Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Weekly What To Do: Watching Movies Over The Dead Is Weird

Just a heads up, because we're not posting it every week, but both outdoor movie series Street Food Cinema and Eat|See|Hear start this Friday. Both use multiple locations around LA, feature live music and food trucks. Cinespia is also up and running, you can watch non-horror movies in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, because weird. We really don't care to see films in a graveyard unless they're horror related, it doesn't make much sense. If you have friends that go, do call them out on it for being weirdos.

"I saw Singin' In the Rain outside, recently,"

'Oh, where?"

"The graveyard."

"Okay, I'm leaving now."

Cinespia, where people watch movies over the dead.

Movies We Love, USC Comedy, and Alamo Drafthouse Present: Real Genius
Wednesday, May 4th, 7pm
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free, Must RSVP

Followed by a Q&A with Val Kilmer, Martha Coolidge, and Jon Gries, Moderated by SCA Alumnus Timothy Dowling

May 5 and 6th
The Mayan Theatre
1038 S Hill St, Downtown Los Angeles

Luchadore mischief with burlesque and oddball comedy.

City of Los Angeles Memorial Tribute of Prince
Friday, May 6, 5pm-8pm
Los Angeles City Hall
200 N Spring St, Los Angeles, California 90012
The city of Los Angeles will hold a Memorial Tribute to Prince  featuring very special guests to honor his legacy in music and philanthropy. Hosted by the offices of Mayor Eric Garcetti. 

Friday, May 6, 7pm
New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036

Hatsune Miku Expo 2016
Fri, May 6, 2016 - 8:00PM
Microsoft Theater
777 Chick Hearn Court
Los Angeles, CA 90015
$55.00 - $150.00 
With an insane amount of extra fees
Watch an anime girl and her anime crew come to life with 3D technology. The vocalist isn't a real girl and the sounds she makes are like a techno dolphin calling its friends. We're not sure we recommend if you don't already know Hatsune Miku and her brand of Japanese techno that's like putting a talking robot in front of a fan. It's techno J-Pop with a live band and digital vocalist with auto-tune set beyond high.

Cardistry Art Exhibition
Fri, May 6th, 7-10pm
Hero Complex Gallery
2020 South Robertson Blvd., Studio D
Los Angeles, CA

"We created a Custom Premium Art Card Deck of 52 full-color original artwork cards, plus 2 jokers and card back by today's top artists! On display original full-size artwork, both prints and original artwork,most with AND without card numbers and indices, so you can enjoy them whichever way you prefer. For sale also, One Full Custom Premium 'Cardistry' Deck of 52 full-color cards, plus 2 jokers, and face card designed by Tyler Hays."

Starts Friday May 6
Nuart Theatre
The Chinese wuxia (martial arts) picture was never the same after writer/director King Hu’s legendary and tremendously influential Dragon Inn. During the Ming dynasty the emperor’s loyal minister of defense is framed by a powerful court eunuch and executed, and his family is exiled to the remote desert outpost Dragon Inn. Secretly, the eunuch orders his top assassins to meet the children at Dragon Inn and kill them. Soon after the eunuch’s men take over the inn, mysterious traveling swordsman Xiao (Shih Chun) arrives and repeatedly outsmarts the assassins, deflecting charging soldiers without bothering to stand up from his dinner, often using an umbrella in place of a sword, dazzling friend and foe alike with his disarming smile. Next to arrive are the brother and sister (the sister masquerading as a boy, but a better swordsman than her rash younger brother). Soon the stage is set for a life-and-death struggle for justice and survival, showcasing swordplay, arrows and martial arts. This thrilling milestone of film history returns to the screen in a new, beautifully restored 4K digital transfer, created from the original negative. (Fully subtitled)

Downtown Bookfest
Saturday, May 7, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Grand Park, Downtown Los Angeles

Grand Park’s SPRINGTIME READS culminates with everyone’s favorite celebration of independent Los Angeles-based authors and publishers. This year, the annual Grand Park’s Downtown Bookfest will explore, “Literary LA: Places, Spaces and Faces,” a celebration and reflection of where Angelenos love to read and write – past, present and future.

KROQ Beer Fest
Saturday, May 7, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Santa Anita Park

Join The World-Famous KROQ and The Great Race Place for an Infield beer festival of epic proportions! Beer, food trucks, lawn games and more await on Saturday, May 7th!

Saturday, May 7, 9am-5pm

Frank & Son Collectible Show
19649 San Jose Ave, City of Industry, California 91748

I don't have the highest hopes for this event, check the names that'll be there if you care.
"Animation Ink Archive brings the biggest stars of the animation industry to meet you! Animation studios, Writers, Artists and Voice Actors celebrate the animation arts! Get Autographs, Original Art, Toys, Comics, Videos and More!"

Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China's Silk Road
May 7–September 4, 2016
The Getty

The Mogao caves, located near the town of Dunhuang in the Gobi Desert of northwest China, comprise some 500 decorated Buddhist cave temples dating from the 4th to the 14th century. Filled with exquisite wall paintings and sculptures, the caves bear witness to the intense religious, artistic, and cultural exchanges along the Silk Road, the trade routes linking East and West. Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China's Silk Road features numerous objects originally from the site

Through The Woods
Opening Reception with the Artists: Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 6:30-10:00 PM
May 7 - May 25, 2016
2062 Sawtelle Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90025
A Group Exhibition Featuring Aaron Brown, Brooks Salzwedel, Cassia Lupo, Maggie Chiang, Mika Nitta, Stasia Burrington & Susie Ghahremani

Saturday, May 7, 6pm & Closes June 4th

Pop Secret Gallery
5119 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90041
Adam Rosette's "Journey To 100" is a solo exhibition and sale of 100 small collectible original gouache paintings. In addition to the 100 paintings there will be surprises throughout and events scheduled with Adam in attendance.