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Monday, November 12, 2018

A Horror Movie In The Making: Sleepover at Bob Baker Marionette Theater

Ever wanted to spend the night surrounded by puppets? No, and no, it's not a cheezy SyFy channel movie or something you quickly skip over on Netflix, it's a real night at a puppet theater. For some reason, missing its mark for Halloween, there's a Sleepover at Bob Baker Marionette Theater this Saturday night. It'll cost you a whopping $150, but, hey, can you put a price on what clearly will go wrong and be written about as an urban legend for generations.

Tickets and info

The night consists of a special puppet show, special access to the theater and a midnight snack, which will probably be you being eaten by the puppets come to life. Ominously, the puppets who are tricking people to stay the night end their info with:

Finally, we'll settle in for a midnight snack and a screening of some archival films before "lights out."

Friday, November 9, 2018

Can't Get Enough of That Duff Beer Pop-Up

Duff Beer Pop-Up
Sat, November 10, 2 p.m. - 10 p.m
Lincoln Beer Company 
3083 N. Lima St., Burbank, CA.
21+, no kids

Get Duff Beer for one day in the collab between a real beer maker and The Simpsons. You get a collectible cup when you get a Duff. No word on price.

New Dragon Ball Super: Broly Trailer

A new trailer just came out for Dragon Ball Super: Broly, out in theaters in January, check here for where and when to catch it. Don't worry, it'll be dubbed when it;s out. Actually, we get the dub premiere here in LA this December.

Nintendo Switch Holiday Experience Nov 10- Dec 16

You can play Super Smash Bros Ultimate and more at this year's Nintendo Switch Holiday Experience Nov 10- Dec 16. We do have one location near LA, at the
Del Amo Fashion Center
3525 W Carson St
Torrance, CA 90503
Main level between Hugo Boss and Michael Kors

"If you are a My Nintendo member and check in at the event, you can also receive a free gift, like a My Nintendo rally towel, a My Nintendo pop socket, a Nintendo Switch tote bag, or Nintendo character stickers! (While supplies last.)"

Thursday, November 8, 2018

New Bev Back Dec 1st

Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal!

DCon Nov 16-18 It's A Convention

DesignerCon or DCon has left the warmth and safety of Pasadena to makes us drive all the way out to Anaheim. Yeah, I love parking there and how Disney treats the city like [email protected]

* It's called Things To Do In LA, not Anaheim.

Nov 16-18
Anaheim Convention Center
One Day $20 ( Saturday or Sunday )
Weekend $35 ( Saturday & Sunday )
Saturday Night Party $35 ( This is not included in any packages including Vendor Passes )

DCon is "an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys, customs, plush, designer apparel and so much more with urban, underground and pop art! We are a celebration of all aspects from the world of design"

Or simply put, this is a place to buy cool stuff for your desk, cubicle or office.We mean, you can get some trendy toys, art, clothes, plushies and more at the convention. Yes, pins too. It's like a really big mess of stuff to furbish your life and make friends jealous. Or, taking a nicer route, a place to get kick-ass Christmas presents.

Dcon is filling up the Anaheim Convention Center main hall half way, check out the map of vendors. Half of the main convention hall, yo.

So, look online if there's anything there you might want to get for your pad or to meet some of the artists who make the cool things you wanna buy.

Some of our favorite artists and galleries that will be there:

Hero Complex Gallery Booth #422
Anthony Petrie Booth #453
Steve Minty Booth #818
Christopher Lee Booth #1101
Mondo Booth #2219
Kevin Tong Booth #2519

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Nintendo Hollywood Store at Universal CityWalk?

Now this is unconfirmed and the only source is the Paul Gale Network, which we've never heard of, but supposedly there's going to be a Nintendo Store at Universal CityWalk. From Paul Gale's post, it'll take up location where Saddle Ranch use to be for years. If that's true, then the Nintendo store will really be just outside of CityWalk and right near the entrance of the theme park. Official word is supposedly coming Nov 16th.

If true, this would be crazy good news for Nintendo fans. It also makes sense as a planned section of Universal is going to be Super Nintendo World, but no doubt has been set in stone.

Now, we've heard from different people working in Nintendo that no where in LA was financially secure enough to open up shop.We've been told that no matter the location in the LA area it wouldn't be sustainable. So maybe, Universal is cutting Nintendo a deal on the store, on rent or owning a piece of it, if true.

