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Thursday, November 27
Andy C, Armanni Reign
Thu., Nov. 27, 10 p.m.-3 a.m.
Andy C, easily the planet’s most popular drum ’n’ bass DJ, established RAM Records more than two decades ago, at the age of 16. This summer, RAM Drum & Bass USA, Volumes 1, 2 and 3 were released in succession. Each an hour in length, the compilations give a comprehensive Read more about this event
Turkey Trot L.A.
Thu., Nov. 27, 7 a.m.
The second annual Turkey Trot L.A. won’t soothe your guilt at eating all that Thanksgiving food. It’s a chance to be grateful for your health and work up an appetite over 5k and 10k courses through downtown’s streets. For kids, there’s a 1k run, which can be an unfathomable distance Read more about this event
Friday, November 28
Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa, Michael Vidal
Fri., Nov. 28, 9 p.m.
Former Ponytail/Ecstatic Sunshine guitar looper Dustin Wong pairs with Japanese pop singer Takako Minekawa on Savage Imagination (Thrill Jockey), a curiously great little slab of experimental “pop” music offering welcome rays of aural light. The duo’s intuitive interfacing of guitar, voice, keyboards, sampler and digital effects creates fertile ground for Read more about this event
Ariel Pink
Fri., Nov. 28, 8 p.m.
Despite rising to headlines for slamming Grimes and hailing Taylor Swift's pop prowess, local psych-pop strangeman Ariel Pink wants to wipe his slate clean and drop his "most hated man in indie rock" title, along with the name of his former band, "Haunted Graffiti." Pink's newest release, pom pom, adds Read more about this event
Stop Kiss
Wednesdays, Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 30
Diana Son’s 1998 play about two women who are brutally attacked when they’re caught kissing in the early morning in New York’s West Village marks the Pasadena Playhouse directorial debut of the theater’s associate artistic director, Seema Sueko. While the play profits little from being staged in the cavernous space, Read more about this event
I Love Lucy on Stage
Fri., Nov. 28, 8-10 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 29, 2-4 & 8-10 p.m.
Lucy’s got some ‘splaining to do. No doubt you’ve watched reruns of I Love Lucy your entire life. Now is your chance to witness the crazy antics of that redheaded screwball Lucy (Sirena Irwin), her husband Ricky (Bill Mendieta) and their best friends Fred and Ethel (Bill Chott and Lisa Read more about this event
Odd Nerdrum
Wednesdays-Saturdays, 1-6 p.m. Continues through Dec. 6
Odd Nerdrum is one of the most important and controversial painters in the world — obsessing and scandalizing museum patrons and Juxtapoz readers alike. Collectors regularly shell out six figures for his infuriatingly brilliant fusion of hard-core Old Master skill and style with even more hard-core sexual and scatological scenarios. Read more about this event
Milton Nascimento
Fri., Nov. 28, 8-11 p.m.
This Brazilian singer/guitarist exploded into world consciousness nearly 50 years ago on early collaborations with Herbie Hancock (Courage) and Wayne Shorter (Native Dancer), and on his own albums during that time, which redefined Brazilian music beyond bossanova. Nascimento's unmistakable voice became the model for the trademark vocal lines of the Read more about this event
JP Munro: The Source
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 20
As is nearly always the case with L.A. artist JP Munro’s work, the paintings in his new exhibition, “The Source,” at China Art Objects reward you for getting close. The exhibition feels like an odd amalgamation of colonial history and ancient mythology with some Modernism worked in, and some of Read more about this event
Small Business Weekend
Fri., Nov. 28, 1:30-9:30 p.m., Sat., Nov. 29, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 30, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Battling the hot greed of Black Friday that evaporates into the cold comfort of the following day, the SoCal Etsy Guild and the L.A. Girl join forces to find some warmth in the human touch of Small Business Weekend. The Guild, which started as a clearinghouse for the homey and Read more about this event
Larry Sultan: Here and Home
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through March 22
The late Larry Sultan, whose LACMA retrospective just opened, photographed his father and mother with the same curious distance he employed when photographing porn stars in the valley, which says a lot about his work. It’s all about style, posture and personality, but it’s best when those personalities have some Read more about this event
Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black & White
Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 7
Originally penned by Alice Childress in 1966 but unproduced until 1972, Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black & White delivers a blistering indictment of the South’s anti-miscegenation laws against the backdrop of a deeply moving portrait of urban black life in post-Civil War America. Directed by Gregg T. Daniel, Read more about this event
Mikhailovsky Ballet: Flames of Paris
Nov. 28-29, 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 29-30, 2 p.m.
