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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Weekly What To Do: Sharks in 3D, Cats in Real Life & Supermarket Made of Felt

Sparrow Mart Supermarket
Wed, Aug 1, 2018, 11:00 AM –
Fri, Aug 31, 2018, 9:00 PM PDT
The Standard, Downtown LA
550 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

In August, British artist Lucy Sparrow will make her West Coast debut, opening her fifth fully-felted art installation, Sparrow Mart, at The Standard, Downtown LA. Every single one of Lucy’s 31,000 unique felt artworks is available to buy in store, so Angeleno’s can browse the California rolls at the fully stocked sushi bar and bag up some fresh felt fish, fruit and vegetables, before heading to the 1980’s inspired sound and vision department housing a movie section filled with that decade’s biggest box office hits on VHS and Betamax.

3D: Double Vision
Aug 2-12
Egyptian Theater and Aero Theater$13 Cinematheque and LACMA members, $15 general public

Presented in conjunction with the LACMA exhibition 3D: Double Vision, this off-site film series highlights both classic 3D films of the 1950s and 3D horror and science fiction films of the 1980s.
3D: Double Vision is the first North American survey of 3D objects and practices. Featuring artifacts of mass culture alongside historical and contemporary art, the exhibition addresses the nature of perception, the allure of illusionism and our relationship to accompanying technologies and apparatuses as it traces the generational cycles of 3D across 175 years.

Film: Free Screening—Searching
Thurs, Aug 2, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036
Includes a post-screening conversation with John Cho, Aneesh Chaganty, and Sev Ohanian moderated by Los Angeles Film Critics Association President, Claudia Puig
After David Kim (John Cho)’s 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter’s laptop.
Thursday, August 2, 7:00 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007 
Free, Must RSVP 

Madeline (newcomer Helena Howard) has become an integral part of a prestigious physical theater troupe. When the workshop's ambitious director (Molly Parker) pushes the teenager to weave her rich interior world and troubled history with her mother (Miranda July) into their collective art, the lines between performance and reality begin to blur. The resulting battle between imagination and appropriation rips out of the rehearsal space and through all three women’s lives.
Fri Aug 3, 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Sat, Aug 4, 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Lake Balboa Complex (6335 Woodley Ave., Lake Balboa)
Get in early to enjoy an arcade game truck, laser tag, silent disco headphone party and family board games all included in your ticket price. There will also be a variety of popular food trucks including vegan selections. This is an authentic retro-style Drive-In experience where you listen to the movie from the comfort of your car stereo.
Drinking in the Past: Rediscovering and Recreating 
Ancient Egyptian Brews Talk and Beer Tasting August 3
August 4
6 pm - 9 pm
Museum Lecture Hall
$65; ages 21 and over

Join Patrick E. McGovern, the "Indiana Jones of Ancient Ales, Wines, and Extreme Beverages," as he decodes long-forgotten drink recipes of ancient Egypt. Taking his clues from archaeology, texts, tomb art, ethnography, and chemical analysis of residues inside pottery jars, McGovern unravels what ancient Egyptians were imbibing. Beyond their mind-altering effects, these beverages were to become the medicines, religious symbols, and social lubricants of ancient Egyptian culture for thousands of years. His talk, paired with a special beer tasting, complements the exhibition Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World.

Beyond Re-Animator Signing
Friday, August 3, 7:00 PM
Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505

Star Jeffrey Combs, director Brian Yuzna, and composer Richard Band appear to sign the Blu-Ray of Beyond Re-Animator!

Laemmle Glendale Grand Opening
Friday, August 3,
207 N. Maryland Ave.
Glendale, CA 91206
$ Movie prices

The Laemmle Glendale will feature a blend of programming, combining our signature art house cinema with the best of Hollywood. In addition, event cinema including opera, recorded concerts, stage productions, and repertory cinema will be part of the mix.

