Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Weekly What To Do: Have A Unique Mother's Day

ArcLight Presents...Spring Showcase
Multiple ArcLights

April showers bring May flowers. May flowers bring terrific cinema with ArcLight Presents…SPRING SHOWCASE. From comedic classics to sci-fi fandom, we’re bringing you a collection sure to please you and yours.

Sorry To Bother You Screening
Wednesday, May 9, 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

This film has gotten a lot of hype with a totally surreal fell. It tells the story of a man trying to sell stuff over the phone, but the director takes it to a new level with our main character visually being in the same room with whomever he's on the phone with...yes, that means even on the toilet.

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
30th Anniversary Screening & Q&A
Wed, May 9, 2018
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
TCL Chinese 6 Theatres
6801 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Tickets are $16.00 and include a complimentary beer for guests 21+.

"Join us for the 30th anniversary of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers 30th Anniversary screening. A Q&A with Danielle Harris, Kathleen Kinmont, director Dwight H. Little, writer Alan McElroy and composer Alan Howarth moderated by Brian Collins of Birth.Movies.Death. follows the screening."

Sister Margaret’s Pop-Up
May 10 - May 12, 7pm-11:30pm Nightly
The Slipper Clutch
Free, Must RSVP

What's up mercs? We ask, because Deadpool 2 is having a pop-up bar based on the mercenary bar from the movies made real in LA for a few nights only. Starting May 10-12 you can visit the bar, Sister Margaret’s School for Wayward Girls,  in real life. It takes over the bar Slipper Crunch for a few days then goes back into the ether.

Monterey Park's 102nd Birthday Celebration
May 10-13,
Barnes Park
Opening night special ride prices are available Thursday, May 10, 5-10 p.m. All rides $1.All-you-can-ride wristbands $25, Sunday, May 13.

A parade on the 12th and four days of party in-between with a carnival at the park.

May 10
Multiple Theaters

*Another Digimon film
"The DigiDestined are cast out of the Digital World when it goes out of order, and even after returning to the real world, they’re driven away by people on account of their accompanying partner Digimon. Meanwhile, a cruel fate is imminent for Kari, who has a more honest and sensitive spirit than anyone…The adventure continues."

Lu Over the Wall
Starts Friday, May 11
Multiple Theaters

From Masaaki Yuasa, the guy behind that weird Devilman Crybaby anime on Netflix comes a kid's movie. Oh, yeah it's gonna be weird with some vivid animation. It's another take on the Little Mermaid and boy does it look weird.

When his classmates invite him to play keyboard in their band, their practice sessions bring an unexpected guest: Lu, a young mermaid whose fins turn to feet when she hears the beats, and whose singing causes humans to compulsively dance - whether they want to or not. As Kai spends more time with Lu, he finds he is able to tell her what he is really thinking, and a bond begins to form. But since ancient times, the people in the village have believed that mermaids bring disaster and soon there is trouble between Lu and the townspeople, putting the town in grave danger.

Bob Baker's The Circus: Sideshow Spectaculars
Start Friday, May 11-June
Bob Baker Marionette Theater

First up, it's Pee Wee's Big Top.

Featuring, inspired by, and diving deeper into the carnival of imagination that is Bob Baker’s The Circus. Animal acts, film screenings, clowns, music, discussions and decades dormant puppet numbers will bring to life this magnificent era of enthralling entertainment in Bob Baker's historic marionette theater!

Fri, May 11, 7:30pm 
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Just in time for Mother's Day Psycho times three. Mother would never hurt you dear. 

Echo Park Craft Fair THE SPRING FAIR
May 12 & 13 2018, 10am-6pm
Mack Sennett Studios
1215 Bates Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Originally held in Valenzuela’s backyard, the Echo Park Craft Fair has grown into a popular bi-annual arts and design event, now held at the historic 5,000 square foot Mark Sennett studios in Silverlake, CA.

May 12 10:30am-2pm
Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study
1313 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Families with children ages 7-13 are invited to attend a special Family Day at the Academy. Gathering at the Pickford Center, families will learn about the history and technology of sound and the moving image, and their parallel roles in storytelling through hands-on activities.

