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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Weekly What To Do: Get Your Purim & Oscars On

2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films Playing at ArcLight
Now- March 3
Arclight Hollywood

See the short films nominated for The Oscars

The Oscar Concert
Wed, Feb 28 8:00pm
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Almost sold-out as of writing this

As part of the Oscar week celebrations for its 90th anniversary, the Academy, in partnership with the LA Phil, presents an exclusive one-of-a-kind celebration of film music, including never- before-heard arrangements of this year’s five Original Score Oscar nominees.

 Wednesday, February 28th, 7:00 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building Lobby, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free, Must RSVP

Followed by a Q&A with Actors Don Murray
("Breck", Conquest of the Planet of the Apes)
Bobby Porter ("Cornelius", Battle for the Planet of the Apes)
Austin Stoker ("Bruce MacDonald", Battle for the Planet of the Apes)
and Makeup Artist Tom Burman (Planet of the Apes (1968);
Supervising Makeup Artist, Beneath the Planet of the Apes,
Escape from the Planet of the Apes)

Purim Spiel & Megillah Reading
Wed Feb 28, 6:30 pm -  9:15 pm
Shomrei Torah Synagogue
7353 Valley Circle Blvd
West Hills, CA 91304
Join us for an evening of fun and frivolity as we celebrate Purim. Purim Shpiel - 6:30 pm. Full Megillah Reading - 8:15 pm

Marciano Art Foundation Back Open
Opens March 1st
 4357 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Free, Must RSVP

New Exhibits
-Albert Oehlen/Peppi Bottrop: Line packers
-Olafur Eliasson: Reality projector

Planned Parenthood LA's Annual Food Fare

AM Session 11am-2pm
PM Session 6:30pm-9:30pm
Barker Hangar, Santa Monica

From its prestigious beginnings as a cooking demonstration with Julia Child in 1979, Food Fare has become one of the most highly anticipated foodie events in Los Angeles. Food Fare features well over 150 of LA’s best restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries, libation purveyors and retail merchants. Food Fare also includes a Wine Silent Auction, a raffle of Dream Experiences, and a VIP reception for sponsors. Proceeds from Food Fare benefit Planned Parenthood Los Angeles (PPLA).

Grand Purim Palooza

Plummer Park
7377 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90046

Celebrate Purim with a festival outside

The Mar Vista Time Travel Mart – Grand Reopening!
Thur, March 1,  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Mar Vista Time Travel Mart
12515 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066 United 
The Time Travel store has been redone, check it out and get some goods from the past or future perfect for your desk at work. 

Japanese Food Festival
March 2, 2018 (Fri) - 5pm to 8pm
March 3, 2018 (Sat) -- 1pm to 4pm
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown
900 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017

LA’s must-see Japanese food lover’s event is back bigger than ever! Unique in its focus on bringing together foodies & Japanese food industry professionals, the 2018 Japanese Food Festival will feature food, sake, and travel exhibits from 50+ exhibitors. Whether you just love eating Japanese food or want to be the Japanese food guru among your friends, there’s plenty for everyone.

Fri, Mar 2, 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

5-Second Night is an annual tradition that gives Titmouse animators the chance to bring to life whatever strange/beautiful/disturbing/funny ideas they've had all year as a short-format cartoon. Tonight the studio opens up the screening of these masterpieces to friends, neighbors and fans and adds in a selection of rarities from the studio’s vaults.

20th Anniversary Double Feature!
Fri, Mar 2, 7:30pm
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Two 90's horror classics.

First Fridays
Friday, March 2, 5pm - 10pm
The Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Explore the Museum after hours! There are bands in the mammal hall, and DJs ds in the lounge. Geek out about science and history and L.A. culture, sip cocktails, and check out one of the food trucks. There are behind-the-scene tours, themed discussions, and our special exhibit Tattoo is open.

100% Soft Opening Reception
Friday, Mar 2, 7 PM - 9 PM
7308 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046-7513

New Work by 100% Soft

OH LUCY! Special Screenings
Actress Shinobu Terajima
Fri, March 2, 7:30pm show w/Q&A
Director/Co-Writer Atsuko Hirayanagi
Actress Shinobu Terajima
Sat, March 3, 5:20pm show w/Q&ADirector/Co-Writer Atsuko Hirayanagi
Actress Shioli Kutsuna

Sun, March 4, 1:00pm show w/Q&A
Nuarte Theater

Synopsis: Setsuko (Shinobu Terajima) is a lonely, chain-smoking, past-her-prime office worker in Tokyo. When her fun-loving twenty-year-old niece Mika (Shioli Kutsuna) browbeats her into enrolling in an unorthodox English class she meets a handsome young American instructor, John (Josh Hartnett, Pearl Harbor), who tries to break through Japanese formality by hugging his students; he requires her to wear a curly blonde wig and take on an American alter ego named “Lucy.”

