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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Weekly What To Do: Game On Japanese Culture

They LiveThu, Jan 18, 2018, 7:30 PM
LACMA, Bing Theater
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

"In 1988, master horror/suspense filmmaker John Carpenter (The Thing, Escape from New York and, most importantly, Halloween) made an action thriller about aliens surreptitiously taking over the Earth by planting subliminal messages everywhere and turning humans into mindless consumers. Thirty years later, the impact of that film, They Live, is still being felt."

Laughterhouse 5: A Book Shop Comedy Show
Thu, Jan 18, 8pm
Book Show
5503 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042
 $5 suggested donation

" Come join us for "Laughterhouse 5," a stand-up comedy show at Highland Park's wonderful offbeat book shop, BOOK SHOW!"

Mary and The Witch's Flower
Jan 18, Select Theaters
They'll have two screenings for the concerning otaku
English-dubbed at 7:00 PM local time and subtitled at 8:00 PM local time

Here's a short synopsis: Based on the classic children’s book The Little Broomstick, Mary and The Witch’s Flower is an action-packed film full of jaw-dropping imaginative worlds, ingenious characters, and the stirring, heartfelt story of a young girl trying to find a place in the world.

Japan House Inaugural Exhibition
Japan House
Hollywood & Highland Center
6801 Hollywood Boulevard, 2F

We're finally getting the start of Japan House opening in Hollywood. It's a new place to promote Japanese culture. For it's first exhibit they'll be showcasing some artsy fashion that glows in the dark in some fun new ways.

"For the inaugural Japan House Los Angeles exhibition, we introduce works from the fashion label ANREALAGE and designer Kunihiko Morinaga, one of a vanguard of next generation Japanese innovators. Morinaga engages mindful observation, attention to detail, and advanced technologies, to create strikingly high concept collections that awaken awareness of the extraordinary within the everyday. The exhibition, A LIGHT UN LIGHT, features ANREALAGE designs on the theme of light, inviting new ways of seeing and integrating materials and techniques from illusions of light and perspective to photosensitive fabrics'

Happy Meow Year Art Show
Friday, Jan 19, 8 PM - 10 PM
The Perky Nerd
1606 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, California 91506
"An art show for cat enthusiasts. Can't wait to see all the kitty mashups in 2018."

Starts Fri, Jan 19
Monica Film Center
1332 2nd Street
Russian dash cam footage of how crazy it gets on their roads, it's got enough violence to satiate us for a day.

This Giant Papier-Mâché Boulder Is Actually Really Heavy
Starts Fri, Jan 19
Music Hall
9036 Wilshire Blvd.
*Director Christian Nicholson will participate in Q&A's at the Music Hall following the 9:55 PM screenings on Saturday and Sunday, January 20 and 21.
When three ordinary guys go to a sci-fi convention and start watching an old B movie, they get a bit more when they bargained for. Suddenly they get sucked into the movie itself and are trapped in a low-budget sci-fi universe.

Game of Thrones Season 7 DVD Fan Screenings
Friday, Jan. 19 
1st Screening: 5-7pm ET 
2nd Screening: 8-10pm ET
Saturday, Jan. 20 
1st Screening – 2-4pm PT 
2nd Screening – 6-8pm PT
Regal LA LIVE stadium 14 (1000 W Olympic Blvd)
Free, Must Pre-Register and have proof of purchase of DVD
On Friday, January 19th and Saturday, January 20th, HBO Home Entertainment is hosting a screening of Game of Thrones' fourth episode of the seventh season ("Spoils of War") AND Conquest and Rebellion, a 45-minute animated story of the turbulent events that shaped Westeros, at Regal LA LIVE stadium 14 (1000 W Olympic Blvd). The screenings are in support of the Blu-ray/DVD release of Game of Thrones Season 7 and the theater will decorated with various Game of Thrones props for photo opps.

Distant Worlds: music from Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary JIRITSU
Jan 20, 8pm
Microsoft Theater
Tickets $tarts at $49.95

Yes, the ever enduring game series continues its 30th anniversary celebration with a concert in LA. And with it a title still not getting any changes from Square Enix North America. Because, that's far too long a name for a concert. It does have a long list of music and famed musician Nobuo Uematsu in attendance. So sit back and listen to a concert orchestra play classic tune with HD visual from the games.

