Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Weekly What To Do: Brooms and Bacon Start Off The New Year

Kotohajime: The First Performance of the New Year
Hatsu Kagami "First Mirror"
Sunday, Jan 5 1pm
The Aratani Japan America Theatre (JACCC)
244 South San Pedro Street (between 2nd and 3rd Streets)
Los Angeles, CA 90012

The New Years celebration didn't end Wednesday for Little Tokyo. Take a shot at the new year with the Hatsu-Kagami ceremony featuring archery. How does Little Tokyo celebrate by having a huge performance filled with tradition.

Oshogatsu Family Festival
Sunday, Jan 5, 2014 11am–5pm
Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue,
Los Angeles California 90012

Continue the celebration of New Year's day in Little Tokyo with the Oshogatsu Family Festival taking place at the Japanese American National Museum, family arts and crafts aplenty. For the older crowd check out the Marvels & Monsters: Unmasking Asian Images in U.S. Comics, 1942-1986 exhibit going on now at the museum I mentioned earlier in the week.

Broomball Tournament
Starts Tuesday, Jan 7 6:30pm – 7pm
Downtown on Ice at Pershing Square
532 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Sign up to reserve a spot
Contact Gus Sedano: 213.847.4970

Are you ready for some Broomball? Don't know what it is or how to play? Don't worry, many others won't know either. This faux sports tournament has two teams of eight trying to score against each other at Pershing Square's ice rink. Join a team or create one, over the next two weeks the game will be played with a championship on the 16th. Watching it might be a pleasure of it's own.

Death Panel: Art By Luke Thomas 
Friday Jan 3 7pm 
Secret Headquarters
3817 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026


Secret Headquarters first new show of the new year features the work of Luke Thomas. Don't come here for pictures of happy kittens the name of the show is Death Panel.

Shaky Bacon Strikes Back
Jan 4 Opening 7-10pm
Runs Jan 4-25
G1988 (East) 
7021 Melrose Avenue 
Los Angeles, CA 90038

The work of Dan Goodsell comes back to Gallery 1988 this weekend. How many movies and TV shows will be made fun of with edible cartoons?

Karen Hsiao: Black Cherries & 
Victor Lightworship: Strictly Bondage
Book Signing Bondage Party
Saturday, Jan4 7pm–10pm
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027

A bondage party or really a book signing for a new book on bondage. The book features minimalistic use of different clothes limited to black and red and not much of them. Kinky meet high society.

The Peachy Keen Comedy Show and Post-Show Dance Party
Friday, Jan 3 8pm-10pm
Bar Lubitsch
7702 Santa Monica Blvd,
West Hollywood, CA 90046

Check out the line-up for the show, all comedians worthy of your dollar, even though the show is free.
Sarah Silverman (Sarah Silverman Show, SNL)
Pete Holmes (Conan, Comedy Central Presents)
Kumail Nanjiani (Letterman, Fallon, Conan)
Todd Glass (Last Comic Standing, Tosh.0)

The Room
Friday, Jan 3 and 4 Midnight
Regent Theatre
1045 Broxton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Played on a mostly monthly-basis a in LA and considered one of the worst movies of all time comes The Room with special appearances by Tommy Wiseau and co-star Greg Sestero. Tommy Wiseauis someone you might meet on a bus or the metro and then never want to meet again. Words can't describe the problems with the film rumored to be part of a mafia money laundering scheme.

Back To The Future Triple Bill
Saturday, Jan 4 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

Time travel along Marty and the Doc with all three films being played over the weekend.

Stonecutters LA
NerdMelt Showroom
(the back of Meltdown Comics)
Saturday, Jan 4 4pm
7522 Sunset Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Every 1st Saturday enjoy The Simpsons with two rounds of trivia and free episodes to watch at NerdMelt.