Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Weekly What To Do: The Heats On

Wed, July 25, 2018
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
2147 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Join us for an exhibition of 40+ NEVER-BEFORE-MADE action figures, inspired by TV, film, video games, and popular culture characters! Art by Dano Brown.

Thu, Jul 26, 7:30 PM 
Downtown Independent 
251 S Main street
Los Angeles
Free entry
Tournament $10

Game On is a new fighting game tournament held at the Downtown Independent, with a focus on the the new Dragonball Fighter Z title by ArcSystemWorks. Come on down and play! Casual and Hardcore players welcome!

Thu, Jul 26
8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)
Mayan Theatre
1038 South Hill Street Los Angeles, CA 90015
$40.00 - $75.00
Los Angeles' longest running, most celebrated action-packed variety show where electrifying Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque and comedy collide – returns.

Thursday Jul 26, 2018 7:30PM
Music, Food Trucks, Cash Bar: 7:30–10:30 p.m.
Extended Gallery Hours—Made in L.A. 2018 open until 10 p.m.
Hammer Musuem

Free live concerts and KCRW DJs in the museum’s courtyard. Food trucks and cash bars.

With All My Love For The Tulips, I Pray Forever (2011) 
Opens July 26
Marciano Art Foundation
Free, Must Register

Kusama's exuberant sculptural installation With All My Love For The Tulips, I Pray Forever (2011) exemplifies the dualism found throughout her work between the organic and the artificial. Shown here for the first time in Los Angeles, the oversized flower-potted tulips made from fiberglass–reinforced plastic are painted with the same red polka dots as the floor, ceiling, and walls, creating an immersive viewing experience while at the same time diminishing the appearance of depth. 

Yi Yi
Thu, July 26, 7:30 pm
LACMA | Bing Theater

Edward Yang's most widely acclaimed film (it won him the best director prize at Cannes), Yi Yi turned out also to be his swan song: He died in 2007 at age 59. Yi Yi spans a year in the life of a middle-class Taipei family, it opens with a wedding and closes with a funeral. It's a film that includes a birth and a death and encompasses just about everything in between, from the awkward pangs of first love to the persistent stirrings of middle-aged regret.

Sunset Concerts
Thursday, July 26, 8:00 p.m. (Doors and DJ set at 6:30 p.m.)
FREE | No reservations
Parking is $10 per car (cash only) | Street parking strictly prohibited
Doors to the concert venue open at 6:30 p.m.
Admission and seating on a first-come, first-served basis

Thu, Jul 26, 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

Discussion between films with RE-ANIMATOR star Jeffrey Combs.

Fri, July 27, 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Paramount Ranch


Enter a dark, empty town built for the movies. Stand on a dangerous abandoned racetrack. Gaze into the sky to see the stars that still shine here.*Bring a flashlight, water, and wear sturdy shoes. Stargazing will be available if the sky is clear.

I Know What You Did Last Summer 
Fri, July 27, Midnight
Los Feliz 3 Theater
1822 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, California 90027

After over 20 years the blockbuster horror hit, I Know What You Did Last Summer, returns to the big screen for one night only.

First Time Fridays
Fri, Jul 27, 3–8 pm
Free, 3–8 pm, for people who live in L.A. County (must show valid ID).

Explore LACMA, if you've never been. It's a great art museum to explore and to beat the heat this Friday evening.

JULY 27, 2018 | 11:30 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.
135 N Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Explore the intersection of science and art, as this distinct Sleepless connects the two disciplines in a dynamic evening featuring exhibitions, performance art, live music performances, DJ sets, installations and more. Stay up and discover the art of science.

July 27, 2018 | 10:30 p.m. – 6:30 a.m.
July 28, 2018 | 10:30 p.m. – 6:30 a.m.
Grand Park 
$80 & $60

SLEEP takes the listener on an overnight eight-hour musical journey that pushes the boundaries of post-minimalism and the interplay of music and consciousness. Scored for piano, strings, electronics and vocals, Richter’s piece is an exquisite hybrid of classical and electronic music across 31 uninterrupted pieces. Performed live by Max Richter on piano and keyboard along with the musicians on the 2015 Deutsche Grammophon recording of the work, American Contemporary Music Ensemble, and soprano Grace Davidson, SLEEP invites listeners to fall asleep and drift in and out of consciousness and lucid dream states, entering into another world through the act of slumbering. The absorbing soundscape culminates as dawn breaks and sunlight streams over City Hall and into Grand Park, awakening the audience to a new day.

