Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Weekly What To Do: Union Station Is Trying Hard & Octopath Traveler Times 2

7-Eleven Day
Wed, July 11, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time,
Participating 7/11's

7‑Eleven Day, better known as July 11 (7/11) on the calendar. Instead of cake and candles, the world’s largest convenience retailer celebrates with FREE Slurpee® drinks, inviting millions to the party.

John Gerrard: Solar Reserve
July 12, 2018–September 3, 2018
Resnick Lawn

This monumental digital simulation recreates a solar thermal power plant in Nevada and the surrounding desert on a frameless LED wall. At the center of this virtual world is a tower encircled by 10,000 mirrors that adjust their positions in real time according to the location of the sun, and reflect light on the tower to generate electricity.

Skyline Sound + Cinema: I, TONYA with TONYA HARDING in person
Thursday, July 12, 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
The Bloc
750 W. 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Train-to-Table Farmers Market
Every Thursday from noon – 6 p.m.
Union Station Los Angeles
800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, California 90012

Beginning Thursday, July 12, Union Station’s South Patio will be transformed into a bustling marketplace showcasing a diverse selection of SoCal’s farmers, artisans, crafters and culinary creations. The new Train-to-Table Farmers Market will serve as an idyllic location for lunchtime small bites and drop-in shopping in the heart of the iconic downtown landmark. The expansive South Patio, featuring towering palm trees and an iconic 100-foot-tall clock tower, has evolved into a vibrant meeting place for Angelenos.

Alex Film Society Presents: Superman: The Movie
Thursday, Jul 12, 7:30 pm
Alex Theatre
216 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203
$12.00 - $16.50

Thu, July 12, 2018
7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
2147 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Free, Register
18+ event

One night only! Exclusive art, gameplay, listening stations, photo ops, and more!

Friday, July 13, midnight
Nuart Theatre

Writer/Director Tom McLoughlin Midnight show w/Intro

Metro Art Presents: Filmmm at Union Station | City of Gold
Friday, July 13,8:30 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors at 7:30 pm)
Union Station Los Angeles
800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, California 90012
Special guest Jenn Harris, Deputy Editor of the LA Times Food section to introduce the film. “Film…mmm” continues Friday, July 13 with "City of Gold," a portrait of Los Angeles’s wide ranging culinary culture as it is of the LA Times food critic, Pulitzer Prize winner Jonathan Gold. We'll have food trucks on site starting at 5:30pm: Comet BBQ, Boba Ni Taco and LA Donut!

Universal CityWalk Hosts a Free Concert Featuring Rising Stars
Friday, July 13, 7:00pm
5 Towers” concert stage at Universal CityWalk100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

Universal CityWalk’s prolific Street Performers program will feature today’s brightest up-and-coming stars in a free concert performance at the “5 Towers” outdoor concert venue. Hailing from across the globe, an array of eclectic artists will take to the stage to perform original and cover songs as well as collaborated sets in front of an enthusiastic, standing-room-only CityWalk audience.

Japan Night
Friday, July 13 - 7:10pm
Dodger Stadium
$ Admission to Stadium
* Must special order to receive t-shirt

Join the Dodgers on Friday, July 13, as we host Japan Night. This special event ticket package includes your ticket to the game and an exclusive Japan Night t-shirt* that spells out Dodgers (front) and Maeda (back) in Japanese shodo calligraphy. Stay after the game to enjoy Friday Night Fireworks presented by Denny's.

Friday, July 13, 8:30 p.m. (Doors at 6:30 p.m.)
Skirball Cultural Center
$12 General

An outdoor movie sing-along! In this cult classic, teenager Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) has thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother from the Goblin King (David Bowie).

The Night Eats the World Screenings
Starts Fri, Jul 13th
Music Hall Laemmle

Synopsis: After waking up in an apartment the night after a raging party, Sam comes face to face with his new reality: an army of zombies has invaded the streets of Paris and he is the lone survivor. Petrified with fear, he barricades himself inside the building to survive. He wonders how long can he last in silence and solitude, and the answer comes when he learns that he’s not all alone after all.

Tiki Night 2018 - Bosko and Rolly
Sat, Jul 14, 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
$15 general admission

Our 14th annual Tiki Night includes live music, dancers, vendors and cocktails, followed by a screening of two new short documentaries profiling pioneering Tiki sculptor Bosko Hrnjak and Disney Imagineer Rolly Crump, one of the creators of Disneyland's Enchanted Tiki Room.
A Tiki Marketplace will open at 4:00 PM in the Egyptian Theatre Courtyard, selling new and vintage Tiki-related art, memorabilia, clothing, accessories and more.

Union Station’s Summer Train Fest
Sat, July 14, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Union Station Los Angeles
800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, California 90012
Free, Register

This summer, Union Station will set “Dreams in Motion” with an up-close look at the magic of train travel at the 2nd Annual Union Station’s Summer Train Fest. The free family event will feature a rare collection of beautifully restored vintage train engines and cars from the 1940s, 50s and 60s.
The festival will also showcase the future of train travel with exclusive and rarely seen train cars from Metrolink and Amtrak.