In the United States, the mega-rich buy sports franchises or elections. In Russia, they buy ballet companies. At least, that’s what happened in 2007, when Russian fruit tycoon Vladimir Kekhman moved to make the Mikhailovsky Ballet the best that money could buy. With a checkered history dating back to the Read more about this event
The Pelvic Floor
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Nov. 29
To prepare for their joint exhibition at Young Art, Cara Benedetto and Davida Nemeroff went to Las Vegas together. The idea was to make separate work, informed by a shared experience. The photographs Nemeroff took of a couple involved in a tense conversation at a Vegas bar are pretty affecting. Read more about this event
Mega Nutt's Funky Fridays
Fridays, 10 p.m.-1 a.m.
Teacher, jamster and respected L.A. musician Lonnie Marshall knows how to throw a nice and nutty party. Just ask his cohorts from Fishbone, Trulio Disgracias and Red Hot Chili Peppers, with whom he’s shared the stage for some memorable bashes, mashes and groove-driven madness over the years. Now the bassist Read more about this event
Jonas Wood
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Jan. 10
The first work you see when you enter David Kordansky’s new mid-city gallery are Jonas Woods’ 9 to 11 foot tall paintings of single plants in painted pots against white backgrounds. But if these seem static and unnecessarily large, you’ll get a quirkier more down-to-earth experience as soon as you Read more about this event
Saturday, November 29
Majic Bullet Theory, It's OK, Non Credo
Sat., Nov. 29, 9 p.m.
Non Credo might be just a duo but they can stir up a universe of adventurously strange sounds, from exotic art-pop chansons and febrile orchestral passages to disciplined free-jazz improvisations and darkly twisted cabaret balladry. With her acrobatic, operatic vocals, Kira Vollman does the singing, while Joe Berardi (The Fibonaccis, Read more about this event
Off, NASA Space Universe, Gay Kiss
Sat., Nov. 29, 8:30 p.m.
The hair-flailing zeal of guitarist Dimitri Coats permeates and personifies Off!, the band he co-founded with former Black Flag/Circle Jerks frontmouth Keith Morris in 2009. With the exception of Morris (who for many fans is L.A. punk incarnate), Off!’s members arrived from a broad palette of styles: Coats formerly fronted Read more about this event
Larry Sultan: Here and Home
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through March 22
The late Larry Sultan, whose LACMA retrospective just opened, photographed his father and mother with the same curious distance he employed when photographing porn stars in the valley, which says a lot about his work. It’s all about style, posture and personality, but it’s best when those personalities have some Read more about this event
Small Business Weekend
Fri., Nov. 28, 1:30-9:30 p.m., Sat., Nov. 29, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 30, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Battling the hot greed of Black Friday that evaporates into the cold comfort of the following day, the SoCal Etsy Guild and the L.A. Girl join forces to find some warmth in the human touch of Small Business Weekend. The Guild, which started as a clearinghouse for the homey and Read more about this event
Aratani World Series: Cup of Java
Sat., Nov. 29, 7 p.m.
Despite its wieldy official title: Cup of Java-Gamelan & Dance from Yogyakarta, Indonesia, this opening event of the Aratani World Series blends Javanese music and dance from Indonesia with local gamelan performers. The blending is both figurative and literal since the performers are rehearsing separately in Indonesia and here, but Read more about this event
Caturday
Sat., Nov. 29, 7-9:30 p.m.
Giant Robot and its next-door gallery annex, GR2, are nothing if not cat people. Also, they are staunch supporters of indie comics, illustration and wry pop culture in all its literary and quirky-merch forms, and a shining example of the power of small businesses to survive and prosper by forming Read more about this event
EOTO
Sat., Nov. 29, 9 p.m.
