May 232019
 

Smokescreens- Waiting For Summer

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/23-5/26/19)-

Thursday

There are still $4 tickets available for YG’s album release event at The Novo

Artist, writer, and former dean of Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Carmen Winant, will be speaking at The Hammer

LACMA is screening Southland Tales with a conversation to follow with director Richard Kelly

Justus Proffit is kicking off his tour with Cryogeyser at Non Plus Ultra with Lunch Lady and Alms also performing

Knife Knights (Ishmael Butler of Digable Planets, Shabazz Palaces and producer/composer Erik Blood) are performing at the Bootleg Theater with special guest Lando Chill

Mating Ritual are playing an early free show with Lizzy Land at Gold Diggers

 

Friday

We Rise is a week long event (running until 5/27) promoting belonging and positive mental health with a lot of free programming including talks and film screenings, an art gallery, and more. Today Indigenous based arts & culture group Meztli Projects is hosting a free silkscreening lab, and later Creativity as The Way Through, an artist led discussion on processing trauma and challenges through art, will take place on the main stage. Check the schedule for the full weekend’s programming

If the weather is good grab some wine and food and head to LACMA where every Friday there are free outdoor jazz performances. This week- Otmaro Ruiz will be performing.

Joy Again are playing an early show with Milly and Lauren Early for Minty Boi’s night at El Cid

Producer Irwin Winkler will be introducing a double feature of Raging Bull and The Killing of a Chinese Bookie at the Egyptian Theatre

THICK, MELTED, and Toys That Kill are playing at The Factory

The Restless Age are opening for 90s band The Lemonheads at the Teragram Ballroom

 

Saturday

Smokescreens are playing with The Warlocks, Levitation Room, The Tulips, The Violet Mindfield, and Send Medicine at The House of Machines

Ever Present (formerly Friday Flights) a free performance night at The Getty , starts this week with electronic composer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith leading a guided meditation experience and opening sets by Cool Maritime and Emily Sprague

Artists Juan Capistrán and Kim Fisher will be discussing their work in the current exhibition COLA 2019 at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG)

Photographer Mona Kuhn will be in conversation and signing her book She Disappeared Into Complete Silence at Arcana Books

Aero Theater is showing Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey

 

Sunday

The 8th Annual LA Zine Fest is free and taking place at Helms Bakery in Culver City with panels, workshops, art installations, and, of course, zines

Cinespia’s film series in Hollywood Forever Cemetery continues with Hitchcock’s Rear Window

Zebulon is hosting a free screening of Luis Buñuel’s That Obscure Object of Desire

Part Time Punks is hosting a night of 70s punk bands at the Echoplex with The Avengers, The Dils and The Alley Cats and special guests. The night is a celebration of the life of Jimmy Wilsey who performed with The Avengers and later Chris Isaak, with funds raised to benefit Wilsey’s surviving child.

Jay Electronica is performing at the Troubadour with Tre Capital and Salaam Nation

 

Apr 122019
 

Coachella is this weekend (4/12-4/14) and next (4/19-4/21) and features a lot of great bands. Below are playlists with a selection of some of the bands playing on each day and a list of their set times and locations at the festival as a way to help narrow down some of the choices.

Friday

Let’s Eat Grandma- 2-2:40 on the Gobi Stage

Las Robertas- 2:55- 3:25 on the Sonora Stage

Hurray for the Riff Raff-  3:05-3:45 on the Gobi Stage

Beach Fossils- 4:10-4:55 on the Gobi Stage

JPEGMAFIA- 5:00-5:40 on the Outdoor Theatre Stage

Tierra Whack – 6:35-7:30 on the Mojave Stage and leave early to see Anderson .Paak from 7:05-7:55 on the Coachella Stage or see The Frights on the Sonora Stage from 7:30-8:10

BLACKPINK- 8-9:00 on the Sahara Stage

SOPHIE- 9:10-10:00 on the Mojave Stage then head to the Coachella Stage to see some of Janelle Monáe’s set from 9:50-10:40

Charlotte Gainsbourg- 10:45-11:30 on the Mojave Stage

End the night with Childish Gambino on the Coachella Stage at 11:25

Saturday

The Red Pears- 1-1:30 on the Sonora Stage

Wallows- 1:30-2:15 on the Mojave Stage

Ty Segall and White Fence- 2:45- 3:35 on the Outdoor Theatre Stage

Shame- 3:40-4:15 on the Sonora Stage

Hop Along- 4:35- 5:10 on the Sonora Stage

JAIN- 5-5:45 on the Gobi Stage

Fashion designer and Louis Vuitton artistic director Virgil Abloh is DJ’ing on the Mojave Stage- 6:20-7:10

