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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Weekly What To Do: You Got Samurai in my X-Files & Power Rangers

Nerd Nite Los Angeles
Thurs, Jan 14, 7pm
Busby's East 
5364 Wilshire Ave
Los Angeles, CA, 90036$10

Nerd Nite is a monthly event held in more than 50 cities across the globe during which several folks give 20-minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines – while the audience drinks along. It’s like the Discovery Channel… with beer.

Fri, Jan 15, 2016 - Sun, Jan 24, 2016
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

"With a new 4K version of RAN arriving soon in theaters, we’ve gathered some of Kurosawa's most popular and fascinating works for your enjoyment. His highly influential THE SEVEN SAMURAI, THE HIDDEN FORTRESS and the action-packed chanbara YOJIMBO helped inspire THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, STAR WARS and A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS, respectively. His “Macbeth” adaptation, THRONE OF BLOOD, remains among the finest screen adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays. Dark crime dramas THE BAD SLEEP WELL and HIGH AND LOW pack punches that still leave audiences reeling. And in RED BEARD and IKIRU, Kurosawa tells moving tales of compassion and hope amidst illness and death."

FRIDAY NIGHT FRIGHTS: Still Alive at 5 All Nighter! 
Friday, January 15, 2016 7:30 PM
The Cinefamily
To celebrate FNF’s fifth anniversary, only one thing seemed fitting of the occasion — if you guessed an all night marathon consisting entirely of the fifth installments of various horror franchises, then you’re correct! After all, Part 5 is generally when most horror franchises go completely off the rails. An apt metaphor for the madness we all hope 2016 will hold.

Fais Do Do
5257 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90016
"Join us and our Burlesque Magic students as they participate in the Wizarding & Ecdysiasm Tournament where Cherry Potter herself was selected by the fabled Pasties Of Fire to compete! However, despite the naughty festivities, mysterious goings-on are afoot backstage with rumblings of 'She Whom We Do Not Dare Speak Her Name' trying to find a way to return to get her revenge on Cherry and take over the world! Oh, and it all ends in pasties...

You know, because... burlesque wizards."
The X-Files Files: Live Podcast & Marathon!
Saturday, Jan. 16th, 12:00pm
The Silent Movie Theatre
611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90036
Free, Must RSVP, First gets seats

Host for the evening, podcaster, and that tree from Ugly Americans and upcoming “The X-Files” guest star Kumail Nanjiani, will take us on a tour of the absolute best of the X-Files, for a special live episode of his podcast “The X-Files Files.” To top it all off, expect surprise X-Files cast & crew appearances, plus a sneak peek of the first new episode. And if you’re not on board yet, just know that Kumail says… “”This is going to be the greatest day of my life.”
Opening Saturday, Jan 16, 7pm

Gallery Nucleus
210 E Main St, Alhambra, California 91801
Nucleus teams up with Saban Brands and BOOM! Studios to create a unique fan event! In celebration of the new Power Rangers #0 comic by BOOM! Studios, we will be curating brand new tribute art work along with rarely seen production art from the original TV show.
January 16-17, 2016 (Sat & Sun)
Fairplex - Pomona, California

Today the Asian American Expo features 6 large expositions halls encompassing over 400,000 exhibition space, 1,000+ vendors, 8 non-stop performing stages, and 3 separately unique food courts. Attendees from all different ethnic and work backgrounds, from both local and international are bound to be at the Expo.
January 16-17, 2016 (Sat & Sun)
Fairplex - Pomona, California
Starts at $11
"ANIME IMPULSE is the Ultimate Cosplayers, Designers, Collectors & Fan Event! The event will highlight appearances from celebrities and special guests, panels, VIP parties, vendors, artist alleys, an Itasha Car Show delicious food and treats, and the cutest fashion live from our runway stage"
Hikari Shimoda's "Recycling Humanity"
Saturday, Jan 16, 7-11PM
Corey Helford Gallery

The exhibition explores the Buddhist notion of "samsara", the never-ending cycle of life and death and will feature two new series, "Children on the Edge" and  "Children of Emptiness".

Horrible Movie Night: The Final Alliance
NerdMelt Showroom
Friday, Jan 16, 9PM (doors 8:30)
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, Calif. 90068
Tickets: $8. in advance ($10. at the door)

Your hosts for the evening, JOHN MATHOT (Disney's Star Vs. the Forces of Evil), and SUSAN WRIGHT (The Because Show podcast) will kick off the new year with some old cheese -- 1990's THE FINAL ALLIANCE. David Hasselhoff stars as a drifter who returns to his hometown to find it overrun by a biker gang. He sets about to clean up the motorcycle mess, along with his sidekick Felix, an ACTUAL MOUNTAIN LION!

Night ONE: Jan 16 @ DTLA Gathering (Downtown LA) 6pm
Night Two: Jan 23 @ Brave New World (Newhall)
Whedonopolis will be hosting TWO stitching knits at two fabulous locations! We will be mainly focusing on making blankets but anything created such as baby booties or hats is welcome.

Detective's Casebook: L.A. Bombing & The Making of a Serial Killer
Sunday, January 17, 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

Talk focuses on a couple of interesting, yet less-publicized, bombings that have occurred in Los Angeles. Presentation #2: The Making of a Serial Killer: The Corey King Arson Murder
Investigations with Ed Nordskog.