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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Tickets For Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors Come Out Tomorrow Sept 1

You might have missed getting a SNES Mini, but you may be able to snag tickets to The Broad's special Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors exhibit. If you've been to The Broad already you may have experienced her one room exhibit. But come October The Braod will be getting even more installations of looking on into infinity.

You'll be able to grab tickets start at noon PST Sept 1st. The show will last from October 21 through January 1. If it's anything like LACMA's rain room, you might want to grab tickets quick.

Get'em here with more info.

"Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors will provide visitors with the unique opportunity to experience six of Kusama’s infinity rooms—the artist’s most iconic kaleidoscopic environments—alongside large-scale installations and key paintings, sculptures and works on paper from the early 1950s to the present, which contextualize the foundational role the concept of infinity has played in the artist’s work over many decades and through diverse media. The traveling exhibition marks the North American debut of numerous new works by the 88-year-old artist, who is still actively creating in her Tokyo studio. These include large-scale, vibrantly colored paintings and her most recent infinity room, All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, 2016."

Wonder Woman With Director in Person Tonight

You can see Patty Jenkins, director of Wonder Woman, for a screening of the movie tonight. We thought the tickets would sell out, but here's a primo chance to see the movie if you haven't. The only DC movie that's been okay so far.

Wonder Woman

Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, Aug 31, 2017

TwitchCon Oct 20-22

In about a month we'll have our first TwitchCon in the LA area. TwtichCon celebrates all things Twitch, the video game play watching service that has expanded to pretty much streaming anything.

So, what's going to be there?

You'll get your famous streamers and live panels that you can catch. You'll also be able to chill and check some indie games, regular games and even and arts 'n' crafts area with other Twitch fans.

Since it'll almost be Halloween there's going to be a part next door at The Queen Mary's Dark Harbor.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D In Theaters

It started last Friday, but you still have time to check out Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D. Yes, it's converted, because we didn't have 3D cameras back then, but it's also a 4K restoration. It may be the best way to see one of the best movies ever.

Look for where it's playing here, and it's playing everywhere.

If feeling like you still need even more Terminator 2 we've got the filming locations around LA.

Turn It Off If It Ain't A Fan or Air Condtioning

This heat week isn't going away and yesterday it was reported that thousands were without power all over SoCal, sadly proving if we ever had a kaiju attack in LA we wouldn't fair so well. If you're not using something electronic in your home or office turn it off. Is there another computer on? Did you leave a TV on? Lights on, lights off. Just turn it off.

California ISO, they're an independent group that monitors our electricity in California, suggests you don't use major appliance until after 9pm each day this week. Why? Because the power grid is being used during a lot more than usual,  electricity is being maxed out for air conditioning.

So to try and help in any small way wait to do your laundry until it's dark.

Passage to the Future: Art from a New Generation in Japan Closes This Weekend

If you missed it, you still have a chance. Passage to the Future: Art from a New Generation in Japan closes this weekend. This looks like a fascinating look at artist trying to explain their surroundings in 1990's Japan.

Passage to the Future: Art from a New Generation in Japan 
Closes Sept 2
Gallery Hours:  Wednesday to Saturday: 12pm - 6pm
Arena 1 Gallery (3026 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90405)
 *Artist talk with Miyuki Yokomizo: September 1 [Fri], 7pm

"Passage to the Future: Art from a New Generation in Japan" focuses on art produced in Japan at the beginning of the 21st century. It showcases 42 works - paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, and videos - of eleven young Japanese artists who are presently attracting a great deal of attention, namely Atsushi Fukui, Satoshi Hirose, Maywa Denki, Tomoyasu Murata, Tetsuya Nakamura, Masafumi Sanai, Katsuhiro Saiki, Yoshihiro Suda, Tabaimo, Nobuyuki Takahashi, and Miyuki Yokomizo."

Weekly What To Do: Clowns Come Cool Me Down

 The IT Art Gallery
August 31 - September 3 
Highlights info row image
7308 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, California, CA 90046
Salute your worst fears with an art show devoted to the new IT horror movie. How many scary clown pieces can they make...and will their be at least one made of velvet.

Throwback Thursday Knightriders
Thursday, August 31 
NoHo 7
5240 Lankershim Blvd.
One Day Only!

This looks like an insane weird one to laugh at with friends...somehow directed by the recently late father of zombies George Romero.

KNIGHTRIDERS stunt coordinator Gary Davis and actress-stuntwoman Jennifer Elizabeth will participate in a Q&A after the August 31 screening at the NoHo.

Cinecon 53
August 31 - September 4
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

For more than half a century Cinephiles have gathered over Labor Day Weekend to celebrate the movies at the annual Cinecon Classic Film Festival. Cinecon is where archivists, authors, collectors and film fans come together for five days of classic film screenings, special programs, celebrity guests, and the best movie memorabilia show in the nation. Cinecon is dedicated to showcasing unusual films that are rarely given public screenings

Metro Art Presents: L.A. Opera at Union Station
Thursday, August 31 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Union Station Ticketing Hall

For one night only, the station's historic ticketing hall will be transformed into the south of Spain featuring select scenes from one of the world’s most beloved operas. The LA Opera’s production of Carmen opens September 9 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, a block away from Civic Center/Grand Park Station.

