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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Weekly What To Do: Japan, Lobster and Props

Ukiyo-e Heroes: Jed Henry Solo Exhibition

Damn Nucleus, how many cool things you gonna do? If you love video games or Japan this is a good month for you as Nucleus kicks off Japan-centric art shows happening around LA. This with the Tokusatsu: Japan Science Fiction Art Show and Giant Robot art show in Little Tokyo makes a very Otaku spoiled early Christmas for some. Then there's the Toy Art Gallery Anniversary show further down. 

If you haven't seen Jed Henry's work online why not see it at Nucleus in a perfect blend of old school Japanese style with you favorite video games and this has no relation to the Wii U Experience happening this month too.

Ukiyo-e Heroes: Jed Henry Solo Exhibition
September 15, 2012 - September 18, 2012
Sep 15, 7:00PM - 10:00PM

Japanese wood block prints are a historical art form, combine it subtly with some of the most iconic Nintendo characters and you have a poetic and beautiful amalgamation of visual and pop cultures.

Meet the artist Jed Henry as he will be visiting the gallery from Utah to exhibit some of his latest Ukiyo-e illustrations!

* All Ukiyo-e Hero artwork exhibited will be available as prints for sale.

* Only available to attendees, encounter the real thing – actual woodblock prints of the 'Rickshaw Cart' design will be on sale. (shown below) Very limited stock will be available so be among the first to purchase and take home this signed and sealed work of art hand carved and printed in Japan, by master craftsman David Bull.

* See how woodblock printmaking was done hundreds of years ago. Shot on site in Tokyo, our video documentary will show you the step-by-step process.

* Hear special soundtrack of Nintendo music themes played in traditional Japanese style instruments and styles.

* Come in nintendo/traditional japanese attire and enter our costume contest.
(4 winners total! 3 winners will win a free ukiyo-e giclee print of their choice. and one grand prize winner will receive a free woodblock print plus a giclee of their choice and 20$ nucleus gift card)

* Refreshments and snacks served.

* Admission is FREE!

Tokusatsu: Japanese Science Fiction Art Show

Saturday, September 15, 2012


Oh, Q Pop can you and Nucleus mate and make new store babies.?Don't be expansive as Meltdown or you'll just end up with one mega store and exremly hot back room for a constant steam of events. Seriously, it sucks back there, I know it's cheap for tickets for events, but the dman room wasn't designed.. anyway like I mentioned early robots, monsters a lot of stuff taken from Toei. Please show some Kamen Rider Fourze and Akibarangers love.

StreetPass Los Angeles Mario Kart 7 Tournament #9

Sunday, September 16, 2012

1:00pm until 6:00pm

in the mall there
 333 S Alameda St, Los Angeles, California 90013.
If you're gnna be in Little Tokyo the next day why not play one of the only 3DS games worth playing. The Street Pass Crew seems friendly enough, not like are modern bike society. Hell, if biker drove in adorable karts I'd like the more, but they don't. Makes some cooler bikes, bike people!
 September 14-16
 Free parking and affordable lobster, you've gotten better Lobster Fest. Join pirates killer music and of course killer eats and no, this isn't Halloween thing. This event is about eating Lobster. I just don't like the posters as much this year as last,t hey had a great 1950 B-Horror theme.
T"he Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival, 2009 winner of the Guinness World Record for the Most Seafood Served at an Outdoor Event. We feature fresh discount Maine lobster meals flown in fresh daily and cooked on the spot, and plenty of free entertainment. Lobster lovers enjoy a scenic outdoor park along LA’s historic waterfront, and shops at Ports O’ Call in San Pedro, California. After feasting on our world famous discount Maine lobster meals, guests enjoy dancing, street performers, a pirate camp, tall ships, shopping for arts and crafts, and musical performances by some of today’s best up-and-coming acts.
We are easy to find at the end of the 110 Harbor Freeway in San Pedro, California at Ports O’ Call Village at the intersection of 6th Street and Harbor Drive. Only 20 minutes south of downtown Los Angeles. Free parking"

Premiere Props Hollywood Extravaganza VII 

You can get the cane from House! Then be a jerk like House!

