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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Weekly What To Do: Who Killed NASA? Was It Goku at Oktoberfest?

COMING SOON: An Art Exhibition of Imaginary Film Posters and Design, Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Meltdown Comics!
 OPENING RECEPTION: Friday October 11, 2013 from 6pm to 10pm
Meltdown Comics [in the Meltdown Gallery/NerdMelt Showroom 7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046

"COMING SOON is an art exhibition of all-new original artworks based on unfinished or unmade science-fiction, thriller and horror film concepts by renown film directors Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, Akira Kurosawa, Andrei Tarkovsky and Orson Welles. The exhibition also features artworks based on original concepts for Twin Peaks films, Walt Disney cartoons, Krazy Kat shorts and kaiju monster movies. The name of the exhibition, COMING SOON, is a play on the common term used to incite interest for upcoming film releases."

Anime Explode 1.5 Samurais and Geishas

Saturday, 11:00am - 8:00pm

Artist meet & greet from 4 PM – 6 PM
Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC)
244 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles,

One of the cosplay contest judges will be Sean Schemmel, the voice of Goku from DBZ

"Anime Explode! 1.5: Samurais and Geishas, presented by Deathpop and NinjaArts, is a gallery show featuring Japanese and American artists at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC). The event will also feature a cosplay contest and live performances from Candy Bomber, Midnight Shinigami and Lolita Dark!"

HEMISPHERE presented by Tune in Tokyo at Nirvana Bar & Grill Afterparty
9 PM – 2 AM
Nirvana Bar and Grill

Artisanal LA L.A. Fall Show
Saturday October 12th & Sunday October 13th 11AM
LA Mart Maker City and Magic Box
1933 S. Broadway 11th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90007

For the LA foodie, a perfect place to get hard to find ingredients, ways to cook and special to find edibles.

"Artisanal LA is a weekend long community shopping, tasting, programming and learning experience featuring indie home goods and edibles handmade in LA and the USA. The event features 200+ makers and demonstrators, a pop-up bookstore with Skylight Books featuring authors throughout the weekend, an urban farm pop-up, the Institute of Domestic Technology Lab, an entire floor devoted to education, panels and workshops, art installations, complimentary beverages and giveaways, DJ, photo booth, and, of course, lots of shopping! This season’s Fall Show will be held in the iconic LA Mart and the LA Mart’s new Maker City in downtown Los Angeles as part of the exciting re-launch of the space. Admission includes access to all programming including workshops, demos, panels, and book signings. Come spend the weekend with us at Artisanal LA!"

 Downtown Burbank Oktoberfest   
Thursday, October 10 from 5:00 to 10:00 PM
Downtown Burbank

"Festivities will be centered at the block-long Biergarten located on San Fernando Boulevard between Olive Avenue and Angeleno Avenue, with a wide selection of brews, swag bags and a souvenir tasting glass for beer enthusiasts.  There will be music and entertainment setting the mood, and food from area restaurants for takeout."

Endeavour Fest
October 11-13 10am-5pm
California Science Center
(This was suppose to have NASA participation, but with the government shutdown that means NASA won't be able to make it)

 The anniversary of the Endeavor being placed at the  California Science Center, special activities will be taking place throughout the weekend.

Home Movie Day
Saturday, October 12th, 2013
Linwood Dunn Theater located at the Academy’s Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study
1313 Vine Street, Hollywood, California
Free Admission and Parking, with entrance to the lot on Homewood Avenue

The Academy Film Archive celebrates Home Movie Day with an all-new biennial screening of curated home movie footage from Hollywood’s Golden Age.
Saturday, October 12th, 2013, 7:00pm
Linwood Dunn Theater, 1313 Vine Street, Hollywood

"Home Movie Day invites participants to bring in their moving images for condition evaluation and careful projection by trained archivists. Home movies on 8mm, Super 8, and 16mm film, as well as VHS videotape, will be shown. We’ll be prepared to accommodate the more obscure formats—such as 9.5mm and 28mm—and the day will feature a projection demonstration of these rare film gauges."

Watson Adventures
Saturday, October 12 at 2:00PM 
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007
A murder mystery at the history museum? 
" Someone, or something, has been bumping off museum staffers involved in acquiring an ancient Aztec relic. Is it the dreaded Curse of Itlkilyu? Or is a serial killer on the loose? Your team of sleuths will have to crack a hieroglyphic code and uncover the museum’s secrets to stop the killings. For murder hunts, we strongly recommend hunting with a team of three or more. If you sign up with fewer than three people, we suggest pairing up with others at the start of the hunt to form a larger team."

San Fernando Valley Comic Book Convention Oct 2013
(Can't create an event page on Facebook)
Oct 13 10AM-4PM
11128 Balboa Blvd