May 302019
 

Sego- Shame

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/30-6/2/19)-

Thursday

Artists Shinique Smith and Rirkrit Tiravanija will be discussing their history of transforming museum spaces with journalist Jori Finkel at The Hammer

Holy Wave are playing with Triptides and Gold Cage at The Factory

Apex Manor are playing with Coastal Clouds and Near Beer at the Bootleg Theater

Bennett Simpson and Rebecca Lowery will be giving an exhibition walk through of The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA’s Collection at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (both MOCA locations are free on Thursday evenings)

LACMA is having a free screening of Halston with a post screening conversation with director Frédéric Tcheng and producer Roland Ballester

Mogli is playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Josin opening

Xiu Xiu are bringing their unique sound to Lodge Room with composer Gregg Kowalsky opeing

Performance art duo Princess (Alexis Gideon and Michael O’Neill) will be performing Out There, a live music and video album, at Zebulon. CRICKETS, a new performance and recording project with Roddy Bottum (Faith No More), JD Samson (Le Tigre/MEN), and Michael O’Neill (Princess, MEN), will also be performing.

 

Friday

Sego are playing at Moroccan Lounge with Hate Drugs and Lens Mozer opening

Skirball is hosting Late Night! Pride in Fashion- celebrating the beginning of Pride Month with a celebration of the exhibitions Fearless Fashion: Rudi Gernreich and Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite from 6-10pm plus a DJ, food trucks, a cash bar and more

Death Bells and Hit Bargain are opening for Odonis Odonis at Zebulon

Dodger Stadium is hosting LGBT Night with Dodger owners Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss throwing out ceremonial first pitches, Nicki Blonsky singing the national anthem, the Dodgers playing the Phillies, fireworks after the game, and more

Wavves is playing at Lodge Room with Puzzle and Slut Island (also Saturday)

 

Friday through Sunday

FEMMEBIT is a “platform and triennial festival uniting an all-female roster of Los Angeles based artists working in video and new media”. There will be screenings, panel discussions, live performances and more taking place at Civic Center Studios

The free Lummis Days Festival celebrates the arts, history and ethnic diversity of Northeast Los Angeles with programming that includes a screening of Con Safos:Reflections of Life in the Barrio by Emmy Award winner Jimmy Velarde at Occidental College on Friday, plus live music, exhibitions, workshops, dance performances and more at various locations on Saturday and Sunday

 

Saturday

Venice Pride kicks off LGBTQ+ Pride Month with an illumination of the Venice Pride Sign and Block Party (free)

Outpost Los Angeles City Market is a free cultural festival taking place at Rolling Greens in the Arts District with workshops, panels, and more- plus performances by Porches, Kirin J Callinan, Negative Gemini, Ana Roxanne and a DJ set by Neon Indian

18th Street Arts Center is hosting its Pico Block Party and Artisan Marketplace (free)

The Specials are playing at The Novo with L.A. Salami opening

Jai Wolf is playing at The Shrine Expo Hall with Shallou, Evan Giia, and Ford. opening

Plastic Cactus are playing at The Hi Hat with Easy Love, Chelsea Rose, and The Sob Sonnets

NY Night Train Soul Clap & Dance Off w/ Jonathan Toubin is a night of soul music on vinyl at Zebulon with a live performance by LA band Los Blancos

 

Sunday

MOCA Community Day is taking place at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA and is centered around the homelessness crisis in LA, specifically “the youth population affected by the crisis, and how creative experiences can spark change”. The day will feature performances, information booths, workshops, and activities over the course of the day. (free)

The Aero Theatre is hosting a Jim Jarmusch double feature- Stranger Than Paradise and Down By Law

Zebulon is hosting a free screening of Alain Resnais’ film Providence and later Weirdo Night returns with performances by Dynasty Handbag, Malik Gaines, Amelia Bande, Kate Berlant, Dance-Y-Oke and more

Mar 282019
 

Illuminati Hotties- (You’re Better) Than Ever

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/28-3/31/19)-

Thursday

Hammer Museum is showing the documentary Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland at 5pm followed by a staged reading performance of Say Her Name: The Lives That Should’ve Been at 7:30

Winter and Triptides are playing songs from their new collaborative album Estrela Mágica at Bootleg Theater

Slothrust are playing at the Troubadour with Rituals of Mine opening

Artists Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler will be at LACMA to discuss their film installation Flora currently on view, with noted art historian Richard Shiff and LACMA curator Stephanie Barron (free)

RY X is performing with orchestral support at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

The Happy Fits are playing at The Hi Hat with Deal Casino

Mija is performing at the Moroccan Lounge with G.Smith opening

 

Friday

The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art opens to the public today and continues through Sunday (Goldstar has discount tickets)

The Donkeys are playing at The Hi Hat with Dustin Lovelis and Glossies

Doe and Eureka California are playing a show at Gold Diggers

Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach is hosting Night Dive, an adults only party with live bands, DJs, art, food and more

 

