Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Weekly What To Do: I Need Zines With My Rabbi Action Movie & So Many Markets

June 19, 2024, 3:00 P.M.
The Michelle and Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre, RZC 119, Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts, 3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free, Must RSVP

Sasha is a young vampire with a very serious problem: she’s too sensitive to kill! Frustrated by their daughter’s empathy for humans, Sasha’s parents decide to cut off her blood supply to force her to learn how to hunt… or starve! Just as she decides to reject her vampire instincts and embrace a final death, she meets a lonely teenager named Paul who is willing to give his life to save hers, on the condition that she help to fulfill his final wishes before day breaks.

June 19 – 24, 2024
Multiple Theaters

This looks like a magical evening.

"Moses Zaltzman is a beloved rabbi in a dusty desert town. When his congregation is violently attacked, police accuse a young white nationalist who threatened them in the past, but Rabbi Mo thinks the troubled teen may be innocent. With no one else willing to investigate, Rabbi Mo becomes the detective, and as the bodies pile up, he becomes a modern day resistance fighter and must learn how to use a gun. At the heart of the film is the unexpected bond between the rabbi and an antisemite, as well as Mo’s looming fear that he won’t pull the trigger if he has to… and that he will."

June 21 - June 23
Rose Bowl Stadium
1001 Rose Bowl Drive Pasadena, CA 91103
$4 – $6
Inspired by the famous open-air night markets of Asia, FoodieLand is a family-friendly outdoor food festival hosting 15+ events each year with over 750,000 visitors. We feature over 185+ vendors from across America and are thrilled to bring our multicultural marketplace all across California, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, and Texas!
Saturday, June 22 · 12 - 8pm
12257 Venice Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90066
Join us for a day of fun in the sun on Venice Blvd. in downtown Mar Vista, CA. Get ready for live music, delicious food, shop local artists and exciting activities for all ages. Whether you're a local or just visiting, this event is the perfect way to experience the vibrant culture of the westside. Don't miss out on this summer celebration - mark your calendars now!

The Fest will be located in between Centinela & Inglewood Blvd. The city has closed Venice Blvd. for this event. This is a free community event.
June 22-23 from 1-6pm
3510 Pasadena Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90031
Metaphysical & Spiritual Pop Up Featuring 75 vendors, live music, vegan vendors & more!
Asada Fests
Thursday, June 20
2:00 PM- 5:00 PM
8901 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Canoga Park, CA 91304

Friday, June 21
2:00 PM- 5:00 PM
9136 Sepulveda Blvd
North Hills, CA 91343
Vallarta Supermarkets is officially in summer mode and is kicking the season off with Asada Fest taking place Thursday, June 20, and Friday, June 21 at two Vallarta Supermarkets locations!

Asada Fest will also preview Vallarta’s official merch launch with the local Angeleno Latina-owned brand, Viva La Bonita. Customers will be able to preview the upcoming merch that will be available to purchase in the coming weeks.
Westfield Century City
10250 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067
"Westfield Century City, the premier outdoor shopping destination in the heart of Los Angeles, is excited to announce the launch of the center’s first annual Foodie Week. From Thursday, June 20th through Thursday, June 27th, eateries throughout the center have curated exclusive deals, prix-fixe menus, happy hour specials, and more so that customers can experience the vast dining offerings throughout Westfield Century City. Discover hidden gems or revisit old favorites – Foodie Week has something for every craving."

Friday, June 21 - Sunday, June 23
2PM - 7PM daily
Westfield Topanga, California 27, Canoga Park, CA

Kick off summer with food trucks, live music, & amazing deals!
Giant Robot Store Presents:
Fruits & Veggies Show 2024: Art You Should Almost Eat
June 22nd - July 7
Giant Robot Store
2015 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Garden Party
Saturday, June 22, 4:00–6:30 p.m.
Norton Simon Museum
411 West Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena
Free with Museum admission

Celebrate the start of summer with the Norton Simon Museum’s annual Garden Party. Held in the Museum’s beloved Sculpture Garden, the event features live jazz, art-making activities for all ages and abilities, and a special food and wine menu for sale in the Garden Café.


