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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

De Soto Pharmacy Saying Good-Bye

If you want to grab an ol' fashion milk shake or hot fudge sundae you may want to head to the De Soto Pharmacy before, Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 7pm, when they'll cease operation.

De Soto Pharmacy
20914 Roscoe Blvd, Canoga Park, CA 91304
Sat 9AM-5PM
Sun Closed 

Housed in De Soto Pharmacy is Jerry's Soda Shoppe which has a delectable selection of ice cold drinks and treats. You can grab a nice sandwich or soup too. When we go, it's gonna be for something sweet though.

Leading up to the closing everything in the store will be marked down in price for the pharmacy section.

So, check it out before it's gone and relive the 1950's with none of the racism.

Body Scan Technology on the Metro

Metro LA says they're getting into body scanners. It looks cool, but it may slow down the speed of getting on the Metro for the average patron. The Metro says they might use it with a way that tracks people who are seen as potential risks once the scanner identifies a threat. It's still in the early stages with scant on details on where and how the body scanners will be specifically used.

Gizmodo has some more on it.

Weekly What To Do: Go Go Taco Rangers

ArcLight Presents… Summer of Adventure
August - September
Multiple ArcLights

Join us throughout the summer for a unique film series curated by ArcLight Cinemas.

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie - Knockin' on Heaven's Door
08/15/18 - subtitled version
08/16/18 - dubbed version
Multiple Laemmle Theaters

Hey there, Space Cowboy! Explore the far reaches of the galaxy in this undeniably hip series that inspired a generation – and redefined anime as an indisputable art form.

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018
6:30pm - 9:30pm
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 
FREE with RSVP; priority entry for MOCA members

MOCA Music is an ongoing music series in collaboration with Spaceland Presents that features new and emerging music at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Little Tokyo.

Game On
Thursday, Aug 16th
Doors at 7PM.
Downtown Independent 
$10 Tournament entry fee, free admission + casual set ups

Not your average game tournament: Game On features competitive gaming on a Movie screen with commentary by a panel of comedians, all at the Downtown Independent movie theater in the heart of DTLA! This month we're playing Smash Bros!

Echo Park Rising
August 16-19
Echo Park

Echo Park Rising is a neighborhood event in it’s 8th year that focuses on the music, creativity, diversity and small businesses of Echo Park. There are multiple stages and activities throughout the weekend located on the main routes of Sunset Blvd, Glendale Blvd, Alvarado Avenue, Echo Park Avenue and beyond.

Power Morphicon 
August 17th-19th, 2018
Anaheim Convention Center 
$tarts at $20

This year's Morphicon will once again be all things Power Rangers with huge range of former ranger guests and panels about your favorite teens with attitude.
Madeline's Madeline
Actor Miranda July
Friday, August 17
7:00pm show w/Q&A
Saturday, August 18
7:00pm show w/Q&A

Madeline (newcomer Helena Howard) is a teenage girl who joins an experimental improv theater group, where she soon begins to shine. Evangeline, the workshop’s ambitious and manipulative artistic director (Molly Parker, American Pastoral, “Lost in Space”) takes an interest in Madeline’s raw talent, pushing the teenager to weave her rich interior world and troubled history with her insecure mother (Miranda July, Me and You and Everyone We Know) into their collective art. However, both Madeline and Evangeline get carried away, and the lines between performance and reality begin to blur, approaching madness.

Prototyping in Tokyo: A Visual Story of Design-Led Innovation
Aug 17-Oct 10
Japan House Los Angeles 2F

Vantage Room, Hollywood & Highland 5F

6801 Hollywood Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90028

“Prototyping in Tokyo” is an interactive exhibition highlighting the importance of prototypes as

objects that link new technologies and society, offering a glimpse into possible future user experiences.This evening will be a rare opportunity to interact with a variety of prototypes, recounting the stories of individual projects from their origin in messy prototypes, failures…and then finally, success!