Sat, May 12 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Santa Anita Park
285 W. Huntington Drive
$20.00 - $30.00

Our friends at Smorgasburg return May 12th and are bringing the best fried chicken joints in town! You won’t want to miss indulging in scrumptious chicken, wetting your beak with cold craft beer and wagering on all the excitement of Santa Anita Park.


Throughout Old Pasadena
Pasadena, CA 91105 


BoldPas is a vibrant, one-day art event featuring 13 selected, large-scale installations in historic alleyways throughout Old Pasadena. The creative atmosphere is magnified with live painters, 30+ Merchant Art Stops, and art activities for all ages.

BBQ & Beer Festival
Saturday, May 12, 12 PM - 8 PM
Central Park
27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, California 91350
"Kick off your summer with a fun evening or afternoon of drinking delicious local craft beers and chowing down on ribs, brisket, chicken and more at the BBQ & Beer Festival at Central Park in Santa Clarita. Enjoy live music and sample tons of amazing BBQ and craft beer. Kids age 12 and younger can come for free on Saturday and enjoy the Kid Zone filled with fun activities just for them."

JANM Free Family Days: Identity, My-dentity
Saturday, May 12, 
11:00 AM—4:00 PM
100 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

"Join us for a celebration of Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month and JANM’s exhibition, – 15 years of the hapa project. Crafts, performances, storytelling, and other activities will explore themes of identity and personal heritage."

Free Comic Book MAY:
Deadpool 300 Signing with Scott Koblish!
Saturday, May 12,  11 AM - 2 PM
Collector's Paradise - Winnetka
7131 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, California 91306
Scott Koblish is a busy guy. In addition to drawing SO MUCH Deadpool, he had time to draw a cover with 300 Deadpools AND to draw and write his own amazing book, THE MANY DEATHS OF SCOTT KOBLISH!!! We think that deserves a Celebration, so please JOIN US on Saturday, May 12th, for a Deadpool 300 signing that's really just a way to get you to the store so that you can see THE MANY DEATHS OF SCOTT KOBLISH book.

May 12 to July 29, 2018
Wednesdays to Sundays 12:00 to 5:00 pm
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
The Paley Center

"The Paley Center for Media’s new multimedia exhibition, The Crown: Imagining a Royal World, offers an extraordinary glimpse into the creative process behind some of the series’s most stunning and iconic costume creations."

Saturday May 12, 11:00 AM 
21899 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA

A festival remembering the 80's, lots of live music acts.

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Main Event: 1 pm – 4 pm
Walter Pyramid @ California State University Long Beach
$25 and up 

"See Sumo LIVE! The 18th annual US Sumo Open is shaping up to be bigger than ever. This is the largest, longest-running sumo competition in North America, and the ONLY sumo tournament here, where you can watch multiple World Sumo Champions in action!"

Sat, May 12-13
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDT
California Market Center
110 East 9th Street
13th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90079

"What happens when you shop at UNIQUE LA? You'll be inspired and energized by the creative community of over 300 participants - and your dollars go directly back into small businesses and the local economy! This Spring don't forget MOM - the UNIQUE LA Spring Market is Mother's Day weekend so bring the whole family for a day of fun as you let her pick out a gift! Or, as they say, #treatyoself!"

Sun, May 13,  2 PM - 4 PM
Los Angeles County Store
4333 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90029
Come support the awesome rescue and tnr work of local heroes Luxe Paws! Cuddle a cute kitty, sip a drink, and shop!
Sun, May 13, 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
Some messed-up Mommy movies.

Celebration of Japanese Culture
May 13, 10am to 4:00pm
The Japanese Garden
6100 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91406
(Between Victory and Burbank)
General Admission: $5
Children 12 and under: $3
Seniors (62 over): $3

Learn about Japanese culture throughout the day with different experiences throughout the garden, seems mostly to be for little kids and families.

The Summer Concerts at Peter Strauss Ranch
Eagle Rock Gospel Singers w/ Hayley Reardon
Peter Strauss Ranch
Free, VIP tickets available

Sun, May 13, 2018
8:00 PM – 11:30 PM PDT
Los Feliz Theater
1822 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Join Adult Swim and Joe Pera for a special marathon presentation of the new television series, Joe Pera Talks with You.
$5 Voucher - Reserves your seat & includes popcorn, a soft drink, and a warm slice of pie.