Filmmakers Luke Rynderman and Adam Kamien will appear in person with special guests at Landmark's Glendale 12 on Friday, June 21 for a Q&A after the 7:00pm show. Guests include: Jim Cramer (Lead investigator), Todd McComas (former investigator and podcaster) and Mary Rhines (witness that helped create the infamous sketches and busts). Moderated by Russ McQuaid, Journalist at Fox59 Indianapolis.
Writer/director Jac Cron will appear in person at Landmark Westwood on Saturday, June 22 for a Q&A after the 7:00pm show.

After graduating college, Annie (Natalia Dyer) is the only one of her friends who stayed behind in her small college city of Philadelphia for the summer. She has a good job lined up in LA come fall and is seemingly ready to make the leap, but things still feel unfinished. During this aimless in-between period, Annie finds herself entangled with Tyler (Rachel Keller), a woman she meets out at a bar one night, and Danny (Danny Ramirez), Tyler's co-worker... or best friend... or more? Annie is never quite sure.
In Cinemas Nationwide for Three Nights Only
June 23, 24 & 26 Only
Screenings will be held in both the English language dubbed version, and in its original Japanese language with new and improved subtitles for the 4K restoration
SAT JUNE 22 @ 5 pm
Location: Walter Pyramid Cal State University Long Beach
1250 N Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840
Top Sumo Champions competing LIVE!
Cheer on 3,000 pounds of dynamic speed and power!

NoHo Summer Nights free concerts & movies start June 22nd!
June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm North Hollywood Recreation Center
6/22: Elton vs. Billy - A Musical Showdown / Emerging Artist: SorryWe'reLate
June 22, 2024 - July 7, 2024
Opening Reception / Jun 22, 2:00PM - 5:00PM
210 East Main St
Alhambra CA 91801 
In celebration of the critically acclaimed video game, Gallery Nucleus is pleased to host an artist panel / signing with Concept Artist Bryce Kho and Creative Director Thierry Boulanger. Development art by Bryce will be on display and original art from the game will be available for sale.
Sunday, June 23, 2024, 11am - 6pm 
300 S. Mission Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90033
Zine Fest is back, grab an ultra specific book from an artist on a special topic from them. Or look for the ones one video games! 

Saturday, June 22 · 6 - 10pm 
Levitt Pavilion
2230 West 6th Street Los Angeles, CA 90057
Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles (Levitt LA) is celebrating its 17th annual concert series by presenting 10 world-class performances that are all free and open to everyone. The concerts will be held outdoors, under the stars, with the stunning backdrop of LA's skyline at MacArthur Park.

Sunday, June 23, 2024; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Come experience car-free open streets at CicLAvia’s 53rd event on Sunday, June 23; between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy five miles of car-free open streets along Western Ave, from Exposition Blvd to the north and Century Blvd to the south. The neighborhoods along the route include Vermont Square, Harvard Park, Chesterfield Square, Exposition Park, and King Estates, for the public to jog, walk, skate, scooter, and bike along the open space. All people-powered modes are invited to this unique temporary pop-up park for the day which will feature activities, street games, local businesses, and art and cultural activations for all ages. Always free, CicLAvia participants just show up anywhere along the route at any time to enjoy the open streets and to take the time to explore South LA along the Western Ave corridor.

June 23rd, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: Two Bit Circus Side Show, 613 Imperial Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Bring your friends and family to congratulate Caine on his graduation and participate in our fun cardboard building activity with Caine Monroy of Caine's arcade! Don't miss out on this exciting event filled with laughter, making, and light food and beverages. See you there!

2024 Palm Springs International ShortFest /  Jun 18 - Jun 24/Regal Palm Springs 789 E Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262. Here's our top picks for programs for the fest.

OFF THE 405 is the Getty Center's annual outdoor summer concert series, bringing some of today's most exciting bands to the stage for a memorable experience amid stunning architecture and breathtaking sunset views.

UCB, a cheapo comedy show almost every night, see comedians before they make podcasts and have
stories about the UCB and before they hit the big time.

American Cinematheque-A celebrated independent theater group that brings both the talent and catalog of films to make for some of LA's best movie nights.

Street Food Cinema-Outdoor cult or recent hits you'll love.

Check out classics and cult movies just a few stories above street level. Rooftop Movies at The Montalbán.