July 14 to 29, 2018 Wednesdays to Sundays 12:00 to 5:00 pm
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles
465 N. Beverly Drive, at S. Santa Monica Blvd.

SHARK WEEK: 30 Years of Shark ‘N’ Awe! The Exhibit gives visitors a chance to dive in to three decades of jaw-dropping shark stories and groundbreaking scientific discoveries. Relive the annual ‘fin-tastic’ celebration’s greatest moments through compelling video, never-before-seen photography, props, and costumes, including NBA legend Shaquille O’Neil’s custom wetsuit from the 2018 promo campaign. Get an up-close look at Shark Week’s popular mascot, “Chompie, Jr.” and take your own Shark-themed photos to share on social. And see exclusive artifacts from the annual event that has taken viewers to unexplored locations and provided them with extensive insights into the mysterious world of sharks. And rounding out the experience will be an interactive display where visitors can test their knowledge of SHARK WEEK’s thirty year history through an exciting trivia challenge.

Octopath Traveler Launch Event with Laura Post at Game Realms
Sat, July 14, 1 PM - 5 PM
Game Realms
137 N Victory Blvd, Burbank, California 91502
Game Realms will be celebrating the release of Octopath Traveler, a new Nintendo Switch RPG game developed by the same team that produced the games Bravely Default and Bravely Second on Nintendo 3DS! We will have special guest Laura Post, the voice of Primrose Azelhart in Octopath Traveler, signing autographs for FREE during the event!

Saturday, July 14 at 7 PM - 9 PM
1206 Maple Ave, Los Angeles, California 90015
Let Me Eat Cake, which coincidentally falls on Bastille Day, is going to be one of sweet, decadence mixed with extravagant color, texture, smell and more. It is going to be a room filled with luscious desserts that come in the form of paintings, sculpture, photography, a real art cake and more!!
Jul 14-15
Echo Park Lake
751 Echo Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Celebrate the bloom of Echo Park Lake's beloved floating flowers with the annual Lotus Festival. Expect plenty of food, music, dragon boat races and, of course, the lotus flower beds in full bloom. The historic event celebrates the contributions of Asian-Americans to L.A., and this year, the 38th, will honor the Chinese community.

Sunday, July 15 is #NationalIceCreamDay!
Be sure to check out your favorite ice cream stores for any special treats they"ll make up

3D: Double Vision
Sun, July 15, 2018–March 31, 2019
Art of the Americas Building, Level 2
Admission to LACMA

Drawn from the realms of art, science, mass culture, and entertainment, the artworks in 3D: Double Vision will dazzle the eyes and provoke the imagination. Ultimately, to experience 3D is to engage with questions about the nature of perception, the allure of illusionism, and our relationship with the technologies that create such images.

National Ice Cream Day at Smorgasburg L.A.
Sun, July 15, 10 AM - 4 PM
Smorgasburg Los Angeles
777 Alameda St, Los Angeles, California 90021

And what better way to celebrate than to gather all of LA's best ice cream and sweet treat purveyors in one place? Join us for the launch of our ICE CREAM ALLEY, an all new area of Smorgasburg LA that will be open every single Sunday, all through Labor Day!

Sun, July 15, 2018
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
TCL Chinese 6 Theatres
6801 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

A Q&A with director Ernest R. Dickerson, writers Cyrus Voris and Ethan Reiff, the Crypt Keeper, John Kassir and other cast tba moderated by Brian Collins of Birth.Movies.Death. follows the screening.
July 17 – August 4
The Queen Mary
Exhibition Hall (Ex-Hall)
1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802

Dark Harbor, SoCal's most terrifying haunt, is set to return for another frightening year, and you can audition to be a part of the bloodcurdling action! The Queen Mary's Dark Harbor is the only Halloween attraction in Southern California that's authentically haunted - if you aren't afraid of things that go bump in the night, The Queen Mary wants you! Dark Harbor needs hundreds of performers to help bring the ghoulish nightmares to life this October.

Eat/See/Hear's July Line Up
  • Saturday, July 14: The Warriors at LA State Historic Park
    • Musical performance by Girl Friday precedes the film screening
    • Food trucks include Steamy Bun, Tender Grill, Tomski, Tackle Box and Woody’s Grill
  • Saturday, July 21: Ocean’s Eleven at Centennial Square at Pasadena City Hall
    • Musical performance by country-soul songwriter Priscilla Renea precedes the film screening
    • Food trucks include Cousins Maine, Deli Dr, Rice Balls, India Jones, VCHOS and Jogasaki
  • Saturday, July 28: Blazing Saddles at The Autry Museum
    • Musical performance by indie artist Sam Valdez precedes the film screening
    • Food trucks include Bison, Street Food Co, Piaggio on Wheels, Dogtown Dogs, Triple Threat, Tainamite and Phoking Awesome
    • All ticketholders have free access to the museum before the screening