Thursday, May 31, 2018

dineL.A. Donut Trek This June

Hunt for donuts all over LA! dineL.A. Donut Trek has you on a quest this June to get ten special edition donuts at some of LA's most well known donut shops. Though, you ain't getting a t-shirt or some sort of medal-we think you should-you will be getting the satisfaction of posting all the special donuts you get on Instagram.

Here's a list of the special donuts- the Not So Mini Gold Donut looks tasty- and their donut shops. There's ten in all to try and get and it last until the end of June.

Oh, and there's DTLA Donut Fest

Saturday, June 16 at 9 AM - 4 PM
Union Station Los Angeles
800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, California 90012
Free, Register

FLCL's The Pillows & Final Fantasy XIV Eorzean Symphony Concert July

Final Fantasy XIV Symphonic Concert will be in town at The Dolby Theater in Hollywood June 15–16th. A real orchestra with visuals from the  online game will make Hollywood a little more gamer friendly. The 16th's concert will have it's own Hollywood Red Carpet Cosplay Walk event. Anyone who registers and has tickets to the concert for the 16th can wear cosplay down the red carpet and stop to have their pictures taken. Tickets start at $59.

FLCL's The Pillows will be in town July 19th at The Regent. The same band whose done the music for the now three season anime series, Fooly Cooly will be sharing their noise for one night in LA.

Grab tickets here

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Weekly What To Do: Bread Battle of the Muppets

L.A. WHERE WE LIVE Signing & Benefit
Wed, May 30, 6 PM - 9 PM
Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, California 90038
Golden Apple Comics is hosting a signing and benefit event in honor of the Where We Live anthology.Featuring participating contributors: Sina M Grace, Brian Haberlin, Matt Hawkins, Ray-Anthony Height, Mariah Huehner, Lucia Fasano, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Tess Fowler, Christina Rice, Rob Rose, Chris Ryall, Malachi Ward, and Henry Barajas.

Cinegear Expo
May 31June 3
Paramount Studios
5555 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, California 90038
Now $30 if you didn't register already 

Unique in concept, Cine Gear Expo offers artists and technicians the opportunity to discover the latest technology and techniques, get hands-on training, gain knowledge and skills from industry leaders, obtain the newest equipment, hear breaking industry news and network with peers and industry leaders all within a professional and comfortable studio environment.

Becoming LA Reopens
Reopens June 1st
LA Natural History Museum
$Museum Admission

The Museum’s permanent exhibition, reopening June 1, tells the story of how Los Angeles transformed from a tiny pueblo to a sprawling metropolis. It’s a 500-year saga of how L.A. went from cowboys to cars, which battles raged in its backyards, how Hollywood was born, and why an aqueduct changed everything.

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited
June 1–September 2, 2018
Skirball Museum
Museum admission

Featuring more than 100 objects and twenty-five historic puppets—including Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Ernie and Bert, Grover, and other popular favorites—The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited illuminates Henson’s unique contributions to the moving image. Along with a talented team of designers, performers, and writers, Henson created an unparalleled body of work that continues to delight and inspire people of all ages to create a kinder and gentler world.

Late-Night! The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited
Friday, June 1, 6:00–10:00 p.m.
Skirball Museum

Kick off the weekend with a rare opportunity to see The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited after hours. Stop by anytime between 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. to enjoy late-night gallery hours, a DJ set by Timothy Nordwind of OK Go, roving puppeteers, and more.
Grab a drink from the cash bar or a bite to eat from LA food trucks, La Morra Pizzeria, Green Truck, Tacos Super Gallito, and Nomad Ice Pops.

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

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!

Prisont Pit 6 Signing With Johnny Ryan
Friday, June 1, 7pm

Can it be? The end of Cannibal F%ckface’s long and disgusting journey? Come celebrate the Prison Pit finale with Johnny Ryan himself. Give him a pat on the back and buy him a (free) drink.

The Misandrists
Friday, June 1
7:30pm show w/Q&A
Saturday, June 2
7:30pm show w/Q&A
Nuart Theater

*Filmmaker Bruce LaBruce in person
It's gonna be a weird ride to see a what Bruce La Bruce thinks of the feminist movement.

KCRW Summer Nights Returns
with Pinky Pinky + DJ Dan Wilcox
Saturday, June 2, 7:30pm
One Colorado
41 Hugus Alley
Pasadena, CA 91103 United States

KCRWSummer Nights Return for free music events throughout the summer.

