Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Weekly What To Do: For those left behind, COMICON!

With many of our friends and colleagues headed to San Diego to enjoy Comic-Con we can only wish them the worst as we're stuck behind comic-con less. We hope a Pokemon GO incident loses their legs or a Star Wars fan fight breaks out with a lightsaber accidentally going somewhere. For those of us left behind there's more than enough to do...just without cosplay and early reveals... Buy, hey, there's a high chance that there stuff will be stolen as they post on social media that they aren't at home.

dine L.A. Restaurant Week
July 18-31
Multiple locations around LA

Star Trek Marathon
Wed, July 20
Select AMC Theaters
AMC Burbank 16 in IMAX
AMC Orange 30 in IMAX
Regal LA Live Stadium 14 in Barco Escape

The one-night-only event will feature special screenings of J.J. Abrams’ “STAR TREK” and “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS,” and Justin Lin’s “STAR TREK BEYOND” for the price of a single Marathon admission in select IMAX® and premium large screen theatres.Join your crew at the marathon, and receive an event lanyard, exclusive poster and Star Fleet patch, at participating theatres while supplies last. Plus get a photo op!

Thursday, July 21
Get a special pin for watching it in IMAX.

JANM Summer Night Concerts—Viva La Taiko: From Tokyo to Los Angeles
Thurs, Jul 21
Japanese American National Museum
100 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, California 90012
JANM’s summer evening concert series featuring Asian American performers is back! Tonight’s focus is on taiko, with featured performers East LA Taiko and ASANO TAIKO U.S.'s UnitOne.
Train to Busan
Starts Friday, July 22
CGV Cinemas

* English Subtitles
Train to Busan is a harrowing zombie horror-thriller that follows a group of terrified passengers fighting their way through a countrywide viral outbreak while trapped on a suspicion-filled, blood-drenched bullet train ride to Busan, a southern resort city that has managed to hold off the zombie hordes- or so everyone hopes.

Lobster Festival
July 22–24
San Pedro Waterfront

Three days devoted to lobster eating goodness. Live music to soothe you as you gulp down lobster meat.

626 Night Market
July 22–24
Friday & Saturday 4pm–1am, Sunday 4pm–11pm
Santa Anita Park

The original and largest Asian-themed night market in the United States, 626 Night Market boasts hundreds of food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music, and entertainment attractions in one jam-packed weekend of festivities for the whole family.
Weird Al Yankovic’s The Mandatory World Tour
July 22-23, 8:00 pm – 12:00 am
Hollywood Bowl
$tarts at $10

Weird Al in control of the bowl? Nuff, said.

Dew Tour
July 22-24
Long Beach Convention Center
Free, but certain cost for certain events

Extreme sports return to the LA area with the Dew Tour. Skate courses are free, but concerts are not.

July 23-24
Weller Court, Little Tokyo, L.A.
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St, Los Angeles, California 90012
Celebrate cosplay and dress up this weekend for the official cosplay day on the 23rd with a following extra optional day. 

Sat, July 23, 10am-3pm

Don The Beachcomber
16278 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, California 92649

Tiki time at the beach. Food and drink with tiki vendors.

Sat, Jul 23, 7:30pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

Celebrate the career of Felix the Cat, the No. 1 cartoon star of the 1920s, with a program including Pat Sullivan and Otto Messmer’s “Felix in Hollywood” (1923) and other shorts featuring the fabulous feline. Plus such animated gems as Winsor McCay’s “The Sinking of the Lusitania” (1918) and “The Pet” (1921), Max Fleischer’s “The Tantalizing Fly” (1919) and “Koko’s Auto Ride” (1921) and more.

Batman: The Killing Joke in theaters
Monday, July 25 and Tuesday, July 26
7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. (local time)
Select theaters

WB Animation has made some real messes in the last few years. The bizarre choice of doing movies for Damian Wayne, Robin and just overall cheap writing and directing. There's hype for this new feature, but not a lot of hope that'll be any good.

The iconic comic comes out on the big screen to tale an origin of the Joker. Experience a special introduction from Mark Hamill plus a never-before-seen documentary about how Hamill was cast in this project and what the role means to him as an actor and a fan. The event will conclude with a special behind-the-scenes look at how the Joker’s memorable, yet disturbing song and dance number was recreated for the film.

The Pit and the Pendulum
Tues, Jul 26 7:30pm
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

$5 Regular, $3 Member/Student

Set in the 16th century, horror film icon Vincent Price stars as a Spanish nobleman whose wife (Barbara Steele) dies under mysterious circumstances.  Despite its modest budget of $300,000 over 15 shooting days, Corman employs his legendary “bag of tricks” and the mastery of cinematographer Floyd Crosby to create a colorful, visually impressive and atmospheric film.

With special guests Roger Corman/