Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Levi’s x MOCA Mr. Andre Levi's Trucker Jacket



For the Levi’s® x MOCA collaboration, the brand has partnered with pioneers in street art and graffiti who are also featured in MOCA’s Art in the Streets exhibition:

Limited to 50 Jackets per artist.

Obama Visting Wednesday and Thursday

Obama is vising LA again this week. Be ready for traffic congestion.

Here's the possible plans, but they can change at anytime.

Comic-Con 2014 Adult Swim and Cartoon Network Plans

The plans for this year's Adult Swim include a giant Meatwad you can walk into. The Meatwad Full Dome Experience isn't explained in great length online. It's suppose to contain elements of a love canal, roller coaster and interdenominational gateway. Also returning is the insane Adult Swim Fun House where you can walk through to find crazy incarnations of Adult Swim shows turned real. Both will end with you getting a free T-shirt.

For details on times and tickets go here

Go here for all the Adult Swim Panels this year.

The highlight might easilt be the Mike Tyson Mysteries panel

Friday, July 25
Mike Tyson Mysteries
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

In this new animated comedy series, Mike Tyson is taking the fight from the boxing ring to the streets … by solving mysteries! Aided by the Mike Tyson Mystery Team — the Ghost of the Marquess of Queensbury, Mike's adopted Korean daughter and a pigeon who was once a man. If you have a problem that needs solving, Iron Mike is in your corner. Join us for a first look at the new series premiering this fall and panel discussion featuring Mike Tyson, Rachel Ramras (MAD), Jim Rash (Community), and producer Hugh Davidson (The Looney Tunes Show). Childrens Hospital creator and star Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) will moderate the panel.


The details of Cartoon Network's panels and activities is here. This year's plan includes night time screenings and special "selfie" photo booths.

One wonders how the Clarence/Regular Show panel will go with the sexual misconduct allegations that happened to the show's creator Skyler Page that caused him to be fired.

Adventure Time Time: Comic-Con 2014 Adventure Time Royal Ball, ConQuest and Princess Day

Cartoon Network and Adventure Time are going all out for Comic-Con again this year. They've held a parade; opened up a pizza parlor and made a giant Ice King head in Comic-Con pasts. Now they're having an Adventure Time Royal Ball. The "Ball" is but a special screening of favorite episodes and one world premiere episode. Fans are asked to come in costume to gain wonderful prizes.

Thursday, July 24

CARTOON NETWORK PRESENTS: ADVENTURE TIME ROYAL BALL
9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Room 7AB
Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!  Princess Bubblegum cordially invites you to the first ever Royal Ball of Ooo at San Diego Comic-Con! Join us for an hour filled with mathematical magic as we screen a royal handful of your favorite Adventure Time episodes, including a world premiere! But wait, there’s more!  Wear your favorite Adventure Time inspired outfit for this special celebration and you have the chance to walk away with a righteous prize!  Now come one, come all (until we reach capacity!) for a ball of laughs, a ball of costumes, and a ball of royal awesomesauce!

Adventure Time has it's own panel with crew and voice over actors planned for Friday.

Friday, July 25

CARTOON NETWORK PRESENTS: ADVENTURE TIME
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Hilton Bayfront – Indigo Ballroom
Oh my glob, what would Comic-Con be without Adventure Time?  Never fear, fans, Cartoon Network is bringing back the most mathematical show on TV to San Diego Comic-Con 2014.  You know what time it is!  So get off your lumps and hang out with the fantastical cast and crew as they dish on all things Adventure Time and share never-before-seen footage. The following friends will be joining us from the Land of Ooo for a super sick panel: Jeremy Shada (Finn), John DiMaggio (Jake), Tom Kenny (Ice King), Olivia Olson (Marceline), Kent Osborne (Head of Story), Adam Muto (Co-Executive Producer) and MORE!

Adventure Time ConQuest is back for a third consecutive year with a special incentive for fans who have collected the previous two medallions. You're going to have to quest for the sake of Lumpy Space Princess and find the 11 booths selling Adventure Time merch before receiving this year's new medallion.

Full details on where you'll have to be going here

Remember, you might have to go in a specific order from booth to booth and use texting to claim you're new medallion, that's what happened last year.

For the long time fans

"Aso, for uber ConQuesters who have completed the quest and earned their Jake and Ice King medallions in 2012 and 2013, bring those with you to The New Children’s Museum redemption center to earn a triple threat reward."


