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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Weekly What To Do: Memorial Day Weekend What Not

Star Wars Nothing But Star Wars: Star Wars Mixtape
May 25, 27-28
The Cinefamily

Cinefamily Mixtapes are our signature, original, long-form video montages of found footage madness. They’ll blow your mind, bring a smile to your face, renew or destroy your faith in humanity, may or may not be hazardous to your health – and just might change your life.
Our crack team of programmers have searched through every corner of the galaxy and the darkest parts of the internet, to find the most brain frying tributes, rip offs, cross promotions gone wrong, and more from the last 40 years of Star Wars.

The Found Footage Festival
May 25 & 26, 8pm
The Downtown Independent
251 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Found Footage Festival is back in LA, this time The Downtown Independent, with an all-new lineup of found VHS tapes found at thrift stores and garage sales.

May 25
Marciano Art Foundation 4357 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Free, Must RSVP
·       Sold out

For a basic run down, it looks like they'll be keeping with a modern art vibe with art as far back as 1990, which isn't that long ago for art. It's a big space, bigger than The Broad and has three stories. As stated you can go for free, but May is already gone with reserved times and June is going to. The general public are only allowed in three days of the week.

Hello Kitty Night
Thursday, May 25 at 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Dodger Stadium
1000 Vin Scully Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90012
This special event ticket package includes your ticket to the game and a Hello Kitty x Dodgers T-shirt*! 

L.A. Meekly LIVE at the Adobe
Thursday, May 25, 7:00 pm
10940 Sepulveda Blvd, Mission Hills, CA 91345

Join us on Thursday, May 25th 2017 at 7:00 p.m. as Greg Gonzalez and Daniel Zafran present: "Bizarre San Fernando Valley, Oddities, Folklore and More." L.A Meekly is a free monthly podcast that explores Los Angeles' lesser known history and legends. Greg and Daniel are Los Angeles natives who visit local museums, landmarks and historic sites throughout Los Angeles County to research the city's often forgotten and lesser known history.

5-25-77 Screening
Thursday, May 25, 7:30pm
Ahrya Fine Arts

5-25-77 writer-director Patrick Read Johnson and actor Colleen Camp will participate in a Q&A after the May 25 screening at the Fine Arts.

5-25-77 is produced by Gary Kurtz (Star Wars, American Graffiti) and Fred Roos (Lost in Translation) and tells the true story of a sci-fi obsessed filmmaker living in a small town who grows up making 8mm knockoffs of his favorite films, until one day, his mom, desperate to help him escape the fate of small town life, makes a phone call to the editor of American Cinematographer Magazine that results in a Wizard of Oz-like transport of our hero to Hollywood… where he becomes the first person that didn’t work on Star Wars, to see Star Wars.

The film then details his return to his tiny home town… and an American Graffiti-esque night there, as he struggles to choose between taking off on the road to his dreams, or remaining trapped in the familiar world of his childhood.

Gamex 2017
May 26-29
Hilton Los Angeles Airport
5711 W Century Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90045

A week-end of boarg games, they'll probably have everything you've ever wanted to try with classics.

Santa Anita Carnival
May 27-29
Santa Anita Park
Free Admission & Parking through Gate 6 off of Colorado Place.

Unlimited Rides Wristband $10 (ONLINE ONLY)*
Walk up Unlimited Rides Wristband $15. 

The Santa Anita Park Infield transforms into the Santa Anita Carnival on Memorial Day weekend! Bring the family out to enjoy thrilling rides, delicious carnival snacks, challenging carnival games and more!

One Word Weirdathon - ROAR, HAUSU, Things, Nukie and more!
Saturday, May 27
Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, California 90403
Special Ticket Pricing: $25 General, $20 Members.

Our all-night One-Word Weird-A-Thon includes boxing kangaroos, talking gorillas, ferocious lions, telepathic aliens, robotic cops and much more. Plus contests, free pizza and snacks!

Presented by the American Cinematheque, Alamo Drafthouse Los Angeles, Cinematic Void and Beyond Fest

Annual 3 Day Geeky Fandom Craft Faire
May 27May 29 
Whimsic Alley
5464 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036

Join us for our last craft fair. May 27, 2017 through Monday May 29th 2017. Craft fair is free and great for all ages. 3 days of fun from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Raffles and prizes every hour.

L.A. Zine Fest 2017 

Sunday, May 28 at 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Celebrating self-publishing and DIY culture in the community, this year's Fest will feature OVER 200 ZINESTERS; writers, illustrators, comix creators, photographers, and more, selling, trading & sharing their work, all in one place, for one amazing day

Charles Phoenix: Long Beachland
May 28, 2017 11:00 AM
Art Theater Long Beach
2025 E 4th St Long Beach, CA 90814
Long Beach, CA 90814

Be prepared for your local pride to SWELLL when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, sweeps us away on a time travel slide show "field trip" adventure extravaganza exploring Long Beach's classic and kitschy landmarks and lore  then and now.

4th Annual MAINopoly: Taste of Main Street
Sunday, May 28
3-8 p.m.
8 p.m. - Afterparty at Pink Elephant
2820 Main Street Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of for GA, and $40 in advance and $50 day of for VIP.

Summer kicks off on Main Street with the 4th Annual MAINopoly: Taste of Main Street. This event will take place on Sunday, May 28th from 3-8 p.m. at the street's best food and beverage establishments to raise funds for Summer SOULstice and Heal the Bay. MAINopoly is a fun, interactive community event that mirrors the classic board game, and gives participants a culinary walking tour of Main Street's finest restaurants, juiceries, ice cream stores, coffee shops and more. 

The Clifton’s Canteen
Memorial Day Weekend
Two Days Only
Sun. May 28th – Mon. May 29th, 2017
7:00 – 10:00pm
Clifton’s Downtown
648 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
*General Admission: $15.00 per person
**VIP Tickets: $45.00 – Reserved Seating
Celebrate Memorial Day weekend by honoring the men and women of service as CAC Studios joins Clifton’s for a full scale U.S.O. star studded bash! Punch up your dance card while dancing with the stars and fill up on food and drinks with your ration card while you enjoy the show! Flash back to an era gone by when the Andrew Sisters and the stars of the ’40s entertain the troops with standards that you know and love, all played by a jazz hot band! This one time event, with all new stars, is one that you won’t want to miss! So brush off your ’40s fashion and come celebrate in style!
Monday, May 29, 2017
Opening Ceremony – 10:00amParade – 11:00 am
On Sherman Way, starting at Owensmouth through Mason
One of the valley's memorial day parades with floats, music and food honoring those who fought for this country.