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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Weekly What To Do: E3 Is Going To Miss Beer Week

In what might be a good thing, Beer Week starts Saturday, two days after E3. So instead of having drunk developers die in car accidents and delaying games further we just have the regular people of LA getting closer to doing that.

As always, it's mostly video games this week with E3 in town, so check the guide for anything related to that. It's good if you want to party or drink or play games and also drink.

We really wonder how much more alcohol is consumed with so many game companies in town and the prostitution rate. We assume both go up.

Wednesday, June 17 from 5 pm–9 pm
Downtown Culver City

Participating businesses will have the spiked lemony goodness. Grab a special passport and get stamped at them to be entered in a raffle to win prizes.

(LA Premiere w/ The Yes Men co-director Laura Nix and EP Adam McKay in person!)
Thursday, June 18th 7:30pm
The Cinefamily
611 N Fairfax Avenue

America’s favorite agitprop pranksters are back, this time to take on Global Warming with their arsenal of bogus press conferences and assumed identities. Part Bond/part Borat, Mike (the straight one) and Andy (the gay one) boomerang the globe – storming the UN with Survivaballs™ (giant inflatable condoms that protect you from atomic radiation and terrorist attack alike), plotting with Ugandan activists to demand “carbon debt reparations” at a Copenhagen climate summit, introducing Shell’s new Arctic Drilling slogan in Seattle (“We’re Pumped!”), shanghai-ing the U.S. Chamber of Commerce or the Homeland Security Conference, or delivering a fake polar bear to the Amsterdam Zoo, courtesy Russian oil leviathan Gazprom. 

Thursday, June 18th, 7pm
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free, Must RSVP

Followed by a Q&A with Director Jason Banker via Skype.
Synopsis: Amy is an artist hanging on by a thread. Trying to overcome a recent trauma while coping with the subtle aggressions she experiences daily from the men around her, Amy’s art turns toward the creation of grotesquely costumed alter egos that re-appropriate the male form. While giving her the sense of power and domination she craves, acting as these characters pushes her further from her friends and into her own world. When she meets Kenny, a seemingly nice guy that wants to understand her, she opens herself up to him - but that vulnerability comes at a dangerous cost.

Thu, Jun 18 - Sun, Jun 28
Egyptian and
Aero Theatres
Hollywood & Santa Monica 
Watch 80's classic fantasy films on the big screen.
Jun 18, 7:30pm
Linwood Dunn Theater

Pickford Center, 1313 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028

Two classics for nothing, one's a shoot'em up Western, the other a Kung-Fu, martial arts movie.

Friday, June 19, 6pm
701 E. Palm Canyon Dr / Palm Springs, CA 92264
$10 or $25

After eleven years of curating independent shorts and feature-length films from filmmakers the world over, the festival is now known as a Big Island tradition for vast communities of surf, art and music enthusiasts. With performances by Tomorrow’s Tulips, Darren Rademaker of The Tyde and Matt Costa — along with DJ sets by special guests The Allah-Las (among others).

Astro Boy and the God of Comics
Opening Night Saturday, June 20, 2015 8pm
Fri- Sat 8pm
Sundays- 7pm
Sacred Fools Theater
660 N. Heliotrope Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90004
The story of famed Japanese animator Osamu Tezuka, creator of Astro Boy. A new play for those who want insight into the man who is generally regarded as the start of all anime and manga.

Will have more on this after we see it, probably the next weekend.

Special Sunday Anime Nights! Come see ASTRO BOY and then stay for our post-show round table / meet & greets with English voice actors from your favorite anime. June 28: Robbie Daymond, Yuri Lowenthal, Tara Platt & Ezra Weisz; July 12th: Carrie Keranen, Wendee Lee & Michael Sorich; July 19th: The cast of "Kill la Kill"

LA Beer Week
June 20-28
Multiple Locations 
Price Varies, Some Events are free, the beer isn't

We have a whole week of drinking to get done here in LA. There's far too many events to mention to get wasted at, remember folks just call a taxi, Uber or Lyft. The Downtown Indepdendent is showing Beerfest three nights in a row with beer o ntaop, of course. Just skimming it over, you can get some nice meals with your beer with some bacon or a nice supper downtown. Check the full schedule at their site.

Mike Mignola Meet
Saturday, June 20 10:00am - 1:00pm
Earth-2 Comics

15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, California 91403
Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy, will be signing at Earth 2.

23rd Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival
June 20-21
Paseo Colorado
280 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101

Sidewalks will be used as canvas for wonderful chalk art throughout Paseo Colorado in an artistic event that makes you getting down to Earth. Literally, your drawing this stuff on the ground.

Beastly Ball
Saturday, June 20
6 p.m. to Midnight
LA Zoo
5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Starting st $1,000

Since its inception in 1969, the Beastly Ball has evolved into one of the premier fundraising events in Los Angeles. Guests stroll throughout the Zoo grounds, enjoying music, visiting the animals, sampling fine cuisine, and bidding on silent auction items. Each year, funds raised by this annual event help the Los Angeles Zoo to achieve diverse goals in public education, exhibit improvement, and local and global wildlife conservation projects.

Thrones! The Musical
Monday, June 22, 8:30pm
UCB Sunset
5419 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027 
"Ridiculously handsome" men battling White Walkers, ridiculously beautiful women riding fire-breathing dragons, and everyone trying to either kill or f*ck each other, Thrones! is a racy, hilarious parody of HBO's phenomenally successful Game of Thrones.
Thrones! features completely original music and super-special special effects.