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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Weekly What To Do: One Day A Pokemon Will Win An Oscar

February ends, of course, this weekend with the Oscars. Who will win? Who will lose? Traffic will be a nightmare in either case, just remember those street closures around Hollywood this Sunday. If you don't have your own Oscar party to go to we have two listed below.

For the gamer, Pokemon Day, yes, they created their own day, will have the opening of a pop-up shop at Japan LA celebrating with special edition clothes. Competing with the Oscars-good luck- is a concert devoted to Final Fantasy, but only on piano, a very odd event planned with another Final Fantasy event scheduled in LA a month later.

Scary Stories with Rob & Bill
Wednesday Feb 24, 7PM
The Lyric Theatre
520 N. La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 
Featuring Ryan Phillippe, Iliza Shlesinger, Max Landis, Hunter Hill, Jessica Lee Williamso. How nice to forgot all the comedy acts and straight up have some scary stories? 
City of Gold with Jonathan Gold Q&A
Wednesday Feb 24, 7:30PM
Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd. Free
Parking: Under the museum, $3 flat rate after 6 p.m. (cash only)

LA Weekly's fav food critic has a film about eating in LA.
A Q&A with Jonathan Gold and director Laura Gabbert follows the screening

Open Projector Night
Thursday, Feb 25, 7:30PM
Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd. 
Parking: Under the museum, $3 flat rate after 6 p.m. (cash only)

Check out some weird and we mean weird stuff at the Hammer. Located right near UCLA and in LA, you'll have a lot of filmmakers to contend with.

"Krisha" Sneak Peek
Friday, February 26th, 8:00pm 
The Silent Movie Theatre 
611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90036
Free, Must RSVP
w/ Dir. Trey Edward Shults, Krisha & Robyn Fairchild in person! Check out this new drama before any of your friends.

Landmark Nuart Theater
Starts Friday, Feb 26
A film from Ghibli released in theaters finally in the US. The English-language version comes out now in celebration of its 25th anniversary. Featuring the voices of Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire).

Friday, February 26th, 7:00pm
Hero Complex Gallery
2020 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90034
Is it a video game fan weekend or what? Friday we have Zelda, Saturday is Pokemon and Sunday is Final Fantasy. Enjoy an anniversary tribute show to one of gaming's oldest legends.

JapanLA x Pokémon Boutique!
Opening : Saturday, Feb 27th , 6pm-10pm
7320 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, California 90046
The Pokémon Boutique is back promoting Pokemon though designer clothing. Opening festivies include trivia contests with prizes, photo booths and of course cosplay.Free Exclusive Pokémon Tote Bag with purchases over $30! (while supplies last)

February 27-28, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Long Beach Convention Center
Regular Onsite Admission is $16/$25 per ticket (1 Day/2 Day)    
Get the best info for traveling around the world, though you do live in LA, so you kind of have a piece of all the places you could travel to already. But who are we to stop you from getting advice and deals on seeing the rest of the planet.
Saturday, February 27th from 10-6pm &
Sunday, February 28th from 10-3pm
The Sword And The Stone
723 N. Victory Blvd., Burbank, CA 91502
Buy everything you see in RPG video games and Lord of the Rings on sale over this weekend. 

YOKAI: The Horror of Shigeru Mizuki Art Tribute
Opening Reception: Saturday, Feb 27th , 7pm-10pm
319 E 2nd st. #121 LA, CA 90012
This is work based on the old Yokai, not the new video game series. Yokai generally refers to Japanese ghosts and monsters. For their first show of the new year QPop is going something they may have been better saifyiyf for Halloween.

Santa Anita Winners’ Circle Chili Cook Off
Saturday, February 27, 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Santa Anita Park

The first (hoping) to be annual chili cook-off for the Santa Anita race track will be a contest to find the best hot stuff that burns your tongue.

The Edwardian Ball
Saturday, Feb. 27
The Fonda Theatre
6126 Hollywood Blvd
Tickets start at $55

Enjoy the goth and steam-punk style of the Edwardian Ball featuring music, strange stage acts and a roof of wonderment. Based on the dark humored nature of Edward Gorey's comics this annual ball that looks like Halloween in February.

Doug Benson Watches the Oscars + Pot Luck!
Sunday, February 28, 3:00pm
The Silent Movie Theatre
611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90036
Free, Must RSVP

Watch the Oscars with comedian Doug Benson and friends, but first bring some home-made food.

KPCC's The Frame & Ace Hotel Present An Awards Show Show and Party
Sunday, February 28, 3:30pm
The Theatre at Ace Hotel
$12 advance, $15 at the door

Featuring a special appearance by LA improv dynamos The Black Version, The party'll have ballots, bingo, prizes, karaoke hosted by RVIP Lounge in the Mary Pickford's Private Screening room and special guest DJ's from RedShoe spinning all night long. Creative fancy dress strongly encouraged.

Sunday, Feb 28, 8pm
Wilshire Ebell Theatre 4401 W. 8th Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90005
$39.00 - $95.00

Final Fantasy Series composer Nobuo Uematsu with Hiroyuki Nakayama will play classic songs from the series as scenes from those games are projected on screen. Focusing mostly on the popular songs from VI, VII, VIII and IX.

Sunday, February 28, 9am-5pm
Pasadena Convention Center
300 E Green street
Pasadena CA
9 am Early Bird $12.00
10 am General Admission $7.00
Kids are Free 12 and below
Not the top of the line conventions you can go to. This is also only recommended based on distance and if there's anyone there you care to meet in person, like John K. creator of Ren & Stimpy.

Sunday February 28, 7:30pm doors, 8:30pm start
El Cid 4212 W Sunset Blvd, Silverlake, CA 90029
Tickets are $20-35 online and $25-50 at the door

L.A.’s only 8 piece live orchestra burlesque show.
Tue, Mar 1, 8:00pm
Rockwell Table & Stage
1714 N Vermont Ave
With Burlesque by: Brandy Snifter Blanche Bourgeois Gwen Ruby Robin Switch Veronica Voss Georgia O’Queef Amber Dextrous Vesta Vaingloria Hazel Le Roux Chris Deadly Johan Solo and Special Guest... Pearl Lux...
Tuesday, March 1, through Monday, March 14
Old Pasadena
More than 25 participating venues offer extended Happy Hours, promotions, and special events.

Tuesday, March 1, 7:30 PM
Ahrya Fine Arts by Laemmle
8556 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, California 90211
Check out the work of Mamoru Hosoda, his new animated film has been wowing crowds over the festival circuit. Gameroom sponsored by World-8. Play games before and after screenings of Summer Wars , The Boy and the Beast, and Wolf Children.