Jan 20-21 & 24
select theaters

So what's Gintama? Gintama is a live action Japanese film based on a long running gag manga and anime of the same name. It follows the title character, the white-haired samurai Gintoki Sakata and his two teenage friends, the super strong red-haired Kagura and a pair of glasses...I mean Shinpachi Shimura. They work together at Gin's Odd Jobs, doing exactly what their job is titled. All taking place in feudal Japan that's been influenced by technology from aliens.

Retro City Festival
Jan 20-21
Saturday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00PM
Pomona Fairplex - Expo Hall 9
1101 W McKinley Ave
Pomona, CA 91768

A showcase with what the hosts are saying is the largest selection of retro console gaming under one roof in California. Retro City will have classic arcade machines, pinball, tournaments, museums of gaming, game vendors, and huge console play area. Fans of older gaming systems and wide array of streamers should be taking over the event.

SoCal Retro Gaming Expo 2018
Sat, Jan 20, 2018, 9:00 AM –
Sun, Jan 21, 2018, 4:00 PM
Frank And Son Collectible Show
19649 San Jose Avenue
City of Industry, CA 91748
$15 – $30

"We will have many of your favorite YouTube talent attending this event, for panels, meet & greets and signings. There will be a large FREE play arcade for everyone to enjoy. We will be hosting Retro Gaming tournaments throughout the weekend. The hall will be full of retro gaming vendors, giveaways, photo ops and so much more! Hope to see you at the Expo!"

2nd Annual Women's March LA 2018
Saturday, January 20th, 9:00 a.m.-4pm
Starts at Pershing Square

"The Women’s March Los Angeles Foundation invites all the 750,000 Angelenos who helped us fill the streets to join us AGAIN on January 20th, 2018 in downtown LA! If you missed the last March – it’s not too late to be a part of history and we need you… together we will show the power of our collective voice!"

Animaniacs LIVE!
Saturday Jan 20, 2 PM - 4 PM
Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, California 91355
"Now the hilarious ‘90s animated series starring the wacky Warner Brothers (and the Warner Sister, Dot) is back in live form, as voice actors Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, and Jess Harnell reunite with original songwriter Randy Rogel for an unforgettable evening. The group will perform songs from the beloved show, in addition to several numbers that didn’t make the cut the first time around. A delightful show for all ages!"
Saturday Jan 20, 10 AM - 3 PM
Don The Beachcomber
16278 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, California 92649
Adults $10/ Kids FREE!
Over 55 Tiki Artists & Vendors. Live Entertainment & More!!!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Fairfax Cinema To Replace The Cinefamily

Taken from the pages of Cinefamily Accountability via IndieWire we have news of a new theater coming into being to replace The Cinefamily. It'll be in the same location and should be another independent theater in LA. The owners of theaters never changed hands, but those who had the problems  with sexual allegations, noted former Executive Director of The Cinefamily, Hadrian Belove has nothing to do with the new theater.

There's just speculation of some possible former employees with no past problems might come back.

For many fans of cinema the news is a shining light on a cloudy day as both the New Bev (under reconstruction) and The Cinefamily aren't open in 2018. We'll update you when official word comes out and any news about a new opening.

Ben & Jerry's Flavor Launch Carnival Today Jan 16

Ben & Jerry's Flavor Launch Carnival
 Jan 16, 11am until 8pm
1701 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028-5248

"We're launching our newest euphoric flavors in LA on Tuesday! Join us at the corner of Hollywood and Vine for an all-day carnival celebration. Taste our latest concoctions, check out fantastic rides and win prizes from your friends at Ben & Jerry's. Plus it's all free! See you there!"

Monday, January 15, 2018

The Blizzard Arena: What The Hell Is It?

We've mentioned it a few times before, but now with a multi-million dollar esport being played in it, it made the news rounds. The Overwatch League is holding its games there. That's right, a dedicated arena to watch people play video games in Burbank is big news.

The Overwatch League, which has this adorable logo of Tracer, just started. The league is for the game Overwatch. The game itself is an online shooter where your team up with friends to kill another team and everyone has special powers and abilities. Tracer, who is on the logo, has the special power to warp around her enemies for some super quick attacks, as example of super powers you'll find in the game. Overwatch has a lot of fans. Since the people who make the game, Blizzard, own the arena a league worth millions with a grand prize of millions is now in play and the main attraction for the brand new gaming arena.

