Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Weekly What To Do: Will Stan Lee Live as Long as Our Grand Market?

Bruce Campbell presents his new book Hail to the Chin and hosts Last Fan Standing, a live game show!
Wed October 25, 7:00 pm
The Regent Theater
$15.00 - $75.00

Book Soup and Spaceland are proud to present actor, director, writer, and producer Bruce Campbell as presents his new book Hail to the Chin and hosts Last Fan Standing, a live game show!
Last Fan Standing is a no-holds-barred live game show, and YOU get to participate! Test your ultimate nerd knowledge as the legendary Bruce Campbell hosts. The top four contenders will face off on stage...will you be one of them?

The 2017 Valley Film Festival
Oct 25-29
Laemmle's NoHo 7
5240 Lankershim Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 91601

Now in its 17th year, VFF is supported by a dynamic community of companies, filmmakers, and moviegoers, who share our mission of furthering the education, production, and exhibition of filmmaking in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley.

Thu, Oct 26, 2017 - Fri, Oct 27, 2017
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

Noted Japanese sci-fi scholars Steve Ryfle and Ed Godziszewski have just written the first major biography of the director, Ishiro Honda: A Life in Film, From Godzilla to Kurosawa, and join us in person for a look at some of Honda’s most memorable creations. This tribute shows that, beyond the monsters trashing cities, Honda’s science-fiction films helped chronicle Japan’s emergence from WWII into a thriving, modern country.

Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con
Oct 27-29
Los Angeles Convention Center
$tarts at $30

Can we still use growing pains for this convention? Anyway, even with the infusion of Stan Lee I'm still reminded of the poorly names Comikaze. What the festival is good for is some ner/fan hanging out and LA cosplay, better than other cosplay.  You've got quite a few reunions for show and some nice guests this year too.

Grand Central Market Turns 100
Friday, October 27 9:30am, 6pm-10pm
Grand Central Market 
317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

One of our favorite places to nosh and hang out downtown is celebrating 100 years of service. A few minutes away from Little Tokyo or City Hall is the Grand Central Market known for its huge selection of things to eat. To celebrate this house of taste, there's going to be a party in it's honor October 27th and throughout the day special menu items and a big cake will be only some of the festivities. If you've enjoyed the Market over the years or have just been, celebrate and extra day this October.

The Square
Opens on Friday, October 27th, 2017
The Landmark

The winner of the Palme d'Or from the 2017 Cannes Film Festival is a comedic look at how museums are run. If you've ever been to an art gallery opening in LA you need to see the movie. Be prepared though it's clocking in at over two hours, but those two hours might be laughing at how messed up this museum can be.


The Killing of a Sacred Deer
In theaters now
Multiple Theaters

Also just entering theaters is this new creepy drama from Yorgos Lanthimos known for Dogtooth and The Lobster. Get ready for cringe worthy situations played out in shocking normalcy.

Artificial Winter
Opening Reception Saturday, October 28, 7-11pm 

CHG 571 S. Anderson St.

It's been ten years since the Bristol-based multimedia artist’s first solo show, which was also in Los Angeles, now Francis returns with his information-rich canvases, which often depict violent, urban scenes and contain both figurative and abstract elements—rendered in acrylic and oil, charcoal, and ink. 

Hearthstone: Innkeeper's Tavern Cookbook w/ Chelsea Monroe-Cassel
October 28, 2017
Oct 28, 5:00PM - 10:00PM
210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801 
Signing open to the public for free

"Continuing our Blizzard Entertainment book launches this October, Gallery Nucleus is proud to be the FIRST retail location to stock Insight Edition's newest titile, the Official Hearthstone: Innkeeper's Tavern Cookbook written by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel!

Join us this October 28 starting at 5PM to be among the first to grab your copy! Come meet the author Chelsea Monroe-Cassel as she signs copies of her new book!"

Super Dimension Convention 2017
Saturday, October 28 2017 11:00 AM 8:00 PM
Torrance Cultural Arts Center
3330 Civic Center Dr, Torrance, CA 90503
$tarts at $15

Established over ten years ago as "MacrossWorld Convention" by a dedicated group of Macross fans, the premiere event in North America celebrating the classic anime series launches into 2017 with a new name, and an all-new mission! Join us for our biggest year yet, as SUPER DIMENSION CONVENTION takes over the Torrance Cultural Arts Center with a full day of mecha, anime idols, cosplay and more!

GKIDS Presents Studio Ghibli Fest 2017
Oct 29, Oct 30, Nov 1 
Multiple Theaters

Combining Japanese mythology with "Alice in Wonderland"-type whimsy, "Spirited Away" cemented Miyazaki’s reputation as an icon of animation and storytelling. The English-dubbed cast includes the vocal talents of Daveigh Chase, Jason Marsden, Suzanne Pleshette, David Ogden Stiers, Susan Egan, Tara Strong and more! Dubbed in English on October 29 and November 1 and subtitled on October 30, this special three-day event will also feature GKIDS Mini-Fest, an ongoing festival of the best animated shorts from around the world.