Events
Artists & Fleas・Venice
02.24 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd Venice, CA 90291

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday 11am-4:30pm

Artists & Fleas LA is now open in the vibrant, artistic community of Venice at the Westminster Avenue Elementary School at Abbot Kinney and the corner of Westminster Avenue.  Join us every 2nd and 4th Saturday for a fabulous Artists & Fleas-style line-up of art, design and vintage merchants.

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Record Store Day ・Los Angeles
04.21 Los Angeles

Alternate takes, limited represses and colored seven-inches… Yes, the annual celebration of independent brick-and-mortar music shops is upon us! On one special Saturday each April, analog music junkies get their fix of rare vinyl, special re-releases and compilation albums, almost all made exclusively for Record Store Day. This national event, created to support local record shops (and recording artists, of course), has shops across the city—and country—opening their doors early to lines of music geeks eager to get their hands on previously unreleased recordings, picture discs and box sets by artists new and old. Some participating L.A.-based shops include Amoeba Music, Fingerprints, MONO Records, Vacation Vinyl and High-Fidelity. In addition to tons of great records, there are also parties and live music to round out the day—head to the website for more info on special releases, extended hours and events around the city. Tip: If there’s a rare record you’ve gotta have, we recommend lining up as early as 5am to make sure it doesn’t get snatched up. The lines get longer, earlier every year.

Record Store Day Website

Moon Child · The El Ray Theatre
04.26 5515 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, California 90036
Thursday April 26th.
‘Voyager’ is the third full-length album from LA’s Moonchild, whose candid style of soul and new-school jazz has propelled them onto a swirling, emotionally charged journey of the heart. Since 2014 they have dedicated their time and energy into honing dreamlike and ethereal compositions which explore the intricacies of relationships with emotional nuance. The band cites influences like D’Angelo, Hiatus Kaiyote and J. Most as playing a key part in expanding the group’s musical horizons which none more evident than on ‘Voyager’.
Following two years after their widely-praised album ‘Please Rewind’, the album marks a new level of maturity in the band’s sound. Building on their trademark sound, the band brought in a harpist and string players to their usual line-up, enriching standout motifs; these range from the importance of making time for loved ones, to the feeling of waking up in the middle of the night and missing someone, to the deep bonds shared between mother and child.
Since cementing themselves into the vibrant LA soul scene, Moonchild have released two albums and collaborated or toured with highly-respected names in the soul-jazz crowd including Stevie Wonder, Jill Scott, India.Arie, Leela James, The Internet (Odd Future’s Syd tha Kyd & Matt Martians) and more. Along the way, Moonchild have accumulated a host of iconic supporters from Robert Glasper and Laura Mvula to James Poyser, Jazzy Jeff, Jose James, 9th Wonder and Tyler, The Creator who have all shown love for the band.

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Mr Jukes・Echoplex
04.30 1154 Glendale Blvd Los Angeles, CA, 90026

Mr Jukes is a project in which to expect the unexpected. Once a music obsessed teenager, Jack Steadman initially saw himself more as a jazz bassist than the frontman of a world famous, guitar-centred indie band, but – as everyone now knows – his 10 years with Bombay Bicycle Club (encompassing chart-topping albums, several planetwide tours and some notable awards) somewhat got in the way. Having taken a couple of years to contemplate his next step – a journey that ventured across land and sea – he returns under the name of Mr Jukes with a project that both revives his long-standing interest in jazz, soul and R&B and sees Steadman take on the roles of artist, composer, producer and sample-hound.

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LCD Soundsystem + The Yeah Yeah Yeahs・The Hollywood Bowl
05.04 2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles

Dust off that old brick of an MP3 player: Two of your favorite early-aughts indie obsessions are sharing the stage at the Hollywood Bowl this spring. LCD Soundsystem and Yeah Yeah Yeahs will both play the iconic Hollywood venue on May 4 and 5, as well as a “special guest” to be announced later. Though the show is billed as “LCD Soundsystem vs. Yeah Yeah Yeahs,” there’s no indication that the two will be collaborating onstage—but we’ll keep our fingers crossed. Since theeir reunion at Coachella in 2016, James Murphy and the rest of the NYC dance-punk crew have been busy touring and backing last year’s lauded American Dream. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, on the other hand, have been pretty quiet since 2013’s Mosquito, save for a few festival dates late last year. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 26 at 10am and range from $37.50 to $139.50.

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The Champion Tour・The Forum
05.11 The Forumn, Inglewood

After making huge splashes in both the movies and sports world with their recent moves, TDE is ready explode again on the music scene with their first ever full label tour featuring Kendrick Lamar, SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock and more.

Dubbed The Championship Tour, Top Dawg Entertainment’s elite roster is slated to kick off their multi-city jaunt May 4 in Vancouver before venturing to a myriad of notable cities including Los Angeles, Dallas, New York, and Chicago.

The Champion Tour will be hitting LA May 20 & 21.

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Day Beer・The Offbeat
05.12 6316 York Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, 90042
Rose Bowl Flea Market · Pasadena
05.13 1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA 91103

Sunday February 11th 2018 – November 10th 2019, 3rd Sunday of every month.

