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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The Cloudy Garlic Big Sandwiches and Big Soda Selection

By Jonathan Bilski

Don't pass by this little hidden restaurant, you should give it a try if in Eagle Rock. The Cloudy Garlic is where your breath will need a few dozen Tic Tacs or the entire roll of Hubba Bubba bubble tape after you eat at it. It's got big sandwiches and they are filled with garlic like everything else on the menu. Not hurting it as a destination is the huge variety of bottled sodas to try.

I ventured to Eagle Rock over the weekend on a quest for the Korean BeefHolic. A big ol' Korean beef sandwich that The Cloudy Garlic is known for and it is huge. My server warned me to pull away the paper it was wrapped in, less it fall apart. There was so much meat to eat! I got it with the beer-battered zucchini fries. Now, neither of these were comfort foods to me, but the service and style of this cute restaurant was so nice I would come back to try anything else on the menu.

And they don't just have sandwiches. They've got dogs, burgers, salads and rice bowls and can even serve you an espresso or a frappe. And I did finish my sandwich, I just couldn't finish the whole thing there, it's just that big.

What they also have is a huge selection of sodas. Yes, there's three refrigerators full of different sodas to try. Different fruit flavors, classics and other bottles you might have not seen. It adds a little treat to your food outing getting to have a nice cold bottle with a new flavor to try.

You might miss the place at first, it's just a small shop with a few businesses nearby in a small lot, but you could park nearby at the mall behind it and easily walk to it.

The staff was courteous and helpful and asked me if I needed anything while I tried finishing eating my huge garlic sandwich. 

So, give it a shot, if hankerin' when you're hungry and maybe you have somebody coming by later you would like to talk to with galricy breath.

Odd, they don't sell mints.

Weekly What To Do: Eating Your Art Out

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | 7pm - 11pm
Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 11am – 7pm
Friday, January 25, 2019 | 11am – 7pm
Saturday, January 26, 2019 | 11am – 7pm
Sunday, January 27, 2019 | 11am – 5pm
1201 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90015
One day pass starts at $33

The gigantic show with galleries from around the world . Hey, we still get our local galleries showing off their stuff too. This event draws in artists from all over the world where they interact with those who love their work. There will be many great live events and installations. Our favorite section is the pop art section of Littletopia the showcases much of the art we share on this site.

Celebrating John Williams
Jan 24-27 8pm Sun 2pm
Walt Disney Concert Hall

It’s a tour-de-force sampling of Williams’ unforgettable themes, augmented by film clips. If you've seen an amazing movie over the years, you've heard his iconic music. Screw you Junkie XL, you will never replace him.

Rock Steady Row
Thursday, January 24, 7:00 PM
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

Followed by a Q&A with Trevor Stevens, Bomani J. Story, and Cody Zwieg. Synopsis: When a lone freshman arrives at Rock Steady University, he discovers that the campus is controlled by two rival frats: Kappa Brutus Omega and The High Society. His bike is stolen and shuffled into the illicit bicycle market, the fraternities’ most valuable source of income. As the University descends into a Mad Max style dystopian landscape, the freshman plays the rival fraternities against one another to reclaim his stolen bicycle.

Thu, Jan 24, 2019 - Sat, Jan 26, 2019
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
Born four days apart, Dario Argento and Brian De Palma are both writer-directors with more than a half-century in the filmmaking trenches. Though each has explored a variety of genres over the years, they are best known as unparalleled masters of the thriller. Working in Rome and New York, respectively, Argento and De Palma fill their films with stylish camera work and operatic bloodletting to create a visceral array of memorable set pieces.
Queer Babes Of Cartoons Release Party
Friday, January 25, 7-9pm
The Secret Headquarters
3817 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026


Queer Babes of Cartoons is a collaborative fanzine dedicated to promoting queer representation for girls, femmes, and non-binary individuals in cartoons. This project features work from over 25 artists and proceeds from the zine will be donated to GLSEN.
The QBoC release party will be your first chance to grab a physical copy of this delightful anthology. An event exclusive pin will be available, and there will be plenty of opportunities for giveaways, including signed prints! PLUS you’ll be able to hobnob with some of the great artists.

The WhiskyX Los Angeles with St. Paul & The Broken Bones Live
Fri, January 25, 2019
6:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Barker Hangar
3021 Airport Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90405

40 Years of Alien: 40th Anniversary Exhibit
Opens Friday, January 25
USC School of Cinematic Arts
900 W 34th St # SCB-105, Los Angeles, California 90089
The USC School of Cinematic Arts and 20th Century Fox Archives present an exclusive anniversary exhibit celebrating 40 years of one of Hollywood’s most enduring and beloved cinematic franchises. Pulling together elements from all six films, displays will include concept artwork and Alien creature designs by visionary Swiss artist H.R. Giger, who won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, as well as storyboards, production design blueprints, international poster art, models, costumes, props, ephemera, merchandise, and fan art.

Friday, January 25, 10:30pm
UCBT Sunset
5419 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Our intrepid heroes perform a stylized macroscene through a fantasy world, with our Dungeon Master doing all the scene-painting. We leave the momentous decisions up to the dice, in this case in the charge of one lucky audience member who determines if our heroes' actions succeed or fail!
Lunar Year Festival 2019 Monterey Park
Jan 26-27
City of Monterey Park on Garvey Ave

Celebrate the year of the Pig with a festival this weekend. We have a few more celebrations for this one, but this looks like the first in the LA area.

Giant Robot Presents: Spaces In Between, 
A Group Exhibition
Sat, Jan 26, 6:30 PM – 10 PM
Giant Robot 2 - GR2 Gallery
2062 Sawtelle Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90025

Giant Robot 2 - GR2 Gallery is proud to present Spaces In Between, a group exhibition featuring Maggie Chiang, Lisa Kogawa, Leonardo Santamaria & Lina Yu.

Channel 101 January Screening
Sat, Jan 26- TWO Screenings at 8pm and 10pm
251 S Main Street, Los Angeles, California 90012

You'll watch 10 shows -- 5 returning and 5 new pilots -- all five minutes or less. After the show, you'll vote for the 5 shows you want to see come back. We'll announce the results live at the end of the night and the Top 5 get to return next month with a brand new episode. 
Saturday, January 26th – February 10th, 2019
Friday & Saturday: 11 am – 4 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 3 pm
Mountain View Mausoleum
2300 Marengo Ave, Altadena, California 91001

Creature Features & Peekaboo Gallery’s latest exhibit celebrating the 50th anniversary of Rod Serling’s NIGHT GALLERY, the macabre TV anthology that aired on NBC from 1969 to 1973.
Raw Science Film Festival 2019
Sat, Jan 26, 12:30pm – 9:00pm
The Theater at Ace Hotel DTLA
ACE Hotel, 929 S Broadway, Los Angeles CA

Science, art, and media intersect at the fifth annual Raw Science Film Festival. The winning films screen during the day on January 26, 2019 followed by a red carpet awards ceremony to honor the very best in science-based media around the world. Join science educators, filmmakers, entrepreneurs, and leaders of the tech industry for a memorable evening together.
Friday the 13th Part IITuesday, January 29th at 7:30pm
TCL Chinese 6 Theaters 
6801 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028
The body count continues... Join us for the Fears & Cheers screening of FRIDAY THE 13TH PART II! Enjoy a glass of Crystal Lake wine with Jason and friends. Share with your horror loving friends and check out this rare special event! A Q&A with Adrienne King, Russell Todd, Harry Manfredini and other cast tba moderated by Brian Collins of Birth.Movies.Death follows the screening.