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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!!!