Princess Day is coming up July 31st. An episode with the same title will premiering on Cartoon Network the same day. CN and AT want you to celebrate by voting for your favorite Princess by liking or sharing their image on Facebook here

or use another image or write about your favorite with the #‎PrincessDay‬


Monday, July 21, 2014

Mondo Making Toys Now



"He doesn't often see the quality he wants in his pop-culture goodies at mass-market retailers, which is why the CEO of the Alamo Drafthouse's popular art gallery and online store is spearheading a new foray into action figures, statues and toys for connoisseurs of collectibles."

Mondo dives into the pop-culture toy business

We Needed A Rap Contest at COWABUNGA!! 30 Years of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

"Go Ninja, Go Ninja Go!" was what I thought I'd be hearing upon entering gallery Iam8bit's
COWABUNGA!! - 30 Years of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles exhibit during it's opening reception Saturday night. Gabe Swarr's piece "Go Ninja!" was in the front gallery featuring the rapper Vanilla Ice chanting it out with the turtles in the background dancing to it. In the back gallery, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song was played with different remixes over and over while a projected screen played strange gifs and clips from all of Turtles media.

See the full gallery of photos from the opening reception 
Buy art from the show here
Gabe Swarr's "Go Ninja!"
Andre Meadows, best known for his own YouTube channel Black Nerd Comedy might have busted out singing the "Go Ninja Go!" rap, he was being filmed for a documentary in the back gallery. When he met Vanilla Ice at the last CES in Vegas he pulled down his pants to reveal some Ninja Turtle jammies and started to dance and recite the rap.  He laughed and told me, "This is great, I always love seeing artists interpretations of turtles because what's really cool about them being a comic series is you get to see that already." Adding, "What's nice about turtles specifically is you can do a variation of the cartoon, the comic or a variation of the video game." His favorite piece of the evening was Aled Lewis' "War and Pizza" because, "They used all the sprites from the Ninja Turtles arcade game where they were having a pizza eating contest. I thought that was pretty cool." Then he chuckled some more about the show. The next day he was due for a fan meet-up at Meltdown Comics on Sunset and Monday he'd be attending the premiere of the Angry Video Game Nerd Movie in LA for which he as a small role.

The line, before the start of the new exhibit celebrating thirty years of radical turtles who fight crime, was once again around the corner before it started at Iam8bit. Fans were lined up in Teenage Mutant t-shirts, but I saw no turtle van or pizza deliveries before heading in with the crowd around 7pm. I asked the dude in charge of gallery Iam8bit, co-owner Jon Gibson, why he was having a show for the beloved three-fingered teens. "There thirty-years-old, they aren't teenagers anymore, " he started. Jon went over some of his favorite pieces before telling me about how  of Jim Henson worked on the costumes for the first live action Ninja Turtles film. "There's been a lot of chatter of Jim Rugg's [The Black and White Explosion]... both me and Amanda, my partner and co-curator, really like this piece. We're always in love with the ballpoint pen renderings."

Art of all types was spread out around the gallery like pizza toppings ordered by the turtles, they were all so different, together they looked good, but if actually eaten would taste terrible like one of the famous odd pizzas from the cartoon.
Jude Buffum's "As Above, So Below"

 Fans had to look into the small nuances of Jude Buffum's piece "As Above, So Below" that made sprites out of the turtles and their foes Shredder and Krang and more. Jude managed to encapsulate the Turtle Blimp and the Technodrome as you followed the turtles from the top of New York City, threw the sewers, to inside the underground mobile fort. Kardboard Krang by John Sumner had the burping bad-guy made out of cardboard inside his robot body in a scary I'm-coming-to-get-you-position.

The four brothers were made in many mediums like crochet and acrylic; they were also transformed. They appeared as cupcakes, pixelated party animals , overweight incarnations and reckless motorists.

"I've always been pumped about how complicated the machine was that made the coffee in the theme song, " David Kloc related to me on his piece "It Cuts The Pepperoni". His piece made fun of the complicated machines Donatello would make in the first cartoon series that would be huge grinding gears for small results. His piece showed how much effort went into slicing Pepperoni.
Guin Thompson's "Secret Lair"

Guin Thompson took another approach creating and arts and craft themed lair of the turtles simply titled "Secret Lair". "Yeah, there's some little Easter eggs, there's a foot soldier, an Atari ET game, you know?, 'a boombox, a converse sneaker and and old VHS tape of the turtles' cartoon." She was referring to the hidden items buried underground that you could see in her piece that looked like an old action figure play-set, which inspired her work. Hana L., found Guin Thompson's 3D construction set her favorite, "I'm a fan of crafting myself, so I can see the process you go through and I like the 3D aspect of it." Earlier she said , "I'm a big fan of this gallery and I'm also a big fan of the cartoon growing up, " as a reason she came out for the opening.

