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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Weekly What To Do: LA Auto Show, Holidays and Cartoons

For the Holidays

Nov. 21-30, Dec. 2-7, Dec. 9-Jan. 4 and Jan. 8-11
The Queen Mary
Tickets start at $39.99 for adults and $29.99 for kids (ages 4-11)

from press release:
New in 2014, all CHILL guests can enjoy unlimited access to The Ice Kingdom, ice tubing, ice skating with skate rentals and a visit on the Queen Mary ship with the purchase of general admission tickets.

The Holiday MPK Night Market 
Friday, November 21 5:30pm-10pm
Barnes Park

You had us at Ugly Sweater Contest

from press release:
With the holidays approaching, the night market will feature various holiday activities, including a photo booth with a real-life Santa Claus and giant Christmas d├ęcor, as well as an Ugly Holiday Sweater Photo Contest. Guests are encouraged to wear tacky holiday sweaters and take pictures at the photo booth for a chance to win four AMC movie tickets. The photo with the most likes on the MPK Night Market Facebook page will be crowned the Ugliest Holiday Sweater.

The MPK Night Market has built a reputation for having popular and trendy food booths & trucks, and the holiday event will be no different. Seoul Sausage, 3rd season winners of the Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race, will serve their renowned Korean-fusion sausages and Flaming Balls—deep-fried kimchi fried rice balls smothered in spicy DMZ aioli—alongside renowned food trucks including the Grilled Cheese Truck and the Currywurst Truck. Local eateries will serve exotic street-cuisine and modern adaptations of classic comfort foods, such as Gaja Moc’s fried squid legs and Lee’s Taiwanese Kitchen’s deep-fried bun sandwiches.

Monday, November 24, 7:45-10pm
“5 Towers” concert venue at Universal CityWalk
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608
Free, Pay Parking

Santa Claus, Carson Daily and the top 10 Finalists from hit television series “The Voice.

Nov. 24- Dec. 21 
Westfield Culver City

A fun, interactive space tailored to kids – and kids-at-heart – will feature many Nintendo games, including a Mario Kart 8 tournament played on a large, high-definition display. Visitors can also battle it out in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Additionally, free giveaways, including the Nintendo Holiday Gift Guides, will be available to consumers, while supplies last. 

Conference & Expo

The Los Angeles Auto Show
Nov 21-30
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
General Admission
Monday - Thursday, ages 13 & Up: $12.00
Friday - Sunday, ages 13 & Up: $15.00
Child Admission Ages 6-12: $5.00 
*Children 5 and under are FREE when accompanied by an adult
Seniors Ages 65 & up: $10.00

press release:
The Los Angeles Auto Show confirmed today that 30 world debuts (totaling 60 vehicle unveilings overall) will be introduced in front of a global audience during its 2014 Press & Trade Days (Nov. 18-20) at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Almost every manufacturer has news to make in Los Angeles, but several automakers stand out with multiple global premieres of significant new vehicles. Audi is planning one of its biggest LA Auto Shows to date, with up to eight total debuts, three of which are global, all to be presented by chairman of the board, Rupert Stadler.  Mercedes-Benz will feature three world premieres, which will be showcased alongside the brand’s two North American debuts, while Porsche will hold several world reveals.  Mazda will feature three global premieres, one of which is an all-new vehicle.  BMW has confirmed two world debuts and three North American debuts, and Chevrolet has also committed to two global premieres.

Nov 20-21
Techweek activities Nov 17-23
Santa Monica Pier
Starts at $90

from site:
Techweek hosts a 7-day series of events with a 2-day technology conference and expo to bring together a mixture of entrepreneurs, visionaries, and thought leaders. This weeklong celebration of technology and innovation brings the local community together and we then shine a large global spotlight on the exciting developments in that community.

Saturday, November 22, 2:00 PM 8:00 PM

Hotel Erwin
1697 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA 90291
Tickets cost $10 in advance and $15 day of, or $50 for VIP tickets

press release:
After a successful first year, Stouts N Staches returns with its block-party style fundraiser, where participating Venice Beach bars and restaurants offer $5 craft beer and food specials to those with the official wristband. Locations include Barlo at Hotel Erwin, Danny's, Larry's, Bank of Venice, Townhouse and James' Beach.

Film & Animation

Thursday, November 20th 7:00 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Synopsis:Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6 year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both.

Animation Breakdown 2014
Nov 20-24
The Cinefamily
Starts at $12

Cartoons will be celebrated  starting next week with Animation Breakdown. And like many events taking place at the Cinefamily at least two of them look worthwhile to go to.

CTN Expo
Nov 21-23
Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel
Starts $115

CTN Expo just happens to be the same week. The long time animation expo is a great place for animators to network, find jobs, or if just starting out get laid find what school you want to go to. Panels, workshops and some of the top animators will be there as it's not very far from where they work, like ten minutes from where they all work. It does take place at the Burbank Marriot, the ugliest convention center we have, people lie and say it's nice, it's not.

Streamline Superheroes: Art Deco in Comics and Film/ FLASH GORDON: ROCKETSHIP
Saturday, November 22
Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood, CA

Electric Dusk Drive-In: Winter Film Series 
Saturday, November 22 -December 6
Electric Dusk Drive-In
1000 San Julian St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Beyond 3D: The Animated World of David OReilly
Monday, November 24, 8:30pm
631 West 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

from site:
Having popularized stripped-down graphics and glitch effects, David OReilly opened up the aesthetic horizons of 3D animation with richly imagined lo-fi absurdism and a surprising soulfulness. Known for the influential shorts Please Say Something (2009), winner of top awards at the Berlin and Ottawa film festivals, and The External World (2010), he was Cartoon Network’s first-ever “guest director” on the fifth-season opener of Adventure Time, and created video games for Spike Jonze’s Oscar-nominated film Her. The animation star has since developed his own high-concept game, Mountain.


November 23, 2014–February 22, 2015

Resnick Pavilion, LACMA

Press release:
This exhibition marks the first major retrospective of the work of Pierre Huyghe (b. 1962, Paris). Huyghe creates films, installations, and events that blur fact and fiction, reinvent rituals of social engagement, and use the exhibition model as a site for playful experimentation. Organized thematically, the exhibition covers more than two decades of Huyghe's career.


Wednesday November 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Comic writer extraordinaire Grant Morrison (JLA, Batman and Robin, New X-Men) appears at Meltdown Comics 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 07:30 PM