Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Weekly What To Do: So Much Film Blargh! at the Global reddit Meet-Up Day

Blargh! There's just so much movie to munch on this week with the LA Film Festival starting today, that and all the special screenings over at the Aero and Egyptian. This town is filled to the brim with stuff to have your mouth lather over with with music, art and a heavy dose of Hello Kitty again. Wait, again! How much of this feline will the city take? I hope the people of reddit can get along at the Global reddit Meet-Up Day...

LA Film Fest
Wed, June 10-18
Regal 14
1000 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Price per film varies

So many films to choose from, so many up and coming directors. Yet, the only film we care for is 
Dude Bro Party Massacre III and it's already sold out with rush line available. Looks like it gave up on the video game competition and the bizarre connection with Hub from last year, that network did die. LA Film Fest Free Screening - WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT, shown for free at Union Station this Friday, June 12 @ 8:00 pm

The Atomo-Vision of Joe Dante
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 - Sun, Jun 14, 2015
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
Price varies per screening

"Comedy and horror share a great kinship and now, more than ever, the tropes in horror are ripe for comedy,” noted Joe Dante of BURYING THE EX, his new mash-up of romantic comedy and zombie movies. Few directors have managed to juggle the funny and the frightening with as much dexterity as Dante, a lifelong film fan well-versed in genre conventions and willing to strategically upend them."

Joe Dante will introduce each double feature, and participate in a Q&A after an advance screening of BURYING THE EX! along with stars Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene and Alexandra Daddario.

Wednesday, June 10th, 7pm
The Albert and Dana Broccoli Theatre, SCA 112, George Lucas Building lobby, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free, Must RSVP

A look into America VS. The U.S.S.R. at hocket during the cold war, but really the story of one of the top players involved.

Work is Hell Book Tour

Wed, June 10, 7:30pm
Stories Books
1716 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026

The Job Pirate’s author Brandon Christopher will be signing and reading. A first-person account of the author's rebellious journey through the American Job Market. 

Thu, Jun 11, 2015
Downtown LA, Near Main and Spring Street, Multiple Galleries

A classic gets back on the list for those who forget it happens every month in LA or have never been.  Every 2nd Thursday of each month

Thursday, 8:00pm - 11:30pm
The Downtown Independent
251 S Main St, Los Angeles, California 90012
$5 online, $10 at the door
Part of the art walk; we're very perplexed by this one as to how the rights to these well-known anime characters were allowed to be used for bad looking CGI comedy or how it has no connection to any other anime organization, didn't connect to Ninja-Con, QPop (whcih just had a Tatsunoko show) or AX.
Exclusive preview of Danconia-san's Newest Creation, Short Short Comedy: Peeping Life: Tezuka Pro-Tatsunoko Pro Wonderland (In Japanese with English Subtitles) and Music: peaceFIRE. 
Starts Thurs, June 11
All over the LA Area
Price Varies by venue

The Hollywood Fringe Festival is an annual, open-access, community-derived event celebrating freedom of expression and collaboration in the performing arts community. It can get rather strange, but some of the plays can downright grab you, so go through the extensive catalog of shows.

The Golden Age of 3D
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 - Sun, Jun 14, 2015
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Price varies per screening

The older 3D films are screened, mostly horror classics that'll give you laughs more than scream now.

HelloKitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival
Thursday, June 11-14, multiple timea throughout the day
The Forum
3900 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90305
Price Varies

Going beyond a traditional live stage show, Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival offers a unique multi-component walk-around festival atmosphere for Sanrio fans of all ages.

Fri, June 12, 7pm - 11pm 
Daniel Rolnik Gallery 
1431 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
"The Fake History of The World" focuses on subject matter such as the origin of the high-five, Presidential facts that are totally untrue, and other historical parodies created in the most fun-loving-light possible. 
June 12-14
West Hollywood
Prices change by venue

The parade isn't until Sunday, but there's many activities for the LGBT community before hand.
Fri, June 12, Midnight
Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive
Los Angeles, CA

Join "Nerds Like Us" for the 20th Anniversary of The Usual Suspects with special guest, star of the film Kevin Pollak.
Friday, June 12, 7pm
Secret Headquarters
3817 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Josh Simmons and special guest Sammy Harkham appear at Secret Headquarters to sign BLACK RIVER! It's a very depressing future you need to read about with dark humor and untimely death.

Saturday, June 13, 11:30am 
Grand Park
227 N Spring St Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA 
Meet the others of reddit in real life. Interact and enjoy yourselves or become bitter enemies over the most petty things that happen that day. Games, socializing, potluck, pinatas(probably), drinks (non-alcoholic), meeting me.
June 13-14, 3pm
The Hollywood Bowl
2301 Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter with Monk Institute Ensemble, Aloe Blacc, Eddie Palmieri Afro-Caribbean Jazz Band, Snarky Puppy and many more, hosted by George Lopez kick off the start of summer events and nightmarish traffic at the Hollywood Bowl.
Saturday, June 13, 11am-8pm
Century City Plaza Hotel 
2025 Avenue of the Stars 
Los Angeles, CA 90067
$20 regular
$15 Cosplayer

Weekend before AX we have anime events to fill you with community and places to take fine pics of cosplayers. Only in its second year, I think I like LA Coslplay Con more than NinjaCon for it's tighter theme and one location basis. It's strange because so many people from NinjaCon will be at this con, but if you're more into just pulling of a great costume come by. Some of Con Man, the Kickstarted series will be filmed over the weekend, because of cheap backgrounds. 
Saturday, June 13, 7pm
929 S Broadway 
Los Angeles, CA 90015
You can experience the joy of film with live orchestral music as LACO screens animated shorts from Walt Disney Animation Studios, some which have not been seen in over 50 years. A little high priced,  at $40 - $105
No Sad Stuff 
Opening Saturday, June 13, 7-10pm
Gallery1988 (West) 7308 Melrose Avenue

A tribute to Tom Hanks comedies from 1984-1994, coincidentally The Burbs is playing this week too, part of the The Atomo-Vision of Joe Dante,  Fri, Jun 12, 2015 7:30pm

Fantastical Flora & Fauna
Sat, June 13, 2015 - June 29, 2015
Jun 13, 7pm-10pm

Nucleus Gallery
210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801

Four of Nucleus' favorite artists, MALLNicole GustafssonLorena Alvarez Gómez and Amélie Fléchais, have collaborated to create a stunning collection of new originals that depict some of their fantastical characters exploring Mother Nature.

Balboa Strawberry Festival
Sunday, June 14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Free, but rides will cost you
Ventura Boulevard, from Amestoy Avenue to Balboa Boulevard, Encino

Strawberries and kiddie rides, a summer festival for the family

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses - Master Quest
Sunday, June 14, 2015, 8:00 PM
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Price Varies

Here the classic music of the game in a orchestral performance, good to hear right after the Nintendo Championships. It's dangerous to go alone, so take a friend.

Doug Loves Movies
Sunday, June 14, 4:20pm
NerdMelt Showroom
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

The long running movie talk and trivia podcast comes to NerdMelt for most Sunday's this year. Bring a movie-related name tag for a chance to win some prizes! Hosted by Doug Benson, with special guests.

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 9pm

Los Globos 
3040 W. Sunset Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90026