 "Hollywood Extravaganza VII offers collectors the opportunity to own props and memorabilia from iconic films including ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,’ ‘Back to the Future,’ and ‘Ben Hur,’” said Dan Levin, Vice President of Premiere Props, “as well as items from both the King of Rock & Roll and the King of Pop.  We thrive on being able to offer pop culture fans a wide range of items, so that everyone is able to own a little piece of entertainment history.”
The auction will take place on Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16, 2012 at Premiere Props’ headquarters in El Segundo, CA beginning at 11am PT, with a preview from 9-11am PT each day."

Amoeba Music Sidewalk Sale

Saturday, September 15th from 12pm-5:00pm


Sep 15, 2012 7:00 PM
Downtown Independent (View)
251 S Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
WITH GREAT POWER: THE STAN LEE STORY explores the vivid life and imagination of Stan Lee, the 89-year-old comic book legend who co-created over 500 legendary pop culture characters including Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, Thor and The Hulk. Featuring interviews with both fans and colleagues including Kevin Smith, Patrick Stewart, Samuel L. Jackson, and Eva Mendes, the film is the tale of one man's determination to tell incredible stories that have enchanted the world for over 40 years.

The Saturday Morning Cartoons Live Show!

with special guest CHARLES PHOENIX, Friday, September 14!

The Bootleg is located at
2220 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
In this world premier show, we recreate the excitement of starting the weekend by gorging yourself on Hanna-Barbera and sugary cereal. The Captured Aural Phantasy players bring to life nuggets of pop culture straight from the heyday of Saturday morning TV (1970 – 1988) through live performances of vintage cartoons, ads, PSA’s, music and more!
And now, world-famous author and pop-culture maven Charles Phoenix will be performing with us as a special guest during the Friday night show!

The release of “Between Heaven and Here” by Susan Straight

826LA in Echo Park
1714 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Friday, September 14, 7:30 p.m.

Join 826LA and McSweeney’s as they celebrate the release of Susan Straight’s new novel, Between Heaven and Here. The evening will feature Susan Straight in conversation with Steve Erickson and a multimedia presentation of material that inspired the book!
Admission is free to the evening, with free cake and a cash bar. Between Heaven and Here will be for sale.

The TAG Anniversary Show 2012

Toy Art Gallery is excited to announce our first Anniversary at our Melrose location! To mark the occasion, we’ve invited over 50 of our favorite artists and friends to join us in celebration. Come out to our celebration on Saturday, September 15th and be the first to have access to exclusive editions, one-of-a-kind custom toys and works of art, limited edition apparel, and more!

The TAG Anniversary Show 2012 features the following:

Arkiv, Blamo Toys, Blobpus, Brent Nolasco, Cieromuco, cikcuk, Cris Rose, Dave Bondi, David Flores, David Healey, Elegab, Emilio Garcia, Erostika, FFINC artist Reggieknow, Gomez Bueno, Grody Shogun, Hints and Spices, Itokin Park, Jan Calleja, Jeff Lamm, Josh Herbolsheimer, Julie B / Pretty in Plastic, KARZWORKS, KusoVinyl, Lash, Leecifer, Luke Chueh, MAD, Mark Nagata, Marka27, Marmit, Mattia Biagi, Meredith Dittmar, mr clement, Monstrehero, Munktiki, Nathan Hamill, Naoto Hattori, Okedoki, P.P.Pudding, Paul Kaiju, Phu!, Pico Pico, Quim Tarrida, Rampage Toys, Reactor88, Rock’n Jelly Bean, Rohby, SkullHeadButt, Splurrt, Sucklord, T9G, Taeko Maezawa, Tan-Ki, Triclops Studios, Uamou, Velocitron,
Waotoyz, and more!

Please join us and many of the featured artists on Saturday, September 15th from 7-10pm at Toy Art Gallery’s new showroom located at 7571 Melrose Ave. Hollywood CA 90046. Enjoy drinks, cake, music, special discounts on select product, and more!