Electronic duo EOTO will put on a performance that you’ve never seen before — or ever see again. That’s because every EOTO set is live (the guys bring a whole slew of state-of-the-art music technology) and 100% improvised — no pre-recorded backing tracks, loops or drops. The entire set, starting Read more about this event
JP Munro: The Source
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 20
As is nearly always the case with L.A. artist JP Munro’s work, the paintings in his new exhibition, “The Source,” at China Art Objects reward you for getting close. The exhibition feels like an odd amalgamation of colonial history and ancient mythology with some Modernism worked in, and some of Read more about this event
Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black & White
Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 7
Originally penned by Alice Childress in 1966 but unproduced until 1972, Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black & White delivers a blistering indictment of the South’s anti-miscegenation laws against the backdrop of a deeply moving portrait of urban black life in post-Civil War America. Directed by Gregg T. Daniel, Read more about this event
Maz Jobrani
Sat., Nov. 29, 8-9 p.m.
Stand-up comic/actor Maz Jobrani, aka the “Persian Pink Panther,” spreads holiday mirth Iranian-style. A member of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, Jobrani also co-hosts the podcast Minivan Men (with fellow comics Al Madrigal and Chris Spencer) and last year starred in two movies, I Come in Peace and Jimmy Read more about this event
17th Annual Three Stooges Big Screen Event
Sat., Nov. 29, 2-4 & 8-10 p.m.
Relieve your pre-Christmas stress by watching the wise-cracking, eye-poking and slap-happy misadventures of Moe, Larry and Curly. For their 17th Annual Three Stooges Big Screen Event! – this year themed “Three Slaps and Yer Out!” – the Alex Film Society has handpicked 35mm prints of the shorts Playing the Ponies, Read more about this event
Hot Chip (DJ set)
Sat., Nov. 29, 9:30 p.m.
The hipster dream team of New York’s DFA Records and the U.K.’s Hot Chip come together to present a curated night of quality music. Three of the five members of Hot Chip — Felix Martin, Al Doyle and Joe Goddard — will flex their DJ skills with what promises to Read more about this event
Odd Nerdrum
Wednesdays-Saturdays, 1-6 p.m. Continues through Dec. 6
Odd Nerdrum is one of the most important and controversial painters in the world — obsessing and scandalizing museum patrons and Juxtapoz readers alike. Collectors regularly shell out six figures for his infuriatingly brilliant fusion of hard-core Old Master skill and style with even more hard-core sexual and scatological scenarios. Read more about this event
We Heart Eagle Rock Block Party
Sat., Nov. 29, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Small Business Saturday takes over Colorado and Eagle Rock boulevards with the We Heart Eagle Rock Block Party. Leanna Lin’s Wonderland, Owl Talk Clothing and Milkfarm L.A. are just a few of the quirky and fashionable shops that are in on this year’s action. Head behind “family resource” the Green Read more about this event
Mikhailovsky Ballet: Flames of Paris
Nov. 28-29, 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 29-30, 2 p.m.
In the United States, the mega-rich buy sports franchises or elections. In Russia, they buy ballet companies. At least, that’s what happened in 2007, when Russian fruit tycoon Vladimir Kekhman moved to make the Mikhailovsky Ballet the best that money could buy. With a checkered history dating back to the Read more about this event
Audien
Sat., Nov. 29, 9 p.m.
The 22-year-old DJ and producer Audien is known for his combo of uptempo trance and progressive house. Since 2008 when he began DJing, Audien has played at Beyond Wonderland, Ultra Music Festival and EDC. He’s been featured on Armin Van Buuren’s A State of Trance and Hardwell’s Hardwell On Air, Read more about this event
The Pelvic Floor
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Nov. 29
To prepare for their joint exhibition at Young Art, Cara Benedetto and Davida Nemeroff went to Las Vegas together. The idea was to make separate work, informed by a shared experience. The photographs Nemeroff took of a couple involved in a tense conversation at a Vegas bar are pretty affecting. Read more about this event
Stop Kiss
Wednesdays, Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 30
Diana Son’s 1998 play about two women who are brutally attacked when they’re caught kissing in the early morning in New York’s West Village marks the Pasadena Playhouse directorial debut of the theater’s associate artistic director, Seema Sueko. While the play profits little from being staged in the cavernous space, Read more about this event
The Krampus
Sat., Nov. 29, 8-10 p.m.
Al Ridenour lectures on Krampus, Santa’s evil counterpart and a popular figure of German and European folklore, who’s also been turning up in American pop culture. Using film clips and costumed members of the Krampus L.A. Troupe, Ridenour uncovers the 17th-century origins of the devil-like creature with hooves and horns, Read more about this event
I Love Lucy on Stage
Fri., Nov. 28, 8-10 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 29, 2-4 & 8-10 p.m.
