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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Can I Ride In Elon Musk's Tunnel? No

We all saw the video of Gayle King freaking out in Elon Musk's Test Tunnel, here in LA. If not, check the video and check out what your Grandma might look going on a kid ride at a theme park.
Musk hopes one day that his tunnels will be used to alleviate traffic in LA by sending cars underground on quicker routes to their destinations.

If, like many other Angelenos, you find yourself bored during this Winter season, we're afraid to write The Boring Company can't help. The test tunnel remains invitation only. So, there are no free rides or anything to sign up for.

One Less MOCA Also SpaceX Not Coming To San Pedro

In a wonderful two-for of bad news about the art and sciences of LA we have to report on the closing down of MOCA Pacific Design Center and losing the deal for a space ship building yard at San Pedro.

There's little explanation in each story. For, at this time unknown reasons, SpaceX will no longer be creating a spaceship building factory out of San Pedro Port. It of course meant seeing space ships being built in the LA area again, jobs and just some nerd pride. Even though a private company, it meant LA would be heavily tied to a new generation of space travel.

via Daily News

On the sad side of art news, MOCA Pacific Design Center is set to close next month with no real explanation either. MOCA has been at the Pacific Design Center for twenty years.

We suggest checking it out once before it ends its run this February.

MOCA Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Mon Closed
Tue-Fri 11am-5pm
Sat-Sun 11am-6pm

Weekly What To Do: January Starts Off Slow

Though we have the lovely Dragon Ball Super movie Wednesday, there isn't anything that niche in town this week. We suggest, if you can, heading into the mountains. We're talking Big Bear and the rest. Ski trip! Snowboarding! Snowball fights. Maybe try and show the kids snow for the first time or for many us in LA. Go finally out into the world and see what snow looks like up close.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly
Wed, Jan 16
Select Theaters

You owe it to yourself as a Dragon Ball fan to see this one in theaters. It blows away the previous two films and anything you"ll see on the Super run on Toonami. The animation and action is beyond your wildest expectations.

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
TCL Chinese 6 Theatres
Theatre 1
Hollywood & Highland
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Free, Must RSVP

 “Short Shorts Film Festival in Hollywood” is a one-day film festival program that aims to introduce the world of Japanese and international short films through screenings, live discussions, and presentations by industry leaders. This program features a curated film screening at the historical TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, along with appearances and remarks by special guests. Features include "The Human Face," a documentary about Academy Award-winning makeup artist and sculptor Kazuhiro Tsuji, and "Lies," by Cannes Grand Prix winning director Naomi Kawase.

Fri, Jan 18th
Music Hall
Also on Netflix

"An exclusive behind the scenes look at the infamous unraveling of the Fyre music festival. Created by Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule, Fyre was promoted as a luxury music festival on a private island in the Bahamas featuring bikini-clad supermodels, A-List musical performances and posh amenities. Guests arrived to discover the reality was far from the promises. Chris Smith, director of the Emmy Award-nominated documentary Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, gives a first-hand look into disastrous crash of Fyre as told by the organizers themselves."

Asian American Expo
Anime Impulse is included with your ticket 
Jan 19-20
Pomona Fairplex
2705 Fairplex Dr
Pomona, California 91768


"Today the Asian American Expo features 6 large expositions halls encompassing over 400,000 exhibition space, 1,000+ vendors, 8 non-stop performing stages, and 3 separately unique food courts. Attendees from all different ethnic and work backgrounds, from both local and international are bound to be at the Expo. The Asian American Expo is hosted at the beginning of each year to celebrate the coming of the Lunar New Year Festival, with the goal recreating the New Year celebrations found across Asia at this time of the year." 

"ANIME Impulse is the exciting new project fusing the world of anime and video games. The event will highlight appearances from celebrities, special guests, eSports, panels, cosplay, VIP parties, vendors, artist alleys, delicious food, treats, and the cutest (kawaii) fashion from our runway stage!"

Saturday, January 19, 11:59pm
UCBT Franklin
5919 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028 
"Who would win in a fight, Batman or Wolverine? Superman or Gandalf? Questions like these have plagued humankind for decades, but only Tournament of Nerds can settle these pitting two comedians against each other to battle it out in heated debate!"

