Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Weekly What To Do: Final Trip To The Moon Jack@$$

Loris Gréaud's Sculpt
Wed, Aug 16-Undetermined
LACMA, Bing Theater
Free, Must RSVP

Loris Gréaud Sculpt is a social science fiction movie that depicts unprecedented shapes and experiences, along with obsessions and fantasies. The film follows the thoughts of a man about whom we know very little, who seems to be constantly developing the concept of what experiencing beauty, thought, or obsession can be, despite the risks to which the subjects are exposed in the long term.
It offers a unique experience to each viewer who sees it as an immersive environment and the film's content will be interpreted differently by each solitary visitor.For this presentation, the Bing Theater will be reconfigured for only one audience member at a time. 

Thursday, August 18, 7pm-10pm
Pasadena Civic Auditorium - 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101
$15 – $75

Experience an evening of Moon-Inspired art and sounds from around the world in benefit of The Planetary Society and LA MoonWalk is an interactive pop-up art show like no other fusing art, entertainment, and science into one fun filled event. Enjoy a walk through the curated art areas, view the night sky and rising full Moon through Celestron telescopes, capture memories from this one night extravaganza in the free Photo Booth, and so much more!

Aug 18-21
Echo Park
$21.00 - $30.00

Echo Park Rising is a neighborhood event in it's 6th year that focuses on the music, creativity, diversity and small businesses of Echo Park. There are multiple stages and activities throughout the weekend located on the main routes of Sunset Blvd, Glendale Blvd, Alvarado Avenue, Echo Park Avenue and beyond.

Thursday, Aug 18, 8pm
Pack Theater
6470 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90038
Free / Donations / Pay what you can! All Ages!

Thu, Aug 18, 7:30pm 
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Director Steve De Jarnatt in person.

You need to see this double feature for the akward version of getting some in the future, through lawyers and the nuclear attack on LA right on the Miracle Mile.

Aug 19-25
Ahrya Fine Arts Theater
8556 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Woah, now! The Downtown Independent didn't get this film? This Friday you'll be able to see Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, the totally CGI prequel to the next Final Fantasy game. Does it have any hope of being any good? No. This remains the company that didn't learn from its lesson, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within.

Fri, Aug 19, 7:30pm 
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Another night of Camp Void horror. 

August 19-21st, Friday 19th, Opening Night 7 PM-2 AM and Saturday 21th, 
The Vortex, 2341 E Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90022
$10 – $15

An art show where one can find themselves surrounded by fine art, great music, tasty chocolate and good vibes, benefiting Artists for Trauma.

Saturday, August 20 from 8 pm-midnight
$35 members; $45 general admissionNote: This event is for guests 18 years of age and older.

A night of art, music, fashion and dance. The evening includes late night access and a final chance to view the exhibition Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015 (in its closing weekend); and DJ sets by Kindness, J.Rocc, and GOODDOLLARS & Paradise.

Sat, Aug 20, 5pm to midnight
943 – 951 N. Broadway, Los Angeles CA 90012 
(Central and West Plazas)

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 89.9 KCRW’s DJ’s!

Saturday, August 20, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Grand Park - 200 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Is Taco Heaven a place on Earth? The answer is yes. For the past five years, the LA Taco Festival has been bringing all kinds of tacos to the masses in a fun, lively event that not only stimulates festivalgoers' tastebuds but their eyes and ears as well, with great live music and dance performances. Each year, musicians, artists and dozens of taco-crafting masters gather to give the community a great, flavorful time.

Sat, Aug 20, 5:00pm
Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028
Tickets: $20 General, $17 Cinematheque/Drafthouse Members (membership will be checked at the door).
Do not attempt this marathon at home! The brilliantly brain-dead, irresponsible ode to camaraderie known as “Jackass” quietly debuted on MTV at the height of the Boy Band boom, and hasn’t yet lost an ounce of its power to shock, amaze and guffaw us to the ground. Despite the small-screen origins of “Jackass,” its three theatrical features demand to be seen on the big screen, where a packed crowd can vicariously rock to every ingenious stunt, devilish prank and life-threatening punchline. Forget reality TV - this is art. “God help me, thumbs up.” - Roger Ebert, on JACKASS: THE MOVIE. 
August 20, 9AM - 1PM
FREE family movies at all Cinemark locations. Movie selection provided by DreamWorks Animation, Inc. Discounted concession items including: $2 small popcorn, $2 16 oz. soft drinks, and all packaged candy varieties for $2 (While supplies last)

Saturday Aug 20, 4-10pm
Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
2225 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
$10 - $20
Music lovers, come out to Eagle Rock's annual music festival!

Nisei Week Continues
Little Tokyo continues with a weekend filled with festivities, here are some highlights

Saturday Aug 20, 11am-1pm

362 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, California 90012
Sheeeh! The Osomatsu Fan Cafe is finally opening it's short run. Enjoy everything about the anime of sextuplets up to no good. Check out the bizaree Osomatsu-san anime the cafe is based on here.

Saturday Aug 20, 2pm-4pm
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center - JACCC
244 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, California 90012
The Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship is the premiere competitive eating event on the West Coast and is notorious for hosting the world's top competitive eaters. The showdown challenges eaters to devour as many Day-Lee Pride gyoza as possible in 10 minutes. Competitors will be vying for a $5,000 cash purse.

Farewell to the Falls Signing / Closing Reception
August 20, 2016
Aug 20, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801
For those of you that didn't make the first 100 for the opening reception to "Farewell to the Falls", we are excited to announce that Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch will return to Gallery Nucleus to bid farewell one last time with a one and a half hour limited signing.
Yoskay Yamamoto In Between the Dreams August 20 - September 7th 2016
Reception: Saturday, August 20th, 6:30-10pm
GR2 Gallery
2062 Sawtelle Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025

Aug 20-21
Frank and Son Exhibit Center
19649 E San Jose Ave, Rowland Heights, CA 91748$10 for single day admssion, $15 for two day admission

Two days of a great exchange of older video game tech and the community that loves playing those games.

*Parking was a nightmare at the last one , give yourself plenty of time and the possiblity of parking further away and using Uber.

Plum Fest
Sunday, August 21,  2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Old World German Restaurant and Beer Garden
7561 Center Avenue, Old World Village, Huntington Beach
Free entry

Join them for the Annual Plum Festival at Old World Huntington Beach. This is a fun family day to celebrate before Oktoberfest kicks in, so come and enjoy our Plum Festival. We’ll have Carnival games, Medieval Sword Fighters, the beach city floggers, Face Painting, and a great selection of plum recipes, crepes, berliners and our BBQ kitchen and more

Sunday, August 21, 1pm-4pm
Union Station Los Angeles
800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, California 90012
We're thrilled to host another Capoeira Exchange, bringing together the capoeira community to play, share and exchange knowledge of this beautiful Afro-Brazilian art form with the public. Capoeira is a martial art form incorporating dance, song, music and oral history. At Union Station, Muito Tempo and Saracuru will initiate a roda, a circle formed by capoeiristas and musicians, and into which two capoeiristas enter to play the “game.”

Botanicum Seedlings
Sunday, August 21, 11am
Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum
1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Topanga, CA 90290

$5 Parking 

This summer, Theatricum’s Botanicum Seedlings celebrates its 15th anniversary with readings of two new plays about families dealing with contemporary issues that hit home in unexpected ways. Admission is free.