Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Weekly What To Do: It's all about LA EigaFest

The Kaleidoscope VR Film Festival

LA River Studios 2025 
North San Fernando Road Los Angeles, CA, 90065
Sold out

Curated 20 amazing virtual reality experiences made by independent artists from around the world. Come celebrate the pioneers of virtual reality filmmaking with an evening of artist presentations, VR demos, and engaging discussions.

Toy Art Gallery Sale  
Starts Wed Sept 23
Toy Art Gallery

7571 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Its final days lead to great deals on toys for adults and to make your desk stand out at work.

Thursday, September 24th 
6:30 pm VIP Reception 7:00 pm General Admission
Supperclub Hollywood 6675 Hollywood Blvd.  Los Angeles
$50 and $100 for VIP

A Superhero Costume & Lingerie Auction and Silent Auction to Benefit the Free Speech Coalition.
Porn stars model lingerie in your favorite superhero costumes.

Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume 2
Thursday, September 24th, 3:00pm
SCI 106, Interactive Media Theatre
Free, Must RSVP

Followed by a Q&A with Lloyd Kaufman

Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Volume 2 is the explosive finale of Lloyd Kaufman’s inspired two-part indie event film, the continuation of the compelling adventure of Lauren and Chrissy, two lesbian lovers who must face and defeat the most corrupt and evil forces ever to descend upon Tromaville…and the world!

Pop-Up Magazine
Thu Sep 24,7:30pm
The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles
$25 - $40

Pop-Up Magazine is a "live magazine," an evening of true stories, photography, documentary film, and radio, presented live onstage by some of the country's top storytellers and artists.

Fri, Sept 25, 9pm
1432 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA
21+ Two drink minimum

Roses & Cigarettes formed in 2013 by Jenny Pagliaro and Angela Petrilli. Roses and Cigarettes play a wide variety of music, country to rock, folk to Americana as well as current and classic covers and originals. They released their self-titled debut album in May 2015.

September 25 - 26
The Theatre at Ace Hotel

929 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
$25.00 - $75.00

Racing and car chases, a festival just devoted to that. The fest will kick off on Friday at the Santa Monica Airport’s Barker Hangar with a gala screening of Adam Carolla’s new documentary Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman, followed by a Q&A with Carolla and an after-party. Prior to the screening there will be an exclusive Ride & Drive Experience with the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

September 25 - 26
1933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, California 90007
A late night horror film festival, horror booths and hot rods. An odd assortment of more to prepare before October starts.

LA EigaFest
Sept 25-27
LA Live Regal Cinemas

We already previewed our top favorites. There is at least one film you'll want to catch and they even have some virtual reality to check out with Kaiju Fury!.

Many of the films will be premieres; never seen in the US before. That includes blow-your-mind films including Sion Sono's Tag, Deadman's Inferno; zombies vs. Yakuza and That's It!; an angst-ridden black and white, violence nightmare.This year they're opening with the North American Premiere of Rurouni Kenshin, which will have its Director Keishi Otomo and supporting actor Munetaka Aoki (Sagara Sanosuke) at the premiere for a Q&A session after the screening. They'll be closing with Takeshi Kitano's Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen. 

The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival
Sept 25-27
1190 Nagoya Way
Ports O' Call  Village, San Pedro
$10, kids under 12 free
Free Parking

Three days of lobster munching and music near the beach.

Crab Fest
Saturday, September 26, 2015 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple 
815 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
$65.00 - $90.00

Enjoy ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT snow crab legs and side dishes prepared by STARRY KITCHEN (one of Jonathan Gold's/LA Times 101 best LA restaurants)!This fall fundraiser for JACCC is sure to be a special evening of delicious food, beverages, crab, and great company.

Kiddee Matinee: INFRA-MAN (Shaw Brothers Tribute!)
September 26 - September 27
New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036
Danny Lee from The Killer and The Mighty Peking Man plays Super Infra-Man, an Ultraman-influenced bionic superhero who must save the planet from Princess Dragon Mom and her army of talkative and hyperactive monsters from inner earth!

ALL THE INSTRUMENTS AGREE: an exhibition or a concert
Sept 26–27, 2015 12 p.m.–10 p.m.
Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

ALL THE INSTRUMENTS AGREE: an exhibition or a concert is a two-day program of back-to-back live performances by over 25 local, national, and international sound artists, music collectives, art bands, and visual artists whose practices extend into the production of sound.

Tarfest 2015

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 1 – 8pm
Music & Culture Festival at the LaBrea Tar Pits Park
5801 Wilshire Blvd
Free//all ages

Dozens of the nation’s most distinctive emerging artists, performers, and cultural innovators come together and showcase their talents and ideas at historic and notable venues along the Miracle Mile.

Museum Day Live!
Sept 26
Multiple Museums

Multiple museums open for free for one day.

Batman Day
September 26
Multiple Locations

Celebrate your love for the dark knight with special signings and events around LA.

The Abbot Kinney Festival
Sunday, September 27, 10am-6pm
Abbot Kinney Blvd

The Boulevard’s eclectic boutiques, artisan eateries and influential art galleries infuse the festival with a local flavor that makes this event unique and not to be missed.

Tuesday, September 29, 7:00pm
Barnes & Noble Events, The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, California 90036
Creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko discuss and sign. For event particulars, please call store at 323.525.0270. (This event is wristbanded.)

Tuesday, September 29, 8:30pm
2419 N Broadway
$5 18+

Join Los Angeles chiptune collective 8BitLA as they present the next installment of their pretend monthly.

Featuring live music from:
+ Clover & Sealife
+ The Syntax Sin Tax
+ Melonmint
+ Viami