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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Weekly What To Do: If You're Already Here For E3

why not enjoy the rest of the city with some of the events going into the weekend. If you have to fly back or whatever right after...well than sucks for you, LA really comes alive on the weekends. We have an artsy new free mini-golf course popping up and more than enough bad movies to mock.

Top Bad Movie Choices for the Week

LA has bad movies out in special screenings every week, we call it Arena Cinema, but there's even more places to see so bad, there good films. Here's some top choices for the weekend.

The Final Master Screenings
English Subtitle, Mandarin
Now playing
AMC Atlantic Times Square

A Wing Chun master has to defeat 8 martial arts schools to open his own school, yet he has become a chess piece to the local power dynamics. Martial arts action with overly-convoluted plot.

Thomas Middleditch presents The Blood of Heroes
Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 10:30 PM
The Cinefamily 611 N Fairfax Ave, 
Los Angeles, CA 90036

The 1989 post-apocalyptic The Blood Of Heroes may technically be a “B-movie,” but Thomas Middleditch gives it a resounding “A.” Life is cheap—especially in the above-ground wastelands—and, for those brave enough to compete, the gladiator-style bloodsport known as “Jugging” is often the only way out. But those are just the minor leagues, and if you’re brave enough—or just plain foolish—you might get a chance to play in an “outreach” game hosted by any of The Nine Cities ruled by the bourgeois elite, notorious for leaving juggs dead or crippled beyond repair on the field. Will our motley crew of Dog Town misfits make it past 100 Stone, or will they simply hope to make it out alive? 

Thursday, June 16,

The Airliner Nightclub
2419 N Broadway, Los Angeles, California 90031
A 3 stage extravaganza featuring 20+ artists & bands performing chiptune, electronic, indie, nerdcore, video game music, and everything in between! 
Thursday, June 16, 7:30pm

Glitch City L.A.
8714 Washington Blvd, Culver City, California 90232

June 17-18: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
June 19: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Westfield Culver City
6000 Sepulveda Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90230

Inspired by Play Nintendo, Nintendo’s site for kids and families, the tour invites visitors to hop into a Yoshi egg to play Yoshi’s New Island, recline on a giant banana while checking out Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D and relax in pink beanbag chairs to play one of Nintendo’s newest games, Kirby: Planet Robobot. People who are into cool family photos or amazing selfies can take some pictures next to a huge Kirby figure, beside an oversized Yoshi egg, inside a barrel flanked by Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong, under a devastating blue Spiny Shell in the Mario Kart 7 area or next to a giant Pokéball in the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire region. The New Super Mario Bros. 2 section even features a photogenic flagpole, stacks of coins and a warp pipe, while the YO-KAI WATCH area makes people look like they have stepped into the town in the game, complete with mischievous Yo-kai lurking about.

June 17-18
701 S Catalina St, Los Angeles, California 90005
KTOWN Night Market is an intersection of culture, music, fashion and food. Expect more than 100 vendors will be participating so that people can enjoy delicious food, shop your hearts out, while listening to the wide variety of music from young artists!

Matthew Skiff's Best Friends Art Show
Friday, June 17, 7-9 PM
G1988 (East), 7021 Melrose Ave

Prints exploring the idea of rivalry in childhood programming.

Tickled Screenings
Co-Director Dylan Reeve
Fri June 17, 7:30pm show w/Q&A,
9:55pm show w/Intro
Sat June 18, 7:30pm show w/Q&A,
9:55pm show w/Intro
Sun June 19, 2:50pm show w/Q&A

Landmark Theatre

After stumbling upon a bizarre “competitive endurance tickling” video online, wherein young men are paid to be tied up and tickled, New Zealand human interest reporter David Farrier reaches out to request a story from the company. But the reply he receives is shocking—the sender mocks Farrier's sexual orientation and threatens extreme legal action should he dig any deeper. So, like any good journalist confronted by a bully, he does just the opposite: he travels to the hidden tickling facilities in Los Angeles and uncovers a vast empire, known for harassing and harming the lives of those who protest their involvement in these films.

