“Spirited Away” screening, “Four Chords and a Gun,” Thao and the Get Down Stay Down


“Four Chords and a Gun” goes deep into the fractious relationships among the members of the Ramones, New York City’s architects of the late ’70s punk rock movement in the U.S. (Kimberly Zsebe/MCT)

Anthony Martinez

Saturday 7/16

“Phantasmacabre” @ Corey Helford Gallery | Museum

L.A. artist Camille Rose Garcia’s exhibit “Phantasmacabre” explores surrealism and dream like symbolism. Such symbolism includes witches, snakes and wounded goddesses with gardens growing from their bodies.


7 p.m.

571 S. Anderson St.

Los Angeles, CA 90033

Sunday 7/17

“Four Chords and a Gun” @ Bootleg Theater | Play

Taking it back to 70s punk, “Four Chords and a Gun” chronicles the story of The Ramones and their struggle with finding public success. Presented as a play, “Four Chords” does not feature musical sections, so those who are musical theater adverse should not worry.

$25 – $30

1:30 p.m.

2200 Beverly Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90057

Tuesday 7/19

“KISS and Tell” @ Nerdist Showroom/Meltdown Comics | Comedy

On the flip side of 70s bands being explored in current times, the comedy show “KISS and Tell” takes a look at the biographies of the band’s members and plays the outrageous excerpts for laughs.


7 p.m.

7522 Sunset Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90046

Wednesday 7/20

“Gentlemen Lobsters” Screening and Q&A @ UCB Sunset | Comedy

A somewhat absurdist premise, two millennial brothers who are lobsters instead of humans, the show follows the brothers’ typical millennial-aged antics with a cast of other talking animals and the rare human. Creators and voice actors Kevin Burrows and Matt Midler will participate in a Q&A after the screening.


7 p.m.

5419 W. Sunset Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Thursday 7/21

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down @ Skirball Cultural Center | Music

San Francisco’s experimental band Thao and the Get Down Stay Down bring their genre-blending music to the Skirball Cultral Center as part of the center’s Sunset Concerts series. The band’s tunes incorporate bluegrass, rock and electronic influences to name a few.

Free; $10 parking (cash only)

7 p.m.

2701 N Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90049