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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Weekly What To Do: Easter Is Over, Now LA LA Land Day Begins

YOJIMBO (1962)
Wednesday, April 19, at 7 PM at three locations: Royal, Town Center in Encino, Playhouse in Pasadena. 


Laemmle Theatres and Anniversary Classics Abroad present a 55th anniversary screening of Akira Kurosawa’s YOJIMBO, a vivid tongue-in-cheek samurai Western. Kurosawa’s favorite actor, Toshiro Mifune, plays an amoral samurai in 19th century Japan. In a setup reminiscent of many classic Westerns (Shane in particular), Mifune’s Sanjuro strides into town and tries to reconcile a battle between two warring factions. But in this case both of the gangs are equally corrupt, and our hero is no more upright. He eventually wreaks havoc on all the combatants. The sword fights have visceral force, and the violence is always leavened with humor.

16th Annual Dance Media FilmFestival
April 20-23 and 29-30, 2017
- Fowler Museum, 308 Charles E. Young Drive North, Westwood 90095
- Glorya Kaufman Hall UCLA, 120 Westwood Plaza, Westwood 90095
- Royce Hall, 340 Royce Drive, Westwood 90095
- Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica 90401

 Free - $15

A public event incorporating dance explored through film and live performance. 
FirstGlance Film Fest Los Angeles 17
April 20-23
Laemmle's NoHo 7
5240 Lankershim Boulevard

Uncanny Valley
International City Theatre
Long Beach Performing Arts Center
330 East Seaside Way
Long Beach, CA 90802

Opening Night (April 21): $55 (includes post-show reception at Utopia Restaurant)
Saturdays and Sundays: $49 

Thursdays and Friday (except April 21): $47
Previews: $35

"Drawing on current research in artificial intelligence and robotics, UNCANNY VALLEY charts the relationship between Claire, a neuroscientist, and Julian, a nonbiological human. As Julian is “born” a few body parts at a time over the course of the play, Claire teaches him how to be as human as possible. UNCANNY VALLEY explores the painful divide between creator and creation, and how we are redefining what it means to be human in the twenty-first century."

Charles Phoenix: Southern Californialand
Friday, April 21, 8:30 PM - 10 PM
Union Station Los Angeles
800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, California 90012
Metro Art Los Angeles presents... Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, and his fun-fueled whirlwind slide show adventure exploring SoCal’s undiscovered, underrated and misunderstood mid-century architectural gems past and present.
Friday, April 21st after 7:30 PM show
Saturday, April 22nd after 7:30 PM show
ArcLight Hollywood 

ArcLight is excited to announce two Q&As for the Toronto International Film Festival-premiered Free Fire. Hollywood will host two Q&As with actors Armie Hammer and Sharlto Copley on Friday, 4/21 and Saturday, 4/22 after the 7:30 PM show. Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival. Reserve now! 

Friday, April 21, 7:30pm
Ahrya Fine Arts  
8556 Wilshire Blvd.

Voice actors Bryce Papenbrook, Cherami Leigh, and more will participate in a Q&A following the 4/21 screening
Friday, Apr 21, 6:00 pm 
Griffith Park Old Zoo
4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027
$17.00 - $25.00

Los Angeles State Historic Park Grand Opening
Saturday, April 22 Starts at 10am 
1245 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Los Angeles State Historic Park is having it's grand opening on April 22nd. And we're all welcome back after all the construction. A day-long celebration of music, performances, family-friendly activities and food trucks is planned on opening day. The park is easily accessible by the Chinatown Gold Line Station we're guessing limited parking there.

The Perky Nerd One Year Anniversary Extravaganza!
Saturday, April 22, 11 AM - 7 PM
The Perky Nerd
1606 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, California 91506
"We are so excited to celebrate our one year anniversary! To celebrate we are planning a fun day of all the best things. Sales on comics, raffles, and grab bags. Cosplayers for super pictures! The Burnt to a Crisp and Marcel Waffle food trucks will with us from 11am to 2pm. The Coffee Commissary food truck will be with us from 2-7! The Hellflowers will be in the house for some awesome music at 4pm. PLUS, the first 36 customers to make a purchase will get a FREE VOODOO DONUT out of the coffin! First come, first purchase!"
Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, 2017
Barnes Park 350 S McPherrin Ave
Monterey Park, CA 91754
"Take the time to see, hear, and taste a bit of the Japanese and Japanese American culture through a first-hand experience of watching traditional Japanese dancing, hearing the resounding beats of the taiko drums, observing the mastery and various skills of martial arts, participating in the ancient art of the tea ceremony, or buying hand-made crafts or food with an Asian flair. Other highlights of the festival include games and crafts for children, and numerous cultural displays."
Saturday, April 22
Multiple Record Stores
Special events and sales on Record Store Day! 
Saturday, April 22, Starts 9am
Pershing Square Park
"The March for Science Los Angeles will take place on April 22, 2017 (Earth Day), beginning at 9:00am at Pershing Square Park in downtown Los Angeles. Marchers will then make their way to City Hall. So far, over 13,000 people have pledged to march, while nearly 50,000 others have expressed their interest in participating. These numbers include scientists, educators, students, advocates, and community leaders. They will unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call on policymakers to champion and fund science that upholds the common good and to advocate for evidence-based policies in the public interest at the local, state, and national levels."
SC3 Southern California Classic Collectors
Saturday, April 22nd
 4 p.m. to midnight
2084 Arcade
520 South Claudina Street, Unit C - Anaheim

La La Land Day
Tue, April 25, 8:30 a.m.
L.A. City Hall

from LA Times
Open to the public, the dedication ceremony will take place on the steps of L.A. City Hall and will begin at 8:30 a.m. A jazz band will open the ceremony followed by the mayor's dedication. BANDALOOP aerial dancers will perform a dance medley inspired by the film, and then the jazz band will return to close the show.
Director Damien Chazelle, composer Justin Hurwitz, production designers David and Sandy Wasco, choreographer Mandy Moore and jewelry designer Kyle Chan are all expected to attend the ceremony.

Dana Gould presents A Live, Stage Reading of Ed Wood's Plan 9 from Outer Space
Tue, April 25, 2017 Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm
Largo at the Coronet
366 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Bobcat Goldthwait, Dana Gould, David Koechner, Ron Lynch, Jonah Ray, Paul F. Tompkins, Janet Varney, Debra Baker, Jr., Nate Mooney, Music by Eban Schletter, Puppetry & Effects by Pam Severns