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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Weekly What To Do: Six Laser Degrees from Kevin Bacon

Ooh, choices between Avengers art, corrupt cops against children and alien trying to eat musical characters. It's a tough call.

Dear DTLA, On The Roof
Wednesday, August 5 from 7–10pm
Ace Hotel, 929 S Broadway, Los Angeles
Admission is free with RSVP (21+),
and those who arrive early receive free drink tickets.

Graphic designer and native Angeleno Brian Roettinger — the first artist to helm the billboard — will be in attendance. Jesse Boykins III will also be gracing you with a special acoustic performance.

UNLIMITED Laser Tag Fundraiser
August 5, 2015 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ultrazone Laser Tag
14622 Ventura Blvd
Ste 208

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
 $15 - $20

Unlimited laser tag, nuff said.

Sundance NextFest
Aug 7-9
The Theater at the Ace Hotel, Special Screening at Forever Cemetery

Odd that it's not held at the Sundance Cinemas, it is the same company, sort of like a big FU to them. Anyway, enjoy some of the best films out of Sundanc.

All films accompanied by live musical performance

626 Night Market
Aug 7-9

Santa Anita Park
285 W. Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA 91007

Vendors, music and good-food galore at one of the largest night markets in the country.

Friday, August 7, 2015, 7 to 11 pm
Los Angeles Zoo

Featuring an after-hours visit to the Zoo with beer samples from 55+ local craft and microbreweries and an eclectic music lineup including "the best of the worst of the '80s" with The Spazmatics; The Noble Gasses surf band; The Black Canyon dance band; live karaoke with Casual Encounters; and something completely different from Der Burgermeister Boys, a German Polka band.

Aug 7 - Aug 16, 2015
Theatre Palisades
941 Temescal Cyn Rd. Pacific Palisades 

This theatrical double-feature offers an exciting glimpse into the booming age of the entertainment industry. Set in the 1940's, "Lost in Radioland" is a comedy-thriller that follows a group of Hollywood's biggest stars as they perform a suspenseful syndicated radio show. On-set drama unexpectedly gives way to real-life danger when an escaped killer wreaks havoc on Los Angeles. The other "Original Win: The Early Days of Oscar"

Alien Vs. Musical
Aug 7 - Sep 12, 2015
Two theaters, two prices
David Henry Hwang Theater
120 Judge John Aiso St. Los Angeles
Elephant Theatre
6322 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood

Apparently a favorite of the Fringe festival, see other famous musicals taken down by the xenomoprh from Alien. 

Saturday, August 8, 2015 2:00 pm - 11:55 pm
CREAM Northridge 
9000 Reseda Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 91324

Free Ice Cream sandwiches!

Designing the Avengers: Age of Ultron
Saturday, August 8th, 2015, 6pm-11pm
Gnomon Gallery
1015 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90038

Head of Visual Development Ryan Meinerding, Lead Character Artist Josh Herman, Lead Concept Artist Andy Park, plus a team of talented Concept Artists and Illustrators from Marvel Studios will take to the Gnomon Stage to reveal their design secrets and share their experiences in reassembling the Avengers for 2015’s blockbuster hit.

The Cinematic Art of Marvel

Opening Reception Saturday, August 8th, 2015, 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
On Display Until
September 23rd, 2015
Gnomon Gallery
1015 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90038

Featuring artworks by a host of industry legends, this is a fantastic opportunity to explore some of the never-before-seen images that have helped build the Marvel cinematic universe. The exhibition will include concept art and designs from Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, as well as the Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America movies.

Aug 8-9
Pasadena Convention Center
300 E Green St
Pasadena, CA 91101

Celebrate Halloween and all other horrors during the summer, though the theme parks start their horror night in September. Vendors and insight on how to make the perfect Halloween and both a professional and lazy bastard level.

Unique LA 7th Annual LA Summer Market
11am-6pm (both Saturday & Sunday)
The Penthouse at California Market Center, 110 East Ninth St.
Cost: $10 at the door (cash only) with Kids 12 and under are free. Skip the long lines at the show and buy pre-sale tickets online! (You'll pick up your tickets on the main level then head straight to shopping on the 13th floor!)

Wow, it's the seventh one inside that awful building with terrible parking. The vendors our sweet, the location still sucks. It's mostly like being in a dystopian society that's found refuge inside a tall building. It is a great view of the city. Plenty of great gifts to get too.

Admission includes these Amenities & Perks:
  • Unlimited re-entry for both days
  • Free drinks from GT's Kombucha, Boxed Water, Ventura Spirits, The Naked Grape and more!
  • Free snacks from Luna and Clif Bar!
  • Free DIY craft projects all weekend long
  • Free photo booth portraits with Oh! Snap Studios
  • Kick up your feet in one of our multiple Lounges
  • Baby Changing Station and private lounge

Burgers and Beer
August 8, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
L.A. Memorial Coliseum
3911 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA  90037

LA Weekly's top choices in burgers and beer all in one place. Just imagine ambulance for the heart attacks, should I have wrote that for the bacon festival?

The Do-Over

1439 Ivar Avenue

Hollywood, CA 90028
Free / No cover

Over the years, The Do-Over has spread it's fun-loving funky sounds across the world with a philosophy of keeping all guest DJ's a mystery encouraging attendees to leave all hype and expectations at home

CicLAvia - Culver City Meets Venice
Sunday, August 9, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Culver City, Venice

The route will be a six-mile variation of the previous CicLAvia Westside route, allowing participants to explore more of Culver City’s charming neighborhoods, eclectic businesses and delicious restaurants, as well as connect with such Westside treasures as the Mar Vista Farmers Market, Abbot Kinney and Venice Beach.

Tuesday, August 11, 7:00pm

The Mint LA
6010 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90035
Several folks give 18-21-minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines and you can drink.