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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Weekly What To Do: Some Mardi Gras Over Here

Tell Your Friends
February 23, 2017 • 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
NerdMelt Showroom
7522 Sunset BlvdLos Angeles CA

Liam McEneaney's legendary NYC stand-up showcase (and basis for the classic Tell Your Friends! The Concert Film!) makes its West Coast debut at NerdMelt. As always, Liam presents an eclectic array of some of the world's best comedians on one stage. Don't miss it. And Tell Your Friends!

Archie Art Show
Opening Reception:
Friday, February 23, 7-9 PM 
G1988 (West)
7308 Melrose Ave

Official Archie Art Show. That's right, the classic Riverdale gang gets the Gallery1988 treatment

Titmouse 5-Second Animation Night 2017
Fri, Feb 24, 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

5-Second Night is an annual tradition that gives Titmouse animators the chance to bring to life whatever strange/beautiful/disturbing/funny ideas they've had all year as a short-format cartoon. Tonight the studio opens up the screening of these masterpieces to friends, neighbors and fans and adds in a selection of rarities from the studio’s vaults.

*Join us in the lobby at 6:00 PM to play Titmouse's Smash Party VR game, where you'll be destroying virtual things with your virtual weapon in a virtual cage - all without the dangers of real life!

Late-Night Lichtenstein
Friday, February 24, 5:00–10:00 p.m.
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Kick off the weekend with this rare opportunity to see the much-talked-about exhibition Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A. at night for FREE! Stop by anytime between 5:00 and 10:00 p.m. to see over seventy remarkable works by the Pop Art master, and get FREE exhibition swag, while supplies last. Curator-led tours of the galleries will be offered at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.

2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films
Fri, Feb 24, 2017 - Sat, Feb 25, 2017
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
Once again, we are pleased to present the 2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films in all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary. This is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country (and now the world), don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, Feb. 26th.
*For other Oscar events check out our list here.

CoffeeCon LA 2017
Feb 25-26
Magic Box @ The Reef
1933 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90007

CoffeeCon is the world's first consumer coffee conference featuring tasting floor, top coffee experts, tasting seminars and hands-on labs in every brewing method.

Sat & Sun, Feb 25-26, Fat Tuesday, Feb 28
Farmer's Market
6333 W.3rd St.Los Angeles, CA 90036
New Orleans and Zydeco music, strolling parade bands, activities for kids, bead-throwing, and much more!
February 25, 12-5pm
Shoreline Village
There will be live music, delicious food and wonderful entertainment. One of the highlights of the day is our parade starting at 3pm.  over 4,000 beads will be thrown and over 1,200 Mardi Gras coins!

Saturday, February 25th * 8PM - 1am * 
927 S Santa Fe Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Debauchery and decadence reign supreme as the Drunken Devil cordially invites you to a Mardi Gras celebration you won't soon forget: Bloody Gras. Be amazed by a series of strolling acts from a variety of talents, including Drunken Devil alum, magician Micah Cover (The Magic Castle), and, straight from the dark streets of Queen Mary's Dark Harbor, Scott Michael, Whodini Driftwood, and Twirly the Clown, performing a menagerie of shock magic, sideshow gags, and sword swallowing, to terrify and delight.
Saturday, February 25th at 2 PM - 4 PM

Barnes & Noble Events, The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
*Must buy book there to be signed
John Carpenter - The Master of Horror.... do we need to say more?
To commemorate the film’s 30th anniversary, John Carpenter, Tara Bennett & Paul Terry will be joing us to sign The Art Of Big Trouble in Little China and The Official Making Of Big Trouble In Little China, the only official, comprehensive behind-the-scenes look into the making of the 1986 cult classic film Big Trouble in Little China. 

Saturday Feb 25 at 11:59 PM - 2:30 AM
Vista Theatre (Los Angeles)
4473 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90027
Saturday, February 25, 2017 
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Glendale, California, 91204, United States
Join Field Agent Benjamin Harmon on a visit behind the scenes at Swazzle, the visual effects studio where fantastical creatures and characters are constantly under construction.

SAT. FEB 25th. 7PM
622 N. Coronado in ECHO PARK

"On Saturday, February 25th, Kendra Hughes and David Deey will be preparing, and serving, a set, three course menu as well as hosting a comedy show with some of the most famous comedians you’ve probably never heard of, but are still ridiculously funny."

Alex Gross' Antisocial Network Exhibition
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 25th from 7-11pm

571 S. Anderson St., Los Angeles, CA 90033

Free and open to the public (No RSVP required)

Although modern technology appears in only about half of the works, the multiple readings of this phrase apply to every piece in the exhibition. One interpretation gleaned from the new work is that social networks, both real and online, rather than bringing us closer, are in fact eroding our connections with one another, resulting in isolation, loneliness, and the inability to exist in the present.

Best Friend Pretty in Homeless
Reception February 25th, 6:30-10pm
Giant Robot 2015 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Yukinori Dehara will be at GR2 in person. This time his work will explore life on the streets in his own tongue and cheek way

Hello Kitty Cafe Pop-Up – Northridge Appearance
Sat, February 25, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Northridge Mall

The Great Los Angeles Air Raid of 1942
Fort MacArthur
Saturday, Feb 25, 3:00 pm-8:00 pm
3601 S Gaffey St, San Pedro, CA 90731
Free Parking

The Great Los Angeles Air Raid of 1942 in San Pedro, California, boasts an atmosphere that harkens back to the World War II era and displays vintage memorabilia and military artifacts from that time. The one-day event features a true-to-the-era orchestra, vintage USO dance shows, an artillery museum and celebrity appearances.

Special Exhibits: 3 pm - 5 pm
Dance Class by Rusty Frank 4 pm - 4:30 pm
Dean Mora and the Ft. MacArthur Officers Orchestra: 5 pm - 8 pm

Pasadena Comic-Con
Sunday, Feb 26
Pasadena Convention Center

Still one of the worst web-sites we ever have to look at for the weekly. A bunch of stars from your child-hood will be in attendance.