Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Weekly What To Do: Trust No One Friday

The 5th Annual Wayne Federman International Film Festival
March 31-April 3
The Cinefamily

Wayne Federman is a “That Guy”; we are subconsciously familiar with his face, burned into the vacuum tubes of our minds like an errant screensaver. Although his name may not be as familiar, trolling the communal id will reveal his patented one-scene “Federman-and-outs” in a slew of high-profile films: Legally Blonde, 40-Year-Old Virgin, Funny People, Step Brothers, 50 First Dates — plus substantial arcs in shows like X-Files. The Larry Sanders Show and Curb Your Enthusiasm. So when Wayne came to us with the novel idea for a film festival of repertory films curated by stand-up comedians — we were interested. When Wayne explained that the comedians would not only select films that were personally inspiring and influential to them, but would also intro the film, perform, and participate in a post-screening Q&A, we did what any right-thinking movie theater should do — we said YES.

Friday, April 1, 7-9 PM
Gallery1988 (East)
7021 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Dave Perillo & Ian Glaubinger’s artistic tribute to some of the most quotable movies.

Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center Launch Party Celebration

Friday, April 1, 6:00 PM 
Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center 
 $5 parking (Lot W, Gate B

Join us for our launch party celebration with a free block-party style event on the streets located in front of the theater. You can experience the outdoor street party then head inside and experience the new Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center!

First Fridays 2016: Big Screen, Bigger Science
Friday, April 1, 5pm-10pm
The Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Join us for First Fridays this season at the intersection of science and fiction. Scientists will discuss the good, the bad and the ridiculous in film – and how Hollywood continues to inspire the next frontier of science exploration.

Sleepless at The Music Center After Hours
Friday, April 1
11:30 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
$20 in advance; $30 at the door

Revel late into the night at The Music Center with never-before-seen spaces and new experiences as you race toward dawn. From behind-the-scenes backstage access and top floor views, to secluded basement encounters, experience the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion transformed as DJs, dancing, eye-opening video installations, delightful activities and sonic sculptures reimagine our iconic downtown venue.

Opening Reception: Friday, Apr 1 (7pm-10pm)
Konatsu will do live painting
Signing : Saturday 2pm - 5pm

Q Pop
319 E 2nd St, Ste 121, Los Angeles, California 90012 
Qpop is pround to host Konatsuya Exbition.Konatsu is a Japanese base artist. She created the awesome cat kaiju, Negora.The show will showcase many new orginal paintings from her, as well as some custom painted toys.There are over 30 artists custom painting Negoras including Local artists & international artists.

The Heat Is On: A Jerry Bruckheimer Film Festival
April 1-7
UCLA's Billy Wilder Theater - 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Free, Must Register

The first showing is Top Gun and it's with Mr. Bruckheimer himself in the Q & A. Danger Zone!

Great Horror Movie Night: The Shining
Friday, April 1, 7:15PM
Griffith Park Old Zoo
4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Watch The Shining outside in nature at night.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off 30th Anniversary Midnight Screening
Friday, April 1, Midnight
Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive
Los Angeles, CA


High-Rise Screenings
Start Friday
Multiple Theaters

HIGH-RISE stars Tom Hiddleston as Dr. Robert Laing, the newest resident of a luxurious apartment in a high-tech concrete skyscraper whose lofty location places him amongst the upper class. Laing quickly settles into high society life and meets the building’s eccentric tenants: Charlotte (Miller), his upstairs neighbor and bohemian single mother; Wilder (Evans), a charismatic documentarian who lives with his pregnant wife Helen (Moss); and Mr. Royal (Irons), the enigmatic architect who designed the building. Life seems like paradise to the solitude-seeking Laing. But as power outages become more frequent and building flaws emerge, particularly on the lower floors, the regimented social strata begins to crumble and the building becomes a battlefield in a literal class war.

International Pillow Fight Day
Saturday, April 2,
Time ?
Pershing Square
Free, just need a pillow

To battle with pillows!
Saturday, April 2, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The NerdMelt Showroom

Join us on April 2nd as Stonecutters LA celebrates 4 years of free Simpsons trivia, prizes and episode screenings.

Obscura Society LA: Calder's Rad Pad
Saturday, Apr 2, 10:30 am
Unknown location

Join Field Agent Benjamin Harmon for an exclusive tour of the Rad Pad, Calder's studio / warehouse in DTLA containing an eclectic mix of cardboard projects he's created over the last five years. Highlights include a VHS store, a dungeon, a phone booth, a Japanese train, and even a giant Captain Ivan Drago, the Soviet boxer from Rocky IV. Take a second to process that—a giant cardboard Drago = a boxer made of boxes… mind blown!

April 2-3
850 Bloom Walk Los Angeles CA 90089
$15 to participate in Pokemon-Athon
Prepare for trouble! In honor of the 20th anniversary of Pokemon and the re-release of Pokemon Red, Yellow, and Blue versions on the 3DS, a 24 hour Pokemon-Athon for charity! Trainers will start the marathon at the beginning of either Red, Blue, or Yellow version and get as far as they can while catching and battling pokemon in exchange for trophies and prizes! It's just like any other type of marathon (biking, walking, swimming) but done instead with video games! 

2016 LAAPFF x AAM15 Festival Kickoff Party
Saturday, April 2, 7pm
USC Pacific Asia Museum
46 N Los Robles Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101


Join us as we kick off the 32nd edition of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and celebrate 15 years of Angry Asian Man!

Sunday, April 3,
Santa Anita Park
285 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, California 91007
 Japan Family Day at Santa Anita Park was started as a way to introduce Japannese traditional culture and to interact with the people of Southern California. Through the years, it has become one of the most popular spring festivals in the area. Featuring cultural events and demonstrations, Japan Family Day has something for everyone. So, be ready to observe, participate and most of all, have fun.

Sunday, April 3, 7 PM - 10 PM The Regent
448 S Main St, Los Angeles, California 90013
Tickets - $5.50 Victory advance (join the Alamo "Victory" email list for details!) / $11 general advance / $16 door
A guided tour through the golden era of "when sitcoms got serious." A custom hour-long mix of the craziest/strangest sitcom melodrama moments ever, plus a few choice episodes in their entirety!

Tuesday April 5, 2016, 8 pm showtime, 6:30 doors

Rockwell Table & Stage
1714 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
We'll be bringing your favorite animated characters to life on the stage to tantalize and tease you! From Batman to Venture Bros., From Archer, to Scooby Doo, we're covering the world of animation with our discarded clothing.