Sep 262019
 

Deadbeat Beat- You Lift Me Up

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/26-9/29/19)-

Thursday

Bombay Bicycle Club are playing at The Mayan with Blaenavon

Ghostly is celebrating its 2oth Anniversary with performances by Gold Panda, Geotic, Mary Lattimore, Shigeto, and DJ SV4 at The Regent Theater

Pop Up Magazine’s “live magazine show” returns to The Theatre at the Ace Hotel, this time with the theme The Escape Issue in collaboration with The California Sunday Magazine. Performers include comedians Jordan Carlos and Chris Duffy, poet Sarah Kay, photographers Lucas Foglia and Lisette Poole, and more

Nightmares on Wax and Luke Vibert are DJ’ing at 1720

Pacer, Simulcast, and Devon Williams are opening for Stolen Jars at The Satellite

 

Thursday-Saturday

Lambda Lit Fest Los Angeles celebrates LGBTQ writers and includes tons of free programming throughout the city including performances and workshops. A day long celebration on Saturday at Pico Union Project concludes the programming with a presentation by Tegan and Sara from their new memoir, performances by artists including Phranc, Dynasty Handbag and Tommy Pico, and a karaoke party.

 

Friday

Deadbeat Beat are playing at All Star Lanes with Gum Country, Shells, and Dummy

Van Nuys Arts Festival is taking place at the civic center with live music, interactive art, a 3D maze, and more- all free

Ty Segall & Freedom Band are continuing their residency at Teragram Ballroom– tonight playing his new album First Taste and his 2014 album Manipulator. DMBQ are opening.

De Lux are opening for Friendly Fires at The Fonda Theatre

Hot Chip are playing with Holy Fuck at Shrine Expo Hall

 

Saturday

Blum & Poe are screening the LA premiere of Olompali: A Hippie Odyssey outdoors behind the gallery with a performance by folk band The Storytellers (free but RSVP required)

Deanna and Ed Templeton are signing their books at Arcana Books

The 38th Annual Watts Towers Day of The Drum Festival is taking place with free music and dance performances all day

Hammer Museum is having a free opening night party for the new Lari Pittman exhibition, which will include live DJs, drinks, and food trucks, as well as late night access to the gallery

The Berries, Justus Proffit, Alms, and Dummy are playing at The Hi Hat

Sunflower Bean, Ella Vos, and Ximena Sarinana are performing free as part of Tastes & Sounds Fall Crawl on South Lake Avenue in Pasadena

Deadbeat Beat are playing a free show in Long Beach at 4th Street Vine

Tegan and Sara are performing and telling stories to celebrate their new memoir at The Orpheum Theatre

 

Sunday

Artist Lari Pittman will be in conversation with curator Connie Butler at Hammer Museum to discuss his recently opened retrospective

At ICA LA’s free open house, celebrate new exhibitions No Wrong Holes: Thirty Years of Nayland Blake and Sadie Barnette: The New Eagle Creek Saloon and from 2-3pm artist Nayland Blake will be in conversation with curator Jamillah James

Events continue at Watts Towers Arts Centers Campus with The 43rd Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival

Michael Kiwanuka is opening for Gary Clark Jr. at the Hollywood Bowl

Pond are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Maraschino opening

 

Sep 192019
 

Jess Cornelius- No Difference

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/19-9/22/19)-

Thursday

Kilo Kish will be performing free (with registration) at Dr. Martens Studio City Store in Studio City

LACMA CEO Michael Govan will be in conversation with artist Thomas Joshua Cooper at LACMA about the exhibition he co-curated-Thomas Joshua Cooper: The World’s Edge (free but ticket required)

CAAM and Art + Practice are hosting a program on contemporary art writing with panelists- author Lynell George; Carolina Miranda, Staff Writer at the Los Angeles Times; and Lindsay Preston Zappas, founder, publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles (Carla); moderated by Harry Gamboa Jr., artist, author, and educator. (free)

Ex Hex are playing at Zebulon with Seth Bogart (of Hunx and his Punx) and Rose Dorn

Celebrate the work of musician Daniel Johnston (who sadly passed away on 9/11/19) at The Hi Hat with Haunted Summer, Mirrorball, Nick Thorburn, Daniel Brummel, and more, performing covers of his songs with proceeds going to The SIMS Foundation which helps musicians and their families cope with mental illness.

