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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Weekly What To Do: Scary Summer Time Fun

LA Shorts International Film Festival
Aug 2-10
Multiple Theaters

 LA Shorts will showcase 280 films from 25 countries.

The Irregular At Magic High School:The Girl Who Calls the Stars
Wed, Aug 2, 7:30pm
Multiple Laemmle Theaters
*one day only

A special anime screening for one night only.

Budokan Ground Breaking Ceremony
Thursday, Aug 3, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Future Terasaki Budokan Location, 249 S. Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90013
Free, RSVP

Join us to celebrate the long-anticipated ground breaking of Terasaki Budokan!  This event will bring together elected officials, funders, lenders and other contributors within the Little Tokyo and Japanese American communities to commemorate this monumental milestone.This event is free but we strongly encourage an RSVP, seating and parking is limited. Please dress for the summer weather, this event will be outside.
Raiders of the Lost Ark - in Concert
Aug 4-5, 8pm
Hollywood Bowl

The film that gave the world one of its most iconic movie heroes, Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford), is back and better than ever! Relive the magic of this swashbuckling adventure as one of John Williams’ best-loved film scores is performed live, while the thrilling film is shown in HD on the Bowl’s big screen.

AKIRA - Midnight
Friday, Aug 4, 11:55 PM - 2 AM
Landmark's Nuart Theatre
11272 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90025 
*Japanese with English subtitles

Neo Tokyo isn't doing to well. Add some extra freaky psychic powers and a story about friendship that only the Japanese could come up with. 

The Girl Without Hands
Starts Friday, Aug 4
Music Hall
9036 Wilshire Blvd.
Synopsis: In hard times, a miller sells his daughter to the Devil. Protected by her purity, she escapes from the Devil who, in revenge, deprives her of her hands. So begins her long journey towards the light… but in spite of her resilience and the new protection of a handsome prince’s estate, the Devil devises a plan of his own.
Friday, Aug 4, 9 PM - 2 AM
4067 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90019
 $7 - $40
Join us on the International Sailor Moon Day in Los Angeles for a very special One Night Only COSPLAY CLUB NIGHT: Legend of the Moon (18+) celebrating one of the most powerful and inspirational female super-heroes of our time: SAILOR MOON!
Brew at the L.A. Zoo Friday, Aug 4, 7–11 p.m.
VIP early entrance at 6 p.m.
Standard Admission (Online)
$65, Members $55

Spend an evening sampling beer from local craft and microbreweries while enjoying music, pop-up zoo keeper talks, and close-up animal encounters.

Kirby's Dream Band, Super MadNES, Extra Lives
Friday, Aug 4, 8 PM - 12 AM
11334 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood, California 91601
The Summer of KDB continues with our triumphant return to CIA in North Hollywood! Get ready for a full night of video game covers with special guests Super MadNES and Extra Lives!
8:30pm - Extra Lives, 9:30pm - Super MadNES, 10:30pm - Kirby's Dream Band
Friday, Aug 4, 11:00 am - 11PM
8949 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
1. Launch of August Farmer's Market series 2. FREE scoops all day on August 4th 2017
3. Kicking off Live Music Fridays which will continue every Friday 8-10pM4. Kicking off Salt & Straw Happy Hour: Free waffle cone upgrade
from 9-11pm through Labor Day weekend
Aug 5-6
Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall
Starts at $30
It's already starting to get spooky this August with the returning of ScareLA. This horror convention is less a celebration of horror movies, but of Halloween itself. Including haunts and theme parks to just making the best undead, this event is for those who want to have the greatest Halloween party.
Ravina the Witch? By Junko Mizuno - Exhibit and Signing
August 5, 2017 - August 20, 2017
Aug 5, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801  

In celebration of the english release of Junko Mizuno's graphic novel: Ravina The Witch?, Nucleus is proud to host an exhibition of original paintings from the pages of this beautiful and austere fantasy comic. Listen to a recorded narration of "Ravina The Witch?" as you enjoy the artwork throughout the gallery.

Junko will be in attendance to use her wand to bewitch guests and sign books. There will also be fun treats, activities and new exclusive releases on opening night.

Card-Maggedon Art Show Round 2

Saturday, Aug 5, 7 PM - 10 PM
Q Pop
319 E 2nd St #121, Los Angeles, California 90012
You will see the creations unfold on small format cotton card paper stock from more than 100 local & international artists. All artworks are traditional and $30 set price!!!!

Saturday, Aug 5, 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!
D.A.N.C.E: A Blog Haus Night feat. Fred Falke 
Saturday Aug 5, 9:00 PM (ends at 2:00 AM)
1822 W. Sunset Blvd
Free before 10pm, after entering costs ya $10 
Playing tunes by Justice, MSTRKRFT, Chromeo, Vitalic Official, Soulwax, LCD Soundsystem, Breakbot, Peaches, Ladytron, Tiga, Cut Copy, Crookers, The Bloody Beetroots, Boys Noize, Spank Rock Official, Uffie, Busy P, Daft Punk, Fred Falke, Felix Da Housecat, Fake Blood, The Presets, Mr. Oizo, Yelle, SebastiAn, Crystal Castles & More.

Sunday, August 6
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Beverly Hills Farmers' Market

Pickle fanatics and pickling amateurs chow down and compete at the annual Beverly Hills Farmers' Market PickleFest. Sponsored by legendary Beverly Hills delicatessen Nate‘n Al, PickleFest features family-friendly fun, entertainment and a sour-puckering contest for the “Best Dill Pickle” in Beverly Hills. There's also a category called “I Can Pickle That!” where entrants can compete with any pickled fruit or vegetable grown in California.  Sign up here today.

Sunday, August 6, 1 PM - 4 PM
Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
2225 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90041
Admission Free
We'll have delicious dollar-a-scoop ice cream, endless toppings, floats, our popular bakery section, and more. There will be live family entertainment by local talent including The Fifth Friday Folk Band, and the Eagle Rock High School Latin Jazz Band. As always there will be an ongoing raffle throughout the afternoon featuring fabulous prizes donated by generous local businesses. Bring the whole family!

Free Day at LACMA
Tuesday, August 8 at 11 AM - 5 PM
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036