Superorganism- 7:40-8:25 on the Sonora Stage

Weezer- 8:35- 9:35 on the Coachella Stage or check out Idris Elba’s DJ skills on the Yuma Stage for a bit, he’s on from 9-11:00

Billie Eilish- 9:35-10:40 on the Outdoor Theatre stage or catch some  of Aphex Twin’s 9:05-10:35 set on the Mojave Stage

Tame Impala starts at 10:35 on the Coachella Stage

Little Simz is on the Gobi Stage starting at 11:00

Kid Cudi starts his set on the Sahara Stage at 11:55

Sunday

Easy Life- 1:10-1:40 on the Sonora Stage

Mansionair- 2:30-3:10 on the Mojave Stage

Iceage- 3:45-4:20 on the Sonora Stage

Pusha T- 4:15-5:05 on the Coachella Stage

Lizzo- 5:45-6:30 on the Mojave Stage

YG- 7-7:50 on the Sahara Stage then stay for Gucci Gang (Gucci Mane, Lil Pump and Smokepurpp) from 8:15-9:05

Jon Hopkins 9:35-10:35 on the Gobi Stage

Kaytranada 10:55 on the Mojave Stage if you stay late

Sep 072017
 

Freedom Fry- Shaky Ground

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/7-9/10/17)-

Thursday

The Regrettes and The Paranoyds are playing a free show at the Dr. Martins Store in  Studio City- RSVP here

Musician and writer Tim Kasher is screening his debut feature film at the Bootleg Theater with a concert and Q & A to follow

LACMA has a free screening of an episode of One Mississippi and includes a conversation with Tig Notaro, executive producer Kate Robin, and some of the cast

For the third installment of Paul McCarthy’s free outdoor film series at Hauser & Wirth, the films are Heidi and Waterworld

Chance The Rapper’s brother Taylor Bennett is also a rapper and he’s performing at the Echoplex tonight with Melo Makes Music

New Mystics are playing at The Echo with HOTT MT, The Red Pears and Yeses opening

Irish punk band Stiff Little Fingers are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Death By Unga Bunga opening

Fruit Bats are playing a solo set with Jed Maheu opening at Resident

Friday

The Ohana Music Fest starts today at Doheny State Beach with Social Distortion, Pixies, TV On The Radio, The Orwells and more- it’s not cheap though- each night is $100+ (continues Saturday with Eddie Vedder headlining  and Sunday with Jack Johnson headlining)

To celebrate the life of Jeanne Moreau, the Aero Theatre is showing a double feature- La Notte and Diary of a Chambermaid (Saturday they are showing Jules and Jim and Bay of Angels)

The Wiltern is showing Easy Rider with a live band providing the soundtrack

Corbin & Shlohmo are playing at The Novo

Kolars are playing at The Echo with Livingmore and Moded opening

 

Saturday

Sunstock Solar Arts & Music Festival returns for its second year with bands Freedom Fry, Robert DeLong, Ra Ra Riot, Fuzzy Crystals, and more

ICA LA (Institute of Contemporary Art) is having it’s Grand Opening Weekend with exhibition tours, talks, performances, workshops and more (free, also on Sunday)

It’s the second day of the Day N Night Fest in Anaheim and tonight Chance The Rapper, SZA, Vic Mensa, Earl Sweatshirt, Lil Uzi Vert, and Playboi Carti are just some of the many performers (Travis Scott headlines Friday)

Pamela M. Lee, Osgood Hooker Professorship in Fine Arts, Stanford University, will be at LACMA to discuss the art scenes in New York and Los Angeles at the time Virginia Dwan operated her galleries in the two cities. The free lecture is in conjunction with LACMAs current exhibition Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959–1971

For the opening of their exhibition at Gavlak Gallery, Los Super Elegantes will be performing a medley of their greatest performances

Lemaitre are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Blackbird Blackbird and STANAJ opening

Sunday

As part of the second day of events for ICA LA’s Grand Opening Weekend, leading scholars of Latin American art and culture Josh Kun, Rubén Gallo, and James Oles will join conservator Harriet Stratis to discuss the life and work of Martín Ramírez (free, register here)

It’s the last night to see The Muppets Take The Bowl and catch the fireworks at The Hollywood Bowl

It’s the last day (and night) of the Day N Night Fest– Kendrick Lamar is performing with a huge list of performers that includes YG, 21 Savage and Princess Nokia

Grand Park is hosting the Beat Swap Meet- a chance to score some vinyl and check out some b-boy and b-girl moves (free)

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