June 18th—July 31, 2016

Hours of Operation*
Thursday       4pm - 8pm            
Friday            4pm - 8pm          
Saturday       10am - 6pm             
Sunday         10am - 2pm    

1601 Park Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90026 (Echo Park Ave. / Park Ave.)

TURF transforms a corner lot in Echo Park into a fully-operational mini-golf course. The mini-golf course will open to the public. TURF: A Mini-Golf Project explores the meaning of terrain and territory in Los Angeles through the architecture of mini-golf. The mini-golf course becomes a playful trope of the city of Los Angeles, articulated through artificial terrains, winding territories and fantastical architecture. 

June 18-June 26
Multiple breweries and locations

LA Beer Week will feature an L.A. Brewers Beer Week Kickoff festival at Los Angeles Center Studios on Saturday, June 18th which will be the flagship to a week’s worth of great events all throughout the city of angels. Special beer events all over the city.

Saturday, June 18, 5pm-midnight

Chinatown Central Plaza
943 N Broadway, Los Angeles, California 90012
Part food event, part summer party, Chinatown Summer Nights presents an exciting hot spot for Angelenos this summer. Taste the many culinary offerings of Chinatown and LA’s gourmet food trucks; sample the neighborhood’s wares; watch Chinese chefs perform cooking demonstrations; experience large-scale, outdoor video projections; take part in hands-on, Chinese cultural activities presented by local organizations and museums; sip on craft brews and dance in Central Plaza with KCRW DJs Raul Campos and Anthony Valadez!
GR2: Capturing What Still Glimmers - Solo Exhibition by Edwin
Exhibition Reception June 18 Sat 6:30-10pm with the artist.
June 18 - Jul 6, 2016
GR2 2062 Sawtelle Blvd LA, CA 90025

Edwin Ushiro continues on his series of capturing moments in time that are like flashes of your memory. They're endearing and at times strange. They capture the feeling and myths of Hawaii where Edwin once resided.

Saturday, Jun 18, 11:30 pm
Moonlight Rollerway Skating Rink

5110 San Fernando Rd
Glendale, CA 91204

 Dance to 70s tunes, order from our open bar, and roll out onto the rink. This social brings a lost era of groovy tunes, vinyl records, and short-shorts back to life. The General Admission ticket provides entrance to the venue, skate rentals and access to our open bar. The Midnight Roller Disco begins at 11:30pm and ends at 2:30am. Feel free to dress in 70s-inspired garb for this evening out.

Saturday, Jun 18, 11:00 am-7:00 pm
Rose Bowl Stadium
1001 Rose Bowl Dr
Pasadena, CA 91103
$50.00 - $80.00

Vegan Beer and Food Festival features the best of the region's craft beer, wine, ciders, kombucha, cold brew and craft sodas on draft. We curate the top vegan food carts, trucks, vendors and restaurants. Our  "pop up" marketplace showcases vendors selling everything from clothing to ceramics to craft goods. And, of course, great live music from some of the best talent around.

Sunday, June 19
The market is open every Sunday, 10am-6pm. A new parking garage for more than 4,000 cars was just completed at the Alameda Produce Market (enter at Alameda & Bay) and market goers can park for free for 2 hours.

Smorgasburg is launching a market for food, design, vintage, and events every Sunday starting June 19, 2016, on the five-acre site of the weekday Alameda Produce Market in Downtown Los Angeles.
Smorgasburg will bring together dozens of exciting food vendors, plus sophisticated shopping from the realms of design, craft, style, vintage, wellness, and more. Cultural events, pop-ups, and other surprise experiences will also be part of the market mix, transforming the vast site into a new node in Downtown LA’s burgeoning scene, and a unique destination for the region.

CaliBurger Grand Opening 
Sunday, June 19
245 East Green Street

Try out the newest knock-off of In-N-Out, it's all based on technology and using apps to order. Major difference, they serve chicken. 

Hunt for the Wilderpeople Free Screenings

The Cinefamily 611 N Fairfax Ave, 
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Free, Must RSVP 

Monday, June 20th, 7PM
The Albert and Dana Broccoli Theatre, SCA 112, George Lucas Building Lobby, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free, Must RSVP

"Perpetual foster kid Ricky Baker has a record—”kicking stuff, burning stuff, defacing stuff, stealing stuff”—but it looks like he’s finally found a home in the New Zealand countryside. Psych! Shit just got real—as what could have been a pastoral new life for Ricky becomes a screwball goose chase of miscommunication, as he, his foster uncle Hector, and Tupac the pit mix are forced into the New Zealand bush on a run from the wretched Child Welfare lady."