Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Weekly What To Do: Burgers, Burgers, It's All We have In Mind

The Contenders 2015
January 6–20, 2016
Hammer Museum
$15 General Admission
$10 Hammer Members with valid discount code

The Hammer Museum presents The Contenders, The Museum of Modern Art’s renowned exhibition of films. Each year, MoMA’s Department of Film combs through major studio releases and the top film festivals around the world, selecting influential, innovative films made in the last 12 months that they believe will stand the test of time.

George Orwell's 1984
Jan 08-Feb 06
The Broad Stage

1310 11th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
$30.00 - $100.00

Direct from smash hit performances on London’s West End, the critically acclaimed Headlong theater company makes its US debut with a radical new staging that blurs the line between past and present, fiction and reality. George Orwell’s groundbreaking novel about the destructive powers of Big Brother is transformed into a thrillingly visceral experience with 1984.

Fri, Jan 8, 7pm
Runs Through: Sunday, January 31st
Hero Complex Gallery
2020 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90034
A 4-artist extravaganza of screen prints and originals, including an amazing collection of archive, AP, and never-before-seen variants from all the artists involved. And speaking of artists involved, here are the artists of the show, all of whom will be in attendance on opening night:


Nicole Gustafsson’s The Once and Future Weird Kids
Fri, Jan 8, 7-9pm
G1988 (East)
7021 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA

For her new pieces, she once again perfectly employs her pop culture influences into a subtle atmosphere, almost as a hidden Easter egg for those who notice.

Really, Really, Really Ridiculously Good Looking Art Show
Sat, Jan 9, 7-10pm
G1988 (West)
7308 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA

In conjunction with the upcoming sequel, G1988 collaborated with some of their favorite artists, many new to G1988, to create work inspired by the hilarious original movie, Zoolander`, now turning 15 years old in 2016.

Saturday, January 9, 2016, 7pm - 11 p.m.
January 9th – January 30th, 2016
The Gabba Gallery, 3126 Beverly Blvd, LA, CA

Collectively entitled Metro Dreams, The Gabba Gallery presents another installment of it’s signature show style of four separate mini expeditions, curated by Jason Ostro and Phil Santos.

Opening Reception Saturday, January 9th, 6-8pm  
January 9 - February 6, 2016

Sat, Jan 9, 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

Enjoy David Bowie being depressed and skinny in the 70's and 80's.

January 9th & 10th, 2016
Saturday & Sunday 10am -5pm

Pasadena Convention Center

300 E Green St
Pasadena, CA 91101
$5 admission + kids under 5 are free!

Bricks LA is the premiere LEGO fan convention in Southern California! Kids of all ages are invited to enjoy what a little imagination and a lot of brick can do with 13,000 square feet of fan built models on display, dozens of vendors featuring all sorts of LEGO and brick related products as well as a play area for anyone to try their hand at building the next greatest model!

January 10-15

Various Locations

Forty of Pasadena's favorite restaurants, lounges and burger joints offer their signature burgers, some special creations and a deals  during Pasadena Cheeseburger Week.

Sunday, Jan. 10th, 3:30pm 
The Silent Movie Theatre 611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90036

Free, Must RSVP

Before the show, we’ll be taping a new episode of the “Dining With Doug And Karen” podcast — hosted by Doug Benson and Karen Anderson. This event is indeed a potluck; things like bags of chips and drinks are not encouraged — please bring a dish, and impress Doug & Karen with your culinary chops as they sample everyone’s creations live on the podcast.
Sunday, Jan 10, 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM

UCLA Carnesale Commons
251 Charles E Young Dr West, Los Angeles, California 90095
Los Angeles International Culture Film Festival (LAICFF) celebrates cultural diversity through the medium of film. With more than 300 film submissions from 47 countries, the first annual LAICFF will be a one-day event, consisting of screening of official selections, panel discussion, professional mixer, guest speeches, live performances, and awards.
Tue, January 12, 2016
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
WGF / WGA Headquarters - Del Reisman Multi-Purpose Room
7000 W 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048


The writer's guild can pretty much bet money that there isn’t an Adam McKay project that hasn’t produced that side-splitting, tears-inducing, food-spitting kind of laughter. The writer, director and producer, frequently with comedy partner Will Ferrell, is responsible for the hilarious ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY, TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY, STEP BROTHERS, THE OTHER GUYS, ANCHORMAN 2 as well as the screenplay for ANT-MAN.