Sunday, January 25, 2015

This Weekend


We're not going to any Oscar parties unless we can choose Ben Affleck as a write-in candidate.

  • Experimental Electronica: Zola Jesus

    Get swept up in the haunting, vulnerable vocals and brooding electronica-flecked beats of this genre-defiant up-and-comer from Wisconsin.

    Opening prelude: MGMT and fun. Fans will definitely dig the opening set from LA’s like-minded Wildcat! Wildcat!

    Tonight 8p. The Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Blvd., Echo Park (213-413-8200). $3 door; $10 after 10p.

    Nearby: Mohawk BendThe ParkTwo Boots

  • Taut Tales: Oscar-Nominated Live-Action Shorts of 2012

    Go behind the scenes with the directors of all five short films up for Oscars at this exclusive pre-Academy Awards screening.

    Animated Academy: Maggie Simpson’s visit to Ayn Rand daycare highlights the follow-up airing of nominated animated shorts.

    Fri 7:30p. Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood (323-461-2020). $12.

    Nearby: Loaded; Hemingway’s; Beso

  • Bidding & Imbibing: Off the Wall 2013

    Stake your claim to 80+ works from contemporary California artists while getting plied with microbrews and a sumptuous “strolling supper.”

    Pocketbook planning: Preview the pieces up for auction – and see the ballpark prices for each one.

    Sat 6:30p. Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena (626-792-5101 x 118). $125.

    Nearby: Blind Donkey; Arclight; Pasadena Playhouse 

  • Two-Wheeled Waltz: LACBC Bike Prom

    Rock your finest eighties garb and pedal to this cycle-centric dance party featuring photo booths, DJs, and food truck fare.

    Dinner discount: Flash your tickets for 15% off pho, roasted-pork banh mi, and other Vietnamese vittles.

    Sat 8p. American Legion Hall Post 206, 227 N. Ave. 55, Highland Park (213-629-2142). $10-15.

    Nearby: Little Cave; BaVerdugo

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