Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Weekly What To Do: April In LA Starts Now

Wednesday, April 2
8714 W Washington Blvd

Play games with people developing games.

The Black Hi-Lighter Affair
Thursday, April 3
Belasco Theater

Black Hi-Lighter joined with the The Moth & the Flame, Psychic Love, and Seven Saturdays will have their music flowing this Thursday night.


Alan Partridge Special Screening

Thursday, April 3 7PM
The Ray Stark Family Theatre,
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles,
CA 90007
Followed by a Q&A with director Declan Lowney, moderated by USC Provost Fellow Sebnem Baran

Steve Coogan plays Alan Partridge an inept and out-of-touch radio DJ on a film based on a British sitcom of the same name. Alan Partridge's radio station has just gotten new ownership and is sacking employee's one of which fights back taking radio personnel hostage at gunpoint. Can Alan save the day and his career? Steve Coogan brings his brand of British humor to the big screen in this feature film that will only play in so many theaters as it's an import.

Alan Partridge Wide Releases Friday

Captain America: The Winter Soldier An IMAX 3D Experience
Starts April 3rd

TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX
6925 Hollywood Boulevard

14th Annual FirstGlance Film Fest Los Angeles
Friday, April 4, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, April 6, 2014
Regal Cinemas @ LA Live

Tiger Mask, the Japanese superhero film and Gamer Age, the documentary on gaming with many local interviews are my top choices for this  film festival.

Charlie Immer “Loose Juice”
& Haitian Vodou
April 4 – 27, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, April 4th, 8-11 PM
La Luz De Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd

Inspired heavily by horror films, cartoons, nature, candy, and video games, Charlie Immer‘s striking, surreal work is both humorous and unsettling. “Loose Juice” is Immer’s first solo show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery and features paintings focused on Endurance.

As Vodou flags traveled out of temples and into the hands of foreign buyers, curiosity about their purpose grew. Some artists imbue their flags with quasi-Christian imagery such as angels, hearts, and saints, while other flag makers are actual houngans (or Vodou priests) who select visual representations based on particular, ritual use.

Opening Reception

Friday, April 4, 7-11 PM
2147 Sunset Blvd

Artist Brian Marshall's orphan robots are looking for a good home.

Friday, April 4
Meltdown Comics

Doge Coins will be spent for the best Shiba there.

Smile It Up! Art Corner Show!
Saturday, April 5
Leanna Lin’s Wonderland
5024 Eagle Rock Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA. 90041

The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire
Saturday, April 5 thru May 18, 2014
Saturdays & Sundays
10am - 7pm
Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area

Act out your own fantasy at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire.
The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire

Stonecutters LA
Saturday, April 5 4pm
NerdMelt Theater

Watch old episodes of The Simpsons and answer trivia in an attempt to win prizes. Warning special guest worth your visit might be in attendance, worked heavily on the show.

LA Beer Fest
Saturday, April 5
Noon to 3pm - Buy Tickets
5pm to 8pm - Buy Tickets
LA Center Studios
No tickets sold at event

The 6th annual LA Beer Festival brings together dozens of craft breweries, food trucks, live music and DJs, as well as thousands of attendees.

Masters of Horror Signing
Saturday April 5th 2:00 p.m
Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505

Mike Mignola and Steve Niles are in to sign Hellboy: The First 20 Years and Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem!

ScareLA Day at Hollywood Sports
Saturday, April 5th  11am-5pm
Hollywood Sports
9030 Somerset Blvd.

Hollywood Sports invites all ScareLA fans to visit for a special treat – a day full of paintball and zombie themed twists to give you a taste of what’s in store for their 2014 haunt.

Bootie LA - Aprilween
Saturday, April 5 9pm
1822 W. Sunset Blvd

Celebrate Halloween in April with a costume contest and dancing to DJs.

The Taboo Tales of Terror
Sunday, April 6, 2014
7:00 pm Phantasy Faire begins on the patio
7:30 pm doors open and dinner seating begins
8:30 pm show starts
El Cid
4212 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90029

The April 6th show, The Taboo Tales of Terror, features acts based on banned 50's horror comics.

CicLAvia – Iconic Wilshire Boulevard
Sunday, April 6, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wilshire Boulevard

Wilshire Blvd will be shut down for anyone to walk or cycle on.

Los Angeles DUB Show 2014
Sunday, April 6 Noon-6pm 
Los Angeles Convention Center 
Starts at $25

A car show and concert, it's like they cut out the dream of every teenage boy not into sci-fi. 

Anime Wong: Fictions of Performances by Karen Tei Yamashita 
Sunday, April 6, 2:00 PM
Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue

LA Weekly's 2014 Theater Awards
Monday, April 7, 2014
7:30 p.m.

Exchange LA
618 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014

The L.A. Weekly Theater Awards honor what the paper's committee of critics deem to be the best work performed in theaters of 99 seats or less in the 2013 calendar year.

Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day
Tuesday April 8th from Noon- 8pm
Ben & Jerry's
800 N. Alameda Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Free ice cream.