Fri, Aug 17, 8 PM - 10 PM
Union Station Los Angeles
800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, California 90012
Metro Art Los Angeles is pleased to present "I Am Love" (2009, 120 min, Dir. Luca Guadagnino) as the final installment of our food film series, "Fil...mmm at Union Station."
Fri, Aug 17, 2018, 9:00 PM
Pour Vous
5574 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Free, Must Register

Step beyond the velvet curtain into an evening of nouveau Franco delights and savoir faire decadence that can only be known as the iconic Pour Vous--voted most beautiful bar in Los Angeles.

Park After Dark: The Stars of Paramount Ranch

Paramount Ranch - 2903 Cornell Rd, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Enter a dark, empty town built for the movies. Stand on a dangerous abandoned racetrack. Gaze into the sky to see the stars that still shine here.

Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich
Starts Fri, August 17
Monica Film Center

*This will be pure trash, funny, stupid, pure trash.
Hell breaks loose when a strange force animates the puppets up for auction at a convention, setting them on a bloody killing spree that's motivated by a primal evil.

Monster Jam
Aug 17-19
Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles.

Big ol' monster truck show. See cars gets smashed, crashed and bashed.

Nisei Week Japanese Festival/JACCC Plaza Festival
Aug 18-19
Little Tokyo

Really, lasting more than seven days is the 78th Nisei Week, bringing a big summer celebration with a host of activities downtown. That means outdoor booths, food, music, games and more.
* Part of Nisei Week
12th Annual Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship
Saturday, August 18, 2018; The main event will commence at 3:00 PM following the Little Tokyo Eating Championship amateur contest at 2:00 PM, the Crazy Cuizine Ninin Baori contest at 2:15 PM, and the LAPD vs. LAFD Gyoza Showdown at 2:30 PM.
244 S. San Pedro Street, LA, CA 90012
On Saturday, August 18, 2018, the 12th Annual Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship—the West Coast’s premiere eating competition—will host Major League Eating's top competitive eaters including Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, Matt “The Megatoad” Stonie, Geoffrey Esper, and Miki Sudo. They will devour as many Day-Lee Pride gyoza (Japanese potstickers) as possible in ten minutes. Chestnut holds the current world record in the discipline, which he set in 2014 when he ate 384 gyoza in competition.

Japan Film Festival

August 18th/19th 
Japanese American National Museum
111 N. Central Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
Newport Beach Higashi Honganji
254 Victoria St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
$15 per film, passes available
 The Japan Film Festival is back in town...and also in Orange County at the same time. They have a short, but sweet selection of Japanese films to see. The one were most interested in is One Cut of the Dead. It's an insta-meta-cult-classic horror movie where a film crew is faking a zombie movie, then gets stuck in a real zombie attack.

Los Angeles Taco Festival 2018 
August 18, 2018
12:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Grand Park
200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, California 90012
"Every year, the LA Taco Festival™ attracts thousands of Angelenos to taste the many different styles that taco vendors have to offer. This year will feature past favorites like Kogi BBQ and Epic Tacos, along with newcomers who may surprise even seasoned taco fans. Additionally, there will be live music and fun games in the beautiful setting of Grand Park."
Aug 18-19
5101 E Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90803 
"This is our last big event of the Summer, so we hope you'll join us for Tiki Beach Festival! Keep in mind, Tiki Beach Festival was the original event in our summer line up and the signature celebration in Fred's summer Calendar. We think you'll agree his vision, personality and perseverance have improved our community and coastline for the past 18 years!"
Sat, Aug 18, 2018, 11:59 PM
Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
"Can a movie be deliciously fun, intelligently trashy, and pure cinema? The answer is absolutely yes. Paul Verhoeven’s 1992 sex-thriller BASIC INSTINCT is exhibit A."

Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Exhibition: August 19, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition showcases the year’s finalists and category winners. The exhibition, now in its 53rd year, features stunning images from professionals and amateurs, adults and youths, from around the world. Be inspired by 99 acclaimed photographs that reveal the abundance, beauty, resilience, and vulnerability of nature.