Voyage to the Other Side
Select Nights starts Jan 19
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA, 90802

"Building on the success of Illusions of the Passed, the Queen Mary has invited the finest paranormal investigators in the world to come aboard, hosting a recurring intimate investigation of the Revenant Room Theatre and the historic Rope Locker in A Voyage to the Other Side. Each month, paranormal thrill seekers will be treated to one of Aiden Sinclair’s 45-minute theatrical séance performances, a one-of-a-kind lecture, paranormal investigation, and meet and greet with a special guest. Haunt lovers will have the opportunity to investigate these locations first hand by participating in the first recurring paranormal research aboard the RMS Queen Mary."

Atlas Obscura Society Los Angeles: Super Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse
Sun, January 20, 2019
6:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Secret location

Have you ever wanted to see the moon up close? To look at all the details, craters and shapes as if you were right next to it? Better yet, how about witnessing a rare Super Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse? Join Atlas Obscura and SkiesAway, L.A.’s premier astronomy events company, for a special viewing of 2019’s first and only total lunar eclipse!

Dead Ant
Tue, January 22, 2019
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
TCL Chinese 6 Theatres
6801 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

When the 1989 "one-hit-wonder" glam-metal band "Sonic Grave" embark on a trip to Coachella in hopes of a comeback, their peyote trip pit stop in Joshua Tree incites an "unworldly" viscous attack, and they must "rock" themselves out of harms way.

Q&A with Jake Busey (Starship Troopers), Sean Astin (The Goonies) Rhys Coiro (Entourage), Leisha Hailey (The L Word), Sydney Sweeney (The Handmaid's Tale), Tom Arnold (True Lies, Roseanne), Michael Horse (Twin Peaks) and Danny Woodburn (Seinfeld) follows the screening. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Sayonara Wild Hearts

This looks like a lot of fun, can't wait for it to be on the Switch. Hopefully, some time this year. Details

Anime Los Angeles Arson Fire

Not even anime conventions are safe from stupid jerks. Apparently, the alleged arson attack that led to seven cars catching varying degrees of fire was carried out by Matthew Masumi Toyotome, a 27-year-old from Riverside. This was at an adjacent hotel parking lot to Anime Los Angeles, the first big anime event of the new year in the LA area

Cosplayer Julia Moreno Jenkins, who was attending Anime Los Angeles has stated online that Matthew is her stalker and that her car was the main target, the other cars were just collateral damage. She is asking for donations on a GoFundMe page as her car was totally destroyed by the fire.

Matthew has been arrested.

via ANN

Monday, January 14, 2019

The Willows Return Tickets Out Jan 15

The Willows return soon. Yes, LA's most .... "interesting" family will have new get-togethers this Winter. Check out our review of the experience, there's nothing quite like it.

Free Lynne Ramsay Double Feature Jan 21

Mon, January 21, 2019
7:30 PM – 11:30 PM PST
Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Free, Must RSVP

Discussion between films with director Lynne Ramsay

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Glen Brogan & Gallery 1988 Galleries Online

VHS, possibly our fav of the show
If you missed out on the great art shows that opened this weekend you can check them out on online now.

The Glen Brogan Pin-Up Show has sexy ladies galore, check out his 30 + new pieces. We really love the gamer ones.

For those kaiju lovers, check out Glen's City Destroyer, which reminds us of Sam Bosma's Frog Kaiju.

Over at Gallery 1988 you have the work of Scott Listfield, James Gilleard, Alexander Wells.

We love this first one from Alexander Wells showing some love for Shovel Night in "Nighty Knight." Followed by two great pieces from James Gilleard. Check out their full collections at the link above.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Spectrum Sucks, Why Is Channel 1 On?

We have no problem with their internet, which has been pretty reliable in the TTDILA offices, but their cable boxes are pretty worthless. The latest disgrace is that if you turn off your Spectrum cable box it"ll automatically go to their new local Spectrum Channel 1 when powered back on. It's the little things and it just irks us.

Don't fret!  You can change it.

You go to do the following steps we found on Spectrum's official site.

Update: So the guide lied and we figured it out.  We've updated what to do.

To change your power-on channel
  1. On your remote, press Menu.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. On the bottom menu go right or left until you find Display.
  4. On Display go to Power On Channel.
  5. Highlight a particular channel or Last Channel (last viewed) and press the Select/ok button.