Sita Bhaumik, artist, writer, curator, and co-founder of the People’s Kitchen Collective; Dani Burrows, curator of the Politics of Food series at the Delfina Foundation; John Echevestes, CEO, La Plaza de Cultural y Artes and La Plaza Cocina; and Laura Fried, founding executive director and curator of Active Cultures will be discussing the intersection of art and food at ICA LA before the opening of CURRENT:LA FOOD, their public art triennial in October (free). The panel discussion will be moderated by Asuka Hisa, director of learning and engagement and co-curator, CURRENT: LA FOOD and Danielle Brazell, general manager, Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.

Daniel Lanois will be performing a free live show with his band Heavy Sun at Amoeba Hollywood to celebrate his work on The Music of Red Dead Redemption 2: Original Soundtrack

 

Friday

UCLA Film & Television Archive is screening exploitation films all weekend at Hammer Museum’s Billy Wilder Theater- tonight they are focused on drugs- She Shoulda Said ‘No!'(1949),  Narcotic (1933), and Marihuana (1936) ($9)

Tijuana Panthers are playing at The Regent Theater with No Age, The Hurricanes and Mu$ty BoYz

Ty Segall & Freedom Band are continuing their residency at Teragram Ballroom– tonight playing his new album First Taste and his 2014 album Manipulator. DMBQ are opening.

Jazz quartet Broken Shadows will be performing the music of Ornette Coleman at Zebulon

Lower Dens is playing at the Lodge Room

Kamasi Washington is performing at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

There’s a free screening of Captain Marvel on the fantail of Battleship IOWA located on the LA Waterfront in San Pedro

Flying Lotus is playing at The Novo with Brandon Coleman Spacetalker and Salami Rose Joe Louis

Boogarins are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Winter opening

Odd Nights at The Autry continues with live music, drinks, food, art gallery access, a market and more ($5)

 

Saturday

Jess Cornelius is opening for Cones at the Bootleg Theater

dublab is joining Bedrock LA in Silverlake to celebrated their respective 20th and 10th anniversaries. The fundraising event will include live performances, DJ sets, sound installations, activations, food trucks, drinks, and more. Performers include Shlohmo, Los Retros, Baths, DJ Koala, Peanut Butter Wolf, and many more

The Los Angeles LGBT Center is celebrating its 50th anniversary at The Greek Theatre with entertainment by Sia, Rufus Wainwright, Jennifer Lewis, Lily Tomlin, Tig Notaro and more

The Black Madonna is headlining a night of DJs at 451 Gin Ling Way in Chinatown

Orchin and Storefront Church are opening for Hatchie at the Echoplex

 

Sunday

Barnsdall Art Center is hosting an Art and Craft Fair, a nice way to support local artists and check out some art  (free)

dublab continues its anniversary celebration at Grand Park’s Sunday Sessions, a free afternoon DJ dance party

Stone Irr is performing at The Love Song with Daniel Talton

Tweens and Total Heat are opening for Sheer Mag at Teragram Ballroom

Blackalicious is performing at The Roxy Theatre with Roots & Tings, and Bukue One

The Intelligence are playing at The Satellite with Earth Girl Helen Brown and VNLVX

Sep 052019
 

Oso Oso- Reindeer Games

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/5-9/8/19)-

Thursday

Tycho is performing at The Greek Theatre with Chrome Sparks

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is free tonight and they are showing the West Coast premiere of the short films First (2019) and Negative Two (2019) with a conversation between Dominica founder Martine Syms and the filmmakers following the screening

The Getty Museum is having a free screening of Citizen Lane, a portrait of Irish collector of modern art, Hugh Lane

Meatbodies and Morgan Delt are opening for Psychedelic Porn Crumpets at The Regent Theater

 

Friday

Goon are opening for Valley Queen at the Lodge Room

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

The Aero Theatre is having a midnight screening of John Waters’ classic Pink Flamingos

Lia Ices is playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Henry Wolfe

There’s a free dance party at Zebulon with Mogwai DJ’s

 

Friday through Sunday

Saatchi Art’s The Other Art Fair opens to the public today and runs through Sunday at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica

Classic Photographs Los Angeles is happening through Sunday at ROSEGALLERY at Bergamot Arts Center with photographic art from 12 galleries and dealers

 

Saturday

Oso Oso are playing with The Sidekicks and Future Teens at The Hi Hat

Ever Present, the free performance series at The Getty returns with a celebration of plant culture inspired by Mort Garson’s 1976 classic electronic album Mother Earth’s Plantasia. The album will be streaming all day in the Robert Irwin designed garden, and performers include New York-based Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, known for composing with plant-based bio data, ambient guitarist Noveller, Florist’s Emily A. Sprague, Lucky Dragons, and Gregg Kowalsky—all performing amid a custom stage installation by Hand & Rose. There will also be presentations, interactive synthesizer work stations, and more.