Those sentiments were shared by Tim Smith who said, "I really love the Ninja Turtles, I love watching the cartoons, but as you get older it's hard to justify having those things[TMNT merch] in your house. So, it's really nice to see people more maturely look back on the nostalgia." He was walking away with the top of the arcade unit from the original arcade game being sold at the show.

On sale with the art were three special edition t-shirts from Iam8bit including: the turtles having a group high-five; a sewer lid logo and a joke making fun of Pizza Hut.

Athena Stamon was dressed as April O'Neil for the show and it's her job. She drives around with a turtle van for birthdays and events. The turtle van was sadly out of town during the opening reception. I asked if she's going to have to update her outfit for the new film coming out. "You know I really like the jumpsuit. I really wished they would have redone the jumpsuit in the new movie. But we'll see, maybe just a yellow jacket just for the fun of it, but not the whole thing.

As I left, fans were still coming in with costumes and I was thinking of grabbing a slice of pizza.



Sunday, July 20, 2014

Moon Animate Make-Up Out


The fan made episode of Sailor Moon is finally online! Gander at the strange hodgepodge of over 250+ artists combined into one episode of Sailor Moon. Moon Animate Make-Up, Congratulations on getting the episode online! 

This project started all the way back in October 2013.It uses the American 38th episode dub as it's source material.

COWABUNGA!! 30 Years of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Photo Gallery

 -COWABUNGA!! 30 Years of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Jude Buffum's As Above, So Below
 Two from Aled Lewis
Jim Rugg



 more awesome photos after the jump

Summer Soda Tasting 4: The Great Root Beer Taste-Off! A Few Hours Away

Summer Soda Tasting 4: The Great Root Beer Taste-Off! July 20, 2014 5-8pm
Galco’s Old World Grocery,
5702 York Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Adults $12
Kids $5
 

We love soda here at TTDILA and were rooting for this year's Root Beer Taste-Off! the major par of the annual Summer Soda Tasting at Galco's.

Go around Galco's multiple times finding the best root beer out of 75+ to try, you have your work cut out for you.
All proceeds of sales will support the Friends of the Southwest Museum.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Video Game Weekend: Pokemon Dining, SPLA 29, World 8 Arena

Three video game events today in LA. First up is a Pokemon lunch that continues throughout the day, it sounds cooler than what's really happening.

July19

12:30pm - 8:00pm
Thank You For Coming
3416 Glendale Blvd, 
Los Angeles, California 90039
 
"Come on out for a day of Pokemon battling, trading, and eating from a menu not unlike a Trainer's diet. Featuring Thank You For Coming's trainer oriented menu as well as onigiri and pokepuffs! See a Pokemon art installation by Johnnie JungleGuts and battle in an OU doubles tournament, Smogon University rules! Entrance is free if you eat a meal and five dollars if not!

This event is brought you by KChung Radio's year long residency at Thank You For Coming!"
 
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Grand Park
200 N Grand Ave, 
Los Angeles, California 90012
 
Street Pass LA 29. Bring your DSes and wait until we start trading Amiibos, those stupid new figures from Nintendo. I'm sure they'll be trading the Mario Kart 8 Happy Meals toys at this one.

5:00pm
World 8
1057 S Vermont Ave, 
Los Angeles, California 90006
 
"The wait is over, World 8 will be hosting another Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 tournament on Saturday July 19th at 5pm. Venue $3 game $5, this is a bring your own controller event. If you must borrow a controller, converter, or stick from us venue fee will be $5.

Console - Xbox 360
Double elimination
3 out of 5 rounds."
 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Murder LA 000053


Alix Tichelman,
via Facebook
Alix Tichelman met Forrest Hayes on SeekingArrangements, a dating website pairing "Sugar Babies" with "Sugar Daddies" -- or "Sugar Mommies," though the latter are much less publicized.

