Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Weekly What To Do: Nisei Week, Echo Park Rising, Dew Tour and Regular Show The Movie

Killer roster of free events this weekend all over the city. If you want free music and entertainment end your summer right by heading to one of the many free outdoor events going on this weekend.

11th Annual HollyShorts Film
Aug 13-22
Chinese 6 Theaters
Price Varies

Over 400 shorts to see over two weeks.

Thu, Aug 13,  7:30pm
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Discussion following with actors Joseph Culp, Alex Hyde-White, Rebecca Staab, Carl Ciarfalio, special effects makeup artist John Vulich and executive producer Mark Sikes.
"How many movies did Roger Corman make that never got released? One – a 1994 film featuring Marvel Comics superheroes The Fantastic Four. Through exclusive interviews with cast and crew, this documentary provides an inside look into the secrets, stories and legal shenanigans that have kept the Four’s first big screen adventure on the shelf."
Run Aug 14-Sept 5
G1988 West
7308 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Moved from an earlier date, we finally get the G1988 x Mattel art show. All of those favorite toys from the past remembered by your favorite artist.
Aug 14-20 
Downtown Independent Cinema
251 South Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
After accidentally creating a "Timenado," slacker groundskeepers Mordecai and Rigby go back in time and battle an evil volleyball coach in order to save the universe  and their friendship.

Maybe it needs to qualify for an award so it's playing in on theater for one week, though they usually do it at the AMC Burbank near Cartoon Network. Anyway, don't question it, you can see Regular Show The Movie at an actual theater.

Check Twitter feeds for cast and crew coming.

3-Night Engagement of THE BOY
Aug 14-16
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

Discussion following with actor Jared Breeze, producers Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh Waller and writer Clay Chapman the first night.

Synopsis: Ted Henley (Jared Breeze) lives with his depressed dad (David Morse) in an isolated desert motel, with little to occupy his time other than removing roadkill from the nearby highway. When a mysterious drifter (Rainn Wilson) checks in, the boy’s fascination with death accelerates in this disturbing portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath.

Labyrinth Fantasy Masquerade Ball
Aug 14-15
Millennium Biltmore Hotel
506 S Grand Ave, Los Angels,CA, 9001
Starting at $49

"The Labyrinth Fantasy Masquerade Ball, a weekend of costumes and magic in Los Angeles. Indulge yourself in the mirth and celebration amongst some of the finest costumers and artists in the Realms come together for our legendary event within the Royal Court."

Dew Tour LA
Aug 14-15
Ace Hotel Downtown LA
929 South Broadway
Free, unless going to movie screening

Dew Tour will host a celebration of the sport, inclusive of art, fashion, music, movie premieres, competitions and more. Mainstay seems skateboarding.

Aug 14-17
Echo Park, Los Angeles
#EchoParkRising is a neighborhood event in it’s 5th year that focuses on the music, creativity, diversity and small businesses of Echo Park. There are multiple stages and activities throughout the weekend located on the main routes of Sunset Blvd, Glendale Blvd, Alvarado Avenue and Echo Park Avenue and beyond.
Check out iam8bit's chillout lounge, they have AC finally! 
Aug 15-16
Little Tokyo

It's the big party in Little Tokyo you've been waiting for! Not only will the annual Grand Parade be on Sunday, but over the two days you'll have free outdoor entertainment, taiko drums, Japanese dancers, martial arts, musical performances, children’s activities, cultural exhibits, food/drinks. Don't forget discounts and special deals at stores.

International Sailor Moon Day

Saturday Aug 15, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Weller Court, Little Tokyo, L.A.
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St, 90012

Calling all Sailor Scouts! It's International Sailor Moon Day and it's perfect fit with Nisei Week going on at the same time. Little Tokyo is already going to be busy and now it has Sailor Scouts in the mix. The organizers want a meet-up and photo shoot and might have a karaoke session after.

Small Worlds
August 15, 2015 - August 30, 2015
Aug 15, 7:00PM - 10:00PM
210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801

Experts of capturing entire dreamlike universes into compact visual designs, artists:

Michelle Romo
Jared Andrew SchorrSean Chao

present a collection of their own imagined worlds scaled down to miniature.

West of Lincoln's Summer 2015 Pop-Up Art Show
Saturday, August 15, 5pm
Hamilton Galleries - 1431 Ocean Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90401

Featuring artists' work in the mediums of: Photography, Mixed Media, Glass & Metal Wall Sculpture, Oil Landscape Painting, Abstract Acrylic Painting, High Art Graffiti, Subterranean Retro Pop Art and Hand-Blown Glass.

Serial Killer Summer Session: The Night Stalker & The 60 Freeway Slayer
Sunday, August 16, 12:00pm-4:00pm
The Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center (Cal State L.A.), 1800
Paseo Rancho Castilla, Los Angeles, CA 90032
$36.50 per person, includes refreshments.

Sold Out

Sun, Aug 16, 7:30pm
 Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
Double Feature! Cast & Crew In Person!

These two horror flicks hit home, both are in well known LA locations. Chopping Mall was filmed at the now reconstructed Sherman Oaks Galleria. Night of The Comet was set all around town.

Hollywood Bowl
2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, California 90068
Price Varies
"Recognized as one of the greatest works of science fiction cinema, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 is acclaimed for its technological realism, creative audacity and inspired use of music. Behold the film’s visual grandeur on the Bowl’s big screen while the soundtrack is performed live, including Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra, music by Gy├Ârgy Ligeti, and the “Blue Danube” Waltz."