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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Weekly What To Do: Golden Superbowl Weekend

Image Day
Feb 1

Celebrate Image Comics around LA with special signings and some promo goodies.

4 PM - 6 PM
A Shop Called Quest
300 s. Santa fe, Los Angeles, California 90013
Special Guests include: Tom Neely, Keenan Marshall Keller,
Megan Hutchison, Greg Hinkle, Malachi Ward, Kyle Higgins, and Chris Burnham!
Meltdown Comics and Collectibles
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Briank K. Vaughan, Joe Casey, Steven T Seagle and Matt Hawkins. It’s gonna be a blast, food, drinks, party!

Barnes & Noble Events, The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
7:30 PM - 9 PM
The Last Bookstore
Gabriel Hardman & Rus Wooton
453 S Spring St
Thursday, February 2, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Group Rep/Lonny Chapman Theatre
10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601
$10 admission

Join the bookish good time at Book'd "The Ultimate Bibliophiles' Night Out"! The season five premiere will feature mystery, romance and YA author readings, an authors chat, bookish giveaways and a catered mingling reception.
Friday, February 3rd, 5pm - 10pm The Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Join us for a whole new season of First Fridays where we are "Serving Up Science: The Dish On Food." This year top researchers, prestigious food writers, and farm and garden experts will discuss food evolution and the science behind it. If we are what we eat, then we are everything – find out how our meals tell stories of lifestyle, culture, and surprising science.
Tour: "Food for Thought" with Jessie Jennewein, Gallery Interpreter 
Discussion: "Your Plate & Your Gut" with Elaine Y. Hsiao, Craig Stanford, Mark Schatzker, moderated by Los Angeles Times journalist Patt Morrison 
DJ Lounge: KCRW DJ Anne Litt and special guest Aaron Byrd 
Fri, Feb 3, 2017 - Sun, Feb 19, 2017
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
 Pie and coffee go together like … David Lynch and strange movies. Odd as the director’s oeuvre is, Lynch’s films continue to resonate with popular culture years after more conventional fare has faded from memory. With a new version of “Twin Peaks” set to air on Showtime starting May 21, we’re serving up several double features pairing Lynch’s work with films that seem strangely connected. 

Friday, Feb 3 8:30 PM - 10 PM

Union Station Los Angeles
800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, California 90012
Metro Art Los Angeles presents the sounds of the Vardan Ovsepian Chamber Ensemble (VOCE) in Union Station's Historic Ticketing Hall! 

Pop Culture Postage
7-9pm at 7308 Melrose Ave
G1988 (West)

Clark Orr, his first solo, features amazing stamp art.

We wonder if younger kids know what stamps are.

Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 1:00pm
Nightmare level parking, we suggest Uber nearby or taking the Metro 

In celebrating over one hundred years of tradition, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles presents the 118th Annual Golden Dragon Parade. With over thousands and thousands of individuals lining the parade route it's a huge celebration downtown.

Saturday, February 4, 2017, 
UCLA's Royce Hall in Los Angeles, California.

Cartoon awards!We might not have directly covered it for a year or two, but we still the love the majesty, the grace...ah we're full of it, it's the best train wreck in awards shows for locals. Why is Kobe Bryant presenting? He has no relation to cartoons. And I said presenting because this show gave up on hosts? And no matter how much you want your cartoon to win, it won't. Jeez DreamWorks, you can buy the awards, but not talent.
Feb 4-5
Ontario Convention Center
2000 East Convention Center Way
Ontario, CA 91764
 $18 – $35
Looks like the retro gaming expo has moved and still into LA's outskirts. If you want to find those hard to find games and gear or just other fans of other titles make the trek. 

Sunday, February 5th
"DA SHOW": 3:30pm - 7:00pm (approximate)
611 N. Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036
This event is indeed a potluck; things like bags of chips and drinks are not encouraged - please bring a dish, and impress Doug with your culinary chops!
Sunday, February 5, 3PM 
Downtown Independent
251 South Main Street

Watch it in a theater downtown.

Ghost in the Shell in Theaters
Feb 7-8
Multiple Theaters

Yes, the original anime is in theaters, both dubbed and subbed. Is the live-action movie coming out soon? Yeah. Will it be good? Ahaahahahahaha. I would watch this instead. Frankly, it's not even that good, just has some great animation.

Tue Feb  7, 8pm
$41 and up

Having appeared on five continents and given over 3,500 performances since 1981, Kodo is one of Japan’s best-known drumming ensembles. They return with an exciting and vibrant re-working of the show Dadan, featuring just the men of the ensemble. Count on an awesome display of raw athleticism!