Sun Nov 19th through jan 7th 2018.
Descanso Gardens’ light-up experience has ditched the kitsch in favor of a whimsical, wondrous, curiosity-driven display that’s among L.A.’s most stunning and, more importantly, most fun. The interactive, nighttime program has set up eight illuminated installations around the botanical garden grounds, from luminescent forests to free-standing hands-on art pieces.
Every Sunday 10am-4pm.
Smorgasburg LA is open every Sunday on the five-acre site of the weekday Alameda Produce Market in Downtown Los Angeles, which is part of a larger, new development called ROW DTLA.
Each Sunday, find dozens of exciting food vendors at Smorgasburg LA, plus sophisticated shopping from the realms of design, craft, style, vintage, wellness, and more. Cultural events, pop-ups, and other surprises transform the vast site into a new node in Downtown LA’s burgeoning scene, and a unique destination for the region.
Thu Dec 14th.
Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Theo Katzman has enjoyed success as the singing drummer/guitarist for the funk rhythm section Vulfpeck, as a solo artist at the prestigious Ann Arbor Folk Festival, and as the musical director and opening act for Darren Criss (of Fox’s GLEE). In addition to playing festivals like Bonaroo and Outside Lands with Vulfpeck, trading guitar solos with Blake Mills, and singing duets with Børns and Allen Stone, the year 2016 finds him finishing his second solo album, “Heartbreak Hits,” due for release in early 2017. In his own words, Katzman says about his music, “I write songs to soothe your post-Y2K pop culture hangover.” He also wrote this bio.
Sun Dec 17th.
Music History is rich with rock bands fronted by Dynamic duos. Looking to carry on this yin and yang tradition are two talented young women, singer Emily Armstrong and Siouxsie Medley, who front Los Angeles’ Dead Sara – an electrifying four-piece rock band whose supercharged music is propelled by Medley’s exhilarating, monster guitar riffs and Armstrong’s powerful, wailing vocals. The two musicians are a study in contrast onstage: Medley remains rooted in place – a solid, steady anchor for Armstrong’s almost unhinged performance style. A skilled vocal stylist who can handle blues, soul, and folk-rock with equal aplomb, Armstrong can unleash a guttural howl one minute and trill as pretty as a songbird the next.
Wed Dec 20th.
Fri Jan 5th.
No Parents throwing down at the Teragram Ballroom! Kicking off the new year with Prettiest Eyes, Jurassic Shark, and Beach Goons.
Thursday Jan 25th.
Three years after her robotically pulsating self-titled album, St. Vincent returns to the fold with her fifth effort, and this accompanying Fear the Future Tour. Catch her when she hits Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, CA, January 25, 2018.
Every Monday-Friday till March 31st.
Expanded from its original opening date in June, the Grammy Museum finally unveils its latest exhibit, “X: 40 Years of Punk in Los Angeles.” A tribute to L.A. music torch-bearers Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom and D.J. Bonebrake, the collection assembles photographs, instruments, clothing, handwritten lyrics by Cervenka and Doe, artwork by Cervenka and concert flyers. The display also includes screenings of W.T. Morgan’s excellent 1986 documentary, X: The Unheard Music. Part portrait collage, part musical bio, the film features interviews with all four band members (as well as producer Ray Manzarek and Rodney Bingenheimer) discussing X’s formation in 1977, in addition to home movies, live and studio performances and some of their best songs off their first four albums, namely “Los Angeles,” “White Girl,” “Soul Kitchen,” and “Johnny Hit & Run Paulene.”