LA: The 3rd Annual White Party
Sun, August 19, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Viceroy Cast Patio Santa Monica
1819 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401
$25 – $120
21+ with valid I.D.

With over 300 guests last year, The Ivy Plus Society invites you to wear all white and celebrate the end of summer at a “romantic AF” outdoor patio (LA Mag)! Join us at The Viceroy’s Cast Patio which the LA Times calls “the best kept secret in LA.” Get your tickets now, this special day-time event will only bring out the finest and brightest in the city.

Silents Under the Stars

Paramount Ranch
2903 Cornell Rd, Agoura Hills, CA 91301, USA

 All films will feature live musical accompaniment by Michael Mortilla and will be presented on authentic 16mm projectors. Guided walking tours of the ranch grounds will begin at 6:30pm.

Wonder Women Burlesque
Tues, August 21, 2018
Doors 6:30 pm, Show 8pm
Rockwell Table & Stage
1714 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, California 90027

A Girl Power Cabaret of Kick Ass Heroines from Comics, TV, and Film. Enjoy an evening of super powered strip teases and badass burlesque babes with the Hollywood Jane Revue!

Aug 21-22
Select Theaters

From the visionary mind of director Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game, Adventure Time's "Food Chain") comes The Night is Short, Walk on Girl, a comedy about one epic night in Kyoto. As a group of teens go out for a night on the town, a sophomore known only as "The Girl with Black Hair” experiences a series of surreal encounters with the local nightlife… all the while unaware of the romantic longings of Senpai, a fellow student who has been creating increasingly fantastic and contrived reasons to run into her, in an effort to win her heart.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Humble Jackbox Party Bundle

Two friends of the site and not a friend-right-now Andrew have suggested this bundle to us. Why? Because they know we love You Don't Know Jack and the Jackbox Party Packs. The Humble Jackbox Party Bundle is up now and for the next few days you can get a great deal on our favorite trivia and couch co-op game.

You Don't Know Jack started it all. A fun and inventive trivia game that loves bashing pop culture. The company behind it years later start making the Jackbox which made even more strange and fun competitive and group games that are perfect for parties and get together as your controller is your phone. Sadly, Jackbox Party Pack 4 is missing from the bundle, but the three other party packs and games in the bundle we'll keep you busy with any social gathering.

Lazrfit Is Dead, Long Live Lazrfit

You can read or full article about the place here. Sadly, the gym that combined laser tag with aerobics has shut down. A letter was sent out today, telling customers they've shuttered and will know be working on franchising the idea.

We really liked the place and the people behind it, Lucie Colin Robert Philip Du Lac aka Tarzan. Hopefully, they can come back and open a LA franchise again in the future.

Ghostbusters:Dimension & Oresama: Hoto Hashiru

We ain't afraid of no ghosts! In fact, we want to hunt them. And you can do that now at The Void at the Glendale Galleria. Tuesdays and Wednesdays you can suit up and suck up some ghosts just like the Ghostbusters at one of the newer experiences at The Void. Ghostbusters: Dimension has you and up to three friends putting on proton packs, un-tethered in VR battling ghosts in New York City.

We haven't tried it yet, but have heard about other cities trying it out and loving it. This is the first time LA has had the chance to fry the Marshmallow Man.
Also on the menu is this new music video from Japan for Oresama, it's the ending theme for a horror anime, but it got it's own music video and art not based on the anime, but from the artist Utomaru. And it it heavily influence by Ghostbusters.

Monday, August 13, 2018

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Marathon on Twitch

Oh my, God! Starting today you can catch up on JoJo's Bizarre Adventure with a marathon Twitch. Toonami is getting Diamond is Unbreakable, the latest series dubbed, soon. So, you can go back and see it all or the entire new series in this stream. It's happening in sections over a day or a few days. They"ll have some weird stuff to show you in this series about magical psychic powers that manifest into avatars that can punch people really hard in the face.

