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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Weekly What To Do: Nisei Week Needs Some Flamethrowers To Be Cooler

Dave Made A Maze: All Events

We've been looking forward to this one for a while and our damn friend who agreed to see it with us now says he's made plans to see The Dark Tower, currently 18% on Rotten Tomatoes, with his brother instead, WTF.

Wednesday, August 16 7:00pm
UCB Sunset 5419 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Cast members of Dave Made A Maze reunite to celebrate the film's theatrical release with an improv show as offbeat and unpredictable as the movie itself! 

Aug 18-Aug 24

Multiple Q & A cast and crew screenings
Dave Made a Maze
Aug 22, 7:00 PM
Downtown Independent
251 South Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
United States
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with

Bill Watterson (Director)
James Urbaniak (Actor)
Timothy Nordwind (Actor)
Scott Narver (Cameraman)

Brewyard Brawls 1 Year Anniversary -Mario Kart Racing Tournament
Aug 17th Thursday , 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Brewyard Beer Company LLC
906 Western Ave
Glendale, CA 91201 


 It's Brewyard Brawls 1 year anniversary, and we want to celebrate with y'all!!!DJ Skreech will be spinning that funky groove, $10 all you can eat tacos and a Mario Kart 64 tournament.


Aug 17-20
Echo Park Area
Free, but VIP Passes are available 

Echo Park Rising is a neighborhood event in it’s 7th year that focuses on the music, creativity, diversity and small businesses of Echo Park. There are multiple stages and activities throughout the weekend located on the main routes of Sunset Blvd, Glendale Blvd, Alvarado Avenue, Echo Park Avenue and beyond.

Fri, August 18, 2017
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM PDT
2147 W. Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Iam8bit celebrates the launch of Rez Infinite on PC, as part of Echo Park Rising 2017.

Friday, Aug 18 at 6 PM - 3 AM
The Halal Guys (Los Angeles)
8919 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, California 90069
Damn, we love the food at these places!
"The FIRST 100 PEOPLE in line at our Grand Opening Event will receive buy one get one free Halal Guys! The FIRST 200 fans will receive free exclusive swag and the FIRST 100 fans at all other Southern California locations will receive giveaways as well!

Also we're giving away limited edition pins. Fans that receive these pins will be able to show them and redeem swag and food in the future promotions."
Laemmle's Anniversary Classics
August 18-20 at the Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills
A Six-Shooter Collection of Iconic and Iconoclastic Westerns. Special guests: Director Philip Kaufman, Actress Mariette Hartley, Actress Barbara Rush, Karen Sharpe-Kramer.
Thursday, Aug 17, 8:00 pm 
Hollywood Bowl
"The ever-charming Tovey leads an all-American program focused on the extraordinary music of George Gershwin. We're delighted to have 29-year-old jazz virtuoso Aaron Diehl as soloist for Gershwin's tricky Variations."
Battleship IOWA
Friday, Aug 18, 7:30 pm
250 S Harbor Blvd
San Pedro, CA 90731 

Under the stars or under the guns, which one will you choose?

Battleship IOWA invites you to a FREE SCREENING of Guardians of the Galaxy. The movie will be shown on board the fantail of Battleship IOWA, as you sit under the stars, overlooking the beautiful LA Waterfront.
August 18-20
Staples Center & LA Convention Center
$15 one day, three day $25 

All your favorite K-Pop bands heads to LA to fulfill your dream of meeting them. *Check availability if dream will be fulfilled by those attending. Tons of concerts to check out and scream out to.
August 18-20, 2017
Friday 5-10PM | Sat./Sun. 12-10PM

It's a three-day BBQ extravaganza featuring live entertainment from local bands, a smokin’ food court (including non-BBQ related items), cantinas, arts and crafts, a children's area, games and a dance floor.

August 18August 20

Sanrio Japanese Village
115 Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Los Angeles, California 90012

We're celebrating for two weekends in a row. Stop by from August 18 - 20th and again on August 25 - 27th for the debut of the Sanrio Kawaii Mart, special meet & greets with Hello Kitty and Aggretsuko, fun games and face paintings from 11 am - 4 pm, and enter the supercute raffle (one winner per day)!
Aug 18-27 
Grand Parade, Sunday, Aug 19 Streets of Little Tokyo - 4:00pm
Little Tokyo

Starting this week we have two weekends full of Japanese cultural fun as we celebrate Little Tokyo. Each weekend will bring a festival to Little Tokyo with food, music and special activities. Check out the colorful paper lanterns hanging and blowing as part of the Tanabata festival or watch as people try and stuff gyoza into their mouths with the annual contest. The biggest event is Sundays Grand Parade, a big event the closes down Little Tokyo's streets for watching local politicians and businesses stride around dancing with the local community.