Now, Nintendo has used CityWalk before. Nintendo and Iam8bit launched the DSi ages ago there. And CityWalk has been used for various gaming events back when GameStop was there. So, it's feasible for a Nintendo store to take root. It's probably the best location in LA with sadly, terrible costly parking.

We'll give you an update if anything is confirmed.

Weekly What To Do: Get Your Naruto and Batman On with so many film festivals

Israel Film Festival
Nov 6-20
Town Center 5 on Nov 7th
Ahrya Fine Arts on Nov 7th
Music Hall on Nov 16th

Each year, the Festival explores Israeli society by premiering Israeli features, documentaries, television dramas and student shorts, and through conversations with visiting Israeli filmmakers.

9th Annual Zed Fest Film Festival 2018
Nov 6-9
Multiple Locations

Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition was founded to encourage and support independent filmmakers, who work in the horror, suspense, science fiction, drama,action, adventure, and art house genres. We will be screening the best films from 2018 sent to us from all over the world. Our films are fun, artistic and innovative.

AFI  Fest 2018
Nov 8-15
Multiple Theaters
Free, must register for tickets
Passes available for $$$

The free film festival is back showcasing a huge selection of work locally and abroad. You just gotta register and you can see multiple free screenings of films. As always, you can't go wrong with the strange and scary of the midnight selection. Oh, and Yorgos Lanthimos has a new weird one for us, The Favourite. We have Under the Sliver Lake from It Follows director David Robert Mitchell and it's a neo-noir film set in LA.

The Studio City international Film Festival
Nov 8-15
NoHo 7 on Nov 9th

The Studio City international Film Festival is celebrating its 6th year by presenting cutting-edge films that will entertain, provoke, and inform the audience. Over the course of seven days and nights, we will be screening a dazzling array of shorts and features, that include comedy, horror, drama, sci-fi and documentaries.

Los Angeles Coffee Festival
Nov 9-11
Magic Box @ The Reef,
1933 S. Broadway,
Los Angeles,
California 90007
$tarts at $27 online

The Los Angeles Coffee Festival is a champion of culture. Get set to enjoy endless complimentary coffee tastings, interactive workshops, demonstrations from world-class baristas, delicious street food, coffee cocktails, live music, art and more.

BIG LEBOWSKI 20th Anniv. Screening
Fri, Nov 9, 2018, 11:30 PM
Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive, Los Angeles, California 90027
Come enjoy the 20th anniversary of THE BIG LEBOWSKI and enjoy memorable performances by this incredible cast at the midnight screening with other big fans and truly celebrate the film! 
Naruto: The Tribute Exhibition
November 10, 2018 - November 18, 2018
Nov 10, 7:00PM - 10:00PM
210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801
"Join us November 10 from 7-10PM for the opening of NARUTO: The Tribute Exhibition as we unveil new tribute artwork inspired by the iconic anime series! NARUTO themed pop-up shop with new and official merchandise." Raffles and free goodies for those first in line.
Kris Anka Solo Exhibition & Book Signing
November 10, 2018 - November 25, 2018
Nov 17, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801
Gallery Nucleus is excited to welcome renowned Marvel comic's artist Kris Anka (Runaways, All New X-Factor, Uncanny X-Force, Captain Marvel) for a solo exhibition focusing on his recent series of pieces of fighting game characters. Join us November 10 as we debut 36 original drawings from one of the comics industry's most stylish icons!
Nov 10-11, 10am-6pm
Anaheim Convention Center
800 W Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

LA Metro Free Today

Listen, the city really wants you to vote. So, all metro lines are free today. So get on the metro line or a bus and get to your polling place.

And enjoy free rides all over LA for at least today.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Goku is in the Macy's Day Parade

 Oh, let's hope they have a little musical segment when he's in front of the camera's.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly will be in select theaters January 16. In LA, we get the dub premiere in LA Dec 19th.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Movie Hype: 2.0 aka Endhiran 2

Oh man, it's been years in the making and we already just can't wait to see it in America. Indian Film Festival, book this for April! 2.0 aka Endhiran 2 comes out in India this year. The trailer below just shows us a glimpse of the crazy that makes a Transformer look bland in comparison. These films have musical numbers. Musical numbers in a robot fight movie? Yes, please.
The first Endhiran came out in 2010, so we've waited eight years for a sequel that looks totally worth it. It's says on it's Wikipedia pag  it's out for international release on Nov 29th, but we haven't heard word of it playing anywhere in LA, yet. Will give you a heads up when we get any news about any screenings, but it may be only with the Indian Film Festival ( in April), a special screening or a year or two wait before we get it here.