Thursday, August 31 @5-9pm
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
Free Admission

"Enjoy live music, free food & drinks, kimono dressing & photo session etc.  Don't miss the special performance by guitarist Toshi Yanagi of "Jimmy Kimmel Live"!
This is the main event of "Japan Week on the Miracle Mile & Beyond" celebrating JFLA's re-opening.  Everyone is welcome!  Stop by and see us at our newly renovated center! "

LA Fleet Week
Sept 1-4
Port of Los Angeles

LA Fleet Week is a free public event celebrating our U.S. armed forces at our
nation’s #1 port, the Port of Los Angeles. A new Labor Day tradition in Los Angeles, the
event welcomes active military ships and personnel to the LA Waterfront, and features
public ship tours, military equipment demonstrations, live entertainment, educational
activities and more.

John Williams: Maestro of the Movies
Sept 1-3
Hollywood Bowl
2301 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068 
Continuing a beloved Bowl tradition, legendary composer John Williams returns to conduct many of his greatest moments of movie music magic. David Newman kicks off the evening with more of the best in film music. A selection of clips will be featured on the big screen.
Sept 1-24 , CLOSED Mondays and Tuesdays
LA County Fair
1101 W McKinley Ave, Pomona, California 91768

The LA County Fair is one of the largest fetivals that the city of LA contends with with so many activities it's hard to pick what to do. Check the full schedule for what you might like to do.
Sept 1 - 3 2017 (Labor Day Weekend)*
Santa Anita Park
285 W. Huntington Dr
Arcadia, CA 91007
$3 Fridays & Sundays. $5 Saturdays. Tickets available at the gates.
Children ages 6 and under free. Free parking. Admission and most vendors are cash only.
626 Night Market is back! Presenting LET'S PLAY Summer 2017, our 6th season kicks off in Arcadia with hundreds of food, merchandise, arts, crafts, and entertainment options for one of the biggest food festivals of the year.

The Taste
Sept 1-3
Multiple locations
From every corner of L.A. — Boyle Heights to Beverly Hills, NoHo to Venice — L.A.'s buzziest restaurants big and small are coming together for five food events over Labor Day weekend. Enjoy unbelievable food, wine seminars, cooking demos, great spirits and good company.
Temple Screenings
Starts Sept 1
Ahrya Fine Arts

Three American tourists follow a mysterious map deep into the jungles of Japan searching for an ancient temple. When spirits entrap them, their adventure quickly becomes a horrific nightmare.

Spirited Away in 35mm - Midnight
Sept 1&15
Landmark's Nuart Theatre
11272 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90025
In 35mm! Hayao Miyazaki's Academy Award-winning masterpiece plays only on September 1 & 15 at midnight in Japanese with English subtitles!
September 1September 4
Strategicon Conventions
5711 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90045
$tarts at $15 

This Labor Day Weekend at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel, September 1-4, 2017, take four days out of your busy schedule to play your favorite games and discover new ones with your 1,999 of your friends at Gateway, presented by Strategicon Conventions!
Sep 2-3
Long Beach Convention Center
300 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802 
Long Beach Comic Con is a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop cultures. The Long Beach Comic Con packs in two days of movie screenings, panels, an action packed exhibit floor with artists, retailers, live experiences, meet & greets, celebrity signings and more.

DAPPER DAY + LACMA Celebrate Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage
Sat, September 2, 12 pm
Chagall + General Admission:
Free | Members
$25 | Adults, Seniors (65+) & Students with valid ID
Free | Children (17 and under)
Latin Sounds outdoor performance, DJ, dancing, and picnicking:
Free | Open to the public
DAPPER DAY + LACMA returns! Step out in style at LACMA on Saturday, September 2, as we celebrate the spectacular new exhibition Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage. It's a day and night full of art, fashion, film, music, and dancing. From vintage-inspired classics to chic, contemporary looks, you're invited to bring your own style to the party.

Last Chinatown Summer Night
Saturday, Sept 2, 5pm-midnight
943 – 951 N. Broadway, Los Angeles CA 90012 (Central and West Plazas)

Part food event, part summer party, Chinatown Summer Nights presents an exciting hot spot for Angelenos this summer. Taste the many culinary offerings of Chinatown and LA’s gourmet food trucks; sample the neighborhood’s wares; watch Chinese chefs perform cooking demonstrations; experience large-scale, outdoor video projections; take part in hands-on, Chinese cultural activities presented by local organizations and museums; sip on craft brews and dance in Central Plaza with 89.9 KCRW’s DJ’s!

ANIME IMPULSE "The Grand Line" Anime Pirate Themed Pool Party
Saturday, Sept 2, 3 PM - 9 PM
Simi Valley Aquatics
1263 Simi Town Center Way H4, Simi Valley, California 93065
$17.26 and up
ANIME IMPULSE proudly hosts “The Grand Line” an anime pirate themed pool party filled with fun, laughter, and of course water! Come out for amazing photos with a themed pool, jump in for a nice relaxing dip and party it up with the best music around! 2 indoor pool + party lounge event, this is a SUPER LIMITED ticketed event! Do you have what it takes to find the One Piece and be the Pirate King/Queen?
September 2September 4
Game Realms
137 N Victory Blvd, Burbank, California 91502
 Select New Games will have various discounts!
All Used Games will be 15% off!
All T-shirts, Novelty Items & Books will be 15 % off!

Sun, September 3, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Alex Theatre
216 North Brand Boulevard
Glendale, CA 91203

Countdown to 100 with us and celebrate the Alex Theatre’s 92nd birthday! Festivities will be held in the Alex Theatre forecourt and will include music, specialty cocktails, food, an auction and much more! Event is free and open to the public.