Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Weekly What To Do: Your TV is outside

Let's avoid the awful September 11th joke you'll read on every other site this week and get to the events.

Super Smash Bros Wii U Open Play + Tournament!!
Wed, Sept 9, 9:00pm
Downtown Independent
251 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Free for 8 player brawl Open play, 5$ entry for tournament.

Wow, they brought it back.

House Screening
Wed, Sept 9, 7:00pm at JFLA Auditorium 
5700 Wilshire Blvd, #100, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi in person.

The irreverent, strange and utterly bafflying-one of my favorites- House is playing with its director in tow. This Japanese horror film has a cult following for how weird it is.

Diesel #1 Signing 
Wednesday, September 9, 6pm 
The Secret Headquarters
3817 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

"Join us in celebrating the release of Tyson Hesse‘s new all ages fantasy adventure comic, Diesel!
Tyson will be on hand to sign copies, shmooze, etc. There will be refreshments! Come get refreshed" 

Burbank Film Festival
Sept. 9-16
Burbank Theaters and Location
Price varies by events

The yearly festival for the film festival right next to Hollywood takes places starting this week. It's had some of the strangest indie work and output I've seen. Check their schedule if there's something you might want to see.

PaleyFest Fall TV Previews
Sept. 9-16
465 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Cost varies per event

 Eat, drink, and see the next TV hits with stars from some of the new shows in person: Rob Lowe, John Stamos, Ricky Martin, Ken Jeong, Marcia Gay Harden, LL COOL J, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tisha Campbell-Martin, and more

Nerd Nite Los Angeles
Thursday, Sept 10,  7:00 PM
Busby's East 
5364 Wilshire Ave
Los Angeles, CA, 90036


We all know that learning is more fun when you’re drinking with friends and colleagues. Thus, Nerd Nite is a monthly event held in more than 50 cities across the globe during which several folks give 20-minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines – while the audience drinks along. It’s like the Discovery Channel… with beer.

Drip Creator Sessions: Mad Decent
Friday, Sept 11, 9PM
The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles
 $5 advance OR $10 at the door

On September 11, Drip moves their monthly rooftop party to The Theatre and teams up with record label Mad Decent to kick off the fall in style with sets from Bad Royale, Fly Boi Keno and DJ Swisha Sweet, along with a secret special guest.

VAN Beethoven Begins
Sept 11-Oct 18
All throughout LA

VAN Beethoven is a 4-minute virtual reality experience using new Oculus technology that allows you to experience a private concert with the LA Phil from our specially-designed touring truck, which is complete with authentic carpet and seating from Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Opening: Friday, September 11
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Gallery 1988
West 7308 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles

A group show in tribute to the filmography of Guillermo Del Toro.

Friday, September 11
7:30pm Q&A
9:50pm Intro
Nuart Theatre

Directors Severin Fiala & Veronika Franz in person

The psychological horror film Goodnight Mommy is a twisted and fantastical take on the home invasion thriller. In the heat of the summer lays an isolated house in the Austrian countryside, where nine-year-old twin brothers await their mother’s return after cosmetic surgery. She’s recovering from an accident that has left her face covered in bandages, unrecognizable to her precocious sons. During her recovery her temper runs short with the boys, her behavior is domineering and her punishments turn harsh. The boys begin to suspect she isn’t really their mother...

Sept 11-15 
Downtown Independent
251 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Anime feature film with at least Japanese idol school girls.This film will be in Japanese with English Subtitles.

Saturday, September 12, 8:00 PM
AMC Town Center 6 Burbank, CA 

One of the dumbest things you can see on the big screen.

Saturday, September 12, 2015
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Armory Center for the Arts
145 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103

The Armory’s annual live drawing event and fundraiser returns. Join us on September 12 and see artwork being created by 100 artists in front of an enthusiastic crowd, then purchase drawings on site for $75 each. Admission at the door is $10, with craft beer on-tap throughout the day, courtesy of Craftsman Brewing Company. All proceeds benefit Armory exhibitions.

The Gilded Age
Opening: Saturday, September 12, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Thinkspace Gallery
6009 W Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

The Gilded Age presents three exceptional artists – two of whom are hand-picked by the inimitable Horkey – whose respective work, though entirely unique and contemporary, recalls many of the sensibilities shared by the late 19th and early 20th century return to craftsmanship, narrative and ornamentation. Particularly relevant given our entrenchment in an age of digital reign and impermanent culture, The Gilded Age betrays a nostalgic yearning for the maximalism of the human hand.

Opening: Saturday, September 12, 4pm-7pm
Red Desert 850 S Broadway 6th floor #600 Los Angeles, CA 90014

An exhibition and Pop up of work by acclaimed clothing designer Carla and fellow artists from Mexico, highlighting the styles and techniques of five Mexican states: Chiapas, Yucatan, Campeche, the State of Mexico, Mexico City and her most recent collaboration with communities in Guerrero.

Long Beach Comic Con
Sept 12-13 
The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802

Only two days to enjoy another huge fan event before the next huge fan event of all things nerdy in LA. Check their schedule for any fandom your particularly interested in.

Doctor Who: Dark Water/Death in Heaven in 3D
Tuesday, September 15 and Wednesday, September 16
7:30 p.m.

Fathom Events and BBC Worldwide are bringing the Doctor to you early! In anticipation the upcoming ninth season of Doctor Who, we invite you to relive the spectacular two-part season eight finale, “Dark Water/Death in Heaven,” in breath-taking RealD 3D.

Also, exclusive to theaters, a never-before-seen prequel to season nine and Wil Wheaton (The Big Bang Theory, Star Trek: Nemesis) hosts an interview with stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman.