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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Weekly What To Do: April 30-May 7 2014

Top To Do
Humans From Earth
May 2-3 
Egyptian Theatre 
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
A new monthly screening series by former head of Hero Complex Geoff Boucher. The monthly screening series is also a podcast for Nerdist. First night in this two part series is Slither with director James Gunn, whose the director of Guardians of the Galaxy. Second night is the launch of the new Nerdist podcast.

*No word on a CapeTown Film Festival that Geoff started last year around the same time.

Game Night 20 featuring OMORI by OMOcat
Sat, May 3
7:30-10:00 PM

"Omocat is quickly gaining momentum. From her gif animations, T Shirts, animation, and forward thinking style, she’s put those efforts into a new game, OMORI. We’ll be projecting her efforts outdoors and will have playable stations inside of GR2."


Fri, May 2
Vista Theatre
4473 S. Sunset Dr., Los Angeles, California 90027

I hope no one gets high and goes see this.

The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival

May 1-8
Laemelle Theaters

Do we really need a festival devoted to Jewish films? Aren't that all already? I kid, I kid.

Wear Spider-Man Gear. Get Free Popcorn.
Thursday, May 1

"Wear Spider-Man gear to a Thursday Sneak or midnight showing, and get a free regular popcorn.  Plus, Spider-Man himself will be visiting Beach Cities from 6PM - 9PM."

School of Cinematic Arts Free Screenings
The Double
May 5, 2014, 7:00 P.M.
Stage Fright
May 7, 2014, 7:00 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

The Double-Followed by a Q&A with Richard Ayoade. Synopsis: A surreal film about an office worker who is out-paced by his double.

Stage Fright -Followed by a Q&A with Jerome Sable, Editor Nicholas Musurca (MFA Production), and Music Producer Aram Mandossian (SMPTV)Synopsis: A horror camp musical. There's a song about being gay, both happy and into the same sex.

Tuesday, May 6
Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE.
Director Amy Heckerling and actors Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Elisa Donovan and Donald Faison will introduce the film
You'll notice Paul Rudd doesn't age.
Academy Exhibitions
May 3-31
May 2-30 
Bing Theater
You can watch two series of classics. The work of Orson Welles or what Martin Scorsese sees as polished pieces of cinema this May in LA.

Art and Culture

Sunday, May 4
7:30 pm doors open and dinner seating begins
8:30 pm show starts

El Cid
4212 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA  90029

Continuing tales of ne'er-do-wells and comics shunned by the comics code of yesteryear is Crime Story Confidential by Captured Aural Phantasy Theater. This is part of their Seduction of the Innocent series, shows on a monthly basis remarked as too vile for little kids. 

Mike Kelley Exhibit
May 31- July 28
MOCA Geffen Contemporary

"Mike Kelley is the largest exhibition of the artist's work to date, bringing together over 250 works, from 1974 through early 2012. The exhibition, which occupies the entirety of The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA and a gallery at MOCA Grand Avenue, is organized to underscore the recursive nature of Kelley's work. "

Symposium on Mike Kelly
Saturday, May 3, 2014, 11:30am
111 N. Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90012
(across the plaza from The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA)

The 3rd Biennial Taxidermy Show
May 2 – June 1, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, May 2nd, 8-11 PM
Live Taxidermy Demonstration: Saturday, May 3rd, 2-5 PM
La Luz De Jesus Gallery

Time to be grossed out.
"This is not your granddady’s taxidermy: road kill is a central part of the “recycled” philosophy of this unusual and enlightening exhibition, as are discarded livestock, destroyed nuisance animals, casualties of the pet trade and animals that have expired from natural causes."

Pasadena Earth and the Arts Festival
Sat, May 3
Armory Center

"Free all-ages event in Old Pasadena... Live music from local bands, dancing and an interactive drum circle... Kids and parents get creative with art workshops... Eco-friendly exhibitors will display and sell green products and services... Sample tasty treats from popular local restaurants and a "Sustainable Beer Garden"... Try something new!"

Hold Your Applause : Four Takes on Clapping
Friday, May 2nd at 8pm
Machine Project

"Writer Kate Wolf will speak about clapping history, etiquette, and semiotics; musician Nick Tamburro and others will perform Steve Reich’s Clapping Music (1972); ethnomusicologist Carol Merrill-Mirsky will teach a clapping game, c. 1980 Los Angeles playgrounds; and artist Casey Anderson will lead an interactive artwork, QUARTERS (CLAPPING)."


Saturday May 3, 5:00pm
World 8
1057 S. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, California 90006
 Super Street Fighter IV tournament at World 8.

Monday, May 5, 2014
13203 Ventura Boulevard, San Fernando Valley, CA
A board game night of only horror games from LA's possibly top horror event web-site.


See him in Little Tokyo May 3rd vs the giant plant monster Biollante; this movie was written by a dentist who won a contest by Toho, no really. 
or see the
60th Anniversary Restoration! also May 3 of the original film.

Weird Extra
True Romance Fest