Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Weekly What To Do: Giant Rubber Ducky Attacks LA Will The Power Rangers Stop It?

Eat & Drink

Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival
Thursday, Aug 21 - Sun Aug 24
Multiple locations
Starting at $50

Special events featuring the local food and wine of LA.

KCRW Presents Good Food's Night Out
Friday, August 22 from 7-10 pm
Grand Central Market
317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, California 90013

KCRW host Evan Kleiman to the table for "Good Food's Night Out"Kleiman will be on hand to greet guests as they explore the Market, while DJ Marion Hodges will spin from 8-10 pm.

Dark Nights L.A. LIVE!
Friday, August 22
5 p.m. to late night
LA Live

"Enjoy $5 food & drink menus, $5 parking (or free bike valet) and live entertainment throughout the night. The local bands, DJs, live artists and entertainers will set the tone for this unique event. Bring friends and enjoy the night in DTLA!"

Roaring Nights at the LA Zoo
Friday, August 22
7 – 10 p.m.
LA Zoo

A different kind of wildlife takes over the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens during Roaring Nights, a nighttime concert series that will feature indie bands, full bars and favorite L.A. food truck dining (available for an additional cost), plus pop-up zookeeper talks, animal encounters, and a DJ dance party.

ACME Bar Crawl
Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Downtown Los Angeles

Pancake Breakfast 2014

Sunday, Aug. 24, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Park Plaza Hotel
607 S. Park View St., Los Angeles
Starts at $45 

Pancakes from all around LA in one location.


FYF Fest
Aug. 23 -24
Los Angeles Sports Arena
3939 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles

More music with multiple bands over two days.



Opening reception on Saturday, August 23rd, from 7-10pm
Phone Booth Gallery
2533 E Broadway
Long Beach
"With “Info•Rama,” intentionally scheduled to coincide with the start of the school year, Kevin and Tom endeavored to design images that simultaneously functioned as art and resources and could potentially find homes on classroom walls. The screen-printing process used to make each one gives these objects a vividness and tactility that distinguishes them from most educational posters." 

Dave Perillo’s Squares 4 Squares
Friday, August 22
through September 20
7-10 p.m.
Gallery 1988 East
7021 Melrose Ave

Urban Playground
Curated by Jason Ostro 
Saturday, August 23rd – September 20, 2014
Artists Reception: Saturday, August 23, 2014, 7pm - 11 p.m.
Book Signing and Roundtable Discussion with Jim D: Sunday, Oct 12, 2014, 5 - 7 p.m.
3126 Beverly Blvd

"The Gabba Gallery presents Urban Playground, an exhibition bringing the bright and bustling urban environment into this almost 2000 sq. ft. gallery.  The playful excitement of children playing tag, a pick-up game of basketball, happy dogs, dandelions, metallic buildings, graffiti covered walls, boom boxes on full blast and skateboarders zooming by is the feeling this exhibitions contains.  The showing enmeshes several artists to create the vibrant street feel of the city to include Los Angeles Street Art Alumni Max Neutra, Angelina Christina and Jules Muck."


Multiple ArcLights

"Join us for a wild ride during the hot months of the year, as ArcLight Presents... The Summer of Adventure! Munch on our signature caramel corn as you watch some of the most thrilling films ever to grace the big screen. From Bond films to superhero sagas to journeys on the open seas, there are adventures for all. Check back often, as we are adding films all the way through August.

Monday, August 25th
4:00pm - Red Carpet interruption/Drive-Thru potluck
5:00pm - Awards telecast interruption 
The Cinefamily 
611 N Fairfax Ave Los Angeles,
First Come, First served

"As Doug Benson and his guest Interrupters have had great fun tackling the big-time live telecasts celebrating achievement in movies, they now set their sights on the annual celebration of achievement in television (and cable. And Netflix, and so on." 

Fan & Outside

Aug 20-24
Starts $7
A Multi-Day On Board Ship Tour Pass is available for $19
San Pedro
Port of Los Angeles

As though a young child was point to the sea, we have the Tall Ship Festival. With a giant rubber ducky, no less.

"Wednesday’s opening 2 p.m. parade into the harbor — led by the duck — will feature all of the ships sailing into the Main Channel, their crews, many in historic uniform, sitting atop the tall masts."

"Join us on the shores of the world’s greatest port as more than a dozen international and domestic grand Tall Ships sail into California waters from all over the Pacific Ocean for Tall Ships Festival L.A. 2014."

Power Morphicon 2014
Aug 22-24
Pasadena Convention Center
300 E. Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
Saturday only $30.00
Sunday only $20.00

Are you ready for: panels; a cosplay contest; the local Los Angeles hero, Fujiyama Ichiban and more. Highlights this year include the Pie Patrol and the Walter Jones Mighty Morphin Dance Class. The Pie Patrol comes from the aftermath where Bulk and Skull, bullies from the first series of Power Rangers, through one too many pies at their panel. It caused some problems. This Morphicon, you have to stop them and anyone else carrying a pie around the con to win prizes.You have to sign up though and get special anti-pie stickers and arm bands.  Learn to dance from the first Black Ranger, Walter Jones, in his short dance class. Do you remember his dance moves with his fightin' style. Now you can karate chop and hammer dance over your enemies. Friday only, $35, and takes only 50 people.