The arena itself is located in Burbank and is extremely high tech as not only are their 450 seats for live viewers, but they have to stream the games live on the Internet and over the world. It has the amenities of a regular sports arena, but we need to head there ourselves to see if you can grab a hot dog and a beer, this being LA, maybe kombucha and a vegan dog. We're just fairly sure, they won't have any cool eats based on the characters like Japan, sigh.

Kotaku and the LA Times with a number of other outlets ran stories about its inner workings and gift shop. Here's a few of the best ones.

-Burbank’s Blizzard Arena aims to take esports to the next level
-My Hunt For The Mysterious Man Or Machine Controlling The Blizzard Arena's Light-Up Halo
*I like this one, because it really just goes through the ins and outs of the hole place with some great behind the scenes stuff
-All The Items For Sale At The Overwatch League Gift Shop, Ranked

It's not that bad to attend price wise. Right now, it costs $21.99 for a seat. You can get tickets from the official site here. Though, they aren't really easy to find even with a quick Google search. Have a quick link to tickets on the site somewhere, Blizzard.

LA has two teams to root for, the Los Angeles Valiant and Gladiators. They don't just compete with US teams, you got teams from Korea and China. Twelve in all.

You might be there for a while as two teams battle each other for two hours then another team goes. They do this thrice so, six hours of esports.

The weekends are noticeably sold out.

We'll try and catch a match in the future to see if it's worth seeing live and yelling at gamers in person. "You don't know how to use an f&ing mouse and keyboard do you! You might is well stick it up your @r$!"

Kirby Star Allies March 16

We finally got word on when the new four player co-op Kirby game is coming out, March 16th. Kirby Star Allies will hit the Switch in about two months and we've been waiting so long.

Some new features touted were new abilities for Kirby including Artist and Spider with both look line fun new additions to his repertoire of stolen powers by his enemies.

What also grabbed us was that you can combine powers, you combine Kirby’s unique abilities with ally abilities for something call Friend abilities. It reminded us a lot of Kirby 64 where you could combine two abilities and create some really cool looking attacks.

We can't wait to team up with our friends with and old-school couch co-op game! Or for the "woke" version of King Dedede.
Kirby Star Allies
March 16
Nintendo Switch

Hear Concerts In The Cemetery: Upcoming Hollywood Forever Music Events

We live in LA and as such we have some weird stuff we get that other cities don't. One of those is live music at The Masonic Lodge at The Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Yes, the totally strange idea of having musical performances where we buried some of LA's most famous already has some sold out shows in the new year.

Check the full list of musical events that are stretching into March here.

Craig Drake Solo Show 4, Fake Theme Parks and L.A.pel Pins Galleries Online

The Craig Solo Show 4 happened over the weekend and now all the work is up online check it out! Craig really likes the ladies in this show.

Gallery 1988 had two shows over the weekend and their stuff is online too. We like pieces from Fake Theme Parks and L.A.pel Pins - Jan 2018.

WinterArtwork "Casino Night Robotnik" Wood Print

Tough Times "People Skills" Pin

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Mary and The Witch's Flower Anime In Theaters Jan 18

We're getting a Ghibli quality film in theaters January 18, Mary and The Witch's Flower. This anime film has been getting great reviews in Japan and the film festivals it's been playing in, in the US.

Here's a short synopsis: Based on the classic children’s book The Little Broomstick, Mary and The Witch’s Flower is an action-packed film full of jaw-dropping imaginative worlds, ingenious characters, and the stirring, heartfelt story of a young girl trying to find a place in the world.

Mary and The Witch's Flower 
Jan 18, Select Theaters
They'll have two screenings for the concerning otaku
English-dubbed at 7:00 PM local time and subtitled at 8:00 PM local time


Friday, January 12, 2018

Drive Director Has A New Show Set In LA Called Too Old To Die Young

From the director's Twitter
“The series explores the criminal underbelly of Los Angeles by following characters’ existential journeys from being killers to becoming samurais in the City of Angels.”

