Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Weekly What To Do: Movies, Cans and Noir

CanstructionLA  2016
Thursday, April 14, 2016, Noon-10PM, as part of Downtown Art Walk
Friday, April 15th, 10AM-5PM; Saturday, April 16th, 10AM-1PM
Farmers and Merchants Bank Building, Downtown LA
401 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014

People make art out of cans, enjoy.

Green Room
Starts Thursday, April 14

From the great Jeremy Saulnier.
A punk rock band witnesses a murder in a venue run by white supremacists and are forced to fight for survival against the supremacists, who are intent on covering up their crime.

Tale of Tales
Thu, Apr 14, 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

Acclaimed director Matteo Garrone (GOMORRAH) makes his English-language debut with this fantasy-horror anthology film, which takes the classic PENTAMERONE collection of fairy tales as its source. An international cast including Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly, Vincent Cassel and Toby Jones stars in a trio of stylish fables exploring love, desire and obsession.

Sunday, April 17th, 6pm
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, RSVP

April 15 - 24, 2016
Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard. LA 90028

The longest-running film noir festival in Los Angeles returns to the Egyptian Theatre with another incredible lineup of rarities. Here’s your chance to see unearthed gems on the big screen - as they were meant to be seen! Returning as your hosts are Eddie Muller (fresh from TCM’s “Summer of Darkness”) and Alan K. Rode, whose Film Noir Foundation will proudly present its latest restoration made with partner UCLA Film & Television Archive and support from the HFPA Trust - the 1956 Argentine noir THE BITTER STEMS (LOS TALLOS AMARGOS), screening on opening night with a reception following.

Time Renegades Screenings
Starts Friday, April 15
CGV Cinemas

“Time Renegades” follows two men—a soon-to-be groom living in 1983 (JO Jung-suk) and a police detective living in 2015 (LEE Jin-uk). Together, they try to stop the death of the woman they love (LIM Soo-jung) after they begin communicating through their dreams.

13 Cameras
Friday, April 15
Music Hall
9036 Wilshire Blvd.
We've been waiting for this one since Screamfest, last October.

Newlyweds, Ryan (PJ McCabe) and Claire (Brianne Moncrief), move into a new house across the country, only to find out that their marital issues are the least of their problems. Unbeknownst to them, their grim and lascivious landlord (Neville Archambault) has been spying on them from day one.

Alex Solis' Icons Unmasked
Opening Night Friday, April 15

7-10 PM at G1988 (West)

Alex Solis' Icons Unmasked It's a brand new exhibit featuring his collection of prints that's already viral on the internet. With over 100 pieces in the show, each portraying pop culture icons and the similarities between many, this show is not to be missed.

Odd Nights at the Autry
Friday, April 15, 6pm-9pm
The Autry in Griffith Park: South Lawn

Dinosaurs Unextinct at the LA Zoo

April 15-Oct 31
LA Zoo
Admission to Dinosaurs: Unextinct at the L.A. Zoo is $5 per person in addition to regular Zoo admission; tickets are available online at and in person inside the Zoo at the Dinosaurs exhibit entry area.

Come face-to-face with 17 life-size, lifelike animatronic dinosaurs on an adventure that also includes photo ops—for the ultimate #SelfieSaurus—and a fossil dig, where you’ll experience what it’s like to discover and interpret clues about these long-gone giants.
The special exhibit also includes 3D “augmented reality” content that can be unlocked on your smartphone through the Dinosaurs: Unextinct at the L.A. Zoo app, which will be available for download onto iPhone and Android devices soon.

5th Annual Harry Potter Roller Skating
Saturday, April 16 at 8 PM - 11 PM
Moonlight Rollerway
5110 San Fernando Rd, Glendale, California 91204
Entrance without skate rental (non-skater or you have your own skates) - $9.75
Entrance with skate rental (rental skates from rink) - $14.75

It's like all the events at Whimsic Alley, but with roller skates! It's a night of music from the films, wizard rock (?) merch to buy, a costume contest, raffles prizes, games. They'll even have a snack bar with Butterbeer. All while you skate. This needs more phone pics, dammit!

This is a family-friendly event so you can bring kids, throw them out on the rink, leave-em alone. You've done you're parenting for the night, you look like Snape.

Saturday, April 16, 2pm-8pm
Begovich Gallery Cal State Fullerton
800 N State College Blvd (Arts Drive), Fullerton, California 92834
Free, RSVP
The Grand Opening includes a panel featuring show creators Jim Jinkins (Doug), Arlene Klasky (Rugrats, The Wild Thornberrys), Butch Hartman (The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom), Stephen Hillenburg (SpongeBob SquarePants), and Vanessa Coffey (founding executive of Nickelodeon Animation). Tickets for the Creator's Talk are free but required for admittance. Please reserve your seats online here:
Saturday, April 16
Multiple Locations
Celebrate Obscura Day in Los Angeles! This year we've put together 15 incredible events that will surprise, delight, and amaze you. Join the Obscura Society as we explore the unusual, wondrous, and curious places in LA.

15 Awe-Inspiring Adventures in LA County:
Ruins of the White City and Inspiration Point
Pioneer Dynasty: Rancho La Puente & the Conquest of CA
Retreat to Rockhaven Sanitarium
Space Rocks - UCLA Meteorite Collection
Hunting Bollards In The Wild
Church of Type
Murals of the Gabba Arts District
Behold the Art of Black Velvet Paintings
Birds of Prey at Prey Taxidermy
Jeepney Tour of Historic Filipinotown
Seduced by the Tom House
The Wende Museum - Hot Topics on the Cold War
Backstage at Bob Baker Marionette Theater
Abandoned Zoo Ruins
After-Party at Valley Relics w/ DJ Mukta Mohan & Magician Siegfried Tieber: Celebrate adventure with your fellow explorers, surrounded by retro signage and other modern commercial antiquities!

Downtown Burbank Arts Festival
April 16-17, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm,
San Fernando Blvd b/t Magnolia & Olive, Downtown Burbank

Downtown Burbank will be hard to finder parking at a booths filled with art and some animators take over the streets.

April 16 - May 4, 2016
2062 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90025

Superman: Before Truth Signing
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
A wristband will be issued to customers who purchase Superman Vol 1. Before Truth at Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning April 16th at 9am
· Seating in the event space will be limited to the first 100 fanswho purchase Superman Vol 1. Before Truth
· Limit 1 wristband per book
Writer Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Avatar: The Last Airbender) signs.
A new era for the Man of Steel begins here—crafted by National Book Award nominee Gene Luen Yang. Superman is going through some changes. First, there’s his new “solar flare” power, which releases tremendous amounts of energy but leaves him functionally human—fragile, vulnerable, prone to hangovers—for 24 hours.
COLCOA French Film Festival
April 18-26
The Directors Guild Theater Complex
7920 Sunset Blvd.,
General $13

The French Film Festival is back in town and ready to make you snooty and laugh at the sadness of others...then you fall in love.

Monday, April 18th, 3:00 P.M
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, RSVP
Followed by a Q&A with Director Ben Wheatley. From director:

Felicia Day in conversation with Wil Wheaton
Tuesday, April 19, 8:00pm
The Bootleg Theatre2220 Beverly Blvd, 
Los Angeles, CA 90057
$22.09 – $43.19

Felicia Day is an actress who has appeared in numerous mainstream television shows and films, including a two-season arc on the SyFy series Eureka. She is currently recurring on The CW show Supernatural. However, Day is best known for her work in the web video world, behind and in front of the camera.