Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Weekly What To Do: Don't Idle You've Got Too Much To Do

Wednesday, Aug 10, 4 PM - 10 PM
244 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, California 90012
$10 to participate?

This is a real contest to space out and do nothing, let the best person win?

Holly Shorts Film Festival
Aug 11-20
TCL Chinese 6 Theatres

The largest short film festival in Hollywood, WAIT WHAT?

Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk
Thurs, Aug 11, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Downtown Los Angeles

Boiling Point
Thu, Aug 11, 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard

When gangsters attack the coach of a small-time baseball team, two players decide to seek revenge in this action-packed and mordantly funny crime film from writer-director Takeshi Kitano.

Midnight screening 

Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90027
Actor Peter Kwong, who plays "Rain" of the Three Storms in the film will be joining us for a Q&A and will have a table for autographing and photos!

Whereabouts (a series of places known)
Opening: Fri, Aug 12, 7-9 PM 
Gallery1988 (West) 7308 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90046

A new show from two G1988 favorites, Andrew DeGraff & Steven Dressler. The exhibit will feature artworks based on fictional locations, displaying both brand new paintings and prints.

Sundance NEXT FEST
August 12-14
Theatre at Ace Hotel
$25 per film

We've already announced are glee for The Greasy Strangler, a real piece of messed-up work, but there quite a few other films to see and a VR wunerland next door for this year's Sundance NEXT FEST.

Anniversary Classics Western Weekend
August 12-14
Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills
$13 per film

Laemmle’s Anniversary Classics presents our tribute to the sagebrush genre with ​the Anniversary Classics Western Weekend, a five film round-up ​of some of the most celebrated westerns in movie history.

Power Morphicon 5
August 12-14
Pasadena Convention Center
$tarts at $20

Generations of Power Rangers to get you stuff signed by. No Bulk and Skull so far?

Bulk and Skull Bring Down the Con :: Ballroom C

If you want anything or everything about teenagers that morph into super heroes look no further than Pasedna this weekend.

Qpop is proud to be a part of the Official Power Morphicon Convention this year. We will host The Power Morphicon: Power Ranger Art Show. This exhibition will feature artworks showcasing SuperSentai-Power Rangers from the past to the present.

Nisei Week 2016
Aug 13-21
Little Tokyo

It wouldn't quite be Engrish if Little Tokyo didn't get it wrong with the nine-day Nisei Week. Nine days of activities stud the August calendar of Little Tokyo. The biggest deal of all being the Grand Parade this Sunday, Aug 14. It's one of many festive events celebrating Little Tokyo's Japanese culture.

Long Beach Sand Sculpture Art and Music Festival
August 13-14, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm,
1 Granada Ave, Long Beach

This year's festival will be a family party on the beach - complete with remarkable sand sculptures, a food court, vendor gallery, live music, kid zone and bar on the beach.

Saturday, August 13, 4pm-11pm
915 Mateo Street, Los Angeles, CA
From the same people who had Pokemon take over Weller Court comes a Pokemon themed maid cafe. The event is hosted by Pokemon GO Club Los Angeles & SoCal #PGCLA and Arcane Café! Space is limited for both maid table service time (4:00 PM - 8:00 PM) and the upbeat after show (8:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.) so come early and get FREE street parking!

Saturday, Aug 13, 4-10 p.m.
Elysian Valley (near downtown Los Angeles/Dodger Stadium) along Blake Avenue, CA 90039. Parking, schedules and more information at

L.A.’s annual free art celebration returns with 33 venues featuring community involvement, art installations, gallery tours, music, family fun, entertainment.

Saturday, August 13, 11am – 4pm 
African American Firefighters Museum
1401 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles 90021
The event is free to the public; cost for tastings range from $15 (pre-purchase, $20 at the door) to $60 VIP tastings which include full meal, alcoholic drink and seating inside the museum. 