Pose like you mean it!!!!

Aug 13
Aug 14–15
Aug 16–Aug 21
Aug 21–Aug 25

Watch it live on and join the conversation!

Decade GET - The Megas, Bit Brigade, Kirby's Dream Band

Some of our favorite bands about video games will be playing together in two weeks. These aren't chip tunes, they're bands that play the covers of video game music or have songs inspired by the games themselves. The Megas have songs covering the emotions of the robot masters, while Kirby's Dream Band does the rock version of your favorite video game tunes. We haven't heard from Bit Brigade, but they are based in Georgia, so, distance. It seem like it"ll be a night that any gamer that can drink and rock out too will enjoy.

Decade GET - The Megas, Bit Brigade, Kirby's Dream Band
Friday, August 24 at 6 PM - 10 PM
El Cid
4212 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90029
Limited Pre-sale tickets available @ $12
Door - $15

"The Megas celebrate the 10th anniversary of their debut album Get Equipped, a rock opera tribute to the video game Mega Man 2 for the original Nintendo Entertainment System.

Bit Brigade performs rock covers of full NES game soundtracks as their gamer speedruns the game live on stage."

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Rewind to the 90s’ Pop-Up Shop Experience

Rewind to the 90s’ Pop-Up Shop Experience
Now through Tues, Aug 14, 2018
939 Maple Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Free, walk-ups welcome

-A fully immersive experience, the pop-up will take its visitors back in time to interact with decade-relevant products, music, TV and fashion.
-The series of themed spaces include a Koosh ball pit, Nickelodeon Double Dare photo moment, a SNICK Lounge and a throwback bedroom.
-Visitors of the 90's pop up will have the unique opportunity to step inside a capture studio and be transformed into holograms.
-Upon exiting the room, each guest will be able to view their 90's themed hologram projected into custom-designed holographic displays.
-Rewind to the 90's is free and open to the public, all ages welcome.
From 12pm to 2pm daily there will be free 90's themed snacks and treats to enjoy (while supplies last).
-Following that at 5pm to 7pm daily, there will be video game head to battles and the winner recieves a new pair of the New Balance X-90's!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Nisei Week Grand Parade Sunday

Don't forget that Little Tokyo's Nisei Week starts this weekend. Really, lasting more than seven days is the 78th Nisei Week, bringing a big summer celebration with a host of activities downtown. That means outdoor booths, food, music, games and more.

The biggest event is of course the Grand Parade taking over Little Tokyo this Sunday, Aug 12, at 4pm and lasting hours. The streets are filled with parade-goers featuring local politicians, clubs and groups from downtown. It a fun sight to see.

As it"ll be warm we say bring fold-able lawn chairs and something to block the sun with plenty of ice cold drinks.

For  anime fans, it's the closes you"ll get to experience a summer or school festival without going to Japan. And people will come in yukatas and cosplay.

This is only the first weekend, you can check it out again on the 18th and 19th, but you'll miss the parade.

The free Nisei Week Festival Shuttle will operate from the SP+ Parking Lot located at 428 E. Temple Street on Sunday, August 12, from 3 to 9 p.m. Shuttle stops include 1) SP+ Parking Lot at 428 E. Temple St, 2) Judge John Aiso St and Temple St, 3) 2nd St and Los Angeles St, and 4) 3rd St and Alameda St.

The InkHole The Happytime Murders Marketing

Sadly, every night of this pop-up for upcoming film The Happytime Murders is sold out. The InkHole is a pop-up tatoo parlor, but it's also a speakeasy. It looks like they"ll have puppets doing some naughty stuff on stage, while you grab a drink. The movie isn't due until the end of the month, but we're still looking forward to it.

We'll update you on any special Q&A screenings we see pop-up.

