Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Weekly What To Do: Halloween Is Almost Year Round Here

So Bad It's Good Movie Pick

League Of Gods
AMC Atlantic Times Square 14
450 N Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754

See what the Chinese can do with an insane budget and heavy amount of CGI to come up with something that might compare with the Marvel movies. In other loud words: Jet Li is back for martial arts and just a dump truck load of CGI off the wall action!

Bingo Under the Stars
August 4, 11 and 18 from 7 - 9pm.
Americana at Brand
889 Americana Way

Each event, hosted by Bingo Boy, is a rollicking party - "This Ain't Your Grandma's Bingo!" - filled with outrageous fun and fabulous prizes.

Brew at the L.A. Zoo
Friday, Aug 5, 7:00 pm
L.A. Zoo
$25.00 - $125.00

Spend an evening sampling beer from 50 local craft and microbreweries in the beautiful L.A. Zoo while enjoying live music, DJs, pop-up keeper talks, and close-up animal encounters.

ESPNLA 710 All-Star Celebrity Game
in partnership with Nike 3ON3
Fri, Aug 5, 7:00pm
Microsoft Square
800 W. Olympic Blvd.
$25.00 - $250.00
  • Meet & Greet (with lite snacks and non-alcoholic beverages)
  • Commemorative ESPNLA 710 All-Star Celebrity Game Poster
  • Nike Mini Basketball
  • Nike3ON3 Team Registration Entry
Aug 5-6
Los Angeles Convention Center
$tarts at $30

VRLA Summer Expo 2016 is the world's largest virtual and augmented reality expo. The show will feature cutting-edge demos of the most exciting projects in development for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, Google Cardboard, Samsung GearVR, and more

Labyrinth of Jareth XVIII Masquerade Ball
Aug 5-6, 8:00 pm – 2:00 am
Millenium Biltmore Hotel
506 S Grand Ave
$50 - $111

Enjoy LA's possibly greatest fantasy ball filled with costumes, celebrations and ceremonies that you can dance to.

626 Night Market
Aug 5-7 4:00 pm – 1:00 am
Santa Anita Park
Free parking. $3 admission at the door only. Children 6 and under get in free.

The original and largest Asian-themed night market in the United States, 626 Night Market boasts hundreds of food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music, and entertainment attractions in one jam-packed weekend of festivities for the whole family.

Cabinet of Curiosities
August 6-31
Union Station
800 N Alameda St.

Starting Saturday you'll be able to see a group exhibition of Los Angeles-based artists that will feature a series of mysterious worlds that are viewed through peepholes. A special reception with the artists, open to the public, will be held on Sunday, August 7 from 3 - 6pm

Scare LA
Aug 6-7
Pasadena Convention Center
$tarts at $30

This year the event seems to have grown even larger.The theme for this convention, they had themes? Anyway, it's"Season of the Witch," and tagline, "Cast a Dark Spell on the Summer." This year Scare LA gets over 200 vendors, Elvira and it's own interactive haunted house “Blood Offering : The Legend of the Iron Witch.”

Alamo Drafthouse presents Return of the Trilogy
Saturday, Aug 6, 12:00 pm
Ace Hotel
929 S Broadway
$40.00 - $75.00

Enjoy the best films in the series, forget the prequels. With Drafhouse handling the screening expect special goodies to buy and special mixed drinks. 

5th Annual Latino Comics Expo 
August 6-7, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Museum of Latin American Art
628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach

The nation's first comic convention dedicated to Latino comics creators will feature industry veterans, up and coming talent and everyone in between. Meet your favorite creators, discover new artists, and take home original comic books, prints, posters and more!

August 6, 2016 - August 21, 2016
Aug 6, 6:00PM - 10:00PM
210 E. Main Street
Alhambra, CA 91801

In celebration of the release of Journal #3 and the closing of the Gravity Falls series, creator Alex Hirsch along with other production staff and professional illustrators will be contributing new and original artwork to this official Gravity Falls exhibition / book signing.  Alex Hirsch will be in attendance on opening night only!

The Enchanted World of Miyazaki: Tribute Art Show
August 6-7
The Mid-City Arthouse
5555 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90016
“The Enchanted World of Miyazaki: Tribute Art Show”, pays tribute to legendary Japanese creator, Hayao Miyazaki. This will be a limited time engagement, and will only be in L.A for one weekend. The event will showcase 22 artists from across the U.S.

Sailor Moon Day Los Angeles
Saturday, Aug 6, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sycamore Grove Park
4700 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, California 90031
Sunday, Aug 7 
Though it isn't Serena's birthday, which I think is June 30th, it is Sailor Moon Day all over the world. The first day is a picnic for Sailor Moon fans. For the afterparty -Get excited for a night of dancing, costumes, live entertainment and music from every incarnation of Sailor Moon from the last three decades!

Saturday, Aug 6, 8:30pm
Anime Jungle
319 E 2nd St #103, Los Angeles, CA 90012


Cherry-Jelly Productions and Anime Jungle are BACK with a second idol anime event.
Who's Los Angeles' No. 1 idol?!?

National Friendship Day with MidiCi: The Neapolitan Pizza Company
Saturday, August 6, beginning at 6 p.m.
14612 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

MidiCi will offer a handpicked, free selection of culinary delights and wine tastings to encourage guests to share stories and celebrate friendships together from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. As a special bonus, fans who come to celebrate with MidiCi from midnight to 2:00 a.m. will receive a free glass of house wine or beer with every Neapolitan Pizza purchase.

Saturday, Aug 6, 12 PM - 5 PM
Next-Gen Games
5360 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036

Toons with 'Tude Marathon
Saturday, August 6th, 8:00PM
The Cinefamily
611 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Free, Must RSVP

A free block of cartoons with a free screening of Sausage Party.
Beverly Hills Farmers' Market
Sunday, August 7th
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Beverly Hills Farmers' Market
9300 Civic Center Dr, Beverly Hills

Pickle fanatics and pickling amateurs chow down and compete at the annual Beverly Hills Farmers' Market PickleFest. Sponsored by legendary Beverly Hills delicatessen Nate‘n Al, PickleFest features family-friendly fun, entertainment and a sour-puckering contest for the “Best Dill Pickle” in Beverly Hills. There's also a category called “I Can Pickle That!” where entrants can compete with any pickled fruit or vegetable grown in California.