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.