LACMA’s summer after-hours party Muse “til Midnight returns with DJ sets from Actress, Octo Octa, and Yu Su, a live performance by Julianna Barwick, art activities, access to several current exhibitions, drinks, food, and more

Karen O and Danger Mouse are performing at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Cinespia is showing the 1982 film Blade Runner at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Tennis System are celebrating their Lovesick record release at The House of Machines with Spare Parts for Broken Hearts and Glaare also performing

Keys N Krates and TroyBoi are performing with Zedd at Los Angeles State Historic Park for the Zedd in The Park event

Janelane, Fur Dixon, and Solvej Schou are performing a free show for Electric Women night at Zebulon

 

Sunday

Sad Park are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with North Morlan and Goldy

Hater, Sonoda, and The Pantones are playing an early show (5:30pm) at the Echoplex

The Egyptian Theatre is showing all three of Krzysztof Kieślowski’s THREE COLORS series Blue, White, and Red

Joy Again are playing at The Echo with Field Trip and King Nun opening

Aug 292019
 

KOTA The Friend- SEDONA

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

Thursday

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

 

Friday

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

 

Saturday

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

 

Sunday

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

 

Aug 222019
 

Shannon Lay- Recording 15

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/22-8/25/19)-

Thursday

Artist Kelly Akashi is giving a walk-through of the Sarah Lucas exhibition at Hammer Museum and then stay for ASCAP’s free On the Come Up concert with hip hop and R&B musicians that include Adrian Marcel, Marco McKinnis, Asiahn, Darius Coleman and more

No Parents are playing a free show with Fatty Cakes and the Puff Pastries and The Witching Hours at the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

Snail Mail is playing at The Wiltern with SASAMI and Choirboy

Skirball Cultural Center is free tonight with a performance by trumpeter/lyricist/producer Josef Leimberg as well as a chance to check out the current exhibitions

Generationals are playing at Lodge Room with Pure Bathing Culture opening

The Aero Theatre is showing the Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon classic Some Like It Hot

Itasca is playing a free show at Zebulon with Dollar Band

 

Friday

Ty Segall & Freedom Band are continuing their residency at Teragram Ballroom– tonight playing his new album First Taste and his 2011 album Goodbye Bread. Oog Bogo is opening.

Kyle Craft & Showboat Honey are playing at Moroccan Lounge with Balto opening

Spendtime Palace and Boa are opening for The Nude Party at The Echo

L.A. Live is having a block party with live painting, pop-up shops, $5 food and drink menus at their restaurants, performances, and more

The Wiltern is hosting a Kill Bill night with a screening of both films plus movie inspired drinks, a DJ playing from the soundtrack, and more

The Aero Theatre is showing the Steve McQueen film The Great Escape

Cold Showers, Foie Gras, and Edges are playing an early show at Zebulon to benefit fire relief aid for Echo Park residents

 

Friday through Sunday

DTLA Proud Festival is taking place in Pershing Square with DJs, bands, drag performers, and more. On Friday the festival is free, and on Saturday and Sunday  Summertramp adds water slides to the fun.

 

Saturday

Shannon Lay is playing at Pico Union Project with Mikal Cronin and Kacey Johansing

Hammer Museum is hosting Abortion Laws: State by State, a panel discussion that will address “the various state-specific anti-choice efforts, and considers ramifications for the future of Roe v. Wade and reproductive rights more broadly”. Shaniqua McClendon, political director for Crooked Media, will be moderating a discussion with California Senator Connie M. Leyva, Loyola Law School professor Brietta Clark, and NARAL Pro-Choice America’s Amy Everitt.

