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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Weekly What To Do: Eating So Much Watermelon, Tacos and Gyoza This Weekend

Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship 
Aug 17, 2013 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
JACCC Plaza 
244 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
It begins!

The LA Taco Festival
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Mariachi Plaza
1st St. & Boyle Ave.

Watermelon Festival 
August 16, 17, 18 - 2013
Rose Bowl
1001 Rose Bowl Dr
Pasadena, CA 91103

There's an instagram watermelon wearing contest.

Chinatown Summer Nights
Aug 17
Multiple Locations in Chinatown

"Part food event, part summer party, Chinatown Summer Nights presents an exciting hot spot for Angelenos this August. Taste the many culinary offerings of Chinatown and LA’s gourmet food trucks; sample the neighborhood’s wares; watch Chinese chefs perform cooking demonstrations; experience large-scale, outdoor video projections; take part in hands-on, Chinese cultural activities presented by local organizations and museums; sip on craft brews and dance in Central Plaza with 89.9 KCRW’s DJ’s!"

LA Hawaiian Shirt Day
Aug 16 

Wear a Hawaiian Shirt in a chance to win a trip to Hawaii, details in above link.

US Air Guitar National Finals 
Saturday, August 17 8pm
House of Blues Los Angeles
8430 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 848-5100

Latino Comics Expo
August 17 & 18
Museum of Latin American Art

"The Latino Comics Expo is the country's premiere convention dedicated to showcasing the Latino experience in comic books and related arts by gathering a wide spectrum of Latino creators, as well as works featuring Latino themes and culture."

Los Angeles Comic Book and Sci-Fi Con

Aug 18
The Shrine Auditorium


Flux Screening Series
Aug 14  7:30pm
Hammer Museum

The August program will feature an exciting array of new work from Fleur and Manu, Shynola and Reggie Watts including a few World Premieres. Special guests filmmakers in attendance include Will Kindrick, Trevin Matcek, Molly Hale, Bryan Irzyk and Bazza J. Holmes. Immediately after the screening you won’t want to miss our special filmmaker presentations followed by an after-party.

Adjust Your Tracking
1st Night
Thursday - August 15, 2013 - 08:00 PM
Nerdist Showroom
With special guest host and Q&A moderator, ROB SCHRAB

2nd Night
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Fri, August 16
Discussion following with directors Dan Kinem and Levi Peretic and VHS collectors

"Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story of the VHS Collector" is a feature-length documentary directed by Dan Kinem and Levi Peretic that sheds light on the growing VHS culture and the community of collectors that still cherish what many refer to as a "dead format."

Kick Ass 2 Sneak
Wear a costume to the Kick Ass 2 Sneak, and get free caramel corn and Kick Ass 2 swag. Thursday, August 15th at 8 PM.

Starts Aug 15
CGV Cinemas

"Infected through the respiratory system, there is a new kind of disease that kills in 36 hours once infected. The people of the city struggle to survive this."

Saturday - August 17, 2013 - 09:00 PM
Nerdist Showroom

Blue Exorcist
Aug 17
Downtown Independent (View)
251 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
United State

The 1st showing is already sold-out-hurry if you want to see it in theaters.

August 17, 2013
5:30 p.m. - Doors Open
La Cienega Park
8400 Gregory Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

A.R.A.M. Art Show
August 16, 2013 - August 18, 2013
Aug 16, 7:00PM - 10:00PM

 "The team behind LEAGUE OF LEGENDS will be throwing open the vaults to their personal artwork portfolios and raising money for a good cause - and you're invited!"

The Legend of Korra: Book One: Air: The Art of the Animated Series Signing

Thursday August 15, 2013 7:00 PM The Grove at Farmers Market189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036, 323-525-0270

"Barnes & Noble at The Grove is honored to welcome Michael DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko, Joaquim Dos Santos and Ryo Ki Hun to our store in celebration of The Legend of Korra. Join us for a fascinating panel discussion followed by a signing."
 Saturday, August 17, 201311:00 PM
Trepany House
at The Steve Allen Theater
4773 Hollywood Blvd. 

"It's been 8 years since Brendon Small, Ron Lynch, and Craig Anton started our weekly late-night comedy variety show. And to celebrate, your current host, Ron Lynch has assembled a star studded line-up of past performers to ring in our big 8 year bash!"