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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Weekly What To Do: Birthday Blitz

Metro Art Presents: Sci-Fi at Union Station "Blade Runner"
Wed, April 5, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Union Station Los Angeles
800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, California 90012 
*Union Station is accessible via Metro Rail, Metro Bus and several municipal bus lines. Use the Trip Planner at for routes and connections. Car and bicycle parking are also available on site.
Following the theme of their recent “Film Noir at Union Station” series, this quintessential neo-noir science fiction classic portrays a dystopian Los Angeles in which “Blade Runners” are assigned to assassinate illegal androids known as replicants. Starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young and Edward James Olmos.
April 5-9
Regal L.A. LIVE
The Indian Film Festival is now taking place at LA Live? Times are a changing and there seemingly strange format change to dramas has me less than thrilled about the line-up. I want Indian crazy robots and bugs singing.

TCM Classic Film Festival
April 6-9
Multiple Hollywood Theaters
Individual tickets are $20 for most screenings and events. Individual tickets to the Official Closing Night presentation (TBD), if available, will be priced at $30. Students with valid student ID will receive a 50% discount off all individual tickets. 
The classic film festival returns to LA with a huge assortment of films to see on the big screen. Films that have inspired generations will be all over Hollywood with special guests. Instead of seeing classics at home, experience them the way they were first shown. *Mel Brooks in person, see him before he fakes his death and also when he really dies.

So Bad, It's Good Pick of The Week
The Assignment
Thu, Apr 6, 7:30pm
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403

This instant pile of garbage is having a special showing with the director? Just because someone is in the Fast and Furious franchise, doesn't mean they they can make anything out of it. It's going to be an instant How Did This Get Made podcast with so many questions on just how the Hell a sex-change assassin movie with no class came out. From the same company that gave us the Power Ranger movie?
*Michelle Rodriguez Picked Her Own Prosthetic Penis and Went on Tinder During 'The Assignment'

*Discussion following with director Walter Hill
Director Walter Hill gives the revenge film a modern neo-noir twist with this electrifying thriller. Hitman Frank Kitchen (Michelle Rodriguez) is given a lethal assignment, but after being double-crossed, discovers he’s no longer the man he was. Having been surgically altered, Frank now has the body of a woman. Seeking vengeance, he heads for a showdown with his assailant (Sigourney Weaver), a brilliant surgeon with a chilling agenda of her own.

43rd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
April 7April 9
Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
3000 Pacific Ave, Long Beach, California 90806

Join us in the 43rd year of "Doin' It In the Streets" of Long Beach! This weekend will host 6 different races, including the ALL-NEW Can-AM Challenge, the Bubba BurgerSports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach (Round 3 of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship), Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge, Pirelli World Challenge Championships, Speed Energy Drink Stadium Super Trucks, and the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Race #2 of the Verizon IndyCar Series!)

April 7-9
Pasadena Convention Center
300 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101
$30 each day Three day pass $70 

Three days of horror convention goodness and it's not taking place in that awful Burbank Marriot! Big names in horror, a huge list of exhibitors for horror goods and of course signing with actors who could never find work again after making a horror film. You can learn about the next Chuckie movie or hear about the experiences of Freddy Krueger.

Great Horror Movie Night: Fright Night (Original)

Friday, April 7, 2017
Show at 6:00PM
Griffith Park Old Zoo
4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027
$17.00 - $25.00

Storytime Show from Joey Spiotto
Opening Reception: Friday, April 7, 7-9 PM
G1988 (EAST)

Your favorite media turned into a children's book cover.

The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire
Saturdays and Sundays April 8 thru May 21, 2017 · 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Only minutes from Pasadena at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area
15501 E. Arrow Highway, Irwindale, CA
* Tickets can be bought at a cheaper price at certain Walgreen's starting April 1st
Adult single day – $29.95

You may jest and dress up to see knights fight, drink a large bounty of beer, sit with your kids and watch a live show-there's 13 stages, buy specialty goods for things to put up in the office or den, test your skills at throwing an axe...there's a lot to do at the Ren Faire.

Like a small village or theme park you can encompass a whole day there, we did last year and we're just as surprised as you as how fun it can be.

JANM Free Family Days: Celebrate Japanese American History

Saturday, April 8, 2017
11:00 AM—4:00 PM 
Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles California 90012
Learn about Japanese American history and actor/activist George Takei with crafts and activities inspired by our exhibitions, Instructions to All Persons: Reflections on Executive Order 9066 and New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei.
Star vs. the Forces of Evil Tribute Exhibition
April 8, 2017 - April 23, 2017
Apr 8, 7:00PM - 10:00PM
210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801
*Depending on the line, wristsbands for signing will be handed out no later than NOON -- limited to first 150 people in line.

