Nov 142019
 

Tierra Whack- Unemployed

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/14-11/17-19)-

Thursday

Ronald Rael, the Chair of the Department of Architecture at UC Berkeley, will engage in a presentation and discussion about art making at the US_Mexico border with W|ALLS featured photographer, designer, craftsperson, and founder of Art Made Between Opposite Sides (AMBOS) Tanya Aguiñiga at Annenberg Space for Photography. (free but register)

Artist Vishal Jugdeo will be discussing his work at The Hammer

Maxo Kream is performing at the Echoplex with Q Da Fool and Slayter

The KVB, Numb.er, and Houses of Heaven are playing at The Echo

Filmforum at MOCA (Grand Avenue location) is showing All That You Can’t Leave Behind, a program of films both personal and political featuring new works by Essi, Ja’Tovia Gary, Darol Olu Kae, Rhea Storr, Sara Suarez, and ariella tai. Filmmakers Suarez and Kae will be in-person to discuss their work.

Polo & Pan are performing at The Novo

Twin Peaks, Post Animal, and Ohmme are playing at the Teragram Ballroom

 

Friday

Sylvan Esso are performing WITH at the Walt Disney Concert Hall with Hand Habits opening (also Thursday)

Constitutional Happy Hour returns to The Hammer with Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson discusses impeachment—Article II. (free)

Metro Art is having a free screening of Richard Linklater’s animated film Waking Life

Frankie Cosmos is playing at 1720 with Stephen Steinbrink, Dear Nora, and Lomelda

James Supercave is playing at Civic Center Studios with “surreal dance act” CAPYAC

Hovvdy are playing at Moroccan Lounge with Nick Dorian and Carolyn Says

 

 

Friday and Saturday

Adult Swim Festival 2019 is taking place at Banc of America Stadium in DTLA. On Friday performers include Dethklok, Captain Murphy, Leikeli47, Health, and more. On Saturday Vince Staples, Jamie XX, 2 Chainz, Tierra Whack, clipping., Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, and more will perform, along with a live version of The Eric Andre Show. There will also be screenings, games and attractions, and more.

Spaceland and Other Music are hosting The Get Together 2019 Label Fair and Music Festival at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. On Friday Joe Kay, Marco McKennis, and Full Crate are performing. On Saturday is the Record Label Fair and performances by Anna Wise, William Basinski, and more. In the evening, Lee Fields will be perform backed by El Michels Affair, as well as Bobby Oroza, Brainstory and Holy Hive.

 

Saturday

Artists Gilbert & George will be in conversation with critic Jonathan Griffin at Sprüth Magers (free but RSVP)

GRMLN are playing at The Smell with Foliage

Jidenna is performing at the Belasco Theater

Artists Constance Mallinson and Jeffrey Vallance will be discussing collecting, curating and making art at Edward Cella Art & Architiecture

For the 7th year, Gabba Gallery is having its affordable art show Wishlist and tonight is the opening

Jonathan Bree is playing at Lodge Room with Ryder the Eagle and Nico Turner

Mating Ritual are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Superet and Low Hum

 

Saturday and Sunday

Bridge-s, is a performance series at The Getty curated by Solange Knowles and features a new performance by Gerard & Kelly, with a special musical score by Solange featuring Cooper-Moore, brought to life by a group of dancers and musicians across Getty’s iconic architecture. The performance piece takes place all day around the center and also includes film screenings and an artist talk with British-Ghanaian philosopher Kodwo Eshun.(free)

Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair returns for two days to Pasadena’s Central Park

 

Sunday

From 12:30- 2:20pm LACMA is offering a free taste of the Japanese Nebuta Festival with a large paper lantern float depicting Japanese folk hero Kintoki by Nebuta Master Hiroo Takenami on display and a series of short performances by taiko drummers, flute and hand cymbal players, and dancers taking place in front of the float.

LAXART is hosting a performance of the in progress, debut play Lives of the Performers, by critic and writer Hilton Als. Free, first come first served. (also on Monday)

The Annual Tree Lighting celebration with performances and fireworks is happening at The Grove

Ghostland Observatory are playing at The Regent Theater with MUNYA

The Ocean Blue are playing at the Echoplex

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

Apr 132018
 

SZA- Drew Barrymore

It’s Day 1 of Coachella and with so many great artists performing it’s often hard to choose who to see (especially with overlapping set times). Here are my choices for today-

1-1:30pm Señor Kino is on the Sonora Stage

1:45pm-2:35 Elohim is on the Sahara Stage

2:35-3:20pm Moses Sumney is on the Gobi Stage /OR/ 2:55-3:30pm Fazerdaze is on the Sonora Stage

5:00-5:45pm Helado Negro is on the Sonora Stage

6:10-6:55pm The Regrettes are on the Sonora Stage

7:10-8:00pm Vince Staples had one of the best albums of 2017 and is on the Coachella Stage

