowtie Project in Frogtown with authors A-lan Holt and Dana Johnson and a performance by Nevenka, an Eastern European folk ensemble ($5 suggested donation- s’mores will be provided but you can bring your own picnic items)

Local Natives are playing the Greek Theatre with special guest Charlotte Day Wilson

For the last of LA Zoo’s Roaring Nights the theme is the ’80s with tributes to David Bowie and Prince, as well as food, drinks, vintage video games, and “special animal encounters”

Porches are playing with Japanese Breakfast and Rivergazer at the Echoplex

Saturday

Brainfeeder at the Hollywood Bowl has Flying Lotus, Funkadelic featuring George Clinton and Parliament, Thundercat, Shabazz Palaces, and The Gaslamp Killer performing

Electric Dusk Drive-In’s  film this week is Pulp Fiction

Chinatown is having its 78th Annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival with bands and DJs, cooking demonstrations, a market and more

Glendale is having its first Open Arts & Music Fest with bands, an arts market and kids arts and crafts workshops

The Squids are having a record release party at The Hi Hat

Sunday

Kraftwerk’s 3-D concert series is at the Hollywood Bowl

The Regent Theater is celebrating the work of Kenneth Anger with a screening of The Invocation of My Demon Brother, Scorpio Rising, Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, and Lucifer Rising. Following the screening, Kenneth Anger and Brian Butler will perform as the Technicolor Skull. The evening will conclude with a Q&A.

Long Beach’s Comic Con is back for its second and final day

Manfredi Gioacchini has a new book of informal portraits of LA artists and will be discussing it with Jonas Wood at LACMA

Weirdo Night! is back at El Cid with “an evening of experimental comedic performance and video” hosted by Dynasty Handbag

 

Oct 082015
 

Tennis System- Such a Drag

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/8-10/11/15)-

Thursday

Tennis System are opening for Talk in Tongues at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/948653-talk-in-tongues-los-angeles/

Downtown LA’s Artwalk is on for this month with a fashion/textile theme- http://downtownartwalk.org/

Beirut are playing at the Hollywood Palladium- http://www.thehollywoodpalladium.com/events/beirut-2/#.VhXvU6SDRFU

Gary Indiana’s exhibition is opening at 356 Mission and he will be performing tonight with Walter Steding- http://356mission.tumblr.com/post/129310315410/gary-indiana-at-356-mission

The Fratellis are playing at the Wiltern- http://www.wiltern.com/events/eventdetail/?viewNav=/eventdetail&eventId=09004EBBB31A3926&oid=0

Wild Child are playing at the El Rey Theatre- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/275518

Thursday-Saturday

Culture Collide Festival is happening at various venues around Los Angeles with bands from around the world including Ladyhawke, Ash, The Juan Maclean and more, with $20 daily tickets and $10 passes for the International Showcases and smaller shows- http://www.culturecollide.com/festivals/losangeles/lineup

Friday

Pasadena’s biannual ArtNight is a great chance to check out many of the area’s museums and cultural institutions for free as well as catch performances and live music. Free shuttles take you to all the destinations- http://www.artnightpasadena.org/

The Rooftop Film Club is showing The Shawshank Redemption on top of the Montalban Theater in Hollywood- http://www.timeout.com/newyork/shop/oct-the-shawshank-redemption

Funeral Party are headlining a show at The Satellite- http://www.thesatellitela.com/event/962999-funeral-party-el-mato-un-los-angeles/

Saturday

Street artist Hanksy organized over 50 artists to paint inside an abandoned mansion somewhere in Los Angeles for an event called Surplus Candy. The address will be released on Saturday so keep checking this link to go- https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/surpluscandy?source=feed_text&story_id=1036039906452620

Design East of La Brea (deLaB) is hosting 10 Feet: Art Meets the River with the LA River Public Art Project “pairing seven river
sites with practicing artists, who will present a range of two and three dimensional work, including a music piece and pollinator garden” (free)- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ten-feet-art-meets-the-river-tickets-18833396195

NELA’s monthly Art Gallery Night is on in Highland Park- https://www.facebook.com/NELAart

Battles are playing at the Regent Theater with Buke and Gase- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/924623-battles-los-angeles/

Tenacious D’s Comedy/Music Festival Supreme is back at the Shrine with a ton of performers including Die Antwoord, Dan Deacon, The Kids in the Hall, Big Freedia, Amy Poehler, and many more. It’s not cheap ($95+ $22 fees) so you may want to pick up tickets at Amoeba Records, Origami Vinyl or the Shrine Box Office to save on the fees- http://festivalsupreme.com/#tickets

Sunday

Matthew Barney is discussing his film River of Fundament with scholar Homi K. Bhabha at Tateuchi Democracy Forum at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy (online tickets are sold out but there will be additional tickets released at the event) – http://www.moca.org/program/art-talk-matthew-barney-and-homi-k-bhabha

Brentwood Art Festival has over 120 artists participating- https://brentwoodartfestival.com/

Thundercat is playing at the Regent Theater- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/927061-thundercat-los-angeles/