Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Weekly What To Do: Ratchet & Clank and DCon and Film Fests

31st Israel Film Festival
Now- Nov 21
Ahrya Fine Arts
Town Center 5$

The mission of the Israel Film Festival is to brand Israel as the lively and innovative nation that it is; as well as shining a spotlight on Israel’s thriving film and television industry and enriching the American experience of Israel’s social and cultural diversity.

AFI Fest 2017
Nov 9-16
Multiple Theaters in Hollywood

Be sure to check out LA's free film film festival.
This year's selection once again has some amazing films including: The Disaster Artist, showing us all how Tommy Wiseau's The Room was made starring James Franco. Mrs Hyde, out of of France is a retelling of the story in a modern sending, but this time about a female teacher. The Endless has a sci-fi concept to it about two brothers going back to their cult, but having two separate views of what happened. AVA looks like pure French art film; a girl will be going blind soon so she does the most rational thing of finding her sexuality by stealing a dog...

Blade of the Immortal
Music Hall on Nov 10th
Playhouse 7 on Nov 10th
NoHo 7 on Nov 10th

In Takashi Miike’s 100th feature film, an immortal warrior teams with a young girl out for revenge. A bloody Samurai epic from an actual living legend.

Starts Friday, November 10
Laemmle Monica Film Center
1332 2nd St., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Derek Cho (Steven Yeun, “The Walking Dead”) is having a really bad day. After being unjustly fired from his job, he discovers that the law firm’s building is under quarantine for a mysterious and dangerous virus. Chaos erupts throughout the office as the victims of the disease begin acting out their wildest impulses. Joining forces with a former client (Samara Weaving, “Ash vs Evil Dead”) who has a grudge of her own, Derek savagely fights tooth and nail to get to the executives on the top floor and settle the score once and for all.

 Q&A with director Joe Lynch on Friday, November 10th at the Laemmle Monica Film Center (1332 2nd St., Santa Monica, CA 90401) at 7:20 PM.

Just Us League Fan Art Show
Friday, Nov 10, 8 PM - 10 PM
The Perky Nerd
1606 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, California 91506
"We are gearing up for the Justice League coming to our perky place the following week for a Q and A on Justice League Day! It's going to be an awesome month of celebrating superheroes!"

 DesignerCon 2017
Saturday November 11th and Sunday November 12th
Pasadena Convention Center
$10 per day, weekend pass $15
Coming up it's one of our favorite independent cons out there, DCon, short for DesignerCon, once again, graces Pasadena with two days of vinyl toys and art. It's a huge show with  400 vendors selling you the best looking stuff to put on your desk or walls.

Ratchet & Clank 15th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, November 11 at 7 PM - 10 PM
Gallery Nucleus
210 E Main St, Alhambra, California 91801
In celebration of Ratchet & Clank’s 15th Anniversary, Nucleus, Cyclops, and Insomniac Games have come together to create a unique fan event and tribute exhibition.


M&A 14th Anniversary Gala 
Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 | 5PM - 8PM
Navel 1611 S Hope St


 Raise a glass with us on 11/11 to celebrate our spectacular past and usher in a new vision for M&A's future! Your gala ticket features a complimentary one year membership to M&A, and so much more... 

Infotakus Swap Meet Extravaganza!
Saturday, Nov 11, 2 PM - 7 PM
1925 W Temple St

Infotakus is back with a really cool event! Since PMX is not taking place this year, we decided to host an event where we can all get together, hang out, eat and shop 'till we drop. 

John Hennessey discusses The Comic Book Story of Video Games!
Saturday Nov 11, 4 PM - 5 PM
Vroman's Bookstore
695 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, California 91101
Author Jonathan Hennessey and illustrator Jack McGowan present the first full-color, chronological origin story for this hugely successful, omnipresent artform and business. Hennessey provides readers with everything they need to know about video games--from their early beginnings during World War II to the emergence of arcade games in the 1970s to the rise of Nintendo to today's app-based games like Angry Birds and Pokemon Go. 

Saturday, November 11, 2017
9:00am to 4:30pm

Doheny Library
3550 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, California 90089
Room 240
We ask that all who wish to attend RSVP (for free) at, code: UNDERLA. 
What lies beneath our Los Angeles feet?  What is the connection between our terra firma and all that lies below? This conference explores the worlds below us and the inextricable ties that bind us to the mysteries of the subterranean. Hydrology, seismology, petroleum engineering - each of these fields will have a voice at this conference - as will folklorists, cemetery scholars, and poets and writers. Together, we will navigate the underworlds of LA past, present, and future...real, imagined, metaphorical.

Enchantment Under the Sea Dance
Sunday, Nov 12, 6 PM - 2 AM
Resident DTLA
Los Angeles, California 90013
$10 - $15 
Travel back in time to November 12, 1955 when Marty McFly got his parents back together, Biff got punched in the face, and everyone got down to Johnny B. Goode! Come celebrate everything Back to the Future with us at the 3rd annual ENCHANTMENT UNDER THE SEA DANCE! 

Dungeon Master: The Shoddiest Sorceress
Sunday, Nov 12, 7 PM - 10 PM
Dungeon Master 
The Philanthropic Center for the Arts (VORTEX) - 2341 East Olympic 
 Tickets are $12, in costume $10
Dungeon Master is the interactive, fantasy-adventure stage show starring YOU! Six audience volunteers will be called forth to go upon a quest. They will overcome dangerous obstacles, cast spells, solve riddles, and fight horrific monsters, all for YOUR entertainment.

Sunday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m
The Grove 189 
The Grove Dr 
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Christmas...comes exceptionally early, like before Thanksgiving this weekend.

"Celebrate the Joy – A California Christmas at The Grove presented by Citi. Join us for our Annual Tree Lighting celebration on Sunday, November 12 at 7:30pm as we kick off the holiday season."

Engadget Experience: Alternate Realities
Tue, Nov 14
10:00 AM–7:00 PM

The Theatre at Ace Hotel
929 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Attendees will get the chance to experience five immersive art exhibits firsthand and get a glimpse at the unique challenges of working in as-yet-unestablished media. In addition to the exhibition, a series of talks, panels and conversations will shed light on the future of entertainment, art, gaming, even social media.

UCLA Game Art Festival 2017

Tuesday Nov 14, 2017 7:00PM to 10:00PM
Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Parking: Parking is available below the museum for a flat rate of $6 after 6 p.m. (cash only). Additional event parking is available at 11020 Kinross Ave (UCLA Parking Lot 36) with a flat rate of $5 payable by credit card/cash at the Pay Station or pay by cell phone through the Park Mobile App.

The UCLA Game Art Festival is like a mini-IndieCade. Students show off their game related work and it can be more theoretical and fun for one night then something you might see on Steam. It's an eccentric night to look at and ponder gaming in all its forms, not just on the screen. The event at the Hammer will feature more than 50 playable games, tournaments, machinima and more.