8:55-9:50pm St. Vincent is at the Outdoor Theatre (and you might catch the end of The War on Drugs’ 7:30-8:25 set)

9:55-10:45pm- SZA, who also had one of the best albums of 2017, is performing on the Coachella Stage

11:25pm The Weeknd is on the Coachella Stage or you could check out Jamiroquai on the Mojave Stage

*One note- this excludes the Yuma tent where there will be a great selection of DJs playing- including at 9:15pm- Detroit Love: Carl Craig, Kyle Hall & Moodymann

Looking to preview some of the artists playing today? Playlist below-

 

 

 

Oct 052017
 

Gorillaz- Ascension feat. Vince Staples

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/5-10/8/17)-

Thursday

There are still a few tickets left to see Gorillaz play at The Forum with special guest Vince Staples

Artist and writer Myriam Gurba will be discussing specific works from the exhibition Radical Women at the Hammer Museum

The War on Drugs are playing at the Greek Theatre with Phoebe Bridgers opening

Anna Maria Maiolino’s performance piece Solitário ou Paciência (Solitaire or Patience) will be recreated at MOCA Grand Avenue by Rebeca Hernandez to go along with the exhibition Anna Maria Maiolino (free, and free entrance to the exhibition)

Pinegrove are playing with Florist and Lomelda at the Echoplex

Sinkane is opening for Turkuaz at the Teragram Ballroom

Friday

Santa Monica Pier is hosting a free movie night- this week the film is The Princess Bride

Saint Etienne are playing at the Fonda Theatre

As part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival, Alice Bag will be speaking at the Ahmanson Auditorium at MOCA Grand ($10)

Saturday

The Container Yard downtown is hosting Fresh Coat Mural Festival, a free party with music by Peanut Butter Wolf and RJD2, and a chance to check out some new murals

Red Bull Music Academy Festival is hosting- St. Vincent: Fear the Future, a brand new show, at Paramount Pictures Studio

CalJam 17 Fest is taking place in San Bernadino with bands that include Foo Fighters, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, White Reaper and more ($99+)

Justus Proffit and BOYO are opening for Ratboys at the Bootleg Theater

Mashrou’ Leila are playing at The Regent Theater

Sunday

Grand Park is hosting the The Big Draw LA’s Make Your Mark in the Park- a chance to learn how to draw with lessons led by Ryman Arts students (free)

Artist Mary Corse will be in conversation with art critic and historian Suzanne Hudson at LACMA’s Art Catalogues (free)

Future Primitive is having a 20th Anniversary Party with Cut Chemist, DJ Shortkut and J Rocc, at the Echoplex

Ciclavia returns- this time stopping car traffic in Chinatown, DTLA, Boyle Heights and Echo Park, plan accordingly

 

 

Feb 162017
 

Vince Staples- Lift Me Up

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/16-2/19/17)-

Thursday

Crocodiles are playing with AJ Davila at the Bootleg Theater

Critic and curator Robert Storr will be discussing the art work of Louise Bourgeois at the Hammer Museum with a book signing to follow (free)

Paper Bird, Laura Burhenn of The Mynabirds and Bones Muhroni are playing a free show at The Satellite

Friday

Surfer Blood are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with The Aquadolls and Prism Tats

Chad Valley is playing with Computer Magic at The Echo

This week’s David Lynch movie pairing at The Egyptian Theatre is Lost Highway with Luis Buñuel’s That Obscure Object of Desire

Saturday

Vince Staples is performing at the Air + Style music festival at Exposition Park along with Flume, Chromeo, Vic Mensa, St. Lucia, The Shelters, Phantoms and RKCB.

Ace Hotel is celebrating Wikipedia Day in their Segovia Hall with speakers that include UCLA Vice-chair of Digital Media Arts, Peter Lunenfeld, Juliet Lapidos from the LA Times and former Chief CNN White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin, and more-plus cake! (free with rsvp)

The Aero Theatre in Santa Monica is hosting a Dead of Winter Horror Marathon. $25 gets you admission to Return of the Living Dead, Re-Animator, Evil Dead II, Cemetery Man and Night of The Creeps

Kan Wakan is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Moon Honey

So Many Wizards are playing with Avi Buffalo and Litronix at The Hi Hat

Sunday

Los Angeles Film Forum’s Festival of (In)Appropriation returns to the Spielberg Theatre at The Egyptian with short films that incorporate already existing media and turn them into new artwork

Air + Style’s music festival continues with Major Lazer, YG, Zhu, TV On The Radio, Russ, Louis the Child, Marian Hill, XYLØ, Powers, and 070 Shake

Surf Curse, Care, and Kuromi are playing a benefit show for the ACLU at The Smell

Artist David Lloyd will be discussing his current exhibition at Klowden Mann gallery at 3pm

The Aero Theatre is showing Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal

