• All Venues

    Close

Events / Concerts & Live Music (1045)

Sunday, May 10

Grant-Lee Phillips/Steve Poltz

McCabe's Guitar Shop

3101 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

8:00pm

"History and legend have often found their way into my songs," reflects Grant-Lee Phillips. "But sometimes, I don't have to look quite so far to find inspiration." Walking In The Green Corn is his latest album. Its ten songs are drawn from Phillips' intensive investigations into his Muskogee (Creek) lineage. He elliptically explores the intersection of past and present, personal and political. While the songs delve deeply into the subconscious mystery of his own back-story, they simultaneously reveal the resonance and insight of ancient myth in parallel to contemporary man's emotions, actions, and errors. Meanwhile, among the music cognoscenti, Steve Poltz is regarded as one of the most talented and prolific songwriters of our time. His songs have been among the longest running ever on the Billboard Top 100 and they regularly appear in movie soundtracks, television shows, and even the odd commercial. His rich and colorful legacy is the stuff of legend, but it is his distinctive style of songwriting that has caused the world to offer up its stages, clubs, and alleys. Poltz' sound is entirely unique — from his inhuman fingerstyle techniques to the inimitable melodies that roll from his guitar like cool waterfalls, you know a Poltz song as soon as you hear it. This is going to be a very entertaining double bill.

Read More

Monday, May 11

Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

10:00am

The Butterfly Pavilion is open at the Natural History Museum for the summer.

More than 53 different butterfly and moth species and an array of plants take up residence every summer for the much-anticipated seasonal exhibit, the Butterfly Pavilion. Wander through a unique changing ecosystem, witness free-flying creatures interacting with plant life, and emerge with a better understanding of the environment needed for the survival of these spectacular animals.

Read More

The Boone Children's Gallery

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

11:00am

Come paint with us! Located next to the Korean and Chinese galleries, the Boone Children’s Gallery is a free creative space where visitors of all ages are invited to learn the art of East Asian brush painting. No prior art-making experience is necessary. Friendly and helpful staff introduce painting techniques, offer tips, and even provide high chairs for very young artists. Visitors sit at communal tables in this fun, family-friendly, and resourceful place to relax, create, and make new friends.

Read More

All Eyez on Me: The Writings of Tupac Shakur

GRAMMY Museum

800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015

12:30pm

The exhibition explores the GRAMMY-nominated artist’s songwriting talent and celebrates Shakur’s legacy as a magnetic performer, charismatic actor, heartfelt poet and outspoken social activist.

“Tupac Shakur was one of the most original and important of all hip hop artists.  His writings are both powerful and provocative,” said Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum.  “It is an honor to be the first music museum to acknowledge Tupac's legacy and to bring context to what was an incredible career."

All Eyez on Me: The Writings of Tupac Shakur showcases the rapper’s love of words and his talent as a gifted communicator through handwritten lyrics and poems.  The exhibit also features artifacts from his career breakthrough with hip-hop group, Digital Underground and his rise to fame as a solo artist. 

Read More

Pages