Hayes, formerly an executive at Google and Apple, was in his early 50s, with five children and a yacht. Tichelman was a "makeup artist/model/stylist/hustler/writer/baddest bitch/exotic dancer" in her mid-20s. It's unclear how many times they met up, but it can't have been very many; Tichelman had been living in Atlanta, Georgia with her boyfriend only a few months prior.

What is clear, according to police, is that they met on Hayes' yacht the evening of Saturday, November 23rd, 2013. Authorities say the ship's surveillance camera chronicled Tichelman injecting Hayes with heroin. He has an adverse reaction and eventually falls to the floor, unconscious.

Forrest Hayes,
via NY Daily News
Supposedly Tichelman was callous, ignoring the man's plight and even stepping over his body "to finish a glass of wine" before wiping her fingerprints from the glass, packing up her things, lowering the blinds to conceal Hayes from outside view, and leaving.

The body was found the next day. Presumably the security footage was reviewed shortly thereafter, but Tichelman was not arrested until July 4th, 2014, when Santa Cruz police posed as a client to lure her into a trap. She was taken into custody because, authorities said, her Facebook suggested plans to leave the state.

Oh, by the way, that boyfriend she was living with in Atlanta died under similar circumstances. She's heard in a 911 call telling the dispatcher she knows it's an overdose "Because there's nothing else it could be. I know that for a fact." She also asserts it was "definitely accidental."

What's obviously unstated is what police were waiting for. Should we believe that, were it not for her posting on Facebook, she would not only be free but possibly skipped the state? Does this suggest that prosecutors are now forced to go with a case they didn't think was strong enough? Perhaps they were waiting for Atlanta authorities to build up their own case.

This past wednesday, July 16, Alix Tichelman pleaded not guilty to several charges, including manslaughter. Her lawyer pointed out that it was not in her client's interest for Hayes to die, ending a "lucrative source of income."

Tichelman and attorney,
via LA Times

Uniqlo LA

Coming this Fall will have the beloved Japanese brand of Uniqlo in LA at various locations. Uniqlo has pulled of some great crossovers with animes and video games in the past and maintained a fair price point. This Summer we have two pop-up locations: one at the South Coast Plaza;currently open. The other at Beverly Center, opening July 31st.

Check out the dates of the new stores here.

Get Pop-Cultured July 18- August 10

Starting this weekend, Barnes and Nobles will have special pop-culture events in their stores. Jeez, has nothing to do with Comic-Con happening around the same time, does it? They're calling it Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes and Noble.

Starting today in LA and the rest of the country is preview weekend. Free samples of upcoming titles and giveaways will be happening over the course of the weekend. After that we have days devoted to DC Comics, Batman, Marvel, TMNT, Frozen and a person named James Patterson.

There will be certain signings in LA, including astronaut Buzz Aldrin.


Don't forget about Batman Day, not just at Barnes and Noble.
-Batman Day July 23

Thursday, July 17, 2014

LA Comics: Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two and The Private Eye

Two comics recently had LA as their background, with futuristic versions of what LA could become.



 
Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two features the always helmeted-hero walking the beat of a future LA. As part of his job he has to be in a reality show and even gets a temporary sidekick, Pug Dredd. It makes fun of LA culture quite nicely. The overall story is dumb, but for anyone from LA the jokes are damn funny, if not incredibly stupid like a bad Sy-Fy Channel movie. New residents have to audition just to get into the city.

Superpunch and Wired's take.

Brian K. Vaughan's The Private Eye has you in LA with total anonymity, everyone wears a mask. In this future for LA the cops are journalists and our hero is  P.I. and independent or private journalist, really a private dick for hire.
The terrible design of the Metro Rapid still exist decades into the future


LA looks very different in 2076 after the internet was shut down after a massive amount of data leaked online releasing everyone's secrets. The masks and costumes everyone wears all the time makes it look like non-stop Comic-Con around LA. Too many small details make it creepy how much it takes place in LA. One issue had P.I. stopping at In-N-Out.

Christina Miller Cartoon Network's New President

If you have any complaints or misgivings; if anything in general is bothering you about Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang you should direct the complaint to Christina Miller. Christina Miller has been tapped as the new president and general manager of Turner's animated channels. This is after a 4 month vacancy from Stuart Snyder, who exited the company in March.

Christina Miller was previously the SVP of Cartoon Network Enterprises and the general manager of NBA Digital and SVP of Turner Sports Strategy/Marketing/Programming. Cartoon Network Enterprises deals with the licensing of Cartoon Network shows.