Space 15 Twenty is having an early live music event with Justus Proffit, Cape Weather and XINXIN playing free

Over 20 bands are playing the Mondo Hollywood event at Catch One including Man…or Astroman, L.A.Witch, Levitation Room, and The Night Times, plus burlesque performances throughout the evening

Molly Burch is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Jackie Cohen and Noël Wells opening

The Egyptian Theatre is hosting the Bob Fosse double feature- Cabaret and All That Jazz

The Getty’s free concert series Off the 405 continues with performances by San Cha and La Mera Candelaria

 

Saturday and Sunday

Viva! Pomona music festival is happening over two days at The Glass House with a long list of bands that includes Beach Goons, Y La Bamba, French Vanilla, Junkie, Kicked Off the Streets, Not From England, Inner Wave, Little Jesus, Jean Dawson, Lealani, Los Retros, and many, many more. $25 per day

Independent Shakespeare Co. is performing Twelfth Night in Griffith Park on Saturday. On Sunday get there early for crafts and Players in the Park featuring Shakes-Queer with drag performer Pickle and ISC’s Xavi Moreno teaching everyone to recite Shakespeare before a performance of Pericles.

 

Sunday

Long Beach’s Zaferia District is having the one day music and comedy festival Happy Sundays at several local venues. Bands include Janelane, Billy Changer, The Molochs, The Gems, Triptides, Cat Scan, Tropa Magica, Prettiest Eyes, Girl Tears, and more plus comedy with Neil Hamburger

The Aero Theatre is showing a double feature of Working Girl and Thelma and Louise with an introduction by author Sloan De Forest

L.A. Drones are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Programmed for Pleasure, Magic Wands, Blood Candy, and Tangients

Versus, Plus/Minus, The Asteroid No.4, and The Flash Hits are playing at the Echoplex

 

Aug 152019
 

Andrew Bird- Sisyphus

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/15-8/18/19)-

*special note for this week’s weekend planner – Echo Park Rising festival begins Thursday and there are A LOT of bands playing as well as numerous activities and deals from local businesses in the neighborhood. In order to make this post a manageable size I have created a separate post with my band selections for each night as well as a playlist of those choices. *

Thursday

Motel Radio and Dante Elephante are opening for Summer Salt at The Fonda Theatre

Los Angeles Beatz by Girlz is setting up a beat making station at The Echo Patio to teach people how to sequence drums, record and loop synths, and produce their own music with Ableton Live and the Push Unit from 5:30-7pm. (part of Echo Park Rising)

Reggie Watts & Karen are performing with Danke at the Teragram Ballroom

Fartbarf are playing a free show at the Levitt Pavilion with Numb.er

FYOHNA is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Maddie Jay and The Born Love

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

Ty Segall & Freedom Band are continuing their residency at Teragram Ballroom– tonight playing his new album First Taste and his 2011 album Goodbye Bread. The Intelligence is opening.

UCLA Film & Television Archive is screening director Isaac Julien’s Young Soul Rebels at Hammer Museum’s Billy Wilder Theater  ($9)

Los Angeles LGBT Center is showing Labyrinth for their the movie night Out Under The Stars in Hollywood Forever Cemetery with all proceeds benefiting the center’s programs and services

Hibou are playing at The Hi Hat with Tangerine and Jordan Gatesmith (Wellness)

 

Saturday

Andrew Bird is playing a free show at KCRW Headquarters as part of their Summer Nights programming

UCLA Film & Television Archive is screening a double feature of Suburbia and Rock ‘N’ Roll High School at Hammer Museum’s Billy Wilder Theater with director Penelope Spheeris in person ($9)

Blum & Poe’s >BTWN x PERFORMANCE< events continues with Kandis Williams Presents “Eurydice” her ongoing project that “investigates the relationship between ‘black identity’ and ‘mainstream culture’ “. She uses the Greek myth of Eurydice as a vehicle for her “inquiry into the subjects of a racialized imagination and its subsequent logics, by staging a structured engagement of blackness and spectacle within a mythic pre-Socratic configuration of the underworld.”

Cinespia is having its 9th Annual Movies All Night Slumber Party at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, starting the evening with Never Been Kissed, followed by I Know What You Did Last Summer and ending late night with Jawbreaker.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor are playing at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

88Rising:Head in the Clouds music festival is happening in LA State Historic Park with performers including Rich Brian, Dumbfoundead, AUGUST 08, and more

 

Sunday

Yola Día Festival is taking place in LA Historic Park with performers Lykke Li, Cat Power, SOPHIE, Courtney Love, Megan Thee Stallion, Kelsey Lu, Empress Of, Cupcakke, and Lia Ices

CicLAvia’s closing down streets to vehicles from West Hollywood to East Hollywood for their Meet the Hollywoods event. Santa Monica Blvd will be closed from San Vicente to Highland. Highland is closed from there to Hollywood Blvd and Hollywood is closed from Highland to Vermont. There will be a few intersections to cross with a vehicle but its probably best to join the car free fun or use public transportation to get around.

