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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Weekly What To Do: E3 Means Gamers Take Over Downtown

The Oinkster's Burger Week 2018
June 4June 10

The Oinkster
2005 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90041
$ cost per burger
This year marks our 8th annual Burger Week and we’re celebrating with a greatest hits exploration of crowd pleasers past. We’re thrilled to welcome our burger buds from Grill ‘Em All Alhambra back for a night of Burg Mayhem on Thursday June 7th. Passport stamps will be given out in the form of wristbands. Those who collect all 7 will be crowned Burger Champs and rewarded with an exclusive surprise!
June 6
Select Theaters

Bollywood powerhouse Rajinikanth is starring in a new film and no doubt it"ll be insane to the American audience. Kaala is about a man making himself again after getting out of prison and making his streets safe or something, because it looks completely insane.

2018 Big L.A. Portrait Gallery
June 7-July 4
Grand Park
200 North Grand Avenue

For the second year, Grand Park transforms into a nighttime art gallery featuring photography by L.A.-based artists projected to 100 feet wide by 100 feet high on the south wall of the historic L.A. County Hall of Records.

Hollywood Fringe
June 7-24
Multiple Locations

A weird, wacky batch of plays the one could only call fringe. Go through the extended catalogue of shows happening for about two weeks.

2nd annual LA Sparks Pride Night & Post-Game All-Women’s Party
Thursday, June 7, 7:00 p.m. (post game event starts at 9:00 p.m.)
Staples Center (1111 S. Figueroa St)
$tarts at $30 for Sparks game
"You're are invited to the Staples Center City View Terrace Rooftop for the 2nd annual LA Pride Women’s Party. Right in the heart of all the action at LA Live, this outdoor space offers incredible 360 views of Downtown LA."

Opening Reception: Friday, June 8, 7pm
Hero Complex Gallery
2020 South Robertson Blvd.
Studio D, LA, CA 90034

Featuring Blacklight-reactive and Glow-in-the-Dark artworks.

Dave Perillo / Tom Whalen Opening Reception
Friday, June 8, 7 PM - 9 PM
Gallery 1988: LA
7308 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, California 90046
A two-man show by and about people who hate each other.

Terror Television Screening
Friday, June 8, 7pm
Mystic Museum Burbank
Complimentary popcorn included

Screening 6 episodes from your 2 favorite 80-90's Horror TV shows! It'll be a real SCREAM!
Friday, June 8, 6 PM - 11 PM
800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90015

Join us at Downtown Dark Nights Birthday Edition presented by Absolut as we celebrate 10 Years of epic entertainment at L.A. LIVE over the years! The night will be full of music, art, live performances and much more! Enjoy $5 food and drink menus at participating restaurants.

DAPPER DAY + LACMA Celebrate David Hockney
Saturday, June 9, 10 am–7 pm
$20 and up
17 and under free

 DAPPER DAY + LACMA returns! Step out in style at LACMA on Saturday, June 9, as we celebrate the vibrant new exhibition David Hockney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life. It's a day and night full of art, fashion, film, music, and dancing. From vintage-inspired classics to chic, contemporary looks, you're invited to bring your own style to the party.

Hebocon: Crappy Robot Battle at LAUSD STEAM Carnival

Saturday, June 9, 2018
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
SC Viterbi School of Engineering
3650 McClintock Ave
Los Angeles, California 90089-1455
Meetup Event (But, no RSVP required)

"Our activity is a Hebocon, a "crappy robot battle" which is a fun, silly way to get people involved in Making possibly for the first time. You can watch a video of one here: and read more here:

Chaldea/Cafe & Summer Fan Event
Saturday, June 9, 2pm-9pm
14148 2nd St, Whittier, CA 90605

Come join us with themed food, drinks, and activities for the whole day. This Summer Fan Event is something you DON’T want to miss! Not only are we giving away tons of prizes, free collectible cards, and tons of gift certificates for cosplay and anime goods to participants in our games and contests, the event venue itself is also picturesque and perfect for photos!

Motor Crush Vol. 2 Book Signing W/ Babs
Saturday, June 9, 6 PM - 9 PM
Gallery Nucleus
210 E Main St, Alhambra, California 91801
"Join us in welcoming back comic artist extraordinaire Babs Tarr! Babs will be signing the newly released volume 2 of her popular series Motor Crush. Nucleus will be selling volumes 1 & 2 in the shop, enamel pins, and an exclusive art print release by Babs. Some original art will be available for sale."
E3 Events
*The best guide remains to be from the gaming site, Side Questing. Check it out here for all the parties and other events related to E3.

EA Play 2018
June 9-11
Hollywood Palladium
Free, Must Register

Try out some of the new stuff from EA.

2018 LA Pride Festival
June 9-10 
West Hollywood Park
$tarts at $30

Pride Week celebration into the park.

2018 LA Pride Parade
Sun, June 10, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood (between Fairfax and Doheny)

LAeats Presents: The Pop Up Food Hall
Sunday, June 10
2450 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA, 90404
$tarts at $39.50

Inspired by the thrill of discovering and sharing great food via social media, the ticketed event will feature exclusive barbecue brisket sandwiches prepared by Chef Eric Greenspan, made using brisket sourced by legendary meat purveyor Pat LaFrieda then smoked by Burt Bakman of Trudy's Underground Barbecue, and authentic hot chicken from Bolton's Spicy Chicken & Fish (recently featured on Netflix's Ugly Delicious), whose husband & wife team will be serving hot wings and hot chicken sandwiches for the first time out of Nashville.

June 10-11, 13

Special screening event of the classic film about cocaine and murder.

June 11 and June 12, 2018
3:30 P.M. PT on June 11th, 1:00 P.M. PT on June 12th
Belasco Theater, 1050 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90015 (“Venue”)
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 

Watch some profession Smash and Splatoon, maybe get a free t-shirt. We expect long lines for those out of school for summer break.

Mon, June 11, 7pm
Select Theaters 

"In celebration of the upcoming Blu-ray release of Tom Baker’s complete first season in Doctor Who, audiences will be treated to a special cinema length Director’s Cut of one of the most popular of all Doctor Who stories, “Genesis of the Daleks”!"

E3 Expo  
June 12-14
LA Convention Center

The biggest gaming show on the planet reveals upcoming games and the biggest gaminge news. Downtown's gonna be filled with developers and Twitch streamers. 

Tuesday Jun 12, 6:30 PM

Los Globos
3040 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, California


19 and over

Two stages of chiptune and VGM music.
Tuesday, June 12 at 7:30 PM

Glitch City L.A.
3733 S Robertson Blvd, Culver City, California 90232

It's like a diver bar developed games.
Glitch City Demo Night is a series of 5-minute micro talks, from both Glitch City and local creators. The subjects are about anything and everything, to inspire, teach, and entertain. Stay with us afterwards for the annual Indiecade E3 after-party!