Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Weekly What To Do: I'm Mostly Thinking About Cheeseburgers

Sink your teeth into Pasadena for Cheeseburger week. Pasadena has been busy with the recent Rose Bowl and it's not stopping with an entire week of different takes on the American classic cheeseburger. There's a weekend of comedy with Riot LA beyond the normal stand-up in LA. Brand new art shows at some of your favorite galleries.

Cheeseburger Week
Jan 12-17
Multiple Restaurants

The return of Cheeseburger week in Pasadena! The time of year we all come together and eat cheeseburgers. Multiple eateries have come up with new tasty takes on the burger for you to try. These are special limited time entries on menus that only come once a year. 

Riot LA Alt Comedy Festival
Jan 9-12
Multiple Venues

Get to the choppa the people are rioting in downtown, the Lakers won! Wait, oh it's just called Riot LA and it's happening downtown. Those comedians are so funny. The alternative comedy festival, featuring many well known comedians, I don't get why it's alternative then, is happening this coming Thursday. Featuring Paul Scheer, Jon Benjamin, Kristal Schall, I've heard of all these people. Power Violence was just featured in LA Weekly and they're a part of it. It features a lot of comedians.

Fairy Tales A Print Show
Reception Friday, January 10, 7-10PM
January 10 - February 1
7308 Melrose Avenue 
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Gallery 1988 covers fairy tales in it's newest show. What will it cavalcade of artists do to Little Red Riding Hood?

Merging Views
Reception Saturday January 11, 6:30-10pm
January 11, 2014 – January 29
2062 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90025

Different artists in different mediums have the opening art show of 2014 at Giant Robot.

Drafthouse Film Series: Ms. 45
Jan 8 8pm
Jan 10 10PM
The Crest
1262 S. Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024

A Drafthouse theater in LA might not exist yet, but it's presence is felt. The Drafthosue Film series continues showcasing the hard to find gems of cinema. This time a woman raped goes on killing spree randomly killing any man she sees.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Midnight Screening
Jan 10 11:59 PM
Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive
Los Angeles, CA


Nerds Like Us is having a midnight screening of the original live action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The voice of Michelangelo, Robbie Rist will be in attendance. For those in line check out the fan made Turtle Van and free pizza.

Jan 10 midnight
Nuarte Theater
11272 Santa Monica Blvd. 

For one night only you can relive the silliest damn horror movie out of Japan. This 70's horror flick has a plague of problems and weird visuals that make it so bad that it's good. There's enough blood you could drown in it, literally!

Hammer’s Open Projector Night
Jan 14 7:30pm10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Hosted by the comedic duo of the Skylar Bros you'll be sure to be entertained by their riffs on the unfortunate showings of the evening. Anything goes and with some many budding filmmakers everything can go wrong.
First Fridays
Jan 10 5-10pm
Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Every first of the month the Natural History Museum not only has an educating discussion on some field of science, they also have music. DJs and live bands bestow rhythm to those wanting to receive some higher learning in one of the best environments to do so.

Start pre-ordering for future shows, these events have sold out in the past.

Star Girls Burlesque
January 10, 9pm
6510 Santa Monica Blvd.

Ladies not fully wearing Star Wars costumes, a nerd dream, come true.