Some of America’s most prolific firefighting teams will be competing for barbeque glory at the first annual Fire It Up Barbeque. Barbecue lovers can also visit a beer/wine garden, enjoy finger-snapping entertainment and take tours of the museum which is housed in a historic fire station and engine company. Raffle prizes include a 32” flat screen Hitachi TV and a barbecue grill and utensils among others. Children activities and photos with firefighters make this a family-friendly event.

Time-Lapse Film Festival
Sat, Aug 13, 7:30pm
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue

Shot frame-by-frame at set intervals, time-lapse films compress hours, weeks or months into mere seconds, making otherwise imperceptible changes visible to viewers. Join us for the inaugural installment of this showcase of time-lapse shorts, celebrating a growing art form that crosses all language barriers.

Giant Robot Game Night Presents Quadrilateral Cowboy
Sat, Aug 13,7pm-10pm
Giant Robot
2062 Sawtelle Blvd Los Angeles, CA

Game Night at Giant Robot.

Sat, Aug 13, 5-7pm
Creature Features
2904 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, California 91505
Godzilla resurges onto the big screen in Japan this summer and Creature Features pays tribute with GODZILLA: ALL ART ATTACK! 2, a multi-media gallery exhibit showcasing works from artists in the fields of film, television, fine art, comics, children’s book illustration, and more!
Newest Häagen-Dazs Grand Opening
Saturday, Aug 13, 10:00am - 9:00 pm 
1113 Glendale Galleria
Glendale, CA 91210
A free scoop of Häagen-Dazs ice cream will be given to all the first 500 guests. Guests will have the chance to win free ice cream for a year from the Glendale Galleria Häagen-Dazs Shop*, and sign up for Häagen-Dazs Shops' loyalty program, with 10 extra points offered for signing up that day.

Black Tap Milkshakes Pop Up
Saturday, August 13, 1-4 pm
IT'SUGAR 1425 3rd Street Promenade

Try one of the strangest new milkshakes for free.

The Reef
1933 S. Broadway St, Los Angeles, CA, 90007
 $tarts at $29
BrunchCon is a day-long festival/convention dedicated to all things brunch. Attendees will get to enjoy a number of boozy beverages, brunch tastings from local restaurants and chefs, celebrity brunch influencer cooking demos, and a market with brunch/breakfast goods and apparel. In other words, HELL YEAH.

The KNEAD to Give
Sunday, August 14
Grand Central Market - 317 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013
$25 – $150

The KNEAD to Give - Powered by Green Wish is an evening of great food, live entertainment and passionate people coming together to keep LA green. Enjoy food from the likes of Ramen Hood, DTLA Cheese, Moruno, Olio, Courage & Craft, Golden Road and of course Knead & Co., who have raised the bar when it comes to delicious food.

Sun, Aug 14, 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

3rd Annual Burbank Comedy Festival
Aug 14-20
Flappers Comedy Club & Restaurant
102 E Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91502

Burbank's 3rd Annual Comedy Festival features tons of comedic geniuses all under one roof! On the week of August 14, brace yourself for the hilarity and cries of laughter as you make your way to Burbank's Flappers Comedy Club witnessing the brilliant comedic acts of some of the best comedians out there!

CicLAvia - Iconic Wilshire Boulevard
Sunday, August 14, 9am-4pm
Wilshire Boulevard

CicLAvia heads back to Iconic Wilshire Boulevard on August 14 as Koreatown, Westlake, and Downtown Los Angeles will host the country’s largest open streets event! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space.

Open Call
Sunday, August 14, 2:00 to 5:00pm
On view August 18 to September 18, 2016
Barnsdall Art Park 4800 Hollywood Blvd.

A thematic community based biennial featuring work by 300 artists.

Monday, Aug 15 7:30pm
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

 $5 Regular, $3 Member/Student

The Cock of The Air, lol. THE FRONT PAGE will be a restoration West Coast premiere of the rediscovered “American” release version, and COCK OF THE AIR will be a restoration world premiere of the original uncensored “Pre-Code” release version.