Flavorpill Guide to the Week’s Top 10 LA Events


There’s so much going on in the City of Angels, it can be hard to keep track of it all. Thanks to the new Flavorpill, we’re inviting the entire community to make suggestions with its gorgeous 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, please 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’ll see you there.

Monday, June 3

COMEDY: Drunken Tales of Glory and Shame

Tuesday, June 4

MUSIC: oOoOO We’re not even going to mention how stupid this project’s name is. We’re also not going to give you any tips on the proper way to pronounce it, because we don’t know. It might be like the sound a cartoon ghost makes when it’s trying to haunt someone. Again, we’re not sure. Anyway, oOoOO (one feels stupid even typing it) is one of the guiding lights of a made-up non-genre called “witch house” that was vaguely buzzy about three years ago. (The not-quite breakout band of the witch house genre is Salem, whose lead singer may or may not have been romantically involved with Courtney Love at one point.) Despite all the ridiculousness surrounding oOoOO, we can’t deny that the dude makes some cool-sounding tunes. Here him live at Dim Mak Studios and judge for yourself. — Madison Acid

Wednesday, June 5

FILM: An Evening with Sofia Coppola Sofia Coppola’s visually arresting tales of youthful emotional isolation have made such an impact, it’s hard to believe that this young director has made only five films. Now is your chance to see her at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica between screenings of Lost in Translation (2003) and The Virgin Suicides (1999), when the director discusses her work, including the upcoming film The Bling Ring. — Karin E. Baker

MUSIC: Parquet Courts

Thursday, June 6

MUSIC: The Beautiful Chorus If you actually want to see something special this week, go to this performance by The Beautiful Chorus. No, it’s not an ironic name for some abrasive noise-punk band; it’s actually a 12-piece, all-girl choral ensemble that sings beautifully about beautiful things. One of their most popular songs is called “Positivity,” and it brings a smile to this jaded writer’s face. The show is donation-based, so kick ’em a little something for their road troubles. See you there! — Madison Acid

Friday, June 7

MUSIC: The Abe Lincoln Story Named after an animatronic attraction at Disneyland, favorite local band the Abe Lincoln Story bring a lighter, high-stepping sound best characterized by the title of their semi-eponymous release, Kings of the Soul Punk Swing. Their most recent album, What Time Is It? It’s ‘Story Time!, continues to showcase the band’s ultra-unique, sunshine-steeped SoCal sound. The Abe Lincoln Story wind down their most recent residency at Silver Lake’s Taix French Restaurant, so don’t miss the band this time around. — Tanja M. Laden

COMEDY: The Armando Show w/ Kevin McDonald

Saturday, June 8

FASHION/STYLE: Helms Design District Vintage Boutique Presented by DTLA’s Clever Vintage, this Culver City shopping event kicks off its fourth year by showcasing wares from top vintage dealers. The Helms Design District Vintage Boutique sale features cool vintage clothing, accessories, and other related ephemera. Paper Moon Vintage is on hand with its signature crescent moon, where shoppers preen for the camera with their new vintage purchases. Enjoy catering provided by the Girl Scouts of America, free parking, and an on-site seamstress who performs alterations while you shop. — Karin E. Baker

CITY GEM: Aquarian Hoedown: dublab Proton Drive Pop-Up Dinner

Sunday, June 9

FILM: Mon Oncle (1958) The incredible visual humor and je ne sais quoi of French director, writer, and actor Jacques Tati is captured in this sweet Oscar-winning commentary on Western consumerism in post-WW II France. In Mon Oncle, Tati slices through the modern world of the 1950s with complex visual setups and endless hijinx, all highlighting an adorable inept perfection as seen through the eyes of his character’s nephew. The artful craft of this masterpiece is lost to none — it’s full of carefully planned emotional buffoonery guaranteed to awaken audiences to the charms of the simple life. — Kenneth Hughes