Thursday, September 18, 2014

Halloween Update: So Many Spiders!


Spider Pavilion
September 21 to November 2, 2014
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Special ticketed admission applies and includes admission to the Spider Pavilion and the Museum. Tickets are sold in half-hour intervals throughout the day at a rate of $17 for adults, $14 for seniors and students with I.D., and $8 for children ages 3–12

Forget butterflies, their season is over. Time for the spiders! Harmless to humans, horrible monsters to insects you have a chance to get creeped out of them up close.

“The Pavilion's collection of colorful eight-legged creatures includes more than 300 arachnid inhabitants, such as golden silk spiders, Nephila clavipes, whose web of yellow threads can reach six feet wide and whose silk is as strong as steel. Pavilion-goers will also be captivated by spiky orb-weavers Gasteracantha geminata and the day-glo-colored orchard spiders Leucauge venusta.”

Sat, Oct 25, 2014
7:30pm 
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403
 General $20, Student/Senior $18, Members $15 - includes all-night snacks and coffee. No vouchers.

The ninth annual Horrorthon comes with between-film free food, giveaways, trailers, crazy shorts and all manner of surprises. It sells out. so get tickets soon.

Films:

CREEPSHOW
1982, Warner Bros., 120 min. Dir. George Romero
GARGOYLES
1972, 74 min. Dir. Bill L. Norton.
gargoyles in the process.
THE THING
1982, Universal, 109 min.

THE NIGHT OF A THOUSAND CATS
(LA NOCHE DE LOS MIL GATOS), 1972, 63 min. Dir. René Cardona Jr.

THE DEADLY SPAWN
1983, 81 min. Dir. Douglas McKeown.

BASKET CASE
1982, 91 min. Dir. Frank Henenlotter.

ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST
(aka DOCTOR BUTCHER, M.D.), 1980, 84 min. Dir. Marino Girolami.


Art of the Americas Building, Level 2
September 21, 2014–January 4, 2015

Haunted Screens: German Cinema in the 1920s explores masterworks of German Expressionist cinema. From the stylized fantasy of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (dir. Robert Wiene, 1919) to the chilling murder mystery M (dir. Fritz Lang, 1931), cinema during the liberal Weimar era was innovative in aesthetic, psychological, and technical terms.










Halloween Reunion Signing
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014, 7:30pm
Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank

15-disc-set coming out with
  full guest list:
PJ Soles, Halloween (“Lynda Vanderklok”)
Raymond O’Connor, Halloween 4 (“Security Guard”)
Tom Morga, Halloween 4
Erik Preston, Halloween 4 (“Young Michael Myers”)
Kathleen Kinmont. Halloween 4, (“Kelly Meeker”)
Matthew Walker, Halloween 5 (“Spitz”)
Frankie Como, Halloween 5 (“Deputy Nick Ross”)
Daniel Farrands, Halloween 6, Writer
JC Brandy, Halloween 6, (“Jamie”)
Jeffrey Landman, Halloween 6, (“Billy Hill”)
Daisy McCrackin, Halloween Resurrection
Brad Hardin, Halloween 6 and Halloween H20, Special FX Make-up
Adam Hann-Byrd, Halloween H20 (“Charles Deveraux”)
Chris Durand, Halloween H20, (“Michael Myers”)
Donna Keegan Avery, Halloween H20, Stunt Double JLC
Gary Glayton, Halloween Resurrection (“Young Michael”)
Caroline Williams, Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2
Alan Howarth – Composer for 5 Halloween films
Sean Clark – Documentary

Films you'll be able to check out around LA at ScreamFest
 Suburban Gothic (US) – Directed by Richard Bates, Jr. Starring Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds), Kat Dennings (Two Broke Girls), Ray Wise (Twin Peaks) Raymond has a prestigious MBA, but he can't find work. He can channel the paranormal, but chatting with a cute girl mystifies him. Kicked out of his big city apartment, Raymond returns home to his overbearing mother, ex-jock father, and beer-bellied classmates. But when a vengeful ghost terrorizes the small town, the city-boy recruits Becca, a badass local bartender, to solve the mystery of the spirit threatening everyone's lives. "The Dead Just Got Deader.” LA Premiere