 New Bev-Tarantino owned independent theater with old school style

Cinelounge - Hollywood based tiny theater, showing off indies you've never heard of
Brain Dead Studios-manages to fill its schedule almost every night
611 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Vidiots -A one-of-a-kind hub for film lovers, filmmakers, and everyone curious about cinema. A small theater is more than made-up for with the constant content and special screenings.
4884 Eagle Rock Blvd
March 2-Sept 1
Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Admission $

Giant Robot Biennale 5 features artists Sean Chao, Felicia Chiao, Luke Chueh, Giorgiko, James Jean,
Taylor Lee, Rain Szeto, and Yoskay Yamamoto, among others. Since 2007, JANM has partnered with Eric Nakamura, founder of Giant Robot, to produce the Giant Robot Biennale, a recurring art exhibition that highlights diverse creative works celebrating the brand’s ethos.
05.02.2024 (Thu.) – 11.03.2024 (Sun.)
JAPAN HOUSE Gallery, Level 2
 “Yes, KAWAII is Art -EXPRESS YOURSELF-” is the first exhibition in which Masuda, known as the “King of Kawaii,” brings together multiple artworks unravelling the concepts within the phenomena while introducing his personal story of sharing kawaii with the world. Through his collection of artifacts from the origins of the culture and dazzling immersive art installations, visitors are invited to explore the cultural context and significance of the kawaii movement and step into the colorful world to feel the aesthetic for themselves, emphasizing its role in fostering a sense of joy, innocence, and community as a tool for self-expression and representation of a worldwide tribe to which we can all belong.
March 9, 2024 – September 8, 2024
Bowers Museum 
$ Admission
 Never-before-seen at a museum and making its American debut, Asian Comics: Evolution of an Art Form presents the largest ever selection of original artworks from Asian comics, displayed alongside their printed, mass-produced forms. This exhibition is a vivid journey through the art of comics and visual storytelling across Asia. From its historical roots to the most recent digital innovations, the exhibition looks to popular Japanese manga and beyond, highlighting key creators

Monday, June 17, 2024

RIP Arby's Cowboy Hat Sign

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Anime Expo Minute#8 Gashapon Coming In & Tubeout


If you like collecting those cute little toys, then good news! Bandai Namco is bringing over 200 gashapon machines to the Entertainment Hall this year. Way more than that sliver from last year. Either they did really well or they were told by corporate to push it in America. More places with once-hard-to-find and Japan Only prizes are now stateside. 

What kind of sucks is fair pricing as they seem to be charging around $5 or $6 in American dollars to use one machine. In Japan it's between 200-400 yen to use a machine, that's well 400 yen = $2.54  right, not cool.

TUBEOUT! In Los Angeles 2024 ~Virtual Live Concert~
Sat. Jul 6, 2024 3:30pm - 5:30pm 
The Novo 
800 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
$45.00 - $79.00

"TUBEOUT!" is a virtual festival that combines VTubers and anime songs held around the world. It's a music festival where hot VTubers perform the latest and famous anime songs, and their original songs with fans from all over the world. The event will take place on Saturday, July 6th at The NOVO. Performers will be "HASU NO SORA JOGAKUIN SCHOOL IDOL CLUB", "HIMEHINA", "Akari Ishikari (Aogiri High School)", "kson (vshojo)", "Uruka Fujikura (Phase Connect)" and "Tacitly".

Friday, June 14, 2024

Comic Hype: Morbius Cares Not For Morbin Time & The Moon Is Following Us


Amazing Spider-Man - Blood Hunt #2 has Morbius working with vampires on a vampire cure, but he doesn't care for his new boss. His boss T.J. of Hemoglobin INC (vampires have taken over the world and it's perpetual night in the comics right now) actually utters the line, "Yes, it's MORBIN' TIME!" Morbius' reaction seems to show he would not enjoy his Sony movie. Dismemberment might be too nice.

And even then...T.J. does not learn, in the same comic he thinks he's earned calling Morbius, Morbs. Morbius points out that in the real time in the comic it's been hours since T.J. used Morbin time. Hope T.J. dies fast and funny in issue #3.


I'm not sure, but might be the first use of Morbin time in an actual Marvel comic.

Hype: Sony Bought Alamo Drafthouse Universal, Adventure Timed Buy A Day, Get A Day Free

None too happy about this one. Two simple reasons. Sony is the worst major studio...and that's saying a lot, because we saw the terrible behavior of the studios during the strike. And, the law that studios couldn't own theaters only recently went away. We don't need another monopoly.

