Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Weekly What To Do: 4th of July Fun and of course Anime

Celebrate the fourth with good food and fireworks around LA! More than one anime related art show in the LA area this weekend, but not at Anime Expo, great planning you guys, great suck.  Check out Hatsune Miku Dreams of Electric Sheep
and In the Year 199X Art Show. Not at all close to AX.

Creep Screening
Wednesday, July 1st, 7pm
The Albert and Dana Broccoli Theatre, SCA 112
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free, Must RSVP
Followed by a Q&A with Patrick Brice

"Looking for work, Aaron (Patrick Brice) comes across a cryptic online ad: “$1,000 for the day. Filming service. Discretion is appreciated.”Low on cash and full of naiveté, he decides to go for it. He drives to a cabin in a remote mountain town where he meets Josef (Mark Duplass), his cinematic subject for the day. Josef is sincere and the project seems heartfelt, so Aaron begins to film. But as the day goes on, it becomes clear that Josef is not who he says, and his intentions are not at all pure."

We Stand On Guard #1 Signing
Wednesday, July 1st, 7pm-9pm
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Writer Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Y: The Last Man) and artist Steve Skroce (The Matrix, Doc Frankenstein) appear for their new work WE STAND ON GUARD is an action-packed military thriller about a futuristic conflict between Canada and the United States, so in honor of their story, the creators will be appearing together at two different signings, one in each of their home countries.

Hatsune Miku Dreams of Electric Sheep
July 2, 2015 - July 19, 2015
Jul 2, 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Gallery Nucleus
210 E. Main Street
Alhambra, CA 91801

Crypton Future Media, INC., the creators of Hatsune Miku, has partnered with Gallery Nucleus to present an exciting line-up of original art, featuring the blue-haired virtual virtuosa and her futuristic universe. A wide range of artists will present their own artistic visions of Miku in a variety of styles. A collision of worlds that will no doubt surprise her fans and intrigue all art lovers!

5:30 - 6:30 Hatsune Miku Concert Screening. ONLY July 2nd during the opening reception. (Tickets SOLD OUT *ticket holders please bring your paypal receipt)
6:30 - 10:00 FREE ADMISSION, Open to the public, No RSVP, all ages welcomed

  • Limited edition Miku prints
  • Limited edition Exhibtion T-shirt
  • Limited edition Gallery Exhibition Catalog with FREE download card for a special Hatsune Miku EP
  • Many SNOW MIKU goods available for the first time outside of Japan
  • Steamy Bun Food Truck

Stung Screening

Thursday, July 2nd, 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 Adam Aresty

"Mrs. Perch, an elderly, wealthy lady from rural America, is throwing a fancy garden party at her remote country villa. Same procedure as every year - except this time her illegally imported plant fertilizer seeps into the ground. Subsequently, a local species of killer wasps that usually lay their eggs into other insects mutates into 7 ft tall predators. And the celebrating upper class company provides just the right kind of prey. It's up to Paul and Julia, the two catering staffers, to stop the creatures, fight for their lives, and incidentally get their stumbling romance in order."

Stung Screening 2
Friday, July 3rd, 8:30PM
Arena Cinema
1625 N Las Palmas Ave, Hollywood, CA 90028

In the Arena courtyard prior to the 9:20 PM show of STUNG with special guests Walter and writer Adam Aresty.


July 3 – August 2, 2015
Artist reception: Friday, July 3rd; 8-11PM
La Luz De Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

When Marnie Was There
July 3-13
Downtown Independent
251 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Possibly the last anime film of Ghibli

"A young girl is sent to the country for health reasons, where she meets an unlikely friend in the form of Marnie, a young girl with flowing blonde hair. As the friendship unravels it is possible that Marnie has closer ties to the protagonist than we might expect."

In the Year 199X Art Show
Friday, July 3rd from 7 to 11 PM
Meltdown Comics inside Nerdist Showroom
7522 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90046

Zoe Moss, you might remember her as a Q Pop artist alum, has her own show with Jacob Strick celebrating the 90's. 90's anime and culture will be presented in the hottest gallery to deal with this summer. If you can stand the heat, check out these hot pieces of 90's anime nostaliga. From Bebop to DBZ.

Independence Day Screening
Friday, July 3, midnight
Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Dr, Los Angeles, California 90027

via WeLikeLA: Massive List of Where to Watch July 4 Fireworks in Los Angeles

626 Night Market
Friday 7/3: 4pm–1am
Saturday 7/4: 4pm–1am
Sunday 7/5: 4pm–11pm
285 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, California 91007 
$3 Admission. Free parking. Children ages 6 and under get in free.
Celebrate July 4th with an epic Laser Extravaganza and DJ set on Saturday night! Enjoy over 200 food, merchandise, crafts, art, music, and entertainment attractions all weekend at your 626 Night Market. 

4th of July Block Party 
July 4, 3:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Grand Park
200 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

LOS ANGELES! #GO4THDTLA. Grand Park is the place to celebrate together with music, food, and an incredible fireworks display launched from the civic center skyline. Grab the best friends, the whole family, and main squeezes and enjoy a bit of togetherness under the beautiful Angeleno sky.

OC Block Party 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
Saturday, July 4, 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm 
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
2000 Gene Autry Way 
Anaheim, CA 92803
$7.00 - $10.00

OC Block Party returns to Angel Stadium this July, bigger and better than ever. Featuring food vendors, performances, live art installations, and merchandise vendors galore, this is one July 4th block party that you don't want to miss! Headlining this year's event is the must-see "fireworks spectacular" show, to be held at 9:45pm.

Sunday, July 4th, 3:00pm
The Silent Movie Theatre
 611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90036
Free, Must RSVP

What’s more American than Jazz? This July 4th, come join the Cinefamily as we celebrate our freedom and our greatest American art form with the most exquisite concert film ever made—plus a sneak preview of the once-banned premiere of IFC’s The Spoils Before Dying. It’s a day of free-flowing barbecue, beer and live jazz on the patio.

Fri, Jul 3, 2015 - Sun, Jul 5, 2015
Egyptian and
Aero Theatres
Hollywood & Santa Monica 
Have a safe and sane Fourth of July weekend in one of our air-conditioned theaters!

SERASYMPHONY: Sailor Moon Symphony
Sunday, July 5, 8pm (Doors: 7:30pm).
Zipper Concert Hall at The Colburn School

A fan orchestra concert featuring Jennifer Cihi and the music from the original Sailor Moon anime.

Monday, July 6, 11:00pm
UCB Franklin
5919 Franklin Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028 
Every two weeks, Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer of Human Giant get together with some friends to do whatever they want.