Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Weekly What To Do: Art Out Everywhere, Read A Book, Watch Race

God of War: Ascension Discussion Panel and Gallery Show
Saturday, April 20th 2013
6:00 PM — 11:00 PM
Gnomon Gallery

"Join us Saturday, April 20th for a special Q and A discussion panel and gallery show with the artists from Sony Santa Monica Studio. These artists will share their work behind the latest game in the God of War series, God of War: Ascension during a special Q and A panel, followed up by a gallery show featuring concept art, character models and environment models from various points in the game's production"

[de]-lusions of Grandeur, a Performance Project by Liz Glynn

Friday, April 19, 2013 | 7:30 pm
LACMA, Bing Theater
"In January 2013, Los Angeles–based artist Liz Glynn started a cycle of site-specific performances in response to monumental sculptures in LACMA’s collection. Glynn’s works consider the process of creating, moving, and erecting large-scale sculptures and the frequently Herculean human efforts necessary to do so."


Saturday, April 20, 2013 | 12 pm
"LACMA presents another special twenty-four-hour screening of Christian Marclay's The Clock beginning Saturday, April 20, at noon and ending at noon on Sunday, April 21. The Clock is a twenty-four-hour single-channel montage constructed from thousands of moments of cinema and television history depicting the passage of time. Marclay has excerpted each of these moments from their original contexts and edited them together to create a functioning timepiece synchronized to local time wherever it is viewed—marking the exact time in real time for the viewer for twenty-four consecutive hours."
Public opening: Sunday, April 21, 3pm-6pm The Museum of Contemporary Art
250 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

"Spread across MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, the first survey in the United States of the Swiss-born artist Urs Fischer weaves together some of his most memorable and iconic sculptural works while creating an unexpected landscape in both venues. Fischer's world is fluctuating and unpredictable, and the pleasure that we derive from his sculpture and painting is based on our attraction to and simultaneous repulsion by the dreamlike appearances that he constructs"

SAKURA Exhibition 2013 
Opening Reception: April 20(Sat) noon-3pm
The George J. Doizaki Gallery
JACCC Center Building, main floor
244 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Maison Akira
French cuisine with a Japanese flair prepared by Chef Akira Hirose.
Lupicia Fresh Tea
Introducing Momoko, a green tea blend flavored with peach and vanilla.
Try the Japanese art of folding paper!
Promo Video Shoot
Join us in producing a video
"SAKURA Exhibition, to be held while the sakura are in bloom, is a contest exhibition that has been introducing creative artists to the world since 2009. Each year, as the number of host countries and cities continues to grow, the quality of the art on display is further refined, and as a result, fans of the SAKURA Exhibition have also been growing in number in recent years. Recently, participating artists are not only from Japan but have also expanded internationally, so we will proudly exhibit 227 works by 191 artists in Los Angeles."
Los Angeles GrandSLAM: When Worlds Collide
The Echoplex
1154 Glendale Boulevard 7pm
"The Moth presents the GrandSLAM, a battle of wits and words - fierce, hilarious, heartbreaking and all points between. Featuring the winners of the past 10 Moth StorySLAMS."
Apr 20-21
"Books, authors, signings and special talks and the Batmobile, Yup, the Batmobile is going to be there, because there's book on it."
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Minimum Age for event: All Ages
Ticket Price: $12.00 
Los Angeles Center Studios
1201 West Fifth Street

Downtown L.A: Center of the City of Angels Saturday, April 20 at 10 am
Multiple scavenger hunts around the city will start this weekend in downtown by CityRace Urban Adventures. You'll have to figure out clues based around the sights in LA if you want to win.
WHAT:   2,495th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
                 in the Category of Recording
WHERE:  7072 Hollywood Boulevard
                 near the Live Nation Building
WHEN:  Monday, April 22, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.

The Monster Squad (director Fred Dekker in person!)

Friday 04/19/13 11:59 PM
The Cinefamily

Record Store Day at Amoeba Hollywood
Amoeba Hollywood - April 20th @ 10:30am

"On Saturday, April 20th, hundreds of independently owned music stores across the world will simultaneously unite with the purpose of celebrating culture and the unique place that they occupy both in their local communities and the world. Here's what's happening at Amoeba Hollywood!"
Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
April 19-21

3 days of races in Long Beach.

King of Kong: The Musical!
Friday, April 19 @ 11:00 PM    $5
iO West Theater
A different version by ladies this time?

"This 2 person satirical musical is a free-wheeling adaptation of the cult documentary film King of Kong, which followed two men on an epic quest to best one another in the 80’s arcade game Donkey Kong. This new, musical features original songs “Failure Is Just A Success That You Failed To Succeed At”, “What Billy Mitchell Wants Billy Mitchell Gets”, and “A Fistful Of Quarters Is A Fistful Of Dreams”. Audiences will laugh-out-loud at this night of music and comedy inspired by Donkey Kong himself."

CicLAvia – To the Sea

"Sun, surf, and 15 miles of open road will mark the first CicLAvia of 2013, transforming Venice Boulevard and downtown Los Angeles streets into a car-free, linear park for strolling, biking, playing, and exploring the city from a new perspective."

OLVERA STREET 83RD ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION - Saturday, April 20, 2013 Celebrating Olvera Street, one of the oldest streets in Los Angeles, a world-famous Mexican Marketplace first opened to the public in the 1930s. Free refreshments and entertainment.