Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Weekly What To Do: Things other than WonderCon

WonderCon may take out a large chunk of the fan population for updates on movies and chances to interact with the ever allusive cosplayers, but there's still more than enough happening in LA proper with Earth Day events, art openings and special screenings.


SHEPARD FAIREY: 50 Shades of Black
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 16 · 8-11 pm
Exhibition Dates: April 16 – May 17, 2014
1331 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026 
Shepard Fairey releases his third installment of new album cover artwork.

Beau Stanton’s,“Cartography of the Machine”
Ray Caesar’s, "A Tainted Virtue
Opening Reception Saturday, April 19 7-10pm
Circa Gallery
8530-A Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232 
  Two artist show with surreal to fantasy pieces.

  La Cage aux Folles
Opening Reception Saturday April 19th 4-8pm with DJ Pierrot.Drinks by Lagunitas – Bites by CoolHaus Ice Cream Truck.
Exhibition April 20th – August 29th, 2014 10am – 10pm 7 days a week
1619 Silver Lake Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026

Materials & Applications latest wonder to look at exploring the craft of bending tied with making it with a computer. They built a piece of art that looks like a cage.

Imaginary Friends
April 19, 2014 - May 11, 2014
Apr 19, 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Nucleus Gallery
210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801

Dan Santat's The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend is soon to be released, in celebration Nucleus asked upon it's artist to help celebrate by doing pieces based on their own imaginary friends. Who doesn't want a caterpillar with race cars for arms?

Downtown Burbank ARTS Festival
April 19-20
Downtown Burbank

Teaming up with the local animator muscle most of the festival is devoted to animation more than anything else.

Earth Day

Earth Day LA
April 22,  9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Grand Park between Grand and Hill
200 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles,CA 90012

Celebrate Earth Day outside at LA's Grand Park bustling with activities/

15 Annual Topanga Earth Day
April 19-20
301 Old Topanga Canyon Road Topanga, CA 90290

Up for some music and celebration for Earth Day in them mountains?

Yoga in the Forecourt
Tuesday, April 22,
Event will start at 7:30 PM 
 TCL Chinese Theatre Forecourt
All experience levels welcome, yoga mats will be provided by Lorna Jane.

"For the first time EVER the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre is hosting a FREE relaxing yoga session to celebrate Earth Day! The session will be taught by Jahmelia Lindsay! Participants will even be entered to win a special gift bag and bike, courtesy of DASANI."


Chinatown After Dark
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Central Plaza
943-951 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Explore Chinatown while eating up some yummy food.


On the Veranda: Miso Tasting
Saturday, April 19, 1pm - 3pm
JACCC South Gallery

Miso Tasting in Little Tokyo. 

LA Times Flight Night: Tequila Tasting
Tuesday, April 22
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM 
3014 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90006

Los Angeles Times Flight Night is a series of events featuring wine, beer and spirits tastings at L.A.'s most talked about venues.


Lucifer Rising Movie Screening
Thu, Apr 17, 7:30PM
The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles

Special screening from Cinespia at the remodeled Ace Hotel downtown. Lucifer Rising was it's own Hell to get on the big screen.

The History of Silent Porn 
(feat. release party for Black Francis' & Josh Frank's "The Good Inn"!)
Fri, April 18,  8pm
The Cinefamily
611 N Fairfax Avenue
Learn where pron came from, even before it had sound. Did people have to make the sounds live?

Double Feature! Director Richard Kelly In Person!
Fri, Apr 18, 7:30pm
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Director Richard Kelly's DONNIE DARKO, with scenes shot at our very own Aero Theatre, is paired with director Sam Raimi’s breakthrough 1981 occult thriller THE EVIL DEAD - the film they're watching in DONNIE DARKO!


Big Bunny’s Spring Fling 
April 18-10, 10am-4pm
LA Zoo
$ Zoo Entrance Fee

The Easter Bunny cannot be names by the LA Zoo, it however can have bunny related activities all throughout Easter weekend for kids and families.

Record Store Day
Saturday, April 19
Amoeba Music

Special music acts and sales on all the stuff inside.