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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Weekly What To Do: Reality Is Not Virtual, Just Hot

January 21-24,
Pasadena Convention Center

SCaLE 14X – the 14th annual Southern California Linux Expo – takes place on Jan. 21-24, 2016, at the Pasadena Convention Center. As the first-of-the-year Linux/Open Source software expo in North America, SCaLE 14X expects to host 150 exhibitors this year, along with nearly 130 sessions, tutorials and special events

National Hot Sauce Day 2016
Fri, Jan 22, 7pm - 10pm
1430 N. Cahuenga Blvd., LA CA 90028
Free admission 

National Hot Sauce Day began as a celebration to honor Hot Sauce enthusiasts and their passion for all things HOT and SPICY.

Foreign Movies Opening Friday

Ahrya Fine Arts
8556 Wilshire Blvd.

Special Q&A hosted by filmmakers Doron and Yoav Paz after the 7:30PM screening and special introduction hosted by the filmmakers before 10:10PM screening on Friday, January 22nd.

In this award-winning supernatural thriller, two American girls on vacation follow a mysterious and handsome anthropology student on a trip to Jerusalem. The party is cut short when the trio is caught in the middle of a biblical apocalypse. Trapped between the ancient walls of the holy city, the three travelers must survive long enough to find a way out as the fury of hell is unleashed upon them. Filmed on location in Israel, JeruZalem gives a firsthand point-of-view journey to some of the world’s most religious sites never before seen on screen. Starring Yael Grobglas (Jane the Virgin, Rabies) and Yon Tumarkin (Rock the Casbah).

Ip Man 3

Playhouse 7

Donnie Yen (upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2) ignites the screen in a return to the role that made him an icon - as Ip Man, the real-life Wing Chun grandmaster who mentored Bruce Lee. In this explosive third installment of the blockbuster martial arts series, when a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer (Mike Tyson) makes a play to take over the city, Master Ip is forced to take a stand.  Fists will fly as some of the most incredible fight scenes ever filmed play out on the big screen in this soon-to-be genre classic.

Year of the Monkey
A Group Exhibition
January 23, 2016 - February 10, 2016
A Group Exhibition
January 23, 2016 - February 29, 2016

Opening Receptions with the Artists: Saturday, Jan 23rd, 2016, 6:30-10:00 PM
2062 Sawtelle Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90025
Jan 23 at 9 AM to Jan 24 at 7 PM
2152 Alton Pkwy Suite F, Irvine, CA 92606
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VRLA Winter Expo
Sat, January 23,12:00 pm – 7:00 pm,
Los Angeles Convention Center

Can't say I was that entertained last time, I think the technology is still too new.

"Come experience the latest in virtual reality and immersive technology from the leading companies in the industry at VRLA Winter Expo, the world's largest VR expo. The event will feature cutting edge demos of the most exciting projects in development for the Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard, Samsung GearVR, and more."

Love Me When I’m Gone
Opening: Saturday, January 23, 6:00 - 9:00pm
6009 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

In this new series of works, Strid continues to explore imagery with water. Expert at capturing its reflective movement and depth, her paintings are filled with refracted light and distortions. Her subjects are presented in varying states of submersion and vulnerability, as her watery portraits take on a meditative dimension. Suspended somewhere between an unsettling and eerie calm and a foreboding anticipation, Strid arrests time.

Obscura Society LA: Antiquity in the Valley
Saturday, Jan 23, 1:30 pm-5:00 pm
Valley Relics Museum and Royce's Arcade Warehouse

Valley Relics Museum: The day will kick off with a guided tour through a treasure trove of So Cal history and artifacts at the Valley Relics Museum in Chatsworth. The museum’s founder and curator, Tommy Gelinas (a lifetime Valley resident), will lead us back in time through his large collection, showcasing everything from antique neon signs to old school bmx bikes. Be sure to bring some cash as the gift shop sells rad reprinted vintage t-shirts.
Royce’s Arcade Warehouse: After leaving the museum, we'll walk over to Royce’s Arcade Warehouse, which focuses on revitalizing vintage arcade games from the late 70’s and 80’s. Founder and owner, Royce, will give us a brief history and tour of his amazing collection of rare and vintage arcade games, including Frogger, which is much like dodging traffic in LA. Afterwards, we will all have the opportunity to play the games for a full hour. Brush up on those mad Ms. Pacman skills!

ROAR Screening and Q&A with John Marshall, star and son of director Noel Marshall
Jan 23

Street Pass LA
Sun, January 24, 12PM-4PM
Grand Park 200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles


Upon entering in the contest, you will have until 2:30 pm (unless you finish earlier) to draw/color/sketch and submit your work of art themed after either the MARIO & LUIGI series, the PAPER MARIO series...or a combination of both! It can be a specific character, scene, box art, etc. Anything you feel like drawing is up to you so long as it sticks to the aforementioned themes. ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.

Kites Festival 2016
Sun, January 24, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm,
Ocean Blvd and 54th Place, Long Beach, CA 90803

Inspired by the South Asian Festival traditionally called Uttarayan, NetIP LA-OC chapter brings this fun festival to be enjoyed by all.  Last year's Kites Festival was celebrated by over 250 participants; this year, NetIP is expected to double its attendance.

Eagle Rock Brewery 6th Anniversary Party
Sun, January 24, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Eagle Rock Brewery

Can you believe that it's been 6 years since we've opened our doors? Actually, over 6 years, but isn't it way better to celebrate after all the holidays and keep the party going?? This year, we're teaming up with our fellow anniversary breweries, Ladyface Ale Companie and Strand Brewing Company for their 6 year anniversaries as well... Triple 6 anniversaries!