Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Weekly What To Do: Get Out For Ninja Turtles and Ribs


Chinatown Summer Nights
Saturday, July 12, 2014
5pm - Midnight
Central Plaza & West Plaza
943-951 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Two music stages and a monkey. Food goodies and The Big Draw LA, the live make your own art show.

Capuchin Monkey & Trainer (6pm-9pm)
Note: The monkey will approach you but please do not touch or pet the monkey.

Food GPS Rib Festival
Sunday, July 13, 2014
3:00pm to 7:00pm 
943 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA, 90012
The supposed best ribs in LA for you to try in Chinatown.
July 14-27 
Multiple LA restaurants
Experience different tastes with special prices to get a whiff of some of LA's most famous restaurants.
Saturday, July 12th
6:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Colorado Street Bridge
Adults: $18, Child: $9

"Pasadena’s biggest block party featuring a night of music, dancing, vintage cars, children’s activities, beverages and food."


Downtown Art Walk
Downtown LA (Los Angeles, CA 90015)

Revenge of the Great Showdowns Exhibition!
Friday, July 11th, 7 – 10pm
Gallery 1988 (west)

"Over 200 showdowns from this past couple years will be on display.  This will be your chance to buy the ones you want!"

Heroes In A Half Shell: An Art Tribute to 30 Years of TMNT
Saturday, July 12, 2014 - August 3, 2014
Jul 12, 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801

Gallery Nucleus and Nickelodeon are having an official art exhibition for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' 30th Anniversary. 30+ artists from Nucleus well-known shows and from these turtle boys history will be showing TMNT pieces. As usual,  Nucleus is giving away free goodies like toys and bandanas to those first coming by. We do have a lot of TMNT events in LA so I'm expecting a turtle van to show up and some decent cosplay.

Opening Reception  
Saturday, July 12th  7-11PM
The Gabba Gallery 
3126 Beverly Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90057

“Motif” is a group show focused on aesthetic and design.

Gathering Whispers – a solo exhibition by Edwin Ushiro
July 12th – July 20th, 2014
Opening Reception with the Artist: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 6:30-10:00 PM
Giant Robot 2
2062 Sawtelle Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90025

"Edwin Ushiro’s work contains a sense of nostalgia even for a person who didn’t grow up in Maui. The subjects of his works will range from beautiful, warm, and comfortable. One piece will include a not-so-obvious homage to Super Sentai (like Power Rangers)."


Downtown Film Festival L.A.
July 9-19
Multiple Theaters
Prices vary

"Highlights Include
  • Opening Night Film and West Coast Premiere of “The Algerian,”
  • July Art Walk Digital Film Exhibits, World Cup Final Game Viewing Party,
  • Bike Tour of DTLA Historic Film Sites, Music Video Series Featuring Sean Lennon,
  • Parties at Private Lofts, Galleries, Lounges and Restaurants in DTLA,
  • A Rare Screening of Film Noir Classic “The Crimson Kimono,” and
  • Celebrity Appearances by Virginia Madsen, Harry Lennix, Pauly Shore, Eric Roberts Jennifer Lynch, and Sonja Kinski"

Outfest Los Angeles

Top pick Space Station 76, martini drinking robot y'all.

Saturday, July 12
6:00pm - 10:45pm
Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028
"The 2014 Etheria Film Night will present a one-night showcase of the best brand new and innovative horror, science fiction, fantasy, action, and thriller films directed by women."
Saturday, July 12, 9pm
$8 in advance/$10 at the door
Your hosts for the evening, JOHN MATHOT (Disney's Phineas & Ferb), and SUSAN WRIGHT (The Because Show podcast) will present 1989's "PROVOKED". When the robbery of a payroll company becomes a hostage standoff, it's up to Americana from the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling to save the day in a blaze of glory! A bizarre and hilarious action movie with guns, ski masks, and the world's worst pizza delivery.


Hey There Muscles
July 12-Aug 16
West End of Santa Monica Pier

Lou Ferrigno and his family are teaching how to exercise over the Summer on the Santa Monica Pier.

Ringling Bros Present Legends

July 9-15 Multiple Times
Staples Center

The circus is in town for the Summer season.

Star Girls
The Original Burlesque Show
Saturday, July 12
Doors: 6:30pm / Show: 7:30pm
307 N. Spurgeon Street, Santa Ana CA 92701
$30.00 Standing Room Only

Charles Phoenix: Moonlight Rollerway Jubilee
July 13, 2014 5 pm
Moonlight Rollerway
5110 San Fernando Road
Glendale, CA

"Moonlight Rollerway’s skating stars and world champions perform in a variety of costumed musical acts at SoCal’s greatest roller rink !"

Seconds Signing
Tuesday July 15, 2014 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036

"Bryan Lee O’Malley appears at Barnes & Noble to sign his new graphic novel Seconds."

Bee Funny: Standup+Spelling Bee
Saturday, July 12, 2014 7:00 PM 
NerdMelt Showroom
$8 in advance, $10 at the door

"Bee Funny is a comedy show with smashingly funny comedians battling each other for the headlining spot, in the most brutal of all arenas...A SPELLING BEE.
Who will win the glory? Whoever can spell it."

Just Added:
The Fantastic LA Race
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Los Angeles General Area

"Along the way, players experience and interact with some of the most popular sights in Los Angeles, including:
·        Mann’s Chinese Theatre
·        The Walk of Fame
·        The Disney Concert Hall
·        And many more, including some hidden gems along the way.

The best part may be the food and drinks at the finish line, and with the great deal on tickets right now, you can get it all for less than $20 with this LivingSocial deal:"