Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Weekly What To Do: Conventions and Such

Los Angeles Comic Con 2018 
Oct 26-28
LA Convention Center
1201 S Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

$25 and up

Join us for our #Octoversary – our 8th annual show in L.A.! We want you to be a part of our fan family as we invade our home city. We’ve been busy getting our tentacles on the very best in comics, gaming, sci-fi, horror, anime and pop-culture, all of it just for you.

Pacific Media Expo (PMX)
Oct 27-28
Hilton Los Angeles North/Glendale & Executive Meeting Center
100 W Glenoaks Blvd, Glendale, CA 91202

Pacific Media Expo (PMX) is America’s first major trade show dedicated to Asian-Pacific popular culture and entertainment media. A new generation of convention for a new generation of fans, PMX brings the cutting edge of Asian entertainment to America, whether it is the newest anime from Japan, the hottest bands from the Pacific Rim, the latest street fashion from Harajuku, or the most disturbing horror films from Asia. PMX seeks to create an entertainment community for artists, industry, and their fans.

Seu Jorge Performs
Saturday, October 27, 8pm
At The Luckman Fine Arts Complex
$45, $55, $65

Grammy Award-winning artist Seu Jorge performs a very special tribute to David Bowie. Seu Jorge rose to international fame in the Wes Anderson film The Life Aquatic. In his acclaimed role as Pelé dos Santos, a singing sailor, Jorge performed several of Bowie’s songs. In a twist, he did it in Portuguese, accompanying himself simply on acoustic guitar. Jorge’s adaptations of these songs underscore the breadth and depth of the compositions and have gone on to have a significant cultural impact in Brazil and beyond.
Betye Saar
October 27 - December 15, 2018                        
Opening Reception Saturday, October 27th, 6-8 pm 
Roberts Projects
5801 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
Roberts Projects is thrilled to present Something Blue, an exhibition of selected artworks by Betye Saar from 1983 to 2018. All of the works on view feature the color blue as a means to explore such concepts as magic, voodoo, and the occult. In her new assemblages dating from 2018, Saar revisits the holistic inclusion of various religious objects, totems, talismans and charms in the materiality and temporality of her work. This focus on the mystic shares space with her familiar motifs including derogatory black collectibles, outlines of her hand, and personal and familial objects. 
Sat, October 27, 2018
10:30 AM – 1:00 PM 
Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
We’ve been wanting to program E.T. for a long time. One of the greatest of all children’s movies, E.T. also happens to take place right around Halloween! So what better time to screen it then as a special family Halloween matinee that also doubles as a Great Adventure.
Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy Panel & Book Signing
Oct 27, 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Nucleus Gallery
Celebrate the fierce and bold ladies of the Star Wars universe with Gallery Nucleus! Don't miss out on an exclusive early book launch of  Star Wars™: Women of the Galaxy. Join us for this exciting event Saturday October 27 as writer Amy Ratcliffe, artists Sara Kipin and Annie Stoll talk about their work in a panel discussion, meet fans and sign copies of the book. The panel and Q&A will be led by Sarah Kuhn!
Sunday, Oct 28, 10pm
Highland Park Bowl
5621 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, California 90042
Every week Teri Hi Ho a.k.a. Terioke throws down the karaoke gauntlet at this incredible venue. Super good pizzas, well-priced drinks, bowling and a gigantic selection of especially solid songs. Come through!
Oct 28, Oct 29, Oct 30 
Select Theaters

Winner of the Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature, Hayao Miyazaki’s wondrous fantasy adventure is a dazzling masterpiece from one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of animation.

Tue, October 30, 7:30 pm
LACMA | Bing Theater
Free, Must Register
In 1970, legendary director Orson Welles (Citizen Kane) began filming what would ultimately be his final cinematic opus with a cast of luminaries that included John Huston, Peter Bogdanovich, Susan Strasberg, and Welles’s partner during his later years, Oja Kodar. Beset by financial issues, the production ultimately stretched to 1976 and soon gained industry-wide notoriety, never to be completed or released. More than a thousand reels of film languished in a Paris vault until March 2017, when producers Frank Marshall (who served as a production manager on Wind during its initial shooting) and Filip Jan Rymsza spearheaded efforts to have Welles’s vision completed more than 30 years after his death.