Saturday

Illuminati Hotties are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with SLUGS, Rosie Tucker, and bad snacks opening

From 1-3pm at LAMAG in Barnsdall Park educator Marta Feinstein will be teaching a mixed media self portrait workshop (free)

The Egyptian Theatre has a double feature of the noir films Appointment with Danger and Shadow on the Wall as part of their programming for Noir City: Hollywood, a film noir festival running until 4/7

Sam Evian is opening for Cass McCombs at The Fonda Theatre

Tuareg artist Bombino is performing at Zebulon with Alex Siegel (also Sunday)

 

Sunday

Vince Staples is performing at The Novo with JPEGMAFIA (also Saturday)

Zebulon is hosting a free screening of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey

Atsuko Okatsuko is hosting a night of interactive games, videos, and discussions in the style of a Japanese Game Show at Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth. Guests include Frankie Quinones, Christina Anthony, Francesca Fiorentini, Matt Rogers, and Laurie Kilmartin. Proceeds from the event will go to RAINN.

New Candys are playing at The Echo with Be Forest, Slow Crush, and Holy Fawn

Sonoda, Deep Fields, Gold Cage and Easy Love are playing at The Hi Hat

Aug 172018
 

Oddnesse- I Used To

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/17-8/19/18)-

*special note – This weekend is Echo Park Rising and there are A LOT of bands playing (full list here). In the listings below I have selected a few good options if you want to check out some of the FREE music- but there are still plenty of great bands playing that had to be left out just to keep this post a reasonable length! *

Friday

Friday Flights, The Getty’s free art and music series, continues with Ian Svenonius’ Escape-ism, a fashion show by label NO SESSO, a music project by Tyler Matthew Oyer, a performance by psych-folk band Gun Outfit, a pop up book shop, and more

Smokescreens are playing a free show with Susan at Highland Park Bowl

Hauser and Wirth is having a one-night-only screening of Paul McCarthy’s cisuM fo dnuoS ehT / The Sound of Music, in which the 1965 film is projected upside down and in reverse (free but register)

Tonight’s choices for Echo Park RisingJustus Proffit at Spacedust at 5pm or at Stories Books & Cafe at 8:10pm, Linafornia at The Echo at 5:20pm, Slut Island at the Echoplex at 5:40pm, Billy Changer at Spacedust at 6pm, The Molochs at the Echoplex at 7:30pm, James Supercave at the Laveta Stage at 9:20pm, Wild Wing at Stories Books & Cafe at 9:50pm, Current Joys at the Echoplex at 10pm

Metro Art is screening I Am Love at Union Station as the final installment of their food film series (free)

Mystic Braves are having a record release show at the Teragram Ballroom with The Creation Factory and The Pesos

Saturday

Today and tonight’s choices for Echo Park RisingAvi Buffalo at Little Joy Cocktails at 4:10pm, Cold Showers at The Echo at 5:50pm, The Paranoyds at the Echoplex at 6:20pm, Livingmore at Trencher at 7pm, Lukas Frank at Taix Champagne Room at 7pm, Flatworms at The Echo at 7:30pm, Triptides at Nico & Bullitt at 8pm, Oddnesse at Taix Champagne Room at 9pm,  Potty Mouth at Lot 1 Cafe at 10pm, The Entire Universe at Cosmic Vinyl at 11pm, Alley Cats at Lot 1 Cafe at 11:59pm

Blum & Poe are having an art auction and benefit for the California Coalition for Women Prisoners

Praz-Delavallade is hosting a launch party for Carla Issue 13 and a closing party for As You Like It – C’est Comme Vous Voulez, their current exhbition, with cocktails, hotdogs and music by Andrew Norman Wilson (free)

The Egyptian Theatre has a double feature of Blue Velvet and River’s Edge

Saturday and Sunday

All My Friends Music Festival is taking place at ROW DTLA with a huge list of performers including Gucci Mane, Jhene Aiko, RL Grime, and Little Boots on Saturday and M.I.A. , Jamie xx, Armand Van Helden, Yo Gotti, Anna Lunoe, and Cut Chemist on Sunday ($100 per day/ $157 for both days)

Sunday

Today and tonight’s choices for Echo Park RisingNONA at Sticky Rice at 3:20pm, Goon at The Echo at 4:30pm, The Tissues at the Echoplex at 5:50pm, Hit Bargain at The Echo at 6:10pm, LA Drones at the Echoplex at 7:30pm, Sister Mantos at The Echo at 7:50pm, Orchin at Little Joy Cocktails at 9:10pm, Gospel Beach at The Echo at 9:30pm, Lo Hum at The Semi-Tropic at 10pm

Lucy Sparrow’s Sparrow Mart– her handmade, all felt supermarket with everything available for purchase- continues at The Standard, Downtown L.A.

