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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Weekly What To Do: More Than 24 Hours of Things To Do

 Burp! Excuse me, I drank so much soda pop at Galco's Soda tasting last week. Though that soda window may have popped, we have many more events to drink up. The odd artsy idea of seeing a clock be displayed through film is back in LA for twenty-four hours. I say just leave it on a TV and and let it play in a LACMA lobby.
Wed, July 22, 7:00pm
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Invader Zim is back and still funny. I actually recommend not going for Jhonen Vasquez as he's just awful to talk to. No, I'm not kidding. He's very bad at interacting with fans.

Downtown Film Festival L.A.
July 22-26
The Regent
448 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
$13.00 - $25.00

"The festival this year will present 11 feature films, most Los Angeles or world premieres, ranging from contemporary and historical dramas and music concert films to documentary features on issues at the forefront of progressive politics."

An Evening with Hannibal
Thursday, July 23, 2015 7:30 pm
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
A limited number of tickets will be available at the door two hours before the published start time of the event.
After the screening of the long-awaited “Red Dragon” episode of Hannibal, Fuller discusses developing his made-for-television version of the Man We Love to Fear in an onstage interview.

Doug Loves Movies
Thurs, Jul 23 2015, 7:00 pm
NerdMelt Showroom
7522 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

A pot-head comedian brings other comedians out to discuss films and play trivia games with them.

Round Up at L.A. LIVE
Fri, Jul. 24  6:00pm 
Microsoft Square
800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

"Round Up at L.A. LIVE is the ultimate country street party. People will have the opportunity to enjoy several free activities including riding a mechanical bull, cornhole tournament, live musical performances, line dancing, country themed vendors, rodeo ropers and more. Grab your friends and family and take advantage of this unique summer night featuring $5 food & drink menus, a beer garden and discounted parking."

Sam Bosma Fantasy Sports Signing & Solo Exhibition
Sat, July 25, 2015 - August 9, 2015
Jul 25, 7:00PM - 10:00PM
210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801

Zombie In Love 2 + 1 ( Scott C. Solo Exhibition)
Sat, July 25, 2015 - August 9, 2015
Jul 25, 7:00PM - 10:00PM
210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801 

It's a 2-for-1 sale at Nucleus with two amazing artists in for their shows. One is about magical fantasy sports, the other zombies raising a child, y' know same ol' art shows.

Both artists in attendance and like so many events at Nucleus, dress like a zombie to win prizes. 

Christian Marclay: The Clock: 24-Hour Screening
Starts Saturday, July 25, 2015 10 am
Free and open to the public; General admission tickets are required during regular museum hours.
Note: First come first served, no reservations. Space is limited, and there may be extensive waiting times. Enter the museum at Wilshire Blvd. and Spaulding Ave. if coming between 7 pm on July 25 and 10 am on July 26.
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
A montage of time scenes from film that create a real clock, the editing must have taken a long time.
Saturday, July 25, 2015 5:00pm
Central and West Plazas
943 N Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012
"Part food event, part summer party, Chinatown Summer Nights presents an exciting hot spot for Angelenos this summer. Taste the many culinary offerings of Chinatown and LA's gourmet food trucks; sample the neighborhood's wares; watch Chinese chefs perform cooking demonstrations; experience large-scale, outdoor video projections; take part in hands-on, Chinese cultural activities presented by local organizations and museums; sip on craft brews and dance in Central Plaza with 89.9 KCRW's DJ's!"

11th Annual Tiki Night: SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURE
Sat, Jul 25, 2015, Starts 12pm
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

Tiki Marketplace & Performances From King Kukulele & The Friki Tikis And The Polynesian Paradise Dancers!

Doraemon: Fujiko Fujio Tribute Art Show
Saturday, July 25,  7 PM – 10 PM
Exhibition Date: 7/25/2015 - 8/16/2015
Q2 Gallery, 319 2nd Street # 121, Los Angeles CA 90012
(located across from Jungle Special Collector's Shop in the Little Tokyo Mall)

Giant Robot Presents: Game Night 27
Saturday, July 25, 2015 6:30 – 10:00 PM
Giant Robot 2
2062 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90025
Two games, Game Night, and Obon Festival (at the Buddhist Temple just 1 block away). Parking should be plentiful at the law office parking lot, corner of Corinth and Mississippi Avenue. We will see you there.

Car Wash (Presented by 5 Every Day) 
Saturday, July 25, 2015 4:00 PM
The Cinefamily
611 N Fairfax Avenue
"Filmed in our very own LA (at a Westlake car wash at the corner of Rampart Blvd. and 6th Street) & one of the best ensembles of the 70′s-( Richard Pryor, Pointer Sisters, & George Carlin to name a few)!"

 Wizards Market Crafts Faire
July 25 - July 26
Jul 25 at 10:00am to Jul 26 at 6:00pm
Whimsic Alley
5464 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036
It’s time again for Whimsic Alley to open it’s doors to the finest witches and wizards in Los Angeles to sell their home made art, accessories, and apparel. Looking for the perfect gift for the witch or wizard in your life?
Saturday, July 25, 2015 9:30 am -
Sunday, July 26, 2015 9:00 am
12901 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Free, Must RSVP
"For 24 hours, the Portraits of Hope studio in Marina Del Ray will host a Paint-A-Thon, completely free to the public, in hopes of putting a real dent in the largest civic art exhibition Los Angeles has ever seen! As guests enjoy some live music and performers, blank spheres and loads of paint will fill the room, adding color to the existing number of spheres that will consume MacArthur Park later this summer."

Sunday, July 26 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Little Tokyo/Arts District
200 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, California 90012
"This may be the news many of you guy have been waiting for!!! We've been working on the Harajuku fashion walk day with the original creator of Harajuku Fashion walk "Junnyan" !! He is in full support of this up coming event, and have created the days that the entire world can celebrate this wonderful fashion style as whole!"

Sunday, July 26, 2015 1:00 pm -
6:00 pm
The Standard, Hollywood
8300 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069
"The pool party returns Sunday 7/26 at The Standard Hollywood 1pm-6pm. More sun, swim & sounds: Luxxury, Filthy Gorgeous, Pleasure Principle, Val Fleury & Victoria Van Damn."

Monday, July 27, 6:00pm - 10:00pm

The One Up
13625 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, California 91423
$10 per game
"Dodge barrels and fireballs for points at Kong-athon! Cash prizes and bonus prizes will be awarded to the highest scores in Donkey Kong 1, Donkey Kong 3 and Donkey Kong Junior, as well as a grand prize for the best cumulative high score across all 3 games."

Tuesday July 28, 2015 8:00 PM
Hollywood Improv
8162 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Steve Blum (the thug in every Batman game), Kari Wahlgren, Sean Schemmel, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, and Todd Haberkorn