Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Weekly What To Do: Top 10 Things To Do and more, cuz 10

Linux users unite! Ninjas unite! Now is your time to code like you've never coded before. Save the moon! For the rest of us enjoy another week filled with special screenings and coffee contests! Let us not forget the 116th Annual Golden Dragon Parade. They've been doing it for a hundred years, plus 15. This one will most likely have the streets of Chinatown filled with floats and people with some good food to try out all around.

Thursday, February 19
Pasadena City College
1570 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, California 91106
RSVP, to test them out
 
Test ride rocket skates, they're not really rockets, but still pretty cool.

SCALE 13x 
Feb 19-22
Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel
5711 West Century Boulevard
$10-$70

Lectures and hands on with all things Linux based, there's a lot! It's where your programmer or IT Guy/Gal is headed this weekend.

2015 U.S. Coffee Championships
Feb 19-22
Long Beach Arena
300 E Ocean Blvd 
$10-$15

That's some damn fine coffee! Get your cup or see who makes the best in the US.

ZOOdiac: Lunar New Year Celebration
February 21 (Saturday) – February 22 (Sunday)
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

LA Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive

Kung-Fu performances, dragon dances and sheep to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Oh it's a tie-in for the day, but you'll go if you have kids. Oh, you'll go.

116th Annual Golden Dragon Parade
& Chinese New Year Festival
Saturday, February 21, 2015 
Parade 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Festival: Noon-8pm
Chinatown
Free

Save time and have the ability to get there by taking the Metro, this century old tradition take over all of Chinatown and blocks the streets of car use. This huge parade brings festivities all around Chinatown with stores celebrating the Chinese New Year. Different spots will be playing music, have special eats and drinks, and special activities.  Some sort of Yarn Bombing? They're making a giant ram out of yarn. You can even check out the Bruce Lee statue getting all the buzz on Instagram.

Air + Style - Los Angeles
Feb 21-22
1001 Rose Bowl Dr
Pasadena, CA 91103
$139.00 - $189.00

Shaun White is so rich and powerful now he's bringing snow to the Rose Bowl. "Air + Style is a blend of action sports with live music, fashion, art, lifestyle trends and food.  The competitors will be tackling a 16-story high, 450-foot long ramp and 70-foot jump."

 
Xena Convention
February 20-22
Burbank Marriott Convention Center
2500 N. Hollywood Way
Burbank, California 91505
$25 and up

Continue to love Xena is the supposed finale of the convention for it. Warrior Princess, you just cameo out too early to become Wonder Woman, maybe you can be Wonder Woman's Mom.







Film/Screenings


YouTube Paarty: Feb '15 
Thursday, February 19, 10:30 PM
The Cinefamily
611 N Fairfax Avenue 
$5

See the best of what's online? More like the weirdest stuff out there.



Titmouse 5-Second Animation Night 2015

Friday, February 20, 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
$

Titmouse does a lot of animation...see strange animation from one of the fastest growing American animation companies. Go to Hell, ADHD.

Princess Bride Screening
Friday, February 20, midnight
4473 Sunset Dr, Los Angeles
$11.50

Carey Elwes in person.


The Last: Naruto the Movie
Feb 20-26, many days are sold out
The Downtown Independent
251 S Main Street
$16.52

Synopsis: The moon approaches dangerously close! Is this a natural disaster, or is it a warning for all shinobi? An emergency meeting of the Five Kage is convened with the heads of each nation. If nothing is done, the moon will disintegrate and its remains will fall to Earth. The countdown to Armageddon begins. Panic spreads among the shinobi. Naruto, along with Sakura, Shikamaru, Sai and Hinata, sets out to investigate and comes upon an unusual underground space where a giant curse mark is inscribed. A certain plan and its unbelievable mastermind lie in wait. 



The film's screenings are almost sold out. I wouldn't fret that much. I'm sure it'll have more screening next month. If you don't want to chance it, get some tickets now for Naruto's latest adventure on the big screen.

Art

California Modernists: Solo Exhibitions of Loris Lora & Chris Turnham
February 21, 2015 - March 1, 2015
Feb 21, 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main St

"California artists Chris Turnham and Loris Lora will be exhibiting fresh new modernist-inspired works. Join us as we celebrate the launch of Chris Turnham's new silk screens and Loris Lora's paintings from her new book Eventually Everything Connects, published by NOBROW."




Wavelengths
February 21 - March 11, 2015
Opening reception with the Artists: Saturday, February 21, 2015, 6:30-10:00 PM
GR2
2062 Sawtelle Boulevard

Group Exhibition of New Work by Stasia Burrington, Elliot Brown, Aaron Brown, Albert Reyes, Aya Kakeda, Jen Tong and Taehoon Kim

 
Is This Thing On? #4 
Opening Reception: Friday, February 20, 7-10 PM 
Stand up: Saturday, February 21 7-9pm
G1988 (West)
7308 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles. CA


Art making fun of comedians. The second night real comedians will be dishing out jokes.

RSVPGALLERY1988@gmail.com on a first come, first serve basis for the stand up show. You will get a confirmation email. The night will be hosted by Brandon Wardell, and will feature Kate Berlant, Jerrod Carmichael, Jak Knight, Paul Scheer, Ian Karmel & Andre Hyland.