Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Weekly What To Do: Many Unique, Scary and Delicious Things


UNIQLO First LA Store Opening
Friday, September 5, 9:35AM
UNIQLO at South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol St. – Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Throughout the beginning of Fall we're getting openings of Uniqlo all around the LA area.

"That morning and throughout the weekend, there will be promotions and giveaways including 500 limited edition UNIQLO tote bags each day of opening weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) and Taiko drum performances on Friday morning. Customers will also receive a free HEATTECH item with every $50 purchase made throughout the weekend.

This store will be the brand’s first permanent location in Southern California, providing LA customers with the high quality, stylish, affordable, casual apparel for men, women and children that UNIQLO is known for. Future stores in the region include Glendale Galleria, Northridge Fashion Center, Beverly Center and Los Cerritos Center."

Food & Drink

Long Beach Lobster Festival
Friday, September 5-7
Rainbow Lagoon
E. Shoreline Dr & The Promenade
Long Beach, CA 9080
Starts at $13

The beginning of the lobster events in LA. Old-school music while you munch down mountains of lobster.

The Culver Hotel Prohibition Ball 90th Anniversary
Saturday, September 6
8:00 pm 
The Culver Hotel 
9400 Culver Blvd

1920’s period attire is a must
  • Open Bar: Prohibition Spirits Stations
  • Delicious Hors D’oeuvres and Menu Samplers
  • Live Prohibition-era Music 
  • Stogie Roller
  • Get Your Tiparillo
  • Double Down Blackjack Corner
  • Hell’s Belles Burlesque 
  • Complimentary Valet
  • Mirth, Mayhem, Merriment and More


Sept 4-Oct 31
The Cinefamily
611 N Fairfax Avenue
Tickets start at $12; varies by event

What a delight to see grown women beat each other to death for a fiendish skinny weirdo and his fat wife. I was just watching Raze, which premiered at the festival last year. It, like many of the other films became cult hits after slowly being released by Magnet and IFC over the last year.

Now we have a whole new special screenings series with special guests to give us nightmares over the coming weeks leading to Halloween.

“Let There Be Fright: William Castle Scare Classics”

Every Friday, September 5 - 26
Bing Theater
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
$5 general admission
$3 Academy members and students with a valid ID.

William Castle will be remembered over September by The Academy with double features and special prizes to win. Think of him as the Father or spooky-vision, little incentives to get into your seats. It starts with the always attempted by Cinefamily, "The Tingler" with Bill Hader hosting. These classics will only cost you $5.

Horrible Movie Night presents SHARKNADO 2
September 6
NerdMelt Theater
7522 Sunset Blvd
$8 in advance, $10 at the door

"It's our big 5th anniversary show!  Your hosts for the evening, JOHN MATHOT (Disney's Phineas & Ferb), and SUSAN WRIGHT (The Because Show podcast) will present the smash(ed)-hit "SHARKNADO 2"!  You know it, you love it, now come roast it and win a prize while you're at it.  There will be swag and giveaways from THE ASYLUM, plus appearances from cast & crew!"

Young Frankenstein 40th Anniversary
Tuesday, September 9 at 7:30 pm
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

A classic of comedy is having a special screening thanks to the Academy, Mel Brook's Young Frankenstein. It may be one of your only chances to see Mel Brooks alive and making the funny. Mel Brook's will be there, yes sir or ma'am or whatever we have now. It's five bucks.

The Karate Kid 30th Anniversary Celebration 
Tuesday, September 9 at 6pm
Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue

Join us as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the beloved film The Karate Kid, starring Pat Morita as the wise Mr. Miyagi and Ralph Macchio as his devoted karate student. JANM’s special guests this evening will be Macchio, Aly Morita (daughter of Pat, who passed away in 2005), and director John G. Avildsen. The panel will be moderated by Jared Cowan, whose story on The Karate Kid’s 30th anniversary was featured on the cover of L.A. Weekly this past June.


Friday, September 5, 2014
The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown

"This year, the concept for 2014 begins with curators choosing emerging talent to participate in a multi-platform show that includes: music, film, dance and trapeze. Luminary curators who were responsible for choosing performers throughout the evening include: Spike Jonze, Karen O, Alex Ebert, Beck, Catpower, Shepard Fairey, Santigold and Jakob Dylan. "

Popeye 85th Anniversary Tribute Art Show

Opening Reception: September 5th, 2014
Hero Complex Gallery
2020 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90034
Chogrin has put together the official art show for all things Popeye, well, blow me down! Over 100 artists pay tribute to the sailor who looks like he has permanent hemorrhoids.

Free live anchor tattoos, opening night.

Check out some of the pieces in the show here

A Joss Whedon Art Tribute
Opening Reception: Friday, September 5
7-10 PM
Runs  September 5 - 27, 2014
G1988 (West)7-10 PM 
7308 Melrose Ave.

Gallery 1988 shows off everything related to the Whedon-Verse.

Hug Machine’ with Scott C. and

Opening Night: Saturday, September 6, 2014 (7:00pm – 10:00pm)
Artwork on Display: September 6 – September 23, 2014
Nucleus Gallery
210 East Main St, Alhambra

Join Nucleus and creator Scott C. for an evening of art and hugs amidst the original watercolor artwork from his new children’s book, Hug Machine. The exhibition will hug the walls of our main gallery and afford the evening’s guests with an intimate look into the creative mind of Scott Campbell. Additional information can be found on our online event page, but feel free to contact us with any questions concerning the evening of our opening reception or its continuing exhibition throughout September!  (more details)

  • 67pm:  Read, color and hugs-ercise with Scott
  • Free admission
  • Hourly raffle prizes
  • Complimentary refreshments (including pizza)
  • Hug obstacle course and photo-op

Saturday, September 6, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

2062 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90025
This episode of Game Night will feature Tic Toc Games' ADVENTURES OF PIP.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Anaheim Convention Center
$50 with other options
"GameStop's partners and top gaming publishers, as well as your favorite console and tablet suppliers are in attedance. You'll have access to over 80 companies like: Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, EA, Activision, Ubisoft, WB Games, Disney, Take Two and Square Enix. You'll also see accessory vendors like Beats, Phillips, Skull Candy and Turtle Beach, and mobile providers like AT&T and Cricket Wireless. Plus, make new friends with console and tablet providers, including PlayStation, Xbox, Wii, Wii U, WikiPad, and Leap Frog."

Tuesday September 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Writer Geoff Johns (Green Lantern, Superman: Unchained)  appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Forever Evil.
Starts Sept 7
Multiple locations
Sean Cullen, one of TTDILA's favorite improv comedians will be around LA starting this week. Check out his schtick all around Hollywood.