Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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.