Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Weekly What To Do: The Beast In Us All Likes Movies

 We start March off with free movies, anime movies and some possible pretentious people. And those pretentious people are only at the art museum.

The Wave Preview Screening
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
SCI 106, Interactive Media Building,
3470 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free, Must RSVP

Nestled in Norway's Sunnmøre region, Geiranger is one of the most spectacular tourist draws on the planet. With the mountain Åkerneset overlooking the village — and constantly threatening to collapse into the fjord — it is also a place where cataclysm could strike at any moment.

Tom Whalen Bust'd 2: Bust'd with a Vengeance
Opening Thu, Mar 3, 7pm-9pm
G1988 (West)

Alan Rickman Remembered
Thu, Mar 3, 2016 - Sun, Mar 6, 2016
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403
DIE HARD screenwriter Steven De Souza and GALAXY QUEST director Dean Parisot appear for discussions after their films.

First Fridays 2016: Big Screen, Bigger Science
Friday, Mar 4, 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
Natural History Museum
Nonmembers: $18 (February through May), $20 (June)
Members: FREE (limited tickets available)

Join us this season of First Fridays as we explore science in film! Listen to Dr. Maddalena Bearzi, Ocean Conservation Society President, and Dr. Chris Thacker, NHM's Curator of Ichthyology, dive into a conversation about what lies beneath with moderator Patt Morrison. Do the movies get it right? Roam the Museum afterhours with a cocktail in hand, check out behind-the-scenes tours of anthropology, enjoy our all-night DJ lounge with KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd and guest DJ Val Fleury, and performances by Lower Dens and Gardens & Villa.

The Boy and the Beast
Starts Friday
Laemmle Theaters

-The 4:10 PM screenings of BOY AND THE BEAST at the Fine Arts, Playhouse and NoHo 7 will be the English dubbed version while all other screenings will be in Japanese with English subtitles.

The latest feature film from award-winning Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children): When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, he’s taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around-the-edges warrior beast who’s been searching for the perfect apprentice.

We've been waiting for a while to see this anime film, it's one of two coming out this month from Funimation, Psycho-Pass The Movie is coming out next.

Crickets #5 & Uptight #5 Release Party
With Sammy Harkham and Jordan Crane

Friday, March 4, 7pm
The Secret Headquarters
3817 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026


"Two titans of indie comics, Jordan Crane and Sammy Harkham, will be joining us to celebrate the release of their latest books!"

Friday March 4, Midnight

Vintage Cinemas Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90027
In March we will be celebrating NERDS founder Bernie's 37th birthday with a sci-fi themed party at the theatre! There will be cake, costumes, and a very special event where Bernie will play one of his favorite Sci-Fi pieces. You should probably bring some friends... they'll thank you for the heads up later.
Saturday, Mar 5, 4pm-8pm

Leanna Lin's Wonderland
5024 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90041
On Saturday, March 5, Leanna Lin’s Wonderland presents California Love Art Show, a group exhibition that represents our collective love affair with the Golden State. We’ve asked a group of California artists to share what made them fall in love with our favorite place.

Los Angeles Lantern Festival
Saturday, Mar 5, 12:00 pm-7:00 pm
Chinese American Museum
425 N Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Join Angelenos beneath Chinese lanterns in the vibrance of Downtown L.A. for the 15th Annual Los Angeles Lantern Festival. Our free signature event culminates the Lunar New Year festivities with engaging community booths, museum tours, live entertainment, music, arts & crafts, and food trucks.

Binge-Worthy Journalism
with Sarah Koenig & Julie Snyder
Sat, March 5, 8:00pm
The Valley Performing Arts Center
18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, CA 91330
$tarts at $35

The people who bring you the serial Podcast will be talking. Probably the first good event at the Valley Performing Arts Center since it was made.

Too Late Sneak Preview + Live Set w/ John Hawkes
Saturday, March 5th, 10:00pm
The Silent Movie Theatre
611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90036
Free, Must RSVP

A neo-noir film that even Doug Benson from Doug Loves Movies liked. It's going to be a while before seeing it online.

Kenny Endo 40th Anniversary Tour at Aratani World
Sat, March 5, 7:00pm
Aratani Theatre
244 S. San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
$15.00 - $35.00
With 40 years of uninterrupted concertizing, composing and teaching, Kenny Endo is recognized as a world leader in the Taiko movement.

Superego Suits with Jonathon Keats
Saturday, March 5, 1 pm
LACMA, Art + Technology Lab, Art of the Americas Building
Free, reservations required
Tickets: Reserve online
It's artsy pretentious fun, no one spells Jonathon that way but pretentious weirdos.
"Join artist and Art + Technology Lab grant recipient Jonathon Keats for a presentation of prototypes and documentation from his project, Superego Suits. The artist has completed the initial phase of his endeavor and will discuss his experiments in applying neuroscience to clothing using mechanical and pneumatic interventions"

CicLAvia - The Valley
Sunday, March 6th, 9am — 4pm 
CicLAvia - The Valley

For those not in the know, CicLAvia is a free event where major streets around LA are shut down for a few hours and open to the public to explore. No cars are allowed, it's for those things on the bottom of you, y'know you're feet and legs. This includes welcoming skateboards, scooters and all the other self-propelled vehicles of today.

Sunday, March 6th, 12pm
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building Lobby, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free, Must RSVP

In this richly penetrating documentary odyssey, Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold shows us a Los Angeles where ethnic cooking is a kaleidoscopic portal to the mysteries of an unwieldy city and the soul of America.