19 Of Our Favorite Events In Los Angeles This Week
Here are 19 of our favorite events happening in L.A. this week.
MONDAY, JAN. 9
MEDITATION MONDAY (Meditation)
Show + Tell Projects in DTLA presents “Meditation Monday” on Monday at 7:30 pm and every second Tuesday of the month. Special guest teachers Forest Meditation will lead participants in a soundbath + healing meditation. $15 suggested donation. RSVP required.
THE ART AND VISION OF NOCTURNAL ANIMALS (Screening + Talk)
On Monday at 7:30 pm, The Theatre at Ace Hotel presents The Art And Vision Of Nocturnal Animals, which includes a screening of Tom Ford’s film Nocturnal Animals, followed by a Q&A with Ford, costume designer Arianne Phillips, composer Abel Korzeniowski. Free with RSVP.
Fringe, an underground comedy show, is at the Public House on Vermont on Monday at 10 pm. Hosted by JC Coccoli, the lineup features Joe Derosa, Alice Wetterlund, Jon Montepare, Grant Gordon and Logan Guntzelman. Free pizza and beer to boot. Admission is free, but the do pass the bucket around for suggested donations of $7.
WARBLY JETS RESIDENCY (Music)
The Warbly Jets continue its Monday Night January Residency with LA Witch, Magic Wands, Calvin Love and DJ Rick Barzell at The Satellite on Monday. Doors at 8:30 pm, show at 9 pm. Free. 21+.
TUESDAY, JAN. 10
THIS IS NOT NORMAL! WITH JUDD APATOW AND FRIENDS (Comedy) hours)
On Tuesday at 8:30 pm, Largo presents This is Not Normal! With Judd Apatow and Friends. The show features Apatow, Weird Al Yankovic, Jeff Ross, Cameron Esposito and others. The show is a benefit for The American Civil Liberties Union. Doors at 7 pm. Tickets: $40-$100.
THE PLATINUM AGE OF TELEVISION (TV + Book Talk)
David Bianculli television critic of NPR’s Fresh Air is at the Larry Edmunds Bookshopin Hollywood on Tuesday at 7:30 pm to discuss his new book The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific. He explores 18 genres and the five definitive shows within them, from the ‘50s to present day. He also profiles 25 key creators and players for several of these shows.
MOONLIGHT (Film + Music)
On Tuesday at 8 pm at the Million Dollar Theater in DTLA, there’s a screening of Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight and a live score with orchestra. Music by special guest (and composer) Nicholas Britell (piano/electronics), Tim Fain on violin and Mellissa Hughes, soprano. The Wordless Music Orchestra will be conducted by Ryan McAdams. A conversation with director Jenkins, Britell and cast member Mahershala Ali follows. Doors at 7 pm and show at 8 pm. Tickets: $22.50-$57.50. The event is 17 and older.
OUTSIDERS: SEASON TWO PREMIERE & CONVERSATION (TV + Talk)
On Tuesday at 7 pm, the Paley Center in Beverly Hills presents Outsiders: Season Two Premiere & Conversation with cast and creatives participating in a panel discussion after a screening of the season two premiere. The WGN America drama Outsiders explores the lives and struggles of the Farrell Clan, who’ve been living an isolationist existence in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky for 200 years. The series follows the as the family struggles to defend their land and way of life from the nearby town. Expected in person: Paul Giamatti and Peter Tolan (executive producers); Peter Mattei (creator/writer/executive producer); and cast members: Ryan Hurst, Gillian Alexy, Kyle Gallner, Christina Jackson and Francie Swift. Tickets: $15 for members, $25 for nonmembers.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11
RADIO PICTURE SHOW (Storytelling)
Radio Picture Show is a storytelling show at The Virgil, in which participants base their tales on a particular song or image and then incorporate it into the performance. Hosted by Shauna McGarry and Lauren Cook, the next show is on Wednesday at 8:30 pm and features guests Sara Schaefer, Matteson Perry, Rebecca Leib, and Laura Birek. Tickets: $6 online or $8 at the door.
LORD HURON (Music)
Lord Huron plays five sold-out nights at the Teragram Ballroom from Jan. 11-15. Opening acts: L.A. Takedown, Alex Cameron (for two nights) and Billy Changer. 8 pm. Tickets (were): $29.