Lucy’s got some ‘splaining to do. No doubt you’ve watched reruns of I Love Lucy your entire life. Now is your chance to witness the crazy antics of that redheaded screwball Lucy (Sirena Irwin), her husband Ricky (Bill Mendieta) and their best friends Fred and Ethel (Bill Chott and Lisa Read more about this event
Jonas Wood
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Jan. 10
The first work you see when you enter David Kordansky’s new mid-city gallery are Jonas Woods’ 9 to 11 foot tall paintings of single plants in painted pots against white backgrounds. But if these seem static and unnecessarily large, you’ll get a quirkier more down-to-earth experience as soon as you Read more about this event
Sunday, November 30
Florencia en el Amazonas
Sun., Nov. 30, 2 p.m., Wed., Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m., Sun., Dec. 14, 2 p.m., Thu., Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Even though it's based somewhat on the writing of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, this Spanish-language opera by Daniel Catan (Il Postino) and librettist Marcela Fuentes-Berain, which centers on a diva's search for lost love during a steamship journey through the Amazon, is more of an escapist diversion than anything very deep. Read more about this event
Cal State Long Beach's 47th annual Holiday Art Sale
Sun., Nov. 30, 4-7 p.m., Sun., Dec. 7, 12-5 p.m., Mon., Dec. 8, 12-5 p.m., Tue., Dec. 9, 12-5 p.m. and Thu., Dec. 11, 12-5 p.m.
Another way to take a stand against corporate consumerism is to do your shopping at Cal State Long Beach’s 47th annual Holiday Art Sale. CSULB’s program is the largest publicly funded art school in the nation, and this event has been taking place for almost half a century. Pick up Read more about this event
A$AP Mob
Sun., Nov. 30, 8 p.m.
The Harlem-bred rap posse known for its decadent, sometimes glamorous tales of past drug slanging, groupie love and the luxe life has been hard at work on both individual and group projects in recent months. A$AP Ant released mixtape Percs & Lean, A$AP Ferg released the singles “Doe-Active” and “Perfume” Read more about this event
Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black & White
Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 7
Originally penned by Alice Childress in 1966 but unproduced until 1972, Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black & White delivers a blistering indictment of the South’s anti-miscegenation laws against the backdrop of a deeply moving portrait of urban black life in post-Civil War America. Directed by Gregg T. Daniel, Read more about this event
Small Business Weekend
Fri., Nov. 28, 1:30-9:30 p.m., Sat., Nov. 29, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 30, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Battling the hot greed of Black Friday that evaporates into the cold comfort of the following day, the SoCal Etsy Guild and the L.A. Girl join forces to find some warmth in the human touch of Small Business Weekend. The Guild, which started as a clearinghouse for the homey and Read more about this event
Larry Sultan: Here and Home
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through March 22
The late Larry Sultan, whose LACMA retrospective just opened, photographed his father and mother with the same curious distance he employed when photographing porn stars in the valley, which says a lot about his work. It’s all about style, posture and personality, but it’s best when those personalities have some Read more about this event
Stop Kiss
Wednesdays, Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 30
Diana Son’s 1998 play about two women who are brutally attacked when they’re caught kissing in the early morning in New York’s West Village marks the Pasadena Playhouse directorial debut of the theater’s associate artistic director, Seema Sueko. While the play profits little from being staged in the cavernous space, Read more about this event
Mikhailovsky Ballet: Flames of Paris
Nov. 28-29, 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 29-30, 2 p.m.
In the United States, the mega-rich buy sports franchises or elections. In Russia, they buy ballet companies. At least, that’s what happened in 2007, when Russian fruit tycoon Vladimir Kekhman moved to make the Mikhailovsky Ballet the best that money could buy. With a checkered history dating back to the Read more about this event
An Evening with Rick Steves
Sun., Nov. 30, 7-9 p.m.
You’ve watched him hop from Lake Como to Brussels, and now is your chance to hear Rick Steves talk in person about his many adventures in Europe and beyond. The author of more than 30 travel guide books and host of public television’s popular and long-running Rick Steves’ Europe, Steves Read more about this event
Monday, December 1
Larry Sultan: Here and Home
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through March 22
The late Larry Sultan, whose LACMA retrospective just opened, photographed his father and mother with the same curious distance he employed when photographing porn stars in the valley, which says a lot about his work. It’s all about style, posture and personality, but it’s best when those personalities have some Read more about this event
De La Soul
Mon., Dec. 1, 8 p.m.
