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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Weekly What To Do: Everything Takes Place Aug 9th

Aug 9th is a day that will live in infamy as a day this Summer when way too much was happening. So many events are going on at some of TTDILA's favorite venues it's tough to decide what to go for.

Festival/ Convention/ Market

Nisei Week
Aug 9-17
Little Tokyo

This nine day tradition celebrates Little Tokyo with festive activities and special events. Booths, games and specialty food will be all around Little Tokyo and at the JACCC Plaza Festival starting Aug 9. The Grand Parade will be Aug 10, with much fanfare as the streets of Little Tokyo are shut down for the community to stroll around in. The entire event continues into the next weekend. Be sure to check the full schedule at the official site for something that might grab you.

Chinatown Summer Nights Last
Whatever you do, don't touch the monkey!
Saturday Aug 9
943 – 951 N. Broadway,
Los Angeles CA 90012
(Central and West Plazas)

"Part food event, part summer party, Chinatown Summer Nights presents an exciting hot spot for Angelenos this summer. Taste the many culinary offerings of Chinatown and LA’s gourmet food trucks; sample the neighborhood’s wares; watch Chinese chefs perform cooking demonstrations; experience large-scale, outdoor video projections; take part in hands-on, Chinese cultural activities presented by local organizations and museums; sip on craft brews and dance in Central Plaza with 89.9 KCRW’s DJ’s!"

Annual LA Summer Market
August 9 & 10
11am-6pm (both Saturday & Sunday)
The Penthouse at California Market Center, 110 East Ninth St.
$10 at the door (cash only), Kids 12 and under are free.
$9 parking nearby

 Unique USA takes over the The Penthouse at California Market Center again for two days. The largest made-in-America market in the country, you have a chance to buy from over 350+ vendors.

Aug 9 -10, 2014 11am-7pm
The Reef, Downtown LA
1933 Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Starts at $25 and goes up, depending on date and package

"Exclusive sneak peeks of 30+ local scare attractions, films and events, over 100 merchants and artists, 45+ hours of classes and hands on workshops, interactive haunt experiences, live theater
productions and more!"

Art of the TARDIS Craft Faire
Saturday, August 9
Clockwork Couture
707 S Main St, Burbank

"Over 25 vendors will offer their unique Dr. Who-themed wares, plus food trucks and the music of Awesome City Limits will gather outside L.A.’s finest Steampunk shop." There's just so many Steampunk shops?

The First Annual Nagoya Day
Sunday August 10
The Grove
189 The Grove Dr,
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Celebrate the First Annual “Nagoya Day”, commemorating the 55th Anniversary of Los Angeles and Nagoya’s sister city, no I haven't heard of thie before either. In lacking any common sense the event will not be taking place in Little Tokyo during Nisei Week, with a number of Japanese events already taking place. Special Japanese food, a Samurai show and cosplay show will be taking place, all of which would have made more sense in Little Tokyo.

For the Kids

Shark Week at NHM!
Saturday, August 9, 2014
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Nautral History Museum
Museum Admission
"NHM is once again teaming up with the Discovery Channel and Time Warner Cable to promote Shark Week. Come out from 11am-3pm and enjoy shark-themed activities and programs, including actual shark fossils, a scavenger hunt, face painting, and so much more!"


Steven Universe | Adventure Time Exhibition
August 9, 2014 - August 31, 2014
Aug 9, 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Nucleus Gallery
210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801

Enjoy both shows with artists from both crews and Nucleus' own favored artists. For the AT and Steven Universe fan the events are high up in value. A musical performance from Rebecca Sugar. Pop-up shops from both We Love Fine and and Boom!. Signings from Boom's Adventure Time and Steven Universe artists and writers. Hourly raffles as usual.

Moon Crisis Masquerade
Saturday, August 9
at 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Rothick art haus
170 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, California 92805

A 2nd opening for Moon Crisis, the Sailor Moon art show in Anaheim! This time they want you to dress up for the affair and enjoy Pocky, which happens to be a sponsor.

Saturday, August 9
7:00pm - 11:00pm
2147 W Sunset Blvd, 
Los Angeles, California 90026
Add another event in your Aug 9th day planner, iam8bit has got another art show that just has to come out this Saturday
"Celebrate the beauticious world of Hohokum, a place of delightful and bizarre things, through this one-of-a-kind gallery experience."

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods
Aug 5-7, 9
Multiple Theaters

Ahhhhhhh!!!!!!!! Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods finally hits US theaters dubbed this week. You have four days to catch the film at multiple theaters all around LA.

