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Friday, February 3, 2023

New Places To Visit: Mitsuwa Marketplace Northridge & Be Kind Video

Mitsuwa Marketplace Northridge recently opened up. Getting to a good Japanese supermarket is usually further out for the average valley resident. Here's to finding some fun Japanese snacks without schlepping all the way to Little Tokyo.
Mitsuwa Marketplace Northridge
8940 Tampa Ave. Northridge, CA 91324
Open Daily 9am~9pm
Be Kind Video is out in Burbank and lets you rent and buy VHS to the latest HD-Blu-ray format. You heard correct, you can rent again! The prices seem fair  and it looks like an old school rental store. You might want to just go in to talk movies.
Be Kind Video
3601 1/2 Magnolia Blvd
Burbank CA, 91505

Looks like they have a cartoon watching event next weekend.
Saturday Morning Cartoons! - February
Sat, February 11, 2023, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Relive your childhood memories at our Saturday Morning Cartoons pop-up event! Watch favorite 80s/90s cartoons & enjoy AYCE cereal!

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Game Hype: Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe, Atomic Heart, Grim Guardians: Demon Purge & Disgaea 7


The mini games you can play in this new trailer looks perfect for you and some couch co-op buddies. Oh and I guess there's the main game for  out Feb 24.

Atomic Heart draws ever closer and you can see what combat looks like more in-depth now. Get the game Feb 21st.


Grim Guardians: Demon Purge takes characters from Gal*Gun: Double Peace and puts them in their own Metroidvania...and it looks pretty decent. You can get the game Feb 23 or wait later this year for Collector's Editions.

Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless is out some time this Fall.

The Magic Flute AKA Superflute: A Mario Lookin' Opera This March

While, we wait for the official opening of Super Nintendo World, Feb 17th, there's still some other Mario-related happenings in LA. We have The Magic Flute AKA Superflute, that by sheer costume and set design alone we want to see. (check out photos from it's 2017 run below) This intriguing production takes place for only two weekends this March. It's an opera set to the music of Mozart with a heavy Nintendo inspired theme.

El Portal Theater
5269 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Friday Mar 17, 2023 | 8:00pm
Saturday Mar 18, 2023 | 7:00pm
Sunday Mar 19, 2023 | 3:00pm

Friday Mar 24, 2023 | 8:00pm
Saturday Mar 25, 2023 | 3:00pm
Sunday Mar 26, 2023 | 3:00pm

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Weekly What To Do: Which Event Would Be More Like Sleep Paralysis?

IFC Films + Shudder Present
The SKINAMARINK Experience
in Partnership with BEYONDFEST *One Night Only Event*
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm | Thursday February 02, 2023
Theatre | Ace Hotel Los Angeles 929 S Broadway
6:00pm Doors | 7:00pm Screening — Introduction and Q&A to follow

Join Writer/Director Kyle Edward Ball FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY on Thursday, February 2nd. Q&A moderated by Patton Oswalt.
Two children wake up in the middle of the night to find their father is missing, and all the windows and doors in their home have vanished. To cope with the strange situation, the two bring pillows & blankets to the living room and settle into a quiet slumber party. They play well worn videotapes of cartoons to fill the silence of the house and distract from the frightening and inexplicable situation. All the while in the hopes that eventually some grown-ups will come to rescue them. However, after a while it becomes clear that something is watching over them.
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Thursday, February 2, 2023 
Crawford Family Forum 


Thursday, February 2nd. The film will screen in select theaters nationwide in both original Japanese audio with English subtitles, as well as the new original English dub.
 Fall in love with the enchanting tale of DEEMO, a mysterious, lonely character who lives in solitude, playing the piano in a castle. One day a girl who has lost her memory falls from the sky. Wanting to help her recover hermemories and return to her world, DEEMO discovers that a tree kept atop the piano will grow whenever the piano is played. But if DEEMO succeeds in the helping her, will the loss of her companionship prove to be toomuch?  This gentle, ephemeral story of love spun by DEEMO, the girl, the mystical residents of the castle, and a tree that grows with the sound of the piano will make you want to return to this world again and again.
FEB 3, FRI, 8:30 PM
REDCAT 631 W. 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Dorian Wood’s Canto de Todes (Song of Everyone) is a 12-hour composition and installation, making its worldwide debut at REDCAT. Inspired by a lyric of the late Chilean singer and songwriter Violeta Parra, the Creative Capital-awarded project emphasizes the urgency of folk music as a vessel for social change. A genre-defying canon of songs arriving as a long-durational spatial experience, the work is divided into three movements.
Saturday, February 4th, 2023, 
12 PM to 4 PM 
Game Realms in Burbank
137 N Victory Blvd Burbank, California , 91502