Neo Tokyo: Art Show Opening
Opening: Fri, Jul 27 at 7 PM - 10 PM
Q Pop
319 E 2nd St #121, Los Angeles, California 90012
 NEO TOKYO: A Tribute to Katsuhiro Otomo's post nuclear world of Akira. This show will feature tribute artwork for one of the most groundbreaking manga in history. Akira took eight years to complete and would culminate in over 2000 pages of artwork. It would go on to influence generations of artists in comics and animation throughout the entire world.

OBON Festival
July 28-29, 1:00pm – 9:00pm
Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple
505 East Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Parking will be available at the Mangrove Lot at 428 E. Temple St.(Alameda/1st st/Temple St).  Free shuttle service will be available from the parking lot to Higashi Honganji from 11:00am to 10:00pm.  Validation to park at the Medical Building on 3rd & San Pedro will not be available this year.

Obon is a time to remind us of how much our parents and grandparents, our ancestors, have done to make our lives happy.  It is an opportunity to rejoice in the life that we enjoy, to express gratitude for all of the conditions, both past and present, that help to sustain our lives, and a time to reflect on the wishes our predecessors have for us.  The festival features food, games, farmers market, flower market, tea ceremony demonstrations, traditional Bon Odori Dancing, and various types of entertainment.

Chinatown Summer Nights
Saturday, July 28, 5pm to midnight
Central Plaza  943 – 951 N. Broadway, Los Angeles CA 90012
West Plaza 949 – 961 N Hill Street, Los Angeles CA 90012
Mandarin Plaza  970 N. Broadway, Los Angeles CA 90012
Blossom Plaza 900 N Broadway, Los Angeles CA 90012

Part food event, part summer party, Chinatown Summer Nights presents an exciting hot spot for Angelenos this summer. Taste the many culinary offerings of Chinatown and LA’s gourmet food trucks; sample the neighborhood’s wares; watch Chinese chefs perform cooking demonstrations; experience large-scale, outdoor video projections; take part in hands-on, Chinese cultural activities; sip on craft brews and dance in Central Plaza with 89.9 KCRW’s DJ’s!

Lola Kirke DJ set by King Tuff
Saturday, July 28, 6:00 p.m.
Museum Courtyard
Getty Center

Sat, July 28, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Franklin Canyon Park

"Join us for our monthly full moon hike led by a Naturalist Volunteer. It will be a moderate hike that begins at the Franklin Canyon Ranch Parking Lot. This hike will approximately take 2 1/2 hours covering about 2.8 miles roundtrip."

Please bring water, snacks, have sturdy shoes and optional light source. 

Eat|See|Hear Outdoor Movie: Blazing Saddles
Sat, July 28, 2018
5:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Autry Museum in Griffith Park
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Saturday, July 28, 7pm gates open
3800 Homer Street, LA.

Enjoy a classic movie outdoors in a picturesque setting. Come early for picnicking; food and wine available for purchase onsite.

July 28th – 29th, 2018, 10am – 10pm
11480 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace
Hansen Dam Soccer Complex
$13.50 and up
parking $5 

A festival totally devoted to watermelon and once you pay you can just keep eating as much as you want.

Saturday, July 28th – Dubbed Versions
Monday, July 30th – Subtitled Versions
Select Theaters

Sailor Moon, the beloved Guardian of Love and Justice, returns to the big screen for a special theatrical event! Following an encore presentation of the first movie SAILOR MOON R: THE MOVIE, the Sailor Guardians unite once more to battle their chilliest adversary yet in SAILOR MOON S: THE MOVIE.

Summer Happenings: Social Shaman
@ The Broad
Saturday, July 28, 8 p.m. to midnight
The Broad
221 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

Co-presented by Goethe-Institut, this evening is inspired by the creative practice of German artist Joseph Beuys and the Fluxus movement he fostered. Legendary Krautrock group faUSt dazzles with experimental sets, and Baltimore duo Matmos — who recently composed an album by playing a washing machine on a stage — performs in the Plaza and throughout the museum.

Long Beach Convention Center
300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802
General Admission
Regular Prices
Weekend: $50
Saturday: $34
Sunday: $30
The first horror and Halloween festival...of the summer? Yeah, we love Halloween in SoCal. You"ll have panels and special guests from the field of horror. Booths for haunted houses and the theme parks that have Halloween nights and plenty of people dying of heat exhaustion in costumes. 

Dave & Buster's Grand Opening (Northridge)
Monday, July 30 at 11 AM - 11:59 PM
Dave & Buster's (Northridge, CA)
9301 Tampa Ave, Unit 212, Northridge, California 91324
Dave & Busters is trying to get that sweet Valley money with the first one here. It"ll be shown up by Round 1 when that opens in Burbank. Both places have awful food, good they're in malls.