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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Weekly What To Do: January Starts Off Slow

Though we have the lovely Dragon Ball Super movie Wednesday, there isn't anything that niche in town this week. We suggest, if you can, heading into the mountains. We're talking Big Bear and the rest. Ski trip! Snowboarding! Snowball fights. Maybe try and show the kids snow for the first time or for many us in LA. Go finally out into the world and see what snow looks like up close.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly
Starts Wed, Jan 16- 24
Select Theaters

Update: It's in theaters over the weekend and into next week

You owe it to yourself as a Dragon Ball fan to see this one in theaters. It blows away the previous two films and anything you"ll see on the Super run on Toonami. The animation and action is beyond your wildest expectations.

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
TCL Chinese 6 Theatres
Theatre 1
Hollywood & Highland
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Free, Must RSVP

 “Short Shorts Film Festival in Hollywood” is a one-day film festival program that aims to introduce the world of Japanese and international short films through screenings, live discussions, and presentations by industry leaders. This program features a curated film screening at the historical TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, along with appearances and remarks by special guests. Features include "The Human Face," a documentary about Academy Award-winning makeup artist and sculptor Kazuhiro Tsuji, and "Lies," by Cannes Grand Prix winning director Naomi Kawase.

Fri, Jan 18th
Music Hall
Also on Netflix

"An exclusive behind the scenes look at the infamous unraveling of the Fyre music festival. Created by Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule, Fyre was promoted as a luxury music festival on a private island in the Bahamas featuring bikini-clad supermodels, A-List musical performances and posh amenities. Guests arrived to discover the reality was far from the promises. Chris Smith, director of the Emmy Award-nominated documentary Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, gives a first-hand look into disastrous crash of Fyre as told by the organizers themselves."

Grill 'Em All 6th Anniversary Rager
Sat Jan 19, 10 AM – 10 PM
Grill 'Em All Alhambra
19 E Main St, Alhambra, California 91801
The return of DJ Katon (8-11)
Brand New Limited Edition Merch
Black Metal Face Painting (2-5)
Beer Specials from Belching Beaver & Beyond!
One Day Only return of...
- Joey Belladonna Burg
- Anvil Fries
- Bleu Cheer Burgs
- Bleu Cheer Wings!
- Exciter Burgs
- $2 working class beers
The Found Footage Festival
Sat, January 19, 7:00 PM
Lodge Room Highland Park
104 North Avenue 56
Los Angeles, CA 90042
 $16 – $18

"Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher began collecting found videotapes in 1991 after stumbling across a training video entitled, “Inside and Outside Custodial Duties” in a McDonald’s break room. Since then, they have compiled an impressive collection of strange, outrageous and profoundly stupid videos. And to this day they continue with the Found Footage Festival.

Asian American Expo
Anime Impulse is included with your ticket 
Jan 19-20
Pomona Fairplex
2705 Fairplex Dr
Pomona, California 91768


"Today the Asian American Expo features 6 large expositions halls encompassing over 400,000 exhibition space, 1,000+ vendors, 8 non-stop performing stages, and 3 separately unique food courts. Attendees from all different ethnic and work backgrounds, from both local and international are bound to be at the Expo. The Asian American Expo is hosted at the beginning of each year to celebrate the coming of the Lunar New Year Festival, with the goal recreating the New Year celebrations found across Asia at this time of the year." 

"ANIME Impulse is the exciting new project fusing the world of anime and video games. The event will highlight appearances from celebrities, special guests, eSports, panels, cosplay, VIP parties, vendors, artist alleys, delicious food, treats, and the cutest (kawaii) fashion from our runway stage!"

Saturday, January 19, 11:59pm
UCBT Franklin
5919 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028 
"Who would win in a fight, Batman or Wolverine? Superman or Gandalf? Questions like these have plagued humankind for decades, but only Tournament of Nerds can settle these pitting two comedians against each other to battle it out in heated debate!"

Voyage to the Other Side
Select Nights starts Jan 19
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA, 90802

"Building on the success of Illusions of the Passed, the Queen Mary has invited the finest paranormal investigators in the world to come aboard, hosting a recurring intimate investigation of the Revenant Room Theatre and the historic Rope Locker in A Voyage to the Other Side. Each month, paranormal thrill seekers will be treated to one of Aiden Sinclair’s 45-minute theatrical séance performances, a one-of-a-kind lecture, paranormal investigation, and meet and greet with a special guest. Haunt lovers will have the opportunity to investigate these locations first hand by participating in the first recurring paranormal research aboard the RMS Queen Mary."

Sand Mandala
Sunday, January 20-26
USC Pacific Asia Museum
46 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
Free with museum admission

USC Pacific Asia Museum is proud to host Tibetan monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery. They will spend one week creating a Sand Mandala, a Tibetan Buddhist tradition that involves the creation and destruction of paintings made from colored sand. Once completed, it is ritualistically dismantled to symbolize the Buddhist belief in the transitory nature of material life.

The opening blessing ceremony will take place on Sunday, January 20 at 12:00pm and the closing dissolution ceremony will take place on Saturday, January 26 at 12:00pm.

Atlas Obscura Society Los Angeles: Super Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse
Sun, January 20, 2019
6:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Secret location

Have you ever wanted to see the moon up close? To look at all the details, craters and shapes as if you were right next to it? Better yet, how about witnessing a rare Super Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse? Join Atlas Obscura and SkiesAway, L.A.’s premier astronomy events company, for a special viewing of 2019’s first and only total lunar eclipse!

Target Free Holiday Monday—Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Mon, January 21, 11am
Free and open to the public

Visitors of all ages are invited to a free day at the museum, with bilingual tours and live music from Dream Phases at 12:30 and 2:45 pm.

Dead Ant
Tue, January 22, 2019
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
TCL Chinese 6 Theatres
6801 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

When the 1989 "one-hit-wonder" glam-metal band "Sonic Grave" embark on a trip to Coachella in hopes of a comeback, their peyote trip pit stop in Joshua Tree incites an "unworldly" viscous attack, and they must "rock" themselves out of harms way.

Q&A with Jake Busey (Starship Troopers), Sean Astin (The Goonies) Rhys Coiro (Entourage), Leisha Hailey (The L Word), Sydney Sweeney (The Handmaid's Tale), Tom Arnold (True Lies, Roseanne), Michael Horse (Twin Peaks) and Danny Woodburn (Seinfeld) follows the screening.