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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Weekly What To Do: Movies, LEGOs, Burgers and More

Welcome to the New Year! We've got burgers and movies and sunshine. More than likely this will continue throughout the year.

Wed, Jan 2, 7:30pm
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403

This baby one a Cannes. Whatever’s in a store doesn’t belong to anyone yet.” That’s the motto of Osamu Shibata (Lily Franky), patriarch of a loving, if larcenous, family living on the margins of Tokyo. When the Shibatas take in a neglected 5-year old, they show her the ropes of shoplifting, but the girl’s arrival brings unforeseen consequences.

Thu, Jan 3, 2019, 8:00 PM
The Egyptian Theatre Hollywood
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Free Screening! Double Feature. ADAM MCKAY IN PERSON

Friday, January 4, 2019 at 11:30 PM – 2:30 AM
Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive, Los Angeles, California 90027
L.A.pel Pin pop-Up show
Starts January 5, 2019
Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
 From Jan 5, 2019 @ 11:59p through March 31, 2019 @ 2:30am. All 32 of the movies we are screening for our Winter 2019 season. Almost all on 35mm. For just $6 a ticket ($192 total)
And if we add any secret or surprise pop-up screenings, you automatically get into those as your season pass covers any events we announce during that window as well. So it may turn out to be even more valuable! 

Mob Psycho 100 Season 2 Premiere
Jan 5
Select Theaters

"We have read your minds and we know you want more Mob Psycho 100! To get you prepared for Season 2, we will have an exclusive first look at Episode 1 from Season 2 before it premieres in Japan! If you have not had a chance to get caught up on Mob’s story as a powerful esper, we will also show the OVA which recaps the first season from Reigen’s perspective. This premiere event will also feature an exclusive welcome from Setsuo Ito, voice of Mob."

January 5th, 2019 (9am - 8pm)
January 6th, 2019 (10am - 5pm)
Pomona Fairplex - Expo Hall 9
1101 W McKinley Ave Pomona, CA 91768
$23.16 and up
This is the second annual Retro City Festival taking place at the famous Southern California Fairplex in Expo Hall 9. Join us on January 5th and 6th, 2019 for a weekend full of retro gaming fun!

Retro City Festival is an annual celebration dedicated to the history of video games, arcades and pinball. Come experience classic arcades, pinball, tournaments, a console play area, interactive museum, live music and more! We showcase the largest collection of vintage video game consoles in all of California!

Weekends / Age of Sail: Film Screening & Directors Panel
January 5, 2019
Jan 5, 5:00PM - 9:00PM
210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801

Nucleus is proud to present film screenings / fim maker presentations of two amazing short films from 2019's OSCARS shortlist: Weekends, and Age of Sail.

*Free admission, No RSVP, all ages welcome
*First 50 attendees will get a free film poster
*Seats are limited, standing room available

Wild Abandon 
State Of The Art
Opening Reception with the Artist(s): Saturday, January 5, 2019 6:00-9:00pm
Thinkspace Projects
6009 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

Thinkspace is pleased to present new works by Portland-based artist Stephanie Buer in Wild Abandon. Known for her poignant, photorealistic paintings in oil, and charcoal works on paper, Buer captures the abandoned recesses of the city, finding unexpected richness in its desolation and quietude in its abrupt vacancies.
On view in the Thinkspace project room are new works by Canadian, New York-based artist Daniel Bilodeau in State of the Art. Bilodeau’s paintings explore the symbolic fracture and disarticulation of the individual through the literal reorganization of the figurative subject. 

Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 PM
Q Pop
319 E 2nd St #121, Los Angeles, California 90012
Q Pop presents an art show celebrating Kayōkyoku (歌謡曲), the Japanese popular music of the 1960s – 1980s, including City Pop and other genres.
January 5-6th, Saturday 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday 9 am to 4 pm
Pasadena Convention Center  
tickets only $5 and kids under 5 are free!
Bricks LA features over 19,000 square feet of fan built LEGO models, panels and presentations, a play area for kids of all ages, and vendors selling new, used, and vintage LEGO sets!
January 6th to January 11th
Various restaurants in Pasadena 
Pasadena honors Lionel Sternberger's genius in being the first to put cheese to hamburger and serve it at the Rite Spot in Pasadena in 1924. Forty of Pasadena's favorite restaurants, lounges and burger joints offered their signature burgers, some special creations and a deals during Pasadena Cheeseburger Week.
Sunday, Jan 6, 4:00 pm-7:00 pm 
Various restaurants in Pasadena

"On Sunday, January 6, at 4pm, we'll be taking to the lean, mean streets of Old Pasadena to kick off Pasadena Cheeseburger Week with a three-hour tour featuring five mouthwatering stops for complimentary sliders and libations."

Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 1:00 PM The Aratani Theatre at the JACCC campus
244 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
$20 General Admission / $18 JACCC Member

For its 36th anniversary, Kotohajime, JACCC’s signature New Year celebration, will welcome 2019 and celebrate the Year of the Boar. Curated by Master Artist in Residence, Hirokazu Kosaka, Kotohajime features stunning performances and live music, including ritual shooting of the arrow, breaking the sake barrel, and traditional and contemporary dance and performances.
2019 artists include special guests Arugakki (Taiko group), Tetsuya Nakamura (Harmonica player), Ken Aiso (Violinist), and Matsumae Kai (Traditional Folk musicians). The ritual shooting of the arrow—a purification ceremony – will be performed by IKKYU of the Los Angeles Kyudo Archery Group. 

Mon, January 7, 2019, 7:30 PM
Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Free, Must Register

Free Screening! Double Feature YORGOS LANTHIMOS IN PERSON

 Monday, January 7th, 6:00 - 7:30pm |
Edendale Branch - Los Angeles Public Library
2011 Sunset Boulevard, LA, CA, 90026

A panel discussion with the founders of new publication theLAnd, moderated by George Chen + Voyager Institute's Bret Berg.In 2017, LA Weekly's new owners fired its existing staff with zero notice. This action by Orange County investor group Semanal Media led to a “Boycott LA Weekly” movement that tackled advertisers and even convinced Henry Rollins to discontinue his column.
Today, former Weekly writers and editors have come up with their own vision for a print magazine that recaptures the rebellious spirit of the alternative press.  Continuing the discussion from Voyager's November show, we speak with the LAnd's Jeff Weiss and Jennifer Swann.