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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Weekly What To Do: What's Beyond The Wasteland?

Be sure to check out Halloween Master list too for any Halloween activities this weekend, including the start of The Queen Mary's Dark Harbor.

Wasteland Weekend 2017
Wed, Sep 27, 2017, 7:00 AM –
Sun, Oct 1, 2017, 12:00 PM PDT
35.087439, -117.825400

Wasteland Weekend is a 5-day post-apocalyptic party in the heart of the California desert wastelands.
Costumes are required and you must be at least 18 years old at the time of the event to attend.
Wasteland Weekend provides camping space, a 360-degree post-apocalyptic environment, entertainment and activities, vendors, and basic facilities.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle ScreenX Screenings
Starts Sept 28
CGV Cinemas

Kingsman 2 in a special new format where the screen spreads out along the walls of the theater beyond the screen.

Beyond Fest 2017
Sept 29-Oct 10
Egyptian Theatre

Where to even start with the selection, it's not Fantastic Fest, but damn, it might be my favorite film festival LA has. You're a close second SpectreFest, but you in trouble with The Cinefamily being out right now.

They're showing some amazing horror cult classics like Slumber Party Massacre 1 & 2 with guests in person. Hellraiser has an anniversary screening and Suspiria, a horror gem I keep hearing about on the Shock Waves podcast that's 40 years old and is being remade for this year, weird.

There's so many free screenings too. I'm not sure why, but lucky if you can make it, you got to go in person to grab a seat for those.

Van Nuys Arts Festival
Fri, September 29, 2017
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
Van Nuys Civic Center
14410 Sylvan Street
Los Angeles, CA 91401

The event highlights the SFV community through its arts and culture. The first of it's kind celebrating the Valley. Music, art, booths from around the valley and food trucks.

Front Porch Cinema Fall Schedule:
September 29 - "La La Land" (PG-13)
October 6 - "The Princess Bride" (PG)
October 13 - "Hidden Figures" (PG)
October 20 - "Beauty and the Beast" (PG)
October 27 -  Bonus Screening: "Rogue Elements" presented by REI (PG)

6 p.m. - Cinema Lounge opens (21+)

7:30 p.m. - Movie begins 
Santa Monica Pier

Missing the Twilight Concert Series? Well, the Santa Monica Pier today announced the return of Front Porch Cinema, the consummate Southern California free movie series under the stars and over the Ocean every Friday night this fall from Sept. 29-Oct. 27. The Pier will be transformed into a cozy and perfect setting for a night of movies, scrumptious food, themed drinks in the cinema lounge, and activities for the kiddos, Mom, Dad, first dates, the cool kids, and all. The audience can unwind on old-timey lawn chairs, comfy blankets, and watch on a giant screen with the highest quality HD-projection and line-array sound provided by LA's premier outdoor movie producers, EatISeeIHear.

September 29, 2017, 4:00 - 5:30 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

The USC School of Cinematic Arts invites you and a guest to a panel discussion featuring:
  • Dr. Milind Tambe – Helen N. and Emmett H. Jones Professor in Engineering; Founding Co-Director, USC Center for AI in Society
  • Dr. Paul Rosenbloom – Professor, Computer Science Department, Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Dr. Eric Rice – Associate Professor, USC Suzanne Dwoark-Peck School of Social Work and the Viterbi School of Engineering;  Founding Co-Director, USC Center for AI in Society
  • Dr. Sheila Tejada – Senior Lecturer, Computer Science Department, Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Moderated by Norman Hollyn – Professor, Production Division and Media Arts + Practice

Zelda Symphony in Los Angeles
Saturday, Sept 30, 8pm
Dolby Theatre
6801 Hollywood Blvd #180, Los Angeles, California 90028
$130 | $115 | $100 | $80 | $65 | $55
The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses is returning in 2017 and coming to Hollywood with an updated orchestral adventure! The show will feature an all new movement from Skyward Sword, a much-anticipated Breath of the Wild arrangement, and the return of a classic that might just make some wishes come true!
Interlude (2 person exhibition)
Ryan Bubnis + Deth P Sun
Opening Reception with the Artists:
Saturday, September 30th, 6:30 - 10:00 PM
September 30 - October 18, 2017
Giant Robot 2 - GR2 Gallery
2062 Sawtelle Boulevard

*warning, sound as soon as you click link
​BBQ Competition
Saturday, September 30th, 2017:  12pm to 4pm
Firefighters First Credit Union - 815 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
5 sample tastings for $15 (in advance) or $20 at event
VIP Tickets $60 include hearty BBQ meal served to you in indoor VIP dining area,
beverage, dessert and BBQ SWAG bag.
The Fire It Up!BBQ Competition is a fundraising partnership between two nonprofits that serve and honor the firefighting community.  Proceeds will benefit Fire Family Foundation and the African American Firefighter Museum. 
PocketWatchand The Equanimous Jones Quartet
Saturday, September 30, 2017; 7:30 p.m.
Au Lac Restaurant-Bar Fedora, Downtown Los Angeles
Per set (Only $5 more to stay for both sets)
Reserve ahead - $20 general, $25 VIP seating; $25 at the door; Students with ID: $10
An evening of Contemporary Jazz and Classical music from PocketWatch led by pianist Gerry Bryant followed by The Equanimous Jones Quartet led by saxophonist Tommy Myers at Downtown Los Angeles’ Au Lac Restaurant-Bar Fedora.
Sat, September 30, 2017
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT
Los Angeles Center Studios
450 South Bixel Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017