Aug 19-20 
The City National Grove of Anaheim
2200 East Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92806
$10 and up

Back and hot and ever it's the California Hot Sauce Expo, try out a hug assortment of sauces and even watch the ever entertaining hot sauce eating contests.
Opening August 19th. Runs until September 23rd
Think Tank Gallery
939 Maple Ave
2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90015
 Some events are free with RSVP, and some are ticketed; prices range from $5 to $165
 Drinkin,' Smokin,' & West Coastin' – Opening Night Reception
Sat Aug 19, $0 – $150

"We are happy to return to our old venue in DTLA with a month of art and events about our hometown, and all the stereotypes that come from it – especially the true ones. It's a reflection on classic Best Coast culture from the '84 Olympics to the Kings/Lakers rivalry, the period when we grew up with our city, and all the great and terrible things that happened in between."
Club Comic Con - Glendale
Saturday, Aug 19 at 7 PM - 1 AM

Stars On Brand
417 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, California 91203

Emulating a Comic-Con party for those who missed out on the real thing.

Opening Reception Saturday, August 19 from 6-11pm
(On View August 19 Through September 16, 2017)Corey Helford Gallery
571 S. Anderson St. (Enter on Willow St)
Los Angeles, CA 90033
On Saturday, August 19, Downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) will premiere the new body of work and fourth solo exhibition from Southern California-based artist Brandi Milne. Titled “Once Upon a Quiet Kingdom," the new collection will be on display in Gallery 1.
August 19 & 20, 11AM-6PM both days
Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Unique LA is returning to the west side! Come shop from over 150 local, independent designers and makers selling everything from home goods, clothing, leather goods, bath products, gourmet edibles, children's goods, and so much more!

Art Deco Festival
Saturday, August 19 - Sunday, August 20, 2017
 The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802
$25 for day passes (pre-sale), $29 day of event
$229 for The Art Deco Grand Pass
$199 for The Grand Ball
$49 for Swingin’ Sunday Tea Dance
$18 per vehicle

Pack your vintage duds and dust off your dapper suits for the Queen Mary’s 13th annual Art Deco Festival returning to the majestic ship August 19 – 20, 2017. Produced in collaboration with the Los Angeles Art Deco Society, the Queen Mary invites attendees to come aboard and drink, dine, dance, and discover the opulence of this by-gone era immersed among the largest Art Deco collection in the World.  Daily festival activities include shopping for favorite vintage items, marveling at authentic collectables, and experiencing one-of-a-kind lectures by experts on the period.

Muse 'til Midnight
Sat, August 19, 8 pm–midnight
LACMA | BP Grand Entrance
$25 members; $35 general public
Note: This event is for LACMA fans 18 years of age and older.

"Celebrate Latin American and Latino art in Los Angeles with more than a dozen DJs both inside and outside the galleries from 8 pm ’til midnight, curated by ArtDontSleep and drawing inspiration from Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA."

Red Bull Soapbox Race Los Angeles
Sunday, Aug 20, 9 AM - 11:59 PM
Elysian Park, 929 Academy Rd,
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Red Bull Soapbox Race is a global event for amateur drivers racing homemade soapbox crafts. Each hand-made machine is fueled by creativity and competitive fun - not to mention the need for speed. This unique non-motorized racing event challenges both experienced racers and amateurs alike to design and build outrageous, human-powered soapbox dream machines and compete against the clock in a downhill race.
Sun, August 20, 2017
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
Lyric Hyperion Theatre & Cafe
2106 Hyperion Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

When Puppets Are Your Only Friends:More than just a state of being, much more than a reality for most folks... it is also the name of LA's premier monthly PUPPETRY COMEDY VARIETY SHOW at Lyric Hyperion Theatre & Cafe!

Partial Solar Eclipse!Public Viewing Event
Monday, August 21, 2017 9:00 a.m. — 12:00 noon

If you can't get to the path of totality for the solar eclipse, Griffith Observatory will host a public viewing event for the partial solar eclipse on our front lawn from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Monday, August 21. The Stellar Emporium gift shop will be open (and selling eclipse viewers), as will The Café at the End of the Universe and the historic level of the Observatory building (home of the Observatory's coelostat, or solar telescope).

Extraordinary: Stan Lee
August 22, 2017
Doors 5:00pm. Show 6:00pm.

Saban Theatre
8440 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211 Under 18 Must Be Accompanied by a Paying Adult
$95 / $125 / $150 / $175 + applicable fees –

VIP Meet & Greet* – Limited Number Available — $350.00 + applicable fees 

Stan Lee is being celebrated once again this August with a special event hosted by Chris Hardwick with a bunch of well-known friends of the beloved creator of many Marvel heroes. Tom Bergeron, Lou Ferrigno, Todd McFarlane, Michael Rooker, Andy Signore, and more are gonna come out and praise him in a special celebration of Stan and you can too.