Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Weekly What To Do: Costume Weekend

Here's a breakdown for all things Halloween, if you missed it.

Not only is it Halloween, but Little Tokyo is going to be busy and filled with young ladies for Hello Kitty Con (sold out), starting this Thursday. Japan Fair will be going on just a block or two from that Kitty Con, celebrating Japanese culture. The Day of the Dead will be celebrated at the Grand Park nearby and Olvera Street. A few miles away or a Metro ride is Comikaze  Expo, that means costumes, costumes, costumes!

Convention and Fair

Comikaze Expo 2014 Oct 31-Nov 2
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
Starts at $30 a day, $70 for all three days.

A gaggle of celebrities from past shows and movies with vendors selling all the nerd merch you can eat up. Looking over the schedule it's more of a how-to guide on creating your own tributes to fandom from making a view worthy YouTube show to starting your own comics. Some highlights include: Mad TV Cast Reunion, The Room Screening, The Kings of Cosplay Stand-Up, Spider Man: The Animated Series 20th Anniversary,Teen Titans Go! Cast Panel on Sunday.

Hello Kitty Con Sold Out
Oct 31-Nov 2

Japan Fair 2014
Nov 1-2
244 S. San Pedro St. Los Angeles
$3 online and $5 at the door
Free 12 and under


The Overnighters Special Screenings
Oct 31-Nov 2
Nuart Theatre

A town faced with a large unemployment problem and a refuge for those without a home. A church opens its doors to the "Overnighters" and the community isn't that happy about it.

Director Jesse Moss will appear in person on Friday, October 31 for a Q&A after the 7:30pm show and to introduce the 9:45pm show, Saturday, November 1 for a Q&A after the 7:30pm show and to introduce the 9:45pm show, and Sunday, November 2 for a Q&A after the 2:50pm and 5:10pm shows.

Mamiko Motto & American Friends
Wed Oct 29, 2014 11am-8pm
Ace Hotel, Upstairs

Free music atop one of LA's newest trendiest spots.