Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Weekly What To Do: Adventure Through Another CicLAvia or pet some cats

We're just such fans of Adventure Time we're putting it at the top of the weekly this week, combined with our favorite video game art gallery and production company , Iam8bit, we await the results. The details are a bit shady, but if Pen Ward's there be sure to give him a hug and a new hat, he has but two.

Let me just say it's tough being a Jew this Yom Kippur with all these great events on Friday night and Saturday.

Remember to check Halloween updates for all things spooky to do this week.

Food, Festival & Adventure

ADVENTURE TIME - Launch Party!! 
Thursday, October 2 7:00pm - 10:00pm
2147 W Sunset Blvd, 
Los Angeles, California 90026
All ages
There's a book signing for The Art of Ooo, a new book coming out Oct 14 that goes through all the art of the series, pending a review, TTDILA got its copy today. A strangely worded "a chance to play" The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom, the newest Adventure Time game out this November, from Little Orbit, it looks a lot like Zelda. Art from unknown artists (at this point) and "limited edition" prints of rare production paintings and drawings. Giveaways, trivia and much wanted cosplay.

Heart of LA
October 5, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
Downtown LA
CicLAvia will return to the Heart of LA on October 5 from 9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. with an almost entirely new route. CicLAvia is a free event. No registration is required and there is no starting or ending point. All you need to do is show up somewhere along the route, travel any direction you like by foot, bike, board or other non-motorized transportation, and then have fun!

6th Annual Good Food Pie Contest
Sunday, October 5th
Wilson Plaza, adjacent to the Fowler Museum at UCLA

For the sixth year in a row, home cooks and professionals alike will be judged by some of LA's best chefs and food writers. Enter a pie, cheer on the competitors, visit the Fowler galleries, or just come by and enjoy a slice.

Oct. 2-5, 4-9 p.m
Far East Plaza
727 N. Broadway
No pricing?

Enjoy a cup with a cat. The short-run of the Cat cafe in Chinatown, I still find that funny, will show you what it’s like if it gets a permanent residence in LA. * Just a note, no temporary food license, but you can buy something nearby and bring it in.

Saturday, October 4th 4-10pm
Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, California
All Ages
Supporter $10 // Advanced VIP $20 // Day of VIP $30

The Festival celebrates the diverse communities of Northeast Los Angeles by
transforming six blocks of historic Colorado Boulevard into a vibrant celebration of music and culture, featuring some of the most influential artists, emerging talents, and genre-defying
producers and DJs. Over 30 bands & DJ's, 6 Unique Stages, Food Trucks, Local Eagle Rock Businesses, Arts & Crafts and more!


Oct. 3 - 24, 2014
Cinema Lounge opens at 6 p.m. and movies start at 7:30 p.m
Santa Monica Pier

A free community movie experience under the stars every Friday night starting on Oct. 3. For four consecutive weeks, The Pier will be transformed into a cozy front porch environment, providing the perfect setting for a night of movies, food, drinks with a variety of films for all audiences.

Sat, Oct 4, 2014
Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

Beyond Fest provides the only screening will probably get in LA other than at The Cinefamily of a hyper violent musical set in the future.

Discussion following with TOKYO TRIBE manga creator Santa Inoue, actor Akihiro Kitamura, and actress Hitomi Katayama.


Tom Whalen
Friday, Oct. 3rd, 7-10 PM
G1988 (West)
7308 Melrose Ave

A solo exhibit from G1988 favorite. The collection will feature 8x8 screenprints, prints on metal and originals, all in the same popular culture theme of busts.

Inside Tracks: Behind the Lens on the Assignment of a Lifetime
October 3, 2014 – February 1, 2015
Wed-Sun: 11am - 6pm
Annenberg Space for Photography Skylight Studios
10050 Constellation Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90067

The extraordinary story of Rick Smolan, an American photographer assigned by National Geographic in 1977 to document Robyn Davidson, a 27-year-old Australian woman who undertook a 9-month, 1700-mile journey through the desolate Outback.

Friday, October 3
Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take brings together photography, drawing, works on paper, and objects rendered in mirror, lightbulbs, silk flowers, and glass alongside several major room-size installations.

Robert Heinecken was a pioneer in the postwar Los Angeles art scene. Describing himself as a “para-photographer,” because his work stood “beside” or “beyond” traditional ideas associated with photography, Heinecken worked across multiple mediums, including photography, sculpture, video, printmaking, and collage.

Drop In
Opening: Saturday, October 4, 2014, 6 pm - 10 pm
October 4 – November 1, 2014
2253 Westwood Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90064.
An exhibition combining the ever evolving skateboarding and street art culture into HTLA (Hotrod LA), the premier skateboard shop in Los Angeles. 

Signings and Fandom

The Rise of Aurora West Signing
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 6:30 pm
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101

Paul Pope discusses and signs.

Saturday, October 4 7pm
The Secret Headquarters
3817 W Sunset Blvd

Paul Pope discusses and signs again.

Sunday, October 5, 5pm
The Secret Headquarters
3817 W Sunset Blvd

That guy that writes for Vice, I mean does dark comics about a pot-smoking witch and another person who works on Adventure Time are coming by.

Simon Hanselmann is coming all the way from Melbourne, Australia to titelate and delight Americans with his debut comic graphic novel, Megahex. Joining him are Koyama Press cartoonists, Michael DeForge with Lose #6 and Patrick Kyle with Distance Mover!

Saturday, October 4
11:00 AM — 7:00 PM
Torrance Cultural Arts Center
3341 Torrance Blvd
Torrance, CA 90503

Celebrating the Macross anime, you can enjoy a convention formed out of a forum. An anime that had transforming robot jets that fought giants who wore space armor. It was a totally ridiculous series that continued on to have some of anime's greatest battles.

Sunday, October 5th, 2014, 10am to 5pm.
QLN Corporate Center
1938 Avenida del Oro, Oceanside, CA 92056
Admission is $7 for adults, kids 13 and under are FREE with an adult.

John K, of Ren and Stimpy and a bunch of comic writers will be at this year’s So Cal Comic-Con.


Engadget Live L.A. 
Friday, October 3, 2014
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The Belasco Theater  
1050 S. Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Unlike all the trade shows and press-only events that don’t let consumers attend, Engadget Live is an evening event designed specifically to bring gadget lovers and tech innovators together.