Experience Pinky Pinky live and KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox in the beautiful One Colorado courtyard, located in the heart of Old Pasadena. Feel free to come early and get a bite or a drink at the bar – bring a friend and make a night out of it! You can hear the music and catch a peek of the show if you get there in time to snag a table on the patio at one of the courtyard restaurants. It’s a quick walk from the the Metro to the Gold Line stop at Memorial Park.

Cinespia Summer Season Starts
Spirited Away
Sat, Jun 2, Doors at 7:15PM / Film at 9PM
Hollywood Forever Cemetery 

Sold Out, but more shows coming to watch in the comfort of a cemetery.

Last Remaining Seats Starts
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Saturday, June 2, 8 p.m.
State Theatre, downtown L.A.
$22 general

* See clasic movies at some of LA classic theaters throughout the summer with special guests

Evening host: Brent A. Robinson, Field Representative for U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris
A free Q&A session about the theatre will follow the screening. Stay in your seat to learn more about the history and architecture!
Join us for a free afterparty at Clifton's following the screening!

The Crypt Keeper - John Kassir Signing
Saturday, June 2, 1 PM - 5 PM
Bearded Lady's Mystic Museum
3204 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, California 91505
*Prices will vary based on our special guests rate
Hello kiddies! Join us with our old pal, the Crypt Keeper himself! John Kassir will be at The Mystic Museum  taking photos & signing memorabilia, photos, & art prints!

Saturday, June 2, 10am to 9pm
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center 244 S San Pedro St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
$20 online $25 at the door

Your anime and Asian culture convention in Little Tokyo district of Downtown Los Angeles.


Rilakkuma Pop Up Shop Grand Opening Party 
Saturday, June 2, 11 AM - 8 PM
Japan L.A. Little Tokyo
356 1/2 E. 2nd St., Los Angeles, California 90012
Celebrate the Grand Opening of the Rilakkuma Pop Up Shop, at the New JapanLA in Little Tokyo!

4th Annual Los Angeles Bread Festival
June 2-3, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Grand Central Market
317 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013

*People with gluten allergies better run for the hills.
*Back by popular demand, "Feel the Churn Butter Aerobics" will get the crowd's heart racing with a butter-making workshop.

The Los Angeles Bread Festival is back! Get ready to carbo load as Grand Central Market hosts the fourth annual Los Angeles Bread Festival on June 2 and 3. The free, two-day event is a celebration of Southern California's artisanal bread renaissance and an invitation to the public to experience the many expressions of L.A. bread at its best.

WEAR ORANGE: Shine + Swim with The Standard
Sat, June 2, 2018
2:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
The Standard, Downtown LA
550 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Soak up the sun around The Rooftop pool at The Standard, Downtown LA as we advocate for sensible gun solutions in partnership with Everytown for Gun Safety. Music by Travis Holcombe & Ari Shark.

A Tribute to: Incredibles 2
Sat, June 2,  7 PM - 10 PM
Gallery Nucleus
210 E Main St, Alhambra, California 91801
"Join us as we celebrate the June 15 theatrical release of "Incredibles 2" with a tribute art show, featuring 50 new art pieces! Photo ops and Incredibles themed installations will be on display for a limited time. Original and Limited Edition artwork available for purchase."

Made in L.A. 2018

The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy
June 3, 2018–September 16, 2018
Resnick Pavilion
$Admission to LACMA

Displaying exquisite designs, technical virtuosity, and sumptuous color, chiaroscuro woodcuts are among the most striking prints of the Renaissance. This groundbreaking show brings together some 100 rare and seldom-exhibited chiaroscuro woodcuts alongside related drawings, engravings, and sculpture, selected from 19 museum collections.

Cocktails + Change: Let's Vote
Sun, June 3, 2018
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT
The Riveter
2236 South Barrington Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Surround yourself in civic action and DJs, photo stations, food, drinks and amazing people! Come with friends or meet new ones. This may be some major adulting but like in the best possible way.

San Fernando Valley Comic Book Convention
Sunday, June 3, 10 AM - 4 PM
11128 Balboa Blvd, Granada Hills, CA 91344
Admission: $5.00 Children 12 and under FREE!!!

A small comic book convention in the valley
*Free Comics and Raffle Every Hour.

Sun, Jun 3, 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

A creepy double feature to end your weekend with.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Bumping The Night Away: Night of the Living Dead with A Live Band @ LACMA

Images courtesy of Getty images and Film Independent
Film Independents Bring The Noise had us running faster than any zombie in it's special Night of the Living Dead screening-using the recently released Criterion version- to get to the theater before it started. Elvis Mitchell of KCRW's The Treatment hosted the event with the live band The Paranoyds sticking around for the entire show providing a creepy soundtrack for all the undead.

