Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Weekly What To Do: A Good Clear Schedule

Anime & Film

Patema Inverted Los Angeles Premiere
Fri, Oct 17, 7:30pm Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue

Oddly enough, Patema Inverted from GKIDS will be at the Aero this Friday. It's odd because the same distributor can't put out tickets for Studio Ghibli's latest, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya in the same city, on the same night. The story, which sounds and looks better than Princess Kaguya is about a girl whose been living underground, when she pops out and meets a boy they both find out she has her gravity reversed, don't let her go!
* The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, pending listing

Hollywood Film Festival
Starts Thurs, Oct 16 -19 ArcLight Cinemas, 6360 W. Sunset Blvd
Pass $250, Individual tickets also sold

A long list of documentaries and films that have already won awards, not for the "let's go for some laughs crowd."

Food & Drink

Haunted MPK Night Market
Fri, Oct 17 - 5:30pm-11pm Barnes Park - 350 S. McPherrin Ave

This could have gone in the Halloween update with the zombie walk planned for the event. This night market, minus the zombies, will have a Beer & Wine Garden and many food trucks to choose from. Vendors will also have candy for trick or treating.

2nd Annual OktoBURfest
Sat, Oct 18 from 12 noon to 7:00pm Between Olive Avenue and Angeleno Avenue in Downtown Burbank

From press release:
OktoBURfest will feature 60 varieties of craft beer, special to-go menus from Downtown Burbank restaurants, and music by KCRW DJ Gary Calamar.  The event will be held in a specially constructed Biergarten outdoors on San Fernando Boulevard between Olive Avenue and Angeleno Avenue in Downtown Burbank.

LA Beer Fest (Fall edition)
Sat, October 18, 2014 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm Los Angeles Center Studios 1201 W 5th St 

We just had the Hatsune Miku Expo there, now it's a beer fest, when will it be used for a studio?

From their site:
The LA Fall Beer Festival will feature over 150 beers, food trucks, dj, live music, and more surprises. The event will take place at LA Center Studios from Noon to 4pm. Admission is $40 for general admission and $50 for VIP (an added hour with specialty beers available the first hour), with both tickets including beer samplings.  Food is sold separately.
Tickets will not be sold at the door.

2nd Annual Sriracha Festival

Sun, Oct 19, 2:00pm to 6:00pm 943-951 N. Broadway
Starts at $59 online

From their site:
This chef-driven, all-inclusive, 21+ event from The Sriracha Cookbook and Food GPS spotlights the world's most iconic hot sauce at a unique, historical venue. Multiple stations allow guests to enjoy a variety of Sriracha-themed dishes, including desserts, at their own pace. Local craft beer, cocktails, sodas, iced coffee and iced tea help tame the heat while a live DJ set helps create a fun and unforgettable food and drink experience.

The Sherman Oaks Street Fair
Sun, Oct 19, 10am to 7pm Ventura Boulevard between Van Nuys Blvd and Kester Avenue 

Nine blocks of entertainment and over one-hundred vendors. It's your local community Street Fair featuring one of the busiest streets in all the Valley.

Art & Signings

In Real Life Signing
Wed, Oct 15, 7:30 pm Skylight Books 1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Cory Doctorow and illustrator Jen Wang will signing In Real Life, a pending review on the sight. Can you fall in love while kicking butt in video games and to a gold farmer?

Imagined Worlds Friday, Oct 17th, 7-10pm, Hero Complex Gallery 2020 S Robertson Blvd

The Imagined Worlds of: James Cameron, John Carpenter, Peter Jackson, Christopher Nolan and Steven Spielberg.

Forever Feeling: The Art Of Jesse California
Fri, Oct 17, 7pm The Secret Headquarters 3817 W Sunset Blvd 
“My art is about good times and the people, places and experiences I’ve encountered growing up in California. I feel a special connection to the esthetic and freedom of the 60’s and 70’s, which has led my art to pass through a psychedelic filter. When I’m not drawing on paper, I’m drawing inspiration and endless ideas from surfing, skating, camping and exploring rivers and beaches. I want the viewer to feel the sun, feel the water, stick out their tongue and rip off their clothes. Get free. Get weird. Get happy. Get on the bus.” – Jesse California

The Villain Show
Starts  Sat, Oct 18, 2014 - November 1, 2014
Oct 18, 7:00PM-11pm 11:11 A Creative Collective 18640 Ventura Blvd,
$5 suggested donation

Multiple artists depict the vilest of villains.

Hip Check!: Fantasy Roller Derby by Vera Brosgol & Helen Chen
Starts Sat, Oct 18, 2014 - November 2, 2014
Oct 18, 7:00PM - 10:00PM  Nucleus Gallery 210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801

One of the rare occasions to see Vera Brosgol out in the open, the only happen but twice a year. She's known for being a recluse in real life, though she did sign at Comic-Con in 2013. The subjecy of art ladies in roller derbies.

The Boxtrolls Artist Panel/Signing/Exhibition
Starts Sat, 18, 2014 - November 2, 2014
Oct 18, 2:00PM - 5:00PM Nucleus Gallery 210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801

Did we mentioned she worked on this movie, strange coincidence, we don't think so. 

From their site:
Nucleus is proud to present a production art exhibition of the film The Boxtrolls, on display from October 18 - November 2, 2014. Come see concept artwork, storyboards and other development work.

Samurai: Japanese Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection
Starts Sun, Oct 19, 2014–February 1, 2015 LACMA 5905 Wilshire Blvd

Should I have put this in the anime section, we get so much Japanese culture in this city it's strange we're not all Otaku. A fascinating and stunning collection of samurai armor to stare at.

From their site:
Travel back in time and discover remarkable objects that illuminate the life, culture, and pageantry of the samurai, the revered and feared warriors of Japan. The Samurai Collection of Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller, one of the finest and most comprehensive collections in the world, presents a treasure trove of battle gear made for high-ranking warriors and daimyo (provincial governors) of the 14th through 19th centuries. The exhibition illustrates the evolution of samurai equipment through the centuries, featuring more than 140 objects of warrior regalia, with full suits of armor, helmets and face guards, weapons, horse trappings, and other battle gear.