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Friday, May 25, 2018

The Empire Strips Back: A Burlesque Parody Jun 1

While everyone is out enjoying Solo: A Cash Grab, why not check out The Empire Strips Back: A Burlesque Parody. It's a cash grab, but it looks like to be a really well done one. We're not talking about our usual movie themed strip shows here in LA in the back of a bar. We're talking about a fully realized show.

Here's part of their synopsis:
For the many that missed out on previous tours be prepared for some seriously sexy Stormtroopers, a dangerously seductive Boba Fett, some tantalising Twi'leks, a delightfully luke-warm Taun Taun, a lady-like Skywalker, the Droids you are looking for and much, much more!

The Empire Strips Back: A Burlesque Parody
Friday, June 1, 8pm
The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Highland Park Has Donut Friend & Galco's Soda Pop Stop

Highland Park has a lot of delectable delights, but none may be better than Donut Friend & Galco's Soda Pop Stop. The former serves exquisite fresh donuts of fantastic flavors, each having a special style. And for those annoying friends they have a lot of Vegan options.

You don't have to care about those vegan options, it's just a plus for those who are or stuck with friends of that nature. You do have other options as you can customize donuts to a degree you don't normally see anywhere else, sort of like an ice cream buffet toppings section.

We're partial to the Banana Kill donut with peanut butter and banana, but there's so many other signature donuts to choose from, it's hard to pick just one.

5107 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90065
It's also hard to pick just one soda at Galco's. What appears on the outside as a old style small town market is actually probably the most well stocked selection of sodas in the area...of LA. All of LA. And all of LA likes coming to Galco's.

Heck, even some people from much further away. We were just there last weekend and heard from people all the way from England and China checking on the soda selection. 

You can't go wrong with Nesbitt's fruit flavored sodas. You can go wrong with others though, but that's kind of the fun. They have sodas from around the world and let me tell you Germany serves a bitter soda. So do many other countries and that's the fun of having a tasting with friends.

Grab a few different ones to try and share with your comrades.
5702 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042


Enter a weird art cave at MOCA: Lauren Halsey: we still here, there

If you want to wander through a strange cave and don't want to go outside to the famous Bronson Caves, stay indoors and head to MOCA. The new cave exhibit called Lauren Halsey: we still here, there will keep your attention as you wander through look through it's meaning. And if you visit it more that once it might be different as Lauren Halsey has taken up residence there changing it up on a normal basis. Getting beyond meta the cave system will represent the artist's childhood in South Central LA.

Lauren Halsey: we still here, there
Now – Sept 3, 2018
MOCA Grand Avenue
250 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Members: Free
General Admission (valid all day at both DTLA locations): $15
Students with I.D.: $8
Seniors (65+): $10
Children under 12: Free
Jurors with I.D.: Free

Admission is free every Thursday from 5pm to 8pm

check out this Times article on it

See The Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 & Splatoon 2 World Championship Live In LA

During E3, Nintendo is gonna have it out at the Belasco Theater downtown. The Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 & Splatoon 2 World Championship will be happening over two days, June 11-12. Nintendo is letting anybody attend, you just gotta line-up outside. It's first come, first served. Heads up though, they"ll only be giving out 405 passes a day.

Here's the details:
Location: Belasco Theater, 1050 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90015 (“Venue”)
Dates: June 11 and June 12, 2018
Event Start Times: 3:30 P.M. PT on June 11th, 1:00 P.M. PT on June 12th
Doors Open: 1 hour before Event start times
Lines Open: 3 hours prior to the Event start times

E3 To Do: EA Play 2018, Devolver Digital, E3 Party Guide

-If you want to you can sign up for EA Play 2018 and try out some of the new stuff from EA between June 9-11 at the Hollywood Palladium.

-Devolver Digital will be having another E3 press conference, we can't wait for the blood and 80's horror movie references. We think we've been seeing some of the stuff planned via the director's account on Twitter and it looks like it'll be another weird year for Devolver Digital.