For many hip-hop fans, it’s hard to believe that it’s been 25 years since Long Island’s De La Soul released their seminal 3 Feet High and Rising, showcasing the trio’s laid-back flow, eclectic samples and carefully crafted lyrics. Earlier this year, on Valentine’s Day, in celebration of 3 Feet High’s Read more about this event
Twilight Zone Unscripted: Special Holiday Edition
Mon., Dec. 1, 6-8 p.m.
If you think the holidays aren’t weird enough, prepare to enter another dimension as L.A.’s Impro Theatre (founded in 1988 and directed by Jo McGinley and Stephen Kearin) stage Twilight Zone Unscripted: Special Holiday Edition, an all-improvised show inspired by Rod Serling’s ‘60s sci-fi series – with a yuletide twist. Read more about this event
Girlpool, Slutever, Debt, Post Life
Mon., Dec. 1, 8 p.m.
Minimalist punk darlings Girlpool return to Los Angeles after touring Europe this month to kick off their Monday night residency at the Echo throughout December. Since we profiled them back in April, the duo's star has been on the rise — though catapulted may be more accurate — opening for Read more about this event
Mereki, Riot Horse, Cult Fever, Darkwaves
Mon., Dec. 1, 8 p.m.
Dark Waves has been quickly gaining attention after his kinda-creepy-but-super-sexy track "I Don't Wanna Be In Love" was featured on the CW's The Vampire Diaries. The newly formed RiotHorse, meanwhile, features the twin talents of singer-songwriters Madi Diaz and Emily Greene, who made a recent splash on the indie blogs Read more about this event
An Evening With Carlos Santana
Mon., Dec. 1, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
As part of the ALOUD Lecture Series, Carlos Santana discusses his new memoir, The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light, with Cheech Marin. In this book, the legendary axman talks about his life and music, beginning with his humble childhood in Mexico and growing up in ‘60s San Francisco. Read more about this event
An Evening With Judd Apatow and Friends
Mon., Dec. 1, 8:30 p.m.
Comedy master Judd Apatow heads to Largo on Monday for An Evening With Judd Apatow and Friends. While the full lineup has yet to be announced, it’s a fair guess that the producer of zeitgeist-hitting entertainment from Superbad to Girls will bring some major comedy talent into the club. Already Read more about this event
Tuesday, December 2
Cass McCombs, Meat Puppets
Tue., Dec. 2, 8 p.m.
Cass McCombs was still a baby when the Meat Puppets began chasing tumbling tumbleweeds in their Phoenix hometown in the early 1980s. But the California singer’s hazy reinventions of Americana make for an oddly simpatico combination with the Puppets on their co-headlining tour and new split 7-inch single. “You’re no Read more about this event
Larry Sultan: Here and Home
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through March 22
The late Larry Sultan, whose LACMA retrospective just opened, photographed his father and mother with the same curious distance he employed when photographing porn stars in the valley, which says a lot about his work. It’s all about style, posture and personality, but it’s best when those personalities have some Read more about this event
Jonas Wood
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Jan. 10
The first work you see when you enter David Kordansky’s new mid-city gallery are Jonas Woods’ 9 to 11 foot tall paintings of single plants in painted pots against white backgrounds. But if these seem static and unnecessarily large, you’ll get a quirkier more down-to-earth experience as soon as you Read more about this event
The BEATdown’s Turnt Up!
Tue., Dec. 2, 11 p.m.
The BEATdown’s Turnt Up! is a night of one-on-one rap battles pitting comedians against one another in an evening of improvised insults. Hosted by Eliza Skinner and a professional beatboxer, it’s an arena in which the winners are chosen by the brutality of fevered applause. Past gladiators include Reggie Watts Read more about this event
Dueling Drag Divas
Tue., Dec. 2, 8-10 p.m.
