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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Weekly What To Do: Naked Irish Fun

Head to any bar in LA Thursday and wear green, because it's St. Patrick's Day!

Our top choice for the week has to be for the screening of Naked Gun with the Zucker Bros, Jim Abrams in person. Where's Pat Proft? Oh, you don't know there names, they're old comedians we like. See the best cop comedy out of LA, ever.

Baskin Free Screenings

Wednesday, March 16th, 10:45pm
The Silent Movie Theatre 611 N. Fairfax Avenue
Free, Must RSVP

Monday, March 21, 7pm
The Albert and Dana Broccoli Theatre, SCA 112
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free, Must RSVP

A five-man unit of cops on night patrol get more than they bargain for when they arrive at a creepy backwater town in the middle of nowhere after a call comes over the radio for backup. Entering a derelict building, the seasoned tough guys and their rookie junior, who’s still haunted by a traumatic childhood dream, do the one thing you should never do in this kind of movie: they split up. They soon realize they’ve stumbled into a monstrous charnel house and descend into an ever-more nightmarish netherworld where grotesque, mind-wrenching horrors await them at every turn.

St. Patrick's Day at Pershing Square
Thursday, Mar 17, 11:00 am
Pershing Square
532 S Olive St 
Los Angeles, CA 90189

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Pershing Square. Festivities begin at 11am and concerts begin at noon. Enjoy sounds by Bad Haggis, Hollywood U2 and Clearly Dancers. Food trucks and beer garden available on site.

¡Latin Food Fest!
March 18 – 21
Mainly Grand Park
Main tasting $65.00
Parking $20
Price varies for other events

The four-day event includes a kick-off party, two-day ultimate tasting experience paired with culinary demonstrations, and the private chef’s dinner – so that each guest will have endless opportunities to indulge!
 ShipKicker Events Space Rental

Shamrock 'N' Roll - the Queen Mary's Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Friday, March 18, 6pm - 1am
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA, 90802$15 (online in advance) and $20 at the door
18+ Only

Shamrock ‘N’ Roll, an annual Queen Mary event, features an amazing lineup of live entertainment sure to make you dance a jig all night long.

Prepare yerself for a wild ride with live music from the likes of Hoist the Colors, California Celts and Craic Haus! The show kicks off at 6PM on the Promenade Deck (Queen’s Salon and Royal Salon) aboard the World Famous Queen Mary.

IT IS FINE! EVERYTHING IS FINE / The Big Slide Show Part 2
Fri, Mar 18, 8:00pm
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
General Admission $24; Students & Seniors $22; Cinematheque Members $20.

If you want something weird beyond that German/ Japanese porn lecture series check out this film.

Crispin Glover's co-directed second feature will not disappoint fans of his offbeat sensibilities and eccentric taste. Based on a screenplay by the late Steven C. Stewart, who also stars, this noirish, surreal story focuses on a wheelchair-bound Lothario with a fetish for long hair, who has women literally dropping at his feet.

Celtic Faire at Fairplex
March 19March 20
1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
Adult Admission $10
Child Admission (6-12 years) $5
Parking - Gate 17, off of Fairplex $10

Step into the past and explore the rich Celtic traditions through music, dance, food, drinks, entertainment, crafts, games, gifts and hands-on activities. Stroll through a medieval Irish castle, a traditional Celtic camp or a lovely shire inspired by The Hobbit. Watch sheepherding demonstrations and learn about the different breeds of dogs that interact with the sheep in their daily lives.

Outlandish Time travel Craft Fair (Doctor Who)
March 19March 20
Whimsic Alley
5464 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036

By nerdy goodies minus the shipping and having to look on Etsy.

World Boysenberry Pie-Eating Championship

Saturday, March 19, 2:00 p.m.
Calico Stage inside Knott's Berry Farm, 
8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA
$$Admission to Knott's

 Eaters from across nation compete at Knott’s Berry Farm for a $4,000 prize purse and the title of World Boysenberry Pie-Eating Championship. Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, one of the world’s top-ranked competitive eaters, will defend his title.

L.A.zy River The First Annual La River Tubing Expedition
Possibly March 19, weather pending
LA River
Free, more info

Go tubin' down the LA River...if there's enough water in it. It's a tentative date, so maybe wait until we get some April showers if this weekend doesn't happen.

Selected Shorts: Dangers & Discoveries
March 19-20, 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Inspired by the J. Paul Getty Museum’s exhibition Noir: The Romance of Black in 19th –Century French Drawings and Prints, stage and screen actors will perform adventurous fiction that leads listeners through a landscape of treachery, madness, and redemption. The weekend features three shows full of cryptic characters, mysterious surroundings, and that long-awaited “Aha!” moment. From surviving the apocalypse to unmasking family secrets, these thrilling stories will leave you breathless and wanting more. 

Cherry Blossom Festival 
Sunday, Mar 20, 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Huntington Beach Central Library
7111 Talbert Ave 
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Enjoy watching the cherry blossoms fall, a Japanese tradition, to soothing music, taiko and ramen burgers. 

Taste of Israel Food & Wine Festival
Sunday, March 20, 5pm
The Majestic Downtown
650 South Spring Street

The event will showcase LA’s and Israel’s finest chefs, each presenting different tastes of the Mediterranean cuisine. Attracting wine lovers, this event will allow individuals to fulfill their cuisine curiosity and sample products.

Treat Yo' Self
Sunday, March 20, Noon-1:30pm and 2-3:30pm
L.A. River Studios, 
2025 N San Fernando Road
Time Out Los Angeles is inviting you to indulge in the finer things in life at Treat Yo’ Self, a dessert tasting extravaganza. Sweets and treats from LA’s best bakeries, restaurants, ice cream shops and more will offer samples of their most popular desserts, from decadent cakes to gooey bread pudding.

Wacko & Ozzie Dots Parking Lot Sale
Sunday, March 20th,1-7PM
4633 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

You may have noticed that WACKO, SOAP PLANT & La Luz de Jesus Gallery very rarely hosts sales of any kind, so you KNOW this is a special event not to be missed. We’ll have Books, Toys, Posters, and the Tchotchkes that made us famous along with a selection of Vintage Clothing from our neighbors, OZZIE DOTS!
In addition to marked-down samples and overstocked items, the parking lot will be filled with merchandise that has never even graced our aisles, so don’t go thinking that this is a garage sale. We’ll also be hosting a Toy Swap for collectors of blind-box and art toys, affording a chance to trade for the pieces that will complete your collections.

Tuesday, March 22nd, 7pm
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007 
Free, Must RSVP

Followed by a Q&A with David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, and Jim Abrahams, Moderated by SCA Alumnus Timothy Dowling

Our favorite film set in LA. Possibly our favorite film. Non-stop jokes with the straight-faced Leslie Nielsen as Lt. Frank Drebin.