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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Halloween 2022: Bath & Body Works

 


Let's add Bath & Body Works to the growing number of stores that already have Halloween going full swing in-store.







 












Monday, August 8, 2022

Coming In September: Final Fantasy Concert & Al Franken

The amazing Engrish name that gently rolls off the tongue FINAL FANTASY 35th Anniversary Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY Coral.


The Only Former U.S. Senator Currently on Tour Tour

-This time the name of the event was trying to be funny on purpose

Fri Sep 30, 2022 - 8:00 PM

The Montalban, Hollywood, CA Ages: All Ages 
 
"As far as anyone knows, Al Franken is the only U.S. Senator who was also one of the original writers for Saturday Night Live. During his fifteen seasons with SNL, Franken won five Emmy’s for writing and producing. This very special show features the former senator's dynamic comedy in a live setting."

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Stray Review: That Cat Came and Went

 

Short, but sweet is the easiest way to to talk about Annapurna's latest, Stray. The game has you playing as a photo-realistic cat in a dystopian future in a walled-off city with the only inhabitants being robots. They've built a robot culture, based on their former human masters and it looks very much like ours. You've got to get out of the city and that means exploring it...for a little.
 
What follows is a game of jumping from spot to spot as a cuddly little fur-ball for a few hours. This is immensely fun as the game captures the fast-paced nature of felines jumping on and off furniture, but in the games case, make that buildings. You parkour your little butt-off at the start.

There's some puzzles from the get go and un-like any other Zelda game learning a new technique from said puzzles doesn't pay-off. In one section you might have to knock over something to shut down a fan you need to pass. In another, you've got to dodge and light up some creepy bugs. In another, you've got to outwit some drones. None of which form as bigger puzzle later or some skill you can use later in-game. It's morel like, okay your done with that section, here's something else to try.
 
Not too bash the game too much. It's mostly just fun to fling your feline around the city and hit a button dedicated to Meows. The game just has spots to scratch or  just fall a sleep. The protagonist is a cat after all.

There's some emotional weight-lifting from the robot drone you befriend as well as some of the side stories of the bots who have started their own lives below.

After waiting so long, it seems the game might have gotten over-hyped in our heads. We remember seeing early footage of the game years back and thought we'd be in the world for a lot more. It's truly just a cute indie game to get lost in for a few hours and enjoy helping some robots as an adorable kitty-cat.

Wait for a sale and snag it.

Stray is out now on PS4/5 and Steam around $30
*The PS4/5 have extras such as haptic feedback for the cat in the PS5 and hearing meows out of your controller on the PS4.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Halloween 2022: Homegoods & Halloween Candy Coming Out

 

We just stopped by Homegoods and spotted they also already have their stuff out for Halloween. The only trend we see is glitter + skulls= Halloween 2022.











We have some upcoming Halloween candy to look out for.


Weekly What To Do: Hot Art Summer


SHARP STICK
Actor Jon Bernthal
Thursday, August 4
Q&A after the 7:30pm show

 
I LOVE MY DAD
Writer/Director/Actor
James Morosini
Actors Patton Oswalt
& Claudia Sulewski
 
 
 
 
 
 
August 5–September 7, 2022
Member Previews: All day on August 4
Special Member Hours: 9:30-11:30 am on August 6 & 7 
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Tickets are free with paid admission or free for Members.
 

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) and HBO Max have partnered to present a new, one-of-a-kind experience House of the Dragon: The Targaryen Dynasty. On view from August 5 through September 7, the 2,500-square foot exhibit will allow visitors to explore the mythical world of Westeros, the Targaryen dynasty, and the dragons that ruled beside them.

Free with paid museum admission, the House of the Dragon experience will feature tutorials on the Valyrian language, original costumes from the show, and series memorabilia, including dragon eggs. In addition, a replica of a new Iron Throne will be on display and available for visitors to sit on and take pictures.





August 5 – August 7
Aero Theatre and Los Feliz 3  
$

In celebration of the critically acclaimed new film, INU-OH, the American Cinematheque and GKIDS are proud to co-present this retrospective for one of the most visionary artists in all of animation, Masaaki Yuasa.
 
Fri / Aug 5-6 - 8:00PM 
Hollywood Bowl
$

Power up your DeLorean, recharge your flux capacitor, and get ready to experience an unforgettable classic with the LA Phil performing the score!

 

 
Cruise Night 2 (Gallery I)
Don’t Trust Anyone Over 30 (Gallery II)
Grind (Gallery III) 
Irrepressible Summer Melody (Gallery IV)
Frontal (Viewing Room)
Opening Reception with the Artists: Saturday, August 6, 2022 6:00-10:00pm
THINKSPACE PROJECTS
4217 W. Jefferson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016
 
 
 

 

OPENING RECEPTION
August 6, 2022 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
August 6 – September 10, 2022 
COREY HELFORD GALLERY 
571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033
 
The topsy turvy world portrayed in Lampe's paintings is a trip out of pandemia. Inspired by an old-timey aesthetic, from Steamboat Willie to Bette Boop and Dr. Seuss, Lampe describes his work as "a mish-mosh of those old-timey influences with some Duccio-inspired mountains and the inevitable light-switch nose.” 
 
Instantly recognized as one of the UK’s most prolific Urban Contemporary artists, D*Face (Dean Stockton) has occupied the forefront of his practice since his first sell out show in 2005.
 
 
BEN STILLER: AN AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE RETROSPECTIVE  
August 7 – August 12, 2022
Aero Theatre and Los Feliz 3 

The American Cinematheque is proud to present this retrospective celebrating acclaimed filmmaker Ben Stiller, one of Hollywood’s most successful multi-hyphenates.




SUN AUG 7, 4 PM
HAMMER MUSEUM
Free for good
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
90024
 
The moon has always inspired poets and composers. “Songs to the Moon” begins with a set of moon-themed art songs for voice and piano. The concert concludes with a rare performance of George Crumb’s magical “Night of the Four Moons” with texts by Federico Garcia Lorca. Scored for alto voice, alto flute/piccolo, banjo, electric cello, and percussion, the work was composed in 1969 during the Apollo 11 mission.
 
 

Extras
 
Smorgasburg Los Angeles
Every Sunday 
10am-4pm at @rowdtla
Free Entry, Family Friendly Beer Garden, No Pets.
 
Smorgasburg is the largest weekly open-air food market in America, with markets in Los Angeles attracting 50,000 people each weekend to eat from a hundred local vendors.
 
 
 
 
Largo, known for comedy shows. Grab some tickets before everything sells out. Many new shows from some of LA's top comedians. We see Bill Burr, Patton Oswalt, Pete Holmes and Sarah Silverman performing here to name a few.
 
 
2021 kayaking season runs from Memorial Day (May 31) through Labor Day weekend (September 5)
 
Two different Kayak companies to choose from, spend a few hours on the LA River for a strange and beautiful experience of kayaking through the city.
 

Film

Summer Screenings
 

The Hammer, KCRW, and the UCLA Film & Television Archive present Summer Night Cinema. 
 
Tuesdays this summer, make a night of it at the Hammer with after hours gallery access, drinks and bar bites at Lulu, and free film screenings. Galleries will be open until the films begin at 7:30 p.m.
 

Movies On The Roof
 
The Regulars
Street Food Cinema

 

 
 
Electric Dusk Drive-In
 
 
Hollywood Legion Theater