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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Weekly What To Do: Snack, Art and Kung-Fu Murders

Earth Day LA
April 22, 2015, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Grand Park, The Music Center and DWP
200 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Some activities for Earth Day, remember only you can hurt the Earth, you monsters.

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
April 23 - April 30
Multiple Theaters

It's really all about Kung-Fu Killer for us.The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival comes back with a slew of new films this year. This fest will be centered more around Little Tokyo, where it all began in 1983. TTDILA has found you the best films to peruse if you're not into dramas. Some sadly are dramas, though with a sci-fi twist. For a full list of films, go here.

Newport Beach Film Festival
Apr 23-30
Several Venues

A nice collection of films to catch, a fair ride from LA.

Deconstructing "Big Hero 6"
Thursday, April 23, 7:30pm
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212


With special guests: directors Don Hall and Chris Williams, producer Roy Conlivisual effects supervisor Kyle Odermatt, head of animation Zach Parrish and director of cinematography lighting Adolph Lusinsky.

Thu, Apr 23, 2015 - Sun, Apr 26, 2015
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
1970 Sci-Fi films with special guests.
Apr 23 - Apr 26, 2015
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Avenue Los Angeles 
This play is suppose to be crazy or at least that's what LA Weekly came. "Buckle your seat belts for our most offbeat presentation ever! Hercules vs. Vampires combines opera and midcentury pop culture, synchronizing live music with cult fantasy film Hercules in the Haunted World, a 1961 sword-and-sandal epic starring bodybuilder Reg Park. When the actors projected on the silver screen open their mouths to speak, the audience will hear their lines sung by our cast of singers from the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program, accompanied by a 26-piece orchestra."

Come Out and Play

w/ Tomi Monstre, Julia Sonmi Heglund & Hoang Tran 
Opening reception: Friday, April 24th, 7-10 PM
G1988 (East)
7021 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90038

"Come Out and Play, a small group show featuring three of G1988's most impressive emerging artists. All 3 participants have been wow'ing buyers as part of our large group shows for the past few years, and now, featured in their first more focused exhibit, have stepped it up to create beautiful large collections of their work."

Hats Off To Dr. Seuss
Opening April 24
April 24-May 10
Exclusive Collections Gallery
229 S. Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Free, RSVP

Dr. Seuss' private hat collection on display; as strange as the art he made.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” Art Showcase Presented by Hero Complex Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, April 24, 7-10pm
On View: April 24 – May 17
Additional Hours – Wednesday - Sunday, 11 AM - 6 PM PT
Hero Complex Gallery
2020 South Robertson Blvd., Studio D, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Free custom collectible chocolate bars for opening night attendees while supplies last!

Out of nowhere we have an art show based on the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron with over 100 artist at the Hero Complex Gallery and the blessing of Marvel. Scant details so far, more as they come in.

Saturday, April 25, 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Clockwork Couture
707 S Main St, Burbank, California 91506
"Over 25 vendors will offer their unique Doctor Who-themed wares, plus food vendors will gather outside L.A.’s finest Steampunk shop. This free, family-friendly event offers coloring pages for the littlest Who fans. Grab your favorite scarf, bow tie or Sonic Screwdriver and have your photo snapped in a full-size TARDIS or the TARDIS console. Fun for your inner Gallifreyan."

Harry Potter Roller Skating Night
Saturday, April 25, 8:00pm - 11:00pm
5110 San Fernando Rd, Glendale, California 91204
Even if you don’t skate, you can still enjoy all of the fun for only a few dollars! Spectator (no skating, just watching) - $6.50 Entrance without skate rental (you have your own skates) - $11.50 Entrance with skate rental (rental skates from rink) - $14.50

I wish it were the bowling event again, but too many wizard were injured. What could go wrong a the
4th Annual Harry Potter Roller Skating Night? Get ready to play Qudditch a whole new way, though you won't be doing that all. Dress up like a character from Harry Potter and skate and shake it. Perhaps talk about Universal having Harry Potter Land done next year?

Brewery Artwalk and Open Studios
Apr 25-26, 11 am - 6 pm
2100 N Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90031

"This April at the Brewery, The Brewery Artwalk Association is pleased to feature the largest contingent of pioneering artists in the Los Angeles area. While some of our talented resident artists are painters, photographers. printmakers and sculptors, other resident artists have been experimenting with Immersive 3D environments, LED light sculpture, high tech and high class furniture design, contemporary fashion and environmental design,  new media and digital art. The artists of the Brewery stretch the meaning of art in different directions, but are often on the leading edge of the Los Angeles art scene."

Hops and Hopes Craft Beer Day
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 11:00am
Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumGeneral $50

Another big beer fest in LA.

Artisanal LA Spring Show
Apr 25-26,11am-6pm
 The Reef | A Creative Habitat 
 2nd Floor Magic Box 1933 South Broadway Street
Los Angeles , CA 90007

"The Reef will transform into an eco-foodie showcase featuring over 150 local vendors, including artists, authors, chefs, wares and more- which means you can sample some beef jerky while learning about aquaponics from the experts. This community festival showcases the best of American-made, small-batch, handmade food, drink and wares from talented, independent makers for a weekend of tasting, shopping and experiencing the best of Los Angeles and beyond."

Ed Templeton
Synthetic Suburbia 
Opening Reception Saturday April 25th, 6-8pm
April 25 - May 30, 2015
5801 W Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Please Do Not Enter
Public Opening - Sunday, April 26, 3-6pm
On view April 26, 2015-May 10, 2015
4301 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029

"Please Do Not Enter announced opening events today for French artist Vincent Lamouroux’s site-specific art installation, Projection. An architectural intervention into Silver Lake’s notorious Sunset Pacific Motel, commonly known by its infamous moniker as the “Bates Motel”, Projection will impermanently transform the derelict structure, altering the public’s perception and temporal experience of the site. The artist will cover the entire building in white opaque lime wash, inviting viewers to speculate, infer and project their own imaginings onto the stark white structure. By dramatically punctuating Los Angeles’ urban landscape, Projection becomes an open-ended invitation to experience an indeterminate space."

Sunday, April 26
Cost of entry to park
Go as a group of Adventures to Disneyland, will we see anyone dressed as Finn & Jake? A Scavenger Hunt awaits you and a theme park is a fun place to have one in.