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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Weekly What To Do: Happy New Years LA!

Once again, the New Year's Eve Party List.

A huge selection of places to go in LA to ring in the New Year!

 The 126th Rose Parade
Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 8:00am
5 1/2 mile route down Colorado Boulevard
Free and ticket seating

Enjoy the annual parade that was featured in the film Bee Movie.

Post Parade: A Showcase of Floats 
Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 1:00pm to Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 5:00pm 
Park & Ride Locations

See the floats up close, walk by them and know you could never make one in your garage.

Oshogatsu in Little Tokyo 2015
Thursday, January 1, 2015 from 11:00 am ~ 4:00 pm
Weller Court, Japanese Village Plaza and Francis Hashimoto Plaza

Celebrate the New Year in Little Tokyo with shows, music and food in a festival atmosphere.

Sunday, January 4, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. 
Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue

Celebrate the Year of the Sheep with New Year activities, performances, and crafts in the museum.

New Year's Race Half, 10K and 5k Los Angeles
Jan 3, 6pm
Start Line 7th & Flower St.

All Space Considered
Friday, January 2, 2015
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Griffith Observatory
2800 East Observatory Road

What's going on in the field of outer space? Find out at the Griffith Observatory 


Saturday, January 3, 2015
3:30pm - 10:00pm
Human Resources
410 Cottage Home St, Los Angeles, California 90012
 "Who is Ken Sugimori?" is an installation consisting of nearly 800 drawings of every Pokemon and mega-evolution in the Nintendo canon. It's taken artist Johnnie JungleGuts over a year to complete these drawings and they represent a culmination of his work within the Pokemon fandom. This opening at Human Resources also includes a video screening curated by Johnnie which features videos from many different fandoms and artists. And of course, there's also going to be a Pokemon tournament, and perler creations by the Pikashop!

Film & TV
Saturday, January 03, 2015 11:30 AM 
$12 adults, free for kids 14 and younger
Saturday Morning Cartoon series with a theme. This time it's cats. Enjoy it and see Hadrian in pj's with a bottle of "orange juice."
Downtown Abbey Season 5 Special Advance Screening
Sat Jan 03, 2015 1PM 
The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles
$20 - $80

What role do water bottles play in this season of... Downtown Abbey?
Jan 5-Feb 26
ArcLight Theaters

"To celebrate both the upcoming Academy Awards and our love of movies, ArcLight has programmed a series of your favorite past nominated and award-winning films to ring in the annual awards season."

Sat, Jan 3, 2015
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
See all the Back to the Future movies before Hollywood tries to poop out a new version.

NatGeo Brain Games
Saturday, Jan. 3
Santa Monica Place

Check out some of the games for yourself and wrap your head around them. Happening to promote the new season of Brain Games coming out Jan 19, on NatGeo
  • New! Levitation – Brain-trickery is a funny thing. This experiment will have jaws on the floor as participants mimic a superman pose, levitating from the rear-end of a fast-moving vehicle! Those who attend the event will learn the secret power behind this illusion, an impressive example of how things aren’t always what they may seem.
  • Small Person in Chair – Designed to trick the eye’s perception, this illusion features a chair that will shrink visitors down to a fraction of their natural size.  This illusion will have everyone second-guessing whether it’s the person that is really small or the chair that’s oddly large.
  • Upside Down Room – Could Isaac Newton have been wrong? This illusion will have guests standing on the ceiling of a living room leaving everyone to wonder which way is up and which way is down. Could it be? Or, was the room built to see things from a different perspective?
  • Head On Table – Pushing the envelope of mystery, this illusion will bring the mind to thinking the impossible: participants heads sitting on a table, detached from their body. In this experiment, mirrors play a deceptive role.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

My Dung Sandwich Shop

Sometimes it's the small things... My Dung Sandwich Shop is one of those things.

My Dung Sandwich Shop

Vietnamese sandwiches in Chinatown. From the Yelp reviews it's a hole-in-the-wall with decent food, but priceless selfies.

