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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Art Walk, Cartoons and Godzilla

Downtown Art Walk May 13th

I keep forgetting to post the art walk every month since it does happen every second Thursday every month. I blame their web-site that sometimes doesn't go up until a few day before the event. For newcomers the downtown art walk is simply as it sounds. You walk around downtown and visit art galleries. Some galleries plan special events on the day. Usually some places have some free liquor or drinks. The police are usually in higher attendance to deal with all the extra people walking downtown's streets. It a great way to enjoy and find new art and artist.

If your downtown your near Little Tokyo so try out Gallery 203. It just opened.
The current exhibition is Auto Freak: a j-town pop-up shop and I have no idea what it's about
Monday, May 31, 2010 at 11:55pm

Location: Little Tokyo Galleria
Street: 333 S. Alameda St. #212
City/Town: Los Angeles, CA

What’s Opera, Doc? &Chuck Jones: An Animator’s Life from A to Z-Z-Z-Z

This Friday check out the musical work of Chuck Jones's cartoons then check out a gallery of his work. Any fan of Looney Tunes should now Chuck Jones was one of the foremost animators of those crazy cartoon idiots. Before cartoons were suppose to be educational, they were fun and watchable. Why not spend a night enjoying them with a live orchestra.  In theses cartoons you will actually see animation unlike most of today's cartoons where there isn't any except a few shows like Chowder and Adventure Time.

8949 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Friday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m

for only 5 bucks what a deal.

from their site
The following shorts are scheduled to be shown in their entirety, as well as the entire “Dance of the Hours” sequence from “Fantasia.” We will also be screening a sequence from “Up.”
•“Music Land” (1935) Disney

•“The Band Concert” (1935) Disney

•“Fantasia” (1940) Disney – We will be screening the delightful “Dance of the Hours” by Ponchielli with dancing hippos, crocodiles, ostriches, and elephants.

•“Rhapsody in Rivets” (1941) Warner Bros.

•“A Corny Concerto” (1943) Warner Bros.

•“The Cat Concerto” (1946) MGM/Warner Bros. (Oscar winner)

•“Rabbit of Seville” (1950) Warner Bros.

•“What’s Opera, Doc?” (1957) – Warner Bros.

and in the gallery

On view will be materials related to many of the highlights and rarities from Jones’s prodigious output of animated short films, features and television specials, including “Elmer’s Candid Camera,” “For Scent-Imental Reasons,” “Duck Amuck,” “Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century,”“From A to Z-Z-Z-Z,” “What’s Opera, Doc?,” “Beep Prepared” and “The Dot and the Line.” These items are drawn from the remarkable collection left by Chuck Jones to the nonprofit organization that bears his name. The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity provides public educational programs and exhibitions based on the art, writings, teachings, and unique philosophy of Chuck Jones.

Ricky Gervais Live at the Nokia May 15th and 16th
I just love this picture, thats the main reason I'm posting this. Gervais is also quite funny, loved the end to extras.
Infra-Man shown with Godzilla vs. Megalon at cinefamily

Infra-Man - 8:00pm
See a painfully Japanese superhero movie about a superhero made with super science.

Godzilla vs. Megalon - 9:45pm

Godzilla faces another foe in this epic battle against a giant insect guardian. Godzilla sports some new wrestling moves. Toho apparently tried to make this a vehicle for a super hero team , but failed or gave up while make the movie.

JPL Open House
May 15 and 16th
For free go around the JPL laboratories