Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Weekly What To Do: Welcome Back, It's 2018 Y'Know

The Room Screenings
Friday Night, January 5
'Round Midnight w/Intro
Saturday Night, January 6
'Round Midnight w/Intro
Regent Theatre

Tommy Wiseau in person for each showing.

Hyperkin's SupaRetroNHD Launch Party
January 6, 6-10pm
World 8
1057 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90006

Be one of the first to try out the SupaRetroN HD, it's 16 bits of high definition nostalgia, letting you play your SNES (NTSC and PAL) or Super Famicom (Japanese) cartridges! There will be #free food & drinks along with prizes and more!There's also #Free to enter #Tournament if your interested in some friendly competition!

Psychedelic Walk-in Installation at Radiant Space
Opening Saturday, January 6, 7 PM - 10 PM
Radiant Space
1444 N Sierra Bonita Ave, Los Angeles, California 90046
Radiant Space is thrilled to start 2018 with a floor-to-ceiling interactive psychedelic textile cave by Laurie Shapiro. Shapiro spent over 1000 hours sewing by hand and painting the ceiling and wall segments of “Before You Were Born.” The show will also include a selection of recent mixed media paintings that seamlessly flow within the environment.
January 6th & 7th
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 4pm
Pasadena Convention Center
300 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101
$5 admission + kids under 5 
Get your LEGO on with a special weekend devoted to those blocks. Build stuff at adult level or just show off the barrels full of the brightly covered build items to your kids.

Sunday, Jan 7, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m
Japanese American National Museum
Admission to the new year celebration featuring Japanese and Japanese American performances, crafts, and activities is free and all ages are welcome 
Highlights of the day will include a Japanese-style lion dance; two mochitsuki (rice pounding) demonstrations, with mochi samples for tasting; a drawing demonstration and book signing by comic book creator Stan Sakai, famous for his Usagi Yojimbo series; and sample bowls of lucky zaru soba (cold buckwheat noodles) to bring good health in the New Year. There will also be a variety of craft activities, book readings, souvenir photos, a koto performance, and more.

Hatsu-zora (First sky)
Sunday, January 7, 1 pm 
Aratani Theatre
For its 35th anniversary, Kotohajime, JACCC’s signature New Year celebration, will welcome 2018 and celebrate the Year of the Dog. Curated by Master Artist in Residence, Hirokazu Kosaka, Kotohajime features stunning performances and live music, including ritual shooting of the arrow, breaking the sake barrel, and traditional and contemporary dance and performances.
Sunday, January 7, 7pm - 10pm
The Vortex (a.k.a. The Philanthropic Center for the Arts)
2341 East Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Tickets are $12, in costume $10
Anyone 18 years and younger FREE!

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.
The Scraper of the Sky was a colossal being that brought an end to the Second Age of Atoll. A powerful wizard has found a way to awaken the sleeping monstrosity. Tyco Springrocket, a brilliant gnome inventor, has created a device that fuses magic with science which could possibly defeat the giant. Now if only they can acquire a power source...
Jan 7-12
Head out to Pasadena for a special week of cheesebugers, cheeseburgers and cheeseburgers! Specially made cheeseburgers for this week and this week only from a variety or restaurants all around Pasadena.  

Jan 8-14
Santa Monica
Santa Monica’s Restaurant Week 2018 is showcasing Santa Monica as an award-winning, health-conscious culinary destination, participating Santa Monica restaurants and their chefs will craft delicious, healthy, and custom dishes centered around this year’s special restaurant week ingredient – the POMEGRANATE.