Pet Adoption 50% Off This Weekend

It's now cheaper than ever to get a kitty-cat or a doggo this weekend in LA, Aug 11-12 at all LA Animal Shelters. Ya' see, there were three raids recently on people hoarding pets and now the city shelters are filled to the maximum. The city is making it super easy to get a pet into your home 50% the regualr fees of getting one. So getting a kitten is now $25 from $50. And this is just funny, but cats are $12.50. How much was your cat? Oh, about $12.50.

Dogs are still pricey at $51 + a LA resident fee of $20 for a dog license.

Get all the details and prices here at LA Animal Services. And you can even choose your pet via pictures online.

Shelter locations:
  • East Valley Center, 14409 Vanowen St., Van Nuys (818) 756-9323
  • Harbor, 957 N. Gaffey St., San Pedro (310)  548-2632
  • North Central, 3201 Lacy Street, Los Angeles (213) 485-5767
  • South Los Angeles, 1850 W. 60th St. Los Angeles (323) 565-2161
  • West Los Angeles, 11361 West Pico Blvd., (310) 207-3156
  • West Valley, 20655 Plummer St., Chatsworth (818) 756-9325

via Daily News

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Halloween 2018: Yes, We're Already Starting To Cover Halloween

Tickets went on sale for Universal's Halloween Horror Nights already and yes, we're still in August. I mean there are still tickets for Delusion too, but jeez, these events are starting there sales really early.

Halloween Horror Nights is starting Sept 14th through Nov 3, this year. They've already announced some amazing themed mazes. We've got Stranger Things, which nostalgia lovers will cry at the sight of... probably. Trick 'r Treat, a cult classic Halloween anthology film that people like so much the director is doing the next Godzilla movie. And The First Purge, which honestly looked like a maze at Universal Studios Horror Nights.

Tickets also went on sale for Knott's Scary Farm, September 20 - October 31, details on their mazes are still a mystery.

And we have Dark Harbor tickets also on sale September 27- November 2. They're trying some new stuff.

Here's news from their press release:
“This coming season attendees are invited to descend into Dark Harbor’s newly, Omni-immersive and hyper-enhanced mazes for its darkest season yet,” stated Charity Hill, Executive Producer of Dark Harbor. “With a myriad of voluntary experiences, alternate paths, secret bars, and hidden passages we are proud to deliver a choose-your-own-adventure mega haunt.”

Made in L.A. 2018 & The Jim Henson Exhibition Ends Sept 2

Charles Long @ Hammer
If you haven't had a chance please head over to the Henson Exhibit, showcasing the work of Jim Henson and his Muppets over at The Skirball. Here's our walk-through of the exhibit. Seeing how the Muppets came about really makes you remember the best pasts of your childhood and now you can share it with kids of your own. Or at least nieces and Nephews so women know you're good with kids.

And before Summer is over head over to the Hammer for their Made in L.A. 2018 exhibits, showcasing the work of multiple artists. Then you get to vote on which one you like the most and if they are picked as the favorite they"ll be given a grant of a nice chunk of change to do more art shows on their own.

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited
Now–September 2, 2018
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
$ Museum admission
$12 for adults
Free Parking

Made in L.A. 2018

"Made in L.A. 2018 is the latest iteration of the Hammer’s acclaimed biennial exhibition, showcasing artists from the greater Los Angeles area."

Firefighter Brown Says His Equipment Got Covered In Poop

In some of the more strange lawsuits out of LA today, The LA Times is reporting on Emanuel Brown, an African-American firefighter who alleges his been grossly discriminated against. And we mean gross. Other than some racist lingo, Brown says his equipment was covered in poop. Yeah, poop. And by fellow firefighters.

The times also reports of ongoing problems with racial problems inside the LA firefighters world, which is a bit sad. When you think of firefighters, you don't usually think of discrimination.

Weekly What To Do: Summer of '18

-Pet Adoption 50% Off This Weekend

KCON West: Ailee, Roy Kim, and Echae Kang

Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd.

