The Flavorpill Guide to the Week’s Top 10 LA Events


Famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright once said, “Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.” Of course, all this loose change makes for a great variety of cultural events (not to mention an interesting skyline), but it’s not always easy to know exactly what’s going on around town. Fortunately, Flavorpill invites the entire community to make suggestions with its new city-based culture guide — an open platform where our very own editors and curators meet and mingle with artists, gadabouts, and other tipsters for a limitless variety of both ongoing and one-off recommendations. With this in mind, enjoy our weekly list of hand-picked event suggestions here on Flavorwire, and in the meantime, be sure to check out the new Flavorpill. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, March 26

MUSIC: TeamSupreme With Busdriver TeamSupreme returns with another stacked lineup featuring an all-star collection of producers dropping sets of their original music all night long. Special guest Busdriver is a trailblazer in modern indie rap. Seven full-length albums deep, he continues to push boundaries and wow audiences with his unique and technically impressive flow. The TeamSupreme residents are a diverse and talented bunch, coming up strong. Djemba Djemba, FuzZ, and Kloud are fresh from successful shows at SXSW; Colta recently crushed BoilerRoom LA; and Great Dane has been busy promoting his latest full length on Alpha Pup Records. Everyone on the bill is packing heat, whether it be the luxurious sounds of Penthouse Penthouse, Snorlax’s exquisite programming and masterful bass playing, or the cinematic hip-hop flavor of King Henry, Kenny Segal, and Elos. If you are looking for inspiration, look no further. — Lola Theo

Wednesday, March 27

FOOD/WINE: Dishcrawl Hollywood Dishcrawl is like a pub crawl for food lovers — a progressive dinner focusing on the culinary pleasures of a neighborhood, and this time, it’s Hollywood’s Cahuenga Corridor. Over the course of the evening, ticket-holders visit four restaurants. From location to location, they partake of each restaurant’s specialties and meet the chefs and/or owners. The locations are secret, which is all the more reason to mingle with other foodies as you try new dishes, explore a neighborhood, and support local businesses. — Karin E. Baker

FASHION/STYLE: Walter Van Beirendonck and Paul Boudens in Conversation With Curator Kaye Spilker

Thursday, March 28

PARTY: Billy’s Thursday Night Fish Fry Wacko and La Luz de Jesus owner Billy Shire is the man behind this 21st-century monthly salon — a chance for the likeminded to confer while enjoying the creative stimulation of music and the arts. The evenings feature everything from nibbles and music, to art, short films, and in the words of Shire himself, “whatever sticks to the wall.” This month’s edition features MC Blaine Capatchl; surf punk/reggae/ska outfit the Reigning Monarchs; real-time live-art from Dethkills; projections from the G.I. Joe Stop-Motion Animation Festival; and much more. – Karin E. Baker

ART: 50 Years of The Rolling Stones: A Rock and Roll Retrospective

Friday, March 29

(Photo: Laura Darlington)

MUSIC: Daedelus With Two Fresh, Ryan Hemsworth, and Samo Sound Boy The alter ego of Alfred Darlington (itself a nom de plume), Daedelus hits the Fonda with Two Fresh, Ryan Hemsworth, and Samo Sound Boy for an evening of magical music. Daedelus is known for his finely tuned fashion sense and cheeky, laid-back resolve just as much as he’s known for his sophisticated tunes. Yet while the sound mesmerist, style icon, and music experimentalist has long called upon his Anglophile influences, he continues to show us why his mad-scientist-inspired romantic aesthetic remains firmly rooted in his home turf of SoCal. — Tanja M. Laden

Saturday, March 30

CONFERENCE: WonderCon For anyone who’s secretly wanted to go to San Diego Comic-Con but never wanted to make the drive, WonderCon is great alternative to the world’s largest comic-book convention, especially since it’s officially presented by Comic-Con International, the same people who put on the bigger, badder show down south. At the Anaheim Convention Center, not only is WonderCon comparatively closer, but it’s a lot less crazy and substantially cheaper than the San Diego version. But it’s not like WonderCon lacks in quality: with three days’ worth of programs, special guests, the ongoing Comics Arts Conference, and a top-notch range of exhibitors, WonderCon is the perfect opportunity to get your feet wet in the Olympic-sized pool of comic-book hysteria — even if you don’t plan on diving into San Diego Comic-Con just yet. — Tanja M. Laden

Sunday, March 31

CITY GEM: LAVA Sunday Salon The husband-and-wife duo behind Esotouric, Richard Schave and Kim Cooper formed the Los Angeles Visionaries Association (LAVA) as a forum for LA’s intellectuals and creative types to mingle with fellow artists, performers, and other culture lovers in an informal and relaxed environment. Since it first launched three years ago, LAVA has hosted a series of locally based activities, free walking tours, and guest lectures by luminaries from all over the world. Now, LAVA is back from hiatus with a brand-new location and an even stronger mission to help the arts and humanities continue to thrive in the LA community. — Tanja M. Laden

FASHION/STYLE: Vintage Clothing & Textile Show