a highly-opinionated selection of things happening around town, and sometimes out of town.

unless otherwise noted, all films begin at 7:30 PM.
please check with each venue on the day of the show for cancellations or time changes.
see the bottom of the page for some descriptions of some things. i didn't write any of the descriptions; credit goes to the original authors.
additions to the list will be in red
please do not send me your events to be listed, it will be embarassing for both of us.

fri. dec. 1

true widow @ resident

wed. dec. 13

keith & tex, ken parker @ dub club @ echoplex
silent running (w/ q&a) @ laemmle fine arts

fri. dec. 15

thee oh sees, ty segall @ teragram
nihilist film festival 8 PM @ epfc FREE @ monty bar

sat. dec. 16

the murder of fred hampton 5 PM @ 2936 w. 8th st.

thu. dec. 21

an evening with don hertzfeldt @ lacma

fri. dec. 22

a christmas story MIDNIGHT @ nuart

sat. dec. 30

danger: diabolik MIDNIGHT @ new beverly

sat. jan. 13

mary lattimore, dollar band FREE (6 PM) @ permanent recs echo park

fri. jan. 19

julie byrne @ zebulon
lucas fitzsimons @ the love song bar

fri. feb. 16

mary timony plays helium @ troubadour

mon. feb. 26

rogue squares, thurston moore group @ zebulon

sun. mar. 4

earthless @ teragram


On December 4, 1969 the Chicago Police in coordination with the FBI assassinated the 21 year-old Black Panther and movement leader Fred Hampton. Fred had worked tirelessly to build the Black Panther Party, spread Marxism as the central ideology of the movement, and unite the entire organized working class in the Rainbow Coalition, among many other achievements. His work was deemed so threatening to the ruling establishment that he became a top target of the notorious COINTELPRO operation led by J. Edgar Hoover. In spite of his murder his legacy has lived on among the countless organizers inspired by his example. Join the Party for Socialism and Liberation for a film screening and discussion on Hampton's legacy and how we can take the lessons of the past into the movements of today.