This special concert in the museum’s courtyard features contemporary Korean musicians Ailee, Roy Kim, and Echae Kang. Catch this west side sneak peek for KCON, the world’s largest Korean culture convention and music festival, which happens downtown over the weekend.

Save the Green Planet!... Guest Curated by Ari Aster Director of Hereditary
Thu, August 9, 7:30 pm
Bing Theater

"Veering wildly between white-knuckle suspense, slapstick humor, grim horror and a deeply felt (and earned) sense of tragedy, Save the Green Planet should probably be totally incoherent. In fact, it's one of the most brilliant dark comedies this side of Kind Hearts and Coronets, and a shining star among South Korea's teeming collection of genre-mashing gems. It's amazing."  - Ari Aster

Skyline Sound + Cinema: Die Hard 30th Anniversary on a Rooftop
Thu, August 9, 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
The Bloc
750 W. 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Thu, August 9, 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd

Cinespia presents The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel under the stars for free.

Thu, Aug 9, 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

The movie is basically the start of what the Fallout game series has become. It's the future and a boy and his psychic dog are trying to just live after the nuclear fallout. World kind of sucks for everybody.

* Part of the Harlan Ellison remembered series as you"ll be also getting an episode of the Outer Limits he wrote.

Summer of 84 Screenings
Aug 10-12
11523 Santa Monica Blvd. 
673 East Colorado Blvd.
This take on a classic slasher film comes from the same directors of Turbo Kid, RKSS. Set in the 80's a group of friends thinks a neighbor and a lawman is actually the town's serial killer.
*The SUMMER OF 84 filmmakers and select cast members will participate in a Q&A after the 9:55 PM screening at the Royal on Friday, August 10. On Saturday, August 11 the Dead Right Horror Trivia Night Team will host the screening with actor Caleb Emery and Rebekah McKendry of Dead Right with an introduction and post-screening Q&A.

Revengeance Screenings
Starts Aug 10
Monica Film Center

From the always insane Bill Plympton
"A low-rent bounty hunter named Rod Rosse "The One Man Posse" gets entangled in a web of danger when he is hired by U.S. Senator "Deathface" to find the girl who stole a package. According to Walker MacMurdo of Willamette Week, "Revengeance is a mind-f***ing descent into '70s Los Angeles scuzz."

August 10-12, 2018
LA Convention Center
Staples Center

Your favorite K-Pop groups are in LA for you to watch in person instead of on YouTube while getting work done or browsing the Internet.

626 Night Market
August 10-12, 2018
Friday & Saturday 4PM to 1AM
Sunday 4PM to 12AM
Free parking
"Mark yo' calendars and tag yo' friends for the biggest party of the summer with food, games, art, shopping and performances at Santa Anita Park! Bring out the squad to our SEVENTH SEASON to take pics of food for the 'gram, find the perfect gift from merch and crafts vendors or commission a special piece by a local artist at our Art Walk. "

Clark Orr's "Baggage"
Fri, August 10, 7-9 PM
7308 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA

See his new collection of pop culture luggage tags for the first time at the opening reception, with Clark in attendance!

SFV Summer Drive-In Nights (Pee-wee’s Big Adventure) 
Fri, August 10, 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Lake Balboa Complex (6335 Woodley Ave., Lake Balboa)
$tarts at $17.95

"On August 10th join us for the screening of Pee-wee’s Big Adventure and some great pre-show entertainment. Get in early to enjoy an arcade game truck, laser tag, silent disco headphone party and family board games all included in your ticket price. There will also be a variety of popular food trucks including vegan selections. This is an authentic retro-style Drive-In experience where you listen to the movie from the comfort of your car stereo."

35mm Screening of ROBOCOP
Fri, Aug 10, 11:59 PM
Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
$11 – $63

Robocop on the big screen, it's gonna be violent!

