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 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 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

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 182019
 

Bill Baird- Your Dark Sunglasses Won’t Make You Lou Reed

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/18-7/21/19)-

Thursday

Italian composer , sound artist, and performer, Drum & Lace will be at Bootleg Theater for her semi songs EP release show that will include visuals, a light installation, and a dance performance

There’s a free performance of Roger Guenveur Smith and Marc Anthony Thompson’s Portrait of Charles White at The California African American Museum

Goon are having an LP release party at the Echoplex with Draag and Kevin also playing

Tyler Ramsey (former lead guitarist from Band of Horses) will be playing with My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel at Highland Park Ebell

Hammer Museum’s free Summer Concert Series continues this week with Wild Belle performing

Will Fox and Mara Connor are playing an early free show at Gold-Diggers

 

Thursday through 7/28/19

OUTFEST Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival opens Thursday with an Opening Night Gala and a screening of Circus of Books, about the recently closed WeHo store directed by the daughter of the store’s owners. It continues in various locations with screenings that include shorts and television episodes.

 

Friday

UCLA Film & Television Archive is screening the double feature Roman Holiday and Three Coins in a Fountain at Hammer Museum’s Billy Wilder Theater ($9)

21 Savage is performing at Shrine Expo Hall with Calboy and Young Nudy

Dean Wareham will be performing the Galaxie 500 album On Fire at the Teragram Ballroom

Potty Mouth and Colleen Green are opening for Dressy Bessy at Moroccan Lounge

Learn to dance the Argentine Tango at The Music Center’s Dance DTLA night in Grand Park

It Looks Sad. are playing at The Hi Hat with Derek Ted opening

 

Saturday

Bill Baird is playing a free show at Highland Park Bowl with Manhattan Murder Mystery and Mirrorball

ICA LA is hosting Reading the News-a 34,000 Pillows workshop with artist collaborative Díaz Lewis. 34,000 is the quota of detained immigrants per day in 250 facilities around the country mandated by the US Congress and enforced by ICE. Pillows from recycled clothing will be created and added to the 34,000 Pillows project to be sold for $159 (an amount that reflects the average amount of taxpayer money spent each day by Congress to detain one person daily) with 100% of proceeds donated to national and local immigration organizations. While the pillows are made there will also be a reading of news, literature, and poetry. (free)

Union Station is hosting Magic & Mystery, a free night of performances by magicians on the South Patio

Independent Shakespeare Co. is having free performances of the play Twelfth Night in Griffith Park all weekend and tonight as part of their Salon Series, Invertigo Dance Theatre Artistic Director Laura Karlin will lead an exploration into creating story through choreography.

 

Saturday and Sunday

Hauser & Wirth is hosting LITLIT: Little Literary Fair, a free two day book fair celebrating independent booksellers, book publishers, and book makers from Los Angeles and beyond. While you are there, make sure to check out the excellent David Hammons and Guillermo Kuitca exhibitions.

 

Sunday

Sculptor Liz Larner will be discussing artist Chris Burden at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA as part of their Artists on Artists series

Turn It Up!, a new group advocating for gender parity in music, is hosting an afternoon concert fundraiser at the Echoplex, with performances by Solvej Schou, Phranc, and The Groans as well as the Turn It Up House Band featuring Abby Travis (Sumo Princess), drummer Tosha Jones (the Randies), bassist Gere Fennelly (Redd Kross), and guitarists Blare Bitch & Sharon Needles (both from Betty Blowtorch) with vocalists Lisa Kekaula (Bellrays), Nina Diaz (Girl in a Coma), Drew Arriola Sands (TrapGirl), Kristine Nevrose (the Tissues), Alice Bag, Adele Bertei, and Abby Travis.

Later at the Echoplex, Ringo Deathstarr, Tennis System, Blushing and The Meeting Places will be playing for Part Time Punks night

UCLA Film & Television Archive’s screenings at the Hammer Museum continue with three 1990s DIY indie films- Sarah Jacobson’s I Was A Teenage Serial Killer and Mary Jane’s Not A Virgin Anymore and Tina Krause’s Limbo ($9)

Singer-songwriter Natalia Lafourcade will be performing with maestro Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil at the Hollywood Bowl

We Were Promised Jetpacks are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Catholic Action opening