Author Stephen van Dyck will be discussing his memoir People I’ve Met From The Internet at Skylight Books with writer Matias Viegener

Independent Shakespeare Co. is performing Twelfth Night in Griffith Park tonight. Get there early to join a workshop with teaching artists where participants will learn more about the characters, plot and choices of the evening’s play, plus take a backstage tour and check out some of the costumes and props.  Reserve a spot for this free pre show workshop here. (On Friday the play is also Twelfth Night and Saturday it is Pericles)

Aug 082019
 

Ty Segall- Taste

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/8-8/11/19)-

Thursday

Weyes Blood is performing at The Fonda Theatre with Dustin Wong

Artist Lizzi Bougatsos and Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth) will be performing sonic improvisations to accompany projections of Penny Slinger’s early experimental silent films at Blum & Poe (free)

Sidney Gish is playing at Moroccan Lounge with Julia Shapiro of Chastity Belt opening

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

Ty Segall & Freedom Band are continuing their residency at Teragram Ballroom– tonight playing his new album First Taste and his 2010 album Melted. Vice Cooler is opening.

Better Oblivion Community Center are playing at The Wiltern with Taylor Hollingsworth opening

Metro Art’s Movements at Union Station continues with its final installment- this time featuring La Junta as their Los Angeles DJ collective. The event also includes a drop-in silkscreen stencil workshop led by Self Help Graphics & Art, a photo booth and food trucks.

UCLA Film & Television Archive continues its screenings in the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum with a night of programming that includes the 1961 film Nude on the Moon followed by Smut Without Smut: Bizarro Horror Night, a collection of “hardcore horror movies with the hardcore removed”. ($9)

The Underground Museum’s Purple Garden Cinema film this week is Wanda. Novelist Rachel Kushner will be there to give a special introduction to the film. (free)

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are playing at The Greek Theatre with Phosphorescent and Altin Gun opening

 

Friday and Saturday

It’s the 50th Anniversary of the Hollywood Bowl’s night of Tchaikovsky music with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor Bramwll Tovey, and the USC Trojan Marching Band performing plus fireworks ending the evening

 

Saturday

As part of Blum & Poe’s >BTWN x FILM + MUSIC< series, artist Jim Shaw and filmmaker/curator Jodi Wille will present shorts from the Counterculture Film Vaults followed by music by Shaw and friends within an installation of the artist’s creation (free)

For the closing of Barbara Stauffacher Solomon’s exhibition Relax into the Invisible at LAXART, L.A.-based artists Emily Mast and Barnett Cohen will present an afternoon of dance and theater inspired by Solomon’s work. Performances will take place from 3-5pm.

Artists Genevieve Gaignard and Samuel Levi Jones will be giving a walk through of their respective solo exhibitions at Vielmetter Los Angeles followed by a conversation with Leigh Raiford, associate professor of African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. (free)

Fat Beats 25th Anniversary is taking place at The Regent Theater with performances by Dilated Peoples, Tha Alkaholiks, LA Breakers with J. Rocc, Cut Chemist, and more

Rosie Tucker and Skin Mag are opening for Pixx at Moroccan Lounge

Y La Bamba is performing at KCRW HQ in Santa Monica as part of their free Summer Nights party programming. There is also a free screening at 10pm of Good Boys (but you have to RSVP)

 

Saturday and Sunday

Hip-hop music festival Real Street is taking place in Anaheim with lots of big acts including A$AP Rocky, Cardi B, Future, Migos, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Meek Mill and more.

 

Sunday

Moaning and Traps ps are playing at The Smell for a Bernie Sanders For President 2020 Campaign Fundraiser

Blum & Poe are showing Richard Kovitch’s PENNY SLINGER: OUT OF THE SHADOWS, followed by a discussion with Penny Slinger

Independent Shakespeare Co. is having a free performance of the play Twelfth Night in Griffith Park tonight (Friday and Saturday they will be performing Pericles)

Death Cab for Cutie are playing at the Hollywood Bowl with Car Seat Headrest

Oct 122018
 

The Dodos- SW3

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/11- 10/14/18)

Thursday

The Broad’s feminist Latinx performances series, En Cuatro Patas, continues with three performances by Deborah Castillo, Oscar David Alvarez and Nadio Granados taking place throughout the museum ($25)

