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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Weekly What To Do: Protests...Don't Drive Downtown Friday

Popped! Popcorn & Cocktails Party
Thursday, January 19, 2017
7-10 p.m.
Address to be provided with RSVP
Santa Monica, CA 90401
21+ Event
Celebrate all things popped on National Popcorn Day, Jan. 19, with a gourmet popcorn competition and party - POPPED! Popcorn + Cocktails. Join LA area chefs, home cooks and spirit brands as they come together at a secret Santa Monica loft to compete for the title of Best Popcorn, with flavors like rosemary, truffle, sea salt, caramel and more. Think Bravo's Top Chef, but with popcorn! Guests will taste popcorn from competitors like Ocean Prime and Scratch Bar and vote for their favorite, crowning the POPPED! champion. Local mixologists Josh Kearkey & Sam Hatley will also provide curated cocktails made with Perfectomundo Tequila to pair with the popped treats. 
Thursday - January 19th - 8:00 pm
The Observation Bar at the Queen Mary
Admission to the Queen Mary is $10.00 per person. 
Parking is $8 with validation.     
"Looking for something to do Thursday night? No better place to be than at the Local Band Hangout! Enjoy some delicious food, humble drinks and most of all great music.  Every 3rd Thursday of the month the Queen Mary will host local artists for a night of fun and entertainment. What are you waiting for?" 
Saturday from 6 p.m.-2 a.m. January 19 to February 11, 2017
At the corner of Sunset Blvd and La Brea Ave next to Adult's Only Bar.
Walk-ups are available, but reservations are strongly recommended as there is limited seating. Please call 310-993-3979 to make a reservation
Gastro Garage is heading to Hollywood with their welding masks, blowtorches and brioche for a 12-night only pop-up on Sunset Blvd. The "Gastro Mechanics" will be behind an auto bay-inspired bar, creating their fiery culinary creations made with savory brioche donuts and a variety of toppings and fillings. From the cultured Cubano Tank to the Americana Campfire Tank, guests will enjoy a fully immersive dining experience with a unique chef-meets-mechanic concept.
Jan 19-22
Multiple Locations around LA

A whole lot of comedy events around town. Lots of famous comedians from your favorite cable shows allowed to curse to the maximum. Hands down, best part is the Q&A with Mel Brooks with a screening of his classic comedy Blazing Saddles, Fri, Jan 20, 2017 - 8:00PM

Friday, Jan 20 at 11 AM - 6 PM
Starts at
Olympic & Figueroa- LA Live
800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90015
$Freedom of speech, for now
This is the big one, probably one of the largest protests we will have for President Trump and your going to want to say you were there and that you stood up to pretty much no one stopping you...this is LA. As long as you just walk around and don't break things the police will not care. As of writing this Facebook says it'll be about 14,000 people and climbing.
*If you plan on driving downtown, forget it! Last time anyone stock on the 101 got to stay in their car for hours and hours as the LAPD peacefully got protesters of the freeway. The freeways isn't what's wrong, it's Trump.  

Inauguration Day Drinking and CAH 21+

Friday, January 20, 2017
4:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Geeky Teas & Games

2120 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank$5 cover, byob. We close at 11:30pm for this special event

We got the Tr*mp survival pack of CAH, Secret Hitler, The Resistance, and some other surprises. Join us for a 21 and over night of drinking, playing naughty games, and otherwise bemoaning the loss of all that is good in this world.
Workshop and Roundtable
Friday, January 20, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Southwestern Law School
3050 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Admission is $20 and includes a light breakfast and lunch. Parking is $10 per car.

"A workshop for freelancers, bloggers, reporters, editors in print, digital or video spaces, podcasters - any media worker without the benefit of a legal department.
Top media lawyers will give practical advice to stay clear of costly libel and privacy suits; navigate the reporter source relationship; avoid copyright traps; learn about digital media law; and understand insurance coverage options.
Editors and writers from local news outlets have a roundtable discussion to share tips and strategies on career paths and story pitches."

Pancakes & Booze Art Show

January 20-21, 8:00 pm – 2:00 am
LOT 613
613 Imperial St, Los Angeles, California 90021
-$10 General Admission (Cash at the door)
-$13 VIP (Online Only)
 LA's LARGEST POP-UP UNDERGROUND ART SHOW with over 150 artists showcasing in a 10,000 sq ft warehouse space in DTLA's Arts District!

TRON 35th Anniversary midnight screening!
Friday, Jan 20 at 11:55 PM - 2:30 AM

The Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive, Los Angeles, California 90027
We're starting the year with one of the most pivotal sci-fi films in establishing and expanding the genre. It's the 35th Anniversary of Disney's TRON and we can't wait to bring it back to the big screen in a beautifully mastered DCP. Feel free to dress up in any sci-fi related outfits to pay homage to this ground breaking film!
The Red Turtle
January 20
Arthouse theaters in LA

If you missed the special screenings at AFI Fest in LA, we have a slightly wider release here in LA.

The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island 
 populated by turtles, crabs and birds.
Fri, Jan 20, 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
Introduction by director Joe Dante.
Jan 20-21, 7pm
New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Saturday, 21 at 9 AM - 4 PM
Pershing Square
Los Angeles, California 90013
$Freedom of speech, for now

"The march is open to everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties, and compassion for our shared humanity.We stand together in solidarity for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families -- recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country."

*Are we going to have to start just posting weekly protests in a sub-section on the site?

"Fight the Power: Inauguration Night at the Cinefamily"
Friday, January 20th, 7:30pm
611 N. Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036
Free, Must RSVP