Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Weekly What To Do: How Did This Become LA?

CONTINUE? The Philosophy of Japanese Arcade Culture
Wednesday May 31, 2017 7:30PM
Hammer Museum
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only.

"Having recently collaborated with Japanese Pop art legend Keiichi Tanaami, Oliver Payne discusses Japanese arcade culture, specifically the manic and psychedelic “bullet hell games.” These niche arcade games—often considered the purest form of video games—follow a chaotic, complicated system of rules and patterns. Payne considers labor, play, identity, and art in gaming culture, and how it all informs his work."

How Did This Get Made? G1988 Art Show
Opening Reception: June 1st at 7PM-9PM
7308 Melrose Ave.

We love the non-sequitur insanity of June's questions. The loving to hate Jason. And they ever trying to hard Paul Scheer who many a time on recent episodes comes off as a creep. They break down the film with a live audience or in studio with a celebrity guest giving us tidbits of info and putting salt in the open wounds of whatever was made and called a movie.


Dances With Film 20
June 1-11 
Chinese Theaters Hollywood

The other LA Film Festival going on in June.

World Donut Eating Championship
Friday, June 2nd 11:30am to 1:00pm
395 Santa Monica Place
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Free to watch

Come see people stuff donuts in their face till' they puke for a good cause.

National Donut Day
Friday, June 2, 2017

Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants throughout the Los Angeles area

National Donut Day is Friday, June 2, and donut devotees can rejoice by ringing in the holiday at Dunkin’ Donuts with a free classic donut of their choice (while supplies last) with the purchase of any beverage. The offer is good all day on June 2 at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide.

I3 Arts Fest
June 2-3
Downtown LA
Grand Park, Pershing Square
Free, some events will cost you

A giant art festival with strange sights to see and to take excellent selfies with.

The Pancakes & Booze Art Show
June 2-3 8pm-2am
613 Imperial St
Los Angeles, CA 90021
$10.00 - $13.00

LA's PREMIER underground art show featuring over 125 artists in over 10,000sq ft in the downtown LA Arts District.

3rd Annual Los Angeles Bread Festival at Grand Central Market
June 3-4,  9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Grand Central Market
317 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013

The free, two-day event is a celebration of Southern California's artisanal bread renaissance and an invitation to the public to experience the many expressions of L.A. bread at its best.
Throughout the weekend, Grand Central Market vendors will provide an eclectic offering of special, one-time only bread menu offerings.

Comedy Yard Sale
Saturday, June 3 & Sunday, June 4 from noon-5pm in the Inner Sanctum at UCB Sunset
5419 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
$5 admission

THIS WEEKEND, the Upright Citizens Brigade is hosting the inaugural COMEDY YARD SALE in the Inner Sanctum at UCB Sunset (Los Angeles, CA). It's a typical yard sale with new and used goods... except 100% of the items are from the homes and offices of high-profile comedians and 100% of the proceeds go to the ACLU of Southern California.

Korean Inspiration: A Night of Art & Exploration
Sat, June 3, 7:30 pm
L.A. Times Central Court
Free, tickets required

A celebration and exploration of LACMA’s permanent collection of Korean art, one of the largest collections of Korean works in the United States. Bring your friends for an evening of gallery viewing, art discussions, art making, and Korean tea tastings. Discover the exquisite beauty of Korean ceramics, the spirituality and ritual of Korean Buddhist art, and the special exhibition Unexpected Light: Works by Young-Il Ahn.

Cartoon Dump
Saturday, June 03, 2017
Time: 8:00 PM
Trepany House
at The Steve Allen Theater
4773 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
 An evening of the worst cartoons ever!

Saturday, June 3rd at 7:00 PM
Gallery Nucleus
210 E Main St, Alhambra, California 91801
Kick off the summer with Gallery Nucleus with our water themed show as curated by Liana Hee on Saturday, June 3rd at 7:00 PM! Featuring new and original work on all things underwater among our roster of lovely artists.

A Midsummer Night's Dream 
Performances: June 4–Sept. 4
Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum
1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. Topanga CA  90290
 Adults: $38.50 (lower tier); $25 (upper tier) Seniors (65+), Students, Military Veterans, Teachers, AEA Members: $25/$15 Children (5-15): $10 Children 4 and under: free

Theatricum brings back its signature production, an audience favorite with a set design unrivaled by any other theater - because it's the real thing. The most magical outdoor setting in Los Angeles is once again transformed into an enchanted forest inhabited by lovers both fairy and human. Shakespeare conjures a world of wonder, magic and romance where comical misunderstandings and the pain of unrequited love are resolved, and all is reconciled through midsummer night revelries and the enduring power of nature. 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

World 8 Art Show June 10

It's with great honor that we announce our first art show collaboration with our long time friends at World 8! Yes, Things To Do In LA and World 8 our having a video game tribute art show just in time for E3. This June 10th the World 8 Art Show will be welcomed to LA with an opening reception like no other in their totally redone indie video game store in downtown LA. Then the week of E3, June 10-18, the show will remain open with World 8, where you can also play a purchase games and goods.

The stellar list of artists so far includes: Drew Wise, Kassandra Heller, Oliver Akun, Jermain Time, Scott Balmer, Steve Minty, Sky Burchard, James Lien, Jango Snow Art & Design, Ben Chu, Andrew Gallardo, Katrina Corona.

For the fans we have a video game cosplay contest with prizes the will be taking place at the opening night reception. Contestants will show off their best video game moves to the attendees and those who rank highest to the audience will go away with some sweet loot.

Their may be more surprises in store, so you might want to set you calendar for the

Opening Reception Saturday, June 10, 7pm-11pm
Runs from June 10-18
World 8 1057 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006

A video game tribute art show from Things To Do In LA ( and independent video game store World 8 (

Yamashiro Farmer's Market Back Wednesdays This Summer

Well, it's been a while and we've waited, but now the residents of LA can enjoy the superb view of Hollywood and beyond just as the sun sets. Yamashiro Farmer's Market is back every Wednesday this Summer from 5pm-9pm until Sept 6. The famous Japanese LA restaurant's new ownership has brought back one of the best parts of the place, the night market.

The night markets of the past featured a wonderful collection of eats and specialty shops with a spectacular view. Now we can all experience it again this summer or for the first time for those who've never been.

*There's to be a free shuttle service to go up and down the hill or you can just use valet.

For more details check the official site

via LA Weekly

Saturday, May 27, 2017

When God Abandons Us: The New Adventures Of Aladin

Oh, I didn't misspell Aladdin, that's how the trailer spells it. In what looks like the jewel of it's so bad it's good is this French film with the dubbing that could only be sold to stoners and children just starting to see movies. The New Adventures Of Aladin looks like one of our horrible comedies that gets thrown into the cheap $5 bin at WalMart, but then somehow dubbed because all the ADR was lost.

You can waste $5.99 on Amazon to ridicule this camel turd over the weekend.