Perhaps the Los Angeles area’s most iconic flea market, this event around the exterior of the Rose Bowl is staggeringly colossal—but what else would you expect from a 90,000-seat stadium? The sheer size and scale of this flea market means that it encompasses multitudes: new and old, hand-crafted and salvaged, the cheap and the costly. On the second Sunday of each month, an odd mix of vendors populates the loop around the stadium: for every eye-catching artwork, there’s a ratty $5 T-shirt, and for each elegant craft there’s a competing “as seen on TV” demo. But you may have more luck in the rows and rows of old furniture, albums and vintage clothes and accessories that fill the adjacent parking lot. There are plenty of duds, to be sure, but come out early enough and you may go home with that perfect purchase. This destination flea market attracts bargain hunters, collectors, and antique aficionados from all over the county, so the organizers have instituted an extensive tiered entry/admission system, allowing professional and dedicated shoppers early access at a premium.

The Museum of Selfies ・Los Angeles
05.31 TBA

The photo-op-filled Museum of Selfies sounds like it actually might try to make good on its “museum” name. The space arrives in Glendale for a limited time this January with hands-on installations that examine the 40,000 year history, science, art and culture of self representation.

Of course, there will be plenty of Instagram-ready photo ops, with exhibits dedicated to specific shots like the “food selfie” as well as an Iron Throne made of selfie sticks.

The rest of the announced exhibits seem surprisingly in on the joke; the “high-up selfie” has less to do with flattering angles and more to do with a faux rooftop locale while the “bathroom selfie” finds visitors in “a two-sided room that lacks self-reflection.” That’s in addition to an entire section dedicated to narcissism that combines Greek mythology and statistics on the number of deaths from selfie-related accidents (We know, right? That took a turn.).

Tickets, $25

Available until May 31, 2o18

Museum of Selfies Website 

 

Rooftop Cinema Club・Ricardo Montalbán Theatre
05.31 Ricardo Montalbán Theatre, LEVEL

The masters of alfresco rooftop movie viewing have returned for their fourth season of screenings on the Montalbán’s rooftop—and its second at Downtown’s LEVEL. Known for excellent film choices and a steady supply of snacks and booze, Rooftop Cinema Club is your snazzy, comfortable and less stressful alternative to other outdoor movie screenings.

Taking full advantage of beautiful city views, RCC promises to offer some of the most unique and incredible movie-going opportunities for film lovers throughout 2018. You don’t even need to bring your own blanket or camping chair—Rooftop Cinema Club provides you with your very own comfy lawn chair, as well as blankets on request for the ultimate cozy experience. And instead of listening to the movie over loudspeakers, you’ll get a set of wireless headphones so you never have to miss a word.

The series is packed with a wide selection of audience favorites, kicking things off in April with I, Tonyaand carrying on with classics like Back to the Future and recent hits, including The Shape of Water.

Tickets are on sale now, with general admission tickets for $19 and Rooftop Love Seats for $28. Doors open at 6pm each night and screenings begin at sunset. See you on the rooftop!

Screenings until May 31

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LA Wine Fest・ROW DTLA
06.02 777 S Alameda St Los Angeles 90021

Listen up, winos! LAWineFest is in its 13th season and better than ever, bringing wines, brews and spirits from all over the world to thirsty Angelenos. Sip on samples at each station with access to wines from dozens of wineries, plus seminars, live entertainment, boutiques and food trucks galore. Be sure to buy tickets ahead of time because prices increase at the door.

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FYF Fest・Exposition Park
07.21 Exposition Park

FYF Fest has yet again restored our faith in festival lineups after revealing their artist roster for this year’s event. The folks at FYF continue to step it up compared to their humble beginnings at the Echo all those years ago. The result is a fest that’s one of the best-curated festivals anywhere, albeit sometimes a little rough around the edges—true to its “Fuck Yeah” namesake, we suppose.Headliners for the Los Angeles-based fest include Janet Jackson (!!!), Florence + the Machine, Future and The XX. Also on the docket is St. Vincent, My Blood Valentine and The Breeders. Mark your calendars for July 21 to 22–it’s going down! Tickets are on sale April 6.

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Desert Daze・Lake Perris
10.12 Morena Beach, Lake Perris, CA

Desert Daze returns October 12th – 14th for our 7th annual celebration of music, art, culture and nature, featuring Phase One confirmed artists, Tame Impala, Death Grips, Mercury Rev performing Deserter’s Songs to celebrate the 20th anniversary, Warpaint, Ty Segall & White Fence, Malcom Mooney of Can, Connan Mockasin, and Chelsea Wolfe with more headliners and additions to follow. Cited as “a chance to escape the world as we know it” (Billboard) and a “a surrealist’s playground that reminds us what festivals were like before festivals were Festivals™” (Noisey), Desert Daze 2018 brings its unique brand of hermetic fantasy universe to Moreno Beach, in the valley of unbroken horizon, at Lake Perris, in Southern California.

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