Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Weekly What To Do: Soda Tasting, Del Toro Exhibit @ LACMA & More

Animation Breakdown: Fantastic Planet 2k Restoration
July 26- Aug 3
The Cinefamily
611 N Fairfax Avenue

Animation Breakdown is back with your favorite blue aliens in the 1973 cult French classic Fantastic Planet (La Planète Sauvage), the hypnotic sci-fi masterpiece by director René Laloux and illustrator Roland Topor, newly restored by Janus Films.

Figures of Action by Jason Brockert
Opening Thursday, Jul 28, 7pm -Aug 6
2147 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90026
A solo exhibition by JASON BROCKERT, featuring would-be toys inspired by iconoclasts & pop culture characters.

Book Signing: Guillermo del Toro
Friday, July 29, 5pm
Free and open to the public
Note: This event is first-come, first-served; guests may begin lining up at 3 pm. Book signing is limited to two books per person and a receipt as proof-of-purchase from a LACMA Store is required. 

A rare opportunity to have Guillermo del Toro sign your exhibition catalogue or another title by him purchased at a LACMA Store.
The Devil's Backbone
Bing Theater
Friday, July 29, 7pm

Bring on the horror movies!
Fuel for Nightmares is a curated series of Guillermo del Toro’s inspirations, influences, and favorite films. Screening in conjunction with Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters.

Friday July 29, 7pm
The Secret Headquarters
3817 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Sam Bosma will be signing his latest book, Fantasy Sports Vol. 2! Come join Sam and the SHQ crew for adult beverages, new books, and good times.

 Violent Cop
Fri, Jul 29, 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

Originally a TV comedian, “Beat” Takeshi Kitano defied expectations to make his directorial debut with this tough-as-nails crime drama. He stars as Azuma, a police detective notorious for roughing up suspects, whose ruthless tactics become indistinguishable from those of the gangster he pursues after his sister is kidnapped by yakuza.

Friday, July 29 - Sunday July 31
Little Tokyo
This includes Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC)'s 10th Annual Sake & Food Tasting Event, Starry Night in Little Tokyo happening Friday.

#GoLittleTokyo for a weekend of delicious food and drinks harvested from the streets of Little Tokyo! Delicious Little Tokyo invites all foodies to experience the vast area of cuisines that the restaurants of Little Tokyo have to offer.

The festivities run from Friday (7/29) to Sunday (7/31), and feature selected Little Tokyo restaurants offering special menu items, discounts, giveaways and workshops. Come explore the culinary gems of Little Tokyo with your family and friends!
Friday, July 29, 10:30pm
Think Tank Gallery
939 Maple Ave, Ste 200, Los Angeles, California 90015
Can you think of a better way to celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday than enjoying a night out at one of the most iconic American wizarding bars? We didn’t think so. Witches and wizards alike are invited out for a special evening of drinking, dancing, and a night of magic!

Saturday, July 30, 7pm
Meltdown Comics and Collectibles
7522 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90046
Londyn Jackson, host of Meltdown Comics' podcast History of the Batman with Londyn!', is curating a show paying tribute to comic book writer and illustrator Darwyn Cooke.

July 30July 31

Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center
300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, California 90802
$tarts at $25
Two fun-filled days of frights, freaks, spooks, and scares! Your ticket includes admission to dozens of presentations from creative professionals, celebrities, and influencers from in and around the horror, entertainment, and Halloween industry, along with a massive show floor and onsite haunts.

The 2016 Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival
July 30 - July 31
Marine Stadium, Long Beach

In addition to hosting one of the largest dragon boat competitions in California, there will be Chinese traditional art demonstrations, Chinese Acrobats, traditional dance, hip hop, music and martial arts performances. Come join them for all the fun, food and excitement!
Saturday, July 30th, noon
Hollywood Hills

The Mystikal Misfits invite you to LEVEL UP into our pixelated poolside oasis, where a day of old-school arcade-themed awesomeness awaits! Get ready player 1 for the sounds of....

Saturday July 30th, 2016
3pm – 7pm
VIP Hour 2pm – 3pm
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
3911 S Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90037
$37.50 and up

LA Weekly's second annual craft beer and artisanal burger extravaganza.

Tiki Night 2016
Sat, Jul 30, 4:00pm
Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
General Admission: $18
Student/Senior: $14 (with I.D. at door only)
American Cinematheque members (w/ membership card): $12.

A tropical breeze blows through Hollywood for the American Cinematheque's 12th annual Tiki Night hosted by King Kukulele, who will also perform with his band the Friki Tiki’s. As always we will have vendors, cocktails from the Tonga Hut!, made with DonQ Rum,, food, fashion, movies, dancing and more Tiki entertainment!
Summer Soda Tasting 6
Sunday July 31, 2016, from 5 – 8 p.m. 
Galco’s Soda Pop Stop
5702 York Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90042
$15, children under 5 free

In a world where wine and beer outings are a constant there is one place that demands the refreshing taste of soda to be shared. It's name is Galco's Soda Pop Stop and the annual Soda tasting is back this Summer. At the end of July you'll be able to sample refreshing sodas from around the world and locally.

This year they're having their first "Burp Off!", a burp contest for kids 6-12. Prizes will be awarded to the best burpers. We only ask they make an adult competition too, but make it down wind.

Sultry Sweet Burlesque & Variety Show presents "Burlesque Bingo"

Sunday, July 31st 2016
El Cid. 4212 W Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90029
Doors at 7:30, Seating at 8:00pm, Show at 8:30pm
General Admission $20 Online/$25 At the Door. VIP $35 online/$45 

What is Burlesque Bingo? It's not just Burlesque.... It's not just Bingo. It's the striptease game show where we take it off and you win!Celebrities and civilians alike have been shouting out 'Bingo!' at Audrey DeLuxe's game show ever since it's premiere at the world famous Viper Room. She and her cast of bingo girls have been playing games with L.A. ever since. Now, these bombshells are set to take over the world one bingo card at a time. Win fabulous prizes every round!

Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters
August 1, 2016–November 27, 2016 
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Taking inspiration from del Toro’s extraordinary imagination, the exhibition reveals his creative process through his collection of paintings, drawings, maquettes, artifacts, and concept film art. Rather than a traditional chronology or filmography, the exhibition is organized thematically, beginning with visions of death and the afterlife; continuing through explorations of magic, occultism, horror, and monsters; and concluding with representations of innocence and redemption.