Devolver Digital E3 Press Conference 2018
Sunday, June 10 @ 8PM Pacific
Streamed on Twitch already has there list up of events and parties for E3, we think of it as the best guide for E3 in LA.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Japan House Now Open

Japan House Los Angeles is now open at the Hollywood and Highland Center. It kind of reminds us of a museum store attached to a small gallery. It's part of Japan's effort to show Japanese culture around the world. There's many items to get direct from Japan, but nothing there seems priced that well for the average fan of Japanese culture. Think high-priced gifts.

If you're thinking anything along the lines of the otaku variety; you lovers of anime and manga should look elsewhere.

The gallery's current show by it's own name isn't that engaging. SUBTLE, a show about Japanese paper used in modern terms. Not that most interesting topic.

The gallery is free and the people working there are friendly.

We will revisit Japan House when more of it is finished as it's suppose to take up two floors and have a restaurant, library and more.

Even with those additions it seems like Japan House is missing a major part without embracing some part of anime fandom. 

Anime Expo, the largest anime convention in the country is this July and there's been no word from Japan House being a part of it or doing anything special with it in town.

We can't wait to see the fully realized location, but we hope it can bring some joy to those who would also visit AX. 

Yamashiro Night Market Is Back

If you have some free time this Thursday or any Thursday night this summer head up to Yamashiro Night Market. From 5pm to 9pm you can get a great view of Hollywood and LA. So, get up there and grab some delicious food. You can both go to the classic restaurant and check out some fresh produce to eat later. We tried it last week and were stunned by the delicious dips, honey and yogurt. You can of course get an IPA or some wine and listen to some live music too. It's friendly for the little kids too.

You're going to have spend $5 per person to head up via a shuttle, but there's free parking at the 

Mosaic Church
7107 Hollywood Blvd., LA CA 90068

Weekly What To Do: Memorial Day Weekend

Bring the Noise—Night of the Living Dead
May 24 @ 7:30 pm
The Bing Theater at LACMA
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States

Dang, this sounds sound so cool it should be happening in October for Halloween. If you missed the last screening of Night of the Living Dead, well, we have another with an even cooler idea behind it. A live band, the Paranoyds will be bringing the noise with a live score while the film plays. It sounds like a night of good music and deadly thrills. Plus, everyone attending gets a poster with their ticket.  A nice memento from a brain-munching experience.

May 25-28, 2018
Hilton Los Angeles Airport
5711 W Century Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90045

Three days of playing board and card games. Hey, some people are into this.

Saturday, Sunday, Monday
May 26, 27 & 28 2017
10am – 7pm
1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.

Bands, games and good food.

LA Zine Fest
Sunday, May 27th
11am – 6pm
Pasadena Convention Center

*We think CALA is way better
This year’s Fest will feature 200 zinesters, plus readings, talks, and workshops; zine libraries; the Wonderspace (free, hands-on activities); Playdate (independent arcade games); rad book bikes from F.L.O.W and AntenaMóvil, exhibitor art curated by Pengu Labs; a photo booth by The Kitty Cult; and MORE.

Texas Chainsaw Memorial Day Massacre
Sun, May 27, 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028

7th Annual Killer Rides Car Show
Sun, May 27, 10am-1pm
Killer Shrimp
4211 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, California 90292

 Killer Shrimp hosts 4 Killer Rides Car Shows every summer. We've partnered with Shelby American, Bartels' Harley Davidson, Monster Energy Drink, KROQ and Rock & Roll Tequila!

The event is fun for the entire family, awards and giveaways, FREE burgers and tacos and of course killer cars, classics, hot rods, muscle cars, motorcycles etc...

5th Annual MAINopoly: Taste of Main Street

Sunday, May 27, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
2807 Main Street
Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
$tarts at $25

Enjoy a taste of Main Street with a take on the classic board game Memorial Day weekend! MAINopoly: A Taste of Main Street is fun for all ages and brings together local restaurants and the community to raise money for Main Street's annual Summer SOULstice. So throw on your top hats and monocles and make your way down Main Street for a culinary walking tour of the street's finest eateries.