So far Cartoon Network has endured without a President under a major scandal over a sexual assault that led to the firing of the creator and show-runner of Clarence, Skyler Page.

In other decisions the network decided to move some of it's most successful series to a Thursday night time slot.

Choco Chicken Too Small and Sweet

Gleaming over the Yelp reviews, Choco Chicken has small portions, high prices and a taste too sweet to fulfill must people's palates.

Their web-site down right sucks. It's called a menu, put it on the site.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Video Games: The Movie One Night Showing


In the same weekend the Angry Video Game Nerd debuts his crowd-funded film in LA (sold-out), Video Games: The Movie also makes its way onto the big screen at select theaters.

There's one showing downtown or you could buy it online here.

Video Games: The Movie 
Jul 20, 2014 7:00 PM
The Downtown Independent Cinema
251 S Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
$10


Synopsis:
From executive producer Zach Braff comes an epic feature length documentary chronicling the meteoric rise of video games from nerd niche to multi-billion dollar industry. Featuring in-depth interviews with the godfathers who started it all, the icons of game design, and the geek gurus who are leading us into the future, VIDEO GAMES: THE MOVIE is a celebration of gaming from Atari to Xbox, and an eye-opening look at what lies ahead.

Little Tokyo Gets Naked


Weller Court, in Little Tokyo, was used in a commercial for VH1's reality show, Dating Naked. Naked couples, including the not as risque anymore man-to-man type danced around Weller Court for a few seconds.

In no way was this a live stunt as the video titles itself. There's too many legal problems VH1 would have faced, for one you'll notice no kids and surprisingly little to no Asian people. I can tell you from my own experience of walking around Weller Court that those demographics were all hired extras, all the blurred faces as well.

The little check-in area at the 33 second mark does not exist. Nor does the flower lady or the Jazz musicians. Judging from the the light, I'm guessing it was filmed very early in the morning.

I'm sad Q Pop couldn't make it in.

via 

Update: The advertising company behind the commercial is quite interesting, "Mistress" worked on the "live like a pirate campaign" for Assassins Creed.

The Temporary Tallest Point To See LA

The U.S. Bank Tower is trying to get approval for both an observation deck and restaurant, leaving many asking: why didn't it have those things from the start?

A recent LA Times article announcing this tells us that half of the space wasn't even being used.

L.A.'s tallest skyscraper to get observation deck

This viewpoint will only be the tallest you might be able to see all of LA from until the Grand Wilshire finishes in 2017. Hopefully, the design call for some sort of veiwng are from one of its top floors and a restaurant up high. Last time, we checked it will just have a dining area at street level.

Mega Man Gets: History Repeating: Red



History Repeating: Red from The Megas



Weekly What To Do: More Turtles This Time I'll Drink Root Beer To That

Food and Drink/ Outside 


BINGO Under The Stars
July 17, 24 and 31 from 7 - 9pm. Check in is 6pm.
The Americana at Brand
889 Americana Way 
Glendale, CA 91210
$10 per person and include dinner from the Frida Mexican Cuisine taco bar!

Play BINGO like it was meant to be played, underneath then night sky.


626 Night Market
July 18 - 19 
Santa Anita Park
4pm-1am on Friday & Saturday.
Admission is $3 and parking is free. Children 6 and under are free.
 
"The event will feature over 200 food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games,music, and entertainment attractions. 626 Night Market will continue to be a platform for showcasing local food entrepreneurs, businesses,artists, musicians, dancers, and filmmakers."

July 18, 2014 - August 22, 2014
Every Friday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
FIGat7th
Plaza
735 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Free

"The FIGat7th Downtown Festival returns this summer to LA’s premier shopping and dining destination with free outdoor concerts featuring performances by leading Pop, Rock, Jazz, Soul and Alternative artists."


Saturday, July 19 
Noon-6pm
Loews Hollywood Hotel Pool Bar
1755 N Highland Ave
Hollywood, CA 90028
Free, RSVP
 $20 discounted valet parking
Relax by the pool or in the pool and network or just relax.
"This summer's hottest industry pool party, Friends with Benefits, arrives in Hollywood this Saturday, July 19 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel Pool Bar, and continues every Saturday this summer with poolside shopping and complimentary glam services and beauty treatments from rotating companies such as Cure Salon & Spa, Nivea Skin Care, Massage Therapy LA and more. From Noon-6 p.m., fashionistas and Hollywood socialites can get pampered and soak up the sun with a summer cocktail from Pool Bar by Wolfgang Puck, while enjoying panoramic views of the city."
Summer Soda Tasting 4: The Great Root Beer Taste-Off!
Sunday, July 20, 2014 5-8pm
Galco’s Old World Grocery,
5702 York Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Adults $12
Kids $5

The real event has you going around Galco's multiple times and finding the best root beer out of 75+ to try, you have your work cut out for you.