LA ART SHOW (Art)
The 22nd edition of the LA Art Show runs from Wednesday through Sunday (Jan 11-15) at the LA Convention Center (West Hall). This year, the LA Art Show welcomes 90 galleries from 18 countries, with 70,000 attendees expected. The At Show opens on Jan. 12 with a benefit for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Wednesday Benefit tickets are: $125-$250. Show admission tickets: $25-$30; passes $55-$60.
A NIGHT WITH TIME OUT L.A.’S MUST-SEE COMEDIANS OF 2017 (Comedy)
Time Out Los Angeles Magazine presents a night of a few of L.A.’s up-and-coming comedians and the launch of the second edition of its magazineon Wednesday night at the Downtown Independent. Performing comedians include: American Town Hall, Amanda Seales, Matt Ingebretson, Frankie Quinones, Dulcé Sloan, Zach Sherwin, Dave Ross and others. Tickets are $15 and include drinks from Infuse Spirits and popcorn. 21+.
L.A. LOVES OAKLAND (Music Benefit)
On Wednesday night from 8-11 pm, the Hi Hat in Highland Park presents LA Loves Oakland,a benefit for the victims of the devastating Oakland Ghost Ship Fire. Performing this week are: The Album Leaf, Froth, Golden Daze and DJ sets from Matthewdavid and Daniel Gill.
THURSDAY, JAN. 12
CAPTAIN FANTASTIC / A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE (Film)
American Cinematheque presents a double-feature of Viggo Mortensen’s films—Captain Fantastic and A History of Violence—on Thursday at 7:30 pm at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. Mortensen will do a Q&A between the films with Jim Hemphill. Tickets: $12.
DAYBREAKER (Morning Dance Party)
Are you on the edge of breaking that New Year’s resolution to get healthy? Or you’ve already broken it? Not too late to get back on track with Daybreaker and its morning dance party series. Held at Wurstkuche in Venice on Thursday morning, things kick off with a yoga class from 5:30-6:30 am, followed by a dance party from 6:30-8:30 am. There are live music performances and guest speaker Katie H. Willcox of Healthy Is The New Skinny. Free coffee, juice and breakfast treats. (No booze.) Dance tickets start at $20.
CLAIMING SPACE: COLLAGE IN CINEMA (Film)
Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA presents Claiming Space: Collage in Cinema on Thursday at 7 pm at MOCA Grand Avenue. The program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Mickalene Thomas, Do I Look Like a Lady? and features experimental films and videos by Santiago Alvarez, Julie Dash, Ja’Tovia Gary, Lewis Klahr, Barbara McCullough and others. In person: Lewis Klahr. Free for MOCA and Los Angeles Filmforum members.
JEAN RENOIR (Book Release + Film Screening)
On Thursday at 7:30 pm, Cinefamily presents Jean Renoir: A Biographybook release and a screening of Renoir’s La Grande Illusion (1937). Pascal Mérigeau's authoritative book Jean Renoir: A Biography (originally published in France in 2012) is now available in English for the first time. Peter Bogdanovich and Pascal Mérigeau will be in person to do a Q&A after the screening. Tickets: $14/free for members.
PHOTO L.A. (Photography)
photo l.a.—L.A.’s longest running art fair—returns to LA for its 26th year at The REEF in DTLA’s LA Mart from Thursday through Sunday (Jan. 12-15). The 2017 edition features photographic art from the 19th century onward, with featured curated installations from Pulitzer-Prize winning war photographer Tony Vaccaro, LIFE magazine photographer Grey Villet and works by artist Penelope Umbrico. In addition to exhibitions by dealers, galleries, museums and nonprofit organizations, photo la’s programming will also feature lectures, discussions, installations, tours and a special opening gala that honors curator emeritus of the Getty Museum's Department of Photographs Weston Naef. Tickets/passes: $15-$35+ fees. (programming tickets extra). Gala tickets: $80-$100 with proceeds to benefit the John Wayne Cancer Foundation or the Lucie Foundation.
LIGHTNING SERIES (Performance)
The Electric Lodge in Venice presents the Lightning Series, a three-weekend performance series beginning this Thursday. Curated by Josh Berkowitz, the programming includes puppetry, clowning, dance, music and experimental performances. Opening the show on Thursday are puppeteers Pam Severns and Karl Herlinger on a double bill. Tickets: $20.