Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Weekly What To Do: Dinosaurs, Ghost Girls, Robots, Music & More

Sept 26-Oct 9th
Egyptian Theater

46 films. 24 West Coast premieres. 1 new ticketing partner: Brown Paper Tickets
Another crazy huge section of films, be careful they may sell out fast.

Thursday, September 27
Select Theaters

"Featuring memorable characters – the heroic AUTOBOTS, villainous DECEPTICONS and UNICRON, thrilling action and a heartfelt storyline, The TRANSFORMERS – THE MOVIE spans generations. Beloved by legions of fans, this full-length animated adventure boasts the voice talent of Orson Welles in his final voice acting role and an all-star voice cast that includes Peter Cullen, Eric Idle, Casey Kasem, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack and Frank Welker.

Fathom attendees will also receive a poster of THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE (quantities limited, while supplies last)."

Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me!
Thursday, Sep 27, 7:30PM

The Greek Theater
2700 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90027

$20.00 - $135.00 (plus fees)

Now in its 17th season, Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me! is National Public Radio’s Peabody Award-winning quiz show.  Host Peter Sagal leads a rotating panel of comedians, humorists and journalists, listener contestants and celebrity guests through a comic review of the week’s news.  Contestants vie for the most coveted prize in all of public radio: a custom-recorded greeting by scorekeeper emeritus Carl Kasell for their voicemail.

Thursday, September 27, 7 PM
111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

"Drummer John Densmore, a founding member of The Doors, is confirmed to perform with LA Phil Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel and the orchestra in the Los Angeles Philharmonic Opening Night Concert: California Soul, Thursday, September 27. Densmore will perform a classic California song by The Doors, L.A. Woman, on a program dedicated to the music of California to launch the orchestra's Centennial season. Additional classic songs of California will be announced from the stage."

Sept 28–Oct 6
WDCH Dreams will have a performance every half-hour, starting at 7:30pm with the last one at 11:30pm.  Performances are 12 minutes long.

111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

"For WDCH Dreams, the LA Phil is collaborating with media artist Refik Anadol to celebrate our history and explore our future. Using Google’s machine-intelligence tools, Anadol is applying custom algorithms to the LA Phil digital archives, allowing unprecedented access to the orchestra’s past in non-traditional ways. This public art installation will project transformed archival materials onto the exterior of Walt Disney Concert Hall in animated, data-driven patterns, seeming to give consciousness to the architectural landmark."

September 28, 2018 – March 3, 2019
Maurice and Paul Marciano Art Foundation
4357 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Free, Must RSVP Tickets

"Marciano Art Foundation is pleased to announce the third MAF Project in the Theater Gallery, a solo exhibition of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, on view from September 28, 2018 — March 3, 2019. This exhibition is Ai’s first major institutional exhibition in Los Angeles and will feature the new and unseen work Life Cycle (2018) – a sculptural response to the global refugee crisis. The exhibition will also present iconic installations Sunflower Seeds (2010) and Spouts (2015) within the Foundation’s Theater Gallery."

Fri, Sep 28, 2018, 11:59 PM
Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

"The 1970’s brought a rush of new genres to American cinemas. In 1973, Bruce Lee’s ENTER THE DRAGON, a Hong Kong-US co-production, introduced the martial arts genre to a US audience hungry for amazing action, real stunts, incredible set pieces. Martial arts master and incredibly charismatic Bruce Lee was the ambassador. May we have such ambassadors bring such cinematic gifts in our own time."

Sat, Sep 29, 2018, 11:59 PM
Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

"How do you explain SHOGUN ASSASSIN? It’s a bloody action-packed Samurai exploitation picture (comprised of the first two Lone Wolf and Cub movies directed by the amazing, under-sung Kenji Misumi in Japan) where a master Samurai Father tricks out his baby son’s baby carriage with all sorts of weapons and they travel across the Japanese countryside killing scores of evildoers in ever new and inventive ways."

Sat, September 29, 5:00 pm
Central Plaza
943 N Broadway Los Angeles
CA 90012 

"The annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival celebrates a the full harvest moon and is a time to give thanks for a bountiful harvest, and to celebrate and share the generous bounty with family. We will be celebrating with our Los Angeles family in Chinatown style! Traditional Chinese cultural demonstrations alongside hot local bands mark a celebration uniquely Angeleno and uniquely Chinatown. Come by for our annual Dessert Eating Competition, or to taste Mooncake samples from Chinatown’s popular bakeries, or to take a peek at the full moon in her glory through scientific telescopes!"