Nov 032016
 

Deep Fields- Salazar

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/3-11/6/16)-

Thursday

Saint Motel are at Amoeba Hollywood for a free performance and album signing

Drink craft beer and make your own felt beer cozy at the Craft and Folk Art Museum ($10 includes materials, drinks and snacks)

Artist Amie Siegel is giving a lecture at the Hammer Museum

The lecture this week at MOCA Grand Avenue is The Idea of Oceans, with Scott Bolton, principal investigator of NASA’s Juno mission; Shawn Heinrichs, filmmaker and activist; Greg Long, big wave surfer; and artist Doug Aitken; moderated by Cyrill Gutsch, founder of Parley for the Oceans (free)

Bobcat Goldthwait is hosting the a 25th Anniversary screening of his directorial debut Shakes The Clown at the Regent Theater with a Q & A to follow

Goldroom and Autograf are playing at The Novo

Friday

Deep Fields are playing with Yeesh at Non Plus Ultra

The Getty is showing Derek Jarman’s Blue outdoors in their garden terrace (free but $10-15 parking and advanced ticket required)

Miss Kittin is part of a show at a secret location with Adana Twins

Union Station is hosting a free screening of the film noir classic Criss Cross

The New Beverly Cinema is showing the Academy Award winning film The Deer Hunter

Saturday

Wild Beasts are playing with Porcelain Raft at the El Rey Theatre

For the closing of Marnie Weber’s solo exhibition at GAVLAK Los Angeles, she will be performing with visual artist and experimental musician Daniel Hawkins as well as costumed birds (free)

Primal Scream are playing at the Regent Theater with Death Valley Girls opening

There are still tickets available for Stones Throw Super Fest ft. Common, Peanut Butter Wolf, MNDSGN, Chrome Canyon and more, as part of Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days in LA

From Indian Lakes are playing with Made Violent and Wild Wild Horses at The Echo

Saturday and Sunday

There are still tickets available for ComplexCon in Long Beach. The concert lineup includes Skrillex, Kid Cudi, Metro Boomin, Snoop Dogg, and 2 Chainz.  There are also art installations, vendors, and speakers including Vince Staples, DJ Mustard, Pete Rock, Ilana Glazer, Ice Cube, Angie Martinez, Lil B, Mike Judge, Pharell Williams and many more big names speaking on panels for different issues.

Sunday

It’s the last day to see Pat Graney’s Girl Gods dance performance at REDCAT which looks pretty incredible (tickets available 11/3-11/6)

Peach Kelli Pop and Upset are opening for The Regrettes at The Echo

The Rock N Roll Flea Market returns to the Regent Theater for its free monthly event

Sextile are playing with Bootblacks, Liste Noire and Second Still at Complex in Glendale

Deep Fields are playing with Avi Buffalo at The Smell ($5)

All weekend

The WestEdge Design Fair is at The Barkar Hangar in Santa Monica with exhibitors, seminars and more

Dec 172015
 

Vince Staples- Señorita

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/17-12/20/15)-

Thursday

Thee Oh Sees, Fuzz, and WAND are playing A Holiday Homeless Charity Event at Teragram Ballroom with proceeds going to LA Kitchen. It’s sold out, but there are always ways to find tix.

The Center for the Arts at Eagle Rock is hosting The Winter Solstice Sound Bath, which “offers audience members the opportunity to achieve a deep meditative state through the experience of pure sound” ($25)

For some different, less meditative sounds, EDM DJ Dillon Francis is at The Shrine with T-Pain, Valentino Khan, Anna Lunoe & Neo Fresco (or see him Friday with ILoveMakonnen)

Friday

Vince Staples is worth taking a trip to Santa Ana for, where he’ll be playing at The Observatory

At the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive (LACA) gallery they are having the opening for the exhibit Molybdomancy followed by a Holiday Party with Night Gallery which will have performances, DJs, and hot cider

Get in the holiday spirit with The Music Center’s free outdoor Holiday Sing-along (tickets are distributed to the line at 6pm)

J Fernandez is playing at the Bootleg Theater

Can’t get enough of Star Wars?- you can participate in Light Saber Battle LA 2015 in Pershing Square (if you have one- they have sold out) or just check it out (free)

Fishbone are playing at The Roxy

Pity Sex are at The Echo with Colleen Green and Eskimeaux

Friday and Saturday

At REDCAT, The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at CalArts is having its annual Winter Dance Concert

Saturday

Artists Risk and Axis are live painting from 3-5pm at Buckshot Gallery

Moving Units are playing at The Roxy

The Aero Theatre in Santa Monica has a holiday double feature showing of Elf and Bad Santa

The Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood is showing National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and Scrooged as its double feature

The Bots are at The Echo with Buttertones and Thee Commons

Sunday

Dan Harmon and Jeff B. Davis are hosting Harmontown at Nerdmelt in Hollywood

The Aero Theatre and the Egyptian Theatre are both showing holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life

All weekend

Check out the recreation of Seinfeld’s apartment on Melrose from 10am- 7pm (free)