Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Weekly What To Do: LA Auto Show Vs Dcon Vs Game Art Festival

 Woah, there friends! Let me just hook up my fictional horse to pole... I need to do a story on some of the equestrian areas of LA. Anyway, so many things to do this week, the LA Auto Show comes back to make us want to get even cooler cars we can't afford or in some cases can. Strange fun games at the UCLA Game Art Festival and our favorite place to purchase stuff for our desks, Dcon will be back in town.

Well, I'm off into the sunset back on my fictional horse. Yee haw!!!

UCLA Game Art Festival
Wed, Nov 18, 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90024

We can't wait to see what kooky and crazy games those UCLA students have come up with for the long due back Game Art Festival. They had our number with Penis Paint and the sandwich making game. Those two are but a small selection of what's to be played from graduate students with too much time on their hands.

The Americana at Brand Christmas Tree Lighting
Thursday, November 19, 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Americana at Brand
889 Americana Way
Glendale, CA 91210

The Americana at Brand's all-new Christmas show line-up will include a concert by supergroup Band of Merrymakers - Natasha Bedingfield, Mark McGrath, Tyler Glenn and Alex Kinsey and Sierra Deaton - as well as performances by fan favorites from So You Think You Can Dance!

Thursday, Nov 19, 7 to 1
2147 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Artists from around the world have crafted hundreds of original ornaments in an assortment of mediums - from plush to wood to metal... and they're all priced affordably, starting at $10.

LA Auto Show
Nov 20-29
LA Convention Center

Spend your time looking at all the newest cars coming out with all the newest features. Okay, they have classic cars to show you too. The convention center is field to the brim with all the newest cars and some of those never to be released concept models.

Nov 20-21, 5pm-8pm
Lot 613
613 Imperial St
Los Angeles, CA 90021
$5.00 - $10.00

LA's largest underground pop-up art show featuring over 125 artists showcasing their latest creations in over 10,000sq ft in the downtown LA Arts District.
-FREE Pancakes
-Live Painting
-Live Body Painting
-Free Photo Booth by:

Friday, Nov. 20, 7pm-10pm
Gallery 1988 West 
7308 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

It only happens, once a year, but it feels like more. A celebration of all your favorite films or really some cult favorites from artists. You'll being seeing artwork from your favorite films and some you've forgotten, but you will look in awe of them.

Giant Robot Presents: Game Night 29
Friday, Nov. 20, 6pm-9pm
Giant Robot
2062 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90025
Game Night 29 will feature FAILSAFE. Failsafe is a parklour adventure game inspired by Hayao Miyazaki's storytelling, reminiscent of the fluidity of Journey and the monolithic scale of Shadow of the Colossus.

Nov. 20- Nov. 29, Dec. 1-6, Dec. 8 - Jan. 3 & Jan. 7-10
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802
Starts at $18.99 with different packages

The Ice Experience aboard and off the Queen Mary starts for the holiday times in So Cal. Enjoy and possibly freeze without a jacket at the Ice Kingdom, a 13,000-square foot winter wonderland created by an international team of expert ice carvers and enhanced with stunning sound, lights and colors. There's ice tubing and some fun with the adults in the 9 Degrees Ice Bar that has a special on vodka tasting.

Nov 21-22
Pasadena Convention Center
300 E Green St, Pasadena, California 91101

It's grown and become so much more then we ever dream, a convention to make your desk or cubilce happy. To line your shelves with something that brings tears to your eyes or go, "That was a good purchase." Designer Con, known by long time fans simply as Dcon, is an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer apparel with urban, underground and pop art!

Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
The Japanese Garden
6100 Woodley Ave
Los Angeles, CA 91406

Coming from the same people who bring you Anime Expo is Cosplay Expo, specifically at the Japanese Garden. We've visited the luscious area before and it is the perfect venue to spoil cosplayers and photographers for shots. Though the staff at the garden may not understand what you’re doing they'll be nice to you.

 There's no plans for booths or much else other than maybe a few workshops and a few food trucks. It's mainly about you having many location to shoot at. The local has many options, they even have a modern building inside that's been used by Star Trek TV series, perfect for those sci-fi shots.

3rd Annual Venice Beach Stouts N Staches Fest
Saturday, November 21, 2pm-7pm
Hotel Erwin
1697 Pacific Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90291
$10 in advance, $15 day of 
$50 for VIP
Taking over Venice Beach, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas will flood the streets in their MOs and moustache gear and have a fan-stache-tic time for a good cause. Enjoy craft beer and food specials at participating bars and restaurants

Saturday, November 21, 8:30pm

Sunday, November 22, 8:30pm
El Cid
4212 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90029
GENERAL ADMISSION SEATING $20 (only available online in advance) -or- $25 AT THE DOOR
VIP SEATING $25 (only available online in advance) -or- $30 AT THE DOOR.

A Burlesque Circus! They've got music, they've got dance, they've got girls in their underpants! Thrill to the wonder of our gypsies, carnies, burlesque beauties and a gal who flies through the air with the greatest of Tease!

Sunday, November 22, 5pm
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free, Must RSVP

Followed by a Q&A with Paul Maslansky, G.W. Bailey, Leslie Easterbook, Lance Kinsey, Matt McCoy, Marion Ramsey, Donovan Scott, and Scott Thomson.

Sunday, November 22, 2015–February 21, 2016
Art of the Americas Building, Plaza Level
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036
LACMA Admission 

Among the most important figures to emerge during the 1990s, Los Angeles–based artist Diana Thater creates groundbreaking installations that push the physical, optical, and conceptual boundaries of how moving images are experienced.

Sunday, November 22, 10:30pm

November 24, 7:00pm
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free, Must RSVP

Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and a standout at the New York Film Festival, young Italian filmmaker Alice Rohrwacher's (Corpo Celeste) entrancing, richly textured drama centers on a family of beekeepers living in stark isolation in the Tuscan countryside. The dynamic of their overcrowded household is disrupted by the simultaneous arrival of a silently troubled teenaged boy taken in as a farmhand and a reality TV show (featuring a host played by Monica Bellucci) intent on showcasing the family.