Damn, that's an eye-catching synopsis for a new series from one one of our favorite new directors. Nicolas Winding Refn, who you may know as the director of The Neon Demon and Drive, has a 10-episode series headed to Amazon called, "Too Old To Die Young."
The series is still shooting, so hold your breath for whenever it premieres. Amazon is notorious for how long it takes to get shows on screen.

via Bloody Disgusting

Trejo's Cantina Woodland Hills Review: You Can Find Better Mexican Food Elsewhere

Look, we really wanted to fall in love with a new Mexican restaurant in the valley, but nothing quite makes Trejo's Cantina Woodland Hills that special. Coming off the brand of that old guy you've seen in dozens of films and Breaking Bad is a mediocre place to grab a burrito.

We've gone in and the place looks nice, the service was fine, but the food wasn't anything that grand. We've tried their Steak Asada and Fried Chicken Burrito and looked over the menu for anything special. Nothing is that special.

From two different tastings we tried two big burritos and they lacked a distinctive taste to write about. Nothing made them stand out and we can think of dozens of Mom and Pop places or even a Poquito Mas having a more distinct flavor.

We've yet to come early enough to try their distinct donut menu, which is a bit pricey, but has some new flavors. One being a nacho donut with some jalapeno kick.

Other than what might be a fun donut tasting, we can't say sitting down there is worth the trip for lunch.

Sure, they have a vegan menu, but what place doesn't in LA.

Trejo's Cantina Woodland Hills
21550 Oxnard St #125
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Paid lot, they do vaildate
• 7AM - 10PM •
• 11AM - 10PM •

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Bicylists Aware City Hates Them & LA Is A Bad Place To Ride A Bike

26 people died last year in LA County while riding bikes. A lower number than usual for previous years, but as Curbed LA found out, it could easily rise.

Their story on cyclist deaths and the infrastructure for safe rides shows that the people who bike ride in this city know the city doesn't care for them.
“The problem is that, after LA’s big bike boom a couple of years ago, a lot of people got onto their bikes and into the streets and started mixing with cars, and they quickly found out how uncomfortable it can be,” he says. “They might have tried it for a couple of years, but ended up saying it’s not worth it.”

-Ted Rogers, editor of Biking in LA

and here's another great quote

  “Part of the problem is that we have a real disjointed system,” says Zachary Rynew, of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition. “We have bike lanes added piecemeal, but they aren’t forming a network that can safely get people to where they need to go.”

As is, LA isn't a welcoming city for cyclists.

LA Links: RecycleLA Needs To Be Redone & Weird Stuff People Do Here

-We know L.A.'s new recycling program is a fiasco, but how'd it get so screwed up?
A great review of how numerous downtown residents are dealing with the messed up RecycleLA program that puts seven hauling companies in a monopoly over taking trash and making people pay more than usual.

-I Entered A Psycho-Sexual Cult With “The Lust Experience”
Weird experience people are part of in LA from the people who made Saw films.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

New Star Wars VR In Anaheim & LA

Go undercover as Stormtrooper (you're really Rebel Scum) in this new VR experience in Downtown Disney. From the people who have still haven't brought over The Ghostbusters VR experience we've been waiting for, we're getting Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire first. I want to bust some ghosts, but I've got to settle for some Stormtroopers.

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire
The VOID at Downtown Disney
1580 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802

The brand new experience has you infiltrating a molten planet named Mustafar. You'll put on VR helmets and gear that can feed sensations onto you gear. So take a hit from a blaster and your "armor" will give you a vibration feeling for every hit. And of course you'll be given cool sci-fi looking VR guns too. You even have in game mics to talk to your team in VR and it's up to four people.

It ain't cheap at $29.95 per person, but it's the best VR experience we've heard of in LA so far.

via LA Mag

That's not the only Star Wars VR in LA...that's not the only VR LA. 

IMAX VR has changed its roster of VR experiences with some new ones to try out including: Star Wars: Droid Repair Bay, Justice League: An IMAX VR Exclusive & Star Trek: Bridge Crew with some more fun titles.

It's the cheaper adventure, but a different set-up and experience and they have more than one adventure to try.

Things To Do In January: Anime LA, Retro City Festival & Museums Free-For-All

Anime LA
January 25January 28
Ontario Convention Center
2000 E Convention Center Way, Ontario, California 91764
Full event
$70/$65 Student/Military
Single Days
Thursday – starting November 1st $20
Friday – starting November 1st $30
Saturday – starting November 1st $40
Sunday – starting November 1st $30

For the true otaku who loves the anime community. The biggest draw is the other otaku. This event doesn't grab the biggest companies, but it gathers a huge assortment of fans.