Sony at best will slowly kill the theater chain...taking away every part of it that stands out.

I'm excited for the movie, the rest of it I've pretty much written off.

Here's the details:

‘Adventure Time’ Movie in Development With Rebecca Sugar, Patrick McHale and Adam Muto Attached; Two Spinoff Series Also in the Works (EXCLUSIVE)

-Random deal from Universal Studios

Beginning today, Universal Studios Hollywood is offering guests a chance to experience the two of the best days in L.A. with the purchase of a Buy A Day, Get A 2nd Day Free General Admission ticket, available now through October 9, 2024.

The process is turnkey so the fun can start as soon as possible. Guests can purchase the special Buy A Day, Get A 2nd Day Free ticket option online at Universal Studios Hollywood now through October 9, 2024 and enjoy their second day free for their return on select dates, with all visits completed on or before December 18, 2024.

Anim Expo Minute #7 iBUYPOWER Events & Beyblade X

BUYPOWER 25th Anniversary Night Market, which will be hosted at Booths E-40 and E-45 within the convention’s Entertainment Hall

        Dokibird LIVE! – Celebrate Dokibird’s birthday on July 4 and see her exclusively at the iBUYPOWER booth! Pre-register online at our website for a chance to join in live Q&As, karaoke sessions, meet & greets, and special giveaways from our partner ViewSonic.

·         VCT Americas x iBUYPOWER - iBUYPOWER is bringing the VCT Americas tailgate experience to Anime Expo 2024 with the VCT Americas UNLOCK YOUR ACE AIMLAB Experience, and the VCT Americas ACE TARGET PRACTICE, where players can collect various prizes and participate in a giveaway hosted by our partner ASUS.

·         BasiilLeaf Night Market Hut – Meet fan-favorite artist BasiilLeaf exclusively at the iBUYPOWER booth, purchase unique merchandise, and learn more about the artist.
 Entertainment Hall
 Booth Highlights:
-New Battle Set: Xtreme Battle Set – includes a stadium, 2 launchers, and 2 Beys
-New Releases: Dual packs, single packs, and starter packs; all are available at Target, Walmart, and Amazon
-Tournaments: Held daily on July 4-6 with participation prizes and swag bags for the top 3 winners. -Tournament participants will be decided via raffle.
-Exhibition Matches: One-time battles against a master Blader from Japan, with participants receiving stadiums.
BEYBLADE X Panel Details:
Date: July 6 Time: 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Location: Room 404AB
Panelists: Mr. Akiyama (Animation Director) & Blader Ken
Exclusive Screenings: First episode of BEYBLADE X Season 1
 Giveaways: Xtreme Battle set for the first 100 guests 
Trivia Prizes: Exclusive key frame arts and products for trivia winners
Special Insights: Mr. Akiyama will provide insights into the development of the series and an inside scoop into the animation world.

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Game Hype: The Jackbox Megapicker, Dragon Ball: Sparking! ZERO Out October 11 & More...Too Much More

Woah, I've totally been having this super specific problem on Jackbox Game Nights. I wonder if future installments will be added in...even if it's the new Naughty Pack. 

Dragon Ball: Sparking! ZERO is bursting on the scene October 11th! You can pre-order from the various places below.

DRAGON BALL: Sparking! ZERO is available now for digital and physical pre-orders on PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam® in Standard, Deluxe, Premium Collector Edition, and Digital Ultimate Edition. Pre-orders come with bonus early access to a number of characters including Broly (Super), Gogeta (Super) and more.

Visions of Mana is coming out Aug. 29, 2024, for PlayStation®5 (PS5®), PlayStation®4 (PS4®), Xbox Series X|S and PC.

Get ready for a new Square Enix JRPG to get lost in.

From the press release: Fitness Boxing feat. HATSUNE MIKU, will be coming to retailers in the West this fall. Fitness Boxing feat. HATSUNE MIKU contains 24 classic songs, such as "Melt" and "The Vampire” with new special songs also added to the mix, like the game's main theme, "Let's Mikusercise!!" by cosMo@Bousou-P.

Woah, that looks fantastic!

I know it was two weeks ago, but let's not forget Sony.