Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Weekly What To Do: None of these events have much in common

Gearhead and the Realbot
Feb 21-Mar 8  
Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 7pm & 10pm
Dorie Theatre at The Complex
6476 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90038

I might be sick of the 1950's sci-fi tropes after paying EDF 2025, but you can still enjoy a play making fun of them with Gearhead and Realbot.

World Sword Swallower’s Day 
Feb 22
1:30 pm
Ripley’s Hollywood Odditorium
6780 Hollywood Blvd 90028  

An official “swallow” will be at 2:22:14 p.m. to coincide with the 2/22/14 date.  Multiple sword swallowers will be there to suck down hard steel.

Update #2:
L.A. Zoo's Annual Snow Days
Feb 22 -Feb 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m
Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive, 
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Zoo admission is $18 for adults;
 $13 for children 2-12; $15 for seniors 62

Enjoy some snow at the LA Zoo and some animals playing in the stuff over the weekend.

Universal Studios CityWalk Concert 
Feb 21 4pm-6:30pm
Universal Studios CityWalk

Featuring a special appearance by Icona Pop and performances by Mystery Skulls, My Crazy Girlfriend and Blake Michael.

Meet Stan Lee @ Frank & Son Collectible Show
Feb 22
Frank & Son Collectible Show
19649 E. San Jose Ave.
City of Industry, CA 91748

Stan Lee, nuff said.

Channel 101 Screening
Feb 22 
Two Screenings 8pm and 10pm
Downtown Independent

Watch 5 minute TV shows that are both creative and weird as Hell.

JUKEBOX: Sounds of the Atomic
Febr 22 8pm 
Señor Fish Restaurant
422 E. First Street
 **$15 suggested donation

Señor Fish is going away making way for a new station for the metro. The Atomic Cafe once stood in it's spot and to remember both places Little Tokyo is having a party, celebrating with music.

Titmouse 5-Second Animation Night
Feb 21 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

Titmouse, maker of so many cartoons of today let's its animators go wild with 5 second pieces of animation that all go together.

Almost Human Opening
Feb 21-27
9:30pm and 11pm
Arena Cinema Hollywood

Special Q&A's Feb 21 and 23 with writer/director Joe Begos, stars Graham Skipper and Josh Ethier.

FRIDAY NIGHT FRIGHTS: Starship Troopers 
(Ed Neumeier & Phil Tippett in person!)
Feb 21, 2014 Midnight
The Cinefamily

You need to go just for FX and special effects master Phil Tippett, he was one of the funniest speakers at the Annie Awards a few weeks back and nearly made the audience barf.  He's an old man whose worked with Spielberg and on everything good from the 80's and 90's; original RoboCop baby.

Like a Rolling Stone: A Rock & Roll Reflection
Feb 22 - Mar 9
Feb 22, 7:00PM - 10:00PM
210 East Main St, 
Alhambra CA 91801     

 Rock and roll artwork from a huge roster of artists.

 Opening Night Highlights Include

• Wear a rock t-shirt to be entered to win a glow-in-the-dark limited edition print of Michael Jackson by James Jirat Patradoon.  Winning number will be announced on Facebook
• Andrew Robinson signing
• Chance to win free raffle prizes
• Complimentary refreshments
(more highlights to come)

Movies R Fun Book Release Party
Feb 22
G1988 (West) 

Josh Cooley's work making fun of films as though they're form a children's book has been collected for your pleasure. Get the book before anyone else.

The County Wide Preview Screening of Check It Out!
Feb 23rd 10pm
Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Dr,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
18+ Free (first-come, first-serve). To attend the show you must RSVP. Your RSVP does not guarantee you a seat.

Steve Brule will be premiering Season 3 of Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule, ya dingus.

From Dr. Brule:
“I hope everyone come to my show. I wroked very hard on it. I care about you all the time. Come early so you can have free pock corn. Denny is a corn hog and will eat us out of it. I will try to be there if my bus driver hits the gas. Hope I don’t have too many naps. Will you be invited? Please.”

Night Dive @ Aquarium of the Pacific
Feb 21
18+ $14.95
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

Spend a night at the Aquarium of the Pacific with DJ's, art and food trucks.

Part Two: The Sequel Show! 
Feb 24
$8 online,$ 10 at the door

Sequels created by stand-up comedians.
With special guests Kyle Kinane, Matt Braunger, Dave Ross, Guy Branum, Karen Kilgariff, Emily Heller, Ron Lynch & Liquid Feet!

2014 Los Angeles Scripted Comedy Festival
Feb 16-22
iO West Theatre
6366 Hollywood Blvd.

Learn, laugh and learn how to write scripted comedy well. Special events during the whole week with special guests from the world of comedy.

Scale12X – The 12th Annual Southern California Linux Expo
Feb 21-23
Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel

Linux lovers come out and learn and meet each other.