They are trying to get some fun events, they're doing a a special event, Anime Los Angeles Celebrates 20 Years of Cowboy Bebop.Voice talent guests from Cowboy Bebop include Beau Billingslea, Steve Blum, Melissa Fahn, Wendee Lee, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Lia Sargent, Skip Stellrecht, and Paul St Peter!

Check full details on what anime fandom might grab you.

Retro City Festival
Jan 20-21
Saturday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00PM
Pomona Fairplex - Expo Hall 9
1101 W McKinley Ave
Pomona, CA 91768 

A showcase with what the hosts are saying is the largest selection of retro console gaming under one roof in California. Retro City will have classic arcade machines, pinball, tournaments, museums of gaming, game vendors, and huge console play area. Fans of older gaming systems and wide array of streamers should be taking over the event.

Gaming history's greatest villain Billy Mitchell from the King of Kong doc will be there too.

Museums Free-For-All
Sunday, Jan 28 
Multiple Museums Around LA

No, the museums aren't battling to death for federal grant money...yet. Still seeing some museums fight one another would be fun and educational. No, it's a day when many museums around LA are free and open to the public. There's so many to choose from so look at the list at go on adventure.

*Some might have special rules to get in free, so be sure to check on how to get in.

Weekly What To Do: Rain, It Was Called Rain, Now Let's Go Outside!

The Golden Globes Winners Playing at ArcLight
Playing Now
Multiple ArcLights

Watch some of the winners in theater.

The LA Art Show
Jan 10-14
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street, South Hall 

The 2018 LA Art Show presents its 23rd annual event with over 100 galleries and over 70,000 attendees from around the world. Creating one of the largest international art fairs in the United States

A Silent Voice Screening
Wednesday, Jan 10, 7pm
JFLA Auditorium 5700 Wilshire Blvd, #100, Los Angeles, CA 90036

In Japanese with English subtitles
A deaf elementary school girl, Shoko Nishimiya, upon transferring, meets a boy named Shoya Ishida in her new class. Shoya, who is not deaf, leads the class in bullying Shoko, because she is deaf. As the bullying continues, the class starts to bully Shoya for bullying Shoko. After graduating from elementary school, Shoko and Shoya do not speak to each other… until later, when Shoya, tormented over his past, decides he must see Shoko once more. Shoya wants to make amends for what he did in elementary school and be Shoko’s friend.

Smash Brothers 4 Tournaments
Wednesday's at 8:30 PM
Starts Jan 10th
Downtown Independent
$10 for competitors, of which $5 goes towards venue fee and $5 towards the prize pool. Spectators get in free!

Play Smash Bros on a movie screen.

The Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA
January 11 through 21, 2018
A variety of spaces, including theatres, galleries, plazas and parks in and around Los Angeles, with many events taking place in Downtown LA.
Many of the performances are free. For a complete festival schedule and ticketing information, please visit or

A celebration of art and performance presented as part of the Getty-led initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. Organized by REDCAT, CalArts’ Downtown Center for Contemporary Arts, in collaboration with partner organizations throughout greater Los Angeles, the 11-day festival will feature more than 75 works by Latin American and Latino artists, performed at more than 25 indoor and outdoor spaces. 

Nerd Nite - January 2018
Thursday, January 11, 7pm
Busby's East
5364 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036

We all know that learning is more fun when you’re drinking with friends and colleagues. Thus, Nerd Nite is a monthly event held in more than 100 cities across the globe during which several folks give 20-minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines – while the audience drinks along. It’s like the Discovery Channel…with beer.

Fears & Beers
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood Special Screening
Thursday, January 11, 7:30pm
TCL Chinese 6 Theater

A Q&A with the director John Carl Buechler, Kane Hodder, Staci Greason (Kane's first on-screen kill), William Butler, John Otrin and Heidi Kozak moderated by Brian Collins of Birth.Movies. Death follows the screening. Trivia game with prize giveaways!!

Jan 12-26
Multiple restaurants around LA
Price varies by deal and location
Lunch (2+ Courses): $15, $20, $25
Dinner (3+ Courses): $29, $39, $49, $95+ (dineL.A. Exclusive Series)

Presented by the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board, dineL.A. is a 15-day dining event that takes place twice a year and showcases Los Angeles as a premier dining destination while highlighting the diversity of culinary experiences L.A. has to offer. Enjoy special lunch and dinner menus at more than 300 restaurants.