September 29 and 30
9:30 am – 5 pm

Natural History Museum
900 W Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Admission for museum

"Join us for a two-day festival celebrating dinosaurs, their prehistoric past, and the science that brings their world back to life. Meet world-renowned paleontologists from the Museum's Dinosaur Institute and beyond as they discuss historic and ongoing fossil discoveries from around the world. Visit exhibitors, catch a glimpse of rare specimens from the Museum’s collections, dig into hands-on activities, explore our world renowned Dino Hall with the world’s only Tyrannosaurus rex growth series, and so much more!"

Monochromanic - Solo Exhibition by Yusei Abe
Exhibition begins Sat 9/29, 6:30-10pm
Giant Robot
2015 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

8 p.m. to midnight
The Broad
221 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

“The Broad’s final Summer Happenings event will explore how artists manipulate time through memory, appropriation and repetition. Experimental icons Kim Gordon and YoshimiO create work in real time, collaborating on an instrumental improvisational set. The Banjee Ball creates a ball inspired by A Journey That Wasn’t, featuring legendary performers of the Los Angeles ballroom dance community. Philadelphia ballroom dance icon Ranika (formerly Kevin) JZ Prodigy makes her Los Angeles debut. Michael “5000” Watts collapses time with a chopped and screwed DJ set. Arto Lindsay presents a new site-specific piece. Laraaji + Arji OceAnanda perform a drone sound bath. Dedekind Cut offers extracted industrial New Age music. Josiah Steinbrick explores percussive tones to create imagined worlds.”

The Magic Book of Spells: Signing w/ Daron Nefcy
Sat, September 29, 2018
Sep 29, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801 
Ticket prices are $10 + service fee.

Join us  for a one day book launch/signing event in celebration of the new book The Magic Book of Spells

Sat, September 29, Noon
NoHo 7 5240 Lankershim Blvd.

One time only! For the first and last time, KaPow Intergalactic Film Festival presents a double feature extravaganza of Halloween horrors, "Bloody Bobby" and "Black Pumpkin"! What's the bloody fuss all about? Find out for yourself, September 29th...if you DARE!
(Disclaimer: Watch at your own risk. Producers are not responsible for vomiting, fainting, or spontaneous supernatural possessions)

Sunday, September 30, 9am
Eight-miles of downtown LA 
From Walt Disney Concert Hall to the Hollywood Bowl


"Join the LA Phil for a FREE celebration with hundreds of musicians, artists, dancers, family activities, and more! Be part of this history-making event as the LA Phil kicks off its Centennial season with an epic festival showcasing L.A.’s creative spirit, with 1800 musicians, artists, and dancers coming together to perform at the festival’s six hubs and along the eight-mile route itself. And that’s not all – the evening ends with a free concert at the Hollywood Bowl, where Gustavo Dudamel will lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic and welcome very special guests – including Katy Perry, Herbie Hancock, Kali Uchis, Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA), and more to the Bowl stage."

Sunday, September 30, 3pm
NoHo 7 5240 Lankershim Blvd.

How is this not at Beyond Fest? From the insane Japanese director Noboru Iguchi,  a group of four girls become ghost and seek revenge on those who killed them. Knowing this director...the plot won't end there and it will get weirder and weirder. Nudity, sex and violence assured. Check out the trailer.

Sep 30, Oct 1, Oct 3
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Celebrate the 30th anniversary of My Neighbor Totoro, from the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away and Ponyo, and Academy Award®-winning director Hayao Miyazaki.

Sunday, Sep 30, at 10 AM – 6 PM
Abbot Kinney Festival
Abbot Kinney Blvd at Main St and Venice Blvd, Venice, California 90291

-300+ Quality Vendors
-Dozens of Top Food Trucks and Booths
-4 Music Stages
-KidsQuad with Games and Rides

Sunday, September 30, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. 
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

"Bring in the fall harvest season and celebrate the Jewish holiday of Sukkot at this daylong festival. With family and friends, explore the Skirball campus transformed into a socially conscious market, offering an assortment of locally sourced fare, craft beer, art activities, live music and dancing, and more. Program partners include Garden School Foundation, GrowGood, Huerta del Valle, and S√úPRMARKT LA."
Starts Sept 30 
Cinerama Dome
6360 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Join us for a unique film series curated by ArcLight Cinemas. Up next, ArcLight Presents… Cinerama Dome 55th Anniversary Celebration brings classic films to celebrate the Dome's 55th Anniversary.