Watermelon Festival

Sunday, July 20 10am
Santa Anita Park
$5- $10


"The Watermelon Festival returns with free watermelon slices and a free spin on the Watermelon Wheel included with every admission. Highlights are watermelon carving demonstrations and recipe contests, watermelon eating and seed spitting contests, wearable art contests for both humans and their four legged friends, and...the return of the greased watermelon races!"


Art


COWABUNGA!! - 30 Years of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Opening Reception
Saturday, July 19
7 to 11pm
Ongoing until July 28

Iam8bit

2147 W Sunset Blvd,
Los Angeles, California 90026
Scant details so far, but with iam8bit I'm guessing they'll have something more than just art on opening night.
Don't forget the pizza, Jon and Amanda.
Saturday, July 19
Evening
CHG CIRCA Gallery
8530A Washington Blvd., 
Culver City, CA
"Two fantastic exhibitions openings on Saturday evening,"Satisfaction Guaranteed", a body of new 3D resin paintings and sculptures by LA's own amazing NOUAR, and"Fantastic Planet, Goodbye Man" by Japanese artist Hikari Shimoda, one of the most exciting new voices in the New Contemporary art scene."
Saturday, July 19 8pm
The Syrup Loft
939 Maple Ave # 301, Los Angeles, California 90015
An art show devoted to Nicholas Cage?

Music
Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 7:00 PM
MUSICIANS INSTITUTE - CONCERT HALL
1655 N.MCCADEN PLACE
HOLLYWOOD, CA 90028
$45-$100

Many anime themes sung for you from the famous May'.






Saturday, July 19
The Troubadour 
9081 Santa Monica Blvd. 
$20 
Nudity seems to take part in these heavy stage shows of men and women rocking out with no instrument. *I just mean shirtless dudes. Believe it or not, there is a criteria to meet and you have to have showmanship to win.









Saturday, July 19, 2014 8:00pm
Sunday, July 20, 2014,2:00pm & 7:00pm
Japan American Theatre
244 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Reserved Seating – Orchestra $35, Balcony $30
Loud, energizing music from around the world in one spot.
"The world’s top taiko ensembles and performers share the stage for the first time together at “Taiko Nation,” a concert program presented as part of the 2014 World Taiko Gathering. Hailing from Europe, South America, Japan, Australia, and the U.S., these taiko drummers will shake the stage with their shared taiko passion and energy in a dynamic display as one “Taiko Nation.”
Sunday, July 20, 2014
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave
Ste B104

Santa Monica, CA 90404
$15-$25

House and techno music outside with good food , live art, and other activities to kepp you and the kids entertained.

Film

Micheal Gondry's Moon Indingo
Friday, July 18
Landmark Nuart Theatre 
11272 Santa Monica Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90025
$11
A new highly stylish film from Micheal Gondry.




Nerds Like Us: Predator Screening

Friday, July 18
Midnight
Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Dr, Los Angeles,
California 90027
$11.50



Nerdy/Fan


Road To Comic-Con Mega Signing
Saturday, July 19 11 am
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd

In preparation for Comic-Con Meltdown is having a ton of comic artists and writers come in for your pleasure and to prepare them for the onslaught of fans in San Diego.

So far coming:

Gerard Way Becky Cloonan Jaime Hernandez Gilbert Hernandez Natalia Hernandez Dj Kirkbride Jim Mahfood Caleb Monroe Tom Pinchuk Eric Esquivel Hannah Partlow
Felipe Smith
Joshua Hale Fialkov
Jon Schnepp
Dave Crosland

Hello Kitty Warehouse Sale 
Saturday, July 19 : 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 10am - 3pm
Sheraton Cerritos Hotel
12725 Center Court Dr
Cerritos, CA 90703

"Don't miss out on the Hello Kitty Blowout Warehouse Sale!  70% off everything!  Stationary, school supplies, jewelry, plush and much much more."