Rocky Horror Picture Show - Hollywood!
Friday, August 3, 11:30 PM - 2:30 AM
Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive, Los Angeles, California 90027

"THE QUEEN of midnight movies is back in Hollywood, playing at the historic Vista Theatre for the first time since 1983! Join the live cast FORBIDDEN FRUIT who guarantee you a sinfully good time! This is a full-fledged audience participation show w/ all types of callbacks and dressing up (or down) of any variety HIGHLY ENCOURAGED." 
7:00 PM
Los Angeles Zoo
$65 and up 
Sample beer from local craft and microbreweries while enjoying music, pop-up zoo keeper talks, and animal discovery stations.  

Opening Reception
Fri, Aug 3, 7-9pn

"Join us for the opening of our newest show, Papercuts, featuring the incredible work of Britni Brault, Meghan Stratman, Jackie Huang  and Cameron Garland. Filled with pieces all cut from paper, each piece is more and more impressive!"

Friday, Aug 3-Sunday, Aug 5 
1101 W McKinley Ave
Pomona, CA 91768
Animanga is an annual three-day anime convention held during a weekend in the summer. The convention focuses on anime, gaming, cosplay, Japanese popular culture, and other similar fandoms. Animanga 2018 will consist of activities such as competitions, panels, live performances, gaming, and more! Guests include Max Mittelman, Josh Grelle, Chris Niosi, Zach Aguilar, Kyle McCarley, Ashlynne Dae, Ami Yoshiko, Angi Viper, Chad Hoku, Lost Pause, Shgurr, JelloApocalypse, and more!

GR2 at 15 Years
Opening Reception: Saturday, Aug 4, 6:30pm-10pm
Giant Robot
2062 Sawtelle Blvd LA CA 90025

GR2 is now 15 years old. The project started as a huge question mark. Could we survive by selling art? We weren't sure, but we did see talent all around us. Looking back from our humble start in 2003, it's easy to say that's this has been a great ride, but being able to serve artists and art fans is even greater. We hope to continue our ride and help build new art fans and artists around the world.

The History of Working Girls on Television, 
Technicolor Film and Fashion of the '30s & More 
Saturday, Aug 4, 4pm-7pm
Resident 428 S Hewitt St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Free, Must RSVP  
Technicolor Film and Fashion of the '30s (presented by Natalie Snoyman). A History of Working Women on Television (video mix presented by Suki-Rose Simakis). A Chat with Scott Thompson.

Charles Phoenix: Retro Disneyland Slide Show & Book Signing
Sat, August 4, 2018
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Club Kraftland at That's From Disneyland!
13730 Riverside Dr, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
 With his spectacular collection of “found” mid-century era Kodachrome images, unbridled enthusiasm, and keen eye for detail, Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix takes you back in time to the granddaddy of all theme parks when it was new. Experience the early days of Main Street, U.S.A., Adventureland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, and Tomorrowland. See long-gone attractions, including the Phantom Boats, Flying Saucers, Indian Village, Rainbow Mountain Stage Coaches, PeopleMover, Carousel of Progress, and more.

August 4–October 28, 2018
MOCA Pacific Design Center
$ Admission
For 69’s first solo museum exhibition, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), presents 69: Déjà Vu, a survey of the brand’s groundbreaking clothing from 2011 to the new Spring/Summer 2019 collection. The exhibition will also feature a selection of irreverent and inventive videos and photographs that blur the line between promotional material and artwork.

Saturday, August 4th – Dubbed Versions
Monday, August 6th – Subtitled Versions
Select Theaters 

SAILOR MOON SUPERS- THE MOVIE was released in Japan in 1995 and was directed by Hiroki Shibata and animated by Toei Animation. It is the third and final film in the Sailor Moon series created by Takeuchi. A limited edition SAILOR MOON full-color poster will be given to ticket holders at the screenings while supplies last.

Sat, August 4, 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm 
Paramount Ranch 

Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wonder what’s above us? Here’s your chance to experience the night sky with astronomers and discover the vast expanse beyond earth. Telescopes will be directed at other planets and objects in our Milky Way Galaxy. Fun, educational children activities will be available. Kids can also become a Night Sky Junior Ranger! Remember to bring a red lens flashlight to help preserve our night vision throughout the event.

