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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Weekly What To Do: Is Being Naked Cosplay?

 Why don't we ever have a week with nothing going on? Oh, wait, we live in LA. Another heavy weekend with cosplay-dressing up in costume- over in Long Beach for the comic expo and in the city we let go of costumes for nudity. We have an art show devoted to breasts and not far from it is the infamous "Chocolate & Art Show," that always has body painting. We doubt that swings as cosplay at the Long Beach Comic Expo. So possible nudity and other events are here to fill up your weekend.

The Forbidden Room Screenings
Starts Friday, Feb 19
Arena Cinema
1625 N Las Palmas Ave, Hollywood, CA 90028

THE FORBIDDEN ROOM is Guy Maddin's ultimate epic phantasmagoria. Honoring classic cinema while electrocuting it with energy, this Russian nesting doll of a film begins (after a prologue on how to take a bath)

Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028
5-Second Night is an annual tradition that gives Titmouse animators the chance to bring to life whatever strange/beautiful/disturbing/funny ideas they've had all year as a short-format cartoon. Tonight the studio opens up the screening of these masterpieces to friends, neighbors and fans and adds in a selection of rarities from the studio’s vaults.

Friday Feb 19,
The Vista Vintage Cinema
"We will be joined for a brief QA by Battlebots judge and chief model-maker on Galaxy Quest - Fon H. Davis (Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, etc..)!"

The Chocolate & Art Show
February 19-21, 7:00 pm – 2:00 am
KGB Studios
1640 NORTH Spring Street, Los Angeles 90012

Indulge yourself in some of LA's finest up-and-coming artists, photographers and creators! There is something for every body including live body painting, live music, face-painting, free nail art/henna tattoos, live portraits and free chocolate!

Breasts: An Explorative Exhibit
February 19-21, 7:00 pm – 2:00 am
Oddville. A Creative Space
734 S Main St, Los Angeles, California 90014
$10 at the door before 9pm. $20 after 9pm.
This is an explorative exhibition about breasts. You shouldn't feel uncomfortable about this. In fact, quite the opposite. In this show, we seek to find different angles on a round subject.

A Tribute to Robert Towne
Friday, February 19th - Sunday, February 21st, 2016
The Frank Sinatra Hall at the Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex
3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free, RSVP

"Join us for a retrospective of the extraordinary career of screenwriter Robert Towne. A central figure of the New Hollywood, Towne’s Oscar winning screenplay for Chinatown (1974) brought the detective film to its apotheosis and articulated a timeless, personal vision of Los Angeles he continued to explore over the next five decades."

It's Chinatown.

Saturday, February 20
6pm – 10pm
VIP Hour 5pm – 6pm
California Market Center
110 E 9th St., Los Angeles, CA 90079

"LA Weekly's signature food and wine extravaganza. Curated by our award-winning food critic Besha Rodell, the event showcases signature bites from restaurants featured in our 99 Essentials restaurant issue that hits stands the same week. Along with the great food, guests will enjoy wine from top shelf wineries and cocktail samples from our liquor partners."

Opening: Saturday, February 20, 7:00 to 11:00 PM
Corey Helford Gallery
571 S Anderson St, Los Angeles, CA 90033

From artist Eric Joyner

Capturing the various fantasy worlds of his robot universe, Joyner takes us on a journey through the ordinary and extraordinary in the daily life of his robots and their ubiquitous donuts.

For the Sweet Dominion exhibition, Joynersays: “For my latest series of paintings, I’ve decided to revisit some themes that I had touched on before, while at the same time, I wanted to introduce some new ones. New subjects include rain, transformers, cakes, anti-gravity, tiki, sea life, human behavior, cats and migration.”

Feb 20-21
Long Beach Convention Center
Price varies by day or package, starts $25 

Enjoy a sunny wonderful weekend at the beach inside of a large building with comic book writers. This convention is big on real comic writers and cosplay. Other than that it's just a warm-up for WonderCon hitting downtown next month. Check their site for much more details if you're planning on meeting a personal hero or YouTube personality.

Saturday, Feb 20, 12pm
Belasco Theatre 
1050 S Hill St
Los Angeles, CA 90015 
Get in your underwear and run!

38th Annual LA Chinatown Firecracker 5/10K Run
February 20, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
February 21,  6:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bike ride, run or walk through Chinatown at the annual event that takes you through the area and ends with its own festival.

Air + Style Los Angeles
February 20 -21
EXPO Park at LA Coliseum
$tarts at $75

The two day festival features music on two stages along with art, fashion, and technology exhibits, and the world’s best snowboarders going head to head on Air + Style’s signature 16 story high snowboard jump.

Saturday, Feb 20, 7pm
Barnes & Noble Events, The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
A wristband will be issued to customers who purchase
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns 30th Anniversary Edition
See how well he's aging, the last time we saw his face from the disaster that was Sin City 2 wasn't great.
Sunday, Feb 21, 6pm
The Vortex
2341 E Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90022
Tickets are $12, in costume $10
Anyone 18 years and younger FREE!
Dungeon Master is the interactive, fantasy-adventure stage show starring YOU! Prince Roderick has a score to settle, but the overthrown royal can't settle anything without finding his missing shipment of gold. Could it have something to do with the dark agents and werewolves in the neighboring kingdom?

Monday, February 22, 8:30pm
Drawing on forms as varied as TV after-school specials, music videos and magical realism, Jennifer Reeder constructs intimate narratives about relationships, trauma and coping.