Jul 132017

My Goodness- Islands

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/13-7/16)-


My Goodness are playing at Resident with Al Lover

LSD & The Search for God are headlining the Mad Alchemy Liquid Lighting Tour at the Bootleg Theater with a list of bands that includes The Stevenson Ranch Davidians, Jesus Sons and Dream Phases

Hammer Museum’s music night Rebel Rebel continues this week with Niia and SPELLES (free)

LACMA is screening an episode of Preacher that includes a conversation with writers/executive producers Sam Catlin, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg (free)

MOCA Grand Avenue and the Los Angeles Filmforum are showing Alexandra Cuesta’s film Territorio, an experimental film about the people of Ecuador, with Cuesta present for the screening ($15)

Sextile, Flat Worms, Crush, and Glaare are playing at Zebulon


Getty Museum’s Friday Flights program includes artist Molly Surno presenting We of Me, a performance featuring Brian Chase of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs; LA artist collective Institute for New Feeling presenting a site specific project, and there will be music by Sun Araw

Lonely Hearts Ball at the Teragram Ballroom has Pity Party, The Red Pears, Jurassic Shark, and The Beach Bums playing

Natural History Museum’s Summer Nights in the Garden returns with cocktails, music, science and nature activities, and more (free)

For tonight’s part of Nonplussed Fest at Zebulon, Pink Mountaintops will be playing with Joe Cardamone and Annie Hardy opening

DJ Nights returns to Grand Park, this time curated by Monalisa (free)


The Agenda Festival is happening in Long Beach with pop up shops, art installations, panel discussions and performances by Tyler the Creator, Ludacris and more

KP Projects is having an opening reception for their exhibition of Vivian Maier photographs (RSVP essential)

Dead Heavens are playing at Resident with ÆGES

The outdoor movie in Griffith Park near the Autry Museum this week is The Sandlot

Nonplussed Fest at Zebulon continues with HOTT MT and Vinyl Williams

Palm are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Palberta and Shit Giver


Artist Sam Durant will be in conversation with Timothy Phillips of Beyond Conflict at Art Catalogues at LACMA, with a book signing to follow (free)

The Lotus Festival returns to Echo Park Lake with Bangladesh as the host country this year and activities that include a dragon boat race, music, performances and more (free, also on Saturday)

The Rock N Roll Flea Market returns to The Regent Theater (free)

Independent Shakespeare Co.’s version of Measure for Measure is on at Griffith Park (free, Wed.-Sunday 7/23)

Mar 202014

The Orwells- Mallrats (La La La)

Things to do in (and around) Los Angeles this weekend (3/20-3/23)-


The Orwells at the Observatory (Santa Ana)- http://www.observatoryoc.com/events/the-orwells

Live read of Groundhog Day with director Jason Reitman at LACMA- http://www.lacma.org/event/live-read-12

Yung Jake is at MOCA Grand Ave streaming his favorite selections from the internet and premiering his film for MOCAtv, Unfollow- (free)- http://sites.moca.org/thecurve/5998-2/


The Black Lips at El Rey- http://www.axs.com/events/247259/the-black-lips-tickets?skin=elrey

Sabrosonico is a free concert at the Hammer celebrating “the music and imagery of alternative Mexico”- http://hammer.ucla.edu/calendar/detail/year/2014/month/3/day/21/type/program/id/2144


Free screening of a film mentioned on this site previouslyFinding Vivian Maier at Cinefamily- http://www.cinefamily.org/films/special-events-march-2014/#members-only-screening-finding-vivian-maier

Saturday and Sunday

Burgerama two day music fest at the Observatory- bands include- FIDLAR, The Growlers, Death, The Black Lips, Allah Las, Bleached, Tijuana Panthers and many more- http://www.observatoryoc.com/events/burgerama-day-1

Cherry Blossom festival at Descanso Gardens- http://www.descansogardens.org/calendar/cherry-blossom-festival/

Selected Shorts 2014: Drama at Dinner at the Getty– (3pm and 7 on Saturday, 3pm on Sunday) Robert Sean Leonard hosts live performances based on short stories with a food theme – including Christopher Lloyd in “A Mad Tea Party” from Alice in Wonderland- $35 includes wine and small bites along with the show- http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/performances/selected_shorts.html?utm_source=egetty149&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=egetty149

Parachute Market Design Fair- http://parachutemarket.com/


Dan Harmon and members of the Harmontown podcast are having a garage sale at Meltdown Comics to benefit 826LA- http://826la.org/WP/2014/03/06/harmontown-charity-garage-sale-benefits-826la-on-march-23-2/

All weekend (3/21-3/23)-

YoungArts Los Angeles (YoungArts is featured in the HBO documentary  Masterclass) will be having public exhibitions and performances of their work at the Los Angeles Theater Center- http://www.youngarts.org/youngarts-la

Reverend Horton Heat at the Roxy- http://www.theroxy.com/event/525869-reverend-horton-heat-west-hollywod/

Jan 232014




I first discovered Vivian Maier’s work at photoLA in 2012 and was surprised to have never heard of her.  Amazingly, despite the quality of her work, she was only discovered, posthumously, after a man named John Maloof bought a box of old negatives for $400 dollars at an auction in 2007 and began looking through them. He then acquired more of her work from the same buyer. Later he would discover that Maier had worked as a nanny for over 40 years in Chicago and had taken over 100,000 photos.

Merry Karnowsky Gallery is currently showing part of the collection (a little over a hundred images) including some of her self portraits and color work. This show is open until Saturday, 1/25.

You can also check out her work online at http://www.vivianmaier.com/

There is also a documentary coming to theaters in March called Finding Vivian Maierhttp://www.findingvivianmaier.com/Finding_Vivian_Maier/Movie.html

Jan 102014

Youngblood Hawke- We Come Running

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