It takes a real man to pretend to be a woman. Plucked and tucked to perfection, Chi Chi Rones (Emmy-winning TV writer Peter Garcia) and Joanna (Joe Schmitz) wanna drag you and your straight friends to a night of drag, namely their all new show “Celebrity Smackdown.” They’ll be going Read more about this event
JP Munro: The Source
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 20
As is nearly always the case with L.A. artist JP Munro’s work, the paintings in his new exhibition, “The Source,” at China Art Objects reward you for getting close. The exhibition feels like an odd amalgamation of colonial history and ancient mythology with some Modernism worked in, and some of Read more about this event
Come to Papa Live! with Tom Papa & Friends
Tue., Dec. 2, 8:30-10:30 p.m.
You may know him from his standup or appearances in Steven Soderbergh’s The Knick, but funnyman Tom Papa is also host of his own long-running, weekly SiriusXM show, Come to Papa. The program has featured sketches, standup and live music with Mel Brooks, Jerry Seinfeld, Matt Damon, Rob Zombie, and Read more about this event
Wednesday, December 3
Mount Saint Elias, Crash Kings, David Hodges, Jake Scott
Wed., Dec. 3, 7 p.m.
As a keyboards, bass and drums power trio, L.A.’s Crash Kings take a pretty stripped-down approach to their anthemic pop-rock. But they’ll strip down even further for this special Hotel Cafe set. For what’s billed as “An Intimate Set With Crash Kings,” they’ll debut brand-new songs from an upcoming, live-in-the-studio Read more about this event
Caught a Ghost, In the Valley Below, Paper Pilots, Decorator
Wed., Dec. 3, 8 p.m.
Apparently blissfully unaware of the past two decades of pop culture, In the Valley Below drape classic Fleetwood Mac coed call-and-response, squelchy Alan Wilder–era Depeche Mode synths and heyday Phil Collins melodicism in a shroud of bluesy, woozy, out-in-the-woods mystery. Visually, they’ve cultivated a cult-ish, folk-country aura: Angela Gail with Read more about this event
Damon Wayans
Wed., Dec. 3, 9-11 p.m.
Part of the Wayans comedy dynasty, Damon Wayans has been returning to his stand-up roots and performing at the Lyric Theater lately. Wayans started his comedic career in the early ‘80s, but most fans know him as the patriarch of ABC’s My Wife and Kids and as cast member of Read more about this event
JP Munro: The Source
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 20
As is nearly always the case with L.A. artist JP Munro’s work, the paintings in his new exhibition, “The Source,” at China Art Objects reward you for getting close. The exhibition feels like an odd amalgamation of colonial history and ancient mythology with some Modernism worked in, and some of Read more about this event
Aimee Mann, Ted Leo
Wed., Dec. 3, 8:30 p.m. and Thu., Dec. 4, 8:30 p.m.
You can actually see the joy in Aimee Mann’s face as she exchanges riffs and vocals with Ted Leo in their new collaboration, The Both. The former ’Til Tuesday chanteuse has always been a smart, thoughtful songwriter but she seems much less restrained with Leo, whose punky power chords supply Read more about this event
The Wee Trio
Wed., Dec. 3, 9 p.m.-12 a.m.
Miles Davis once recorded the popular broadway hit "Surrey With the Fringe on Top," opening the door for a future jazz trio to record an entire album of David Bowie songs (Ashes to Ashes: A David Bowie Intraspective). Finding fertile territory from existing popular culture has long been part of Read more about this event
Odd Nerdrum
Wednesdays-Saturdays, 1-6 p.m. Continues through Dec. 6
Odd Nerdrum is one of the most important and controversial painters in the world — obsessing and scandalizing museum patrons and Juxtapoz readers alike. Collectors regularly shell out six figures for his infuriatingly brilliant fusion of hard-core Old Master skill and style with even more hard-core sexual and scatological scenarios. Read more about this event
Venezuela: The Revolution Continues
Wed., Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m.
The closest most Americans got to revolution in Venezuela was getting all huffy after finding out their cheap Citgo gas came from there. As with most revolutions, it’s too soon to fully understand its effects, so with that in mind, moderator Ian Masters steers tonight’s Hammer Forum, Venezuela: The Revolution Read more about this event
Jonas Wood
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Jan. 10
The first work you see when you enter David Kordansky’s new mid-city gallery are Jonas Woods’ 9 to 11 foot tall paintings of single plants in painted pots against white backgrounds. But if these seem static and unnecessarily large, you’ll get a quirkier more down-to-earth experience as soon as you Read more about this event