Twin Oaks- Sleep Deprived
Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/9-1/12/20)-
Artist Christina Quarles is giving a free lecture at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA as part of their Artist on Artists series
Independent scholar and author Dr. Houman Sarshar will be speaking at The Broad as part of their series The Logic of Poetry and Dreams (free but reserve ticket)
Wand are playing at The Echo (also Friday)
Oddnesse is playing a free show at Gold Diggers with Dev Ray, Lellopepper x Popularity Contest and DJ Colleen Green
The Tissues are having a free record release party at Zebulon with additional performances by Chernobyl, R Clown and Fucked Forever
Downtown LA Artwalk returns for its monthly event
Twin Oaks are playing at The Satellite as part of a free night of bands that includes Magic Bronson, Bandie and Wax Charmer
The Egyptian Theatre is showing a double feature of Airplane! and Stripes with a discussion between screenings with directors Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker.
The Aero Theatre has a Pedro Almodóvar double feature of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and All About My Mother with a discussion with director Almodóvar between films (sold out but there will be a stand-by line)
Jimmy Whispers is playing at The Hi Hat with Dark Tea, Cyrus Gengras, and The Lentils
Photo Ops is playing a free show at Gold Diggers
Celebrate free admission at both MOCA locations with a day of performances, music, art-making activities, free ice cream, and more with a free shuttle between locations
Artist Liz Glynn will be in conversation with writer and critic Travis Diehl at Vielmetter Los Angeles
Kicked Off The Streets are playing with Sustivity, Cardboard Boxer and Law at The Smell
Saturday and Sunday
Celebrate the Lunar New Year Festival in downtown Monterey Park with live entertainment, food, traditional lion and dragon dancers and more
Gold-Diggers is hosting a benefit for WIRES Wildlife Rescue Organization who are working to provide aid to the animals affected by the wildfires in Australia. Performers includes Ben Lee, William Tyler, Meatbodies and more. ($15.45)
The Rose Bowl Flea Market is back for its monthly event
D.A. Stern is playing a free show with Traps PS and Bart & The Bedazzled at Zebulon
Foie Gras, Glaare, Portrayal of Guilt, and Street Sects are playing The Smell
There’s a screening of Rolling Stone: The Life and Death of Brian Jones at The Regent Theater
Ty Segall- Taste
Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/8-8/11/19)-
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
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”. ($9)
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are playing at The Greek Theatre with Phosphorescent and Altin Gun opening
Friday and Saturday
It’s the 50th Anniversary of the Hollywood Bowl’s night of Tchaikovsky music with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor Bramwll Tovey, and the USC Trojan Marching Band performing plus fireworks ending the evening
As part of Blum & Poe’s >BTWN x FILM + MUSIC< series, artist Jim Shaw and filmmaker/curator Jodi Wille will present shorts from the Counterculture Film Vaults followed by music by Shaw and friends within an installation of the artist’s creation (free)
For the closing of Barbara Stauffacher Solomon’s exhibition Relax into the Invisible at LAXART, L.A.-based artists Emily Mast and Barnett Cohen will present an afternoon of dance and theater inspired by Solomon’s work. Performances will take place from 3-5pm.
Artists Genevieve Gaignard and Samuel Levi Jones will be giving a walk through of their respective solo exhibitions at Vielmetter Los Angeles followed by a conversation with Leigh Raiford, associate professor of African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. (free)
Fat Beats 25th Anniversary is taking place at The Regent Theater with performances by Dilated Peoples, Tha Alkaholiks, LA Breakers with J. Rocc, Cut Chemist, and more
Rosie Tucker and Skin Mag are opening for Pixx at Moroccan Lounge
Saturday and Sunday
Hip-hop music festival Real Street is taking place in Anaheim with lots of big acts including A$AP Rocky, Cardi B, Future, Migos, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Meek Mill and more.
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
Currently at Vielmetter Los Angeles’ Culver City location is Raffi Kalenderian’s fourth solo exhibition, Memento Vivo. His unique and colorful paintings draw you in immediately. The contrast between the bright, dynamic environments and the relaxed demeanor of the portrait’s subjects, creates an intriguing tension in the works.
Several of the paintings, like those seen above, include vibrant tropical plants. Sometimes they dominate the canvas, and at other times are seen through a window or in a reflection. According to the press release, these represent “a celebratory attitude of renewal and growth against seemingly impenetrable darkness”.
This exhibition closes 6/29/19.