Wednesday, March 18, 2015

#WWTD: Cherry Blossom Festivals, From Hyrule and Air Show


Another amazing week to live in LA. You could party to a video game soundtrack or to the annual tradition of the Cheery Blossom Festival of Japan. The LA County Air Show will let you stare up at the sky and ponder how funny it would be to trap a friend on a jet ride for an April Fool's prank, one day. Our top picks this week include the Postal Correspondence exhibition by Gallery 1988, so many famous places that aren't real need postcards, we wanna snag the Hyrule one. Then "CicLAvia - The Valley" let's the people walk the streets without fear of being run over. For one day walk down Ventura and Lankershim. Bicyclists put on a helmet no matter your age, that new bill of bike safety will pass. So just like driving, click it or ticket.

Top Picks

Wednesday, March 18, 11:15pm
Melody Lounge
939 N Hill St, Los Angeles, California 90012
From Facebook:Originally released on the Sega Genesis, Streets of Rage II featured a groundbreaking 16-bit soundtrack by visionary producers Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima that was influenced by (and influenced) the house, hardcore techno and breakbeat music popular in clubs around '92. After we listen to this 50 minute masterpiece things will devolve into more video game inspired chiptune and 8bit dance tracks from artists like Nobuo Uematsu, Masato Nakamura, Anamanaguchi and Britney Spears!

Opening Reception Friday, March 20 7-10pm
G1988 (West)
7308 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles. CA

This exhibit sees some of the gallery's top artists creating actual original postcards, inspired by some of pop culture's most memorable journeys and locations. Each image is limited edition and affordable. You get to make the decision if you want to mail them or frame them.

CicLAvia - The Valley
March 22, 2015 9am-4pm
Location, Check the map

CicLAvia will make the San Fernando Valley its home on March 22 when Metro Presents CicLAvia – The Valley takes place from 9am–4pm. The first CicLAvia of 2015 represents the inaugural visit of LA’s renowned open streets event to the Valley. Participants will be able to travel between North Hollywood and Studio City on car-free streets, using foot, pedal and non-motorized wheel power.


Zombeavers Premiere
Wed, March 18, 8:30pm
The Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA

929 South Broadway, Los Angeles, California 90015

A totally stupid horror film where college kids are attacked by zombie beavers.


TK Disko, Young Adult
Friday, March 20th, 8pm

The Regent Theater
448 S. Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
General Admission - $15-$18 / 18+

Beardyman performances have been viewed over 50 million times on YouTube.

Mar 20 - Apr 10, 2015 Fridays 11pm
Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group Proudly Presents Richie Werner's all-new psychedelic punk-rock puppet horror opera - an alluringly-abnormal spectacle immersed knee-deep in an onslaught of ghoulish monsters, musical mayhem, and glow-in-the-dark tomfoolery. 

Art & Culture

Thursday, March 19, 6pm

Multiple galleries and special events around Venice on a special night.

Friday, March 20, 7pm - 10pm
Mi Vida
5159 York Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90042
"We have chosen March to launch our Kickstarter as this campaign marks a large milestone for our female owned business. We are raising funds towards re-designing our current space and firmly planting our roots in Highland Park." DJ-Food-Drinks

The Silhouette Art of Jordan Monsell
Opening Reception - Friday, March 20th, 7-10pm
Show Runs  March 20th - 29th

Hero Complex Gallery
2020 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90034
A show very similar to the one by Olly Moss held at Gallery 1988 a few years back. Olly Moss doesn't own silhouettes, but there's no way it isn't going to be compared.

Friday, March 20, 7pm
The Secret Headquarters
3817 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Come join  Johnny Ryan signs copies of his brand new collection, ANGRY YOUTH COMIX! Maybe he will sign one for you, though we cannot guarantee that your inscription be free of boobs, butts, dicks, poop, farts, swears, or other manner of hilarious and/or offensive material. But that’s kind of the point, duh.

MOCA Three Exhibitions
William Pope.L: Trinket March 20–June 28, 2015
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Sturtevant: Double Trouble March 20–July 27, 2015
MOCA Grand Avenue 
Kahlil Joseph: Double Conscience March 20–August 16, 2015
MOCA Grand Avenue 

Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
Admission: $20

Hosted by actor Robert Sean Leonard, the readings touch on worlds historical, contemporary and futuristic, brought to life by a talented all-star cast.

Saturday, March 21, 7-10pm
Q2 mini Gallery
312 Little Tokyo Mall ste# 121, Los Angeles, California

Album Cover Art Show. Artists are asked to create original album cover art from any album of their choice. Any musical genre....any art style. They are asked to ignore any previously created cover art and basically pretend they are designing the jacket for the very first time.

Cherry Blossom Festivals

Mar. 21 - 22, 9-5pm

Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Drive,
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

General $9. Seniors 65 and over/Students $6. Children (5 to 12 years) $4.

Welcome springtime with this annual celebration of Japanese culture and the beautiful flowering trees in the landscape. Enjoy music, origami, food and guided garden walks. Activities free with admission except where noted.

Saturday, March 21, noon to 6pm
South Hills Plaza 1420 S. Azusa Ave., West Covina

Sunday, Mar 22, 10:30am-4PM
Huntington Beach
711 Talbert Avenue, behind library


March 22-28
iO West
6366 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, California
Cost varies by event
 This week long event will feature shows simultaneously on three stages, host various competition categories for performers, boast celebrity headliners and judges, as well as offer a variety of comedy writing workshops.

March 23-29
Multiple Venues
Cost varies
Starting Monday and ending with a big fashion show and a pajama party at the end is Geek Fashion Week. What is fashionable for the geeky girl or guy you are?

Mar 21-22
4555 W Avenue G
Lancaster, California
General Admission

Adult (ages 13 and up) – $20
Youth (ages 6-12) – $15
Parking $10

Time to take the kids to see the Marvel of flight; how many drones will be in the air? This year sports a special night show that will cost you extra. An amazing display of flight and aircrafts to marvel at. This event includes jet demonstrations.