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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Weekly What To Do: Before E3 There Were Film Festivals

The LA Film Festival closes this week, but don't worry about eighty million have come to take it's place with special screenings and other events.

7th Annual New Media Film Festival
June 7-9,
The Landmark 10850 W. Pico Blvd.

27 New Media Films & Content from 37 countries (Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Laos, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, UK, Ukraine, USA, Vietnam).

Blu-ray/DVD release of HBO's Vinyl: The Complete First Season
Wednesday, June 8, 6-8pm
6400 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA  90028

Los Angeles staple and fan fave record store Amoeba Music will be hosting an event to celebrate the Blu-ray/DVD release of HBO's Vinyl: The Complete First Season at their Sunset Boulevard location. Part of the activities will include karaoke, photobooth opps, giveaways, live DJ, and cast member Jack Quaid (The Hunger Games) will be in attendance to greet fans and take part in some photo opps. Not to mention, we'll be giving away cookies! (=

Wednesday, June 8, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (local time)
Sunday, June 12

"Thirty-two years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, Fathom Events and Columbia Pictures invite you to celebrate the upcoming July release of Ghostbusters (2016) with the original misfit parapsychologists of Ghostbusters (1984) as the classic film returns to select cinemas nationwide for a special two-day event on Wednesday, June 8 and Sunday, June 12. Who you gonna call?"

Thursday Jun 9, 7pm
Busby's East
5364 Wilshire Ave
Los Angeles, CA


The Astralnauts Art Show

Friday, June 10th from 7-10pm
Gallery 1988 West

"For the past few months, Alex Pardee & Matt Ritchie have been playing in a spiritual sandbox, creating a new visual and narrative world full of ghosts, aliens, haunted planets, spaceships, and cybernetic dolphins. Their new universe will be unveiled this Friday, June 10th from 7-10pm in Los Angeles and they launch “THE ASTRALNUATS” at Gallery 1988:West."

Friday, June 10, 6pm
The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles 
Free with RSVP

Greetings, Channel 5 viewers! Please come to the Ace Theater for the Season 4 premiere of Check It Out! With Dr. Steve Brule. We will screen episodes from the show and there will be a very special appearance by Dr. Steven Brule. The Channel 5 correspondents will also be in attendance.

LA Pride Parade and Celebration
June 10-12
Parade itself start 10:45 am June 12
647 North San Vicente Boulevard (West Hollywood Park & San Vicente Boulevard)
Starts at $25 for Celebration 
Parade free

Presented as part of the One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival and produced by Christopher Street West, the 2016 LA Pride Celebration held in the beautiful West Hollywood Park is the largest gathering of the LGBT community in Southern California.  Enjoy live entertainment on multiple stages, headline performances, all new dance venues, numerous exhibitors, food and drink vendors and thousands of members of our vibrant and active community!

Fri, Jun 10, 11:55 PM
Vista Theatre
4473 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90027

Saturday, June 11
Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica

Etheria Film Night is a showcase of the best new horror, science fiction, fantasy, action, and thriller films made by emerging women directors.

June 11, 16 - 18, 2016
Screenings and Programs at MOCA; UCLA’s Royce Hall and Fowler Museum

Dance, Dance, Dance! Films about dance.

“This multi-disciplinary festival promises to offer something for everyone and will showcase many forms of dance including modern, postmodern, world, tap, Dance Theater, ballet, hip-hop and practically all dance that has been captured on film in a way that is of quality and essential value.”

Saturday, June 11, 11am-11pm
Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center - 300 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802

LA Cosplay Con is a one day family friendly event filled with fun activities throughout the day for all ages. Come experience the continuing growth of cosplay with panels, professional cosplay guests, vendors, video game competitions and more!! Be a part of our huge costume competition that focuses on craftsmanship and stage presence. Enter alone or in a cosplay group! Make new friends, meet great cosplayers, and stay for the AFTER PARTY!!

Saturday, June 11, 6pm-10pm
7320 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, California 90046
"Celebrate JapanLA's 10 Year Annnversary with a cute food-themed art show with our favorite artists & friends" 
Saturday June 11th, 3pm – 7pm
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012
LA Weekly presents Tacolandia 2016 at El Pueblo de Los Angeles in DTLA. Our fourth annual gourmet taco festival will feature more than 100 top taco vendors curated by the World's First Tacorazzo, Bill Esparza.
June 11-12 
Hollywood Bowl

Featuring an all-star line-up of illustrious jazz greats, next generation leaders and Festival perennials. This internationally acclaimed event, is one of the premier jazz festivals in the United States.
Make Music Pasadena
Saturday, June 11, 11:00AM – 11:00PM
Downtown Pasadena

1 Day. 30 Venues.
150 Performances.
Opening Jun 12  
Hammer Museum 
10899 Wilshire Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90024
As part of an ongoing series, Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only addresses Los Angeles as a center of activity inseparable from the global network of art production and reveals how artists move fluidly between contexts and respond to their local conditions. Subtitled by the minimalist poet and writer Aram Saroyan as his contribution to the exhibition, Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only extends into such disciplines as dance, fashion, literature, music, film, and performance.

Sunday, June 12, 2016, 12:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.SCA Interactive Media and Games Division Building Lobby (SCI), 3470 McClintock Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90089

 Come partake in a FREE ADMISSION gallery of brand-new VR works, Sunday 6/12 on the USC campus. Bring as many friends as you’d like! You’ve all heard so much about the new wave of VR — now come and try it out yourself, with a cutting-edge selection curated by USC’s Interactive Media and Games Division.

The Cinefamily 
Sunday, June 12th – Raiders! Doc + Raiders of the Lost Ark Adaptation Double Feature: 7:30pm
Q&A with Documentary Protagonists Eric Zala and Chris Strompolos

Monday, June 13th, 7PM
The Albert and Dana Broccoli Theatre, SCA 112

900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Followed by a Q&A with Documentary Protagonists Eric Zala and Chris Strompolos, Moderated by SCA Alumnus Timothy Dowling

Friday, June 17th : 10:00pm
Saturday, June 18th: 5:00pm, 8:00pm
Sunday, June 19th: 4:45pm
Tuesday, June 21st: 10:30pm

"In 1982, Eric Zala, Jayson Lamb and Chris Strompolos began filming a shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark. They were twelve years old. Six years later, the film was in the can. Twenty-four years later still, The Cinefamily brings you Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation, along with co-directors Eric Zala and Chris Strompolos in person to tell the amazing story of this legendary movie. No other film experience will prepare you for this. This trio of filmmakers showed more tenacity, originality, heart, courage and skill than ten indie production teams put together, and all before puberty! We promise The Adaptation is like no other film you have ever seen — except, of course, Raiders of the Lost Ark!"

Sold out!

Century Ballroom, Holiday Inn LAX - 9901 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 9004

Starts at $4.99

Oh, it's a Sonic convention...hahahahahahaha.