Capture Creatures Vol.1 Book Launch & Signing
March 3, 2018
Mar 3, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Gallery Nuclues
210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801
The dynamic duo Becky Dreistadt & Frank Gibson are back with the first ever trade paperback collection of their playful and fully-painted comic, Capture Creatures Volume 1.

Becky & Frank will be in attendance to sign their latest book and show off some original art work that were originally showcased during Capture Creatures' inception. Other goodies and knick knacks will also be available at Nucleus!

Amy Sol's Bird of Flux & Liz Brizzi's Tokyo
Opening Reception with the Artists
Saturday, March 3, 2018 6:00 - 9:00PM
Thinkspace Projects
6009 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

Thinkspace is pleased to present new works by Korean-born painter Amy Sol in Bird of Flux.
On view in the Thinkspace project room is Tokyo, featuring new works by French-born, Los Angeles-based artist Liz Brizzi.

Saturday, March 3, 2018, Noon – 7PM
425 N. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 
at El Pueblo Historical Monument

Join the Chinese American Museum for the 17th Annual Los Angeles Lantern Festival. Our free signature event culminates the Lunar New Year festivities with engaging community booths, museum tours, live entertainment, music, arts & crafts, and food trucks.

Grand Opening Day “Dreaming the Universe: The Intersection of Science, Fiction and Southern California,”
Saturday, March 3, noon-5pm
Pasadena Museum of History
470 W. Walnut St. Pasadena, CA 91103Free

Come discover the exhibition, Dreaming the Universe: The Intersection of Science, Fiction, and Southern California, which ventures into the world of science fiction that was created right here in Southern California. Explore the stories of the writers, artists, and fans who used their talents to help us imagine the future. Kids who land in the Rockets & Flying Saucers craft workshop can create their own space vehicle with Art 2 Go from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. All life forms are invited to the opening, and visitors are encouraged to use their imagination when creating their costume for this otherworldly afternoon. Tickets: Free

Stonecutters LA: Futurama Edition
Saturday, March 3, 4pm-6pm
NerdMelt Showroom
Join us for Futurama trivia, prizes, episode screenings and special guest appearances from people who've worked on the show. So bring your best robot friend, crack open a fresh can of Slurm and meet us at 4pm at The NerdMelt Showroom in the back of Meltdown Comics. All are welcome and the show is completely free!
With guests appearances from creator David X Cohen, writer Eric Rogers, voice artist Maurice LaMarche, and more!

Exhibition - March 3 - March 21st. Reception 6:30-10pm
2062 Sawtelle Blvd LA, CA 90025

Spring Sale!
Saturday, March 3, 11 AM - 6 PM
The Perky Nerd
1606 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, California 91506
"We are getting ready for spring, so it's time to clean out last year's stock! Parking lot sale time. Come find deals on comics, Funko Pops, action figures, mugs, and statues. There will be 50cent comics, $1 comics, and $3 Dorbz and Pops. Gotta come find the yellow tag deals THIS SATURDAY at our parking lot sale."

Cat-tivism: Adoptions, cat history, cat psychic, comedy and more
Sunday March 4, 6 PM - 10 PM
Stories BooksandCafe
1716 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90026

Stories Books & Cafe is proud to purrrrsent a free night of cat-centric entertainment benefiting Eastside LA’s Luxe Paws Cat Rescue. Festivities include music by Nana The Cat Lady (as seen on The Gong Show), Psychic Pet Readings by Shana Leilani, the amazing but true stories of “History’s Greatest Feline Heroes," in a lecture by Dr. Paul Koudounaris, in which he shares tails of history’s most heroic felines!

Cherry Blossom Festival 2018
March 4, 5, 11, 12
Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
General Admission

Our most popular festival returns with two weekends of live music, origami, good food and beautiful blooms throughout the garden.

Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra
Sun, March 4, 6 pm
LACMA | Bing Theater

The Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra, Carlo Ponti, Director, with violin soloists Roberto Cani and YuEun Kim, perform Barber: Adagio, and Vivaldi: Four Seasons.