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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Weekly What To Do: Robots, Comedians and Thrones


The Frame
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

Discussion following with writer-director Jamin Winans and cast members. A sci-fi mystery film that's been getting high praise.

Israel Film Festival
Oct 23-Nov 6
Multiple Locations
Price varies per film

In it's 28th yearthe festival continues to showcase films from Israel or relating to Israeli culture. Some top choices of TTDILA include some very bored Israeli soldier secretaries in "Zero Motivation" and "Hunting Elephants" with three old men team up with a little kids for a heist.

PLUG: World Premiere & Gallery Show
Saturday, October 25th, 2014
7:00 p.m. — 11:00 p.m.
Gnomon School of Visual Effects
1015 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Free, RSVP

TDILA has been waiting for news on this film since 2011. We interviewed its director, David Levy and Alex Cunningham, at the time lead designer, so many years ago. This post-apocalyptic short film started as a failed Kickstarter, but it's teaser was so enticing it got the buzz on major film sites. Starring Natalie Floyd as Leila Dawn, we see her struggling in world as the last living human, now she searches for any biological life. She was raised by robots in a world now ruled by them. A film that looks heavily inspired by anime finally get screened Saturday.


Saturday Oct 25, 2014,5:00PM
Nishi Hongwanji LA
815 E. 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
from site:
Enjoy all-you-can-eat Singaporean chili crab legs and side dishes prepared by Starry Kitchen (one of Jonathan Gold's/LA Times 101 Best Restaurants in LA), and beer provided by Angel City Brewery.

Sun, Oct 26 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Whimsic Alley

5464 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036
Whimsic Alley loves popular show of fantasy and welcomes you to two hours of parodying Game of Thrones with look-alikes, games and food. Be careful if it looks like a wedding ceremony.


Festival Supreme
Saturday, Oct 25
Shrine Expo Hall and Grounds

A huge line-up of comedians will be at the Shrine Expo with a strange idea of a Haunted House. Nearly everyone on Comedy Central will be there in the 8 hours of entertainment happening.

Steam Carnival
Oct 25-26
CRAFTED at the Port of LA
Warehouse No. 10, 112 East 22nd Street, San Pedro,CA, 90731Adults $25
Students $20

from site:
... a unique, high-energy event featuring tech-infused game attractions and carnival-inspired entertainment to thrill, amuse, and reimagine the way we learn. Join the many who have entered the Two Bit Circus workshop and been amazed by its creations!
- Giant high-tech games including rooms of lasers, walls of buttons, and backyard classics made HUGE
- Mad science demos
- Wearable electronics fashion shows
- Musical robots
- Circus acrobats, aerialists, and fire breathers
- Tasting games and artisanal carnival food

Ultimate Gaming Center
8551 Vesper Ave, Panorama City, California 91402
from site:
Join us at Ultimate Gaming Center on Saturday, October 25th, 2014 for our 1 year anniversary Charity Event. In conjunction with Extra-Life's "National Game Day" we will be hosting a 24 hour Stream-a-thon that will be broadcasted nationally in effort of raising money for our very own Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles!


Exhibition of Art by Mari Inukai
Opening Reception with the Artist: Saturday, Oct 25, 6:30-10:00 PM
October 25 - November 12, 2014
Giant Robot 2 (GR2)2062 Sawtelle Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90025
from press release:
The Marilla Blue and Orange exhibition melds two worlds of Mari Inukai. Her expressionistic portraiture is now blurring and stepping into her other world, the imaginary. Her fictional characters, a team of illustrative creatures, which are part of her canon, appear as headdresses for her portraiture subjects. Facial expressions continue to appear pensive, yet inviting us to wonder. Inukai's pencil drawings continue in the same direction.