Game Realms will be hosting our regular Valley Retro Game Swap! Fans of NES, Sega Genesis, PlayStation (and more!) can come to buy, sell and trade games with vendors, in the Game Realms courtyard!
Hello Bear-Chan! (Gallery I)
Group Show curated by City Of Talent (Gallery II)
Phenomenon (Gallery III)
Stages of Grief (Gallery IV)
Saturday, Feb 4, 6-10pm
Thinkspace Projects
4207 W. Jefferson Blvd. & 4217 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
DJ, Refreshments, and More

 Thinkspace Projects is excited to keep the New Contemporary Art momentum going in 2023, with a compilation of solo and group exhibitions designed to compliment each other beautifully. Kicking off with a lively reception on February 4th and continuing throughout the month, Thinkspace continues to use their recently expanded space as a community art hub, offering a world of creations for local enthusiasts to view.
Annual Free-For-All Day
Sunday, February 5, 2023
Free, Might Have To RSVP 
On Sunday, February 5, 2023, over thirty museums—presenting art, cultural heritage, film, natural history, and science—will open their doors and offer free general admission.

With museums from Long Beach to Los Angeles to Santa Barbara, there is so much to explore. View the full list of museums below and plan your visits now.

Hauser & Wirth South Gallery

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.
Street Food Cinema-nothing till Feb

Rooftop Movies at The Montalbán-Nothing, much right now

Electric Dusk Drive-In

Friday, January 27, 2023

Art Hype: The Art of Picking, Product Placement & 6:00 AM

The Art of Picking series from Po Yun Wang is coming out with these two wonderful vinyls in then next two days, though Mona Lisa is somehow already sold out? Anyway, each lovely bust has a famous figure picking their nose and come with three interchangeable objects for them to hold to delight anyone passing by your desk. The retail for about $150 each. You might have to grab them from a second party for more if they sell out.

comes with: Sunflowers, a pair of paintbrushes, and his fabled ear.
The Art of Picking: Mona Lisa
comes with: Smart phone, cig and her making a circle with her thumb and pointing finger

Adam Harris "Do You Have Life Insurance?" Print

Product Placement and 6:00 AM, an art show for Groundhog Day from G1988 have some fun pieces, here's a few that caught our eye. Check out even more pieces here

Sam Dunn "Try not to break it (Large Variant)" Print

Adam Cherry "007 Gadgets" Print

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Local Hype: Sonic, Skinamarink & The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium


Universal Citywalk's Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen opens Friday in the spot where the not so stellar Hardrock Cafe once dwelled.

Read more about it on LA Eater

Hype: Hi-Fi RUSH, Justin Roiland Off Of Everything, Aqua Teen Coming Back?

 Hi-Fi RUSH surprised us by coming out today on Xbox and PC. This beat game, beat-em up is from none-other than Tango Gameworks, the same company that made Ghostwire: Tokyo. I don't think the games gonna break the mold, but it looks like a Hell of a lot of fun and you have a cat robot sidekick. Check out the trailer and maybe pick up the game.

Honestly, they don't seem like they have a big promotion budget for this one, didn't even have it on our radar.

Ooh boy, Justin Roiland, co-creator of Rick & Morty, has either resigned or been kicked-off of everything he's doing including Rick & Morty, Squanch Games and his  Hulu shows on domestic dispute allegations that have yet to go to trial.

In not the best timing or the best timing for the cartoon, Aqua Teen Hunger Force is getting a new 5 episode season out of nowhere. The best quotes from the creators were featured in the press release below.

We are thrilled to be making more ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force’ episodes for a new generation of fans, building upon the most impressive collection of IP ever assembled. Success is optimal and leads to quality,” said Maiellaro and Willis simultaneously, almost as if they were programmed by ChatGPT.

“Congratulations!” they added. “You waited just long enough for ‘Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm’ to be free on the service your parents pay for. I can’t wait for you to discover the project everyone has been talking about, and by everyone, I mean our personal twitter accounts. There is too much stuff to watch already. Breathe, and focus exclusively on Aqua Teen. Delete everything else.”

 Original Movie “Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm” Arrives on HBO Max Feb. 8 and Adult Swim March 12