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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Weekly What To Do: Why Do I Care So Much About The Pickle Party?

Wednesday, May 11, 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 Pierce Brosnan, Moderated by SCA Alumnus Timothy Dowling

Wednesday, May 11, 12pm-6pm

USC School of Cinematic Arts
930 W 34th St, Los Angeles, California 90089
DemoDay is the annual exhibition of student games from the Advanced Games Course from the USC Games Program.
Thursday, May 12, 7pm
Busby's East
5364 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036
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.

Friday, May 13
CGV Cinemas

“Phantom Detective” follows Hong Gil-dong (LEE Je-Hoon), a private detective with one goal in life - to find the killer who murdered his mother so that he can exact revenge on him. Gil-dong must team up with the unlikeliest of sidekicks to track down the murderer, all while uncovering secrets about a dark organization that has deep roots within South Korea.

Friday, May 13, 7pm-10pm
Gallery1988 (West)
7308 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Paintings, prints and sculptures influenced by television.

May 13 - 15
Airtel Plaza Hotel
Starts at $20 
Everything related to Joss Whedon at a convention, oddly specific, but whatever.
"There will be dancing at The Bronze, where you can relive the glory days of prom...or demand a do-over. We will roast superheroes Comedy Central style. You can learn how to publish e-books. Delve into everything Joss Whedon - from his kickass female heroines to the themes that frequent his work. There will be auctions to raise money for charity (Sophie Lancaster Foundation and Pop Culture Hero Coalition). See screenings of your favorite Whedon gems. Snag opportunities to meet your favorite Whedon veterans - from Juliet Landau to Doug Jones."

Friday, May 13, Midnight

The Vista Vintage Cinema
4473 Sunset Dr, Los Angeles, California 90027
Friday, May 13, 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028
May 13–15, Friday & Saturday 4pm–12am, Sunday 4pm to 11pm
OC Fair and Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
$5 admission. $8 parking. Cash only
Children 6 and under get in free
OC Night Market opens its third season this summer, and we've planned 3 exciting weekends of festivities. Come discover the hundreds of unique vendors and attractions that make Orange County one of the greatest communities in the world.
Game Realms
137 N Victory Blvd, Burbank, California 91502
It finally awakens from it's soft opening slumber. Game Realms grand opening takes place this weekend with special guest Jennifer Hale (May 14th from 11 AM to 4 PM, only). Jennifer Hale has voiced in numerous video games and animated films, she'll be giving her autograph for free, while she's there.

Read more about the store here, in our own preview of the location.

Saturday, May 14, 3pm
The Den On Sunset, West Hollywood, California
"Do you consider yourself a Power Rager? Do you still think 1990 was 10 years ago? Are the only parental skills you possess the ability to make sure a tamogatchi doesn't die for at least a week?"

5th Annual West Coast BBQ Classic
Saturday, May 14, 11am – 6pm
The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802
General Admission Value Pack with (5) tasting tickets: $25 online
VIP Admission Value Pack with (5) tasting tickets: $40 online
BBQ Tasting Tickets - $10 for (5) BBQ Bucks (no refunds)
Free admission for ages 3 and under
$15 upon exit

The WCBC will feature BBQ styles from across the country including slow-cooked hickory barbeque from Texas and southern Memphis-style barbeque. This finger lickin' family fun festival features: delicious BBQ tastings, live music, backyard games, kids' country, a merchant market and an awards ceremony for our victors.

Sample over 100 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries. Plus hang out in an atmosphere filled with live music, delicious food available for purchase, and great vendors.

Read More: Los Angeles On Tap Beer Festival - Los Angeles, CA |
Grand Central Market Pickle Party featuring Sandor Ellix Kat
Sunday, May 15, 10am-5pm
Grand Central Market

The first-ever Grand Central Market Pickle Party will be a one-day edible exploration of all things pickled, brined & fermented! The GCM Pickle Party will introduce visitors to the wide world of pickles and explore the cultural diversity of pickling traditions from around the globe. Market vendors will create onetime #flashsale menu items based on pickled ingredients, and visitors will learn to pickle at chef demonstrations while also rolling up their sleeves to make sauerkraut alongside the country’s premiere fermentor.
Pickle Party’s centerpiece will be 1,000 POUNDS OF KRAUT, a crowd-sourced communal sauerkraut-making session led by fermentation guru Sandor Ellix Katz, the New York Times best-selling author of The Art of Fermentation.

Original Tommy’s 70th Anniversary
Sunday, May 15, noon to midnight
Original Tommy’s location
2575 W. Beverly Blvd.

Festivities and 70 cent burgers and a drink to celebrate the anniversary.

CicLAvia - Southeast Cities
Sunday, May 15, 9am-4pm
Southeast Cities

For the first time, CicLAvia will connect six communities in Southeast Los Angeles with an open streets event on May 15. The communities of Huntington Park, Walnut Park, South Gate, Florence-Firestone, Lynwood, and Watts will host the country’s largest open streets event. Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space.

Venice Art Week
May 15-May 22

-The Venice ARTBLOCK Open Studios Sunday May 15, 11-6PM
-The Venice Art Crawl Thursday May 19, 6-10PM &
-The Venice Art Walk Sunday May 22, 12-6PM

Sunday, May 15, 12pm-7pm
500 Feet away from 
Griffith Park Merry Go Round
Los Angeles, California 90027

This event is for Cosplayers looking to get photoshoots for their Cosplays, modeling, etc, needs. And photographers to practice and hone their skills. All Cosplay is welcome but please try to keep it family friendly, or find a place nice and cozy to hide.

Monday, May 16 7:30pm

LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036
One of the most talked about films at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival was the documentary "Weiner," by directors Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg. Kriegman and Steinberg start their film by catching New York congressman Anthony Weiner at his peak, a crusading liberal politician with the kind of media savvy and quick, coruscating wit that would make him a natural for higher office. Then he drops the ball when his balls get out.
Join us at Hollywood on May 16th to ride into the danger zone as we celebrate Top Gun’s 30th birthday, or if you’re looking for a little action adventure, expect the impossible as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Mission: Impossible on May 23rd.

Anniversa-Tease! 3 Year Anniversary Burlesque Show
Tuesday, May 17, 8pm showtime, 6:30 doors
Rockwell Table & Stage

1714 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
 “The Hollywood Jane Revue is celebrating their 3 year anniversary by showing you their greatest TITS! 3 is a magic number, and that means we will have a menage a trois of burlesque, magic, and special surprises in store! Our lusty ladies (and gentlemen) will each be reprising some our very favorite burlesque acts from the last 3 years, because hey! It's our birthday and we will strip if we want to!”

May 17 & 18
Select Theaters

Funimation churning out another anime film in theaters, ehh. It's an anime film, but not one that looks that good, more like a Ghost in the Shell knock-off.

"In a future ruled by an unwavering dedication to good health, three high school girls led by the defiant Miach Mihie attempt suicide as the ultimate act of rebellion. Tuan Kirie survives, but can’t shake the hatred she has for the “perfect world” she lives in."