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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Weekly What To Do: Cats Come West

Sundance Next Fest
Aug 10-13
Theater @ The Ace Hotel
Tickets ($15-$35)

 Next Fest is a small selection of some of the films that were very well liked at Sundance. We get them, plus a musical act and like last year it's at The Theater @ The Ace Hotel.

The only one we really would like to see is Bitch +Sleigh Bells. Basically, the story of a housewife so miffed by her awful family she's act like a real bitch, I mean a dog. So now her family has to deal with their Mom being a dog, in mind only. It's not the 80's or 90's where that would have been a real movie.

Tron Double Feature
Thursday, Aug 10, 7pm
El Capitan Theatre

Special Double Feature VIP Preferred Tickets are just $15.00 for both screenings, which include VIP Preferred Seat, 64 oz. El Capitan Theatre souvenir Popcorn Bucket with Lid and 20 oz. twist top bottle of choice. To see a Single Movie, Reserved Tickets are $10, which include Reserved Seat, 39 oz. Popcorn Box and 12 oz twist top beverage bottle of choice.

We may never get another sequel to Tron, thanks Star Wars, but we can still love the two we got. We're getting a double feature at the El Capitan Theatre of Tron and Tron Legacy Aug 10.

Pin & Patch Show
Opening Friday, Aug 11, 7-9pm
Gallery 1988
7308 Melrose

They're finally going all out on just pins and patches, though I never see anyone ever wearing them in LA.

Ingrid Goes West Q&A
Friday, August 11th after 7:45 PM show
Saturday, August 12th after 7:15 PM show

ArcLight Hollywood 

From Drafthouse's new Neon line we have this very timely piece of a very creepy Aubrey Plaza.

ArcLight Cinemas is excited to announce two Q&As for the Sundance Film Festival-premiered Ingrid Goes West. Hollywood will host both Q&As with Actress Aubrey plaza and Actress Elizabeth Olsen on Friday, 8/11 after the 7:45 PM show, and Saturday, 8/12 after the 7:15 PM show. Actor Jason Schwartzman will be the special guest moderator for the 8/11 show, and Actress Illeana Douglas will be the special guest moderator for the 8/12 show. An unhinged social media stalker moves to LA and insinuates herself into the life of an Instagram star. Reserve now!

626 Night Market
August 11August 13

Santa Anita Park
285 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, California 91007
$3 Friday & Sunday at the gates. $5 Saturday.
Free parking. Children ages 6 and under free. Admission and most vendors are cash only.
626 Night Market is back! Presenting LET'S PLAY Summer 2017, our 6th season kicks off with hundreds of food, merchandise, arts, crafts, and entertainment attractions for the largest night market in the USA. Welcome back old favorites and a lineup of new vendors to satisfy your palate, browse our merchandise, art and crafts vendors, and enjoy live entertainment with friends and family.

Summer Nights with DJs Anthony Valadez & Valida
Friday, Aug 11, 5:30 PM - 10 PM
Union Station Los Angeles
800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, California 90012

KCRW is thrilled to collaborate with Metro Art Presents on two brand new Summer Nights events at beautiful, historic Union Station in downtown LA. Join us for luscious, danceable grooves, games, food and drink in one of the city’s most iconic landmarks.

BoldPas: An Art Takeover

Throughout Old Pasadena
Pasadena, CA 91105
Free and open to the public

BoldPas is a free, one-day intersection of design, architecture, art, history, and public space featuring one dozen site-specific installations in Old Pasadena’s historic, pedestrian alleyways. Works from L.A. artists will feature a “bold” theme, displaying bright colors, surprising scale, and playfulness; many encourage direct interaction with viewers.

The event will highlight the character of the unique urban and historic public spaces of Old Pasadena’s 22-block district. Visitors are invited to spend the day walking the district and encountering artistic, ephemeral interventions at every turn. Come experience Old Pasadena with new eyes – gather with friends, stroll the alleys and side streets, meet artists and local business owners, snap and share your photos, and connect with Pasadena’s creative community.

Voyager Institute
Saturday, August 12, 5PM-7PM
428 S Hewitt St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Free, Must RSVP

Created by Alamo Drafthouse programmer Bret Berg (formerly of Cinefamily), the Institute is a party of the mind — a new school for adults in the appreciation of the arts. Film, music, literature, fashion and architecture are but a few of the disciplines covered in Voyager’s A/V-dense presentations. These concise, accessible shows are hosted by guest teachers with a burning passion to share their (pop-)cultural obsessions. The first installment features::
- "Robert Altman In The Late '70s" (presented by Voyager founder Bret Berg)
- Video presentation: "The Voyager Guide To Dream States"
- "Being a Working Film Writer" Q&A panel w/ April Wolfe (LA Weekly), Jen Yamato (LA Times), Amy Nicholson (MTV News).

CatCon 2017 
August 12 & 13
Pasadena Convention Center
300 East Green Street
$15 – $100

I...I guess there's nothing wrong with it in theory...

"CatCon is where pop culture and cat culture converge, showcasing some of the world’s top cat-centric merchandise, conversations with those at the epicenter of the cat world, incredible activations, and one of the biggest adoption lounges ever."

BrunchCon 2017
Saturday, August 12th and Sunday, August 13th
The Reef
$65.00 - $90.00

Devour one tasting from each of our 50+ vendors featuring food/drinks from Southern California’s best local restaurants, chefs, food trucks, stands, and tastemakers…ALL tastings are included in the price of your ticket!

Mad Max: The Art of Road Rage Group Art Show
Saturday, August 12, 6pm-9pm
Creature Features
2904 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, California 91505
This summer, Creature Features goes hell on wheels in celebrating the lauded franchise with this group art show featuring our blazing group of talented artists from every corner of the pop culture universe -- comics, animation, visual FX, make-up FX, production design, fine art, and more.

Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry!
Aug 14, 16, 19
Select Theaters

The wizards of Fairy Tail are rumbling back to the big screen in their second full-length feature film! Natsu is known as the one and only fire-breathing Dragon Slayer, but this next adventure will take him to the next level. Luckily, he still has his trusty team by his side: Happy, a flying cat; Gray, an ice mage; Erza, a knight who switches armor and abilities mid-battle; and Lucy, a wizard who fights with a set of celestial spirits.

* Presented in Japanese with English subtitles on August 14 and in English dub on August 16 and 19.

Food & Film: Julie & Julia
Tues, Aug 15, 6:30pm
ArcLight Santa Monica

ArcLight Santa Monica will be partnering with the Gourmandise School to bring a "Food & Film" program. Screening will begin with a food demo at 6:30 PM.
Synopsis: Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book.