Night of the Living Dead from the now deceased George Romero was the start of all we know to be zombies, without it all zombie media would be...dead. In this tale we have to deal with different survivors coming together in a farm house as the dead start walking the earth, eating the flesh of the living. Problems occur inside the house with just the survivors and though George Romero denies trying to make the film about race it does bust through as the lead, Duane Jones who plays Ben is and African American and happens to be the first black lead in a movie. And it came out only in 1968. Tensions rise not only because of the zombies trying to get in, but whose in control in the house.

As the crowd and us watched there were some laughable moments, like the flat-out, not okay punch the other lead, Judith O'Dea who plays Barbara as is in the "They're coming to get you Barbara!,' Barbara, gets from Ben. There's some terrible acting to laugh at too. For a major part of it at least for it's time, it is scary as the world around you suddenly has undead murderers who want to eat you. And some still haunting and quite gruesome visuals.

The Paranoyds provided a powerfully haunting soundtrack of people fighting or running away from the undead. The creepy rock music added to the tension if our survivors would make it. See the movie for yourself to find out if they did.

Afterward we were given free posters and a reception outside by the Hollywood Foreign Press to talk about what frightens us and if the movie holds up does.

The free poster for all who attended

Dapper Cadaver For All Your Horror Needs

When you need a coffin lickety split or a human head to scare some half-wits then head to Burbank just past Fry's... and head to Dapper Cadaver, some dead bodies are inside.

Listen, not my best jingle, but Dapper gives that feeling of a shop you can wander into and pick some lovely props to scare the sh*t out of friends or make your movie scary as heck. And that's the primary reason Dapper Cadaver exists, it's a horror prop house, they're making monsters inside.

On a dark and gloomy Thursday afternoon we wandered in. It had been so long since last we visited Dapper we didn't notice that Dapper was in a new location, not that far from it's last, still hugging Burbank, still more in the office and industrial area right past the train tracks.

What may look like a doctor's office up front is really a prop house that anyone can enter during business hours to check out all sorts of horror props. They've got coffins, skulls and body parts in jars all waiting for you to pick out the pieces you need.

It doesn't look like a super market, though the work shop in back looks like a slaughter house for cannibals, it's mostly a place to pick up props for purchase or rent for movies. But, this is LA, so you could rent or buy props for a party or just to have some really "interesting" decor.

We're kind of struck by the amazing amount of creepy collectibles we found inside at this 13 year operation that has moved around LA over the years. Who doesn't want to rent a dinosaur skull for some big get together? Right?

For first timers, don't be worried about coming if you're going during open hours. There's parking across the street right near the chain link fence overlooking the train track. Then  you've go to ring the door bell and they should let you in. At first look the place doesn't look that friendly for visitors, but the staff showed us around and was helpful with all our questions.

So, if you're planning Halloween way early or want props made for a horror movie you might want to stop by.

7648 San Fernando Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 91352
Hours: Mon - Fri 9am to 6pm PST
(818) 771-0818

 *They had a BBQ Apron that looked like it came from a cannibal movie, but looked way to hot to wear if really BBQing.

*A fine selection of fake weapons, I'm sure if you need a fake piece of wood or shovel for skit that would have it in for you.

*Don't go looking for costumes, this is a prop house, go to Halloween Town in nearby Burbank for whatever else you're planning.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

New Episode of Clarence and Justice League Action This June

One of our favorite shows from Cartoon Network will finally finish it's run this Summer. This June, Clarence will show its final episodes. The cartoon about the over imaginative kid in Abderdale will finally come to a close after the last new episode aired last year, November 2017.

The new episodes start June 10th and you don't want to miss'em, because Clarence isn't coming back. Cartoon buffs, check out a nod to Home Movies in a future episode.

It's very odd as why Cartoon Network has waited this long to air Clarence final episodes on air as the staff of the show has written on various social media that they were done since last year.

Also, we didn't even know it didn't finish it's run on television, but Justice League Action will be airing new episodes on Cartoon Network too starting June 1st.

We have no idea how CN functions as it has these shows linger off the air for so long. Weird.

via Animation Magazine


10 YEARS OF MARVEL Presents:
Thursday, May 31st, 7:30 P.M.
The Frank Sinatra Hall at the
Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex
3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free, Must RSVP

Followed by a Q&A with James Gunn
and Kevin Feige
Moderated by SCA Alumnus Timothy Dowling