A Place to Bury Strangers are playing at the Echoplex with Beak>

The Buttertones are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Twin Temple and Prettiest Eyes opening

Sons of Kemet are playing at The Echo with Yontan Gat and Eastern Medicine Singers

The Aero Theatre has an Orson Welles double feature- F for Fake and Citizen Kane

Friday

ArtNight Pasadena is a great way to check out the museums and creative spaces in Pasadena as well as see live performances- all free with free shuttles provided to take you around

Mothers are playing at Resident with Lala Lala opening

At ICA LA they are having a free event to celebrate the launch of the online literary magazine SUBLEVEL Issue Two: The Speculative with an evening of poetry by Will Alexander, and a screening of work by artist Nicole Miller followed by a conversation between Miller and writer Tisa Bryant.

A limited number of tickets will be available at the door at LACMA for a screening of The Sisters Brothers with a post screening conversation with John C. Reilly

Screaming Females are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Kitten Forever and Scorpio Scorpio opening

Buke And Gase are opening for Shellac at the Teragram Ballroom

 

Friday through Sunday

Desert Daze has a long list of great bands playing all weekend including- Tame Impala, Ty Segall & White Fence, Deathgrips, A Place to Bury Strangers, Kevin Morby, Preoccupations, Bedouine, Sons of Kemet, L.A. Witch, Wand, Julia Holter and more- but you have to leave LA- it’s at Moreno Beach at Lake Perris

 

Saturday

The Dodos are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Prism Tats opening

LACMA is hosting a free screening of La Grande Sortie, directed by artist Alex Prager. After the screening there will be a free talk and book signing with the artist and LACMA CEO and Wallis Annneberg Director Michael Govan

Photographer Paul Sepuya will be speaking with Hamza Walker about the relationship between artist and subject, representation, nudity and intimacy at The Getty Museum (free with ticket)

Bill Laurance is playing an early (5:30pm) show at the Echoplex

 

Saturday and Sunday

The Brewery Art Walk is back for its free two day event- a chance to see what artists in the massive complex are working on as well as enjoying some food and drinks

David Lynch is curating a two day event called Festival of Disruption at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel. There will be talks and screenings, including one with Lynch, performances by RZA, Mercury Rev, and Vic Mensa, a soundbath called Liminal with Jonsi of Sigur Ros, Alex Somers, and Paul Corley, art exhibits and more

 

Sunday

Christopher Rountree and members of the LA Phil will perform Ben Patterson’s Instruction No.2 (Please Wash Your Face) of 1964, Rebekah Heller of the International Contemporary Ensemble will lead a participatory workshop designed around the music of Pauline Oliveros in the Central Garden, and Fluxus scholar Natilee Harren will give an illustrated talk drawing from the Getty’s extensive archives of Fluxus ephemera all as part of LA Phil Fluxus Festival: Fluxus Learning Event at The Getty (free but ticket required)

La Santa Cecilia is performing at the Walt Disney Concert Hall

The Orson Welles double feature programming continues at the Aero Theatre with Chimes at Midnight and The Immortal Story

Jan 252018
 

Sugar Candy Mountain- Eye on You

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/25-1/28/18)-

Thursday

designLAb is having an art opening at the Pacific Design Center with numerous galleries showing work

The Wombats are playing at the Fonda Theatre with Future Feats and Nation of Language opening

Co-curator of A Universal History of Infamy, Pilar Tompkins Rivas, is giving a walkthrough of the exhibit at LACMA

The Love Language are playing at Harvard & Stone

Artist and Seeld Library co-founder Thomas Hutton is giving a free guided tour along the periphery of MOCA Grand Avenue

Sean Gadd is playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Blackpaw and Pavo Pavo opening

Friday

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) is hosting a Welcome Party for the 2018 PEN Emerging Voices fellows with short readings by the authors

Anna Meredith is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Silentshout opening

The Mynabirds are playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Doe Paoro and Hayley Coupon opening

The High Curbs, The Ombres, Ariel View and The Chonks are all playing at The Smell

Sun Seeker are opening for Jessica Lea Mayfield at The Echo

Saturday

Night on Broadway is a great annual free arts and music event starting at 3pm with many of the theaters opening their doors for performances and art installations as well as outdoor stages on Broadway and musical performances  that include- The B-52s, War, La Santa Cecilia,  Madame Gandhi, Buyepongo, Combo Chimbita + tons more things to see and do

