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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Weekly What To Do: Which Taste Better Cats or Bread?

Are you ready for some Pokemon? Cats perhaps? Want some anime in you before AX? How about some love of bread? It's another strange week in LA and were still two weeks away from E3!

CGV Cinemas 5th Anniversary Event
June 1-30
CGV Cinemas
621 Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90005
Special and deals all month for the 5th Anniversary of the CGV Cinemas of KoreaTown.

The 9th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF)
June 3 – June 7
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

This five-day fest opens with LITTLE ENGLAND and includes more than 35 features, shorts and documentaries as well as free industry seminars.

Batman: Earth One Signing
Thursday, June 4 , 7pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30 Los Angeles, CA 90036

Writer Geoff Johns (Justice League, Aquaman, The Flash) appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Batman: Earth One Vol. 2. Prior to the signing, Johns will participate in a Q&A moderated by Dan DiDio, Co-Publisher of DC Entertainment.

Friday, June 5, 5–11 pm
Natural History Museum Gardens
900 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Featuring Outdoor Sets by
Hanni El Khatib, Chicano Batman, and Avid Dancer
KCRW DJ Raul Campos and Captain Planet

The final night you can spend at the Natural History Museum with good music and good speakers, perfect for dates.

June 5 – 28, 2015
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Artist reception: Friday, June 5th; 8-11PM

Another crazy art show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery

Cuatro Love
Four exhibitions curated by Jason Ostro and Phil Santos
Saturday, June 6,  7pm -11pm
The show will run from June 6th - June 27th

The Gabba Gallery
 3126 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, 90057

The Gabba Gallery presents Cuatro Love, four, diverse, mini exhibitions by artists Essi Zimm, Rene Gagnon, Morley and Max Neutra.

 Great Horror Campout
Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7, 8pm until morning
Griffith Park Old Zoo
Starts at $109

A mix of being in a horror movie and looking for clues the camping experience has ghouls hounding you while you try and become a master camper. We've had our like and dislikes with the experience over it's short run. Go with a group of friends to combat the night or watch as they suffer through it.

Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7, 9am - 6pm
1933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA
Adults $25 for a day pass, $40 for the weekend
Kids  (Ages 5-12): $15 a day pass, $25 for the weekend

We love cats. We'll vote for them. We'll defend them in Spaltoon. Even a cat lover has to wonder how fun CatCon is going to be. It doesn't have that many exciting things to do or see, not like some cartoon or anime about cats. Set your feline expectations to low.
Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7, 9am - 6pm
Grand Central Market
317 S. Broadway

A free, two-day celebration of the Southern Californian artisan bread renaissance hosted by Grand Central Market. And we though CatCon was weird. Throughout the two-day festival, Grand Central Market vendors will provide an eclectic offering of bread items, which at least sounds and will no doubt taste better than CatCon.
June 6 - July 5

Japan LA
7320 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Specialty items from designers such as Japan LA itself, Onch Movement, and Omocat will be for sale at the store. Opening night will be a special event with character photo opportunities, appearances by featured designers, and celebrity DJ Amy Pham. It's specail Pokemon merch that America gets bfore Japan! Maybe, only we get this Pokemon fashion.

June 6, all day

244 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Until June 3, $25 at the door $30

A Little Tokyo, little con for anime fans. Sort of a prep run to get you ready for AX. More fan-based than anything it's a nice place to meet up with other anime fans from around SoCal.

Saturday, June 6, 8pm
Little Tokyo, Los Angeles301-349 E First St, 110-120 San Pedro, 119 Central Ave, Los Angeles,
A cute little festival like event in Little Tokyo for anime fans.

As NinjaCon winds down enjoy:
A Cosplay Fashion Show 
A Cosplay Performance

Saturday, June 6, 11:00am -11:00pm
Six Main Stages and More Than 30 Supporting Venues

150 events throughout Pasadena, man this city can work tourism.

Epic: Blockbuster Music From Video Games & Film
Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7, 7:00pm
Wilshire United Methodist Church
4350 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010
Between Highland and Wilton.
Limited free parking available at venue.

Inspired by recent blockbuster movies such as Frozen, art house favorites like Cinema Paradiso, and science fiction classics including 2001: A Space Odyssey, this audience-friendly event offers something for everyone… even Mel Brooks fans. Don’t miss this rare chance to hear a live choral version of the theme song from Blazing Saddles! In addition to film selections, this lively event also features wildly imaginative soundscapes from video games, including selections from World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy VIII, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and Tetris, all interpreted by 150+ voices and orchestra.

Fantasia & Fantasia 2000 at the Chinese Theatre 
Sunday, June 7, 6:30 Gates 7:30 show
TCL Chinese Theatre

Oddly, across the street from the El Capitan will be a showing of Fantasia and  Fantasia 2000.
With a Disney themed Cinespia Photobooth, DJs spinning before the screening and full bars with valid ID.

7 Minutes Screening

Monday, June 8th, 7pm
The Albert and Dana Broccoli Theatre, SCA 112
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free, must RSVP

After becoming indebted to a psychopathic drug lord, three desperate young men are forced to commit a brazen robbery. What begins as a simple plan - 'in and out in seven minutes' - quickly escalates into a dangerous game of life-or-death.