Tanabata Opening Ceremony 2018
Fri, Aug 10, 5 PM - 6:30 PM
City of Los Angeles Parking Lot 7
140 Judge John Aiso St, Los Angeles, California 90012

You are invited to celebrate the 10th Annual Los Angeles Tanabata Festival with dignitaries and community leaders. The program includes Kazari contest awards presentation and traditional breaking of the sake barrels.

2018 Nisei Week Japanese Festival
August 11–12 & 18–19, 2018
Sunday Aug 12, Grand Parade 4 pm
Little Tokyo

JACCC celebrates the Nisei Week Japanese Festival with cultural exhibitions, entertainment, and activities throughout the two weekends.The big festive parade is Sunday, August 12, 4pm. Join two weekends of festivals and special events in Little Tokyo.

8th Annual Movies All Night feat. The Craft
Sat, Aug 11, 7:15pm
Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038
$12 – $29

It's all about the witches and it's nowhere near Halloween. Movies All Night with The Craft, Practical Magic and The Witches of Eastwick.

Coyote Scat I.D. Party @ SAMO NPS Headquarters
Sun, August 11, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
National Park Service Headquarters
401 W Hillcrest Dr
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Come work with the biologists from the Santa Monica Mountains National Park Service to dissect sterilized coyote scat (poop!) collected in Thousand Oaks, and to identify the contents!
We will provide protective equipment and tools. We will also provide bagels and coffee, but feel free to bring lunch/snacks for yourself or to share!

Brown Bae Bazaarcade! #SOSNicaragua Fundraiser
Sun, August 11, 7-10pm
Glitch City L.A.
3733 S Robertson Blvd, Culver City, California 90232

Browntourage and Glitch City are joining forces to present BAZAARCADE: a night of virtual reality, interactive media, animation, film, music, art and craft from local artisans in support.

Giant Robot Presents: Game Night 34
Sun, August 11, 6 PM - 10 PM
Giant Robot 2 - GR2 Gallery
2062 Sawtelle Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90025
In conjunction with AngryBananas, Giant Robot is proud to host Game Night, an event that takes place at Giant Robot 2 - GR2 Gallery about every two months. Games: Chicken Assassin, Desert Child and The Metronomicom.
Sat, Aug 11, 2018, 11:59 PM
Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

SMALLFOOT Yeti Village
August 12 — September
141721 Vine Street Los Angeles CA 90028
Free, Must Register

This 40 minute, YETI SIZED, climate controlled, 2 level walkthrough adventure above and below the clouds delivers unforgettable photo moments, recreated film environments, arts & crafts, games, "snowball pit", a 20' spiral slide, and other film themed activities! The Yeti Village is an all audience attraction that will transport you through two very different worlds of the Yeti & Smallfoot while you uncover the myth-understanding between them in a hyper immersive setting.

5th Annual Burbank Comedy Festival
Sunday August 12 to Saturday August 18, 2018
Flappers Burbank

Top celebrity headlining comedians, and over 200 of the hottest new talent from around the world, will converge in Burbank, California. The Burbank Comedy Festival offers the next generation of talent the opportunity to perform and connect with top entertainment professionals, to encourage the expansion live comedy into the community, and to do some funny business in Downtown Burbank.

Sun, Aug 12, 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

Introduction by author Sloane De Forest, who will sign her book, Turner Classic Movies: Must-See Sci-fi: 50 Movies That Are Out of This World, in the lobby at 6:30 PM.


Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich Los Angeles Premiere
Tue, Aug 14, 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

Discussion following with producers Dallas Sonnier and Amanda Presmyk, and actors Thomas Lennon, Nelson Franklin, Udo Kier and Jenny Pellicer.

These puppets are going to be brutal. They sure ain't the Muppets. If you grew up in the 80's or 90's or just have  been watching movie channels late at night you've probably seen the Puppet Master series. A series of films where puppets with different gimmicks like hooks for hands or a drill for a head murder people. Well, after years of being shelved their back and more brutal than ever.