Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Weekly What To Do: X-Men, Robots, Anime & More

HUMANS! Comedy Hosted by a Robot
Thursday, Oct 19, 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

5617 1/2 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

LA's best comedy show hosted by a robot is back with another great night of the best comedians in town! The robot has feelings, sentience, and just maybe, a few zingers!

Recent Spanish Cinema
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 - Sun, Oct 22, 2017
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
Two decades ago, the American Cinematheque, in association with the Spanish Ministry of Culture, began importing the best and brightest of Spanish cinema to Hollywood with its “Recent Spanish Cinema” series. The annual festival has exposed countless Angelenos to Spanish culture, from art and music to food, fashion and more.

The 18th Annual Polish Film Festival
Oct 19-Oct 26
Monica Film Center on Oct 19th
NoHo $

TwitchCon 2017
October 20-22
Long Beach Convention Center
$tarts at $89

You'll get your famous streamers and live panels that you can catch. You'll also be able to chill and check some indie games, regular games and even and arts 'n' crafts area with other Twitch fans.

Animation Is Film Festival
Oct 20-22
Chinese Theater Multiplex

Pretty much shaming the recent Anime Film Festival is the Animation Is Film Festival heading for LA next month. It's featuring way more premieres of anime movies and extensive catalog of animation not scene yet in the states. For anime fans, there's a wide selection of films from heart-warming Fireworks to down right Ghibli-like with Mary and the Witch’s Flower & Lu Over the Wall. Then you have the outlandish and crazy looking anime films of Masaaki Yuasa, Night Is Short, Walk on Girl & Mind Game.

A Silent Voice: The Movie
Starts Oct 20
Los Angeles: L.A. Live Stadium 14
1000 W Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
A young man is ostracized by his classmates after he bullies a deaf girl to the point where she moves away. Years later, he sets off on a path for redemption.
Special posters at this screening until supplies run out.
*Other screenings at other locations and dates in the LA area.

The Pancakes & Booze Art Show
Oct 20-21 8p 2a BOTH NIGHTS
613 Imperial St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

LA's PREMIER underground art show featuring over 125 artists in over 10,000sq ft in the downtown LA Arts District.

Thor Ragnarok Art Showcase
Hero Complex Gallery
Opening Reception Fri, Oct 20, 7-10pm
2020 S Robertson Blvd D, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Free, RSVP

Let's see some art based on the trailer alone and whatever the artists can imagine is in the movie.

The X-traordinary Fan Art Show
Friday, October 20 at 8 PM - 10 PM
The Perky Nerd
1606 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, California 91506

It's the 25th anniversary of X-Men The Animated Series. We will have special guests Julia and Eric Lewald from TAS with us on the 21st, so we thought it only appropriate to do an X-TRAORDINARY show for them to sit in for the Q&A. Come Friday night for the opening of an X-tra special weekend.

X-Men 92 TAS Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, October 21 at 1 PM - 3 PM
The Perky Nerd
1606 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, California 91506
Come celebrate the 25th anniversary of X-Men: The Animated Series on Saturday October 21 with some folks who were there from the very beginning. Producer/Director LARRY HOUSTON, writers ROBERT SKIR and JULIA LEWALD and Showrunner/Head Writer/’Developed for Television by’ ERIC LEWALD will look back on the beginnings of X-MEN:TAS, the many obstacles it faced, its ultimate success and its impact on an entire generation. Eric will also discuss his brand-new book about the show called “PREVIOUSLY ON X-MEN: The Making of an Animated Series” to be released in early November.

Cosplay is definitely encouraged. Let's make it X-traordinary!

Saturday, October 21st from Noon- 7 pm
Downtown Burbank
$10 – $45

Each session will feature over 85 Craft Beers on Tap, Live Music, and Entertainment. The Fall Street Fair is FREE to the public and will line the streets of Downtown Burbank!

Opening: Saturday 21 October, 6 – 9 pm
21 Oct 2017 – 21 Jan 2018, Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles
Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles
901 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles CA 90013
Organized in collaboration with the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, ‘Mike Kelley: Kandors 1999 – 2011’ will be the first comprehensive survey of the Kandors series. These visually opulent, technically ambitious sculptures, along with videos and large-scale installations, rework the imagery and mythology of the popular American comic book superhero Superman in a meditation on loss, power, and memory.

Arco Iris - Solo Exhibition by Rob Sato
Opening Reception with the Artist:
Saturday, October 21st, 6:30 - 10:00 PM
October 21 - November 8, 2017
Giant Robot 2 - GR2 Gallery
2062 Sawtelle Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90025

Rob Sato is back with his first solo show at Giant Robot since 2009. His latest body of work, Arco Iris, marks another radical shift in style.

Vintage Fashion Expo
October 21, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm,
October 22,11:00 am – 5:00 pm,
The Reef/LA Mart
General Admission: $12 online, $15 at the door  
Students:  $5 admission with current student I.D.

Meltdown Block Party
Sunday, Oct 22, 1-6pm
Meltdown Comics

"On sunday we are having our annual block party to celebrate 25 years of Meltdown greatness!!  Bring the family!  We will have pizza by D'amores Pizza, Liquor will be provided by Ciroc, and a moonbounce and other activities for the kids.  1pm-6pm here at Meltdown."

Adrián Villar Rojas: The Theater of Disappearance 
Oct 22, 2017 – May 13, 2018
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Admission $

MOCA presents Adrián Villar Rojas: The Theater of Disappearance, a site-specific installation inside The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA’s warehouse space. Villar Rojas (b. 1980, Rosario, Argentina) has built a singular practice by creating environments and objects that seem to be in search of their place in time. Villar Rojas’s interventions beckon viewers to consider fragments that exist in a slippery space between the future, the past, and an alternate reality in the present. With his post-human artworks, Villar Rojas posits the question: What happens after the end of art?