Star Wars Battle Pods at Dave & Buster's February

If you want to enjoy the original films and none of the prequels fly down to Dave & Buster's LA locations. This February they'll be getting Star Wars Battle Pods. You'll be able to enjoy cruising the galaxy and firing on Empire troops in an  X-wing, Han and Chewy's  Millennium Falcon, a speeder bike, a snowspeeder and a TIE fighter. If you watch the trailer below, you'll see you can even take out the Death Star. There are five scenarios to play out from the trilogy and will run about three minutes each to play inside the 180 degree domes that tricks you into believing your in the battlefield. The pods also use motion seats and air pulses to simulate action.

The game looks very much like Sega's Star Wars Trilogy Arcade, however this one is developed by Bandai Namco.

Anthony Petrie's Charts Jan 9

Anthony Petrie's Charts
Opening Reception Jan 9, 7-10pm
runs until Jan 24
7308 Melrose Ave (West)

TTDILA is looking forward to it's first art show mention of 2015, Anthony Petrie's Charts. The Gallery 1988 show will feature wonderful pieces based on film and has had Anthony working all of 2014 on. Can't wait to see more previews and the final products.

Monday, December 29, 2014

New Year's Eve LA 2015

For all you last minute party goers, the Things To Do In LA

Los Angeles New Year's Eve 2015 Party List

 Metro will be free from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dec. 31.  Also, all trains, plus the Orange and Silver Lines, will operate all night on New Year’s Eve. However, free fares only apply until 2 a.m.

Enhanced Metro Rail service will be provided for Grand Park’s New Year’s Eve event and for the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena.

Riot LA Alternative Comedy Festival Jan 16-18

Three days of comedy to get you excited for 2015. See brand new comics or just the old ones you thought were died from drugs. Here's the full list of whose showing up and a schedule to get you ready for some laughs over a weekend. All at Riot LA; Jan 16-18; Downtown Independent and six other venues.

Those getting the VIP pass and Superfan pass get access to to The Lot's(Arcade games + photobooth + beer tent & more shenanigans!)

Highlights were looking forward to

Happy Contest Time
January 17, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

Happy Contest Time is an action-packed live show where five comedians go head-to-head to be named the “funniest person in the world” – determined by three Japanese women.

The Super Serious Show
January 17, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

Hailed by L.A. Weekly as “the future of live comedy,” The Super Serious Show is a Los Angeles based mash-up live comedy show. An immersive experience created by CleftClips, the show exposes audiences to emerging and experimental performers alongside well-known headliners. CleftClips focuses on creating the sense of spontaneity in elevated live comedy events. Each Super Serious Show has a new Special Guest Headliner/Host and features stand-up and sketch comedy, videos, and much more.

Comedy Living Room 
January 17, 2015 @ 9:00 pm

Comedy Living Room is a live stand-up comedy show held monthly in the living room of die-hard comedy fans and roommates, Matt Lottman and Frank Chad Muniz. What started out as an open mic amongst friends has quickly become one the most unique comedy experiences in LA, bringing in anywhere from 100-200 audience members each month.

Roast Battle

January 17, 2015 @ 11:00 pm

Stand up comics competing in a match of wit and insults.

January 17, 2015 @ 11:00 pm


Host Ari Shaffir hosts a night of storytelling, and a celebration of This Is Not Happening’s TV debut – Thursday, January 22 @ 12:30 on Comedy Central. Expect live stories and a sneak peek at the show.  After two successful seasons online, This Is Not Happening is the first show ever to develop with Comedy Central Studios and make the leap to television.

January 18, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

For her 70th birthday, Marilyn Bamford (comedian Maria Bamford’s mom) comes out of retirement to dispense therapeutic advice  as a marriage and family therapist as well as eat 5 pints in fresh raspberries from a plastic bag.

January 18, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

The Indoor Kids isn’t just about video games, but it isn’t not about video games. The Indoor Kids is all about the kind of lifestyle you have to lead in order to be a proper Gamer, capital G. Join hosts Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon as they take on a journey from childhood Shinobi obsessions, up through the best and worst video game adaptations of movies. Grab your Energy Swords (Mountain Dew liter bottles)!