Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Weekly What To Do: Girls & Bugs Will Travel

The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival
May 18-25
Multiple Theaters
General Admission – Public $13.00

The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival returns for another year of Jewish hilarity and drama.

Friday, May 20, 7:30 PM
Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028

Molly Shannon & director Bruce McCulloch (Kids In The Hall) in person! Plus, we’ll have a Catholic schoolgirl costume contest, with Blu-Ray & vinyl LP prizes from Drafthouse Films and Mondo.

Expo Line to Santa Monica Opens
Opens Friday, May 20
Downtown to Santa Monica

FREE rides to the public on the entire Expo Line starting at noon Friday, May 20th through midnight Saturday, May 21st **

You can finally ride the Metro all the way through Santa Monica. Check the above link for all the details.

"As part of the celebrations for the opening of the Expo Line to Santa Monica on Friday, May 20, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will offer free rides on Friday and Saturday and will hold station celebrations on Saturday, May 21.
The free rides will be on the entire Expo Line, from 7th St/Metro Center to Downtown Santa Monica. On Friday, free rides will begin at noon and will continue until the close of service. On Saturday, May 21, the free rides will start at 4:42 a.m. in Downtown Santa Monica and at 4:45 a.m. at 7th/Metro Center and will last until the end of service around 2 a.m."

Hollywood Pop!
Opens Friday, May 20, 5-8pm
Southwest corner of Selma and Ivar

A new pop-up park to enjoy to seat back and relax and just chill in Hollywood. It'll be right near the Hollywood Farmer's Market on weekends. It'll be staying around through 2016 with nice cartoony trees. It's asking the community for any improvements as it plans to grow and get better.

Alice Through the Looking Glass Art Showcase
Opens Friday, May 20, 7-10pm
2020 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

"The event will feature 50+ female artists who have created all new original works inspired by the creativity and originality of all things Alice, including works inspired by both the new film, as well as the beloved classic book series by Lewis Carroll."

All of Them Witches
May 20-July 1
The Cinefamily
$12 – $15

The Cinefamily doesn't know when Halloween is. Almost two full weeks of witchcraft sets in spell on the cinema. All witches movies, some well known and some hard-to-finds.

Star Girls VOL 2 :The Force is a Shakin'
Fri, May 20, 2016 Doors: 9:30 pm / Show: 10:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)
Hollywood, CA
$25.00 - $250.00

"The highly anticipated sequel to the original Star Girls Burlesque show ! All brand new character performances never before seen in any of our shows. A top notch cast of ladies including a live guitarist ,roller-skating pole dancer droid,a ballerina on point warrior, contortionist , pole dance champions , professional dancers and saucy stripteasers mixed with video projections and large scale props .Plus LIVE  Sithfits Cosplay Cover Band bringing you all your favorite punk rock music hits from the darkside..."

May 21May 22
The Alpine Village
833 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, California 90502
The world's first all-post-apocalyptic car show, plus Wasteland after-party!

30th Annual Bug Fair
May 21 and 22
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90007
General Admission 

*This is for kids

"Join us on May 21 and 22 for a two-day festival celebrating 30 years of Bug Fair – our winged, multi-legged, squirmy, and sometimes bug-eyed friends. Visit a variety of exhibitors – and see everything from exotic insect collections to pet tarantulas, from millipedes to centipedes, from bug-related products, like honey and silk, to bug-inspired artwork and jewelry. Enjoy a special cook-off with your favorite Bug Chefs as they whip up protein-filled snacks. The weekend will be filled with bug hunts, performances, up-close encounters with crawly creatures, and more!"

External Tank Arrives
Saturday, May 21
12-18 hours

External tank, ET 94, will be strolling down the street from Marina del Ray all the way to the California Science Center in Exposition Park.The process will take 13-18 hours so you have a huge chance of seeing it and being stopped by it and going around it in your car. the tank will have a dozen or so astronauts following alongside it as it makes its way throughout the city.

Saturday May 21st & Sunday May 22nd
10:00am – 6:00pmMagic Box at The Reef in Downtown LA
1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA, 90007

"Over 50 of the photography and video industry’s top brands will be on hand to offer exhibition and demonstration of their cameras and photography related products.  Many will be offering deals so good that they will ONLY be available to PhotoCon LA attendees."

Japanese Prints and Photographs: Paths through Modernity
May 21, 2016–September 25, 2016 
LACMA, Pavilion for Japanese Art, Juda Gallery
General Admission
"Japanese Prints and Photographs: Paths Through Modernity opens up the relationship between these media by presenting prints and photographs from Japan that span almost 100 years, from 1917 to the present. Though modern prints and photographs developed in different directions, the exhibition explores several points of intersection between these media, examining the ways in which Japanese print artists and photographers approached landscape, the city, and abstraction."

Violent Pink Book Launch and Exhibition
May 21, 2016 - June 5, 2016
May 21, 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801

Didn't we just have the show for Utena at Q Pop?

"The book is a collection of the wonderfully illustrated adventures of three magical girls, one designed by each of the artists, as they fight off villains with their powerful weapons of choice to win back the object of their desire. In addition to celebrating the anticipated release of the book with a signing and exhibition of the three artists' work, we are inviting a select group of artists to create their own pieces inspired by Violent Pink."

2016 US Sumo Open – 16th Annual
Saturday May 21, 1pm – 3pm
Walter Pyramid @ Cal State Long Beach

"This US Sumo Open is going to be HUGE. Nearly 60 competitors from all over the world will square off in 150+ matches!Dozens of past and current national and world champions from USA, Norway, German, Belgium, Poland, Russia, Egypt, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, and Japan are signed up to compete."

Special Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Screening
Saturday May 21, 2016 
Doors open at 10:30AM
Movie starts at 11:00AM
Regal Cinemas at LA Live! 
1000 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Special screening that benefits the Big Brothers and Sisters of LA before the films opens. Tickets include one complimentary popcorn, soda, and cool TMNT 2 giveaways!

Robo Toy Fest
Sunday, May 22
Pasadena Convention Center

A big ol' toy fair with robot toys in mind.

Kimchi and Wieners
Sun, May 22, 1pm
Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles
Upstairs, Los Angeles

"Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, Lucky Peach and MOO are teaming up to celebrate the release of Chris Ying's encased-meat compendium The Wurst of Lucky Peach with a Korean BBQ-inspired sausage fest. Join for Kimchi and Wieners, a proper pork party Upstairs at Ace Hotel — tickets entitle you to a copy of the book, plus food by Hanjip Korean BBQ, a Tiger Beer, fun printed surprises from MOO, a DJ set by Them Jeans (The Stew Podcast), Baby Ketten Karaoke and more."