Gallery Nucleus is excited to host a tribute exhibition for the hit Disney TV series Star vs. the Forces of Evil with a full artist roster curated by creator Daron Nefcy!
  • Brand new tribute artwork celebrating Star vs. the Forces of Evil
  • Participating artists curated by series creator Daron Nefcy
  • Daron Nefcy in attendance & signing for the first 150 attendees w/ wristbands
  • Cosplay highly encouraged.
  • Screen printed limited-edition collectible fanbill freebies by Star vs. the Forces of Evil designer Maryam Sefati
    • while supplies last!
  • New Gallery Nucleus exclusive Star vs. the Forces of Evil print releases
  • Production art on display
  • Free themed refreshments
Play it Loud! ~ clover & sealife
Saturday, Apr 8, 9 PM - 1:30 AM
Los Globos
3040 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90026
Ages 19 and up/ $10 at the door
Chiptune and video game indie music.
Broke LA 2017

Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 3:00 PM (ends at 12:00 AM) 
4560 Worth St
Los Angeles, CA
$20 - $25 

If you can't go to Coachella
"With new music on all four stages, comedy, film, food, tech, puppies, goods, and giant art installs and more- we know the next big thing starts here."

John Carpenter's The Thing 35th Anniversary Group Art Show
Saturday, Apr 8,  6 PM - 9 PM
Creature Features
2904 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, California 91505
In 1982, Director John Carpenter unleashed a motion picture that shocked audiences and set new standards in terror and special effects. Now, nearly 35 years later, Creature Features & Printed in Blood, Inc. proudly present an unprecedented group art show celebrating this cinematic masterpiece.

Saturday, Apr 8, 2017: 12PM -6PM
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802
$tarts at $29

On Saturday, April 8, the Queen Mary welcomes passengers to experience expert sleight of hand and mesmerizing illusions put on by world class magicians as seen at the Magic Castle!

2017 Spring Corgi Beach Day- Huntington Beach, CA

Huntington Dog Beach, CA

Grab your corgi and get on your corg-kinis...the next So Cal Corgi Beach Day is Saturday April 8th, 2017 back at the HB Dog Beach in Huntington Beach, CA and is TIKI THEMED!!!!
COLOSSAL Screening
Writer/Director Nacho VigalondoSaturday, April 8
7:00pm show w/Q&A
The Landmark

What happens when you get drunk and a giant monster mimics your actions in that state?

Fist of the North Star (1986) {midnight show}
Saturday, Apr 8, 11:59 PM
New Bev

Over-the-top violence from 1980's anime!

Persona 5 Launch event with Xander Mobus & Erica Lindbeck!
Saturday, Apr 8, 1 PM - 6 PM
Game Realms
137 N Victory Blvd, Burbank, California 91502
Join us as we will be celebrating the release of Persona 5 for PS4 and PS3 on April 8th Satuday! We will have the game for sale, as well as related Persona merchandise, and we will have select Persona games for folks to try out for FREE in the gaming room!

Valley Retro Game Swap - Monthly Swap Meet at Game Realms!
Sunday, Apr 9, 10 AM - 5 PM
Game Realms
137 N Victory Blvd, Burbank, California 91502
On Sunday, April 9th, Game Realms will be hosting the first monthly Valley Retro Game Swap! Fans of NES, Sega Genesis, PlayStation (and more!) can come to buy, sell and trade games with vendors, in the Game Realms courtyard!
SPLA 6th Anniversary!
Sunday, April 9 at 1 PM - 6 PM
Grand Park
200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, California 90012
An anniversary for the Street Pass community of LA, that might need to Switch names.

Ships & Giggles Comedy Night
Monday, April 10, 8pm
The Observation Lounge at the Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802

After a tough day at work you need a night out to blow off steam and laugh, right?  The Observation Bar & Art Deco Lounge aboard the legendary Queen Mary is the place to be every 2nd Monday of the month beginning at 8:00pm for Ships & Giggles Comedy Night featuring up-and-coming local comedians.  Forget the world for a few hours while enjoying a few good laughs, great food and tantalizing drinks.  There is no better place for a comedy night than aboard the Queen Mary where even a top-name comedian might just stop by for the night and surprise everyone.

Los Angeles Turkish Film Festival
April 11-15
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building
USC School of Cinematic Arts, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Advance Screening!
Filmmaker Dash Shaw
Actor Jason Schwartzman
Producer Kyle Martin
Tue, April 11, 7:30pm show w/Q&A
Moderated by John Horn

A crazy animated film of a high school sinking into the sea and the students who try and survive it.