Catch Independent Shakespeare Co.’s production of Titus for free in Griffith Park

Jul 192018
 

Car Seat Headrest- Nervous Young Humans

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/19-7/22/18)-

Thursday

Kauf is performing with Sam Evian as part of Hammer Museum’s free Summer Concerts series

LACMA is showing the 1988 film Fresh Horses with a pre-screening conversation with Kate Hagen, Writer and Director of Community at The Black List, and Maggie Mackay, Board Chair/Executive Director of Vidiots moderated by film critic April Wolfe

Holy Wave are playing at the Echoplex with Versing, Smokescreens, and Gold Cage

Friday

Car Seat Headrest are playing at The Wiltern

Friday Flights returns to the Getty Center with performances by Geneva Jacuzzi, Dynasty Handbag, Corey Fogel, Elliot Reed; Gas Gallery’s truck will be parked on Getty’s plaza with an exhibition inside; artists Barbara T. Smith and Andrea Bowers will discussing artists’ books (free but advanced ticket required); and there will be an Artists’ Book Fest

Colleen Green is playing a free show at the Highland Park Bowl with support from Star

Flat Worms are playing with The Lavender Flu, Lamps, and Grave Zone at Zebulon

Odd Nights, a monthly event at The Autry, has the museum galleries open late, a full bar, live music, a market and more ($5)

U.S. Girls are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Prettiest Eyes opening

Charlotte Gainsbourg is playing at the Fonda Theatre

Saturday

Bergamot Station is having a Summer Celebration from 2-5pm with a beer garden, live music, an art book sale at Rose Gallery, artist talks, and more

Cold Showers are playing at Bar Sinister with L.A. Drones and Sin Asps

Annenberg Space for Photography is having an after hours event with extended gallery hours and live music

Vinyl Williams is having a record release party at Lodge Room with Triptides and Deep Fields opening

Resident’s free summer concert series continues with Dommengang

Sunday

Independent Shakespeare Co. continues its performances in Griffith Park of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with a special pre-show performance by Invertigo Dance Theatre

P.H.F, C Roy, Milk, and Emily Edrosa are playing at The Factory

Jess Williamson is playing at Zebulon with Kacey Johansing and Anna St. Louis opening

Fine Points are playing at The Hi Hat with JUNK and The Primals opening

Nov 102016
 

Spring King- Who Are You?

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/10-11/13/16)-

Thursday

Spring King are playing with Triptides, Flaural and Psychic Jiu Jitsu at Non Plus Ultra

DTLA’s monthy art walk returns highlighting a one night only surrealist exhibition in their lounge

Das Hund, Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski’s music, spoken word and visual art performance, is happening at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel (free with RSVP)

Hammer Museum is hosting a reading/performance of Bryan Doerries Theater of War for Veteran’s Day. Michael Imperioli, Heather Goldenhersh, Riley Shanahan and Doerries will perform readings of Sophocles’s Ajax, “the ancient Greek play about the suicide of a great warrior, as a catalyst for a powerful public discussion about suicide, combat stress, and alcohol and substance abuse in the military community”. There will be a discussion afterwards. (free)

Gorilla Vs Bear and Cascine are hosting Angels in LA Night with Kristin Kontrol and Nite Jewel

Protomartyr are playing at The Roxy with Feels and The Gotobeds

Darlingside are playing at The Bootleg Theater

Friday

Sleepless: The Music Center After Dark is back with a night of art and music with a dream theme. This one includes multi-media artwork by Miwa Matreyek, Sohail Najafi and Kytten Janae; live retellings of classic stories; dream interpretation booths, and more all starting at 11:11 pm. ($20/online or $30 at the door)

STRFKR are playing the El Rey Theatre with Gigamesh and Psychic Twin

UK band Monarchy are playing at the Echoplex

Saturday

Artist Lara Schnitger is performing Suffragette City, “a procession through Westwood of sculptures that comprise images, forms, and texts explicitly addressing women’s rights” with a community gathering to follow at the Hammer Museum and an open mic to discuss the recent election

Cosmonauts, Winter and Frankie Flowers are playing at Non Plus Ultra

For the 50th Anniversary of the Sunset Strip Demonstration, Brenda Holloway, The Premiers, The Pandoras, The Creation Factory, Frankie and the Witch Fingers and more are playing at the Echoplex

Saturday and Sunday

Inglewood Open Studios is celebrating its 10th year and is a good way to check out established and emerging artists in their spaces and group shows

Jackalope Indie Artisan Market returns to Pasadena’s Central Park (free)

Sunday

Lara Schnitger returns to the Hammer Museum to further explore feminist speech with filmmaker Kerri Koch who will screen her work- Don’t Need You: A Herstory of Riot Grrrl,  followed by a screening of Inez Milholland: Forward Into Light, a short film by Martha Wheelock. There will also be a talk on contemporary witchcraft and a closing ceremony by Amanda Yates Garcia, the Oracle of Los Angeles.

Seth MacFarlane is hosting The Grove Christmas which includes a live musical performance, the lighting of the Christmas tree, and a fireworks finale (free)

Weirdo Night is back at El Cid with Dynasty Handbag,  Love Connie, Candy Pain, and Christina Catherine Martinez