Presenting: L.A. Confidential
Saturday, August 4, 7:00 PM  
Heritage Square Museum
3800 Homer Street
Los Angeles, CA 90031
Admission is $10 per person.

7th Annual Downtown Burbank Car Classic
Saturday, Aug 4, 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
275 E Olive Ave
Burbank, CA 91502

Top celebrity vehicles, hundreds of classic cars, automotive-related vendors, and deejays spinning music from the decades will be in the spotlight at the 7th Annual Downtown Burbank Car Classic.

August 4 & 5,
Pasadena Convention Center

300 E. Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101 
$15 and up

*So ridiculous
CatCon is where pop culture and cat culture converge, showcasing some of the world’s top cat-centric merchandise, conversations with those at the epicenter of the cat world, incredible activations, and one of the biggest adoption villages ever.

DREAM DESTINATIONS: A Disney Travel Poster Exhibition
August 4, 2018 - August 18, 2018
Aug 4, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Gallery Nucleus
210 E Main St, Alhambra, California 91801
Nucleus is uprising us this summer with another great collab with Disney. This art show we're getting travel destinations inspired by Disney animation! So you"ll probably have a travel poster for Duck Tales' Duckburg or a travel brochure mock-up for Aladdin's Agrabah. There's really so many places to visit through Disney cartoons.
Sat, August 4, 7:30 PM – 11:59 PM
The Egyptian Theatre Hollywood
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Free, Must Register: Use Code ACJAWDBS23
Sold out

Yes, were getting a movie marathon courtesy of Beyond Fest, featuring a special sneak preview of Warner Bros. Pictures and Gravity Pictures’ THE MEG in 3-D. Also in 3D, the utterly bad, but fun to watch with others Jaws 3D. And the "classic" Deep Blue Sea, which the How Did This Get Made Podcast hypothesized that LL Cool J's character parrot might have been a figment of his imagination. These movies all know what they are and that's not top notch writing, it's chomping the scenery and people.

Sat, August 4, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sat, Aug 4, 2018, 11:59 PM
Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027 
$11 – $36
Two cult classic screenings.

August 3rd & 4th, 2018
Hours: Fri 5pm - 10pm / Sat 3pm - 10pm
Central Park : Old Pasadena
275 S Raymond Ave Pasadena CA 91101


Spend your summer nights with Jackalope and enjoy an evening of shopping in the heart of Old Pasadena within Central Park. Featuring over 200 local, hand-selected artisans, food trucks and our first ever beer garden sponsored by Rounds Premium Burgers!

Saturday, August 4, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Thinkspace Projects 
6009 Washington Blvd. 
Culver City, CA 90232

Three new art shows in one.

Everything Is Terrible's Fun Zone!`
Sun, Aug 5, 7:00 PM
Downtown Independent
251 S Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Cinefamily might be dead, but weird events in LA will never die, Everything is Terrible is bringing something new and cringe-worthy to see.

BrunchCon LA
Sun, August 5, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 Pm
The Reef
1933 S. Broadway Street
Los Angeles, California 90007

BrunchCon is making its way back to LA! The acclaimed food + drink festival all about brunch, now in its third year, is coming to the City of Angels in 2018.

Sunday Afternoon Concerts in the Dome 
Sun, Aug 5, 3pm and 5pm
Mount Wilson Observatory
Mount Wilson, CA 91023

August 5th’s concert will be performed by the amazing Lyris Quartet:
Alyssa Park and Shalini Vijayan (violins),
Luke Maurer (viola),
and Timothy Loo, (cello).

Star Wars: A New Hope - in Concert
Aug 7 & 10 
Hollywood Bowl
Come early to the performance, and get a free lightsaber! Now, you can relive the larger-than-life thrills of the original film on the Hollywood Bowl’s massive screen with John Williams’ iconic score performed live by the Los Angeles Philharmonic – the first time the film has ever been performed with a live score in L.A. It’s the perfect way to ensure that the Force lives on in your own padawans.