Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Weekly What To Do: Film Festival, Hold the Bread Hair

Your weekly events guide to LA, the Weekly What To Do!

Oto-Oto Grand Opening Celebration
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Union Station
Lower Level, East Portal Plaza

800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, California 90012
Come celebrate the opening of Union Station's newest eatery, Oto-Oto Express. Oto-Oto brings the tastes of Tokyo to LA with Japan's favorite on-the-go foods: bento, onigiri, poke bowls & more. Meet Chef Akihiko Tobe and enjoy free bites while listening to Tune in Tokyo DJ Greg Hignight spin the latest and greatest J-pop tunes!

LA Film Festival 2016
June 1-9
Mostly ArcLight Cinemas
Average Cost $16 per film

The LA Film Festival will start this Wednesday with a large collection of films. We're into horror and macabre here at TTDILA so our favorite section is Nightfall.

Dances with Films
June 2-12  
Chinese 6 Theatres
$15 per film

An indie film festival that takes over Hollywood for about a week.

826LA Presents: Tell Me a Story
Thu, Jun 2 at 7:15pm - 9:30pm
The Wiltern
3790 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, US $50

Join 826LA,, and friends as we explore writing that is:
  • Practical and aspirational
  • Comprehensive and contested
  • Quotable and quotidian
  • Informative and inspiring
Watch your favorite performers read, joke, and play to benefit 826LA's free writing programs for kids. Share your love of storytelling in support of the brightest voices of tomorrow by celebrating the golden standard of information organization: the list!

Thursday, June 2, 8pm

Comic Books and Comedy
1431 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90401
Comic book based comedy. 

Marquee Movies: Movies on Moviegoing
June 3, 2016 - June 26, 2016
Billy Wilder Theater
$10 per screening

Joe Dante (6/3).
As the way we experience movies evolves, the Archive takes an international look at how the movies have depicted moviegoing over these years of change.  The selected films carry us from the anarchic, freewheeling exhibition of the early silent era, through the exalting opulence of movie palaces to the post-war rise of exploitation shockers and into the romantic nostalgia for pre-television days gone by.  Whether a moviegoer in France, Italy, Argentina or Taiwan, the current sense of loss at the passing of an exhibition era takes its place in the ongoing history of cultural and industrial transformation reflected in these films. 

First Friday @ NHM

Friday, June 3, 5pm - 11pm
Natural History Museum

Join us for First Fridays this season at the intersection of science and fiction. Scientists will discuss the good, the bad and the ridiculous in film – and how Hollywood continues to inspire the next frontier of science exploration.

Friday, June 3, 6pm-11pm
11272 Santa Monica Boulevard

One, if not the very most ridiculous Japanese film to come to screen of seven girls, each based around one of the seven deadly sins, going to a haunted house.

Dark Nights at L.A. LIVE
Friday, June 3, 6pm-11pm
800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90015
 Back by popular demand, L.A. LIVE will once again host one of downtown Los Angeles’ most exciting special events with Downtown Dark Nights next month! Get ready for L.A. LIVE to turn into a “Happy Hour” style celebration featuring $5 food and drink menus until 10PM from participating L.A. LIVE restaurants.

Saturday, June 4, 10am - 9pm
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC)
244 S San Pedro ST
(Between 2nd and 3rd Street)
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Our own little anime convention in Little Tokyo. Cosplayers and otaku will take over, like every weekend, but in more numbers. Special shows, guests and events throughout the day. Don't forget vendors and artist alley too. Here's the full schedule.

2nd Annual Los Angeles Bread Festival
June 4-5
Grand Central Market

The free, two-day event is a celebration of Southern California's artisanal bread renaissance and an invitation to the public to experience the many expressions of L.A. bread at its best.
Throughout the weekend, Grand Central Market vendors will provide an eclectic offering of special, one-time only bread menu offerings--special, hearth-baked loaves from Clark Street Bread, cornbread from Horse Thief BBQ, flatbread specials from Madcapra, handmade tortillas from Chiles Secos, "butter flights" from DTLA Cheese, salted caramel bread pudding and fruit bread pudding from Valerie Confections Bakery & CafĂ©, cultured butter and Bruce Kalman's signature giardiniere from Knead & Co. Pasta Bar + Market and much more.