 I Survived A Zombie Holocaust (NZ) – Directed by Guy Pigden. The crew of the New Zealand low budget Zombie film "Tonight They Come!" are filming in the middle of nowhere. The troubled shoot goes from bad to worse when key cast and crew are struck down by a mystery illness. The replacement runner, WESLEY PENNINGTON arrives on set fresh out of film school and bubbling with enthusiasm just in time for the mystery illness to start turning zombie extras into REAL, shuffling, un-dead Zombies. Los Angeles Premiere


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Weekly What To Do: Curiosity Did Not Kill The Feline Film Festival

Drink & Music

LA Beer Week
Sept 20-28
Multiple Locations
Price varies

All over the city you can get a drink with special events and activities surrounding your bottle or glass.





Sunset Strip Music Festival
Sept 20-21
9000 Block of Sunset Blvd
Starts at $49.50

Two days to hear more than enough bands to make your ears bleed, not with blood, but some sort of calming music love goo.

Drake Vs. Lil' Wayne

Mon., Sept. 22, 7 p.m.
Hollywood Bowl 
2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles
Starts at $39.50

The only reason TTDILA cares is Iam8bit (production entertainment company behind video game art shows) did the special effects for the concert that's sponsored by Capcom. So expect the set to look like something out of Street Fighter.


Science



Friday, September 19, 2014
 – Sunday, October 5, 2014
Numerous Pasadena locations

“There’s going to be many events that both inform on a number of arts and sciences and many events that if you were on a substance would be good for.

Produced by Pasadena Arts Council in partnership with numerous Pasadena arts and science institutions, is a two-week+ citywide festival spanning three weekends that explores the nexus of artistic and scientific inquiry, promoting experimentation and cross-fertilization between these disciplines. Programming is saturated with innovative visual art, theatre, dance, music, photography, history, science, literature, film, and architecture. The 2014 theme, Curiosity, was inspired by the NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)-built Mars Rover, “Curiosity,” which is currently exploring the Martian surface some 50 million miles above us.


Film

Outta This World: Sci Fi and Other World Shorts 
Thu, Sep 18, 7:30pm
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403
$11

A few otherworldly shorts to entertain you before all the horror and sci-fi film festivals start next week.




Aliens Outside Screening
Saturday, September 20, 5:30PM
Exposition Park
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037
$17

 Enjoy being outside when you think xenomorphs are about. Street food and local music at the scene.

The Los Angeles Feline Film Festival
September 21 1pm-10pm
Exposition Park
700 Exposition Park Drive
Starts at $15

Oh, it wins are dumb concept award...if we had one. Mostly going to be internet viral videos of cats. You can meet Tara the Hero Cat, the cat that attacked the dog and saved the little boy in local news. Meet and greet is from 3PM to 5PM.

Art

World's Collide!
Saturday, September 20
7 to 11pm

Iam8bit
2147 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90026
Free
Iambit makes it on the list twice with it's own art show with  NICOLE GUSTAFSSON's "nimasprout" and CHELSEA BAYOUTH's "Stellarium," fused together for a unique artistic collaboration involving paintings AND sculpture.
Giants Among Us
Opening Reception:Saturday, September 20
7-10pm 
Show Sept 20-Oct 4
CHG Circa Gallery
8530a W Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
Giants Among Us is an exploration of giants in the modern context and will feature work by some of the top artists in the New Contemporary Movement.

Participating artists include Anita Kunz, Andrew Brandou, Armando Marino, Benjamin Bryce Kelley, Billy Norrby, Christofer Kochs, David Stoupakis, Eric Joyner, Joe Fenton, John Brophy, KINSEY, Korin Faught, Maria Kreyn, Matt Rota, Sarah Folkman, Selena Wong, So Youn Lee, and Van Arno.

Fan
Geeky Faire
Sept 20-21
10am-6pm
Whimsic Alley

5464 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036
Free
All kinds of geeky goods to get at Whimsic Alley.
Sunday, September 21 12:00 pm -
4:00 pm
Starts at $550 
"Tony Hawk Foundation's exclusive, action-sports carnival will feature a special musical performance by DJ Z-Trip, and a Vert Demo with skateboarding and BMX icons riding on Hawk's personal ramp. The family-friendly benefit will also include games, food, and live and silent auctions with one-of-a-kind items and experiences."