This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
• Queens of the Stone Age will be on stage at the Henry Fonda Theater tonight at 9 PM.
• The Wiltern hosts a performance by Garbage tonight at 8 PM. Doors open at 7 PM; tickets are $36.
• AMPAS presents the “Great To Be Nominated: Part Two” series, featuring the picture from each Academy year which received the most nominations without winning the Best Picture Award, with The Grapes of Wrath at 7:30 PM.
• The UCLA Hammer Museum presents a Hammer Lecture by Sylvia Plachy tonight at 7 PM. She will discuss the work in her new book, Self-Portrait with Cows Going Home.
• The Knitting Factory hosts The New Year with Silkworm and Doris Henson at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $12.
• MOCA presents a screening of the film This Not That – The Artist John Baldessari, with an introduction by filmmaker Jan Schmidt-Garre, and featuring interviews with Baldessari, Ed Ruscha, David Salle and Mike Kelley, at 7 PM. Admission is free, but reservations are required; call (213) 621-1776.
• Indie 103 presents The Wedding Present with Crystal Skulls at the Troubadour tonight. Doors open at 8 PM; tickets are $15 advance.
• At the Hotel Cafe, see AM with Buddy, Brad Byrd, Single File and others TBA, starting at 8 PM.
• The Viper Room features the Rolling Blackouts, Willowz and The Prix. Doors open at 8:30 PM.
• David Garza performs at Largo, along with Tom Brousseau. The show starts at 8:00 PM.
• The Temporary Thing will be perfoming live at The Pitcher House in Hermosa Beach. Check the band's site for details.
• The Aero Theatre has screenwriter Barry Gifford in person to discuss his film, Lost Highway, at 7:30 PM, followed by a screening of Gifford's favorite noir film, Sudden Fear.
• The ArcLight will have a special midnight screening of The Amityville Horror in the Dome.
• At the Egyptian Theatre, an 8:00 PM screening of Raging Bull preceded by a boxing demonstration by former Golden Gloves Champion Mickey Jones in the courtyard at 7:30 PM.
• KPCC standard Larry Mantle will be signing his new book, This is AirTalk, at Dutton's Brentwood Bookstore tonight at 7 PM.
• Legendary graphic designer Milton Glaser will be speaking tonight at Art Center's Ahmanson Theatre. The lecture is free, but LAist recommends showing up well before the 7:30 PM start time.
• It's opening night for Andres Serrano's new show at The Erotic Museum. The History of Sex will officially open its doors at 7 PM. Tickets are $12.95, and you have until 11 PM to enjoy all the titilation you can handle.
• At the Huntington Library, Los Angeles documentary filmmakers Todd and Robin Mason will present a lecture titled "Palomar's 200-inch Telescope: The Impossible Challenge" in Friends' Hall.
• The Troubadour features Q & Not U with Food for Animals and Manhunter. Tickets are $10 advance, $12 day of; doors open at 8 PM.
• Crooked Fingers will perform with Dolorean at the Knitting Factory. Tickets are $12 and the show starts at 8 PM.
• Perennial loudmouth Henry Rollins will perform at McCabe's twice: 8 and 10 PM. The $15 tickets will benefit the Hollygrove Orphanage.
• The Fold at El Cid has Radio Vago and Bad Dudes for a $5 cover.
• Henry Rollins appears at McCabe's for the second night at 7:30 PM. The $15 ticket price benefits Hollygrove Orphanage.
• Bring some earplugs if you show up to see J Mascis & the Fog tonight at Spaceland, featuring special guests Supreme Dicks.
• The Echo features Black Mountain with Frog Eyes and Foreign Born at 8:30 PM. Tickets are $8 advance and $10 day of. [18+]
• Rhett Miller will make a solo appearance at Largo tonight at 8 PM.
• Aceyalone, Writers Block, Galapagos 4, Busdriver, Jroz + DJ Ethos, Smashpop Collective, Bizzart and The Crux will be at The Glasshouse at 8 PM. Tickets are $15 advance, $20 at the door.
• LACMA continues the series "Through a Lens Darkly: The Classic Films of Ingmar Bergman" at 7:30 PM. Tonight features screenings of new 35mm prints of Wild Strawberries and The Magician.
• For those interested in some hands-on activity, the Huntington Library will hold two workshops: from 10 AM — 2 PM, learn how to make hand-stitched journals ($45 members/$55 non-members); from 1 PM — 4 PM, Stephen Tabor, Curator of Early Printed Books, will teach participants how to read the handwriting of 16th-century Elizabethan England ($20 members/$30 non-members). For registration information, call (626) 405-2146.
• Head to the Bigfoot Lounge and "Give Up" from 9 PM — 2 AM with downlow DJ sets by Jimmy Tamborello and DJ Frosty with pictures projected by Spencer. Cover is free. [21+]
• Alicia Partnoy, Chuck Rosenthal and Gail Wronsky will be reading from their new books, Volando Bajito, Never Let Me Go and Poems for Infidels, at Skylight Books at 5 PM.