5 things to do in la this week: from sleater-kinney to warpaint

Here are our top five picks of what you need to see, hear and do in LA this week.

by Jane Helpern
27 April 2015, 2:40pm

photography beau grealy

From Darkroom to Daylight: A Film By Harvey Wang
The new documentary from visual arts anthropologist, author and award-winning filmmaker Harvey Wang — who has published six titles on photography and been exhibited at the Smithsonian and the Whitney — explores the game-changing shift from film to digital, and its implications on the work of photographers. The film includes interviews with more than 20 prominent photographers and innovators in the industry, including Sally Mann and Eugene Richards, as well as Photoshop co-founder Thomas Koll and Kodak digital camera inventor Steven Sasson. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Harvey Wang himself.

Wednesday, April 29 at 7PM, at Venice Arts, 1702 Lincoln Boulevard.

Sleater-Kinney at Hollywood Palladium
Brace yourself for the motherload of 90s nostalgia as seminal Olympia, Washington riot grrrl band Sleater-Kinney (Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker and Janet Weiss) takes the stage at the Hollywood Palladium. After a ten year hiatus (and a whole lot of fan-ticipation), the wildly influential punk group reunited in 2014 with a new record, New Cities To Love, and have since embarked on a major world tour. Swoon.

Thursday, April 30 at 8PM, at Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Boulevard.

Desert Daze
Coachella who? JK. We know you were there, and we were too. Since you're probably already jonesing for your next fest fix (but could do without the excessive crochet), Desert Daze at Sunset Ranch Oasis is just what the witch doctor ordered. With psychedelic headliners including Warpaint, DIIV, Chelsea Wolfe, White Lung and more, Desert Daze is the laidback, tripped-out Coachella alternative (or supplement). All your favorite music, a less obnoxious VIP tent.

Saturday, May 2 at 3PM, at Sunset Ranch Oasis, 69-520 South Lincoln Street.

Poem Store's Jacqueline Suskin Discusses Go Ahead and Like It
You may recognize Jacqueline Suskin as the bespectacled lady behind the typewriter at all of Los Angeles' must-attend cultural events and parties. With her traveling performance project Poem Store, Suskin provides on-demand poetry to anyone who may desire it (as long as he or she names the subject and price). Now, she's taking her profound short-form to the next level with an artful self-help book designed to encourage people to take note of the simple pleasures in life and write them down in list form.

Wednesday, April 29, at 7:30PM at Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Avenue.

Paris Photo LA
The third edition of the world's biggest photography fair kicks off at the Paramount Studios lot on Friday. Exhibiting contemporary industry greats as well as cutting-edge up-and-comers, Paris Photo is three days of premiere photography programming, including book signings, solo shows, screenings and award unveilings, as well as booths by the world's leading photography galleries.

Friday, May 1 - Sunday, May 3, at Paramount Studios.


Text Jane Helpern
Photography Beau Grealy

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