Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Weekly What To Do: Science and Animation Should Come Together More

CTN Animation Expo 
Nov 15-17
The Burbank Marriott 
and Convention Center

An animation expo in the home of animation Burbank. Check out how to get into the animation biz, with the artists and schools at your fingertips. Special events and special screenings.

Katie and Luke from Dumm Comics will be at table T15.

Thor: The Dark World (Artist Panel / Book Signing) November 16, 2013 Nov 16, 3:00PM - 6:00PM

 Special guest Director Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones, West Wing, Sex in the City, Mad Men and more)
will be in attendance along with Story Artists Jane Wu (Avengers) and Bryan Andrews (Iron Man)

This artist panel will be highlighting the importance of visual story telling and the artists will tell us a bit about thier process as well pitch a few scenes from the film (there may be some offensive language) followed by a Q & A and book signing portion.

Featured Speakers:

Alan Taylor (Director)
Jane Wu (Storyboard Artist)
Bryan Andrews (Storyboard Artist)

$5 ADMISSION or FREE ADMISSION when you purchase the Art of Thor: The Dark World book from our website or shop.

A Curious Influence N.C. Winters solo show

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 16th, 7-10PM
November 16 - 30, 2013
Gallery 1988 West

Rock, Paper, Scissorsnew work by Brad Hill,Ian Glaubinger & Steff Bomb

Opening Reception: Friday, November 15th, 7-10PM
November 15 - 30, 2013
Gallery 1988 East

Contracted Free Screening
5:00 P.M. on Sunday, November 17th, 2013 
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

"Contracted tells the cautionary tale of Samantha, a twenty-something party girl with little discipline and even less direction. After experiencing a lapse in her relationship with her lover, she’s forced to move back in with her overbearing mother. Samantha’s only means to escape seems to come in the form of a flower competition that she’s determined to win. Things take a turn for the worse when Samantha spends the night with mysterious man, leaving her hung-over and guilt-ridden. However, something else is wrong with Samantha. Something is infecting her."

Laurel and Hardy Festival
Nov 15-17
Friday 8:15PM
Saturday 2:30PM and 8:15PM
Sunday 2:30PM

Old Town Music Hall

Halloween: 35 Years of Terror
Nov 15-17
Pasadena Convention Center

A festival celebrating the series of horror movies "Halloween" comes a little bit after the holiday. Huge guest list of past victims from the films and even a tour of where the films were shot.

diy days LA 2013
Nov 15-18
Skirball Cultural Center, multiple locations 

Activities that teach you how to do it yourself .

"Over its six year history diy days has staged 15 events around the world. In 2014, diy days will expand to 12 cities.
FREE to participants and organized by volunteers – diy days is about the accessibility of ideas, resources and networking that can help to improve the planet.
diy days events are split into a three act structure consisting of a framework that focuses on a LEARN, DO & SHARE ethos."

Exploring Your Universe 2013
Sunday, November 17th, 2013 from 12 - 5 pm 
(with possible nighttime activities to follow)
UCLA's campus

Exploring the universe through the sciences we study it with, family fun free events. Tasting nitrogen ice-cream and seeing brains are some highlights for this upper level science fair.

Planetary Radio Live - MAVEN Launches for Mars!
Monday, November 18, 9:30 - 11:00am
The Crawford Family Forum 
474 South Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105

"It’s rocket science in action again! NASA is ready to launch MAVEN, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN mission, on Monday, November 18 – and you can be there. The Planetary Society is hosting a live launch party as the spacecraft leaves the Kennedy Space Center for the Red Planet. 

That’s it in a nutshell, but you can find out more and watch the launch live with Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan, Society director of projects Bruce Betts, and the Society's planetary evangelist, Emily Lakdawalla, on stage at the Crawford Family Forum. Bill Nye the Science Guy will check in from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida with space celebrities, including planetary scientist and author Jim Bell and members of the MAVEN team. It’s the next stage in Mars exploration – don’t miss it!"