Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Weekly What To Do: It's Over 9,000 Things To Do!

It's a great week for pop culture art, you have all the galleries we mention with new shows, but 1988. If it's Japanese culture, like DBZ or just wanting to see movies that will never exist, this is a nice week to admire the work of artists who will never be remembered for their own ideas.

Highlight of the week

Dragon Ball 30th Anniversary/Akira Toriyama Tribute Show;
Opening Night: Saturday, November 15 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Q2, 319 E 2nd Street Suite 121 Los Angeles, CA 90012

For a full list of artists and up to the date info visit the Facebook Event Page
Preview Gallery

The Dragon Ball 30th Anniversary tribute will feature the work of over 80 artists, many of whom are veterans of the animation industry and whose work has been featured numerously online. The show also pays homage to Akira Toriyama , the creator of Dragon Ball and a bunch of series you may have never heard of.

Things To Do In LA is holding a World Martial ArtsTournament Power Up and Dragon Ball Cosplay Contest opening night. Fans in attendance can win prizes sponsored Bandai Namco, whose new game Dragonball XenoVerse comes out this February. Viz has also donated some manga as prizes for the Power-Up Contest.


Thursday, November 13  7:00pm - 11:00pm
Iam8bit 2147 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90026
Over 40 artists, including Cory Schmitz, who love making money off of pop culture references will be showing their stuff. If you need presents for the holidays, that's is your week.

Kung Fu Theater

A Group Art Exhibition Inspired By Asian Influences
Opening Reception: Friday, Nov 14th, 7-10pm,
November 14 - November 30
Hero Complex Gallery
2020 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90034

Guess this missed the memo on the massive DBZ show in Little Tokyo

From Facebook:
Artwork based on all Asian-influenced sources....
Martial Arts, Anime, Manga, Asian Action Films,
Bruce Lee, Ninjas, Samurai, The RAID, Cowboy Bebop

Big Hero 6 Artist Panel/Signing
November 15, 2014
Nov 15, 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Nucleus 210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801

From site:
Come see rare behind the scenes artwork by artists from the production design, storyboard, and visual development teams.

Bring your questions for the Q&A session and meet the artists one-on-one as they sign copies of the new Art of Big Hero 6.

*Roll the Dice: A Board Game and Art Exhibition by Mizna Wada and Naoshi
November 15, 2014 - November 30, 2014
Nov 15, 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Nucleus 210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801

Return of the Hot Pot Girls
Exhibition of Art by Katsuya Terada
November 15 - December 3, 2014
Opening reception with the Artist: Saturday, November 15, 2014, 6:30-10:00 PM
2062 Sawtelle Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90025

from site:
A year has passed since we hosted Hot Pot Girls by Katsuya Terada. Aside from his status as the "Doodle King," he practically holds "legendary" status in Japan. While his audience for original art grows, his constant effort into work shows. He'll pursue a part II of his Hot Pot Girls series. We'll make an assumption that he hasn't had enough of the series. 2014 also marks his 30th year in

Wishlist 2014
November 15 – December 20, 2014
Artists Reception: Saturday, November 15 and December 13, 2014, 7 pm - 11 pm 
The Gabba Gallery 3126 Beverly Blvd
press release:
The Gabba Gallery presents Wishlist 2014, the second annual exhibition of contemporary artwork at affordable prices.  Wishlist 2014 is a dynamic cash and carry exhibition, continually re-curated and ever evolving.  “The gallery was re-curated about nine times within just a few hours during the opening,” wrote Deborah Vankin, in the LA Times last year.  This exhibition features more than 55 artists, with a price cap of $1000 for artworks.

When Good Toons Go Bad: Villains of Animation Art Show 
Opening reception Saturday, November 15th, 2014, 6pm-10pm
show runs through November 29th
Van Eaton Galleries
13613 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, California 91423
"Over 100 artists, animators, designers and illustrators create one-of-a-kind original artwork with a VILLAINS OF ANIMATION Theme!"
TV & Film
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 7:30 pm
Bing Theater at LACMA
5905 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036 
$15 | $20 | $25
from site:
Includes a screening of a full episode of The Flash and sneak previews of upcoming episodes of Arrow and The Flash
Writer/director Greg Berlanti comes to the Bing to discuss his latest series work, Arrowand The Flash, both based on Silver Age DC Comics characters and both of which he co-developed and produces for the CW. 
Cinema Italian Style 2014
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 - Tue, Nov 18, 2014
Egyptian and Aero Theatres
Hollywood & Santa Monica 
The annual celebration of Italian cinema. Time for some drama films.

Friday, November 14th 10:30pm
The Cinefamily 611 N Fairfax Avenue 

-director & more in person!

Friday, November 14 Midnight
Nuart Theatre11272 Santa Monica
from site:
screenwriters Kristen Smith and Karen McCullah (additional writing credits: Legally Blonde, She's The Man and The House Bunny) will appear in person on Friday, November 14 to introduce the midnight show! Presented by @moviedude18.

Friday, November 14 Midnight
Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive

from facebook:
costume contest w/ prizes so get some extra wear out of this year's costume!


POPUP Marketplace at L.A. LIVE
Wed, November 12, 5 – 10PM
LA Live
Free, $5 parking

Not sure how "local" or nice this event event will be. LA Live is only good for after sports game events and little else.

from site:
The district will transform into a night time craft fair showcasing over 60 of LA’s best and brightest indie makers, crafters and artists. DJs will be spinning tunes while you hop from booth to booth and participating L.A. LIVE restaurants will offer food and drink specials so you can relax and unwind with all of your new wares. With the holidays just around the corner, it’s the perfect excuse to get some early shopping done whilst sneaking in a treat (or two) for yourself!

Sunday, November 16-19 4pm-1:30am
The Standard Downtown
"The Return of Arcade Nights! SPiN Standard at The Standard, Downtown LA November 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th. 4PM to 1:30AM Daily Join us for a pop-up barcade with 20 vintage arcade games - classics, pinball, shooting, and more! No quarters required. $5 cover for unlimited arcade and ping pong play! 21+"

The Secret History of Wonder Woman Wed, Nov 12, 7:15 PM, Mark Taper Auditorium-Central Library 
The Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles November 14 - 20, Multiple Venues