Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Weekly What To Do: Let's Go Into VR Z

Survios Arcade Grand Opening Party!
Feb 9 - Feb 11
Survios Virtual Reality Arcade
3525 W Carson St, Suite #176, Torrance, California 90503
It's official: the Survios Virtual Reality Arcade is open and we're getting lit with a three-day-weekend party featuring FREE VR gaming and amazing giveaways: PlayStation 4 PS4s, Xbox OneX, Simon gift cards, and VR arcade passes! Bring your bae, your squad, and your family to enjoy food, live DJs, art, special guest appearances, and more!
Friday, Feb 9, 8 PM - 11 PM
2147 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90026

A Charity Fundraiser Art Show.
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios - creators of Robot Chicken - are teaming up with iam8bit to bring you a one night only event featuring LOVE themed art and pop-culture parodies, just in time for Valentine's Day! 30+ participating artists, raffle, live T-shirt screen printing & event *exclusive* items!

Mystery Movie Screening with Friday Night Frights
Friday, February 9th
Doors: 7:30pm
Screening: 8pm
3204 W  Magnolia Blvd

The Edwardian World's Faire 2018 Los Angeles
Feb 9-10
Globe Theatre
$65 and up

For the first time in our nine-year history in the southlands, The Edwardian Ball is expanding to two nights! Friday brings our first-ever Edwardian World's Faire Los Angeles, whilst Saturday presents our Ninth Annual Edwardian Ball Los Angeles. Plus, we are returning to the beautiful, historic Globe Theatre in downtown L.A. with a reduced capacity both nights—more room for comfort and revelry!

Universal Studios Hollywood’s Lunar New Year Event

February 10–25
Universal Studios
$Admission to Universal Studios

-Red Chinese lanterns and stunning plum blossom Wishing Trees fill Universal Plaza as the “Year of the Dog” leaps to life at Universal Studios Hollywood’s annual Lunar New Year event.

-The all-new Jade Palace Performance Stage will be home to two engaging guest activities:

o   The exciting Dragon Warrior Training Show based on the beloved Kung Fu Panda franchise will engage guests of all ages in an interactive martial arts demonstration performed by Master Po and friends.

o   Veteran DreamWorks animators will demonstrate the practical techniques of drawing their favorite Kung Fu Panda characters as keepsake mementos.

- Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop from Kung Fu Panda will come to life, including Mr. Ping himself who will invite guests to enjoy his authentic Asian fare and a selection of hot and cold beverages.

-Mandarin-speaking MEGATRON from Transformers returns to interact with guests, engaging them both in Mandarin and in real-time conversation characteristic of his persona.

-Despicable Me Minions will join the festivities in traditional Lunar New Year attire to meet guests and take memorable photos.

SU Outlet Grand Opening
Sat, Feb 10, 11 AM - 6 PM
8367 Canoga Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91304

Memorabilia from TV shows and movies has a new store.

Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’
February 10 - May 13, 2018
The Broad

On view February 10 - May 13, 2018, Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’, a collaboration with the Royal Academy in London, will feature more than 120 of Jasper Johns’ most iconic and significant paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings, many never before exhibited in Los Angeles.

Hello Kitty Cafe Truck West - Burbank Appearance
Feb 10, 10am-8pm
Burbank Town Center
201 E Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, California 91502
Come say hello to us in the old IKEA lot across the street from Barnes & Noble between 10am-8pm and pick up some supercute treats, while supplies last! See you there!

Mazinger Z: INFINITY subbed
Feb 11, 12
Multiple Theaters

Synopsis: Ten years ago, the villainous scientist Dr. Hell led his wicked followers, known as the Underground Empire, in a struggle to destroy all of humanity. It was against these forces that the young hero Koji Kabuto fought, piloting the legendary super robot “Mazinger Z.” Koji’s victory stopped Dr. Hell’s evil plan and returned peace to the Earth.

Celebrate the Lunar New Year
Sun, February 11, 2018, 2-5pm
The Americana at the Brand

Bring the family for a cultural celebration of the Lunar New Year. We will honor The Year of the Dog with dragon & lion dances, performances from Quest Crew from America’s Best Dance Crew, gourmet bites, art demonstrations,  giveaways and so much more. This is a colorful and festive event that you won’t want to miss!

Feb 11, 7pm
NerdMelt Theater
 $8 in advance / $10 at the door

Atsuko hosts a night of interactive games, discussions, and talent from notable comedians, political thinkers, and public figures in the style of a Japanese Game Show. Her parents met on one and she grew up watching them. Unfortunately, she was born to do this.

Sunday, Feb 11
Game Realms
137 N Victory Blvd, Burbank, California 91502
On Sunday, Feb 11th, 2018, Game Realms will be hosting our regular Valley Retro Game Swap! Fans of NES, Sega Genesis, PlayStation (and more!) can come to buy, sell and trade games with vendors, in the Game Realms courtyard!
College Night 2018 
Tue, February 13, 7–10 pm
LACMA BP Grand Entrance
Free, tickets required

LACMA is hosting a free evening for college students that will include special after-hours access to exhibitions, art-making workshops, and more.

Metro Art Presents: The Mudbug Brass Band
Tuesday, February 13, 4 PM - 5:30 PM

Union Station Los Angeles
800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, California 90012
 Celebrate Mardi Gras at Union Station with The Mudbug Brass Band. Louisiana-rooted but Los Angeles based, the 8-piece New Orleans Jazz band is dedicated to the Second Line tradition, drawing from New Orleans traditional jazz, R&B, funk and Mardi Gras.