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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Weekly What To Do: Get Hungry for Tacos and Star Wars

A busy weekend as usual for April, you can head to Anaheim to celebrate Star Wars or stay in LA to chill at screenings, the book festival or a cheap music festival; why not enjoy a picnic downtown?

ROAR: Live Q&As in Los Angeles!
April 15-19
Cinefamily / Arclight
Ticket Prices Vary
Before Roar goes all over the place, check out special screenings with cast and crew. This film featured live lions and tigers almost eating the cast. One of the most dangerous shoots in the outskirts of LA, yet no deaths on set.

Mac Sabbath and The Dread Crew of Oddwood!
Wednesday, April 15, 7pm
Whisky a Go Go
West Hollywood, California 90069
Yes, it's as creepy as it looks. 

April 16-19
Anaheim Convention Center
Child $30 Adult $60
Pass Child $60 Adult $140
This event brings together the Star Wars community with special and guests you'll find no where else in the galaxy. JJ Abrams, the writer/director and Producer Kathleen Kennedyof Star Wars Force Awakens will be making a special appearance to kick off the event. Mark Hamil, ya' know Luke Skywalker is in attendance. So is Princess Leia, Carrie Fisher; Lando Calrissian aka Billy Dee Williams and C-3PO whose Anthony Daniels inside.

Star Wars fans will be treated to the world premiere of Star Wars: Rebels Season 2 Premiere with cast and crew in attendance.

You'll be able see the props and costumes of Star Wars in featured panels and around the convention.

Sneak peaks into what will be happening to Disney Parks with the future of Star Wars into 2016 at the Disney Parks & Star Wars Merchandise – This is Where the Magic Begins panel.

A huge exhibition hall will have everything and I mean everything Star Wars from kitchenware to customizable phones.

If your a fan and want to get the latest little bit of news on the upcoming film, you'll want to be

Opening: Thursday, April 16, 7:00pm - 11:00pm
2147 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90026
All your heroes are super-sized.
Book Release & Art Show

Featuring OVER 100 CHUNKIES prints
in one SUPERSIZED gallery

The Story of the "Chunkies" art series:

"While watching a Ninja Turtles movie with my daughter, we noticed that despite their strict pizza diet, the turtles could tirelessly fight crime and battle villains.
Taste of the Valley, 16th Annual Food, Wine, Spirits and Microbrew Festival
Thursday, April 16, 5pm
Westfield Topanga
6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd
Canoga Park, CA 91303

"Taste of the Valley is the San Fernando Valley's largest wine tasting and food festival. Join us for tasty cuisine from over 30 restaurants, 40 wineries, and delicious smooth spirits and flavorful microbrews."

41st Annual Toyota Grand Prix

April 17-19
Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
3000 Pacific Ave
Long Beach, CA 90899
$25.00 - $275.00

"The 2015 Grand Prix features the IndyCar Series, with such stars as Scott Dixon, Marco Andretti and Graham Rahal battling wheel-to-wheel on the historic 1.97-mile, 11-turn seaside street circuit." 

Monsters Dark Continent
Starts April 17
Multiple theaters
A sequel to Monsters without the original director that's looked bad so far in clips and trailers. Are the real monsters the creepy aliens?

love the kids shirt
LA Times Festival of Books
April 18-19
Free, must RSVP for conversation tickets

In the past people enjoyed something called books. We remember them at this festival. Grab some new volumes of your favorite fantasy book or meet your favorite writer.

Saturday April 18th, 2015 
590 S. Santa Fe Avenue  in DTLA, 90013
$20 Admission / $25 At The Door ($20 for Metro Card holders)
Forget Coachella, spend Saturday with bands downtown for cheap.

Saturday, April 18, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Grand Park's Event Lawn (between Spring and Broadway)
227 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

"PicnicDTLA launches picnic season with togetherness and deliciousness in the most magical of LA’s spaces. Spend the day with DJs, food trucks, best friends, best kids, best recipes and your favorite Angelenos. Please note this is an alcohol-free family friendly event."

LA Zoo Party for the Planet

April 18-19, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
LA Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Zoo Admission

Special activities for kids at the LA Zoo for Earth Day.

LA Ukulele Expo 2015 and World Record Attempt
Saturday, April 18, 9:30AM-1PM
Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
244 S San Pedro St - Los Angeles, CA 90012

Shogun Assassin
Saturday, April 18, Midnight
The Cinefamily
611 N Fairfax Avenue

Basically Lone Wolf and Cub the movie. If you don't read manga; a son and father kill a bunch of dudes in ancient Japan. The son is just a little boy.

Saturday, April 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Earth-2 Comics
15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, California 91403

Saturday, April 18, 6pm
House of Blues Anaheim
1530 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, California 92802
Starts at $20
Cosplay at a club near the Star Wars Celebration.

Taco Madness 2015 at Villain's Tavern
Sunday, Apr 19, 2pm
Villains Tavern
1356 Palmetto St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

"Taco Madness brings together the city's best tacos in one place including but not limited to Mariscos Jalisco, Guerrilla Tacos, Carnitas El Momo, Tacos Arabes de Puebla, Mexicali Taco & Co.! There will be amazing DJs, live art, taco-related swag, and lots of fun times and good vibes all day long. The bar will be stocked with specialty cocktails, craft beers, and much more."

SPLA 4 Year Anniversary Triathlon!
Sunday, April 19 1p-6pm
Grand Park
200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, California 90012
"Four years ago, on this very month, Streetpass Los Angeles was born! Please join us in celebrating this momentous occasion!


A GRAND RAFFLE will take place for major prizes! The prize pool will be smaller than our usual raffle, however, simply for entering each of the tournaments, we will be giving extra raffle tickets, and giving even more tickets for people that perform well in the tourneys!"