Fake Theme Parks & L.A.pel
Opening Friday, Jan 12 7-9pm
Gallery 1988
7308 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Two shows at G1988, first a show curated by Chogrin and made up of incredible pieces inspired by pop culture amusement rides and parks! Over 50 artists have participated.Secondly, the best pinmakers around LA delivering limited enamel pins for sale for L.A.pel.

CHOGRIN presents "In the Name of the Monster, the Robot, and the Bleeding Ghost"
January 13, 2018 - January 28, 2018
Jan 13, 7:00PM - 10:00PM
210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801

On the heels of the release of The Shape of Water, Gallery Nucleus is excited to host the fifth and final curated exhibition by CHOGRIN, celebrating legendary director Guillermo Del Toro and his incredible legacy of films! With over 100 hand-picked artists, this promises to be one of his best exhibitions yet!

In Flux
Group Exhibition by Cassia LupoTetsunori Tawaraya, Tim Furey & Yusei Abe
Opening Reception with the Artists:
Saturday January 13th, 6:30 – 10:00 PM
January 13 - January 31, 2018
Giant Robot 2 (GR2)
2062 Sawtelle Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90025

Grill 'Em All's 5th Anniversary Rager!
Saturday, Jan 13 all day
Grill 'Em All Alhambra
19 E Main St, Alhambra, California 91801
Grill 'Em All is celebrating five years with special eats to buy, cake and special guests. If you want giant burgers with a metal theme, head down.

Anime Impulse
January 13 & 14, 2018
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM on Saturday
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM on Sunday
2118 N. White Avenue
Pomona, California 91768
1 Day Pass for $9! ($11 at the door!)
2 Day Pass for $15! ($22 at door. Save 31%!)

Our first Anime convention of the season. Enjoy Japanese culture by cosplaying and watching anime with other fans.

Hello Kitty Cafe Truck West - Culver City Appearance
Jan 13, 10am-8pm
Westfield Culver City
6000 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, California 90230

Hello Kitty is still not enough part of your life. You need to be there for treats and special merch.

Hikari Shimoda with Pip & Pop + East/West Group Show at CHG
Jan 13, 7 PM - 11 PM
571 S Anderson St, Los Angeles, California 90033
You're invited to join us in celebrating the opening of “Children on the Edge” an exhibition of all new works by Japanese painter Hikari Shimoda, featuring a sparkling installation by Australian based artist Pip & Pop. Also opening the same night in Gallery 2 - “East/West”, showcasing our Asian contemporary artists, brought together with Western artists.

Free Vinyl Record DAY - 35,000 LPs for F R E E
Jan 13-14 2018
The Record Parlour
6408 Selma Ave, Los Angeles, California 90028
200,000+ Records purchased in the last several months have created a massive mountain of #Vinyl Records to accumulate since our last #FREE DAY in Sept. Over 35,000 records across all genres are out for FREE Jan 13-14, 2018. Arrive EARLY for the best selection and shorter wait time.

Spend $20 and take up to 100 RECORDS FOR FREE. Please bring your own box or bag. We only do this 2-3x a year - don't miss the 1st one for 2018 - January is our biggest. (Next date is June 2018)

The Five Minutes Game
Sun, January 14, 2018
5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
3044 Rosslyn Street
Los Angeles, CA 90065

It’s the Super Bowl for movieheads! Voyager Institute presents a legendary update on a classic video store clerk tradition. For the Five Minutes Game, we’ve chosen 15 wild / unpredictable movies you’ve never seen before. They’re from all eras and genres, with most of them unavailable on disc or streaming. We’ll show you the first 5 minutes of each -- and then you, the audience, votes on which we then all then watch in full.

Mom and Dad Screening
Monday, January 15, 2018 - 7:30pm
TCL Chinese 6 Theater

A Q & A with Selma Blair moderated by Brian Collins of Birth.Movies. Death follows the screening.  “Mom and Dad” starring Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair.

Dinner on Ice: Culinary Experience and Ice Skating
Tuesday, January 16; 7-10:00 p.m.
ICE Santa Monica


Dinner on Ice is a unique evening of outdoor gourmet dining and ice skating at ICE Santa Monica. Guests will enjoy a five-course menu prepared by MasterChef finalist Derrick Fox as well as cocktail pairings and wine bar.