As part of Night on Broadway’s free programming- the Orpheum Theatre has a great list of bands playing including Sugar Candy Mountain, Morgan Delt, Frankie and the Witch Fingers and The Entire Universe

Lyle Ashton Harris will be signing his book as well as having a discussion with Walead Beshty, Charles Gaines and Naima J. Keith at Arcana Books

Hammer Museum is having an opening celebration for its Winter Exhibitions (free but register)

Facial and dimber are opening for Piebald for The Hi Hat’s 2nd Anniversary

Lawrence Rothman is playing at the Lodge Room

Sunday

It’s SoCal Museums Free-For-All Day and a good chance to check out participating museums that include the Grammy Museum, MOCA, LACMA, and Descanso Gardens

Artist Skip Arnold will be giving a free talk at the Institute of Contemporary Art in conjunction with his exhibition Truffle Hunt

Curatorial Associate Rebecca Matalon is leading a walkthrough of Welcome to the Dollhouse, the current exhibition at MOCA Pacific Design Center

There are still tickets to Ty Segall’s show at the Teragram Ballroom with Lamps opening

Boy Harsher are playing with High-Functioning Flesh and DIN at the Echoplex

Here Lies Man are opening for Combo Chimbita at Resident

All Weekend

Art Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fair returns to Barkar Hangar and while you are there check out Santa Monica Art Studio’s open studios event More Art Here across the street

stARTup Art Fair returns to Los Angeles- this time the independent artists will take over rooms at The Kinney Hotel in Venice Beach

Jul 202017
 

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Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/20-7/24/17)-

Thursday

Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner & James McAlister are performing their album PLANETARIUM at Hollywood Forever

The band Kinky is playing a soundtrack they created for Weird Science at this installment of Bring the Noise, LACMA’s music and film program

Pasadena Museum of California Art is free, open late tonight, and includes a conversation between curator John David O’Brien and artist Rebecca Ripple about the current group exhibition Interstitial

Hammer Museum’s music program RebelRebel continues this week with Elohim and Suzi Analogue (free)

Mr. Elevator are opening for classic rock band Eric Burdon and The Animals at the Santa Monica Pier (free)

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is hosting a free music night tonight with Zola Jesus, Lawrence Rothman, Smerz and DJ Michael Stock (make sure to RSVP)

Vundabar are opening for Rozwell Kid at The Hi Hat

Friday

MNDSGN is playing a free show at Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

L.A. Live’s Dark Nights returns with live music and entertainment, live painting, a market, $5 drink and food specials, and more (free)

The theme for this week’s Dance Downtown in Grand Park is Bollywood (free)

Santoros are having a Vinyl Release Party at The Echo with So Many Wizards and Wyatt Blair opening

It’s FYF Fest time and tickets are available at this writing for the Friday and Sunday shows- tonight’s lineup includes Missy Elliot, Bjork, Thee Oh Sees, Slowdive, Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals, Flying Lotus, Beach Fossils, Angel Olsen and more

Odd Nights returns to the Autry Museum with live music, a market and  late hours for select galleries ($5)

Saturday

Lo Moon is opening for Mondo Cozmo and Paul Oakenfold at KCRW’s Sound in Focus event in the park outside Annenberg Space for Photography (free but you must RSVP)

Bergamot Station is hosting Summer Celebration, an all day event that includes performances, artist talks, workshops, live music and more (free)

Beta Main is hosting a panel discussion with photographers Valerie J. Bower, Arlene Mejorado, and Desilu Muñoz moderated by Star Montana

The Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills is having a free Night Sky Festival with kids activities, Native American night sky stories, a science presentation and telescope viewings

Moaning, Soccer Mommy and Shannon Lay are opening for Stef Chura at the Bootleg Theater

Sunday

If you loved Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Theatre at the Ace Hotel is offering two chances to see creator Joel Hodgson and host Jonah Heston, along with Crow, Tom Servo, Gypsy and more, as they offer their running commentary on fan fave Eegah for the first show and a yet to be announced film for the second show

Check out the last day of FYF Fest with a lineup that includes Nine Inch Nails, Iggy Pop, Run the Jewels, Ty Segall, Temples, Solange, Blonde Redhead, Moses Sumney, and more

The Los Angeles Philharmonic will be performing a tribute to the musical work of Stephen Sondheim at the Hollywood Bowl for Sondheim on Sondheim, with special guests that include Vanessa Williams and Jesse Tyler Ferguson