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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Weekly What To Do: IndieCade, Akibafest and more!!!

Bryan Cranston in conversation with Jay Roach
Oct 13 ,Thursday at 8 PM - 9:30 PM
Barnum Hall
600 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90401
 $45 General Admission Seat + 1 copy of Cranston's memoir
$55 Reserved Section Seat + 1 copy of Cranston's memoir
$75 Premium section Seat (first four rows) + 1 copy of Cranston's memoir (also includes a Live Talks LA tote bag)
Oct 14 at 11 AM to Oct 15 at 7 PM
House of Secrets
1930 W Olive Ave, Burbank, California 91506
Come celebrate 25 years of slinging paper with two days of deep discounts! Friday all comics, toys and trades 40% off. Saturday all comics, toys and trades 45% off, and 25% off all art!
The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition
Opens October 15, 2016
California Science Center
$14.95 Adults

Enjoy a unique, first-time look into the Pixar filmmaking process, and explore the science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their characters with the west coast premiere of The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition. This 12,000 sq. ft. interactive exhibition showcases the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar’s award-winning films to the big screen.

IndieCade 2016
October 14-16
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Get early bird tickets still for a better price
3-Day, Oct. 14-16 Pass: $75
Friday, Oct. 14 Pass: $25
Saturday, Oct. 15 Pass: $35
Sunday, Oct. 16 Pass: $25
Parking will probably be $14 to $20

Check out our interview with it CEO and founder, Stephanie Barish.

The indie is on this week as IndieCade returns for another year off of-the-wall games. Some video games, some computer games, some board games and big social games are going to crack open out heads with strange new ideas. It's a big change this year. Don't head to Culver City, they've moved on to USC this year, more specifically the Cinema and media area. At least will have air condtioning and no big games are planned this weekend, so parking should be reasonable, just not the prices for parking.
Oct 15-16
Little Tokyo
$25 for both days
$15 for each day separately
$30 for both days at the event
Films will have their own admission

We're excited to see what AkibaFest will be like in Little Tokyo this weekend. We wanted a big anime convention in the area for years and Aniplex has pulled it together with a weekend of activities. You'll be able to catch anime films, check out big names in the anime industry exhibitors and meet some special guests.

For me details check out the official events page and schedule.

Saturday, October 15,11am-8pm
Torrance Cultural Arts Center
3330 Civic Center Dr N, Torrance, California 90503
$tarts at $10
MacrossWorld Con 2016 celebrates the popular anime franchise at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, October 15th! Save the date! MacrossWorld Convention is THE Super Dimensional event for fans of Macross and other classic mecha anime!

Join the fun with a Macross Cosplay Gathering, Macross Idol competition, toys, models and memorabilia displays, an amazing dealer's room with rare Macross collectibles, industry panels, raffles and prizes, tasty food and treats from Okamoto Kitchen, and special Macross guests!
Burbank Beer Festival!
Saturday, October 15, 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Downtown Burbank 201 N San Fernando Blvd
Burbank, CA 91502

A massive beerfest is on tap this fall in Downtown Burbank! The Second Annual Burbank Beer Festival & Fall Street Fair returns to beautiful Downtown Burbank Saturday October 15th from Noon- 7pm with TWO sessions of Craft Beer to choose from! 

26th Sherman Oaks Street Fair
Sunday, October 16, 10am-6pm
Ventura Blvd, Van Nuys to Kester

Enjoy one of the valley most ancient events, the local street fair. Great for kids to go outside and learn there's an outside. And hey, there's also a community.

CicLAvia-Heart of LA
Sunday, October 16, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Downtown LA

CicLAvia heads back to it's anniversary route through the Heart of LA on October 16 as Boyle Heights, Chinatown, DTLA, and Westlake will host the country’s largest open streets event! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space.

Tetris Author Box Brown in Conversation with MariNaomi
Oct 16, Sunday at 12 PM - 2 PM
Earth-2 Comics
15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, California 91403
Please join us to celebrate the release of TETRIS: THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY, the new graphic novel by Box Brown, from publisher First Second.

Box Brown will be in conversation with author/illustrator MariNaomi, as well as signing TETRIS and other works.
October 17, 2016 - 7:30 pm
Billy Wilder Theater

Independent documentarian Zhao Liang presents a stunning vision of the natural and human disaster unfolding across China as strip mines and iron works transform a landscape and a people into a living version of Dante’s Hell.  Indeed, Zhao directly references the Divine Comedy in the film’s poetic structure and its mythological meditation on the environmental devastation it captures.
Tuesday, October 18 2016 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
Grand Park
Join us in Grand Park on October 18th to toast the future of LA with our region's movers and shakers. We'll bring the food trucks, sweet treats, cocktails, and swag. You bring your excitement about LA's bright future--and some of your favorite passionate Angelenos. 

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Premiere Screening & Conversation
Tuesday, October 18, 7:00 pm 
Paley Center
465 N. Beverly Drive • Beverly Hills, CA 90210

In Person
Elijah Wood, “Todd Brotzman”
Samuel Barnett, “Dirk Gently”
Fiona Dourif, “Bartine ‘Bart’ Curlish”
Max Landis, Executive Producer/Writer
Robert Cooper, Showrunner/Executive Producer
Additional panelists to be announced.
A holistic detective who doesn’t really detect . . . or find clues . . . or has never really solved a case. OK, so he’s a crazy person who’s insinuated himself into the life of a man who literally has absolutely nothing left to lose. Todd Brotzman (Elijah Wood) is having perhaps the worst day of his life—his drug-dealing landlord has trashed his car, and he’s discovered the body of a murdered millionaire in the penthouse of the hotel where he works as a bellhop. All of this leads to a peculiar chain of events that makes him a suspect . . . and gets him sacked from his job. Enter Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett), the fast-talking, eccentric detective hired to investigate the case.