 Goku and his friends are enjoying a peaceful time on Earth when a powerful god, Beerus, decides to challenge Goku to a fight. The stakes, Earth itself! Not to mention the return of all your favorite fighters at Bulma's Birthday party and the sense of humor that can only come from the world's impending doom.

Sundance Next Fest
Aug 7-10
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Sundance Next Fest showcases some of the more bold movies that came out of Sundance this year. Check up on the full line-up here. The films screen only once and are accompanied by a musical act or conversation that connects to the film. It wouldn't be LA with an added bonus, a Napoleon Dynamite 10 Anniversary Screening at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Universal Monster Mash
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 - Sat, Aug 9, 2014
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

They did the mash, it was a graveyard smash... maybe the AC should have worked out a deal with Scare LA, but if you're here for Scare LA old school horror film nights.

Us and The Game Industry
Aug. 8th - 14th
Premiere Screening August 8
Q & A Panel After Party and Interactive Demo
Arena Cinema
1625 N Las Palmas

The movie TTDILA should have made, but with less violence.

"The film delves into this untapped world of potential to meet the people who are succeeding in reinventing the medium of game design and challenging the established norms with their finely crafted work."

FRIDAY NIGHT FRIGHTS: Motel Hell (Blu-Ray release party!)
Friday, Aug 8, 2014 11:59 PM
The Cinefamily
611 N Fairfax Avenue
"Co-writers/producers Robert & Steven-Charles Jaffe, and co-star Paul Linke in person! Complete with an infamous dueling chainsaw showdown, Cheers regular John Ratzenberger and scratchy-voiced radio legend Wolfman Jack, Motel Hell remains an engaging cult oddity that yearns for new blood."

August 9,  5:30 pm -12:30 am
Grand Park
200 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Star Trek Night / Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013) with Star Trek (1979 Shatner). Your walking distance from Little Tokyo, good way to end a day of the Nisei festival.

Horrible Movie Night: Bail Out!
Saturday, August 9th, 2014
9PM (doors 8:30)
NerdMelt Showroom
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, Calif., 90046
Tickets: $8. in advance ($10. at the door)

Never hassle the hoff.

Life After Beth
August 13, 2014, 7:00 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108,
George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts,
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free, must RSVP

If you missed it at Sundance Next Fest see it for fre.  A contemporary zombie comedy starring Aubrey Plaza.

Food and Drink

LuckyRice Los Angeles
Thursday, August 7
7:00 - 10:00 p.m. (VIP)
8:00 - 10:00 p.m. (GA)
6021 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
VIP: $150 (Early Entry)
GA: $88

"Hosted by Sang Yoon (Father's Office, Lukshon, Top Chef Masters), the third annual LUCKYRICE Feast is moving to Hollywood and taking over the swanky Create Nightclub for an evening of innovative and traditional Asian-styled dishes paired with cocktails from LA's brightest star chefs and mixologists. It's going to be a party, especially for Asian food fanatics!"

Brew at the Zoo
Friday, August 8th
7-11 p.m.
$45 general admission (presale); $50 at the door (subject to availability); $40 GLAZA members; Designated drivers: $25 (free non-alcoholic beverages in a Zoo cup)

Flip off the monkey, while pounding a brew.
"Spend an evening sampling beer from local craft and microbreweries in the beautiful Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens with live music."


Friday Flights Hosted by Mikael Jorgensen & Cassandra C. Jones
August 8,
6:00–9:00 p.m.
Getty Center
Museum Courtyard
Free; no reservations required

"Friday Flights brings together a network of Los Angeles-based musicians, visual artists, and creative thinkers for a vibrant evening of sounds and sights."


August 9 & 10
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena

Two days is only so much time for K-Con. The second annual Korean Pop Culture convention comes back to LA for the weekend. K-Pop stars off all sorts will be having concerts alongside special guests and signings. That includes K-Drama stars and a League of Legends team.


SPiN Galactic Pop Up Ping Pong and Video Games
Wednesday, August 6
4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The Standard DTLA
550 S. Flower

A pop-up arcade over two days at The Standard downtown. 20 arcade machines, DJ's and ping pong.

Meltwalk 2014
Saturday, Aug 9
Starts at Meltdown
7522 Sunset Blvd,
 Los Angeles, CA 90046
10.8 miles roundtrip

Walk with other comic and pop-culture fans for ten miles, don't worry they have a list of bus stops on the route to get you back to the start.

Stonecutters LA
Saturday, Aug 9
7522 Sunset Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90046

End the walk by catching The Simpsons trivia show and contest.