Saturday, June 4
Pre-Event Dinner Seating – 6:30 p.m.
Ice Age Hair Ball Mane Event –  8:00 p.m.
The La Brea Tar Pits & Museum
5801 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Mane Event tickets are $75. Dinner Seating ranges from $1,000 to $100,000
Six hundred scientists, cultural leaders, and fashionistas will be in attendance at the biennial Ice Age Hair Ball on Saturday, June 4. To celebrate the hairy Ice Age mammals synonymous with the iconic La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, party-goers are being encouraged to wear highly stylized hair and costumes to this fashion-science benefit, which will include a runway show and hair contest judged by celebrity stylist Kim Vo.

Straight Outta Little Tokyo- Taking it Back Old Skool: Budokan LA Fundraiser
Saturday, June 4, 7pm
Nishi Hongwanji Betsuin (LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple)
815 E 1st St, Los Angeles, California 90012
A fundraiser dance party for Little Tokyo. 

Saturday, June 4, 8:00 PM 
The Cinefamily
611 N Fairfax Avenue
The scene: a small Czech village. The set-up: a travelling circus arrives in town, with a cat wearing sunglasses in tow. You shouldn’t really need any more information to understand the appeal of The Cassandra Cat (except perhaps a picture of the cat, named Mokol) The film will be accompanied by a special “Meow Mix,” a Cinefamily original mix of cat videos, culled from the depths of this oh-so-expansive field by our valiant, feline-loving programmers.

The Museum Of Broken Relationships Opens
Saturday, June 4,
6751 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood.

Explore the cringe-worthy with a museum devoted to broken relationships as it finally opens this Saturday.Items from break-up are on display and some are really quite gross. Is it a tourist trap, oh yeah, it's right next to the wax museum on Hollywood.

DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender Art Showcase
OPENING RECEPTION - JUNE 4th, 11a-6p Pacific

Hero Complex Gallery
2020 South Robertson Blvd., Studio D
Los Angeles, CA

Voltron is back...we guess...from Netflix and Dreamworks....ehhhhhhhh.

If you already liked the series,there's a new one.

Dark Horse Day
Saturday, June 4
Comic book retailers, check to make sure

Dark Horse celebrates 30 years with its own day and giving out goodies and schwag at comic book shops around the country 

an evening of Disney Silly Symphonies
Saturday, June 4 @ 7 pm 
The Orpheum Theatre

Experience movie magic! Conducted by six-time Emmy® Award-winning conductor and composer Mark Watters, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra performs the score live for an evening of Disney Silly Symphonies. These classic shorts, Walt Disney’s earliest experiments in animation, set timeless fables and fantastical scenes against a backdrop of lively classical music. With LACO providing the accompaniment live in the theatre, it’s an evening that’s sure to exhilarate your senses!
Saturday, June 4 at 8 PM - 1 AM
Think Tank Gallery
939 Maple Ave, Ste 200, Los Angeles, California 90015
An 80's like arcade is popping up for one night next week. We don't understand the draw as we already have quite a few barcades in LA, but this seems to be going for a special 80's experience.

June 5, 2016 - June 11, 2016 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FIGat7th 735 S. Figueroa St. Bank of America Plaza,
333 S. Hope St. Wells Fargo Center,
330 S. Hope St.
The Bunnies are coming, the bunnies are coming. Downtown LA has a nice amount of events happening downtown this June to get you hopping over. Intrude is one of them, a seven day event from Arts Brookfield and Australian artist Amanda Parer showcasing larger-than-life inflatable bunnies that glow.

Sunday, June 5, 7pm

The Regent
448 S Main St, Los Angeles, California 90013
Join Alamo Drafthouse & USC Interactive for a curated video avalanche of absurd wearables, whooshing CGI-scapes, erotic futurism, cybernetic dolphins and other 21st-century toys. Your kernel’s never been panicked quite like this! Plus, a state-of-the-virtual-union Q&A w/ Brett Leonard (dir. of “The Lawnmower Man” & “Virtuosity”), indie game devs and more! 

Sunday, June 5, 9am-3pm
1855 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90401
Coast is Santa Monica’s first open streets event. Enjoy two miles of car-free streets and discover local food, music, shops, culture, dance and games along the route (see map).
Tuesday, June 7, 7am - 8pm
La Plaza de Cultura y Artes
501 N. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
The California Primary is June 7, and we’re having a party – complete with free KPCC goodies, refreshments, a photo booth, crafts and a chance to share your thoughts with fellow Angelenos on our mobile recording booth. 

Bring your "I voted" sticker and join the KPCC In Person team at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes in downtown Los Angeles for our #WhyIVoted party celebrating your decision to vote in the election and, we hope, encouraging others to do the same.