Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Weekly What To Do: Happy Little LA

30th Israel Film Festival
Nov 9-23
Multiple Location

The mission of the Israel Film Festival is to spotlight Israel’s thriving film and TV industry, to enrich the American vision of Israel’s social and cultural diversity, and to advance tolerance and understanding. For more than two decades, over 800 films have been enjoyed by approximately 900,000 film enthusiasts in Los Angeles, New York and Miami.

Heavy Metal Signing
Wednesday, November 9, 7:00 PM
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Grant Morrison, Rob Prior, Deric Hughes, and Justin Cherry appear at Meltdown Comics

AFI Fest 2016
Nov 10-17
Hollywood Adjacent Theaters
Free, Must RSVP

The annual free movie festival comes out in force taking over Hollywood for about a week. Check out out top picks here.

Pershing Square Holiday Ice Rink Opens
Nov 10-Jan 16
Pershing Square
General Admission  $9
Skate Rental  $4
Skate Helper Rental  $6
Locker Rental  $3

Glide across the ice or just learn, it's not unnatural when will have weather into the 90's this week.

RAW Los Angeles presents MOTIF
Thursday, November 10, 7:00PM
Globe Theatre
740 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014

 Features local emerging artists in film, fashion, music, art performing art, hair, makeup, Djs and photography.

Pacific Media Expo
Nov 11-13
Pasadena Convention Center

Finally leaving the hell that is the LAX Airport Marriott is the annual anime convention. This small convention still has a lot of heart and list of activities that you need to peruse before going to see if they click with you. A boat-load of cosplay is encouraged.

Totoro Mash Up Exhibition 
Begins This Sat
Nov 12, 2016 - Jan 15, 2017
Giant Robot Store
2015 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Particpating artists include: Flat Bonnie, Jon Lau, Jesse Tise, Patrick Hruby, Nikki Longfish, Kevin Luong, Mari Inukai, Leonardo Santamaria, Jeff McMillan, Junyi Wu, Dany Paragouteva, Lisa Kogawa, Nikko de Leon, Christy Saguanpong, Brian Luong, Michael Fleming, Joey Stupor, Aaron Brown, Ray Young Chu, Sean Chao, Eunice San Miguel, Bryan Wong, Vanessa Ramirez. Curated by the great Cassia Lupo.
Nov 12, Saturday, 6 PM - 9 PM
Thinkspace Gallery
6009 Washington Blvd, Culver City, California 90232
One of out fav artists is back in town.
Over the moon to be welcoming back Audrey Kawasaki for her first solo show in two years and one of her largest collections of new work in some time. She's turned a corner stylistically with the new work and has really pushed herself to rethink her creative process and challenge her technical execution.

Nov 12, Saturday, 6 PM - 9 PM
Creature Features
2904 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, California 91505
Join Creature Features and curator Chogrin for our group art show celebrating the 10th anniversary of PAN'S LABYRINTH and the films of Guillermo del Toro!
Saturday, November 12th, 2016 
Noon – 4pm 
LA Center Studios
Will feature over 200 beers, food trucks, dj, live music, and more surprises. 
November 12, Saturday, 9 AM - 3 PM 
Downtown Long Beach
Walk or ride your bike all through downtown Long Beach ... on the road

November 12th & 13th from 10am-5pm
275 S Raymond Ave Pasadena, CA 91105
200+ artisans and crafters will come together to feature and sell their work. The event will be free and open to the public and include food trucks as well as DIY workshops!
November 12, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nerd Melt Showroom

An afternoon with a Nicolas Cage classic and the film's most staunch defender. Live commentary throughout a screening of 2007's Ghost Rider hosted by film critic, lawyer, producer, and podcast host Marc Calderaro. 
Sunday, Nov 13, 8:00 pm
Rockwell Table & Stage
1714 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
$10.00 - $15.00
Back by popular demand, the return of burlesque show 65 million rhinestones in the making! Hold onto your butts, and our butts, as the clever girls and boys of The Hollywood Jane Revue spare no expense to welcome you to Jurassic Peek!
Sunday, Nov 13, 1:00 pm
Angel City Brewery
216 S Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90012 
Fans of the afro-sporting Ambassador of DIY Painting will gather for an afternoon of Bob Ross-themed festivities, including LA's first ever Bob Ross Lookalike Contest, live painting of "happy little trees", and a performance by The Titanium White Hot Dancers (a Bob Ross inspired dance troupe). Admission is FREE and guests are strongly encouraged to dress in Bob Ross afro and attire!

Japanese Food Festival

Sun, November 13, 2016
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
$28.00 - $70.00

Join us for a day of fun, food, beer, sake, and Japanese culture. Tickets include: sushi, some of Japan's best ramen, samples and tasting of all the many flavors of Japan from our vendors, and beer and sake tasting for 21+ guests. This event is going to be exciting and delicious. There will be taiko drum performances, plenty of tasting, a sushi eating contest, a tuna cutting demo and much more!